Unexpectedly good photo quality - a little work needed on set-up instructions
A pleasant surprise with this printer is that using it for photo's - especially if you use proper laser glossy paper - gives pretty decent results. Not quite as good as you'd get from an inkjet, but perfectly satisfactory for anything short of displaying on a wall or in an album. A definite alternative for those people like me who print infrequently, and have previously spent time tearing their hair out over clogged up inkjet printers!
Set-up was fairly simple. The only issue was that my computer kept reporting the printer (connected by wifi) as being offline. I quickly realised this was due to the software requiring the printer have a static IP to find it. A quick change to the settings of my router, and all was solved. Mentioning that in the set-up documents would have saved a headache though!
23 October 2016
The quality of this printer is excellent. No problems installing and connecting via wi-fi. The quietest machine i have owned and the print quality cannot be faulted.
13 October 2016
Truly plug & print. Congratulations
Colour printers are a bit of a minefield when looking to purchase. Especially when many manufacturers make lots of claims about performance and the dreaded ink-jet appears great value for money right up to the moment you count up how many cartridges you've gone through!
Not so Brother. The printer made honest claims, was extremely easy to connect up wirelessly and just sits in the corner of the room awaiting instructions. Even linking up to my android phone was simple so printing from the garden was made possible...
(One irritation, especially at ticket desks, is the app now tries to print every PDF so it's not possible (as far as I know) to preview them without switching on the print app).
However, well done Brother folk, a very good product.
12 October 2016
Good but could be better
Excellent printer for home use although a bit large. Have used it to produce duplex booklets and it produced a quality print. I wish it was a little faster as 60 5 page booklets took a long time to produce. More memory would probably help. Brother produce great products and overall I am very pleased with the product and purchase price. I would like to add that toner is expensive to replace and brother should consider making the cost of the consumable more attractive to help strengthen the brand. Hope it doesn't break down...
11 October 2016
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