The Brother HL-5240L toner printer has only one function and this is to print. It does not have scan, fax or copier functionalities. However, it has a wireless capability and has a 250 paper tray that handles various types of printing paper. It is an LED printer and is able to outperform even the best colour laser printers.
The Brother HL-5240L LED printer is small and affordable and while its print resolution is below that of laser printers, it is able to produce more accurate texts than laser printers. The printer comes with a single monochrome LCD that enable users to adjust the settings, lock settings and at the same time access flash drive contents. It also comes with a Secure Print feature that allows it to print once a four digit PIN code has been entered, a very useful feature in business. The Brother HL-5240L toner printer connects to other peripheral devices via Ethernet, USB port and Wi-Fi.
The Brother HL-5240L produces high resolution output with the quality for text, photos and graphics being in the range of those produced by laser printers. The printer comes with a memory of 64MB, which is enough for most offices since it can handle most of the workload done in small to medium sized offices. However, users can decide to upgrade the memory to up to 576MB through the printer's side panel. Increased memory enables the Brother HL-5240L toner printer to store more jobs and get through a queue of jobs faster. The Brother HL-5240L toner printer makes it possible for users to directly print from PictBridge compatible devices and USB flash drives. It also supports various formats such as JPG, PDF, PRN, XPS and TIFF documents. The speeds of the printer are good as it can print a high quality word document in just 11 seconds. On the other hand, a PDF prints in about 25 seconds. Moreover, it produces laser like, crisp and sharp colour as well as black texts.
One of the limitations of the Brother HL-5240L toner printer is that it handles a limited amount of paper, which pegs the printer to only be used for small printing jobs. Moreover, the printer has a manual paper sheet tray and thus lacks the automatic paper feed that can enable it to print on both sides of a page. The Brother HL-5240L toner printer also lacks an additional tray to provide it with more storage capacity.