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Brother DCP-9042CDN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Brother DCP-9042CDN. 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 paper handling. The usability is also appreciated, but the size and noise get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-9042CDN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-9042CDN A4 Colour All-In-One PrinterBrother DCP-9042CDN A4 Colour All-In-One Printer

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: David (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


Duplex Printing

Slow warm up Not always true colur as on screen!

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


Easy to set up and use.

Slow as seems to try and duplex even when one sided print is sent.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Martin (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


Good value, fairly easy to use, helpful website and back up

Somewhat noisy and a little slow.

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Martin (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


Good value, fairly easy to use, helpful website and back up

Somewhat noisy and a little slow

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Briony (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


Is completely silent when not printing Very easy to set up and use Excellent value for money

Some compatability issues with Vista, but nothing that actually stops any of the functions working.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Thomas (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


The printer does everything that was claimed for it. The laser printer is as good as my existing mono HP laser. The colour print is acceptable. Not as good as my previous ink jet. BUT, far cheaper to operate. The down side is that one cannot feed...

The machine was not provided with an instruction book. I hate fault finding from a computer disc. Brother did supply one which I backed in my heat sealer. The machine is large, But I have plenty of desk top in my office.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Sean (

Brother DCP-9042CDN


Great price, does a lot of different functions. The toner is expensive.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications


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, 25 / 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 copy function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25 / 4, 9, 16, 25
N-in-1 function (N=):2, 4, 9, 16, 25 / 4, 9, 16, 25
PC free copying: Yes


Character display:16
Display number of characters:16
Display number of lines:2
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

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

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:25
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 / Copy, Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:- Linux\n- Mac OS X 10.2.4 +\n- Windows 2000 Professional / XP / Win 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003\nMac X 10.2.4 +\nBR-Script 3 \nLinux / Windows 2000, XP\nMac OS X 10.2.4+\nLinux
Custom media sizes:(69.9 - 216mm) - (116 - 406.4mm)
Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 19.2 x 19
Emulations:PCL6 & BR-Script 3 / PCL6, BR-Script 3
Maximum internal memory:0.576
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Base-TX / 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.3 x 24.2 x 28.2
Page yield footnote:5% @ A4
Standard media sizes:-Letter\n- JISB5\n- Executive\n- Legal\n- Folio

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:150
Standard output capacity:150

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:35 sheets
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 weight:60 - 163
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Folio, Legal / Letter
Standard tray media types:Plain Paper


Built-in processor:64bit RISC VR5500A
Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions:copy, print / Print
Economical printing: Yes
Print technology:Laser
Printing:Colour printing
Processor frequency:300
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0 / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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


Maximum Resolution:2400 x 600
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):16 / 17
Warm-up time:35


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24 / 48
Input colour depth:24 / 48
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan to:e-Mail, FTP, OCR
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:Brother MFL-pro suite in\nWindows: BrotherControlCentre 3 Scansoft Paperport 11SE + OCR,\nMacintosh:BrotherControlCentre 2 Newsoft Presto! Page manager 7

Sound Emission

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


Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:85.1