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The HL-6050DN printer delivers the perfect balance of quality and durability and is the ideal printing solution for individual and small workgroups al...

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Review of "Brother HL 6050DN"

published 03/09/2004 | ChrisAllsopp
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Pro Fast and Reliable. Reprint and Dual side functions
Cons Large Footprint, and noisy
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"He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother HL6050 !"

My old Epson finally gave up the ghost around 10 months ago, which lead me to look for a new Printer to hopefully last me the next 5 years.

I eventually chose the Brother HL6050. Although this machine is probably the largest of the ones I looked at, it is by far the best. 42cm deep, and 31 cm tall.

The Brother Hl 6050 is a mono laser printer, and cost me £299 from dabs.com.

Incredibly quick printing, for the price (24ppm - pages per minute), and a paper tray which holds a full ream (500 sheets).

You can use traditional cables, or USB or Infra red. I use USB, as this is very quick and reliable, unlike the infrared.

One very useful function is the reprint function. If you have just printed out a document, and need another, simply press the reprint button, tell it how many copies you require, and press go, and they are reprinted for you. This can be very useful if printing from a document on screen which has crashed, or which you forgot to save.

Another wonderful feature is the dual side printing. Gone are the days of printing side one, then taking the pages, trying to work out which direction they need to be placed in the tray, and then printing side two, only to discover it's printing on top, or the wrong way around. With dual side printing, it prints side one, and then automatically takes the page back again, and prints side two, before finally dispensing the page in to the tray. Amazing!

It does make a bit of a noise though when working, although in fairness, then it's not working it is silent, unlike some printers which seem to be constantly making some kind of noise.

Toner cartridges are around £55, and a new drum is £71. A toner cartridge will last for around 7500 according to the manufacturers specification, although it all depends on the coverage of the page. with my last toner, I got over 18000 copies !. At that rate it works out at 30p per 100 copies.

To summaries, a very reliable machine, with good functionality, and low running costs. If you are short of desk space, you might have to look elsewhere though.

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  • sezlouise published 10/11/2004
    Looks good! But I wouldn't buy one lol! .*.Sarah.*.
  • scgproductions published 20/10/2004
    looks a wee bit too big though................steve
  • china_wolf published 03/09/2004
    All it needs to do is a coffee dispenser and you're sorted! -Win
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Product Information : Brother HL 6050DN

Manufacturer's product description

The HL-6050DN printer delivers the perfect balance of quality and durability and is the ideal printing solution for individual and small workgroups alike.

Product Details

Product Description: Brother HL-6050DN - printer - monochrome - laser, Brother HL-6050 - printer - monochrome - laser, Brother HL-6050DNLT - printer - monochrome - laser, Brother HL-6050N - printer - monochrome - laser, Brother HL-6050D - printer - monochrome - laser

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - monochrome

Weight: 14.5 kg, 20.8 kg, 20.3 kg, 20.78 kg

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm, 216 mm x 406.4 mm

Print Speed: Up to 24 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 25 ppm - B/W - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm) ¦ Up to 11 ppm - B/W duplex

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

Interface: Parallel, USB, LAN

Processor: SPARClite 200 MHz

RAM Installed ( Max ): 32 MB ( 160 MB ) - DIMM 100-PIN, 32 MB ( 160 MB ) - SDRAM - DIMM 100-PIN

Language Simulation: PostScript 3, EPSON FX, PCL 6, IBM ProPrinter XL24, IBM ProPrinter III XL

Media Type: Envelopes, labels, plain paper, foil paper, recycled paper

Total Media Capacity: 600 sheets, 1100 sheets

Networking: Print server - EtherTalk - plug-in module

System Requirements: Microsoft DOS, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.1, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000, Apple MacOS X 10.2, Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2

Microsoft Certification: Works with Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty, 3 years warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40 cm x 42.5 cm x 31 cm

Card Reader: Yes

Localisation: Germany

Printer Features: Optional duplex

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 60000 pages

General

MPN: HL-6050DN, HL6050ZX1, HL6050DNZG1, HL6050DNZU1, HL6050DNZX1, HL6050ZG1, HL-6050DNLT, HL-6050N, HL6050DZG1, HL6050DZU1, HL6050ZU1, HL6050DZX1, HL-6050, HL-6050D

Printer Type: Workgroup printer - laser - monochrome

Localisation: Germany

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 24 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 25 ppm - B/W - ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm) ¦ Up to 11 ppm - B/W duplex

Built-in Devices: Status LCD

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: Parallel, USB, LAN

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 1200 dpi

Automatic Duplexing: Yes

PostScript Support: Standard

Language Simulation: PostScript 3, EPSON FX, PCL 6, IBM ProPrinter XL24, IBM ProPrinter III XL

Fonts Included: 89 x PCL 6 ¦ 66 x PostScript 3

Printer Features: Optional duplex

Processor

Processor: SPARClite 200 MHz

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 32 MB / 160 MB (max)

Technology / Form Factor: DIMM 100-PIN, SDRAM - DIMM 100-PIN

Empty Slots: 1

Slots Qty: 1

Media Handling

Media Type: Envelopes, labels, plain paper, foil paper, recycled paper

Media Size Class: A4/Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 356 mm, 216 mm x 406.4 mm

Media Sizes: Legal (216 x 356 mm), Executive (184 x 267 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), JIS B5 (182 x 257 mm), B6 (125 x 176 mm)

Envelope Sizes: International B5 (176 x 250 mm)

Total Media Capacity: 600 sheets, 1100 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x autoload - 100 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm) weight: 60 g/m2 - 161 g/m2 ¦ 1 x autoload - 500 sheets - Legal (216 x 356 mm)

Media Weight: 60 g/m2 - 161 g/m2

Max Media Capacity: 1100 sheets

Networking

Networking: Print server - plug-in module, Print server

Data Link Protocol: EtherTalk

Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, DLC/LLC, NetBEUI/NetBIOS

Remote Management Protocol: SNMP, Telnet, HTTP

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s): Memory - DIMM 100-PIN, 1 x expansion slot

Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type B ¦ 1 x parallel - 36 PIN Centronics ¦ 1 x LAN - RJ-45

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x drum - up to 30000 pages ¦ 1 x toner cartridge ( black ) - up to 7500 pages

Works with Windows Vista: Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.

Compliant Standards: TCO '99

Power

Power Device: Power supply - internal

Power Consumption Operational: 600 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 100 Watt, 110 Watt, 90 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Web BRAdmin, BRAdmin Professional

OS Required: Microsoft DOS, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.1, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000, Apple MacOS X 10.2, Apple MacOS 8.6 - 9.2

System Requirements Details: MacOS 8.6.2 - 9.2 - RAM 32 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.1/10.2.x - RAM 128 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows 95/98 - Intel486 - 66 MHz - RAM 8 MB - HD 40 MB ¦ Windows NT 4.0 - Pentium - 75 MHz - RAM 16 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows 2000 - Pentium - 133 MHz - RAM 64 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows ME - Pentium - 150 MHz - RAM 32 MB - HD 50 MB ¦ Windows XP - Pentium II - 300 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 50 MB

Environmental Standards

TCO Certified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty, 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years, Limited warranty - 3 years - on-site, Limited warranty - 1 year - on-site, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission (Idle): 39 dBA

Sound Emission (Operating): 52 dBA

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 40 cm

Depth: 42.5 cm

Height: 31 cm

Weight: 14.5 kg, 20.8 kg, 20.3 kg, 20.78 kg

Card Reader

Supported Flash Memory Cards: CompactFlash Card

Type: Card reader

Duty Cycle

Cartridge / Printhead Included Qty: 1

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 60000 pages

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