In 1982, Brother developed an electronic personal printer equipped with thermal printing technology. Later, this technology was applied to label printers, the products with which Brother has high market shares today. In the late 1980s, Brother also developed thermal fax machines and laser printers, entering into the information and communications equipment field. In 1985, Brother released the CNC* Tapping Center, a tapping machine equipped with a numerical control system, and dramatically advanced its industrial equipment business.
Began manufacture of EP-20 electronic personal printer.
|1985||Release of TC-211 CNC tapping center in Japan.|
|1986||Held a commemoration ceremony of manufacture of the thousandth CNC tapping center.|
Expanded business into information and communications equipment field. Released FAX-100.
|1987||Began manufacture of HL-8 laser printer.|
Released OEM "P-touch" label writer for Japanese specifications.
|1990||Held a commemoration ceremony of manufacture of the five thousandth CNC tapping center.|
- Stands for Computer Numerical Control