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Keypoint Intelligence Announces BLI Winter 2022 Pick Award Winners

Keypoint Intelligence Announces BLI Winter 2022 Pick Award Winners

Keypoint Intelligence has announced several of its Buyers Lab (BLI) Winter 2022 Pick Award recipients. This round of Picks acknowledges the products that gave the best performances in Keypoint Intelligence lab testing in the previous six months.

The BLI Winter 2022 A3 Pick Awards go to the following devices:

  • Outstanding 26-ppm Color A3 MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3826i
  • Outstanding 35-ppm Color A3 MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX C3835i
  • Outstanding 35-ppm A3 MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4735i
  • Outstanding 51-ppm A3 MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4751i
  • Outstanding 60-ppm A3 MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 6860i
  • Outstanding 70-ppm A3 MFP: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 6870i
  • Outstanding 70-ppm Color A3 MFP: Fujifilm Apeos C7070
  • Outstanding 25-ppm A3 MFP: Ricoh IM 2500 (also sold as Lanier IM 2500 and Savin IM 2500)

"This batch of BLI A3 Pick Award winners earned the accolades by delivering consistently impressive performances throughout testing," said Pete Emory, director of research and lab services for U.S./Asia, Keypoint Intelligence. "From strong or flawless reliability to the type of usability that any user would appreciate, these eight devices will meet or exceed the needs of their target market. What's more, with the types of features that are required for today's connected workforce, such as cloud/mobile capabilities and software-readiness, our Winter 2022 A3 Pick recipients are perfect for the present and have staying power into the future."

The BLI Winter 2022 A4 Pick Awards go to the following devices:

  • Outstanding Printer for Personal/SOHO Environments: Brother HL-L2305W
  • Outstanding SOHO Color Inkjet All-in-One: Brother MFC-J4335DW/J4535DW
  • Outstanding Tabloid Color Inkjet All-in-One for Small Workgroups: Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 Supertank Color MFP Printer Series
  • Outstanding Color MFP for Small Workgroups: Fujifilm Apeos C325 Series
  • Outstanding Color Printer for Small Workgroups: Fujifilm ApeosPrint C325 dw
  • Outstanding SOHO Color MFP: Lexmark MC3326i
  • Outstanding MFP for Small Workgroups: Pantum BM5100 Series

"This crop of BLI A4 Pick Award recipients goes above and beyond in meeting the needs of home offices and small workgroups," said Kaitlin Shaw, senior consulting analyst, Keypoint Intelligence. "Flawless reliability and strong user-friendliness prove that these winning models can be counted on to keep users moving. In addition, flexible mobile and cloud options make it easy to stay productive even while on the go. And to top it all off, these devices provide high-quality, professional-looking output that will meet the requirements of general office environments."

The BLI Winter 2022 Scanner Pick and Outstanding Innovation Awards go to the following products:

  • Outstanding Network Scanner: Canon imageFORMULA R50
  • Outstanding Innovation: Fujitsu EdgeXperience Capture Service
  • Outstanding Digital Transformation Solutions for SMBs: Raven Scanner Pro
  • Outstanding Low-Volume Production Scanner: Visioneer Patriot P90
  • Outstanding Innovation: Visioneer VAST
  • Outstanding Workgroup Scanner: Xerox D35

"As the workplace of the future takes greater shape, the scanner is proving to be a much needed and effective tool, especially with scan volumes on the rise as organizations digitize more document-centric processes," said Lee Davis, associate director of software/scanners, Keypoint Intelligence. "This season's batch of winners didn't just outperform the competition in Keypoint Intelligence's suite of scanner tests — they leveraged innovative technology to meet the scanning needs in today's business world. These winning products also provide workers with an easy way to integrate paper-based information into digital workflows and repositories, no matter where they happen to work."

The BLI 2022 Wide Format Pick Awards go to the following devices:

  • Outstanding High-Production CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer: Epson SureColor S60600L
  • Outstanding Gamut Expansion Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer: Epson SureColor S80600L
  • Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer: Epson SureColor R5070 Series

"Because of the pandemic, these awards cover tested products launched over the last two years, with several vendors submitting for the first time," said David Sweetnam, director of research & lab services, EU/Asia, Keypoint Intelligence. "There was stiff competition, but in the end, Epson won across three of our Wide Format Signage Pick categories. These three devices delivered impressive productivity and have noteworthy usability design coupled with the class-leading output quality that we have come to expect. Epson's new resin ink devices are targeted at the latex ink market, while the other two winners are equipped with Epson's new Edge RIP and bulk-ink formulation matched up to the same standards of performance that helped their cartridge-based siblings claim BLI Awards in 2018."

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