Brother HL-3150CDW - Bargin colour home printer!
Decided on a Brother HL-3150CDW for the following reasons:
- Colour Laser without breaking the bank
- Effortless automatic duplex printing
- Wireless networking making Airprint/Google print and network print straightforward.
- 'Sleep and Deep sleep' Economy modes saves energy but keeps machine available and ready to print while only using 0.5-5w of power. (does not take too long to wake-up from these states)
- nice large paper tray keeps the clutter down
The printer was pretty easy to set-up and I was printing from my home network via all my devices within 15mins of getting it out the box using the 'Network setup wizard' option on the control panel for connecting to my wifi.
For a small business or home use this printer is hard to beat based on the price, documented parts life and quality of print. As with all laser printer, consumables can be expensive, but (with the exception of the drums and toners) most parts are listed as having a 25,000-50,000 average page life cycle which is far longer than most of the competition.
Tip, if wanting to print colour photographs or high def colour graphics, you will need to tweak the colour settings in the printer driver by selecting the document type to 'manual' then the 'settings' option is available, choose vivid. Also using slightly heavier, good quality paper does make a difference here (make sure it is laser paper and not inkjet specific otherwise, especially if gloss, could damage the printer as it exposes the paper to high internal temperatures.)
All-in-all, I am very happy with this printer.
14 June 2016
HL3150CDW Colour laser Printer for my iMAC
The product was very easy to set up and works quite well to date and has the ability to have various printing mode options which can easily be set up, which I like!.
There is a compressive detailed User Manual and essentially I am in learning mode but to date well satisfied with the Printers performance.
02 June 2016
Very happy with this printer which I have had for 3 weeks, impressed with double sided printing facility.
19 February 2016
Great all round printer
We bought this specifically for the AirPrinter but it is a complete all rounder. The quality of printing is great and pages are printing quickly. We set up the scan to email option which was straight forward to use. Definitely recommend buying this printer.
11 December 2015
Very efficient, fast colour printer
Bought this to replace an old, temperamental mono laser printer. The Brother was very easy to set up with WiFi and the Mac. Good quality on colour pictures especially in Photoprint mode. And it is fast!
Very happy with this purchase
11 December 2015
I purchased this to replace my old inkjet. the print quality is excellent, setup is so easy, really is plug and play. linked to my Google account so i can print when i'm not at home. would recommend this printer to anyone.
21 November 2015
Very efficient printer
Bought this printer for my home office to replace an aging colour laser printer. The difference is appreciable in terms of speed and efficiency. I am delighted with it - especially the auto duplexing - and installation was a breeze for both wifi and cable.
All things considered, I think that it represents great value for money.
31 October 2015
Excellent for Home Office
I needed one printer to replace my mono and color ones, and I wanted it to be wireless and duplex. This fitted the bill perfectly.
Setting it up was child's play. I simply entered the Network password on the LCD screen, installed the software from the disk on my Win 10 computer, and I was printing happily. Child's play!
The only thing that concerns me is the cost of cartridges.Why can;t they be full size, and refillable, I'd like to know! Apparently these are just starter cartridges with limited content of toner.
16 October 2015