Looking for a monochrome all in one for your midsized office? You should take a look at the Brother DCP-8040. This laser printer uses one Brother DCP-8040 toner cartridge to create high quality copy, scan and print documents. Perfect for businesses with mid-level volumes, the 8040 comes with a monthly duty cycle of 20,000 pages. Compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems and with a standard memory of 32MB, it should easily fit the needs of any office. It also has USB and parallel interfaces. It weighs 36.6 pounds with the Brother toner
installed and has dimensions of 20.9x17.5x18.5 inches.
Only one Brother DCP-8040 toner cartridge is needed for printing and copying. This printer toner has a page yield of 3,500 pages; however, a higher capacity Brother DCP-8040 toner is available for a little extra cost, and that version can yield 6,700 pages.
Though the Brother DCP-8040 toner may seem expensive compared to Brother ink
, this printer toner actually has a very low cost per page, meaning the upfront price is high but each printed page isn't. For those who find it hard to spend a lot on toner, though, there is a more affordable option. Many third party vendors make remanufactured versions of toners that cost only a fraction of the price of the OEM versions, while still maintaining that same great quality. Resolutions of up to 2400x600 dpi are possible whether using OEM or remanufactured toners.
Users who have reviewed the Brother DCP-8040 have given it mostly positive critiques. The speed and quality while printing or copying satisfies the majority of consumers. The scanner is often the problem in users' eyes, taking too long to scan per page. Scanning is also difficult to master, according to consumers. Everything else, though, works great. For the most part, buyers just wish the all in one had color printing capabilities too.