I have a Brother HL-1210w mono laser printer.
Linux mint 17.2 identified it and installed it under a label HL-1210W-series describing it as "Brother HL-1230 Foomatic/hl1250 (recommended)"
|What doesn't work:|
Using the recommended driver Brother HL-1230 Foomatic/hl1250 resulted in very poor print quality, with some lines incomprehensible and strange blotches under descending letters like y p g etc
|What was done to make it work:|
I downloaded the correct drivers from the Brother website
LPR printer driver (deb package)
CUPSwrapper printer driver (deb package)
The Brother website included instructions for installing the drivers from CLI but I encountered errors following them. Instead I right-clicked on the packages and selected "Open With GDebi Package Installer" which worked fine.