The new OKI ES9466 and ES9476 A3 color multifunction printers have been fully tested and evaluated in the DataMaster Lab independent laboratory. These machines have obtained the excellent rating of 5/5 and 4.5/5 stars respectively.
We are highlighting the excellent print quality, especially small black characters on a white background (best in the market segment) - but to get 5 stars from DataMaster, machines have to be very strong across the board, in the context of their market segments. Our tests have shown that these machines are very efficient: the achieved high results in productivity, including scan tasks even when printing at the same time, and RIP time is very short. In the workgroup test, where multiple large files are sent for print all at the same time, the whole range achieved 98% productivity. The scanner is among the fastest on the market (240 ipm). Finally, the large tactile interface follows the same layout as earlier machines, but is now larger and more colorful for enhanced usability.
The faster machines with the same print engine had excellent results too - clearly very similar results. However, these machines have stiffer competition in their segments, resulting in 4.5/5 stars.
DataMaster's analyses and assessments are completely independent. Five-star certificates are extremely rare. To attain five stars, not only must the equipment under test demonstrate an excellent performance in most categories, but must have no major weakness in any of the evaluation criteria.
Machines' evaluation certificates and the corresponding rosette badges (as well as those for other machines in the range with the same print engine, plus any rebadged machines sold by other brands) can all be downloaded for FREE.
Their radar charts, and the detailed results of the productivity tests are available on our benchmarking platform DMO which is available to you by subscription.