Want to go Large Scale? Go the Brother way; Brother DCP T700W (Recommended)
Brother International has of late become the most mentioned brand in the electronics line, towing huge orders and requisitions all over the world. In India, the ‘Brothers’ have built far more than a trade name for their company. The company has built an affiliation so strong in the market, you can hardly pass a printing shop that doesn’t use a Brother Printer or any renowned tailor shop in India without a couple of Brother sewing machines. To understand why the Brother brand has excelled so well in almost every industrial facet, you might want to understand the potentials that come with their products.
The Brother DCP T700Wmultifunction printer is their recent entry in the printers and scanners section. This versatile contraption features a refillable ink tank that has by far projected its sales since most people actually prefer working on a budget, which is not attainable with the customary non-recyclable ink cartilages.
Why do you need a Brother DCP T700W?
I know many people would love to ask this question and its answer is simple; you need the DCP T700W because it ‘does it all’. Apart from the refillable tank system, the Brother DCP T700W has an inbuilt multi-page scanner and a photo copier to complement it. Moreover, all operations handled by this device are done with incredible speeds and at the same time upholding quality. The Printer, for example, has a print speed of about 25-27 Monochrome/10 ppm when switched to its fast mode. Scanning outputs on the hand go up to 1200 by 2400 dpi for a normal optical scan.
Just like every other good printer, the Brother DCP T700W has to do its main job well before it can hunt for points in other supplementing tasks. If you are the kind of person who demands extra clarity in printed documents then the Brother printer is definitely the best way to go. With the DCP T700W, you will get a print resolution of up to a stunning 1200 by 2400 dpi. With this kind of resolution, it’s possible to see every detail of a photo printed by the printer, even if it’s in black and white. In addition, the printer supports color printing and all is done within a record time frame.
Scanning and copying
These two bonuses have also not been compromised in the Brother DCP T700W. The scanner is fitted with the latest Auto-Document Feeder (ADF) technology which allows it to scan multipage documents in seconds. The copier, on the other hand, employs a very important principle, the N-in- 1 Function which economizes on paper by compressing multiple pages into one single page.
Now this is where I give the Brothers a thumbs-up. The DCP T700Wcomplies with the ‘Brother Earth’ commitment to reduce pollution, energy usage and apparently make the world a better place. To begin with, the Brother DCP T700W is ENERGY STAR certified and even has an auto sleep mode. When it comes to paper and ink usage, it is very economical. The N-in- 1 Function allows you to squeeze in pages into one page and save on paper. The printer has an Ink saving mode which just prints outlines for draft documents.
Usability and user friendliness
The Brother DCP T700W is easy to use and is designed in a way that prevents ink spillages during fitting of ink tanks. Additionally, it also supports different paper sizes with a standard, ADF-equipped paper tray. The printer also supports wireless connectivity through apps such as iPrint.
Brother DCP T700W Printer is priced between Rs13000 and 16000 in India but the prices keep on fluctuating depending on your location on the globe. To be sure just raise around 250$ to270$ and you are guaranteed of it.
Honestly, I didn’t find any skewed thing on the Brother DCP T700W apart from the minor design issues. Of course, you agree with me that the Brothers would have borrowed a little bit in terms of design from their ‘cousins’ and ‘nephews’. Here I refer to HP, Canon, and the rest but when it comes to practicality and frugality, the Brother DCP T700W is definitely the way to go.
Canon Pixma G3000: It’s all about Convenience
Have you thought about purchasing a domestic printer that can at the same time be used for light commercial purposes or office operations? If you haven’t found one yet, I would strongly recommend the Canon Pixma G3000 for you. True it might not be that suitable for bulk operations, but its resourcefulness is something you’ve got to admire. Obviously, its sheer simplicity means that it won’t be setting you back a big deal from your pocket.
|Functions||Print, Copy, Scan, ADF|
|Yield||Black: 6000 Pages|
|Duty Cycle: 3000 Pages Monthly; Speed : 10 to 27 PPM; 1st Print out in 10 second; Max resolution : 1200 × 6000 dpi|
|Scanning||Speed Color : 1200 Sec; Optical Resolution: 1200 × 2400 dpi|
|Copy||Speed: 3 to 4.8 cpm; Resize: 25-400% in 1% increments; Max resolution: 1200×1200 dpi|
|Paper Handling||Input Tray : 100 Pages; Output Tray : 50 Pages; ADF: 20 Pages|
|Body||Width: 435mm; Height: 180mm|
|Media Types||A4, A5, A6, Photo 4×6 inch, Index Card, Photo 127×178 mm, Monarch, C5 & DL Envelope|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, Wireless|
|Check Online||Brother T700W|
What’s so special about the Canon Pixma G3000?
Well honestly, apart from the wireless LAN connectivity, I found almost nothing else exceptional in terms of efficacy, from its antecedents in the G series, especially the Pixma G 2000. But I must say the G3000 unlike its precursors is more stable, more reliable and more resilient than the previous canon printer models. One thing that pleased me so much about this contrivance is the detachable and refillable ink tank, which can go through several printing milestones without running out. So if you want hardy, this is certainly the printer for you.
Being a small office printer, the G3000 is designed in such a way that it fits seamlessly even in a tightly packed office. For instance, Canon has chosen to omit a rather disturbing, though practical part of this printer, the Ethernet port.
The Pixma G3000 does not have Ethernet connectivity and instead it has both USB and Wi-Fi connectivity options. Probably they omitted this essential option, to save on the bulky wiring that comes with Ethernet connections, which would indeed become unbefitting for a small crammed up office. However, I noted that the wireless connectivity option, however, lucrative and obliging it might sound, it’s quite hectic while setting it up. Nonetheless, this has been covered up for by the highly effective USB connectivity.
Scanning and Copying
The flatbed scanner is fine, especially judging from the fact that it uses a modern CIS system (Contact Image Sensor). The system can deliver up to 1200 dpi for optical resolution and an amazing 19200dpi for the selectable resolution. Scanning is fast enough no complaints here. But the real issue comes with the copier. Being a standard office printer, you wouldn’t expect that much either. Firstly, you can’t fit anything bigger than an A4 paper in that thing and again be prepared to spend some extra time while doing bulky work with this printer. I noted that the copier is really slow as compared to other printer models of the same size. However, the output quality is good.
Apart from occasional heating after running for several hours, the Pixma G 3000 is reasonably efficient than most printers in its class. This is one area that Canon has upped its game and as more people realize the importance of power-efficient electronics – Canon is bound to get projected sales of their printers as opposed to their chief competitors: Epson, Lanier, and HP. The G3000 also has auto-standby capabilities and thus hibernates automatically when idle.
Canon has also taken economy to the limits when building this printer. The G300 is very efficient in terms of ink usage and actually has an ink-consumption rate comparable to large-scale printers. With all the four tanks full, this printer can print over 6000 A4 documents, depending on the content density of the document being printed or photo copied.
Want to try out new technology? Do you desire for a fancy printer to do light printing jobs? If this is your case, then the Pixma G300 is definitely the right choice for you. However, if you have huge piles of printing work to be done, get something bigger. Personally, I think Canon did a huge mistake by omitting the Ethernet port. I mean, people love technology, yes, but old school is perpetual, simply because everybody is used to it (including the 58-year-old secretary who doesn’t know anything to do with wireless.)
|Functions||Print, Copy, Scan|
|Speed : 5 to 9 PPM; 4×6 inch Borderless Photo : 60 Sec, Max Print Resolution: 4800 × 1200 dpi|
|Scanning||Flatbed; Optical Resolution: 600 × 2400 dpi|
|Copy||Max Document: A4/Letter|
|Paper Handling||Tray: Input – 100 Pages; Output – 50 Pages; Legal : 10 Pages|
|Body ( W x D x H)||445 x 330 x 163 mm|
|Media Types||A4, A5, B5, Letter, Legal, 4×6 inch, 5×7 inch, DL & COM10 Envelope, Custom Size|
|Connectivity||Hi-Speed USB 2.0; Network : 2.4 GHz LAN Band, TCP/IP|
|Check Online||Canon G3000|