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brlaser: Brother laser printer driver

brlaser is a CUPS driver for Brother laser printers.

Although most Brother printers support a standard printer language such as PCL or PostScript, not all do. If you have a monochrome Brother laser printer (or multi-function device) and the other open source drivers don't work, this one might help.

This driver is known to work with these printers:

  • Brother DCP-1510
  • Brother DCP-7030
  • Brother DCP-7040
  • Brother DCP-7055
  • Brother DCP-7055W
  • Brother DCP-7065DN
  • Brother DCP-7080
  • Brother HL-1200 series
  • Brother HL-L2320D series
  • Brother HL-L2360D series
  • Brother MFC-7240
  • Brother MFC-7360N

It partially works with these printers:

  • Brother HL-L2300D series

Other printers

If your printer isn't included in the list above, just try selecting any entry marked 'brlaser' and see if it works.

If it does, please create a new issue here in Github and include the output of this command:

sudo lpinfo --include-schemes usb -l -v

Then I'll be able to add a proper entry for your printer.


Some operating systems already ship this driver. This is the case for at least Debian, Ubuntu, Raspbian, openSUSE, NixOS and Arch Linux. Look for a package named printer-driver-brlaser.

You'll also need Ghostscript, in case that's not installed automatically.

Once brlaser is installed, you can add your printer using the usual CUPS interface.

Building from source

To compile brlaser you'll need CMake and the CUPS development packages (libcups2-dev, libcupsimage2-dev or similar).

Get the code by cloning the git repo . Compile and install with these commands:

cmake .
sudo make install

It might be needed to restart CUPS after this.


Copyright © 2013 Peter De Wachter

brlaser is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

brlaser is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with brlaser. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.