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Brother DCP 585CW

Brother DCP 585CW
alaScore 81

155 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the multifunction and connectivity are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the build quality.

value for money, usability, performance, connectivity, multifunction

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 155 reviews)

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Black doesnt work


waste of time and money! no more brother!

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Amazon review summary for Brother DCP 585CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Brother DCP 585CW from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

multifunction, usability, performance, size, design

46% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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...


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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....

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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

Consumer review by:

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!

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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...

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Great deal with many features...


I bought this printer for my mother and it was a great purchase. Very easy to setup and use, has a wide array of features, and was fairly inexpensive. The only thing that could have made it better was if they had included the USB cable.

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Above average


Once I used the ethernet to install as opposed to the USB it installed like a dream. High quality printing (haven't tried photos yet) and the ink isn't too expensive

USB Installation with Windows 7 RC (7100) was impossible with any driver configuration, and wasted about an hour of my time. Might be different with a full retail windows installation

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Nice Printer-Copier-Scanner for the Price


This printer is nice for the price. The scanner works good except I don't think it has as many options for scanning as my old stand alone scanner did. Copier works good also. The photo quality is not as nice as my old printer was, but it is at an...

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I don't know yet.


I wish Brother had 64-bit Linux drivers. It's sort of a paint to get the drivers to work sometimes.

Really nice looking machine. Wireless setup was a breeze. Nice size and weight

Unfortunately, I haven't really been able to use this machine. For some reason the black ink is not printing. All of the other colors are fine, but there is absolutely no black that comes out. So, I've had to call Brother, and they sent me a new...

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.


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

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP


Standard Memory:40MB


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

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


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