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Brother wireless colour laser printer £149.99 ( £99.99 after cashback) @ PC World
Brother wireless colour laser printer £149.99 ( £99.99 after cashback) @ PC World

Brother wireless colour laser printer £149.99 ( £99.99 after cashback) @ PC World

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This is a Brother wireless colour laser printer that supports duplex printing, Apple Airprint and Google Cloud Print.

It is £149.99 in PC World, but you can get £50 cashback from Brother using the code Q4C50 and applying at brother.co.uk/lat…ack | Full terms and conditions are here: http://www.brother.co.uk/~/media/Pdf/BUK/Promotion%20Ts%20and%20Cs/January/Brother%20Colour%20Laser%20Promotion%20January%20to%20March.pdf

It is the same price on Amazon, but when I phoned up Brother they said that the cashback promotion doesn't apply to Amazon because they don't source their printers from Brother UK.

There is also 1.01% TopCashback, or 1% Quidco.

Alternatively, if you don't mind collecting from store, you can buy £150 of giftcards at Morrisons, which gives you 15p/litre off petrol/diesel. On a 50 litre fill up that works out at a saving of £7.50. Even if your PC World doesn't have it in stock (mine in Bolton didn't), they can order it in for you. Unfortunatelly, they won't deliver to your house so you still have to make a second trip back to PC World to collect. This is what I did, and after using a cashback credit card to purchase the vouchers should mean that I'll get a colour laser duplex printer for ~£90

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Original Poster

Links haven't come out. Full terms and conditions for the cashback are here: http://www.brother.co.uk/~/media/Pdf/BUK/Promotion%20Ts%20and%20Cs/January/Brother%20Colour%20Laser%20Promotion%20January%20to%20March.pdf

Excellent deal, but expensive toners. I'm debating between this and the Dell C1760NW that's often on offer. Cheaper refills, but no duplex ...

EliTom

How big is this?

i have this, it is pretty big but its blooming amazing!!!

Don't mean to via away from your deal pal, but can anyone recommend a decent basic printer for around £50-60?

Hi Great deal but not sure how the purchase of Morrison's vouchers works, with the deal ?

orgfilao

Excellent deal, but expensive toners. I'm debating between this and the … Excellent deal, but expensive toners. I'm debating between this and the Dell C1760NW that's often on offer. Cheaper refills, but no duplex ... EliTom


I have 4 dells across home, daughter Uni & office. 1250 - 1350 - 1765 - they all use the same toner cartridges and the replacements are very cheap on eBay or, I get mine from IJT who are always calling up with deals. Can be as little as £7 per refilled cartridge.

ebuyer.com/645…zu1

This one works out slightly faster and cheaper, it doesn't have wifi but when plugged in to your router effectively gains wifi from your wireless network. The in box toners you get with the 3150cdw are 1000pages, the 8250 are 2500black, 1500 colour.

Edited by: "winchman" 15th Jan 2015

I got one of these last year. It's very good and toner is still going after lots of prints.

I mainly print in B&W with the rare need for colour.
If I use up the black toner can I replace just that?
Thanks :-)

Yes, 4 cartridges are separate. Although the white is quite expensive...


Edited by: "winchman" 15th Jan 2015

Ebuyer have the very similar Brother HL-3140CW (actually I can't see a difference in spec?) for £119.99

Brother HL-3140CW

Which if it qualifies for the cash back would be cheaper still....

Divvy

Ebuyer have the very similar Brother HL-3140CW (actually I can't see a … Ebuyer have the very similar Brother HL-3140CW (actually I can't see a difference in spec?) for £119.99Brother HL-3140CWWhich if it qualifies for the cash back would be cheaper still....



4 more ppm,
double the ram
ethernet
duplex printing.

3140cw is not in the cashback deal.

£50 CASHBACK: 3150CDW, 3170CDW, 9020CDW, 9140CDN
£100 CASHBACK: 8250CDN, L8400CDN, L8650CDW

the 8250 seems like a better deal for £100 (after £100 cashback) as it's a slightly better printer and cheaper to run..

printerbase.co.uk/aca…php

mwa

How big is this?



The printer is 410 x 465 x 240mm, it weighs 17.8 kg.

Nellster

the 8250 seems like a better deal for £100 (after £100 cashback) as it's a … the 8250 seems like a better deal for £100 (after £100 cashback) as it's a slightly better printer and cheaper to run..http://www.printerbase.co.uk/acatalog/brother-hll8250cdn-printer.php



No wireless though on that model and weighs a hefty 21.9 kg

Im thinking of this for the home as we rarely print out and the inkjet ones dry up.

the sheer size is worrying though!

I've had a Brother DCP340CW wireless printer for about 5 years. Paid £50 for it new off of eBay. It's an inkjet printer and I've never bought new cartridges for it. I bought 4 100ml bottles of ink for it. The ink says "Epson" on the label, although I did specify which printer I had when I bought the ink. When it runs out I fill a syringe with ink and inject it into the cartridges. Never had any problems with it. Would never buy a toner based product unless I needed prestige prints. It's cost next to nothing to run.

thebuzzer

Hi Great deal but not sure how the purchase of Morrison's vouchers works, … Hi Great deal but not sure how the purchase of Morrison's vouchers works, with the deal ?



PC World gift cards purchased from Morrison's.

Bully

No wireless though on that model and weighs a hefty 21.9 kg



When you plug it in to a home broadband wireless router which most people have, it effectively becomes wireless, so not an issue for the majority of people. Its not much bigger than the 3150, and you don't tend to carry it around too often, so again not really a problem.
Edited by: "winchman" 15th Jan 2015

winchman

http://www.ebuyer.com/645935-brother-hl-l8250cdn-colour-duplex-laser-a4-printer-hll8250cdnzu1This one works out slightly faster and cheaper, it doesn't have wifi but when plugged in to your router effectively gains wifi from your wireless network. The in box toners you get with the 3150cdw are 1000pages, the 8250 are 2500black, 1500 colour.



The inbox toners are actually very similar for the two. Standard toner sizes are 3150cdw 2500 pages black, 1400 colour, 8250CDN 2500 black 1500 colour. However the inbox toners for both are only 1/3 full (this was confirmed to me yesterday by Brother UK). Toner costs for the 8250CDN will be cheeper if you but the high capacity toners, but there is not much in it for the standard capacity toners.

For me personally the 3150CDW is preferable - the smaller size, quieter printing and built in WiFi are all advantages. However the 8250CDN is a bigger bargain, especially if you print a lot.

winchman

When you plug it in to a home broadband wireless router which most people … When you plug it in to a home broadband wireless router which most people have, it effectively becomes wireless, so not an issue for the majority of people. Its not much bigger than the 3150, and you don't tend to carry it around too often, so again not really a problem.



If your router is beside your printer location great

winchman

When you plug it in to a ... router...... wireless...



Choose one.
Edited by: "brawlsadford" 15th Jan 2015

Bully

If your router is beside your printer location great


You can use a powerline adapter but maybe better with the 3150.

The figures I used for the toners comes from the Brother website. The ones in the box with the 3150 are only 1000 pages compared to the 8250cdn which are black 2500 pages, colours 1500 pages, thats quite a big difference considering you are paying pretty much the same price for the printer.
brother.co.uk/pri…cdw
brother.co.uk/pri…cdn



Edited by: "winchman" 15th Jan 2015

Duplex? What is that

STi_prodrive

Duplex? What is that

It means two-sided printing.

Original Poster

thebuzzer

Hi Great deal but not sure how the purchase of Morrison's vouchers works, … Hi Great deal but not sure how the purchase of Morrison's vouchers works, with the deal ?


Morrisons have a scheme called Fuel Saver: morrisonsfuelsaver.co.uk/

When you buy a gift card in store they give you a voucher worth 1p/litre for every £10 worth of gift cards you purchase. If you purchase £10 of gift cards, you get 1p/litre off; £50, you get 5p/litre off; £150, you get 15p/litre off. You only get a few days to buy the fuel but if you're about to fill up then it's worth doing.

Original Poster

higgzy24

Don't mean to via away from your deal pal, but can anyone recommend a … Don't mean to via away from your deal pal, but can anyone recommend a decent basic printer for around £50-60?


For £60, I would go with this wireless Samsung laser printer: pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

I very nearly bought this, but was just tempted by the colour printing for £40 more and the thought of myself kicking myself in the future for not getting a colour printer.
Edited by: "aembleton" 15th Jan 2015

winchman

You can use a powerline adapter but maybe better with the 3150.The … You can use a powerline adapter but maybe better with the 3150.The figures I used for the toners comes from the Brother website. The ones in the box with the 3150 are only 1000 pages compared to the 8250cdn which are black 2500 pages, colours 1500 pages, thats quite a big difference considering you are paying pretty much the same price for the printer.http://www.brother.co.uk/printers/colour-laser-printers/hl3150cdw#specification-detailshttp://www.brother.co.uk/printers/colour-laser-printers/hll8250cdn#specification-details



Good point about the toners, if you can live without the wireless it is a better buy,just not sure i have room for it where i want to put it.Time to get the measuring tape out again.

aembleton

I didn't realise that the toner was expensive.Genuine cartridges work out … I didn't realise that the toner was expensive.Genuine cartridges work out at 1.7p per sheet http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/TN-241BK.htmlCompatible copies work out at a third of that: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Compatible-Brother-TN241BK-Laser-Cartridge/dp/B00EYFJ9OU


Even though the printer is cheap you will probably find that using compatible supplies will invalidate your warranty. They also often leak toner out of the drum end bearings and Optical drum wiper blade area because they are used ones that have been refilled. This contaminates vital optical paper path sensors and toner density sensors. The cartridge hardware components are usually made to last for the lifetime of the toner that's in it, and rarely get serviced or replaced when refilled.

Wouldn't touch refilled compatibles. ( UK Managed Print Tech Support Engineer )

mayzi

I mainly print in B&W with the rare need for colour.If I use up the black … I mainly print in B&W with the rare need for colour.If I use up the black toner can I replace just that?Thanks :-)


yes

A simple answer to the cost of toner question.

Buy 2 x 3150CDW !!!!! :=)

You will get 4 toner cartridges and all the spare parts that you will ever need to replace for the life of the printer (50,000 pages +)
(Drum Units for each colour, Waste Toner Box and Belt Unit)

Typical Prices I have found:
£68 for Drum Units (4 colours)
£65 Belt Unit
£17 Waste Toner Box

With the current cashback from Brother it is only £100 (Round Figures) to get all your spares etc
(Remember you have a fully working spare printer as well, if there is a major failure.)

Also a source of all the parts you CANNOT get, if your printer gets a lot of wear & tear.
i.e. case, switches, led panel, paper tray etc etc.

I did buy two as it covers me for a long and productive lifecycle for the printer.

The usual thing that happens is that by time you want to get spare parts the printer is long discontinued and the few spares available are overpriced due to lack of availability or not available at all.
You end up dumping a good printer as a replacement is cheaper than the spares.

Addendum [17-Jan-2015]:
Received Cashback into my account with no issues. Took about a week from registering on Brother UK site.
Very happy with printer(s) at £99.99 each.
Colour quality & resolution good.
Deep sleep capability is good for the ears & pocket
Prints on paper and OHP film with no bother.





Edited by: "Huawei_or_my_way" 17th Jan 2015

Original Poster

Huawei_or_my_way

A simple answer to the cost of toner question.Buy 2 x 3150CDW !!!!! … A simple answer to the cost of toner question.Buy 2 x 3150CDW !!!!! :=)You will get 4 toner cartridges and all the spare parts that you will ever need to replace for the life of the printer (50,000 pages +)(Drum Units for each colour, Waste Toner Box and Belt Unit)Typical Prices I have found:£68 for Drum Units (4 colours)£65 Belt Unit£17 Waste Toner BoxWith the current cashback from Brother it is only £100 (Round Figures) to get all your spares etc(Remember you have a fully working spare printer as well, if there is a major failure.)Also a source of all the parts you CANNOT get, if your printer gets a lot of wear & tear.i.e. case, switches, led panel, paper tray etc etc.I did buy two as it covers me for a long and productive lifecycle for the printer.The usual thing that happens is that by time you want to get spare parts the printer is long discontinued and the few spares available are overpriced due to lack of availability or not available at all.You end up dumping a good printer as a replacement is cheaper than the spares.


Good idea for the parts, but I don't think the toner cartridges that come with the printer are full.

Even if you put the settings to black/white only? Do you have info on that, or is that from experience using the printer?

aembleton

Good idea for the parts, but I don't think the toner cartridges that come … Good idea for the parts, but I don't think the toner cartridges that come with the printer are full.



A point that has not been mentioned here regarding toner usage is that when a company quotes the amount of pages that a cartridge will produce it does so on the assumed basis that each page is only imaged by an average of 5%. So if you print a lot of pictures then the page amount produced per cartridge will reduce, sometimes very significantly. Also, printer manufacturers are pretty adept at making sure that their products are well-toned up and this results in rather a lot of excess toning per copy and this waste gets dumped in the waste toner container. Waste toner containers don't come cheap, and this is a double whammy since you lose toner and pay heavily for the dumping of it! So, in essence the cost per copy on these devices is generally far higher than you might know.

Edited by: "zerocrop" 16th Jan 2015

winchman

Even if you put the settings to black/white only? Do you have info on … Even if you put the settings to black/white only? Do you have info on that, or is that from experience using the printer?


I think what he's saying is that once a colour toner runs out, the device stops until a replacement is inserted which clears the error message. Switching to mono/greyscale printing on the printer settings or the driver while the "replace CYAN" for example, is on the LCD, won't work. The best thing to do is have the printer set to Mono and the driver default to greyscale the switch to colour only when you need it. Printing anything with just one colour character or pixel will use the colour toners for the whole job. A Colour print job uses the CMY toners mixed to produce the black in a colour job. A mono job uses the black toner.

Harley Roadking

I think what he's saying is that once a colour toner runs out, the device … I think what he's saying is that once a colour toner runs out, the device stops until a replacement is inserted which clears the error message. Switching to mono/greyscale printing on the printer settings or the driver while the "replace CYAN" for example, is on the LCD, won't work. The best thing to do is have the printer set to Mono and the driver default to greyscale the switch to colour only when you need it. Printing anything with just one colour character or pixel will use the colour toners for the whole job. A Colour print job uses the CMY toners mixed to produce the black in a colour job. A mono job uses the black toner.



Thanks for that, making me think i might be able to live without a colour laser and just stick with a mono laser

Harley Roadking

I think what he's saying is that once a colour toner runs out, the device … I think what he's saying is that once a colour toner runs out, the device stops until a replacement is inserted which clears the error message. Switching to mono/greyscale printing on the printer settings or the driver while the "replace CYAN" for example, is on the LCD, won't work. The best thing to do is have the printer set to Mono and the driver default to greyscale the switch to colour only when you need it. Printing anything with just one colour character or pixel will use the colour toners for the whole job. A Colour print job uses the CMY toners mixed to produce the black in a colour job. A mono job uses the black toner.



I was repeating what I read when reading through various manuals & reviews of the HL-3150CDW etc.
I have investigated further and what I believed to be true was WRONG. (Sorry)

I have just read that if you are printing a colour print-job and the colour toners run out, you can restart the job as a black/white job.
This implies you CAN print using only Black if the colour toners run out.

I have checked on the Brother Website and it is confirmed that you CAN print in only black if the colours run out.

Quote from Tips for Printing on Brother UK site
...
Also, if one or more of the colour cartridges are empty, you can still print in black by configuring the print job to monochrome in the printer driver settings. (*except MFC-9420CN) ...


Applies to:
DCP-9010CN, DCP-9020CDW, DCP-9040CN, DCP-9042CDN, DCP-9045CDN, DCP-9055CDN, DCP-9270CDN, DCP-L8400CDN, DCP-L8450CDW, HL-3070CW, HL-3140CW, HL-3150CDW, HL-3170CDW, HL-4050CDN, HL-4070CDW, HL-4140CN, HL-4150CDN, HL-4570CDW, HL-4570CDWT, HL-L8250CDN, HL-L8350CDW, HL-L9200CDWT, MFC-9120CN, MFC-9140CDN, MFC-9320CW, MFC-9330CDW, MFC-9340CDW, MFC-9420CN, MFC-9440CN, MFC-9450CDN, MFC-9460CDN, MFC-9465CDN, MFC-9840CDW, MFC-9970CDW, MFC-L8650CDW, MFC-L8850CDW, MFC-L9550CDW(T)


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