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Laser MFP Sales Show Healthy Gains in Western Europe

U.K.-based market-research firm Context reports that despite an overall drop of -4 percent in printer-hardware unit sales in Western Europe in 2013 compared to 2012, laser-MFP sales bucked this trend and grew 8 percent over the same period. All other imaging categories saw sales decline in Western Europe during 2013 according to Context. Inkjet MFP […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/31/2014 – Memjet Partner Expands; New Management Appointments; Xerox Lawsuit

  Markets and Marketing Memjet partners continue to expand in North America, with Reprographic Technology International (RTI) Digital of Ontario, Canada, reporting that it’s negotiated a reseller agreement with #1 Network, under which #1 Network, a distributor of graphics-arts printing systems will sell, market, and support the Memjet-powered RTI Vortex 4200 wide-format printer to its reseller network of over 60 North […]

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Canon U.S.A. Appoints Yoruku Adachi as its New Chairman

Canon U.S.A. has appointed Yoruku Adachi as its new chairman effective April 1st. Since 2005, Adachi has been serving as president and chief executive officer of Canon U.S.A., overseeing Canon’s operations in the Americas, and will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO. Adachi (right) joined Canon Inc. in Japan in 1970 and worked at Canon […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/17/2014 – HP Expands: MPS into New Regions, Automated Consumables Ordering, NFC; More

Hewlett-Packard News While, yes, Hewlett-Packard has been talking a lot about big data, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure lately, the company still points out that it considers printing a key part of its business – as noted in a short blog post on its Web site, “Printing Had a Banner Year, Remains a Core Part […]

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Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5.2 Now Available through Canon Dealers

Canon U.S.A. reports that Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5.2, which includes a new eMail and Folder Watching Service, will now be available through Canon authorized dealers for use with Canon MEAP-enabled imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. eCopy ShareScan is a customizable and embedded image- and document-capture platform that enables users to streamline document-scanning processes for creating electronic documents […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/10/2014 – Samsung Cloud Print App, HP Business Inkjets, More

Products and Solutions Samsung is determined to make mobile printing as ubiquitous and easy as possible. It just previewed its new secure Cloud Print app and new desktop printers and MFPs equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) tap-and-print mobile printing. The new Cloud Print app, among other things, will enable users to share up to […]

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New Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE A3 Color MFPs Feature Scanning up to 120 IPM

Canon U.S.A. is launching two new color A3 imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5240A and imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235A, which Canon says provide significantly faster scanning speeds through their single-pass duplexing. Both MFPs also feature mobile printing from smartphones and tablets, as well as print from and scan to cloud-based document storage sites. Similar to […]

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Project CISS Test Report and Videos! Continuous Ink-Supply System Inkjet Printers – How do They Stack Up?

Wirth Consulting is pleased to announce a comprehensive new test report – likely the first of its kind – that summarizes the results of exhaustive testing of inkjet printers equipped with CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System). CISS is an inking system that consists of a large external refillable ink supply that may or may not […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/3/2014 – Ricoh A3 Color MFPs, Kodak Alaris, More

Products Ricoh is shipping new A3 color MFPs with cloud connectivity and smartphone apps. On the “old-school paper side” of things, they also feature also a new optional staple-less document finisher that binds pages together without using staples – a good idea, and something that’ll make them attractive in education – besides the mobile printing […]

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Canon and Ricoh to Provide Keynotes at Upcoming Inkjet Summit

nGage Events report that the Inkjet Summit 2014 will be held April 7-9 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The event is organized by nGage Events, a provider of hosted events, and partner Printing Impressions. The Inkjet Summit is an invitation-only, hosted event designed for senior managers and business executives […]

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New Cloud-Based Color-Calibration Profiles from Canon Solutions

Canon Solutions America, part of Canon U.S.A., is releasing a cloud-based color-calibration profiling solution for Canon’s family of imagePRESS digital presses designed for commercial printers. Canon says the new COLORlynx solution leverages ORIS color calibration and certification software to create Calibration Profiles for imagePRESS digital presses. It also says this U.S. release marks the first […]

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Indian Hardcopy-Peripheral Market Static in 2013

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP)* market in India declined by 0.1% year-on-year in CY2013 and stood at 3.2 million units. “Both consumer and commercial markets were weak in the first half of 2013, but with the help of aggressive consumer and commercial marketing and couple of bulk Government orders, overall shipments […]

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New Canon SE Series imagePROGRAF Large-Format Printers Start at $2,495

Canon U.S.A. is introducing large-format inkjet color printers designed for the poster and infographics markets, the SE Series imagePROGRAF family. Consisting of the six-color 44″ iPF8400SE Printer and 24″ iPF6400SE Printer, Canon says the SE Series offers a cost-effective, easy-to-use solution for on-the-spot in-house printing in retail, education, and government. Output Quality Canon says its […]

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IDC: Worldwide Hardcopy Market Continues Gradual Recovery; HP and Brother Make Gains

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market continued its recovery in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13). The 31.7 million unit shipments in 4Q13 represented a year-over-year increase of 2.0 percent while shipments for the full year 2013 declined just -1.6 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/10/2014 – Mopria-Certified Printers On the Way; PaperCut for Controlling Mobile Printing; More

Legal News He’s got a lot of other things on his mind – namely the closing of three traffic lanes feeding into the George Washington Bridge last September – but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made short work of a proposed New Jersey law that would require sellers of ink cartridges to show on how […]

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Canon Adds Mobile Scan App for imageCLASS Multifunctionals

Canon U.S.A. is launching its Mobile Scanning for Business App for Apple iPhone and iPad mobile devices. The new app enables users to scan jobs from a supported imageCLASS MFP directly to their compatible iPhone or iPad mobile device. The Canon Mobile Scanning for Business app is compatible with select Canon imageCLASS desktop laser MFPs that […]

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Canon Files Suits Against Cartridge Manufacturers; Union Technology Set to Defend Itself

On February 6th, Canon Inc. of Tokyo announced it had filed 11 patent-infringement suits in the United States against 18 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of toner cartridges that allegedly infringe upon Canon’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,135,304; 8,280,278; 8,369,744; 8,433,219; 8,437,669; 8,494,411; 8,532,533; 8,565,640; and 8,630,564. Canon filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for […]

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Canon Previewing Scan to Worldox Document Repositories Solution

Canon U.S.A. reports that it will unveil new integration with World Software’s Worldox document-repository solution with its MEAP-enabled MFPs at the LegalTech 2014 conference being held February 4 – 6 in New York, New York. Canon’s Worldox solutions are designed to simplify scanning and document-management by integrating Canon MFPs directly with Worldox. The solutions allow users access […]

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