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Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

B&H # BRHL2280DW Mfr # HL-2280DW
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Product Highlights
  • Print Resolution 2400 x 600 dpi
  • 27 ppm
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet
  • Print and Scan with Mobile Device
  • Automatic Duplex Printing
  • Optical Scan Resolution 600 x 2400 dpi
  • Scan to Email, OCR, PDF
  • Monthly Duty Cycle 10,000 Pages

The HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer from Brother combines 27-page-per-minute print speed with copying and color scanning in a compact desktop-friendly size. The recommended monthly print volume is 2000 pages, making the machine perfect for any home or small office. Easily cut your paper consumption by up to 50% with built-in automatic two-sided printing. The large input tray holds 250 sheets, letting you carry out large print and copy jobs without having to stop to add more paper. The manual feed slot is perfect for printing on heavier paper as well as labels, and envelopes.

The multiple connection options let you share the printer over a wired or wireless network in addition to the standard USB connectivity. With 32 MB of built-in memory, the unit won't hog the computer's resources to handle large print jobs.

The provided optical character recognition (OCR) software can be used to digitize your files and reduce paper clutter. Simply scan printed documents, convert them to searchable text documents and save them on the computer for easy access anytime.

Duplex Printing
The printer features automatic two-sided printing, allowing you to easily cut your paper consumption by up to 50%, saving money and paper use
Multiple Connectivity Options
With USB, Ethernet and wireless connectivity options, you can choose the most convenient way to hook up your printer. The printer can be connected to a network and shared among all the network users, so you'll only need one printer for everyone
Printer
Printing Technology Monochrome laser
Print Color Black
Maximum Resolution 2400 dpi
Print Speed 27 ppm
First Print Out Speed Less than 8.5 seconds
Print Features Toner Save mode, n-in-1 printing, watermark
Memory 32 MB
Printer Duty Cycle Recommended: 250 to 2500 pages/month
Maximum: 10,000 pages/month
Paper Handling
Paper Capacity Input Tray: 250 sheets
Manual Feed: 1 sheet
Paper Types Plain, bond, envelopes, labels
Paper Sizes Input Tray: Letter, legal, executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Manual Feed: 3.0 x 4.57" to 8.5 x 14.0"
Maximum Printable Area 8.5 x 14.0" (21.59 cm x 35.56 cm)
Maximum Paper Thickness Paper Tray: 16 - 28 lb (bond)
Manual Feed: 16 - 43 lb (bond)
Special Media Support Envelopes, labels
Duplex Printing Yes
Fonts 66 scalable fonts, 12 bitmap fonts, 13 bar codes
Scanner
Type Color, monochrome
Maximum Scan Size 8.5 x 11.27"
Scanning Software Microsoft: Scansoft PaperPort SE with OCR
Macintosh: Presto PageManager
Copier
Type Monochrome
Copy Speed 27 cpm
Reduction / Enlargement 25 - 400%
Connectivity
Interface USB, wireless 802.11b/g, Ethernet
Processor 200 MHz
Network Capable Ethernet, wireless
General Attributes
Operating Systems Windows, Mac
Security Features WEP 64/128, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)
Power Requirements AC 120V 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Printing: 445 W
Ready: 55 W
Sleep: 1.0 W (WLAN On - 2.8 W)
Environmental
Temperature 50 - 90.5 °F (10 - 32.5 °C)
Humidity 20 - 80%
Acoustic Noise Operation: 53 dB
Standby: 30 dB
Physical
LCD Display Backlit monochrome display
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.9 x 15.7 x 10.6" (40.4 x 39.9 x 26.9 cm)
Weight 22.7 lb (10.3 kg)
Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
  • Starter Toner Cartridge (~ 700 pages)
  • DR420 Drum Unit
  • Installation CD-ROM
  • AC Power Cord
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Basic User's Guide
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Note:USB, Ethernet Cables Not Included

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BrotherHL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
     
    4.7

    (based on 76 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (61)
    • Easy to set up (60)
    • Fast print time (60)
    • Compact (38)
    • Reliable (36)

    Cons

    • Hard setup (7)
    • Large footprint (4)
    • Slow print time (4)

    Best Uses

    • Everyday documents (61)
    • Professional documents (17)
    • Graphics & charts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (47), Infrequent user (22), Heavy duty user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (54), Business (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    value for money

    I wanted a small home printer. I don't print too many pages daily, but may be about 30-40 pages a week. I was looking for an inexpensive printer. But more important to...Read complete review

    I wanted a small home printer. I don't print too many pages daily, but may be about 30-40 pages a week. I was looking for an inexpensive printer. But more important to me was having the option of scan+copy also. Laser vs InkJet : there were many cheaper choices if I settled for Inkjet , but then the hassle of catridges & ink said no to inkjet. I shopped online for a good laser printer witin my budget. I found this and ordered. The order processing and delivery was fantastic. The item arrived a day before the promised date.
    I opened the box, it came with a software+drivers CD. I have two laptops at home to use with this printer. I use a wireless router at home. The setup was simple, i had to just load the s/w on the laptops and then configure the printer to my wireless router home network. Thats it, its up and running.
    Pros : ease of setup, print quality, boot up time, intelligent software.

    I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a good and cheap printer+copier+scanner.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    I bought this product in September 2011, so I have had some time to use it. About a year after purchasing and setting it up (WiFi connection), this printer stopped printing almost...Read complete review

    I bought this product in September 2011, so I have had some time to use it. About a year after purchasing and setting it up (WiFi connection), this printer stopped printing almost any print job that was sent to it. First, it stopped printing PDFs. I went online to find a fix. Found one and installed it. Printed OK for a while then the same thing occurred - wouldn't print PDFs nor would it print email messages. By this time I was frustrated and found a telephone number online for Brother Tech Support (the tech support number in the manuals wouldn't help because it is out of warranty). Turns out the Tech Support was a for-pay online service that repairs computers, printers, etc. I wasn't comfortable with this place, so I took the computer to a local big-box store that services computers. (I have used their service in the past and was satisfied.) They claimed this was a symptom of a virus or malware. They checked the computer and found the remnants of some malware that they suspect was interfering with the software for the printer. They had to remove and re-install the operating system and all software to correct the problem. I reloaded the printer software and things were good for about a week before they went back to the same situation I had before the computer was serviced. The computer is well protected with a top-notch internet security system.

    In addition to not wanting to print PDFs and emails, the printer goes into a deep sleep mode immediately after it has printed a job. If I send a print job to it while in this sleep mode, it will sometimes print after a very long wait. Other times, it doesn't print at all and an error message appears when I check the printer status.

    The first time I set up this printer, I had the same experience that another reviewer mentioned - it was not easy. I called Tech Support and was walked through how to set it up by an impatient woman. The hardcopy and electronic instructions for setup were useless.

    When this thing finally prints, I am satisfied with the quality of the print job and with the double-sided print feature.

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    3.0

    Good, but Mac wireless setup issues

    By John H.

    from New York NY

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Print Time
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Hard Setup

    Best Uses

    • Everyday documents

    Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

    The printer itself is a good deal, and I received excellent customer service from B&H. The stumbling block is the lack of appropriate driver supplied on the meaningless discs. If you're on Mac 10.7+ and want wireless, be prepared for an arduous driver download through an unfriendly, outmoded web site and a manual that does not conform to your needs. You'll have to call Brother customer service for sure. Remember your dad swearing as he put together your bike on Christmas Eve while playing Santa? Kind of like that.

    However, the Brother people did persevere with me and, after much delay, the printer is humming along.

    Brother should go through the trouble of updating its drivers. This felt like I was in the Atari era.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Excellent customer experience

    By Will I.T. Professional

    from California

    Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

    I recently purchased this printer
    because I have long been tired of my standard ink jet style printers running out of 1 ink color or 1 color drying up because of infrequent use and going into lockdown. Nothing feels more like being ripped off than a printer not working due to ink cartridge replacement.
    Great product, great company, excellent prices.

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    5.0

    Great Printer! Now using 3

    By Reginald

    from Sandy Springs, GA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable construction
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Print Time
    • Low toner consumption

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

        All of our printers are now Brother. We have three of these now being used daily.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Work great for my needs

        By D

        from Florida

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Everyday documents

        Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

        Very good multifunction printer. Good quality prints, easy toner install and wireless signal. Great price for the features

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Best Printer for the Price

        By Riotbug

        from Dahlonega, GA

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Durable construction
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time
        • Low toner consumption
        • Reliable
        • Sharp detail

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday documents
          • Graphics & Charts
          • Professional Documents

          Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

          I did a great deal of research before settling on this printer, and I'm glad I did. I have found a winner. For the price, you simply cannot find a better printer.

          Flawless wireless capabilities, easy setup (took about 10 minutes without any issues), very user friendly, very fast, and perfect scans!

          If you are looking for an all around great printer that is in this price range, just take my word for it, this is the one.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          A great addition to any small business

          By Pastor Jim

          from Big Spring, TX

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday documents
            • Professional Documents

            Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

            This is used in a small church office. It was very easy to set up- the hardest part was finding the correct drivers online because our Mac computer had the newest OS on it. However, once I found and downloaded those, it was very simple.

            Hoping for many years of swervice from this printer.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great Choice

            By LOU LOU FROM B&H

            from NY

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer
            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Durable construction
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Print Time
            • Low toner consumption
            • Reliable
            • Sharp detail

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                Great and no problems so far. MUST GO WITH.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Great Printer - Great Support!

                By LewR

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Durable construction
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Print Time
                • Feature Rich
                • Low Cost Toner Cartridges
                • Low toner consumption
                • Reliable
                • Sharp detail

                Cons

                • Mac Filter Incompatible
                • No Color Printing

                Best Uses

                • Bw Pictures
                • Everyday documents
                • Graphics & Charts
                • Professional Documents

                Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                Purchased HL-2280DW to replace my HP Laserjet for my home business and personal use hoping to reduce ink costs on my business documents. Have had the printer for 6 weeks now and my only complaint is that I didn't do this years ago! The product exceeds all the reviews and advertisement claims I've seen. It's print quality is exceptional, speed is much faster than my old HP, Dual print is saving my office money on paper costs while printing more professional 2-sided documents, and the ability to print from my cellphone and remote sites is convenient and efficient - I was able to print docs from a NewYork taxi at my clients location directly to my office in Texas! I love this printer. And by the way, my Ink costs have gone down by about 80% so far.And let me plug B&H while I'm at it. Got the best price, great telephone advise, and fast delivery service as always with this firm. Thank you.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                great addition to a home office

                By sal

                from south carolina

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Print Time
                • Reliable
                • Sharp detail

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday documents

                  Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                  Works great, wireless has good range. For the price, you can't go wrong.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Can't go wrong with Brother

                  By NTZ

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Print Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday documents

                    Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                    This is my second Brother printer, the first one lasted 7 years. Love the wireless feature and the ppm.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Great bargain!

                    By Casual home user

                    from Bay Area, CA

                    About Me Infrequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Print Time
                    • Sharp detail

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday documents

                      Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                      After years of living with a dot matrix printer at home I forgot how nice laser printers are in terms of speed a quality. Can't say I miss the color (yet). Scanning, copying, etc are a breeze. The only negative is the room lights dimming as it warms up.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Stellar service, quality product

                      By Robert

                      from Sarasota, FL

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Print Time
                      • Sharp detail

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday documents
                        • Professional Documents

                        Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                        First let me say service and shipping from B&H are first rate! Best price, fast shipment, excellent packaging. Not my first purchase from them and likely not my last. Can't say how well they handle problems yet because I simply have not had one.

                        The Brother printer is great! I shopped around to find the model that reflected the intersection of price point, needs, and feature. I paid under $100 including shipping. I easily set it up with no assistance from the directions, including accessing my home network. It does not come with the USB cable but I do not need it. My wife linked her laptop also and we both downloaded the Brother app for iphone. Stellar!

                        I cannot comment on longevity, cost of use, etc, but I can say I'm so glad to be FREE from inkjet tech for B&W printing and the associated costs, inconvenience and mess. It is fast, reasonable quiet, and prints crisp text and images. Love the duplexing feature! Highly recommended!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Product

                        By Vivek

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable construction
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Print Time
                        • Reliable
                        • Sharp detail

                        Cons

                        • Jams Easily

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                          This is an excellent printer and scanner. It works seemlessly with my iMac. I also used VueScan with the scanner and it worked seamlessly.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Best value for monochrome printer.

                          By grich

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Infrequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Durable construction
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast Print Time
                          • Low toner consumption
                          • Reliable
                          • Sharp detail

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday documents
                            • Graphics & Charts

                            Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                            Printer works as expected. Shipping was fast. Found the tn-450 cartrage for $17 and dr-420 drum for $24.
                            it's great u can take print that is very small (Printed from print screen) and copy it up to 200%.
                            Use duplex printing now so use less paper and manuels ar less bulky. Using standard 20lb copy paper with no problems. (use to double feed or worse on my Lex ink-jet)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Good printer, good buy overall

                            By manteca user

                            from Manteca, CA

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable construction
                            • Fast Print Time

                            Cons

                            • Hard Setup

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday documents

                            Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                            Very nice looking printer and reliable. The only minor problem was the setup which took a long time and was a bit confusing. That however could have been due to outdated drivers and hardware issues on my computer so not too serious.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Brother wireless copier

                            By Home Office

                            from Apopka, FLorida

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Durable construction
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Print Time
                            • Low toner consumption
                            • Reliable
                            • Sharp detail

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday documents
                              • Graphics & Charts
                              • Professional Documents

                              Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                              The copier was simple to set up, easy to operate, runs like a charm and is much more compact than my old copier (which had less features) HOORAY!!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Quality printer; definitely good value.

                              By StudentN

                              from Columbus, OH

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Print Time
                              • Low toner consumption

                              Cons

                              • No Usb Cord In Box

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday documents

                              Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                              The printer so far has been great-- it prints very fast, the auto-duplex is great, and the quality seems good so far (based mainly on printed PowerPoint slides). There were some reviews that talked about this printer being noisy, but that is completely not the case. It's absolutely silent 98% of the time, and is fairly quiet even when it's actively printing.

                              The set up was fairly easy, and the wireless option is nice.

                              One thing I wasn't crazy about-- as this printer has wifi capability, it didn't come with a USB cord included (forcing me to buy a wireless router sooner than I intended).

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Solid Printer, Great Value

                              By Ted

                              from Baltimore

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Durable construction
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Print Time
                              • Great For Macs
                              • Low toner consumption
                              • Reliable
                              • Sharp detail

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday documents

                              Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                              This is my second 2280- one for home, one for office. Have some older brother printers as well that have been rock solid. I run all in a Mac environment, various OS's (up to OS10.6 currently). Setup is completely brainless. Think I did actually use the CD for the first time on an install since I actually wanted to use the scanning feature on this last printer. Typical installs before have been without a CD- Mac manages to find a decent print driver for basic print functions without any work on my part. The scanning function is fine using the Brother Control Center via CD install. The copy function is surprisingly high quality and very simple to use from the front panel without a computer attached. I've never bothered to attempt the wireless connection- looks too involved and just too simple to connect a USB cable. Pricing on this printer was ridiculously low this time around via B&H.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Workhorse

                              By Logan

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast Print Time

                              Cons

                              • Large Footprint

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday documents

                              Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                              Wifi printing and scanning were both easy to setup. Copies with the press of a single button. It's not connected via cable to any computer so it can go anywhere which is nice since it's fairly large. Works with both our macs and pc's. Silent in sleep mode and prints very quickly. Overall just a very practical printer.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Good basic work horse

                              By Aaron the coding guy.

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable
                              • Sharp detail

                              Cons

                              • Software A Bit Basic

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday documents
                              • General Home Office

                              Comments about Brother HL-2280DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer:

                              Easy to setup, and works as you would expect. For the price it's a very good value. The only thing I would say against it is it's no-frilz software; very vanilla. It would be nice if it had a utility that would isolate separate images on muti image scans and save them as separate files. I've had this usefull feature on scanners I've owned. Again,
                              very good value though, and takes very little space.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              Cables & Adapters

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                              A USB cable (not included) is required to connect this printer to a computer.

                              Pearstone -  USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type B Male Cable - 6' (1.8 m)
                              • You Pay: $3.49
                               

                              Toner Cartridges

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                              Brother -  TN420 Standard Yield Black Toner
                              • You Pay: $30.00
                               

                              Drum Cartridges

                              Brother -  DR420 Drum Unit
                              • You Pay: $69.99
                               
                              HammerMill -  Tidal MP Copy Paper (8.5x11") (500 Sheets)
                              • You Pay: $4.99
                               

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                              Belkin -  6 Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector
                              • You Pay: $6.88
                               
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