Summary: I was getting fed up with the cost of ink jet cartridges which are a total rip-off and so although there was nothing wrong with my old printer, once it ran out again I decided to change to a laser printer. Surprisingly this network and duplex version was cheaper than the 'USB and single-side only' one, and yet it was still only £60, and it works fine with my Macs (on OS X 10.6.8).
I'm amazed that Brother can produce such a well featured printer at this price
12 February 2014
Summary: I purchased the Brother Hl-2250DN to replace a Brother HL-2140 that I have had for several years. I’d been toying with getting a replacement, but it was only that it had run out of tone that spurred me to action. Although I have a full colour laser printer, I have a number of applications that are purely monochrome; one in particular print details onto a peel-off plastic membership card, which will not absorb inks, so a laser printer is essential.
Summary: This HL-2250DN replaced another Brother laser printer which had served me well for many years. What I like about it is the small footprint, yet it has a proper paper tray underneath which holds 250 sheets (I think). This model can also print duplex, which saves paper. There is also a straight-through paper/envelope path if required. This model comes in black, which I personally prefer to the beige of the previous one.
Summary: This gets 3 stars because Brother is at it again and the Toner Cartridge starts at 360 copies giving a warning every time you print and trying to force you to buy a new Toner Cartridge. A Cartridge should last as a minimum for at least 2000 copies not have a Brother game start to force you to buy more cartridges. The machine needs you to set it up for duplex and that also includes all programs which print onto it.
Summary: Firstly, I believe in saving trees. I don't print stuff too often and can use pretty good colour printers in work. However I decided it would be good to have a printer at home for the odd occasion I need it. I considered the following factors before choosing this printer: - I don't print much so an ink jet printer is probably not a good choice. Inkjets perform best when used regularly so that the print nozzles don't dry up and get blocked.
Summary: We use this printer at a secure / personal one for our Finance Dept so it gets light use during the day, only really being pressed into service properly once a month, however, it believe it could handle the volume if required. It is simple to setup and with the built in networking is perfect for a small office. All of the prints are clear and having a duplex function in a printer so small is amazing.