Brother DCP-145C Multifunction Printer

The DCP-145C is a bare bones entry level three-in-one multifunction, with scanning, colour printing and copying functions.


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jaxx88
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"ink problems"

jaxx88 posted a review   

The Good:print quality good

The Bad:cartridge problems

First it wouldn't print black, took it to a Brother service center, fixed it up, and it worked fine...for a while. Then it stopped printing blue and yellow (pink and black ok), even though the ink management says all cartridges are full. Figured the blue and yellow must really be out, so inserted brand new blue and yellow cartridges, still won't print anything but black and pink. When it prints, the quality is fine, but ink cartridges are a major hassle with this printer.

 

herman junedi posted a comment   
Indonesia

I hape a problem Printer DCP-145C .
Init Unable 4 F See Trouble shooting and Routine maintenance chapter in user`s guide

 

Chris posted a comment   

The Good:Print quality good, easy install

The Bad:Will not print black or colour unless ALL cartridges have ink.

This printer is a disgrace and embarrassment to the I.T world. A true disgrace. CNET obviously hasn't tested this one fully (Can't expect them to do every printer) because it does not highlight the true awfulness of it. It will not print at all in any colour unless ALL cartridges have ink, so it forces you to buy a cartridge you may not even use. You can imagine the grief it causes then if you only want to print a few lines of black. I've never come across a more blatant money making stunt in all my life. I came close to suicide once I'd realised what I had purchased.

 

snuggles posted a comment   

economical to use
generic colour cartridges cheap at #$10.00 each black $15.00
would recommend to any one
prints a4, to envelopes, never jammed paper thickness up to 180 gm no issue
only down side does not do double sided.

 

Chris posted a reply   

Just following my review below, I made a mistake saying CNET obviously haven't tested it fully, because it would be impossible to pick up on this issue unless you are a user who is using up the cartridges, in order to have isolated a certain colour or a colour group in attempt to only print in that colour or within that colour group.

Mozidigital
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Mozidigital posted a review   

The Good:-

The Bad:waste of space

why wont this print greyscale when out of colour ink? eats ink like nothing else, DO NOT WASTE TIME AND MONEY

 

vinay posted a comment   

cheep,all right but ink very costly & not easily found. god's knows why i'm bought this product? who want 2nd printer? i want sell it.because ink is not avilable in the market.

anon
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anon posted a review   

The Good:still searching for something

The Bad:ink eater, doesn't print two sided

Goes through ink very quickly. I have printed a handful of documents in colour, and it is already out of ink. Won't print even in black with the colour cartridges out of ink.

 

eddie_pcsol posted a comment   
Australia

Bought it at pcsol.com.au good price - good service - http://www.pcsol.com.au/2proddetail.asp?Code=MM17DCP%2D145C

 

Joeru posted a comment   

The Good:Easy Install, Decent Scanner, Cheap

The Bad:Side Power Outlet, Basic

Basic multifunction centre.

Comes with decent software tools. Very quick and easy install process.

Average Print Quality on 80gsm.

Good Scanning Capabilities.

Pictbridge.

Direct Print from USB.

7.2/10




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User Reviews / Comments  Brother DCP-145C Multifunction Printer

  • jaxx88

    jaxx88

    Rating4

    "First it wouldn't print black, took it to a Brother service center, fixed it up, and it worked fine...for a while. Then it stopped printing blue and yellow (pink and black ok), even though the ink..."

  • herman junedi

    herman junedi

    "I hape a problem Printer DCP-145C .
    Init Unable 4 F See Trouble shooting and Routine maintenance chapter in user`s guide"

  • Chris

    Chris

    "This printer is a disgrace and embarrassment to the I.T world. A true disgrace. CNET obviously hasn't tested this one fully (Can't expect them to do every printer) because it does not highlight the..."

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