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Printronic Agrees to Not Sell Alleged Canon Patent-Infringing Toner Cartridges, Drums, in U.S.

April 20, 2015 – Canon Inc. reports that it’s successfully resolved a patent-infringement dispute with Printronic Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and image drums. Canon had accused of Printronic of infringing upon its U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454 with the third-party toner […]

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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on OKI’s New A3 Color MFP; HP PageWide XL Wide-Format Printers; Canon Enhances MFP Security; More

With its innovative marketing and products, we’re big fans of OKI and its products. Plus, we’ve recently speculated that the company will eventually move away from the use of third-party platforms, control panels, and controllers in lieu of home-brewed solutions. Indeed, both OKI Data Americas and OKI Europe recently introduced the new MC873 A3 color […]

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New Canon imageWARE Secure Adudit Manager Express V2.1 Audits MFP Document Activity

April 15, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. reports that its new imageWARE Secure Audit Manager (SAM) Express V2.1, a security software solution designed for auditing documents processed by supported Canon MFPs, is now available. Canon notes that, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), 80 percent of organizations expect to suffer at least one successful attack […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on HP’s SureSupply Auto Toner Delivery; New Epson Solvent Ink Printers, Other News

A rose is a rose by any name, but Lexmark’s new logo announced this week is certainly eye-catching. What’s more eye-catching is how far the company has come – from the little printer company spun-off of IBM in 1991 – to a company operating in 170 countries and with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Lexmark […]

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InfoTrends: Canon is U.S. and Worldwide Continuous-Feed Inkjet Printer Market-Share Leader

April 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A.’s Canon Solutions America reports that it was named the U.S. and worldwide continuous-feed inkjet production-printer market share leader by IT market analyst firm InfoTrends. The InfoTrends report, published in March 2015, ranks Canon number-one in both U.S. national and worldwide continuous-feed inkjet-printer market share figures. Last month, Canon Solutions […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Enterprise LaserJets with Next-Generation Security; Latest OKI BTA Color MFP; Booming 3D-Printer Market; More

We’re big fans of HP’s Instant Ink Program and pleased to hear that HP is increasing its efforts to tell everybody about its similar SureSupply Auto Delivery for toner. What’s even more interesting is that HP now claims that SureSupply will include third-party toner cartridges as well. We don’t have a list of supported third-party […]

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Canon India Focusing on Laser Printers as Compact-Camera Sales Decline

April 1, 2015 – The Hindu Business Online reports that as Canon’s compact-camera sales are declining, the company is instead focusing on laser printers. Canon India is reportedly bringing in more laser-based MFPs, moving away from compact cameras, with a “back up” in the form of high-end printers and MFP/copiers. Canon India recently introduced a […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Prepares for Split; Fastest 3D Printing Ever?; Epson, Canon Add Personal Document Scanners; More

News this week is that Hewlett-Packard has revamped its channel-partner programs in order to help its resellers and distributors transition through the impending split of the company. The split makes sense, as it will enable a more effective focus on marketing,  administration and support, and it makes sense that HP kept the PC and printing […]

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Canon Withdraws Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Action Against Seine

March 18, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s withdrawn its patent-infringement action against Ninestar company Seine (Holland) B.V. that was pending in the District Court  of The Hague in the Netherlands. The suit alleged that certain Seine toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers […]

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New Canon Scan-tini Portable Document Scanner with Scan-to-Cloud

March 17, 2015 – For those looking to bring document scanning on the road, Canon U.S.A. is introducing its new imageFORMULA P-208II Scan-tini personal, portable document scanner ($199.00 MSRP). Positioned as ideal for both stationary users and “road warriors” in professional services, financial services, healthcare, and other areas, the P-208II provides general-purpose scanning of receipts, […]

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Hands-On Competitive Test Report and Videos: Canon MAXIFY vs. HP Officejet Pro Inkjet AiO’s — Which Brand is Best for Your Business?

March 11, 2015 – With their rich feature sets and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and energy consumption, we’ve always maintained that in many way, business-inkjet printers represent the cutting edge in a sea of change. More recently, inkjet printers have attained a level of performance and manageability to the point where they can […]

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Ninestar, Seine Agree Not to Sell Disputed Toner Cartridges and Drums in U.S.

March 5, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s resolved its patent-infringement disputes against Ninestar Image Tech Limited, Zhuhai Seine Technology,  Ninestar Technology Company, Seine Tech (USA), Seine Image (USA), and Nano Pacific Corporation, all of which collectively do business under the name Ninestar, in the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on the Production-Print Market; Sharp Seeks Help from Lenders; New High-Volume Toshiba MFPs

Last week, we discussed the state of the production-printing industry as it relates to inkjet technology (see here). This week, we have some interesting news from International Data Corporation (IDC), which reports that the worldwide production-printing market enjoyed double-digit gains in fourth-quarter 2014. The sweet spot in the production-print market appears to be color, with […]

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IDC: Canon is Market Leader in U.S. Cut-Sheet Production-Print Market

  March 4, 2015 – Canon Solutions America reports that Canon has been named by International Data Corporation (IDC) as the U.S. continuous-feed production-print market-share leader with a 36-percent share. IDC released its findings in its report, U.S. Production Environment 2014 Vendor Shares, published this month (see more on IDC’s report on the worldwide production-printer market […]

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Worldwide Production-Print Market Enjoys Double-Digit Growth in Fourth-Quarter 2014

March 4, 2015 – The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit year-over-year shipment growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14). Unit shipments grew 17.1 percent to approximately 11,650 units (printers and MFPs) and shipment value increased 4.5 percent to nearly $1.4 billion in the same time period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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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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