Even though the Brother DCP-8025D is considered a copy machine, the scanning and printing features are definitely worth mentioning. It is a monochrome unit, meaning it only prints with black Brother toner
. There are units within the same price range that have the ability to print in color if desired; however, for basic tasks, such as printing book reports or directions, the DCP-8025D is solid as a rock.
The single Brother DCP-8025D toner cartridge has a page yield of 3,300 pages. There are high-capacity toners available for this machine as well that can yield nearly 6,500 pages. These numbers should get standard users through months of printing. However, if an office chooses to use this unit, replacement Brother DCP-8025D toner cartridges will be necessary frequently. Remanufactured toner cartridges
are available from third party vendors that will be less than half as much as OEM.
The Brother DCP-8025D toner can produce a resolution of 600 dpi, which is average but a little low for a laser printer. The scanner can reach an interpolated resolution of 9600 dpi. Wireless and connected networking is available, though sold separately. This device connects to computers via parallel port, which means image transfers might be a bit slow.
Producing up to 17 pages per minute using the Brother DCP-8025D toner, this unit will handle most low-volume tasks with ease. Need to print a term paper? This unit should have it done in minutes and the result will have professional quality. Graphics, however, tend to suffer a bit.
Ultimately, the only thing real features that consumers are looking for are high quality, speed and dependability. The Brother DCP-8025D provides all of those basic features plus multiple other functions, which will be especially helpful for those consumers who work from home. If you don't need the multi-function capability and just need printing, the Brother HL-2140 toner
printer would be a better choice.