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Brother HL-2240D Laser Printer


TN420Standard Yield Toner (yields approx. 1,200 pages in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (Letter/A4)
TN450High Yield Toner (yields approx. 2,600 pages in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (Letter/A4)
DR420Drum Unit (yields approx. 12,000 pages‡)


Compact, Monochrome Laser Printer for Small Offices or Home Offices

The Brother™ HL-2240D is a monochrome laser printer with an automatic duplex capability for printing two-sided documents with ease.It offers fast printing at up to 24 pages per minute, high-quality output,and convenient paper handling via an adjustable, 250-sheet capacity tray‡.In addition, it features a stylish, space-saving design that complements virtually any environment.To help lower your operating costs, a high-yield replacement toner cartridge‡ is available.

Main Features
  • Fast laser printing. Helps improve your productivity with a print speed of up to 24ppm
  • Compact size. The HL-2240D's small footprint will help conserve valuable workspace.
  • Easily print two-sided documents. Produce professional two-sided documents, brochures and booklets using the automatic duplex printing feature. This feature can reduce your paper use and help save money.
  • High-quality output. With a print resolution up to 2400 x 600 dpi, the HL-2240D produces professional output with crisp text and excellent graphics.
  • Convenient paper handling. The Brother HL-2240D can meet all of your printing needs via an adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray‡ that handles letter or legal size paper and a manual feed slot for printing envelopes and letterhead.
  • Straight-through paper path.A manual feed slot and rear paper exit provide a straight-through paper path to ensure that all of your printed materials always look their best.
  • Toner Save mode.Use less toner and save money by using Toner Save mode for your less critical business documents
  • Outstanding customer support.The Brother™ HL-2240D offers a 1 year limited warranty with toll-free technical support for the life of your machine.
Print TechnologyB/W Laser Technology
Max. Black Print Speed (ppm)24ppm Black
Print Resolution (maximum dpi)Up to 2400 x 600 dpi
Duplex Printing StandardYes
Standard Paper Capacity (sheets)‡250-Sheet Input Capacity
Optional Paper Capacity (sheets)No

Single-sheet manual bypass
Standard Interface(s)Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Printer Driver Compatibility†Windows® Mac OS® & Linux
Max. Monthly Duty Cycle‡10,000 pages
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡250 to 2,000 pages
First Time to PrintLess than 8.5 sec.
Standard Memory (MB)8MB Memory
Optional Memory (MB)No

LCD DisplayNo
CPU (Processor) Speed200 MHz
Resident FontsNo
Toner Save ModeYes
Media TypePlain, Bond, Envelopes, Labels
Paper Handling Size - Paper TrayLetter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6
Paper Handling Size - Manual FeedLetter, Legal, Executive, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Envelopes, Custom Sizes (3.0-8.5" (w), 4.57-14" (l))
Sheet Weight - Paper Tray16-28 lbs. (bond)
Sheet Weight - Manual Feed16-43 lbs. (bond)
Output Paper Capacity (sheets)100 sheets
Power SourceAC 120V 50/60 Hz
ENERGY STAR®QualifiedYes
Power Consumption - Sleep/Ready/Printing.9W/65W/495W
Operating Env: Temperature50-90.5 degrees F
Operating Env: Humidity20-80% (w/out condensation)
Machine Noise (Ready/Printing)31dB/53dB
Unit Dimensions (W"xD"xH")14.5" x 14.2" x 7.2"
Carton Dimensions (W"xD"xH")18.5"x17.7"x12.6"
Unit Weight (lbs)15.4 lbs.
Carton Weight (lbs)18.3 lbs.
UPC Code0 12502 62673 2
"In-Box" Consumables (Yield)‡(1) Starter Toner Cartridge (700 pages)
(1) DR420 Drum Unit (12,000 pages)
Carton Contents(1) Starter Toner Cartridge (yields approx. 700 pages‡)
(1) DR420 Drum Unit (yields approx. 12,000 pages‡)
CD-ROM – Includes User's Manual and Printer Drivers
AC Power Cord
Quick Setup Guide
Computer Platform
& Operating System Version
Processor Minimum SpeedMinimum RAMRecommended RAMHard Disk Space to Install
Windows® 1Windows®2000 ProfessionalIntel®Pentium®II or equivalent64 MB256 MB50 MB
Windows®XP Home Edition
Windows®XP Professional
128 MB
Windows®XP Professional x64 Edition64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU256 MB512 MB
Windows Vista®Intel®Pentium®4 or equivalent
64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
512 MB1 GB
Windows®7Intel®Pentium®4 or equivalent
64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
1 GB (32-bit)
2 GB (64-bit)
1 GB (32-bit)
2 GB (64-bit)
Windows®8Intel®Pentium®4 or equivalent
64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
1 GB (32-bit)
2 GB (64-bit)
1 GB (32-bit)
2 GB (64-bit)
Windows Server®2003Intel®Pentium®III or equivalent256 MB512 MB
Windows Server®2003 x64 Edition64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
Windows Server®2008Intel®Pentium®4 or equivalent
64-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
512 MB2 GB
Windows Server®2008 R264-bit (Intel®64 or AMD64) supported CPU
Mac®Mac OS X®10.4.11, 10.5.xPowerPC G4/G5
Intel®Core™ Processor
512 MB1 GB80 MB
Mac OS X®10.6.xIntel®Core™ Processor1 GB2 GB
Mac OS X®10.7.x, 10.8.xIntel®Core™ Processor2 GB2 GB
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Conditions for the HL-2240D
"In-Box" Consumables (Yield)‡Approximate toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (letter/A4). Drum yield is approx., and may vary by type of use.
Max. Monthly Duty Cycle‡Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products.For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Multi-purpose Tray Capacity‡Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life.Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect.Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine.It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb (bond) paper.