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The Brother HL-5250DN is a network-ready monochrome printer with a built-in duplex feature that can make your busy office or small business more productive. Thanks to its built-in Ethernet network interface, this convenient and versatile unit brings your workgroup together and easily handles a wide variety of jobs. The HL-5250DN easily prints two-sided documents, brochures, and manuals with clear resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dot-per-inch (dpi) at an impressive speed of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm). And with 32 MB of standard memory (upgradable to 544 MB), this printer can easily tackle even the most complex jobs. Additionally, the HL-5250DN effortlessly handles letterhead, legal-size paper, and envelopes via an input tray with a capacity up to 250 sheets or a 50-sheet multi-purpose tray. To add more capacity, simply add up to two optional paper trays.
Brother HL-5250DN Laser Printer
pros: Fast, quiet, reliable, true 1200 DPI mode (not interpolated)
cons: Still trying to find one.
Fantastic printer. Read the manual!
It's been almost two years since we bought our first HL-5250DN, and we're still trying to find somet... See Full Review
pros: Networkable, duplex, printing costs are less than an inkjet, very fast printing.
cons: No "ON" light, paper curling, poor print of PDF documents, not for printing photos.
Brother HL-5250 DN - Good network, duplex, laser printer
Update June 1, 2009 Do not use the MP tray! I made the mistake of using this to print some leg... See Full Review
pros: Duplexing, Network Ready, and Price make this a top performer.
cons: Can be noisy during operation and has a tendency to flicker the lights a bit!
Brother HL5250 is BEST IN CLASS!
I inherited my first laser printer many years ago, and haven&#146t looked back. After years of wrest... See Full Review
pros: Fast, inexpensive network ready printer
cons: Forget printing envelopes.
Fine printer if you don't do envelopes
I am an in-house computer tech for a non-profit company. I have been buying HL-5250DN's because HP l... See Full Review
pros: 30 ppm fast, duplexing capabilities, and even the smallest of print is sharp.
cons: Some house lights dim briefly at times when the printer is warming up.
Small Price, Big Performer, Happy User
When my wife's laser printer decided to retire from overwork, I went shopping for another printer fo... See Full Review
pros: Ethernet, Postscript, and Duplex in one inexpensive printer. Everything works. Very quick warmup from sleep.
cons: Printer does not soft-start, UPS on computer kicks in momentarily when printer starts. Envelopes wrinkle.
Mine works very well on MacOS X
Purchased new January 2006. I typically print full pages in duplex mode, apparently more than the "5... See Full Review
pros: Inexpensive, built-in duplexer, network ready, fast output
cons: A little noisy
Great Economical Laser Printer!
We've owned this printer for about 2.5 months and printed 890 pages to date. I have to say this is a... See Full Review
pros: Easy to set up
cons: Not Mac friendly. Manual doesn't include Mac in all sections.
BEWARE Mac users!
This printer is easy to set up and the printer driver installs quickly. BUT the print menu in the Ma... See Full Review
|Printer Type||Workgroup Printer|
|Output Type||Monochrome Printer|
|Total Media Capacity||300 Sheets|
|Black Print Speed||28 ppm|
|Max Resolution (BW)||1200 x 1200 dpi|
|Connectivity Technology||Parallel (IEEE1284)|
|First Page Out Time||8.5 Seconds|
|Max Media Size||Legal (216 x 356 mm, 8.5 x 14')|
|Networking Type||Network Adapter|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet|
|Installed RAM||32 MB|
|Max Memory||544 MB|
|Processor Speed||266 MHz|
|Family Line||Brother HL|