updated 08:50 am EST, Mon December 15, 2003
Brother laser printers
has introduced its next-generation mid-range office laser printers. The new HL-6050 Series is designed for office desktops and small workgroups that need a fast, compact, and expandable monochrome laser printer. The USB-based printer features a 25ppm print speed, 1200 dpi resolution, 32MB of memory, built-in duplex printing, 500-sheet standard paper tray, wireless networking option(b), and advanced print functionality. The new HL-6050 Series features a 6 ppm speed increase, higher standard input and output paper capacity, twice the standard memory, and a lower cost-per-page than its predecessors. The HL-6050D and HL-6050DN are $550 and $700, respectively. They are expected to ship next week.
The HL-6050D and HL-6050DN provide a 600-sheet total standard input capacity via a 500-sheet lower paper tray and a 100-sheet multi-purpose paper tray. To minimize unnecessary user interventions, an optional 2nd 500-sheet paper tray can be added to bring the total paper input capacity up to 1,100 sheets. The new printers also feature Brother's unique three-color LCD display that features one-touch job reprint and job cancel buttons and a secure-print function for confidential, password-protected printing. Both come standard with an up to 7,500-page toner cartridge and an up to 30,000-page drum unit. Drivers are available for Mac OS 9/X.
The new printers come with drivers for Mac OS 8/9/X and industry standard emulations including: PCL6, BR-Script 3 emulations (PostScript 3 emulation), IBM Proprinter and Epson FX. The HL-6050DN comes standard with a built-in 10/100 BaseT Ethernet print server, and an optional internal 10/100 BaseT Ethernet print server is available for the HL-6050D.a For wireless printing, an internal 802.11b/g Ethernet print server is available. The printers also accept an optional CompactFlash card for storing print jobs, forms, and additional fonts.