We’ve changed, we promise. Good text and graphics quality. See How We Test Printers. To keep the price of a budget printer down, manufacturers make some tradeoffs. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It printed thin lines well, and backgrounds were blessedly free of banding.

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Toner cartridges last a long time and Wi-Fi setup was quick and easy. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted It offers a wide range of connection choices and good paper handling.

The hl-l23995dw part was the thin instruction sheet with less-than-detailed illustrations, but I was able to intuit the correct way to insert the toner. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. I finally found an affordable printer I don’t hate Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

I’ve had several over the years I won’t name and shame the specific brandsand end up stuck in the same unpleasant cycle every time. It printed thin lines well, and backgrounds were blessedly free of banding. Good text and graphics quality.

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Scanning is strictly from the machine’s letter-size flatbed, as brogher lacks an automatic document feeder. CNET may get a commission from these offers. If you don’t identify with this sentiment, chances are you’ve never owned a low-end consumer inkjet printer.


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Brother HL-LDW Specs – CNET

The XP “Small-in-One” printer turns in high scores for print quality, a versatile The Good This low-cost monochrome laser printer and scanner is frequently on sale. It’s important to note that I didn’t set up and formally test multiple similar products, like we do for reviews of laptops, TVs, phones and so on. Tony has worked at PC Magazine sincefirst as a Staff Editor, then as Reviews Editor, and more recently as Managing Editor for the printers, scanners, and projectors team.

Text and graphics quality is above par, and photo quality a bit below par.

Brother HL-L2395DW

With photos, I saw substantial dithering graininess in a few prints, and there was often a slight loss of detail in bright areas.

The Bottom Line Pick up this basic monochrome laser printer when it’s on sale and your printing frustrations will disappear.

It’s a monochrome laser printer that includes a scanner printer people call this a “multifunction” printerand it’s the sequel to the Brother HLDW, which has been employed in the CNET Labs for months, faithfully printing shipping labels without skipping a beat. Includes Nuance PaperPort software. In printing our full business suite, which includes PDF, PowerPoint, and Excel files in addition to the aforementioned Word document, it averaged Review Sections Review Prices Specs.


Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s We’ve changed, we promise. If there’s one truth about every printer I’ve ever owned, it’s that I’ve dreamed of pulling an IniTech: I consulted some of my CNET colleagues who have faced similar frustrations, looked up different models with widely varying lists of features, and searched for reports of problems from purchasers.

User’s Guide | Manuals | HL-LDW | United States | Brother

Take too many trips down that troubleshooting rabbit hole and you’ll be ready to go back to legal pads and No. Best Printers for The Best Tech Gifts for Women.

But here’s the key hl-l2395ddw Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I’d consider it a success if I didn’t want to throw the printer out of a window after a week.

In addition to editing, T Graphics are good enough for business use, including PowerPoint handouts, even ones intended for important clients.