Brother DCP-145C All in One Printer, Scanner, Copier £39.99 In-store @ Ryman (online + P&P) + FREE on site warranty upgrade - HotUKDeals
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I needed to replace my old HP photosmart, which was just giving me too many problems, not to mention expensive carts, official or otherwise, and refills are pretty messy.So, after a lot of research, including previous posts on here, I concluded that I needed to get either an Epson, or a Brother, as both have cheap replacement carts.I found that Rymans had the best price for a 'bricks & mortar' store, but wanted to actually see them all before making a choice, so took a quick look in Staples, and well the Epsons looked very poorly made, with a lot of flimsy parts, so I decided on the Brother, which seemed a much better made machine.I've got it home, took about 15 minutes to setup, and install, and I must say I'm very suprised at the quality of print (I know there are better, but probably not for this price, or with cheap replacement carts, ie HP & Lexmark!).It's worth pointing out that this takes individual front loading colour and black cartridges, so very easy to change, and you only need to replace what you need, and Anyway, whilst not a deal as such, it's about £10 cheaper than any other stores I'd checked, with the convenience of being able to go and buy, rather than having to wait for a delivery, although you can order online as well.
Wait.. it gets even better, register the product on the brother website, and your 12 months return to base warranty, is upgraded to on site! as long as you register within 30 days of purchase.
P.S. I'm still very new here, and this is only my 3rd post, so please go easy on me if I've got anything wrong.

Anyway enough of me, here are some more details on this printer...

Manufacturer: Brother
Model Name: DCP-145C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Colour/Finish: white
Dimensions: (H x W x D) 365 x 390?50 mm
Weight: 7.1 Kg
Print Technology: Printer resolution is 6000 x 1200 dpi,
the scan resolution is 1200*2400 dpi,
the photo copier resolution is 600*1200 dpi,
Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Print Size Post Card, Envelopes and Index
Print Method Direct printing from USB memory stick,
PC free copying.
The scanned document can be sent to E-mail, OCR and USB
User Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed, USB Direct, Pictbridge
Operating system used Windows Vista, XP Professional (32 & 64 bit editions),
XP Home Edition, 2000 Professional (SP4),
Mac OS X 10.2.4 or later
Software Reallusion® FaceFilter Studio
Power consumption Sleep mode: less than 2.5 W
Standby: less than 3.5 W
Printing: less than 1.5 W
Accessories Brother MFL-Pro Suite For Windows: Brother Control Centre3,
Scan Soft, and Paperport 11 SE with OCR
For Macintosh: Brother ControlCentre2, New Soft Presto!
PageManager7, Innobella Range of Ink set

All in all, a great machine for the price, and the inks are only about £10 for a set via ebay, or similar, for compatibles, although the official ones are obviously better using 'innobella'? ink.
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#2
I bought the one up from this model with fax from Amazon last week for £49.99, although it now seems to have gone upto £67.65, top machine though really good!
#4
Could someone please tell me do I need to buy anything else for this (ink cartridges or cables) or is everything in the box ready to go. Sorry not very up on computers and stuff.
Thanks for posting heat & reps added.
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mojo.121
Could someone please tell me do I need to buy anything else for this (ink cartridges or cables) or is everything in the box ready to go. Sorry not very up on computers and stuff.
Thanks for posting heat & reps added.

It will come with a little ink, not sure about the USB cable though. I ordered a DCP-135C last year and didnt get a cable with it.

Printer Cable available [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]HERE[/COLOR] for £2.15 inc VAT with Free Next Day shipping. I've used CCL many times, never let me down :thumbsup:
#6
Not voting. Good price, but I wouldn't have another Brother printer. Had problems with it recognising ink levels in cartridges. Google it. It is a common problem.
#7
I have 3 Brother printer/scanners, the best that I have ever owned, so cheap to run, 3 colur cartridges as well, not the usual single one.

Voted Hot.
:thumbsup:
#8
i have the 135c- it's brill - heated
#9
great printer,bought two,one for me andone to replace my dads old epson that has gone to printer heaven,cheap cartridges-heat added
#10
109place
It will come with a little ink, not sure about the USB cable though. I ordered a DCP-135C last year and didnt get a cable with it.

Printer Cable available [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]HERE[/COLOR] for £2.15 inc VAT with Free Next Day shipping. I've used CCL many times, never let me down :thumbsup:


Thanks for that am going to go and get one now shop not far from me. Reps added:thumbsup:
#11
fab just what i was looking for! mums xmas pressie sorted!
#12
What about Kodak printers. They are being heavily promoted as the cheapest to run/ink cartridges?
Anyone has any first hand experience?
Thanks.
#13
Manpsych
What about Kodak printers. They are being heavily promoted as the cheapest to run/ink cartridges?
Anyone has any first hand experience?
Thanks.


Kodak will still cost more to run than this Brother using compatible cartridges.
#14
In answer to an earlier question, it comes complete with ink cartridges, which apparently are filled to the same volume as the retail cartridges, it comes with the power cable, but as with most printers sold now, no USB cable, I just used the one from my old HP, if not you can normally find these in those £1 or under stores.
Having had a bit more to try it out, I can honestly say it's the best printer I've owned, with good copier features, even if it isn't connected to a PC!, and this is my 5th (unless I include the printer/plotter I had for a Vic20 about 25 years ago!). I forgot to mention another good feature of this, is that you can print from, and scan to a USB pen drive / stick.

Well, I'm pleased to see this has gained some heat, thanks everyone :thumbsup: I'm still a newbie here, and my first post ended up in the deep freeze.
#15
Just called my local store. They only have the 150C (at the same price) in stock. Any idea which is better?
#16
If you go to the brother website, it looks as if the 150c has more features, such as memory card slots, as well as the 145c's USB stick port, but slightly lower spec, and print speed, or at least according to a few reviews I found.I've had this for a week almost now, and it's everything I could have hoped for, had no problem printing out a 64 page PDF manual for my Samsung fax, wheras my HP would've jammed after about 10 pages, so I'm very pleased with this machine.Compatible inks for the 150c seem to about the same as for the 145c, so only about £10 or under for a set on eBay!

I never researched the 150c , so I couldn't really say if it's better or worse, or a newer or older model, although the review for the 150c I found was dated 2007, so maybe.All I do know, is that I'm glad I've changed to a brand, I previously hadn't considered until I started following advice from other HUKD members, and although it's early days, I think I made the right choice in not going for another Epson or HP, as I had done previously, and will hopefully save a lot of money on ink in it's lifetime as well.

Take a look at the Brother website, you'll find the full specs for both machines which should help you decide.:thumbsup:
#17
Thanks HAL2000. I was actually on the brother.co.uk site earlier, but couldn't find the 150C anywhere. Even finding the 145C was hard - i had to do a site search. Any chance you could post a link? In the meantime i'll keep looking...
#18
otherparty
Thanks HAL2000. I was actually on the brother.co.uk site earlier, but couldn't find the 150C anywhere. Even finding the 145C was hard - i had to do a site search. Any chance you could post a link? In the meantime i'll keep looking...


No problem, it took me a long while to find, as they are in another section of the site, Brother solutions.Anyway, here are the links for each printer, which contain everything you'll need, brochure, specifications, pictures, drivers, info etc etc

Brother 150c
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/eu/gb/en/model_top/colormfc/dcp150c_eu_as.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=dcp150c_eu_as

Brother 145c
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/eu/gb/en/model_top/colormfc/dcp145c_eu_as.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=dcp145c_eu_as

I hope this helps, with choosing, and if you decide you want the 145c, but your local Ryman doesn't have it in stock, you could order online, or perhaps see if Staples / Office World will price match, although I tried that in Argos, as it was nearer, and they wouldn't.Got to say I was pleased they didn't, because the staff in Ryman were very helpful (I always respect store staff having spent some time on the other side of the counter years ago!).Good Luck :thumbsup:
#19
Cheers for that - most helpful! :thumbsup:

I think i'll go for the 145C and just get it delivered, altho i'm off on holiday in a couple of days, so may wait till i get back. Hopefully the price will still be the same!
#20
I have this printer but I'm having problems with the black ink, it's not printing properly. I've put in a few new carts and it's comes out a grey colour as if it's running out. Anyone else have this problem?

EDIT: sorry it's the 135-c model i have.
#21
Best printer I have ever used.
#22
bought one for mum for xmas. Fab find,
[Travel Expert]#23
I got the Brother MFC-235C when it was on offer at Ryman and combined with cashback and codes I got it less than £35, plus as you say the extended warranty for registering. This printer is no longer on the site but it was the printer, fax, scanner, copier one.

A quick question though, yes inks are cheap, but my mum (it was for her) has heard somewhere that non-brother inks destroy the printer so will only buy genuine brother and even on Ebay, these are about £5 each. I'd much prefer to pay the £1 odd that was on the second comment!

Does anyone have any views about this?

Rachel
#25
rachelandgromit
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A quick question though, yes inks are cheap, but my mum (it was for her) has heard somewhere that non-brother inks destroy the printer so will only buy genuine brother and even on Ebay, these are about £5 each. I'd much prefer to pay the £1 odd that was on the second comment!

Does anyone have any views about this?

Rachel


I use non Brother Cartridges from Choice Stationery in mine, I have 3 Brother Printer/Scanners, I have never had a problem with any of them.
1 Like #26
I use cheap carts no probs, i print everyday. These printers do have poor ink level monitors, but you can "cheat". If you search google you will find how.

Basically the printer will tell you your cart is empty when it is nowhere near! All you need to do is get a sharpie marker, and draw on the side of the cart, tricking the printer into thinking you have more ink. it does work, its actually quite handy this way as you know how much more time youve got left to get of your ass an order more!
#27
Can anyone find a decent CISS for this - or is it just less grief getting the cheaper 3rd party carts? :-)

Also, the voucher doesn't appear to work online....but there's 8% Quidco.... can anyone confirm? :-)
#28
Does this printer print directly onto discs?
#29
rachelandgromit
A quick question though, yes inks are cheap, but my mum (it was for her) has heard somewhere that non-brother inks destroy the printer so will only buy genuine brother and even on Ebay, these are about £5 each.

I bought a DCP-115C about 4 years back and it's been solid as a rock, brilliant little printer, I was pleased it didn't have the annoying chip that tells you the ink is empty before it really is. The old Epson I had was a cow for giving "replace ink" and you'd shake the cart and find stuff still in it. At least with the Brother it's a physical sensor which you can cover with black tape if it's inaccurate!

I bought original cartridges because they were cheap enough and I didn't do a lot of printing, and had no problems (always left the printer on so it could self-clean periodically). Then I bought some compatible ones because Tesco didn't have the originals. All was fine for a couple of months but then two colours stopped printing. I stripped the flexi-strip with the small jet holes out and soaked it in isopropyl for a few days, several times, but no joy. I also blew it through with air pressure but could only see the working inks coming out of the head.

It still works with black ink, I will undoubtedly buy another Brother because it is a cracking device, but I don't think I would risk compatible ink again. I guess it might have happened if I'd used original ink, who knows.
#30
Now on my third Brother all in one printer. Use it for work. It churns out about 1000 pages per week tirelessly and is extremely cheap to run. These do a lot of tasks well but none of them exceptionally. So for instance if you are after the best photo printing this isnt for you however its a great all round printer/scanner/copier and I highly recommend it.
The onsite warranty is a bonus too.
#31
can i make this wireless ?
#32
H+R to the OP. Thankyou :) Note that P&P is free on all orders over £35 form the site, which this qualifies for.


The problem I have always had is that I use my printers infrequently, so the ink has tended to 'dry out' or block up the printers. I haven't bought a printer in 3 or 4 years due to this. Is hits still a problem. Would I have this problem with the toner in a cheap laser printer ?

Thanks.
#33
Been looking for a printer deal for about 3 weeks and i just bought the hp 4585 last week,
Not opened it, is it worth taking back and getting this instead?
#34
I was about to buy this one-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Photosmart-C4480-All-One-Printer/dp/B001CG4UI4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Im not so sure now, if the Brother ink is so cheap
1 Like #35
jacksj1
H+R to the OP. Thankyou :) Note that P&P is free on all orders over £35 form the site, which this qualifies for.


The problem I have always had is that I use my printers infrequently, so the ink has tended to 'dry out' or block up the printers. I haven't bought a printer in 3 or 4 years due to this. Is hits still a problem. Would I have this problem with the toner in a cheap laser printer ?

Thanks.


No, you wouldn't have this problem with any laser printer. Laser printers have toners that contain dry carbon 'dust' or particles that get burned onto the paper at high temperatures. The worst that can happen is that this 'dust' settles inside the toner. If you take the toner out and give it a quick shake from side to side, then all should be well. I've used printers that have lain idle for years and would still print as if they'd just come new out of the box.
#36
Cheers OP! Moving into my first house soon and was on the look out for a decent printer for a decent price... Ordered one :)
#37
I've not had a Brother printer for years (since I had a bubblejet!) and was wondering what the drivers are like? I would like to connect this printer to my NAS box for use on a small home network. (I use a terastation which can handle 1 printer connected to it via USB)

Thanks,
#38
Can't find this at Rymans or argos. I think deal is finished.
#39
paulace
No, you wouldn't have this problem with any laser printer. Laser printers have toners that contain dry carbon 'dust' or particles that get burned onto the paper at high temperatures. The worst that can happen is that this 'dust' settles inside the toner. If you take the toner out and give it a quick shake from side to side, then all should be well. I've used printers that have lain idle for years and would still print as if they'd just come new out of the box.


Thanks mate. Rep added. :)





dottyqueen
Can't find this at Rymans or argos. I think deal is finished.


Folloeing link looks active to me, still ?

http://www.ryman.co.uk/Brother-DCP145C-AllInOne-Printer-Scanner-Copier-1225032273.asp?affID=3003&utm_id=3003&network=buyat
#40
My free Dell printer has just run out of ink - new ink looks to be £14 a pop.

Worth me ditching it and buyin one like this?

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