Four Vendors Take BLI "Picks" for Color Printers and MFPs

Winter 2013

Four Vendors Take BLI “Picks” for Color Printers and MFPs

January 31, 2013 – Hackensack (NJ) – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, today announced “Pick” awards recognizing those color printer and MFP models that stood out from the competition in their respective categories.

Numerous color printers were put to the test in BLI’s lab during the past six months. The rigorous evaluation considers such key factors as reliability, image quality, productivity, ease of use, value and more. The best performers in each group are acknowledged with BLI's prestigious "Pick" awards. After analyzing the results for the top performers in a range of printer and MFP categories, BLI awarded “Picks” to the following seven models from Dell, HP, Kyocera and Samsung:

Dell C3760 Series
Outstanding A4 Color Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups

Dell C3765dnf Multifunction Color Laser Printer
Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups

HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 color MFP M775 Series
Outstanding A3 Color MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups

HP LaserJet Enterprise color flow MFP M575c
Outstanding Scan-Centric A4 Color MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups

Kyocera FS-C8650DN
Outstanding A3 Color Departmental Printer

Samsung CLP-680ND
Outstanding A4 Color Printer for Small Workgroups

Samsung CLX-6260FW
Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups

Dell: Affordable Choice for Mid-Size Workgroups
Awarded BLI “Picks” for mid-size workgroup color, Dell’s C3760 and the C3765dnf MFP counterpart are easy to use and reliable. “The C3760 and C3765dnf offer a great combination of performance and value,” said BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri. “Above average results in nearly every speed test we performed, vibrant color output and a low purchase price make these units an outstanding choice for mid-volume output needs.”

“Dell is proud to receive BLI ‘Pick’ awards for our C3760n, C3760dn and C3765dnf color laser printers.” said Lee Hui Li, General Manager, Global Imaging, and Executive Director, Dell Software & Peripherals. “These feature-rich, versatile color laser printers combine enterprise-class performance with outstanding value, enabling customers to maximize productivity and save on overall printing costs. Winning these BLI 'Pick' awards is testament to Dell's commitment in designing reliable products that offer long-term value and empower businesses to do more.”

HP Brings Big Functionality to Mid-Size Workgroups
Flexibility, ease of use and software integration have helped HP win BLI “Pick” awards in two mid-size workgroup color MFP categories. “What really stands out about the color flow MFP M575c is its robust scanning; with a pull-out keyboard and standard workflow software, this unit is perfect for offices with heavy-duty scanning needs,” said BLI Test Technician Joe Ellerman. “And for users that need support for 11” x 17” output, the M775 is an ideal choice, with above-average paper and memory capacities, fast scan speeds and a large full-color touchscreen that makes programming jobs simple.”

“In today’s market, enterprises expect products to tackle more than just printing needs—they look for devices that can better organize, process and categorize content,” said David Laing, director of future product marketing for LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions, Printing and Personal Systems Group, HP. “We appreciate BLI’s recognition of HP’s commitment to building products that combine high-quality color printing with innovative document management functions.”

Kyocera Wins for Robust Departmental Choice
Winning a BLI “Pick” in the departmental color category, the Kyocera FS-C8650DN proved highly productive, easy to use and reliable in BLI tests. “We expect consistently strong reliability from KYOCERA products, and the FS-C8650DN was certainly no exception,” said BLI’s European Lab Manager Ian Latham. “During two months of durability testing it didn’t skip a beat, producing 112,500 impressions with not a single misfeed or service call required. Even better are the long-life consumables that minimize downtime, reduce environmental waste and lower cost of ownership.”

“We are very pleased that our top high-speed and high-performance printer, the FS-C8650DN received the BLI ‘Pick’ award as ‘Outstanding A3 Color Departmental Printer’,” said Berthold Hurtz, product manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V. “Its superior image quality and high productivity was put to the test, achieving the highest speeds in its class, crisp text, superior production of pastel shades and fine lines. We are proud to receive another award in this segment.”

Samsung: Fast Color for Small Workgroups
Winning “Picks” in the small workgroup category, the Samsung CLP-680ND printer and sister MFP CLX-6260FW gave impressive showings in BLI’s exhaustive lab testing. “Both units operated flawlessly, provided vibrant color print output and demonstrated fast speeds in tests that are key indicators of real-world performance,” said BLI Senior Analyst for A4 MFPs and Printers Marlene Orr. “Making them even more attractive to business users, both units are easy to set up, use and maintain. And their low cost of ownership make them budget-friendly choices.”

“We are very pleased that Samsung’s A4 printers and MFPs were recognized with a Winter 2013 ‘Pick’ Award from Buyers Laboratory and honored to receive high scores in virtually all aspects of testing,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president of Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “This award provides validation that we are delivering on the needs of our customers and dealers through the high performance and reliability of our printers. We look forward to continuing to provide powerful and intuitive printers, developed to enhance the efficiency of the workplace.”

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and service to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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