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This Week in Imaging: The Case for Inkjet-Production Print, and New Offerings from Canon, Xerox, Kodak

We’ve long extolled the value of ink-on-paper and proposed that some “old school” production-print shops may be willing to transition to ink-on-paper technology and skip right over toner-based imaging due to all of its inherent weaknesses in terms of hardware cost, energy consumption, image permanence, and the nuances of image quality. On the other hand, […]

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Canon Europe to Begin Selling and Servicing 3D Systems’ 3D Printers in U.K. and Ireland

February 26, 2015 – Canon is extending its distribution of 3D printers, with Canon Europe announcing a new distribution agreement with major 3D-printer player 3D Systems under which Canon will market, support, and sell 3D Systems’ 3D printers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canon will be selling 3D Systems’ ProJet 1200, 3500 series, 4500, 6000 […]

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This Week in Imaging: Funai Poised to Take on Inkjet Market?; Mobile Printing a Game Changer?; Canon Makes a Big Move; More

  As Canon’s camera business continues to lag (but office MFP and production sales continue to be healthy), the company is seeking other growth avenues. This week it’s looking to acquire Axis Surveillance, maker of network video-surveillance systems, for $2.83 billion. This would be the largest purchase Canon’s ever made, and seems to sadly reflect […]

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This Week in Imaging: Latest Financials from Konica Minolta, Epson, Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox; HP is Business-Inkjet Leader; More

Of note in this busy week of news is the generally good financial results from Japanese vendors for printers and MFPs, as these companies continue to report encouraging earnings and sales increases. It’s important to note, however, that while printer and MFP sales have been higher for many of these companies in Asia and other […]

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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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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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