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Features and Specifications

Printer type Colour
Function Print
Display size 1 line x 16 character LCD
Max paper size A4
Memory 32MB
Technology Inkjet
Local interface Full speed USB 2.0, USB Direct, Pictbridge, Media Cards
Resolution Up to 600 x 1200dpi (colour), 1200 x 1200 dpi (mono)
Speed Up to 22ppm mono and 20ppm colour
With carton With Carton 465 x 225 x 460 mm - 9.6kg
Without carton Without Carton 390 x 365 x 150 mm - 7.1kg
Blue Angel environmental accreditation Yes
Energy Star environmental accreditation Yes
Power consumption (Watts) Operating less than under 18 Watts, Ready less than under 3.5 Watts, Sleep less than under 0.6 Watts
Contents Power supply cord, Product safety guide, Software disc, Supplies, User guide, Warranty card, Quick setup guide
Types and sizes A4 / A5 / A6 / EXE / LTR / LGL / JISB5 / Photo 10 x 15cm, 89 x 127mm, 127 x 178mm / Postcard 100 x 148mm, 148 x 200mm / Index card 127 x 203mm / C5 Envelopes / COM 10 / DL / JE4 Envolope, Plain / Inkjet / Glossy / Transparency
Supported Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6x, Windows 8® 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server® 2003/2003 R2/2008/2008 R2 (Windows Server® print only)
Paper input 100 sheet standard paper tray
Paper output 50 sheets
Standard tray capacity 100 sheets
Resolution Up to 1200x6000 dpi
Speed - laser comparable Monochrome up to 22 ipm mono & 20ipm colour
Droplet size 1.5 pico litre
Scan to E-mail, image, OCR, file, USB memory stick or Media Card
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 LC980BK - Approx 300* A4 pages, 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 5 out of 5 by from Brother DCP-197C All the reviews of this printer focus on its print quality and speed but this printer has another more important function. My wife uses this function in her craft projects. She uses it as a standalone copier which enlarges or reduces the size of all sorts of projects from paper to cloth including three dimensional objects . The Brother DCP-197C will enlarge or reduce items in steps of ONE PERCENT from 25% to 400% I kid you not this really works. The ink cartridges have been redesigned and there are four so you replace individual colours. If you have any projects that require the resizing of objects paper or otherwise use this standalone or connected to a computer.This is our third Brother printer copier over a period of approximately 10 years. A tip with any three dimensional object scan with the lid up in a dark room.
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother DCP-197C is a great product This Brother DCP-197C copier/scanner/printer is a good product. It's very easy to setup and also the ink is cheap and easy to replace. Unlike other printers when one ink is out you don't need to replace the whole ink just the one ink cartridge that runs out. When it comes to loading the paper it's in a paper draw all neatly secured and not hanging out. You can also connect a photo camera to print and scan your photos. The only problem is that this product doesn't come with USB cable to connect it to your PC, but you can get it for cheap separately anyway.
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Brother DCP-197C Good all round budget printer. Replacement cartridges are very affordable unlike so many other modern printers. The colour density on plain paper is a bit low & the options in the software to deepen the colour do not seem to exist unlike other printers I have owned. The controls on the printer could be easier to use & the LCD display is far from easy to read. The information in the display is basic & not always easy to understand what it means. Scanning & copying are both fairly easy but agian the controls are not intuitive.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DCP-197C Having increased the level of printing needs (especially grandchildren homework) I needed a more robust and cost effective printer. The DCP-197C satisified those requirements. It was very easy to install and set up. The print quality is excellent and the numerous other features it offers makes it a very worthwhile purchase.
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy printer, good quality print I've only had this printer for a couple of weeks, but so far I'm quite happy with it. Excellent print quality. I haven't used it yet for photo printing. One thing that surprises me is that it doesn't automatically print double-sided ~ can't see any reference to that in the handbook. I've just been doing one page and then taking the sheet out and putting it back in again to print the next side. Would have thought this facility should be standard. However, overall I'm very pleased with this printer.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The product. I am very pleased with the printer. I had to replace my old one after 18 months because the head went. As I wanted something that was cheap I went for the same. I hope that this one lasts longer.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother DCP 197c We have 3 Brother printers in the household all of which have given tremendous service. A slight problem with this DCP197c was resolved by Brother support within 24 hours. What more can you ask.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother dcp 197c The printer is could value for money, has could print quilty, the cartridages can be purchased at low prices. I would recomend this printer for any body buying there first printer, overall good
Date published: 2013-01-18
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