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Brother DCP-8085DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the print quality and paper handling are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money are also appreciated, but many are critical about the size.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Brother DCP-8085DN


alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Brother DCP-8085DN from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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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

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Great product for the $


We use this copier at Church. We have only had it a few weeks and love it. The only problem I have with it so far is that I can't figure out how to properly copy from my flash drive. It's stops for a few seconds between copies. All in all everyone who...

Efficient,Fast,Quiet,Sharp Detail


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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

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Great machine!


We use this copy machine in a very active retirement community. It was easy to install and easy to operate. It is much faster than the last machine although the last copy machine was for commercial use.

Easy to set up and to use,Efficient,Fast


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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...

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Great Choice


Fast copies. Great machine.

Compact Design,Easy Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Operation,Great Print Quality,Reliable

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Brother DCP-8085DN


Don't buy this printer if you need to print in color.

It\'s quick like a bunny

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Fast & Efficient


Fast & easy to print large quantities, large capacity paper drawer, ability to print on BOTH sides (duplex), no fear to walk away during large batch printing - doesn't jam. Does exactly what we wanted. Did not need color printing - so copier was...

Easy to install,Efficient,Fast,Quiet,Sharp Detail

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Compact Design,Easy Setup,Easy To Use,Fast Operation,Great Print Quality,Reliable

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.


Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:30ppm/32ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP


Max Supported Memory:576MB
Standard Memory:64MB


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

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

PC Connectivity

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


Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm/32ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm/32ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi