Brother Debuts New Multi-Function Printers

Brother on Tuesday introduced three new multi-function printers: the MFC-240c (US$99.99), MFC-440cn ($149.99), and MFC-665cw ($199.99). They replace the companyis current MFC-210c, MFC-420cn and MFC-640cw models, respectively. Product pages were not available on the companyis Web site as The Mac Observer posted this article.

The base model 240c features color printing, color copying, color scanning, color faxing, PC fax send and PhotoCapture Center technology. It prints at speeds up to 25ppm in black and 20ppm in color, with an automatic document feeder that holds up to 10 pages and print resolutions up to 6000 x 1200 dpi. It will ship in late July.

The 440cn offers all of the 240cis features plus a two-inch flip-up color LCD screen, a photo bypass tray that holds up to 20 sheets of 4 x 6-inch glossy paper without the need to remove the standard paper, and an Ethernet port for networking. It will ship in mid-September.

Finally, the 655cw features everything its siblings do, but it increases the LCD to 2.5 inches, adds 802.11b/g wireless networking, and ups the print speeds to 27ppm black and 22ppm color. It also has a built-in message center with a digital answering machine, a full duplex speakerphone, and a telephone handset.

Thanks to MacCentral for the heads-up.