updated 11:25 am EDT, Tue June 12, 2007
MFC-9000 series debuts
Brother today introduced its new MFC-9000 series color laser multi-function centers, a collection of printers that utilize the same internally developed single-pass laser printing technology found in the company's HL-4000 color laser printer series. Brother's MFC-9000 series includes the network-ready MFC-9440CN and the MFC-9840CDW, both of which feature up to 21 pages per minute print speed for both color and monochrome printing. Both models produce 2400x600-dpi output, and each MFC offers built-in Ethernet connectivity alongside a USB 2.0 interface. The MFC-9440CN and MFC-9840CDW also includes PCL6 and BR-Script3 (PostScript 3) emulations, as well as USB Direct interface that enables compatibility with PictBridge-capable cameras and USB flash storage. The MFC-9440CN is priced at $700 and is slated for shipment this month, while the MFC-9840CDW is priced at $850 and is expected to ship this September.
Brother's MFC-9440CN produces up to 17 copies-per-minute in both color and monochrome, according to the company, and features a 35-page auto document feeder capacity. High capacity replacement toner cartridges are available for the device, while a 300-sheet paper input capacity is expandable to an optional 500-sheet tray. The device also includes a 33.6Kbps modem, PLC6 and BR-Script3 emulations, 16 one-touch 300-speed memory locations, and 64MB of standard memory alongside a one-year warranty.
The MFC-9840CDW comes with built-in 802.11b/g wireless connectivity as well as duplex support for two-sided print/copy/fax functionality. The more costly unit also ships with 128MB of memory standard alongside 40 one-touch and 300 speed dial memory locations.