Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab Awards Outstanding Devices from Four Vendors with Summer 2020 Printer/MFP Picks

Summer 2020


Fairfield, NJ – 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 Summer 2020 Pick award recipients in the Printer/MFP category, with the accolades going to outstanding devices from Canon, Epson, HP, and Lexmark. 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.


The BLI Summer 2020 Printer/MFP Pick awards go to the following exceptional devices*:



Canon imageCLASS LBP228dw

Outstanding Printer for Small and Home Offices


Canon imageCLASS LBP325dn

Outstanding Printer for Small Workgroups


Canon imageRUNNER 1643 Series

Outstanding MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups



Epson EcoTank Pro ET-16650 All-in-One Supertank Printer

Outstanding Tabloid Color Inkjet All-in-One


Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5880 All-in-One

Outstanding SOHO Color Inkjet All-in-One


Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Color MFP Supertank Printer

Outstanding Personal Color Inkjet All-in-One


Epson WorkForce ST-M3000 Monochrome MFP Supertank Printer

Outstanding SOHO Inkjet All-in-One



HP Color LaserJet Managed E75245dn

Outstanding Tabloid Color Printer for Large Workgroups


HP Color LaserJet Managed E85055dn

Outstanding Tabloid Color Printer for Enterprise Environments


HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M634 Series

Outstanding MFP for Large Workgroups


HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M635 Series

Outstanding Departmental MFP


HP LaserJet Enterprise MFP M636 Series

Outstanding MFP for Enterprise Environments


HP LaserJet Enterprise M610dn

Outstanding Printer for Large Workgroups


HP LaserJet Enterprise M611 Series

Outstanding Departmental Printer


HP LaserJet Enterprise M612 Series

Outstanding Printer for Enterprise Environments



Lexmark CS431dw

Outstanding Color Printer for Small Workgroups

(also sold as the Lexmark C3426dw)


Lexmark CX431adw

Outstanding Color MFP for Small Workgroups

(also sold as the Lexmark MC3426adw)


*Not all products are sold in all regions.



Canon Stands Out in the Small and Mid-Size Workgroup Categories

“Low- and mid-volume environments looking for a monochrome device should strongly consider Canon’s standout offerings,” said Kaitlin Shaw, Associate Director of A4 Hardware at Keypoint Intelligence. “All of the winning models promise to keep downtime to a minimum with their flawless reliability and strong user-friendliness. And broad mobile support means users can stay productive even when they’re away from their workstations. Notably, the devices also integrate with Canon imageWARE Enterprise Management Console and uniFLOW, which offer enterprise-level functionality and give administrators an impressive level of control over print costs and document security.”


Epson Offers Extraordinary Value to Small and Home Offices

“Taking home four Picks in the small and home office categories, Epson offers an unbeatable value to low-volume users,” said Shaw. “The devices use Epson’s cartridge-free ink tank system and include up to two years of ink in the box. This, combined with low-cost refill bottles, translates to a cost per page that’s massively lower than the average of competitive models, even other inkjets. For this remarkably low cost, users get high-quality output, perfect reliability, and impressive user-friendliness, including touchscreens, simple routine maintenance, and low intervention rates. Monochrome or color, letter-size or wide format, Epson has a device that will easily meet your needs and will save you a lot of money in the long-run.”


HP Earns Sweeping Wins in the High-Volume Category with Eight Picks

“HP offers a vast collection of high-performing workhorses that promise to keep up with the demands of even the highest-volume environments,” said Shaw. “All winning devices delivered flawless reliability performances, fast speeds, and impressive ease of use, translating to maximum uptime. Administrators and IT workers will appreciate the models’ comprehensive fleet management capabilities and, most importantly, their top-level security features. In fact, HP FutureSmart Enterprise v4 firmware and HP JetAdvantage Security manager passed Buyers Lab’s Security Validation Testing program, with FutureSmart earning the Device Penetration and Firmware Resilience testing seals and JetAdvantage Security Manager earning the Policy Compliance seal.


Furthermore, HP’s color models give businesses the ability to print marketing materials inhouse rather than having to outsource. The devices produced vivid, high-quality output, and the LaserJet Managed E85055dn offers color-matching functionality and a glossy enhanced print mode. Finally, all the models integrate with an impressive array of software and apps that streamline business processes. This helps high-volume environments save even more time as well as reduce costs.”


Lexmark Recognized for Outstanding Color Offerings for Small Workgroups

“Lexmark’s compact, user-friendly devices are great fits for any small workgroup looking for a color printer or MFP they can count on for reliability and high-quality output,” said Shaw. “Producing vibrant colors, clean lines, and clear text, image quality should more than meet the needs of general office use. Small workgroups can also rest assured that these devices will keep them productive given their strong performances, combined with how easy to use and maintain they are. And flexible mobile and cloud support means productivity can continue beyond the workstation.”



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