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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on the Smart MFP; HP Adds to Security Suite, Selling Snapfish; More

Is your MFP smart enough? While print speeds and document-feed speeds still have their place, we’re fast reaching the point were these hardware attributes are being eclipsed by the smart MFP. With the smart MFP, we mean a device that not only prints, copies, scans, and faxes, but one that eases administrative management and security […]

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New HP Suite of Security Solutions Includes Threat Detection, User Profiling, Cloud Protection

April. 21, 2015 — Hewlett-Packard today introduced new security offerings to help organizations adopt a “New School of Cyber Defense” by protecting the interactions between users, applications, and volumes of data exchanged today. As information flows through data centers to the cloud and out to personal devices, HP says the data must be secured at […]

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HP Selling its Snapfish Consumer Photo-Storage and Printing Business

April 21, 2015 — Hewlett-Packard reports that it will be selling Snapfish, its global consumer photo-storage and photo-printing business. District Photo, which provides digital-imaging fulfillment services, will acquire the Snapfish business, including technology assets and employees. HP says its sale of Snapfish is part of its strategy to “focus on the organization” following HP’s previously […]

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HP Appoints Antonio Lucio Chief Marketing Officer of HP Inc.

April 14, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard reports that Antonio Lucio will become chief marketing officer of HP Inc., which consists of HP’s PC and printing businesses, following HP’s separation into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies. Lucio will report to Dion Weisler, future Chief Executive Officer of HP Inc. “Since announcing our plans to separate […]

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HP Previews New PageWide XL Wide-Format Color Inkjet Production Printers

April 14, 2015 –  Hewlett-Packard has upped the ante in the wide-format printing market with its new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers, which it says provide the fastest large-format production printing available in both color and black-and-white modes. According to HP, with a maximum linear speed of 23 meters/minute (75 feet/minute), the PageWide XL […]

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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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This Week in Imaging: HP Enterprise LaserJets with Next-Generation Security; Latest OKI BTA Color MFP; Booming 3D-Printer Market; More

We’re big fans of HP’s Instant Ink Program and pleased to hear that HP is increasing its efforts to tell everybody about its similar SureSupply Auto Delivery for toner. What’s even more interesting is that HP now claims that SureSupply will include third-party toner cartridges as well. We don’t have a list of supported third-party […]

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3D-Printer Market Reaches Over $3.3 Billion Worldwide in 2014

April 2, 2015 – In its latest report, IT market-research firm Canalys estimates that nearly 133,000 3D printers were shipped worldwide in 2014, a substantial increase of 68 percent from 2013. Additionally, market revenue from 3D printers and their associated materials and services rose to $3.3 billion, an increase of 34 percent from 2013. “We’ve […]

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Next-Generation HP Enterprise LaserJet Printers; Extending Automated Toner-Supply to Other Brands

April 1, 2015   Last month, Hewlett-Packard made waves with its new JetIntelligence toner cartridges and next-generation Color LaserJets, while today it continued its technology-refresh with the debut of three new LaserJet Enterprise printers for large-workgroup black-and-white printing, the new HP LaserJet Enterprise M604, M605 and M606 printers, built for workgroups of 10-25 users printing […]

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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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HP Revamps Channel-Partner Programs to Help Partners with Its Separation into Two Companies

March 17, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s updated its channel-partner programs in order to help its distributors and resellers navigate through HP’s upcoming separation into two companies (HP Inc., which will focus on PCs and printing, and HP Enterprise, which will focus on enterprise solutions). It also introduced new programs, including the Partner One […]

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This Week in Imaging: In-Depth with HP JetIntelligence Toner Carts, New LaserJets; More

We attended Hewlett-Packard’s Color LaserJet/JetIntelligence press event held this week in New York City’s Soho district and came away relieved and impressed: relieved that HP has finally updated its popular toner-based LaserJet line with the introduction of new from-the-ground-up designs, and impressed with the new JetIntelligence toner cartridges, as well as with the LaserJets’ upgraded […]

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Hands-On Competitive Test Report and Videos: Canon MAXIFY vs. HP Officejet Pro Inkjet AiO’s — Which Brand is Best for Your Business?

March 11, 2015 – With their rich feature sets and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and energy consumption, we’ve always maintained that in many way, business-inkjet printers represent the cutting edge in a sea of change. More recently, inkjet printers have attained a level of performance and manageability to the point where they can […]

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Re-Engineered HP Color LaserJets with JetAdvantage Cloud-Based Pull Print, Private Print, Faster Print Speeds, More

March 11, 2015 – Along with its new JetIntelligence toner cartridges (see our story here), yesterday in New York, Hewlett-Packard, calling it its most significant re-engineering since the introduction of the HP LaserJet in 1984, unveiled its next-generation LaserJet family, which it says use up to 53-percent less energy, take up to 40-percent less space, and […]

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HP Wants to Give You 33-Percent More Prints with New JetIntelligence Toner Cartridges

March 11, 2015 – Yesterday in New York, we joined Hewlett-Packard as it unveiled its new JetIntelligence all-in-one toner cartridges, along with three new LaserJets, all of which it says represent it most significant laser printing re-engineering since its introduction of the first LaserJet in 1984. According to HP, the new JetIntelligence toner cartridges deliver […]

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Worldwide Production-Print Market Enjoys Double-Digit Growth in Fourth-Quarter 2014

March 4, 2015 – The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit year-over-year shipment growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14). Unit shipments grew 17.1 percent to approximately 11,650 units (printers and MFPs) and shipment value increased 4.5 percent to nearly $1.4 billion in the same time period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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This Week in Imaging: The Case for Inkjet-Production Print, and New Offerings from Canon, Xerox, Kodak

We’ve long extolled the value of ink-on-paper and proposed that some “old school” production-print shops may be willing to transition to ink-on-paper technology and skip right over toner-based imaging due to all of its inherent weaknesses in terms of hardware cost, energy consumption, image permanence, and the nuances of image quality. On the other hand, […]

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Slow Quarter for HP, but Printer Earnings Strong

February 25, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard reported results for its first-quarter ending January 31, 2015, with net revenue of $26.8 billion, down 5 percent versus first-quarter 2014, and net earnings per share of $0.73, down 1 percent from the prior-year period, but within HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.72 to $0.76 per share. Net earnings were $1.4 billion, […]

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