Canon and HP winners as BLI launches new awards
Canon and HP have won new Buyers Laboratory Line of the Year Awards for energy efficiency and wide format printing respectively. Canon won BLI’s first Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency after its A3 MFPs exhibited ‘significantly lower than average energy consumption’ in real-world job stream tests.
The award was based on the performance of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020i, C2030i, C5035i, C5051i and C5255 Series; the imageRUNNER 3245i; and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051i, 4025i and 6075 Series. Canon’s devices had energy consumption rates ranging from 37% to 62% below competitive averages.
HP has won the inaugural BLI Wide Format Technical Printer Line of the Year award for its Designjet T series. BLI claims that HP’s models distinguished themselves in testing with four out of the six currently available earning themselves BLI ‘Picks’ as the best in their respective categories.
A key benefits of HP’s product line, says BLI, is the Designjet ePrint & Share utility, available free with all Designjet ePrinter models. This enables users to scan wide format documents to the cloud for retrieval by any number of users and to print directly without the need for associated print drivers. Joe Tischner, BLI wideformat printer analyst, said: “Modifications to design plans and projects can be conveyed quickly to teams worldwide using HP ePrint & Share. It’s a perfect solution for sharing large, multi-page files.”
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