April 20, 2015
The 2540DW has met my expectations almost completely. It works well in all capacities; printing both sides, scanning, cheque-printing and basic photocopy mode. The photocopy options are on a small screen with scroll select. This can be a bit frustrating as the prompts are short and cryptic. With patience, it will do what you ask of it for double-sided photocopying, changing density and layout etc. but read carefully and don't be in a rush the first time. It is great to have this kind of printer/photocopier support in the home office. It is meeting all our needs. Toner is easily available and relatively inexpensive.
January 1, 2017
I needed a "work horse" printer and this fit the bill.
The software was easy to install and the machine works very well. I love the ease in which I can scan documents and pictures. So much easier than my old HP laserl-jet.
I was able to print off over 500 pages of documents with ink cartridge that came with the printer, and I am over 1,000 pages so far on a new proper cartridge with no end in sight.
I would recommend this to anyone who need a durable printer.
May 23, 2017
- wireless (you can even print/scan from ur iphone)
- fast printing and scanning
- prints double-sided
- easy software installation (for Mac),
- has a document feeder,
- ink relatively cheap
- large tray capacity
- No USB ports (for printing/scanning through USB
- Document Feeder is one-sided only
- Noisy when active (fans are very loud)
February 27, 2017
Great printer. The scanner kind of sucks though, it doesn't go right to the corners so if you want to get everything scanned in, you have to keep it a little bit away from the edges on the glass surface. It's hard to get it exactly straight like this, though.
If I were to buy again today, I would get a separate scanner.
January 20, 2017
Changed my review: Aug 4, 2017
How the @#$% do you keep this thing connected?!
Reboot the computer... reconnect, computer goes to sleep, reconnect... just because, reconnect.
WHATS THE SENSE OF HAVING A WIRELESS PRINTER IF IT TAKES YOU 10 MINUTES TO RECONNECT ALL THE TIME?!
- I've tried auto setup, manual setup, permanent IP designation, Brother support, nothing keeps this thing connected!
Overall it seems like a good printer. Drivers installed easy, had wireless going in no time.
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS SUPPLIED ARE OUT DATED, AND REQUIRE PAYMENT TO UPDATE TO CURRENT.
This is taboo IMHO. Printer fully works as it should, but came up with the software update warning. I had to disable that.
Overall happy for what I need it for, and seems no-name toner cartridges are reasonably priced.
August 8, 2017
I used this printer for many years when working in office administration. It's very simple, user friendly, fast, and the ink last a really, really long time(I was printing an average of 50 sheets a day, and the ink lasted months at a time).
With that said, installing my new printer on a Macbook Pro was a bloody NIGHTMARE! The setup wizard and Brother Solutions are useless. I followed all of their instructions and still couldn't install my printer. I spent a good hour trying different things when I finally gave up and started look for a manual way to install. Here's how I finally installed it, in less than 5 minutes:
INSTALLING ON A MACBOOK: Manually connect to your WiFi router on the printers screen. Log on to your router using your computer and obtain the IP address of your printer, copy this address. Go to System Preferences, Printers&Scanners, select the + symbol to add a printer, then choose the IP icon, paste the IP address and your computer will automatically download the software. That's it, you're welcome :)
April 21, 2017
I bought this printer when it was on sale for 98$ and it was the best purchase I have ever done.
This printer saved my life in so many ways I can't even begin to describe how useful it is to have.
I've had this printer for over two years now and I've never encountered an issue with it.
My most favorite feature is how I can scan multiple pages in a stack and easily digitize all my important papers.
I have easily backed up all the important files I had regarding my immigration, studies and everything that is governmental. I no longer feel it's a hassle to scan anything.
Also I've printed a huge amount of paperwork for school and open book exams and it always delivered. It can also print on both sides of the paper without you having to flip the paper over.
To anyone who's not familiar with monochrome laser printers they only print in black and white however they print extremely faster than inkjets.
I've used several types of ink cartridges (brother and 3rd party) and didn't have any issues.
The printer goes on standby mode and wakes up when it's called from you PC. I've also set this printer as a network printer. I've stopped using my inkjet ever since this i received this one.
Overall I definitely recommend this printer!
June 8, 2017
These printers are little workhorses. We have been deploying them as desk printers for needed areas and very happy with the overall performance. Software is sometimes a little tricky to install and setup on Windows 7 and 10 there are sometimes issues but once done it's excellent. Great quality and money to feature ratio is excellent too.
If you are willing to go with no-name toners over OEM then you will save big too.