Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer – Excellent printer, quick. A bit noisy

Mono laser printer brother hl2270dw. If you absolutely don’t need any colo(u)r printouts on a4 sheets then this is the about the very best you can buy. Nb: toner cartridge comes in 2 replaceable parts tn2220 & dr2200 which wear out at different rates of usage and they both cost different amounts of money to buy. Suitable for home or small office (or school office) usage. Recommended by my pc fixer guy in w. London(hint: mr alg) who knows his stuff or computer onions etc. Owned mine since 2012/3 and no bother at all. Various software sites will do next day delivery if you need a new genuine brother toner cartridgeor you can find a shop that does refilling an old brother toner cartridge. Print quality is immaculate/perfect/crisp for cvs etc. Absolutely cannot really run my life without it.

I read a number of reviews before buying this printer. I had none of the troubles that just a few others had mentioned. Like most reviewers, it arrived very quickly, which was great. I had a uk plug and english instructions that were clear and precise. I had no trouble with the excellent wireless setup (my bt home hub 3 connected with the single push of the wps button) and i had my computer printing to it within about 10 minutes max. I have also got my family’s iphones and ipad printing to it with the free downloadable app. And therein lies the only drawback – it’s not an ‘airprint’ printer, so you have to use the app to print from mobile devices. My wife’s elderly apple laptop connected immediately and printed duplex straight away. Having a printer of this quality, that prints on both sides, that prints at this speed and can be set up with this ease, for this price is excellent indeed.

Good printer : setup on a mac with wireless in 10 mins. Bought this to replace an hp laserjet 1102w which has terrible mac wireless setup (installer runs in a browser and is not compatible with latest versions of safari or chome). It’s been great – setup took less than 10 minutes and we are happily printing wirelessly with no trouble. It’s also got a much better paper tray and built in double sided printing as well, so a positive improvement on the hp.

  • Wireless Laser for Mac network
  • Brother Mono Laser Printer HL-2270DW
  • I bought a HP laser for £450 back in 1996

Excellent printer and i would recommend it to anyone who wants a cheap lazer printer. My particular printer has an annoying habit of freezing sometimes when the paper level is low, but this is easily solved by emptying the paper tray completely, trying to print without any paper, which it won’t, then re-fill with paper and it works. I must have a fickle printer.

Brother mono laser printer hl-2270dw. Recently jumping ship from pc to mac necessitated buying a new laser printer as there was no mac driver for the old machine. I focused on this particular brother printer as it met the criteria i was looking for, namely: wireless ready, optional duplex printing, a decent sized paper container and on going running costs for the consumables that looked acceptable. In addition there was the usual gold plated service on offer from amazon, being: an affordable purchase price, no shipping charges, a hassle free returns policy if things go wrong and promise of a timely delivery. The wireless installation was no problem. The enclosed instructions were clear, concise, and easy to follow. The test print came out on cue and was perfect at the first attempt. After a month’s use i have no cause for any concern. The print is fine and even double sided print shows no signs of a heat curl when ejected from the machine. That all said there are a couple of minor cons albeit probably of no significance to the majority of users.

Features of Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

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  • Compact footprint makes this ideal for a small office where space is at a premium
  • Easy wireless set-up, plus extra peace of mind with the wireless security
  • Separate drum and toner
  • Toner cartridge supplied with 1,200 page
  • Added peace of mind with free 12-month warranty and technical support

Small, quiet, fast, cheap: what more could you want?. Laser printer design has come a long way since the health-and-safety-busting big hp laserjets of some years back. I bought this brother to retire an old hp on our home network. It’s tiny by comparison, yet has a big paper tray. It’s so light you think they’ve left something out. Yet it’s fast, both to the first page and for each subsequent one. It’s quiet and it doesn’t smell. It prints double-sided if you want. And the wireless setup is really easy. If you have a recent router with an auto-discovery protocol, you need a pen tip and a finger, and that’s it.

Bought this as fed up of paying a fotune in inks for hp colour printer when the majority of my printing is a4 black and white business stuff. Very pleased with this machine, a doddle to set up wifi and works brilliantly with great quality. Couldnt handle a full a4 mono photo by wifi, dont know why as i’m not a techie, but i can live with that, as it does what i mainly wanted it for very well. Will save a fortune over time by not having to buy millions of those little balck ink cartridges.

One comment on “Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer – Excellent printer, quick. A bit noisy

  1. I’ve had this product for a long time now and have never encountered any problems. I use it for work and so i use it a lot. It’s quick to print and good quality black and white. If it ever goes wrong then i’ll get an exact replacement.
  2. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I’ve had this product for a long time now and have never encountered any problems. I use it for work and so i use it a lot. It’s quick to print and good quality black and white. If it ever goes wrong then i’ll get an exact replacement.
  3. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    It does what it needs to do without problem and was easily set up on the network.
  4. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    It does what it needs to do without problem and was easily set up on the network.
    1. I bought a hp laser for £450 back in 1996. I bought a hp laser for £450 back in 1996. That’s long enough ago to factor in inflation. So maybe £600 in today’s money. The brother is less than a third that price, much faster and the wireless function works a treat.
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    I bought a hp laser for £450 back in 1996. I bought a hp laser for £450 back in 1996. That’s long enough ago to factor in inflation. So maybe £600 in today’s money. The brother is less than a third that price, much faster and the wireless function works a treat.
    1. Good results and good value for a duplex printer. Works well, good results and good value for a duplex printer. It’s a nightmare to instal on a wi-fi network. We have epson and canon printers on our network. Installation consisted of turning them on and letting our imac find them. The imac then automatically downloaded the required software and completed the installation. This printer required software installing from a disc before installation and then connecting by cable (not included) before a flaky installation lets you emote the cable and let wi-fi take over.
      1. Good results and good value for a duplex printer. Works well, good results and good value for a duplex printer. It’s a nightmare to instal on a wi-fi network. We have epson and canon printers on our network. Installation consisted of turning them on and letting our imac find them. The imac then automatically downloaded the required software and completed the installation. This printer required software installing from a disc before installation and then connecting by cable (not included) before a flaky installation lets you emote the cable and let wi-fi take over.
  6. Bought this to replace a good canon laser printer that was not compatible with windows 8. Would probably have bought another canon, if a wi-fi model had been available. I also have a brother a3 mfc which has been good, so went for a brother laser. I have been using it now for 3 months and have no regrets. Faster; easy to set up; print quality excellent; virtually silent in stand-by mode (although it can take a good few minutes to go into this mode after use) and compact. Would recommend with one reservation. The single sheet feeder is fiddly and getting the paper square is impossible to judge; it’s trial and error, which can be costly on paper and ink. So if you think you will use this feature regularly, say on headed paper, beware. That’s the only reason for knocking a star off.
  7. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Bought this to replace a good canon laser printer that was not compatible with windows 8. Would probably have bought another canon, if a wi-fi model had been available. I also have a brother a3 mfc which has been good, so went for a brother laser. I have been using it now for 3 months and have no regrets. Faster; easy to set up; print quality excellent; virtually silent in stand-by mode (although it can take a good few minutes to go into this mode after use) and compact. Would recommend with one reservation. The single sheet feeder is fiddly and getting the paper square is impossible to judge; it’s trial and error, which can be costly on paper and ink. So if you think you will use this feature regularly, say on headed paper, beware. That’s the only reason for knocking a star off.
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    Cartridge capacity not great. Printer itself is fine, relatively easy to setup and use but the toner cartridge that come with it does not print the 1200 pages it claims. Managed to get maybe 200 before it went totally blank.
    1. Cartridge capacity not great. Printer itself is fine, relatively easy to setup and use but the toner cartridge that come with it does not print the 1200 pages it claims. Managed to get maybe 200 before it went totally blank.
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    Good quality networked duplex printer. Good quality networked duplex printer. Seems very economical on ink too. Only slight downside is that the fan can be a bit noisy in a quiet room, but located in a cupboard its 5 stars.
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    Good quality networked duplex printer. Good quality networked duplex printer. Seems very economical on ink too. Only slight downside is that the fan can be a bit noisy in a quiet room, but located in a cupboard its 5 stars.
    1. A bit fiddly trying to connect via wif-fi unless you already have usb ethernet cableonce connected however – prints exactly as described and hardy makes my noise.
      1. A bit fiddly trying to connect via wif-fi unless you already have usb ethernet cableonce connected however – prints exactly as described and hardy makes my noise.
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    It is a very good product, wireless connection makes it easy to us from all my computers.
  12. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Easy to set up, and comes with all necessary instructions. It is fast in printing, single and duplex, and is a great time saver.
  13. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    Easy to set up, and comes with all necessary instructions. It is fast in printing, single and duplex, and is a great time saver.
    1. I am very pleased with the hl-2270dw it pints well, the duplex printing is very good but i have two niggles. The toner cartridge is not very big and is about to run out, the question is do i use a compatible or a brother?2. Usb works out of the box, wifi connectivity took some fiddling about but i could not get the printer to connect through a lan cable. So overall very good would recommend if asked.
  14. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I am very pleased with the hl-2270dw it pints well, the duplex printing is very good but i have two niggles. The toner cartridge is not very big and is about to run out, the question is do i use a compatible or a brother?2. Usb works out of the box, wifi connectivity took some fiddling about but i could not get the printer to connect through a lan cable. So overall very good would recommend if asked.
    1. I bought this printer because i’m fed up paying for colour cartridges for my kodak printer. 99% of my printing is b&w and the quality of the brother printer’s output is very good. You can pay more and get less than the 2270dw delivers. I’ve printed well in excess of 700 pages using the sample toner kit that came with it and it’s still going strong. I’m glad i bought this printer.
  15. This review is from : Brother HL-2270DW Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

    I bought this printer because i’m fed up paying for colour cartridges for my kodak printer. 99% of my printing is b&w and the quality of the brother printer’s output is very good. You can pay more and get less than the 2270dw delivers. I’ve printed well in excess of 700 pages using the sample toner kit that came with it and it’s still going strong. I’m glad i bought this printer.

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