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HL-1212W Mono Laser Printer

Compact and affordable printing for your home office

At a glance

  • AirPrint compatibility
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible
  • Energy Star

This affordable wireless mono laser printer is fast and compact offering excellent print quality. Easy to use, with low running costs, the HL-1212W deals reliably with your daily print requirements.

Key Features

  • Wireless Network
  • 20 pages per minute print speed
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.1
  • LED indicator
  • Easy replacement 700 page inbox toner


Compact Wireless Mono Laser Printer

Small office, looking for a wireless printer? You've just found your perfect printer. The HL-1212W may be small in size but it's big on efficiency with a fast 20 pages per minute print speed (the first page out time of less than 10 seconds) to make sure you're not kept waiting. The impressive 150-sheet paper capacity saves you time too, with less need for refilling. It keeps costs down with separate drum and toner, Energy Star approved technology and also includes 12 month warranty with lifetime technical support!

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Printer type Mono
Function Print
Laser classification Class 1 Laser Product (IEC60825 - 1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 32MB
Processor 200MHz
Technology Laser
Connectivity Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Supported iPrint&Scan
With carton 415 (W) x 303 (D) x 324 (H) mm
Without carton 340 (W) x 238 (D) x 189 (H) mm
Weight 5.6 kg
With carton 4.6 kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power 6.6BA active, inaudible in ready mode
Sound pressure 51dBA active, inaudible in ready mode
Typical electrical consumption 0.7kWh / week
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Plain & recycled paper, A4, Letter, Legal, Folio, A5 ,A5(Long Edge), B5, Executive
Weights 65 - 105 g/m2
Wireless network IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Infrastructure Mode/Ad-hoc Mode)
Wireless network security WEP 64/128, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), SMTP-AUTH
Wireless setup support Yes
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, Windows® Server 2012R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2008R2, Windows® Server 2008 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® Server 2003 (32 & 64 bit editions). OS X 10.7.5, 10.8.x, 10.9.x, 10.10.x or greater. Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
Paper input 150 Sheet Paper Tray
Paper output 50 Sheets face down
A4 standard print speed Up to 20 pages per minute
Resolution Up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200 technology)
First print out time Less than 10 seconds
Supplies Inbox Toner - 1000 pages*, Standard Toner (TN-1050) - 1,000 pages*, Drum (DR-1050) - 10,000 A4 Pages *Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

HL-1212WVB is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 153.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why does everyone want a review Why does everyone want a review of everything I buy???
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product 5 star, worth for the money
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother HL1212 WiFi Printer This printer is a top piece of kit. The set up was a complete doddle using the cd supplied. Installed it on both mine and the wifes' laptop quickly and easily. It connected via the wifi without any hassles. The print quality is very good and it is very quick and relatively quiet. It's also quite small and compact. These laser printers are soooo much better than inkjets so long as black and white is all you need. Fantastic product for the price.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as it should cheap and reliable Easy reliable cheap to replace cartridges.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Cheap. Little noisy.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, compact and super fast at printing fantastic little printer cannot fault the speed and quality of it. However although it says its WI-FI it will not connect and print wirelessly I have to use a USB lead.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does what they say it does. It is fast and small. The features that I was looking for.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and cheap laser printer My old mono laser printer, a cheap one several years old, finally had to be replaced so I looked for a (cheap) replacement. This Brother seemed to fit the bill (there is a slightly cheaper alternative without the wireless option). It was easy to set up and is easy to use. The quality of printing, after the first few pages, is perfectly good enough for letters, invoices etc (my main need) and the speed is adequate for such low-volume printing. I am happy with it.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup and does what it says Need a mono printer then this is the one...
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good printer Purchased this to replace an inkjet printer as we were fed up of the cartridges drying out (we're occasional printers). Good price, very cheap pattern toner cartridges, it's quick and quiet, build quality is OK (nothing special) and it's very compact. It wouldn't connect via WPS on the router so had to do things the old fashioned way which was easy but took a little longer. Overall pleased so far.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice little printer Easy to set up and use. Printing is clear and sharp let’s hope it lasts! Doesn’t take up a lot of room, can’t get it to print from iPad though but not a big deal just need to send items to laptop to print.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and smart printer,, looks fab Print wirelessly but sometimes show low ink sign for no reason.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good printer Happy with thos printer, being laser it's much faster than a inkjet if printing many pages
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth printing This is a great little printer which does it's job well. Set up was a bit of a faff (didn't use the CD and our devices took a wee while to detect it) so it did take a while to get going, but now its up and running, it hasn't let us down. We've not used it massively so far, but it prints clearly, quickly and has a high B&W quality. I can easily print things off my phone with the Brother print app which is great.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fiddly to set up If you do not buy a cable to go with this, then you default to 'advanced setup'. This might result in you having to do something funky with your router in order to set it up. It took a bit of fiddling around for me. There is no prior warning about this, unless you're confident with hardware then I would ensure you purchase this with the required cable or go for something else.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to setup. Good quality printing. Does exactly what is says on the box.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and easy to use! I love this printer because it will probably last me forever, the ink doesn't dry up and I don't use it very often so it costs me so much less to run for my office needs.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wi-fi printer. Great printer, easy to set up, works a treat on wi-fi and a good price.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A relatively good printer, when it works I had a number of this printer. The first one died 2 weeks after buying it and was replaced by a faulty printer and I finally got a running one. for the price print quality and speed is good. The wifi function does not seem to work very well and i end up using a cable. After three year of very light usage (only one new toner) the printer died: impossible to start it up. No more brother printer for me and I have bought a better quality machine from another manufacturer.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosy size. I’m impressed by its size. Print quality very good. Overall a very useful printer for small office and personal use.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delighted Decided to buy this printer after having problems with other printers in the past. We run a small business from home and use this on a weekly basis, with no problems at all. This works like a dream very easy to set up and use, printing is quick and clear. Also a lot quieter than our last one and such good value too
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little printer for students This little printer fits almost anywhere, prints fast, and is great if you need to print documents and essays
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value product Great value product. I set it up in 10 minutes but I did go through instructions from YouTube. Print quality is good.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's OK Like it, very good..
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job Good cheap printer. Easy to set up
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAB! So happy. Perfect for what i needed it.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All good, just hope it lasts longer than 2 years! Bought this to replace a slightly older model that only lasted 2 years and then would not turn on. Only stuck with this as I’d not long fitted a new toner to it. Don’t use cheap paper though as it will come out a bit wrinkled from the heat
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat little printer, but....... .... not easy to set up for WiFi.... Will keep trying.......
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wish it was smaller Despite the set up I can't get it to print wirelessly so can't actually put on unit where I want it. Have to place near the laptop. Didn't come with cable to connect to laptop either so had to go back out shopping!
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks faboulous ...nice quality print Good value for the price it paid but find it difficult to set it up for wifi connection. It prints well highly recommended
Date published: 2018-03-06
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