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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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Gartner: Mainstream Consumer Adoption of 3D Printing is Five Years Away

According to market-research firm Gartner, consumer adoption of 3D printing is more than five years away, while business and medical 3D-printing applications will have the greatest impact in the next two to five years. “Consumer 3D printing is around five to 10 years away from mainstream adoption,” commented Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner. […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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‘BadUSB’ Malware Has Effectively Killed USB Devices in the Enterprise

As our industry is a major source of secure hardware and workflow solutions for the security-conscious enterprise, this news is both disruptive and disturbing. Findings from security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will be presented next week contending that the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. BadUSB is a new form […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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Amazon Opens 3D Printing Store for Customizing Fashion Accessories, Home Decor, Toys, and More

Giant online retailer Amazon today launched a 3D Printed Products store that gives customers access to more than 200 print on-demand products that can be customized with 3D printing by material, size, style, and color variations, as well as with personalized with text and image imprints. Amazon says the new store is one of the largest […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/14/2014 – Survey Shows Disparity in Attitudes Towards Digital-Imaging Technologies; Epson Wide-Format Inkjet; Canon Lawsuits; More

This week, Canon U.S.A. released the first of what will be annual surveys that examine the attitudes of both IT and non-IT executives towards key trends in our industry – cloud-based document management, mobile printing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and managed print services (MPS). Unfortunately, it seems IT executives will have to work hard […]

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Home Depot Begins Selling MakerBot 3D Printers in Select Stores

Home-improvement retail chain Home Depot has begun selling 3D printers and a 3D scanner in select stores in New York City, Chicago, Los Angelos, and San Francisco. The 3D printers and 3D scanner are made by Makerbot, which was acquired by Stratasys last year. As noted below, Home Depot is also a 3D printer from […]

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Konica Minolta Lays out Compelling Roadmap for Printing: from Production, to Office, A4, and 3D Printing

This week, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. held its “Print Production Technology Showcase and Our Blueprint for the Future” conference for press and analysts, where Konica Minolta executives introduced the new bizhub PRESS C1100, a flagship digital color production-printing system, and also laid out where the company stands today and its roadmap for the future, […]

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New Cortado Cloud App for Mobile Printing; Mobile Printing for 3D Printers on the Way

VentureBeat reports that Cortado – formerly known as ThinPrint, and headquartered in Germany – will introduce its Cloud Printer app at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2014 conference today. The app, which will be compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, will enable users to “point their device’s camera at a printer, scan a QR code, and print any document stored […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/23/2014 – Toshiba’s New A3 Mono MFP Family; How Users are Printing; HP Lawsuit; More

This week’s news that Hewlett-Packard announced two new Officejet Pro inkjet models will probably be met with a “sigh, so what” by most of our readers. However, everybody should take note that HP is still very good at innovating on the marketing end of things. Consider its economical and convenient Instant Ink Program, which one […]

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Automated-Drone AirDog Gets off the Ground with Stratasys 3D Printing

3D-printer maker Stratasys reports that start-up company, Helico, has successfully introduced AirDog, the world’s first automated drone designed to track and video outdoor sports and activities, with Stratasys 3D printing technology proving instrumental in the AirDog prototyping process. Aimed primarily at the consumer market, AirDog is a “quad-copter” that operates via a wrist-worn tracking device and accommodates […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/16/2014 – What Sets New OKI A3 Apart; 100-ppm inkjet from Epson; More

This week, there was lots of new hardware, from OKI Data, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Konica Minolta. In a sign of the times, this week it was OKI Data and Lexmark adding new A3 hardware, while Ricoh and Konica Minolta added A4 desktop units. (Speaking of Konica Minolta Business Systems [KMBS], this week, we noted that, […]

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Stratasys’ 3D Printing Plays Leading Role in Making Iconic ‘RoboCop’ Suit

3D-printer maker Stratasys Limited recently gave Hollywood a helping hand, with its multi-material Objet Connex 3D printing technology playing a leading role in the production of the iconic RoboCop suit created by Legacy Effects for the main character in 2014’s science-fiction action film, RoboCop. Hollywood special-effects company Legacy Effects was tasked with creating the 3D […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/9/2014 – HP PageWide Inkjet for Large Format, Xerox Targeting High-Speed Inkjet, More

This week, inkjet was again in the news, with inkjet news from Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. In particular, this week’s inkjet news involved the commercial and production high-speed inkjet segment – a segment IDC recently pinpointed as enjoying exceptional growth. According to IDC research, the worldwide continuous-feed, digital production-printing market is experiencing a major technology […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/2/2014 – Epson, Brother Ramp up Business Printers; Inside Pharos Beacon; Konica Minolta to Sell 3D Printers; More

Lots of interesting news and analysis this week. First, it’s official: Konica Minolta will be the first to sell 3D printers – sourced from partner 3D Systems – through the U.S. office-equipment channel. We actually learned about this last September at Konica Minolta’s annual dealer meeting, and the idea was enthusiastically received by dealers. Konica […]

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With New 3D Systems Agreement, Konica Minolta is First to Sell 3D Printers through U.S. Office-Equipment Channel

One of the leaders in the 3D printing market, 3D Systems reports that it’s signed an agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. under which Konica Minolta will distribute 3D Systems’ complete 3D printing product portfolio through Konica Minolta’s U.S. network of dealers and authorized resellers, as well as through its direct-sales channel, making Konica Minolta the first original equipment […]

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