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This Week in Imaging: Year in Review; Tod Pike Leaving Samsung; Brother Expands MPS Compatibility; More

This week, we hope you’ll check out our year in review for the printer and MFP industry. From production to desktop, we went back to uncover the trends and new developments that are shaping the industry today. Also in this week’s news, Canon expands its toner-cartridge patent-infringement campaign to Germany, while MSE expands it remanufacturered-cartridge distribution […]

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2014 Year in Review: Improving Sales & Market; Inkjet in the Office & Print Shop; 2D Vendors Go 3D; More

We’ve been hard at work in 2014 keeping on top of  the many important events and trends in the printer and copier/MFP industry. Overall, the major trends and developments in 2014 include: a modest overall worldwide recovery for sales and shipments of printers and copier/MFPs; much improved financial results from many Japanese vendors; and the […]

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Canon Expands Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Campaign to Germany

December 15, 2014 – Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s filed a patent-infringement complaint in Germany with the District Court of Düsseldorf against Armor SA, Artech GmbH, Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft mbh & Co. KG and other Pelikan companies for infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent 2 087 407 through the offering and […]

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This Week in Imaging: Canon’s Maxify Strategy; New Sharp MFPs; HP Instant Ink via Staples; More

We like what Canon’s doing with its new Maxify line of inkjet printers for business. While we initially wondered why customers would choose Maxify over the more glitzy Canon Pixma inkjet products, Canon did a yeoman’s job of answering our questions during their recent Webinair. Although similarly priced, the main differentiators are high-yield ink cartridges […]

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Canon Shares More Details on its New MAXIFY Business-Inkjet Family

December 9, 2014 – Back in September 2014, Canon U.S.A. introduced an interesting new business-inkjet lineup, called MAXIFY. Last week, Canon U.S.A. held a Webinair in which Canon executives provided more details on the new line, and where Canon will likely be heading with business inkjet. According to Canon U.S.A.’s Michael Duffett, vice president and general […]

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Canon Expands Office Scanner Line with New imageFORMULA DR-F120

December 4, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. is launching its latest office document scanner, the imageFORMULA DR-F120 ($399 MSRP), which is designed for corporate and home -offices. Featuring both an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and a flatbed scanning platen, Canon says the scanner provides a variety of features that simplify the process of capturing, storing, and […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer,MFP Shipment Values Increase in Third Quarter, Slight Decline in Shipments

December 4, 2014 – Worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to $14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.3 percent year-over-year to 27.5 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 […]

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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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Canon Expands AirPrint Mobile-Printing Support to New imageRUNNER Advance Color MFPs

November 24, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. reports that its new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF A4 color MFPs for mid-size workgroups now support AirPrint mobile printing from Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices. AirPrint enables iOS users to wirelessly print photos, emails, Web pages, and documents without installing device drivers. Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless […]

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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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