The Brother DCP-350C is a multifunction printer designed for the home or small office user with high-quality photo printing needs. Its compact size makes it a good fit for tight spaces, and the low cost of Brother DCP-350C ink cartridges makes it a very economical choice, more so than Canon CLI-8C ink.
For a multifunction device, the machine seems downright tiny, measuring 5.9 inches by 15.7 inches by 14.2 inches, and weighing just 15.9 pounds. Its compact size does come at a cost, however, as the unit lacks faxing capabilities and an automatic document feeder. The four Brother DCP-350C inkjet cartridges are separated by color. The black Brother DCP-350C ink cartridge has a page yield of 500 pages, while each color cartridge has a yield of 400 pages. For higher volume printing that requires large capacity ink, the Phaser 8560 uses Xerox 108R00724 ink, which can print 3,000 pages per tank.
The unit can print, scan, and copy. As mentioned, there is no faxing function, which could be a problem for some users. A standout feature is the inclusion of a full-color LCD screen. Combined with the memory card slots and USB port on the front of the machine, users can connect a digital camera or memory card, preview photos on the screen, and even make minor edits, and then print directly without the need for a computer connection. This is a very convenient setup that will appeal to many consumers.
PC World Australia gave the Brother DCP-350C inkjet printer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. They praised the unit's excellent photo print quality and easy setup. They also liked its fast scanning speeds, though they found the scan quality to be a little lacking. They also criticized its lackluster graphics quality and noticed some streaking when printing at the fastest speed setting. Models featuring Dell M4646 ink seem to produce better graphics.
Overall, the Brother DCP-350C will appeal more to home users planning to print a lot of photos than to small office users. Its print quality and speeds are impressive, but it lacks some of the features an office user would likely need.
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