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Brother DCP145C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews of Brother DCP145C. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the multifunction and print quality. The performance and price also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, while the connectivity and paper handling get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP145C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Brother DCP145C from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the multifunction and print quality are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, price, performance, print quality, multifunction

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-145C Colour (A4) All-in-One (Print/Copy/Scan) Base Model 32MB 27ppm (M) 22ppm (C) 100 Sheets (max) no ADFBrother DCP-145C Colour (A4) All-in-One (Print/Copy/Scan) Base Model 32MB 27ppm (M) 22ppm (C) 100 Sheets (max) no ADF

Jun, 2018

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Brother DCP-145C


Review of the Brother DCP-145C printer

Print quality, separate ink cartridges, features and LCD menus

Flimsy front feed paper tray, can't handle heavy photo media, scan quality

Using Ilford Galerie Smooth High Gloss Media the prints were nothing short of superb. The scanner, on the other hand, was not up to the same high standard. Scans were soft when compared to the other three units. Having said that, looking at the prints...

Mar, 2009

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Brother DCP-145C Multifunction Printer


I've been using Personal Computers for 10 years and I have been upgrading it when latest always arise, its more convenient for me to have my own because I used to make paper works, documents, editing pictures and doing my children's project or...

Feb, 2010

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Wakes you up in the middle of the night


It's an alright printer, basic and reliable. BUT its woken me up twice now in the middle of the night with its automatic cleaning. Very basic printing quality. Windows program is very basic as well. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Cheap looking Windows program. Wakes you up in the middle of the night with its automatic cleaning cycle. Expensive cartridges

Nov, 2013

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Brother DCP 145C


Overall value & quality. The low cost of replacing ink cartridges. Individual ink cartridges can be replaced very easily. The print quality. The multi-functions in one machine - printer; copier; scanner.

For the low cost of such a versatile machine, I don't have any bad points.

Jan, 2013

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very good for home printing if gone with the compatible refillable cartridges


I got in an offer for INR. 2200/- (M.R.P. INR 4500/-) In early i have took lots of print outs and then took poster size photos of my family for hanging around in the house, they look amazing. and finally the ink cartridges are empty. then i looked out...

reliable and easy to use

OEM cartridges which aren't refillable are very costly

May, 2011

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Brother DCP 145C


very slow in making contact with P C. have to keep pressing keys like, Off/On How many copies I require, they fall by the dozen if not watching and ready to press STOP. The same applies if scanning, does not start, check paper yes OK, numbers in window...

Sorry I purchased your printer, would have gone for Canon, only your printer was recommended by shop that suppy the prining ink.

Jan, 2011

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Brother DCP 145C


easy to use, the quality is great and the ink tends to last longer than other printers that i have owned

could be bit faster printing

May, 2010

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Brother DCP 145C


Quality/Price ratio very favourable

Controls could be better, for instance the display could be bigger and the various functions more user friendly. I found it difficult to find and use the Control Centre on the screen initially.

Apr, 2010

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Brother DCP 145C


Fast, easy to operate.

Cleaning 5 times as per instructions will empty your ink cartridge.

Apr, 2010

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Brother DCP 145C


Compact and easy to use. Excellent value for money

Non illuminated screen and angle of screenimpossible to see without standing up from desk to look down on machine. Obviously with more space it would be possible to have the machine immediately adjacent to keyboard but where the machine is used, ie....

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):5
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):5
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
PC free copying: Yes



Energy Management

Power consumption (off):2.5
Power consumption (standby):3.5

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000SP4, Vista/XP (32/64 bit).\nMac 10.2.4,\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.4 x 5.91
Package dimensions (WxDxH):8.86 x 18.3 x 18.1
Standard input trays:100

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, A6
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 220 gsm


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Power consumption (average operating):15
Power consumption (off):2.5
Power consumption (standby):3.5


Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:PNG
Scan to:E-mail


Bundled software:Brother MFL-Pro Suite,\nWindows: Control Centre 3, Scan Soft Paper Port SE11,\nMAC: Control Centre 2, New Soft Presto, Page Manager 7

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:17.9