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SOHOs getting spoilt for choice as Brother brings 4 new ink tank printers to market

By Ken Wong - on 22 Feb 2021, 10:45am

SOHOs getting spoilt for choice as Brother brings 4 new ink tank printers to market

The DCP-T220 is the basic model. Image courtesy of Brother.

In the hunt for ever lower and lower office running costs, printer manufacturers have been coming up with more cost-efficient technologies within their printers. In recent months, we’ve seen competitors like Canon and Epson releasing new SOHO targeted models with ink tank technology that significantly work to lower print costs. And now, Brother is coming in the give customers even more choice.

 

What they pack inside

The DCP-T520W has a small display but no ADF.

This time around, Brother has four new multi-function AIO SOHO printers that the company says come with high yield ink tanks, duplex printing, easy setup and operation, and one-touch access to commonly used functions.

All four are able to print, copy, and scan. They also print in black and white and colour with roughly similar print speeds and quality. They all have the same paper capacity with ink bottles with the same 7,500 pages in black and white and 5,000 pages in colour.

The DCP-T220 is the basic model. It has all the above, but only offer USB 2.0 connectivity. The other three models support Wireless LAN and even Wi-Fi Direct print options in addition to USB 2.0.

The DCP-T820DW has a small display and ADF.

The two mid-range DCP-T520W and DCP-T820DW also have the same basic features. However, they also have a basic display to make navigation easier. The DCP-T820DW has a 20 sheets Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and an 80 sheet Multi-Purpose Tray. It also supports double-sided printing.

Unlike the others, the high-end MFC-T920DW can also fax. Like the DCP-T820DW it can print double-sided, has a 20 sheets Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), and an 80 sheet Multi-Purpose Tray. It can also print via USB storage directly (USB Direct Print) and has a larger LCD with a 1.8-inch TFT colour display.

 

Pricing and availability

The printers will all be available for sale in Singapore from today. The basic DCP-T220 costs S$198. The mid-range DCP-T520W and DCP-T820DW are priced at S$268 and S$368 respectively and the high-end MFC-T920DW will cost S$408. Prices include a 3-year carry-in warranty.

These machines can be purchased through Brother International Singapore’s authorised resellers and superstores and are supported by the Brother Customer Service Centre, located at 10 Eunos Road 8, #14-01/02 Singapore Post Centre, Singapore 408600. It is open Mondays to Fridays, from 9 am to 6 pm if you prefer to drop by to find out first-hand from Brother's support folks directly.

If you're ready to order one immediately, you can also make the purchase from Brother's LazMall store

Specs/Model DCP-T220 DCP-T520W DCP-T820DW MFC-T920DW
Functions Print, Scan, Copy Print, Scan, Copy Print, Scan, Copy

Print, Scan, Copy, Fax

Print speed Up to 16 mono/9 ipm colour Up to 17 mono/9.5 ipm colour Up to 17 mono/16.5 ipm colour

Up to 17 mono/16.5 ipm colour

Print quality 1,200 x 6,000 dpi 1,200 x 6,000 dpi 1,200 x 6,000 dpi 1,200 x 6,000 dpi
Paper capacity 150 sheets standard paper tray 150 sheets standard paper tray 150 sheets standard paper tray

150 sheets standard paper tray

Paper holding  Nil Nil

20 sheets Automatic Document Feeder

80 sheets Multi-Purpose Tray

20 sheets Automatic Document Feeder

80 sheets Multi-Purpose Tray

Ink bottle yield 7,500 pages (Mono) / 5,000 pages (Colour) 7,500 pages (Mono) / 5,000 pages (Colour) 7,500 pages (Mono) / 5,000 pages (Colour)

7,500 pages (Mono) / 5,000 pages (Colour)

Connectivity

USB 2.0 connectivity

Wireless LAN connectivity, Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0 Ethernet / Wireless LAN connectivity, Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0

Ethernet / Wireless LAN connectivity, Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0

Display Nil Yes - 1-line LCD panel Yes - 1-line LCD panel

Yes - 1.8-inch TFT Color LCD

Extras Nil Nil Nil

Automatic 2-sided printing, USB (Flash Memory) Direct Print

Price S$198 S$268 S$368 S$408
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