Reports & Publications

While the majority of our research is confidential to our clients, the following reports are free for public consumption. These reports follow SpencerLab's established research and testing methodologies.

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Publications and Presentations

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2008 Reports

2007 Reports

Xerox Phaser 8860 Solid Ink Technology
Color for the price of Black & White
US $ (0.4 MB)
Euros (0.4 MB)
Canadian $ (0.4 MB)
Danish kr (1.1 MB)
Swedish kr (0.4 MB)
Swiss CHF (0.4 MB)
UK £ (1.1 MB)
Comparative Study: Print Quality and Throughput Speed (0.6 MB)
HP Designjet T610 vs. Canon imagePROGRAF 700
White Paper: Digital Press Photographic Print Quality (4.0 MB)
Digital Presses Rise to a New Challenge—HP Indigo press 5500 leads in Photographic Print Quality
Comparative Study: Print Quality, Recycled Paper Usage Testing, Ease-of-Use/Functionality (6.3 MB)
Integrated Toner Cartridge vs. Multi-Piece Toner/Photoconductor Drum Systems
HP LaserJet P2015, Brother HL-5240, Dell 1720, Kyocera FS-1030D, Lexmark E350d
Cost-per-Print Comparison: HP Officejet Pro
K5400 Series Printers & L7580/L7680/L7780 Series AiOs
vs. Brother MFC-7820N, Brother MFC-9420CN, Epson AcuLaser CX11NF, Samsung ML-1610, Samsung CLP-300, Samsung SCX-4521F
Print Quality Comparison (Abridged): HP Officejet Pro (0.1 MB)
L7000 Series vs. Laser All-in-Ones
Mono Laser AiOs: Brother MFC-7820N & Samsung SCX-4521F
Color Laser AiOs: Brother MFC-9420CN & Epson AcuLaser CX11NF
Throughput Speed Performance Comparison: HP Officejet Pro (3.1 MB)
K5000 Series vs. Samsung CLP-300N
L7000 Series vs. Laser All-in-Ones: Brother MFC-9420N & Epson AcuLaser CX11NF

2006 Reports

Color Business Document Preference Psychometric Research
Business User Preferences
(0.9 MB)
Dell 3100cn, Dell 5100cn, Epson AcuLaser C1100, Epson AcuLaser C4200DN, HP CLJ 2600n, HP CLJ 4700n, Konica-Minolta magicolor 2400W, Konica-Minolta magicolor 5450, Oki C3200n, Oki C7350n, Xerox Phaser 6120N, Xerox Phaser 6350DP
Cost-per-Print Comparative Benchmarking:
User Representative Test Target
(0.6 MB)
HP LaserJet 1320 vs. Dell 1710, Lexmark E340, Samsung ML-2250
Photo Print Quality Research:
US, France, and China Focus Groups
(1.3 MB)
HP Photosmart 8750 vs. Canon i9900, Epson Stylus Photo R2400 and R1800, Kodak EasyShare Gallery;
HP Photosmart 8050 vs. Canon Pixma iP5000 and iP6000D, Dell AIO 962, Epson Stylus Photo R320, Kodak EasyShare Gallery;
HP Photosmart 385 vs. Canon Selphy DS700, Dell Photo Printer 540, Epson Picture Mate Deluxe, Kodak EasyShare Gallery;
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper vs. Kodak Ultima Picture Paper

2005 Reports

Throughput Speed Performance Comparison (0.7 MB)
HP OfficeJet Pro K550 vs. Canon PIXMA iP4200
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP OfficeJet Pro K550 vs. Canon PIXMA iP4200
US $ (0.5 MB)
Euros (0.5 MB)
Australian $ (0.4 MB)
Hong Kong $ (0.4 MB)
Indian Rs (0.5 MB)
Korean ₩ (0.5 MB)
Throughput Speed Performance Comparison (0.7 MB)
HP OfficeJet Pro K550 vs. Konica-Minolta magicolor 2400W
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP OfficeJet Pro K550 vs. Konica-Minolta magicolor 2400W
US $ (0.7 MB)
Euros (0.7 MB)
Australian $ (0.6 MB)
Hong Kong $ (0.6 MB)
Korean ₩ (0.6 MB)
Throughput Speed Performance Comparison (0.3 MB)
HP OfficeJet Pro K550 vs. Samsung ML-1740
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP OfficeJet Pro K550 vs. Samsung ML-1740
US $ (0.4 MB)
Euros (0.4 MB)
Australian $ (0.4 MB)
Hong Kong $ (0.3 MB)
Indian Rs (0.4 MB)
Korean ₩ (0.3 MB)
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP Business Inkjet 1000 vs. Canon PIXMA iP4000
US $ (1.2 MB)
Euros (1.8 MB)
Australian $ (1.2 MB)
Singapore $ (1.2 MB)
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP Business Inkjet 1000 vs. Samsung ML-1740
US $ (2.2 MB)
Euros (2.2 MB)
Australian $ (2.3 MB)
Hong Kong $ (2.3 MB)
Indian Rs (2.2 MB)
Korean ₩ (2.3 MB)
Singapore $ (2.3 MB)

From the Archives

Comparative Study: Canon N1000 Office Color Printer (0.7 MB)
Canon N1000 vs. Hewlett-Packard cp1160
Comparative Study: Kodak Professional 8500 Digital Photo Printer (0.3 MB)
Kodak Professional 8500 vs. Olympus P-400 and Epson Stylus Photo 2000P Printers
Print Quality Comparison: Xerox DocuColor 2240 (2.7 MB)
Xerox DocuColor 2240 vs. Ricoh Aficio AP3800C
Cost-per-Print Photo Study (2.9 MB)
HP PSC 2355 vs. Dell 942
Toner/Drum Yield and Cost-per-Print Comparative Benchmarking (0.8 MB)
HP LaserJet 1320 vs. Dell 1700
Comparative Study: Hewlett-Packard Designjet 130 (4.3 MB)
HP DesignJet 130 vs. Epson 4000, Epson 7600
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP Business Inkjet 1200 vs. Samsung ML-1740
US $ (2.2 MB)
Euros (1.9 MB)
Cost-per-Print Comparison
HP Business Inkjet 1200 vs. Canon 860/865
US $ (2.2 MB)
Euros (2.2 MB)
Cartridge Yield and Cost-per-Print for Color InkJet MFPs: Black & Color Docs (2.9 MB)
HP psc 1350 vs. Dell 922 and Lexmark X5270
Comparative Study: Hewlett-Packard Business Inkjet 2300dtn (1.9 MB)
HP Business Inkjet 2300dtn vs. Konica-Monolta magicolor 2300DL
Comparative Study: Hewlett-Packard Business Inkjet 1100d (0.7 MB)
HP Business Inkjet 1100d vs. Epson Stylus C84
Consumer Preference Research: Photographic Print Quality (2.0 MB)
HP 8-Color vs. Conventional Processing & Competitive 6-Color Inkjet Printers
Print Quality Study Comparison (1.1 MB)
HP Color LaserJet 9500 vs. Heidelberg QuickMaster DI, Hewlett-Packard Indigo Press 3000, Canon CLC 1140, Canon CLC 5000, Xerox DocuColor 12 and Xerox DocuColor 2060
HP Inkjet vs. Conventional Processing: Photographic Print Quality (2.0 MB)
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper vs. Conventional (Silver Halide) Prints;
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper vs. Kodak Ultima Picture Paper;
6-color vs. 4-color prints on HP DeskJet 5550
Comparative Study (5.5 MB)
HP Designjet 5500ps vs. HP Designjet 5000ps and Epson Stylus Pro 10000
Test Results (1.5 MB)
HP Designjet 5500ps vs. HP Designjet 5000ps and Epson Stylus Pro 10000
Comparative Study (0.6 MB)
HP Designjet 20ps vs. Epson Stylus Pro 5000, Epson Stylus Color 3000 and Epson Stylus Photo 1280
Comparative Study (1.1 MB)
HP Designjet 1220c vs. Epson Stylus Color 1160 and Epson Stylus Photo 1200