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Brother DCP-8085DN

Brother DCP-8085DN
alaScore 82

102 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Brother DCP-8085DN. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-8085DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Feb, 2018

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This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-8085dn Digital Copier and Laser Printer w/Full Duplex Capability and NetworkingBrother DCP-8085dn Digital Copier and Laser Printer w/Full Duplex Capability and Networking

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Brother DCP-8085DN review


This expensive, but very capable, business MFP does everything you'll need. A good buy if you're upgrading your small or home office.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Brother DCP-8085DN review: multi-function laser printer


Brother reaches a consistently high standard for its office printers. Can it keep it up with this new multi-function, duplex capable laser?

The DCP-8085DN is easy to use and produced high quality results in all our tests. It did well in our graphical print tests and produced stunning looking business documents, although font sizes under 8pt looked a little spidery. This MFP is fast, easy...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

A good DCP machine


1) Network interface ; 2) Duplex capability ; 3) Scan documents to network

1) Slow 1st page printing ; 2) Scanning documents to network are limited to 200 dpi in Black/White

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: MEI man (

great printer


we replace an older hp MFP, and the switch was great The HP was about 100lbs and more than twice as big and could not be moved without two people

printer works really well, set up was very easy. very light networking was simple to do on each computer, scan to pc is great, runs quiet haven't had any problems in almost two months

read out screen is small and only prints up to legal size paper, since we print out engineering drawings we like to use the ledger size but any printer that does that is $2000 dollars or more

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: sledge77 (

Brother 8085 all in one


DON"T BUY ANY BROTHER UNITS UNTIL they Truely Warrenty their products That demonstrates how lousey they are. COULD NOT BE MORE DISAPPOINTED witha Company that doesNOT warrenty brand new units. Sicking

NONE Don't Buy this Unit. Piece of JUNK ; WARRENTY IS TOTAL misstated ; ITS only an exchange as Brother does NOT give refund on its units ; STAY AWAY

Everything its a piece of junk ; ADR JAMS all the time spent 2 hours on phone with tech support in broken Mandarian, waste of money ; STAY AWAY FROM BROTHER units UNTIL they make better units ; I have 20+ yrs in IT management and procurement ; WASTE OF...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Excellent Product with Misleading Title


The machine is excellent, but the "All-in-One" designation by OfficeMax is very misleading. I purchased the DCP–8085DN thinking that I was getting an all-in-one machine; needless to say that I was disappointed when I learned that it does not have fax...

Easy to Use, Features, speed, high quality product

misleading product title

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: DanH (

What an amazing machine for the money!!


Got to be the best printer I've ever bought. Works like a charm - not a single issue with it. Use it in my classroom to get the students to upload their worked answers to physics problems to a PDF to then submit to WebAssign.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: TxPastor (

Good printer - beware of 2 issues


I bought the DCP-8085DN and the 2nd paper tray LT5300. Great printer, but two issues. 1) The printer did not have the necessary connector for the 2nd tray, just an empty socket. It was obvious what the problem was. After an hour and explaining problem...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: 3DMD (

Works as advertised - Best B&W MF


I am a solo medical practitioner and over the past 20 years have gone through quite a few copiers, scanners and printers. Have to maintain records for at least seven years, so laser is a must (over inkjet). With this, I can stand at the printer, insert...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: PCWtechguy (

Worth the money for a solid printer.


This printer was purchased for the busy tax season in a CPA office. I would say it is a great value for the money. Duplex printing, scan to pdf, copies. We've been giving it a workout and it has performed flawlessly. We love it. The only thing I'd put...

Efficient, Fast, Network Friendly, Quiet, Sharp Detail, User Friendly

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

The DCP-8085DN produces high-quality monochrome laser output with fast print and copy speeds of up to 32ppm. It also offers an adjustable 250-sheet capacity paper tray and a 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray for printing custom paper sizes and letterhead.


Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):30
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm/32ppm
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2 / 2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2 / 2, 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2 / 2, 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (black, normal):10.5

Dimensions & Weight



Character display:22
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display number of characters:22
Display number of lines:5
Touch screen: No

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:8.5 in x 16 in
Standard Media Capacity:300sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):16
Power consumption (standby):85


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum number of paper inputs:2
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:250


Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:64MB


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Supported network protocols (IPv4):IPv4/IPv6
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):30000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32.5 / 50 - 90.5
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32.5 / 50 - 90.5

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:No / Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition, XP Professional Edition, XP professional x64 Edition, Vista\nMac OS X 10.3.9 +\nLinux / Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008\nMac OS X 10.3.9+
Dimensions (WxDxH):20.9 x 17.8 x 18.7
Emulations:PCL6, BR-Script 3, IBM Pro-Printer XL, Epson FX-850
Maximum internal memory:0.563
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 14
Minimum scan area (ADF):5.83 x 5.83
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):5.83 x 5.83
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Package dimensions (WxDxH):24.7 x 22.3 x 22.6
Scan speed:3.03

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:64 - 90
Custom media length:4.57 - 16
Custom media width:2.75 - 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 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 / Letter (216 x 297 mm) / Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 105 g/m2
Multi-purpose Tray media types:Envelopes, Heavyweight paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter / Executive, Letter / Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies / Bond paper, Plain paper, Recycled paper, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:60 - 105

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB / Parallel / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Print, Scan
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:30000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Mono printing / N
Processor family:NEC
Processor frequency:300
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

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


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):680
Power consumption (PowerSave):16
Power consumption (standby):85


Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6.5
Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm/32ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm/32ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Standard printer languages:BR-Script 3, Epson FX, IBM ProPrinter, PCL 6 / BR-Script 3, Epson FX, PCL 6
Time to first page (black, normal):8.5
Warm-up time:18


Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG / EXIF, JPG, TIF
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 14
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CCD
Scan to:CIFS, E-mail, FTP, Image, OCR, USB / E-mail, File, FTP, Image, OCR, USB
Scan type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF


Bundled software:Brother MFL-pro suite in\nWindows: BrotherControlCentre 3 Scansoft Paperport 11SE + OCR,\nMacintosh:BrotherControlCentre 2 Newsoft Presto! Page manager 7
Drivers included: Yes
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business 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 / Yes

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):30
Print noise level:56
Printing noise level:56


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:576
Maximum memory:576
Memory slots:1

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:0.769 / 48.1
Weight:37.7 / 40.6