Product Type: Brother printers
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Brilliant quality product
Brother HL 2150N
Member Name: tripsandsmiles
Brother HL 2150N
Advantages: Great quality simple to use
Disadvantages: Only manual duplex printing available on this model
We have been using these Brother printer HL2150N at work for over three years now, and I must say it is the most consistent and quality printer for its price range. I have purchased 3 of these for the organisation i work for, each serving three to four members of staff, who all use it on a medium usage basis. By this I mean about 20 - 50 sheets each, per day.
It's not the prettiest printer ever, but lets be fair, no printers are THAT good to look at. It is mainly grey in colour, with minimal buttons on it, which makes it very easy to use and more importantly, hard to break. I find the colour and the simplicity combined makes it look sort of retro, but that's just my opinion. Either way, it's size makes it relatively portable and fits on a decent sized desk very easily.
As this printer only prints in black, the level of print quality I can review is limited. What I can say is the quality is incredibly consistent, clear and concise. The printer has separate toner and drum, which saves on money when only one part is empty. Although the toner is quite an expense ( around £50 for original Brother toner) each lasts for around 2000 pages. The drum is slightly more expensive, at around £80, but I find this only needs to be replaced very rarely. In fact, each printer I have have only had to be replaced once in its three year life span. Although the drum is pretty much the same price as the printer, I have found you can haggle with stationary companies (Viking direct, staples, local stationary companies) if you are willing to buy in bulk. I tend to buy three at a time and tend to get about 15% discount through a local supplier.
As I mentioned above, this is a brilliant printer. I have found it to be an excellent and stress free purchase for a small office environment. The only downside would be it is only capable of manual duplex printing, which can be wasteful on paper but for the price range its fine.
Summary: Great printer!
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