It might not feel like it but Spring is in the air and, as is traditional, the printer manufacturers have been busy updating their ranges. Brother has been busier than most, launching no fewer than twelve models in the last few weeks. The first of these were inkjet multifunction printers, which include the MFC-J4x10DW range and the DCP-J4110DW.
The DCP-J4110DW is a well-equipped little machine, with built-in fax, automatic duplexing, 4.5cm colour touch screen and a front USB port for direct printing and scanning. It also boasts a maximum print speed of 25 pages per minute in colour and a range of connectivity options, including AirPrint and WiFi. The MFC-J4710DW, near the top of the Brother range, has a slightly faster print speed, a larger 9.3cm screen and an additional 250-sheet paper tray.
So much for the inkjets, let’s take a look at the new laser printers. The new devices use LED rather than laser technology, giving them a lower energy consumption than a laser printer and allowing them to print on thicker media. There are seven devices in total; three single function colour printers and four colour MFPs.
The single function printers, the HL-3140CW, HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW all feature WiFi connectivity, AirPrint and Google Cloud Print as standard. The HL-3150CDW and HL-3170CDW also include an automatic duplex unit, while the HL-3170CDW comes with PostScript 3 emulation for consistent, business-quality documents.
Starting at just under £130 ex VAT and rising to just over £170, the HL-3100 series are ideal for low volume users, such as small offices or home businesses. However, if you’re a small business user with a need for some level of document management, the multifunction range is probably more up your street.
There are four MFPs to choose from; the DCP-9020CDW, MFC-9140CDN, MFC-9330CDW and MFC-9340CDW. All four devices feature a 9.3cm colour touch screen, 35 sheet ADF, duplex unit and 250-sheet paper tray. You’ll also get AirPint and Google Cloud Print as standard, along with direct USB printing and PostScript 3 emulation.
All bar the DCP-9020CDW also include a fax, whilst all but the MFC-9140CDN come with WiFi connectivity. Any of the four would be an ideal addition to the small office or home office with only minor differences in speed and memory capacity on top of those already mentioned.
Take a look at the new printers for yourself and, if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call on 023 9262 3300.
by Anthony Morgan