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Brother HL-4200 Color Laser Printer

Brother HL-4200 Color Laser Printer
alaScore 73

8 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Brother HL-4200 Color Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the usability. The paper handling is also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the noise.

paper handling, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother HL-4200 Color Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Littman (

Brother HL-4200CN


The HL-4200CN has all the convenience and features an office printer should have, and at an affordable price, but its print quality is indifferent.

The HL-4200CN has a lot of features, is easy to use, and can be expanded without much ado--but offers only so-so print quality.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Dan Littman (

Brother HL4200 CN COLOR LASER PRINTER 26 PPM 1200 DPI 64 MB (Brother-HL4200CN)


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Mar, 2004

Product Specifications

The HL-4200CN is a single-pass, four-color laser printer that produces excellent quality output at up to 26 pages per minute in either monochrome or color. It features up to 1200x1200dpi resolution, 64MB standard memory (upgradeable to 320MB1), Adobe PostScript 3 emulation, a built-in 10/100 BaseT Ethernet print server, and a built-in automatic duplex printing.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Consumable Type:Fuser kit


Built-in display: Yes
Color of product:Grey / White
Display number of lines:2

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (max):600
Power consumption (off):45
Power consumption (standby):180 / 45
Power consumption (typical):180

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Consumable Subcategory:Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother/Brother HL

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:500
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:100
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:500


Internal memory:192 / 64
Maximum internal memory:256 / 320
Maximum memory:256 / 320
Memory slots:1
Memory Type:DDR2


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables


Type: None


Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Network ready: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP, User defined port numbers - IPX/SPX - Netware, Bindery/NDS - AppleTalk (Ethertalk) supporting ASCII and Bindary mode printing - NetBEUI
Type:Print server
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5

Other Features

Additional paper trays:LT-41CL 1 x 500 sheets can be stored in Paper Tray 2. LT-42CL* 2 x 500 sheets can be stored in Paper tray 2 + 3
Automatic switching: Yes
Color printing technology:Pantone: PS 600 dpi mode for Windows and Mac
Compatible operating systems:Windows95/98/Me NT4.0/2000/XP and\nMacOS 8.51-10.2
EP-cartridge:Printhead Cartridge PH-12CL 30,000 pages
Mac compatibility: Yes
Memory upgrade:0.32
Networking features:Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, NetBEUI., 10/100 BaseTX Ethernet (Auto Negotiation)
Standard input trays:Multi-purpose Tray: 100 sheets. Paper Tray: 1 500 sheets
Toner cartridge:Toner Black TN-12BK 9,000 pages. Toner Cyan TN-12C 6,000 pages. Toner Yellow TN-12Y 6,000 pages. Toner Magenta TN-12M 6,000 pages.

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:250
Standard output capacity:250

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Windows Standard Driver for Windows95/\n98/ Me, NT4.0/2000 and XP \nAdobe PostScript3 (PPD file for\nWindows95/98/Me NT4.0/2000/XP and\nMacOS 8.51-10.2) \nUtility: \nInteractive help \nDriver deployment wizard\nAdobe Type Manager software
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Paper Handling

Duplex media weight:64 - 162
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C5
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum media length:14
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Media size (tray 1):MP Tray Cut Sheet: A4, B5(JIS), A5, Letter, Legal, Executive. Envelopes: COM 10, Monarch, DL, C5. Other size: 88.9-215.9mm wide, 139.7-355.6mm long. Paper Tray 1 Cut sheet: A4, B5(JIS), A5, Letter, Legal, Executive
Media weight (tray 1):MP Tray 60 - 216 g/m2. Paper Tray 1 60 - 105 g/m2
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:64 - 216
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:64 - 105


Built-in processor: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Processor frequency:400
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Parallel, RJ-45, USB 2.0 / Parallel, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:120
Power consumption (max):600
Power consumption (off):45
Power consumption (standby):180 / 45
Power consumption (typical):180

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Duplex printing: Yes
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:60000
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Laser
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, PCL 6, PostScript 3 / PostScript 3


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):24ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):24ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1200dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1200dpi
Media Type:Cards / Labels / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Standard
Total Media Capacity:600sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):15.1
Duplex printing modes:Auto
N-up printing:2, 4, 9, 16
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):24 / 26
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):24 / 26
Time to first page (black, normal):17
Time to first page (color, normal):17
Warm-up time:30


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:320MB


Type: None

Sound emission

Noise level (ready):36.5

Sound Emission

Print noise level:55
Printing noise level:55
Standby acoustic emission:36.5

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS 9.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.2.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Technical Details

Noise level (idle):55

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.283 x 23.228 x 17.520
Package depth:22.5
Package height:31.7
Package weight:99
Package width:28.9
Weight:77.2 / 99.208