The Brother DCP-8020 laser printer is marketed as a copy machine, though it can scan and print as well. It cannot fax, but many people don't really use faxing as a form of communication anymore. These days, everything is done electronically. Rather than faxing a document, it can be scanned and emailed, which will be just as quick and a bit easier. This unit comes equipped with a single Brother DCP-8020 toner cartridge that is filled with black printer toner
and produces professional text documents.
This unit can produce nearly 17 pages per minute and can reach a maximum resolution of 600 dpi. Though that resolution is below average, for the type of tasks the DCP-8020 is built for, it will suffice just fine. The Brother DCP-8020 toner is of high quality and can adhere to various kinds of canvas, including envelopes, transparencies and labels.
Upon purchase, the provided Brother DCP-8020 toner cartridge can yield over 3,000 pages, while the high-capacity Brother toner
cartridge, that are available separately, can produce 6,500 pages. These page counts should last standard users for months, so replacements may only required occasionally. However, for higher-volume users, there are remanufactured toners available from third party vendors that will save quite a bit of money.
This unit weighs 40 pounds and measures 17.5x20.9x18.5 inches, making it relatively compact and able to fit just about anywhere. The DCP-8020 is compatible with most major operating systems, and it can connect via USB and parallel ports. Wired and wireless networking capabilities are available separately.
The Brother DCP-8020 toner has the ability to reach a maximum resolution of 600 dpi, which tends to leave graphics lacking definition, but produces crisp and clear text documents. This should be enough for basic tasks that this unit is designed for. Overall, the DCP-8020 is a good choice