The Brother HL-L8250CDN is an office laser printer that combines good print speeds with powerful performance. This equipment achieves speeds of up to 28 pages per minute in both color and black and white and is designed for continuous use (between 500 and 3,000 prints per month). In addition, thanks to automatic double-sided printing, SMEs and corporations can save on paper costs. And all this with very useful features such as a separate drum and toner or the function to print in one color when one of the tanks is used and not to interrupt the work in the office. The Brother HL-L8250CDN PrinterIt is available on the market for a price of 390 euros. We tell you all the details about this team in a thorough analysis.
Speed and performance
One of the most advanced aspects of this printing equipment is its speeds. Official figures for the Brother HL-L8250CDN stand at 28 pages per minute in both color and black and white. In addition, this team is capable of launching the first blade in less than 15 seconds . One of the advantages that the HL-L8250CDN brings us is the automatic double-sided printing function . It is a feature that can save us a lot of paper costs and keeps the speed at a good figure of 14 pages per minute in both color and black and white.
The quality of the prints has a maximum of 2,400 x 600 dots per inch. The Brother HL-L8250CDN is designed for typical office printing tasks, with a maximum monthly cycle of up to 40,000 pages . Of course, the Japanese company recommends maintaining a cycle of between 500 and 3,000 pages per month to ensure proper operation throughout its life cycle.
Design and paper handling
One of the advantages of this printer is its compact design. Its measures 41 x 48.6 x 31.3 centimeters facilitate placing the unit anywhere in the office. In addition, it has a weight of 15.8 kilos that make it quite manageable. This model uses a combination of white on the sides and back, along with black on the front. When it comes to controlling the functions of the equipment, a two-line LCD screen with 16 characters per line is included.
When it comes to paper handling, the Brother HL-L8250CDN uses a 250-sheet capacity input tray , along with a 50-sheet multipurpose tray . In the first case, the supported weight ranges between 60 and 105 g / m2, while its multipurpose tray admits a greater variation between 60 and 163 g / m2. Users can also purchase an additional 500-sheet paper tray that puts the maximum capacity at 800 sheets. When it comes to printing, the output tray holds a maximum of 125 sheets.
Connections, mobile printing and features
Within the connection section, one of the good news that this printer leaves us is its WiFi connectivity . Thanks to this, we will be able to have greater flexibility to place this printer within the office environment without having to be aware of placing it near the router or running long network cables. If you need it, you can also choose to connect it to the network through the Ethernet cable . This printer also includes a USB 2.0 port so that we can work with the documents that we have stored in a USB memory (without having to go through the computer first).
Within the mobile connection section, the Japanese company is one of the manufacturers that is betting the most on versatility in its models, both laser (such as the Brother DCP-L8400CDN ) and ink (one of the most recent examples is the Brother MFC-J880DW ). This model is Mopria certified compliant . It is a technology that allows us to print directly from the contextual menu of an Android mobile or tablet, without the need to install any type of dedicated app (the requirement is to be connected to the same WiFi network and have a computer from Android 4.4 KitKat). Either way, customers can choose to work through the dedicated Brother iPrint & Scan app. The Brother HL-L8250CDN technology also supports Apple AirPrint and network printing via Google Cloud Print.
If we now look at the section on functions oriented to business use, one of the most interesting aspects is to establish a color print counter to prevent spending from skyrocketing. In addition, the use of this printer can also be restricted to up to 100 users.
Power and consumables
During operation, the Brother HL-L8250CDN consumes 520 watts . We can also opt for a silent mode that lowers the speed of the equipment but also reduces consumption to 325 watts . In the field of consumables, one of the strengths of the printer is the use of a separate drum and toners, so that only one of them needs to be replaced when the time comes. In addition, another feature that we have already seen in several models of the brand is the ability to continue printing documents in a single color when one of the toners has been used. In this way, work is not interrupted.
The drum of the HL-L8250CDN reaches us up to 25,000 pages. Toners included with purchase go up to 2,500 pages in black and white and up to 1,500 pages in cyan, magenta and yellow. However, to improve savings on consumables, it is recommended to buy high capacity toner that can hold up to 4,000 pages in black and white and 3,500 pages in cyan, magenta and yellow.
Price and reviews
The price of the Brother HL-L8250CDN stands at 390 euros. In short, it is a printer that brings us an excellent ratio of features for companies that want a team that focuses on the function of printing in color with good speeds of up to 28 ppm and with double-sided printing as standard. They also highlight its advanced functions such as being able to set a color page counter, restrict access to employees or continue printing in monochrome when one of the toner has used up.
|Type||Laser, A4 printing|
|Speed||Up to 28 ppm in black and white and in color (14 ppm if we use the double-sided function)|
|Color / Mono||Color|
|Resolution||Up to 2,400 x 600 dpi|
|First print time||Less than 15 seconds|
|Maximum monthly cycle||40,000 pages|
|Recommended cycle||Between 500 and 3,000 impressions per month|
|Dimensions||41 x 48.6 x 31.3 cm|
|Colors||Black and white|
|screen||Two-line LCD panel (16 characters per line)|
50-sheet multipurpose tray
Optional 500-page tray
|Automatic document feeder||Not|
|Supported thicknesses||60 to 163 g / m2 in the multipurpose tray|
60 to 105 g / m2 in the input tray
Connections and functions
|USB ports||1 x USB 2.0|
|Mobile printing||Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Brother iPrint & Scan, Mopria|
|Others||Color page counter, Use restriction, Ability to print in one color when one of the toner is used|
Consumption and consumables
|Consumables||Drum: 25,000 pages|
Toner: 2,500 pages in black and 1,500 pages in cyan, magenta and yellow
High capacity toner: 4,000 pages in black and 3,500 pages in cyan, magenta and yellow