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This Week in Imaging: Memjet Rising; Holiday Gift Guide; Smart MFP Ecosystem; Impika; More

It’s getting cold around these parts. Cold enough to huddle around your laser printer in order to soak up some of that wasted energy in the form of dissipated heat. However, if the powers that be at your workplace decide to splurge on the latest big iron – in this case inkjet – from Canon’s […]

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Canon’s Océ Division Officially launches its First Full-Color Inkjet Printing System

Canon Solutions America’s Océ  division has officially launched the Océ ImageStream 3500 inkjet press, which is the first full-color continuous-feed inkjet press in the Océ brand portfolio, The ImageStream 3500 can print on standard offset coated paper, and is designed for publishing and commercial printing. Specifications include: Print speed: Up to 525 feet per minute. […]

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This Week in Digital Imaging: MPHJ Scan-Patent Enforcer Gets off Easy? Good News from Sharp, Kodak; More

Perhaps the most interesting news this week was that U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with notorious “scan-patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments. There were many howls of indignation that the settlement really doesn’t do much, except require MPHJ not to be deceptive in its practices. For instance, MPHJ cannot state in a demand letter that […]

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Canon Opens Customer Experience, Customer Service Centers in Western U.S.

Canon U.S.A. is opening two new customer-service and support Centers – the Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, California, and the Western expansion of Canon Information Technologies Services (CITS) with a customer call center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Canon Experience Center, a new branch of the Canon Americas Marketing Engineering Technology Center (METC), opened […]

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Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Enforcement Campaign to Russia

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s filed a suit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges, in the Moscow City Economic Court against Softtrade, a distributing company. This is Canon’s second lawsuit against a company in Russia. Canon says that certain models of toner cartridges sold on the […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/3/2014 – White and Clear Toner; Good Financials; Xerox Paper-Less Solutions; More

This week, several MFP/copier/printer market players, all based in Japan, reported good financial results for their latest quarter. While some of this is due to the favorable effects of a lower-valued Japanese yen versus other currencies, a good part is also due to the strengths of these companies’ digital-imaging technology, as well as favorable markets […]

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Canon Launches imagePRESS C60 Digital Color Press with Optional New Fiery Servers

Canon U.S.A. is launching the new imagePRESS C60 color digital press, which builds on the Canon imagePRESS C1+’s technology, and is designed for use by advertising agencies, graphic-design studios, packaging design and architectural firms. Building on the imagePRESS C1+ Series used in graphic-arts and industrial-design applications, the imagePRESS C60 prints at 2,400 x 2,400 dpi […]

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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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