Language services provider thebigword has formed a new partnership with Brother International Corporation, a pioneer in printing and imaging solutions, offering fast and accurate translations to businesses in the US directly through Brother printer and scanner hardware.

“With thebigword, Brother now delivers extensive scan to translation service on the market to help meet the unique challenges of mid-size businesses,” said Steve Feldstein, Director of B2B Product & Solutions Marketing at Brother. “Multi-function printers and scanners are a critical component to successful workflow, and with Translation Services Powered by thebigword, Brother continues to expand how broad our devices can reach, well beyond the four key functions.”

According to the Common Sense Advisory, the worldwide language services sector is growing at an annual rate of 5.52 per cent annually – fueled by an increasingly multi-lingual consumer base and higher demand for goods and services in languages other than English.

Discussing this challenge, thebigword founder and Executive Chairman Larry Gould said, “An increasingly multi-lingual consumer base has always been a challenge for organisations without the resources of government or the big corporates, and increasingly organisations are looking for ways to cater to the demand for products and services not just in English, but in a whole variety of languages. It is essential for those who want to keep ahead of the competition.

“It is fantastic that, working through Translation Services Powered by thebigword, we are now able to help businesses efficiently and cost-effectively meet this challenge and expand their customer base across the globe right from their Brother MFPs and scanners.”

The new scan-to-translate service will securely convert documents into more than 90 languages directly from many Brother Laser All-in-Ones and select standalone scanners. Users can choose between a professional, crowd-sourced, or secure device translation that meets their specific budget and business needs. Setup is easy, there’s no sign-up or subscription costs, and turnaround time is fast without compromising accuracy.


About thebigword

thebigword is the largest interpreting services provider in Europe and is according the to the common sense advisory among the top 15 language companies in the world. It works with a range of major government departments, including the Ministry of Justice and the NYC Department of Education, as well as blue chip companies and brands on a global scale. The company has 12 offices around the world, employs over 600 staff and has more than 15,000 linguists. The company handles 1,000,000 minutes of telephone interpreting a month and 17,000 face to face meetings, as well as half a billion words of translation. For more information, visit


About Brother International Corporation

Brother is a leading provider of office equipment technology and document management solutions, including award-winning color and black and white multifunctional printers, scanners, label printers and device-based cloud and mobile technologies. The Brother P-touch line of features label and ribbon printers that feature laminated and specialty tapes along with printable ribbons. Brother printers are recognized as the best in the industry, and consistently earn product and industry accolades including PC Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice and Business Choice awards for reliability and overall customer satisfaction. Brother International Corporation’s At Your Side philosophy demonstrates a dedication to product quality, customer service and dynamic partnerships. Established in 1954 and headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J., Brother markets business, home office and industrial products, along with home appliances. For more information, visit