Brother HL-L8240CDW Professional A4 Compact, Colour Wireless Business Printer

Efficient wireless business printer with high yield toner and flexible paper handling

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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Gigabit ethernet, 5GHz WiFi and USB

Comes with 2,600 black, 1,400 colour page yield toners, 4,500 black, 4,000 colour maximum yield available7

NFC for secure authentication

  • Print up to 30 pages per minute
  • 2-Sided print, up to 12 sides per minute
  • 6.8cm Colour touchscreen
  • Gigabit ethernet, 5GHz WiFi and USB
  • Comes with 2,600 black, 1,400 colour page yield toners, 4,500 black, 4,000 colour maximum yield available7
  • NFC for secure authentication
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About this product:

All the features your business needs, in an expertly engineered, compact design.

The quietly efficient HL-L8240CDW colour printer produces fast, high-quality documents that your office can depend on. To keep pace with the ever-evolving legislation on privacy and data security, the HL-L8240CDW offers the latest industry-standard security features to securely protect your data, together with the flexibility to tailor a suite print management solutions to individual businesses.

• Print directly from desktop, USB or mobile app
• 512MB Internal memory
• 250 Sheet paper input tray expandable up to 500 sheets11
• Compatible with Brother and 3rd Party solutions19
• 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 Wired Network, Wireless, USB
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Host (Front)
NFC Integrated NFC Reader Supported NFC standards include: (ISO14443 Type A) MIFARE Standard/Plus/ Ultralight/Ultralight C/DESfire my-d move, Tag-it (ISO15693 Type B)
Wired network interface Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless network interface 2.4GHz and 5GHz Support

Dimensions & weights

With carton 488 x 535 x 370 mm - 19.80kg
Without carton 399 x 446 x 274 mm - 16.80kg


Power consumption (Watts) Printing: 560W Printing in quiet mode: 310W Ready: 70W Sleep: 10W Deep Sleep: 0.45W 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 0.47 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) Optional Tray A4, Letter, B5 (JIS), A5, Executive, Legal, Mexico Legal, India Legal, A4 Short (270mm Paper), 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 Optional Tray Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper 60 to 105gsm 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
Wired network Gigabit Ethernet (10Base- T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T)
Wired network security SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPP, HTTP, SMTP, SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos, IPsec
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 Card Reader Holder CH-1000 Optional external NFC Card reader holder Filter Holder FH-3100 Used in Quiet Mode(Germany Only) Paper Trays 250 sheet tray
Supplies Inbox Toner 1 x 2,600 pages (BK) 1 x 1,400 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

Direct printing/scanning

Print from Print directly from a USB flash memory drive. Supported formats include: PDF version 1.7, JPEG, Exif JPEG, PRN (created by own printer driver), TIFF (scanned by Brother model)
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Manuals & Guides

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Quiet without compromise

With its streamlined design, the HL-L8240CDW 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-L8240CDW has been developed for high print volume to meet the needs of a busy office.

Brother HL-L8240CDW printer with additional paper tray

Flexibility that saves time

The HL-L8240CDW has been designed to seamlessly fit into your office space, whilst meeting the specific print requirements of your business. By adding an optional paper tray, it gives you the flexibility to increase the amount your business can print from the one device.

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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-L8240CDW 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-L8240CDW 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-L8240CDW 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-L8240CDW 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-L8240CDW is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer! After having tried this kind of printer quite a few years ago, I wasn't sure exactly how I would feel about it. My last experience with laser printers is that although fast, the quality isn't always up to scratch. There is no such problem with this printer! The experience of setting it up was fast and easy from start to finish. It only took about 10 minutes or so after taking it out of the box to get printing. The prints were good quality and being able to print in colour as well as black and white is great! It's far faster than my old printer and is definitely a great asset to any home office. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2024-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from HL-L8240CDW Amazed at the efficency Wow! The HL-L8240CDW is a sight to behold. Came in a big box, and I was super keen to get this open and connected asap! I needed a little help to get this printer out of the box and wanted to make sure I unpacked and connected it all up correctly so took some time to read the instructions and went on the website which was easy to navigate with the QR codes (Super Handy). Once out, it is quick to see this printer is fabulous looking and seems like it will do the job nicely. I have a small business and also work from home, and I am constantly printing all day every day! And this printer seems like it can keep up with my demands straight out the box, so I couldn't wait to get it all set up. The setup was relatively easy, although I had trouble with my WiFi connecting a few times, so I needed some patience and deep breaths. Once set up, it did the usual test prints and ink tests, which all seemed to be fine. Everything was easy to navigate so far, and I was all set up and ready to print my first project. I needed a lot of colour and complex pages - some double-sided some landscape and some portrait. I checked all the settings and pressed print. Took a few moments to warm up, but wow, this brother HL-L8240CDW model was swift and complient. It printed this with ease, and the colours were vivid and vibrant, and the final result looked really, really good, and I'm super pleased with it. I have had a chance to mess about with the options on the printer using the LED screen, and it copies well, and these are easy to follow. I'm still a little unsure of the NFC options and settings at this point. I have downloaded and set up the app, which was easy, but it did take a few failed attempts to connect but printed swiftly. Overall, I would 100% recommend this printer. It's swift, full of trch options for complex prints, and quick to respond. Set up is a tad fiddly but great and fluid. Once done and used to it. The size is perfect, not overly big and bulky, and fits my office space well. I'm very impressed with this printer and can see this lasting me some time.
Date published: 2024-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much better than expected Having had a range of printers in the past I have had mixed experiences, so was a bit dubious of this one too, however I was not disappointed with it at all. Unboxing was easy, although it needs 2 people as it is a bit heavy, and needs somewhere stursy to palce it. Setup was very simple, with very little time taken from plugging it on to being able to use it taking around 8 minutes, very impressive. Printing was quick, although I felt is could have been quicker at this price. This is the only reason I didn't give the printer 5 starts as the print quality was fantastic and it was simple to print in black & white or colour, single or double sided. The paper tray was a great capacity, and no need to top feed as paper is pulled in from the drawer. All in all a great printer, which I would definitely recommend for light to medium home use. If you are printing a huge amount and/or speed is of the essence a faster model might be better, but for my work needs and daughter's school needs it is perfect.
Date published: 2024-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing printer and quality The printer arrived at my door well packet. I took it out with the help of my husband as it is a bit heavier than expected, and installed it. It was very easy due to the user friendly system and instructions offered in the box. Below is my opinion regarding each main points and strengths for this printer and why I love it. Connection: The Brother Laser Printer excels in connectivity options, offering seamless integration with various devices. Whether it's via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB, setting up this printer is hassle-free. Additionally, mobile printing capabilities make it convenient to print from smartphones and tablets, enhancing its versatility. Printing Quality: The printing quality of the Printer is impressive, delivering sharp text and vibrant graphics consistently. Whether printing documents or photos, it maintains clarity and precision, making it suitable for both professional and personal use. Speed and Ease of Use: Speed is where this printer truly shines, boasting rapid printing capabilities that ensure quick turnaround times. With impressive print speeds, you can complete large print jobs efficiently, saving valuable time. Moreover, its user-friendly interface and intuitive controls make operation straightforward, catering to both novice and experienced users alike. Overall, the Brother Laser Printer offers a winning combination of connectivity, printing quality, speed, and ease of use, making it a reliable choice for homes and small businesses alike.
Date published: 2024-02-12
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