HL-6180DW High Speed Mono Laser Printer

The fast, efficient mono laser for large offices - supporting up to ten users

At a glance

  • AirPrint compatibility
  • Mobile device compatible
  • Wifi / Wireless compatible
  • Citrix
  • Energy Star
  • Nordic Swan Ecolabel
  • Pira

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With a print speed of up to 40ppm and a standard paper capacity of 550 sheets, the HL-6180DW is a dedicated mono laser big on results. Compatibility with both wireless and wired networks means you can connect how you want, plus automatic duplex and booklet printing means you'll cut costs too.

Key Features

  • Print only (inc. automatic duplex printing)
  • First print in under 8.5 seconds
  • Up to 1,200 x 1,200dpi print resolution
  • Up to 500 sheet paper capacity
  • Ideal for up to 10 users
  • Wired and wireless network ready + connect to your mobile device


Ideal for the large corporate office – supporting teams of up to 10 users

It takes a printer that’s strong on both capacity and flexibility to truly support a workgroup and the HL-6180DW hits both marks head on.

With a print speed of up to 40ppm and a standard paper capacity of 550 sheets, you also have the option of a high-yield toner cartridge that’s capable of delivering up to 12,000 pages. Resolution operates at 1,200dpi, so print quality is never an issue. You’ll save on paper costs too, with automatic duplex and booklet printing.

And, however your office works, the HL-6180DW’s Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity offers all the flexibility options you need.

Buyer's Lab recently rated our HL-6180DW as Highly Recommended. Read what they say here and here


Features and Specifications

Printer type Mono
Function Print
Display Backlit LCD
Display size 16 characters x 1 line
Laser classification Class 1 laser product (IEC 60825-1:2007)
Max paper size A4
Memory 128MB (expandable up to 384MB using 1 x 144 pin, 16bit DDR2 DIMM)
Processor 400MHz
Technology Laser
Connectivity Wired Network, Wireless
Local interface Hi-Speed USB2.0
Wired network interface Gigabit Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T)
Wireless network interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Supported AirPrint, Cortado Cloud Print, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Wi-Fi Direct
With carton 499(w) x 478(d) x 411(h) mm / 13.6kg
Without carton 371(w) x 384(d) x 288(h) mm / 9.8kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Nordic Swan environmental accreditation Yes
Sound power 6.8BA active, 6.4BA quiet mode, 4.56BA ready
Sound pressure 59dBA active, 54dBA quiet mode, 34dBA ready
Typical electrical consumption 2.2kWh / week
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes Standard Paper Tray - A4, Letter, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, A5(Long Edge), B6(ISO), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio. Optional Paper Tray - A4, Letter, B5(ISO/JIS), A5, B6(ISO), Exective, Legal, Folio. Multi-Purpose Tray - Width: 76.2mm to 215.9mm x Length: 127mm to 355.6mm. (A4 only supported in automatic duplex print mode)
Weights Standard / Lower Paper Tray - Plain & recycled paper (between 60 - 105 g/m2), Multi-Purpose Tray - Plain, recycled & bond paper (between 60 - 163g/m2)
Secure print Yes
Secure function lock v2 Restrict print activities to selected users and assign optional page limits
Wi-Fi Direct™ Yes
Wired network security APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos
Wireless network security WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), APOP, POP before SMTP, SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (IPPS, HTTPS, SMTP, POP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS), Kerberos
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 10.5.8, 10.6.x, 10.7.5, 10.8.x, 10.9.x, 10.10 or greater. Linux CUPS, LPD/LPRng (x86/x64 environment)
Paper input 250 sheet standard paper tray 50 sheet multi-purpose tray 35 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) 500 sheet optional paper tray
Paper output 150 sheets face down, 1 sheet face up (straight paper path)
A4 standard print speed Up to 40 pages per minute
Resolution 1,200 x 1,200dpi, HQ1200 (2,400 x 600dpi quality), 600 x 600dpi
Automatic 2 sided print Yes
Emulations PCL6, BR-Script3 (Postscript®3TM Language Emulation), IBM Proprinter XL, Epson FX-850
First print out time Less than 8.5 seconds
Supported AirPrint, b-guard, Cortado Cloud Print, Google Cloud Print, iPrint&Scan, Managed Print Services
Supplies In-box Toner Approx. 8,000 pages* Standard Toner TN-3330 - Approx. 3,000 pages* High Yield Toner TN-3380 - Approx. 8,000 pages* Super High Yield Toner TN-3390 - Approx 12,000 pages* Drum DR-3300 - Approx. 30,000 pages (one job per page). *Approx. cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time for change We bought a Brother DCP-8040 printer, scanner, copier with two paper trays for our business in 2004 and have used it continually ever since with only the need for renewables and basic servicing when required but it was time to update after 12 years. As we had added a Brother MFC-9120CN multifunction colour laser printer, scanner, copier and fax in 2010 we needed a good quality laser printer only. After a conversation with Brother UK for models that had the 2nd tray option which we use regularly to avoid changing paper type, we picked the Brother mono laser printer HL-6180DWT. We are delighted with the print quality, speed and in addition, the Duplex print facility that is saving us time and money reversing the pages when required. The right choice for our business and busy office.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was very good for the money I was replacing a Brother printer I had had for 8 years that had been a fantastic workhorse. This one was set up in moments and all three of us connected quickly and easily. It is made of cheaper materials than the last one but such is life. This one also takes more paper than the old one which is useful.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brother HL 6180 Good general office printer. Consumables are reasonably priced. Easy to setup
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it's supposed to! Simple to set up, easy to use, fast, high quality and works perfectly every time. Really excellent value for money. I would defintely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast printer I needed a laser printer that didn't take ages to warm up before deciding it could print. Well I made the right choice as this one prints within a few seconds.
Date published: 2014-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer Easy to set up, very quick startup from sleep mode, fast printing, excellent paper handling, good quality print and low print costs. Ticks all the boxes for me!
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent Printer Using with an old mini mac computer. Set up easy with no problems. Printing looks crisp and even toned. Price tag is fairly high -but what I expect is a long lasting printer, which i'll only know further down the line. I specifically bought it for the high capacity toners available, which hopefully cuts down on costs in the long run.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Value for money Purchased this model to replace my Hl 6050D which is no longer made. Have used it for just over 2 weeks now and really pleased with its performace. Its certainly quicker than the 6050D. Haven't had to purchase any toner or drum unit yet so I can't compare prices on these replacements. The only thing I would say and this isn't really negative is that the printer itself is not as robust and is made from cheaper material so unsure how it will stand the test of time, however if I have to move it about its very lightweight.
Date published: 2014-06-02
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