Get The Job Done With The Brother DCP-9042CDN Printer

by erin on June 8, 2011

The Brother DCP-9042CDN printer is a fine choice for anyone running a small business. Its flat-head design yields excellent tray space despite its compact build. The DCP-9042CDN is quickly gaining a reputation as a great value. Reasonably priced, it still delivers quite a big workload.

Multi-Purpose Tray

The laser printer, in particular, receives frequent, glowing reviews. It comes standard with a 250-sheet paper tray, a 50-sheet multipurpose tray, a 35- sheet automatic document feeder and a 150-sheet output tray. The automatic duplex printing feature makes short work of double-sided printing jobs without any annoying reloading.

Cost Efficient

Clearly designed to accentuate convenience and cost-efficiency, the DCP-9042CDN makes full-color printing less expensive than its competitors. Like most printers in its range, the color isn’t perfectly crisp. At least the price is right, both at the outset and during operation. For even more savings, Brother offers special high-yield toner.

Minor Issues

Despite favorable performance reviews from customers, this multifunction printer isn’t without some minor issues. It’s advertised printing speed is at up to 20 ppm, whether mono or color and for copying, up to 16 ppm, again, mono or color but that claimed 20 ppm might be a little optimistic during heavy use and reportedly the printing is a bit loud. Still, the benefits far outweigh any demerits. It doesn’t FAX, which is about the only thing this office machine doesn’t do. As well as printing and copying, it scans at 1200 x 2400 dpi. Further, the DCP-9042CDN is notably user-friendly, especially the LCD display. Certainly, business owners ought to find that they don’t need to waste productivity in training the staff in how to use this machine.

Print Simplicity

The DCP-9042CDN is network ready with a high speed USB. For greater printing simplicity, it also comes with a Direct Print function. The printer is known to take a moment to warm up so don’t expect to just turn it on and go. When it’s not printing it is very quiet, is Qualified via ENERGY STAR so continuous running won’t effect the office environmentally nor is it a drain on power. Letting it run all day is fine.


One aspect of printer maintenance no one much likes is cleaning out the toner. There’s no problem with the Brother Refill Kit. Simply unplug it and empty it. Before refilling it, suction out loose old toner with a vacuum and use a dry napkin to wipe off the drum.

Online Support

Brother has a helpful, clear-to-understand website in case anyone needs some spot-instruction. It has also made how-to videos available online including one on how to clean out that toner cartridge. In the unluck and infrequent event that an employee really needs some help, swift backup is available.

Business Solution

Here is a business solution for any company looking to work its way to the top. This printer gives an impression that the Brother design team might have received a lot of input from real secretaries and office managers. It is efficient, cost-effective and ready for big jobs. Well-known as an excellent value, the Brother DCP-9042CDN should make a fine addition to any business.

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