You can have this Brother HL-3070CW Color Digital Printer at the price of $250. You will find it fast and not difficult to set up (although the wireless could have been simpler). Moreover, the prints coming out are excellent. Although replacement toner is quite expensive (about $70 / cartridge), the cartridges can last quite long. They can be used for around 2,200 monochrome pages and 1,400 color pages.
Guide Review – Brother HL-3070CW Color Digital Printer
Recently launched color LED printers of Brother have added a new twist to the market of printers. LED printers are quite competitive to lasers because of their quality and their cost. Though they are called “digital” printers by Brother, they are kind of laser ones.
This HL-3070CW is very competitive in comparison to a lot of color laser printers on the market. ( The light source of a LED printer is not the single laser but the LEDs). It is single-function. You can not copy, fax, or scan. But it can connect to wired network or Wi-Fi. It offers an input tray that can store up to 250 sheets of legal-size papers. Like other Brother printers, it is not difficult to configure the wireless feature. By the way, you need to connect an Ethernet cable before setting up the wireless connection. In addition, this HL -3070CW is PictBridge compatible. It also allows you to directly print from your USB drive.
About printing speed, it takes about 25 seconds for this Brother to print a 4-page PDF ( 15 seconds for the 1st page ). That is decent for a digital printer. When it comes to a word document, 11 seconds is the time needed for the 1st page to come out, and total time for the whole 4 pages is 21 seconds. Black text as well as color graphics are crisp and sharp as well as laser-like. You will find cheap paper will not curl as much as what occurs when using similar printers.
- This is a color LED printer which has 4 toner cartridges
- It can duplex manually
- The resolution is 600 x 2400 dpi
- The input capacity is up to 250 sheets
- The security is good
- It can support 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet, wireless 802.11b/g, as well as Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
- It is compatible with Mac, Linux and Windows
- It gives you excellent print quality
- Wi-Fi and wired networking are supported
- The price is competitive
- It has small footprint
- The duplexing process is manual
- Wireless setup could be less complicated
- The LCD screen is quite small