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Brother DCP-385C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Brother DCP-385C. 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. Reviewers really like the design and noise. The price and performance also get good feedback. The reliability and durability get less positive reviews.

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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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Brother DCP-385C from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Views about the durability and noise are generally positive. The price and performance also get good reviews.

usability, performance, price, noise, durability

92% of the reviews on 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 Printer

May, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

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


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

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Jayesh Limaye (

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

Dec, 2008

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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...

May, 2009

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Brother DCP-385C


Overall printing is good, a is copying which shows no difference to the original copy being used..

Rather fragile appearance and feel of the paper tray, giving the impression that it could have a relative short life. Wating time before printing begins after telig the computer to print.

Nov, 2010

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Brother DCP-385C


Excellent quality print relatively cheap ink.

Slow printing speed and no option to shrink pages into two or four on one a4 for example

Nov, 2010

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Brother DCP-385C


excellent little thing, printed nearly a reams worth and not even 1 paper jam!

you have to take the tray out to refill the paper, hope this doesn't damage the printer, only time will tell.

Nov, 2010

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Brother DCP-385C


After using products from another company (HP) we have found that this Multifunction device is so much superior in every way. It is easy and quick to use. And there does not appear to be software that reports back in the same way that HP equipment does.

Paper loading tray appears to be on the weak and flimsy side and has to be removed and reinstalled every time paper is required.

Oct, 2010

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Brother DCP-385C


Print quality very good on photos in particular


Oct, 2010

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Brother DCP-385C


Separate ink cartridges for each colour. Nice aesthetics. Good print quality. Prints as fast as I need - ie to me indistinguishable from 'instantaneous'... :) Good scan quality. Setup to PC as easy as it can get.

Oct, 2010

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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..

Sep, 2010

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!


Automatic Duplexing: None
Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):22
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):20
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
PC free copying: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:3.3

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Brother DCP

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:100


Max Supported Memory:32MB
Standard Memory:32MB


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

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print
Compatible operating systems:Linux, \nMac OS X 10.2.4,\nWindows Vista, Windows XP Professional (32 & 64 bit) / XP Home, Windows 2000 Professional
Dimensions (WxDxH):15.4 x 14.4 x 5.91
Standard media sizes:COM 10 / DL / JE4

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:50

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
JIS B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Media weight (tray 1):64 - 220 gsm
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Index card, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Glossy paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

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


Copying:Colour copying
Digital sender:N
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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
Maximum Resolution:6000 x 1200
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):30
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):25


Maximum scan resolution:19200 x 19200
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Scan to:E-mail, OCR, USB


Bundled software:Reallusion FaceFilter Studio Software (CD ROM)


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, MS Pro, SD, xD
Internal memory:32

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Weight & Dimensions