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Brother DCP 585CW

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Brother DCP 585CW. 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. People are impressed by the print quality and size. The price and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and there are some negative views about the durability and paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP 585CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Brother DCP 585CW 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

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This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP 585CW Original Printer Ink Cartridge - BlackBrother DCP 585CW Original Printer Ink Cartridge - Black

May, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Brother DCP-585CW All-In-One Inkjet


Brother delivers another all-in-one printer with scanning and copying ability.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Rob Mead (

Brother DCP-585CW review


The Brother DCP-585CW looks and feels the part, thanks to its silver and dark grey finish, rubberised buttons and a chrome four-way cursor control.

The Brother DCP-585CW gets a lot of things right in build quality and ease of use. But it's an indifferent performer with mono prints and you pay a speed penalty with the highest-quality photo output.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (

Brother DCP-585CW


The Brother DCP-585CW gets a lot of things right in build quality and ease of use. But it's an indifferent performer with mono prints and you pay a speed penalty with the highest-quality photo output.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (

Brother DCP-585CW


This jazzy-looking Wi-Fi enabled photo MFD is just as suitable for the home, as for the office.

Good print quality in normal mode, Fast print speeds in fast mode, Decent scanner, Wide color swivel LCD, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, Decent looks, Good bundled software

Skewed text prints in the fast mode, Reddish hue in photo prints, No FAX, No Wi-Fi on/off button/indicator, A bit expensive

Dec, 2008

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Brother - DCP-585CW


Brother has a range of inexpensive inkjet all-in-one printers and the DCP-585CW is designed to sit near the top of that range. It's a four-in-one machine, offering printing, scanning, copying and photo print, and this last ...

This is another machine that tries to blind you with its feature set. It has a good one, including cabled and wireless networking, photo print and a convenient double-width colour LCD. The key factors in any printer, though, are the quality and speed...

Nov, 2008

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SICK of exchanging!!!


great printer quality, and love having a scanner/copier/printer combo

i have returned this specific model about TWO times now, going on the third -- ALL of them have had the same problem with black ink not printing. this most recent one didn't give out until i've had it for a few months, but the others have not worked...

Jun, 2010

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Black doesn't print


I hate this I don't know what to do! Anybody know of a decent printer that works

nice size..other than I can't say anything about doesn't work

Like others my black didn't work right out of the box, called Brother tech support, ran some "super cleaning cycle" - not a hint of black. (although it's coming out of the cartridge). I was told to call back, send in a receipt, and they will exchange....

Jun, 2010

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Ink's expensive. To replace the ink in this you can buy a whole new one.

It has a nice LCD display

The black ink nozzle clogged like many other people who own this printer. I have gotten a new one that hasn't clogged yet. I am also getting streaking on the print

May, 2010

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Brother makes the best printers


I've had lots over the years, and this, my second Brother, is the best so far! Does everything well. It's also very low profile - which fits my drawer perfectly. Quickness and quality are abundant with this printer. Thanks Brother!

Feb, 2010

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Off to a BAD Start


Although there is really no way to install an ink cartridge incorrectly on this printer, some times it takes two or three tries to get the printer to recognize it. Odd, since they simply snap into place. Out of the box the printer would not print...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The DCP-585CW - 4-in-1 flatbed digital multi-function center is a color inkjet printer, flatbed digital copier, flatbed color scanner, PhotoCapture center, up to 33ppm mono at 450 x 150dpi, up to 27ppm color at 600 x 150dpi print speed, up to 100 sheets plus up to 20 sheets photo tray paper capacity, compact flash, memory stick, memory stick pro, Secure Digital(SD), xD Picture card (TypeM/TypeH), USB flash memory and PhotoCapture center. Share the DCP-585CW among multiple users with the built-in wireless network. It is as easy as 1-2-3 to set up and safe to use due to the Secure Easy Setup (SES) software and untidy cables are no longer a problem. However, you do have the option of setting up a wired network. Create professional quality color documents and photos whenever you need them: With an impressive print resolution of 6,000dpi, and minuscule droplets of only 1.5pl, the DCP-585CW's print quality is outstanding. Save time not having to use your computer - access the user-friendly menu to copy, scan, or even edit your photos, via the wide 3.3-inch LCD display. Additionally you can print directly from, or scan directly to, a USB flash memory drive.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:22ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:20ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 1200
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:3.3

Document & Media Handling

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (off):4
Power consumption (standby):6

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100


Standard Memory:40MB


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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:SSID
Supported network protocols (IPv4):ARP, RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, APIPA, NetBIOS/WINS, LPR/LPD, DNS, mDNS, FTP Server, TELNET, SNMPv1, TFTP, LLTD
Wi-Fi: Yes

Office Machine

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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print / Copy, Print, Scan / Print
Compatible operating systems:Linux printer & scanner drivers,\nMac OS X 10.2.4, en later\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home/ Prof.(32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 2000 Prof. / Linux\nMac OS X 10.2.4+\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Home/ Prof.(32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), Windows 2000 Prof.
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.8 x 7.09
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 BaseTX, IEEE 802.11 b/g
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 8.86 x 18.1
Print speed, color photo (10 x 15 cm, QuickPrint):30
Scan speed:6

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4, A6
Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 220 g/m2
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter / Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper / Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Colour copying / Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Maximum duty cycle:2500
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):23 / 29
Power consumption (off):4
Power consumption (standby):6


Max Printing Speed B/W:33ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):33ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:27ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):27ppm
Max Resolution B/W:6000 x 1200 dpi
Max Resolution Color:6000 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):27


Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Brother MFL-pro suite in\nWindows: BrotherControlCentre 3 Scansoft Paperport 11SE+OCR,\nMacintosh:BrotherControlCentre 2 Newsoft Presto! Page manager 7 / Reallusion FaceFilter Studio

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, MS Pro, SD, xD
Internal memory:40

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:21.6