Rapid printing speed
Easy to connect
Horrendous. Poor quality print. Needs constant cartridges. Expensive to run for bad print quality.
Horrendous. VERY Poor quality print. Needs constant cartridges. Expensive to run for bad print quality. DON'T BUY THIS RUBBISH. Actively advise not to spend your money on this machine, you will be very disappointed.
Purchased in April 2020 at OfficeWorks.
Worst printer I've ever owned
Sometimes enters deep sleep and will not leave deep sleep. Deep sleep mode cannot be turned off from the normal menu options. You need to find a secret menu option by holding "down arrow" and "cancel" at the same time.
Sometimes leaves my wifi network randomly (1-2 months). When this happens it will not automatically reconnect. Every time I need to re-enter my wifi password. This would not be an issue except that entering the wifi password is a mammoth task. You need to scroll through the alphabet using the up/down keys for every single character.
I have not had this many issues with a printer since the early 2000s. Ancient technology.
Purchased in November 2019.
Overall decent. Had it for a few months now. Only downsides are:
You may have to manually enter in your wifi password for it to connect to your network.
It does not automatically print double sided. To do that you have to print 'odd-side only' and then use that paper to print 'even-side' only.
Purchased at Officeworks for $110.00.
Goodluck setting it up with a long WiFI password
If you're security conscious then you have a strong WiFI password. Well, good luck connecting this printer to your network.
There's no easy WiFI hotspot setup, it's actually a million times easier to connect a generic Chinese lightbulb to your network.
This thing requires you to input each character of the password using 2 buttons, so you have to scroll through every SINGLE character, one by one, that means every lower case, every upper case, every symbol until you find your character. I gave up and returned it as I simply can't support a co...mpany that makes such a craphouse interface. I tried the USB WI-Fi setup tool, it failed, tried numerous work arounds, ended up spending 2 nights trying to get it to connect cos I CBF'd spending an hour punching in a WIFI password. TLDR. Took it back, bought the basic HP monolaser from officeworks instead, connected to WIFI in 5 minutes, not 2 nights. .
Purchased for $120.00.
I love it so much
I don’t think im getting a new printer anytime soon. This is very efficient and the design of it is good too! I can connect it with my phone which is amazing!
Very fast and a lifesaver
Excellent product which prints very fast and i have been using paper handling via Mac to print on both sides of the paper thus reducing waste. I can print from my iphone as well, very handy
Purchased in August 2019 at Officeworks for $107.00.
I really like this printer. No hassle to connect to my computer and it prints perfectly. Also it can print ~~700 pages so it’s good for uni students with heaps to print!
Purchased for $118.00.
I bought this one for home, but it's a waste of money it's impossible to connect and use it with wifi. It's really expensive for what it is, a concentration of technology from 1995.
Purchased in May 2020 at office works for $118.00.
Excellant Mono Printer, have been using them for over 10 years
Brother is an exceptional brand and I have only ever bought the mono printer, this time I purchased the wifi one and very happy with how easy it was to set up and I am able to print using my ipad or iphone. Quality is very good for a mono printer, just had to download an ap from the Apple App Store (free) Air Print and works very well.
Purchased in August 2018 for $98.00.
Fast and easy to print over wifi
I bought this printer after getting frustrated with my samsung printer which stopped printing over wifi soon after purchase and I always needed to use the cord. This was often buggy. So I bought this cheaper printer black and white for quick printing needs. It has been super easy to use and the app is not buggy like my other printer. I would recommend this as a good cheap printer. The print quality is okay. Not premium quality but that's ok for me.
Purchased in June 2018 at Officeworks Online store.
Unreliable in the extreme
Brand new item, purchased from Officeworks. Tenuous and intermittent connection to WiFi. Purchased the printer to use for work, have spent hours attempting to get it to print, which it's done on the odd occasion. Want to repeatedly put in your WiFi password using only up and down buttons? Buy this printer.
Purchased in May 2019 at Officeworks.
Pretty good but...
I am reviewing Brother mono laser printer HL-L2305W. It has been 2 months since purchase. Everything works well. It prints font 8 Times New Roman more sharply than any inkjets I have used before (namely Canon, Epson and HP). Very consistent prints. Has a good selection of Printing Preference such as Graphics vs Text vs Manual, print resolution 300dpi, 600dpi, 1200dpi, paper size selection etc. which is great but considering it to be a black and white printer, I find the Graphics option rather redundant. Some online reviews have praised the Doub...le-sided feature in this printer but to me, it's been quite disappointing. I have to (1) wait for the 1st page to the printed (2) MANUALLY feed the paper back into the manual tray (3) Press the OK button for it to print the 2nd page (4) repeat step 1 to 3 for the subsequent pages to be printed... ONE SHEET AT A TIME! None of my previous printers did this to me. This is definitely a draw back for me as I tend to print double-sided a lot. I will seriously consider purchasing a better featured printer should I need a new printer in the future.
Purchased in March 2019 at Officeworks for $98.00.
Much better with wifi and better price to last.
Had enough old brother inject printer of 10 years always run-out of lnk average 20 pages depends on context print and bleed mess. This Brother HL-L2305W much better for just black printing and last for long time to run out of Tone Black. The Drum last up-to 12,000 pages and Two Types of Toner is 1,200 pages or 1,600 pages depends how much print black context . My average printing about 60 pages a year.
Purchased in April 2019 for $98.00.
The best printer I have ever owned
Crisp clear prints, extremely quick printing for a household machine.
Love the double sided feature, as it saves so much paper. Toner is super affordable and lasts great.
So easy to connect to wifi and use Apple air print etc.
Do not waste your money on another “cheap” inkjet printers that cost hundreds in wasteful ink cartridges.
Purchased in January 2019 at eBay for $108.00.
a cheap fast reliable printer
I use this in my farm office and require a cheap fast printing non-colour printer. And this printer does everything I would like.
It prints fast enough for me.
It is not too noisy. It also quietens after a few seconds. I had the predecessor, the 2130 and it would keep humming for several minutes after the printing was finished which was annoying but this one doesn't do that.
I get my generic cartridges online for ~$15 each and I can't see any difference to the branded ones.
I don't really keep a track of how many pages I print per year, but estimate it would be more than a box (5 x 500 page reams). The cartridges seem to last about three months.
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- Laser mono printer that offers black and white printing (doesn’t provide colour printing)
- Prints A4 sheets of one-sided paper, so if you’re looking for larger printing-size options, this may not be the printer for you
- Offers a maximum paper capacity of up to 251 sheets, so you don't have to constantly refill the paper tray
- Wireless printer that connects to Wi-Fi, which offers the convenience of sending your document straight from device to printer
What reviewers thought about this printer:
- This printer easily connects to handheld devices, such as a phone or iPad, via a Wi-Fi connection. However, some people had trouble maintaining this connection and needed to retype their Wi-Fi password multiple times to keep the printer working.
- Reviewers mentioned that they weren’t expecting much for the price, but thought that the printer produced a decent quality that they were pleased with.
- Many reviewers have praised the rapid print speed, with the printer capable of printing a higher volume of sheets than expected.
|Maximum Paper Size||A4|
|Print Speed||23 ppm|
|Printing Resolution||2400 x 600dpi|
|Dimensions||183 x 356 x 360 mm|
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