DataMaster Lab Print Awards 2019 Award #6 – Best First Copy Out Time

Award #6: Best First Copy Out Time

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 First Copy Out Time.

The time it takes a copier to deliver its first sheet in a copy run is usually far, far longer than the FCOT specified by the manufacturer – up to FIVE TIMES LONGER! The test is run several times, on a warmed-up machine, and we publish the best result obtained on DataMaster Online. The results are absolute – the time it takes, in seconds.

The winners of these awards do not keep their users waiting around – and their manufacturers’ marketing materials are amongst the most accurate too.

The results are as follows:

Color A3 MFPs, 20-29 ppm

Epson WF-C869RD3TWFC
Epson WF-C869RDTWF
Kyocera TASKalfa 2553ci

Color A3 MFPs, 30-39 ppm

Ricoh IM C3000
Ricoh IM C3000A
Ricoh IM C3500
Ricoh IM C3500A
Sharp MX-3071
Sharp MX-3571
Toshiba e-Studio 3015AC
Toshiba e-Studio 3515AC
Kyocera TASKalfa 3253ci

Color A3 MFPs, 40-49 ppm

Sharp MX-4071
Toshiba e-Studio 4515AC
Xerox AltaLink C8045
Kyocera TASKalfa 4053ci

Color A3 MFPs, 50 ppm and over

Kyocera TASKalfa 5053ci
Kyocera TASKalfa 6053ci
Toshiba e-Studio 5015AC

Color A4 MFPs, 30-39 ppm

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

Color A4 MFPs, 40-49 ppm

Xerox VersaLink C505S
Xerox VersaLink C505X
Ricoh MP C407SPF

Color A4 MFPs, 50 ppm and over

Xerox VersaLink C605X
Xerox VersaLink C605XL

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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