Brother HL-L8360CDW Series Review

Good: Super high-yield aftermarket toners on HL-L8360CDW / HL-L8360CDWT, flexible paper handling, mobile and cloud printing.
Bad: It doesn't support 11" x 17"-sized paper.
Bottom Line: Compact and affordable line of single-function printers to help small businesses print more efficiently.
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Brother
HL-L8360CDW Series
$330-$500
Small businesses
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33ppm
33ppm
800 MHZ
256 MB-512 MB

Product Overview

The HL-L8360CDW Series are single-function color laser printers that’s intended for smaller offices and workgroups. They all print at up to 33 ppm in black and color.

There are three printers in this series:

  • The HL-L8260CDW ($330) is the base model,
  • The HL-L8360CDW ($400) includes a 2.7″ color touchscreen display panel, NFC mobile printing, network user authentication and super high-yield toner cartridges and,
  • The HL-L8360CDWT ($500) includes a standard 500-sheet tray.

All three printers include a 800 MHz processor. The HL-L8260CDW has 256 MB of memory, while the other two printers include 512 MB of memory.

PCL printing is supported, as well as Brother’s proprietary PostScript language. USB, Ethernet and wireless connectivity are all standard. Mobile printing is supported via the Brother iPrint&Scan app, AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print. The HL-L8360CDW and HL-8360CDWT support printing from Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box and Evernote.

More details on the devices is in our Features section below.

The HL-L8360CDW Series is a compact, affordable, and scalable line of color printers for smaller businesses that need efficient color printing but doesn’t require multifunctionality.

Features

Standard paper-handling starts with a 250-sheet tray and a 50-sheet multipurpose tray. Brother offers an optional 250-sheet tray for the HL-L8260CDW that totals the capacity to 1,050 sheets. On the HL-L8360CDW and HL-L8360CDWT, there’s an optional 250-sheet tray and a 500-sheet tray for a total of 1,300 sheets. As noted above, the HL-L8360CDWT adds an additional 500-sheet tray as standard.

Each tray holds up to 8.5″ x 14″ paper size.

The output capacity is 150 sheets. The maximum monthly duty cycle is 60,000 pages, but Brother recommends a monthly volume of 4,000 pages.

All three printers ship with the standard yield black and color toner. However, Brother offers the super high-yield toners on the HL-L8360CDW and HL-L8360CDWT that include a 6,500-page capacity in each black and color cartridge. This is not available on the HL-L8260CDW, so users will have to purchase the 4,500-page black and 4,000-page color high-yield toners.

We’ve calculated our cost per page based on prices found on the BrotherMall site and the highest-yield toner available. For the HL-L8360CDW / HL-L8360CDWT, the cost per page is 1.8 cents in black and 10.3 cents in color. For the HL-L8260CDW, the cost per page is 2.4 cents in black and 12.5 cents in color. These are reasonable operating costs for businesses that don’t have high-volume printing needs.

Businesses can also save money by using the toner save mode and duplexing features.

Security features include secure function lock, secure print, enterprise security, SSL/TLS, and IPSec. The HL-L8360CDW and HL-L8360CDWT includes an integrated NFC card reader and active directory.

Finally, all devices has a one-year limited warranty.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

Paper trays doesn’t support 11″ x 17″-sized paper. Companies that are looking for this feature can check out our other reviews.

About

Brother is an industry leading provider of small and mid-sized business printing and imaging solutions developed to help increase productivity, improve workflow, and enhance organizational efficiency, all while helping to reduce costs. Within its printers and all-in-ones division, Brother sells both laser and ink jet devices.

For offices of any size, Brother’s Business Smart Series include color inkjet MFPs that have print speeds that range from 18 ppm to 20 ppm (in color and ISO speed) and handle paper sizes of up to 11″ x 17″ (ledger size).

In addition to printers, scanners, faxes, and all-in-ones, Brother also sells sewing machines, label printers, and offer solutions for document management and web conferencing.

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