The Brother DCP-540CN is a multifunction color inkjet printer that can handle copying and scanning as well. It includes networking for easy connection and sharing on an office network, and print speeds are 25 pages per minute for black and 20 pages per minute for color. Printer ink costs are low, thanks to the affordable price of Brother DCP-540CN ink.
The design of the DCP-540CN is impressively compact, with a low profile that doesn't take up much vertical space, despite the fact that it includes both an automatic document feeder (ADF) and a flatbed scanning surface. The ADF is somewhat limited, however, as it only holds up to 10 pages. The input paper capacity of the device is 120 pages, which is fairly solid for an inkjet model. The machine can be connected via USB 2.0 or ethernet, so it can be shared across a network with very little setup involved. This makes it a good choice for a home or small office.
The cost of printer ink is a factor with any model, but low-cost Brother DCP-540CN ink cartridges help to keep things affordable. The Brother DCP-540CN ink cartridges also have a capacity of around 400 pages, so they don't need to be replaced too often. Using compatible Brother DCP-540CN ink is another way to keep prices down.
In their review of the DCP-540CN, Tech Radar gave it a rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. They found its small design and network support appealing, but disliked its text quality and slow photo printing speeds.
Overall, the DCP-540CN is an impressive device that should appeal to the home or small office user with low-volume printing needs. Its speeds are fast, but capacities might be limiting in a multi-user environment.
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