Print Awards 2021 - Best Scan or Archive File Size

05 January 2021

The efficiency of scanning documents for archiving or for transmission depends on the size of the file created. In identical, standardized tests, some multi-functions create files which are THIRTY TIMES bigger than competing machines do under exactly the same circumstances (originals, resolution, compression).

We test at different resolutions, color and monochrome originals, with and without compression. This award is based on an analysis of all these test results.

This makes a big difference to end-customers. Multifunction manufacturers do not publish this information. Subscribers to DataMaster Lab /’s online services use scan filesize results to cost archival strategies – and this sways buying decisions.  

The Awards are for A4/Letter and A3/Ledger MFPs in their various market segments. 

You can download them here

Subscribers to our DataMaster Online (DMO) service will find all the Awards on each of the winning machines' pages. 

DataMaster Lab is the European centre of document imaging and print expertise. DataMaster Lab has been testing printing equipment since 2009: over 15,000 individual tests. The DataMaster Lab evaluations system reviews over 220,000 different results. 

We derive no revenue from our Awards.  DataMaster Lab is completely independent from the copier manufacturers.

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