Speed and Quality
The quoted print speed by Brother is 18 ppm. The HL-2035 is actually even faster than that:18,3 ppm according to our tests, be it in draft mode or standard. Text prints well. You can even use the draft mode on an everyday basis, the black ink prints deeply and the letters are sharp. This brings the cost per page down as you save on toner. Graphics and pictures however come out slightly fuzzy.
Although a HL-2035 toner cartridge normally prints 1,500 pages, the ‘starter’ cartridge supplied here is only good for 1,000. This little trick, again common to most manufacturers, means you start paying for consumable earlier.
- price of cost per page
- good speed
- text prints crisp
- price tag
- graphics/picture prints
- starter toner cartridge for 1,000 pages only
- running costs are slightly higher given the small capacity of the initial cartridge
- no wireless, no Ethernet
- no driver for Linux (only Mac and Windows
The HL-2035 is a budget printer perfect for text but is less than impressive in other fields. Its a good option for low-volume print users.