Brother Introduces Expanded Line of Color Laser Printers & All-in-Ones
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Brother International Corp. has introduced its expanded line of color laser printers and all-in-ones. These devices have been specifically designed to address critical business challenges faced by organizations of all sizes. This new series of devices provides enterprise-level security, helping to ensure that confidential documents are only accessed by intended recipients and restricting unauthorized parties from accessing specific printer functions, such as color printing to help control printing costs.
The new color laser devices deliver enhanced color and sharp black-and-white documents along with fast printing and scanning speeds up to 52 images-per-minute (ipm) simplex and up to 104 ipm duplex, along with advanced features to help business users increase productivity. The devices are optimized for today's mobile workforce and include access to popular business cloud services and NFC connectivity for mobile device printing and greater security.
“This new color series offers the capabilities that any sized organization needs, including security features, robust paper handling, superior image quality and workflow solutions typically seen in larger, more expensive devices," said Randy Dazo, group director, Office Document Technology. "Brother is effectively positioned to not only address the needs of larger organizations, but also provide a higher level of workflow capabilities in a small footprint, while affordably bringing color printing to higher-print-volume environments."
The new color lineup is designed for a full range of office, workgroup and larger-volume print environments. Brother's new line assists businesses with producing dynamic color printing of brochures, reports, presentations and more. They can support a broad range of office environments and industries, especially those that need to meet specific data privacy, sharing and storage guidelines, including education, government, health care, retail, legal, financial services and real estate. Each model is built to deliver the security and speed enterprises require, with up to 33 pages per minute (ppm) in both color and black and white.
"This next generation of products further underscores Brother's commitment and leadership position in providing business-class document technology in a small footprint typically associated with larger, more expensive and service-prone devices," said Steve Feldstein, director of marketing — business laser & scanner products, Brother International Corp. "From the business standpoint, these printers and MFPs deliver durability, scalability, security and high-impact color laser printing at an extremely low total cost of ownership. For IT professionals, the devices can integrate into an organization's existing infrastructure, enhancing network document security."
The HL-L8260CDW printer and MFC-L8610CDW MFP provide excellent cost efficiency with a wide range of features such as wireless connectivity and duplex printing. The HL-L8360CDW printer and MFC-L8900CDW MFP deliver all the features of the base models along with a number of key enhancements, including NFC connectivity and compatibility with super high-yield cartridges for low-cost printing. The new color portfolio also introduces two new Brother Workhorse series models, the HL-L9310CDW and MFC-L9570CDW. These models offer scalable paper handling and a low TCO with included super-high-yield cartridges and Brother Genuine Ultra high-yield replacement cartridges, ideal for mid-sized offices and workgroups with higher print volumes. The new Brother Workhorse series color laser devices were developed to meet the needs of even the most demanding document imaging environments.
This new device line provides security sensitive environments with advanced security features to keep documents and information private and secure. All devices offer Secure Function Lock, which gives administrators the ability to restrict usage and limit machine functions on a group or per-user basis. Color printing can be limited to help control costs.
Additionally, most devices support LDAP, Active Directory and an integrated NFC card reader that provides walk-up authorization to release print jobs and to access machine functions using a compatible NFC card or badge. Network user authentication also protects against unauthorized access to the device to help protect your information and can help ensure regulatory compliance.
The devices are designed to improve an organization's document workflow through the built-in touchscreen display that comes in a variety of sizes by model, including a 7-inch tablet-like touchscreen display on the MFC-L9570CDW. These enable creating up to 64 customizable shortcuts to simplify complex and frequently used tasks. This enhanced interface reduces operational steps and provides quick access to Brother apps, which enable scanning directly to email, searchable PDF formats and to editable Microsoft Office documents.
Touchscreens also provide easy access to the Brother Web Connect interface to directly print from popular business cloud services, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and OneDrive. Users can also scan to popular cloud services such as Evernote, OneNote and more. Other business-focused scanning destinations include SharePoint, SSH Server (SFTP), Network Folder (CIFS) and support for the Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), enabling customized business-specific capabilities for improved operational workflow.
Scalable paper handling options provide organizations with the ability to meet peak demands and expand as their business grows. Expandable paper capacity means less time refilling trays and more uptime. Users can add up to three 250-sheet capacity optional trays for HL models and two of the MFC devices. For even greater capacity, users can add up to two 500-sheet capacity optional trays for the HL-L8360CDW, HL-L9310CDW, MFC-L8900CDW and MFC-L9570CDW models.
For additional paper capacity, Brother offers a full floor-standing complement to the HL-L9310CDW and MFC-L9570CDW. This optional Tower Tray increases total capacity up to 2,380 sheets for larger jobs to help enable workflow optimization and increase productivity.
The HL-L8260CDW, HL-L8360CDW, HL-L8360CDWT, MFC-L8610CDW and MFC-L8900CDW will be offered by online retailers, office superstores and Brother authorized resellers.
The manufacturer's suggested retail prices are as follows:
The Brother Workhorse series models, HL-L9310CDW and MFC-L9570CDW are offered exclusively through our Brother Authorized Partner Program (BAPP) resellers, as well as direct market resellers, dealers and office superstore contract resellers.
The manufacturer's suggested retail prices are as follows:
The HL printers will be available at the end of March and the all-in-ones will be available in April.