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Brother DCP-7045N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Brother DCP-7045N. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the durability and paper handling.

usability, performance, price, reliability, design

multifunction, size, paper handling, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-7045N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Brother DCP-7045N from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the performance. The usability also gets good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability.

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This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-7045N Mono Multifunction Laser Printer Ref DCP7045NU1Brother DCP-7045N Mono Multifunction Laser Printer Ref DCP7045NU1

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Brother DCP-7045N


A mainstream, mono laser multifunction with automatic scanning, giving good quality print more quickly than some.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Brother DCP-7045N review


Once upon a time almost every computer peripheral seemed to consciously eschew any aspiration towards style or flair. With their bulbous casing and mishmash of light greys and dark greys, the printers of old made a point of not blending in with their...

The Brother DCP-7045N isn't going to turn heads – at least, not for the right reasons. Neither is it going to blow you away with its searing performance. However, it is a perfectly serviceable printer that offers networking and additional multifunction...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (

Brother DCP-7045N review


The Brother DCP-7045N isn't going to turn heads – at least, not for the right reasons. Neither is it going to blow you away with its searing performance. However, it is a perfectly serviceable printer that offers networking and additional...

Jun, 2008

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Brother DCP 7045N


The scanner with its automatic document feeder is an excellent solution for filing letters and receipts. It's easy to create custom settings for colour, black-and-white, different resolutions and destinations. Scanning from the desktop is quick and...

Paper tray is a bit flimsy and the guides don't always fit the paper stack snugly, so I've had a few pages print at an angle. When using to print PDFs made in InDesign CS4, black prints as dark grey and the resulting screened effect makes...

Feb, 2011

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Brother DCP 7045N


Cheap does what it says on the box

No duplex printing

Oct, 2010

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Brother DCP 7045N


compact, good quality, value for money

scanning is poor resolution

Jul, 2010

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Brother DCP 7045N


Excellent for all home and small business printing and copying. Compact but does the job

Apr, 2010

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Brother DCP 7045N


This Model does everything it say's on the box, all round very good quality and value for money

No bad points

Mar, 2010

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Brother DCP 7045N


Drivers for Linux/Unix OSs are available on the website. Installation instructions are available on the website too. Compact design. Economical price.

Drivers issued in limited formats (only rpm and deb -- it is necessary to convert them back to tar.gz and there are no instructions for post-install on the website.) The installation instructions on the website are only for the trivial cases where the...

Jan, 2010

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Brother DCP 7045N


easy to set up, works well on network, print quality very good. Used as secondary printer and as an occaisional copier of multi-page documents.

goes through toner quickly

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25
Time to first copy (black, normal):15


Color of product:Black, White


Built-in display:Y
Character display:16
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2

Energy Management

Energy saving mode: Yes
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):75

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Standard input capacity:250


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Mobile printing technologies:Not supported
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5

Other Features

Web-based management: Yes

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:100

Paper Handling

Custom media length:5.83 - 14
Custom media width:5.83 - 8.5
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Print
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 1.1, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (average operating):320
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):75


Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):22
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, PCL 6, PostScript 3
Time to first page (black, normal):10
Warm-up time:18


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:A4 (210 x 297)
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR


Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):32
Print noise level:53
Printing noise level:53


Internal memory:32

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:20.1
Package height:20.5
Package weight:32.8
Package width:21.7