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Slight Revenue Increase for HP; Printing Revenue Down, but PC Revenue Up

Hewlett-Packard reported results for its third quarter, with net revenue of $27.6 billion, up 1 percent from the previous year. Third-quarter GAAP earnings per share were $0.52, down 27 percent from the third quarter a year ago, and down from HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.59 to $0.63 per share. Earnings were $1 billion, down 29 […]

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Memjet Launches Next-Generation Print Engine, Sirius, for More Versatile Media Handling

Memjet, maker of page-wide print heads for color inkjet printing, and headquartered in San Diego, California, is launching its next-generation Sirius-12G compact color print engine sub-system developed for printer manufacturers that wish to create compact color inkjet printers that easily integrate with their their media-handling systems. Memjet says its Sirius print engine makes print-head maintenance […]

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IDC: Western Europe Printer/Copier/MFP Market Continues to Strengthen

Western European printer and MFP markets continued to show strong growth, with second-quarter 2014 growth increasing 5.0 percent compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). This resulted in a second-quarter 2014 market figure of 4.92 million units, with growth of […]

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New HP ‘Instant Ink Professional’ – Print up to 2,000 Pages per Month for $59.99

Hewlett-Packard has introduced Instant Ink Professional, an ink-cartridge subscription program under which users pay a monthly fee to have ink cartridges automatically delivered to them whenever ink levels become low, enabling, for instance, users to print 2,000 pages per month for $59.99 per month. This latest program follows up on HP’s Instant Ink program introduced […]

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‘BadUSB’ Malware Has Effectively Killed USB Devices in the Enterprise

As our industry is a major source of secure hardware and workflow solutions for the security-conscious enterprise, this news is both disruptive and disturbing. Findings from security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will be presented next week contending that the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. BadUSB is a new form […]

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Konica Minolta Lays out Compelling Roadmap for Printing: from Production, to Office, A4, and 3D Printing

This week, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. held its “Print Production Technology Showcase and Our Blueprint for the Future” conference for press and analysts, where Konica Minolta executives introduced the new bizhub PRESS C1100, a flagship digital color production-printing system, and also laid out where the company stands today and its roadmap for the future, […]

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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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Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Campaign to Russia

Canon Inc. reports that it’s filed a suit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges. Canon filed the suit with the Moscow City Economic Court against the defendant, X-Com Shop Ltd., a distributing company. Canon alleges that certain models of toner cartridges sold on the Russian market under the […]

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OKI to Preview New Color Label Printer, C711DW, at Labelexpo

OKI Data Americas reports that it’ll be participating in the Labelexpo Americas 2014 trade show and conference taking place September 9-11 in Rosemont, Illinois, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. At the show, OKI Data will introduce its new C711DW, a digital-color label printer with finishing system, that OKI says is ideal for short-run […]

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Lexmark Increases its Bid for ReadSoft for Third Time, Gains Majority Voting Control

Lexmark International reports that it’s acquired shares from the founders of Sweden-based software maker ReadSoft, gained majority voting control, and that it’s increased its offer price for ReadSoft shares to SEK 57.00. Lexmark International acquired 1,193,580 class A ReadSoft shares, and a further 5,822,390 class B ReadSoft shares, from the company’s founders Lars Appelstål and […]

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Gartner: Mainstream Consumer Adoption of 3D Printing is Five Years Away

According to market-research firm Gartner, consumer adoption of 3D printing is more than five years away, while business and medical 3D-printing applications will have the greatest impact in the next two to five years. “Consumer 3D printing is around five to 10 years away from mainstream adoption,” commented Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner. […]

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New Xerox DocuMate 4830 Scanner up to 67-Percent Faster

Xerox says its new DocuMate 4830 workgroup scanner ($2,495) now includes updated hardware that increases black-and-white scan speeds by 67 percent, from 30 to 50 ppm. Scan speed in duplex mode is 100 images per minute. The scanner has both an A3-size flatbed for scanning larger documents and a 75-page automatic document feeder through which […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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OKI Expands Commercial-Printing Portfolio with New Entry-Level C711DW Digital-Color Label Printer

OKI Data Americas reports the availability of its new C711DW Digital Web Press and HS711DLF, a digital-color label printer and finishing system for short-run commercial label-printing applications. Together, OKI says these systems can be used to print full-color finished labels on-demand, as they provide digital die cutting and film lamination to deliver a complete digital-label […]

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Judge Gives Favorable Ruling to Collins Inkjet in Dispute with Kodak

U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett has ruled that Kodak must adhere to an injunction that it not differentiate pricing for print-head refurbishing services based on whether the customer uses Collins ink or Kodak ink for use with Kodak Versamark production printers – that is until and if a preliminary injunction issued on March 6th […]

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MPS-Software Provider PrintFleet and Toner-Optimization Provider Preton Join Forces

Canadian-based PrintFleet, a provider of managed print software and solutions, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Israeli-based Preton, a provider of toner-optimization and user-metric solutions. “We are extremely pleased about working with Preton to offer our customers a joint solution enabling them to not only manage their devices but to also enjoy […]

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Vermont AG Suit against ‘Patent Troll’ MPHJ Technology to Proceed

In a key decision unfavourable to notorious “patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments, Law360 reports that a suit filed by the Vermont Attorney General accusing MPHJ of violating state consumer-protection laws will move forward in Vermont state court after the Federal Circuit tossed MPHJ’s appeal that argued that the case involves federal patent law, and shouldn’t […]

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Improved Earnings for Kodak in Second Quarter, Smaller Loss

Eastman Kodak has reported a net loss of $62 million for its second-quarter 2014; however, this loss is a $162 million improvement from the $224 million net loss that Kodak reported for second-quarter 2013. The firm says that key products in packaging, digital plates, digital printing, and workflow software are helping it increase revenue growth. […]

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Can your Printers and MFPs Print from Chrome? Chromebook Sales to Reach 5.2 Million

Market-research firm Gartner reports that Chromebook sales will reach 5.2 million units in 2014 – and will nearly triple by 2017. Additionally, in 2014, sales of Chromebooks to consumers will account for over half of all Chromebook sales. According to Gartner, sales of Chromebooks will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79 percent increase […]

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Federal Audit Reveals Texas Agency – not Xerox – Responsible for State’s Medicaid Problems

The Austin American Statesman reports that a Texas state agency – and not Xerox – is responsible for Texas’ Medicaid’s dental-care-overbilling problems, according to an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General: “A federal audit released Monday laid responsibility for hundreds of millions of dollars potentially […]

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Sharp Extends A4 Lineup with 30-PPM Desktop Color MFP with Support for Sharp OSA

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is extending its A4 lineup with its new MX-C301W desktop color MFP that’s designed for deployment on small desktops and provides copy, print, scan, and fax, as well as standard wireless connectivity, Adobe PostScript 3 printing, and a 7″ diagonal touch-screen control panel. Print speed is rated at […]

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Revenue up for Nuance’s Third Quarter, but Firm Reports a Loss

Nuance Communications today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, ended June 30, 2014. Revenue was $475.5 million, an increase from the $469.8 million reported for the same quarter a year ago. Nuance also reported bookings of $547.0 million, up 16.7 percent from $468.8 million for third-quarter 2013. Year-to-date, Nuance reported bookings of […]

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