The Brother DCP-9020 is a powerful color laser printer for the home or small office user, despite its compact design. Its price is impressive, but reviewers noted expensive prices for Brother DCP-9020 printer toner, which can be alleviated with third-party supplies. The unit can print up to 18 pages per minute, and has a maximum resolution of 2400x600 dpi for excellent results.
The DCP-9020 series includes two models: the DCP-9020CDN and the DCP-9020CDW. Both include wired networking and duplexing, but the latter includes Wi-Fi support for easier setup and sharing. A USB port is included for those who would prefer a direct connection as well. The duplexing feature comes in handy for printing on both sides of the page, and can help reduce paper usage.
Paper handling is pretty robust for such a small device, as the DCP-9020 comes with a standard paper tray that holds 250 sheets, with a 1-sheet manual feed slot for media like envelopes, labels and more. The 35-sheet automatic document feeder can scan up to 7 images per minute, and the unit supports printing from or scanning to web services like Dropbox and Evernote for added convenience. With the ability to send scans via email, users can eliminate the need for faxing and save on paper and Brother DCP-9020 toner at the same time.
Speaking of toners, the problem with a laser model that prints in color is having four Brother DCP-9020 toner cartridges to replace instead of one. Reviewers were critical of the high supply costs, but users can find compatible Brother DCP-9020 toner cartridges for a lot less than OEM versions.
The DCP-9020 won't have the capacity or speed for high-volume use, even in a small office, but it has a solid combination of features and functions for the price. With the added benefit of a low purchase price and options for affordable supplies, it is an excellent value for the home or small office.
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