Multifunction Machine For Affordable Prints, The Brother MFC 9450CDN Printer

by erin on June 9, 2011

Multifunction office machines can effectively do the work formerly done by three or four individual machines. The Brother MFC 9450CDN printer offers the functions of a scanner, copy machine, fax and printer. These multifunction machines offer an excellent way for an office to upgrade machinery while saving money. By choosing the laser device, the company is able to save money on both purchase of the devices well as on consumable materials.

Reviewed Machine

The machine being reviewed offers high resolution printing as well as scanning. Both prints and scans can be produced at the relatively high resolution of 12000 x 24000 dpi. For most businesses, this is more than adequate to maintain a professional appearance. Faxes can be sent or received in either color or black using the fax modem that transmits the data at 33.6 Kbps.

Print Speed

The high print speed of this machine for black prints is exceptional for a device in its price range. Prints are produced at 31 ppm. Expect to wait longer for color prints as the machine is only rated at 8 ppm for color. Businesses that prepare mainly black and white documents will be the most satisfied with the print speed of this Brother device.

Popular Interfaces

Connectivity has been made simple by adding most of the popular interfaces offices use to connect printers to their networks. There is a parallel port as well as network and USB2 port included. In addition, many documents can be printed directly from a flash drive.

Consumable Cost

The cost of consumables is one of the primary reasons many laser printers are purchased. This model offers color toner cartridges that produce 6600 prints and a black toner that produces 10000 prints. The machine requires three different color cartridges and one black.

Substantial Machine

Consumers may appreciate that this is a substantial machine. It weighs 76 pounds and requires at least three feet of clearance from the floor in order to fully open the scan door. This clearance must be provided to use the device as a fax, scanner or copier. Be sure to check dimensions before purchase of the machine to ensure that it will meet space requirements. The device should provide several years of service.

Print Volumes

The manufacturer has designed this device for heavy daily print volumes. As supplied, there is a 250 sheet paper tray that accepts either legal or letter sized paper. A MP tray accepts media of many different sizes and types. A duplexing unit allows for easy two sided prints. An optional 500 sheet feed tray can be added to increase the paper capacity to a full 800 sheets.

Small Business

This device is ideal for a small business, small work group or even home use with cartridge toner. It offers the lower cost of laser prints in a multiple purpose machine. The Brother MFC 9450CDN printer is an affordable way to replace several other office machines and continues to reduce costs through the use of lower priced toner. It can perform the functions of copier, fax machine, flatbed scanner and computer printer at a fast pace to keep up with the needs of the small office as well as at home.

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