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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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Epson’s New SureColor Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer Prints on 17″ Wide Media

April 14, 2015 – Epson America today took the wraps off its new SureColor P800 color inkjet wide-format printer, which is designed for professional use, and can print border-less prints on up to 17″ media. The SureColor P800, which uses Epson’s MicroPiezo AMCTM print-head technology, also uses nine pigment-based 80 ml Epson UltraChrome HD ink cartridges. The SureColor P800 features a […]

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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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New Epson S30675, S50675, S70675 Solvent Ink Wide-Format Printers for Signage, Graphics, Fine-Art Apps

April 9, 2015 – Epson America today launched its enhanced SureColor S-Series line of 64″ large-format color-ink jet printers that use solvent ink. The new SureColor S30675, S50675, and S70675 use Epson’s new PrecisionCore TFP print head and are designed for signage, vehicle graphics, fine art, and packaging markets. Designed and manufactured by Epson from […]

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Epson’s New Expression Home XP-420 ‘Small-in-One’ Inkjet Provides Wireless, Cloud, and Mobile Connectivity

April 9, 2015 – Epson America today introduced the Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One ($99.99 MSRP) that’s designed as a complete wireless solution with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. The Expression Home XP-420 also comes equipped with Epson Connect, Epson’s suite of mobile print and scan solutions for print and scan from tablets […]

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Epson WorkForce Document Scanners Certified for Use with PSIGEN Software

March 31, 2015 – Epson America reports that its WorkForce document scanners have been certified for use with PSIGEN Software document-scanning and document-capture software. The certification means Epson’s WorkForce document scanners will integrate into existing customers infrastructures using PSIGEN’s PSI: Capture Enterprise and PSI: Fusion products. PSIGEN’S document-capture solution is designed for small to large organizations in […]

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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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New Epson Perfection V39 Personal Document Scanner with ArcSoft for Scanning Over-Size Documents

March 17, 2015 – Epson America is rolling out its latest personal document scanner, the Epson Perfection V39 ($99.99 MSRP) featuring 4,800 dpi optical resolution, no warm-up time, and buttons for scanning directly to email addresses and to PDF conversion. Users can also send scanned documents and photos to cloud-based storage sites such as Facebook […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Shipment Values Increase, Color Laser Makes Gains

February 26, 2015 – Worldwide-hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 1.7 percent year-over-year to $15.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.6 percent year-over-year to 30.8 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 in […]

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This Week in Imaging: Robots Next for Konica Minolta? New Hardware from OKI, Canon, Epson, Xerox; More

Konica Minolta seems to be one of those companies always willing to experiment and take chances – for instance, it’s the first office-imaging firm to market 3D printers in the United States – and this week we got a look at that at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.’s annual dealer meeting. While Konica Minolta announced […]

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New $69.99 Desktop Document Scanner, Perfection V19, from Epson

February 18, 2015 – Epson America is expanding its family of Perfection desktop document scanners with the Epson Perfection V19 ($69.99 MSRP). The compact photo and document scanner scans at up to 4,800 x 4,800 dpi resolution, and features scanning directly to Web-based cloud destinations such as Facebook, Picasa, Evernote, and other cloud services with the included Easy […]

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Review, Report, Photos & Video: Hands-On with Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-5690 Business-Class MFP

Imaging Technology: PrecisionCore MicroPiezo electric Ink-Jet Technology. Functions: Print/Copy/Scan/Fax. ISO Print Speed: 20/20 ppm (black/color). List Price:  $399.99 Availability: Epson direct, authorized Epson dealers and value-added resellers. Introduction Date: September 2014. Maximum Monthly Volume: 45,000 pages. Recommended Monthly Page Volume: Up to 2,500 pages. Strengths: Solid build quality; excellent touch screen; quiet operation; PCL and […]

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Epson’s Demonstrates SureColor F-Series’ Textile-Printing Power at NYC Fashion Week

February 12, 2015 – While it’s usually the fashion designers who are the stars at the annual New York Fashion Week held in New York City in February, Epson America was on hand to showcase its latest star that it says helps make designers’ work easier, the Epson SureColor F-Series of wide-format dye-sublimation printers that can […]

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This Week in Imaging: Funai Poised to Take on Inkjet Market?; Mobile Printing a Game Changer?; Canon Makes a Big Move; More

  As Canon’s camera business continues to lag (but office MFP and production sales continue to be healthy), the company is seeking other growth avenues. This week it’s looking to acquire Axis Surveillance, maker of network video-surveillance systems, for $2.83 billion. This would be the largest purchase Canon’s ever made, and seems to sadly reflect […]

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Global Mobile-Printing Market to Grow 32.5 Percent between 2014-2019

February 11, 2015 – Driven by the adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), market-research firm Research and Markets is forecasting a CAGR of 32.5 percent for the 2014-2019 period for the global mobile-printing market in its report Global Mobile Printing Market 2015-2019. The firm notes that mobile printing typical refers to printing that’s usually […]

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Epson Launches Ambitious Ad Campaign for Business Products such as Printers and All-in-Ones

February 10, 2015 – Epson America is launching an ambitious national advertising campaign, “Cityscape,” in key strategic U.S. markets for its business products. The ad campaign’s tagline is “Where there’s business there’s Epson.” The approach for the campaign centers on images of ultramodern, futuristic city skylines that include Epson products such as robots, digital-label presses, point-of-sale […]

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This Week in Imaging: Latest Financials from Konica Minolta, Epson, Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox; HP is Business-Inkjet Leader; More

Of note in this busy week of news is the generally good financial results from Japanese vendors for printers and MFPs, as these companies continue to report encouraging earnings and sales increases. It’s important to note, however, that while printer and MFP sales have been higher for many of these companies in Asia and other […]

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Context: HP is Business-Inkjet Market Leader in Western Europe

February 3, 2015 – European IT market-research firm Context reports that, according to its research data, printer-hardware revenue increased by 1 percent across Western European in 2014 compared to 2013. Context says the increase was driven by laser MFPs and inkjet printers. Of note is that Context reports that revenue from inkjet MFPs was up by […]

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