Brother DCP-B7500D Multi-Function Monochrome Laser Printer Review

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Brother DCP-B7500D
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4/5

Brother is a multinational Japanese company that provides world-class electronics and electrical appliances. They manufacture reliable and high-quality products, including inkjet printers, laser printers, multi-functional printers, sewing machines, label printers, document scanners, and other computer-related machines.

Brother’s introduces an innovative Toner Cartridge Technology for mono laser printers and multi-function centres. Brother DCP-B7500D Multi-function Monochrome Laser Printer offers increased page yield for significant cost savings.

Brother DCP-B7500D Laser Printer Detailed Review

DCP Laser Printer

Product Description

Type: Multifunctional (Print + Cpoy + Scan)Resolution (dpi): 2400 x 600
Printer Output: MonochromeSheet Tray Input Capacity: 250 pages
Connectivity Option: USBScanner Type: Flatbed
Pages Per Minute: 34 pagesADF: No (Manual)
Duty Cycle: 15000 pages per monthWarranty: 1-year
Page Yield: 2600 pagesDisplay: LCD
Duplex Printing: Yes (automatically)OS Supported: Windows, Mac & Linux
Toner: TN-B021Weight: 10.5 Kg
Page Size Supported: A4, Letter, A5, A5(Long Edge), A6, Executive, Legal, Folio, Mexico Legal, India Legal

The Good

The Bad

Key Features

Low-Cost Toner

Regular toner cartridge furnishes complex part with toner in one self-contained unit. Once the toner has run out, you need to replace that adds the higher cost and unwanted waste. With this new multi-function printer, you only need to replace the toner tube. It allows reusing the main cartridge unit for optimal cost efficiency. As we already mentioned, the toner tunnel offers an outstanding 2600 page yield.

Tray Capacity

It was less painful to feed the sheets into the machine. It can hold upto 250 sheets into its input sheet tray. Moreover, it has the ability to handle a variety of papers up to 230 g/m^2, so we can say that it needs less effort. The fully enclosed large paper capacity tray is standard to shield your printer from dust or moisture. There is a standard single-feed tray to meet the user’s needs for thick paper printing.

Whereas, the output capacity is 120 sheets with face down. For face up delivery, it can send only one sheet. Along with this, the GSM value for this machine from 60 to 230 g/m^2. GSM means the thickness of the paper media. It covers the tracing paper, standard printer paper, book pages, flyers, envelopes, posters, and brochures.

Scan

This Brother DCP-B7500D monochrome printer releases a result of scan 22.5/7.5 ipm. The resolution of the scanner is 1200 x 1200 dpi for optical and for interpolated it is improved up to 19200 X 19200 dpi. It has a 210 mm maximum scan width. Moreover, it provides the facility to scan the documents of different formats of OCR (Optical Character Recognition), email, file, share point. Where PC-CC4 software only used for accessing the data from SharePoint for printing.

Copy

You can make multiple copies of the documents up to 34/36 copy per minute (CPM) speed. This feature delivers 600 x 600 dpi resolution for copying the documents. Like the scanning feature, the maximum copy width is 210 mm of copy feature. The N in 1 feature helps to copy two or 4 pages onto the same sheet of the page and save paper.

Toner Cartridge

Tn-B021In this Brother DCP-B7500D Multi-function printer, TN-B021 toner cartridge is used. It is a genuine toner available at a far more reasonable price. It undergoes some test schemes to assure the print quality and durability before delivering to the users. The weight of this black colour toner is 240 grams.

It contains toner powder of dry mixture of plastic particles, carbon, and black or other colouring agents. This thing makes the actual image on the paper. Further, the toner is transferred to paper via an electrostatically charged drum unit. It is fused onto the sheet by heated rollers during the printing process.

Drum unit

DR B021It uses the DR-B021 drum that has approx. 12000 pages. The drum unit is a green metal cylinder that carries a static electrical charge. Besides, it attracts the toner powder and applies it to paper when it passes through the multi-function printer.

OS Supported

The OS of the system plays an important role in print quality. If your computer doesn’t have an updated version of OS, you could find that print quality suffers. The reason behind this problem is not to fit with drivers and language to communicate. This laser printing machine supports most of the Windows, Mac and Linux OS. The supported OS is Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10, MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux.

Memory

It has standard 128MB RAM to store the files temporarily transmitted from the host computer. After printing, this data disappears while processing the print memory act as a buffer. The large size of memory then means faster printing. It helps to prevent delays in output and avoid errors. You achieve super-quality text and graphics, the more memory makes it fast. The general thumb rule is that memory is directly linked to speed and quality.

Other Features

  • Emulation: This machine uses the PCL-6, BR-Script3 (driver), PDF version 1.7. The BR-Script interpreter of this printer allows you to control text and graphics on the page.
  • Power consumption varies slightly depending on the usage environment. While printing it uses the 475 Watt power, and on sleep mode, it consumes up to 6.2 Watt.
  • The processing speed of the printer is 600 MHz.
  • USB 2.0 Interface: It gives the ability to printer to interconnect different devices with a cable.
  • This machine is an energy star certified for more energy-saving performance.
  • The Brother has a maximum monthly duty cycle of 15000 pages. It is related to the robustness of a device. It helps to determine whether a printer suited for your required printing volume.

Performance

This All In One Printer delivers fast and precise performance. It does a great job in terms of execution of print, scan & copy. Apart from it, it supports different page sizes like A4, Letter, A5(Long Edge), A6, Executive, Folio, Legal, India legal, Mexico Legal. The following some factors that define the performance of the Brother DCP-B7500D printer.

Printing Speed

With new laser twin technology, it increases the print speed up to 34 pages per minute. It provides professional quality results with amazing print speed. Besides, it meets the large requirements of the office in a few time.

Print Quality

You get professional-looking documents with crisp text and great quality of graphics at high print resolution. It is expressed in dots per inch (dpi). This measurement specifies how many individual dots of ink or toner the printer deposits within one square inch of the printable area, so the higher the DPI, the sharper and clearer the image.

Duplex Printing

Automatic 2-sided printing enables you to print on both sides. In the case of 2-side printing, the speed for printing is 16 pages per minute. It helps to save paper and money effectively. It featured with zoom function, and you can select according to your need from 25% to 400%.

Setup and Operation

1. Power ON/OFF

Its simple to operate by turn on from the power button. If you turn it off and again press the power and hold for a few seconds before shutting it down.

2. Function of Buttons

Copy/Scan options: Press this button for temporary access for scanning and copying.

Scan button uses to switch the machine into scan mode.

2 in 1 (ID) copy button to set the copy function and print both sides on a single page in case of ID (Identification cards).

3. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

It has 16 x 2 lines LCD means it can display 16 characters per lines and there are two lines. It displays messages to assist you in setting up and run the machine. If the printer is in Ready Mode or COPY Mode, then the display panel shows the different instructions. These directions are the type of copy, number of copies, quality, contrast, and copy ratio.

4. Menu Buttons

Menu buttonsMenu: It is available for programming your machine settings.
Clear: It is press to delete entered data or to cancel the current settings.
OK: It is used to store the machine settings.

5. Stop/Exit

From the name, it is clear stop means stop the running operation or exit from a menu.

6. Start

Like stop/exit button, the function of start is just like their name. Press to start the copying or scanning the documents.

Load Paper

1. Use the paper tray for plain paper, thick, thin, recycle paper. Adjust the guide properly and never exceeds the limit of tray handling capacity.

2. In the manual feed slot, you can feed plain paper, thin, thick, bound, recycle, labels. Use both hands to insert the sheet of paper.

Troubleshooting

You may encounter some issues while running the brand brother machine. Even if there seems to be a problem with your machine, you can resolve most problems yourself.

First of all, check the following:
1. The power cord of the machine is connected properly, and the power is on.
2. All of its orange protective parts have been removed.
3. The access point of wireless network, router or hub is turned on, and its link indicator is blinking.
4. Paper inserted correctly in the paper tray.
5. The interface cables securely connects to the machine and the computer.
6. Check the status of the Brother machine on your computer.

There is Window appears on the screen and has a different kind of messages. By using the Status monitor, you get three types of icons, either a green icon indicates the normal stand-by condition or yellow icon intend a warning or red icon means an error has occurred. It also shows a grey icon that indicates the machine is offline.

Next, click the troubleshooting button to access Brother’s troubleshooting website.

What's the bottom line?

Brother DCP-B7500D meets your deadlines and large printing needs. The overall cost factor is less in comparison to other printers. It doesn’t need to replace the drum when toner is running out. It is an all in one feature with fast and attractive output, making it a decent choice for home, offices.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does mean of page yield?

Page yield is the predicted number of pages that can be printed with a printer toner. It is set by ISO for Standardization so, this is a reliable way to compare products. Since all the products tested to same ISO Standards.

2. Why does Brother printer keep sending a message to replace toner?

This situation happens when the printer’s toner is at the end of life. Until you have replaced the toner cartridge with a new one, the Brother machine keep prompting the message. If you run the empty toner for too long can cause overheating or expensive damage to your printer.

3. What happens if you don’t replace the drum unit?

If you don’t replace the drum unit, you will find the smudges, blank spot, streaks on the page. We can say that the overall print quality declines. With only replacing the toner cartridge not improves the quality of prints due to the expired drum unit.

4. What is the difference between the drum unit and toner unit?

These two terms are not the same, but both have a vital role in producing the print. Toner Cartridge contains the toner powder with 2600 page yield. It doesn’t last longer than the drum unit. Drum unit is electrically charged cylinder. It transfers the powder on to the paper. It requires to replace after the 3-4 times toner replaced as it has 12000 pages yield.

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