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Top News for the Week of 10/13/2014 – New Xerox Hardware, ‘Copier’ Dealer Goes 3D; More

This week, we saw new hardware from Xerox – a standalone desktop printer and a desktop All-in-One based on the printer – both designed for small teams and workgroups. Also new is the higher-volume WorkCentre 4265, designed for enterprises and large workgroups, that prints up to 55 ppm, scans up to 70 ipm, and is […]

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‘Copier’ Dealer NovaCopy Embracing 3D Printing, Launches 3D-Printing University

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, NovaCopy sells the usual MFP/copiers, printers, scanners, and wide-format printers, but it’s also embracing 3D printing. The company began investing in 3D printers  and 3D scanners about three years ago, and its annual revenue for 3D printing is forecast to reach $3 million. Its latest offering, 3D University, is designed to […]

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New Epson SureLab D700 is Mini Version of SureLab D3000 Professional Photo Printer

Epson India has introduced a mini desktop version of Epson’s SureLab D3000 professional color inkjet photo printer, the SureLab D700, which is designed for use by commercial photographers and photo labs. The new six-color SureLab D700 uses Epson’s Micro Piezo print-head technology for color inkjet printing, and prints at up to 1,440 x 720 dpi resolution […]

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Marco Expands Footprint in Midwest, Now has 39 Locations in U.S.

Marco, Inc., a U.S. digital-imaging services provider that has 36 locations throughout the Midwest, reports that it’s purchased Illinois Valley Business Equipment (IVBE), a copier and printer company with locations in Peru, Bloomington and Peoria, all in Illinois. Marco says the purchase enables it to further expand its footprint nationally and provide technical services in […]

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Three New A4 Laser Systems from Xerox Target Small-Business to Enterprise Use

Xerox is rolling out a trio of new mono A4 office-imaging systems designed for small business, to enterprise use, the Xerox Phaser 3260, WorkCentre 3215/3225, and WorkCentre 4265. Phaser 3260 and WorkCentre 3215/3225 with Wireless Connectivity and Mobile Printing Designed to support single users or small teams, the Phaser 3260 and WorkCentre 3215/3225 feature built-in wireless […]

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Five Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006: Sign #2 – Aversion to Rules-Based Print Savings

From Print Audit: “Five Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006: Sign #2 – Aversion to Rules-Based Print Savings”: “Welcome back to “5 Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006”. In last week’s entry we looked at sign #1 which you can find HERE.  This week, let’s look at the 2nd sign your […]

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Konica Minolta Acquiring Italian Inkjet Textile Printer Sales Company, Verga

Konica Minolta of Tokyo reports that it’s acquiring Verga IT S.r.l., an Italian inkjet textile-printer sales company. Through the acquisition, Konica Minolta has established Konica Minolta IJ Textile Europe S.r.l., headquartered in Bregnano, Como, Italy. This is Konica Minolta’s first overseas sales subsidiary for its industrial inkjet-printer business. The firm says the new company is […]

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Konica Minolta to Provide Hyland OnBase bizhub Integration to Customers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s expanded its alliance with partner Hyland Software, developer of its OnBase enterprise content management software. Under the new agreement, that companies’ will extend their alliance to Europe, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific. The companies first announced their alliance in January 2013. Since then, Konica Minolta says both have […]

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Printer and MFP Shipments Down in Russia, Reports IDC

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), reports that in the second quarter of 2014, the Russian market for hardcopy peripherals (HCP) contracted almost 15 percent in volume and more than 13 percent in value compared to the same period last year. For the specified period, more than 735,000 single-function printers and MFPs were shipped. Note that […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/6/2014 – What does the HP split mean for HP printing? Samsung and 3D Printing; More

  The big news this week of course was the split of Hewlett-Packard into two companies – HP Enterprise Services, which will be devoted to infrastructure and software for large organizations, and HP Inc., which will consist of HP’s PC and printing groups. While it’s of course impossible to predict what effect this will have […]

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Brother’s New ‘Don’t Supersize. Optimize.’ Campaign: the Centralized MFP/Copier Isn’t Always the Best Choice

Brother International U.S. is rolling out its “Don’t Supersize. Optimize.” campaign to help small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) “right-size” their print fleets. Over the years in the office-imaging industry, we’ve heard many arguments for using high-volume, floor-standing MFPs/copiers that print and scan on up to 11″x17″ and are shared by many users. Brother takes an opposite […]

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Samsung is in No Hurry to Enter 3D-Printing Market

Samsung Electronics – although it’s made big gains in the market for “2D” printers and MFPs for small offices and enterprises in the last several years – is no hurry to enter the 3D printing market, according to Business Korea. The news site cites unnamed industry sources who state that Samsung has decided it won’t […]

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New Konica Minolta Managed Content Services for Capturing, Sharing, and Retrieving Hardcopy-to-Digital Documents

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. today launched its new global Managed Content Services (MCS) program, which it says is designed to enhance the efficiency of customers’ digital workflows. Under its Medium-Term Business Plan, “Transform 2016,” one of Konica Minolta’s major management policies is to expand business by iproviding services and solutions. It says its MCS […]

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HP Sues Ninestar and Apex for Inkjet-Cartridge Patent Infringement

Hewlett-Packard has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Ninestar Technologies and Apex Microelectronics in the United States California Northern District for inkjet-cartridge patent infringement. The case is Hewlett-Packard versus Ninestar Image Tech Limited (China), Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. (China), and Apex Microelectronics Co., Ltd. HP is seeking triple damages, as well as a judgment acknowledging that the companies infringed […]

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New Memjet-Powered Colordyne CDT 3600 Series Digital Label and Tag Production-Printing System

Memjet reports that partner Colordyne Technologies has launched its CDT 3600 Series of digital print systems as a full-featured process color digital label and tag production system with an enhanced web-handling system, and powered by Memjet page-wide color inkjet technology. Memjet says the new CDT 3600 Series’ web-handling system provides flexibility and modularity, supporting custom […]

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ACM Agrees Not to Sell Alleged Canon Patent-Infringing Toner Cartridges in U.S.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully concluded a patent-infringement lawsuit against ACM Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In its lawsuit, Canon alleged that certain ACM Technologies’ toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units, sold for use with Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers, violated Canon patents. […]

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Epson Releases New EcoTank All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Tanks in Western Europe

Epson U.K. is introducing two new color inkjet All-in-Ones for small offices, the Ecotank L355 and Ecotank L555, which feature refillable ink tanks and are equipped with enough ink to print up to 4,000 pages in black and 6,500 pages in color, without users needing to replace ink cartridges. Simon Hanly, product manager for Epson UK, […]

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HP to Split into Two Companies, One Dedicated to Enterprise Solutions, One to Personal Computing and Printing

This morning, Hewlett-Packard announced that it will be splitting into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies. One of the companies will consist of HP’s enterprise-technology infrastructure, software, and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while the other company will consist of HP’s personal-systems PC and printing businesses, which will do business […]

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