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Brother Unveils New Color All-in-One Inkjet Models

Brother International continues its mission to introduce feature-rich all-in-one products, with three new additions to its line of low-profile color inkjet Multi-Function Center models MFC-465CN, MFC-685CW, and MFC-885CW, each will be available in October. Brother's newest color inkjet products continue to challenge the market by delivering robust feature sets including increased print speeds and built-in network interfaces for all three models. In addition, Brother is the industry's first manufacturer to include a widescreen color LCD on its all-in-one printers, for a valuable range of benefits that include a greater ease of use, "before & after" photo edit viewing and fax previewing to help eliminate needless printing of "junk" faxes. The new widescreen LCDs are available on the MFC-685CW and the MF-C885CW models.

The MFC-465CN, MFC-685CW and MFC-885CW come standard with a built-in Ethernet network interface to enable the sharing of printing, scanning, faxing and media card access for multiple users within a network. The new MFC-685CW and the MFC-885CW include a built-in wireless (802.11b/g) network interface, allowing the freedom to place the MFC where it is most convenient to access without the need to be connected to a computer with wires. Users can connect it directly to a wireless router via the Ethernet interface or print using the wireless connection in either infrastructure or ad-hoc mode.

Brother is the first color inkjet manufacturer to add widescreen color LCDs to select models of its all-in-one color inkjet products. The MFC-885CW offers a wide 4.2-inch LCD screen, while the MFC-685CW includes a wide 3.3-inch display. Along with the wide LCDs, these models also have the ability to enhance photos from a digital camera media card or USB flash drive on the color LCD screen. Another ideal use for the widescreen is the ability to preview incoming faxes before printing therefore eliminating the need to print "junk" faxes. When the "Fax Preview" function is turned on, the MFC will store all received faxes in memory. The user can then preview the faxes on the widescreen LCD and then either print the fax or delete it.

The widescreen also gives Brother the ability to enhance the on-screen help information and set-up. The photo enhancement capabilities are easy to use and include auto correct, skin tone enhancement, scenery enhancement, red eye removal, photo conversion to monochrome and sepia. All of these features allow users to view images before and after editing the photo. Other features include image cropping and viewing a slideshow of the images on the media card.

These three Brother products will replace the MFC-440CN, MFC-665CW and MFC-845CW models respectively. All models are available through all Brother sales channels such as office superstores, major retailers and distributors.



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