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SpencerLab evaluates color and monochrome printers in every technology class—from inkjets to lasers to digital color presses.

SpencerLab's range of standardized and custom testing services can be used throughout a product's life cycle, from technical evaluation during development through competitive positioning during product launch and mid-life marketing.

All SpencerLab testing is confidential and performed under NDA. Should test results warrant and our client desire, a Summary Report or White Paper can be generated for public release and optionally posted on our web site.

Competitive Benchmarking

Optimize positioning and develop quotable competitive advantages in Print & Image Quality, Ink/Toner Yield & Cost-per-Print, Throughput Speed Performance, Ease-of-Use & Functionality, and Reliability.

Print & Image Quality Analysis

Print Quality must be "over the bar" of acceptability for a user's intended application, or cost, speed, and functionality may not matter.

Ink/Toner Yield & Cost-per-Print

Reliably estimate how many copies of relevant test documents can be printed—and the cost of printing them.

Throughput Speed Performance

Throughput Speed Performance is more than just a number of pages-per-minute—it embodies a realistic print workflow, which is affected by numerous factors.

Ease-of-Use & Functionality

SpencerLab can help your product excel by effectively gauging the out-of-the-box experience, setup process, initial operation and ongoing usability and functionality.


Ever wish for a digital stopwatch and lap timer for millisecond-precision measurement of Throughput Speed Performance?


SpencerLab is experienced in analyzing and comparing the Reliability of printers, consumables, and media, within test parameters that can range from a typical office environment to specific environmental conditions.

Productivity: Utilization & Availability

SpencerLab has developed a patent-pending methodology to accurately measure Availability and actual production time. While identifying the bottlenecks, the SpencerMetrics iDPA system can significantly increase return-on-investment.

Paper/Media Testing

SpencerLab offers a range of paper/media testing, including Media Print Quality, Output Durability, Dry Time, and Smudge testing. Customized testing is also available.

Printer Test Suites

Use the SpencerLab Printer Test Suite to benchmark Print & Image Quality as well as Throughput Speed Performance and Ink/Toner Yield.


SpencerLab now supplies certification logos for products that meet our rigorous testing requirements.

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