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Color Laser Multi-Function Copier/Printer

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The DCP-9040CN is a color laser copier with up to 21ppm color laser printing and high-quality color scanning suitable for any home office or small/medium sized business. Now you can produce your own rich color output instead of outsourcing your color copying or printing. Also, choose from a variety of copying features such as the ability to reduce or enlarge documents from 25-400%, multi-copying up to 99 copies or copy two or four pages onto one page to save paper.

Main Features
  • Fast color laser printing and copying. Delivers an impressive color and monochrome print speed of up to 21 pages per minute, and copy speeds of up to 17 copies per minute.
  • Outstanding print quality. Produce brilliant, colorful presentations, brochures and documents that will give you a competitive edge.
  • Network connectivity so you can share its functionality. Its 10/100 Base-TX (Ethernet) interface‡ enables multiple users to share its powerful print and scan capabilities.
  • Convenient 35-page capacity auto document feeder. Scan or copy multiple pages at a time using the 35-page capacity auto document feeder.
  • Versatile paper handling. It has an up to 250-sheet paper tray for letter or legal paper and also a convenient up to 50-sheet multi-purpose tray for envelopes, labels or letterhead.
  • High quality color scanning. Available from either the document glass or through its up to 35-page automatic document feeder, you can scan documents, images and more.
  • High capacity replacement toner cartridges‡. Lower your cost per copy, since you won’t have to replace toner cartridges as often.
  • One Year On-Site Limited Warranty. Provides industry leading support right to you.
  • Brother™ iPrint&Scan. Free app download for wireless printing (JPEG, PDF, web page & e-mail) and scanning to your Apple®, Android™ or Windows® Phone 7 (JPEG only) mobile device‡.
Conditions for the DCP-9040CN
"In-box" Consumables/Yield‡
Approx. toner yield based on 5% page coverage (letter). Drum yields are an approximate rating and may vary by the type of use.
Automatic Document Feeder Capacity (max. pages)‡
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb paper.
BR-Script3 is PostScript®3™ compatible
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.
Optional Memory (MB)
Additional purchase required.
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)‡
Max. capacity based on using 20 lb. paper.
Standard Interface(s)
Additional purchase required.
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System Requirements
  DCP-9040CN Supported Functions
Computer Platform & Operating System Supported Functions Interface
Windows® 2000 Professional3 Printing, Scanning USB, 10/100BaseTX (Ethernet)
Windows® XP Home Edition1,3 Windows® XP Professional1.3
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition1
Windows Vista®1
Windows® 7
Windows Server® 2003(print only via network) Printing 10/100BaseTX (Ethernet)
Windows Server® 2003 x64 Edition(print only via network)
Mac® Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater Printing, Scanning USB2, 10/100BaseTX (Ethernet)
  DCP-9040CN Minimum System Requirements
Computer Platform & Operating System Minimum Processor Recommended RAM Required Hard Disk Space
Windows® Windows® 2000 Professional3 Intel® Pentium® or equivalent 256 MB 460 MB
Windows® XP Home Edition1,3 Windows® XP Professional1.3
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition1 64-bit processors4 512 MB
Windows Vista®1 Intel® Pentium®4 64-bit CPU or AMD equivalent 1 GB
Windows® 7 1 GB (32-bit)2 GB (64-bit) 1.18 GB
Windows Server® 2003 Intel® Pentium® III or equivalent 512 MB 50 MB
Windows Server® 2003 x64 Edition 64-bit processors4
Mac® Mac OS® X 10.2.4 or greater PowerPC G4/G5, Intel® Core™ Solo/Duo, PowerPC G3 350MHz 160 MB 480 MB
  1. For WIA, 1200x1200 resolution. Brother Scanner Utility enables to enhance up to 19200 x 19200 dpi.
  2. Third party USB ports are not supported.
  3. PaperPort™ 11SE supports Microsoft® SP4 or higher for Windows® 2000 and SP2 or higher for XP.
  4. AMD Opteron™, AMD Athlon™ 64, Intel® Xeon® with Intel® EM64T, Intel® Pentium® 4 with Intel® EM64T or equivalent.

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