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DCP-L2500D All-in-One Mono Laser Printer

Compact and affordable home office printing

£142.80 Inc. VAT £119.00 Ex. VAT

At a glance

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This mono laser printer, scanner and copier is an ideal entry-level machine for the small or home office. Easy to use, it's still quick with speeds up to 26ppm and features double-sided printing as standard to help reduce waste.

Key Features

  • Up to 26ppm print speed
  • Automatic 2-Sided print
  • 250 Sheet Tray
  • 2-Line LCD
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • 32MB Memory


Keeping it simple

Perfect for Small Office use, this All-in-One Mono Laser offers versatile print, scan and copy options for an affordable price.


With print speeds of up to 26ppm, this entry-level machine is certainly no slouch. Combine this with a time-saving 250 sheet paper tray and you'll find that speed and efficiency needn't come at a great cost.


Offering high-quality copying capability as well as colour scanning, the DCPL2500D provides simplicity and efficiency in a reliable Small Office device. 


Optional high-yield toner cartridges are available to further reduce running costs while double-sided printing also helps to reduce waste.  


Features and Specifications

Printer type Mono
Function Print, Copy and Scan
Display size 16 characters x 2 lines
Laser classification Class 1 Laser Product (IEC60825 - 1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 32MB
Technology Laser
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Resolution Up to 600 x 600dpi
With carton 567 (W) x 517 (D) x 414 (H) mm
With carton 12.5Kg kg
Without carton 409 (W) x 398.5 (D) x 267 (H) mm
Weight 9.7Kg kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power 6.48BA active, 6.27BA quiet mode, 4.55BA ready
Sound pressure 49dBA active, 45dBA quiet mode, 33dBA ready
Typical electrical consumption 1.173kWh / week
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard Tray - Plain & recycled paper (between 60 - 105 g/m2), Manual Feed Slot - Plain, recycled & bond paper (between 60 - 163g/m2)
Weights Standard Tray - A4, Letter, A5, A5 (Long Edge), A6, Executive, Manual Feed Slot - Width 76.2 to 215.9 mm, Length 127 to 355.6 mm (A4 only supported in automatic duplex print mode)
Supported Windows® 8(32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® 7 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Vista® (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Home Edition. OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.x, 10.9.x or greater. Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
Paper input 250 Sheet Standard Paper Tray, 1 Sheet Manual Feed Slot
Paper output 100 Sheets face down / 1 Sheet face up (straight paper path)
A4 2-sided print speed Up to 13 sides per minute
A4 standard print speed Up to 26 pages per minute
Resolution 600 x 600dpi, HQ1200 (2400 x 600dpi)
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Emulations GDI (host based)
First print out time Less than 8.5 seconds
Recommended monthly volume 250 to 2,000 pages
Resolution Up to 600 x 2,400dpi (from scanner glass), Up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi (interpolated)
Scanner type CIS
Supported b-guard, Cortado Cloud Print, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Managed Print Services
Supplies Inbox Toner - 700 pages*, Standard Toner (TN-2310) - 1,200 pages*, High Yield Toner (TN-2320) -2,600 pages*, Drum (DR-2300) - 12,000 A4 Pages *Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

DCPL2500D is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my home business Great prints and reliable for my home office. Replaced an ink jet printer with this one and it has been working great since then.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal for home or small office Excellent price for an all in one printer/copier/scanner. Easy installation via the supplied CD, quick and ready to use in a few minutes.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For a basic mono laser printer plus scanner this is good value The small LCD display is poorly lit and the machine shuts down quite quickly. However for no frills printing and crystal clear text - full marks!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS PRINTER HAS GREAT FEATURES This printer is fantastic, I bought it as a replacement for my old HP printer and the Brother one is so much better. It has a massive paper tray so I don't need to keep refilling it, the scanner is brilliant and the print quality is exceptional. Its great value for money and I would happily recommend it to my clients/friends/family
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer, copier and scanner Not sure where I went astray following the Instruction Leaflet to the letter in the set up - once I connected the USB and switched on I got into a bit of a cold sweat as it didn't work. I resisted the urge to ring customer service and with a bit of perseverance I got there in the end and am very pleased with my purchase. I now know my PC much better than before! The copy feature needed a bit of fine tuning but now turns out clear prints and printing my documents is fast and more economic than my old inkjet device and scanning works a treat.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its good Its amazing and really good
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compatability with IMac I am happy with my Brother laser printer now that it is working, but when I bought it there was no indication that my Mac operating system might be too old. I had to update the operating system in order to install the printer, which resulted in almost three days of discussion on the phone with Apple (Bless them!) before everything was working properly and I was confident I hadn't lost any information.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good clear prints Good product and prints fast. Shame it's not wirelessly connected.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job at a very good price and price per page Does the job at a very good price and price per page
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DCP2500D This product was exactly what i was looking for. Printing is good enough unless you are a professional Business.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Printer Nice printer,only had it for two months but so far so good.I have one criticism though and that is the LCD window,impossible for me to see the words without holding a torch to it,very bad design fault,should have a built in back light
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Multi Function Mono Printer Needed a printer/ scanner/ copier to replace my 8 year old unit. I have had this printer for one month now & to date it has been excellent. Print quality is good and I like the automatic two sided printing. Setting up was straight forward. Scanning and copying are easy and the results are good. Only criticism is it is supplied with a small toner cartridge. Overall a very good buy.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb macOS and Windows compatibility including scanning! I can tell you that the drivers work (for printing and scanning) for windows 10 and macOS 10.12. Mono laser multifunction printers of this compatibility and price are rare.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality build and compact in size Well built, and sensible size for siting on a desk. Print quality is good; scanning is fine - still working out how to do all the options though! Copying good too, again working through the options! The only thing I miss with this is that is doesn't automatically print a leaflet if you wish as I had on my previous HL5 series printer from brother. All in all a good purchase.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from simple mono copying simple, fast and compact. we needed a copier. the added features of duplex and multi pages need online instruction or a booklet to fathom how, and save wasting paper. XL cartridge make it cheap too.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer The best printer I've had, and nice print!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice all-in-one it's a very nice printer with an excellent scanning software, easy to install and use
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother printer. This printer is great. Much better than my old Brother. It took a little while to set up, but I am not that technical, but once done it worked really well. The print quality is good. Very pleased with it.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, reliable printer Very please with my purchase, easy to install and set up, does the job required.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent photocopier! My brilliant A4 PC25 photocopier died years ago - so I have long since looked in vain for a decent hassle free replacement with minimum service costs. This Brother DCPL2500D perfectly does the job: a completely independent, stand-alone photocopier with enlargement/reduction, double sided etc and excellent print quality with minimum warm up time. Hassle free cartridge and drum exchange - just like the old PC25. The lack of an illuminated LCD control panel however is pain in the bum! Not yet bothered with connecting to a PC as all my PCs are DOS based and go direct to my existing laser printers...
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good & Robust This is the second Brother printer of this kind that I've bought for my motor club. Not a huge overall volume, but when it is used it is fairly constant all day. Long period each month of just sitting in a cold room, but it wakes up and gives great copy and great performance. Only had to buy this one because during one of the dormant periods a roof leaked on to it otherwise the previous one would still be going strong after 4 years. I can recommend as a good buy.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great home use laser printer and copier Bought this unit to replace my old Brother printer that I had for 10 years. So far I'm definitely not disappointed. Print quality is great even in Toner save mode, and it's quick and extremely quiet. Built in Duplex unit is also very useful for saving paper. The output tray is a little small, and replacement toners are a little pricey, but I'll live with that as I dont tend to print massive documents and by double siding the print the tray hasnt filled up yet.. I have it plugged into my router as a central print server and it prints from all my PCs and laptops, both Windows and Linux, so cant fault that either. Definitely recommend this printer.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother DCPL2500D I bought this printer because I was tired of wasting ink cleaning heads on my last two inkjet printers. Though this model is classed as 'budget' it does everything well. If you don't need colour printing, just a straightforward black printer/copier/scanner I can recommend this model.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all round printer and scanner I purchased this Laser printer to replace my older Brother that I had owned for six years. I absolutely love these printers and it is a good all rounder for a small office. The scan facility is easy to use and the printer, prints quickly. My only gripe if I was to make one, it goes into "sleep" mode quite quickly to save on electricity but I keep forgetting to wake it up and therefore items dont print straight away. Also the first few pages of the day, the printer is pretty noisy then it settles down. Toner replacement costs are normal for this type of machine and I would give it 9/10. It was cheaper via Amazon but decided to give the local Brother stockists the order therefore paid a little of the odds for it. Shop around.
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fast printer Great value for money printer knocking out pages very quickly and good quality, this product is as good as the one in my office at work. I would recommend this product
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Had to replace a Brother laser which I've used for years but despite some new parts finally gave up the ghost. This replacement is excellent. Really pleased - hope it gives me as many years service as the old one.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great quality printer bought this printer to replace my old ink jet as the nozzles kept getting blocked very easy to set up and the print quality and speed are very good very easy to use
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother Printers Always Reliable I always have Brother printers as they tend to be easy to use, any issues are quickly solved, the print quality is good and they are economical to run. This printer has a copy/scan option - at the moment there doesn't seem to be an option to scan multiple pages and have them as 1 document. Unless I just haven't located it yet!! Also you do need to press the standby button to take it out of sleep mode if you don't print for a while. It holds a decent amount of paper in it so I don't have to refill daily and it prints quite quickly and isn't overly noisy - pleased with my choice so far
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delighted with the Brother DCP L 2500D Fantastic value for a laser printer. Easy to install and to operate. Surprised at just how much printers have advanced since I bought my last one 5 years ago.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother printer As usual, Brother products are the best for printing and the most practical ones. Printing, scanning and copying are so easy to do and so fast too. I am really happy we chose this model as it makes printing so easy, fast and neat.
Date published: 2015-08-29
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