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Brother HL-1230
Black & White laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Mostly
Recommended Driver: hl1250 (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, no spooler


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


Users have reported that this printer works with the "hl1250" driver with both 300 and 600 dpi. As with the Brother HL-1240 the 600-dpi resolution will only work with the "hl1250" driver and can be problematic due to unsufficient memory.

Brother provides a 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: Toner cartridge


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

Recommended driver:

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