DataMaster Lab Print Awards 2019 Award #5 – Best Scan and Archive File Size

Award #5: Best Scan / Archive File Size

DataMaster Lab is very proud to announce the DataMaster Lab Awards 2019. This year there are some new Award categories.

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 some 500 machines. The DataMaster Lab evaluations system reviews over 200,000 different results.

Edward Bilson, Technical Director of DataMaster Lab said, “We are delighted to announce the second edition of the DataMaster Lab Print Awards. Last year’s Awards were so well received because they are about performance in the real-world scenarios that end customers really care about. Our evaluations are all based on data from our own Lab which is available to DataMaster Onlinesubscribers, so the whole world can see that they are both independent and credible. As such, they might differ from other industry awards – but you can rely on ours.“

The Awards are for A4/Letter and A3/Ledger MFPs in their various market segments.

These Awards are for smallest Scan Output File Sizes.

The efficiency of scanning documents for archiving or for transmission depends on the size of the file created. In identical, standardized tests, some multi-functions create files which are over THIRTY TIMES bigger than competing machines do under exactly the same circumstances (originals, resolution, compression).

We test at different resolutions, color and monochrome originals, with and without compression. This award is based on an analysis of all these test results.

This makes a big difference to end-customers. Multifunction manufacturers do not publish this information. Subscribers to DataMaster Lab /’s online services use scan filesize results to cost archival strategies – and this sways buying decisions.

The results are as follows:

Color A3 MFPs, 30-39 ppm

Xerox AltaLink C8030
Xerox AltaLink C8035
Sharp MX-3071
Sharp MX-3571
Lexmark CX921de
Lexmark XC923

Color A3 MFPs, 40-49 ppm

Xerox AltaLink C8045
Sharp MX-4071

Color A3 MFPs, 50 ppm and over

Xerox AltaLink C8055
Xerox AltaLink C8070
Ricoh IM C5500

Color A4 MFPs, 30-39 ppm

Kyocera TASKalfa 307ci
Kyocera ECOSYS M6235cidn
Kyocera ECOSYS M6635cidn
Ricoh MP C307SP
Ricoh MP C307SPF
Kyocera TASKalfa 351ci

Color A4 MFPs, 40-49 ppm

Ricoh MP C407SPF
Lexmark XC4140
Lexmark XC4150

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.

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 5,000 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 print world.

We are be publishing ALL the DataMaster Lab 2019 Print Awards:

DataMaster Lab’s GREEN Award
Best Performance in Work Groups
Best Office Print Quality
Best Scan Productivity
Office Copiers which are the Easiest to Use
Best First Copy Out Time
Best Productivity in Duplex
Best Scan File Size

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 We test so you can tell the difference – and make more margin!

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DataMaster Lab Print Awards 2019 Award #4 Best Productivity in Duplex