Brother HL-3140CW A4 Colour Laser Printer


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Key Features
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  • Up to 18ppm Colour Print
  • Up to 18ppm Mono Print
  • Less than 16 Seconds First page
  • USB & Wireless
  • 2400 x 600 dpi Print
  • GDI
  • 250 Sheet Input Tray
  • 1 Sheet Manual Feed
  • 333MHz Processor
  • 64MB RAM
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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Brother HL-3140CW
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Product Overview

Brother HL-3140CW in More Detail

Home offices and small professional environments can benefit from the compact but surprisingly comprehensive HL-3140CW from Brother. Offering wireless connectivity and high-standard laser printing technology – the printer offers incredible levels of professionalism to domestic jobs and office responsibilities.

Reduced Wastage

Brother implements separate toners and drums in all their colour LED printers – ensuring reduced wastage. This removes the risk of prematurely replacing consumables, helping small businesses and domestic users save money. The printer is accredited by Blue Angel, Energy Star and Nordic Swan for its environmentally-friendly functionalities – ideal for users looking to cut their carbon footprint and help contribute towards a healthier environment.

Wireless Connectivity

Making it easier to print direct from almost any computer or mobile device; the printer benefits from wireless connectivity. This removes the need to transfer files and documents from unconnected devices to a dedicated computer – streamlining the process considerably.

The HL-3140CW benefits from built-in PIN and password functions to ensure no unwelcome guests can access the printer and its functionalities – keeping important information stored on the hard drive safe.

Incredible Clarity

Offering up to 2,400x600dpi print resolution and benefiting from Brother’s high quality toner cartridges – the HL-3140CW can produce prints of the highest quality and clarity. Despite the small size and price of the printer – it is more than capable of producing high professional results.

What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • 1000 page black and 1000 page cyan magenta and yellow toner cartridges
  • Software Disc
  • Power Supply Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • User Guide
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Speed Colour Up to 18ppm Colour Print
Speed Monochrome Up to 18ppm Mono Print
First Page Less than 16 Seconds First page
Product Group Output A4
Printer Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi Print


Interface Type(s) USB & Wireless
Airprint Compatible Yes
USB Port Yes
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0
Wireless Ready Yes

System Specification

Processor 333MHz Processor
Memory (Maximum) 64MB RAM


Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac Compatible

Media Handling

Paper Handling Input 1 250 Sheet Input Tray
Paper Handling Input 2 1 Sheet Manual Feed
Maximum Paper Weight 163gsm
Media Sizes Supported A4, Letter, B5 (JIS), A5, A5 (Long Edge), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio
Minimum Paper Weight 60gsm

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 4977766717847


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Technology Laser Printer
Dimensions 410mm (W) x 465mm (D) x 240mm (H) - Weight 17.4kg
Product Summary Brother HL-3140CW A4 Colour Laser Printer
Product Type A4 Laser Printer
Carton Dimensions 597mm (W) x 251mm (D) x 364mm (H) - Weight 21kg


Emulations GDI

In the Box

In The Box 1000 page black and 1000 page cyan magenta and yellow toner cartridges, Software Disc, Power Supply Cord, Quick Setup Guide, User Guide

Cartridges Included

Black 1000 Pages
Cyan 1000 Pages
Magenta 1000 Pages
Yellow 1000 Pages
*Page yields are declared by the manufacturer in accordance with ISO/IEC standards or occasionally estimated based on 5% per page coverage. Yields will vary greatly depending on image, area coverage, print mode and environmental conditions

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Questions & Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • Regarding message showing on board drums end soon

    Hi, the Drum End Soon message indicates the drum unit will need to be replaced soon. If the Brother HL-3140CW LCD displays Drum End Soon(X), this means only the drum unit for the colour indicated on the LCD is near the end of life. You can purchase the Brother HL-3140CW drum unit here.

    On 14/11/2018 12:48:06
  • Does it come with toner all toners please?

    Yes, the Brother HL-3140CW comes with a full CMYK toner cartridge set. All cartridges are capable of producing up to 1,000 pages each.

    On 26/09/2018 12:39:30
  • Can the black toner be used alone in this printer?

    Hi, Yes by default the printer will print in colour even if there appears to be no colour on the document. Occasionally, a document can contain colour information, for example grey areas on a document can be made up from a combination of colours. You can manually change this setting in the print driver. Once this setting is configured your printer will treat every document as if it only contains black and white information.

    On 06/08/2018 21:54:55
  • Hi Refs Brother HL-3140CW A4 - how long is the warranty for this product ?

    Hi, the Brother HL-3140CW comes with a standard 1 year warranty.

    On 04/06/2018 17:50:32
  • Can the brother hl 3140cw do decals please?

    Hi, Unfortunately the Brother HL-3140CW can't print decals. For advice and recommendations on printers which support decal printing, you can call our Sales Team on 0800 840 1992.

    On 02/05/2018 10:02:50
  • Will the HL3140 work with Mac OS 10.6 and OS 10.11

    Hi, the Brother HL-3140CW is compatible with the following Macintosh Operating systems, MAC OS X 10.6.8, 10.7 and 10.8.x.

    On 14/10/2017 10:40:29
  • Can this print on both sides of the paper automatically.

    Unfortunately the Brother HL-3140CW does not print double sided. Although, the Brother HL-3150CDW is a similar colour laser printer which does offer automatic double sided printing.

    On 16/08/2017 19:47:32
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  • Eugene Chen 27 September 2017 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Excellent printer!

    The printer is exactly what other reviews have made it out to be - fast, efficient, and high quality with value for money. It was surprisingly very easy to set up. I have been printing everyday at home and I have no complaints whatsoever. A really good buy.

  • Simon Anderson 27 September 2016 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Great price and super quick!

    It's early days yet but the Brother wifi printer was really easy to set up and the print quality is far superior to my previous printer. Printerland service and delivery have both been excellent. 5-Star all the way!

  • Stephen Lowe 16 March 2016 4.5 / 5 Value 5 Features 4 Quality 4 Performance 5 Excellent printer

    This is a cracking printer for the price. Firstly the printer is packaged very well, yet when unboxed it is easy to setup and i had the whole process done in around 10 minutes. A tip is to visit Brothers website and download the latest firmware , then install the software and drivers. Also if setting it up for wireless printing use a usb lead to assist as it makes things easier. Print quality is good for a budget printer, colours are crisp and bright, however photo prints are not fantastic but acceptable. Print time from sleep is very fast too which helps if printing from a mobile device. The printer comes with 1000 page toners so it will last a while before you need to purchase genuine toner. All in all very happy with the purchase and i would recommend this printer to anyone.

  • Noel 24 September 2015 4.75 / 5 Value 5 Features 4 Quality 5 Performance 5 Brother HL-3140CW review

    Just started using this printer. Very good LED printer for a very good price. Instructions came with and it was easy to set up. Doesn't do double sided I believe and I'm not sure if the colour prints are as good as an inkjet but you do get a great variety of colours and it prints very quick which is just what I need. Set up through wifi or computer cable was very easy as well with the CD that came and the setup manual. Bit heavy and bit big but that's what you get for LED/laser printers. I look forward to using the mobile option should I need it and it has sleep and deep sleep features when not being used which makes it efficient too.

  • Kevin Parsons 23 September 2015 4.75 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 4 Performance 5 Excellent easy setup colour laser

    This Brother printer is perfect for my needs. As a small business I wanted a colour laser printer for occassional colour printing of sample product labels ahead of sending to printers. I upgraded from a HP laser printer (B&W) +easy set up + remembers wifi setting and quick printing (HP printer was temperamental) - colour printing meets my needs but not super high-quality - feed tray for labels etc only supports single sheet at a time

  • Geoff Parry 05 July 2015 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Brother Colour A4 printer

    excellent printer for what I want to do. service & delivery excellent, and rapid. Performance so far everything I would expect Would certainly deal with you again. Recommended !

  • Andrei 02 June 2015 5 / 5 Value 5 Features 5 Quality 5 Performance 5 Awesome printer/service

    So happy to have purchased this printer. Connects instantly to the Wi-Fi (available as an AirPrint on your mobile, as well) via the WPS button. The management software is WOW - it's nearly equivalent to a corporate printer - logs who printed, what, logs paper jams and where those occurred, let's you know for how many pages components are made to last (belts, cylinders, etc) and counts down the remaining no. of pages - it's just so good! A bit bulky, to be fair, and a bit heavy - but doesn't really matter - it makes a great product! Thanks Printerland, your service is impeccable - next day delivery, follow-up emails, etc;

What is AirPrint?

Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.

To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.

AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.

What You See is What You Print

If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.

Full list of AirPrint compatible printers

Third-Party Apps

There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)

*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.

Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer.


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With Google Cloud Print, you can print any document from anywhere to your Google Cloud Print connected printer.

When you print using Google Cloud Print, your file is securely transferred over the internet to your printer. Whether you are in the same room or even in a different country on a different continent you can print whatever you want using any device such as a smartphone, tablet PC or desktop computer.

Share with friends or colleagues

Google Cloud Print enables you to share your printer with friends, family or work colleagues with ease. From the Google Cloud management page you can share your printer securely with trusted individuals.

Scalable Printing Solution for Business

Google Cloud Print is used internally by Google employees on hundreds of printers and is designed to scale to your business demands, growing with your business or as a replacement for your existing printing infrastructure.
6 PHOTOS BEST PRICES Brother HL3140CW review By Simon Williams

 4 Sep 2013


Low maintenance LED mechanism
Lower power than a laser
Comparatively quiet


No duplex print
Still has to wait for fuser warmup
Only singlesheet special purpose tray

Key Features: Wireless connection as standard; High print speed for class; Very low price for colour printer;
Low cost black print; Compact design
Manufacturer: Brother

 Brother HL3140CW Review

What is the Brother HL3140CW?

Colour laser printers have traditionally been overpriced and under specced, compared with their mono only counterparts. Brother’s HL3140CW isn't a colour laser printer, though, but a colour LED printer. This is part of the reason it's neither overpriced, nor under specced.

Brother HL3140CW

Design and Features

Aimed at the small, or possibly home office, it's surprisingly compact, and its midgrey and white colour scheme helps it to look discreet. Paper outputs to its top surface and there's a flipup paper stop to prevent it overrunning.

Also set into the top surface is a simple control panel with eight buttons including a power button which is surprisingly small and easy to overlook. The printer has a twoline LCD panel set quite deep into the control panel and without a backlight, though we didn't have any trouble reading messages on it.

 At the bottom of the panel a large recessed handle makes it easy to open the 250sheet main paper tray, a much more sensible capacity than many colour lasers offer. Above this there's a flipdown panel offering a single feed for envelopes or special media.

Connections and Installation

The Brother HL3140CW has a single USB socket at the rear, but is also wireless compatible and using WPS setup can be linked to a wireless network without a temporary USB link.

Lifting the top panel reveals the consumables. Each drum cartridge has a clipin toner cartridge and you can use between 7 and 10 toners before needing to change the drum. There’s a transfer belt and waste toner unit, too, though fortunately, these only have to be replaced after 50,000 pages. Software installation is straightforward as the main application is the driver, though you do get Web access to the Brother CreativeCenter and to a trial version of its OmniJoin videoconferencing; Brother is heavily into videoconferencing.

All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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