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Ricoh Stays Ahead with Host of BLI Awards

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Just this week Ricoh announced that it had been awarded a total of 16 new Winter Awards from Buyers Laboratory (BLI). These industry awards highlight the key strengths in Ricoh’s range of multifunctional devices.

Ricoh is one of Midshire’s key photocopier and printer partners. As a result, Midshire is the top supplier of Ricoh products in the Midlands region.

BLI is the ‘world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry.’

This yeah Ricoh won the most prestigious award for A3 MFP; being named the 2015 A3 MFP Line of the Year. BLI tests all products thoroughly during two-month assessments.  BLI commented on the reliability of the Ricoh products, with a misfeed rate of just ten in 1.75 million impressions.

Also noted was the productivity of the machines. BLI commented that Ricoh multifunctional devices consistently ‘outperformed the competition’ when printing the stream test.

A further accolade was awarded for A3 MFP Line of the Year for Energy Efficiency. The award was based on yearly energy consumption. The tested Ricoh products ranged from 39 to 76 percent below the competitive average. Testing highlighted that the exceptional energy efficiency does not impede on the productivity of the machines. Many recover from sleep mode faster than the average time.

View the BLI news story here.

A full list of the award wins is as follows:

• Outstanding Achievement Smart Operation Panel – Outstanding Achievement in Ease of Use
• 2015 Pick MP C401 Series – Outstanding Achievement in Ease of Use
• Line of the Year – 2015 A3 MFP Line of the Year
• Line of the Year Energy Efficiency – Most Energy-Efficient A3 MFP Line of the Year
• 2015 Pick SP C252DN – Outstanding A4 Colour Printer for Small Workgroups• 2015 Pick SP C252SF – Outstanding A4 Colour MFP for Small Workgroups

Energy awards

• Ricoh Aficio MP C2003SP (Segment 1 Colour)
• Ricoh MP C2503SP (Segment 2 Colour)
• Ricoh MP 3554SP (Segment 3 Mono) – Available spring 2015
• Ricoh MP 5054SP (Segment 4 Mono)

A3 awards

• Ricoh MP C6003 (Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Colour MFP)
• Ricoh MP C5503 (Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Colour MFP)
• Ricoh MP 9002 (Outstanding 90-Plus ppm A3 Monochrome MFP)
• Ricoh MP C4503 (Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Colour MFP)
• Ricoh MP 5054 (Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP)
• Ricoh MP 3554 (Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP) – Available spring 2015

Visit the BLI website to view the news stories about Ricoh’s wins.

For further information about the full range of Ricoh printers and photocopiers contact Midshire today.