Summary: After almost a year, at 50-100 full colour A4 prints onto thick card every day, it has performed very well. There are issues with the toner percentage/depletion status indicator. I'm pretty sure it asks me to replace toner before the cartridge is truly spent, but this has probably saved me a lot of hassle not having to deal with bad quality prints. The only printer I've tried that can truly handle thick card without jamming, I may get another 3040CN as a backup.
Summary: Printer was fine, 5 months later we are sent a box of toners that we never ordered yet we were told otherwise and that we had to pay for them. After a heated discussion and constantly repeating that we would not pay for the toners and that they could come and pick them up, i had to hang up. They then continued to call 8 times, when i finally had to speak to someone again and the same thing happened all over. Watch out!
Summary: This product is simply superb!!! For the money I paid, I received a printer worth a million pounds in my opinion. First off, the printer is quite big but not as big as the other laser printers out there. You also get starter toners. The print quality is satisfactory. It is not wireless so you have to connect a LAN cable or Type B USB to the computer.
Summary: The printer keeps bottling out of some print jobs - probably the larger files, but doesn't say why. VERY FRUSTRATING. I have never had this with any other printer. I think I'll go back to Canon - not perfect but a known quantity and pretty much reliable. At least I know what the problem is when it they have one!
Summary: Got this for under £100 via an amazon seller... It comes with a set of starter cartridges, but you can get either a refill kit for about £40 on-line to top these up to full capacity when they become empty, or for £65 you can get a compatible set of the 4 toners including drums. No chips to reprogram or silly hacks to do this, at this price point it is a complete bargain.
Great printer - shame it doesn't work with windows 2008
14 September 2013
Summary: the drivers that come with this printer do not work with Windows 2008. This is a known problem, which i found out about after buying it. the installation of the driver s/w doesn't' complete as it's trying to do something to the Kernel which the o/s prevents. Very poor show.
Summary: It's a pretty massive unit, but once it's on the network (I make use of homeplugs to do so without awful wires) it's really useful. For the price it's fantastic, I assume because people would rather have wi-fi printers. But with a homeplug that keeps the plug useful, it makes no odds. I love being able to print from any room without having to go through any hassle.
Summary: I really like this printer. It's quite pretty, it's very quick to print (in my opinion) It does not smell of toner (does a bit if you print off 100 pages at once). It's a bit noisy on start up but them prints away at normal printer noise level. With regards to ink consumption we are still on our first set and I'm only witting this as I've come online to buy more cartridges a year and a half later because it's been reading low toner for weeks.
Summary: The governing factor in the choice of printers was quite simply 'Cost'. The main consideration was the ease or otherwise of refilling the toner cartridges, the replacements of course being one of the biggest Money Black Holes with ANY printer, and I don't do 'Original Maker' packs. I always felt it was better to buy a new printer than spend out on a set of cartridges which cost MORE than the original device. It seems this one is quite easy to keep refilling.