This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on Canon Expo 2015; New Office and Production Inkjet Printers from Canon, HP, and Epson

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This week, be sure to check out our story on the technology previewed by Canon at its Expo 2015 tech extravaganza. While the massive production-printing zone drew a great deal of visitors, there were also various printers and MFPs tucked away here and there. We were particularly struck by the presence of Canon MAXIFY business-inkjet printers connected to some of Canon’s more advanced workflow and management solutions. Canon also demonstrated a commitment to new types of printers and applications with a preview of its advanced 3D-printing prototype, the popular “Canon Clothes Store” replete with open-platform 3D scanners and textile-printing technology, and layered, textured printing in the production zone.

It was also a busy week for office- and production-inkjet news: 1) Epson introduced new desktop photo printers, as well as new wide-format inkjet printers, the latter of which will be sold by its graphics-arts dealer channel; 2) Canon launches its “big iron” inkjet Océ ColorStream 3000 Z production-printer series; 3) HP leverages its PageWide inkjet technology in the production arena with new inkjet web presses; and 4) HP Inc. promises to focus on “Ink in the Office.” At Canon’s Expo 2015, we also saw what appeared to be a new prototype inkjet wide-format printer (below).

Feature Stories

Canon Expo 2015: Canon Previews Secure MFP, Mobile Printing, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Z, 3D-Printer Prototype, More – Read more here.

Office-Imaging News

HP Inc. to Focus on ‘Ink in the Office,’ A3 MFP/Copier Market, 3D Printing, Graphics, MPS – Read more here.

New Samsung XOA-e Provides Print-Fleet Management for Samsung XOA Printers – Read more here.

Four New Epson Wireless Desktop Photo All-in-Ones, Including XP-960 for Printing Border-less Photos up to 11″x17″ – Read more here.

Commercial- and Production-Printing News

New HP Inkjet Production Printers Using HP PageWide Inkjet Print-Head Technology – Read more here.

Canon Launches Next-Generation in High-Speed Inkjet Printing, the Océ ColorStream 3000 Z Series – Read more here.

New Ricoh Pro 8100e Production Printers with Print Speeds up to 135 PPM – Read more here.

Epson Expands SureColor Wide-Format Color Printer Family with P-Series, Starts at $2,995 – Read more here.

Other News

To Combat Counterfeiting, Xerox Launches Printed Memory Products – Read more here.

The Internet of Things – Including Printers – Poses Significant Security Risks, Warns FBI – Read more here.

New Epson PM-400 Personal Photo Lab Printer – Read more here.

Epson Refutes Allegations that 15-20 Percent of Ink is Wasted with Epson Stylus Pro 9900 – Read more here.

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September 2015

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