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Brother receives coveted awards from American test lab

World-leading independent tester of document imaging products Buyer’s Lab (BLI) issued Outstanding Achievement awards to the following Brother products, which are designed for a wide market range, from small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) to large corporations.

Winning Model/Series


Award Title

HL-L5000 Series

(HL-L5200DWT, HL-L5200DW, HL-L5100DNT, HL-L5100DN, HL-L5000D)


Outstanding Printer for Small Workgroups

MFC-L5000 Series

(MFC-L5750DW, MFC-L5700DN, DCP-L5500DN)


Outstanding MFP for Small Workgroups

MFC-L6900 Series

(MFC-L6900DWT, MFC-L6900DW)


Outstanding MFP for Mid-Size Workgroups

HL-L6400 Series

(HL-L6400DWT, HL-L6400DW)


Outstanding Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups



Outstanding A4 Network Scanner

DSmobile 820W/DSmobile 920DW Portable Document Scanners


Outstanding Achievement in Innovation

The highly-respected BLI Pick Awards are some of the industry’s toughest to achieve, with experienced analysts putting products through months of rigorous testing to find a winner.

The evaluation includes an extensive durability test, during which the machines are evaluated and BLI assesses their reliability, which is a very important factor for buyers and IT directors. A number of other factors, such as ease of use, media handling, productivity, energy use and value will also be evaluated. All products that make it through the BLI laboratory’s demanding tests, receive the seals "Recommendable" or "Very recommendable" and a BLI Certificate for reliability. The products that achieve the best results become "Pick-candidates". Consequently, a BLI Pick Award is hard to achieve, and therefore it is quite safe to take any Pick Award candidates into consideration when you have to decide on the purchase of new office equipment.

BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr said: “Brother’s new monochrome printers and MFPs are built with the business user in mind, providing outstanding reliability, high-quality output, affordability and an intuitive design that boosts worker productivity.”

David Sweetnam, Director of Research and Lab Services for BLI EMEA/Asia said: “Brother has a tradition of creating quality scanners, printers and multifunction devices and these machines are no different. Hallmark features are high reliability, very good ease of use, solid image quality and strong feature sets across the board.”

Brother was also praised for the compatibility of its printers and multifunction devices. Mr Sweetnam added: “Another key strength is giving workers the ability to print quickly and easily from their mobile device, a must-have feature in business environments today. Brother offer a robust portfolio of mobile print and scan features, including support for the Brother iPrint&Scan app, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print, enabling users to print from virtually anywhere. In addition, the devices support Brother Web Connect, enabling users to scan to and print from popular cloud services, including OneDrive, Box, Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox, which is a great asset. Business users seeking a highly reliable printer or scanner should seriously consider these Brother devices.”

In Denmark we are of course very pleased with the awards. Henning Elkjær, Nordic Marketing Director & Sales Director (Denmark) of Brother Nordic A/S, says: “It is an honour and a huge achievement to see Brother printers, scanners and multifunction devices recognised by the global leader of independent testing, BLI. The awards, certificates and seals confirm Brother’s position as a best-in-class manufacturer of reliable, efficient and easy to use devices across all product ranges.”