Brother has launched three colour-inkjet printers, the MFC-830, MFC-840 and the MFC-860.

Priced at £349, the MFC-830 has a resolution of 1,200-x-1,200dpi, a colour scanner and a scan-to-email function. The printer ships with OCR software that manipulates scanned text without the need to retype it. Equipped with a 20-sheet document feeder, the MFC-830 prints at speeds of 10 pages per minute (ppm) in colour and 12ppm in mono.

The MFC-840 costs £419, has all the print and fax functions of the MFC-830, but also has a Photocapture Centre function that prints straight from SmartMedia or CompactFlash cards without needing a Mac or card reader.

The £599 MFC-860 is a digital colour copier, colour fax and colour scanner. The printer has a colour print speed of up to 10ppm in draft mode, and can reproduce colour images at a resolution of 1,200-x-1,200dpi. This printer can reduce or enlarge documents by 25 to 400 per cent.

The MFC-860 offers colour faxing, has 14.4K modem, an increased memory capacity and over 100 speed-dial stations. Other features include a mono print speed of 14ppm and a resolution of 1,200-x-1,200dpi.