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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Plagued by firmware issues

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    Gerbil
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    I've owned more than a few printers (including multi-function devices, and another Brother multi-function printer in particular), and have used many more. Among all of them, this printer--the Brother DCP-L2550DW--by far has the buggiest, most poorly designed firmware I've seen. If I had purchased it, I would have returned it as a faulty product. To be clear, I don't think any of the issues I experienced are due to a 'manufacturing defect' (that is, I don't think this unit is any more defective than any others of this model). On the surface, this printer looks like a great deal, packing an impressive array of features into a product with a low sticker price. Both WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, duplex printing, flatbed and Auto Document Feeder (ADF) scanning, and fast printing make for a seemingly solid offering. Also included are features that go beyond what I see in the product overview and specification listings, such as web management interface and client software management options (which simplify configuration, provide access to statistics and reports, etc.), and extended Windows Image Acquisition service integration allowing you to, for example, scan to Windows PCs that don't have the Brother Control Center or similar software installed (I'm not sure whether the Apple ecosystem has a similarly supported feature). Unfortunately, I found the firmware to be plagued with problems. The first critical flaw I encountered was in the Google Cloud Print (GCP) implementation. Most of my Android devices weren't able to add the printer at all, and those that could, failed to successfully print to the printer; no failure messages were provided, the printing just didn't happen. What's worse, without fail, a single failed printing attempt from any Android device (that managed to add the printer) would lock the printer up in a state where no device could print to it over the network, even when Google Cloud Print wasn't involved, and from devices that previously successfully sent documents to the printer. The only way I found to unlock the printer was to turn it off and on again. It turns out that the problem is in how the printer tries to connect with GCP. Most residentials ISPs in the USA, including mine, still do not have IPv6 properly configured, and don't give clients public IPv6 addresses. I think the printer was trying to communicate with GCP via a local-only IPv6 address, and critically failing in the process. After much time spent trying to diagnose and solve this problem, the resolution I found was to disable IPv6 in the printer’s networking configuration, at which point printing from Android devices succeeded and would no longer cause the printer to lock up. The second major flaw I discovered was that the ADF, even when the printer detected paper in the feeder and reported that it was ready for use, would not be used when scanning using the "Web Service" option (which seems like a very odd misnomer for this feature) from the printer’s physical menu interface. No matter what I tried, the printer always scanned using the scanner bed when using this option. However, when using the "Scan to PC" option (which seemed to be reserved for PCs with Brother's client software installed), the ADF worked fine. Several other minor issues were encountered with these features, like computers sometimes being listed twice, with old non-working entries taking a long time to expire (even after failed connection attempts), and a weird one where computer names couldn't be seen unless I pressed the up button after making a computer selection, which seemed to automatically clear up at some point. When the printer worked as intended, the print and scan quality was generally on par with other comparable devices I’ve used. Text--at higher DPS settings--was plenty crisp, though the ink isn’t quite as dark as that of another printer I used for comparison. The warm-up time was slightly sluggish, but the printing speed was above par. I ran into other relatively minor issues, but I didn’t want to belabor the point by listing them all here. It's enough to say that testing and using this printer has been a frustrating, annoying experience. But I'm a power user; I try to extensively test the products I get, and use them to their fullest potential. Users sticking to only the most basic features might run into little or no problems, and this printer might suit them well. But the poor firmware design and quality control don't leave me with enough confidence to recommend this multi-function printer to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The all in one printer I have been waiting for...

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    Kotor
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    All in One Printer/Scanner/Copier that is perfect for home use. Seamlessly makes printing, scanning, and copying as easy as connecting to a network and pushing a button. SETUP: Setup is easy and consisted of plugging it in, connecting it to my Wi-Fi network, and downloading the software. There is also an option to use it in wired mode with a USB cable. GENERAL USE: Once connected to my Wi-Fi network, printing wirelessly is as easy as pushing a button from my laptop or wireless device. It is really that easy and convenient! I am even able to print from my iPhone and iPad! This is important because I spend as much or more time on my phone and tablet as I do on my laptop. Since this printer is wireless, you are not limited to placement in any specific area. It can be placed anywhere that is convenient or where you have space. PRINTING: The print quality is excellent and is much better than the average inkjet. It even looks good with the toner save mode on. It wakes up and prints quickly and quietly. COPYING: I only need to make copies from time to time, but it is very nice to have the ability to make copies at home. SCANNING: I am going to use the scan function frequently. This way I can get rid of documents that I only need an electronic copy of. Scanning quality is excellent and scans are in color. TONER: Since I don't need to print in color, there are many benefits to having a laser printer. The toner powder doesn't dry out, and page for page is cheaper than inkjet cartridges. This is especially important to me because I don't print a lot, and in the past I have wound up getting rid of inkjet cartridges that have dried out. VERDICT: This is the all in one device that I have been waiting for. I have had printers before but have been disappointed because they have not met my needs. I have now found the perfect all in one printer. USEFUL TIP: Turn on the toner save mode to make the toner last even longer. In this mode the print quality is suitable for most applications. I will only turn this mode off for the times I need the page to look really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Entry Level Office Printer

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    Trobadour
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    ---SETUP--- The setup for the Brother DCP L2250 printer may require some help because of its bulky size and weight. It is recommended that you download the software via a computer instead of a mobile phone, so that’s what I did. Installation was a breeze and connecting the printer to my WiFi network was simple with the WPS button from my router and the WiFi button on the printer. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this printer is that it can hold 250 pages in the tray, can print double-sided, can print wirelessly, and is an all in one solution for businesses (print, scan, fax). ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this printer is fast for small business needs. I’m a teacher and sometimes the school’s printer fails or is being used by many of my coworkers. I took this printer to my classroom and I printed 50 pages, front and back in about 5 minutes (it can do 36 pages per minute when single sided). The printer didn’t slow down and all pages came out with a great crisp look. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. I tried out the scanner mode on a wrinkled certificate award that I had received but valued. I fed it through the top auto-document feeder and it scanned my certificate in full color perfectly. I then printed a copy just to test out the side feeder using cardstock and the printer didn’t fail to impress. The only downside I found to the printer is that in the button panel itself, it only had buttons for up and down arrows to navigate. The problem is that frequently, you are asked to make options that are left and right of each other with arrows pointing up or down as your choices. This gets confusing and slows down productivity, but it just takes some time to relearn it’s quirks. I would have prefered a whole crosspad (up, down, left, right arrows) for easier menu navigation when not printing directly from a computer or mobile phone. ---VALUE--- The price for the printer in terms of value is quite competitive compared to other laser printers. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for people who own businesses and are looking for an all in one solution to their business needs. This printer uses toner instead of ink and can only print in black and white. If your business fits this criteria, it’s a great entry level office printer with a few odd choices for button options. Still, it won’t disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you don't need color, this is the best option

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    TrueReviews20
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    Brother is one of the best manufacturers entry-level and small business laser printers. They do not disappoint with this laser model. It really just comes down to how much you need color. Overall, I would recommend buying this printer and am happy with it's performance, flexible functionality, and print quality. This printer is perfect for any household, and will work for light duty small business purposes. I don't think it has the functionality/capability to be efficient enough for a full blown small business. The biggest disappointment is a lack of fax functionality, which may be trivial to many users but is something that many rely on from time to time, especially in the business setting. Set-up is simple and once the printer is on the network, you really have nothing else to do. I can print from my computer, phone, tablet, etc with ease and speed. The printer comes with a good amount of ink to start you up with. The print quality is great for my use. I'm not making flyers or brochures but for documents, study materials, prints with charts and tables, and even black/white images-I'm satisfied. Auto-duplex is a must and it works flawlessly. Great paper-saver. Wireless scanning was excellent, but takes a little setting up to do and can be a little slow with my Mac. This seems to be a common problem across many multi function printers. Pros: Easy set-up (VERY easy!) Endless features like fax, mobile print, auto-duplex Laser–flexible cartridge options Fast printing Wireless everything including scanning It really only took me 10 minutes to get everything up and running. It's a smooth process. Setting it up on the network is best so you don't have to ever be near the printer and everyone can easily access it. This printer really offers a ton of flexibility and works smoothly. Wireless scanning worked well, although slightly slow. Takes a little time to get everything right, but overall no issues there. Overall Brother has done a great job on the wireless functionality of this unit. It can be done so simply for even the most beginner users. If your router has WPS, you'll be set up in no time. I can print directly from my Apple devices on the network without any additional setup. The flexibility of printing is nice. I'm satisfied with the print speed. It's definitely slower than a more heavy duty laser printer that small businesses may require. I truly believe that if you're using this for home or light small business use you will be happy. The auto-duplex, which is a must for me, runs great. Brother has really got that down. All my prints came out good quality and even printing on photo paper came out nice. Brother printers in my experience have been very economical with ink usage. Although it's not recommended by the manufacturer, using third-party ink cartridges can really save you a lot of money in the long run. The printer is excellent and I would recommend it for those who looking for a reliable and high-quality laser printer at affordable price. Cons: No fax functionality I have owned a few Brother printers and I've been very satisfied with all them. This model does not disappoint. Of course I would really like to see the fax functionality on this model, which I believe Brother really dropped the ball on. However, most users we'll never need to use fax and will be perfectly happy with this device. Otherwise, there's not much negative I have to say.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok Printer, Several Nagging Issues

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    zboot
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    The Brother DCP-L2550DW is a decent multi-function black and white printer. It is a laser printer, so you get decent text printing at a nice speed. It scans documents with a tray so you can feed multi-page documents as well as a scan window for more free form items. However, I experienced a few issues which concern me about the long term use of this printer. My overall rating is three stars, good enough for a home office, but not necessarily a printer to cover most home needs that don't require color ink. The printer was nicely packaged and seemed like it would be pretty easy to set up. The first issue that I ran into was the laser ink cartridge. Unlike most others that had an obvious orientation, this one wasn't so clear. No matter, usually, the guides/slides at the printer itself will make things clear, or at least the printer would have a mini diagram on the inside cover showing correct orientation. . . .not the case here either. In fact, even after reading the quick setup guide, I still was unsure how to install it. Eventually, I got the cartridge installed. However, the mechanism felt flimsy. I didn't get a good satisfactory click of it latching in place. The space looked slightly too big for the cartridge. Next up was connecting the printer to my wireless network. Navigating the menu was straightforward and once I figured out how to speed through the selection, it went relatively quickly. Still, having essentially a one-button interface to entire a complex security key is not ideal. One's ability to correct mistakes is also limited and if you're not paying close attention, you may accidentally not save the password on your first try. The second time around, you'll go much faster. Just hope you don't need to repeat the process a year later. I was pleased with the print and scan quality across my test documents, mainly resumes and a few legal and financial items. Then, I decided to read up a bit on the scan to cloud feature where you can connect something like google drive or dropbox and scan directly to a cloud based folder. This is great for things like itemized receipts. Scanning with my phone works ok, but a true scanner would make things a lot easier and faster. However, in that process, I happened to notice that the printer (and scanner) have margins that they can't print or scan! This means if you have a full page document, photo, schematic, drawing of some sort, some elements at the very edge of the paper are not scannable. Now, this mainly effects you at the larger paper sizes, like letter, but it is still annoying given how ubiquitous that paper size is. For example, I sometimes print templates for paper airplanes. With this printer, I will always miss out on text and markings at the very edge of the paper. Schematics can't be full page - though some have a border that eats up the unprintable area. Still, this would be annoying. I can see this being a good office device. You can print, scan most documents, operate wirelessly, and scan directly to the cloud. It has decent print speed and quality. However, there are some home use cases, particularly for those involved with crafts or projects, where limitations of the print/scan head will be annoying to work around. While adding paper is simple, the print head install isn't well designed and could be an early fail point with this printer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Affordable Choice for Home or Small Business

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    ShoppingNinja
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    Unboxing: Upon opening the very large box you will find the printer, AC cord and set up instructions with a disc. Footprint: Remarkably small, if a bit tall. It fit on my desk in the exact spot of my previous printer taking up 3 more inches of work surface real estate, while providing a flat scan and copy surface my previous printer lacked. Set up: Basic set up was quite easy, consisting of removing quite a few pieces of blue tape, installing the toner cartridge, plugging the printer in and pressing the power button. Home network set up was also very simple, after downloading the driver and software package from brother.com. The installer took a few moments to identify the printer on the local WiFi network and a few clicks later we were up and running. Google Cloud Print: Google Cloud Print is the main reason I got this printer. My older Brother printer didn't support Google Cloud Print and it drove me up the wall. After setting this printer up on a windows laptop and verifying that everything worked well, I grabbed my trusty Chromebook and set up Google cloud print. Once again, a few simple clicks had me up and running. Being able to print from my Chromebook was such a relief. MacBook: After setting up the Windows laptop and Chromebook, I tried my Apple Air Book. Setup was just as easy with the Apple device and printing was a breeze. Default Settings: The printer is preset to print two-sided documents. I found this to be a pleasant surprise and I kept the setting that way. Noise: Louder than I expected, but not at all disruptive. Just a bit louder than an inkjet printer. Toner: This is my second Brother laser printer and I can tell you the toner cartridges last a loooong time with average home use. My previous printer lasted almost 4 years before the toner ran out. The cartridges may seem expensive when it's time to replace them, but they are much cheaper than other inks on a page for page comparison. Overall: This printer is an excellent solution for a small business with its long-lasting cartridges and copy and scan abilities. It is more than sufficient for home use if you accept that little Johnny can get an A with a simple black and white book report. I prefer the monochrome devices to color, for savings. I have never printed photos and I never will. It's much more cost effective to print photos at the drug store or other stores that offer very competitive prices and fast service. Most people print emails, coupons, reports, and resumes. Sometimes we print interesting articles. None of these uses require color printing. If you find you printing habits don't actually require color inks, monochrome is the way to go. This Brother monochrome laser printer is a great choice. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer with Robust Features!!!

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    ExcellentEducator
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    I was elated to be chosen to review this printer due in large part of my being an owner of its predecessor, Brother 2540 DCPL model. I purchased the 2540 in January of 2015 and I must state that it has served me and continues to serve me extraordinarily well! The 2540 was my second venture into the world of laser printers. I stumbled on this model by happenstance as I did some internet research (on various models) with the biggest feature in mind was the desire to have a network printer. This model (2540) met that requirement along with its other great features immensely. However, a known problem came to surface—it was the fact that the 2540 would go into a deep sleep and would not awaken unless the machine was powered off and back on. After doing extensive research, I was fortunate to find a solution by changing some settings. Unfortunately, Brother has discontinued the (2540) model and this (2550) model is its replacement. I really don’t see but a few major differences that are evident in the two they are: OLD-Model 2540 DCPL: -Print Speed at 30 ppm -Toner cartridge used is Brother genuine 630 & 660 -Paperport Nuance 12 NEW-Model 2550 DCPL: -Print Speed at 36 ppm -Toner cartridge used is Brother genuine 730 & 760 which are now chipped. -Paperport Nuance 14 I can tell you the performance of this new machine alike the old machine is great as the machine prints out beautiful laser copies at a fast pace, scans clean and produces clean copies as well. The software, Paperport Nuance version 14 is very intuitive as it is user-friendly with many features such as folders for your scans and copies, a desktop for your scans, along with many other useful tools and features that enhances productivity. This is my sixth device from Brother, 5 of which are printers and 1 scanner. I can honestly say without reservation that Brother really manufactures quality products at affording pricing. Brother cares about their customers as they offer life time support of their products with excellent customer care support staff who really aims to resolve problems when they arise. Therefore, if you are in the market for a great printer with robust features at affordable pricing then please don’t look any further because Brother is at your side!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Set-Up, Solid Performance

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    jsisko76
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    I have used only inkjet printers over the years and have always suffered from two problems: Either the ink would run out too quickly and I had to buy expensive replacements, or the ink would dry up in the dispenser if I went too long in between printing sessions. For these reasons I have always wanted a laser printer that uses a toner cartridge. I am stoked that I don't have to worry about ink for a long time as toner cartridges last forever. Pros: - Easy to set up. I used the printer menu to connect to my wireless network then installed the Mopria app on my phone and was printing wirelessly in no time flat. - As stated above, toner cartridges last forever. You don't have to worry about them drying up or running out after printing a few photos. - Can print on both sides of the paper Cons: - Black and white printing only. But I actually don't mind this as it's easy to upload and print photos at your local drug store or to use an online service to mail them to you. It is way cheaper than buying your own ink. - The menu display is poor. Printers from 10 years ago had interfaces like this one. While it's easy enough to navigate, it just seems like ancient technology. The buttons you press to navigate also seem cheap and feel like they could wear out over time. Overall, this is an excellent option for your printing needs. I recommend that everyone kick inkjet printers to the curb and go with laser printers, as you will save a lot of money and frustration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Entry Level Office / Home B&W Printer!

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    Selva
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    Setup is quick and easy for Brother DLP L2550DW. I was using brother HL-2170W before and compare to my current model this one has lot good features and bigger size. I have downloaded the required software in windows PC and followed the instructions. I was able to connect the printer wirelessly with WPS setup in printer / Router. It can hold up to 250-sheet capacity paper tray, 50-sheet auto document feeder and 100-sheet output tray with duplex printing option. Documents can be printed wirelessly from Ipad or iPhone with apple Airprint. The printing speed is great and it prints much faster than my old brother printer. The quality of printing is outstanding as well. This printer has all features like Print, Scan and Fax. It prints up to 36 ppm* in black and generates documents quickly. I like laser printer than inkjet printers as it is good for high volume printing. This printer handle large volumes quickly and at a low cost per page. Toner (powder) is used instead of ink, so you get smudge-free images and text. Up to 2400 x 600 dpi (dots per inch) high resolution print to produce incredible quality and detail in documents and photos. I have connected this printer with USB port 2.0 for simple connectivity to windows desktop. The Two-line monochrome LCD screen is super helpful to control printing, copying and scanning directly from the printer. I like Built-in duplex printing Print on both sides of the page without turning it over manually to minimize your printing costs and help the environment which was missing in my old printer. Brother DLP L2550DW is a excellent laser printer for office and home use with lot of great features. I highly recommend this printer to anyone and it is exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Printer at a Great Value

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    k1zit
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    I've been using this printer over the last couple of weeks and it has not skipped a beat. It was very easy to setup, it's completely wireless requiring no cables other than the power cable. The printing quality is very good for a small office/home office black & white printer. The reason I prefer this monochrome printer over a color inkjet printer is because the toner lasts much longer. Also, laser printers will always outperform inkjet printers when it comes to printing in black & white. The text will be sharper, the blacks will be deeper, and the text will be finer. If you are looking for a printer to only print reports, articles, shipping labels, etc. and will not be doing any color printing, this is a great pick up.The only thing that I would have liked to have seen is a smaller form factor. Although it's not massive, it does take up a decent footprint. However, this could be due to the the size of the internals required to print 36 ppm. I also noticed that the hospital where I work uses these printers for their small offices! I can't comment on the longevity of the toner as I haven't ran out yet, but rest assured that they will last you A LOT longer than any inkjet cartridge. Brother makes a regular toner for this machine (TN-730) and a high yield toner (TN-760). The high yield toner is supposed to yield around 3,000 pages!!! That is 20 times the standard 200 page yield of a standard black inkjet cartridge!! That's insane!! Again, if you plan to only print in black and white, do not buy an inkjet printer and get one of these puppies instead!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid All-In-One Designed For Home Use

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    VADarkstar
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    Brother’s DCP-L2550DW is their new low-priced wireless all-in-one monochrome laser printer, copier, and (color) scanner - it does NOT have fax capability. It is basically an office-quality printer for home use. It has a document feeder that handles 50 pages, a large-capacity paper tray (250 pages), a manual feed slot for things like envelopes and card stock, can process duplex print jobs, and has a top print rate of 36 ppm. I have it setup as a wireless printer and find that the printer wakes up from sleep mode instantaneously for a new print job (it’s really impressive) - it can also be established as a wired network printer or can be used as a dedicated USB printer. Naturally, it allows printing from mobile devices. Brother estimates that standard toner cartridges will yield 1200 pages (high-capacity toner cartridges should yield 3000 pages) - the included toner is a low-capacity introductory (?) cartridge and will yield closer to 600 pages. It feels like it is solid and well-constructed - but be aware that it’s going to take up a lot of space - it’s large and kinda heavy (but surprisingly quiet). I only have one gripe-y comment about this heavy-duty beast - it is way better designed to be operated from a computer than from the machine itself. Navigation of modes and features from the machine’s control panel is done by way of arrows and an ‘OK” button and a two-line LCD display. It feels almost intentionally unintuitive - surely this design allowed Brother to keep costs down but since they already have LCD touchscreen technology developed and available in some of their other machines, I’m not sure how much more this would have affected the cost of this low-end model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Workhorse of a Printer

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    MemphisTechieRN
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    Just buying a new house, I've had to print (and scan/copy) out a TON of documents. My inkjet was drinking the black ink like an alcoholic in a brewery. And while I love bestbuy, going there every few days for ink was becoming tiresome. In comes this fantastic Brother laser printer. It truly copies and prints like a champ! Text is crisp and clean. Miles ahead of what my inkjet could do. I love the choice of either the document feeder on top, or the very generous paper tray. It is not your usual office printer - in that it can fit where laser printers just couldn't before. In fact, it is sitting in the exact same spot as the above mentioned inkjet. You can place it virtually anywhere - because of the ability to use it via a wireless connection. So whilst i do most of my printing in my office upstairs - my wife can print downstairs from her laptop. VERY convenient! The only nit-pick I can think of with this is that images are not as crisp as the text. But, those in the market for a laser printer - especially a black and white one are probably not too concerned with image quality, I imagine it would suffice for "Office handouts" from PDF files that contain basic images/clip-art/etc would be just fine. What I like the most is that I no longer have to worry about running out of black "ink", as I did with the inkjet. Maybe I'm just gushing about this because I've never owned a laser printer before. But the speed, quality, and reliability have me blown away!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Printer

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    tmcgo510
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    I really like this printer. It does everything I need all in one package. First, there is the upper paper tray. Slide in a stack of pages to scan or copy, push a button, and let the work begin. This thing spits out copies fast! Place pages directly on the glass if you cannot use the paper tray. Controlling all functions of this printer is easy with the buttons on the front. This printer also has WiFi connectivity! That is my favorite part. It is so convenient to not have to connect a laptop or desktop printer. You can download apps that will work with the printer or most phones work with it by installing drivers from the App Store. This printer allows you to not only print from your phone but also to scan to your phone! You can also print to this printer even when your not at home. You can set up remote printing. Keep in mind, you can only print in black as this printer does not have color ink. It also prints from a single toner cartridge. The only drawback that I can mention is the size and weight of this printer. It is large and takes up a decent amount of real estate on your desk. All in all, this is a great printer that will function well in a small office environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

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    laserwizard
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    Replaced a BW Xerox laser printer (print only). Needed to upgrade to an all in one laser that would allow me to scan documents to pc as well as to print receipts for clients. Setup was easy following the wonderfully large set up instruction guide. Wifi connection was a breeze following these instructions. Actual printing is quick though this unit is considerably noisier than the Xerox machine it replaced. Speed of multiple prints is faster, however. Scanned documents and it was okay in doing so - speed seemed a bit slow, but I'm used to the monster Ricoh machine upstairs that is blazing fast. Speed is acceptable for scanning, however, on light duty applications. Set it up using mobile on my phone. Worked well. About 15% larger in overall footprint than just a stand alone laser printer. I thought it looked much bigger but it fit in the space that I had and that is all that really matters. Excellent print quality and I have set it down to toner saver to extend the print cartridge. Unit was well packed and had several pieces of blue tape but they easily removed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Multi Function...just short of perfect

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    NyVetteGuy
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    If you have a small office or home office and need something with print, scan and copy capabilities with WiFi connectivity then this is your machine. Tons of paper in the tray? Yes...250 sheets. Multi page scanning? Yes..up to 50 page in the document feeder. Speed? Prints VERY quickly. WiFi printing? Yes...works flawlessly from tablets, cellphones and PC’s within your network. Easily available toner? Yes...and it includes a drum that can print up to 12,000 pages! Also available in App stores is the Brother iPrint & Scan that allows you to check toner level, preview any scans etc which works great. The thing that makes this just short of perfect is, if you also need something with fax capabilities then you are out of luck as that’s the one thing this lacks. Perhaps it’s a sign of the times as I can’t remember the last time I sent or received a fax (have done so from apps but not on my fax in a while) but if you definitely need a physical fax as well then this isn’t for you. Conclusion: Speedy, high quality non color printing, copying and scanning at a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice laser printer and quiet

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    MarkusMN
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    It has been quite some time since I have used a laser printer. Keep in mind that this is a black and white printer, but it does a great job and it's very fast. The print quality is very good and it's also very quiet. Even with the duplex, it hardly makes a sound when compared to most inkjet printers. The setup was fairly simple except for the wireless setup. I tried using the utilities on my Macbook Pro and was frustrated. I ended up using the manual method and that was simple and smooth. Brother provides a DVD for the software setup, but you can also download it from their website. Since most laptops no longer have a DVD player, the download is a great option. The copier and scanner work as well as anything I have used. I attempted to use the two sided copy option, but it appears to be a manual option using the scanner. The printer also has an Ethernet port, which is nice to see. This model does not have fax capabilities, so keep that in mind if you're looking for a multi-function printer with a fax machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best All in One Duplex Office Printer

    Posted
    teasten
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    It's the weekend and I am in the office setting up Brother L2550 Laser Printer. The good news, it took less than 30minutes to connect this to the office WiFi and be ready to print. Setup was easy. Used my phone with the Brother iPrint & Scan app. Bonus you can also print and scan straight from the app. The only reason I was in the office for 30minutes was setting up a couple of other computers. Things you need to know. The L2550 is quiet. LCD screen display shows helpful information (thank you brother!). One of the reasons I got this was because the L2550 supports duplex printing. The duplex printing works exactly as described. Printing is fast, my tests get about 32-33 pages per minute. Print and Scan quality is flawless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great For Appropriate Use Scenarios

    Posted
    JBCTECH
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Brother - DCP-L2550DW Wireless Black-and-White All-In-One Printer is a good, affordable choice for the features it offers. The high-capacity paper tray and high-resolution Black-and-White print quality is great for reliable day-to-day use. Having a scanner for both Black-and-White and Color is a big plus, as is the wireless printing feature for desktops and mobiles. The only caveat with this unit is to understand that, though it prints 2-sided, it does not effectively scan 2-sided. There is, technically, a workaround that requires scanning each side individually and then having it print out, but that is not practical if your needs require true 2-sided scanning. Otherwise, this is an excellent value and highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Did not connect to wireless easily

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This unit seemed to install easily and worked for one day. Then for some reason it would not work a day or so later. The control center screen said it was asleep in sleep mode. I turned it off and then back on again several times. Still would not connect. I un-installed and reinstalled the software and then it was working ok. Today it would not work until I restarted it. It was in sleep mode again. At least it works when you turn it off and then back on again. But you should not have to do that every time you need the printer. I am using this printer wirelessly from my laptop and my desktop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for home use

    Posted
    Angel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This printer has come in handy at home especially now that tax season has come around. I'm needing to print quite a bit of forms and statements that my inkjet printer was taking a lot of time (and ink) to print. It has all the features I need, and none that I don't (fax). One small complaint it the initial Wifi setup. Since there is no number pad, you do have to cycle through every letter, number, and symbol to enter your password. But since for me, it was a one-time setup, it won't keep me from recommending it.

    I would recommend this to a friend