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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobert1985, Nov 27, 2006.
I'm not familiar with that model, but I've had a 2040 for maybe 2 years, and it's been great. Very fast startup and output. Good looking grayscale. It does make a brief "buzz" sound when it heats up, or periodically when in the "keep-warm" after last print (default is 5 min.). Maybe that's what some have reported as "power-surges".
I have it setup as a shared USB printer through Airport Extreme Base station.
I have a Brother DCP 7010 laser printer, and I'm completely satisfied with it - never a single problem. If mine is representative for Brother's lasers, you'll be fine.
I just bought the HL2070N for $99. The Brother Printer driver wouldn't install on my computer, but I used the "HP New Deskjet Series Cups 1.1" and it works wonderfully. It has a great print speed at over 20ppm, and I like its compact size.
Very good idea buying a laser for college, esp for an English major!
My Brother MFC-9180 has never missed a beat. Generally, I find Brother printers work very well with OSX.
My parents had a HL1250 for over 6 years and it was always great. It's mine now and I love it. I haven't printed any envelopes with it though.
My parents were going to buy another Brother at first, but then I looked around a bit and found that the Kyocera FS1030D used less energy, so that seemed like a good choice too. Also because my parents used to have another Kyocera before the Brother and it was great.
So my advice would be either a Brother or a Kyocera
I bought a Brother HL 5250DN a month ago based on researching several laser printers, and there is no question that it is a terrific product. I've had no trouble with it at all, and I do a lot of printing. I don't think you can go wrong with this model.
I haven't done envelope printing and doubt if I ever will, but it's a breeze for duplex (front and back) printing.
As for wrinkling, I've seen none of that.
Some folks said it is too noisy. Not as far as I'm concerned.
I have a brother ink jet brinter, and its crap.
Its network card only works 10% of the time (at the very most) and it eats cartridges like crazy.
Maybe the lazer ones are better though.
I have a Brother HL-5170DN laser printer.
Works very well and is network ready. I routinely print from Windows 2K, Windows XP, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and from my Newton 2100.
For printing envelopes it has a passthrough option. I usually just let the envelope go all the way through and skip the passthrough option. The envelopes are a little bit curled, but not bad at all. With the passthrough option the envelope comes out fine.
Have an MFC-7420. Works great. Have never had any problems.