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It is a color laser printer designed for producing high-impact color presentations, reports, brochures, and business documents.

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Pros

Easy to monitor printer status through its built-in Web interface

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Wide variety of interfaces (wireless, Ethernet, USB, even parallel port).

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Can easily use a garden-variety laptop SODIMM to expand the memory

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Output is sharp for black-and-white printing (but I mean pure black and pure white, with no shades of gray)

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Very easy to set up printer (especially in Mac Leopard, Linux, Windows 7).

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Has automatic duplexing

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Toner is relatively cheap (per page)

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PostScript and PCL6 emulations work well

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Probably the fastest color laser of this size

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Has perhaps the most perfect and bulletproof paper feed mechanism to ever grace a printer

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Small for a color laser

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Cons

Very heavy

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Can print vaguely almost-plausible colors, or grays that are not brownish-magenta, but cannot print both on the same page (or in the same print job for that matter).

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Aside from the aforementioned color problems, overall color accuracy is astonishingly poor, even relative to other brands of color laser printers (i.e. it is not inherent to the technology).

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Fine lines in monochrome printouts somehow look artificially faint/thin

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Status LCD is hard to read if the printer is on a high table or surface (the tilt range is not sufficient to fully adjust it for this scenario).

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Direct printing from USB stick is unbelievably slow

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Letters of colored (or gray) text are surrounded by tiny dots, making them look very fuzzy

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Printed pages tend to curl a bit at the top and bottom edges

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Emits very smelly exhaust when printing

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When printing black text in color mode, sometimes adds red fringes around black characters (especially, but not exclusively, when using PostScript emulation)

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On some occasions (especially when page is covered with lots of gray near the margins), splatters unwanted yellow or magenta streaks on printout

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The Brother HL-4070CDW is a color laser printer designed for producing high-impact color presentations, reports, brochures, and business documents. An upgrade from the Brother HL-4040CN, the Brother HL-4070CDW adds along a wireless network interface for connecting to a wired workgroup, built-in duplexing for two-sided printing, and BR-Script3 for PostScript compatibility. Like its predecessor, the HL-4070CDW features 21ppm print speeds for both color & monochrome prints, a max printing resolution up to a whopping 2400x6400, and high capacity replacement toner cartridges that reduce operating costs. The HL-4070CDW printer also boasts a USB Direct Interface for printing PDFs and JPEG files directly from a USB flash memory drive, a standard Ethernet port for network connectivity in a small office, and a 250-sheet capacity paper tray. The Brother HL-4070CDW retails for $499.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty. 

Features
  • Color Laser Technology
  • High Capacity Replacement Toner Cartridges
  • Wireless Network Interface
  • USB Direct Interface
  • Standard Ethernet
  • Flexible Paper Handling
  • Built-In Duplexing
  • 250-Sheet Capacity Paper Tray
  • 50-Sheet Capacity Multipurpose Tray
  • Optional 500-Sheet Capacity Paper Tray
  • BR-Script3
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Specifications
  • Technology: Color Laser
  • Max Black Print Speed: 21ppm
  • Max Color Print Speed: 21ppm
  • Print Resolution: Up to 2400x600 dpi
  • Standard Paper Capacity: 250
  • Interface: Wireless 802.11b/g, 10/100 Ethernet, USB 2.0, Parallel
  • Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
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