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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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Fuji Xerox Printer Not Only Prints Your Documents, But Delivers them to Your Desk

Nikkei Technology reports that Fuji Xerox is testing a robot printer that not only prints your documents but delivers them to your desk. Fuji Xerox recently demonstrated a prototype of the robot in Tokyo in cooperation with Tokyu Land Corporation in a lounge-like setting. To send a job to the printer – whether in an office […]

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Five New Canon imageCLASS A4 Mono Models for Home and Small Business, Start at $169

Canon U.S.A. announced new additions to its imageCLASS A4 laser-printer and MFP family with five new A4 models that print and scan on up to 8.5″x14″ media. The five new models consist of the imageCLASS MF229dw, imageCLASS MF227dw, and imageCLASS MF212w black-and-white wireless laser MFPs, imageCLASS MF216n black-and-white laser MFP, and imageCLASS LBP6230dw wireless black-and-white laser printer, the last […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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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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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 Lawsuit Campaign to the U.K.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo today announced it’s filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against Badger Office Supplies Limited, Inkjet Direct Limited and Greentrees International Limited for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (UK) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, for the importation, manufacture and sale of certain […]

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IDC: Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments Enjoy Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Epson Makes Gains

According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the large format printer (LFP) market recorded year-over-year growth of 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), with more than 77,000 units shipped. Shipment value, however, declined slightly to $786 million in the quarter, with year-over-year […]

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Square 9 Softworks’ Document-Management and Search Solutions Now Available for Toshiba e-STUDIOS

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) today reports that the Square 9 Softworks solution suite is now available for use with TABS’ e-STUDIO MFP as a result of a new partnership with enterprise content management (ECM) software-development firm Square 9 Softworks, which is based in New Haven, Conneticutt. The Square 9 Softworks suite will now be available […]

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HP Chairman and CEO Meg Whitman Accepts ALS ICE Bucket Challenge

After a challenge from Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Meg Whitman has accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. After an icy dousing, Whitman then nominated former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  

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Strong Printer/MFP Growth in Middle-East, Reports IDC

The Middle East hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market overcame a conspicuous downturn in Turkey to post strong year-on-year growth in second-quarter 2014, according to figures released today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The research and advisory firm’s latest Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker shows the overall Middle East market expanded 9.4 percent in volume and almost 7 […]

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Select MFPs Support New Android Version of Canon Mobile Scanning for Business

Canon U.S.A. reports that its Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App for mobile devices supported by Android operating systems, including select tablets and smartphones. Canon Mobile Scanning for Business enables users in homes and offices to scan hardcopy documents over their wireless network from a supported imageCLASS, imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP directly into their compatible […]

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New Therefore Online Cloud-Based Information-Management System from Canon

Canon U.S.A. is introducing Therefore Online, a subscription- and cloud-based version of its Therefore information-management solution, which enables organizations to store, manage, and process scanned and electronic documents. With a subscription to Therefore Online, organizations receive an all-inclusive solution, with no limits on the amount of users that can be added. Unlimited Workflows, and support costs are […]

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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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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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