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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Brother DCP 8065DN Review


Overview:
This sleek multifunctional unit utilizes a unique extended flatbed design to compensate for large sheets of input data. The unit, though relatively expensive, also operates with decent print speeds, along with scan and copy functions.
Pros:
The Brother DCP-8065DNs print resolution is higher than most and weighs in at 1200 x 1200 dots per inch. Though this MFC is exclusively a monochrome unit, black and white imagery, as well as text, will print with eye catching clarity.

Included memory is sufficient, at 32 MBs, and can further be upgraded to an incredible 544 MBs which would keep even full page print projects, along with mixed text and imagery, moving along at the devices optimal speed. A Parallel port and high speed USB 2.0 port are made available for single host PC connections, while an Ethernet port allows for office networking.

It would not be out of the question for the Brother DCP-8065DN to be considered for use as a stand alone copy machine, considering its 30 page per minute print speed and other beefed up features. One of the most interesting and unique elements to the is the printers hardware is the reversing capabilities of the built in automatic document feeder. With reversing, both sides of input material can be scanned with a single pass, automatically, while the duplex function allows for double sided output as well with no additional user interaction.

Both optical and interpolated scan resolutions are quite good, with optical scans topping out at 600 x 2400 dots per inch and optimized scanning at 19200 x 19200 dots per inch. Cool document viewer software is included standard with the package and includes Scansoft PaperPort SE with OCR for windows and Presto PageManager for Mac.

The Brother DCP-8065DNs warranty is also particularly outstanding with 3 full years instead of one, and a 2 year exchange policy. Scan formats compatible with the device are TIFF, BMP, MAX, JPG, and PDF, making it fairly versatile when attempting to customize ones scanning workload to ones needs.
Cons:
The standard paper capacity for the Brother DCP-8065DN is composed of a 250 sheet paper tray and a 50 sheet multifunctional tray. For the price tag, this is slightly disappointing, though a single additional 250 sheet tray is available for purchase separately.

The only downside of the mushroom cloud shaped design of the Brother DCP-8065DN is the additional space the printer will occupy. With dimensions of 24.7 in. x 18.7 in. x 17.7 in. (W x D x H), the unit is slightly larger than its competition. Its weight of 35.9 pounds, however, is within acceptable limits.
Ink Toner Needs:
Utilizing a drum / toner cartridge combo, laser printing reduces overall cost per page significantly. In the case of the Brother DCP-8065DN, each toner cartridge can produce up to 7,000 pages of output and the drum can produce up to 25,000 pages per unit. Though the unit itself runs at a fairly high price tag, these high capacity toner cartridges are very affordable.