Samsung and HP Honored with BLI’s Prestigious Printer “Line of the Year” Awards
January 11, 2012 – Hackensack (NJ) – Thanks to the overall strength of both manufacturers’ product lines, Buyers Laboratory LLC, (BLI) has selected Samsung Electronics America as winner of its “Monochrome Printer Line of the Year” and Hewlett-Packard Company as the winner of its “Color Printer Line of the Year.” These accolades, announced once a year, are given to honor the vendors with the best product lines in their respective categories.
The selection is made by BLI’s highly experienced staff of technicians and editors after subjecting scores of office printers from every major vendor to BLI’s unique battery of laboratory tests. The award recognizes the manufacturers of the best range of printers, from small workgroup to departmental, for demonstrated excellence across the entire product line in BLI lab testing. Factors considered by BLI in selecting “Line of the Year” include reliability, overall economy, ease of use, print quality and productivity, among others.
Samsung Electronics America
2012 Monochrome Printer Line of the Year
2012 Color Printer Line of the Year
Samsung’s Monochrome Printers: Economical, Reliable and Green
All eight Samsung monochrome printers and MFPs tested by BLI in 2011 received the “Highly Recommended” rating for their excellent overall performance in BLI’s lab and garnered individual “Pick” awards or “Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency, making Samsung the obvious choice for “Monochrome Printer Line of the Year
“Samsung’s monochrome printers are easy to use, fast and affordable, which is exactly what businesses need them to be,” said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers/A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. “And the fact that these devices are also packed with money-saving environmentally friendly features, such as lower-than-average power consumption, and toner save and eco-features in the print driver, just add to their value.”
“We are delighted to have received BLI’s 2012 ‘Monochrome Printer Line of the Year’ award along with four other individual ‘Pick’ awards and one innovation award for our Easy Eco Driver. This recognizes the engineering excellence of Samsung printers and demonstrates Samsung’s innovative solutions across various printing groups,” said Hyung Han Lee, R&D Planning Group Leader at Samsung Electronics. “These awards reflect Samsung’s global position in the printer market and our success in developing innovative as well as economical solutions that truly enrich our customers’ lives.”
HP: Consistent Color and Ease of Use
For the third time since 2008, HP has earned BLI’s “Color Printer Line of the Year” award, reflecting the strength and scope of its color printer offerings. All four HP color models tested by BLI in 2011 received “Highly Recommended” ratings, while three earned individual “Pick” awards as well, bringing the total number of currently available color “Pick” winners in HP’s line to 13. “HP’s business color product line ranges from inkjet to enterprise-level laser products that provide quality color output in the default mode, making it easy for businesses to find the right product for them,” said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers/A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. “And because Web Jetadmin and HP’s Color Access Controls make it simple for administrators to monitor and limit color printing, HP color printers are a cost-effective choice as well.”
“HP realizes that color is an important differentiator for businesses, and we are dedicated to helping our customers truly stand out in today’s competitive market,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president of HP’s LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions group. “Winning this recognition from BLI is a testament to our focus on developing easy to manage products that provide brilliant, high-quality full-color results with industry-leading innovations like ePrint and web apps. Our products are also Energy Star certified, highlighting our longtime environmental responsibility commitment to help our customers achieve energy savings without sacrificing performance.”
Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab “Pick” award announcements in the following categories:
January 12: Solutions Picks
January 13: A3 Picks
January 17: Solutions Line and A3 Line
About Buyers Laboratory LLC
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