Editors Desk

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) today unveiled its latest innovation, a new lab report for copier MFPs. For the 30,000+ subscribers of bliQ, BLI’s web-based document imaging resource, this implementation opens the door to unlocking more useable and relevant data, as well as keeping the report fresh and up-to-date with industry trends.

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06/02/2015

With Picks fast approaching, BLI’s Lab is abuzz with document imaging devices from the top OEMs. To keep you abreast of the latest news, we chose two product categories to highlight. So, here’s a roundup of the latest group of printers and scanners submitted for BLI lab testing.

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05/13/2015

West McDonald, VP of Business Development at Print Audit, sees a change coming in the MPS (Managed Print Services) market and warns that dealers had better be ready for it. “There is an all-out war for pages,” he wrote in this recent blog post. “Margins on cost-per-page contracts are under pressure. What is a Managed Print provider to do? Change the game by billing by seat instead of by page.”

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04/30/2015

The Obama Administration recently issued Executive Order 13693, which outlines federal guidelines for using sustainable building materials, alternative energy sources, eco-friendly cars and purchasing decisions, among others. The executive order promotes the purchase of ENERGY STAR-qualified products, “recycled content products designated by EPA” and products designated as “BioPreferred and biobased” by the US Department of Agriculture. It also recommends reducing copier and printing paper use, and acquiring uncoated printing and writing paper containing at least 30 percent postconsumer recycled content or higher. However, it fails to mention the Green Electronics Council’s EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) environmental purchasing guidelines.

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04/20/2015