DataMaster Test Labs Announce Best MFPs By Category

DataMaster Lab Awards 2018

DataMaster Lab is very proud to announce the DataMaster Lab Awards 2018.

DataMaster Lab is the European centre of print expertise.  DataMaster Lab has been testing printing equipment since 2009.  The teams have tested multifunction printers, digital presses and A4 machines too.  They have carried out over 10,000 individual tests on 350 machines.

Edward Bilson, Technical Director of DataMaster Lab said, “The 2018 Awards are the first fruit of a year-long review of our Evaluation processes.  They are all based purely on our test results.  All test results are published to our subscribers, so all the world can see that they are both independent and credible.  As such they might differ from other industry awards.  You can rely on ours.”

The Awards are for A3/Ledger MFPs in various segments.  

Today’s Awards are for Best Performance in Work Groups.

This award goes to machines which retain print productivity in a busy working environment.

The results are as follows:

40-49 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

I Ricoh MP C4504ex series
II Kyocera TASKalfa 4052ci
III Konica Minolta bizhub C458

30-39 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

I Ricoh MP C3504ex series
II Toshiba/OKI Data e-Studio 3505AC/ES9466
III Kyocera TASKalfa 3552ci

20-29 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

I Toshiba e-Studio 2505AC
II Konica Minolta bizhub C287
III Ricoh MP C2004ex series

All DataMaster Lab test results are available on the sales-support site DataMaster Online (DMO), which is available by subscription on

“We test productivity in real-world scenarios – we go a lot further that the ISO tests do.  We test print quality, and our test engineers – who test all the brands machines – assess how easy the machines are to use.  We have standardized tests for the interface, driver, web page, consumables and admin screens,” Edward added.

DataMaster Lab has never derived any revenue from tests, certificates or evaluations.  All testing feeds information to DMO, which is used by sales teams, marketing specialists and buyers all over the world.  DMO also carries all the technical specifications for over 4,500 MFPs and presses in all segments, sales arguments for them all (both pro and con), and the same for the software solutions sold in the office print world.

The Awards are for A3/Ledger MFPs in various segments. In the coming days, Industry Analysts will be bringing you ALL the DataMaster Lab Award:

Best Performance in Work Groups
Best Print Quality
Best Scan Productivity
Best First Copy Out Time
Best Productivity in Duplex
Best Booklet Productivity
Best Scan File Size

DataMaster Online subscribers will soon be able to use the new Radar Charts.

The new Radar Charts will be accompanied by new Certificates and Rosettes reflecting different machines’ strengths – and weaknesses – in the context of the different verticals:

SME/Large Workgroups
Public Sector / Healthcare
Graphical Arts

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