Brother's mobile units take color printing on road
- By Bill Murray
- May 03, 1999
Road warriors who want color printouts can easily pack the 2.2-pound, 2-inch-thick
Brother International Corp. MP-21C or MP-21Cdx mobile color printer in a briefcase.
Both printers make a direct PC Card connection to a notebook PC for data and power,
eliminating the need for separate AC adapters and battery packs.
Their 720- by 720-dot-per-inch resolution delivers photo-quality color output. In
monochrome draft mode, they print up to 2.5 pages per minute.
The $299 MP-21C and the $349 MP-21Cdx consume far less power than other mobile color
printers because of Brothers piezo-electric technology, said Jeff Sandler, product
manager at Brother International of Bridgewater, N.J.
The MP-21Cdx has a 30-sheet automatic feeder, which costs $80 extra. Both models accept
letter, legal, A4, A5, B5 and other paper sizes in coated, plain and photographic stocks,
as well as envelopes and transparencies. Several General Services Administration
Information Technology Schedule contractors sell the Brother models, including CDW
Computer Centers Inc. of Vernon Hills, Ill., Sandler said.
Contact Brother at 908-704-1700.