Brother HL 4070CDW Color Laser Printer Review

The Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer is not cheap, but it does have a lot of extras and upgrades that warrants the price of over $400. Unlike previous models, this newer version will allow wireless connection, duplex print and postscript emulation. The input tray of this printer will hold 250 sheets of regular typing paper, while the multipurpose tray can hold up to 50.

With the LCD display screen, you will be able to know what job your printer is in the middle of, and if there is an error, the lighted display will alert you. When the Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer is on or in printing mode, a green light will appear. During the process of making a change, the screen will flash orange, and a red screen will let you know that something is wrong and an error has occurred because of it. A red light can also mean that the covers are not completely closed, which could happen during the changing of your printers toner.

The ability to connect the Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer to your computer in one of four ways is also a great feature. You will be able to make your connections using Wi-Fi, USB, cabled network and parallel. With the Wi-Fi option, you can easily connect this printer to the wireless routers in your home.

Connecting the Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer to your computer or laptop is a fairly job and while it does come with software, don’t expect much in the way of help. To get the most out of this printer, you may need to simply go to the Brother’s official website and head to the help or FAQ sections.

A feature known as “Direct Print” will enable you to print directly from cameras, such the PictBridge and you images can be printed from USB memory drives. Another useful feature is the “Reprint” function that makes it easy for you to do a test print. If you are satisfied with the output, a press of the reprint continues to make copies and you will not have to go back to your computer to start the printing process from the beginning.

Digital cameras are extremely popular and peripherals like the Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer are packed with features that take advantage of that. Using the USB connection, you can hook up your digital cameras directly to the printer. Using that camera’s LCD screen will allow you to choose what pictures you would like to have printed, all without the need of your computer.

The Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer is supposed to print up to 20 pages per minute but it rarely makes it to 12. Although you can connect your printer to a computer using any of the four connection types, you may want to test print each location before choosing the most convenient or fastest printing time. Each of the connections have different printing speeds, with USB taking the most time to print regular text, while also providing the fastest speeds colored printing jobs.

Duplex printing is a great option in a printer but many of these gadgets lack this time saving feature. A duplex print means that you can quickly and easily create and print pages that have information on the front and the back, without having to turn the pages yourself and feed them back into the printer.

The printing quality of the Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer is very impressive and color graphics look cleaner than previous models of this printer. When you have to create jobs that involve black and colors, you may notice a few irregular problems. Black text provides the best results and you will have your printed letters that are free of streaks and markings left by the four toner cartridges.

The Brother HL-4070CDW color laser printer is a great tool for any office or home that does not require large amounts of printing jobs. However, with the higher price tag, you have to figure out if you really need all the features. If not you may want to try cheaper models of the Brother printers that do the same job, minus the features of duplex print and connections like the wireless Wi-Fi.

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