Keypoint Intelligence Analysts Honor Printers and MFPs from Four Vendors with Pick Awards
Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading 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 Brother, Canon, Lexmark, and Sharp. Awarded twice annually for office equipment, Picks acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s extensive suite of lab tests in the previous six months.
The BLI Winter 2019 Printer/MFP Pick awards go to the following exceptional devices*:
Outstanding Color Printer for Small and Home Offices
Outstanding Tabloid Inkjet All-in-One
Outstanding Color MFP for Small and Home Offices
Outstanding Personal MFP
Outstanding Color MFP for Small Workgroups
Outstanding Color MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups
Outstanding Printer/MFP for Small and Home Offices
Outstanding Printer/MFP for Small Workgroups
Outstanding Printer/MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups
Outstanding Printer/MFP for Large Workgroups
Outstanding Departmental MFP
Outstanding MFP for Enterprise Environments
Outstanding MFP for SMBs
* Not all products are sold in all regions.
Brother’s Color Models Provide Big Value for Low-Volume Users
“Despite their low cost and compact design, the Brother color printers and MFPs we tested are loaded with productivity-enhancing features, like Brother Web Connect, which lets users print from and scan to an impressive array of popular cloud services,” said Marlene Orr, Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of Printer & MFP Analysis. “The affordably priced Brother HL-L3200 series and the sister MFC-L3700 MFP series provide outstanding business color, perfect reliability, and ease of use for small and home office users. And for those who need an 11"-x-17" printer, the MFC-J6945 is a great choice, offering low cost color output.”
“Our digital color Brother HL-L3230CDW/HL-L3270CDW/HL-L3290CDW and MFC-L3770CDW/MFC-3750CDW models were designed specifically to address the needs of SOHO users looking for laser-quality sharp text and vivid color images for important documents,” said Phil Lubell, Senior Director of B2C Product Marketing at Brother. “When introducing this product line, we really listened to our customers to address more of their printing and imaging challenges, and we are incredibly proud to be recognized for it.
“In expanding upon the INKvestment Tank portfolio, we have been able to better serve businesses of all sizes,” Lubell continued. “By bringing more business-centric features to our printers, including ledger-size paper handling, large ink tank cartridge yields, and the ability to print from virtually anywhere, our customers can manage their operations effectively and efficiently.”
Canon Wins with Entry-Level Monochrome MFP
“All of the models in the imageCLASS MF260 family offer outstanding ease of use in a compact, affordable design,” said Keypoint Intelligence Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri. “Despite a low upfront cost, the imageCLASS MF260 series includes features like automatic duplexing, intuitive menus to quickly and easily program jobs, support for mobile print apps, and a standard wireless interface, you’ve got a great little desktop MFP that’s ideal for low-volume users.”
Lexmark Delivers Productivity and Value at Every Level
All 13 Lexmark printers and MFPs tested in the last six months earned Highly Recommended ratings and stood out as best in their respective categories—an impressive feat. “From SMB to large enterprise environments, there is an outstanding printer or MFP from Lexmark that will perfectly meet the needs of business users,” said Orr. “Lexmark’s printers and MFPs deliver excellent reliability, outstanding quality, class-leading speeds, and unparalleled ease of use, thanks to their intuitive design and large customizable touchscreens. And once you factor in the array of available workflow software and low running costs, it’s easy to see why Lexmark’s portfolio of printer and MFPs took home BLI Pick awards.”
Sharp’s Intuitive Design Boosts Collaboration and Lowers Costs for SMBs
“In spite of its incredibly low cost of ownership, the Sharp MX-B355W delivers peak performance, with exceptional reliability, fast speeds, robust scan functionality and seamless integration with network applications and cloud services, thanks to Sharp OSA,” said Kaitlin Shaw, Keypoint Intelligence’s Editor of Printer and A4 MFP Analysis. “And because Sharp Cloud Connect lets users scan to and print from numerous popular cloud-based services, collaboration is easier than ever, so users can be even more productive.”
Stay tuned for our announcements of more prestigious awards!
Wednesday, January 9: Copier MFP, Printer/MFP, and Scanner Line of the Year awards
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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.