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brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

  • Up to 24 ppm
  • 2400 x 600 dpi Black Print Quality
  • Up to 10,000 pages monthly
  • 8 MB Memory, std.
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Learn more about the Brother HL2230

Hardware SPEC

Cartridges Compatible
TN420, TN450

General

Brand
brother
Model
HL2230
Recommended Use
Personal
Dimensions
14.5"x14.2"x7.2"
Weight
14.8 lbs.

Printing

Output Type
Monochrome
Laser Technology
Laser
Black Print Speed
Up to 24 ppm
Black Print Quality
2400 x 600 dpi
Time To First Page (seconds)
Less than 8.5 sec.
Emulations
GDI
Max. Duty Cycle
Up to 10,000 pages monthly

Media Handling

Input Capacity, std.
250-Sheet
Output Capacity, std.
100 sheets
Media sizes supported
Paper Tray: Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Manual Feed: Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5" (w), 4.57-14" (l))

Ports

USB Ports
Yes

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
31dB/53dB
Processor(MHz)
200
Memory, std.
8 MB
Power Requirements
AC 120V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
9W/65W/495W

Features

Features
Fast laser printing. Helps improve your productivity with a print speed of up to 24ppm.

High-quality output. With a print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi, the HL-2230 produces professional-looking output with crisp text and excellent graphics.

Compact size. The HL-2230's small footprint will conserve valuable workspace.

Convenient paper handling. The HL-2230 can meet all of your printing needs via an adjustable 250-sheet capacity paper tray that handles letter or legal size paper and a manual feed slot for printing envelopes and letterhead.

Straight-through paper path. A manual feed slot and rear paper exit provide a straight-through paper path to ensure that all of your printed materials always look their best.

Toner Save mode. Use less toner and save money by using Toner Save mode for your less critical business documents

Packaging

Package Contents
Printer
(1) Starter Toner Cartridge (yields approx. 700 pages)
(1) DR420 Drum Unit (yields approx. 12,000 pages)
CD-ROM - Includes User's Manual and Printer Drivers
AC Power Cord
Quick Setup Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2014 6:49:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad for basic tasks

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: I've had this printer without a single problem for almost 2 years. It mostly prints receipts. The time to first page isn't horrible and the quality is very nice unless you're printing photos. The toner is very cheap as well.

Cons: It'd be nice if the paper tray was a bit larger but at least it keeps the printer size mall. Every time I send a print job, it's like the printer sprays toner into the air and it smells awful. I would recommend using this printer in a small area with poor ventilation. Also, it's a bit loud.

The print quality in areas of all the same color in a photo or graphical print are very textured due to an inferior drum. But, if you're getting a printer for graphics, you should get a higher quality one anyway.

Once again, the manufacturer decided to anger and annoy everyone by not including a simple, cheap USB cable with it. So you better have your own or remember to order one.

Other Thoughts: How expensive could it possible by to include a basic 6ft USB cable?!

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  • MARK S.
  • 3/24/2014 7:37:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo surprises (follow up)

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Works as advrtised.

Cons: None,

Other Thoughts: I like it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/28/2014 10:40:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs  Good deal

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: A bargain at sale price.

Cons: would've been nice if it came with USB cable.

Other Thoughts: n/a

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  • MARK S.
  • 2/26/2014 9:14:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood printer, good price

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Love it. My first laser printer (HP4P) was $1,00.

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  • Donald S.
  • 1/29/2014 2:04:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIf you must have a desktop printer

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: First off, I hate desktop printers. Years of experience with them has lead me to the conclusion that they are generally treated by manufacturers as a "race to the bottom" product. Not so with this Brother desktop laser printer! Great quality, fast prints, a very good price and affordable refills makes this an easy purchase for anyone looking for a reliable desktop printer.

I've installed several of these for various users and haven't had any complaints.

True, it doesn't print in color, but if you want low quality color prints that cost a fortune to constantly be refilling ink for go ahead and buy a different printer. If you want something that works consistently and will not catch you off guard by being out of ink when you really need to print something, this is a great choice.

Cons: It doesn't have any network connectivity, so if you want to print to it from more than one computer you'll have to share it via the machine its connected to. This isn't a real con, but if you want better support for network printing Brother makes other models with network support that also work very well.

Other Thoughts: This is my go to suggestion for when people ask me what printer to buy.

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  • Ed B.
  • 12/7/2013 1:47:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsFast - Loud - Light/Dark Bands in Photo/Graphic output.

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Quality and speed of text printing is great.

Cons: DPI: Brother claims this printer is capable of 2400x600 dpi but the print driver installed from the supplied CD only allows me to choose 300, 600 or 1200 dpi (not 2400).

NOISE: The fan in this printer is LOUD. When the printer is sitting idle, the fan is 5 times louder than my 2 desktop PC running at the same time. Even when I turn on my music to drown out the fan, the fan noise is still annoying. When printing a page the fan kicks into overdrive loud. That coupled with a very loud paper transport mechanism makes this one of the loudest printers I have been around.

GRAPHICS: Line graphics print fine. Graphics with colors or fill patterns, print with light and dark bands.

PHOTOS: Photos print with light and dark bands across them. I have tried different resolution and printer settings but the bands are still there.

PRINT DRIVER: The print driver installation software crashed the first time I tried it.

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  • James F.
  • 12/2/2013 4:12:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHL2230 Laser Printer

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Awesome printer! Software installed with no problem, and the actual set up of the printer was a snap. No more wasted money on ink. Prints fast enough for my needs, print quality is great.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Brother makes outstanding affordable laser printers that seem to last forever. I know several people that own these and their luck with Brother convinced me to buy this one, and I am not disappointed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/1/2013 1:00:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks good but the basic toner is a joke.

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Good crisp fast prints! Relatively cheap for what it is. Not too noisy although it isn't quiet.

Cons: The basic toner is kind of a joke as it doesn't have this reset system and stops working after 100 to 150 prints or so even when it has more ink in it. There is a way around this though...

Other Thoughts: There is a way to reset the print count on the system and you should search the web for it. Once the count is reset you will be able to keep printing till it runs out.

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  • HO L.
  • 5/10/2013 2:43:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggstoner gazilla

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: cheap price

Cons: Every 28 days I have change a new toner and every 3 months I have change new drum. If I'm not change on time like 3 days the printer just die, no warning or override. Just die. It is very bad for business. I changed 4 Brother printers and a fax machine at once. Back to HP (American is better).

Other Thoughts: by making you buy REM toner and drum every month is no good business.

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  • Jacob H.
  • 4/10/2013 10:59:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Printer, Great Buy

This review is from: brother HL2230 Personal Up to 24 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer

Pros: Great little laser printer. I got tired of my inkjet printer constantly running out of ink. This brother printer was on sale at the time for around 60$ and it has saved me so much time and money. The cartridge it comes with has gotten me around 1000+ pages and is still going strong.

Cons: Replace cartridge light comes on a little premature. Mine lit up a few hundred pages ago so I got a replacement cartridge... however the original cartridge shows no signs of dying yet.

Other Thoughts: The actual brother brand replacement cartridges will run you around 40-50$. However, if you shop around for compatible off-brand cartridges, you can find them for around 20$.

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