Brother offers a wide selection of inkjet all-in-one printers for the home and small office. The most noticeable difference is cosmetic, as this machine is dressed in white and grey, despite sharing the general design of this entire line of machines, with their gently curved tops containing both the flatbed scanner and the control panel. The second distinction, which is a positive for this system, is its double-width, color LCD display, which is really beneficial when working with images from a memory card. The DCP-385C includes two card slots that handle the now-standard SD, MemoryStick, and xD formats, as well as the earlier CompactFlash format. There’s also a PictBridge port for connecting a camera directly. Returning to the control panel, which is located to the right of the display, the typical controls for menu navigation, number of copies, and ink management, as well as scan and copy Start and Stop buttons, are all present and correct. The paper tray, which can hold up to 100 sheets of plain paper, slides completely into the machine, with only a short extending paper stop to catch completed pages. This machine features a separate tray for photo blanks, which must be manually pushed forward after removing the paper cartridge before printing images from it. The DCP-385C has no wireless network connection, and no network connection at all. You have only one option: USB, and as is customary with machines in this price level, you must feed the USB cable down a channel under the scanner area to find the correct socket. The identical software package, including Nuance’s PaperPort 11SE and Brother’s own Brother MFL-Pro Suite, is included with these machines, albeit the networking support applets are not required. The only physical setup required is the placement of the four color ink cartridges into their dock on the right side of the paper tray. We expected equivalent findings in terms of speed and print quality with similar print engines in the machines. Those expectations were met at first, with a five-page text document taking 1:46 on this printer, a speed of 2.83ppm, just marginally quicker than its stablemate. The 20-page document was finished in 6:49, or at a rate of 2.93ppm. Of course, neither of these comes close to Brother’s claimed speeds of 30ppm for black and 27ppm for color. Even when we printed in Fast mode, which generates greyed-out papers that are really only suited for drafts, the pace remained at 9.68ppm. Things started to get interesting when we started printing images from our PCs and SD cards. Our 15 x 10cm photo test from PC is always performed in the highest quality mode available on the machines we examine, and Brother warns that this full 6,000 x 1,200dpi equivalent print mode will be slow.
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