HL-2130 Mono Laser Printer

Added paper capacity for the small office

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Key Features

  • Print only
  • Compact
  • Up to 20ppm printing speed
  • Up to 2,400 x 600dpi print resolution
  • Up to 250 sheet paper capacity
  • High speed USB 2.0 connection


Compact and affordable, with an extra large paper tray

Fast, space saving and affordable, this compact printer’s been designed to fit perfectly into your home office set up in more ways than one.

The HL-2130 offers low day-to-day running costs and print speeds up to 20ppm – with the first sheet on its way in under 10 seconds. There’s also an extra large 250-sheet paper tray that means less reloading, and a manual feed slot that makes sure those trickier print jobs go without a hitch. 

And quick as it may be, the HL-2130 also boasts great print quality, meaning your documents look crisp and professional every time.


Features and Specifications

Printer type Mono
Function Print
Laser classification Class 1 Laser Product (IEC 60825-1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 8MB
Processor ARM9 200MHz
Technology Laser
Local interface Hi Speed USB 2.0
With carton 475(W) x 454(D) x 331(H) mm [8.0kg]
Without carton 368(W) x 360(D) x 183(H) mm [6.7kg]
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power Less than 6.40B when printing, less than 4.54B in ready mode
Sound pressure Less than 53dBA when printing, less than 31dBA in ready mode
Typical electrical consumption 0.913 kWh / Week
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard Paper Tray - Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Recycled Paper Manual Feed Slot - Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Bond Paper, Labels and Envelopes, Standard Paper Tray - A4, Letter, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, A5(Long Edge), B6(ISO), A6, Executive Manual Feed Slot - Width 76.2 to 216mm, Length 116 to 406.4mm
Weights Standard Paper Tray - 60 - 105 g/m2 (16 - 28lb) Manual Feed Slot - 60 - 163 g/m2 (16 - 43lb)
Supported Windows® Windows® 7 (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows Vista® (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions), Windows® 2000 Professional Apple Mac Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x Linux CUPS & LPD/LPRng printing system (x86, x64 environment)
Paper input 250 Sheet Standard Paper Tray , 1 Sheet Manual Paper Feed Slot
Paper output 100 Sheets (Face Down) 1 Sheet (Face Up) Straight Paper Path
A4 standard print speed Up to 20 pages per minute
Resolution HQ1200 (2,400 x 600dpi), 600dpi, 300dpi
First print out time Less than 10 seconds
Supplies Inbox Toner 700 pages, Standard Toner [TN-2010] 1,000 pages, Drum DR-2200

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother HL 2130 Printer I purchased this Brother laser printer to use at home instead of an ink jet printer which I currently have but is expensive when replacing ink cartridges. I picked this printer on price, the printer and one replacement toner unit costs the same as five ink jet ink cartridges and will last much longer, additionally it is reasonably compact and does not take up too much room. Having now used it for several weeks I find the results it produces excellent. The print quality is more than adequate for the largely text based printing that it is used for and I have no complaints at all and would not hesitate in recommending this printer.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent value for money First time I have purchased a laser printer,normally use inkjet,but due to the fact that I do not use the printer on a daily basis,I became fed up with the ink disappearing rather quickly,so decided to give a laser printer a try,without having to pay too much.I am extremely pleased with the brother HL-2130,and would recommend it to anyone,looking for a reasonably priced laser printer that does what it says on the box. Easy to set up had it opera.ting within 15 mins of delivery.
Date published: 2012-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother HL-2130 Mono Laser Printer I already own a Brother MCF-6890CDW Ink jet all-in-one printer, but needed to print on metallic card for a special occasion. The HL-2130 had all the features I needed: the ability to print in monochrome on card. The price was competitive and setting up was easy, following the start-up guide included with the printer together with the software on CD. Set-up, registration and first print were completed without hassle in just over half an hour. The print quality and speed are excellent. A very good purchase. I will use the HL-2130 for all my monochrome printing, especially the envelope printing facility.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works on Linux I chose this partly because Linux drivers are available on Brother's website. It works slightly differently on Linux in that manual paper feed is not automatic (unless I havn't figured it out yet) - it has to be selected on the menu when you print - but you soon get the hang of it. But with normal paper feed from the tray there is no difference. I have used this printer on Ubuntu 12.04 &12.10 and Opensuse 12.2 If you don't need colour, then this is an ideal choice of printer for speed and economy.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best buy Thought I'd try a laser printer for general printing needs and a photo printer for colour prints/photos. The Brother has been an excellent purchase. The quality of print is excellent as is the speed. Easily set up and ready to print within minutes of unpacking. The WiFi connection was immediate and no problem at all. Wish I had bought one years ago. A really excellent product. Bought spare ink toner but have not needed it yet even though I was warned the setup cartridge will need replacement soon after purchase, it is going strong despite a heavy print load since purchASE.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I hoped for I bought this product after years of ink jet printer problems, cleaning, etc. I can now print my everyday black projects without any of those problems. The starter cartridge which was provided has performed very well and so far have not had any problems. It was easy to set up and straightforward to use. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value Laser Printer I am delighted with this laser printer. Many years ago I purchased a Brother laser printer which was always reliable and excellent. I gave it away after having convinced myself that I needed a colour inkjet printer. I have got through 3 in the last 5 years, the first two of which broke down. I gave the last one away after getting very unhappy about constantly having to install new, expensive, ink cartridges. So I'm now delighted to be back to having a great Brother printer which I can rely on and is much cheaper to run. If you want quality and value for money, buy it.
Date published: 2013-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good value for money Plain and simple. I like the square footprint and the flat top - I've got a letter rack perched on the top of mine so it further utilises the space! There's an accessible external on/off switch, and the facility to feed paper in through a slot to manually do double sided printing, unlike most laser printers I could see for similar prices. I had the previous model, and it did excellent service. This one is SO similar I confidently expect the same.
Date published: 2013-01-30
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