The Brother DCP-8085DN laser unit offers printing, copying and scanning to offices with a monthly volume of under 30,000 pages. Easy to maintain, it does not use multiple color toner
cartridges, just one Brother DCP-8085DN toner cartridge. The standard toner can yield around 3,000 pages. However, higher yielding Brother DCP-8085DN toner cartridges are available yielding both 8,000 pages and 25,000 pages.
The printing and copying features can both produce 32 pages per minute using black toners, which is much faster than the Brother HL-2040 toner
printer. They can both reach high quality resolutions of 1200x1200 dpi as well. The copier is a flatbed, and it offers a 50-page automatic document feeder. It can run without a computer attached in stand-alone mode, and it also offers a convenient sorting function. The scanner comes with a scan to email feature.
This machine is both Windows and Mac compatible, which is quite convenient if more than one operating system is used in the office. Parallel, ethernet and USB are the three types of connection, but wireless printing is not supported. Memory of 64 MB is offered, but this can be upgraded up to 576 MB. It weighs a hefty 40.5 pounds with the Brother toner
installed, but its footprint isn't too large—it has dimensions of 20.9x17.7x18.7 inches. The unit is also Energy Star qualified.
Consumer reviews of the Brother DCP-8085DN are, for the most part, quite positive. Users love the duplex scanning, copying and printing support. The networking capability has also been praised as easy to setup and excellent. Many also applaud the fact that the unit is Energy Star compliant, meaning it is environmentally friendly using only the energy needed to complete a task, nothing more. An inexpensive price tag on the Brother DCP-8085DN toner and the high capacity options make it an economical machine as well. It is fast, reliable and top-notch, according to buyers.