Copier MFP

Two Vendors Take Home BLI Winter 2020 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence in the Copier MFP Category

Winter 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 Pick award recipients in the Copier MFP category, with the accolades going to devices from Kyocera and Sharp. 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 Winter 2020 Copier MFP Pick awards go to the following exceptional devices*:



KYOCERA TASKalfa 7003i

Outstanding 70-ppm Copier MFP

(also sold under the Copystar brand)


KYOCERA TASKalfa 8003i

Outstanding 80-ppm Copier MFP

(also sold under the Copystar brand)


KYOCERA TASKalfa 9003i

Outstanding 90-ppm Copier MFP

(also sold under the Copystar brand)



Sharp MX-2651

Outstanding 26-ppm Color Copier MFP


Sharp MX-3071

Outstanding 30-ppm Color Copier MFP


Sharp MX-3571

Outstanding 35-ppm Color Copier MFP


Sharp MX-4071

Outstanding 40-ppm Color Copier MFP


Sharp MX-5071

Outstanding 50-ppm Color Copier MFP


Sharp MX-6071

Outstanding 60-ppm Color Copier MFP


Sharp MX-M2651

Outstanding 26-ppm Copier MFP


Sharp MX-M3071

Outstanding 30-ppm Copier MFP


Sharp MX-M3571

Outstanding 35-ppm Copier MFP


Sharp MX-M4071

Outstanding 40-ppm Copier MFP


Sharp MX-M5071

Outstanding 50-ppm Copier MFP


Sharp MX-M6071

Outstanding 60-ppm Copier MFP


* Not all products are sold in all regions.



Kyocera Crushes It in the High-Range Monochrome Copier MFP Spaces

“The KYOCERA TASKalfa 7003i, 8003i, and 9003i proved to be highly reliable in the nearly 500,000 impressions we ran on them total,” said George Mikolay, Keypoint Intelligence’s Associate Director of Copier MFP/Production Analysis. “When also taking into consideration the ease in which paper can be loaded, high paper capacities, and simple procedures for clearing misfeeds in the unlikely event that one should occur, these devices will keep your large workgroups productive, day in and day out. Outstanding guidance and creation of profiles from the driver and control panel make the engine equally easy to use whether printing or walking up to scan or copy, and image quality will far surpass the needs of general office environments. Low price points and above average feature sets make the value proposition for each device extremely enticing.”


Sharp Shines Across Copier MFP Segments

“We ran over one million impressions on Sharp copier MFPs this season, to exceptional overall results,” said Mikolay. “As a whole, productivity results were better than other competitors. Short- and long-run jobs for printing, scanning, and copying were completed in a timely manner to allow users to remain effective and efficient. Above average memory for faster processing of jobs is another nicety, as is above average paper weight support for media flexibility. Strong reliability and above average maximum paper capacities mean less downtime for users to clear misfeeds or refill paper drawers. IT administrators will love the web user interface’s intuitiveness and search and shortcut functionality. And Sharp’s ‘know one, know all’ approach means users of the drivers and control panel will enjoy the same very good overall usability regardless of which machine is close to their particular workspace.”



Stay tuned for our announcements of more prestigious awards!


Wednesday, January 8: Copier MFP, Printer/MFP, and Scanner Line of the Year awards



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