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BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the paper handling and multifunction. The price and usability also get good comments, but the noise and durability get critical comments.

performance, usability, price, multifunction, paper handling

durability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of BROTHER DCP-540 All-In-One Laser Printer from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the performance and paper handling. The multifunction and usability also get good reviews.

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Apr, 2018

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Brother DCP-540CN review


Multi-function device with networking capabilities

10/100 network function ; Space saver

Text quality unimpressive ; Photo printing slow

Nicely compact but performance was average

Dec, 2006

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Brother DCP-540CN review


Primarily aimed at home users, Brother's DCP-540CN is an inkjet MFP with a network port, so it's easy to share on a home network.

Sep, 2007

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Brother - DCP-540CN


The Brother DCP-540CN is part of a new line-up of Brother MFDs (multi-function devices) that bear a passing resemblance to previous models such as the MF-C620, not least because the new models continue to use the ...

The DCP-540CN has a list of features that make it appealing both for the small office and for those of us who hate the idea of a separate printer and scanner at home. Print quality is good without being outstanding, but if you intend to do much photo...

Nov, 2006

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Brother DCP-540CN


Does loads of things and is fairly quick.

I have a loose connection to the power supply and it drives me mad. it cuts out in the middle of printing and then takes ages to clean before it re-prints. Also quite hard to purchase realistically priced cartridges as the major supermarkets don't...

Feb, 2010

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Brother DCP-540CN


This refurbished item from Ebay replaced another - lower spec - Brother (330) so I knew pretty much what I was getting; for this kind of money you're not getting the best printer in the world - it's cheap'n'cheerful with an automatic loader - what more...

The build quality isn't any better than the 330 (which was the reason for its demise)

Nov, 2009

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Brother DCP-540CN


very pleased


Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Home offices are now a mainstay in the digital world. A networked home is a commonplace and there is no better home network peripheral than DCP-540CN. Not only is DCP-540CN a lifestyle companion, with its printing, copying and scanning functions - it's also the perfect office companion for you during working hours! Combining advanced imaging technology and high resolution print, DCP-540CN presents your documents, spreadsheets, charts and power points professionally for any occasion. Furthermore each machine is enabled with the latest 1.5pl (picoliter) technology that closes up ink droplet gaps, allowing your printouts to be less graininess and giving you smoother and sharper results every time. In addition, the Brother's Memory Color Technology automatically adjusts the colors of every photo printout, producing vivid pictures!


Automatic Duplexing: None
Copy resolution (color text and graphics):600
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):18
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):16
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:16ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
Maximum number of copies:99

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):8


Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:10
Standard input capacity:100


Standard Memory:32MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

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/Vista\nMac OS X 10.4, Linux / Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP/XP64\nMac OS X 10.2.4 +\nLinux
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.7 x 14.6 x 7.09
I/O ports:1x USB\n1x RJ-45
Image scaling/enlargement range:25 - 400%
Media types supported:Plain, Inkjet, Glossy, Transparent
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Ethernet 10/100Base-T
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 9.96 x 17.8
Power Requirements:220V
Scan file formats:BMP, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan speed:6
Scan speed (black and white drawing):4 sec/page
Standard media sizes:A4, Letter, Legal, Executive, A5, A6, Photo 10x15cm, Envelopes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Media type and capacity (tray 1):100
Media weight (tray 1):64-220 g/m²

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

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0


Power consumption (average operating):35
Power consumption (PowerSave):5
Power consumption (standby):8


Max Printing Speed B/W:25ppm/30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):25ppm/30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi
Maximum Resolution:600 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20


Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400
Scan input modes:E-mail, Image, OCR, File, Flash card
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:MFL-Pro Suite\nControlCentre3\nScanSoft Paperport SE\nControlCentre2\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager7\nSYSTRAN WebTranslator 5.0


Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:23.4