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Top News for the Week of 9/15/2014 – Mobile Print: Too Complicated? Hacked Printer; Memjet at Graph Expo; More

The Million Dollar Question(s) This week, Epson America continues introducing its next-generation color inkjets, ranging from home and photo units, to small-business units. One thing that has struck us about these latest inkjets is the myriad forms of mobile-printing options they support – the latest models, by the way, are Mopria-certified for Android printing. Not […]

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Epson Launches its First Mopria-Certified All-in-Ones for Android Mobile Printing; New WorkForce Models

Epson America today launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business, the Epson Expression Photo XP-860; Epson Expression Premium XP-820, XP-620, XP-520; and Epson WorkForce WF-2660, WF-2650, and WF-2630. Noting that smartphones and tablets ownership is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018, according to market research from Gartner, Epson says its mobile-print efforts are designed to meet […]

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New Epson Expression Photo XP-860 with Six-Color Ink System, Epson Connect Mobile and Cloud Connectivity

Epson America has added the latest addition to its Expression Photo family, the XP-860 Small-in-One ($299.99 estimated street price), which is designed for home use, and with its six-color ink system, for photo-printing enthusiasts. The Expression Photo XP-860 uses six Epson Claria Photo HD Inks, and can produce borderless images on up to 8.5″x11″ media. It’s also equipped with […]

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New Epson Color Inkjet ‘Small-in-Ones’ with Broad Mobile Printing and Scanning Support

Epson America is introducing its next-generation of “Small-in-Ones” for home and home offices, the Epson Expression Premium XP-520 ($129.99 estimated street price), XP-620 ($149.99 estimated street price), and Expression XP-820 ($199.99 estimated street price) that use Epson’s MicroPiezo color-inkjet printing technology and Epson Claria Premium inks. The Expression Premium family is also equipped with Epson Connect, which enables users […]

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Epson Expands WorkForce Family with New Mobile-Friendly PrecisionCore Color Inkjets for Small and Home Office

Epson America is rolling out the Epson WorkForce 2600-Series of color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and small offices. The new WorkForce WF-2660 ($149.99 estimated street price) and new WF-2650 ($129.99 estimated street price) use Epson’s PrecisionCore print-head technology and all three new All-in-Ones provide wireless connectivity, and a broad range of mobile and remote printing […]

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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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