Brother International Corp.
on Tuesday introduced the new MFC-8220, a US$350 laser printer that sports multiple device functionality including laser printing, stand-alone faxing and scanning. It’s expected to hit stores in late March.
The MFC-8220 can print up to 21 pages per minute (PPM) and sports up to 2400 x 600 dot per inch (DPI) resolution. It supports PCL6 and BR-Script, Brother’s implementation of Postscript Level 3.
The MFC-8220 holds up to 250 sheets of letter or legal paper and can be equipped with an optional second 250-sheet paper tray. It’s compatible with parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces, and works with Mac OS X v10.2.1 or higher and Mac OS 8.6 or higher, as well as various flavors of Windows. The MFC-8220 also copies independently of a computer and can reproduce and enlarge from 25 to 400 percent.
the MFC-8220 also sports a Super G3 33.6Kbps fax modem. It comes equipped with 32MB of RAM and can store up to 600 faxed pages for out-of-paper reception. It’s also equipped with a 30-page automatic document feeder. A control panel lets users store 300 speed dial numbers and 32 “one touch” locations. Documents can also be faxed while other documents are being printed or copied. Although faxing can work independently of a computer all together, you can also fax documents from your Mac through the MFC-8220, according to Brother.
Brother also sells the NC-9100h, an internal print/fax server that allows users to network print, scan and more. It adds 10/100Mbit Ethernet to the device and costs $250.
Brother’s Web site had not been updated with details about the MFC-8220 as MacCentral posted this article.