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Top News for the Week of 10/20/2014 – HP 3D Printer on the Way? Wasting Time at the ‘Copier’? More

We know it’s been coming, but it seems October 29th may be the day that HP introduces its first HP-developed 3D printer (HP had at one time been selling 3D printers, but they were sourced from another vendor). We’re just speculating at this point, but HP CEO Meg Whitman has cited slow 3D print speed […]

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Ricoh Expands Fujitsu Offerings to Include Network Storage, Servers, Tablets and Notebooks

Ricoh Americas reports that it’s expanded its partnership with Fujitsu America, so that it will be able to offer Ricoh customers a new, broader range of Fujitsu technologies, including network storage, servers, and tablet and notebook PCs. Ricoh, which is already a partner of Fujitsu, will now offer Fujitsu’s network storage, servers, and end-user devices […]

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EFI Reports Record Revenue of $198 Million for Third-Quarter 2014

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) today reported results for its third-quarter 2014. The company reported record revenue of $197.7 million, up 11 percent compared to third-quarter 2013 revenue of $178.8 million. Operating income was $12.9 million compared to $13.9 million for the same period in 2013. Net income was $4.8 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, […]

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Mixed Third-Quarter for Xerox; Printer/MFP Revenue Down Six Percent

Xerox reported today results for its third-quarter 2014, with earnings per share of 22 cents, and total revenue of $5.1 billion, down 2 percent. Revenue from the company’s Services business, which represented 57 percent of total revenue, was $2.9 billion, up 1 percent and flat year-over-year. Revenue from the company’s Document Technology business, which represented […]

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New A4 Mono Printer and All-in-One from Ricoh with WiFi Protected Setup

Ricoh Americas reports that it’s introducing a new series of desktop monochrome printers and MFPs featuring all-In-one print cartridges and one-button Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, there’s also “traditional” Ethernet network connectivity and a USB 2.0 port. There are two 23-ppm models: the Ricoh SP 213SNw ($195 MSRP)/SP 213SFNw ($245 MSRP) black-and-white laser MFPs, […]

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HP May be Set to Reveal its First 3D Printer October 29th in New York

CRN reports that Don Weisler, who will become the new CEO of the new HP Inc. printer and PC company, may be introducing what would be HP’s first HP-developed 3D printer at an event in New York on October 29th. According to CRN’s sources, HP has sent out invitations for the event, with invitations for popular […]

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Former Sharp Executive Ed McLaughlin Joins IT Firm Continuum

Ed McLaughlin, the former president of Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America, has joined the board of advisors for Continuum, a Boston-based remote monitoring and management (RMM) software company. Continuum’s says McLaughlin will advise the company as it continues to focus on helping office-equipment dealers make the transition to managed IT services. “Ed is universally […]

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Brother: Big MFP/Copiers are Now the Water Cooler for Employees to Gather ‘Round and Waste Time

As part of its new “Don’t Superize. Optimize” Campaign, Brother International U.S. is releasing a new survey that essentially says the floor-standing, centralized copier/MFP down the hall has become the modern-day water cooler – a place where employees can congregate and waste time – in turn wasting companies thousands of work hours a year. According to […]

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Xerox Adds MICR Printing and Coating Options to ciPress Inkjet Production-Printing Systems

Xerox reports that it’s added three new features – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR), an in-line coating system, and an ink measurement and proofing tool – to its CiPress Production Inkjet Systems. The firm says these enhancements provide a new set of applications – such as printing checks, rebate coupons, and financial forms with MICR printing […]

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New Kyocera CentraQ Solutions Provide Secure Print-Release, Device Monitoring, and User Controls

Kyocera Document Solutions America is introducing two new solutions for Kyocera MFPs and printers, CentraQ Pro and CentraQ, which provide secure print-job release and monitoring across networked Kyocera MFPs and Printers The new applications, which were developed by Kyocera, provide a a variety of print-job release features. CentraQ Pro adds additional monitoring and reporting capabilities that […]

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Konica Minolta’s All Covered Now Offering Network-Security Services

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.’s All Covered division reports that it’s now offering technology-vulnerability assessments and network scans to help companies identify and address potential security risks. Combined with All Covered IT services offerings, All Covered security experts will work with businesses following an assessment to create and implement a proactive security plan to protect an organization against […]

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Strong Quarter for Lexmark; MPS and Perceptive Software Revenue Forecast to Reach $1 Billion

Lexmark International today reported revenue growth of 3 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, and earnings of $66 million, an increase versus the $65 million for the third quarter a year ago. Both revenue growth and earnings per share exceeded the firm’s forecast. While both Lexmark’s managed print services (MPS) and Perceptive Software […]

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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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