Brother DCP-135C Review

By Team Digit | Updated Jan 01 2008
Brother DCP-135C Review
DIGIT RATING
70 /100
  • design

    70

  • performance

    70

  • value for money

    80

  • feature

    60

Verdict

Bundled with the MFD is the ScanSoft PaperPort—a good document management and OCR software. ControlCentre 3 is a control panel that puts all the functions of this MFD at your disposal in a single place. This is an enticing buy at Rs 5,400.

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Brother DCP-135C detailed review

 


Appealing Overall


The DCP-135C is the newest addition to the inkjet digital copier stable of Brother Inc. It is built ruggedly enough to withstand the rigours of office work. It’s just 15 cm tall, and the power connector is located to the left, making it easy to place against a wall. This is a four-cartridge inkjet solution—more economical, and the cartridge bay is placed at the front right for easy access.

There is no power button, so you have to use the soft-power switch. The interface is USB 2.0; the USB cable has to be channelled through a narrow canal into the interior of the device—which helps prevent accidental disconnections. The buttons are well-placed, but there can be some confusion—the OK button does not apply a setting unlike most other MFDs (!), so one needs to read the manual. The one-line LCD relays information about status and settings. The input tray holds 100 sheets while the output tray holds 50.

Print quality is decent—there were no smudges, but the borders were not always crisp. Fine print was legible even at the smallest point size. Colours in the photo print were a little washed out, but not too much—no smudging here either. Normal text printing is slow: 27 seconds for a page, while combination documents print relatively faster at 33 seconds for a page. Printing an A4-size photo takes just under 270 seconds (4.5 minutes)—quite average. The scanner recognised colours accurately, and picked up minute details. It scans really fast—a 300-dpi A4 colour photo took just 49 seconds.

Bundled with the MFD is the ScanSoft PaperPort—a good document management and OCR software. ControlCentre 3 is a control panel that puts all the functions of this MFD at your disposal in a single place. This is an enticing buy at Rs 5,400.

 

Ratings
Features : 3
Performance : 3.5
Ease of use : 3.5
Value for Money : 4
Overall : 3.5

Specifications
Printer: Resolution: 1200 x 6000 dpi (effective); Input tray: 100 sheets, Output tray: 50 sheets; Buffer: 16 MB; Printing technology: 4-cartridge inkjet; Scanner: Flatbed type; Resolution: 600 x 2400 dpi (optical); Media size: A4; Bit depth (output): 24; Dimensions: 39.8 (W) x 36 (D) x 15 (H) cm; Weight: 7.1 kg

Contact : Brother International (India) Pvt Ltd
Phone : 1800-222-422
E-mail : info@brother.in
Web site : www.brother.in
Price : Rs 5,400

 

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