Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking

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Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking - An ideal choice for a small workgroup in a small or medium-sized business that needs a dedicated color printer to produce high-impact color output. It boasts fast color and black print speeds and produces high-quality output. Enjoy convenient printing from your mobile device. Spend less time replacing supplies and help reduce operating costs by using high-yield replacement toner cartridges. Deep Sleep Mode uses less than one watt of power when not in use. USB Direct Interface on the front of the unit provides convenient walk-up printing directly from your USB flash memory drive.

  • Fast print speeds.
  • High-quality output.
  • Convenient mobile device printing.
  • Print longer without interruption.
  • Deep Sleep Mode: Uses <1W for when it's not in use.
  • USB Direct Interface for printing directly from your USB flash memory drive.
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Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking
 
3.6

(based on 13 reviews)

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this printer

I bought this because my other brother finally came to its demise after I smashed it with my fist (the paper dock ajar switch broke for the third time in the middle of...Read complete review

I bought this because my other brother finally came to its demise after I smashed it with my fist (the paper dock ajar switch broke for the third time in the middle of printing). I never thought of a color laser/led printer before until I saw this on display at Office Max. I talked to the sales clerk, and after seeing the quality of color prints brothers can print, I decided to purchase the HL-3170CDW. However, they could not find it in the back stock so they sold me this one at the same price. Oh Boy! This printer is overkill for home use, but I also do a lot of printing because I hate reading on a screen. I went with color because its so much cheaper for photos than the store, and ink jet. This printer will print full size pictures 8.5x11 in such high quality, you will not notice it was printed by a brother laser! After doing almost 200 color prints tweaking the color settings in Windows, and also most taking it back to Office Max, I finally was able to print professional quality pictures. I found that there were two things that made the first prints horrible; the hp laser photo paper I was using, and Windows color profiler. To get the best color prints I recommend the following: Remove any and all color profiles for this device in Windows. Do not use laser photo paper. Read and reread the manual. Use Hammermill Color Copy Digital 28lbs, White 100 Set almost every option on the printer to automatic. In Windows printing preferences- Tick all options in color calibration, Do Not use any improve print output options, set media to thick, quality to fine, color to color, document type to photo or manual (in manual, tick vivid and enhance black printing - all others unticked). Use a HIGH QUALITY photo to print! Your cell phone's 14 mp camera does not take the same quality photo as a 14 mp Nikon. This was also something I notice when printing at larger sizes. The hardest thing for any printer to print is gradient. When you use a lower quality, or slightly blurred picture, the printed picture can look worse because the printer is trying to do its best to print a gradient. It is much easier for the printer to blend colors of lower ratio. BEFORE PRINTING, CLOSE PRINTER PREFERENCES! I can't tell you how frustrating it was to find that by leaving this open, and then printing, the changes I were making were not taking effect as default even after clicking apply, until I closed the printer preferences window The oddest thing I found that dramatically effects the quality of the print the most was the type, sheen, and thickness of paper, and the the media type selection in printing preferences. If you mess around with just the media type, you will see what I mean. Well, I hope this helps someone. I spent hours, and a lot of ink and paper figuring this out, but it was worth it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst Purchase to Date

Had a nice Brother color laser printer so picked up a new one when the old one died. Unfortunately, this one goes to sleep and doesn't wake up for print jobs. I use...Read complete review

Had a nice Brother color laser printer so picked up a new one when the old one died. Unfortunately, this one goes to sleep and doesn't wake up for print jobs. I use it on an iMac 27 with OS X 10.9 and it does not print most of the time. Always have to turn it off then back on and then it might print. Getting tired of reloading print drivers and searching for solutions for something that should work when you plug it in. Stay away Apple users.

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4.0

Too Much Plastic

By 

from Monroe Township, NJ, United States

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

We use the printer in our Computer Lab. It prints text very well, but not as good as an inkjet printer for photos. Plastic doors are too flimsy. In an attempt to remove a sheet of paper stuck around the fuser roller, someone, broke the plastic hinges on both the drop-down, front door and the manual feed tray. I guess he wasn't satisfied with that because he also broke the hinges on the rear door hinge and and roller access lid. Go back to metal. It's a good printer if you don't abuse it.

 
5.0

I love this printer

By 

from PA, United States

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

I bought this because my other brother finally came to its demise after I smashed it with my fist (the paper dock ajar switch broke for the third time in the middle of printing). I never thought of a color laser/led printer before until I saw this on display at Office Max. I talked to the sales clerk, and after seeing the quality of color prints brothers can print, I decided to purchase the HL-3170CDW. However, they could not find it in the back stock so they sold me this one at the same price. Oh Boy! This printer is overkill for home use, but I also do a lot of printing because I hate reading on a screen. I went with color because its so much cheaper for photos than the store, and ink jet. This printer will print full size pictures 8.5x11 in such high quality, you will not notice it was printed by a brother laser! After doing almost 200 color prints tweaking the color settings in Windows, and also most taking it back to Office Max, I finally was able to print professional quality pictures. I found that there were two things that made the first prints horrible; the hp laser photo paper I was using, and Windows color profiler. To get the best color prints I recommend the following: Remove any and all color profiles for this device in Windows. Do not use laser photo paper. Read and reread the manual. Use Hammermill Color Copy Digital 28lbs, White 100 Set almost every option on the printer to automatic. In Windows printing preferences- Tick all options in color calibration, Do Not use any improve print output options, set media to thick, quality to fine, color to color, document type to photo or manual (in manual, tick vivid and enhance black printing - all others unticked). Use a HIGH QUALITY photo to print! Your cell phone's 14 mp camera does not take the same quality photo as a 14 mp Nikon. This was also something I notice when printing at larger sizes. The hardest thing for any printer to print is gradient. When you use a lower quality, or slightly blurred picture, the printed picture can look worse because the printer is trying to do its best to print a gradient. It is much easier for the printer to blend colors of lower ratio. BEFORE PRINTING, CLOSE PRINTER PREFERENCES! I can't tell you how frustrating it was to find that by leaving this open, and then printing, the changes I were making were not taking effect as default even after clicking apply, until I closed the printer preferences window The oddest thing I found that dramatically effects the quality of the print the most was the type, sheen, and thickness of paper, and the the media type selection in printing preferences. If you mess around with just the media type, you will see what I mean. Well, I hope this helps someone. I spent hours, and a lot of ink and paper figuring this out, but it was worth it!

 
5.0

Excellent all the way around

By 

from Springfield, OR, United States

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

The price, print quality (even for printing pictures) printer driver and features are all excellent with this printer. The printer is easy to use. This is the best printer I ever had, without a doubt. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

 
4.0

Great features

By 

from Los Angeles, CA, United States

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

This is the first color leaser printer that we had purchased for the company and we been searching for the best fit. We found that Brother do have the most fit for used and the price is reasonable for us. i will recommend this product if any other people needed.

 
2.0

Hoping for More

By 

from Pella, IA

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

Wish my boss would not have purchased this; not helpful for smooth operation as few options are available from print screen

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

slow print speed

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

I replaced an old brother with this one and I find it prints exceptionally slowly. No other complaints.

 
5.0

Satisfied so far

By 

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

Pros: can refill toner manually, is very fast, print quality is as good as our previous HP, did I mention you can refill toner manually? (That's why I went with a Brother brand printer.) Cons: once or twice I had to wake it up manually to print from Windows 8.1/10, but it was a very isolated issue, and I've had no problems at all printing from MacOS X, Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPad 2. As for whether I would recommend it to a friend, I already have actually.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Brother 8250

By 

from Clemson

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

I bought this printer to replace a Brother HL 4040CDN which became sick. This printer cost as much as it would to fix the 4040. The 8250 printer works great right out of the box. Had no problems connecting it to the network. I find this printer to be very quite and when a print goes to the printer it prints very quickly. So far the Brother quality has been there, My big concern is how long the toner last and what the replacement toner will cost.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product

By 

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

So far, it works very well and I have changed the black toner twice. Unfortunately found out that even if I did not use the colors, the printer still stops, signaling that the color toners are low. However, by resetting them it continues well... Will see how long this will go.

 
5.0

Happy Customer

By 

from Mesa, Arizona

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

I am so glad to be done with the ink-jet vampires. our new works perfectly and we will enjoy the savings for a long time to come. Great product, service and support.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Brother HL-L8250CDN

By 

from Lincoln, NE

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

Had the printer for 6 months with no issues. Good B&W and color images. Then the built-in network card failed only after 6 months of light use. Very disappointing!!!. After having to be on the chat line for an hour they finally decided to replace the printer. But with a re manufactured model which in my mind is wrong, should be new. Anyway the replacement unit arrive and it was defective. Wow is all I can say. Never again!!

 
4.0

Reasonable network printer

By 

from Rockville, MD

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

Enjoying the 8250, which I bought after attempting to get an HP M451 working for several days. Quality on the Brother is very good, although it would have been good to get a wireless capable unit for the same as I paid. Did contact tech support, and without much of a wait, got the information I needed. So far, so good; it's NOT really noisy, although it makes some noise when printing.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Purchase to Date

By 

from Missouri

Comments about Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer with Duplex and Networking:

Had a nice Brother color laser printer so picked up a new one when the old one died. Unfortunately, this one goes to sleep and doesn't wake up for print jobs. I use it on an iMac 27 with OS X 10.9 and it does not print most of the time. Always have to turn it off then back on and then it might print. Getting tired of reloading print drivers and searching for solutions for something that should work when you plug it in. Stay away Apple users.

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