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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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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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This Week in Imaging: HP Battles Patent Infringers; Upcoming Conferences & Expos; Smallest AiO; More

In a slow news week, there’s at least one odd piece that makes you go “hmm” – Sharp sells its U.S. headquarters. but will lease it and stay put. We’re used to posting virtually every week news of Canon Inc. waging war against alleged toner-cartridge patent infringers across the globe, but this week HP made […]

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Exploring Inkjet and 3D-Printing Opportunities at the Ink Jet Printing World Conference 2015

January 14, 2015 – Inkjet and 3D-printing professionals are invited to explore inkjet and 3D-printing opportunities – from office-document printing, to large-format graphics printing, product decoration, 3D printing, and more – at the IMI’s Ink Jet Printing World 2015 conference being held February 3-6, 2015  at the Florida Hotel  and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The conference’s schedule is […]

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This Week in Imaging: Next-Generation A4 MFPs from OKI, Canon; Epson Sets Sights on Ink-Cartridge Clones; More

This week, jumping right into 2015, Canon U.S.A. and OKI Data Americas both stepped up their game in the A4 desktop MFP category. Canon added two new Color imageCLASS MFPs that are the first in the imageCLASS family with touch screens. The two new Color imageCLASS units also feature a number of other upgrades, including user […]

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HP: Intel’s I7 Chip to Power HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer

  January 7, 2014 – At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently being held in Las Vegas, Hewlett-Packard showcased its Multi Jet Fusion, its first 3D printer, and first previewed in October 2014. HP also provided more details on the Multi Jet Fusion, revealing that Intel Corporation’s Core i7 chip will be used to power […]

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This Week in Imaging: Happy Holidays, Year in Review & More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Christmas holiday. We wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a happy and prosperous New Year! The big news in the last week was Xerox’s announcement that it plans to sell its IT outsourcing business to French IT company […]

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Hershey’s Unveils 3D-Chocolate Printer from 3D Systems

December 22, 2014 – Renowned chocolate maker Hershey has unveiled a 3D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction in Pennsylvania. At the exhibit, the visitors can see live 3D-chocolate printing, which was created in partnership with 3D-printer maker 3D Systems, “We are now using 3D technology to bring Hershey goodness to consumers […]

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This Week in Imaging: Year in Review; Tod Pike Leaving Samsung; Brother Expands MPS Compatibility; More

This week, we hope you’ll check out our year in review for the printer and MFP industry. From production to desktop, we went back to uncover the trends and new developments that are shaping the industry today. Also in this week’s news, Canon expands its toner-cartridge patent-infringement campaign to Germany, while MSE expands it remanufacturered-cartridge distribution […]

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2014 Year in Review: Improving Sales & Market; Inkjet in the Office & Print Shop; 2D Vendors Go 3D; More

We’ve been hard at work in 2014 keeping on top of  the many important events and trends in the printer and copier/MFP industry. Overall, the major trends and developments in 2014 include: a modest overall worldwide recovery for sales and shipments of printers and copier/MFPs; much improved financial results from many Japanese vendors; and the […]

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This Week in Imaging: Canon’s Maxify Strategy; New Sharp MFPs; HP Instant Ink via Staples; More

We like what Canon’s doing with its new Maxify line of inkjet printers for business. While we initially wondered why customers would choose Maxify over the more glitzy Canon Pixma inkjet products, Canon did a yeoman’s job of answering our questions during their recent Webinair. Although similarly priced, the main differentiators are high-yield ink cartridges […]

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Gartner: High-Acquisition and Start-Up Costs are Delaying Investments in 3D Printers

December 9, 2014 – Sixty-percent of organizations said high start-up costs are a main factor in the delay of implementing 3D-printing strategies, according to a new survey by market-research firm Gartner. However, the survey also found that early adopters of the technology are finding clear benefits in multiple areas. In the second quarter of 2014, Gartner […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson, OKI Forge Ahead; HP Officejet X Gains Ground; Average Copier-Sales Comp; Badder BadUSB; More

This was a very busy week in the printer and MFP world, and we have lots of news, from everything from the average copier sales person’s annual compensation, to new business inkjet, to Kodak’s reorganization. Also be sure to check out the latest research from the folks at IDC, who’ve previewed a sampling of their […]

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It’s Official: Half of USB Devices Have Unpatchable Security Flaws

Following up our article on BadUSB malware, the security researchers that discovered the vulnerability have since tested the USB controller chips from eight of the major suppliers. Hacker Karsten Nohl presented at the recent PacSec security conference in Tokyo that he and his fellow researchers Jakob Lell and Sascha Krissler have analyzed every USB controller chip […]

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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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This Week in Imaging: Memjet Rising; Holiday Gift Guide; Smart MFP Ecosystem; Impika; More

It’s getting cold around these parts. Cold enough to huddle around your laser printer in order to soak up some of that wasted energy in the form of dissipated heat. However, if the powers that be at your workplace decide to splurge on the latest big iron – in this case inkjet – from Canon’s […]

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HP Printer Veteran Joins 3D-Printing Company Stratasys

November 20, 2014 – 3D-printing company Stratasys reports that Chris Morgan has joined Stratasys as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO). Morgan is a 25-year veteran of HP. Effective immediately, Morgan will assume responsibility for Stratasys’ global marketing activities, including developing strategy and building a global team that will support the company’s worldwide […]

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HP’s Dion Weisler: The Vision and Promise of Blended Reality

From the blog of Dion Weisler, executive vice president of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems division, and soon-to-be president and CEO of HP’s new HP, Inc.: “HP helped found Silicon Valley and built a rich heritage of innovation that has made it one of the world’s leading technology companies. Today, we are delivering on our […]

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