Buying a printer can pretty much gets compared to buying a car. First, you have to determine your specific needs and then go over various options to check their specifications, so that you’ll know whether or not the printer will serve your purpose. Of the many printer brands and models available in the market today, Brother printers are among those that truly manifest the right set of functionalities. Below are three Brother printers that are designed for home and small office use:
This monochrome laser printer comes with a host of extremely useful features, such as 32 MB internal memory, 2400 x 600 dpi printing resolution, a 250-sheet paper tray that accommodates a standard 8.5 inch by 11-inch paper, USB connection, WI-FI ready and a wired network interface – to name a few. It’s also a great space-saving device for a home or small office, as it only measures 14.2 x 6.7 x 14.5 inches and weighs 19.2 pounds.
Brother HL-2170W is perfect for heavy printer users of Black & White documents, as it can spit out up to 23 pages per minute. It delivers sharp text print out, which is ideal for printing school reports, proposals, contracts, or letterhead. And when it comes to installation, Brother HL-2170W offers very straightforward set up procedures that can make the device up and running in 30 minutes – depending on how well you follow the instructional guides that comes with the printer.
A typical Brother Toner cartridge is able to print between 1000 and 1500 pages, whereas the estimated yields for the drum is up to 12,000 pages. The price of Brother printer cartridges for this type of printer range from $26 to $200.
This is one of the multifunction printers under the Brother brand that uses a 4-cartridge ink system of Innobella ink. Brother MFC-495CW features WI-FI connectivity, Ethernet network option, Super G3 33.6 Kbps fax modem, a 15-page automatic document feeder, PictBridge USB port, ComplactFlash and SD slots, and a 6000 x 1200 dpi printing resolution. It also provides a separate button that the users can use to generate a test print, clean the printer head, or check the ink volume.
With the ability to print 35 pages per minute in black & white and 28 pages per minute in color, Brother MFC-495CW is just perfect for any home or small office environment. It is also an excellent energy-saving device because the printer doesn’t use over 25 W when in printing mode or simply warming up. And since this printer is made up of four ink tanks, you can only replace the empty Brother Printer ink color instead of replacing all cartridge tanks.
Genuine OEM Brother Ink cartridges may cost around $9.95 each for Black, Magenta, Yellow or Cyan. There are also Brother compatible printer ink cartridges that can be availed for as low as $4.79 – depending on how much discount you can get from the retailer.
This monochrome personal laser printer is built with a printing speed of up to 23 pages per minute and comes with 8 MB memory standard. Brother HL-2140 is designed with a paper tray that can accommodate up to 250-sheet of standard and legal-sized paper. It is also designed with three small LEDs – each neatly labeled as toner, drum, and error status – which indicate the nature of the error on the printer.
When it comes to conserving Brother Toner cartridges, Brother HL-2140 features a Toner Save mode to reduce the amount of toner used during the printing process. This printer is highly suitable for students, teachers, budget-conscious individuals, and home or small office users.
The installation procedure is made easy especially for non-technical savvy individuals with the help of the easy-to-follow Setup Guide that gives the users straightforward instructions for installing the printer driver, loading the paper, and printing a test page. Compatible toner cartridges for this type of printer range can be availed for as low as $30, and a genuine OEM Brother printer toner that has an estimate yield of 12,000 pages is available for as low as $60.