Epson and OKI Earn Inaugural Pick Awards for Outstanding Eco-Solvent 54"/64" Wide Format Printers

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Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Laboratory (BLI) announces the winners of its coveted 2018 Pick awards in four Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Wide Format Printer categories, with the honors going to stellar devices from Epson and OKI.

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Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, announces the winners of its coveted 2018 Pick awards in four Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Wide Format Printer categories, with the honors going to stellar devices from Epson and OKI. These first-time awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s rigorous wide format field tests over the previous year.

BLI’s 2018 Wide Format Picks go to the following exceptional devices:

Epson SureColor S40600
Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer

Epson SureColor S60600
Outstanding High Production CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer

Epson SureColor S80600
Outstanding Gamut Expansion Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer

OKI ColorPainter M-64s
Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer

Epson Achieves Remarkable Color Accuracy across the Board
Epson took home three well-deserved Picks thanks to excellent performances in BLI’s Eco-Solvent/Latex wide format printer field evaluation. “We were impressed with the superior color accuracy the three Epson 64" eco-solvent printers were able to achieve,” said Joe Tischner, Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab’s Wide Format & Cut Sheet Production Analyst. “Each Epson SureColor printer delivered the lowest Delta E measurements of all the devices we tested, accuracy that any color-critical print shop will definitely appreciate.”

Unrivaled Speed and Exceptional Usability Earn OKI Accolades
“The OKI ColorPainter M-64s delivered high quality prints quickly and consistently during BLI’s field testing—in fact, it is the only 5-star performer in the speed category among all the devices tested by BLI,” said Martin Soane, Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab’s European Laboratory Manager. “Among the many benefits enhancing its usability, the ColorPainter M-64s features a handy media jack for straightforward roll loading, as well as the CP_Manager software utility that provides comprehensive device monitoring and remote maintenance capabilities.”

About Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab
Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With our unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, we cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. Buyers Lab evolves in tandem with the ever-changing landscape of document imaging solutions, constantly updating our methods, expanding our offerings, and tracking cutting-edge developments.

About Buyers Lab Wide Format Pick Awards
Based on rigorous testing in the lab or in the field, as well as comprehensive analysis in categories such as image quality, usability, and speed, Buyers Lab Wide Format Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards.

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