Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, announces the winners of its coveted Summer 2018 Pick awards in the Copier MFP category, with the honors going to stellar devices from Fuji Xerox, HP, Kyocera, Sharp, and Xerox. Awarded twice annually for office equipment, Picks acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in Buyers Lab’s extensive suite of lab tests in the previous six months.
BLI’s Summer 2018 Copier MFP Picks go to the following exceptional devices*:
Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI C7771
Outstanding 70-ppm Color Copier MFP
HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87660z
Outstanding 60-ppm Color Copier MFP
HP LaserJet Managed Flow MFP 82560z
Outstanding 60-ppm Copier MFP
KYOCERA TASKalfa 9002i
Outstanding 90-ppm Copier MFP
(also sold under the Copystar brand)
Outstanding 35-ppm Copier MFP
Outstanding 50-ppm Copier MFP
Xerox AltaLink C8030
Outstanding 30-ppm Color Copier MFP
Xerox AltaLink C8035
Outstanding 35-ppm Color Copier MFP
* Not all products are sold in all regions.
Fuji Xerox Earns Accolades for Print Quality and Ease of Use
“The Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI C7771 stood out for, among other things, its print quality that will greatly benefit graphic-intensive print environments,” said George Mikolay, Associate Director of Copiers/Production for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “The device’s ease of use is another strong suit, boasting a large and intuitive control panel with slide-swipe technology similar to tablets, job presets, robust scan to USB capabilities, and the ability to customize up to 32 service buttons for frequently used workflows.”
HP Winners Maximize Uptime and Usability
“The HP Color LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E87660z and LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E82560z demonstrated exceptional reliability over a combined 600,000 impressions,” said Mikolay. “When you also consider simple maintenance procedures and extensive help for the occasional misfeed, uptime will be maximized in mid-size to large workgroups throughout the day. Users will also be impressed with how quickly print, scan, and copy jobs can be programmed thanks to job profiles at the driver and control panel and lower-than-average price points.”
KYOCERA Workhorse Brings Outstanding Reliability, Quality without Breaking the Bank
“The KYOCERA TASKalfa 9002i is a superior player from which mid-size to large businesses will certainly benefit,” said Mikolay. “Outstanding reliability and high quality, coupled with robust features and smooth integration with various productivity-enhancing, cost-saving, and security-boosting solutions through HyPAS enablement at a lower-than-average price result in an outstanding value.”
Sharp Winners Excel with Intuitive Operation and Flexibility
“Sharp’s MX-M3570 and MX-M5070, which are designed to meet the needs of any mid-size to large workgroup, offer the reliability, ease of operation, speed, and flexibility users crave,” said Mikolay. “Thanks to the intuitive drivers and user interface, along with the innovative, award-winning web utility, building workflows is a cinch. The devices, which also include a standard retractable keyboard for streamlined data entry, a standard duplex single-pass feeder, and standard Sharp OSA to better manage workflow with network applications and cloud services, are a boon for users with more robust workflow needs.”
Xerox Brings Outstanding Usability and Reliability to Small to Mid-Size Workgroups
“Xerox’s Pick winners excel far beyond the needs of everyday office workflow,” said Mikolay. “The devices provide an incredibly user-friendly experience thanks to a tablet-style interface with slide/swipe navigation, as well as access to ConnectKey apps from the Xerox App Gallery to speed up and simplify everyday tasks. The devices also produced impressive, high-quality printed output. Excellent reliability, easy-to-replace supplies, and outstanding feedback all but eliminate extended downtime for service.”
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About Buyers Lab Pick Awards
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.