I bought this Brother Laser Printer HL2240 to replace a Samsung laser printer. In contrast to constantly-jamming Samsung laser printer I had before, this Brother works flawlessly. Not only does it feature a compact design and solid construction, its color and appearance would not be out of place in either an office, home office or, dare I say, and room of the house.
The printer is connected to my computer using a USB cable. It features
up to 24 ppm (pages per minute) speed and has an adjustable 250-sheet
paper tray. The Brother HL2240 features up to 2400x600 dpi resolution
and has “Toner Save” mode for documents that do not require the best
The printer was
rather easy to install, following the directions on a large sheet
included with it. The manual is on the included CD (as are the drivers),
but there is a label that you attach to the printer itself that
explains what the various LED combinations mean.
I turned the
toner save mode on and discovered that the print quality in that mode is
very good. It is even better with the TS mode off. The printer has a
mechanical on/off power switch on its side and a button on the top panel
to control paper feeding, etc. In addition to the 250-sheet tray, there
is a feeding slot for thicker media. There might be other features, but
I am too lazy to put the CD into my computer and start reading the
The printer driver/settings have a lot of adjustments
and have exciting modes like duplexing. Less exciting than originally
thought though, since you have to manually flip the sheet and feed it
The print speed and the warm-up time are quite good and
the printed pages do not slide off the printer, unlike the Samsung. The
big question mark is the capacity of the “starter” toner cartridge that
the printer came with.
new high-yield Brother toner cartridge rated for 2,600 pages is
currently $47, resulting in a cost of a little less than 2 cents per
page. A regular Brother cartridge is currently $32 for 1200 pages: 2.7
cents per page.
Pros: Compact, stylish, solid and fast, good print quality, even in toner save mode, features.
Cons: Not cheap.
happy with the Brother Laser Printer HL2240 and expect it to last. With good speed and print
quality as well as long-term cost per page, this is an excellent
printer. I only wish it were cheaper, but I already tried that route
(buying a cheaper Samsung printer) and don’t want to cut corners any