New York – Brother today introduced its first color laser multifunction printers based on its new in-house designed laser engine.
The two-unit MFC-9000 Series are the next generation of products stemming from Brother’s HL-4400 single function printers that started shipping in April.
Brother’s MFC-9440CN multifunction printer.
"Brother can now chart its own course," said Jeff Sandler, Brother’s marketing director, laser multi-function printing, adding that the company considers this one of the company's most important breakthroughs. The primary benefit of using Brother-created technology is the company is no longer at the beck and call of an OEM when it comes to product development.
The MFC-9440CN, shipping this month with a $599 suggested retail price, features 21 page per minute print speeds for color and monochrome at up to 2,400 x 600dpi, 17ppm for copies and 1,200 by 2,400 color scanning, Sandler said. There is also a 33.6K modem for faxing.
The MFC-9840CDW, $849 and shipping in September, adds built-in Wi-Fi and duplex printing, scanning and faxing.