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Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Copy and Scan
Display size 1 line x 16 characters monochrome LCD
Memory 32MB
Technology Inkjet
Connectivity USB, Wired Network
Local interface Full speed USB 2.0, USB Direct, Pictbridge, Media Cards
2-sided copy No
Resolution Up to 600 x 1200dpi (colour), 1200 x 1200 dpi (mono)
Speed Up to 22ppm mono and 20ppm colour
With carton 465(W) x 460(D) x 225(H) mm ¦ 9.6kg
Without carton 390(W) x 365(D) x 150(H) mm ¦ 7.1kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating: 18W, Ready Mode: 3.5W, Standby: 0.6W
Sound pressure 50dB (A) (Maximum)
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes A4, A5, A6, LTR, EXE, LGL, Photo 10 x 15cm, Indexcard, postcard, Envelope plus additional sizes
Software supplied - Mac Brother ControlCentre2, NewSoft® Presto!® Page Manager 7
Software supplied - Windows Brother ControlCentre3, ScanSoft® Paperport® 11 SE with OCR
Supported Windows® 7 / Windows Vista® / Windows® XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions) / XP Home Edition / Windows® 2000 Professional (SP4) / Mac OS X 10.3.9 or greater
Paper input 100 sheet standard paper tray
Paper output 50 sheets
Resolution Up to 6,000 x 1,200 dpi (Vertical x Horizontal)
Speed - fast mode Up to 33ppm mono & 27ppm colour
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
Resolution Optical: Up to 1,200 x 2,400dpi Interpolated: Up to 19,200 x 19,200dpi
Scan to Email, OCR, Image, File, Card, USB Flash Memory Drive,
Speed From 3.44 seconds mono & 4.83 seconds colour (A4 size, 100 x 100dpi)
Supported AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPrint & Scan, USB Direct, PIctbridge
Brother paper BP71GLA: A4 glossy photo paper, 20 sheets - BP71GLP: 4” x 6” glossy photo paper, 20 / 50 sheets - BP60MA: A4 Matte inkjet paper, 25 sheets - BP60PA: A4 inkjet paper, 250 sheets
Standard-yield ink cartridges Black: LC980BK - Approx 300 A4 pages, Cyan / Magenta / Yellow: LC980C/M/Y - Approx 260 A4 pages
Print from PictBridge, USB Flash Memory Drive, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Micro, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), xD Picture Card, xD Picture Card Type M/M /H

Ratings and Reviews

Customer reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does what it says on the tin This is a good all round bit of kit. Its scans well enough, prints well enough and is fast enough for home use. My only gripe is build quality. There is a small sensor on the ink cover which is easily broken when closing the cover. Apart from that, its a good value all rounder that has a lot going for it.
Date published: 2011-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pixi Recently purchased this product and have been really pleased with it. The printer is a great price and the cost of ink is even better. It is nice to have a printer that does not go through a set of cartridges doing a printhead clean! Great value for money. Perfect for home printing and student use.
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product suits my needs exactly The printer arrived safely packed, and the instructions for preparing and installing it were clear and easy to follow. My laptop has no CD drive so the accompanying CDs were of no use, but it was easy to connect to the Brother site and download the relevant installation package; the printer then printed immediately from a file. The machine is compact and need not be permanently switched on. It is not especially fast, but as I am not interested in bulk printing this is not a problem to me. Scanning a document into a file on the laptop works with good quality definition. I have not printed pictures on photo-quality paper, but a test photo on ordinary paper showed reasonable colour definition
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What one would expect from a home printer The DCP-195C produces clear prints at a reasonable speed and in acceptable colour. The copying and scanning functions work fine. Early indications are that it will be much more ecconomical to run than my previous (not Brother) printer. It would be helpful if scans could be output as *.PDF files as well as the current options. A viewing slot, or window into the paper tray would save the need to remove the tray to check on the number of sheets remaining. These are small quibbles and, overall, the machine meets my requirements.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good for basic home printing i had this product for 2 years. its fairly basic and does what a printer scanner should do. its not particular fast and the printing quality isn't the greatest but if your just using it for the odd print and scan its good value for money. i have been using it for my university work and i have to print a lot off pages which can take a while but in the long run with the ink being so cheap its easily looked over. i did find that the power adaptor wasn't very stable and it would easily become disconnected. but placing the printer somewhere where it won't get knocked will stop this problem.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good printer - so far Am really pleased with this printer after 2 weeks - seems to be economical with the ink and produce excellent output much faster than my previous printers
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great printer Got this printer to replace my old Brother DCP-150C, which was very good, my new one seems to be equally as good, amazingly low price, so easy to use! Printer ink is also very reasonable, compared to other makes of machine, I have just printed all my holiday snaps, and the ink goes on and on!, I would certainly recommend to others.
Date published: 2013-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tested and true I have recently bought my second Brother DCP-197C, not because the first one has let me down - far from it - but because it has served me so well that I wanted my wife to have her own printer. I am particularly pleased that it is simple to operate and that it produces excellent copies in both black and white and colour.
Date published: 2013-01-26
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