Most of the current GNU / Linux distributions have great support for the most modern hardware, however, there are still some hardware manufacturers that hinder in one way or another that our beloved operating system can be compatible with their solution. Luckily for many, this is not the case for those of us who use Brother brand printers since they have native drivers for Linux.
I currently have the Brother DCP-L2550DN laser printerIt is not that it is a wonderful printer but if it allows me to make prints quickly, with good quality and meets the expectations of expenses, it is also quite easy to get cheap Brother TN2410 and TN2420 cartridges that are the ones that this equipment uses. In Linux Mint I am doing pretty great, although when I had a delicacy I suffered a little more than normal to be able to make it work, hence it is good to explain the procedure that users with similar equipment should do.
The first thing that users who have printers of this brand must do is go to the brother linux drivers page and download the drivers for the specific printer model, they are distributed by the variety of hardware distributed by the company (CUPS, LPR, Scanner, ADS, laser printers, among others). Each category of drivers offers us a solution for the products associated with it, which is why, for example, the same driver can work for the Brother DCP-L2510D, Brother HL-L2310D and Brother MFC-L2710DN printers.
Brother offers us on its driver installation page a specific manual for use according to the distribution we have, the hardware model and its architecture, in the same way, it gives us the possibility of being able to check the correct operation of the printer, the configuration the type of paper or even the status of your cartridges.
The process in general is simple, we go to the Brother drivers page, download the driver compatible with our hardware and our distro, and install the base packages with the following command:
sudo apt install brother-cups-wrapper-extrabrother-lpr-drivers-extra
Then we restart our pc, and install the drivers as the Brother support page does not indicate, in some cases we must go to the Systems / Administration / Printers section (as appropriate in your distro) and select the printer you just installed, in this way we will be able to use our printer natively.