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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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Select MFPs Support New Android Version of Canon Mobile Scanning for Business

Canon U.S.A. reports that its Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App for mobile devices supported by Android operating systems, including select tablets and smartphones. Canon Mobile Scanning for Business enables users in homes and offices to scan hardcopy documents over their wireless network from a supported imageCLASS, imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP directly into their compatible […]

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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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New Therefore Online Cloud-Based Information-Management System from Canon

Canon U.S.A. is introducing Therefore Online, a subscription- and cloud-based version of its Therefore information-management solution, which enables organizations to store, manage, and process scanned and electronic documents. With a subscription to Therefore Online, organizations receive an all-inclusive solution, with no limits on the amount of users that can be added. Unlimited Workflows, and support costs are […]

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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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Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Campaign to Russia

Canon Inc. reports that it’s filed a suit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges. Canon filed the suit with the Moscow City Economic Court against the defendant, X-Com Shop Ltd., a distributing company. Canon alleges that certain models of toner cartridges sold on the Russian market under the […]

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Canon Expands Cloud-Connected PIXMA Color Photo All-in-One Family with Three New Models

Canon U.S.A. is expanding its PIXMA photo All-in-One family with three new PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-Ones – the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620. Each model is compatible with Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) application and Canon’s new mobile-friendly Easy-PhotoPrint+ Web application, both of which provide cloud-connected printing, as well as editing and personalization of […]

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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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Authorities Seize 35,000 Counterfeit Printer Ink Cartridges in Saudi Arabia

Arab News reports that Saudi Arabia authorities have seized some 35,000 counterfeit fake Canon and Hewlett-Packard printer cartridges. According to Arab News, field inspectors for the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry confiscated more than 35,000 fake printer ink cartridges in Riyadh. The inspectors said the poor-quality ink cartridges were designed to be marketed […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/4/2014 – HP ‘Instant Ink Professional;” Ricoh, Sharp Financials; More

What do you do if the supplies for your product are being made and sold by unauthorized third parties and are cutting into your revenue stream? You either a) enforce your patents through litigation to end the sale of those supplies, and/or b) make your supplies more economical and easier to obtain. Canon Inc. continues […]

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Canon Wins Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Korean Supplies Maker AlphaChem

Canon Inc. of Japan reports that on July 24th, the South Korean Supreme Court granted decisions favorable to Canon in Canon’s patent-infringement lawsuits against Korean makers of photosensitive-drums for use in Canon-made laser printers. The Korean Supreme Court affirmed the Seoul High Court’s ruling of infringement in Canon’s patent-infringement lawsuit against AlphaChem, a Korean photosensitive […]

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Canon Rolls Out Océ PlotWave 500 Large-Format Printing System

Canon U.S.A. is launching its new Océ PlotWave 500 large-format printing system that features the Océ ClearConnect touch screen interface for faster and easier walk-up printing, copying and scanning. The Océ PlotWave 500 can print 10 D-size plots per minute with virtually no warm-up delay, according to Canon, as well as cloud connection. The Océ […]

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Canon Wins Printer-Consumables Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Three Companies

Canon Inc. reports that it’s successfully concluded its patent-infringement lawsuits against Green Project, Inc., Do It Wiser LLC (which also does business under the name Image Toner), and Acecom, Inc. – San Antonio (which does business under the name InkSell.com), in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit involved […]

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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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Canon Extends imagePROGRAF Large-Format Lineup with Six New Models

Canon U.S.A. today introduced six new models in its imagePROGRAF lineup: four new five-color, large-format inkjet printers: the 36″ iPF785 and iPF780 models, 24″ iPF685 and iPF680 models, and two new large-format imaging systems, the iPF785 MFP M40 and iPF780 MFP M40. Canon says these printers provide faster printing speeds and lower operation costs compared […]

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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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