Brother DCP-197C reviews: Colour Inkjet printer

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This printer is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 55 reviews.
Brother DCP-197C: A4 Inkjet printer with Scanner function and PictBridge. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Occasional home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Value for money for homebased needs
Bad points:
none so far
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2011

Geoff, Whitby

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
neat, compact easy to use including copier.
Bad points:
paper seems to need re-loading quite frequently.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Speed 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2011

Margaret, Wolverhampton Graphics or photo printing

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easto use once I got used to it. I use it mainly for photo's and find it very good.
Bad points:
Have not found any so far
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jan 2011

ray, borehamwood, herts Frequent home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
the cost of renewing the inks is very reasonable as the printer i had before cost much much more,
Bad points:
nothing to say realy.
Overall rating 9.0
Print quality 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2010

Stephen, Hereford UK Frequent home user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
generaly works well
Bad points:
Machine keeps on cleaning itself every time I want to print so this takes up too much time
Overall rating 6.0
Print quality 6.0
Compatibility 6.0
Speed 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Feb 2011

Rob, Horsham Occasional home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good quality printer with lower than typical running costs.

Bad points:
A little slow
Overall rating 8.0
Print quality 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Speed 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2011

Confirmed purchaser Frequent home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Really pleased with the unit - but note it is a replacement for quite an old unit, so bound to be better.
Bad points:
None to speak of !
Overall rating 10.0
Print quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Speed 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2011

Product Features

Print technology Inkjet
Extra functions Copier
Extra functions Scanner
Connections PictBridge
Maximum paper size A4
Memory card slot No
Print colour Colour
Number of colours including black 4
Colour print speed (Pages per minute) 27
Black and white print speed (Pages per minute) 33
Vertical print resolution (Pixels) 6000
Horizontal print resolution (Pixels) 1200
Height in cm 15
Width in cm 39
Depth in cm 36.5
Borderless printing Yes
Postscript No
Release date 2010-06-02

Also known as: DCP-197C, Brother, Brother DCP 197

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Manufacturer's Description

In a home office you need big features in a small, low-cost package – and the DCP-197C is ideal. It prints, scans and copies documents quickly and easily, prints directly from USB, media cards or your camera and it even saves you money as well as space with its Energy Star certification and cleverly designed single ink technology. Perfect.


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