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Hands-On Test: Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500We Document Scanner

We recently completed Hands-On Testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500We digital scanner ($699.99), which is the replacement model for the ADS 2500W that we tested back in 2012. Aside from a price reduction down from $799.99, key upgrades to the ADS-2500We include: KOFAX VRS compatibility; scan to Microsoft OneNote; integration with Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), which […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Enterprise LaserJets with Next-Generation Security; Latest OKI BTA Color MFP; Booming 3D-Printer Market; More

We’re big fans of HP’s Instant Ink Program and pleased to hear that HP is increasing its efforts to tell everybody about its similar SureSupply Auto Delivery for toner. What’s even more interesting is that HP now claims that SureSupply will include third-party toner cartridges as well. We don’t have a list of supported third-party […]

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Brother Survey: Small-Business Owners Now More Willing to Invest in their Businesses

April 1, 2015 – Brother International has released results from its sixth annual “Brother Small Business Survey,” which showed that 54 percent of small-business owners surveyed would prefer to invest in their businesses—rather than stockpiling cash—an 18-percent swing in preference since 2010. However, this year, 42 percent of the survey respondents report a high level […]

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This Week in Imaging: In-Depth with HP JetIntelligence Toner Carts, New LaserJets; More

We attended Hewlett-Packard’s Color LaserJet/JetIntelligence press event held this week in New York City’s Soho district and came away relieved and impressed: relieved that HP has finally updated its popular toner-based LaserJet line with the introduction of new from-the-ground-up designs, and impressed with the new JetIntelligence toner cartridges, as well as with the LaserJets’ upgraded […]

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Brother Seeking to Acquire Industrial Printer-Maker Domino Printing Sciences

March 12, 2015 – Brother Industries of Japan reports that it is seeking to acquire British industrial printer-maker Domino Printing Sciences for £1,031, or about $1.55 billion U.S. The firm says the combination of Brother and Domino, which is based in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, will create a “well-positioned business” in industrial printing with […]

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Brother Teams up with PrinterOn to Offer PrintSmart Mobile, PrintSmart Mobile Zone

March 5, 2015 – Brother International Europe has teamed up with PrinterOn, a provider of secure mobile printing, to develop two new mobile-print solutions for Brother printers that it’ll offer in six European markets: PrintSmart Mobile Zone is designed for businesses such as hotels, libraries, and airports that wish to provide mobile printing as a service […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on the Production-Print Market; Sharp Seeks Help from Lenders; New High-Volume Toshiba MFPs

Last week, we discussed the state of the production-printing industry as it relates to inkjet technology (see here). This week, we have some interesting news from International Data Corporation (IDC), which reports that the worldwide production-printing market enjoyed double-digit gains in fourth-quarter 2014. The sweet spot in the production-print market appears to be color, with […]

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Four New Brother Document Scanners with Cloud Connectivity, Kofax Certification

March 3, 2015 – Brother International is rolling out four new mid- to high-volume desktop scanners for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) in industries such as healthcare, retail, education, finance, legal, and more, the ImageCenter ADS-2000e ($349.99 ESRP) and ADS-2500We ($699.99 ESRP). Brother also introduce the PDS-5000 and PDS-6000 higher-volume document scanners, but pricing isn’t yet […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Shipment Values Increase, Color Laser Makes Gains

February 26, 2015 – Worldwide-hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 1.7 percent year-over-year to $15.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.6 percent year-over-year to 30.8 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in […]

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Brother Launches New A3 ‘InkBenefit’ Color Inkjet All-in-One in India

February 19, 2015 – Brother International is launching its latest InkBenefit model in India, the MFC-J3720 InkBenefit color inkjet All-in-One with A3 (11″ x 17″) printing. Designed for small- and home-office (SOHO) users, the new MFC-J3720 is rated at 22 (monochrome)/20 (color) ppm (based on the ISO/IEC 24734 test standard). Users can print images directly […]

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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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Brother Printer Sales up, Raises Full-Year Forecast for Income and Sales

February 4, 2015 – Brother Industries of Japan has just reported financial results for its latest nine months (April to December 2014), with net sales of 521 billion yen, a 15.4 percent increase over the 452 billion yen it reported for the same period year ago, while net income was 48 billion yen versus the 12 […]

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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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Print Tracker Now Provides Expanded Reporting for Brother Printers and MFPs

December 16, 2014 – Boise, Idaho-based Print Tracker reports that its Print Tracker solution now provides expanded reporting capability for Brother International printers and All-in-Ones. According to the firm, Print Tracker Pro now gathers the widest array of meters on Brother printers and All-in-Ones in the industry. “Brother International Corporation provides quality printing equipment and […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer,MFP Shipment Values Increase in Third Quarter, Slight Decline in Shipments

December 4, 2014 – Worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to $14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.3 percent year-over-year to 27.5 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/27/2014 – HP Finally Goes 3D; 9-Color Epson Printer; Vendor Financials; More

The big story this week was Hewlett-Packard’s unveiling of its first HP-developed 3D printer, which uses what HP calls Micro Fusion Technology – which, you guessed it, borrows from HP’s inkjet-printing technology. We hope you read our story, which takes a look at how it works, why it’s different from other additive 3D printers, and […]

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Laser and Inkjet Printer and All-in-One Sales up Three Percent in Western Europe

According to London-based IT market-research firm CONTEXT, unit sales of printer hardware returned to positive year-over-year growth of 3 percent in Western Europe in the third-quarter 2014. These findings mark several consecutive quarters of positive growth of laser-printer sales in Western Europe. CONTEXT says continuous positive performance of laser MFPs and increasing distribution sales of inkjet […]

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