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Brother DCP-315CN All in one Flatbed Colour Inkjet Multifunction Centre Network Ready

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Brother DCP-315CN All in one Flatbed Colour Inkjet Multifunction Centre Network Ready. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the multifunction. The usability also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the paper handling and durability.

usability, multifunction

durability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-315CN All in one Flatbed Colour Inkjet Multifunction Centre Network Ready is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : paul_smart (

Brother DCP 315-CN


Dimension wise this ‘All in One' is tiny, weight wise it is very light, however despite some interesting translation software as a printer it can be very slow.

Apr, 2006

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compact and neat

Jan, 2010

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Early days, but I find I have everything I expected which is as good as it get.

None that I have found.

Nov, 2006

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As a 'senior' I find it easy to use and instructions are good.

The window could be a bit bigger for 'us seniors'.

Oct, 2006

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ease of loading paper. ease of changing ink containers.

flimsy construction of paper tray and lid.

Oct, 2006

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Easy to use and connect to PC.

None yet!

Oct, 2006

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Brother DCP-315CN


It seems to print fairly quickly, and scan resonably quickly too, in comparison to other printers and scanners it has. Having separate coloured inks is good, as when one colour ran out in a multi-colour, it rendered the cartridge useless

Not found any yet

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

Printing text documents or glossy borderless photos has never been so simple. The DCP-315CN comes with integrated networking as standard, enabling you to color print, copy and scan from any network-connected PC or laptop. A two-line backlit LCD display clearly guides you through each function, making operation easy. The DCP-315CN makes color copying and scanning as easy as possible. The flatbed design enables quality copies to be made from bound documents, without the need for a PC. By including all the necessary scanning software, Brother provides you with access to a range of color scanning features giving you complete versatility across your network of users. You can even Scan & Translate documents using Brother's scanning software with SYSTRAN WebTranslator 5.0 software. The fully-featured PhotoCapture Centre is compatible with the most popular media cards and allows you to print high quality, true to life photos directly from your PC or memory card. Displayed as an additional drive on your PC or Mac, this feature also enables you to securely save and retrieve photos and documents via your media card to and from any network connected computer.


Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):17
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):11
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:11ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight




Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets


Country Kits:Austria/Nordics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100


Standard Memory:16MB

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP/XP64\nMac OS 9.x \nMac OS X 10.2.4\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.7 x 13.7 x 6.5
Image scaling/enlargement range:25 - 400%
Networking features:10/100BaseTX Ethernet

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0


Max Printing Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):15


Scan input modes:e-mail, image, OCR, file, card
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Compatible memory cards:Smartmedia

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions