HP, Lexmark Color Printers, MFPs Win BLI Awards

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), an independent tester of document imaging products, has announced its “Pick” awards for color printer and MFP models. After testing numerous color devices, BLI awarded only four Hewlett-Packard models and one Lexmark device, which are HP Officejet Pro 251dw, HP Officejet Pro 276dw, HP Officejet Pro X551dw, HP Officejet Pro X576dw and Lexmark CS510 Series.

HP Officejet Pro 251dw  (an A4 SOHO Inkjet Printer)

BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri said, “HP business-class inkjets have rarely disappointed us in testing and the Officejet Pro 251dw and 276dw are no exceptions. These two inkjets deliver high-level ease of use and good quality color output for a low price. Mobile printing via ePrint and the ability to download web apps for added functionality is a nice bonus.”

HP Officejet Pro 276dw (an A4 SOHO Inkjet All-in-One)

“The HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer and 276dw MFP combine the reliability and all of the best features of our inkjet lineup with the management features that large and enterprise customers need for their remote office and branch office print operations,” said George Alonso, Senior Director of Marketing for HP Printing and Personal Systems.

HP Officejet Pro X551dw  (an A4 Color Printer for Small Workgroups)

HP Officejet Pro X576dw  (an A4 Color MFP for Small Workgroups)

“With HP PageWide technology, the Officejet Pro X551 and X576 are real game changers,” said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers and A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. “Not only are they a viable replacement for low-end laser devices, but in many cases these inkjets are a better choice as they offer faster speeds, laser-quality output and lower cost of ownership. From an environmental perspective, these units also use significantly less energy and create less consumables waste than comparable small workgroup laser printers and MFPs recently tested.”

Lexmark CS510 Series ( an A4 Color Printer for Small Workgroups)

According to BLI, Perfect reliability, stellar ease of use and low TCO are just a few of the reasons BLI has chosen the Lexmark CS510 Series to receive a “Pick” award in the small workgroup color category.

BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell explained, “Further rounding out the package of this budget-friendly choice are green features such as standard automatic duplexing, toner-save mode and an ECO mode to reduce power consumption, as well as Lexmark embedded Solutions Framework. The open platform enables organizations to download time- and money-saving software developed by the manufacturer or third parties, to be run on the device. Other noteworthy features include the customizable Lexmark e-Task interface, which has an intuitive flash-enhanced menu system that makes viewing and printing jobs at the control panel easy; print from USB; and the Lexmark Coverage Estimator, which informs users of toner coverage on printed pages”.

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