Brother DCP-L2520DW

What the marketing blurb says

This mono laser can print, scan and copy. It is a quite small unit so would easily fit into a cupboard or even onto a strong shelf, being black or perhaps more accurately very dark grey it is unlikely to pass the tests imposed by the ‘lounge police’.

What Rethink Printing says


  • Compact
  • Wireless
  • Duplex
  • Air print
  • Cheap to buy
  • 26 pages/minute
  • very quiet


  • 2-line LCD with no back light
  • expensive consumables
  • tricky to setup on wireless
  • no ADF


What our printer engineer Marius says

The Brother L2520dw is a wireless and duplex printer but with a very dated look and display. The cost per page are quite high when using the standard yield cartridges. With the option of purchasing the high capacity cartridges the cost/page are comparable with printers from the same class. Bare in mind that when working the cost/page most of the sellers wouldn’t explain that you should factor in the cost of replacing the drum unit. That requires replacing every 12000 pages (around £70 inc VAT). Overall is a great mono MFP for under £150 if printing less than 1000 pages/month.

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