HP has announced two top award wins from independent imaging authority Buyers Laboratory (BLI) for BLI’s Fall 2009 “Pick” awards.

The awards – which cover colour and monochrome printers and MFP devices – are based on a series of rigorous lab tests conducted by BLI evaluating key performance areas such as reliability, image quality, productivity and ease of use.
An outstanding performer in BLI’s exhaustive testing, the legal-size HP Colour LaserJet CP4525 Series printer proved a clear winner in the mid-size workgroup colour printer category.
“To say the Colour LaserJet CP4525 is user-friendly would be an understatement. It offers full front access for changing toner and removing mis-feeds, and if users accidentally put one of the toner cartridges into the wrong slot, the control panel lets them know, making routine maintenance foolproof,” says BLI test technician Joe Ellerman.
Other highlights cited by BLI include HP’s environmentally friendly Clearview packaging, commendable colour output, and colour access control features to allow administrators to control costs by limiting the use of colour printing.
“HP is delighted to receive the ‘Outstanding Mid-Size Workgroup Colour Printer’ award from the Buyers Laboratory, recognizing HP’s innovation and value within enterprise colour LaserJet printing,” says Luis Casado, HP’s marketing director: LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions (LES), Imaging & Printing Group (IPG) Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
“This honour reflects our commitment to deliver high-functioning, reliable LaserJet MFPs to businesses that need efficient, intelligent devices across their fleet. We look forward to raising the bar of excellence and to continue offering the most complete portfolio of imaging and printing solutions to our customers.”
An outstanding performer in BLI’s testing, the A4-size HP LaserJet Enterprise P3015 Series printer was BLI’s “Pick” in the small workgroup printer category.
“The LaserJet P3015 is easy to use, offers good productivity and provides sharp text, clean lines and dense, dark solids,” says BLI senior test technician Tony Maceri.
“Rounding out the package are above-average paper and memory capacities, comprehensive management utilities and pop-up status messages from the drivers to keep users abreast of errors without needing to install optional software,” he adds.
“Businesses should focus on strategy and not have to be concerned with costs and operational logistics. The HP LaserJet P3015 Series allows companies to make an investment not just on hardware, but on their productivity and bottom-line,” concludes Casado.