In its promotional materials, Brother normally refers to the Brother DCP-L2550DW ($159.99) as a multifunction copier. This monochrome laser apparatus additionally prints and scans, but it does not fax--we'd call it that a three-function (print/copy/scan) all round (AIO) printer. By whatever name, it is a worthy addition to a home or micro office looking for a workaday mono laser having good rate, a modest price tag, and a wide array of connectivity options, even though it's best for text printing using middling general output quality.
In 12.5 from 16.1 by 15.7 inches (HWD), and a burden of 25.6 lbs, you can probably find room for your own DCP-L2550DW on your desk. Its two-line non-touch mono screen, along with related function switches, may be used to perform setup and maintenance tasks.
Standard paper capacity is 251 sheets, split between a 250-sheet major tray plus a single-sheet multipurpose feeder. Along with your flatbed scanner, your DCP-L2550DW lives up to the"multifunction copier" moniker using a 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) for scanning or copying multipage files, though it can't mechanically scan off-the-shelf documents. Even the Brother HL-L2395DW, a similarly priced mono laser all around which we recently examined, lacks an ADF (as well as fax capabilities). The Editors' Choice Canon ImageClass MF249dw includes a 50-sheet ADF that supports on-the-fly scanning, as well as faxing.
Maximum monthly duty cycle to the Brother DCP-L2550DW is left up to 15,000 pages, with a recommended monthly printing volume of 2,000 pages, which makes it best for non - to medium-volume printing at a micro or home .
The Brother DCP-L2550DW can link to your PC via a USB cable, or to a local network through Ethernet or Wi-Fi. It can also connect via a direct peer-to-peer connection to your compatible device through Wi-Fi Direct. It supports Google Cloud Printing, also operates together with the Brother iPrint&Scan program, and is both AirPrint- and Mopria-compliant to facilitate printing out of iOS and Android apparatus.
I analyzed the Brother DCP-L2550DW over an Ethernet connection with its drivers installed on a computer operating Windows 10 Professional.
Very good Printing Rate
It published our whole business suite which comprises PDF, PowerPoint, and Excel files in addition to the above Word document in a 14.4ppm clip. The Brother HL-L2395DW turned in identical times, 33ppm for the text document and also 14.6ppm for the full package. Even though the Canon MF249dw took more time to print our Word file compared to the DCP-L2550DW, averaging 27.5ppmit was faster in printing out the entire package, which it handled in 16.3ppm.
Best for Text Printing
In general output quality for your Brother DCP-L2550DW, according to our testing, has been under par to get a mono laser, using average text, slightly subdued graphics, and below-par photos. Even ordinary text to get a laser printer is good for any business use other than ones requiring very smaller fonts.
Graphics quality is suitable for internal business use, including PowerPoint handouts, though maybe not for ones intended for significant customers. Some backgrounds appeared somewhat faded, and I noticed mild banding (a normal pattern of poor striations) in several examples, in addition to dithering (graininess). In one figure that's supposed to demonstrate a gradient ranging from dark to light and back to dark again, the dark and light areas were almost indistinguishable. The printer did nicely in tackling thin lines that are in colour in the original.
There was a lack of detail in both bright and dark regions in photo prints. They also showed posterization (a tendency for abrupt changes in shading where they need to be gradual), and that I saw aliasing (a tendency for straight lines to appear twisted ) in 1 photograph that tends to bring it out. You can print recognizable pictures from web pages, but that's about all.
They are the exact same running prices found in both the Brother HL-L2395DW and the Canon MF249dw.
As a three-function mono laser all-in-one printer, the Brother DCP-L2550DW comes in at a lower price than its four-function cousins by eschewing the ability to send or receive faxes. It's reasonably fast, offers average optional and standard paper capability, and has a great set of connectivity choices. Although text quality is good, both graphics and photo quality demonstrated unimpressive within our testing, so it's best for in house, workaday use. Even though the Brother DCP-L2550DW has an ADF, which the Brother HL-L2395DW lacks, the latter printer's output quality was somewhat better at our testing. Though more costly, our top pick for home-office mono laser all-in-one remains the Canon MF249dw, that adds fax capabilities and offers better overall output than the Brother DCP-L2550DW.
Operating System Support :
Linux, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Server 2008, MS Windows Server 2008 R2, MS Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, MS Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x, MS Windows Server 2016, Apple Mac OS X 10.10.5, Apple Mac OS X 10.12.x, Apple Mac OS X 10.13.x, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education
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