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Report: Project CISS with Photo Gallery and Videos! Continuous Ink-Supply System Inkjet Printers – How do They Stack Up?

Wirth Consulting is pleased to announce a comprehensive new test report – likely the first of its kind – that summarizes the results of exhaustive testing of inkjet printers equipped with CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System). CISS is an inking system that consists of a large external refillable ink supply that may or may not […]

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Hands-On Test: e-BRIDGE Print & Capture Lite for Android Mobile Devices

Do you have an MFP that’s equipped with TTEC’s (Toshiba TEC Corporation) e-BRIDGE controller? This includes a number of devices from the likes of Toshiba and OKI.  If so, TTEC has released a mobile print, scan and distribute application for these devices, called e-BRIDGE Print and Capture Light for Android, and it’s pretty sweet. The “Lite” […]

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Review: Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500W Scanner – Hands-On Test Report Available

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500W digital scanner ($799.99). Key feature include swipe-enabled touch screen; scan to network folders, cloud and social- networking services; single-pass scanning of two-sided originals; and wired and wireless networking. The ImageCenter ADS-2500W also includes a nice assortment of software, including: Brother ControlCenter4 Scanning Control Center, Nuance PDF Converter […]

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Report: Want to Control Printing Costs? PretonSaver Print-Management Solution to the Rescue

Need to control the cost of printing? Who doesn’t? We recently subjected the PretonSaver Print Management solution from Preton Ltd. to a Hands-On Test and found that it offers a wide variety of ways for virtually any company (with IT staff or not) to monitor, track, control, apply printing rules and save toner/ink when printing […]

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Report: Officejet Pro X551dw Printer Hands-On Test Report

For this 22-page report, we put the Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X 551dw through its paces using our Hands-On test suite. During hands-on testing, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from installation and set-up, to software, printer management, image quality, productivity, ease of use, and more. Note that the Hands-On Test Report is watermarked and non-printable. Review […]

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Photo Gallery – New from Brother – MFC-J4510DW Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One

We recently completed Hands-On Testing of one of Brother’s latest generation of color inkjet All-in-Ones, the MFC-J4510DW Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One ($199.99). It’s an attractive unit with a compact design, and the unit folds up into a sleek and attractive form. Notably, it has the ability to print onto 11″x17″ (U.S. ledger-size) media one sheet-at-a-time […]

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Review and Hands-On Test Report: Lexmark MS812de B/W Workgroup Laser Printer

We recently completed hands-on testing of Lexmark’s impressive new monochrome laser printer for workgroups, the MS812de ($1,949.00). During testing, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from installation and set-up, to image quality, productivity, and ease of use. A downloadable and printable version of the Lexmark MS812de Hands-On Test Report is available here. Following is our […]

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Review: Hands-On with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Business-Class MFP

Imaging Technology: MicroPiezoelectric Ink-Jet Technology. Functions:  Print/Copy/Scan/Fax. ISO Print Speed:  16 (black)/11 (color) ppm. List Price:  $499.99. Availability: Authorized Epson dealers and value-added resellers. Introduction Date: February 2012. Max. Monthly Volume: 25,000 pages. Recommended Monthly Page Volume: Up to 1,650 pages. Strengths: Image quality; build quality; quiet operation; PCL and Adobe PostScript 3 print drivers; […]

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Review: Hands-On with Epson’s WorkForce WF-7520 Wide-Format MFP

Imaging Technology: MicroPiezoelectric Ink-Jet Technology Functions:  Print/Copy/Scan/Fax ISO Print Speed:  15 (black)/ 8 (color) ppm List Price:  $299.99 Availability: Retail, Epson Web store Introduction Date: January 2012 Max. Monthly Volume: Information not available Recommended Monthly Page Volume: Information not available Strengths: Image quality; build quality; quiet operation; 13″x19″ maximum print and copy size; scan up […]

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Review and Report: HP Unleashes the World’s Smallest All-in-One (and it’s portable!)

Hewlett-Packard has introduced the Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One ($399.99), a portable, battery-powered All-in-One that measures approximately 3″x”7.5″x14″ and weighs in at about 6.5 lbs. It includes an AC power adapter and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery (print up to 500 pages on a charge). It can also be powered by any HP notebook power supply, and […]

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Behind the Scenes: Printer and MFP Testing at Wirth Consulting

Wirth Consulting’s hands-on testing includes everything we’ve distilled from testing and evaluating thousands of office-imaging products over the years. We’ve been testing digital office-imaging products from their inception, from the 2-ppm HP DeskJet 500 to the 250-ppm Océ VarioPrint 250, and everything in between. Our test reports are designed for a wide audience: the end-user, purchasing agent, […]

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Review and Videos: Raising the Bar for Workgroup Color Printing – Lexmark’s New C748 Series

We’ve just completed Hands-On Testing of Lexmark’s new C748 color laser-printer series, which brings the advanced, enterprise-ready capabilities of Lexmark’s faster, higher-volume C792 color-laser printers to mid-range users, and which start at $999.00. In our Hands-On Test Report, we took a hard look at our tested C748de from start to finish – from network installation, to […]

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Just Another A4 Ink-Jet MFP? This One Prints on 13″x19″ and Scans up to 11″x17″

We know first hand that end-users and small business owners don’t want to deal with sales people, sales pressure, service contracts, and leases when they’re trying to acquire an MFP for their office. Thankfully for them, a wide variety of A4 MFPs are available via a few clicks online or a visit to an office superstore. However, if they need A3 capability […]

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Review and Report: HP Officejet 6600/6700 Premium e-All-in-One with Photo Gallery

Hewlett-Packard’s new Officejet 6600/6700 Premium e-All-in-Ones ($129.00/$149.00) are full-color ink-jet All-in-Ones, and replace the Officejet 6500A and Officejet 6500A Plus respectively. Designed for small offices and workgroups (from one to five users), the units are the same except that the Officejet 6700 Premium has faster print speeds and adds a wired Ethernet network interface, automatic duplex printing, and USB […]

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Review and Report: HP Officejet 4620 e-All-in-One with Videos and Photo Gallery

The Officejet 4620 e-All-in-One  ($99.99) is Hewlett-Packard’s entry-level full-color ink-jet All-in-One with Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless connectivity, and replaces the Officejet 4500. Designed for small offices and workgroups (from one to five users), the  Officejet 4620 adds several improvements: four separate ink cartridges (versus one black cartridge and a tri-color ink cartridge), re-designed control panel, internal power supply (no external power […]

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New Hands-On Test Report – A Strong Performance from the Panasonic KX-MB1520

We’ve just completed Hands-On Testing of Panasonic’s KX-MB1500 series, two black-and-white laser All-in-Ones. We were impressed with fast print speeds, well-designed controls, easy maintenance, comparatively robust construction, and one of the most compact footprints we’ve seen to date – just under 1 cubic foot. Click below to access a free download of this 18-page report. Resources […]

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Review and Report: Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500

In testing, we found that there’s a lot to like about Lexmark’s new enterprise-ready OfficeEdge Pro5500 ink-jet All-in-One. Among this All-in-One’s strengths are a state-of-the-art touch screen that we found provides top-notch clarity, sensitivity and accuracy, and Lexmark’s downloadable Solutions that provide considerable value for workflow and management. Additional Resources Premium Download – Lexmark OfficeEdge Pro5500 […]

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Videos – Panasonic KX-MB1520 B/W Laser All-in-One

Video series on Panasonic’s KX-MB1520 B/W laser All-in-One recorded during our Hands-On Test Procedure. This entry-level All-in-One retails for $149.95 and features walk-up and PC fax, direct-connect USB printing and scanning (color), as well as digital copying. A fax-less KX-MB1500 version retails for $124.95 We’re getting used to the new video camera and video composition […]

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