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HL-2270DW

Compact Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex

Estimated Street Price: $149.99*




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Overall Rating: (4.4 out of 5)
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Very good, with a caveat: InDesign Oddity
February 18, 2014
By Momo from Berkeley, CA
Got this unit to replace 2 HP printers and I will never, ever go back. I really like this machine! The imaging is good and the duplexing (double siding) works reliably (unlike the HPs), though is not perfectly centered (maybe 1/32 off).
While this is a plastic printer, it is well-manufactured and I have never experienced a jam. Works well with envelopes too. After years with finicky printers, I literally smile at this one.
As you may know, printers handle vectors and bitmaps differently. I got this printer partially for printing books and booklets. I know, atypical use. When I print from standard word processors (Apple's Pages–the Microsoft Word of the Mac universe, Bean, Text Edit, etc.) the text is printed as vectors: perfectly crisp. But for some reason the default compile for InDesign documents is as a bitmap: the text is not crisp but particled.
It is possible to change a setting in the print dialog menus to indicate a document that is mostly text rather than graphics, but I still have not found the text output from InDesign (which is industry standard for books and magazines) to be as sharp as the text from lowly word processors.
Seems to be the same issue with PDFs, but I cannot state that universally.
I am not sure if this is Adobe's issue or Brother's issue, but it has me considering whether or not to relayout a whole series of books in Pages just to be able to use this printer. I like this printer that much! Quality is great, and for half the cost of prints at the copy shop.
I have not yet exhausted the demo toner, so cannot speak to longevity.
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Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
great but flawed machine
February 17, 2014
By 8305
This machine is great. It delivers clear copies and never jams.
The flaw I refer to is the 8.8 amp power surge it creates when printing is initiated causes my 15 amp circuit to blow unless I turn out several lights prior to printing.
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Overall Rating: 1 out of 5
disapointed
February 15, 2014
By sammyk43 from Gaston, OR
I have an older Brother all in one lazer printer which has worked perfectly for many years, when I needed one to use down stairs I purchased the HL-2270DW an an very disappointed with this unit.

Every so often it just stops working with an error message that the unit is not connected and I have to reload the software over and over again to get it to work. I do not recommend this unit
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Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Printer
February 9, 2014
By Riku from Ferndale, MI
Great printer. Like double sided printer with no need to reinsert paper to print second side, unlike older Brother HL-1440.

Toner saver mode adequate for most printing, especially text.

Why not provide instructions to extend cartridge life of cartridge that comes with-found on internet.? Plan to get high volume cartridge soon.

Have not set up wireless yet. Plan to use ethernet connection on one PC, and wireless on other. Not sure yet whether both can have files waiting to be printed at same time. I know you can't do on same PC.
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