Manufacturer: Brother Industries, Ltd.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.07 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server, Mac OX 9.x, Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.24 / 02 Jan 2007
The Brother HL-5270DN series is a relatively fast printing device with the ability to turn out the first printed page in less than eight and a half seconds. The printing speed capability supported by the device driver depends whether the computer user will be using A4 or Letter paper size or will be implementing automatic duplex mode. For an A4 sized paper the print speed would be at about 28 printed pages per minute. When using Letter sized paper the maximum output is set by the manufacturer at 30 printed pages per minute. If the computer user invokes the automatic duplex printing feature the maximum output would be around 13 printed pages per minute. The actual print speed of course would vary depending on the exact data to be printed including the type of resolution selected by the computer user as well as the current load of the host computer system at print time. Essentially the computer user can select a print resolution that would range from 300 dots per inch to a maximum of 1200 dots per inch.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The functionality of the Brother HL-5270DN series is based on the capability of its printing processor which runs at 266 MHz and supported by a standard 32 MB memory. The memory allotment can be expanded up to 544 MB on a single DIMM slot. This dedicated printer memory supports the operation of the print processor and allows the device driver to better handle print request in a faster manner. This is because the dedicated memory module will allow the Brother HL-5270DN series to put over 400 pages of documents into printer memory allowing for additional queue entries to be accepted. The contents of the printer memory cache is refreshed often in order to discard of completed print jobs. Since this printing device can be deployed in a number of possible computer environments the device driver also supports majority of computer network protocols. The device driver is likewise bundled with a number of network management tools and utilities. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Brother HL-5270DN series errors before installing any driver updates.