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HP Announces New Chain of Command for HP Enterprise and HP Inc.

January 26, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard today announced new management roles for its two newly created companies, HP Enterprise and HP Inc. (In October 2014, the HP announced that it was splitting into two publicly traded companies: HP Enterprise, which will be dedicated to enterprise-business solutions, and HP Inc., which will be dedicated to personal computing and […]

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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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U.K. Fraud Office Ends HP Autonomy Investigation, but Investigation Continues in U.S.

January 19, 2014 – Bloomberg News reports that the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its investigation of Hewlett-Packard’s $10 billion takeover over Autonomy Corporation.. The SFO ended its investigation after finding “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.” However, the U.S. Department of Justice is still investigating the deal, and the SFO […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Battles Patent Infringers; Upcoming Conferences & Expos; Smallest AiO; More

In a slow news week, there’s at least one odd piece that makes you go “hmm” – Sharp sells its U.S. headquarters. but will lease it and stay put. We’re used to posting virtually every week news of Canon Inc. waging war against alleged toner-cartridge patent infringers across the globe, but this week HP made […]

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HP Filing Bevy of Ink-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuits Against Companies in Europe & U.S.

January 9, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard is stepping up its game in protecting its ink-cartridge patents, with the company announcing a series of worldwide legal actions in its ongoing fight to combat the sale of third-party inkjet cartridges that it says infringe upon its patents. In the Netherlands, HP has initiated three separate litigation cases against […]

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HP: Intel’s I7 Chip to Power HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer

  January 7, 2014 – At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently being held in Las Vegas, Hewlett-Packard showcased its Multi Jet Fusion, its first 3D printer, and first previewed in October 2014. HP also provided more details on the Multi Jet Fusion, revealing that Intel Corporation’s Core i7 chip will be used to power […]

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2014 Year in Review: Improving Sales & Market; Inkjet in the Office & Print Shop; 2D Vendors Go 3D; More

We’ve been hard at work in 2014 keeping on top of  the many important events and trends in the printer and copier/MFP industry. Overall, the major trends and developments in 2014 include: a modest overall worldwide recovery for sales and shipments of printers and copier/MFPs; much improved financial results from many Japanese vendors; and the […]

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This Week in Imaging: Canon’s Maxify Strategy; New Sharp MFPs; HP Instant Ink via Staples; More

We like what Canon’s doing with its new Maxify line of inkjet printers for business. While we initially wondered why customers would choose Maxify over the more glitzy Canon Pixma inkjet products, Canon did a yeoman’s job of answering our questions during their recent Webinair. Although similarly priced, the main differentiators are high-yield ink cartridges […]

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Staples Now Offering HP’s Instant Ink Ink-Cartridge Subscription Program

December 9, 2014 – Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s formed an agreement with office-supplies store Staples, with Staples becoming the newest U.S. retailer to provide HP’s Instant Ink replacement service, the HP program that HP says can save customers up to 50 percent on the cost of ink. HP’s Instant Ink services will now be available at more […]

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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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HP: Triple-Digit Growth for Officejet X Printers, New Toner Supplies to Deter Third-Party Cloning on the Way

December 1, 2014 – Last Wednesday, November 25th, Hewlett-Packard released results for its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 (see story here). HP also held an earnings conference call with investors, during which HP Chairman, CEO and President Meg Whitman and HP CFO Cathie Lesjak provided further details on HP’s printing business, including new toner products […]

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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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Flat Fourth Quarter for HP; Reports Full-Year Results

November 26, 2014 – Hewlett-Packard today reported results for its fourth-quarter 2014 and for full-year 2014. 2014 net revenue was $111.5 billion, down 1 percent from the prior-year period, while 2014 net earnings per share (EPS) was $2.62, but within HP’s previously provided outlook of $2.60 to $2.64 per share. Net earnings for 2014 were $5.0 billion, […]

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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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HP Printer Veteran Joins 3D-Printing Company Stratasys

November 20, 2014 – 3D-printing company Stratasys reports that Chris Morgan has joined Stratasys as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO). Morgan is a 25-year veteran of HP. Effective immediately, Morgan will assume responsibility for Stratasys’ global marketing activities, including developing strategy and building a global team that will support the company’s worldwide […]

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HP’s Dion Weisler: The Vision and Promise of Blended Reality

From the blog of Dion Weisler, executive vice president of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems division, and soon-to-be president and CEO of HP’s new HP, Inc.: “HP helped found Silicon Valley and built a rich heritage of innovation that has made it one of the world’s leading technology companies. Today, we are delivering on our […]

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Laser and Inkjet Printer and All-in-One Sales up Three Percent in Western Europe

According to London-based IT market-research firm CONTEXT, unit sales of printer hardware returned to positive year-over-year growth of 3 percent in Western Europe in the third-quarter 2014. These findings mark several consecutive quarters of positive growth of laser-printer sales in Western Europe. CONTEXT says continuous positive performance of laser MFPs and increasing distribution sales of inkjet […]

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HP Delivers its First 3D Printer, Said to be Faster and Offering More Object Strength and Detail

Today in New York, Hewlett-Packard unveiled its first HP-developed 3D printer, which uses HP’s new additive Multi Jet Fusion technology, which in turn borrows from HP’s thermal inkjet-printing technology, to produce three-dimensional objects. It uses a four-step procedure in which liquid material is applied to a material coating, then heated and fused to build up a […]

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