Entirely an Entry-Level Printer
Representing more value for money than a number of other printers in the same category and holds its own against similarly priced competitors from other manufactures. It's inexpensive to operate for being an entry-level printer although it doesn't create the best quality prints and is emphatically not the fastest, it does feature a good facility range for an $80 all-in-one.
Brother manufactures an array of all-in-one inkjets, nearly all of them employing a nearly identical design on the exterior and similar print engines on the interior. This DCP-J125 is a member of the more recent 2011 printers, distinguished from previous versions by the 'Number Js in the version numbers. This machine is the bottom one of the pile, entirely an entry-level printer, although it still provides a good array of features, which allows these printers to be so well-liked.
With the identical low-profile casing and smoothly sloped top shield, the DCP-J125 employs somewhat less glossy black plastic which, is starting to appear a bit dated. There's a single band running along the front cover of the scanner's flatbed and a just a bit in the surround of the LCD color display, but other than that it's a more
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The flatbed scanner is a fairly conformist device, although the lid for the scanner is mounted with extending hinges, allowing you scan thick books along with single sheets. Lift up the entire scanner section and you'll find the USB connector is positioned close to the front side of the printer, so you'll need to feed the USB cable around the inside.
It's quite unique to find a color LCD panel installed on a printer featuring a price tag of around $80 and, although it's not very large at a mere 48mm, it still has the ability to be used for choosing memory card images, along with displaying system menus.
The controls are pretty much straightforward, reflecting the moderately simple feature-attributes of the printer. Built into the frontal face of the machine is a combination memory card slot, that accepts SD, MemoryStick plus xD cards, while underneath this is a 100-sheet paper holder made of plastic, a design very common to the majority of Brother inkjets and a design that constantly feels somewhat inadequate. This specific tray doesn't include a photo tray embedded into the lid, so to install your photo paper you must first pull out the cartridge and replace any loaded plain paper.
On the right side of the paper tray there's a cover that flips-down, behind that are the set of four ink cartridges which easily slip into position with a comforting click. The cartridges have very low capacity, but keep in mind that the printer is created for use at home, where this isn't a big concern.