BLI awards top ratings to KYOCERA’s A4 monochrome & A3 colour printers

18 February 2013

FS-4300DN & FS-C8650DN offer exceptional image quality and minimum environmental impact

BLI awards top ratings to KYOCERA’s A4 monochrome & A3 colour printers

FS-4300DN & FS-C8650DN offer exceptional image quality and minimum environmental impact

KYOCERA Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is delighted to announce that its FS-4300DN and FS-C8650DN printers have received Buyers Laboratory's (BLI) coveted Pick of the Year and Highly Recommended Awards.

BLI bestowed its prestigious Pick of the Year Award on KYOCERA's FS-4300DN printer as best of the best in the A4 Monochrome Printers for Large Workgroups category. The FS-4300DN also received BLI's Highly Recommended rating.

“We’ve come to expect outstanding reliability from KYOCERA devices, and the FS-4300DN was no exception,” said BLI’s European Lab Manager Ian Latham. BLI subjected the FS-4300DN to a gruelling two-month durability test, and the printer displayed KYOCERA's typical dependability, running smoothly without a misfeed or service call. The drum and developer's capability to last for an incredible 500,000 A4 pages impressed BLI, while the device's productivity - specifically its output of up to 60 ppm – was highest in its class.

However, the highlight amongst the many outstanding features was the new KX 6.0 driver, which now allows users to configure settings from the Printing Preferences dialogue box. “There’s no doubt that one standout feature of the FS-4300DN is the new driver design,” added David Sweetnam, head of BLI’s European lab and services. "KYOCERA completely redesigned the graphical user interface to enhance usability. Users need fewer clicks to find the printing options they require and all driver options appear in the same window, arranged clearly and logically."

In the A3 Colour Departmental Printer category, KYOCERA's FS-C8650DN was BLI's "Pick." It also received the Highly Recommended rating. BLI cited the device's excellent reliability and productivity, the latter being the highest in its class at 55 ppm for monochrome and 50 ppm for multicolour printing, as key factors in their decision. The FS-C8650DN also displayed superior image quality, and its long-life consumables cut waste, reduce environmental impact and lower the total cost of ownership.

Steve Mitchell, Group Product Marketing Manager, KYOCERA Document Soultions UK Ltd added: “BLI put FS-C8650DN's image quality and productivity to the test and our device didn't disappoint, producing sharp text and superior rendering of pastel shades and fine lines. In addition to these BLI plaudits the FS-4300DN has come out head and shoulders above the competition in BLI’s recent comparative performance testing where our FS-4300DN was a clear winner, delivering significantly lower running costs per page and much lower levels of waste than competitive devices.”

BLI testing: Tough but fair.

Throughout the industry, BLI is known for its rigorous two-month testing of office-equipment products, including an extensive durability test for imaging devices during which BLI runs each unit for extended periods at the manufacturer’s maximum duty cycle. Other performance attributes BLI evaluate include ease of use, media handling, productivity and value.



Scroll to top