Buyers looking for a compact and lightweight monochrome laser printer at a very affordable price should take a look at the Brother HL-1050. It offers excellent monochrome print quality, especially for text. Its 10 pages per minute print speed is impressive for the price, and the low cost of Brother HL-1050 toner will save money both now and in the future. However, for those looking to print higher volumes, a better value might be a unit with Brother TN570 toner.
The Brother HL-1050 can fit into some relatively tight spaces, measuring just 9.6 inches by 15.4 inches by 14.4 inches, and since it weighs only 15.9 pounds, it is also easy to move around when necessary. The printer connects via parallel cable, though a USB adapter can be used for modern computers without a parallel port. The 600 dpi printing engine provides excellent sharp prints, and the 4 MB of RAM can be upgraded to a maximum of 36 MB for printing graphics-intensive pages.
Brother HL-1050 toner cartridges are very affordable, and using third-party compatible toners will keep costs minimal. Brother HL-1050 toner cartridges have a capacity of 2,200 pages for a low cost per page. Overall, the combination of low upfront price of the HL-1050 and printer toner costs make the printer a very economical option.
Consumer reviews of the Brother HL-1050 are mixed. Some reviewers praise its fast speed and low price. Many also mention its reliability. A few reviewers mention problems with the drum that caused printing errors, but Brother is replacing these for free.
Overall, the Brother HL-1050 offers fast, high-quality laser printing for a low price. The machine is compact and lightweight enough for home and small office use, and the low cost of Brother HL-1050 toner makes it easy on the wallet in the long run.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.