DataMaster Lab Awards 2018 Award 6: First Copy Out Time

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.

The Awards are for A3/Ledger MFPs in various segments.

Today’s Awards are for First Copy Out Time.

DataMaster Lab teams’ aim is to help you to tell the difference between machines.  Test personnel compare how a machine performs in real-world scenarios – compared to the data provided by the manufacturer’s marketing materials.

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.  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 for Best First Copy Out Time are as follows:

40-49 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

  Ricoh MP C4504ex series
  Savin MP C4504ex
  Lanier MP C4504ex
  Canon iR Advance C5540i
  Konica Minolta bizhub C458
  Muratec MFX-C4590

30-39 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

  Ricoh MP C3504ex series
  Lanier MP C3504ex
  Savin MP C3504ex
  Toshiba e-Studio 3505AC
  OKI ES9466
  Konica Minolta bizhub C368
  Muratec MFX-C3690

20-29 ppm Color A3 MFPs:

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

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