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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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IDC: Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments Enjoy Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Epson Makes Gains

According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the large format printer (LFP) market recorded year-over-year growth of 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), with more than 77,000 units shipped. Shipment value, however, declined slightly to $786 million in the quarter, with year-over-year […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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Revenue and Earnings Exceed Epson’s Expectations for Latest Quarter

Seiko Epson of Japan reported that revenue and earnings exceeded its expectations for its latest fiscal quarter, due to a continuing depreciation of the Japanese yen, steady growth in its information-equipment, devices and precision products, and sensing and industrial-solutions business segments. For the quarter, total revenue was 246.2 billion yen, an increase of 10.9 percent versus […]

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Epson Beefs up Managed Print Service Offerings with Support for ECi FMAudit

Epson America reports that its WorkForce Pro business printers have achieved validated device-support status for printer-monitoring and management ECi FMAudit software from partner ECi FMAudit. Epson’s validated device-support status with FMAudit provides Managed Print Service (MPS) providers with extensive access, data monitoring and collection to streamline MPS deployments of Epson WorkForce Pro business inkjet printers. According to […]

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Epson Shipping SureColor F7170 Dye-Sub Wide-Format Textile Printer

Epson America reports that it’s now shipping its SureColor F7170, a 64″ production-level dye-sublimation wide-format textile printer. The SureColor F7170 joins Epson’s line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and provides roll-to-roll media support. The SureColor F7170 is designed for the fabric-printing and soft-signage-printing markets, and is available through authorized Epson Professional […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Epson to Invest Some 10 Billion Yen Over 12 Months in PrecisionCore Inkjet Printing

Epson of Tokyo reports that it’s increasing the production capacity of its PrecisionCore inkjet print heads. PrecisionCore print heads, which Epson says provide “blazing fast print speeds and stunning image quality,” are used primarily in Epson’s office, commercial, and industrial inkjet printers. The company is investing approximately 10 billion yen (approximately $98 million U.S.) beginning […]

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Epson Introduces First A3 Inkjet Printers with Continuous Ink Supply System

Epson Middle East is launching its first A3 color printers (print on up to 11″x17″ media) that feature its continuous ink supply system (CISS). Available in the Middle East, the new L1300 is a four-color A3 printer, designed to deliver low-cost printing to offices with high print volumes, while the L1800 is designed for photographers, […]

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Epson Rolls Out Next-Generation SureColor T-Series Printers with PrecisionCore TFP Inkjet Print Head

Epson America today introduced its next-generation family of large-format color printers, the Epson SureColor T3270, T5270, T7270, T5270D, and T7270D. Available in both single- and now dual-roll models, the SureColor T-Series features the Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP inkjet print head and Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink, and are designed for technical, corporate, and marketing, for printing CAD drawings, GIS maps, corporate graphics, retail […]

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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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Epson to Market Inkjet Mobile Printers, Introduces PX-S05

Akihabara News, a Toyko-based news site reporting on technology news in Japan and Asia, reports that on June 27th, Seiko Epson of Toyko announced that it’ll be making a “full-scale entry” into the mobile-printer business with mobile printers based on its inkjet-printing technology. The site also reported that Epson previewed its smallest and lightest A4-size mobile […]

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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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Epson Betting Big on Inkjet, to Invest $100 Million

The Wall Street Journal reports that Seiko Epson of Japan is betting big on inkjet printing – to the tune of a planned $100 million investment. While of course much of the news today is about 3D printing, according to Epson President Minoru Usui, current 3D printers lack precision and efficiency, and are limited in the […]

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Worldwide Large-Format Printer Market Posts Third Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide large-format printer (LFP) market recorded positive year-over-year results in both unit shipments (7.4-percent growth) and shipment value (3.7-percent growth) in first-quarter 2014. IDC says this marks the third consecutive quarter of growth in both unit shipments and shipment value. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Large […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/16/2014 – What Sets New OKI A3 Apart; 100-ppm inkjet from Epson; More

This week, there was lots of new hardware, from OKI Data, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Konica Minolta. In a sign of the times, this week it was OKI Data and Lexmark adding new A3 hardware, while Ricoh and Konica Minolta added A4 desktop units. (Speaking of Konica Minolta Business Systems [KMBS], this week, we noted that, […]

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NewWave Technologies to Distribute Epson’s Complete Line of Document Scanners

Epson America reports that it’s set up a partnership with U.S. national distributor NewWave Technologies, which will now distribute the complete line of Epson document scanners, ranging from the portable Epson WorkForce DS-30, to the high-performance Epson WorkForce DS-860 desktop scanner.  NewWave Technologies, is a nation-wide distributor of enterprise content management (ECM) technologies specializing in document and data-management hardware, software, […]

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