Colour Printers and MFPs earn BLI Summer 2016 Pick Awards

blisummerwinners-inBuyers Laboratory (BLI) has announced the winners of its coveted Pick Awards for the Summer 2016 season, with exceptional products from Dell, HP, Kyocera and Lexmark being honoured as the best in their respective categories. The leading provider of intelligence on the document imaging industry, BLI has been putting products through rigorous lab testing for over 50 years. Presented twice annually for hardware products and once a year for software solutions, BLI Pick Awards recognize the document imaging offerings that proved superior in their respective categories during the preceding evaluation period. Unique in the industry, the comprehensive hardware tests assess a wide range of the most important attributes – such as reliability, features, image quality, security, environmental features and value. Consequently, a BLI Pick is “a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions,” said the organization.

HP PageWide Pro 577dw.
HP PageWide Pro 577dw MFP.

The BLI Summer 2016 Colour Printer/MFP Pick Award winners are:

  • Dell’s Colour Cloud Multifunction Printer H825cdw won for Outstanding Colour MFP for Small Workgroups.
  • HP’s Color LaserJet Pro MFP M377dw won for Outstanding Personal Colour MFP. Its PageWide Pro 552dw won for Outstanding Colour Printer for Small Workgroups. HP’s PageWide Pro MFP 577 Series won for Outstanding Colour MFP for Small Workgroups. Its PageWide Enterprise Colour 556 Series won for Outstanding Colour Printer for Small to Mid-Size Workgroups. HP’s PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586 Series won for outstanding Colour MFP for Small to Mid-Size Workgroups.
  • Kyocera Document Solutions America’s TASKalfa 406ci MFP (also sold under the Copystar brand name) won for Outstanding Colour MFP for Mid-Size to Large Workgroups.
  • Lexmark CS725 Printer.
    Lexmark CS725 Printer.

    Lexmark International’s CS725 Series Printers won for outstanding Colour Printer for SMBs (Small and Medium-sized Businesses). Its CX725 Series won for Outstanding Colour MFP for SMBs. Lexmark’s CX820/CX825 Series won for Outstanding Colour MFP for Large Workgroups. The copmany’s CX860 Series won for Outstanding Departmental Colour MFP.

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses to make the best purchasing decisions – while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for competitive intelligence, insights and guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.