Brother Unveils New Business Colour Laser Line-up - Breakthrough Performance & Value for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

    DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Brother International
Corporation (Canada) Ltd today continued to reinforce its position as one of
the leaders in providing laser printing solutions to the home office, as well
as small and medium-sized business markets with the introduction of its new
colour laser printer and multi-function centre line-up. At print speeds of up
to 21 pages per minute in both colour and monochrome and with a starting price
of $499.99 Can(*), these machines set a new standard for performance,
compactness as well as print quality, and certainly provide the best value for
the investment. The series include three (3) new network ready colour laser
printer models (HL-4040CN, HL-4050CDN and HL-4070CDW) and one
(1) multi-function unit (MFC-9440CN).
    With a focus on quickly delivering brilliant colour laser printing for
desktops and small offices, this new line-up of printers and multi-function
centres (MFC) is driven by Brother's new colour laser engine, which uses the
single pass technology so as to provide this best-in-class output speed of
21 ppm. This innovative technology simply requires paper to be passed across
the drum just once to pick up all four colours, rather than four times. This
enables users to produce colourful, high resolution 2400 x 600 dpi output that
results in razor sharp text and brilliant colour quality for consistently
professional-looking documents.
    Moreover, each machine has built-in Ethernet network connectivity
standard, in addition to their Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. They also offer
PCL6 emulation, as well as a USB Direct Interface that allows compatibility
with both PictBridge and USB Flash Memory Drives. The line-up also uses an
easy access front loading system for all consumables, plus the user has the
option of choosing "standard" or "high yield" toners.
    "Being a major player in the monochrome laser printing market in Canada,
and given the current market trends, our colour laser line expansion is
appropriately timed to serve the expanding colour laser printing market,"
states Brian Caldwell, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Brother Canada.
"These newly developed single pass colour laser machines clearly demonstrate
Brother's level of engineering expertise and market commitment to small and
medium-sized businesses."

    Brother's new line-up of printers and MFCs:

    HL-4040CN: network-ready colour laser printer.

    HL-4050CDN: network-ready colour laser printer with built-in automatic
    two-sided printing (duplex).

    HL-4070CDW: Wi-Fi certified wireless network-ready colour laser printer
    with built-in automatic two-sided printing (duplex).

    MFC-9440CN: network-ready colour laser Multi-Function Center(R) (5-in-1):
    print, copy, scan, fax and pc fax functions with a full software suite to
    maximize your business efficiency.

    These high-performance new products were built on Brother's legacy of
making desired levels of printing functionality available and affordable to
the SOHO/SMB marketplace. Starting with its market leading monochrome
Multi-Function Centres and entry level laser printers over 10 years ago,
Brother continues to meet the evolutionary output needs of small to medium
sized businesses by including as standard a number of enhanced features at
new, affordable price points.
    Brother backs-up these offerings with extensive user support including
machine lifetime toll-free technical support, in addition to a 1 year limited
exchange express warranty(1) for the HL-4040CN and a 1 year limited on site
warranty(2) for the HL-4050CDN, HL-4070CDW and MFC-9440CN. The HL-4040CN and
MFC-9440CN are now available at several major office super store locations
across Canada and all four of these models will become available across
multiple distribution channels in the coming weeks. The estimated street
prices of these units are as follows: HL-4040CN: $499.99 Can(*), HL-4050CDN:
$579.99 Can(*), HL-4070CDW: $629.99 Can(*) and MFC-9440CDN: $869.99 Can(*).


    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 centres and labeling machines. Brother also
markets a wide range of home and industrial sewing & embroidery machines.
Globally, Brother is a four and half billion-dollar company, employing more
than 23 000 people, 160 of whom call Canada home. It has 19 production and
recycling facilities and 40 sales companies operating in 35 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).

    1. See warranty for details.
    2. Brother's national authorized service provider will repair your
       machine on-site. Certain conditions apply. See warranty for details.
    (*)  Estimated street prices may vary.

    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, Brother
International Canada, Toll-free: 1-800-361-6466 (ext. 2266), (514) 685-0600
(ext. 2266),; NOTE TO EDITORS: Testing units,
detailed specsheets and high resolution photos are available upon demand.

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