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Revenue, Income up for Epson’s Third Quarter; Ink-Tank Printers Lead Revenue Growth

January 30, 2014 – Seiko Epson of Japan today reported results for its fiscal third quarter, with revenue up 9 percent, and total income for the quarter up 71.9, both versus third-quarter 2013. Revenue for the first nine months of the Epson’s fiscal year was ¥814.8 billion ($6,759,062 thousand U.S.), up 7.9 percent year-over-year. Business profit […]

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Latest Financials from Lexmark, Canon; $29.99 Laser Printer; More

This week in the New York City metropolitan area will probably best be remembered for all the weather analysts who predicted that we’d be buried under several feet of snow and media saying that we’d barely make it out alive. Alas, they were quite wrong – something to also keep in mind when it comes […]

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Epson Officially Announces Print Audit Print-Management Support for Epson WorkForce Pro Models

January 29, 2015 – We’ve been aware of this for some time, but today Epson America officially today announced its partnership with Print Audit, a provider of device and print-management solutions. Epson’s certification of Print Audit applies to the entire line of Epson WorkForce Pro commercial printers and All-in-Ones, including models powered by Epson’s PrecisionCore color inkjet-printing technology. As […]

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Epson Office Scanners Certified for Use with eFileCabinet Document-Management Software

January 27, 2015 – Epson America reports that its WorkForce DS-510, WorkForce DS-760 and WorkForce DS-860 business document scanners have been certified for use with eFileCabinet, a document-management software designed for small and mid-size businesses. eFileCabinet software is designed to meet the needs of SMBs in a range of compliance-heavy verticals including accounting, finance, insurance, HR, small government, […]

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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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Epson Brings Business Inkjets with Replaceable Ink Packs for Printing Up to 75,000 Pages to the U.S.

January 20, 2015 – Epson is introducing its most ambitious and business-oriented inkjets to date to the United States, all three of which feature Epson’s Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS), which is designed for high-yield, low-cost, uninterrupted printing.  The three new units consist of the A3 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 MFP, A4 WorkForce Pro  A4 WF-R5690 MFP, […]

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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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Epson Files Complaint with U.S. ITC for Alleged Ink-Cartridge Patent Infringement by 19 Companies

January 5, 2015 – On December 23rd, Epson Portland and Epson America, both in the United States, and Seiko Epson of Japan filed a complaint requesting that the U.S. International Trade Commission investigate various companies for allegedly infringing upon Epson ink-cartridge patents. In its complaint, Epson argues that the  19 companies unlawfully import into the United States, and […]

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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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Epson Acquires K-Sun to Expand its Presence in the Industrial Label-Printing Market

December 17 2014 – Seiko Epson of Tokyo reports that it’s acquired K-Sun Corporation, a supplier of portable and desktop electronic label printers. Epson says its acquisition of K-Sun, with K-Sun’s more than three decades of experience in the industrial-identifications solutions market, will provide Epson with broader access to labeling customers, as well as expand […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson, OKI Forge Ahead; HP Officejet X Gains Ground; Average Copier-Sales Comp; Badder BadUSB; More

This was a very busy week in the printer and MFP world, and we have lots of news, from everything from the average copier sales person’s annual compensation, to new business inkjet, to Kodak’s reorganization. Also be sure to check out the latest research from the folks at IDC, who’ve previewed a sampling of their […]

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Epson to Invest 12.3 Billion Yen in Inkjet-Printer, Projector, and Smart-Glasses Manufacturing Facility

  December 3, 2014 – Seiko Epson of Tokyo reports that it’ll invest 12.3 billion yen (approximately $103 million U.S.) in its manufacturing subsidiary Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc. to construct a new plant for increasing its production of inkjet printers and LCD projectors. The state-of-the-art facilities will be constructed inside the existing site by the early […]

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New Epson A3 Business Inkjet MFP, Printer, Bring A3 Printing Closer to Workers in Small and Mid-Size Workgroups

December 2, 2014 – Epson America is expanding its portfolio of business-inkjet systems with two new A3  (print and scan on up to 11″x17″ paper) printing solutions that are powered by Epson’s new PrecisionCore color inkjet printing technology, the WorkForce Pro WF-8590 and WF-8090. Designed for small and mid-size companies and corporate workgroups, the new systems print at up […]

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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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Holiday Gifts from Epson for the Connected Person in Your Life – from Smart Glasses to Mobile Printers

Epson has been on a tear lately, releasing a wave of new connected tech solutions, including everything from the littlest All-in-One ever, to a portable scanner, to ground-breaking smart glasses with augmented reality. Virtually all of these will be appreciated by any connected individual or household. Here are several current and recently=-ntroduced Epson products that […]

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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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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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Strong Quarter for Epson; Higher-Priced Inkjet Printers Help Drive Growth

Seiko Epson of Tokyo reported financial results for its latest fiscal period, the six months ending September 2014, with revenue up 8.8 percent to 512 billion yen, and net income up 145.4 percent to 87 billion yen, both compared to the same period a year ago. According to the firm, demand for its inkjet printers […]

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