Back in the days affordable laser printers, for home and office use, were quite rare – especially the ones which had refillable at attractive prices. Brother broke that tradition and presented his HL-2040 model, compatible with Windows and Mac computers. Within a compact design and state of the art technology within it, this model was the start of the professional home printing trend. 250-sheet of paper capacity, a HQ1200 resolution, USB and Parallel connection capabilities, combined with the printing speed of 20 pages per minute – the HL 2040 was truly the next gen printer.

Because of this, most of the offices from 2018. have this little powerhouse still on their desk, probably in need of a toner refill or a drum replacement, which is the reason why we’re bringing this article to the table:


Compatible Brother HL 2040 Toner cartridges are still available, which still makes a good investment

Brother Genuine HL-2040 TN350 toner

New (39) from $59.39

As with most of the Laser Printers from this series, the front LED indicator will tell you when it’s time to replace the toner cartridges, and the process takes probably just a few minutes, even if you’re quite new to the game. You don’t need any special tools, just common knowledge and a new set of Brother HL-2040 Toner Cartridges. To show you how easy it is, just open the front of the printer and take a look inside, you will see a blue locking lever which will let you pull out the assembly.¬† Once you’re done with taking the toner-drum assembly out of the printer, you just need to be careful with handling it, since it can still spill colors from the cartridges and, thus, destroy your favorite shirt or other surface which you don’t want to get dirty.

Once you’re done with removing the old toner, you will need to shake the new set, to distribute the colors inside it evenly through the cartridge, remove the protective piece of plastic and then just place it in to the toner-drum assembly.

When it comes to this model, we would recommend to go with the genuine Brother Genuine HL-2040 TN350 toner for mono laser printers, which can yield around 2500 pages, depending on the load. It can be found on the official Amazon Store from Brother, with the prices ranging from $50 to $65, with shipping included. By buying genuine ink you’re assured that you’re getting the highest quality of ink for your printer, and in result get another few years of usage from it.