These days, it’s important that companies try to create more eco-friendly/green products to help out the environment. Every little bit helps. The two new printers from Brother do just that. While they do not have a lot of green features, they will automatically print on both sides of the paper using an automatic duplex feature.
The first printer, the HL-4040CDN replaces the HL-4040CN. They have pretty much the same features such like 21ppm printing speeds for black and color ink and prints in maximum quality – 2400x600dpi. The only new feature in this printer is the aforementioned automatic duplex feature. Even though it doesn’t seem like duplex printing will do a lot, but it will save a lot of paper if you print out a lot of documents.
The last printer they announced was the MFC-9450CDN, which is an all-in-one printer. This one isn’t set to replace any pre-existing printers, but is bears many similarities to Brother’s MFC-9440CN. Likewise with the HL-4040CDN, it prints at 21ppm, copies at 17 per minute, and has a maximum quality of 2400x600dpi. A nice feature present in this printer is the integrated Ethernet port to use over a network with many computers – great for the office. In addition, if you directly want to print out documents or pictures, you can do so from either a memory stick or a digital camera by connecting it via USB ports.
Unfortunately, these printers cost a lot – the HL-4040CDN sells for $400, and the MFC-9450CDN sells for $650. The first printer will be available sometime this month, while the other being available in January.