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Brother DCP-197C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Brother DCP-197C. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the print quality and noise are overall positive. The performance and price also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the control panel and paper handling.

usability, price, performance, noise, print quality

size, durability, paper handling, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-197C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother DCP-197C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Brother DCP-197C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and noise. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the control panel and paper handling. Comments about the design and size are mixed.

price, usability, performance, noise, reliability

paper handling, control panel

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-197C - multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) ( colour )Brother DCP-197C - multifunction ( printer / copier / scanner ) ( colour )

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Margaret (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

Easto use once I got used to it. I use it mainly for photo's and find it very good.

Have not found any so far

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

generaly works well

Machine keeps on cleaning itself every time I want to print so this takes up too much time

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

Really pleased with the unit - but note it is a replacement for quite an old unit, so bound to be better.

None to speak of !

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Rob (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

Good quality printer with lower than typical running costs.

A little slow

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: ray (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

the cost of renewing the inks is very reasonable as the printer i had before cost much much more,

nothing to say realy.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

Value for money for homebased needs

none so far

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Geoff (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

neat, compact easy to use including copier.

paper seems to need re-loading quite frequently.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

Very quiet, very good quality printer. The printing quality is fantastic.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: MONICA (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

IT'S SMALL COMPACT AND DOES ALL I WANT IT TO, EASY TO LOOAD THE PAPER AND MUCH MORE SIMPLE TO LOAD THE CASSETTS THAN MY PREVIOUS MACHINE.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Carol (reevoo.com)

Brother DCP-197C

 

Very easy to change the ink cartridges, quick to install, easy to use. Very pleased with quality of photocopier Reasonably priced.

None that we have encountered.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 1200

Design

Color of product:White

Display

Display:LCD

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:2K/XP/XP Professional X64/Windows Vista\nMac OSX 10.3.9
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.4 x 5.91

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7,3.5x5
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Plain paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:0 - 80

Performance

Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Faxing:N
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Printing

Maximum Resolution:1200 x 6000
Print resolution (black, normal quality):1200 x 6000

Scanning

Input color depth:36
Input colour depth:36
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.4
Height:5.91
Weight:15.7
Width:15.4