After subjecting a wide range of color printers and printer MFPs to a battery of rigorous lab tests, BLI has announced the winners of its Spring 2009 “Pick” awards in the color printer category, with nine products from seven vendors taking top honors for their outstanding performance in BLI testing. The tests evaluate products for a variety of important performance aspects, including reliability, image quality, productivity, print drivers, feedback to workstations, administrative utilities, ease of use, network setup, toner yield and more.
One of the companies that won awards for their high-quality products was HP, the world’s largest technology company. Two if its products, the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer Series and HP Officejet Pro 8500 AiO Series, were deemed exceptional performers and chosen as BLI “Pick” winners.
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Based on the same engine, the HP Officejet Pro 8000 and Officejet Pro 8500 All-In-One Series earned BLI “Pick” awards in the business inkjet printer and inkjet multifunction printer categories, respectively.
“Both the Officejet Pro 8000 and Officejet Pro 8500 are easy to set up and use, with highly automated installation, easy-to-use print drivers and very good feedback regarding errors, thanks to HP’s outstanding utilities,” said Tony Maceri, BLI senior test technician. “The touch-screen interface on the Officejet Pro 8500 is also a very nice feature we don’t usually see on low-priced units like this one.”
“The Officejet Pro 8000 printer and Officejet Pro 8500 All-In-One breezed through our reliability test with no misfeeds or malfunctions,” added BLI Senior Printer Analyst Marlene Orr. “And both provide good business color output and offer a low cost per page, making them good value for small workgroup environments.”
“HP is very pleased to receive these awards for the HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One series and HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer,” said Jenny Sotto-Siquioco, Country General Manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Philippines. In today’s challenging business environment, HP wants to do our part in helping SMB customers manage their imaging and printing costs with our innovative portfolio of print solutions that in delivering printing cost savings and energy use savings of up to 50%”.
BLI regularly acknowledges the very best performers with its semi-annual “Pick” awards. The awards are given to products that perform best in BLI’s unique tests, which evaluate a wide range of the most important performance factors for buyers, including reliability, ease of use, productivity and value, among others.