Brother has announced six new models of inkjet multifunction printers that achieve a resolution of 6,000 x 1,200 dpi and print with 1.5 picoliter droplets. All new equipment has a PictBridge port to allow direct printing from any camera that supports this protocol or JPG files located on a USB memory. They also include the Face Filter Studio Software for retouching and editing photos.
When used in copier mode, the resolution is 1,200 x 600 dpi in color or 1,200 x 1,200 in black, while the scanner offers a maximum of 19,200 dpi per interpolation. The results of the scans can be sent directly to an OCR or by e-mail, as well as stored in USB memory sticks (except for the MFC-235C and MFC-260C).
Two of the models, the DCP-350C and MFC-465CN include a 2-inch screen and a dedicated tray for 10×15 cm photo paper. It is also possible to carry out certain basic retouching (such as red-eye removal, auto-adjustment or sepia or black-and-white toning) on photos directly on the printer, without the need for a computer. These machines are equipped with 32 MB of internal memory and offer a print speed of 30 and 25 pages per minute respectively.
On the other hand, the MFC-235C, MFC-260C and MFC-465CN models integrate a 14.4 kbps fax with reception memory of up to 170 pages.
All new printers use separate ink cartridges for each color and are warranted for two years.
The prices of the equipment are as follows:
DCP-135C: EUR 79
DCP-150C: 89 EUR
DCP-350C: 119 EUR
MFC-235C: 109 EUR
MFC-260C: 139 EUR
MFC-465CN: 189 EUR