HP and Lexmark Garner Buyers Laboratory’s Spring 2005 Monochrome Laser Printer "Pick of the Year" Awards

Spring 2005

HP and Lexmark Garner Buyers Laboratory’s Spring 2005 Monochrome Laser Printer "Pick of the Year" Awards

Hackensack (NJ) – “BLI Picks Month” continued with today’s announcement of the Spring 2005 “Pick” winners in the Monochrome Laser Printer category.

Industry leaders Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark received BLI accolades for the outstanding performances displayed by their monochrome laser printer and monochrome laser multifunctional printers. Seven HP products won awards, from personal printers to large workgroup multifunctional products.

BLI Printer Analyst Marlene Glazer-Orr commented “Over the past six months, BLI has evaluated numerous printer products from all of the major printer manufacturers. Only a select few of these products clearly stand out above the rest and are worthy of special commendation. To honor these products with our prestigious “Pick” awards lets our customers know that these printers are truly the best of the best.”


AND THE SPRING 2005 Monochrome Laser Printer “PICK” WINNERS ARE…


HP LaserJet 1320tn
Outstanding Personal/Small Workgroup Monochrome Printer

HP LaserJet 2430dtn
Outstanding Medium Workgroup Monochrome Printer

HP LaserJet 4250dtnsl
Outstanding Large Workgroup Monochrome Printer

HP LaserJet 4350dtnsl
Outstanding Large Workgroup Monochrome Printer

HP LaserJet 9050n
Outstanding Departmental Monochrome Printer

HP LaserJet 4345xs mfp
Outstanding Medium Workgroup Monochrome Multifunction Printer

HP LaserJet 9050mfp
Outstanding Large Workgroup Monochrome Multifunction Printer


Lexmark X832e MFP
Outstanding Large Workgroup Monochrome Multifunction Printer


"BLI's 'Pick of the Year' award, which recognizes the outstanding performance of several of our monochrome and multi-function printers, is wonderful affirmation of HP's solid and continually growing position in the printing market," said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, HP Imaging and Personal Systems Group (pictured left). "The ongoing commitment from HP to our customers is to develop the most innovative products in the industry, which has, and will continue to be, the driving factor for our sustained success."

"We are honored that the Lexmark X832e received a Spring "Pick of the Year" Award from Buyers Laboratory," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division (pictured right). "We are very proud of the functionality this machine brings to our customers through the eTask interface and are excited by the praise and recognition it has received."

Stay tuned for additional “Pick of the Year” announcements every Monday and Wednesday throughout the month of June in the following categories:

June 8th Special Achievement/Recognition Awards for Printers
June 13th Duplicators
June 15th Fax-Based MFPs
June 20th Segment 3 & 4 Copier-Based MFPs
June 22nd Segment 1 & 2 Copier-Based MFPs
June 27th Segment 5 & 6 Copier-Based MFPs; Color MFPs
June 29th Special Achievement/Recognition Awards

Complete coverage on all of the winners will be available to BLI subscribers in the July Digital Imaging Review newsletter. If you are not a subscriber you can purchase a copy of the special “Pick” issue by calling Buyers Lab at 201-488-0404.

About Buyers Laboratory

For over 40 years, Buyers Laboratory has been the leading independent office equipment test lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in the company’s 10,000-square-foot lab, BLI has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases, which cover more than 6,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the most reliable and complete, are available to subscribers in the form of printed specification guides, as well as CD-based and online product comparison software programs.

In response to significant subscriber demand, Buyers Lab has added Field Test Reports to its menu of products and services. These supplements to BLI’s unique and extensive Lab Test Reports provide subscribers with preliminary product assessments as soon as possible after products are introduced. As a result, Buyers Lab is able to meet its subscribers’ needs for quick and early product reviews, while continuing to provide them with the comprehensive product assessments that are only available from a BLI Lab Test Report.

With its Buyers Alliance program, Buyers Lab also provides comprehensive purchasing support services to business consumers in the process of acquiring office equipment, which includes creating customized RFPs and conducting on-site document imaging device usage assessments. In addition, Buyers Laboratory provides a vast array of confidential for-hire custom testing services, including document imaging device beta testing, print controller testing, and the testing of consumables, such as paper, toner, ink, transparencies and photoconductors.

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