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Color Laser Multi-Function Copier/Printer with Duplex Capability

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The DCP-9045CDN is a full-featured Color Laser Copier/Printer with high-quality color scanning. Delivering the same print speed, copy speed and output quality as the DCP-9040CN, the DCP-9045CDN adds automatic duplex (2-sided input/output) printing, copying and scanning‡, a legal-size document glass, 50-page capacity auto document feeder, twice the memory, as well as a USB Direct Interface with PictBridge compatibility.

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.
  • Automatic duplex (2-sided) capability. Use less paper and save money at the same time by using its built-in automatic duplex (2-sided) printing, copying and scanning‡.
  • Convenient up to 50-page auto document feeder. Scan or copy multiple pages at a time using the up to 50-page auto document feeder.
  • High quality color scanning. Available from either the document glass or through its up to 50-page automatic document feeder, you can scan documents, images and more.
  • 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. Increase your total paper input capacity up to 800-sheets by adding an optional 500-sheet paper tray‡.
  • High capacity replacement toner cartridges‡. Lower your cost per copy, since you won’t have to replace toner cartridges as often.
  • Easily accessible USB Direct Interface. Conveniently print PDF or JPEG files from or scan PDF or JPEG files to a USB flash memory drive. You can also print directly from a PictBridge compatible digital camera.
  • 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.
  • 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-9045CDN
"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.
USB Direct Interface/PictBridge‡
PDF and JPEG files via USB flash memory driveSupports the Camera & Imaging Products Association PictBridge standard CIPA DC-001. Visit for more informationUSB 2.0 Standard. USB Mass Storage standard from 16MB to 8GB. Support format: FAT12/FAT16/FAT32
Duplex Copying‡
Max. letter size paper for ADF duplex copy.
Duplex Scanning‡
Max. letter size paper for ADF duplex scan.
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.
Optional Paper Trays (capacity)
Maximum capacity based on using 20 lb. (bond) paper. 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)
Cable(s) not included.
System Requirements
  DCP-9045CDN 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-9045CDN 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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