Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced its Pick award recipients in the Printer/MFP category, with the accolades going to stellar devices from Canon, HP, Lexmark, Ricoh, and Xerox. Awarded twice each year, Picks acknowledge the office equipment products that gave the best performances in Buyers Lab’s extensive suite of lab tests in the previous six months.
The BLI Summer 2019 Printer/MFP Pick awards go to the following exceptional devices*:
Canon Color imageCLASS LBP664Cdw
Outstanding Color Printer for Small Workgroups
Canon Color imageCLASS MF746Cdw
Outstanding Color MFP for Small Workgroups
HP OfficeJet Pro 9010/9020 Series
Outstanding Business Inkjet All-in-One
Lexmark B2236dw/MB2236 Series
Outstanding Printer/MFP for SOHO Environments
Lexmark CS622de/CX625 Series
Outstanding Color Printer/MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups
Lexmark CS720 Series
Outstanding Color Printer for Large Workgroups
Ricoh IM 350F
Outstanding MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups
(also sold under the Savin and Lanier brands)
Xerox VersaLink C8000DT
Outstanding Tabloid Color Printer for Large Workgroups
Xerox VersaLink C9000DT
Outstanding Tabloid Color Printer for Enterprise Environments
* Not all products are sold in all regions.
Canon Delivers Quality Color for Small Workgroups
“Small workgroups looking for a color printer or MFP need look no further than the flawlessly reliable Canon Color imageCLASS LBP664Cdw and MF746Cdw,” said Marlene Orr, Director of Printer & MFP Analysis at Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “For a low cost, businesses get high-quality output and minimal downtime, along with an array productivity-enhancing features. The devices include intuitive touch-screen interfaces that allow users to create one-touch buttons for commonly used functions via Canon’s Application Library. And broad mobile support means productivity can extend beyond just the workstation.”
HP Gives Low-Volume Environments More for Less
“For roughly half the cost of ownership of competitive laser models, the inkjet HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 and 9020 series gives low-volume environments a user-friendly, high-performing device that can be counted on for vibrant color prints,” said Orr. “The models are packed with productivity-boosting features, including an intuitive touch-screen interface and a standard DSPF on the 9020 series. And thanks to flexible options, users can print and scan from almost anywhere. All in all, the 9010 and 9020 series deliver high-quality output and all of the features and functionality you would expect from competitive laser models, but for much less.”
Lexmark Sweeps Numerous Categories from Personal to Large Workgroup
“Lexmark’s outstanding lineup was awarded with the most wins in the most categories this Summer 2019 award season,” said Orr. “Lexmark offer products that outshine the competition in the home office, small office, mid-size workgroup, and large workgroup areas. All of the winning models stood out for their impressive performances and user-friendliness, promising minimal downtime for busy workgroups. The CS720 series, CS622de and CX625 series can be counted on for high-quality, professional-looking output and come with advanced color features, including PANTONE calibration and Lexmark’s Color Replacement technology. This can help businesses save on costs by enabling them to produce marketing materials in-house rather than having to outsource. Flexible mobile support makes it easy for users to print and scan on the go, while the CS720 series, CS622de and CX625 series support Lexmark’s embedded Solutions Framework (eSF), which can help businesses save even more time and money. When you factor in these devices’ low costs with their impressive performances and feature sets, it’s easy to see why Lexmark took home so many Pick awards.”
Ricoh Shines in Mid-Volume Monochrome Category
“The feature-rich Ricoh IM 350F is the best choice for mid-size workgroups looking for a monochrome MFP they can count on to keep them productive,” said Tony Maceri, Senior Test Technician at Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “In addition to being very easy to use and maintain, it delivered a flawless reliability performance and class-leading duplex scan speeds. It comes standard with Ricoh’s Smart Operation Panel, which features a large Android-style display, a web browser, and the ability to select from a wide range of Ricoh smart apps. The Ricoh IM 350F stands out in so many ways and was the clear winner in the mid-volume monochrome category.”
Xerox Offers Exceptional Printers for High-Volume Color Environments
“High-volume environments can count on the Xerox VersaLink C9000DT and C8000DT for maximum uptime and high-quality output,” said Maceri. “These devices are well-equipped to keep up with the demands of busy offices, given their impressive performances and user-friendliness. From the highly intuitive touch-screen interface, users can download ConnectKey apps that can streamline workflows, increase productivity, and reduce costs. The VersaLink C9000DT offers professional color matching and management tools, including PANTONE calibration, custom spot color editor, and optional Xerox Precise Color Management System software. These tools can allow businesses to print marketing materials in-house, saving them money on outsourcing. The devices’ integration with Xerox’s embedded software platform can help save businesses even more time and money.”
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Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.