Shah Alam, 15 August 2008 - Ricoh, a global leader in digital office solutions, has garnered four prestigious awards during the recent Buyers Laboratory Inc.'s (BLI) '2008 Pick of the Year Awards'.
Ricoh emerged as the winner in four product categories, namely the Outstanding Inkjet Printer MFP, Outstanding Inkjet Printer (A3 Size), Outstanding Segment 2 Monochrome MFP, and Outstanding Segment 3 Monochrome MFP.
Ricoh's GelSprinter colour printers garnered two awards for the inkjet printer category. For the Outstanding Inkjet Printer MFP, Ricoh's latest desktop all-in-one GelSprinter GX3050SFN was chosen as BLI's 'Pick' winner, while the GelSprinter GX7000 was honoured the Outstanding Inkjet Printer (A3 Size) award. Ricoh's GelSprinter features a revolutionary gel-ink technology that is fully water-proof and delivers colour quality comparable to colour laser output.
BLI Buyers Lab 2008 Pick - GelSprinter GX3050SFN (Outstanding Inkjet Printer MFP)
In the monochrome MFP segment, Ricoh outshined the rest where the Aficio MP2550 Series and Aficio MP3350 Series were selected as winners for BLI's Outstanding Segment 2 Monochrome MFP and Outstanding Segment 3 Monochrome MFP, respectively.
"Ricoh has again demonstrated its superiority in product and technology innovation in offering world-class printer products to the global market," said Lim Eng Weng, Managing Director of Ricoh Malaysia. "We are deeply honoured in receiving product recognitions from Buyers Laboratory Inc. These awards serve as a catalyst for Ricoh to propel forward in the office automation market."
BLI is the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence on the imaging industry. BLI is completely independent in all testing processes and subsequent reporting to ensure unbiased data and information. Its product evaluations are conducted by highly experienced employees in the company's on-site testing facility where hundreds of new copier, printer, fax and multi-function (MFP) products are evaluated each year. With over four decades of leading the product testing field, BLI is the recognized expert in the industry.