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  • Keypoint Intelligence Recognizes Copier MFPs from Three Vendors with Summer 2019 Pick Awards

    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 excellent devices from Canon, Kyocera, and Ricoh. 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 Summer 2019 Copier MFP Pick awards go to the following exceptional devices*:

    Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4535i III
    Outstanding 35-ppm Copier MFP

    Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6555i III
    Outstanding 55-ppm Copier MFP

    Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8595i III
    Outstanding 95-ppm Copier MFP

    Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i III
    Outstanding 35-ppm Color Copier MFP

    Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5550i III
    Outstanding 50-ppm Color Copier MFP

    Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7570i III
    Outstanding 65-ppm Color Copier MFP


    KYOCERA TASKalfa 4003i
    Outstanding 40-ppm Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Copystar brand)

    KYOCERA TASKalfa 5003i
    Outstanding 50-ppm Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Copystar brand)

    KYOCERA TASKalfa 6003i
    Outstanding 60-ppm Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Copystar brand)

    KYOCERA TASKalfa 3253ci
    Outstanding 32-ppm Color Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Copystar brand)

    KYOCERA TASKalfa 4053ci
    Outstanding 40-ppm Colour Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Copystar brand)

    KYOCERA TASKalfa 6053ci
    Outstanding 60-ppm Color Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Copystar brand)


    Ricoh IM C2000
    Outstanding 20-ppm Color Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Savin and Lanier brands)

    Ricoh IM C2500
    Outstanding 25-ppm Color Copier MFP
    (also sold under the Savin and Lanier brands)

    * Not all products are sold in all regions.


    Canon Cruises to Six Copier MFP Picks
    “For Canon, it starts with reliability,” said George Mikolay, Associate Director of Copiers/Production at Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab. “Collectively, we ran more than 2 million impressions on these six machines and experienced just three misfeeds. Plus, usability has always been outstanding with Canon—case in point, Canon’s PaceSetter award for Ease of Use: Enterprise Devices, and these devices build on that tradition. The highly intuitive, customizable control panel now combines quick menu options with the main function buttons for easier access, and a new Timeline feature allows users to access their 10 most recent copy and scan jobs very easily and conveniently. Canon’s platform is also setting the industry standard for cloud-based MFPs, with Canon uniFLOW Online winning a 2019 Pick Award for Outstanding Cloud Output-Management Solution. And with very good image quality and outstanding security across speed ranges, the machines promise to get the job done accurately, consistently, and securely, regardless of environment.”

    Kyocera Crushes It in the Mid-Range Color and Monochrome Copier MFP Spaces
    “Kyocera’s story begins with reliability,” said Mikolay. “In total we experienced just three misfeeds in nearly 600,000 impressions of testing. And when taking into consideration long-lasting consumables, downtime will rarely, if ever, be a concern. Kyocera’s award for Most Reliable Color Copier MFP Brand puts a stamp on the company’s excellence in this area. The HyPAS-enabled devices also allow for seamless integration of customized workflow solutions to not only streamline complex tasks and reduce costs but to enhance security, too. Moreover, highly effective, consistent image quality for both general office and even more marketing-intensive environments, and very good usability across the platform complemented with outstanding price points allow Kyocera to set the standard for value in the copier MFP space.”

    Ricoh Rules with Low-End to Mid-Range Color Copier MFPs
    “Ricoh continues to impress us with its new IM C series of machines, as the IM C2000 and IM C2500, along with the Winter 2019 Pick-winning IM C4500, shine a light on the company in the low-end to mid-range color copier MFP spaces,” said Mikolay. “The user experience is top-notch, thanks to a large, highly intuitive, Android-based touchscreen that offers user-by-user customization. Image quality is very good, and these devices also continue to set the industry benchmark for scanning with Ricoh Intelligent Scanning, winner of a Winter 2019 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation. Users can scan documents very quickly with these devices, while auto-file split capability enables multiple-page documents to be automatically scanned and emailed in manageable sizes in conjunction with a company’s email file size policy limits. Support for smaller-size items such as bank checks, receipts, and ID cards is very useful for those working in the finance or hospitality sectors. As with Canon, Ricoh is a trendsetter in the industry shift into cloud-ready MFPs, earning the 2019–2020 BLI PaceSetter award in the MFP Cloud Ecosystem category.”


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    About Buyers Lab Pick Awards
    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.

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