Color Consistency

Keypoint Intelligence Bestows BLI 2024-2026 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award on Kyocera



Fairfield, NJ – Keypoint Intelligence, the leading market research firm and independent evaluator of print and smart workplace technology and services, announces that KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., has won the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2024 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award. This is the first time Kyocera has claimed one of Keypoint Intelligence’s once-every-three-year awards.


Color consistency has been a crucial element of Keypoint Intelligence lab testing for over two decades. A3 hardware is tested to the maximum monthly duty cycle, using standardized media IT8 color charts printed and measured at the 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% test points. Each sample is then compared to the Day 1 output to assess just how stable color output is over time. To determine the award recipient, Keypoint Intelligence analyzed the previous five years of test data, equating to over six million pages from six vendors printed by A3 toner-based color models. Kyocera’s four devices evaluated produced over 1.7 million pages.


“Kyocera A3 TASKalfa devices produced more consistent colors than the competition, which translates into less paper waste and more money savings from durable color quality,” said Pete Emory, Director of Research & Lab Services US/Asia at Keypoint Intelligence. “Whether for business graphics, brochures, or other marketing materials for in-house distribution or print-for-pay customers, Kyocera hardware delivers. Color consistency is a powerful message in today’s business world where steadfast quality is demanded for high-volume print jobs. These exceptional models produced top-notch, repeatable color documents that impressed Keypoint technicians and analysts alike.”


“This is the ideal way to start 2024, kicking off with fantastic recognition from Keypoint Intelligence for our A3 portfolio,” said Oscar Sanchez, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. “Businesses across the country are looking to streamline their fleets, and the only way to do so effectively is by investing in technology that delivers maximum productivity, consistency, and uptime. As this Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award and the A3 Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence show, our TASKalfa range ticks all three boxes.”


About Keypoint Intelligence

For over 60 years, clients in the digital imaging industry have relied on Keypoint Intelligence for independent hands-on testing, lab data, and extensive market research to drive their product and sales success. Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry’s most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience. Customers have harnessed this mission-critical knowledge for strategic decision-making, daily sales enablement, and operational excellence to improve business goals and increase bottom lines. With a central focus on clients, Keypoint Intelligence continues to evolve as the industry changes by expanding offerings and updating methods, while intimately understanding and serving manufacturers’, channels’, and their customers’ transformation in the digital printing and imaging sector.


About BLI Color Consistency Awards

As the leading test facility in the print and smart workplace spaces, Keypoint Intelligence performs color consistency testing in conjunction with each device’s durability test. Based on Delta E readings and spectrophotometric data collected from the US and UK labs, these special Buyers Lab Awards are presented only once every three years.


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