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Sharp earns Buyers Lab 2019 copier MFP Line of the Year award

London, 14-01-2019

Sharp Electronics Europe, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announces that Sharp has earned the Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab 2019 Copier MFP Line of the Year. Sharp also took home twelve Buyers Lab Pick awards highlighting outstanding products in multiple categories. 

Presented annually by the world’s leading authority on document imaging devices and software solutions, Buyers Lab’s highly sought-after Line of the Year recognition is awarded to the multifunction printer (MFP) manufacturer whose product line is deemed best overall based on its rigorous two-month laboratory evaluations. Among the many factors considered are reliability, image quality, productivity, ease of use, a host of connectivity attributes and overall value.

“Sharp’s copier MFPs have long been known for their quality, innovation, and ease of use, and their current line holds up to that standard,” said George Mikolay, Associate Director of Copiers/Production, Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab.

“In fact, Sharp’s current line sets the industry standard when it comes to usability. The control panels are highly intuitive and customisable on a user-by-user basis, and users can quickly access the most commonly used scan and copy functions. Throw in the easy-to-use drivers, the retractable keyboard, and the innovative, award-winning web utility, and building workflows is a cinch for walk-up users and IT administrators alike. Plus, in an office environment where reliability day in and day out is also a key factor, Sharp’s line stands tall as a leader in the industry.” 

Product Line of the Year is the highest-level recognition Buyers Lab awards to an MFP manufacturer. To qualify, a manufacturer must have models tested by Buyers Lab in various categories, including A3, A4, monochrome and color. Additionally, for all models tested, the vendor must achieve a high number of Pick Awards. Announced twice a year, the Pick Awards acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in Buyers Lab’s extensive suite of laboratory tests.

Sharp earned the following Buyers Lab Pick Awards over the past year:

  • Outstanding 30 ppm Copier MFP – Sharp MX-M3070 (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding 35 ppm Copier MFP -- Sharp MX-M3570 (Summer 2018)
  • Outstanding 40 ppm Copier MFP – Sharp MX-M4070 (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding 50 ppm Copier MFP – Sharp MX-M5070 (Summer 2018)
  • Outstanding 60 ppm Copier MFP – Sharp MX-M6070 (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding 90 ppm Copier MFP – Sharp MX-M905 (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding 65 ppm Color Copier MFP – Sharp MX-6580N (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding 75 ppm Color Copier MFP – Sharp MX-7580N (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding Professional High Volume 70-ppm Color Copier MFP – Sharp MX-7090N (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding Professional High Volume 80-ppm Color Copier MFP – Sharp MX-8090N (Winter 2019
  • Outstanding MFP for SMBs – Sharp MX-B355W (Winter 2019)
  • Outstanding MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups – Sharp MX-B455W (Summer 2018)

“We are proud to have earned the coveted distinction of Copier MFP Line of the Year from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab,” said Ben Lake, Senior Product Manager, Sharp Europe. “This award, and the twelve Pick Awards for our individual MFP models recognise the work we have done to design highly effective devices for modern document management. We focus on productivity and security so that our customers’ success becomes our success.”


About Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab

Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With our unparalleled tools and unmatched depth of knowledge, we cut through the noise of data to offer clients the unbiased insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales.

For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. In a landscape that’s ever evolving, we change with it.

About Sharp Information Systems Europe

Sharp Information Systems Europe (SISE) is a division of Sharp Electronics Europe, which offers a unique portfolio of award-winning document management and display solutions to help organisations transform the way they engage with information. Sharp’s industry-leading MFPs and large production systems sit at the heart of integrated applications for digital transformation, while our display solutions include innovative video walls, digital signage displays and interactive flat panel displays for collaborative presentations. Our mission is to develop new products that support individual expression; creating life enhancing experiences that let you be original. For further information, please visit


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