Brother HL-2250DN

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This guide explains how to install a Brother HL-2250DN laserjet printer using CUPS.

Note: If you already attempted (and failed) to install the driver in CUPS, remove it before proceeding with this tutorial.

Prerequisites

This tutorial assumes you have already configured the CUPS printer server. There is plenty of existing information to get this working.

Installation

Install brother-hl2250dnAUR from the AUR.

Configuration

Restart the CUPS daemon and browse to the CUPS server: http://localhost:631/

Under the Administration category, choose Manage printers. You should now see your HL2250DN printer automatically installed and configured, for USB connection.

Configuring the connection

Follow step 5a for USB connection, and step 5b for a network connection, on this page.

Print a test page and configure the printer settings to your liking.

Regional Settings

Make sure to set your printer preferences to match your region. For example, if you live in North America (Canada, US, Mexico) your paper size should be changed from the Default "A4" to "Letter". Sometimes this will be done automatically by your Desktop Environment (e.g. KDE) but it's worthwhile to check it yourself or the text on your pages won't align properly.

Alternatives

I failed to get the above to work for various reasons, but am having moderate success with the Generic PCL Laser Printer driver over IPP.