The instance of cheque fraud attempts has continued to escalate in recent years, presenting a significant challenge for any organisation that handles cheque issuing. Risks include cheque theft and payment on fabricated supplier invoices, but most common is alteration to printed cheques, including forged signatures, alterations to the payee name and amount by using various techniques to remove the ink once printed.
The problem for many schools is that affordable printers listed by APACS (Association for Payment Clearing Services) tend to be either dot matrix and more recently colour inkjet printers.
Despite competitive purchase prices for colour printers, the cost of replacing colour cartridges proves to be prohibitive for many schools. Also, administrative departments tend to have little requirement for colour printing, with fast mono printing being their preferred choice.
Brother initially selected the workgroup HL-5150D and HL-5170DN but the launching of new technology have since selected HL-5270DN and HL-2700CN printers to be submitted to APACS for testing. The testing process included analysis of a total of 60 printouts from each printer, to identify the ink’s resistance to thirteen risk categories from bleach to tape to even a scalpel.
Brother printers which comply with APACS print quality guidelines are as follows:
These printers offer an unbeatable package with useful features such as duplexing and a separate toner and drum, which mean that schools can make three times the savings on running costs compared to printers offering a combined toner and drum system. With rapid printing and high quality resolution, these printers will significantly improve the choice available to those schools that the council provides a service for.