In almost all respects the Brother HL-4570CDW colour laser printer is good value. Its 496 price tag is budget-friendly with respect to small and medium-size workgroups, much like its affordable toner costs. Its speed as well as features are very competitive. The place the HL-4570CDW falls slightly short is with photo quality; it is best suited to regular business graphics because of this.
As pointed out, its speed is actually exemplary for the class. Plain-text pages printed upon plain paper emerged at 16 pages per minute on the Pc plus 16.4 ppm on the Macintosh. Snapshot-size colour photographs produced on the PC required 4.2 ppm for plain paper and 2.6 ppm with finer settings upon glossy paper. With the Macintosh, colour PDF pages flew out at 9.6 ppm, and our 22MB, full-page colour picture finished at 1.6 ppm.
The text result is exceptional, looking razor-sharp and also deeply black, with no defect. Colour graphics and pictures printed with plain paper seem a bit flat and display distracting background patterning. You will notice those flaws substantially less on simpler graphics such as logos as well as pie charts. Switching to higher-quality settings upon glossy laser paper improved the level of quality a bit.
The HL-4570CDW augments the usual USB and Ethernet connections with Wi-Fi. We set up the machine wirelessly. You are able to link up with a network from the printer, although entering a rather long password one character at a time on the top-mounted, two-line Liquid crystal display is time consuming. This sort of display seems old-fashioned, however the menu and also controls are fairly user friendly generally.
Driver and also network installations were definitely very simple. Brother in fact installs the printer on the Macintosh automatically. Administrators get Brother's BRAdmin Lite utility to manage a number of networked units, and any individual can gain access to an individual networked machine by means of its internal web page. SecurePrint, yet another network application, enables you to password-protect particular documents to make sure that they will print only if you enter in the magical word at the printer's control panel.
The HL-4570CDW is sturdy, complete with a 60,000-page monthly duty cycle along with good paper-handling features. A 250-sheet input tray rests at the bottom of the device, plus a 50-sheet multipurpose tray folds down directly above that. Paper lands within a 150-sheet top output tray, additionally, the back panel folds down so that you can clean paper jams in the region.
Automated duplexing is standard on the Pc and a mac. The toner cartridges are simple to switch. The cartridge bays are not keyed, having said that, thus you will need to pay attention to position them correctly. Illustrated directions just above the tray display how to orient the locking mechanism properly.
Pleasingly, both the standard-size and also high-yield Brother HL4570CDW toner cartridges are a bit less costly when compared to average. Extra consumables consist of the 25,000-page drum unit, a 50,000-page waste toner box, and a 50,000-page belt unit.
The Brother HL-4570CDW has got the speed and also attributes to stand up to the rigours of a small to medium-size office. It's not as adept at printing photos, as several mid-priced products are.
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