The Bottom Line
- Very fast
- Built-in duplex printing
- Wired / Wireless networking built in
- USB port up front
- Minimal paper curl
- Tiny LCD screen hard to see and read
- Wireless setup was tricky
- Need a separate tray for high-capacity printing
- Color laser printer
- Wired and wireless networks
- Up to 30 pages / minute
- Up to 2400 x 600 dpi resolution
- Automatic duplexing
- 250-sheet paper capacity
- PCL6 emulation
Guide Review - Brother HL-4570CDW Wireless Color Laser Printer
The printer was fairly easy to set up, though the tiny, yellow LCD screen was hard to read from any angle. Wireless set up was more tricky--there's no keypad and the process can't be done via the Web interface as it can with other Brother printers. Adding a wireless password was a tedious process that involved using an arrow key to scroll through special characters and numbers before coming to the upper-case alphabet; and if you need a lower-case letter, you've got a lot more scrolling to do. Still, it's a one-time deal.
Once it was up and running, it did a great job. First pages for small jobs took about 11 seconds to come out, with pages flying out at under three seconds per page afterwards. Larger jobs (such as large PDF files) took longer to get started, with first pages taking at least 18 seconds (subsequent pages still took about three seconds each).
Color and monochrome prints looked very good and there was only a minimal paper curl, so as always, I'd suggest that you use paper made specifically for laser printers.