Presenting... The Top Copiers of 2013
Every year, top copy-machine suppliers are recognized with awards from several industry organizations. This information can be pertinent in helping you and your organization decide which machine to purchase or lease. To aid in your search, below is a list of some of the suppliers that were recognized for being the top copiers in 2013.
ENERGY STAR - Partner of the Year
For a third consecutive year, Sharp was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's highly coveted 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award. According to ENERGY STAR, "Sharp's exemplary commitment and dedication to energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program was demonstrated through its more than 154 ENERGY STAR-qualified models across seven product lines."
Sharp copy machine products are designed to save customers money and to protect the environment. This energy-efficient technology is often seen as an advantage for larger businesses looking to purchase a large-scale copy machine system used for high-volume copy jobs in a busy atmosphere. An Energy Star rating helps minimize operating costs, especially when running high-output machines with multiple finishing options, such as a hole punch, mail-bin sorter, and more.
Better Buys for Business Editor's Choice Winners
The Better Buys for Business (an independent authority on office equipment), announces Editor's Choice Award winners that represent the top office equipment products in the industry based on the greatest value, functionality, and unique features.
The list encompasses a wide variety of products, but here's a selection of the top copiers:
- Konica Minolta bizhub C224e, C284e, C364e. Classified as "powerful and nicely featured," especially for small to mid-sized companies, these copier models receive frequent upgrades. They're powerful and full of useful security features such as hard-disk encryption, secure print, IP filtering, and more.
- Toshiba eSTUDIO407cs Series. These machines won praise for being easy to maintain, with low downtime rates and easily replaceable units. They provide full multifunctionality in small but scalable machines.
- Ricoh MP C300HW and MP C300HT. These copiers have strengths that make them particularly useful for medical practices, such as the ability to print patient wrist-bands. They also come with features, such as full-color scanning and optional faxing.
The top copiers of 2013 represent a high level of innovation and performance, while demonstrating new features and solutions that are able to fulfill copy machine challenges for businesses of all sizes. According to organizations like Better Buys for business, these titles are awarded independent of any advertising or other considerations. Awards are usually based on user reviews and in-depth auditing.
Although we've listed a handful of the copy suppliers recognized for outstanding performance, that doesn't mean a company that isn't listed should not be considered. Use this as a guide to start, but most importantly, look to the needs of your business when making your final selection on a supplier.