CNET may get a commission from these offers. Print up to 23 pages per minute. Will the paper jam? As it is, if output quality is a key concern, you’ll probably prefer the Samsung CLPNW, with better-looking output across the board. Despite the shortcomings in output quality, and particularly photo quality, the Brother HLCDW offers a lot to like, with fast speed, good paper handling, and support for mobile printing, including printing through the cloud. In order to best assist you, please use one of the channels below to contact the Brother support team. David Stone is an award-winning freelance writer and computer industry consultant.

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Toner cartridges last a long time. That lets you both share the printer and brorher advantage of its support for printing through the cloud, without having to worry about Wi-Fi related security issues. The Bottom Line This no-nonsense color printer from Brother cuts extra features to keep the price down.

Don’t show this again. Carton Dimensions W” x D” x H” Standard Interface s USB printer cable not included. It also adds both duplexing for printing on both sides of a page and an Ethernet connector.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. It prints high-impact color and crisp black documents at up to 23ppm, so it’s ideal for businesses that primarily produce black business documents, but also need to print professional-quality color documents in-house from time to time. See Shipping Policy for details and bdother. Requires connection to a wireless network.


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Print up to 33 pages per minute Cost efficient color output. On our tests, however, there wasn’t much of a difference. As with the HLCW, the speed is a strong point.

Maximum number of printed brothed per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products.

LED printers work just like lasers except that they use LEDs instead of a laser to draw the image of each page on a photosensitive drum. LEDs are less expensive while lasers can offer better quality, but the differences are subtle.


Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If reasonably good text and graphics is all you need, however, and you don’t much care about photos, the Brother HLCDW can be a good fit. Brother rates the printer at 23 pages per minute ppmwhich is a bit faster than the rating for the HLCW.

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The Bad Despite being a single-function printer, cwd big and heavy. One thing to keep in mind is that even though inkjet printers can be incredibly annoying, they’re still better at printing accurate color photos on photo paper. That last one is a trick question — of course you’re going to get that.



Best for help with: David is also an expert in imaging technologies including printers, moni The Canon MG is a fast, easy-to-use printer with plenty of attractive features The color Brother printer did fine printing a large photo on decent nonglossy paper see belowbut it’s not a print anyone is going to hang on a wall.

Automatic duplex for two-sided printing brotther help save paper.

You give up a couple of key features in exchange for cheap color. Although a confirmed generalist, with writing credits on subjects as varied as ape language experiments, politics, quantum physics, and an overview of a top company in the gaming industry.

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It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs. This should be enough for most micro and small offices, but if you need more, you’ll need a different printer, since there aren’t any paper handling upgrade options.

Cons Sub-par text and photo quality. Unless you need a printer with text suitable for high-quality desktop publishing or you have an unusual need for small fonts, you shouldn’t have a problem with the text.