The Brother DCP-1200 is a multifunction monochrome laser printer designed for the home or small office user. It has a wide array of features, excellent print quality and standard and high-yield toner cartridges depending on your print volume. Its somewhat bulky size may be too large for some small office users.
The Brother DCP-1200 doesn't skimp on features. It can print, scan, and copy, but does not include faxing capabilities. Its scanning and copying functions make use of the 50-sheet automatic document feeder or the flatbed scanning surface, both of which can scan at a resolution of up to 1200 dpi, and color scanning is possible, even though the printer is monochrome only. Users can also scan to email for a very convenient option, and this feature has its own dedicated button.
Paper capacity is 250 sheets, but the unit does lack a multipurpose tray, which may be a hindrance for users who frequently use more than one type or size of paper, as they will have to clear out the tray to load a different paper type. Optical character recognition (OCR) software is included for converting scanned documents into editable text. This is very useful for making digital archives of paper documents. These documents can then be put in a searchable archive for easier access.
Brother DCP-1200 toner cartridges come in two sizes. The standard Brother toner cartridge has a capacity of 3,000 pages, while the high-yield cartridge has a capacity of 6,000 pages. Installing and replacing Brother DCP-1200 toner cartridges is a simple and easy process, as the cartridges are easily accessed from the front of the unit. Print quality is very good. Text is very sharp, but loses some clarity on very small font sizes. Print speed is around 12 pages per minute, which is fairly fast for its price and class.
Overall, the Brother DCP-1200 is a good choice for a multifunction laser printer. Some competing units offer more speed for the price, but may not have the feature set of the DCP-1200.
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