Manufacturer: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.05 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.1 / 27 Nov 1998
The Brother HL-1040 series is a compact laser printer hardware component that can be deployed as a workgroup printer for small to medium scale computing environments. It makes use of a monochrome output with a maximum of 600 by 600 dots per inch resolution. When supported by the correct device driver it can produce a maximum of 10 printed pages per minute. The device driver allows the Brother HL-1040 series to simulate printing languages like Epson FX, PCL 4, and PCL 5e among others. This means that this hardware component with the proper device driver support can produce documents that come as close as possible to the quality specifications of these printer programming languages. These specifications for printing are primarily used to define or describe how the final printed page should look like based on specific standards. The device driver also allows the computer user to make use of a variety of print media like labels, transparencies, and envelopes aside from plain paper.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
When the correct device driver is installed into the host computer system the computer user gains direct access to the attributes of the supported hardware component. This access is normally manifested in a form of software based user interface. The computer user can define from this user interface the type of media used, the printing resolution, and the size of the paper among others. These values will be used by the Brother HL-1040 series at runtime to deliver the printed output. The user interface is normally presented to the computer user as part of the control panel applet of the underlying operating system environment. In some instances the device driver may incorporate the user interface as part of the menu options of installed software applications. The device driver also supports the implementation of a proprietary technology that allows for the compression of data to minimize Random Access Memory usage. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother HL-1040 series errors before installing any driver updates.