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Brother MFC All-in-One Printers Announced

New Flagship model features 4.2″ Widescreen Color LCD, Fast Printing Speeds, Ethernet & Wireless Connectivity and 5.8 GHz Digital Cordless Handset

Brother International Corporation continues its mission to introduce unique, feature-rich all-in-one products, with three new additions to its line of low-profile color inkjet Multi-Function Center (MFC) models–MFC-465CN ($149.99*), MFC-685CW ($199.99*), and MFC-885CW ($249.99*), each will be available in October. Brother’s newest color inkjet products continue to challenge the market by delivering robust feature sets including increased print speeds and built-in network interfaces for all three models. In addition, Brother is the industry’s first manufacturer to include a widescreen color LCD on its all-in-one printers, for a valuable range of benefits that include a greater ease of use, “before & after” photo edit viewing and fax previewing to help eliminate needless printing of “junk” faxes. The new widescreen LCDs are available on the MFC-685CW and the MF-C885CW models.

“These new models follow Brother’s blueprint of exceeding the expectations of today’s home and home office consumers by delivering many more features at a better value than the competition”, said Joyce Brittingham, Senior Product Manager at Brother International. “Our new widescreen color LCD models show Brother’s dedication to enhance the user experience and provide a unique customer value”.

EXPANDING NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
The MFC-465CN, MFC-685CW and MFC-885CW come standard with a built-in Ethernet network interface to enable the sharing of printing, scanning, faxing and media card access for multiple users within a network. The new MFC-685CW and the MFC-885CW include a built-in wireless (802.11b/g) network interface, allowing the freedom to place the MFC where it is most convenient to access without the need to be connected to a computer with wires. Users can connect it directly to a wireless router via the Ethernet interface or print using the wireless connection in either infrastructure or ad-hoc mode.

NEW CATEGORY-FIRST WIDESCREEN COLOR LCD
Brother is the first color inkjet manufacturer to add widescreen color LCDs to select models of its all-in-one color inkjet products. The MFC-885CW offers a wide 4.2-inch LCD screen, while the MFC-685CW includes a wide 3.3-inch display. Along with the wide LCDs, these models also have the ability to enhance photos from a digital camera media card or USB flash drive on the color LCD screen. Another ideal use for the widescreen is the ability to preview incoming faxes before printing–therefore eliminating the need to print “junk” faxes. When the “Fax Preview” function is turned on, the MFC will store all received faxes in memory. The user can then preview the faxes on the widescreen LCD and then either print the fax or delete it.

The widescreen also gives Brother the ability to enhance the on-screen help information and set-up. The photo enhancement capabilities are easy to use and include auto correct, skin tone enhancement, scenery enhancement, red eye removal, photo conversion to monochrome and sepia. All of these features allow users to view images before and after editing the photo. Other features include image cropping and viewing a slideshow of the images on the media card.

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NEW MODEL OVERVIEW
These three Brother products will replace the popular MFC-440CN, MFC-665CW and MFC-845CW models respectively. All models are available through all Brother sales channels such as office superstores, major retailers and distributors. -0-

MFC-465CN…NETWORK (ETHERNET) READY

  • Print speeds of up to 30ppm black and 25ppm color
  • 2.0″ flip-up color LCD display with photo enhance capabilities
  • Photo bypass tray that holds up to 20 sheets of 4″ x 6″ glossy paper without removing the 100 sheets of standard paper
  • Network-Ready built-in Ethernet interface(2) (share print, scan, fax and media card access)

MFC-685CW…NETWORK & WIRELESS-READY
Includes all of the features of the MFC-465CN plus:

  • Wide 3.3″ color LCD display
  • Ethernet-ready and built-in 802.11b/g interfaces(2)
  • Built-in Message Center features includes…
  • Digital Answering Machine (stores up to 29 minutes)
  • Full Duplex Speakerphone
  • Convenient Telephone Handset

MFC-885CW…WIRELESS-READY FOR PRINTING & TELEPHONE
Includes all of the features of the MFC-685CW plus:

  • Wide 4.2″ color LCD display
  • 5.8 GHz digital cordless handset
  • Expandable to a total of 4 handsets

FEATURING INNOBELLA™ PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
Brother’s newest MFC models use Brother’s lineup of Innobella™ ink cartridges and photo papers. When used with Brother’s print engine technology, the Innobella™ ink and paper enables and empowers consumers to accurately reproduce beautiful, vibrant, radiant color images while simultaneously enhancing image permanence and longevity.

Innobella™ inks and papers were conceived and engineered to become fundamental, operational components of an integrated printing “system”. Together, this system delivers reliable, consistent and dazzling color reproductions from the first print to the last.

The new MFC line uses a 4-cartridge ink system that only requires the user to replace the color that runs out. The LC-51 series Innobella inks have yields of up to 500 pages for black and 400 pages for each color cartridge (based on 5% page coverage).

ABOUT BROTHER
Bridgewater, New Jersey is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas, from Canada to South America. It has fully integrated sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities located in the U.S. In addition to its headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Ohio, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. For more information you can visit the web site at http://www.brother.com.

NOTE: All trademarks and registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies.

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* Estimated Street Price

(1) CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro™, xD Picture Card™ Type M / Type H, Secure Digital™, MultiMediaCard™

(2) Cables not included

(3) Additional purchase required

+ Resolutions are listed horizontal by vertical

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