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Brother DCP-385C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and print quality are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good reviews. There are some negative comments about the connectivity, and the multifunction and noise get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-385C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Brother DCP-385C

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Brother DCP-385C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-385C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction PrinterBrother DCP-385C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction PrinterBrother DCP 385C x12 Compatible Ink Cartridges

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Brother DCP-385C - Inkjet All-in-One

 

It has no networking ability, but it's cheap and it has a CompactFlash card slot.

The same software bundle, including Nuance's PaperPort 11SE and Brother's own Brother MFL-Pro Suite is supplied with both machines, though of course there's no need for the networking support applets here. The only physical setup is installation of the...

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Brother DCP-385C

 

This photo MFD is for home and office and the wide-screen LCD makes it look special

Good print quality in normal mode, fast print speeds in fast mode, decent scanner, decent looks, good price, good bundled software

Skewed text prints in fast mode, reddish hue in photo prints, no FAX

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It's a printer.....

 

It's a good printer, and prints fairly quickly, didn't use it extremely often for pictures but the ones I did seemed to work fine

There were a few problems I had with it. The major one is it seemed to Jam fairly easy, it wasn't too hard to fix (usually) but it started to become annoying. The system it uses to switch from regular paper to photo paper is manual, but I suppose there...

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Brother DCP-385C

 

great print quality

The position of the USB connection was a pain, needs to be redesigned . Having the power input on the side causes the printer having to be placed on a wider shelf, input at rear please

Product Specifications

The DCP-385C integrates a range of functions, including color printing, copying and scanning, into a single, stylish and compact machine - saving space and easing workflow. With a 3.3'' widescreen color LCD, operating the machine is now a breeze. You can easily access copy and scan settings, and even preview, edit and enhance your photos at the touch of a button, without the use of a PC. Additionally, printing borderless photos directly from media cards, USB flash memory drives, or PictBridge compatible cameras is now possible by simply connecting them to the MFC, while the dedicated photo paper tray makes switching between 4R photo paper (4 x 6) and A4-sized paper fast and easy. DCP-385C is capable of fast print speeds of up to 30ppm for monochrome and 25ppm for color to help improve productivity and save time. Brother's Innobella ink and photo paper, combined with the print technology that enables droplet sizes as small as 1.5pl, give you rich, vibrant photos and professional-looking color documents. Furthermore, a 4-cartridge ink system helps lower running costs by replacing only the color cartridge that has run out. With all these great features and more, you'll always stay ahead with Brother at your side!

Copying

Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Resolution Color:600 x 1200 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:20ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:18ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.4in
Height:5.9in
Weight:15.9lbs
Width:15.4in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Brother
Model:385C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Memory

Max Supported Memory:32MB
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:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:30ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):30ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:25ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):25ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 6000 dpi
Max Resolution Color:1200 x 6000 dpi
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