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Brother Introduces New Color Inkjet Fax

8 Jan, 2002

Brother Introduces New Color Inkjet Fax

Brother International Corporation, a distributor of fax, printer and multi-function products, introduced its IntelliFax-1800c, a color inkjet fax and copier.

The IntelliFax-1800c is a full function fax machine utilizing Brother's Piezo-based color inkjet technology, and offers a full range of features, including a Super G3 33.6K bps fax modem, a robust 8MB memory and fast, superior quality color copying- making it ideal for today's more demanding small business consumers. The IntelliFAX-1800c has an estimated street price of $199 and is available in January 2002.

Customers with tight budgets usually only had the choice of thermal transfer technology, but now with the IntelliFAX-1800c, they can get the latest color inkjet technology for their plain paper fax needs. While the cost of printing thermal transfer faxes may range from 7 cents to 12 cents per page, the IntelliFAX-1800c delivers faxes in black for about 2.5 cents per page (based on SRP of black cartridge and 5% coverage). Couple that with the ability to fax or copy in color, and it is easy to see the convenience and value for the user.


The IntelliFAX-1800c's capabilities make it ideal for quick-paced business environments. While most fax applications require nothing more than monochrome faxing, there is an increasingly common need for convenient color faxing. Brother's IntelliFAX-1800c offers the best of both worlds in a category that typically handles monochrome only. It also adheres to the ITU-T 30E industry standard, which means it can send and receive color faxes between machines meeting this standard with color capability.

The Super G3 33.6K bps fax modem of the IntelliFAX-1800c is perfect for those businesses with multi-document fax needs over long distances. Its quick fax transmission speeds offer time and cost savings over slower transmission units.(b) Utilizing the latest in fax technology, the IntelliFAX-1800c offers maximum transmission speeds of 4 seconds per page - better than twice the speed of 14.4k bps models.

The IntelliFAX-1800c's high capacity 8MB memory can store up to 480 pages for out-of-paper reception, or it can be used to store large documents for later transmission from memory. This large capacity memory means even color faxes can be received into memory when paper runs out. The Dual Access capability even lets users scan faxes into memory while the unit is busy sending or receiving. Its Quick Scan feature, as fast as 2 seconds per page, is sufficient for multi-user, departmental memory transmission applications. The IntelliFAX-1800c has a paper capacity of up to 100 sheets.


In addition to the superior level of fax performance, the IntelliFAX-1800C leads the category in copy quality as well as copy speed. It produces full-color, high-resolution copies at up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. It can handle all your B/W copy needs as well, when using its 20 page automatic document feeder.

The IntelliFAX-1800c's copy features also include reduction and enlargement capabilities from 25% to 400%, in 1% increments. For even greater flexibility, the InteliFAX-1800c also has a 2-in-1 copy mode.


The design of the IntelliFAX-1800c helps control the cost of consumables, a major consideration for any busy office with mid-volume fax needs. Brother's 4-Cartridge Ink System uses separate cartridges for each color, providing the most efficient ink utilization. With its high yield black ink cartridges, the IntelliFAX-1800c has a page yield of up to 950 pages (based on 5% page coverage). The 4-cartridge ink system allows for color copying and faxing at a lower cost per copy.


Another important added value of the Brother IntelliFAX-1800c is the USB interface that comes standard. This gives the user a sense of non-obsolescence since the USB interface affords the user an opportunity to later use the IntelliFAX-1800c as a high quality color printer.

This model offers a color printer capable of up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, print speeds of up to 10 pages per minute monochrome and 8 pages per minute color--a state of the art color inkjet printer or back-up printer, for no additional cost. The print driver is available free via download from the Brother Solutions web site solutions.brother.com; a USB cable must be purchased separately.

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