Lexmark color products honored with 2017 Line of the Year, Innovative Product of the Year awards


By Lisa Doctrow

Lexmark’s color line is continuing to win awards.

The world’s leading independent test lab, Buyers Laboratory (BLI), today announced Lexmark has won the prestigious Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year award for 2017. We also picked up an Innovative Product of the Year award from market intelligence firm Better Buys for the Lexmark CX825 Series of color MFPs.

“Our color line continues to lead the industry with its quality, reliability, speed and ease of use combined with a low total cost of ownership,” said Allen Waugerman, senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Winning BLI’s Line of the Year and Better Buys’ Innovative Product of the Year awards further validates our commitment to providing our customers innovative products and solutions that help propel their business forward.”


Line of the Year

Based on BLI’s product testing in 2016 — which resulted in five “Pick” awards for Lexmark color devices last year — the lab honored Lexmark as offering the best and most complete color printer/MFP line for 2017 in terms of excellent reliability, consistently superb color output, intuitive design and outstanding value.

Many of our newest A4 color devices — launched in January 2016 — continue to deliver the highest toner capacities in their class as well as industry-leading long-life imaging components. They also continue to boast the fastest print and copy speeds available in their respective A4 classes.

Our champion offering, the Lexmark CX860 Series, still offers the highest toner capacity, the largest input capacity and the most flexible media support of any A4 color laser MFP.

“From small workgroups through large departments, Lexmark offers a color printer or MFP designed to meet the needs of business users,” said Marlene Orr, director of Office Equipment Product Analysis for BLI. “Lexmark’s color models offer maximum uptime, thanks to strong reliability and high-yield consumables, coupled with an outstanding value, thanks to their low total cost of ownership.”

Read the announcement on BuyersLab.com and the Lexmark news release.

Our monochrome printer and MFP lines have won BLI Line of the Year awards several times.


Innovative Product of the Year

The Lexmark CX825 Series was selected as a 2017 Innovative Product of the Year from among 2016 Better Buys Editor’s Choice Award winners following an evaluation based on a range of criteria, including unique features, value to the customer and price.

The Lexmark 800 Series color devices continue to deliver the highest toner capacities in their class and industry-leading long-life imaging components, along with the most advanced media handling capabilities of any A4 color laser MFP.

“Lexmark continuously upgrades its products with newer features to make office printing more efficient while retaining its innovative cost-per-page program,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor, Better Buys. “The CX825 Series are affordable options for high-volume printing offices that need color and multifunctionality.”

Read the Lexmark CX825 Series Review from Better Buys and the Lexmark news release.