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30 June 2004 - Brother laser printers have passed the test when it comes to beating cheque fraudsters.

Two of the company’s mono laser printer range achieved standards demanded by the Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS) guaranteeing resistance to cheque tampering.

Brother’s HL-5150D and HL-5170N both passed the APACS/Pira certification following a test of 60 print-outs from each machine, confirming the ink’s resistance to thirteen risk categories, including bleach, tape and scalpels.

Cheque fraud has increased in recent years, with the most common problem being alterations made to printed cheques, including forged signatures, changes to payee names and amounts using various ink removal techniques.

The printers have already been specified for their fraud-proof capabilities by Cornwall County Council Local Education Authority.

Chris Hinds, marketing communications manager, Brother UK, said: “We are pleased to have gained this highly regarded accreditation.”

Contact Brother on 0870 830 4030 (stockist information and brochure requests), 0870 544 3028 (printer helpline), or visit the Brother website at

For further information, contact Jon Clements at Staniforth on 0161 274 0100 or e-mail

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