DataMaster Lab Awards 2018 Award 2: Office Print Quality

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 everyone 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 Office Print Quality.

This award goes to multifunction machines which deliver excellent print quality as required in office environments:  excellent resolution and contrast, as well as high quality gradients, solids and small characters.

The results are as follows:

40-49 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

I Ricoh MP C4504ex series
II Konica Minolta bizhub C458
III Sharp MX-4060N

30-39 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

I Toshiba/OKI Data e-Studio 3505AC/ES9466
II Xerox VersaLink C7030

20-29 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

I Toshiba e-Studio 2505AC
II Xerox VersaLink C7025

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 brand’s machines – assess how easy the machines are to use,” 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 Awards:

Last week:         Best Performance in Work Groups

Next week:        Best Scan Productivity


Still to come:

  • 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

Subscribe to DMO and benefit from this sales-oriented site brimful of DataMaster Lab data to find what you need to Make More Sales, Faster – and Retain Margin.