DataMaster Lab Awards 2018 Award 3 : Best Scan Productivity

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 Scan Productivity.

The Scan Productivity tests include color, monochrome and both simplex and duplex originals processed at different resolutions and compression settings.

The Award is given for absolute performance in measured images per minute across the range of test scenarios.

The results for Best Scan Productivity is as follows:

40-49 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

  Konica Minolta bizhub C458
  Muratec MFX-C4590
  Toshiba e-Studio 4505AC
  Ricoh MP C4504ex series
  Lanier MP C4504ex
  Savin MP C4504ex

30-39 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

  Toshiba e-Studio 3505AC
  OKI ES9466
  Ricoh MP C3504ex series
  Lanier MP C3504ex
  Savin MP C3504ex
  Canon iR Advance C5535i

20-29 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

  Toshiba e-Studio 2505AC
  Ricoh MP C2504ex series
  Lanier MP C2504ex
  Savin MP C2504ex
  Kyocera TASKalfa 2552ci
  CopyStar CS 2552ci
  Utax 2506ci

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.

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.

DataMaster Lab Awards 2018 Award 2: Office Print Quality