Bridgewater, N.J. — Brother unveiled the first product in its new Professional series of color inkjet all-in-one printers. The MFC-6490CW is targeted at small-business and home-office customers who require the ability to print, copy, scan and fax on paper measuring up to 11 inches by 17 inches.
The device features built-in wired Ethernet or wireless 802.11b/g network interfaces. It has dual paper trays to accommodate both standard 8-inch by 11-inch paper, and 11-inch by 17-inch paper; it can accommodate up to 400 sheets and features an automatic document feeder that can accommodate up to 50 sheets at once. Print speeds register at 35 ppm in black and 28ppm in color.
The device features a four-cartridge ink system so users only have to replace an empty color, and it can print images with resolutions up to 6,000 by 1,200 dpi.
The printer also has a built-in 3.3-inch widescreen display and allows for direct photo printing from digital camera media cards, USB flash drives or PictBridge-enabled cameras.
The printer is available at an estimated street price of $299.99 and includes a two-year limited warranty.