Brother International beefed up its business-class lineup with the introduction of new color laser printers and all-in-one multifunction color (MFC) devices. The announcement includes models available only through Brother Authorized Partner Program (BAPP) resellers. All are targeted to the small business/office or workgroup environments.
The laser printers and all-in-one units are all based on the same engine with varying degrees of toner and paper capacity. NFC card readers are standard on all models except the HL-L8260CDW. The new color laser printers come in three models. The HL-L8260CDW prints up to 33 ppm with black toner cartridges that are good for 4,500 pages and color cartridges for 4,000 pages. Its duty cycle is rated at 40,000 pages per month. It also has gigabit Ethernet and wireless I/F. The HL-L8360CDW increases black and color toner cartridge capacity to 6,500 pages and the duty cycle to 60,000 pages per month. It also features a 2.7-inch touchscreen and sells for $650. A second version of this model, the HL-L8360CDWT, adds a second tray that can hold 500 pages. The HL-L9310CDW, part of the Brother Workhorse series sold only through its BAPP resellers, ups black and color toner capacity to 9,000 pages (although it ships with 6,500-page cartridges) and has an 80,000-page monthly duty cycle.