Wi-Fi Direct for easy connection to smartphones and tablets. Free online, call or live chat support for the life of your product. Standard Interface s USB printer cable not included. I’d consider it a success if I didn’t want to throw the printer out of a window after a week. Carton Dimensions W” x D” x H” For my tests, I connected it using the Ethernet port and installed the drivers on a Windows Vista system. The Best Tech Gifts for Women.

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Print up to 23 pages per minute.

That last one is a trick question — of course you’re going to get that. Contact Support In order to best assist you, please use one of the channels below to contact the Brother support team. The combination makes it a much better fit as a shared printer in a micro office or small workgroup. The quality is good enough to print recognizable images from Web pages, but I wouldn’t use it for anything more demanding than that.

On our tests, however, there wasn’t much of a difference. LEDs are less expensive while lasers can offer better quality, but the differences are subtle. It’s the size and weight, more than cddw else, that makes the printer more appropriate for a micro or small office or workgroup than for a home office.

At your side support. In addition to the duplexer, the HLCDW offers a sheet drawer for paper handling plus a 1-sheet manual feed.


Standard Interface s USB printer cable not included. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs. That lets you both share the printer and take advantage of its support for printing through the cloud, without having to worry about Wi-Fi related security issues.


Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted User reviews for it are generally good, but not as good as for the monochrome version. Par quality for graphics translates to output in my tests that was more than good enough for any internal business need, and potentially good enough for PowerPoint handouts and xdw like, depending on how critical an eye you have.

Global Network Global Site. Continue to next page 01 Best for quick help with: You give up a couple of key features in exchange for cheap color. Like the HLCW, it delivers fast speed, a paper input capacity suitable for a typical micro or small office, and Wi-Fi Direct for easy printing directly from smartphones and tablets. LED printers work just like lasers except that they use LEDs instead of a laser to draw the image of each page on a photosensitive drum.

Then I got a little more ambitious and searched for something with the same combination of value and reliability, but with color. Toner cartridges last a long time.

Specification | HLCDW | Others | Brother

Xdw the cw quality were even a little better, it would be a potential contender for Editors’ Choice. As it is, if output quality is a key concern, you’ll probably prefer the Samsung CLPNW, with better-looking output across the board. In both cases, the rated speed is what you should see when printing text documents or other files that need little to no processing.


It’s also the same size, at 9. It also adds both duplexing for printing on both sides of a page and an Ethernet connector.

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Photo quality, unfortunately, is not only below par, it’s in the same range as what I expect to see from a mono laser. This should be enough for most micro and small offices, but if you need more, you’ll need a different vrother, since there aren’t any paper handling upgrade options.

A cheap and charming color laser printer By Dan Ackerman August 6, 4: You can mitigate the photo issues by using laser printer glossy paper — inkjet photo paper is specially coated for an inkjet mechanism and doesn’t play nice with laser printers.

But with a shared printer on the other side of the office, automatic duplexing is a lot easier than doing it manually. As with the HLCW, the speed is a strong point. The resource to the Brrother or file is currently unavailable.

For my tests, I connected it using the Ethernet port and installed the drivers on a Windows Vista system.