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Brother MFCL2740DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled
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- Upon activation, the Amazon Dash Replenishment service measures the toner level and automatically orders toner from Amazon when low. This ensures that you never run out again.
- 2.7" color touchscreen display offers intuitive navigation to cloud services Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and more
- Fast high quality printing and copying up to 32 ppm and up to 2400 x 600 dpi resolution
- Wireless printing from your mobile device via AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct
- 4-in-1 functionality (Print, Copy, Scan and Fax) with a 250 sheet capacity paper tray,Print Technology: B/W Laser Technology
- Class 1 Laser Product, power output is enclosed
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This Compact Laser All-in-One with Easy-to-install Wireless Networking, Automatic Duplex Printing/Scanning/Copying, Color TouchScreen Display, and Mobile Device Connectivity Provides Fast, Low-cost Output for Your Home Office or Small Office.
The Brother MFC-L2740DW is a fast, reliable monochrome laser all-in-one designed squarely with the Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) user in mind. Its compact, desk-friendly size is ideal for smaller offices where working space is at a premium, and it prints and copies sharp, professional black and white pages at up to 2400 x 600dpi resolution. It offers the added benefits of time-saving single-pass duplex scanning, copying, and faxing from the automatic document feeder, so it's ideal for the small office that has the need to duplicate, digitize and share double-sided documents. Thanks to its fast print speed of up to 32ppm, and automatic duplex printing, it's ideal for printing business documents including multi-page reports, spreadsheets, invoices, and more.
The MFC-L2740DW offers multiple connectivity options, plus an easy-to-use 2.7" TouchScreen Display.
Brother designed the MFC-L2740DW to make it easy to connect to a wireless network using the wireless assistant that walks you through set up. You don’t need a USB cable, and you won’t even need to know your wireless network password. Share the machine with others on a wireless network using 802.11 b/g/n or wired network via Ethernet, or connect to a single computer using a USB cable(1) via the Hi-Speed USB port. Using the machine is equally easy. The simplified control panel lets you tap on the 2.7-inch TouchScreen Display and keypad to navigate menus, change settings, and create custom shortcuts for frequently used settings.
Easily digitize and share documents with advanced scanning capabilities.
The MFC-L2740DW features a built-in document glass for high-quality copying, faxing, and color scanning. It allows users to scan documents to a file, image, optical character recognition (OCR), email, cloud destinations(2) and Microsoft SharePoint(3). Don’t waste time manually scanning two-sided documents on the scan glass. Load them in the up to 35-sheet capacity automatic document feeder, and easily capture both sides of each page in a single pass for time-saving, unattended multi-page document scanning and copying.
Web Connect interface(2) and Free Brother Cloud Apps(4) add a new dimension of functionality.
You can access popular cloud services directly from your internet-connected MFC-L2740DW from the TouchScreen Display using the Web Connect(2) interface. Scan to and print from specific web services without using a computer. Access DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE, BOX, ONEDRIVE, ONENOTE and more. The MFC-L2740DW also comes with a suite of pre-installed, innovative Brother Cloud Apps(4) that you access directly from the machine’s TouchScreen Display. You’ll be amazed by the functionality of these document management and sharing apps.
Print wirelessly from your mobile device5 using AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, and more.
The MFC-L2740DW gives you a full menu of choices for connecting to Apple, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, or Blackberry mobile devices via(5): AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace and also Wi-Fi Direct, which allows you to print wirelessly from a computer or mobile device without the need for a router.
Budget-friendly acquisition price and low-cost printing.
The MFC-L2740DW is priced attractively for SOHO users who are keeping a close eye on their budgets. Users can also enjoy a reduced cost per page and lower total cost of ownership by using high-yield 2,600-page(6) replacement toner cartridges (TN-660, sold separately), and automatic duplex printing is a great way to help reduce paper consumption. The MFC-L2740DW is ENERGY STAR Qualified and offers a Toner Save mode to reduce toner use when you are printing less critical business documents as well as N-in-1 printing to help reduce paper and toner usage by combining multiple pages onto one sheet of paper.
Flexible paper handling for busy SOHO environments.
The MFC-L2740DW is ideal for small offices and home offices, thanks to its adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray that handles letter or legal size paper and a manual feed slot with a straight through paper path that ensures jobs printed on letterhead and envelopes always look their best.
|Maximum Print Speed||27ppm||30ppm||27ppm||30ppm||32ppm||40ppm|
|Standard Interfaces||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Hi-Speed USB 2.0||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0|
|Input Paper Capacity||250 sheets||250 sheets||250 sheets||250 sheets||250 sheets||250 sheets (up to 750 maximum)|
|ADF Capacity (maximum pages)||N/A||35||35||35||35||50|
|Document Glass Size||Letter||Letter||Letter||Letter||Letter||Legal|
|Mobile Device Compatibility||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct||AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Brother iPrint & Scan, Cortado Workplace, Wi-Fi Direct|
|LCD Display||2-line Mono||2-line Mono||2-line Mono||2.7" TouchScreen||2.7" TouchScreen||Backlit, five-line|
|Replacement Toner Yields (approximate)||TN630 - Yields approximately 1,200 pages; TN660 - Yields approximately 2,600 pages||TN630 - Yields approximately 1,200 pages; TN660 - Yields approximately 2,600 pages||TN630 - Yields approximately 1,200 pages; TN660 - Yields approximately 2,600 pages||TN630 - Yields approximately 1,200 pages; TN660 - Yields approximately 2,600 pages||TN630 - Yields approximately 1,200 pages; TN660 - Yields approximately 2,600 pages||TN720 - Yields approximately 3,000; TN750 - Yields approximately 8,000|
Apple and AirPrint are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Use of these trademarks is subject to Apple permissions. Android and Google Drive are trademarks of Google Inc. Use of these trademarks is subject to Google permissions. Kindle, Kindle Fire, and Amazon are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. OneDrive, OneNote, Windows Phone and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Use of these trademarks is subject to Windows permissions. Cortado is a trademark of Cortado AG. Evernote is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under license.
1. Requires additional purchase.
2. Requires Internet connection and an account with desired service. See www.connectprintshare.com for more details.
3. Feature available using Brother Control Center.
4. Requires Internet connection. See www.connectprintshare.com for more details.
5. Requires connection to a wireless network. See www.connectprintshare.com for details, availability, and mobile device compatibility.
6. Approximate yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (Letter/A4).
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|Item Dimensions||16.1 x 15.7 x 12.5 in||16.1 x 15.7 x 12.5 in||4.3 x 14.2 x 6.9 in||16.1 x 15.7 x 12.5 in||16.1 x 15.7 x 12.5 in||16.1 x 19 x 16.1 in|
|Item Weight||25.8 lbs||24.9 lbs||1.6 lbs||24.5 lbs||25.4 lbs||51.1 lbs|
Monochrome laser all in one. Connect via wireless or wired networking or USB. Print/ copy speed up to 32 ppm. Duplex printing with single pass duplex copy/scan/fax. 2.7" touchscreen display.
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I saw the "coming soon" on this MFCL2740DW and I ordered it on the day it was available for sale in the US.It arrived a week later. It wasn't available on PRIME.:( (I would have received it 3 days earlier, but FedEx required a signature even though this was not required on the order.)
The new printer has almost the exact same footprint as my old one. Setup was fast and I set it up using the wireless network instead of the wired connection available on the old printer.Both are available which is a nice feature. The printer connected easily and immediately. The color touch screen is a nice addition although a slightly larger screen would be nice. The color screen is much easier to read than the outgoing LCD screen.
So far, I love it. the scanning is much faster when doing High Res color (600dpi), both sides too, without my intervention, print quality is excellent and it prints on both sides of paper.
I have mine set in the quiet mode which is slightly slower, but I can carry on a phone conversation in my small office while printing and the print speed is still fast.
There are two choices of toner cartridges. The high yield is slightly higher than other Brother cartridges with the same capacity ($58 on Amazon for the high yield 2600 page TN660) I found as price of $33 for the 1200 page TN630 cartridge if your office does not print as many pages.
I haven't tried printing from my Android device yet. I do have the app just no time to try it yet.
The only con I have found is that some parts do not seem as robust as the older printer like the paper drawer and other plastic parts. It seems durable enough and time will tell.
I am expecting that this printer will be as reliable as my last one and will be around for a long time, After all, it is a Brother!
Raised the rating a star after finding a solution to the envelope issue (see below). Also, the document feeder is sturdy and closes, unlike many printers where things are exposed and collect dust.
Also, added additional observations in response to a request for an update (see comments). That includes a solution to the problem where the printer won't print multiple copies of a Word document (update the printer driver--you can download it for free from the Brother support site).
Alas, one other thing… the printing is not that dark! I discovered this today when I noticed that the documents seemed a bit on the faint side. [NOTE; "on the faint side"--not "faint" per se. It's usable, just not as dark as other lasers we've had or the Brother inkjet we also use.]
I had happened to print the exact same page earlier in the day on a Brother inkjet (475) and that was *dark*, crisp and much easier to look at. Not sure what is going on. The cartridge still has a fair amount of ink in it. I even upped the settings to 1200 dpi, increased print density well above the default, selected text, etc. No dice. While slightly better, still not dark; still not as good as the 475's output. I'll report back on this if I figure out what's going on...
Still not as dark with a generic cartridge, even with higher DPI settings and toner saver mode turned off. May just try a genuine Brother toner cartridge at some point.
Overall, this seems a good printer, but also has a set of disappointments. We're veteran Brother printer users (as well as having had HP, Canon, and Epson). We bought this to replace a venerable Brother DCP-7020, which, like Timex watches, just keeps ticking, or like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going! :-) However, the 7020 is not wireless and when its toner expired, we figured it was time to get a new AirPrint-capable, multifunction device instead. Hence, our purchase of the 2740.
By the way, what's with Brother's naming conventions? DCP, MFC, 2540, 2700, 2720, 2740, etc. They also have far too many printers that barely differ. You go to their website and look at a feature comparison and they are virtually indistinguishable! It's a nightmare as a consumer trying to figure out which one to buy! We did figure out that DCP stands for Digital Copier Printer-- i.e., without fax capabilities; while MFC = Multifunction Center and includes fax.
PROS OF THE 2740
1. Wireless set up was easy.
Brother must have listened to the complaints because there is a fold out sheet of set up directions included. You do have to download the latest Brother drivers and software. Tip: On the Brother website, you have to click on "Search" even if it is already showing you your OS. Also, in the installing process, when the screen with the additional software shows up, click on each to install, even though it looks as if you should click on Next!
2. AirPrint from iPhones and iPads works like a charm.
3. Printing and copying are fast.
4. Controls are intuitive.
5. 250-page paper tray--although actual capacity needs to be determined--it's often less and one never should fill the tray to the top or you rich paper jams.
6. Inexpensive generic toner cartridges ( as low as $15) with good reputations are available, so operating costs should be excellent.
7. Wonderfully knows to not print black borders around pages when copying! That's great when copying pages from books. UPDATE: TURNS OUT TO HAVE BEEN A FLUKE! Have not had luck in latest copies.
8. Turns on very quickly--i.e., when power is completely OFF (i.e., not in standby, but from when it has been shut off).
CONS OF THE 2740
1. Printer is loud-- it's noisy both on wake from sleep and during printing. This is true even in quiet mode. No doubt those in busy offices or noisy homes-- or, those who attended too many ear-damaging rock concerts when young :-) -- will find it OK.
Note: Clearly, people vary in their hearing sensitivity, so this judgment will vary by person, but if you are someone who has good hearing or is sensitive to noise, you will likely find this printer on the noisy side when in operation--it's definitely louder than some older Brother printers. It's probably something one can get used to. It's silent when sleeping.
Note: I just printed wirelessly from the living room to the upstairs bedroom and it's loud enough that I could hear the printer! That's actually good, though, as it let me know that the print job took!
2. -----> DISCOVERED A FIX FOR THIS ISSUE. READ ON!
Envelope printing is a convoluted, unfriendly, inefficient mess. Unlike older Brother printers where you could simply put an envelope in the front open feeder-- and out it would come--this printer requires opening up front and back trays and 15 or so total steps! Here are the problems with that.
To use the straight-through path requires opening up the back output tray-- however, if, as most of us do, your printer is up against the wall, that requires moving the printer out. But then, you also have to poke around and find the envelope levers well inside, which are not visible unless you rotate the printer to gain access! (Even if you have room to lower the tray in the back, the printed envelope still will shoot out hitting the wall!). But now the printer has to be re-rotated to lower the front envelope *input* tray--which dismally takes only ONE envelope at a time! After printing, you need to go through the whole rigamarole in reverse order because those envelope levers in the back need to be raised back to their usual up position. It's doubtful that one will want to print envelopes much given all that. I'd much rather live with the slightly curled envelopes of the older printers than go through all of that. (Perhaps envelopes will work with the regular output path...)
OK, TESTED THE REGULAR PATH!
It works like a charm. Just feed in the envelope from the front and let it print normally. There's but a slight bend to the envelope--far less than on the 7020. So, one can ignore the straight-through, 15-step song-and-dance! (Note: You can open the front feeder in a jiffy; the front sliders can be already set for envelopes; and you're off to the races.)
3. Copying from magazines or books has a major gotcha! If the rest of the magazine or book hangs down (which is almost always the case), the copy "button" in the touch screen is covered up. There is no physical copy or start button on the far right of the machine as there was in the older Brother multifunctions. The older design is MUCH better. Here you have to lift the pages to get to the button and that makes it harder to keep the page (or hold down the book) in place to be copied.
Making things worse, the numbers are touch-pressure sensitive (they are not physical buttons) and, when a page of the mag or book brushes against a number, it is all too easy to inadvertently raise the number of copies to 12 or 16 or 19! Today, when I tested this to double-check it, the copy # ended up at 33! Given how fast these modern printers print, you're liable to end up with gobs of extra copies you don't want. Yes, the solution is to always monitor the number that's been set, but one may forget, especially when all you want to do is make a quick one-page copy. Brother should change the sensitivity of the numbers on the touch panel-- and add a Print/Copy button on the lower far right side of the printer.
4. The Home icon button pulses when the printer is sleep mode! That's a distraction. There is no option to turn that off. (The pulsing icon is not needed because one knows the printer is on because the Wi-fi icon is lit up.) Oddly, at times it goes off completely, then mysteriously starts pulsing again (that hasn't happened for a while).
5. The touch screen intermittently lights up even when in sleep mode! Not a major complaint; just weird. That also hasn't happened for a while.
6. Wireless printing takes time--the printer is a slow riser from its naps! :-) We have a Brother inkjet that is definitely faster. No doubt this is related to warming up the laser fuser for printing, but it's worth noting.
7. The printer stinks, especially when printing! It reeked enough that we opened up our study windows even though the temperature was 10 degrees outside! Several days later and it still stinks on printing.
8. How long will the touch screen last? That's a concern and a gamble, whereas the sometimes hard to read LCD screens have a long reliability history.
We're on the fence about returning it. Can we get used to these irritants and deficiencies? Or, to quote Tina Fey, are they "deal breakers"? Will any other printer solve them? Or, as is likely, will they have their own miserable trade-offs?!
UPDATE AND CONCLUSION
We kept it and really like it! Its plusses well outweigh the minuses, glitches, and oddities.
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