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It’s no secret that you get more bang for the buck with a network printer, but sharing has been mainly limited to computer users. Now, anyone who carries an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet can print wirelessly to an increasing number of Wi-Fi enabled printers. One of the latest is the newly-arrived HL-3075CW Color Laser Printer from Brother.
Capable of pumping out 19 pages per minute (ppm) in either color or monochrome, this Brother printer has a brilliant color output at up to 600 x 2400 dots per inch (dpi). The HL-3075CW printer serves home or office needs as a conventional USB-attached printer, a USB Direct Interface to print JPEG and PDF files from an inserted USB flash memory drive or PictBridge-enabled digital camera, or as a Wi-Fi network printer.
The latter mode isn’t just for users of Wi-Fi-enabled notebook computers. Download the free Brother iPrint&Scan app from the Apple App Store into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or from the Android Market into your Android phone or Android tablet, and as long as you’re in range of your Wi-Fi network you’ll be able to print photos and documents wirelessly. Considering the number of phones and tablets that boast cameras, the ability to take a picture and hand off an instant hard copy is pretty amazing.
If you prefer a dedicated color laser network printer minus Wi-Fi capabilities, consider the HL-3045 Color Laser Printer. It’s similar to Brother’s HL-3075CW Color Laser Printer, but without the wireless ability. The 3045 is adverse to mobile apps. Also, it lacks the USB flash drive input and PictBridge compatibility, and with 32GB, contains half the internal memory of the HL-3075CW.
The HL-3075CW Color Laser Printer is not an all-in-one device, so scanning is not one of its features. However, if you happened to be using one of Brother’s other models such as the MFC-8890DW All-In-One Monochrome Laser Printer, MFC-J425W Inkjet All-In-One With Wireless Networking, MFC-J625dw Color Inkjet Multi-Function Center or MFC-7860DW All-In-One B/W Laser Printer w/Wireless Networking & Duplex, the iPrint&Scan app not only sends a job to the printer, it also enables you to receive a photo or document wirelessly from the scanner of one of the all-in-one models.
|Printing Technology||Single pass color LED|
|Maximum Resolution||600 x 600 dpi (600 x 2400 dpi quality)|
|Print Speed||Black,19 ppm; Color, 19 ppm|
|First Print-Out Speed||Black< 15 seconds; Color < 16 seconds|
|Warm-Up Time||< 27 seconds|
|Memory||64MB (expandable up to 576MB)|
|Monthly Duty Cycle||Maximum: 25,000 pages
Recommended: 300 to 1,500 pages
|Paper Capacity||Input Tray: 250 sheets; Manual Feed: 1 sheet, Output Tray: 100 sheets|
|Paper Types||Paper Tray: Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper; Manual Feed: Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Envelopes, Thick Envelopes, Thin Envelopes|
|Paper Sizes||Paper Tray: A4, Letter, Legal, Executive, Folio, A5, A6, B5, B6; Manual Feed: 3.0 x 4.57 to 8.66 x 16.0" (7.62 x 11.6 to 22.0 x 40.64 cm)|
|Media Weight||Paper Tray: 16 to 43 lb (60 to 105 g/m2); Manual Feed:16 to 28 lb (60 to 163 g/m2)|
|Interface||USB 2.0, 10BASE-T/100-BASE-TX Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 b/g|
|Direct Printing||PDF, JPEG, EXIF+JPEG, PRN, TIFF, PostScript 3, XPS 1.0|
|Network Capable||Wi-Fi, 10BASE-T/100-BASE-TX Ethernet|
|Network Management||BRAdmin Light, BRAdmin Professional, Web BRAdmin, Web-Based Management|
|Printer Language||PCL6, BR-Script 3 (PostScript 3)|
|Fonts||PCL: 66 scalable fonts, 12 bitmap fonts, 12 barcodes; PostScript 3: 66 fonts|
|Control Panel||LED: Data LED, Error LED; LCD: 1 line, 16 digits, 1 color; Buttons: Go, Cancel, Secure Print, OK, Back, 2 x Scroll|
|OS Compatibility||Windows: Win 7, Vista, XP (32- & 64-bit), Win Server 2008 (32- & 64-bit), Win Server 2003 (32- & 64-bit) - Mac: OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x - Linux|
|Power Consumption||Printing: 480W; Standby: 70W; Sleep: 10W|
|Acoustics||Sound Pressure - Printing: 53 dB(A)|
|Sound Pressure - Standby: 30 dB(A)|
|Sound Power - Color Printing: 6.29 B(A)|
|Sound Power - Black Printing: 6.34 B(A)|
|Sound Power - Standby: 3.64 B(A)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||16.1 x 9.84 x 18.35" (40.9 X 25.0 x 46.6 cm)|
|Weight||41.89 lb (19.0 kg)|