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Brother HL-1870N
 
Black & White laser printer, max. 2400x600 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: Postscript (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
 

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Printer supports PJL.
Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.

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Network version of the Brother HL-1850.

19 pages per minute, PCL 5e, PCL 6, and PostScript Level 3, 32 MB (144 MB max.), one tray for 250 sheets (max A4/Legal, a second tray can be added), built-in duplex unit, parallel, USB 2.0, ethernet.

Best results are probably obtained when the printer is used in PostScript mode with a PPD file from the printer's driver CD.

You can also get an RPM with the PPD file from Brother.

For the PCL mode see the page of the Brother HL-5040.

Brother provides a PCL driver, too, but binary-only and only for LPD/LPRng. According to the printout quality it is based on the "ljet4" Ghostscript driver. "pxlmono", "gimp-print" (600 dpi), and "hpijs-pcl5e" (600 dpi) give a better grayscale quality and all special features of the printer are accessible by PJL commands.

Consumables/Refills: Separate Toner and Drum

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Drivers

The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

 
Postscript  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: PostScript
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

Other drivers:

 
gutenprint  (driver home page)
 
Top Quality Printer Drivers for inkjets, dye sublimation printers, and PCL lasers
Supplier: Gutenprint project
License: GPL (free software)
User support:Gutenprint mailing list at SourceForge (voluntary)
Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  90Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  90Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  60
Download:Driver packages: x86 32 bit: 5.2.7 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.2.7 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 5.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed), x86 64 bit: 5.2.7 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.2.7 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 5.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 5.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed) (How to install)
 

 
hl1250  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
hpijs-pcl5e  (driver home page)
 
HP's HPIJS driver - PPDs for compatible PCL-5e-based non-HP laser printers
Supplier: Hewlett-Packard
License: BSD (free software)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 600x600dpi   Only monochrome output   Type: IJS
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  70
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
lj4dith  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
lj5gray  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
ljet4  (driver home page)
 
Built-in Ghostscript driver for PCL 5e laser printers
Supplier: GPL Ghostscript
License: GPL (free software)
User support:OpenPrinting forums (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 600x600dpi   Only monochrome output   Type: Ghostscript built-in
Text:||||||||||  90Graphics:||||||||||  60System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  90Photo:||||||||||  30Speed:||||||||||  90
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
ljet4d  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 

 
pxlmono  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 


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