The Brother DCP-385CW is a multifunction inkjet printer designed for the home user. It offers fast printing speeds, at up to 33 pages per minute in black, and 27 pages per minute in color. It also has wireless networking support and wired ethernet support. The low cost of Brother DCP-385CW ink cartridges will appeal to those with a small budget.
The unit has a maximum printing resolution of 1200 dpi for sharp prints. Its maximum optical scanning resolution is 2400 dpi. The Brother DCP-385CW ink cartridges use the standard configuration of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to produce the full spectrum of color. Having individual Brother DCP-385CW inkjet cartridges instead of a single color cartridge helps save the user money by reducing wasted ink.
One of the most striking features of the Brother DCP-385CW is its sleek black design. It can print, scan, and copy, and includes both wired and wireless networking. The wireless networking supports 802.11b and 802.11g standards for high-speed transfers, and it can either integrate into an existing wireless network or act as a hub, so that devices can connect to it directly. The lack of an automatic document feeder or faxing capabilities will likely make it unsuitable for the majority of small office users.
User reviews of the Brother DCP-385CW inkjet are mixed. Many users like its ease of use, and found the wired networking easy to set up. Wireless setup seems to be a problem for many users, however, and is often a complication with any wireless printer. Users also felt it used more ink than expected, though ink costs are low.
Overall, the Brother DCP-385CW is a solid multifunction printer, but doesn't really offer much to stand out from the competition. For a little more money, users can get faster speeds and better print quality, though its wireless support is a very nice feature for the price.
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