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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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LD Products Settles with Canon, Agrees Not to Sell Disputed Toner Cartridges in U.S.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully resolved a patent-infringement disputes against LD Products in the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use with Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers. To resolve the disputes, […]

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Sales Down, Income Flat for Canon’s Third Quarter; Demand for Office Multifunctionals is Steady

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reported results for its fiscal third quarter, with sales down 4.5 percent to ¥872.2 billion (U.S.$8,002 million) and net income down by 1.0 percent to ¥58.2 billion (U.S.$534 million), both compared to the same quarter a year ago. Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were ¥2,667.3 billion […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/6/2014 – What does the HP split mean for HP printing? Samsung and 3D Printing; More

  The big news this week of course was the split of Hewlett-Packard into two companies – HP Enterprise Services, which will be devoted to infrastructure and software for large organizations, and HP Inc., which will consist of HP’s PC and printing groups. While it’s of course impossible to predict what effect this will have […]

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ACM Agrees Not to Sell Alleged Canon Patent-Infringing Toner Cartridges in U.S.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully concluded a patent-infringement lawsuit against ACM Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In its lawsuit, Canon alleged that certain ACM Technologies’ toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units, sold for use with Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers, violated Canon patents. […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/22/2014 – New Ricoh, Xerox Inkjet Production-Print; Canon ‘Maxify'; MPHJ, HP Lawsuits Dismissed; More

Inkjet technology dominates the week with announcements of new inkjet systems from Canon, Epson, Xerox, Memjet, and Ricoh. The new inkjet systems range in size from portable printers to big-iron production-printing systems. Sprinkle in a couple of 3D-printing announcements and new workflow solutions, and we’ve had a busy week of toner-free news. One of the […]

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Canon’s Latest uniFLOW V5.3 Provides New uniFLOW Release Station for Multi-Vendor Secure Print Release, More Scan to Cloud Destinations

  Canon U.S.A. is releasing its latest version of uniFLOW, its device-management, security, and cost-accounting solution for printer and MFP fleets. The newest version, V5.3, provides device management, secure printing, including mobile print, advanced scanning, document routing, and accounting. Canon says uniFLOW V5.3 offers several new features, such as enhanced scanning to cloud-based services, and […]

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New Next-Generation Canon ‘Maxify’ Wireless Color Inkjets with Business-Oriented Feature Set; New Canon Inkjet Mobile Printer

Canon U.S.A. is launching a new brand name for its new color inkjet All-in-Ones and printers with wireless connectivity, “Maxify.” There are five new Maxify models, all designed for small- and home-office (SOHO) users, and with a more business-oriented feature set than Canon’s Pixma brand: the Maxify MB5320 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-In-One (AIO), the […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/15/2014 – Mobile Print: Too Complicated? Hacked Printer; Memjet at Graph Expo; More

The Million Dollar Question(s) This week, Epson America continues introducing its next-generation color inkjets, ranging from home and photo units, to small-business units. One thing that has struck us about these latest inkjets is the myriad forms of mobile-printing options they support – the latest models, by the way, are Mopria-certified for Android printing. Not […]

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New Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060 Office Scanner for Scanning Ledger-Size Originals

Last week, Canon U.S.A. rolled out a new document scanner that can scan up to ledger-size (11″x17″) originals, the imageFORMULA DR-M1060 ($2,995.00 MSRP), which is designed in particular for professional and technical services, legal services, financial services, healthcare, and construction. Canon rates the new scanner at up 60 pages-per-minute and 120 images-per-minute in color, black-and-white, […]

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Print-Rite to Settle with Canon over Alleged Toner-Cartridge Patent Infringement

The Print-Rite group, including Print-Rite N.A., Union Technology International (Macao Commercial Offshore) Company, Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Company, Innotex Precision Limited, and Print-Rite Holdings Limited, a provider of aftermarket-printer consumables, released a statement that it’s been working closely with Canon Inc. to resolve the current International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation and the District Court case […]

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Canon PIXMA Printer Hacked to Demonstrate Vulnerability of ‘Internet of Things’

In an experiment intended to expose the security vulnerabilities of an interconnected “Internet of Things,” Context Information Security researcher Michael Jordan hacked the touch-screen interface of a Canon PIXMA color inkjet printer to run the video game “Doom.” Jordan explains, “This blog post is another in the series demonstrating current insecurities in devices categorized as the ‘Internet […]

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Canon Successfully Concludes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Grand Image

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully concluded a patent infringement lawsuit against Grand Image Inc., which also does business under the name INK4S, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use with Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers. To […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/1/2014 – MPHJ Scan Patents Under Review; Samsung Acquires PrinterOn; New Samsung A4 Models with Enterprise-Level Features; More

Samsung continues to strive to bring enterprise-level performance to its A4 laser series, with the introduction of two new ProXpress standalone laser printers and two new ProXpress laser MFPs this week. The new models support Samsung’s XOA open-development platform for adding Samsung, third-party, and custom-developed solutions, including solutions for document workflow, cost-accounting, and print-fleet management. […]

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Canon Adds Next-Generation imagePRESS C800 Digital Color Press Series for Commercial Printers

Canon U.S.A. today announced the new imagePRESS C800 Digital Color Press Series, which it says combines new and existing technology to help deliver the level of print quality, productivity and flexibility expected of the imagePRESS line, in a compact, scalable footprint. The series consists of two models, the imagePRESS C800 and imagePRESS C700, both designed […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Campaign to the U.K.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo today announced it’s filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against Badger Office Supplies Limited, Inkjet Direct Limited and Greentrees International Limited for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (UK) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, for the importation, manufacture and sale of certain […]

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IDC: Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments Enjoy Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Epson Makes Gains

According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the large format printer (LFP) market recorded year-over-year growth of 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), with more than 77,000 units shipped. Shipment value, however, declined slightly to $786 million in the quarter, with year-over-year […]

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