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Review: Small and Home Office Inkjet AiOs – Epson’s WorkForce WF-3520 is Best in Class

At the very least, virtually every home or office of any size needs a basic All-in-One (AiO or MFP) in order to handle PC printing and document scanning, copying, and faxing. In this latest Head2Head Comparison, we chose the least expensive devices that meet our basic criteria for Inkjet SOHO (Small or Home Office) AiOs: […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/11/2013

Events This week there was lots of product news out of Sharp America, which held its annual dealer meeting earlier this week. New from Sharp are “Advanced” MFPs which feature cloud and mobile connectivity, and lower-priced “Essentials” MFP configurations, as well as Cloud Portal Office (for the Advanced line), and more. Last week, we reported […]

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Ricoh Puts the Focus on Dealers at Convergence 2013; New GW+ MFP Platform with Smart Control Panel, Cloud Connectivity, More

This year, Ricoh Americas held its annual North American dealer meeting October 28 – 31 at the Aria Resort & Casino, a new hotel that bills itself as “the most technologically advanced hotel every built.” At the Aria, this was true for the most part, as there were plenty of ways to network and charge […]

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New Ricoh MP 2501SP is Ricoh’s Most Affordable New Technology Platform for Mobile and Cloud Connectivity

Ricoh Americas is adding a new 25-ppm A3 mono MFP to its A3 family, the MP 2501SP, which it’s targeting at small workgroups, and which features color scan, as well as mobile and cloud connectivity. At an SRP of $5,000, it’s the most affordable MFP in Ricoh’s A3 mono MFP lineup to incorporate Ricoh’s new […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 B/W MFPs – OKI MB471dn MFP is Best in Class

The A4 B/W (or monochrome) MFP is a staple for any office. One would think that it should be easy to choose a business-class B/W MFP, but we propose that it is easier said than done. Our Head2Head comparison is not a simple “feeds and speeds” shoot-out. First we determine, evaluate, individually rate, and detail […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs – Samsung SCX-5935FN is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W MFPs. Since virtually all inkjet All-in-Ones print in color, this group is composed of laser/LED- array devices that employ toner-based imaging. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page and energy consumption can […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs – OKI MC361 Color MFP is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs, a product that nearly every business wants or needs. While these devices can cost as much as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page (especially color) and energy consumption can be considerably higher than business-class inkjets, their business-class feature sets, faster print […]

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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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Videos and Photo Gallery – Epson’s Top-of-the-Line WorkForce Pro WP-4590 MFP

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Epson’s WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Business-Class MFP ($499.99), Epson’s top-of-the-line WorkForce MFP/All-in-One. It’s part of the “Pro C” series of Epson color inkjet All-in-Ones that are intended for business use. Although its feature-set is nearly identical to that of the WorkForce WF-7520 we tested, it has two important value-added features: […]

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OKI Adds Entry-Level $299 A4 Mono MFP

OKI Data Americas is expanding its family of black-and-white toner-based MFPs with the new entry-level MB451w ($299) that it’ll be distributing through Costco as well as via its traditional distribution channels. The MB451w is equipped with copy, print, color scan and analog fax, as well as Wi-Fi certified wireless connectivity, Ethernet wired network interface, automatic duplex printing, […]

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Review: Business Inkjet All-in-Ones – Brother MFC-J5910DW is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Business-Class Inkjet All-in-Ones, we took it one step further than our recent Head2Head Comparison of SOHO inkjet All-in-Ones. That is, we used expanded criteria for this class, with the All-in-Ones required to have these business features: Networking. Automatic Duplex Printing. Automatic Document Feeder. Added — minimum 250-sheet media supply. Added […]

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Review: Small and Home Office B/W MFPs – Lexmark X264dn is Best in Class

Our requirements for this Head2Head Comparison of Small and Home Office B/W MFPs are networking, automatic duplex printing, and automatic document feeder. This resulted in a group of eight MFPs from Brother, Canon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, OKI, Samsung and Xerox. The B/W MFP remains the most productive and cost-effective digital communication hub on the market […]

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Review: Small and Home Office Inkjet All-in-Ones – HP Officejet 6700 is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Small and Home Office Inkjet All-in-Ones, Wirth Consulting determined that the minimum qualifications for productive, shared use include networking, automatic duplex printing and an automatic document feeder. Using these criteria, we compared the features, performance and cost of ownership for five All-in-Ones from five vendors: Brother, Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and […]

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Review: Color A4 Enterprise-Ready MFPs – Konica Minolta bizhub C25 is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison report, we looked at entry-level A4 color MFPs – one of the fastest growing market segments – but with a catch, as we also ranked units in terms of their suitability for enterprise use, whether for distributed use in a single corporate  environment or for distribution across numerous geographic locations. In order to assess enterprise […]

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New Brother Laser Printer, MFP Lineup Boasts “Big Business” Features For Small Business Budgets

Brother has refreshed its A4 laser printer and MFP lineup  for the retail channel with six new monochrome printers starting at $199.99, and four new monochrome  MFPs starting at $399.99, with a flagship model sporting “big business” features such as a 5″ color touch screen with WebConnect for scanning to cloud-based storage sites such as […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready Entry-Level B/W MFPs-Konica Minolta bizhub 36 is Best in Class

In our latest Head2Head comparison of A4 Enterprise-Ready Entry-Level B/W MFPs, we compared basic workgroup imaging device for companies or enterprises—the A4/letter-size black-and white laser MFP. What makes this group unique is that there are other qualifiers: 1) remotely deployable print drivers and client software; 2) fleet management via WAN (wide area network); and 3) standard network authentication such […]

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Videos – Epson WorkForce WF-7520 A3/Super B Color Ink-Jet MFP

We’ve just finished Hands-On Testing of an awesome piece of tech and engineering–Epson’s WorkForce WF-7520 Wide Format MFP. It can print onto Super B (13″x19″) media and can scan 11″x17″ originals using the document feeder (simplex scanning only for A3/11″x17″) or flatbed platen. Its Dura-Brite inks produced best-in-class water fastness and drying time, as well as clean, […]

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Photo Gallery – Epson WorkForce WF-7520 Large-Format MFP

We’ve spent the last few days installing and testing Epson’s WorkForce WF-7520 wide-format color MFP. Its claim to fame is its ability to print on Super B media (13″x19″) and scan 11″x17″ originals via the flatbed platen or 30-sheet automatic document feeder. Thus far, its performance has been inspiring. Enjoy this gallery of photos taken during […]

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