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Catching up with OKI Data Americas: A4 and More Bringing Success

Last week, we joined OKI Data Americas in an online Webinar in which OKI executives took a candid look at its current and emerging position in the office MFP/copier and printer industry. As we’ve reported previously, OKI has been reporting very strong financial results, with, for instance, parent company OKI Electric of Tokyo last month […]

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New HP Officejet 8040 All-in-One with Neat Cloud Service, Instant Ink Eligibility

Hewlett-Packard and partner the Neat Company today announced a new HP Officejet color inkjet All-in-One with built-in Neat cloud-based Smart Organization System for cloud-based document storage. Designed for home and small offices, HP says the new Officejet 8040 with Neat e-All-in-One ($399.99 estimated street price) provides all the features of an HP e-All-in-One plus a […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/22/2014 – New Ricoh, Xerox Inkjet Production-Print; Canon ‘Maxify'; MPHJ, HP Lawsuits Dismissed; More

Inkjet technology dominates the week with announcements of new inkjet systems from Canon, Epson, Xerox, Memjet, and Ricoh. The new inkjet systems range in size from portable printers to big-iron production-printing systems. Sprinkle in a couple of 3D-printing announcements and new workflow solutions, and we’ve had a busy week of toner-free news. One of the […]

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Canon’s Latest uniFLOW V5.3 Provides New uniFLOW Release Station for Multi-Vendor Secure Print Release, More Scan to Cloud Destinations

  Canon U.S.A. is releasing its latest version of uniFLOW, its device-management, security, and cost-accounting solution for printer and MFP fleets. The newest version, V5.3, provides device management, secure printing, including mobile print, advanced scanning, document routing, and accounting. Canon says uniFLOW V5.3 offers several new features, such as enhanced scanning to cloud-based services, and […]

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New Next-Generation Canon ‘Maxify’ Wireless Color Inkjets with Business-Oriented Feature Set; New Canon Inkjet Mobile Printer

Canon U.S.A. is launching a new brand name for its new color inkjet All-in-Ones and printers with wireless connectivity, “Maxify.” There are five new Maxify models, all designed for small- and home-office (SOHO) users, and with a more business-oriented feature set than Canon’s Pixma brand: the Maxify MB5320 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-In-One (AIO), the […]

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Epson Launches its First Mopria-Certified All-in-Ones for Android Mobile Printing; New WorkForce Models

Epson America today launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business, the Epson Expression Photo XP-860; Epson Expression Premium XP-820, XP-620, XP-520; and Epson WorkForce WF-2660, WF-2650, and WF-2630. Noting that smartphones and tablets ownership is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018, according to market research from Gartner, Epson says its mobile-print efforts are designed to meet […]

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HP Locks Down Printers with New Security Features, Advisory Services, ArcSight Printer Integration, Cloud Pull Print, More

When most people think of security in the enterprise, they think of PC, network, and cyber security, but many don’t consider the printer/copier/MFP. But as Hewlett-Packard explains, today’s printer/copier, or MFP, can be a significant risk in the enterprise – whether it’s a sales person copying their customer list to take to another company, confidential […]

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Report: Project CISS with Photo Gallery and Videos! Continuous Ink-Supply System Inkjet Printers – How do They Stack Up?

Wirth Consulting is pleased to announce a comprehensive new test report – likely the first of its kind – that summarizes the results of exhaustive testing of inkjet printers equipped with CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System). CISS is an inking system that consists of a large external refillable ink supply that may or may not […]

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Ricoh Previews New Print from and Scan to Blackboard Educational Systems

Ricoh Americas today announced a new partnership that it says will streamline the movement of educational materials, tests, assignments, and other content into and out of Blackboard’s teaching and learning online systems. Ricoh says the new partnership, which it announced today at EDUCAUSE 2014, is the first between a major document imaging vendor and Blackboard, […]

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New Line of EFI Fiery Servers for Latest Ricoh Color Production Printers

Electronics for Imaging reports that it’s launching of a new line of Fiery digital print servers designed for driving two new families of Ricoh digital presses that were announced earlier this week. Making their debut this week at the Graph Expo 14 trade show in Chicago, the EFI Fiery E-43A and E-83A DFEs drive the […]

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Konica Minolta to Market Entry Level Digital-Label Printers IntoPrint EDGE 850 and IntoPrint Eclipse LF3

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s formed a new partnership with iSys Label, Canadian developer and manufacturer of short- to mid-run digital label printers through their North American distributor, IntoPrint Technologies. Under the agreement, Konica Minolta will add the IntoPrint EDGE 850 and IntoPrint Eclipse LF3 to its product portfolio, starting in North […]

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Analyst Report: Printers and MFPs are Essential Components of an Environmentally Sound IT Strategy

The following analyst report is sponsored by Kyocera Document Solutions: “Printers and MFPs are Essential Components of an Environmentally Sound IT Strategy” – by Keith Kmetz, Program Vice President, IDC’s Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions Research Practice: Environmental sensitivity is a “must have” in today’s corporate climate. Companies’ sustainability initiatives are often influential in maintaining […]

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Epson Joins Non-Profit Managed Print Services Association

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) reports that Epson Inc. has joined the association as a corporate member. Epson joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members dedicated to advancing the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS). Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral forum to […]

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Xerox Impikia Color Inkjet iPrint eVolution Digital-Color Press Makes North American Debut

Making its North American debut at Graph Expo, Xerox says its new Xerox Impika iPrint eVolution is notable for its flexibility and scalability, providing print-service providers another way to capitalize on inkjet printing’s business-growth potential. Flexible enough to handle both plain papers and high-quality, inkjet-treated stocks, the eVolution’s drop-on-demand piezoelectric production inkjet system runs at […]

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TrojanLabel Launches Memjet-Powered TrojanTwo Mini Digital Label Press

TrojanLabel, manufacturer of full-color label printers, today announced the availability of its next-generation label printing press, the TrojanTwo, powered by Memjet’s page-wide color inkjet print-head technology. Memjet says the TrojanTwo provides all of the print speed and capabilities of a larger and more expensive system, but is housed in a compact industrial design. Other product […]

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Ricoh Previewing New Pro C7100X Production Color-Printing Family, New Continuous-Feed Inkjet Pro VC60000 at Graph Expo

Ricoh Americas is previewing the new Ricoh Pro C7100X series, its latest production cut-sheet device family that provides a fifth color station. With the added station available for either white or clear ink, Ricoh says these high-speed, production color printers and MFPs enable commercial printers to expand their application portfolio. The Pro C7110X, which is […]

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New PSIGEN Partnership Gives Toshiba MFP Users Access to PSIGEN Data-Extraction Software

Toshiba America Business Solutions is partnering with PSIGEN Software, a software-development firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. Under the partnership, Toshiba will offer its end users PSIGEN’s flagship data-extraction software, PSI: Capture and PSI:Fusion. By integrating PSIGEN’s software with Toshiba’s e-STUDIO MFPs, users will be able to extract data from scanned documents and export that data to […]

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UPS Bringing 3D-Printing Services to Over 100 UPS Stores Across the United States

Following the successful launch of 3D-printing services in six markets across the country, The UPS Store, which has 4,400 franchises across the United States, is expanding its 3D printing services to nearly 100 additional locations nationwide. As the first nationwide retailer to offer 3D0printing services in-store, in collaboration with 3D-printer maker Stratasys, The UPS Store […]

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Konica Minolta Introduces its First Cloud Solution, FileAssist, for Private Cloud Document Storage and Sharing

Previewed at its July 2013 press event (see our story here), Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is launching FileAssist, a server-based file storage and collaborative solution developed exclusively for Konica Minolta and hosted by Konica Minolta’s Managed IT services provider All Covered. Konica Minolta says FileAssist is ideal for businesses of all sizes looking to collaborate […]

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Judge Dismisses HP Officejet 8500, 8600 Wireless Class-Action Lawsuit

TopClassAction.com reports that a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the wireless connectivity of an HP Officejet 8500 All-in-One “failed during normal use.” Lead plaintiff in the class-action case (Vincent Ferranti, et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Company), Vincent Ferranti, alleged that he […]

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Ricoh Officially Launches 3D-Printing Business, Two New Rapid Fab Facilities

Ricoh Company of Tokyo has officially launched an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh says it will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers. To support its launch, Ricoh will open two “RICOH […]

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