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USER’S GUIDE
Brother Laser Printer
HL-2230
HL-2240
HL-2240D
HL-2242D
HL-2250DN
HL-2270DW
For visually-impaired users
You can read this manual with Screen
Reader ‘text-to-speech’ software.
You must set up the hardware and install the driver before you can use the machine.
Please use the Quick Setup Guide to set up the machine. You can find a printed copy in the box.
Please read this User’s Guide thoroughly before you use the machine.
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/ where you can get product support, the latest driver updates and
utilities, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and technical questions.
Note: Not all models are available in all countries.
Version A
USA/CAN
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Using this guide
Symbols used in this guide
The following symbols and conventions are used throughout the documentation.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injuries.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injuries.
IMPORTANT indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in damage to property or loss of product functionality.
Hot Surface icons warn you not to touch machine parts that are hot.
Notes tell you how you should respond to a situation that may arise or give
tips about how the operation works with other features.
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Table of Contents
1 Printing Methods 1
About this machine ....................................................................................................................................1
Front view and Back view....................................................................................................................1
Acceptable paper and other print media....................................................................................................3
Recommended paper and print media ................................................................................................3
Type and size of paper........................................................................................................................3
Handling and using special paper .......................................................................................................6
Unprintable area..................................................................................................................................9
Printing methods......................................................................................................................................10
Printing on plain paper, recycled paper, bond paper, thin paper or thick paper................................10
Printing on labels or envelopes .........................................................................................................15
Duplex printing.........................................................................................................................................20
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper.............................................................................20
Automatic duplex printing (HL-2240D / HL-2242D / HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only).......................21
Manual duplex printing ......................................................................................................................22
2 Driver and Software 23
Printer driver ............................................................................................................................................23
Features in the printer driver (for Windows®
) ....................................................................................25
Features in the printer driver (for Macintosh) ....................................................................................39
Uninstalling the printer driver...................................................................................................................51
Printer driver for Windows®
...............................................................................................................51
Printer driver for Macintosh ...............................................................................................................51
Software ..................................................................................................................................................52
Software for networks (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only)...................................................................52
Remote Printer Console (For Windows®
only) ................................................................................52
3 Control Panel 53
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes)...................................................................................................................53
Service call indications ............................................................................................................................58
Go button.................................................................................................................................................60
Print a test page ................................................................................................................................61
Print a Printer Settings page..............................................................................................................62
Print Fonts (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only) ....................................................................................63
Print a WLAN report (HL-2270DW only)............................................................................................64
Default settings..................................................................................................................................64
4 Routine Maintenance 66
Replacing consumable items...................................................................................................................66
Consumables.....................................................................................................................................66
Before replacing the consumable items ............................................................................................67
Toner cartridge ..................................................................................................................................70
Drum unit...........................................................................................................................................76
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Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................................82
Cleaning the outside of the machine .................................................................................................83
Cleaning the corona wire...................................................................................................................84
Cleaning the drum unit ......................................................................................................................86
Cleaning the paper pick-up roller.......................................................................................................93
Packing and shipping the machine..........................................................................................................95
5 Troubleshooting 99
Identifying your problem ..........................................................................................................................99
Error messages in the Status Monitor ...................................................................................................100
Paper handling ......................................................................................................................................102
Paper jams and how to clear them ........................................................................................................104
Improving the print quality......................................................................................................................111
Solving print problems ...........................................................................................................................118
Network problems (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only).............................................................................119
Other problems......................................................................................................................................119
For Macintosh with USB..................................................................................................................119
A Appendix 120
Machine specifications...........................................................................................................................120
Engine .............................................................................................................................................120
Controller.........................................................................................................................................121
Software ..........................................................................................................................................122
Control panel ...................................................................................................................................122
Paper handling ................................................................................................................................122
Media specifications ........................................................................................................................123
Supplies...........................................................................................................................................123
Dimensions / weights.......................................................................................................................123
Other................................................................................................................................................124
Computer requirements...................................................................................................................125
Important information for choosing your paper................................................................................126
Symbol and character sets (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only) ...............................................................129
How to use Web Based Management (Web browser) ....................................................................129
Symbol and character sets list.........................................................................................................130
Quick reference for bar code control commands
(HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only)........................................................................................................132
Print bar codes or expanded characters..........................................................................................132
B Appendix (for Europe and Other Countries) 139
Brother numbers....................................................................................................................................139
C Appendix (for USA and Canada) 140
Brother numbers....................................................................................................................................140
D Index 143
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About this machine 1
Front view and Back view 1
1 Face-down output tray support flap 2 (support flap 2)
2 Face-down output tray support flap 1 (support flap 1)
3 Control panel
4 Manual feed paper guide
5 Manual feed slot
6 Manual feed slot cover
7 Paper tray
8 Front cover
9 Power switch
10 Ventilation hole
11 Face-down output tray
Printing Methods 1
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1 Back cover (Face-up output tray when open)
2 AC power connector
3 HL-2270DW: Wireless setup button
4 HL-2270DW: Wireless Activity LED
5 USB interface connector
6 HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX port
7 HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW: Network status LEDs
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Acceptable paper and other print media 1
Print quality may vary according to the type of paper you are using.
You can use the following types of print media: thin paper, plain paper, thick paper, bond paper, recycled
paper, labels or envelopes.
For best results, follow the instructions below:
 DO NOT put different types of paper in the paper tray at the same time because it may cause paper jams
or misfeeds.
 For proper printing, you must choose the same paper size from your software application as the paper in
the tray.
 Avoid touching the printed surface of the paper immediately after printing.
 Before you buy a lot of paper, test a small quantity to make sure that the paper is suitable.
Recommended paper and print media 1
Type and size of paper 1
The machine feeds paper from the installed paper tray or the manual feed slot.
The names for the paper trays in the printer driver and this guide are as follows:
When looking at this page, you can jump to the page for each printing method by clicking p in the table.
Europe USA
Plain paper Xerox Premier TCF 80 g/m2
Xerox Business 80 g/m2
Xerox 4200 20 lb
Hammermill Laser Print 24 lb (90g/m2
)
Recycled paper Xerox Recycled Supreme 80 g/m2 (No specific brand recommended)
Labels Avery laser label L7163 Avery laser labels white #5160
Envelopes Antalis River series (DL) (No specific brand recommended)
Paper tray Tray 1
Manual feed slot Manual
Duplex tray for automatic duplex
printing (HL-2240D / HL-2242D /
HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only)
DX
Media type Tray 1 Manual DX Choose the media type
from the printer driver
Plain paper
75 to 105 g/m2 (20 to 28 lb)
p p p
Plain Paper
Recycled paper p p p Recycled Paper
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1 Legal or Folio size paper is not available in some regions outside the USA and Canada.
Bond paper
Rough paper– 60 to 163 g/m2
(16 to 43 lb)
p
Bond Paper
Thin paper
60 to 75 g/m2
(16 to 20 lb)
p p p
Thin Paper
Thick paper
105 to 163 g/m2(28 to 43 lb)
p
Thick Paper or Thicker
Paper
Labels p
A4 or Letter
Label
Envelopes
p
Envelopes
Env. Thin
Env. Thick
Tray 1 Manual DX
Paper size A4, Letter, B5 (ISO/JIS), A5, A5
(Long Edge), B6 (ISO), A6,
Executive, Legal 1, Folio 1
Width: 76.2 to 216 mm (3 to 8.5 in.)
Length: 116 to 406.4 mm (4.6 to
16 in.)
Letter, Legal 1,
Folio 1
Number of sheets
(80 g/m2 / 20 lb)
250 sheets Single sheet
Media type Tray 1 Manual DX Choose the media type
from the printer driver
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Recommended paper specifications 1
The following paper specifications are suitable for this machine.
 Use paper that is made for plain-paper copying.
 Use paper that is 75 to 90 g/m2
(20 to 24 lb).
 Use long grain paper with a neutral Ph value, and a moisture content of approx. 5%.
 This machine can use recycled paper that meets DIN 19309 specifications.
(To help you choose which paper to use with this machine, see Important information for choosing your paper
on page 126.)
Basis weight 75-90 g/m2
(20-24 lb)
Thickness 80-110 m
Roughness Higher than 20 sec.
Stiffness 90-150 cm3
/100
Grain direction Long grain
Volume resistivity 10e9
-10e11
ohm
Surface resistivity 10e9
-10e12
ohm-cm
Filler CaCO3 (Neutral)
Ash content Below 23 wt%
Brightness Higher than 80%
Opacity Higher than 85%
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Handling and using special paper 1
The machine is designed to work well with most types of xerographic and bond paper. However, some paper
variables may have an effect on print quality or handling reliability. Always test samples of paper before
purchasing to ensure desirable performance. Store paper in its original packaging and keep it sealed. Keep
the paper flat and away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat.
Some important guidelines when selecting paper are:
 DO NOT use inkjet paper because it may cause a paper jam or damage your machine.
 Preprinted paper must use ink that can withstand the temperature of the machine’s fusing process 200
degrees centigrade (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
 If you use bond paper, paper having a rough surface or paper that is wrinkled or creased, the paper may
exhibit degraded performance.
Types of paper to avoid 1
IMPORTANT
Some types of paper may not perform well or may cause damage to your machine.
DO NOT use paper:
• that is highly textured
• that is extremely smooth or shiny
• that is curled or warped
1 A curl of 2 mm (0.08 in.) or greater may cause jams to occur.
• that is coated or has a chemical finish
• that is damaged, creased or folded
• that exceeds the recommended weight specification in this guide
• with tabs and staples
• with letterheads using low temperature dyes or thermography
• that is multipart or carbonless
• that is designed for inkjet printing
If you use any of the types of paper listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage is not
covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.
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Envelopes 1
Most envelopes designed for laser printers will be suitable for your machine. However, some envelopes may
have feed and print-quality problems because of the way they have been made. A suitable envelope should
have edges with straight, well-creased folds and the leading edge should not be thicker than two sheets of
paper. The envelope should lie flat and not be of baggy or flimsy construction. You should buy quality
envelopes from a supplier who understands that you will be using the envelopes in a laser machine.
We recommend that you print a test envelope to make sure the print results are what you want.
Types of envelopes to avoid 1
IMPORTANT
DO NOT use envelopes:
• that are damaged, curled, wrinkled, irregularly shaped, extremely shiny or textured envelopes.
• with clasps, staples, snaps, tie strings, self-adhesive components, windows, holes, cutouts or
perforations.
• that are of a baggy construction, not sharply creased, embossed (have raised writing on them) or
preprinted on the inside.
• that were previously printed by a laser / LED printer.
• that cannot be arranged when put in a pile.
• that are made of paper that weighs more than the paper weight specifications for the machine.
• with edges that are not straight or consistently square.
• with glue on surface as shown in figure below
• with double flaps as shown in figure below
• with sealing flaps that are not folded down when purchased
• with sealing flaps as shown in figure below
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• with each side folded as shown in figure below
If you use any of the types of envelopes listed above, they may damage your machine. This damage may
not be covered under any Brother warranty or service agreement.
Labels 1
The machine will print on most types of labels designed for use with a laser printer. Labels should have an
adhesive that is acrylic-based since this material is more stable at the high temperatures in the fuser unit.
Adhesives should not come in contact with any part of the machine, because the label stock may stick to the
drum unit or rollers and cause jams and print quality problems. No adhesive should be exposed between the
labels. Labels should be arranged so that they cover the entire length and width of the sheet. Using labels
with spaces may result in labels peeling off and causing serious jams or print problems.
All labels used in this machine must be able to withstand a temperature of 200 degrees centigrade (392
degrees Fahrenheit) for a period of 0.1 seconds.
Do not feed a label sheet through the machine more than one time.
Types of labels to avoid 1
Do not use labels that are damaged, curled, wrinkled or an unusual shape.
IMPORTANT
• Avoid feeding labels with the carrier sheet exposed because your machine will be damaged.
• Label sheets should not exceed the paper weight specifications described in this User’s Guide. Labels
exceeding this specification may not feed or print properly and may cause damage to your machine.
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Unprintable area 1
The area of the paper that cannot be printed on is shown in the table below:
Portrait
Landscape
A4 Letter Legal B5 (ISO) Executive A5 A6 B6 (ISO)
1 4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
2 6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
3 4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4 6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.35 mm
(0.25 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
6.01 mm
(0.24 in.)
A4 Letter Legal B5 (ISO) Executive A5 A6 B6 (ISO)
1 4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
2 5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
3 4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4.23 mm
(0.16 in.)
4 5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.08 mm
(0.2 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
5.0 mm
(0.19 in.)
1
3
2 4
1
3
2 4
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Printing methods 1
Printing on plain paper, recycled paper, bond paper, thin paper or thick paper 1
Printing from the paper tray (plain paper, recycled paper and thin paper only) 1
(For the recommended paper to use, see Type and size of paper on page 3.)
a Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine.
b While pressing the green paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Make
sure that the guides are firmly in the slots.
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Note
For Legal or Folio size paper, press the release button in the bottom of the paper tray and then pull out the
back of the paper tray. (Legal or Folio size paper is not available in some regions.)
c Put paper in the tray and make sure:
 The paper is below the maximum paper mark (b b b).
Over filling the paper tray will cause paper jams.
 The side to be printed on must be face down.
 The paper guides touch the sides of the paper so it will feed properly.
d Put the paper tray firmly back in the machine. Make sure that it is completely inserted into the machine.
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e Lift up the support flap 1 to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray, or remove each page
as soon as it comes out of the machine.
f Choose the following from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
1
Legal or Folio size paper is not available in some regions outside the USA and Canada.
 Media Type
 Paper Source
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
g Send the print data to the machine.
A4 Letter Legal 1 Executive A5 B5
B6 A6 Folio 1 JIS B5 A5 Long Edge
Plain Paper Thin Paper Recycled Paper
Tray 1
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Printing from the Manual feed slot 1
(For the recommended paper to use, see Type and size of paper on page 3.)
Note
The machine automatically turns on the Manual Feed mode when you put paper in the manual feed slot.
a Lift up the support flap 1 to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray, or remove each page
as soon as it comes out of the machine.
b Open the manual feed slot cover.
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c Using both hands, slide the manual feed paper guides to the width of the paper that you are going to use.
d Using both hands, put one piece of paper in the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper touches
the paper feed roller. When you feel the machine pull in the paper, let go.
Note
• Put the paper into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed face up.
• Make sure that the paper is straight and in the correct position on the manual feed slot. If it is not, the paper
may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
• DO NOT put more than one piece of paper in the manual feed slot at any one time, as it may cause a jam.
• If you put any media in the manual feed slot before the machine is in the Ready mode, the media may be
ejected without being printed on.
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e Choose the following from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
You can use all paper sizes specified for the tray which you use.
 Media Type
 Paper Source
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
f Send the print data to the machine.
g After the printed page comes out of the machine, put in the next sheet of paper as in Step d above.
Repeat for each page that you want to print.
Printing on labels or envelopes 1
When the face-up output tray is pulled down, the machine has a straight paper path from the manual feed
slot through to the back of the machine. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print on
labels or envelopes. (For the recommended paper to use, see Acceptable paper and other print media
on page 3 and Types of envelopes to avoid on page 7.)
Note
The machine automatically turns on the Manual Feed mode when you put paper in the manual feed slot.
a Open the back cover (face-up output tray).
Width: 76.2 to 216 mm (3 to 8.5 in.)
Length: 116 to 406.4 mm (4.6 to 16 in.)
Plain Paper Thin Paper Thick Paper Thicker Paper Bond Paper Recycled Paper
Manual
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b <For printing envelopes only> Pull down the two green levers, one on the left-hand side and one on the
right-hand side, as shown in the illustration below.
c Open the manual feed slot cover.
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d Using both hands, slide the manual feed paper guides to the width of the paper that you are going to use.
e Using both hands, put one full sheet of labels or one envelope in the manual feed slot until the front edge
touches the paper feed roller. When you feel the machine pull it in, let go.
Note
• Put one full sheet of labels or one envelope into the manual feed slot with the side to be printed face up.
• Make sure that the full sheet of labels or the envelope is straight and in the proper position on the manual
feed slot. If it is not, it may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
• DO NOT put more than one full sheet of labels or one envelope in the manual feed slot at any one time,
as it may cause a jam.
• DO NOT insert a labels sheet that has previously been used or is missing any labels.
• If you put any Media (paper, envelope and so on) in the manual feed slot before the machine is in the
Ready mode, the media may be ejected without being printed on.
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f Choose the following from each drop-down list menu of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
Envelopes
1
You can define your original paper size by choosing User Defined... in Windows®
printer driver or Manage Custom Sizes... in
Macintosh printer drivers.
Label
 Media Type
 Paper Source
Note
• When you use Envelope #10, choose Com-10 for the Paper Size.
• For other envelopes that are not listed in the printer driver, such as Envelope #9 or Envelope C6,
choose User Defined... (for Windows® printer driver) or Manage Custom Sizes... (for Macintosh
printer driver). For more information on envelope sizes, see Paper size on page 127.
g Send the print data to the machine.
h After the printed page comes out of the machine, put in the next full sheet of labels or envelope as shown
in Step e. Repeat for each page that you want to print.
i <For printing envelopes only>When you have finished printing, reset the two green levers that were
pulled down in step b back to their original positions.
Com-10 DL C5 Monarch DL Long Edge
Customized paper size 1
A4 Letter
Envelopes Env. Thin Env. Thick Label
Manual
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Note
• Remove each sheet of labels or envelope as soon as it has been printed. Stacking them may cause the
paper to jam or curl.
• If an envelope is creased after they are printed, see Improving the print quality on page 111.
• If envelopes get smudged during printing set the Media Type to Thick Paper or Thicker Paper to increase
the fixing temperature.
• (For Windows® users) If the DL size double flap envelopes are creased after printing, choose DL Long
Edge in Paper Size, from the Basic tab. Put a new DL size double-flap envelope in the manual feed slot
with the longest edge of the envelope in first, then print again.
• Envelope joints that are sealed by the manufacturer should be secure.
• All sides of the envelope should be properly folded without wrinkles or creases.
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Duplex printing 1
The supplied printer drivers for Windows® 2000 or greater and Mac OS X 10.4.11 or greater all enable duplex
printing. For more information about how to choose the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver.
Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper 1
 If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
 If paper is curled, straighten it and then put it back in the paper tray or the manual feed slot. If the paper
continues to curl, replace the paper.
 If the paper is not feeding properly, it may be curled. Remove the paper and straighten it. If the paper
continues to curl, replace the paper.
 When you use the manual duplex function, it is possible that there may be paper jams or poor print quality.
(If there is a paper jam, see Paper jams and how to clear them on page 104. If you have a print quality
problem, see Improving the print quality on page 111.)
Note
• Make sure that the paper tray is completely inserted to the machine.
• You should use plain paper, recycled paper or thin paper. Do not use bond paper.
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Automatic duplex printing (HL-2240D / HL-2242D / HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW
only) 1
If you are using the Macintosh Printer Driver, see Automatic Duplex Printing (HL-2240D / HL-2242D / HL-
2250DN / HL-2270DW only) on page 48.
a Choose the following settings from each menu of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
1
Legal or Folio size paper is not available in some regions outside the USA and Canada.
 Media Type
 Paper Source
 Duplex / Booklet
 Duplex Type in Duplex Settings
There are four options for each orientation. (See Duplex / Booklet on page 28.)
 Binding Offset in Duplex Settings
You can specify the offset for binding. (See Duplex / Booklet on page 28.)
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
b Send the print data to the machine. The machine will print on both sides of the paper automatically.
Letter Legal 1 Folio 1
Plain Paper Thin Paper Recycled Paper
Tray 1 Manual
Duplex
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Manual duplex printing 1
If you are using the Macintosh Printer Driver, see Manual Duplex Printing on page 47.
a Choose the following settings from each drop-down list of the printer driver.
 Paper Size
You can use all the paper sizes specified for the tray you are using.
 Media Type
You can use all the media types specified for the tray you are using except media that has a specified
print side, such as envelopes and labels.
 Paper Source
 Duplex / Booklet
 Duplex Type in Duplex Settings
There are four options for each orientation. (See Duplex / Booklet on page 28.)
 Binding Offset in Duplex Settings
You can specify the offset for binding. (See Duplex / Booklet on page 28.)
For any other settings, see Driver and Software in Chapter 2.
b Send the print data to the machine. The machine will print all the even-numbered pages on one side of
the paper first. Then, the Windows®
driver instructs you (with a pop-up message) to reinsert the paper
to print the odd-numbered pages.
Note
Before reinserting the paper, straighten it well, or you may get a paper jam. Very thin or thick paper is not
recommended.
Tray 1 Manual
Duplex (Manual)
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Printer driver 2
A printer driver is software that translates data from the format used by a computer to the format that a
particular machine needs. Typically, this format is page description language (PDL).
The printer drivers for the supported versions of Windows®
and Macintosh are on the CD-ROM we have
supplied or on the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com/. Install the drivers by following the
Quick Setup Guide. The latest printer driver can be downloaded from the Brother Solutions Center at
http://solutions.brother.com/.
(If you want to uninstall the printer driver, see Uninstalling the printer driver on page 51.)
For Windows® 2
 Windows® printer driver
For Macintosh 2
 Macintosh printer driver
For Linux 1 2 2
 CUPS printer driver
 LPD / LPRng printer driver
1
Download the printer driver for Linux from http://solutions.brother.com/ or a link on the supplied CD-ROM.
2
Depending on Linux distributions, the driver may not be available.
Note
• For more information about Linux printer driver, visit us at http://solutions.brother.com/.
• The printer driver for Linux may be released after the initial release of this product.
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You can change the following printer settings when you print from your computer:
 Paper Size
 Orientation
 Copies
 Media Type
 Resolution
 Print Settings
 Multiple Page
 Duplex / Booklet 1
 Paper Source
 Scaling
 Reverse Print
 Use Watermark 1
 Header-Footer Print 1
 Toner Save Mode
 Administrator 1
 Use Reprint 1
 Sleep Time
 Macro 1 2
 Density Adjustment 1
 Error Message Printout 1
 Improve Print Output
 Skip Blank Page
 Print Profiles 1
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These settings are not available with the Macintosh printer driver.
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These settings are not available with the HL-2230, HL-2240, HL-2240D and HL-2242D.
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Features in the printer driver (for Windows®
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(For more information, see the Help text in the printer driver.)
Note
• The screens in this section are from Windows®
XP. The screens on your computer will vary depending on
your operating system.
• You can access the Printing Preferences dialog box by clicking Printing Preferences... in the General
tab of the Printer Properties dialog box.
Basic tab 2
You can also change settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the Basic tab.
a Choose Paper Size, Orientation, Copies, Media Type, Resolution and Print Settings (1).
b Choose Multiple Page and Duplex / Booklet setting (2).
c Choose Paper Source (3).
d Click OK to apply your chosen settings.
To return to the default settings, click Default, then OK.
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Note
This area (4) shows the current settings.
Paper Size 2
From the drop-down box choose the Paper Size you are using.
Orientation 2
Orientation selects the position of how your document will be printed (Portrait or Landscape).
Copies 2
The copies selection sets the number of copies that will be printed.
 Collate
With the Collate check box selected, one complete copy of your document will be printed and then will be
repeated for the number of copies you selected. If the Collate check box is not selected, then each page
will be printed for all the copies selected before the next page of the document is printed.
Portrait Landscape
Collate checked Collate non-checked
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Media Type 2
You can use the following types of media in your machine. For the best print quality, select the type of media
that you wish to use.
Note
• When using ordinary plain paper (75 to 105 g/m2
(20 to 28 lb)) choose Plain Paper. When using heavier
weight paper or rough paper choose Thick Paper or Thicker Paper. For bond paper, choose Bond
Paper.
• When you use envelopes, choose Envelopes. If the toner is not fixed to the envelope correctly when
Envelopes has been selected, choose Env. Thick. If the envelope is crumpled when Envelopes has
been selected, choose Env. Thin.
Resolution 2
You can choose the resolution as follows.
 300 dpi
 600 dpi
 HQ 1200
Print Settings 2
You can manually change the print setting.
 Graphics
This is the best mode for printing documents that contain graphics.
 Text
This is the best mode for printing text documents.
 Manual
You can change the settings manually by choosing Manual and clicking the Manual Settings... button.
You can set brightness, contrast and other settings.
Multiple Page 2
The Multiple Page selection can reduce the image size of a page allowing multiple pages to be printed on
one sheet of paper or can enlarge the image size for printing one page on multiple sheets of paper.
 Page Order
When N in 1 option is selected, the page order can be selected from the drop-down list.
 Border Line
When printing multiple pages onto one sheet, with the Multiple Page feature, you can choose to have a
solid border, dash border or no border around each page on the sheet.
Plain Paper Thin Paper Thick Paper Thicker Paper Bond Paper
Envelopes Env. Thick Env. Thin Recycled Paper Label
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 Print cut-out line
When 1 in NxN pages option is selected, the Print cut-out line option can be selected. This option allows
you to print a faint cut-out line around the printable area.
Duplex / Booklet 2
When you want to print a booklet or do duplex printing, use this function.
 None
Disable duplex printing.
 Duplex / Duplex (Manual)
When you want to do duplex printing, use these options.
• Duplex (HL-2240D / HL-2242D / HL-2250DN/ HL-2270DW only)
The machine prints on both sides of the paper automatically.
• Duplex (Manual)
The machine prints all the even numbered pages first. Then the printer driver will stop and show the
instructions required to re-install the paper. When you click OK the odd numbered pages will be printed.
When you choose Duplex or Duplex (Manual), the Duplex Settings... button becomes available to
choose. You can set following settings in the Duplex Settings dialog box.
• Duplex Type
There are four types of duplex binding direction available for each orientation.
• Binding Offset
When you check Binding Offset, you can also specify the offset for binding in inches or millimeters.
Portrait
Long Edge (Left) Long Edge (Right) Short Edge (Top) Short Edge (Bottom)
Landscape
Long Edge (Top) Long Edge (Bottom) Short Edge (Left) Short Edge (Right)
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 Booklet / Booklet (Manual)
Use this option to print a document in booklet format using duplex printing; it will arrange the document
according to the correct page number and allows you to fold at the center of the print output without having
to change the order of the page number.
• Booklet (HL-2240D / HL-2242D / HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only)
The machine prints on both sides of the paper automatically.
• Booklet (Manual)
The machine prints all the even numbered sides first. Then the printer driver will stop and show the
instructions required to re-install the paper. When you click OK the odd numbered sides will be printed.
When you choose Booklet or Booklet (Manual), the Duplex Settings... button becomes available to
choose. You can set following settings in the Duplex Settings dialog box.
• Duplex Type
There are two types of duplex binding direction available for each orientation.
• Booklet Printing Method
When Divide into Sets is selected: This option allows you to print the whole booklet into smaller
individual booklet sets, it still allows you to fold at the center of the smaller individual booklet sets without
having to change the order of the page number. You can specify the number of sheets in each smaller
booklet set, from 1 to 15. This option can help when folding the printed booklet that has a large number
of pages.
• Binding Offset
When you check Binding Offset, you can also specify the offset for binding in inches or millimeters.
Paper Source 2
You can choose Auto Select, Tray1, Manual and specify separate trays for printing the first page and for
printing from the second page onwards.
Portrait Landscape
Left Binding Right Binding Top Binding Bottom Binding
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Advanced tab 2
Change the tab settings by clicking one of the following icons:
 Scaling (1)
 Reverse Print (2)
 Use Watermark (3)
 Header-Footer Print (4)
 Toner Save Mode (5)
 Administrator (6)
 Other Print Options (7)
Scaling 2
You can change the print image scaling.
Reverse Print 2
Check Reverse Print to rotate the print result by 180 degrees.
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Use Watermark 2
You can put a logo or text into your documents as a watermark.
You can choose one of the preset watermarks, or you can use a bitmap file or text that you have created.
When you use a bitmap file as a watermark, you can change the size of the watermark and put it anywhere
you like on the page.
When you use text as a watermark, you can change the Text, Font, Style, Size and Darkness settings.
Header-Footer Print 2
When this feature is enabled, it will print the date and time on your document from your computer’s system
clock and the PC login user name or the text you entered. By clicking Settings... you can customize the
information.
 ID Print
If you select Login User Name, your PC login user name will print. If you select Custom and enter the
text in the Custom edit box, the text you entered will print.
Toner Save Mode 2
You can conserve toner use with this feature. When you set Toner Save Mode to On, print appears lighter.
The default setting is Off.
Note
• We do not recommend Toner Save Mode for printing Photo or Gray Scale images.
• Toner Save Mode is not available for HQ 1200 resolution.
Administrator 2
Administrators have the authority to limit access to functions such as scaling and watermark.
 Password
Enter the password into this box.
 Set Password...
Click here to change the password.
 Set
Click here current password. Then you can change the settings.
 Copies Lock
Lock the copy pages selection to prevent multiple copy printing.
 Multiple Page & Scaling Lock
Lock the current settings of the Multiple Page and Scaling options to prevent changes being made.
 Watermark Lock
Lock the current settings of the Watermark option to prevent changes being made.
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 Header-Footer Print Lock
Lock the current settings of the Header-Footer Print option to prevent changes being made.
Other Print Options... 2
You can set the following in Printer Function:
 Use Reprint
 Sleep Time
 Macro (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only)
 Density Adjustment
 Error Message Printout
 Improve Print Output
 Skip Blank Page
Use Reprint 2
The machine keeps the last print job sent to it in memory.
You can reprint the last job without sending the data again from your computer. For more information about
the Reprint function, see Go button on page 60.
Note
If you want to prevent other people from printing your data using the reprint function, uncheck the Use
Reprint check box.
Sleep Time 2
When the machine does not receive data for a certain period of time, it enters sleep mode. In sleep mode,
the machine acts as though it were turned off. When you choose Printer Default, the timeout setting will be
reset to the specific time set at the factory; this can be altered in the driver. Intelligent Sleep Mode
automatically adjusts to the most suitable timeout setting depending on the frequency of your machine use.
While the machine is in sleep mode, the Ready LED is dimmed, but the machine can still receive data.
Receiving a print file or document or pressing Go will automatically wake up the machine to start printing.
Macro (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only) 2
You can save a page of a document as a macro to machine memory. You can also execute the saved macro
(you can use the saved macro as an overlay on any documents). This will save time and increase printing
speed for often used information such as forms, company logos, letterhead formats or invoices.
Density Adjustment 2
Increase or decrease the print density.
Note
The Density Adjustment is not available when you set the Resolution to HQ 1200.
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Error Message Printout 2
You can choose whether the machine reports problems by printing an error page.
Selections are Printer Default, On and Off.
Improve Print Output 2
This feature allows you to improve a print quality problem.
 Improvement Settings
• Reduce Paper Curl
If you choose this setting, the paper curl may be reduced. If you are printing only a few pages, you do
not need to choose this setting. We recommend that you change the printer driver setting in Media
Type to a thin setting.
• Improve Toner Fixing
If you choose this setting, the toner fixing on paper may be improved. If this selection does not provide
enough improvement, change the printer driver setting in Media Type to a thick setting.
 Reduce Ghosting
If you are using the machine in a high humidity environment this setting may reduce ghosting on the paper.
Do not use this setting if the humidity is below 30% or ghosting may increase.
Note
This feature may not reduce ghosting for all types of paper. Before you buy a lot of paper, test a small
quantity to make sure that the paper is suitable.
Skip Blank Page 2
If Skip Blank Page is checked, the printer driver automatically detects blank pages and excludes them from
printing.
Note
This feature does not work when you choose the following features:
• Use Watermark
• Header-Footer Print
• N in 1 and 1 in NxN pages in Multiple Page
• Duplex (Manual), Booklet, Booklet (Manual) and Duplex with Binding Offset in Duplex / Booklet
• (HL-2240D only) Duplex with HQ 1200 in Resolution
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Print Profiles tab 2
 Print Profiles (1)
The printer driver of the machine has the preset print profiles. Select the desired profile and click OK to
configure the desirable print settings easily.
 Edit a profile (2)
You can edit and save a new print profile.
 Restore default profiles (3)
Click to restore all the default print profiles.
 Always show Print Profile tab first (4)
When you always want to show the Print Profiles tab first, select this check box.
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Editing a print profile
a Configure the print settings in the print driver. See Basic tab on page 25 and Advanced tab on page 30.
b Click the Print Profiles tab.
c Click the Edit a profile button.
d Choose the icon from the drop-down list (1) and enter a profile name (2).
e Choose the print profile you want to overwrite and click OK.
Note
You can overwrite the preset print profiles.
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Support 2
Note
You can access the Support dialog box by clicking Support... in the Printing Preferences dialog box.
 Brother Solutions Center (1)
The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com/) is a Website offering information about your
Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), User’s Guides, driver updates and tips for
using your machine.
 Genuine Supplies Website (2)
You can visit our Website for genuine Brother supplies by clicking this button.
 Brother CreativeCenter (3)
You can visit our Website for a free and easy online solution for business and home uses by clicking this
button.
 Print Settings (4)
This will print the pages that show how the internal settings of the machine have been configured.
 Check Setting... (5)
You can check the current driver settings.
 About... (6)
This will show the list of the printer driver files and version information.
 Print Fonts (7) (HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only)
This will print the pages that show all the internal fonts of the machine.
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Tray Settings 2
Note
From the Start menu, select Printers and Faxes 1. Right-click the Brother HL-2230/HL-2240/HL-
2240D/HL-2242D/HL-2250DN/HL-2270DW series icon and select Properties to access the Tray
Settings tab.
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Select Settings and then Printers for Windows®
2000 users.
You can define the paper size for each paper tray and auto detect the serial number in the Tray Settings tab
as follows.
 Paper Source Setting (1)
This feature identifies the paper size defined for each paper tray.
• Paper Size
This setting allows you to define which paper size is used for the tray and manual feed slot. Highlight
the paper source you want to define and then choose the paper size from the drop-down list. Click
Update to apply the setting to the tray.
• Default Source
This setting allows you to choose the default paper source that your document will be printed from.
Choose the Default Source from the drop-down list and click Update to save your setting. The Auto
Select setting will automatically pull paper from any paper source (tray or manual feed slot) that has a
defined paper size that matches your document.
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 Serial No. (2)
By clicking Auto Detect, the printer driver will query the machine and display its serial number. If it fails to
receive the information, the screen will display "---------------".
Note
The Auto Detect function is not available under the following machine conditions:
• The machine's power switch is off.
• The machine is in an error mode.
• The machine is in a network shared environment.
• The cable is not connected to the machine correctly.
Status Monitor 2
This reports the machine status (any errors that may happen with the machine) when printing. If you would
like to turn the status monitor on, follow these steps:
Click the Start button, All Programs 1
, Brother, your machine (e.g. Brother HL-2270DW), and then Status
Monitor.
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Programs for Windows®
2000 users
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Features in the printer driver (for Macintosh) 2
This machine supports Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x and 10.6.x.
Note
The screens in this section are based on Mac OS X 10.5.x. The screens on your Macintosh will vary
depending on your operating system.
Choosing page setup options 2
a From an application such as Apple TextEdit, click File, then Page Setup. Make sure HL-XXXX (where
XXXX is your model name.) is chosen in the Format for pop-up menu. You can change the settings for
Paper Size, Orientation and Scale, then click OK.
b From an application such as Apple TextEdit, click File, then Print to start printing.
 For Mac OS X 10.4.11
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 For Mac OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x
For more page setup options, click the disclosure triangle beside the Printer pop-up menu.
Choosing printing options 2
To control special printing features, choose the options in the Print dialog box. For the details of available
options, see the following descriptions of each option.
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Cover Page 2
You can make the following cover page settings:
 Print Cover Page
If you want to add a cover page to your document, use this function.
 Cover Page Type
Choose a template for the cover page.
 Billing Info
If you want to add the billing information to the cover page, enter text in the Billing Info box.
Layout 2
 Pages per Sheet
Choose how many pages will appear on each side of the paper.
 Layout Direction
When you specify the pages per sheet, you can also specify the direction of the layout.
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 Border
If you want to add a border, use this function.
 Two-Sided
See Automatic Duplex Printing (HL-2240D / HL-2242D / HL-2250DN / HL-2270DW only) on page 48.
 Reverse Page Orientation (Mac OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x only)
Check Reverse Page Orientation to reverse the data from up to down.
 Flip Horizontally (Mac OS X 10.6.x only)
Check Flip Horizontally to print as a reflection flipped left-to-right.
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Print Settings 2
You can change settings by choosing a setting in the Print Settings list:
Basic tab
 Media Type
You can change the media type to one of the following:
• Plain Paper
• Thin Paper
• Thick Paper
• Thicker Paper
• Bond Paper
• Envelopes
• Env. Thick
• Env. Thin
• Recycled Paper
• Label
 Resolution
You can change the resolution as follows:
• 300 dpi
• 600 dpi
• HQ 1200
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 Toner Save Mode
You can conserve toner using this feature. When you set Toner Save Mode to On, print appears lighter.
The default setting is Off.
Note
• We do not recommend Toner Save Mode for printing Photo or Gray Scale images.
• Toner Save Mode is not available for HQ 1200 resolution.
 Paper Source
You can choose Auto Select, Tray 1 or Manual.
 Reverse Print (For Mac OS X 10.4.11 only)
Check Reverse Print to rotate the data by 180 degrees.
Advanced tab
 Graphics Quality
You can change the print quality as follows:
• Graphics
This is a graphics mode (contrast priority). Choose this setting for printing text and figures, such as
business and presentation documents. You can represent sharp contrasts between shaded areas.
• Text
This is the best mode for printing text documents.
 Skip Blank Page
If Skip Blank Page is checked, the printer driver automatically detects blank pages and excludes them
from printing.
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 Improve Print Output
This feature allows you to improve a print quality problem.
• Reduce Paper Curl
If you choose this setting, the paper curl may be reduced. If you are printing only a few pages, you do
not need to choose this setting. We recommend that you change the printer driver setting in Media
Type to a thin setting.
• Improve Toner Fixing
If you choose this setting, the toner fixing on paper may be improved. If this selection does not provide
enough improvement, change the printer driver setting in Media Type to a thick setting.
• Reduce Ghosting
If you are using the machine in a high humidity environment this setting may reduce ghosting on the
paper. Do not use this setting if the humidity is below 30% or ghosting may increase.
Note
This feature may not reduce ghosting for all types of paper. Before you buy a lot of paper, test a small
quantity to make sure that the paper is suitable.
 Sleep Time
When the machine does not receive data for a certain period of time, it enters sleep mode. In sleep mode,
the machine acts as though it were turned off. When you choose Printer Default, the timeout setting will
be reset to the default time; this can be altered in the driver. If you want to change the sleep time, choose
Manual and then enter the time in the text box on the driver.
While the machine is in sleep mode, the Ready LED is dimmed, but the machine can still receive data.
Receiving a print file or document or pressing Go will automatically wake up the machine to start printing.
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 Support
• Brother Solution Center
The Brother Solutions Center (http://solutions.brother.com/) is a Website offering information about
your Brother product including FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), User’s Guides, driver updates and
tips for using your machine.
• Visit the Genuine Supplies website
You can visit our website for genuine Brother supplies by clicking this button.
• Brother CreativeCenter
You can visit our Website for a free and easy online solution for business and home uses by clicking
this button.

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