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Brother HL 1250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Brother HL 1250. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The reliability and price also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL 1250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Brother HL 1250 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and noise. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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35% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother HL-1250 Laser PrinterBrother HL-1250 Laser Printer

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

The HL-1250LT printer automatically prints your E-mail message at prescheduled times. The built-in controller allows fast output at up to 12 pages per minute. The first page output is less than 15 seconds so there is no long waiting times for that first page. The Brother HL-1250LT printer comes with USB and parallel ports standard built-in so it is compatible with Windows platforms as well as your iMac, iBook or new G3 Macintosh. The printer drivers are included in the box and there is no need for parallel- to-USB cables since both are provided right onboard. THE HL-1250LT features professional business-quality graphics resolution combined with microfine toner produces sharp quality printing. Paper capacity is a staggering 250 sheets of letter size paper and the HL-1250LT allows you to obtain optimum print quality on different media types, every time. An optional second paper cassette allows you to expand you paper capacity to 500 total sheets should the need arise.


Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (max):340
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):80


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Germany/N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother HL

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:500
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Number of standard paper trays:1
Standard input capacity:250


Internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory:36
Maximum memory:36




Type: None


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv6):TCP/IP, Appletalk, Netware, DEC LAT, Banyan VINES, NetBEUI, DLC/LLC
Type: None
Wi-Fi: No

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105


Built-in processor: Yes
Processor frequency:66
Processor model:MB86832

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, Parallel, USB 2.0


Power consumption (max):340
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):80

Print Technology

Color: No
Duplex printing: No
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black
Standard printer languages:Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON FX / IBM PPR / PCL 6
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):12ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper/Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Monochrome
Total Media Capacity:250sheets/500sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12
Time to first page (black, normal):15
Warm-up time:45


Installed Size:4MB/8MB
Max Supported Size:36MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:49
Printing noise level:49
Standby acoustic emission:27

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

Weight & Dimensions