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Brother HL-2220

Brother HL-2220
alaScore 80

103 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Brother HL-2220. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-2220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Brother HL-2220 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Printer HL-2220 Monochrome PrinterBrother Printer HL-2220 Monochrome Printer

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Little Printer


I bought this as a backup my brother color printer. Even though it is not wireless, I was able to share it using my network.

Cheap got it on sale. It works great. No problems so far ; I bought Rosewill cartridges which makes it even more economical to run

A little noisy, but aren't all printers

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Thomas (

No USB cable!


It is almost like selling a car without the battery. Imagine someone delivered new car to your home. You get in, turn the key and... no battery. You need an extra trip to an auto store to buy one before you could start using your car. Same thing with...

Decent quality prints

This is outrageous that the printer comes in a form that makes it unusable. You just can't print if you do not have a spare USB cable. In my case it means another day, at least, before I start printing

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Great value for the price


After looking around for a replacement for our ten year old Brother HL-1220 with the rapidly failing print drum, I settled on this one. The new printer doesn't cost much more than a new drum for the old one. The resolution is much better, it's quieter...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Dr Mike (

Great lazer printer for a small home office


I bought this printer for my home office to replace an inkjet printer that was costing me a fortune in replacement ink. The price was great and the toner cartridges are a great price too. Much cheaper than all the other printers

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Ausm (

Great Laser Printer


Newegg's Shipping is lightning fast got it 2 days before I expected it!

1)Ez to set up ; 2)Prints Fast ; 3)The price is right especially if you need a basic laser without paying for alot of useless features


Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: WireKAT (

Nice to know Carts used


I don't own this printer but I'm sure it's as good as the other Brothers I own ; BTW - It uses TN-420 and TN-450 carts. Nice to Know

Carts not listed

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: informative (

Brother is excellent


The unit has a small footprint, is very light, not too loud and super fast. The cost of the printer is almost the same as the cost of toner cartridges!

Low cost, modest noise, super fast printing, never jams, uses any paper I feed it flawlessly

None really except OK it wont do double sided without printing odd pages flipping them over and feeding them back in the tray to print even pages

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

brother sucks


This was once a great company and for them to make such a POJ is very disappointing

company sucks

This is not for this printer but after buying 2140 it will be a long long time before I purchase another Brother product, it died after two toner cartridges and 1 drum flashing light with no help form website or docs to fix problem

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: sys-eng (

better choices available


I have seen no reason given from Brother for releasing this model. Why was it needed? For about $10 more, you can get a commercial workgroup printer rather than this personal printer. I would MUCH rather see Brother stick with 3-4 models made very well...

Uses the same toner cartridge as many other Brother printers. I have installed two of these for customers and encountered no problems. Brother makes very good laser printers

There is no need for this printer model. It is unproven and has no quality, price, or size advantage. The models HL-2240D and HL-2270DW have great reputations so no reason to buy this new unproven model

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: JWA (

Which toner cartridge?


Newegg should list the respective ink cartridges information for each of their printer offerings on the 'details' page! Ink cost is an important consideration for all printers under consideration by a potential buyer.

The HL-2220 uses the TN420 Standard Yield Black Toner cartridge and the DR420 drum unit


Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4