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New Canon BioMedical, Inc. to Focus on Opportunities in Medical Industry

March 3, 2015 – While best known for printers, copiers, and cameras, Canon U.S.A. is setting up a new company that will focus on its bio-medical business. The new company, Canon BioMedical, Inc., will have its worldwide headquarters located at Canon U.S.A.’s headquarters in Melville, New York, in Long Island. Canon BioMedical will be a […]

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This Week in Imaging: The Case for Inkjet-Production Print, and New Offerings from Canon, Xerox, Kodak

We’ve long extolled the value of ink-on-paper and proposed that some “old school” production-print shops may be willing to transition to ink-on-paper technology and skip right over toner-based imaging due to all of its inherent weaknesses in terms of hardware cost, energy consumption, image permanence, and the nuances of image quality. On the other hand, […]

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Canon Europe to Begin Selling and Servicing 3D Systems’ 3D Printers in U.K. and Ireland

February 26, 2015 – Canon is extending its distribution of 3D printers, with Canon Europe announcing a new distribution agreement with major 3D-printer player 3D Systems under which Canon will market, support, and sell 3D Systems’ 3D printers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canon will be selling 3D Systems’ ProJet 1200, 3500 series, 4500, 6000 […]

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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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Canon Officially Launches ‘Niagara’ – the Océ VarioPrint i300 First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Press

February 24, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is officially launching the VarioPrint i300 – previously known as Project Niagara – which is the first high-speed, sheet-fed inkjet press in the Company’s portfolio of production-printing solutions. The Océ VarioPrint i300 is designed to fill the speed and capacity gap that exists between conventional high-end toner-based, sheet-fed and entry-level […]

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X Com Shop Agrees to Stop Selling Toner Cartridges that Allegedly Infringe Upon Canon Patents

February 24, 2015 — Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s resolve a patent-infringement lawsuit against X com shop in the Moscow State Arbitration Court regarding X com shop’s alleged infringement of Canon’s Russian Patent No. 2467370. Under the agreement, X com shop will recognize Canon’s exclusive rights for the patent, and stop selling in […]

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This Week in Imaging: Robots Next for Konica Minolta? New Hardware from OKI, Canon, Epson, Xerox; More

Konica Minolta seems to be one of those companies always willing to experiment and take chances – for instance, it’s the first office-imaging firm to market 3D printers in the United States – and this week we got a look at that at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.’s annual dealer meeting. While Konica Minolta announced […]

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Canon Now Providing Dealer Gateway Cloud-Based Solution for Easier Product Info Access

February 19, 2015 – To help streamline information updates for its independent dealers, Canon U.S.A. reports that it’s now offering Dealer Gateway for Canon. The Dealer Gateway for Canon is a new cloud-based solution that allows dealers using ECi Software Solutions’ e-automate Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, a subscription service, to access and incorporate the latest […]

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International Laser Group Agrees Not to Sell Disputed Toner for Use with Canon Printers

February 17, 2015 – International Laser Group (ILG, a member of the Turbon Group) of Calabasas, California, and maker and seller of OEM-alternative toner cartridges, reports that it’s entered into a settlement agreement with Canon Inc. in order to resolve Canon Inc.’s pending lawsuit in the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. District Court for […]

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New Océ ColorWave 500 MFP for CAD and GIS, Océ 700 Printer for Color Graphics

February 17, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is launching two new large-format systems, the Océ ColorWave 500 large-format system that’s based on Océ CrystalPoint technology, and which serves as a color and black-and-white printer, copier, and scanner. It’s also launching the Océ ColorWave 700 large-format printer, which is geared for color-graphics printing. Océ ColorWave 500 The Océ ColorWave 500 is […]

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Canon Launches Maxify Business-Inkjet Models in India, Aims to Reach 4 Million SOHO Customers

February 13, 2015 – Canon India has launched the firm’s new Maxify range of business-inkjet printers, which it says provide economical network-printing solutions for small- and home-office customers. The three new models consists of the Maxify MB5370 and MB5070 All-in-Ones,and the single-function printer, Maxify iB4070. Canon first launched its Maxify series in the United States in […]

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This Week in Imaging: Funai Poised to Take on Inkjet Market?; Mobile Printing a Game Changer?; Canon Makes a Big Move; More

  As Canon’s camera business continues to lag (but office MFP and production sales continue to be healthy), the company is seeking other growth avenues. This week it’s looking to acquire Axis Surveillance, maker of network video-surveillance systems, for $2.83 billion. This would be the largest purchase Canon’s ever made, and seems to sadly reflect […]

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Global Mobile-Printing Market to Grow 32.5 Percent between 2014-2019

February 11, 2015 – Driven by the adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), market-research firm Research and Markets is forecasting a CAGR of 32.5 percent for the 2014-2019 period for the global mobile-printing market in its report Global Mobile Printing Market 2015-2019. The firm notes that mobile printing typical refers to printing that’s usually […]

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Canon Bidding $2.83 Billion for Swedish Maker of Network Video Surveillance Axis

February 10, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan is seeking to acquire network video-surveillance maker Axis Communications of Sweden for some $2.83 billion (23.6 billion Swedish crown), which would be the largest purchase ever for Canon Inc. Canon is bidding buy all of Axix’s shares at 340 Swedish crowns each. The Axis board of directors has unanimously […]

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New Name Change for Canon Solutions’ Business Services, Plus New Senior Appointment

February 10, 2015 – Canon U.S.A.’s Canon Solutions America reports that it’s changed the name of its Business Services Division to “Enterprise Managed Services Division,” as a way to best represent the division’s portfolio of solutions and services. The Enterprise Managed Services division specializes in designing, implementing, and managing services that support enterprise’s essential business […]

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New Canon imageFORMULA DR-C225W Features Wireless Connectivity, Scan to Cloud

February 9, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is expanding its desktop document-scanner family with its new imageFORMULA DR-C225W ($549 MSRP) desktop document scanner, which features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and scan to cloud. Scanning at up to 25 ppm in color, black-and-white, and grayscale, and on both sides of a document in a single pass, the DR-C225W’s built-in […]

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EFI Self-Serve Print-for-Pay Print Products Now Available for Canon MFPs

February 9, 2015 – Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that Canon U.S.A. is now offering EFI self-serve print-for-pay capabilities with the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral for use with many Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. EFI’s Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and Self-Serve AdminCentral are typically used […]

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Latest Financials from Lexmark, Canon; $29.99 Laser Printer; More

This week in the New York City metropolitan area will probably best be remembered for all the weather analysts who predicted that we’d be buried under several feet of snow and media saying that we’d barely make it out alive. Alas, they were quite wrong – something to also keep in mind when it comes […]

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