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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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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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Review: Business-Class A3 Inkjet Printers and AiO’s – Brother’s MFC-J6920DW is Best in Class

Since we at Wirth Consulting estimate that the processing of A3 documents in the office is in the single-digit percentile, we have always thought that the ultimate mix of digital-imaging devices for small business was one or more fast B/W A4 printers coupled with an economical A3 MFP or All-in-One (AiO). The problem is that […]

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New Brother Small-Office Laser Printers and All-in-Ones Feature Faster Print Speeds, Cloud and Mobile Connectivity

Brother International U.S. is rolling out its newest monochrome laser printers and All-in-Ones for small-office and home-office (SOHO) users. The new models feature faster print speeds than their predecessors, as well as easy wireless setup, and mobile print and scan, and cloud connectivity. The new HL-L2360DW standalone printer has an estimated street price of $149.99 and replaces […]

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Total Sales and Net Income up at Brother; Sales up for Printers and All-in-Ones

Brother International of Japan recently reported that both sales and net income were up for its fiscal first quarter (April to June 2014), continuing the upbeat results for its latest entire fiscal year (see below). Sales for the first quarter were up 15.2 percent to 160 billion yen, while net income was 29 billion yen, […]

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Brother Announces New Business Smart Plus Series of A3 Inkjet All-in-Ones, MFC-J5620DW

Brother International is announcing the first model in a new series of inkjet color All-in-Ones, called the Business Smart Plus Series. The first model is the MFC-J5620DW ($199.99 estimated street price), which will be available in October, and which has a dedicated paper tray for 11″x17″ A3-size media. Brother will also be introducing the MFC-J5720DW ($249.991), […]

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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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New Brother Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One with 11″x17″ Printing and $169.99 Street Price

Brother International is introducing new Business Smart color inkjet All-in-Ones that it says feature lower price points, faster print speeds, and improved color touch screen. Designed for small and home offices, the new Business Smart printers start at $169.99 and are rated up to 20 (black)/18 (color) ppm. Brother also introduced a new inkjet All-in-One with […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/7/2014 – Konica Minolta Strategy Conference, Canon Announces New Industry Group for Deterring Patent Trolls, More

This week, we visited with Konica Minolta, which gave us an intriguing snapshot of not only where the company is now, but where it’s headed – and that’s everything from production printing, to A4, managed IT services, cloud and mobile solutions, and 3D printing. Meanwhile, Canon and Xerox each addressed some of the bad guys […]

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Brother Launches Seven New Printers and All-in-Ones Certified for Mopria Mobile Printing

  Brother International U.S. reports that it’s now an executive member of the Mopria Alliance, a global association of technology companies working towards providing simpler wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Brother also introduced its first Mopria-certified printers and All-in-Ones, the HL-L8250CDN, HL-L8350CDW, HL-L8350CDWT, HL-L9200CDW, MFC-L8600CDW, MFC-L8850CDW, and MFC-L9550CDW, all of which use […]

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Middle East and Turkey Printer/MFP Market Growing at Double-Digit Clip

The Middle East and Turkey hardcopy peripherals (HCP) markets continued their strong recovery from the recession by posting their third successive quarter of growth in first-quarter 2014, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research and advisory firm’s Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker for first-quarter 2014 shows that shipments to the combined region were […]

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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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New Brother Color Laser Printer, All-in-One Designed to Replace the Centralized, Floor-Standing MFP

Brother International is rolling out two new color laser devices, the HL-L9200CDWT printer ($699.99 estimated street price) and MFC-L9550CDW All-in-One ($799.99 estimated street price), both of which it says it designed to replace “underutilized centralized floor-standing MFPs. As such, Brother has amped-up the business-feature set of both units, as well as delivered a competitive cost per […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/12/2014 – More Good News from Japan, Western Europe, Mopria

Good news this week from Japan and Western Europe. This week in news from Japan, Sharp finally returns to a profitable year, Konica Minolta reports a stellar year, boosted by sales of bizhub MFPs, while OKI also reports a profitable year, with sales of its office MFPs up. Previously in the last several weeks, Epson reported a sharp improvement for its fiscal year, with sales of its […]

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Rapid Refill Stores Now Selling Xerox-Brand Toner, Ink for HP and Brother Printers

Xerox reports that Rapid Refill ink- and toner-cartridge stores across the United States are now selling Xerox-brand toner cartridges for Hewlett-Packard and Brother printers. Xerox claims its cartridges for HP and Brother printers equal or exceed the original equipment manufacturer standards in page yield, “but at a fraction of the cost,” and have a 100-percent unconditional […]

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Growth in Western Europe Printer, Multifunctional Market Continues into Fourth Quarter

According to the latest Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and MFP markets grew 7.1% year-over-year in first-quarter 2014 — the fourth quarter of continuous growth in the region. Note that in its hard-copy peripheral research, IDC, IDC includes single-function printers, printer-based multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital […]

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New Brother Color Laser Printers, All-in-Ones with Mobile Print and Scan, Scan to Cloud, User Authentication

Brother U.S.A. today launched its new HL-L8000 series of color laser printers and MFC-L8000 color laser All-In-Ones, all designed for small workgroups in small to mid-size businesses, with printers starting at $349.99 and All-in-Ones starting at $529.99 (estimated street price). Features include high-yield replacement toner cartridges, Secure Function Lock to limit user access, and automatic duplex […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/21/2014 – New Samsung 2014 A4 Lineup, BR-Docs from Brother, More

New Products and Solutions Samsung Rolls Out 2014 ‘Smart’ Desktop Printer and MFP Lineup with NFC, Google Cloud Mobile Printing: Samsung Electronics U.S. launched three new A4 printer and MFP lines, the Xpress C18x0, M28x5, and M20x0, all of which feature multiple provisions for mobile printing and scanning, including Google Cloud mobile printing, Near Field Communications […]

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