Brother DCP-145C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer Review

Low cost and High Performance” is the catchy phrase used for Brother’s DCP-145C Colour Photo Printer. The user might feel ambiguous a bit before buying the catchy phrase! However it is quite true that the multifunction Inkjet printer is cost effective without any compromise in the quality. Therefore, we would like the users to take a preview at the recognition given for Brother’s line of printers as listed below;

1. “Highly commended” product by PC Pro -The highly commended award is rated on product’s reliability, print quality, buy again and overall.
2. Energy Star Compliant- appreciation for being energy efficient machine
3. Blue Angel certification – having minimal impact in the environment

Product Description

Brother DCP-145C Inkjet Photo Printer is a low flatbed printer model. The multifunction includes copy, scan and print colourful documents and photos. The printer is based on Ink Jet technology. Each of the function’s highlights is listed below.

Colour photo printer

We can print documents and pictures in both mono and colour mode. The print resolution ranges up to 1200×6000 dpi. As a reason of using standard Brother’s consumables (Innobella range of inks and papers) the picture/ document clarity is amazing. The photo images are automatically enhanced using the Reallusion Face Filter studio Software. The print speed varies upon the size the documents or images (refer the specifications table).


It is possible to save the scanned copy to any location in the desktop / laptop or any USB memory stick. If the scanned document needs to be edited it could be stored in OCR (optical Character Recognition) and edited as required. In case of scanned pictures, the photos can be stored in any photo editing software and could be edited. The resolution of the scanned copy is 1200×2400 dpi, but the same could be increased up to 19,200 dpi if we set the interpolated resolution (an inbuilt scan software increases the resolution).


The photocopier speed is indicated as 5 copies per minute irrespective of monochrome or colour input. The copy resolution is up to 1200×1200 dpi.

Brother DCP-145C Multifunction Photo Printer – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Brother
Model Name DCP-145C Compact Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Colour/Finish white
Dimensions (H x W x D) 365 x 390×150 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