Brother HL-L2325DW Monochrome Wireless Duplex Laser Printer

Brother claims the HL-L2350DW can print at up to 32 pages per minute, 5 pages per minute faster than the machine it replaces. It wasn’t quite that fast for us, but it still seemed speedy enough for just about any home or home-office use we could imagine. We clocked it at 25 pages per minute while printing single-sided PDFs and 12 pages per minute while using duplexing—faster than our color top pick, the HP M255dw, in both cases.

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The L2350DW reliably maintained a connection throughout testing—even several rooms away and a floor below our router. You can operate this printer over USB if you prefer, but in that case you have to supply your own cable. If you want an Ethernet port for wired Internet, you can upgrade to the otherwise nearly identical HL-L2370DW. A basic inkjet can cost as little as $40, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a laser at that price. This gives the MFC-805DW a slim appearance that lacks the elegance of a large color touchscreen, although the physical buttons are probably more reliable than the virtual buttons on many touchscreens.

Built-in wireless and Ethernet network interfaces enable you to share this printer with multiple users on your network. With built-in photocopying and fax functions, an all-in-one Brother digital color printer is versatile. Some models have an advanced scanning function and an automatic document feeder brother hl l2395dw , enabling speedy and accurate two-sided scans. Consider a model with a Gigabit Ethernet port for seamless printing over your wired local network. Brother multifunctional laser printers often have a robust paper tray that accommodates many pages for seamless multipage document production.

Many laser printers employ PIN- and password-protected printing to keep sensitive and confidential data safe and secure. Laser printers use non-liquid-based toner instead of the ink tanks used by inkjet printers. As a result, laser printers have faster print speeds, print sharper text, and prints don’t smear when wet. Laser printers cost more to refill than inkjets, though, and can’t print on glossy paper. The HP Color LaserJet Pro M255dw is fast, powerful, flexible, and refreshingly easy to use.

Its print quality is merely adequate right out of the box, but you can improve that with a simple tweak to the toner density setting. Just be aware that the HL-L2350DW can’t scan or copy; if you need that functionality, look to our monochrome all-in-one pick. Other factors to consider before making your monochrome printer selection are cost per page, cartridge yields, flexible paper handling, scanning capabilities, and resolution. Most importantly, at Brother all of our high-quality black and white printers come with our At Your Side Support – free online, phone, or live chat support for the life of your product. From homework assignments and vacation itineraries to business reports and financial spreadsheets, chances are most of the documents you print every day are printed in black and white.