Samsung printers win outstanding achievement at buyers laboratory pick awards

Awards recognise Samsung’s printing expertise in performance and energy efficiency.

July 31, 2013

Awards recognise Samsung’s printing expertise in performance and energy efficiency

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced its Mono, Colour Laser and Multi-function (MFP) Printers have won at the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) Pick awards. The Xpress M2875/2825 series and ProXpress M4020ND printers won in the Performance category while the CLX-6260FW, CLX-6260FD, and CLP-680 Series printers triumphed in the environment category. The printers received Outstanding Achievement awards, the independent authority’s highest accolade.

“Samsung’s Mono, Colour Laser and Multi-function printers reflect our commitment to create powerful, attractive products that meet consumer demands for performance, cost efficient and energy efficiency,” says Mike van Lier, Business Leader for IT Solutions at Samsung South Africa. “We are honoured by the awards from BLI and we consider them excellent recognition for our continued effort in discovering new possibilities in printer innovation.”

Samsung collects three awards for product performance
Three of Samsung’s monochrome devices took home awards in the Personal Printer, Personal MFP and A4 Small Workgroup Printer categories, confirming the devices’ reliable, affordable and eco-friendly attributes.

“The ProXpress M4020ND is a great choice for small workgroup environments, offering a combination of speed and very good output quality and a low cost of ownership,” said BLI Senior Analyst for A4 MFPs and Printers Marlene Orr. “For individuals in need of an affordable personal device, the compact Xpress M2825DW and Xpress M2875 Series help users save money and the environment, thanks to such ‘green’ features as standard duplexing and Samsung’s Easy Eco Driver.”

These new Mono Laser and Multi-function printers feature fast print speeds, high quality images and cost savings for home offices, small and medium-sized business customers.

Samsung Colour Laser and MFPs awarded for energy efficiency
The CLX-6260FW and CLX-6260FD models were commended for their significant energy savings when compared to competitor products. In BLI’s tests it was found that the two 25-ppm printers used 52% less power annually than comparable A4 colour MFPs. The CLX-6260FW also has fast recovery times from sleep mode, allowing users to make the most of the printer’s energy-efficient sleep settings without sacrificing productivity or convenience.

“BLI’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ award honors devices that exceed expectations and raise the bar in regards to energy consumption and general environmental performance,” said BLI Test Technician Joe Tischner. “The CLX-6260FW earned this award for its substantially lower energy consumption when compared against its peers, as well as its advanced environmental feature set, which provides a more complete environmental solution for eco-conscious consumers.”

BLI’s environmental testing measures the energy consumed by document imaging products in all operating modes including energy-save, idle and sleep modes, as configured for a real-world office environment using a wired interface. In addition to reporting on a range of environment-related features, such as measuring a printer’s ability to use various grades of recycled paper and its toner yield, the reports include projected annual energy consumption and cost based on real-world usage scenarios in each product category.

The CLX-6260FW comes with several environmentally-friendly features, including; automatic duplexing, blank-page removal, toner-save mode, auto colour mode and job review mode for print output. It also dynamically prints text using black toner and colour elements using colour toner on the same page, thus reducing colour toner use. In addition, users have full access to the control panel while the device warms up from sleep mode, including the ability to fax or scan, which allows users to begin scanning without having to wait for the device to completely wake up.

BLI also awarded an Outstanding Achievement award to the Samsung CLP-680 Series for its superb environmental performance. Its projected annual energy consumption rate is about 55 percent lower than average while running BLI’s real-world environmental wired job stream, placing it among the best energy performers in its class.

“Only the best of the best earn BLI’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ award, and that covers the best energy and best overall performances. And thanks to an energy rate 55% percent lower than average, a rich environmental feature set and faster than average recovery times, the Samsung CLP-680 Series fit all of our award criteria, said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental Testing. “We are honored to grant this award to such an outstanding product.”

The CLP-680’s environmental features include blank-page removal, job review mode and automatic duplexing, which help conserve paper consumption. As with the CLX-6260FW, the CLP-680 Series reduces colour toner usage by printing document text with black toner and any colour elements on the same page with colour toner. BLI also found black, cyan and yellow toner yields were higher than the average when tested against competitors.