Brother iPrintScan Developed for Android Users

2010-10-19 16:57:21

Published on 2010-10-19 16:57:21

Previously only available for iPad and iPhone, printer ink maker Brother has made its printing app iPrint&Scan available for Android users – you must have at least version 1.6 or above, though. Available as a free download, iPrint&Scan allows users with a Brother laser or inkjet printer to wirelessly print documents from, and scan documents to, their smartphone.

Greater functionality is enabled through the ability to print photos through other applications, such as Facebook.  Brother says it developed the tool to accommodate the rising popularity of smart devices, with all its inkjet multifunction products released from 2009 having a wireless interface, so compatible with iPrint&Scan.

While the application is in English for the time being, there are plans to develop French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Dutch versions by the end of this year.

Brother was also in the news this week after four of its recent printers released were accorded positive reviews by a freelance journalist.


Brother Aims For Bigger Share Of VAR Market With New Printers And Ink Cartridges


Ink cartridges manufacturer Brother is aiming to increase its VAR market share by launching a selection of mono laser printers.

These machines will be targeted at small and medium businesses, with the devices marking the first time that the company has provided maximum speeds of 40ppm, while paper capacity has jumped to 1050 sheets, reports ChannelBiz.

Speaking to the news provider, Andy Forsyth, senior general manager of UK sales and marketing at Brother, said: "We’re extremely proud of our very strong performance in the VAR/SI channel, which is purely down to the long-term relationships we’ve developed across this sector."

Mr Forsyth cited market intelligence as another reason why the company has been able to develop efficient printing solutions for customers.

Brother's profile in the industry was boosted recently after it was announced as the sponsor of Channel 4's business programmes, with the Drum reporting that the move will see the company endorse shows such as Secret Millionaire and Undercover Boss.


Strong Results From Brother Black Compatible Ink Cartridge


Regular printers looking for top quality results from their ink cartridges may wish to look at the options available from Brother.

According to the manufacturer, the LC51BK Black Compatible Print Cartridge provides owners with enough ink to last for approximately 500 pages on five per cent coverage. Meanwhile, print quality is maintained through the print head being regularly kept clean by the MFC, with this process only using a small amount of ink.

Other factors that businesses may find affect their print quality include the choice of paper, with the best option being those developed to control ink absorption and to have resistance to wrinkling. Furthermore, individuals may want to play close attention to where they store their printouts, as exposure to light could have a bearing on final quality.

It is advised that any printed copies of information are kept in a dark, dry and cool place, with the more intense the light shining on the document, the faster it is likely to fade. Alternatively, those looking for sharper and clearer results from their printer ink may prefer the Brother LC41C cartridge.

Posted by Jamie Foster.

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