Epson, a leading provider of innovative business solutions, today announced Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, has recognized Epson’s innovation for its business printing and scanning solutions. The WorkForce® ET-16500 EcoTank® All-in-One Printer received BLI’s Winter 2018 Pick for Outstanding Achievement Award in Value. The WorkForce DS-320 Portable Duplex Document Scanner also received BLI’s Winter 2018 Pick Award for Outstanding Mobile Scanner for Business.
“Epson’s business solutions include a wide portfolio of digital imaging solutions that are designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes,” said Nils Madden, marketing director of Desktop Imaging and Printing, Epson America, Inc. “BLI’s recognition of Epson solutions through these prestigious awards underscores our commitment to meeting our customers evolving business needs.”
The BLI “Pick” awards occur twice a year, in Summer and Winter, giving special recognition to the hardware and software products that are reviewed by BLI’s team of expert technicians and analysts at the BLI lab. All laboratory test data is then compiled to select the top products that have been evaluated within the past six months. The products and solutions that stand out from the competition, providing the most outstanding performance with the highest evaluation scores, are then awarded a Pick award within their respective industry category.
Epson BLI’s Winter 2018 Pick Awards include:
- WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank Printer: Powered by PrecisionCore® printing technology, this all-in-one wide-format printer offers revolutionary cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks. The WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank is designed to deliver laser-quality black text and includes up to two years of ink in the box1 — enough to print up to 10,500 black/11,000 color pages2, and equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets3. Featuring a 500-sheet paper capacity and rear specialty-paper feed, plus a 4.3" color touchscreen for easy navigation, this wireless printer can print up to 13" x 19"and can copy and scan pages up to 11" x 17".
- WorkForce DS-320 Document Scanner: Delivering the fastest scan speeds in its class4, the DS-320 compact duplex document scanner offers speeds up to 25 ppm/50 ipm5 and features a 20-page Auto Document Feeder (ADF). This portable scanner also includes TWAIN and ISIS® drivers for seamless integration with existing document management systems. Scan to online storage accounts6 like Dropbox® and SharePoint®, or to searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel® files using the included software.
About Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab
Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With our unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, we cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.
For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. Buyers Lab evolves in tandem with the ever-changing landscape of document imaging solutions, constantly updating our methods, expanding our offerings, and tracking cutting-edge developments.
About BLI Pick Awards
Twice a year with its Pick Awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. Its Outstanding Achievement awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.
BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. BLI’s durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and a BLI Certificate of Reliability and the best performers qualify as Pick contenders. Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).
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1 Based on average monthly print volumes of about 300 pages.
2 Yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors must be available for printing. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed.
3 About 50 cartridge sets estimate based on print yields of the included Black and color ink bottles as compared to standard-capacity ink cartridge sets for similarly-featured cartridge printers as of March 2015.
4 In its class, as compared to other portable consumer document scanners with an ADF, using the AC adapter and power cable, priced under $300 MSRP USD (sold into the United States and Canada as of June 2016).
5 Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-White, Grayscale or Color Mode, using the AC adapter and power cable.
6 With Epson Document Capture software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac. Internet connection required.
Epson, as well as other manufacturers, from time to time has engaged BLI to conduct testing on its product. This testing is unrelated to the awards process.