Brother has launched its latest range of colour laser and inkjet multifunction devices. The company has upgraded its colour inkjet range with 10 multi-function machines that feature print, scan and copy functions and are available with or without fax capability.

The Brother MFDs are aimed mainly at the home user market. All of Brother's new printer, copier scanners are compact models, and Brother claims print speeds of up to 30ppm (pages per minute) for mono and 25ppm for colour printing.

All of Brother’s new inkjet printers use individual ink cartridges which are accessed from the front of the machine, as is the paper tray. As the mains cable is on the side of the Brother MFDs, this also means that it can be backed right up against the wall to conserve space. The USB cable is also rooted inside the machine to reduce clutter.

The entry level inkjet printer, scanner and copier, the Brother DCP-135C starts at £49.99. Some of the models in the new range such as this one feature a white iPod-esque look, a new design approach for Brother.

The step up model from the DCP-135C is the DCP-150C which boasts speeds of up to 27ppm for monochrome printing and 22ppm colour. It also has the ability to print digital images direct from memory cards such as Compact Flash 1 and Memory Stick Pro. The Brother DCP-150C costs £59.99 and will be available in August. In addition to scanning to email, OCR, image or file, as the DCP-135C is capable of, the DCP-150C can also scan to card.

Brother DCP-9040CN

Brother DCP-9040CN

Inkjet printer, scanner and copier

The Brother DCP-350C is a colour inkjet printer, scanner and copier. Where it differs from the DCP-150C is in its 2in colour LCD screen, on which you can perform basic photo edits. It also features a 20-sheet photo paper tray. This model costs £79.99 and will also be available in August. As with all of Brother's new inkjet printer models, the DCP-350C features PictBridge capabilities to directly connect a camera and to a printer, and face-filter software for enhancing and adjusting photographs of people.

Brother’s new network-ready colour inkjet printer, scanner and copier, the DCP-560CN, comes with a 2.0in colour LCD and 10-sheet automatic document feeder. Available in August, the DCP-560CN will cost £99.99. At the top of Brother’s range of multifunction inkjets without fax capabilities is the DCP-770CW, costing £149.99. The DCP-770CW is wired and wireless network ready and includes a 3.3in colour LCD screen.

Brother also announced its range of colour inkjet printers with scanner, copier and fax capabilities. The lowest price all-in-one from this range is the MFC-235C which costs £69.99 and will be available from August. This features easy to use functions, a faster printing speed, PictBridge connection and the ability to print direct from USB memory stick.

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