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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 17 April 2018: KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V. has announced that seven products across its TASKalfa and ECOSYS ranges have been awarded “Winter Pick” honours from Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI), one of the world’s foremost printing product testing providers. The TASKalfa 8002i, 7002i, 6002i, 5002i, 4002i MFPs together with the ECOSYS M2640idw MFP and P2040dw printer were rated 10-out-of-10 for reliability in a continuous 2-month testing process.


TASKalfa Score Perfect 10s for Reliability

BLI, known for their especially high standards, subjected the five TASKalfa models to intense and rigorous testing. In particular, the TASKalfa 8002i and the TASKalfa 7002i were required to make 450,000 impressions in a continuous two-month test run. Even more impressive, the remaining three MFPs were required to produce 225,000 impressions, experiencing zero misfeeds among them.

“Our KYOCERA patented drum technology means our hardware products are not only reliable, but also ecological and economical. Having durable, sustainable and reliable products is a minimum requirement for customers and the company continues to deliver this value to end users,” comments Marcel Ebbenhorst, Senior Product Manager at KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe.

Luxury Performance, Workhorse Power

BLI’s George Mikolay, Associate Director, was particularly impressed with the value these MFPs represent: “KYOCERA’s Pick winners proved to be stellar players from which mid to large-size businesses will certainly benefit. Outstanding reliability, high quality, and fast speeds coupled with smooth integration with various productivity-enhancing, cost-saving, and security-boosting solutions through HyPAS enablement, all at a lower-than-average price, make them an outstanding value proposition.”

The two ECOSYS cutting-edge models entries achieved equally impressive results, being recognised as outstanding performers in the small workgroup category. “Robust and reliable, the KYOCERA ECOSYS M2640idw and ECOSYS P2040dw are compact, affordable, and gave an exceptional overall performance,” said Tony Maceri, Senior Test Technician for Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab.

The KYOCERA products awarded in the BLI Winter Picks 2018 are:

  • TASKalfa 4002i – Outstanding 40-ppm Copier MFP
  • TASKalfa 5002i – Outstanding 50-ppm Copier MFP
  • TASKalfa 6002i – Outstanding 60-ppm Copier MFP
  • TASKalfa 7002i – Outstanding 70-ppm Copier MFP
  • TASKalfa 8002i – Outstanding 80-ppm Copier MFP
  • ECOSYS M2640idw – Outstanding MFP for Small Workgroups
  • ECOSYS P2040dw – Outstanding Printer for Small Workgroups

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. In a landscape that’s ever evolving, we change with it.

About Buyers Lab Pick Awards

Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes our lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and our Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.

About Kyocera Document Solutions

Kyocera Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The Kyocera Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31 2017, Kyocera Corporation's net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion). For more information and press-ready photos, visit