Epson Printing and Scanning Solutions Earn Six BLI Summer 2021 Pick Awards

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Aug. 5, 2021 – Epson America Inc. today announced that Keypoint Intelligence, the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, recognized Epson for its EcoTank® Pro ET-5100 Series in the A4 category for personal or small business printing. Epson also received recognition for its retail and commercial lineup of document scanners for busy workgroups and offices.

“Epson provides reliable and easy, high-performance business technologies for customers and partners,” said Nils Madden, senior marketing director of Desktop Imaging and Printing, Epson America, Inc. “The latest accolades from industry experts BLI solidify our continued efforts to meeting the needs of all types of business and consumer printing and scanning needs.”

BLI Summer 2021 A4 Pick Awards include:

  • EcoTank Pro ET-5100 Series (ET-5150 and ET-5170) awarded “Outstanding Personal Color Inkjet All-in-One”

“The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5100 Series offers strong performance and impressive usability,” said Kaitlin Shaw, Associate Director of A4 Hardware at Keypoint Intelligence. “Its cartridge-free ink tank system includes up to two years of ink guaranteed and replacement ink bottles cost less than the average standard-capacity color toner cartridges of competitive models. Strong user-friendliness and a low user intervention rate means users will have more time for the most important tasks. Our lab technicians were also impressed with how vivid and consistent the device’s color output was.”

BLI Summer 2021 Scanner Pick Awards include:

  • DS-530 II awarded “Outstanding Mid-Volume Workgroup Scanner”
  • DS-770 II awarded “Outstanding High-Volume Workgroup Scanner”
  • RapidReceipt™ RR-600W awarded “Outstanding Scanner for Accounting”
  • RapidReceipt RR-70W awarded “Outstanding Mobile Scanner”
  • WorkForce® ES-580W awarded “Outstanding SOHO Scanner”

“Epson’s submissions for our Summer 2021 Award season are outstanding choices for any business’s digital transformation journey,” said Lee Davis, Associate Director of Software/Scanners at Keypoint Intelligence. “We were most impressed with each device’s outstanding workflow automation capabilities. Epson's lineup of scanners can recognize forms, automatically extract OCR and barcode information, and integrate scanned images into cloud services, email, and business software.”

More About Epson’s BLI Summer 2021 Picks:

  • EcoTank Pro ET-5100 Series: The EcoTank Pro ET-5170 and EcoTank Pro ET-5150 are compact, entry-level, affordable solutions for users that require high-volume printing. The Series allows businesses to save up to 80 percent with low-cost replacement ink bottles vs. standard capacity color laser toner cartridges, equivalent to about two cents per color ISO page versus 14 cents with standard-capacity color laser toner catridges.
  • DS-530 II and DS-770 II: The DS-530 II delivers high-quality scans at speeds up to 35 ppm/70 ipm, and features a 50-sheet ADF and a peak daily duty cycle of up to 4,000 pages. The DS-770 II delivers scans up to 45 ppm/90 ipm and features a robust 100-page ADF and a new peak daily duty cycle of up to 7,000 pages. Both scanners include TWAIN and ISIS drivers for easy integration with existing document management software, and come equipped with new paper feed technologies.
  • RapidReceipt RR-600W and RapidReceipt RR-70W: RapidReceipt is designed for organizing and managing receipts and invoices. The RR-600W scans as fast as 35 ppm/70 ipm and features a robust 100-page ADF accommodating stacks of papers of varying sizes, an intuitive 4.3” touchscreen and convenient USB port for direct scanning to a USB memory drive. The RR-70W mobile scanner is the fastest, smallest and lightest weight wireless mobile single-sheet-fed document scanner in its class for on-the-go scanning.
  • WorkForce ES-580W: The wireless WorkForce ES-580W scanner helps maximize productivity and allows users to easily scan to a smartphone, tablet or cloud storage accounts from a desktop or mobile device using the Epson Smart Panel™ app. It features an intuitive 4.3” touchscreen and a 100-sheet ADF so users can breeze through stacks of documents with varying paper types and sizes in one batch.

BLI 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 its lab test earns the Highly Recommended or Recommended Seal and a Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders. BLI Outstanding Achievements acknowledge products or technologies that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, or value.

For 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. More information about the Summer 2021 Pick Awards can be found online here: www.keypointintelligence.com.

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