Small Businesses Benefit From LED Technology with Brother’s New Compact Colour Range

Singapore, 27th October 2009 – Brother International Singapore, a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the 'Customer-First' approach, announced today a new range of compact colour printers and Multi-Function Centres (MFCs),to be available in end October. Comprising of three all-in-ones (DCP-9010CN, MFC-9120CN, MFC-9230CW) and two printers (HL-3040CN, HL-3070CW), their prices start from $498 – thus making the range one of the most cost-effective.

By utilising a newly improved LED printing technology, Brother is able to offer high speed printing at 16 pages per minute (ppm) and rich colour print quality at up to 2,400 x 600 dpi resolution, without increasing the cost of ownership. This will certainly meet the printing needs of both Small Offices Home Offices (SOHOs) and Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMBs).

Brother’s new compact colour LED printers and MFCs range is specially developed in-house. Through the use of LED and single pass printing technologies, the fast print speed remain consistent regardless of whether the print job is in full colour or monochrome.

“The key features of our new compact colour range are made possible by LED technology. The launch of this series positions Brother as the first manufacturer to have developed in-house printers and Multi-Function Centres across all major printing technologies – thermal, laser, inkjet and LED” said Mr Takeo Shimazu, Managing Director of Brother International Singapore Pte Ltd.

The new colour compact LED series also offers 250-sheet paper tray for less frequent paper refilling, wireless network and LAN network capabilities for multiple users usage as well as a range of connectivity options for enhanced time management.

The MFCs additionally offer print, fax, copy and scan functions in one machine with the unique scan to FTP and network features to reduce the amount of paper filing and easier document management for today’s offices. Alternatively, users can also scan to and even print directly from USB flash memory drive.

To help further reduce Total Cost of Ownership, the Toner Save Mode enables draft quality printouts that consumes less toner, while a separate toner and drum technology lets users maximise toner and drum usage so less is spent on replacing drums and reducing wastage.

SMBs will also enjoy saving on out-sourcing costs thanks to brilliant outputs and the high quality of in-house printing for professional-looking business documents, presentations and marketing collaterals.

Each product of the Brother compact colour LED series has been developed to achieve the lowest possible eco-footprint, low emissions and low energy usage. The new range carries the Energy Star efficiency mark rating for a minimal impact on the environment.