Brother UK has launched a new series of pocket-sized mobile A4 printers.
The new PJ800 series includes five compact models – PJ-822, PJ-823, PJ-862, PJ-863 and PJ-883 – which are the smallest A4 portable thermal printers in the UK market. These will support channel partners targeting opportunities in the field sales and services, delivery and logistics, and the blue-light emergency services.
The launch replaces the PJ700 series and marks the first evolution of Brother’s Pocket Jet range in seven years. Brother said it is the only major brand to manufacture portable A4 printers. The new series delivers faster print speeds of up to 13.5 ppm, as well as an enhanced battery performance that can print 600 pages from just one charge.
Users can quickly send print requests from any device for fast, accurate printing via the latest connectivity options – USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0 and wifi – and Brother’s iPrint & Scan app, which is compatible with Windows, Android and Apple smartphones.
The printers use direct thermal technology, rather than ink, which removes the need to change cartridges on the move, meaning the only consumable required is the paper. The image quality of up to 300 dpi ensures the machines also meet the high standards required in many industries, such as healthcare.
Brother UK Product Manager Aaron Hopkinson said:
Aaron Hopkinson, product manager at Brother UK, said: “Users operating in the field need fast and reliable print devices with a range of connectivity options to efficiently carry out routine signature collection and information sharing. This new PJ800 range provides resellers with new, market-leading options to help customers maximise the productivity of workers on the move.
“We understand that many of the sectors that need these solutions are heavily regulated, and quality printing on the spot ensures that errors and poor legibility from handwritten documents are removed.”
The mobile printers are rated IP54 when equipped with a roll case, meaning they can withstand tough environments in all weathers. Additionally, the printer is tested to withstand drops of up to 1.2m. The models, are also compatible with the ZPL 2 command language to support growing demand for label printing.