I do NOT use that printer and but I will try to help you.
Since I know that you are very serious user I suggest the following.
Forget about KDE GUI for printers built in in PC-BSD (I think that they had some troubles in 1.3 version that might have been fixed).
go to http://localhost:631
and use the honest CUPS manager.
On the third page they will ask you to select PPD either from the disk or to download from the net.
You select to download form the net. That is the absolutely the same PPD
as for Linux and you can find it on Linux printing http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting
and I know for the fact that you can get PPD from them
http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cg ... er-HL-1440
Now I also know that Brother printers and Canon really suck in open source so people were complaining a lot. The PPD I am suggesting is not
the guarantee that the printer will work. Not with Brother and Canon at least.
Recently Brother and Canon have released binary drivers for their printers
You have to go to web site and check. You can access it via Linux Printing web site. I remember going to their web site but noting more than that as my printers of choice are HP which are supported by HPLIP.
I think they had FreeBSD version or the Linux version can be used on FreeBSD. I honestly do not remember.
That should fix your troubles with printer.
You may also try line printer old fashion Berkley way(I do not know if it is disabled on PC-BSD as I am not using it. If I guess it will be yes as one needs to disable line printer to use CUPS)
If your printer has postscript filter you can try to print with
lp filename.ps > /dev/(node of your printer ugen0 or something like that
you have to read dmesg)
Using line printer is well documented in FreeBSD handbook. There is a chapter about it.
I seriously doubt that your printer has postscript filter since some of today printers even do not have a chipset as the printing is fully controlled by the software which requires Windows as you know. That what makes them impossible to use in the open source period.
Fomantic is filter (or a system) which enables you to print things that are not in ASCII code.
Normally line printers if you remember where just printing ASCII text.