HL-4140CN Colour Laser Printer + Network

A great entry-level laser for the busy office network

At a glance

  • Mobile device compatible
  • Citrix
  • Pira

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Key Features

  • Print only
  • Up to 2,400 x 600dpi resolution
  • Wired network ready - ideal for 1 to 10 users
  • Up to 250 sheet paper capacity
  • PIN and password protected secure print
  • PCL6 and BR-Script 3 emulation


Enjoy a lower cost-per-page on your office network

Choose the HL-4140CN for professional results you can be proud of.

This fast, reliable printer is both environmentally and budget friendly thanks to its super low power consumption and optional high-yield toner cartridges. You can also set monthly print volume allowances and restrict user access to keep a closer eye on your running costs.

A colour and mono printing rate of 22ppm saves you valuable time around the office, while the expandable 50-sheet multipurpose tray provides added capacity and flexibility.

And the HL-4140CN also offers security encryption to protect any data you send to print.



Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print
Display size 2-line, 16 characters backlit green.Data LED (green) & error LED (orange)
Max paper size A4
Memory 128MB Expandable up to 384MB, using industry standard 1 x DDR2 (144 PIN) slot
Processor 400MHz
Technology Laser
Local interface Hi Speed USB 2.0
Wired network interface 10/100 Base-TX
With carton 650(W) x 574(D) x 521(H)mm / 25.5kg
Without carton 410(W) x 486(D) x 313(H)mm / 21.0kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power Less than 6.71B(A) when printing in colour, less than 4.07B(A) in ready mode
Sound pressure Less than 57dBA when printing in colour, less than 33dBA in ready mode
Typical electrical consumption 1.46kWh / Week
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard/Optional Paper Tray - Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper. Multi Purpose Tray - Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond, Label, Envelopes (Thick & Thin), Glossy Paper. Standard/Optional Paper Tray - A4, Letter, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, A5(Long Edge), B6(ISO), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio. Multi-Purpose Tray - Width 69.8mm to 216mm, Length 116mm to 406.4mm
Weights Standard/Optional Paper Tray - 60 to 105g/m2 (16 to 28lb) Multi-Purpose Tray - 60 to 163g/m2 (16 to 43lb)
Secure function lock v2 Configure individual access restrictions by user and by function
Supported Windows® 7 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Vista® (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows Server® 2003 (Network only / 32 bit & 64 bit editions), Windows Server® 2008 (Network only / 32 bit & 64 editions), Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Network only) Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x Linux printer driver for CUPS & LPD/LPRng printing system (x86, x64 environment)
Paper input 250 Sheets Standard Paper Tray, 50 Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray
Paper output 150 Sheets (Face Down) 1 Sheet (Face up) Straight Paper Path
A4 standard print speed Up to 22 pages per minute
Resolution Up to 2,400 x 600dpi print resolution
First print out time Less than 16 seconds
Supplies Inbox Toners 2,500 pages BK, 1,500 pages C, M, Y. Standard Toner Black (TN-320BK) 2,500 pages. Standard Toner Colour (TN-320 C/M/Y) 1,500 pages. High Yield Toner Black (TN-325BK) 4,000 pages. High Yield Colour (TN-325 C/M/Y) 3,500 pages. Drum Unit [DR-320CL] 25,000 A4 pages. Belt Unit [BU-300CL] Up to 50,000 pages. Waste Toner Box [WT-300CL] Up to 50,000 pages.

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from HL-4140CN Colour Laser Printer This is a superb printer with a small footprint. Setting up is simple and quick. Dont worry about the electric use as it goes to sleep when not being used. Print quality is a good as it gets and I have had lots of printers in my time. Plugged into your router and printing from anywhere in the house is available. Print speed is quick. Normal printing ion A4 is covered well as is labels and envelopes via the front pull down tray. The lack of duplex printing is the only drawback with this model . Overall a great printer, great price and great print quality. What more could you ask for.
Date published: 2012-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer, Great Quality Cheap to run for a small business Had a number of laser printersin the past (mention no names) Opted for the brother after reading a number of reviews. We have not been dissappointed, network setup was so simple on windows 7 and 8.1 and now we all have easy access. Print from warmup is fast and subsequent prints are speedy and great quality. Toner cartridges will last for ages and easy to re-fill if required. Did not opt for the more expensive duplex model as we saw no real benefit, but if we wanted duplex in the future we would get it. It is large so checkout the space you have and the dimensions in the specs.
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value. A great printer that works with iPads via the downloadable Brother App (no more AirPrint printer required). The printer is quick to warm up and the first page is out pretty quickly. There are multiple consumable parts, meaning that toner costs are low, and as a home use it's unlikely that I will ever need to replace the drum, although it's not that expensive either. As a bonus, this printer is often included with an offer of a free 3 year warranty or £100 cash back. This is the first Brother printer I have owned, mainly after witnessing the reliability of those installed at work.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a good network printer I am very please with this printer having owned a Brother HL5050 previously (which gave faultless service). So when it came to buying another printer (HL5050 still going) it was almost a no brainer and my hoped results have been realised. Do not yet have a feel for toner longevity so can't comment. I do have a small problem with 4 small blue dots down length of paper but this only happened when I told the printer to use the colour saturation driven by the PC. Probably a driver problem on PC's?.
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to Use One thing our office needed was a printer that was easy to use and quick to set up. We were pleasantly surprised by the HL-4140 as it fulfilled our criteria perfectly. Once we changed over the supplied toner to the high capacity ones (TN135) the printer has been fantastic and just keeps churning out printed sheet after printed sheet. If your office is looking for a work horse printer that does exactly what it says on the tin, then look no further than the HL-4140, I highly recommend it
Date published: 2011-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer Having used this printer for a few weeks now I can thoroughly recommend it. Written text is far sharper than my old inkjet and even colour photos come about much better. Also the print speed is much much quicker. The printer was extremely easy to set up except it does not come with the usb cable that is needed to connect to your pc. I use the printer in my home office but there is an optional 500 sheet paper tray which may be required if using in a busier environment.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap and Nasty Been a fan of Brother printers for a long time. Never had any trouble. Bought a couple of these, and straight out of the box realised how flimsy the construction of the paper/toner trays were compared to previous products. 3 Months in and now both printers are failing to pick up the paper reporting an 'A4 paper empty' message, until the paper drawer is opened and closed again. Is this the standard Brother printers are now made to ?
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from HL-4140CN Streaky printing. I tried to get help from Brother on the streaky photo results (other prints were OK) but was asked ridiculous questions like to check how much drum life was there. IT WAS BRAND NEW OUT OF THE BOX. Was never asked the exact nature of the streaks even though the manual shows about 10 sypmtons. I have now assumed that the quality is the best this printer can manage. I would not use it for presentation material, not even informally.
Date published: 2013-11-03
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