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Change toner in laser printer

Changing the toner in a Brother laser printer is designed to be a simple process, and Brother is ‘At your side’ to help you with each step.

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My printer is not recognising ink 

sometimes you might find your printer struggles to recognise a new ink cartridge right away, putting a stop to your printing.

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How to print from your phone

Have important documents on your phone that need printing? Brother explains just how easy it is to print from your phone.

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What are the cheapest printers to run?

Printing doesn’t have to be expensive and with the right printer, you can print a lot cheaper. Discover the cheapest printers to run with Brother.

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How to find your printer’s IP address

There are a few ways you can go about finding out your printer’s IP address. Brother explains what an IP address is and the steps you will need to take.

A lady inserting a toner cartridge into a laser printer, revealing the inner workings

How does a laser printer work?

Lasers may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they have been used in printing for decades. They provide superb print quality with crisp text, fast speeds and generous paper handling for both home and office.

A lady wearing a red top removing a printed address label from a Brother thermal label printer which is on a desk in an office environment

How do thermal label printers work?

Thermal printers use heat rather than ink to produce labels and signage on paper, tape, ribbon or other materials. Brother explain how they work and why they're a popular choice for producing long-lasting labels.

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How to dispose of old printers

If your printer broke down tomorrow and couldn’t be fixed, would you know the best place to have it recycled?

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Best printer with the cheapest ink

Choosing your next printer shouldn’t be a daunting task. However, there are a lot of options out there that don't rack up extra hidden costs

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How to print from your tablet

Want to print documents from your tablet but not sure how? Brother explain how easy it is to print from your tablet to our wireless printers.

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The best home printer scanner

A printer scanner allows you to do both jobs with one device, but which is the best for your home. Look at the best printer scanner for home users.

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How to update firmware

Firmware is the software that is required to make all hardware function. Manufacturers endeavour to release regular updates to keep devices performing at their most efficient.

A woman printing an email from a notebook computer while relaxing on a brown leather sofa in a softly lit home living room

How to print an email

Printing an email is one of those everyday tasks that can easily get taken for granted. After all, it’s not rocket science, is it?

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How to print double sided

There are a whole host of home or business printing requirements which call for double sided pages. Brother explain how you can receive these documents with as little effort as the click of a button.

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What is an SLA or Service-Level Agreement?

SLA is another of those terms you’ll hear a lot in business, but what does it actually mean? Why might your organisation need one? And what do they include?

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What is the best printer for badges?

While badges are ubiquitous, they can also be a vital requirement. Brother take a look at the best printing solutions for both business and personal use.

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Where to recycle printer cartridges

When a printer cartridge runs out of ink or toner,  people simply throw these away without realising that these can be recycled for their usable parts.

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How to print A3 on A4

Scaling down documents onto different sized paper has often been tricky. Brother explain how to print A3 documents on A4 paper.

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What is pull printing?

Data security is high on every business agenda, yet despite greater spend and compliance requirements, breaches remain common.

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How to print photos from an iPhone and iPad

By cutting out the need to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer, you can save yourself time and effort. Brother explains how.

A man using Brother's iPrint&Label app on a tablet device to print a return shipping label on a Brother label printer, with packing boxes in the background.

How to create a return shipping label

If it wasn’t for shipping labels, packages simply wouldn’t get to where they need to go. In other words, they’re absolutely essential.

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Are laser printers good for photos?

Laser printers are generally considered to be more economical than inkjet printers. However, there was one area where inkjet printers seemingly had the edge, and that was printing high-quality photos and images. Is this still the case?

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What is the difference between a toner cartridge and a drum?

If you’ve recently invested in a laser printer for your business or home office, you should be aware you need to keep your device topped up with genuine supplies, including toner cartridges and drum units.

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Best printers for 2019

A printer can do many things depending on which you choose. Brother look at the best printers for 2019 and why you need them.

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