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Brother DCP-8040 Copier

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and multifunction. The reliability and performance also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the usability.

value for money, performance, reliability, multifunction, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-8040 Copier is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Brother DCP-8040 Copier

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Brother DCP-8040 Copier from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-8040 Digital Copier, Scanner, PrinterDCP8060 Digital Color Laser Printer/Copier/Scanner

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Brother DCP-8040

 

The control panel sits on a ledge above the recessed output slot, with its five-line, 22-character backlit LCD flanked by clusters of buttons for copying and scanning. A mushroom-cap-shaped scanner bed and an automatic document feeder top off the...

Fast prints and copies; inexpensive; crisp text-print quality; easy to use; plum warranty.

No fax; slow and imperfect scans; nondetachable scanner lid.

The Brother DCP-8040 excels at prints and copies, but it can't handle everything in the multifunction bailiwick.

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"Solid small office printer/copier/scanner"

 

I own a DCP 8040 for my home office and have one in my work office as well. I use eFax so I have no need for a multi-function device with a built-in fax machine. The DCP-8040 is perfect for my needs. At a very reasonable cost you get a relatively...

Ultra reliable, efficient, dependable

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Brother DCP-8040

 

I own a DCP 8040 for my home office and have one in my work office as well. I use eFax so I have no need for a multi-function device with a built-in fax machine. The DCP-8040 is perfect for my needs. At a very reasonable cost you get a relatively...

Ultra reliable, efficient, dependable

None yet

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"One Year-Plus -- Still Satisfied"

 

Perhaps the buyers who've had bad experiences keep it working all day. do that and any printer will fail eventually. For home office machine that gets constant daily use and infrequent big jobs, it's never let me down. I don't scan, just print and fax....

Works as Advertised

No color or fax

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Brother DCP-8040

 

Perhaps the buyers who've had bad experiences keep it working all day. do that and any printer will fail eventually. For home office machine that gets constant daily use and infrequent big jobs, it's never let me down. I don't scan, just print and fax....

Works as Advertised

No color or fax

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"Suffers from Design flaws"

 

This machine is an ambitious attempt to simplify the small office, but design flaws prefent it from functioning. Our machine is stuck on a permanent paper jam. Brother's warranty is nice, but once you buy this type of machine you are stuck with it (you...

Space efficient, multi-function

Problems with paper jams and getting stuck in sleep mode

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"Waste of money and time!"

 

This printer is a total waste of money. It jams everywhere (copy feeder, paper feed, by-pass etc.) Will not print on labels without peeling them from the sheet. Crumples envelopes. Scanner will not work at all. Print quality is poor. Printed sheets...

Saves space by combining 3 machines into one.

Jams constantly.

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Brother DCP-8040

 

This printer is a total waste of money. It jams everywhere (copy feeder, paper feed, by-pass etc.) Will not print on labels without peeling them from the sheet. Crumples envelopes. Scanner will not work at all. Print quality is poor. Printed sheets...

Saves space by combining 3 machines into one

Jams constantly

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Brother DCP-8040

 

This machine is an ambitious attempt to simplify the small office, but design flaws prefent it from functioning. Our machine is stuck on a permanent paper jam. Brother's warranty is nice, but once you buy this type of machine you are stuck with it (you...

Space efficient, multi-function

Problems with paper jams and getting stuck in sleep mode

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Product Specifications

The DCP-8040 is an up to 21 copy per minute digital copier that delivers high quality output. It includes an up to 50-page automatic document feeder, and 250-sheet paper capacity. Coupled with uncompromising, up to 21 page per minute laser printing at up to 2400 x 600 dpi (HQ1200), the DCP-8040 is the right choice at the right price. Also included is a built-in 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated resolution flatbed color scanner. Both USB and parallel ports are standard allowing the DCP-8040 to work in both Windows and Mac environments.

Copying

Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:21ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.8in
Height:18.8in
Weight:36.6lbs
Width:21.3in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.66 in x 16 in
Max Media Capacity:501sheets
Standard Media Capacity:250sheets

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:8040
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Memory

Max Supported Memory:160MB
Standard Memory:32MB

Miscellaneous

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

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB / Parallel
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:21ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):21ppm
Max Resolution B/W:2400 x 600 dpi
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