Accessibility
http://www.gadgetspeak.com/gadget/article.rhtm/130124/644058/Brother_s_DCP-7065DN_Multi-User_MFD.html
email articleprinter

Brother's DCP-7065DN Multi-User MFD 

The Brother DCP-7065DN multi-function device is a combined mono laser printer, copier and (full colour) scanner that occupies a relatively small footprint and has all the features, including both USB and 10/100 Ethernet as well as automatic document feed, that one has come to expect from machines targeted at the small office sector.

Brother DCP 7065DN network all in one print scan copy

Overall, the unit is 405 x 400 x 320mm high and is finished in the now ubiquitous black. It looks a little top-heavy as the sides taper outwards from a slightly smaller base. The ADF accounts for it being higher at the left hand side. In the centre of the control panel, which is set at a convenient angle for viewing, is the 2-line LCD display. Above the 250-sheet capacity paper tray, which is within the body of the machine, is the single-sheet manual feed slot.

Its normal print resolution is 600 x 600 dpi, however there is also the HQ1200 mode which gives 2,400 x 600 dpi. Print speed claimed is up to 26pages/minute single sided with the first copy emerging in less than 10 seconds. Although a lot slower, duplex printing is still at the acceptable speed of around 5 pages/minute. When duplex printing there are options include for long/short edge binding.

When copying one has the choice of placing the original on the glass platen or using the ADF. In practice, even for single originals, I found it easier to use the latter as it was difficult to lower the lid smoothly onto the platen without it jarring. It is simple to use: all one has to do is insert the original, select the enlargement/reduction ratio between 25 and 400%, number of copies and copy quality (auto, text, graph or photo) at a resolution of up to 600 dpi and then  press Start.

Although higher resolutions can be obtained by interpolation, the scanner’s optical resolution, when an original is placed on the platen, is up to 600 x 2,400 dpi but when using the ADF this is reduced to 600 x 600 dpi which is more than adequate for most practical situations. Although it is possible to alter settings from the control panel on the machine itself, I found that it was easier to use Brother’s ControlCenter4 program which is installed during initial printer setup. This enables one to set up the individual configurations for image, OCR, e-mail or save to file scan options. When scanning one just selects the appropriate one.

In practice, I found that it was often more convenient, however, to access and control the scanner functions via an application such as photo editing or OCR software. In this context, although the incorporated OCR worked I feel that anyone needing to make use of it regularly would be advised to use one of the well-known OCR packages.

Its ecological credentials include power saving so that, when the machine has been idle (default setting 3 minutes), power consumption in Sleep Mode falls to around 1W so there is no really worthwhile saving in keeping the machine switched off except when needed.

Overall, Brother has produced a machine that is easy to use, produces more than adequate results and so should find favour in the majority of small offices -- especially when networked and shared among a number of users. The SRP is £179 + VAT but I’m sure that, with a little searching, it will be found at a lower price.

Follow us on Twitter!!

add to del.icio.us Digg this review
StumbleUpon
Reddit

Have your say!

What's your experience of this product? Agree or disagree, or just have a question? Use the box below and let everyone know.

[ Add your comment | Watch this articleNew! ]

No comments on this article. Why don't you be the first?


Add Comment

Member of GadgetSpeak™?Not a member?

required but never displayed
 If you're asking a question - join GadgetSpeak first. Then you'll automatically receive an email when someone replies!
Rating for article:

Are you human?

Access code : 0758

 

Smiley Rating

Features3
Performance3
Value3
Ease of use3
Design3
OverallBrother's DCP-7065DN Multi-User MFD rated 72 out of 100

If you like this article then why not link to it from your site!

Use a text link, or download an image

 

Our current Free Prizedraw!!

Why join GadgetSpeak?

Well - there are lots of reasons to join, depending on you and your interests :

  • Member prize-draws
  • Real reviews - by real people
  • Membership is free
  • Email summary of the weeks reviews
  • Share your product feedback with others
  • Keep in touch with all that's new in gadgets
  • Full of great ideas as the Christmas deadline looms!

Convinced? Come along and join in the fun!

close

Invite friends and family to GadgetSpeak

Why not invite friends or family to join in the fun?

Help us make GadgetSpeak the place to come for free and impartial reviews of the latest gadgets!

Start inviting your friends along!