Lexmark Color MFP’s and Printers Named BLI Line of the Year!

The world’s leading independent test lab ranks Lexmark line first in reliability, color output, design and value

Feb 2, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Lexmark International, a global imaging leader, today announced it has been awarded the 2017 Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year from Buyers Laboratory (BLI).
  • Based on the lab’s product testing in 2016, BLI honored Lexmark as offering the best and most complete color printer/MFP line in terms of excellent reliability, consistently superb color output, intuitive design and outstanding value.
  • Lexmark’s newest, most advanced A4 color devices include the Lexmark CS4150/CS6160 Series printers, Lexmark XC4140/4150 Series MFPs and Lexmark XC6152/XC8155/XC8160 Series MFP’s.  These products also won five BLI “Pick” awards in 2016.
  • Many of the color laser devices deliver the highest toner capacities in their class as well as industry-leading long-life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever color total cost of ownership.
  • Driven by a powerful quad core processor, the newest devices boast the fastest print and copy speeds available in their respective A4 classes.
  • Lexmark’s flagship offering, the Lexmark XC8160 Series, offers the highest toner capacity, the largest input capacity and the most flexible media support of any A4 color laser MFP. The Lexmark XC8160 Series is so advanced it rivals the capabilities of A3 products, allowing businesses to bring color production in-house.
  • With a tablet-like touchscreen interface and flexible media handling, these products are easy to use, require minimal training and enable future integration of business process solutions.
  • Read the announcement on BuyersLab.com.

Supporting Quotes

“From small workgroups through large departments, Lexmark offers a color printer or MFP designed to meet the needs of business users,” said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. “Lexmark’s color models offer maximum uptime, thanks to strong reliability and high-yield consumables, coupled with an outstanding value, thanks to their low total cost of ownership.”

“Winning BLI’s Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year award further validates our commitment to providing our customers innovative products and solutions that help propel their business forward,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “By combining quality, reliability, speed and ease of use with a low total cost of ownership, our industry-leading color printers and MFPs deliver best-in-class results for our customers.”

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Millennium Received Sharp’s Platinum Level Service Provider Award

Sharp Names Millennium Business Systems a Platinum Level Service Provider

[Cincinnati, Ohio Feb 2017] – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that it has recognized Millennium Business Systems as a Platinum Level Service Provider for its high level of achievement in critical areas of service delivery. The Sharp program was designed to distinguish service organizations that not only meet, but also exceed performance benchmarks and the implementation of industry best practices in this area.

To qualify for the program and be eligible to receive the Platinum Level Service Provider Award, an organization must meet several criteria that demonstrate excellent training, education, service support, and customer satisfaction. The recognized companies must show commitment to training by having archived certification on all current models, as well as a certification in a Network discipline. In addition, the organization needs to have written service escalation processes ensuring their commit to customer satisfaction. They must also follow all preventive maintenance guidelines and practice written total call procedures to maximize mean copies between visits.

“It is an honor for us to receive the Sharp Platinum Level Service Providers Award,” said David A. Bartlow from Millennium Business Systems. “We are proud to work with Sharp products, which are among the most valuable in the line-up that we offer. Millennium Business Systems is dedicated to providing an unprecedented level of customer service with best-in-class technicians and knowledgeable sales personnel that make sure that each model purchased perfectly fits the client’s needs.”

As a Platinum Level Service Provider, Millennium Business Systems has demonstrated superior customer support by ensuring that all reasonable efforts have been made before opening a support ticket with Sharp’s technical hotline, timely updating tickets, and leveraging remote diagnostic technologies. In addition, Millennium Business Systems has delivered consistent performance and quality by only using genuine Sharp parts and supplies.


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Sharp Aquos Board Interactive Display Systems

The Sharp Aquos Board technology is bringing new life into conference rooms, training rooms, lobbies and classrooms. Check out this 20 minute video to learn why the Sharp Aquos board is providing a more engaging and and better learning environment for presentations, classrooms and training classes:

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Lexmark Wins 2017 Innovative Product of the Year!

  • Lexmark International, a global imaging leader, today announced the Lexmark XC8160 Series has been named a Better Buys Innovative Product of the Year for 2017 in the color MFP category.
  • The Lexmark XC8160 Series was selected as an Innovative Product of the Year from among 2016 Better Buys Editor’s Choice Award winners following an evaluation based on a range of criteria, including unique features, value to the customer and price.
  • The Lexmark XC8160 Series of A4 color laser MFPs brings production-level performance and quality to the office with the most advanced imaging technology in its class.
  • The Lexmark 8100 Series color devices deliver the highest toner capacities in their class and industry-leading long-life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever color total cost of ownership.
  • With a tablet-like touchscreen interface, the products are easy to use while offering the most advanced media handling capabilities of any A4 color laser MFP.

Supporting Quotes

“Lexmark continuously upgrades its products with newer features to make office printing more efficient while retaining its innovative cost-per-page program,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor, Better Buys. “The XC8160 Series are affordable options for high-volume printing offices that need color and multifunctionality.”

“Our award-winning Lexmark XC8160 Series supports the most demanding workloads with its advanced media handling, long-life components and fast speeds,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Winning the Innovative Product of the Year award from Better Buys is further proof that this series of products stands out in the industry and offers our customers unmatched performance and superior value.”

Supporting Resources

About Lexmark

For the past 25 years, Lexmark International, Inc. has produced innovative printing and imaging products, business process solutions and services for customers in over 170 countries across the globe. Each of Lexmark’s 13,000 employees is driven to make every client a “customer for life” through the company’s industry-leading technology and world-class customer service. In 2015, Lexmark reported more than $3.5 billion in revenue.

Lexmark, the Lexmark logo and Open the possibilities are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Sharp Receives Top Industry Ratings For Its Full Line Of Advanced And Essentials Color Workgroup Document Systems

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) has earned 10 Highly Recommended ratings from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), a world-wide leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. A “Highly Recommended” rating is the highest mark a product can receive from BLI. Sharp received this rating for all 10 of its Advanced and Essentials color workgroup document systems.

Launched almost exactly one year ago, the color Advanced and Essentials Series workgroup document systems have made a major impression on dealers and customers alike. In December 2015, the launch of Sharp’s first six models at their National Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, received a standing ovation from dealers for their single-engine platform, easy-to-use common interface and common toner supplies across the line. This was closely followed by four more models in June 2016, taking the series from output speeds of 30 to 60 ppm within a matter of months.

“Sharp’s new color Advanced and Essentials Series easily earned BLI’s Highly Recommended rating, proving highly reliable throughout our rigorous testing,” said George Mikolay, BLI’s Senior Editor for A3 MFPs. “Designed to meet the needs of any mid- to large-size workgroup, these models offer the ease of operability, output quality and flexibility business users need.”

The color Advanced Series and color Essentials Series document systems are designed with users in mind, enabling them to easily set up and execute workflow tasks. Both series are equipped with Sharp’s next generation touchscreen display, offering an intuitive graphical interface with Easy Copy and Easy Scan screens, as well as quick access to on-board operation guides. Both model series also support popular mobile technologies, including Apple® AirPrint®, Android™ Print Service and Google Cloud Print™. Multi-layered security features help ensure intellectual property and personal information is protected throughout the life of the device.

“Sharp is proud to receive the highly recommended rating from BLI for outstanding MFP performance of our new A3 line,” said  Shane Coffey, Associate Vice President, Hardware Product Management, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We are constantly striving to enhance our R&D to provide customers with industry leading productivity and reliability. This recognition from BLI re-affirms our commitment to that goal.”

The Advanced Series includes the MX-3070N/3570N/4070N/5070N/6070N document systems and the Essentials Series includes the MX-3050N/3550N/4050N/5050N/6050N document systems.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses  and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled test reports. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.

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