Demand for Brother printer cartridges may spike if small and home-based businesses take an expert's advice and purchase a new model from the manufacturer.

While the Brother HL-2270DW was given a star rating of 3.5 out of five by Justine Yu earlier this month, the MFP-9970CDW has been recommended by Murray Hill for its reliability and convenience.

Writing in the Star Phoenix, he called the model a "great printer for an office environment" and claimed it offers printing solutions that are more than adequate for small companies.

"Print speed is 30 pages per minute in either black or colour and the print resolution is 2400 by 600 dpi. That's plenty for any business document," Mr Hill explained.

He also suggested that while its $800 (£491) price tag may be too costly for home users, the product represents good value to small firms because of its ability to produce many copies at speed.