Brother International is a well known name in the world of Home and business IT peripherals. Earlier this year they launched a new range of new Injket Multi-Function printers. This new range is for high print volume users who are looking for a low cost printing solution. One of the devices in this range is DCP-J105, a 3-in-1 inkjet Multi-Function Center. So, should you buy this printer? Is it worth the price? Read on to find out.
The printer comes in a large box and it is well protected by packaging thermocol. Once you open the box, you will find the following contents in it:
DCP-J105 Retail Box Contents:
- Main unit (DCP-J105)
- Power Cord
- USB cable
- Ink Cartridges (Colored & Black)
- Driver CD
- Quick Start guide & user manuals
DCp-J015 provides a high volume and fast printing solution at an affordable price. It comes with set of InkBenefit Cartridges which give an amazing 2400 page-yield for black cartridge and 1,300 page-yield for colored cartridges. Company has used laminated Piezo print head to minimize the wear & tear of print head thereby minimizing the maintenance cost.
The printer can print up to 11ppm in mono and 6ppm on color mode. Users can also configure it to print and scan across a wireless network but you need to configure it once with your windows/mac machine before doing so.
To install the printer you need to first install the MFL-pro suite using the CD provided and then connect the printer to the system using USB cable. Installation process is pretty simple and company has included a detailed step by step tutorial in the Quick setup guide for both windows and Mac.
Unfortunately the CD which came with the printer did not have the updated drivers for Mac and we found it bit confusing to search and download them from the site. For windows, it works like a charm and we were easily able to configure it without any problems.
The print quality is pretty good, it can print both colored pages and Black & white in decent quality. Also the printing speed is good enough for most of the users. All the ink cartridges comes with a protective packing and should be used within 6 months after installation.
It comes with an adjustable Paper tray which contains paper length and width guides. Users can adjust these guides according to the paper dimensions like A4, EXE etc. When you use the printer for the first time it will guide you to check the print quality by printing test pages.
Scan & Copy Functions
DCp-J105 can also be used to scan or copy documents. Users can either do a colour or Mono copy of a document. Printer allows the users to control copy quality, number of copies, Page layout and remove background. Both copy and scanning functions works perfectly and you can scan a document in up to 1200 dpi.
DCP-J105 is available in India for approx Rs 9,500. There are few other printers in the market which have a lower price tag but don’t offer features and page-yield which is being offered by this printer. It is a great product for users who are looking for high volume and fast printing at an affordable price.
- High Page-yield
- Fast pritning
- Supports Wireless pritning
- Confusing Installation for Mac