The Brother HL-2040 is a great tool for an office or a small business that requires rapid black and white printing. It is a laser monochrome printer that is connected using either USB or parallel connection and can print up to 20 pages per minute. This printer puts out amazing quality documents that are crisp and clean. A resolution of 2,400 x 600 dpi is possible and this printer employs Brother HQ1200 technology to enhance images. A Fujitsu SPARClite 96 MHz processor combined with 8 MB of memory make this printer efficient and allows it to manage different print jobs in a queue.
The Brother HL-2040 toner printer is designed to be compact and does not take up much space. It has dimensions of 37.08 cm in width, 36.06 cm in depth, and 16.51 cm in height that make it small enough to even be placed on a bookshelf. At a very reasonable weight of only 6.4 kg, it is light enough to be portable and easily moved. This printer comes standard with a single auto-load 250 sheet input tray that is paired with a single sheet manual-load cassette. In addition, this printer has a 100 sheet output tray to handle printed works. Brother HL-2040 toner is also easy to install and has a lifetime yield of up to 2,500 pages based on a 5 percent coverage average. High capacity Brother HL-2040 toner is available with a yield of 5,000 pages.
Versatility is the name of the game with this printer which allows you to print on bond paper, envelopes, transparencies, labels, and plain paper. Another advantage of this printer is its monthly duty cycle. The Brother HL-2040 toner printer can print up to 10,000 impressions per month with no problems. It only uses 450 watts during power consumption and during sleep, it can decrease its power consumption down to 70 watts. Brother HL-2040 toner is also very affordable and helps to keep your running costs to a minimum.
This printer is only useful for printing and is not a multifunction device. You cannot scan, copy, or fax using the Brother HL-2040. The Brother HL-2040 also does not have the ability to serve as a print server for computers in a network. If you intend on using this printer for networked computers, you may want to consider another printer to fulfil your demands.