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Brother DCP-9040CN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Brother DCP-9040CN. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and print quality are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical reviews about the paper handling and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-9040CN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Brother DCP-9040CN Multi-Function Device


Can Brother's latest colour laser, multi-function device live with the stiff competition?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Brother Colour Laser DCP 9040CN


This is the big brother to the recently reviewed HL-4040CN reviewed on the 26-10-07, it certainly is heavier – or I'm getting weaker. This is an All In One colour laser.

First the dimensions it is 40x55x42cm and weights 32kilos. So its bigger dimension wise and heavier weight wise than the HL-4040CN. The software install is quite quick and takes 420MB of hard disc space. It can be connected by Ethernet or by USB. There...

Dec, 2007

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Brother - DCP-9040CN


Brother recently expanded a range of printers that's already bursting at the seams, with a total of seven new colour laserjets, four of which are all-in-ones. The DCP-9040CN on test here is effectively the entry-level model ...

For no-nonsense, high-yield printing where speed and text quality are your main concern, the DCP-9040CN succeeds, even if the basic features make it appear a tad uninspiring.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Just right!


I purchased this printer about a year ago. I was a little leary because the affordable price and not the

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Brother DCP-9040CN. Overall good performance but one major flaw


I bought this printer on clearance from a big box retailer. Compared to other network ready color laser printers the price was unbeatable. However, would I buy it again? No. Here's why:The color output (either printing or ...

Easy networking. Reliable feeds for copy, print. Custom scan buttons. Support from Brother. Price

Color brilliance.  ; No fax.  ; Large file sizes for scanned items. Slow startup

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Brother DCP-9040CN



Very cumbersome. Drawback not being able to copy A3 sheets on it.

Nov, 2009

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Brother DCP-9040CN


Excellent mac compatibility


Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Brother DCP-9040CN


great printer never given me any trouble easy to move around the office, ive moved it down a few floors and once i plugged it back in of we went!!!

print quality could be better in colour but thats down to the dots per inch i think

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

Brother DCP-9040CN


I have found nothing bad about this machine

For me NONE

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

The next generation color laser Multi-Function Center (MFC) for Small and Medium Business (SMB) users DCP-9040CN busts the myth among business owners that these are too expensive to own and maintain. Leveraging on its own proprietary print engine technology, Brother's revolutionary Color Laser MFCs (3-in-1, 5-in-1 and 6-in-1) aim to redefine business color printing by offering business owners total control over their top three concerns namely data security, cost of purchase and operating costs. Brother's range of color laser printers allows users to print high quality monochrome documents even when the color toner cartridges run out. This further demonstrates Brother's deep understanding of the needs of today's SMBs. In addition, Brother's high-yield toners ensure users achieve the most value out of their consumables as well as one of the lowest cost per page for both color and monochrome printing. Ideal for the office environment, each color laser MFCs is equipped with the Lock Color Usage feature giving corporate administrators the ability to restrict color print usage by user. Users are required to enter a password to print color documents. This feature enables business owners to maintain control against employee usage abuse. Bearing in mind that office space is precious, Brother developed the horizontal tandem engine to give each model a more compact and lower profile. Its full frontal operation adds to the convenience of changing the consumables or loading of paper. In addition, business users wanting to print documents and images directly from USB media devices can do so from built-in USB interface at the front of the printers.


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):16
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):16
Maximum copy resolution:1200 x 600
Maximum number of copies:99
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16 / 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16 / 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16 / 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes
Time to first copy (color, normal):23



Energy Management

Power consumption (PowerSave):28
Power consumption (standby):95

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35
Multi-Purpose Tray capacity:50
Standard input capacity:250


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

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition, XP Professional (32 & 64 bit )\nMac OS X 10.2.4 or greater\nLinux
Custom media sizes:(69.9 - 216mm) - (116 - 406.4mm)
Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 19.2 x 19
Emulations:PCL 6, BR-Script 3 / PCL6, BR-Script 3
Font styles:66 Scaleable fonts, 12 Bitmap fonts, 13 Barcodes
Maximum internal memory:0.576
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Base-TX / 10/100Base-TX
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.3 x 24.2 x 28.2
Page yield footnote:5% @ A4

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Media weight (tray 1):60 - 105g/m2
Multi-Purpose Tray media weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Recycled paper


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Economical printing: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:3000
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:300
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (average operating):495 / 495, 95
Power consumption (PowerSave):28
Power consumption (standby):95


Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600 / 600 x 2400
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20
Time to first page (black, normal):16
Time to first page (color, normal):17
Warm-up time:33


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:ScanSoft PaperPort (Win)\nNewSoft Presto! PageManager (Mac)

Sound Emission

Noise level (idle):30
Print noise level:54.5
Printing noise level:54.5


Internal memory:64
Maximum internal memory:576
Maximum memory:576

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:85.1