Line of the Year

BLI Analysts Honor HP and Xerox with 2018 Printer/MFP Line of the Year Awards



Fairfield, NJ – Today, Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) announced the winners of the 2018 Printer/MFP Line of the Year awards. Presented once a year by BLI, the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and solutions, Line of the Year awards honor the manufacturers whose product lines are determined to be the best overall based on the cumulative test results of all models tested in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. The selections are made by BLI’s highly experienced staff of technicians and analysts after subjecting scores of devices from every major OEM to BLI’s exhaustive, comprehensive lab tests.


And the winners are…



HP Inc.

2018 Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year


Xerox Corporation

2018 Monochrome Printer/MFP Line of the Year



HP’s Color Line: Connectivity, Simplicity, and Security for Business Users

For the eighth time in the past ten years, HP has claimed BLI’s Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year award, thanks to their robust line of printers and MFPs, class-leading innovation, and enterprise-level security.


“HP has long been the front-runner when it comes to innovation, continually reinventing the view of the modern office, while encouraging users to do more with their printing hardware,” said Marlene Orr, Director of Printer & MFP Analysis for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “Of course, HP color printers and MFPs offer class-leading reliability, performance and quality, but the addition of HP’s OXP architecture elevates mere output devices into digital onramps, delivering increased productivity through advanced functionality. And because increased functionality comes with more risk, HP embeds multiple layers of cutting-edge security technologies, including self-healing BIOS, run-time intrusion detection, and whitelisting into their devices to safeguard data, documents, and access to the corporate network.”


“HP is reinventing the LaserJet printing experience for customers with transformative technologies that leverage HP’s innovation in security, industrial design, and real-world performance,” said Tuan Tran, General Manager & Global Head, Office Printing Solutions, HP Inc. “We are honored that BLI has recognized HP with its 2018 Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year award.”


Xerox Monochrome Printers/MFPs Foster Digital Transformation

In 2017, Xerox reinvented its product line, focusing on a common platform, user experience, and app ecosystem. This change paid off, winning Xerox the BLI 2018 Monochrome Printer/MFP Line of the Year.


“By integrating ConnectKey technology into the monochrome printer and MFP line, Xerox has taken device connectivity, security, functionality, and the user experience to the next level. A tablet-like user interface supporting swipe, tap, and scroll gestures incorporated across the entire fleet of products means users have a common experience and can be more productive, regardless of the device they choose,” Orr said. “And with the ability to deploy a variety of downloadable ‘apps’ for common functions such as scanning to cloud services, the VersaLink models become the center of digital transformation and productivity. By offering an intuitive design, strong performance, and robust security infrastructure at every workgroup level, Xerox monochrome printers and MFPs are the ideal choice for business users.”


“Customer and partner feedback continues to be overwhelmingly positive about our new line of smart, secure, ConnectKey-enabled workplace assistants,” said Tracey Koziol, Senior Vice President, Workplace Solutions Business Group, Xerox. “Receiving 13 BLI Winter 2018 Pick Awards, plus the prestigious BLI 2018 Monochrome Printer & MFP Line of the Year, is fantastic industry recognition and a great way to start the new year.”



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About Buyers Lab Line of the Year Awards

Line of the Year awards salute the companies that provide both a broad range of hardware or software and products that consistently performed above average throughout testing. Much consideration is also made by Buyers Lab analysts and technicians in areas such as ease of use, features, and value, across an entire portfolio for that product area, the end result being the most prestigious Buyers Lab awards offered.



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