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PrinterPoint is Managed Print Services for Wide-Format Printers

There’s managed print services (MPS) for office printers and MFPs, but what about managing wide-format printer? Sepialine has a solution with its just released Printerpoint, a cloud-based wide-format MPS solution for dealers and resellers of Hewlett-Packard, Canon, and Océ printers. According to Sepialine, Printerpoint simplifies printer meter-read collection, provides instant device error and warning messages, and […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/14/2014 – Survey Shows Disparity in Attitudes Towards Digital-Imaging Technologies; Epson Wide-Format Inkjet; Canon Lawsuits; More

This week, Canon U.S.A. released the first of what will be annual surveys that examine the attitudes of both IT and non-IT executives towards key trends in our industry – cloud-based document management, mobile printing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and managed print services (MPS). Unfortunately, it seems IT executives will have to work hard […]

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Canon Wins Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nectron

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s  successfully concluded a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nectron International, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The case involved toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers. To resolve the lawsuit, Nectron has stipulated to a […]

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Canon Hit with Class-Action Suit Claiming PIXMA Print-Head Defect

Law360 reports that Canon U.S.A. Inc. was hit with a class-action lawsuit in June, claiming that several of its PIXMA inkjet printers have a defect with their inkjet print heads that makes the printers inoperable after their warranty runs out. The complaint was filed in New York federal court on Jun 27th by Texas resident Marcus […]

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Canon Survey Reveals How U.S. Businesses View BYOD, Mobile Printing, Cloud-Based Document Management, More

Canon U.S.A. has released the results of its inaugural Workflow Optimization Study I, which uncovered trends in how document-management workflows affect day-to-day operations of U.S. businesses. Wirth Consulting also participated in a Web conference, where industry analysts discussed these trends in digital-imaging (see below). Results from the online survey, which was conducted by Harris Poll […]

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Canon Files Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Two U.K.-Based Companies

Canon Inc. of Tokyo announced on June 14th today that it’s filed a patent-infringement action in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against European Cartridge Warehouse Limited and Printer Supplies Technology Limited for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (UK) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, the importation and sale of certain […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/7/2014 – Konica Minolta Strategy Conference, Canon Announces New Industry Group for Deterring Patent Trolls, More

This week, we visited with Konica Minolta, which gave us an intriguing snapshot of not only where the company is now, but where it’s headed – and that’s everything from production printing, to A4, managed IT services, cloud and mobile solutions, and 3D printing. Meanwhile, Canon and Xerox each addressed some of the bad guys […]

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Canon, Google, Announce New Cooperative Patent-Licensing Agreement and LOT Group Designed to Stop Patent Trolls

Canon Inc. of Tokyo along with companies Asana, Dropbox, Google, Newegg, and SAP today announced the formation of the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, a cooperative patent-licensing agreement that the firms says will reduce so-called “patent-troll” litigation and the growing practice of patent privateering. According to the firms, patent litigation reached an all-time peak last […]

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Canon Refreshes CanoScan LiDE Scanner Line with Two New Models

Canon U.S.A. is launching two new CanoScan LiDE Color Image Scanners, the LiDE 220 and LiDE 120 scanners to the current lineup. The firm says these compact, lightweight scanners offer consumers affordable scanning without sacrificing image quality. The two models also feature an integrated “Send” button that makes archiving, scanning, emailing, and saving photos or […]

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New Canon Color Multifunctionals Feature New V2 Color Profile for Wider Color Range

Developed to extend the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform to businesses seeking an advanced color workgroup print solution, Canon U.S.A. today announced the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF/C250iF color MFPs. Offering integration with certain imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF models deliver operational and solutions consistency with the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. These new MEAP (Multifunctional […]

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New Canon Print Service for Mobile Printing from Android 4.4 and Select HP Slate Tablets

Canon U.S.A. has launched Canon Print Service, a mobile-print app that enables users to print from any Android version 4.4 (KitKat) enabled device, as well as from select Hewlett-Packard Slate tablets to select Canon printers and MFPs. Canon Print Service works on top of Android’s recently announced printing framework, and enables users to print their business documents, […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/30/2014 – Good News for Production Printing; Average Copier Sales-Manager Compensation; More

Is this a trend? It sure seems like it. Last week, we reported on IDC research showing that the worldwide large-format printer market enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of growth in terms of both unit shipments and shipment value (7.4 percent and 3.7 percent respectively) for first-quarter 2014. This week, IDC delivered more good news, […]

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IDC: Global Production-Printing Market Achieves Double-Digit Growth in First-Quarter 2014

The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit, year-over-year growth in terms of both unit shipment and shipment value during first-quarter 2014 (1Q14). Unit shipments grew 32.1 percent to approximately 9,300 units (printers and MFPs), and shipment value increased 14.4 percent to more than $1.1 billion during the quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production […]

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Canon Launches Entry-Level Océ VarioStream 7170 and 7110 Specialty Printing Systems

Canon U.S.A. has launched the flash-fusing, toner-based Océ VarioStream 7170 and 7110 specialty-printing systems. Canon says these entry-level, monochrome, continuous-feed solutions are aimed at corporate and commercial environments with low to mid-range volumes of transaction, direct-mail, product-instruction collateral and applications requiring special media. “For customers desiring to drive unique specialty applications in black-and-white, the Océ […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/23/2014 – Toshiba’s New A3 Mono MFP Family; How Users are Printing; HP Lawsuit; More

This week’s news that Hewlett-Packard announced two new Officejet Pro inkjet models will probably be met with a “sigh, so what” by most of our readers. However, everybody should take note that HP is still very good at innovating on the marketing end of things. Consider its economical and convenient Instant Ink Program, which one […]

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New Canon imageFORUMULA DR-M16011 Equipped with Scan to Cloud, MS SharePoint

Canon U.S.A. today the addition of a new office-document scanner, the imageFORMULA DR-M160II ($1,195 MSRP), which scans at up to 60 ppm, and can scan both sides of a document in a single pass. Imaging Features Canon says it’s equipped the imageFORMULA DR-M160II with features that help improve legibility, mixed-batch scanning, and data searching. For hard-to-capture […]

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Canon Defendants Agree Not to Sell Toner Cartridges in U.S.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo today announced that it’s successfully concluded a patent-infringement lawsuit against, Inc. and Online Tech Stores, LLC, which also do business under the names 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 in […]

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Canon imagePRESS C800/C700 Now Available in Europe, Japan

Last month, Canon Europe reported that the imagePRESS C800/C700 light-production, cut-sheet digital color-printing systems are now available in Europe; the imagePRESS C800/C700 are now also available in Japan. The 70-ppm imagePRESS C700 and 80-ppm imagePRESS C800 are said to incorporate technology and proven technology from the flagship Canon imagePRESS C7011VP(S) to deliver advanced levels of […]

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