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Revenue, Income up for Epson’s Third Quarter; Ink-Tank Printers Lead Revenue Growth

January 30, 2014 – Seiko Epson of Japan today reported results for its fiscal third quarter, with revenue up 9 percent, and total income for the quarter up 71.9, both versus third-quarter 2013. Revenue for the first nine months of the Epson’s fiscal year was ¥814.8 billion ($6,759,062 thousand U.S.), up 7.9 percent year-over-year. Business profit […]

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EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014

January 29, 2015 – Electronics For Imaging (EFI) today reported results for fourth-quarter 2014 and full-year of 2014. For the fourth quarter, EFI reported revenue of $211.1 million, up 7 percent compared to fourth-quarter 2013 revenue of $197.2 million. Net income was $11.9 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $75.2 million, or $1.54 per diluted […]

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Revenue, Profit Slip at Xerox; Services Now Making up 54 Percent of Revenue

January 30, 2015 – Xerox today reported results for its fourth-quarter 2014 and full-year 2014. In the fourth quarter, total revenue of $5.0 billion was down 3 percent. Revenue from the company’s Services business, which represented 54 percent of total revenue, was $2.7 billion, up 1 percent. Xerox reported a profit of $156 million, or 13 […]

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Latest Financials from Lexmark, Canon; $29.99 Laser Printer; More

This week in the New York City metropolitan area will probably best be remembered for all the weather analysts who predicted that we’d be buried under several feet of snow and media saying that we’d barely make it out alive. Alas, they were quite wrong – something to also keep in mind when it comes […]

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Epson Officially Announces Print Audit Print-Management Support for Epson WorkForce Pro Models

January 29, 2015 – We’ve been aware of this for some time, but today Epson America officially today announced its partnership with Print Audit, a provider of device and print-management solutions. Epson’s certification of Print Audit applies to the entire line of Epson WorkForce Pro commercial printers and All-in-Ones, including models powered by Epson’s PrecisionCore color inkjet-printing technology. As […]

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Robust Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results for Canon, Office Imaging Records Healthy Gains

January 27, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reported robust financial results for both its fourth-quarter 2014 and full-year 2014. For fourth-quarter 2014, ending in December 2014, the company’s earnings rose to 68.09 billion yen (U.S. $578 million), versus earnings of 64.25 billion for fourth-quarter 2013. For its full year ending in December 2014, the […]

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Epson Office Scanners Certified for Use with eFileCabinet Document-Management Software

January 27, 2015 – Epson America reports that its WorkForce DS-510, WorkForce DS-760 and WorkForce DS-860 business document scanners have been certified for use with eFileCabinet, a document-management software designed for small and mid-size businesses. eFileCabinet software is designed to meet the needs of SMBs in a range of compliance-heavy verticals including accounting, finance, insurance, HR, small government, […]

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Kyocera Document Solutions Sets up New Sales Company in Chile, Acquires Local Office-Equipment Dealer

January 27, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions of Osaka, Japan, reports that it’s set up a new sales company, KYOCERA Document Solutions Chile SpA, in Chile to expand its document-solutions business in the South American country. The new company began operating on January 5th, and marks KYOCERA Document Solution’s third direct-marketing and sales office in […]

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Lexmark Reports Loss for Fourth Quarter, but Seventh Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth

January 27, 2015 – Lexmark International today reported results for fourth-quarter 2014,with revenue, excluding inkjet revenue, a business that Lexmark is exiting, growing for the seventh consecutive quarter. The firm, however, reported an operating loss of $22 million for fourth-quarter 2014, compared to income of $151 million for fourth-quarter 2013. However, taking into account acquisition costs […]

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HP Announces New Chain of Command for HP Enterprise and HP Inc.

January 26, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard today announced new management roles for its two newly created companies, HP Enterprise and HP Inc. (In October 2014, the HP announced that it was splitting into two publicly traded companies: HP Enterprise, which will be dedicated to enterprise-business solutions, and HP Inc., which will be dedicated to personal computing and […]

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Newegg Shatters Desktop Laser-Printer Price Barrier with $29.99 Pantum Laser Printer

January 26, 2015 – There was a long-distant time when desktop laser printers came with hefty price tags, costing thousands of dollars. Since then, the price of desktop laser printers has drastically declined. Online electronics-retailer Newegg, however, has taken things a step further with a record-setting deal: $29.99 for the Pantum P2502W monochrome laser printer, […]

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First Memjet-Powered JFlex870 Label Printer Sold in Canada

January 26, 2015 – RDP digital and Norther Graphic Solution report the first sale of the Memjet-powered JFlex870 label printer in Canada. A JFlex870 envelope printer, engineered and manufactured by RDP digital, a division of RDP Marathon of Montreal, will be installed next month at The Label Factory, one of Canada’s leading trade-only label-printer providers. Once operational, the IPT […]

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Xerox to Mass-Produce Thinfilm Memory Labels at Webster, N.Y., Facility

January 23, 2015 – Norway-based Thin Film Electronics, a developer and marketer of printed electronics and smart systems, reports that it’s formed a partnership with Xerox under which Xerox is licensing Thinfilm’s proprietary technology to manufacture Thinfilm Memory labels. Thinfilm Memory labels are the only printed, rewritable-memory commercially available today.  Xerox will develop a marketing strategy targeted […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson’s Revolutionary RIPS Inkjets; Ricoh Europe Goes 3D; More

Epson brings it on to the U.S. with a new high-volume PrecisionCore-based color inkjet MFP with complete A3 capabilities, maximum 1,830-sheet media capacity, and ink packs that yield up to 75,000 pages. The flagship WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 starts at $5,999 and has an optional 2×500-sheet paper deck that converts it into a free-standing console unit. This product […]

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New Large-Format Inkjet imagePROGRAF iPF670, imagePROGRAF iPF770 Printers from Canon

January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is rolling out three new large-format printers, as well as a newly enhanced Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP). Canon says the 24″ imagePROGRAF iPF670 printer ($1,295 MSRP), 36″ imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer ($3,495 MSRP), and imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP M40 Scan-to Print/File/Share System ($7,495 MSRP) provides cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand […]

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EFI Previews New LED Inkjet, More at EFI Connect Users Conference

January 22, 2015 – At this year’s EFI Connect Users Conference held in Las Vegas, Electronics for Imaging (EFI) previewed a number of new offerings for the production-print market, including the firm’s new EFI Productivity Suite, which EFI says is the next step in its productivity software-portfolio evolution. EFI says the suite expands on its existing […]

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Ricoh Europe to Begin Selling Leapfrog 3D Printers

January 21, 2015 – Ricoh Europe reports that it’s partnering with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe beginning this month. Ricoh says it’ll provide a complete support package for customers for the Leapfrog 3D printers, including the ability to add 3D printers to an existing Ricoh print-service […]

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Toshiba Forms Strategic Alliance with ECi Software Solutions for Easier Dealer Ordering

January 21, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is launching a new support program with partner dealer-management software provider, ECi Software Solutions, By integrating with ECi Software Solutions’ ECi e-automate software system – starting on January 27th – authorized Toshiba dealers may automate customer purchase orders. Toshiba is currently the only MFP manufacturer fully optimizing […]

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