Brother International Corp.
is introducing two new digital multipurpose systems — the DCP-8020 and DCP-8025D — that are targeted at small to medium sized businesses and workgroups.
Both offer legal-sized copying or scanning from either the document glass or built-in automatic document feeder. They can also be used as a high-resolution laser printer and color scanner. Both will begin shipping at the end of May, and will have estimated street prices of US$499.99 and $599.99, respectively.
Both models function primarily as a flatbed digital laser copier with speeds of up to 17ppm. They include a 50-page auto document feeder and feature a legal-sized (up to 8.5 x 14 inches) document glass for scanning books, magazines, or other bound documents; you can also use the automatic document feeder to make legal-size copies as well.
The DCP-8020 can reduce and enlarge images from 25 percent to 400 percent (in one percent increments). Paper-saving features like sorting and “N-in-1” (multiple pages are reduced in size and copied onto a single sheet) are standard.
As a laser printer, the DCP-8020 serves up print speeds of up to 17ppm and 2400 x 600 dpi (dots per inch) resolution. It has 32MB of onboard memory (which is upgradeable to 160MB) and a paper capacity of 250-sheets. A second lower paper tray unit that holds an additional 250 sheets is optional.
The DCP-8020 also serves as a 9600 x 9600 dpi (600 x 2400 optical) color scanner. This feature is supported with bundled software that includes Presto! Page Manager (which also includes an optical character recognition application) for Mac users.
The DCP-8025D has all of the core features its little Brother, the DCP-8020, plus it incorporates built-in automatic duplex capability for two-sided printing. The duplex capability is for use when printing documents from your Mac, but also for reproducing single-sided originals as two-sided copies to save paper.
And while the DCP-8020 does offer a single-sheet bypass for specialized printing needs, the DCP-8025D comes standard with a 50-page multi-purpose tray. Both models support networking with the purchase of an optional Internal Print Server (NC-9100h).