The Award-Winning Top Copiers of 2012

If you've been mulling over which copier to buy or lease for your office for what seems like months, it may be time to make a decision. But before you do anything rash, take a moment to check out some of the most impressive awards given out by different industry organizations for leading copiers in 2012.

These accolades can help to make a purchase decision easy. You can use industry recognition to locate a reliable, efficient, and highly functional copier that will stand the test of time when used day after day in a busy workplace.

Outstanding awards in office equipment for 2012

  • Toshiba: To start us off with a bang, the Toshiba e-STUDIO2550c and e-STUDIO2551c series were most recently awarded the Better Buys Editor's Choice Award in the Color Copier category in July 2012. The e-STUDIO2550c stands out as it offers a number of finishing options with printing, scanning, and faxing capabilities, including a 9 inch color control panel and an optional self-encrypting hard drive.

    The e-STUDIO2551c features duplex printing, a job separator, a 7 inch color control panel, optional fax, and role-based access for enhanced security.

  • Hewlett-Packard: Small offices can look no further than the award-winning Hewlett-Packard brand that was recently recognized by the Buyer's Lab in 2012 for their Outstanding Wide-Format Small Workgroup Color Inkjet Printer, the HP Designjet T790 PostScript ePrinter.

    The machine was recommended as the best choice for small architectural and engineering design teams thanks to its excellent customer feedback, ease of use, and flawless reliability. Noted strengths included the copier's multifunction control panel with user-friendly USB connectivity, a color touchscreen, and direct access to the cloud.

  • Sharp: Sharp was awarded the Energy Star award for excellence in energy-efficient product design for 2012, following up the same outstanding achievement in 2011. Larger businesses most often appreciate this award-winning, energy-efficient technology when purchasing a large-scale Sharp document system used for high-volume copy jobs in a busy workplace.

    Bigger businesses can look out for a Sharp Energy Star rating to keep operating costs to a minimum when running high-output machines with multiple finishing options, including a hole punch, mail bin sorter, saddle stitch finisher, stapler, inserter, and more.