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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on OKI’s New A3 Color MFP; HP PageWide XL Wide-Format Printers; Canon Enhances MFP Security; More

With its innovative marketing and products, we’re big fans of OKI and its products. Plus, we’ve recently speculated that the company will eventually move away from the use of third-party platforms, control panels, and controllers in lieu of home-brewed solutions. Indeed, both OKI Data Americas and OKI Europe recently introduced the new MC873 A3 color […]

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Ricoh Brings ‘Big-Business Power’ to Small Offices with New Desktop A4 Printer, MFPs

April 16, 2015 – Ricoh Americas reports that it’s releasing a new desktop A4 family, consisting of a printer and two MFPs, that it is says brings “big-business power and reliability” to small and home offices. While Ricoh is best-known as a provider of “big copy” machines, and not well-know in the small or home office […]

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With Mobile Printing Hub, Print to Virtually Any PCL Printer with a USB Port from Mobile Devices

April 15, 2015 – For several years, printing from mobile devices has been a hot topic in the printer and MFP industry, as well as among end-users, and various mobile-printing solutions abound, from Apple AirPrint, to Google Cloud Print, to email mobile print. One new solution is from Teco Image Systems of Taiwan with its Mobile Printing […]

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New Job Finisher for Xerox Wide-Format IJP 2000 for Printing as Fast as Five Seconds Per Page

April 16, 2015 – Xerox reports that it’s introducing a new solution from developed with partner Fotoba to provide the industry’s fastest production of full-bleed and multi-up posters, banners, and signage at speeds as fast as five seconds per page. The new Fotoba FHS42 Cutter runs in-line with the Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000, a single-pass-aqueous CYMK […]

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HP Appoints Antonio Lucio Chief Marketing Officer of HP Inc.

April 14, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard reports that Antonio Lucio will become chief marketing officer of HP Inc., which consists of HP’s PC and printing businesses, following HP’s separation into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies. Lucio will report to Dion Weisler, future Chief Executive Officer of HP Inc. “Since announcing our plans to separate […]

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OKI Europe Rolls Out New A3 ‘Smart’ MC800 Color MFP Series

April 15, 2015 – OKI Europe reports that it’s launched new A3 “smart” MFPs with enhanced ease-of-use and functionality. Based on parent company OKI’s LED-printing technology, the new A3 MFPs (print and scan on up to 11″x17″ media) also incorporate OKI’s sXP (smart Extendable Platform), OKI’s embedded open platform for adding optional business and document-management […]

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New Canon imageWARE Secure Adudit Manager Express V2.1 Audits MFP Document Activity

April 15, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. reports that its new imageWARE Secure Audit Manager (SAM) Express V2.1, a security software solution designed for auditing documents processed by supported Canon MFPs, is now available. Canon notes that, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), 80 percent of organizations expect to suffer at least one successful attack […]

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Konica Minolta Adds Prescription-Form Printing with bizhub MFPs to Dispatcher Phoenix Healthcare

April 14, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced enhancements to its automated workflow software designed to help hospitals and clinics eliminate the costs associated with pre-printed prescription forms. Dispatcher Phoenix Healthcare now includes Rx Shield, a new feature that enables healthcare providers to print prescription forms incorporating tamper-resistant security features with Konica […]

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HP Previews New PageWide XL Wide-Format Color Inkjet Production Printers

April 14, 2015 –  Hewlett-Packard has upped the ante in the wide-format printing market with its new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers, which it says provide the fastest large-format production printing available in both color and black-and-white modes. According to HP, with a maximum linear speed of 23 meters/minute (75 feet/minute), the PageWide XL […]

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Epson’s New SureColor Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer Prints on 17″ Wide Media

April 14, 2015 – Epson America today took the wraps off its new SureColor P800 color inkjet wide-format printer, which is designed for professional use, and can print border-less prints on up to 17″ media. The SureColor P800, which uses Epson’s MicroPiezo AMCTM print-head technology, also uses nine pigment-based 80 ml Epson UltraChrome HD ink cartridges. The SureColor P800 features a […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on HP’s SureSupply Auto Toner Delivery; New Epson Solvent Ink Printers, Other News

A rose is a rose by any name, but Lexmark’s new logo announced this week is certainly eye-catching. What’s more eye-catching is how far the company has come – from the little printer company spun-off of IBM in 1991 – to a company operating in 170 countries and with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Lexmark […]

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Ricoh Signs Up with Mimaki USA to Distribute Mimaki’s Flatbed Printers

April 9, 2015 – Ricoh Americas reports that it’s signed an agreement with Mimaki USA to distribute the Mimaki JFX200-2513 and Mimaki JFX500-2131 large-format flatbed color inkjet printers. The two printers will now available for purchase through Ricoh sales channels. With this latest reseller agreement, Ricoh syas its continues to expand its hardware and software […]

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EFI M500 Self-Serve Print-for-Pay Station Now Available for Konica Minolta bizhubs

April 9, 2015 – Electronics for Imaging (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. report that the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station is now available for Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs and single-function printers sold through KMBS’s direct and dealer channels. The EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station provides a secure, self-serve, cash-less […]

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Kyocera Previews New A4 MFPs with A3 Feature Set, New HyPAS Apps at Annual Dealer Conference

April 9, 2015 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America reports that it’s “officially renewed the company’s strong commitment to end-user customers and its authorized-dealer channel”  at its annual dealer conference held last week at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Addressing more than 1,000 attendees from the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Mexico, as well […]

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New Epson S30675, S50675, S70675 Solvent Ink Wide-Format Printers for Signage, Graphics, Fine-Art Apps

April 9, 2015 – Epson America today launched its enhanced SureColor S-Series line of 64″ large-format color-ink jet printers that use solvent ink. The new SureColor S30675, S50675, and S70675 use Epson’s new PrecisionCore TFP print head and are designed for signage, vehicle graphics, fine art, and packaging markets. Designed and manufactured by Epson from […]

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Epson’s New Expression Home XP-420 ‘Small-in-One’ Inkjet Provides Wireless, Cloud, and Mobile Connectivity

April 9, 2015 – Epson America today introduced the Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One ($99.99 MSRP) that’s designed as a complete wireless solution with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. The Expression Home XP-420 also comes equipped with Epson Connect, Epson’s suite of mobile print and scan solutions for print and scan from tablets […]

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InfoTrends: Canon is U.S. and Worldwide Continuous-Feed Inkjet Printer Market-Share Leader

April 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A.’s Canon Solutions America reports that it was named the U.S. and worldwide continuous-feed inkjet production-printer market share leader by IT market analyst firm InfoTrends. The InfoTrends report, published in March 2015, ranks Canon number-one in both U.S. national and worldwide continuous-feed inkjet-printer market share figures. Last month, Canon Solutions […]

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Konica Minolta Says Monotech Acquisition Will Quadruple Its Production-Print Sales Branches in India

April 8, 2015 – Konica Minolta of Japan today announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions India (BIN), its Indian sales subsidiary for its Business Technologies Business, will acquire Monotech System Limited, a major production-print dealer based in Chennai, India. The acquisition in the fast-growing Indian market is part of Konica Minolta’s initiatives in enhancing its […]

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