Brother Monochrome Laser Printer Review

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Printing for your small team just got easier thanks to the Brother MFCL2710DW Monochrome Laser Printer. This monochrome printer supports duplex printing, and has an automatic document feeder capacity of 50 pages. Being a laser printer, it does support large amounts of black and white printing, though it is designed for lower volumes of work. It’s faxing capacity is also impressive, as it allows up to 400 pages to be saved in the fax memory. These features plus a whole lot more allow us to rank it as one of the best all in one printers you can find.

Why We Like It – Brother Monochrome Laser Printer

The Brother Monochrome Laser Printer is one of the fastest small office printers you can get in the market. At 32-pages per minute, the all in one printer allows you to print, copy, scan & fax, and has a maximum duty cycle of 15000 pages per month. The printer also comes with a 2-line LCD display, and an output paper tray that can hold up to 100 sheets at a time.

Pros
  • Fast printing speed
  • High maximum duty cycle
  • Compact and lightweight
Cons
  • Poor photo quality printing
  • Expensive to maintain

Performance

The monochrome laser’s speed of 32 pages per minute makes it an efficient office tool, and its laser printing technology allows for a high printing resolution of up to 2400 x 600 dpi. This brings out high definition black and white prints, maintaining a very high print quality. Its print speed is almost at par with that of the HP Laserjet Pro, and they’re also both similar in being monochrome laser printers. The only problem you might encounter is when printing photos, as the HP Envy 5055 greatly outperforms this Brother printer in that aspect.

Design

The Monochrome Laser Printer measures 10.7 by 15.7 by 10.7 inches, which is a very compact size for a printer. It’s design is however outmatched by that of the HP OfficeJet 3830, as it bears a more modern look. In spite of that, the Brother laser printer does have a number of great connectivity options, as it can connect to a home network through either Ethernet or WiFi connectivity, and also supports AppleAirPrint, and Google Cloud Print.

Value

The Monochrome Laser All-in-one printer from Brother has a fairly high cost per page. At 3.5 cents per page, you might hit an average of $350 if you do up to 10,000 prints in one month, and this is only text documents. If you can afford this, then the Brother’s EasyReplenish auto fulfillment program might be convenient for you. It works by your printer detecting low ink supply levels, and sends for a new batch of toner cartridges. At 32 pages per minute, iIt’s printing speed is also considerably fast, compared to that of competitors like the HP OfficeJet 5255. The laser printer also has a toner save mode that can be used to reduce the resolution and use fewer dots per inch, and this produces lighter images that still remain clear.

Brother Monochrome Laser Printer Wrap Up

This Brother Mono Laser printer is a great choice as a workhorse for home use, even though it may only be limited by its lackluster performance at printing graphical documents or photos. Brother as a brand though is highly reliable, and has had some of its product lines (such as the Brother HLL8360CDW Color Laser Printer) win an editors choice award in the past. This makes it a reliable pick among the wide range of choices for laser printers you can find for its price.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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