Brother International, a well known name in the world of printing recently launched a new Monochrome Laser printer DCP-1616NW in India. The Brother DCP-1616NW is an affordable laser multi-function printer. It is available at a best buy price of Rs 10,199. So, should you buy this printer? Is it worth the price? Read on to find out.
Brother DCP-1616NW Indian retail unit comes with the following contents:
- Inbox Toner Catridge
- A5 Long Edge paper Input Support
- USB 2.0 Cable
- User Guide & Warranty Card
DCP-1616NW is an affordable Monochrome Laser Multi-Function printer available in the market. It comes with an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for hassle free multi-page scanning and copying. The printer can give upto 1500 page-yield with both inbox and standard yield toner.
It features an unique Hassle free technology from Brother than prevents paper jams. The device supports high printing speed of upto 20 ppm i.e 20 pages per minute. Users can even take advantage of the 2-in-1 in-built ID copy function while copying various ID cards.
The printer supports multiple page sizes (A5 and A4) and wireless connectivity. Multiple users can share the printer easily using the built-in wireless interface. It also supports Brother’s iPrint&Scan app which allows easy printing and scanning of documents directly from your iOS or Android device.
The ADF supports scan resolution of upto 600 DPI but for higher resolutions you can use the Scanner Glass. DCP-1616NW comes with a standard paper tray which can hold upto 150 sheets. Users can use the Multi Copy feature to create upto 99 copies of a document and use N-in-1 copying to compress and print 2 or 4 pages on a single A4 sheet.
The printer comes with a Detailed Quick Setup guide for easy installation. First you need to unpack the printer and install the toner cartridge. After that you need to Load the paper tray and turn on the printer.
Now you need to install the Brother utility and drivers from the CD ROM provided with the box. In case you don’t have a CD ROM in your ultrabook or Macbook , you can easily download the required software from their site (links are given in the quick start guide).
Once you download the utility it is simple to configure the printer for USB, wired or wireless connection. For Print and scan option using your mobile device you can download the brother iPrint&Scan application from the iOS App Store or Android PlayStore.
Print Speed & Quality
According to the company the device can print upto 20 pages per minute but in our test we got a speed of 18 pages per minute which is not bad. In our test we measured the time from clicking print to the final page. The print quality of DCP-1616NW is pretty good with no toner spatter.
The brother DCP-1616NW is available in India for Rs 10,199 which makes it an affordable laser multi-function printer. It offers fast printing with great quality at low cost. It also delivers excellent paper handling (ADF) and supports Mobile Printing. The printer is suitable for Home office or small businesses.