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Brother Color Inkjet MFCs: Value & reliability for every printing, imaging need

The wide variety of printers and multi-function centers in the market today makes it harder for people to choose which ones to buy. It is thus best to know which brands can be trusted and which models best suit one’s needs.  Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines), a leading provider of home and business IT peripherals here in the Philippines, is one of Filipinos’ most trusted brands for over a decade now.  

Throughout the years, Brother has brought to Filipino homes and offices reliable and value-for-money machines with the different printing and imaging needs of consumers in mind.

For one, Brother introduced to the Philippine market Color Inkjet Multi-function Centers with a wide range of business features, while at the same time offering users greater versatility.

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If you are looking to buy a color inkjet printer for either your home or office, the following key information on Brother’s wide array of Inkjet printers and multi-function centres can serve as your guide.  

Super High Yield Inkjet Models

Brother’s entry-level Inkjet multi-function centres (MFCs) that are perfect for students have super high-yield printing and additional functionalities that students can really make use of to excel in their projects. This range includes the DCP-J100, the DCP-J105 and the MFC-J200 InkBenefit series models that can be had at affordable costs starting at P4,950.

MFCs combine the functions of a printer, fax machine, scanner, and copier in one powerful device, thereby enabling users to do away with several bulky machines, and instead have a one-stop shop for their printing and imaging needs.

Users will definitely get superb value for their money with these Inkjet models’ low unit costs and 2,400 page yield  based on standard ISO print speed. Not to mention additional functionalities such as scanning, copying, and wireless connectivity.

Brother Philippines President Glenn P. Hocson said, “Brother offers machines that suit the needs and budgets of our consumers, as we understand that they prefer practical functionality when it comes to printing and imaging solutions.” 

Refill Tank System series for high-volume printing

Brother’s comprehensive line of Inkjet printers and multi-function centers also got a boost with the recent addition of the revolutionary Refill Tank System MFCs.

The Refill Tank System MFCs that include the DCP-T300, DCP-T500W (with wireless networking capability) as well as DCP-T700W (with wireless networking and ADF for legal size documents) and MFC-T800W (with fax, wireless networking and ADF features) models are ideal for personal users, or business users printing from small office home office (SOHO) who seek bigger savings.  

The new Brother Refill Tank System series has low-cost ink bottles with 6,000 page-yield (A4) for black ink, and 5,000 page-yield for the three color ink bottles for only P390.  Brother Refill Tank System’s fast print speeds of up to 11 monochrome and 6 color images per minute (based on ISO/IEC 24734), is almost double that of competition’s, and is suited for high print volume users who value efficiency.

Moreover, with paper of up to 100-sheet capacity, users avoid consuming additional time in replenishing paper.  Brother Refill Tank System’s smart design also takes the hassle out of ink refilling by simplifying the process while minimizing ink wastage.  The new range’s built-in refill tank’s see-through cover at the front also makes it easy for users to check how much ink is left, while freeing up precious desktop space.  Ink calibration time with the Brother Refill Tank System is also the fastest in the industry at seven minutes.

“We at Brother always try our best to provide our customers quality printing, while keeping running costs low for them,” said Hocson, “Our new series provides our customers with greater value, reliability and convenience that all translate to generous savings for them.”

All these models are available at Brother’s authorized dealers nationwide.  What’s more, they come with a one-year standard warranty, plus a one-year extended warranty (or 30,000 pages, whichever comes first, for the Refill Tank System).  All machines are supported as well by Brother Philippines’ Customer Service Center located at the ground floor of Marajo Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Choose the best printer for your home or small office

Boost up your productivity with an accessible office machine whenever you are working either in your home or in your small office.

Having your own multi-function printer with copying and faxing capabilities, also known as a multi-function center (MFC), will save you trips to the nearest imaging center. But you must consider relevant factors before you make that purchase. One major thing to take into account is choosing the right kind of machine that will fit your needs.

There are basically two major types of printers or MFCs – the lasers and the inkjets. These two kinds of MFCs use different types of technology: the microscopic ink droplets for inkjets and the fine powder in a toner cartridge for lasers.

Each technology has its own set of advantages when it comes to meeting your different printing needs. Your choice should be made based on your planned usage of the product. To help guide you in your purchase decision, here are some facts you need to know about inkjets and lasers.

Lasers for document printing

Brother, a leading manufacturer of both laser and inkjet printers, recommends lasers for document printing.

Deputy General Manager for Sales and Marketing Masao Kasagi said, “An entry-level monochrome laser lets you print pages faster, and the powder in laser consumables which has a longer shelf life, allows you to print more,” Kasagi said.

Although inkjets’ print speed was at par with some laser models already, printing up to a maximum of 22 pages per minute, laser printers are generally preferred over inkjets especially when it comes to document printing, especially for small texts that tend  to appear heavy when printed.

You can also find entry-level monochrome laser printers more affordable than inkjets. For example, Brother’s laser HL-1210W, which has print speeds of up to 20 ppm in A4 paper and 21 ppm in letter-size paper, fetches a price of Php3,990, while the lower-priced colored Brother Inkjet Printer, the DCP-J100, which also has copy and scan functions, costs more at Php 4,950.

Laser printers like Brother HL 210W are preferred for document printing, which has smaller texts that are heavy when printed.

Laser printers like Brother HL 210W are preferred for document printing, which has smaller texts that are heavy when printed.

The other factor to consider in choosing a printer is the cost of buying the consumables – the ink for inkjets, and the toner and ink for lasers.

The unit cost of the consumables is computed by dividing the total cost of ink and toner with the number of pages they can produce, or what is known as the cost per page.

Printing in black-and-white using monochrome laser printers is more cost effective than using inkjets, based on cost-per-page computations, especially for document printing.

Inkjets for color printing

While printing in black-and-white is more economical with lasers for documents, printing in color, especially documents that are printed occasionally such as photos or presentation charts, seems to be more affordable in terms of machine acquisition and consumables with inkjet printers.

Most colored laser printers come in more premium models. For example, while colored Brother inkjets  Multi-Function Centers – the DCP-J100 (Php 4,950) and the DCP-J105 (Php 5,950), which can scan, copy and print wirelessly, – are relatively more affordable, the HL-3170CDN entry level Brother single function colored laser printer, which prints up to 23 pages per minute, costs Php 15,990.

Printing colored documents such as photos or presentation charts, seems more affordable in terms of machine acquisition and consumables with inkjet printers like Brother’s DCP J100.

Printing colored documents such as photos or presentation charts, seems more affordable in terms of machine acquisition and consumables with inkjet printers like Brother’s DCP J100.

Aside from having more affordable models and consumables for color printing, colored inkjet printers can reproduce even the subtlest color gradation in images.

“This is why,” Kasagi said, “User requirement must be considered. Inkjets are more advisable if you will use it mainly for colored documents, such as photos, that use glossy paper.”

Most colored inkjets also come in more compact models, which can easily fit into small spaces such as your computer table.

Choose wisely

So, next time you buy printers or multi-function centers, ask yourself whether your home or small office needs a printer more for printing your colorful pictures, charts and illustrations for office presentations, or for printing voluminous black-and-white documents. Your choice will really depend on your needs.

About Brother International Philippines Corporation

Brother International Philippines Corporation is one of the sales subsidiaries of Brother International Singapore, Pte. Ltd. Incorporated in the Philippines in 2000, the company today manages an extensive network of provincial offices in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Naga and Pampanga, as well as an extensive network of distributors and resellers throughout the country.

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, communication and digital imaging industries for homes, SOHOs and enterprises who demand solutions that empower businesses and individuals to communicate ideas in every possible way. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the “Customer First” approach in all aspects of their business, Brother has continually met the varied needs of their customers through their comprehensive range of quality printing solutions.

Brother regional South East Asia headquarters, with fully integrated sales, marketing and services capabilities are located in Singapore. For more information on Brother International Philippines and its products, please call +652 851 8900 or visit http://www.brother.com.ph. Brother will always be “At Your Side” now and into the future.

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