Duplex productivity can sometimes be an after thought. It’s something most are aware of, but perhaps not concerned with. Even among the office MFPs launched since 2017, duplex speeds – as a proportion of the manufacturer’s specific speed for a single sided printing – vary from 26% to 111%! Office staff should not be punished for saving paper. That’s why knowing which models excel at certain functions is so important. This will allow you to properly strategize your fleet organization. Kyocera models were among the best for their Duplex Productivity.

Edward Bilson, Technical Director of DataMaster Lab, had this to say regarding the testing process, “We are delighted to announce the second edition of the DataMaster Lab Print Awards.  Last year’s awards were so well received because they are about performance in the real-world scenarios that end customers really care about.  Our evaluations are all based on data from our own Lab which is available to DataMaster Online subscribers, so the whole world can see that they are both independent and credible.  As such, they might differ from other industry awards – but you can rely on ours.”

Our test engineers know all the brands’ interfaces, drivers, machine web pages and admin sections.  Our approach is scientific.  We review how easy it is for new users to utilize the products at their disposal – and how quickly experienced users can make the most of them – without needing to call technical support.

Below are the machines that were awarded and categories:

About DataMaster Lab

DataMaster Lab is the European center of print expertise. DataMaster Lab has been testing printing equipment since 2009.  The teams have tested multifunction printers, digital presses and A4 machines too.  They have carried out over 10,000 individual tests on some 500 machines.  The DataMaster Lab evaluations system reviews over 200,000 different results. 

All DataMaster Lab test results are available on the sales-support site DataMaster Online (DMO), which is available by subscription on Printer-Benchmark.com

We test productivity in real-world scenarios – we go a lot further that the ISO tests do.  We test print quality, and our test engineers – who test all the brands machines – assess how easy the machines are to use.  We have standardized tests for the interface, driver, web page, consumables and admin screens. 

DataMaster Lab has never derived any revenue from tests, certificates or evaluations.  All testing feeds information to DMO, which is used by sales teams, marketing specialists and buyers all over the world.  DMO also carries all the technical specifications for over 5,000 MFPs and presses in all segments, sales arguments for them all (both pro and con), and the same for the software solutions sold in the print world.