Large Ink Cartridges Boost Brothers New A3 Range
Extra-large ink cartridges are a key addition to Brother's new A3 printer range.
The firm says the three models - the MFC-J6910DW, MFC-J6710DW and MFC-J6510DW - offer faster print speeds and a wide range of cheap printing options.
In addition to full A3 print, copy, scan and fax capabilities, print speeds are increased by three times thanks to a new generation print head – churning out 12 images per minute for mono (ten images per minute for colour).
The machines use extra-large ink cartridges that, Brother says, will deliver up to 2,400 pages.
" A3 printers are becoming an essential tool in many professional industries, such as architecture, where companies need to produce professional, cost-effective designs and plans in-house," said Phil Jones, sales and marketing director for Brother.
"Our new range of A3 printers has been designed to cater for these requirements in one efficient machine, with high quality print technology and useful features such as A3 duplex and A4 booklet print."
Recently, printer expert Stephen Baker told the New York Times that despite the rise of smartphones and other sophisticated devices, sales of printer ink still remain solid.
Colour Ink Cartridges 'Will soon be as cheap as mono'
Demand for colour ink cartridges is set to keep on growing over the next few years, the sales and marketing chief of Brother has predicted.
While many home consumers are still wary of splashing out on colour printer ink, the technology giant is confident that this will soon be as affordable as black and white printing.
Indeed, the company has lent its support to the view expressed in a recent report from Context, namely that the costs of mono and colour printing are set to be equal by 2015 at the latest, with technology retailers, as well as consumers themselves, set to be among the biggest beneficiaries of this trend.
"There is a proactive selling opportunity here, where the channel can contact these customers ahead of when they would have otherwise made a purchase, explain to them the benefits of switching to a colour machine and demonstrate the decrease in cost," Brother's Phil Jones explained.
These comments come soon after Brother launched its LC61BK printer ink cartridge.
Brother Launches New Label Printers
Printer ink maker Brother has launched two sophisticated new labelling printers. The printer specialist has unveiled the TD-4000 and the TD-4100N, specifically for the warehouse, logistics, health, food and retail markets.
A high-speed device, the TD-4000 offers barcode label software, web management and a cutter. The TD-4100N has all these and is enhanced by modern networking tools.
Mike Kelly, head of identification at the printer ink firm, said: "These two new labelling machines bring a lower cost of ownership solution to our product line up. The QL range offers low initial investment and high quality output, whilst the TD models offer high quality print volumes and low running costs, so now Brother can offer a solution for a wide variety of applications and budgets."
The label printers, which are network-ready, print at a speed of 110 millimetres a second, accept labels up to 102 millimetres wide and boast a print quality of 300 dots per inch.
Recently Brother's printer ink cartridges were praised for being "pioneering"
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