Manufacturer: Brother International
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows NT/ XP/2000/98/Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 10 Nov 2002
The HL-5040 is a monochrome laser printer. It is affordable and features a fast print speed at up to 17 pages per minute. It has a high-quality output and also has excellent performance. It also features 8MB standard memory which is upgradeable to 136MB1 and has PCL6 emulation. The highest resolution of this printer with pxlmono (PCL 6) is 1200 by 1200 dpi. The PCL-5e driver prints up to 1200 by 600 dpi and is much faster on bitmap graphics. The PCL 5e and PCL 6, 8 MB (136 MB maximum), one tray for 250 sheets maximum A4 and Legal, a second tray can be added, parallel and USB 2.0. It is generally very fast with all documents. Usual documents such as e-mail from Mozilla come out very quick as well. The HQ1200 technology is up to 2400 by 600dpi print quality.
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
The minimum system requirements include Microsoft Windows 95/98, 3Com Enterprise OS, Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS 9.2, Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later. The device has 250-sheet universal paper cassette. The HL-5040 supports optional 10BaseT external Ethernet print server. It has parallel and USB 2.0 printer interfaces. The media size maximum for legal is 8.5 inches by 14 inches and 8.25 inches by 11.7 inches for A4. Brother HL-5040 series supports media types such as envelopes, transparencies, labels, plain paper and bond paper. The connectivity technology is wired. The printer resolution Horizontal in black and white is 2400 dots per inch. On the other hand the resolution vertical in black and white is 600 Dots per inch. It has a 250-sheet paper tray and PC and Mac compatibility. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother HL-5040 series errors before installing any driver updates.