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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 OH Brother! I've only been using it for 2 weeks & haven't tested the full range, but so far so good. Easy to install instructions on running clear, size very convenient. (in the note above by "Issues" do you really mean problems?
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap, reliable and good performer It's easy to set-up and easy to use. It's not that quick, but print quality is not at all bad; especially, as we use compatible catridges, which are very cheap indeed!
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother DCP197C Great little all rounder fantastic value for money.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother DCP-197C Quite simply this is an excellent machine. Does exactly what we want and very easily as well.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Basic Printer I needed a printer for basic printing and this serves the purpose. Easy to set up and use, scanning and photocopying works well. Covers all I need a printer for at a reasonable price. Have not used it to copy photos, so cannot comment on the quality for this.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Buy Bought to replace our broken printer. After some internet research, this seemed to be the best printer for our needs. We were not disappointed! Very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied Oldie. At 93 years of age I had to replace my faithful DCP-J315W Printer. I do not use the Wireless facility - So after a lot of consideration I decided. to purchase The Brother DCP-197C.. The printer arrived on 12-06-2014. I found the setting up instructions easy to follow and after a very short time the printer was fully operational and provided me with a Windows Test Page. The Printer is reasonably priced and a well made product - On present performance, I would recommend this Printer.
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product does all it says it will with ease and efficiency \i bought this model to replace an earlier similar model which I had owned for over 5 years. I have never had any issues with the product and would recommend it as a reliable purchase.
Date published: 2014-06-27
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