The Brother HL-4050CDN is a productive printer that will fit right in with a small business or a large group of computers that are set up in a network. This laser color printer is able to deliver up to 20 pages per minute and is able to do so in colour or black and white. The graphics that are created by the Brother HL-4050CDN are remarkably clean and are produced at a maximum resolution of 2,400 x 600 dpi.
The Brother HL-4050CDN is quite heavy at a weight of 29.12 kg and may require a couple of people to move it. Despite its weight, the Brother HL-4050CDN has petite dimensions of only 41.91 cm in width, 47.49 cm in depth, and a height of 31.75 cm. This allows it to be placed anywhere there is a small amount of space. This printer is designed well and can have its first print out in a reasonable 16 seconds for black and white or 17 seconds in colour. The Brother HL-4050CDN also uses a NEC VR5500 300 MHz processor and 64 MB of RAM to manage incoming print information. Memory on this model can be upgraded to 576 MB by installing extra memory into an expansion slot. Acces to the Brother HL-4050CDN toner bay is easy, allowing for easy maintenance of the printer and its supplies.
A primary advantage to this fast printer is its ability to act as a print server for multiple computers that are linked by a network. This heavy-duty printer is more than capable of handling multiple streams of information from different points and managing them efficiently. This is also a printer that offers duplex printing as a standard feature, allowing double-sided printing that will save you money on paper. This printer is not limited to just plain paper and will print on bond paper, recycled paper, envelopes, and labels. Brother HL-4050CDN toner is also available in high-yield and regular cartridges to maximise your printing abilities.
Constant paper jams seem to be one of the primary causes for concern with this printer. Another minor problem is the output tray only has a capacity of 150 sheets which could be a problem if you really push the printer to its limits. In addition, Brother HL-4050CDN toner can really add if you print a lot, but can be bought on Cartridge Save for less.