Samsung Printers Win Outstanding Achievement at Buyers Laboratory Pick Awards

Seoul, Korea July 24th 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced its Mono, Color Laser and Multi-function (MFP) Printers have won at the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) Pick awards. The Xpress M2875/2825 series and ProXpress M4020ND printers won in the Performance category while the CLP-6260 FW, CLX-6260FD, and CLP-680 Series printers triumphed in the Environment category. The printers received Outstanding Achievement awards, the independent authority’s highest accolade.



“Samsung’s Mono, Color Laser and Multi-function printers reflect our commitment to create powerful, attractive products that meet consumer demands for performance, cost efficient and energy efficiency,” said Joosang Eun, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We are honored by the awards from BLI and we consider them excellent recognition for our continued effort in discovering new possibilities in printer innovation.”



Samsung collects three awards for product performance



Three of Samsung’s monochrome devices took home awards in the Personal Printer, Personal MFP and A4 Small Workgroup Printer categories, confirming the devices’ reliable, affordable and eco-friendly attributes.



“The ProXpress M4020ND is a great choice for small workgroup environments, offering a combination of speed and very good output quality and a low cost of ownership,” said BLI Senior Analyst for A4 MFPs and Printers Marlene Orr. “For individuals in need of an affordable personal device, the compact Xpress M2825DW and Xpress M2875 Series help users save money and the environment, thanks to such ‘green’ features as standard duplexing and Samsung’s Easy Eco Driver.”



These new Mono Laser and Multi-function printers feature fast print speeds, high quality images and cost savings for home offices, small and medium-sized business customers.



Samsung Color Laser and MFPs awarded for energy efficiency



The CLX-6260FW and CLX-6260FD models were commended for their significant energy savings when compared to competitor products. In BLI’s tests it was found that the two 25-ppm printers used 52 percent less power annually than comparable A4 color MFPs. The CLX-6260FW also has fast recovery times from sleep mode, allowing users to make the most of the printer’s energy-efficient sleep settings without sacrificing productivity or convenience.



“BLI’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ award honors devices that exceed expectations and raise the bar in regards to energy consumption and general environmental performance,” said BLI Test Technician Joe Tischner. “The CLX-6260FW earned this award for its substantially lower energy consumption when compared against its peers, as well as its advanced environmental feature set, which provides a more complete environmental solution for eco-conscious consumers.”



BLI’s environmental testing measures the energy consumed by document imaging products in all operating modes including energy-save, idle and sleep modes, as configured for a real-world office environment using a wired interface. In addition to reporting on a range of environment-related features, such as measuring a printer’s ability to use various grades of recycled paper and its toner yield, the reports include projected annual energy consumption and cost based on real-world usage scenarios in each product category.



The CLX-6260FW comes with several environmentally-friendly features, including automatic duplexing, blank-page removal, toner-save mode, auto color mode and job review mode for print output. It also dynamically prints text using black toner and color elements using color toner on the same page, thus reducing color toner use. In addition, users have full access to the control panel while the device warms up from sleep mode, including the ability to fax or scan, which allows users to begin scanning without having to wait for the device to completely wake up.

BLI also awarded an Outstanding Achievement award to the Samsung CLP-680 Series for its superb environmental performance. Its projected annual energy consumption rate is about 55 percent lower than average while running BLI’s real-world environmental wired job stream, placing it among the best energy performers in its class.



“Only the best of the best earn BLI’s ‘Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency’ award, and that covers the best energy and best overall performances. And thanks to an energy rate 55 percent lower than average, a rich environmental feature set and faster than average recovery times, the Samsung CLP-680 Series fit all of our award criteria, said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental Testing. “We are honored to grant this award to such an outstanding product.”



The CLP-680’s environmental features include blank-page removal, job review mode and automatic duplexing, which help conserve paper consumption. As with the CLX-6260FW, the CLP-680 Series reduces color toner usage by printing document text with black toner and any color elements on the same page with color toner. BLI also found black, cyan and yellow toner yields were higher than the average when tested against competitors.



To find out more about information about these award-winning Samsung printers please visit:

http://www.samsung.com/printer

For additional information about the awards, please visit:

http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=94774





About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.



Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.



About BLI’s Picks



Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition in each category to those products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. Its “Outstanding Achievement” awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.



BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that takes approximately two months to complete. The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during a portion of which each unit is run at the manufacturer's maximum duty cycle. BLI’s durability test is unique among office product evaluations and uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.



Other performance attributes evaluated include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value, among others. Each product that successfully passes BLI’s lab test earns BLI’s “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” seal and a BLI “Certificate of Reliability” and the best performers qualify as “Pick” award contenders. Consequently, BLI “Pick” awards are hard-earned awards that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.


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