Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer – Easy to operate and highly efficient

Super printer that should be cheap to run. I have this running nicely printing from the attached pc and as a shared printer, including printing ok from an ipad. Brother are offering £[ cashback on this model until december 2011 (best check current availability on brother website before you buy). Print quality is good and output is pretty quick. Noise levels a ok, but not as quiet as the samsung it replaced. My main concern with this printer was to keep print costs down and there are a few features it’s worth knowing about:* duplex printing – you use fewer sheets of paper and so perhaps save a couple of quid per ream. * brother don’t chip the cartridge on this model, so refilling with toner is easier and cheaper, if you want to avoid changing the cartridge each time. Few other manufacturers allow this still. * this model has separate drum and toner, so you don’t have to replace both. * it has a toner save mode, quality and toner density is still ok in this mode* it is rated pretty good for electricity useall the paper trays sit within the body and don’t stick out so although it appears very slightly larger than other models, it actually is more compact in use. ]

Had a brother printer before and this one is the same high quality product. Tiny bit noisy but then i do not print mountains of stuff so it suits me. Shame the delivery guy just abandoned it in the back garden with the box open. A comment i put on the delivery feedback form but never heard anything back.

I bought this to replace a kyocera printer. The printer is compact, more so than the printer it replaced, and produces good quality text. There are three print quality options and the lower value, 300 dpi, is reasonable for text although not good for graphics. I particularly needed the duplex printing option and this works well and the output is fast. The one quibble i have with the printer, and the reason i gave it 4 stars, was the noise. This is quite a noisy printer even on standby and a good deal noisier than the printer it replaced. I shall be switching it off when not being used. But for the price still a very good printer.

  • Super printer that should be cheap to run
  • A fabulous piece of kit
  • OK for a home office

I bought this printer when i started working from home. It is perfectly good for what i use it for, and there is certainly no need for me to have a colour printer. The downsides are that sometimes it prints with a light ghosting across the whole page, and not perfect quality and the toner that came with it has not lasted me as long as i would have expected. I’ve had it 4 months and not even got through one ream of paper, and the toner light is flashing, but i am hoping the high capacity toner i have now ordered will last a lot longer. It’s a great little printer, so simple, needs no setting up, but be warned it doesn’t come with a usb cable, and you need the funny square shape usb connector.

Brother hl-2240d compact laser printer with auto duplex. Very satisfied with this printer bought to replace a brother predecessor. The print quality is good and the duplex facility extremely useful. Two minor quibbles: (1) it is a little noisier than its predecessor but not annoyingly loud (2) its manual feed tends to mangle my cheap envelopes – i will need to upgrade the quality of the envelopes i use with it.

Features of Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

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  • Compact footprint
  • Double-sided printing as standard
  • Separate drum and toner
  • Paper capacity: 250 sheet
  • Added peace of mind with 12-month warranty and lifetime technical support

Great printer, but apple compatibility issues. This seems like a terrific little printer. When it arrived it printed wonderfully when plugged directly into my computer via usb. However, when plugged into my airport express base station for wireless printing, issues with the software meant it stopped printing every page and had to be manually restarted. Obviously not practical, so i returned it. Thus, if you are considering this printer, be aware that it has a known (by brother) incompatibility with apple machines for wireless printing.

I purchased this product as a cheap way to print college handouts, which can run at up to 150 pages per week. The duplex & toner save functions are perfect for this job. I would recommend this printer for the small office home office environment.

One comment on “Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer – Easy to operate and highly efficient

  1. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Print output is quick and of high quality. Also prints on both sides of the page. Does everything i need it to. (doesn’t come with a usb data lead though, so you’ll need to buy one). Still using the “test” cartridge that came with it, it’s lasted that long :).
  2. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Print output is quick and of high quality. Also prints on both sides of the page. Does everything i need it to. (doesn’t come with a usb data lead though, so you’ll need to buy one). Still using the “test” cartridge that came with it, it’s lasted that long :).
  3. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Perfect for college printing. Purchased this product for printing all my college notes and slides and it has done quiet a bit of printing, i would recommend it for printing college notes or even for business files, its fast and so far, the toner has printed about 1500 sheets.
  4. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Perfect for college printing. Purchased this product for printing all my college notes and slides and it has done quiet a bit of printing, i would recommend it for printing college notes or even for business files, its fast and so far, the toner has printed about 1500 sheets.
    1. Great for any usual office or home needs. The ability to print on both sides is a deal breaker for me, because so much paper is wasted unnecessarily be only printing on one side. This is still one of the bargain printers available to buy, because it offers so much for a cheap price.
      1. Great for any usual office or home needs. The ability to print on both sides is a deal breaker for me, because so much paper is wasted unnecessarily be only printing on one side. This is still one of the bargain printers available to buy, because it offers so much for a cheap price.
  5. Always have a mono laser printer, last one died after many years wear. This one works just as well, double sided what bliss and luxury no wasting paper, very easy to install and use. Only requires the toner, keep one spare as short notice when it runs out, however take toner out of machine, shake and replace gives you a few hundred more copies to go along with. Fits on a shelf as no high paper feeder out the top.
  6. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Always have a mono laser printer, last one died after many years wear. This one works just as well, double sided what bliss and luxury no wasting paper, very easy to install and use. Only requires the toner, keep one spare as short notice when it runs out, however take toner out of machine, shake and replace gives you a few hundred more copies to go along with. Fits on a shelf as no high paper feeder out the top.
    1. Bought this printer to use for my business. Great machine love it does double sided orinting.
  7. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Bought this printer to use for my business. Great machine love it does double sided orinting.
  8. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Easy to operate and highly efficient. The dispatch rate is very quick and it’s also easy for you to handle the operation in accordance with the instructions brochure. Most importantly, the copy frequency and the speed is relatively high which reduces your await time. Besides, the print quality is also perfect.
    1. Easy to operate and highly efficient. The dispatch rate is very quick and it’s also easy for you to handle the operation in accordance with the instructions brochure. Most importantly, the copy frequency and the speed is relatively high which reduces your await time. Besides, the print quality is also perfect.
      1. Great quality, easy to install. Just purchased this to replace an hp laserjet 1022. Ever since i upgraded my mac to 10. 6, the hp printer was a complete nuisance. It continually failed to print every page of document, and then froze. There are dozens of supposed fixes out there on the ‘net. I tried lots of them and none worked. What a shame hp don’t look after their customers. The laserjet 1022 is now in the bin, and with it goes my inclination to ever purchase another hp item. I unpacked it, plugged it in, and followed the prompt to download the driver that appeared on my screen. One click, a quick cup of tea whilst it downloaded (my broadband is rather slow) and i am printing lovely, crisp high quality documents. Just prints what i want, when i want it.
  9. Great quality, easy to install. Just purchased this to replace an hp laserjet 1022. Ever since i upgraded my mac to 10. 6, the hp printer was a complete nuisance. It continually failed to print every page of document, and then froze. There are dozens of supposed fixes out there on the ‘net. I tried lots of them and none worked. What a shame hp don’t look after their customers. The laserjet 1022 is now in the bin, and with it goes my inclination to ever purchase another hp item. I unpacked it, plugged it in, and followed the prompt to download the driver that appeared on my screen. One click, a quick cup of tea whilst it downloaded (my broadband is rather slow) and i am printing lovely, crisp high quality documents. Just prints what i want, when i want it.
  10. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    I have used brother printers before and been impressed. This one was bought for home office use and is easy to set up and start using-it took me about half an hour from opening the box to printing the test page (and i am no techno-geek). Very clean, sharp copies and quite fast printing speed. For a touch over £75 this is a bargain.
  11. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    I have used brother printers before and been impressed. This one was bought for home office use and is easy to set up and start using-it took me about half an hour from opening the box to printing the test page (and i am no techno-geek). Very clean, sharp copies and quite fast printing speed. For a touch over £75 this is a bargain.
  12. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    I’ve been using the identical printer for some time. Old one is putting black spots on the printing. For the price i’ve been happy to buy a new one, identical to the old.
  13. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    I’ve been using the identical printer for some time. Old one is putting black spots on the printing. For the price i’ve been happy to buy a new one, identical to the old.
  14. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Very good and fast printing. I am very happy with the purchase and loves the way the printer was easy to set up. Connects my pc easily with with the separate usb cable i purchased. I have made a minimum of 800 pages of the cartridge that came with the printer. I would recommend the product for the fast printing time and the double page printing.
    1. Very good and fast printing. I am very happy with the purchase and loves the way the printer was easy to set up. Connects my pc easily with with the separate usb cable i purchased. I have made a minimum of 800 pages of the cartridge that came with the printer. I would recommend the product for the fast printing time and the double page printing.
      1. Excellent simple, mono laser printer for the price. If you are looking for a very basic, easy to use, non messing about, good quality mono laser printer this is itthe hl-2240d makes only black and white prints but the quality is very good for the price. The set-up instructions given are very brief but covers more or less everything you need to know to set-up and operate the product. For full instructions you can always obtain it from the brother website anyway. The toner and drum comes fully inserted into the printer. So far no problems with the quality of its print, no smears, and no jams from the double printing mechanism. You can always change the setting to single page prints if required. As the saying goes the simplier the technology the better. The printer size is nice and compact. It can be a little noisy in the wake mode with the fan within keeping the drum and circuitry cool but not to annoying level.
  15. Excellent simple, mono laser printer for the price. If you are looking for a very basic, easy to use, non messing about, good quality mono laser printer this is itthe hl-2240d makes only black and white prints but the quality is very good for the price. The set-up instructions given are very brief but covers more or less everything you need to know to set-up and operate the product. For full instructions you can always obtain it from the brother website anyway. The toner and drum comes fully inserted into the printer. So far no problems with the quality of its print, no smears, and no jams from the double printing mechanism. You can always change the setting to single page prints if required. As the saying goes the simplier the technology the better. The printer size is nice and compact. It can be a little noisy in the wake mode with the fan within keeping the drum and circuitry cool but not to annoying level.
    1. A great value laser that runs in duplex mode (saving paper) and prints at a very fast speed. No issues so far and i bought brother again because i wore out 2 other brother lasers but was delighted with them too.
      1. A great value laser that runs in duplex mode (saving paper) and prints at a very fast speed. No issues so far and i bought brother again because i wore out 2 other brother lasers but was delighted with them too.
  16. This review is from : Brother HL-2240D Compact Mono Laser Printer with Auto Duplex

    Great dual sided b+w printer. A little loud when initially turned on but it then goes into quiet mode and is no problem. While printing can be a tad noisy it is a small price to pay for a great, inexpensivve, dual sided laser printer. Sam hendricks, author fantasy baseball for beginners and the novel “just one more.
    1. Great dual sided b+w printer. A little loud when initially turned on but it then goes into quiet mode and is no problem. While printing can be a tad noisy it is a small price to pay for a great, inexpensivve, dual sided laser printer. Sam hendricks, author fantasy baseball for beginners and the novel “just one more.

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