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New Brother(TM) Color Laser Machines Offer Low Acquisition Costs and Business-Focused Features to Help Small Workgroups Boost Productivity

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Brother International Corp.
100 Somerset Blvd.
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807
USA



Press release date: May 13, 2014

Enhanced Mobile Device/Cloud Connectivity and Fast Print Speeds Help Improve Workflow

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- Brother International Corporation, a leader in business technology, today launched its new HL-L8000 series color laser printers and MFC-L8000 color laser all-in-ones, designed to offer mobile-friendly, fast color printing for small workgroups in small to medium sized businesses (SMBs).

To help SMBs keep their printing budgets in line, Brother has priced these models with printers starting at $349.99(1) and all-in-ones starting at $529.99(1). Brother has also included a number of money-saving features including the availability of high-yield replacement toner cartridges(2) to further reduce cost per page, Secure Function Lock to limit accessibility to help regulate paper and toner use, and automatic duplex (two-sided) printing to help reduce paper consumption. Making use of these cost-saving features can help businesses save up to 60% by printing their color documents in house(3).

The printers (HL-L8250CDN, HL-L8350CDW, and HL-L8350CDWT) and the all-in-ones (MFC-L8600CDW, MFC-L8850CDW) help SMBs by offering fast color and black print speeds up to 32ppm, as well as wireless printing from leading smartphones and tablets(4) via AirPrint(TM), Google Cloud Print(TM), the free Brother(TM) iPrint&Scan app, Wi-Fi Direct®, and Cortado Workplace.

The all-in-ones add copying and faxing, as well as an intuitive color TouchScreen display that makes navigating the machine's functionality quick and easy. Both all-in-one models feature web connectivity(5) via the Brother Web Connect Interface, to allow businesses to scan materials directly to leading cloud storage services, including DROPBOX, BR-DOCS, EVERNOTE®, GOOGLE DRIVE(TM), ONENOTE®, ONEDRIVE®, and more(5).

They also feature advanced scanning features typically reserved for standalone scanners, including background removal(6) for clear scans, blank page skip(6) and ID scan,(6) as well as scanning to a variety of destinations such as FTP, Secure FTP, Microsoft® SharePoint®(6), e-mail server(7), and more. The MFC-L8850CDW adds two-sided scanning and copying that helps to save time by capturing both sides of a page in a single pass.

The full line of ENERGY STAR® Qualified printers and all-in-ones also offer energy-saving Auto Off Mode, as well as a Deep Sleep Mode that uses less than 1W for printers and less than 2W for all-in-ones to help reduce energy consumption and costs.

"We're proud to offer these new color laser printers and all-in-ones to our valued SMB customers," said Steve Feldstein, Brother Director of Marketing for SMB laser products. "When you consider their robust feature sets and competitive price points, their value becomes abundantly apparent," he added. "With fast print speeds, versatile connectivity options, mobile device printing, and flexible paper handling, they're perfect for businesses looking for a dedicated color machine to maximize productivity in small workgroup environments."

HL-L8350CDW Color Laser Printer key features:

--  Fast, high-impact business printing at up to 32ppm color/black, at up to 2400 x 600 dpi resolution
--  Automatic duplex (two-sided) printing
--  Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces
--  250-sheet capacity paper tray, plus a 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray for envelope printing, thicker media or custom sizes. Optional add-on tray(2) adds capacity for an additional 500 sheets
--  Mobile device printing(4) from compatible Apple® iOS, Android(TM), Kindle Fire(TM), or Windows® Phone mobile device. Print via AirPrint(TM), Google Cloud Print(TM), the free Brother(TM) iPrint&Scan app, Wi-Fi Direct®, and Cortado Workplace
--  USB Direct Interface to print files (JPEG, PDF and XPS files) directly from your USB flash memory drive
--  High-yield replacement toners available(2) (approx. 4,000 pgs(8) black / 3,500 pgs(8) color); print 2X more(9) than standard-yield color toner cartridges
--  Estimated street price $399.99(1)

In addition to the HL-L8350CDW, Brother will also be introducing the HL-L8350CDWT, that ships with dual paper trays (250-sheet and 500-sheet capacity) at an estimated street price of $499.99(1), as well as the HL-L8250CDN, at an estimated street price of $349.99(1).

MFC-L8850CDW Color Laser All-in-one key features:

Includes all of the features of the HL-L8350CDW listed above, plus:

--  Print/copy/scan/fax, with automatic duplex (two-sided) printing, plus single-pass duplex copying, scanning, and faxing through the automatic document feeder
--  4.85" Color TouchScreen Display with Web Connect to scan to popular cloud services including DROPBOX, BR-DOCS, EVERNOTE®, GOOGLE DRIVE(TM), ONENOTE®, ONEDRIVE®, and more(5)
--  Active Directory (LDAP) for network authentication and authorization
--  50-page capacity auto document feeder
--  Legal size document glass
--  USB Direct Interface to print files (JPEG, PDF & XPS files) from or scan to your USB flash memory drive
--  Estimated street price $599.99(1)

In addition to the MFC-L8850CDW, Brother will also be introducing the MFC-L8600CDW, at an estimated street price of $529.99(1).

For more information on the HL-L8000 or MFC-L8000 series, or to locate a retailer, visit www.brother.com.  For more information on the mobile device printing and cloud connectivity functions of Brother Printers and All-in-ones, visit www.connectprintshare.com.

Apple and AirPrint are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Use of these trademarks is subject to Apple permissions. Android and Google Drive are trademarks of Google Inc. Use of these trademarks is subject to Google permissions. Kindle, Kindle Fire, and Amazon are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. SharePoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Windows Phone and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Use of these trademarks is subject to Windows permissions. Cortado is a trademark of Cortado AG. Evernote is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under license.

About Brother
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, N. J., was established on April 21, 1954 and currently markets many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.

These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center® machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch® Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information you can visit the website at www.brother.com.

Working with you for a better environment

At Brother, our green initiative is simple. We strive to take responsibility, act respectfully and try to make a positive difference, to help build a society where sustainable development can be achieved. We call this approach Brother Earth.

(1)Estimated street price, prices may vary.
(2)Additional purchase required.
(3)Brother cost per copy (MSRP) calculation vs. nationwide copy centers as of September 2013. See http://www.brother-usa.com/lp/outperformwithcolor for details.
(4)Requires connection to a wireless network. See www.connectprintshare.com for details, availability and compatibility.
(5)Requires Internet connection and an account with desired service.  See www.connectprintshare.com for more details.
(6)Feature available using Brother Control Center.
(7)Requires SMTP/POP3 mail server support. Standard with MFC-L8850CDW. MFC-L8600CDW requires free download from http://solutions.brother.com.
(8)Based on yields in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798 (letter/A4).
(9)When comparing high-yield TN-336 C/M/Y cartridges vs. standard-yield TN-331 C/M/Y cartridge yields.
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