Brother International on Tuesday introduced its first digital colour laser copier/printers. The new DCP-9000 series is targeted at small offices and small workgroups. The first two models, the DCP-9040CN and DCP-9045CDN cost US$599 and $699 respectively.
Both printers can output up to 21 pages per minute in either monochrome or colour modes, and output at 2400 x 600 dots per inch. They feature built-in Ethernet networking support and PCL 6 and BR-Script3 (PostScript-compatible) emulations. The 9045CDN also offers a "USB Direct" interface that's compatible with USB flash memory drives and PictBridge-enabled cameras.
The printers can copy pages at up to 17 copies per minute, and perform reductions and enlargements from 25 to 400 percent in 1 percent increments. The 9040CN sports a 35-page auto document feeder, two-line LCD display, 64MB memory and 300-sheet paper capacity.
The 9045CDN has built-in auto duplexing support, a 50-age auto document feeder, legal-size platen, five-line LCD display, 128MB memory and optional 500-sheet legal/letter-sized paper tray.
Brother claims a standard-yield black toner cartridge on these models lasts for about 2500 pages and costs $60; a high-yield cartridge is also available for $92.99, that lasts for approximately 5000 pages. Three colour toner cartridges are required, as well; each standard cartridge lasts for about 1500 pages and costs $70 each; high-yield cartridges cost $130 each. The drum unit's yield is about 17,000 pages. All cartridges are replaced through a front-loading system.
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