Brother HL-2240 Laser Printer

Brother Printer HL-2240 Laser Printer


  • Inkjet Printer
  • Usage: Home & Home Office
  • Function: Print
  • Fast print speeds up to 24 ppm
  • Print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray for letter or legal size paper

4.2 out of 5(164 customer discussions)

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Brother HL-2240 Printer Review

The Brother HL-2240 series consists of two models: the HL-2240 and the HL2240D. The difference between the two models is added automatic duplexing on the LH-2240D. According to Brother, the two printers are otherwise identical. The HL-2240 is a compact black & white laser printer designed for personal use which you should have no problem finding space for it.

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Features & Benefit

Speed and Quality
It comes with fast print speed up to 24ppm (black) and the first page out emerges less than 8.5 seconds with up to 2400×600 dpi resolution. Text quality is average for a monochrome laser and is fairly good for most business use. If you don’t need small font size (lower 8 points) printings, you shouldn’t have any trouble about the text. Graphics output is relatively typical for a monochrome laser.

This model doesn’t include fax, copier or scanner. No auto duplexer is a bit of a let down. However If your printing needs don’t stretch beyond needing to print black and white text and graphics, this model will suit you just fine.

Ease of use
The HL-2240 has no LCD display but uses three LEDs to indicate toner, drum and general errors, along with a green LED to show when it’s ready to print.

Paper handling
The HL-2240 offers more than acceptable paper handling for personal use, with a 250-sheet paper tray and a one-page manual feed slot, so you don’t have to change the paper in the tray just to print a couple of sheets using a different paper stock. This model doesn’t use a combined toner and drum cartridge, so you don’t have to replace the drum every time the toner cartridge runs out. You can also use the toner-save mode to prolong the life of the toner cartridge.

Connectivity
Setup is standard fare. All operating systems are supported (Mac, Linux, Windows). The HL-2240 has reduced functionality and connectivity. It connects only by USB cable.

Pros

  • Fast print speed
  • Acceptably high quality output for business use
  • Low price

Cons

  • No automatic duplex printing
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No Ethernet

Summary

The Brother HL-2240 is a higher capable personal printer with an affordable price and reasonably running costs. It is an entry-level model but has impressive fast print speeds and reasonably output quality. The HL-2240 takes up a very small space with 250-sheet input tray and 100-sheet output tray All told, it offers great value for money and serves most office needs comfortably. If you are looking for a personal monochrome laser printer, the Brother HL-2240 should be in your must-see list.

More info: http://www.brother-usa.com

Brother HL-2240 Printer Specifications

Printer Technology Electrophotographic Laser
Printer output Black and white
Function Print
Date first available at Amazon.com November 1, 2011
Processor ARM9 200MHz
Memory 8 MB
Printing Back to top
Print speed Black: 24 ppm
First print out time < 8.5 seconds
Print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi
Auto duplex printing No
Monthly duty cycle up to 10,000 pages
Recommended monthly volume 250 to 2,000 pages
Photo printing Back to top
Direct photo printing No
Borderless Printing No
Paper Handling Back to top
Paper trays 1 tray
Paper types Plain paper, recycled paper, bond, labels and envelopes
Paper sizes Paper tray:
Letter 8.5″ x 11″
Legal 8.5″ x 14″
A4 8.25″ x 11.7″
A5 5.83″ x 8.25″
A6 4.13″ x 5.83″
B5 6.93″ x 9.83″
B6 6.9″ x 4.9″
Executive 7.25″ x 10.5″

Manual feed slot:
Letter 8.5″ x 11″
Legal 8.5″ x 14″
A4 8.25″ x 11.7″
A5 5.83″ x 8.25″
A6 4.13″ x 5.83″
B5 6.93″ x 9.83″
B6 6.9″ x 4.9″
Executive 7.25″ x 10.5″
Envelopes
Custom Sizes 3.0-8.5″ (w), 4.57-14″ (l)

Max paper sizes Paper tray: 8.5″ x 14″
Manual feed slot: 3″ x 4.57″ to 8.5″ x 14″
Input tray capacity Paper tray: up to 250 sheets
Manual feed slot: 1 sheet
Output tray capacity 100 sheets
Connectivity Back to top
Cable interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (USB cable not included)
Ethernet networking No
Wireless networking No
Media reader support No
USB direct interface No
PictBridge No
General Back to top
Display No LCD display
OS support Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP / XP Professional x64 / 2000
Server 2003 / 2008
Mac OS X v.10.4.11,10.5.x, 10.6.x, 10.7.x
Linux: Red Hat, Fedora 10, OpenSuSe 11.1, Debian 5.03, Ubuntu 9.04
Printer Drivers / Emulations GDI
Dimension
(W x D x H)
14.5″ x 14.2″ x 7.2″
Weight 14.8 lbs.
Sound level 31dB ready, 53dB printing
Power supply AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 495 watts printing, 65 watts ready, 9 watts sleep
Energy star qualified Yes
What’s in the box - Brother HL-2240 Printer
- Starter Toner Cartridge (yields approx. 700 pages)
- DR420 Drum Unit (yields approx. 12,000 pages)
- CD-ROM – Includes User’s Manual and Printer Drivers
- AC Power Cord
- Quick Setup Guide
Warranty and support 1-Year limited warranty

Brother HL-2240 Printer Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review
164 Reviews
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187 of 194 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brother HL-2240, December 17, 2010
This review is from: Brother Monochrome Laser Printer HL2240 (Office Product)

I am always curious about the expectations of other consumers who write reviews, so I will try to detail mine. I specifically bought this printer because I travel frequently for work and spend a lot of time working from a hotel room. The size is fairly compact for a laser printer, and having a laser printer was a must since I print a lot of documents when I am on the road (I have gone through inject cartridges within a few days). Price was an issue since things have way of breaking more frequently when you move them around a lot. The cartridges are $70 or so at Office Depot, so don’t buy them there! I have found them here on amazon for around $35 which is more than reasonable. Do yourself a favor and buy a replacement immediately as the cartridge that comes with the unit will run out quicker than expected. The speed and quality of prints is decent, and quite frankly would not have even mentioned it unless other reviewers had mentioned it. For anybody who has never used a laser…Read more

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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this inexpensive yet high-quality laser printer, July 27, 2011
This review is from: Brother Monochrome Laser Printer HL2240 (Office Product)

Customer Video Review Length:: 0:35 Mins

Video note:
My video clip shows the Brother HL-2240 printing the full user’s manual, printing 4 document pagers per side of paper, on both sides of paper (via manual duplex). The printer sits in a confined space in a small room, and I find the noise level (printing plus fan noise) more than acceptable.

Review:
As a freelance part-time worker sometimes I need to print documents but my employer doesn’t give me access to their lasers, so when I saw this for sale at staples for 60 I decided to get one. I’ve been very happy with this small-footprint mono laser printer.

The starter toner is rated at 700 pages, but supposedly with the Toner Save mode and printing at 300dpi at text setting, plus shaking the cartridge when toner low comes on, you can stretch the toner life for quite a few more pages. Standard toner is rated at 1,200 pages and costs about 45, with an extended toner available for I think 85 bux but good for 2,600…Read more

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely positive review, November 27, 2010
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This review is from: Brother Monochrome Laser Printer HL2240 (Office Product)

[2nd UPDATE: I've now had this printer for over a year. It's great. Believe it or not, I *just* finished up the starter cartridge-- true, I don't print that much, but I would say I printed a few hundred pages at least. No regrets at all. This shows really well for Brother.]

[UPDATE: I've had the printer now for about three months and it's exactly what I wanted. Not only that, but I'm using the ink-saver setting and am still on the starter cartridge that came with the printer! As expected, there are now after-market printer ink refill options. People were just being whiney. All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase.]

I too was frustrated to see so few reviews of this product as I was deciding whether to purchase it (there was only one yesterday!). So, here’s my initial review based on having used the printer for less than 24 hours. I’ll adjust if my later experience changes.

First, the basics: the printer fundamentally does what it says it…Read more

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Brother HL-2240 Printer Toner Cartridges

  • 1 Black Toner Cartridge
  • 1 Drum Unit

Compatible Brother HL-2240 Toner:

Toner Cartridge Page Yield Price
Toner Cartridge Starter Toner 700 pages
Standard Toner Cartridge TN-420 1,200 pages

Brother TN420 Toner Cartridge – Retail Packaging – Black

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High-Yield Toner Cartridge TN-450 2,600 pages

Brother TN450 High Yield Black Toner – Retail Packaging

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Drum Unit DR-420 12,000 pages

Brother Drum Unit DR420 – Retail Packaging

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Calculating Cost Per Page:

Cost per page is a calculation of how much it costs to print one single page. Calculating the cost of printing per page before buying a printer, you can ensure whether or not you are able to save money in the long run.

Cost per page = Price of ink cartridge / Page yield

For example, if the price of an ink cartridge is $15 and its yield is 440 pages, then its cost per page will be $15/440=$0.034 (3.4 cents per page).

Brother HL-2240 Printer Price

Estimated Retail Price: $119.99

4.2 out of 5(164 customer discussions)

List Price: $149.99

Sale Price: $76.11

You Save: $73.88 (49%)

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