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Brother DCP-9045CDN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Brother DCP-9045CDN. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the durability and paper handling. The price and usability also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Brother DCP-9045CDN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Brother DCP-9045CDN from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the price. The durability is also mentioned favorably.

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother Dcp 9045cdn Laser Copier, Printer & ScannerBrother Dcp 9045cdn Laser Copier, Printer & Scanner

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Brother DCP-9045CDN from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Opinions about the size and paper handling are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brother DCP-9045CDN Color Laser Copier and Printer with Built-in Ethernet Network Interface and DuplexBrand New Genuine Brother DR110CL ( Brother DR-110CL ) Laser Toner Drum, Designed to Work for DCP-9040CN, DCP-9045CDN, HL-4040CDW, HL-4040CN

Feb, 2016


Expert review by: Simon Williams (

Brother DCP-9045CDN - Colour Laser MFP


With duplex scanning and printing, this colour laser multifunction is perfect for large workgroups.

This is an impressive multifunction device, with many of the features needed in a modern office. It's useful to have the facility for duplex copy and scan, as well as print, though the copy speed is disappointing. Even so, the print quality and ease of...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: jp (

Brother Service is Terrible...


Pray nothing breaks. I had a problem with my printer drum making dots. First they had to "escalate" me to another dept (which required a return call a couple days later). Then they send an email with instructions on returning the drum. Except the email...

Fast- does everything except make the morning coffee. Duplex scanning with ADF works like a dream

Output color quality required a lot of trial & error tweaking trying to match the quality of my slow old Epson inkjet printer ; Warranty service is definitely NOT "all about the customer

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

More than I'd ever use


This printer simply works. I've used it extensively and had no problem with it at all in the first month that I've had it. It's rare for me to be able to say this about a printer.

Fast once warmed up, easy network setup

It's very power hungry and the lights dim in the room when it wakes up

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Walter (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


Quality, plus in - it works, colors excellent ----- we like brother printers, never moved to an other brand ; I will die and have only used brother printers - since 30 years

I am addicted to brother

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Paul (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


Seems very solidly built, and so far very reliable. Setup very easy, either from the machine or from its web interface. Scanning superb and not as slow as I had expected even in duplex. Duplex printing very reliable; I am yet to have any paper jam on...

Big and very heavy. Duplex colour printing not fast for an office machine. Colours rather unsaturated, but this can easily be sorted in the driver. Colours fairly accurate but a bit cool at default settings. Toner-saver mode a bit extreme: too pale to...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Millie (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


Good clear prints for letters/documents etc

Photo prints not as good as my previous printer Rank Xerox

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Julie (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


Generally very easy to use. Automatic duplex is great. Very good print quality

Much slower than my old Brother mono laser, probably partly to do with the duplex. Had a lot of trouble setting it up to print envelopes and Brother help line, although efficient, didn't know the answer! Eventually figured it out (duplex must be...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Mark (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


Plays well with Apple Mac. Good driver support

The multi purpose tray doesn't open or close smoothly - the 'click' catch is a bit hard

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


slow boot up

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Nick (

Brother DCP-9045CDN


So far so good - no problems

It's a bit heavy

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

9000Series from Brother is a range of high performance, feature packed multifunction printers designed to enhance your business by combining fast, high quality outputs with a host of business benefiting functions. The DCP-9045CDN offers a unique function in the color laser market. The print from, and scan to, USB function will not only benefit you in your normal working day, but is also an ideal offering to your clients or business partners who can print documents directly from their own USB memory stick whilst visiting your offices. And if you need to print images, these can be printed directly from your digital camera using the PictBridge interface saving you time on downloads, editing and printing. The DCP-9045CDN offers duplex as standard. Printing or copying on both sides of the paper could reduce your paper usage, and costs, by up to 50%. But the benefit isn't only financial. Duplex also lets you create professional looking documents and enhances your environmental credentials.