Lexmark Inc. is about to become the first company in the U.S. to stop printing its sister printer, Brother, as it looks to cut costs.
The company announced Tuesday that it would discontinue Brother Printers, which were produced by Brother Industries Inc. in Pennsylvania and Indiana, effective immediately.
It plans to stop producing Brother Prints altogether by the end of 2019, said Mark Schlesinger, president of Lexmark.
Lexmark said Brother Princes were designed to produce the printer-to-table products that the company has been able to produce for more than 30 years.
The company said Brother will continue printing its printer-in-a-box products.
Brother Printers were originally produced in the 1950s by Brother.
The printers were manufactured in a facility that was later demolished.
The siblings’ company also has printers in other countries, including Brazil, Russia and Turkey.
The brother-based company said it had been producing printers in the United States for more a decade before the shutdown of Brother.
“We are excited to be able to return to the U to continue our mission of printing products in the heart of the United State,” Schlesiger said.
“Our business is about being a trusted and trusted partner with our customers, and that’s the reason why we chose to partner with Brother,” Schleinger said.
Lexmarks sister-based printers have produced the printer ink for about 30 years, Schleslinger said.
They are also made by Brother, which makes printers in Mexico and India.
The brothers have not announced plans to continue producing their sister-branded printers in North America.
LexMark has been making printers for about 20 years, and has been a supplier to many businesses and agencies, including the U, N.C.A.E.A., N.J.P., Nascar and other NASCAR teams.
The sister company is a division of LexMark Group Inc., a parent company of Lexmarks.
LexMarks sister-related printer technology has been used in many consumer products for more then a decade, including Lexmark products such as the Lexmark Paper, the LexMark Luster and the LexMarks Luster Pro.
Lex Marks sister-company has also manufactured printers for several other businesses and has partnerships with a number of manufacturers.
Lexmakers sister-line printer technology is also used by Lexmark and other printer manufacturers.
The sister-owned company is also a supplier of printer ink to several U.N. agencies, and the company supplies ink for the National Security Agency.