The Brother HL1230 Printer - Designed For Home Use

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The Brother HL 1230 Pinter can take care of all of your personal printing needs. It runs on an operating system of Windows 95 or higher but is not compatible with Mac computers. The black and white laser printer produces high quality printouts quickly. It produces up to 12 pages per minute and can print on legal and A4 size paper. The resolution is 600 x 600 dots per inch.

Besides printing on standard printer paper the HL 1230 can also print on transparencies, labels, bond and card stock. Its paper tray can hold up to 250 sheets of paper. The computer has 2MB of RAM. It is a monochromatic printer and measures about 14.5 inches in width.

The printer is very easy to install and comes with a user's guide as well as step-by-step instructions on use. The software will direct you to the Brother's website for further technical support and additional features. The printer has a power saving mode in which after 90 second of non-use it will turn into power saver mode. It recovers very quickly out of this mode, in only a few seconds. It hooks up to your computer using a parallel port connection and does not have a USB connection.

The toner can last as long as 10 months depending on your printing frequency. This product is not quite as technology advanced as most of the Brothers products but it performs very well for it function. The model is very affordable and the user manual is very comprehensive as it also includes instructions on how to use the manual feed slot.

The HL 1230 printer can use any of the following cords to connect to your computer, Belkin serial printer cable, Belkin 17ft Ethernet patch cable, Belkin 15' IEEE 1284 bi-directional parallel cable, Belkin 10' Parallel cable, and Belkin 6' IEEE 1284 Bi-directional parallel cable. You can also print on any of the following types of paper, glossy photo paper, photo matte paper, multipurpose paper, and more.

The Brothers website has all the drivers needed to run the HL 1230 printer. You just need to have an operating system of Windows 95 or greater. Customers have also had success hooking up to computers that use a Linux system.

The vast majority of customers have no problems with the HL 1230 model but a few hiccups have come to light. Many times individuals have trouble resetting the printer and have difficulty determining the problem when the alarm light goes on. Sometime the toner does not last as long as it should and individuals do not realize that if they upgrade their computer and operating system then they will need to download new drivers. All of these issues can be corrected by visiting the Brothers website.

Despite these small problems the Brothers HL 1230 Printer is a great printer for personal use as it provides excellent quality at high speed with the Brother Toner. Usage and set up are easy and you can print onto many different kinds of media. The Brother HL 1230 Toner should last about 3,000 pages and it is recommended to have a spare on hand in case you run out a bit before 3,000.  For more information, check out our site http://www.qtoner.us.

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