Brother HL2250DN Toner Review
With the HL-2250DN Brother has created an entry level mono laser printer to satisfy the needs of a growing number of homes and small companies which have a small budget yet require a networked printer to be shared among two or more computers. It's suited to those migrating to a laser model at last since it is affordable, merely uses up a modest amount of desk space and it is simple to set up and work with. Moreover, it possesses an eye-catching matt black finish and thus definitely would not look out of place within the lounge if it needs to be transferred to there from the office. Start-up directions are given on a double-sided A2 sheet and there are two CDs - one with drivers and also utilities and the other having documentation. USB and also networked operation for both PC as well as Mac is included. Inatallation as a networked unit ended up being easy and culminated with the producing of a duplex test page. The paper tray provides a total capacity of 250 sheets. Additionally, there is a letterbox design single-page manual bypass and this can be tweaked to suit the width of the paper being employed. Printer properties offer a complete array of options. Standard resolution is 600 dpi with alternative options being 300 as well as HiQ 1200 dpi. Then, in addition to standard quality paper there are lots of configurations encompassing thin, thick, thicker paper envelopes as well as labels. Nonetheless, even though I found it really acceptable on the majority of types of stock, even with the rear door of the printer open to provide a straight-through paper route, the trailing edge of a low priced envelope was in fact scrunched up when put in portrait orientation. It was resolved by inserting it in landscape format. The anywhere up to 26 pages per minute statement appeared fractionally optimistic because I timed it at 24ppm. However, this is a small point. What is more significant is the fact that it takes only about 10 seconds to awaken starting from sleep mode and print the initial page. Within sleep mode energy usage is less than 1W so the printer will consume under 1 unit of electricity even if it was kept on 24 hours a day for a month. It's provided with a 'starter' toner cartridge which will print around 700 pages. The consumer then has got the choice of purchasing either 1,200 or 2,600 page Brother HL2250DN printer toner cartridges. While it's possible to recognise that, in order to keep the price down, no USB or even network interface cable was provided. Nevertheless, it would certainly have been beneficial if this point was mentioned on the outer surface of the box. This would certainly stop the purchaser, having only just taken it out of the box, finding out that they were required to purchase one. This printer, which is priced at 127 + VAT, ought to be able to deal cost-effectively with virtually any mono printing necessity in the home or small office plus, simultaneously, won't appear unnatural in each environment. As a result, it might very well be an appealing proposition for many people. Brother HL2250DN printer toner cartridges are available here.