Brother Launches the World's First Colour Business Inkjet All-in-One with 11-by-17-inch, Ledger-size Printing, Copying and Scanning Capabilities

    First-ever "Professional Series" inkjet models from Brother make in-house
    printing & imaging affordable to small business users

    DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Brother International
Corporation (Canada) Ltd. today unveils its "Professional Series" line of
colour inkjet all-in-one units with built-in networking capabilities. Designed
especially for small business users, this new Brother series represents the
latest example of the company's vision and strength in anticipating the office
machine needs of SMBs and home office customers. In addition to traditional
business functions, the new series offers innovative tools not available from
any other manufacturer, including the ability to print, copy, scan and fax up
to the ledger 11-by-17-inch size. The new series features three models: the
network-ready MFC-5490CN (ESP $179 CDN), the network-ready MFC-5890CN
(ESP $249 CDN) and the top-of-the-line wireless network MFC-6490CW
(ESP $349 CDN).
    "With our new Professional Series, Brother literally changes and expands
the market by creating a new product category", said Brian Caldwell, Senior
Product Marketing Manager at Brother Canada. "These new products were built on
Brother's legacy of making innovative business technology affordable to small
and mid-sized workplaces, based on customers' feedback."

    Groundbreaking Wireless Network MFC-6490CW with 11"x17" business projects

    The top-of-the-line MFC-6490CW truly expands large-format project
possibilities. While it offers standard-size printing capabilities suited to
most business owners' day-to-day needs, it also allows for Ledger-sized
printing, scanning, copying and faxing capabilities.
    Benefits of 11-by-17-inch Ledger-sized printing and copying include the
ability to create:

    - Eye-catching 11-by-17-inch signage and flyers
    - Creative projects such as restaurant menus, posters and displays
    - Large-format plans or CAD drawings
    - High impact business proposals
    - Easy-to-read complex spreadsheets on one page
    - Professional-looking, colour business proposals
    - Scanning, copying and faxing capabilities at up to 11-by-17-inch size
      via a ledger-size document glass and auto-document feeder (e.g.
      newspapers, signs and 2-page view copies of magazines, books, etc.).

    In addition to being the first Brother colour inkjet all-in-one to
integrate up to 11-by-17-inch capabilities, the MFC-6490CW also includes
wireless networking, intuitive controls, dual paper trays with up to 400 sheet
total capacity, in addition to shipping with high-yield consumables.

    Brother's New Professional Series - Common Features on All Models of the

    Designed to satisfy real business needs, all three models in the
Professional Series offer a bundle of innovative features, including:

    - Network-ready: all models' powerful features can be shared over a
      network with multiple users
    - Large capacity paper trays and auto-document feeder
    - USB Flash memory drive and PictBridge compatibility
    - High-speed Super G3 33.6 Kbps fax modem
    - Fast colour and monochrome output, up to 35 ppm mono & 28 ppm colour(1)
    - Brother's PhotoCapture Centre
    - Brilliant colour output at up to 6000 x 1200 dpi(2)
    - Four separate ink cartridges (designed so the user only needs to
      replace the colour that is empty).

    Entry Level Business All-in-Ones: MFC-5490CN and MFC-5890CN Features

    While the entry level network-ready Business PRO MFC-5490CN possesses a
large 150-sheet paper tray, a 50 sheet auto document feeder and a backlit
2-line LCD screen, the step-up model MFC-5890CN adds ledger-size (11" x 17")
printing capability, high yield ink cartridges and an easy-to-read widescreen
3.3" colour LCD which allows the user to preview and edit pictures without a

    Business-class unmatched customer service offer

    All products in the Brother Professional Series are covered by an
unmatched 2-year express exchange warranty. Continuing on its strong customer
service legacy, Brother also includes machine lifetime toll free technical
support, as they do for all their products.
    The MFC-6490CW is currently available at major office equipment retailers
across the country and the MFC-5490CN and MFC-5890CN will begin shipping in
October. To learn more about Brother Business Colour Offerings, visit

    1. PPM speed excludes time to complete first page and will vary depending
       on a variety of factors.
    2. Resolution listed vertical by horizontal dpi.


    Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. is part of an impressive
worldwide network of companies that markets a range of business machines and
home appliances known for their originality, creativity and reliability:
printers, faxes, multifunction centers and labelling machines. Brother also
markets a wide range of home and industrial sewing & embroidery machines.
Globally, Brother is a 4.8 billion-dollar company, employing more than
25 000 people, 160 of whom call Canada home. It has 19 production facilities
and 41 sales companies operating in 39 countries and regions around the globe.
Brother's history dates back to 1908, when Kanekichi Yasui opened a small
sewing machine parts and repair shop in Nagoya, Japan.
    Brother Canada was established in 1960 and is headquartered in the
greater Montreal area. Additional information about Brother and its products
is available on or by calling the toll-free number:
1-877-BROTHER (276-8437).

    Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd., Japan.
    All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered
    trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective

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For further information:

For further information: Estelle L.-Lacroix, Public Relations
Specialist, Brother International Canada, Toll-free: 1-800-361-6466 (ext.

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