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This Week in Imaging: Epson’s Revolutionary RIPS Inkjets; Ricoh Europe Goes 3D; More

Epson brings it on to the U.S. with a new high-volume PrecisionCore-based color inkjet MFP with complete A3 capabilities, maximum 1,830-sheet media capacity, and ink packs that yield up to 75,000 pages. The flagship WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 starts at $5,999 and has an optional 2×500-sheet paper deck that converts it into a free-standing console unit. This product […]

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New Large-Format Inkjet imagePROGRAF iPF670, imagePROGRAF iPF770 Printers from Canon

January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is rolling out three new large-format printers, as well as a newly enhanced Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP). Canon says the 24″ imagePROGRAF iPF670 printer ($1,295 MSRP), 36″ imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer ($3,495 MSRP), and imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP M40 Scan-to Print/File/Share System ($7,495 MSRP) provides cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand […]

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Eliott Peck Appointed CEO of Canon U.S.A.’s Information Technology Services

January 16, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. reports that it’s made several senior executive appointments and promotions. Among them is the promotion of Eliott Peck, senior vice president and general manager of the Canon’s Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, to chairman and chief executive officer of Canon Information Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Battles Patent Infringers; Upcoming Conferences & Expos; Smallest AiO; More

In a slow news week, there’s at least one odd piece that makes you go “hmm” – Sharp sells its U.S. headquarters. but will lease it and stay put. We’re used to posting virtually every week news of Canon Inc. waging war against alleged toner-cartridge patent infringers across the globe, but this week HP made […]

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Canon Remains #1 Among Japanese Companies for U.S. Patents

January 13, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reported today that it again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 12, 2015. In 2014, Canon was awarded 4,055 […]

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This Week in Imaging: Next-Generation A4 MFPs from OKI, Canon; Epson Sets Sights on Ink-Cartridge Clones; More

This week, jumping right into 2015, Canon U.S.A. and OKI Data Americas both stepped up their game in the A4 desktop MFP category. Canon added two new Color imageCLASS MFPs that are the first in the imageCLASS family with touch screens. The two new Color imageCLASS units also feature a number of other upgrades, including user […]

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Canon to Invest $100 Million to Expand U.S. Toner-Cartridge Plant

January 8, 2015 – The Augusta Free Press reports that Canon Virginia will invest some $100 million in order to expand its toner-cartridge manufacturing operations in Newport News, Virginia. The announcement was made by Virginia State Governor Terry McAuliffe. Canon Virginia will expand with “additional printer-cartridge production lines” as well as increase its toner manufacturing and […]

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Canon Launches hdAlbum, a New Service for Creating Custom Photo Albums

January 6, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is introducing hdAlbum, a new service for both professional and consumer photographers that enables them to create lay-flat photo albums designed. The photo albums are printed exclusively using Canon’s DreamLabo 5000 production color inkjet printer. After downloading the free Canon hdAlbum creation software to their computer, users can layout each photo […]

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New Canon PIXMA MX472 Fits Tight Spaces, Provides Mobile Print & Scan, Cloud Connectivity

January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is launching its newest PIXMA color inkjet All-in-One, the PIXMA MX472 ($99.99 estimated retail price), which it says features a compact design that’s 30-percent smaller than its predecessor, the PIXMA MX472 printer. Designed for home offices, it features wireless connectivity and a 30-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), borderless printing, fax, […]

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Next-Generation Canon Color imageCLASS Multifunctionals Feature Color Touch Screen, New V2 Color Profile, More

January 05, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is launching two new Color imageCLASS multifunction MFPs targeted at small and mid-size businesses and workgroups, the new Color imageCLASS MF820Cdn ($2,595 MSRP), which is Canon’s fastest imageCLASS color MFP to date, and the Color imageCLASS MF810Cdn ($1,995 MSRP), both of which feature significant upgrades to the Color imageCLASS family. […]

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Canon Expands AirPrint Mobile-Printing Support to More PIXMAS, imageCLass Multifunctionals

January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. reports that it’s newest PIXMA MX492 Wireless Inkjet Office All-In-One (AIO) printer now supports Apple AirPrint wireless technology. AirPrint enables users to seamlessly print photos, email messages, Web pages and documents wirelessly from compatible Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices, without having to download or install print drivers or […]

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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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