The partnership with Brother continues especially with printing stations Original Brother. Exclusive rights to commercialize color printers are Trilog Trilog acquired in 1984 and is irrevocably bought in 1985. Advances Terminal (a manufacturer of top loader) and BDS Computer Australia Pty Ltd were purchased in 1986.
PrintStation Series 350 (matrix printer) has enjoyed great success in the OEM market, it is sold under various brand names such as Data General, ITT Courier, NCR, CDC, Decision Data and ISI. But it is the production agreement of the IBM 4214 printer (based on a modified PS350) which will be particularly profitable. In 1985, the turnover is 126 million U.S. $ 65 per production only the IBM 4214. In 1986, production of the printer stops and revenue decreases. On 23 June 1986 presents its new logo.
The only Centronics laser printer came out in July 1986 under the name of Pageprinter 8. It was based on the mechanism used by Sharp copiers and driven by an electronic jointly developed around a microprocessor 6800 Brother LB6800PRW. Sold U.S. $ 2,495, this printer is $ 500 cheaper than the HP LaserJet. A faster version will be announced but never built.
In 1987, Centronics printer market is sold to Genicom. Centronics Data Computer Corporation is always next to the New York Stock Exchange and the company quickly changed its name to Centronics Corporation in 1987. The sale proceeds to buy back used Genicom Ecko Housewares in 1988, Centronics then changes to become ECKO Group.