The Brother’s new range comprises two printers and four MFDs incorporate duplex printing (which can be set as the default in order to save paper), 600×2400 dpi, Wi-Fi connectivity (with support for AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria and Windows Mobile Printing, as well as Brother’s own iPrint&Scan app), a 250-sheet paper tray, and high-yield toner said to be good for up to 2300 pages at a lower cost per page. Toner-save mode further reduces the cost of printing ‘while still maintaining crisp text and vibrant colors,’ according to Brother.
On the security side, they allow the use of PINs to impose page limits and to restrict the use of features such as color printing, a secure print mode that holds jobs until the user enters their unique password on the keypad; and a setting lock to prevent unauthorized users from tampering with the configuration.
The entry-level model is the HL-L3230CDW – an Officeworks exclusive – is rated at up to 18ppm, with a first print time of less than 15.5 seconds.
The other new printer is the HL-L3270CDW, with print speeds up to 24ppm and a slightly faster first print time. It also features Ethernet connectivity, plus NFC capability to simplify printing from NFC-enabled mobile devices.
Turning to the MFDs, the DCP-L3510CDW, the scanning/copying side features a 50-sheet ADF, with speeds up to 27 ipm (mono) and 21 ipm (color). Print speed matches the HL-L3230CDW.
Then there are the MFC-L3745CDW and the MFC-L3750CDW, which have the same scanning specifications as the DCP-L3510CDW, but with print speeds up to 24ppm and the addition of faxing capability. The main differences between them are the MFC-L3750CDW includes the ability to print directly from and to scan to a USB drive, and it will only be available from Officeworks.
Finally, the specs of MFC-L3770CDW are generally similar to the MFC-L3750CDW, but with dual sensors on the ADF allowing both sides of the page to be scanned in one pass.