DataMaster Lab Print Awards 2019

Award #1: Office Copiers which are the Easiest to Use

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   wards 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 Online subscribers, 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.

Today’s Awards are for the machines which are the easiest to use.

Our test engineers know all the brands’ interfaces, drivers, machine web pages and admin sections.  Our approach is scientific.  We review how easy it is for new users to utilize the products at their disposal – and how quickly experienced users can make the most of them – without needing to call technical support.

The results are as follows:

Color A3 MFPs, 20-29 ppm

Kyocera                         TASKalfa 2553ci

Xerox                              VersaLink C7025

Xerox                              VersaLink C7020

Color A3 MFPs, 30-39 ppm

Kyocera                          TASKalfa 3253ci

Sharp                               MX-3571

Sharp                               MX-3071

Ricoh                                IM C3000

Ricoh                                IM C3000A

Ricoh                                IM C3500

Ricoh                                IM C3500A

Color A3 MFPs, 40-49 ppm

Kyocera                          TASKalfa 4053ci

Color A3 MFPs, 50 ppm and over

Kyocera                          TASKalfa 5053ci

Kyocera                          TASKalfa 6053ci

Epson                              WF-C17590

Epson                              WF-C20590

Color A4 MFPs, 30-39 ppm

Kyocera                            TASKalfa 307ci

Ricoh                                  MP C307SP

Ricoh                                  MP C307SPF

Color A4 MFPs, 40-49 ppm

Ricoh                           MP C407SPF

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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