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Top News for the Week of 3/24/2013 – HP Inkjets for Enterprises; Trouble for MPHJ; More

Product Briefs HP Introduces New 72-ppm Officejet Enterprise Series The most interesting news this week was Hewlett-Packard’s roll-out of a new color inkjet-based Officejet Enterprise series for, as the name implies, large workgroups and enterprises. The series consists of three MFPs and two printers that are based on HP’s PageWide inkjet print-head technology that is […]

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Kodak Seeking to Sell Eastman Business Park

Eastman Kodak – which last week, appointed a new CEO, Jeff Clarke – has announced that it’s seeking to sell its Eastman Business Park (EBP) industrial and technology property located in Rochester, New York Kodak says the site can best continue as a multi-use, multi-tenant industrial facility under the ownership of a firm focused on […]

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Improving Financial Picture at Kodak

On March 19th, Eastman Kodak reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2013, with net earnings of $1.99 billion for the full year, including a reorganization-items net gain of $2.01 billion, as well as a gain of $535 million for the sale of its digital-imaging patent portfolio, partially offset by a $77 million […]

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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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Jeffrey J. Clarke, Former VP at Hewlett-Packard, is New CEO of Kodak

Eastman Kodak’s board of directors has elected Jeffrey J. Clarke (above) as chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Previous Kodak CEO Antonio M. Perez is now special advisor to Kodak’s board of directors. Prior to joining Kodak, Clarke was a managing partner of Augusta Columbia Capital (ACC), a private investment […]

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Judge Blocks Kodak in Collins Ink Lawsuit

Law360 reports that on March 10th, an Ohio federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Eastman Kodak in an antitrust suit brought by rival Collins Inkjet, which has accused Kodak of illegally hindering competition for Versamark printer ink. U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett barred Kodak from charging customers more for refurbished print heads if they […]

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New Kodak Alaris Departmental Document Scanners for Fighting ‘Storm’ of Paper Documents

Kodak Alaris is rolling out new document scanners, designed in particular for insurance companies, government agencies, and healthcare facilities facing a a constant “storm” of paper documents that must be scanned and integrated into business processes.  Kodak Alaris – previously known as Kodak Document Imaging before it was acquired by the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan in […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/11/2013

Events This week there was lots of product news out of Sharp America, which held its annual dealer meeting earlier this week. New from Sharp are “Advanced” MFPs which feature cloud and mobile connectivity, and lower-priced “Essentials” MFP configurations, as well as Cloud Portal Office (for the Advanced line), and more. Last week, we reported […]

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Kodak Reports Smaller Loss for Third Quarter

Eastman Kodak reported a loss for its third quarter, but the loss – $312 million – was lower than that reported for third-quarter 2012 ($1.99 billion).  Excluding reorganization items and discontinued operations, Kodak’s net loss for the third quarter of 2013 was $155 million. Table 1 – Kodak Earnings Summary (condensed)   Millions of dollars 3Q […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/28/2013

Distribution & Dealers This week has been pretty busy, not only for the industry, but for myself personally, having just returned from Ricoh Americas’ annual national dealer meeting (“Convergence 2013 – Fast Forward,” held October 28-31 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas). We’ll have a full write-up Friday or Monday, but here […]

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Kodak’s Alaris Division Registers the Most Scanners on the EPEAT Registry of Greener Electronics

The Green Electronics Council reports today that 13 devices from Kodak’s Alaris Document Imaging division are now included on the EPEAT Registry. EPEAT is a global rating system for promoting and qualifying greener electronics. Kodak Alaris’ EPEAT debut included 13 document scanners, more than any other manufacturer. The company plans to register additional imaging equipment as the devices […]

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Kodak to List Common Stock on New York Stock Exchange

After emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2013, Eastman Kodak Company today announced it will list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “KODK,” with trading beginning November 1st. Kodak, having exited all consumer markets, is now billing itself as a global technology company that offers solutions and […]

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Ricoh Ordered to Pay Kodak $76 Million for Digital Camera Royalties

Law360 reports that Eastman Kodak Co. will receive $75.78 million in damages after a Manhattan federal jury found Wednesday that Ricoh Company Ltd. hadn’t paid royalties on certain digital camera kits sold by Ricoh subsidiary Pentax Corporation in violation of a patent-license agreement. The eight-person jury decided that the digital single-lens reflex camera bodies Pentax sold […]

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Kodak Sued by Ink Supplier Collins Ink, Alleges Kodak Trying to Illegally Corner Market on Ink

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Collins Ink Corporation is suing Eastman Kodak in federal court, alleging that Rochester, NY-based Kodak is illegally trying to stifle competition in the market for ink used with Kodak Versamark inkjet production-printing systems. Previously, one of Kodak’s ink suppliers for its inkjet-printing systems, Collins has been embroiled in […]

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James V. Continenza is New Chairman for Kodak, Replaces Perez

Eastman Kodak Company’s Board of Directors has elected James V. Continenza Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Continenza has been a Kodak director since April 2013. Antonio M. Perez, Chief Executive Officer of Kodak, remains a member of the Board of Directors. Continenza, 51, also serves on the board of Tembec Corporation, a publicly traded company. […]

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New Kodak CREO Color Servers to drive Konica Minolta bizhub Digital Color Presses

Calling it a first for the industry, Kodak and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. will demonstrate fully managed monochrome and color digital press solutions for commercial print and graphics communication professionals.  From September 8-12, at Print ’13 Booth #518, the companies will showcase three new Kodak CREO Color Servers to drive the new and existing […]

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Kodak Officially Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankrupcty

On September 3rd, Eastman Kodak Chairman and CEO Antonio M. Perez announced the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a reorganized company – one that no longer sells products to consumers – following completion of the final steps in the restructuring process. Visitors to Kodak’s Web site also saw a new Web site […]

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Kodak Due to Emerge from Chapter 11 Bankrupcty Today

On August 20th, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York today Kodak’s Plan of Reorganization. The plan describes the company’s strategy to emerge from Chapter 11 restructuring as a technology leader serving commercial imaging markets. In confirming the plan, the court said, “It will be enormously valuable for the Company to […]

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