Brother HL-L8230CDW Professional A4 Compact, Colour Wireless LED printer

Compact, colourful and high-quality wireless business printing

Print up to 30 pages per minute

2-Sided print, up to 12 sides per minute

6.8cm Colour touchscreen

Product Overview

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5GHz WiFi and USB

Comes with 1,000 black, 1,000 colour page yield toners, 4,500 black, 4,000 colour maximum yield available7

Compatible with Brother and 3rd Party solutions19

  • Print up to 30 pages per minute
  • 2-Sided print, up to 12 sides per minute
  • 6.8cm Colour touchscreen
  • 5GHz WiFi and USB
  • Comes with 1,000 black, 1,000 colour page yield toners, 4,500 black, 4,000 colour maximum yield available7
  • Compatible with Brother and 3rd Party solutions19
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About this product:

The space-saving HL-L8230CDW professional colour LED printer.

Ideal for businesses, this user-friendly, wireless printer quietly delivers high-quality documents at speed without interruption. Featuring the latest industry-standard security, alongside the flexibility to tailor the device to suit you and your business, you can be confident that the HL-L8230CDW meets the needs of the most demanding office.

  • Print directly from desktop or mobile app
  • 512MB Internal memory
  • 250 Sheet paper input tray11
  • Available under a managed print service (MPS) contract

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Specification Details


Printer type Colour
Function Print
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 6.8cm
Max paper size A4
Memory 512MB Internal memory
Technology LED


* (*8) Approx. declared yield value in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 (*12) Sound pressure and sound power level in accordance with ISO 7779 (*13) Power consumption power off is measured according to IEC 62301 Edition 2.0 (*11) Capacity calculated with 80gsm paper (*16) Windows only (*17) Optional download (*19) Requires additional activation (*23) Power consumption is measured using ENERGY STAR Ver 3.1 test method network configuration


Connectivity Wireless, USB
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wireless network interface 2.4GHz and 5GHz Support

Dimensions & weights

With carton 488 x 535 x 370 mm - 19.70kg
Without carton 399 x 446 x 274 mm - 16.70kg


Power consumption (Watts) Printing: 560W Printing in quiet mode: 310W Ready: 70W Sleep: 10W Deep Sleep: 0.50W Power Off: 0.04W (*13) (*23)
Sound power Printing: Mono 6.50B(A) Colour 6.58B(A) Ready: Inaudible Quiet Mode: Mono 5.86B(A) Colour 5.87B(A) Deep Sleep: Inaudible (*12)
Sound pressure PC Printing (Mono/Colour): Approx. 48 dB(A) Ready: Inaudible Quiet Mode: 43 dB(A) (*12)


Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Typical electrical consumption 0.48 kWh/week

In the box

Contents Device, Inbox Toners, Drum Unit, Belt Unit, Waste Toner Box, Power Supply Cord, Quick Set-Up Guide, Warranty Card

Media specifications

Types and sizes Standard Tray A4, Letter, Legal, Mexico Legal, India Legal, Executive, A5, A5 Long Edge, A6, B5 (JIS), B5 (ISO), B6 (JIS), A4 Short (270mm), Folio, 16K (195 x 270mm) Multi Purpose Tray Width 76.2 to 216 mm Length 116 to 355.6 mm Envelope: COM-10, DL, C5, Monarch Auto 2-Sided A4
Weights Standard Tray Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper 60-163gsm Multi Purpose Tray Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond, Label, Envelope, Env. Thin, Env. Thick, Glossy Paper 60-163gsm Auto 2-Sided Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper 64-105gsm


Wi-Fi Direct™ Yes
Wireless applications Yes
Wireless network 2.4GHz: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode) IEEE 802.11 g/n (Wi-Fi Direct) 5GHz: IEEE 802.11 a/n (Infrastructure Mode) IEEE 802.11 a/n (Wi-Fi Direct)
Wireless network security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA3-SAE (AES) *Wi-Fi Direct supports WPA2-PSK (AES) only. SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPP, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPsec
Wireless setup support Yes

Operating systems & software

Supported OS For full list of compatible operating systems visit support brother com

Paper handling

Paper input Standard Tray 250 Sheets Multi Purpose Tray 30 Sheets (*11)
Paper output 150 sheets A4 Envelope Printing Yes from multi purpose tray (*11)


A4 2-sided print speed Up to 12 sides per minute
Resolution Up to 600 x 600dpi
A4 standard colour print speed 30 pages per minute
A4 standard mono print speed 30 pages per minute
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Emulations PCL5e, PCL5c, PCL6 (PCL XL Class 3.0), BR-Script3, PDF Version 1.7
First print out time Less than 12.5 seconds
Recommended monthly volume Up to 4,000 pages

Security features

802.1x Yes
Active Directory LDAP Authentication Yes
Automatic Intrusion Detection Yes
Digitally-signed Firmware Yes
IP filter Yes
Port based Network Access Control Yes
Restrict network protocols Yes
Secure function lock v3 Yes
Secure Key Management Yes
Secure print Yes
Setting lock Yes
Store Print Log Yes
SysLog Yes


Supported Order Supplies, Remote Panel, Request Help, ThinPrint Client, SecurePrint Barcode Print

Supplies and accessories

Accessories Filter Holder FH-3100 Used in Quiet Mode (Germany Only)
Supplies Inbox Toner 1 x 1,000 pages (BK) 1 x 1,000 pages (CMY) Standard Yield Toner TN248 1,000 pages (BK) 1,000 pages (CMY) High Yield Toner TN248XL 3,000 pages (BK) 2,300 pages (CMY) Super High Yield Toner TN249 4,500 pages (BK) 4,000 pages (CMY)(*8) Drum Unit DR248CL Approx. 30,000 pages at 3 pages per job Belt Unit BU229CL Approx. 60,000 pages at 3 pages per job Waste Toner Box WT229CL Approx. 50,000 pages at 5 pages per job
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Downloads & Drivers

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Manuals & Guides

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Quiet without compromise

With its streamlined design, the HL-L8230CDW is engineered to print quietly whilst delivering speeds up to 25% faster than the previous generation. So you can print continuously without distraction and focus on your business.

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Compact and expertly engineered

Designed by experts, our most compact, professional colour printer delivers high-quality outputs every time, allowing you to make the most of your office space. Every component has been optimised to reduce the overall size of the device without compromising on performance.

With easy paper access, the HL-L8230CDW has been developed for high print volume to meet the needs of a busy office.

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Secure by design

To keep pace with the ever-evolving legislation on privacy and data security, our devices offer the latest industry-standard security features to securely protect your data.

The HL-L8230CDW comes with a flexible suite of security features and solutions that can be tailored to your business, enabling you to easily audit, control and manage your fleet of devices securely.

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Seamless integration

As a Brother customer, you will have access to a wide choice of leading software vendors including Kofax, YSoft and many more.

We work closely with our software partners across print management and document capture to create tailored solutions for your specific requirements. When we partner with a software vendor, we ensure your HL-L8230CDW works even harder to meet your needs.

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Solutions ready

Automate workflows and improve business processes and security with print management solutions.

We offer a suite of document management, security and workflow solutions which can be added to the HL-L8230CDW to provide additional professional features to further improve your business processes.

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Make printing simple with Brother MPS

Managed print services (MPS) supports you to get the best out of your devices. That’s why the HL-L8230CDW has been designed with MPS in mind.

Whatever your printing needs, we’ll be “At your side” to find the solution that simplifies printer admin, saves time, keeps costs down, and helps you stay productive, with:

  • No long-term commitments
  • Ink and toner delivery before you run out
  • Quick breakdown support
  • Easy supplies recycling

Rating and Reviews

HL-L8230CDW is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent office printer This is quite a heavy office printer but of great quality. It’s really easy to set up and the app is so easy to navigate through and use. I’m no tech wizard but this literally only took me 2/3 minutes to set up. The app is so easy to use and also gives full set up instructions. The ink on this printer makes everything you print very crisp, sharp and professional looking. It prints so fast and so there’s no messing around waiting. I really found the ease of this printer was perfect for me. It’s not the bulkiest printer I’ve had but not the smallest either. It’s definitely suitable for either home or office use. But it’s simple to use and really does everything you need a printer to do. I’m so pleased with it and I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2024-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality office printer This printer arrived with toner and ink. Easy to set up but it is heavy. But for business equipment you’d expect this. I had hoped it would include a small amount of paper to get started but it didn’t. It works well with the app which has lots of options, printing from your phone, via Wi-Fi, even when you’re not in the same building! It is a great printer. For the size it would be great to have a scanner included, perhaps one day! Had a small mark on one side - but I haven’t reached out to the company regarding this. Really worthwhile investment from a great and trusted brand :)
Date published: 2024-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Solid Printer I am a great fan of Brother products, Unfortunately my current printer from Brother stopped working so i was very happy when i got this Newer model, This is a great product and am impressed with the high quality of printing. It is much heavier and robust compared to my old one, but I was still surprised by how big and solidly built it is. It's over 20kg, WiFi connected very easily. This printer is perfect for my small business as i use my printer on daily bases.. it arrived well packed, However i needed a bit of help setting it up due to the heavy weight, It comes installed with 4 large ink cartridges so hopefully it should last a long time. The printer itself looks good, is very easy to use, the colour clarity is brilliant, it is fast yet very quiet, I would highly recommend it
Date published: 2024-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely printer, prints beautifully I was very excited to find this printer at my doorstep. My old printer is getting on a bit now and I wanted to veer away from the brand I was using. I was a little worried about trying something else in case I didn’t like it as much. Upon opening the printer I knew right away it was a great piece of kit! Sometimes you can tell by looking at something that it’s going to be brilliant and this was. I unpacked it all. Took the security paper and clips off of every part. There were loads but that’s a positive because it arrived absolutely intact. Not even a tiny mark. It took me absolutely no time at all to set up the wife on its lovely touch screen display and print my first sheet. I like the option to print front and back to save on paper. I did struggle to get it connected to my iMac initially. I have no idea why but it kept failing to connect. It took me around an hour to do. I tried black and white printing and colour both were lovely. That new ink certainly makes a difference. The cartridges it takes are huge so they would last a long time. I even tried printing a photo and the finish was amazing. The only downside I could find was the size/bulkiness and the weight of it. I have had to have it upstairs in the bedroom because it doesn’t fit my office. It’s not such a big deal though as the wifi means I can print from the office. I would recommend this printer to friends and family. If you print a lot like we do you won’t have to change the ink constantly because of those big cartridges. The instructions are simple and clear. Very easy to follow. You don’t have to be tech savvy to be able to install this. The printing speed is very fast too i was surprised at how fast it is. Overall a handsome printer. Fast printing, beautiful quality prints.
Date published: 2024-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bra färglaser Har haft skrivaren i knappt en månad och den fungerar förträffligt. Har sedan tidigare en DCP-L2530DW och dem kompletterar varandra förträffligt. Båda maskinerna har dubbelutskrift vilket sparar mycket papper och WiFi.
Date published: 2024-01-26
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