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Laser Multi-Function Copier

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Fast Laser Copying and Printing for your Home or Small Office

Ideal for any home or small office, the DCP-7040 is great for making quick copies or printing text-based documents. Its up to 35-page auto document feeder is convenient for multi-page copying or scanning or you can use the document glass for single-page copying or scanning. Reduce/enlarge documents from 25-400% and you can even make copies without the use of a computer!

Main Features
  • Fast printing and copying. Print and copy speeds of up to 23 pages per minute.
  • High-quality laser output. Produce crisp, rich black output up to 2400 x 600 dpi print resolution at a low cost per page that laser technology provides you.
  • Stand-alone copying. No PC required to make copies. Reduce/Enlarge documents from 25-400% in 1% increments and poster and Nin1 capabilities, too.
  • 35-page auto document feeder‡. A quick and easy way to copy or scan multi-page documents up to legal size paper.
  • Flatbed color scanning. Use the document glass to scan pages directly to your e-mail application or to a single PDF file using the ADF.
  • Fold-out rear output tray. Allows for a straight-through paper path and ideal when using the single-sheet bypass slot for printing envelopes or thicker media.
  • Flexible paper handing. Features a 250-sheet capacity paper tray adjustable for letter or legal size paper. Plus, a single-sheet manual bypass for envelopes, labels or other types of media.
Conditions for the DCP-7040
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approximate toner cartridge yield in accordance with ISO/IEC 19752 (letter/A4). Drum yield is approx., and may vary by type of use. For more information see
Automatic Document Feeder Capacity (max. pages)‡
Max. capacity based on using 20 lb. paper.
Maximum Monthly Duty Cycle‡
Maximum number of printed pages per month and can be used to compare designed durability between like Brother products. For maximum printer life, it is best to choose a printer with a duty cycle that far exceeds your print requirements.
Recommended Monthly Print Volume‡
The recommended range of monthly printed pages to achieve the best possible performance and printer life. Printers are intended to handle occasional usage beyond this range with little or no effect. Consistently printing above the recommended print volume, however, may adversely affect the print quality or life of the machine. It is always best to choose a printer with an appropriate recommended print volume to allow for any anticipated increase in printing needs.
Standard Input Paper Capacity (sheets)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
Standard Interface(s)
Cable(s) not included. USB interface is compatible with USB 2.0 specification.
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System Requirements
  DCP-7040 Supported Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows® 2000 Professional4 Printing, Scanning2 USB
Windows® XP Home Edition2,4 Windows® XP Professional2,4
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition2
Windows Vista®2
Windows® 72
Macintosh® Mac OS® X 10.2.4 - 10.4.3 Printing, Scanning2 USB3
Mac OS® X 10.4.4 or greater
  DCP-7040 Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Minimum Processor Recommended RAM Required Hard Disk Space
Windows®1 Windows® 2000 Professional4 Intel® Pentium® II or equivalent 256 MB 460 MB
Windows® XP Home Edition2,4 Windows® XP Professional2,4
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition2 64-bit processors 512 MB
Windows Vista®2 Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent 64-bit processors 1 GB
Windows® 72 1 GB (32-bit)2 GB (64-bit) 1.18 GB
Mac OS® X 10.2.4 - 10.4.3 PowerPC G4/G5PowerPC G3 350MHz 256 MB 480 MB
Mac OS® X 10.4.4 or greater PowerPC G4/G5Intel® Core™ Processor 1 GB
  1. Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.
  2. For WIA, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
  3. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  4. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft® SP4 or higher for Windows 2000 and SP2 or higher for XP.

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