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Top News for the Week of 10/20/2014 – HP 3D Printer on the Way? Wasting Time at the ‘Copier’? More

We know it’s been coming, but it seems October 29th may be the day that HP introduces its first HP-developed 3D printer (HP had at one time been selling 3D printers, but they were sourced from another vendor). We’re just speculating at this point, but HP CEO Meg Whitman has cited slow 3D print speed […]

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Xerox Adds MICR Printing and Coating Options to ciPress Inkjet Production-Printing Systems

Xerox reports that it’s added three new features – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR), an in-line coating system, and an ink measurement and proofing tool – to its CiPress Production Inkjet Systems. The firm says these enhancements provide a new set of applications – such as printing checks, rebate coupons, and financial forms with MICR printing […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/13/2014 – New Xerox Hardware, ‘Copier’ Dealer Goes 3D; More

This week, we saw new hardware from Xerox – a standalone desktop printer and a desktop All-in-One based on the printer – both designed for small teams and workgroups. Also new is the higher-volume WorkCentre 4265, designed for enterprises and large workgroups, that prints up to 55 ppm, scans up to 70 ipm, and is […]

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New Epson SureLab D700 is Mini Version of SureLab D3000 Professional Photo Printer

Epson India has introduced a mini desktop version of Epson’s SureLab D3000 professional color inkjet photo printer, the SureLab D700, which is designed for use by commercial photographers and photo labs. The new six-color SureLab D700 uses Epson’s Micro Piezo print-head technology for color inkjet printing, and prints at up to 1,440 x 720 dpi resolution […]

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Konica Minolta Acquiring Italian Inkjet Textile Printer Sales Company, Verga

Konica Minolta of Tokyo reports that it’s acquiring Verga IT S.r.l., an Italian inkjet textile-printer sales company. Through the acquisition, Konica Minolta has established Konica Minolta IJ Textile Europe S.r.l., headquartered in Bregnano, Como, Italy. This is Konica Minolta’s first overseas sales subsidiary for its industrial inkjet-printer business. The firm says the new company is […]

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Printer and MFP Shipments Down in Russia, Reports IDC

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), reports that in the second quarter of 2014, the Russian market for hardcopy peripherals (HCP) contracted almost 15 percent in volume and more than 13 percent in value compared to the same period last year. For the specified period, more than 735,000 single-function printers and MFPs were shipped. Note that […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/6/2014 – What does the HP split mean for HP printing? Samsung and 3D Printing; More

  The big news this week of course was the split of Hewlett-Packard into two companies – HP Enterprise Services, which will be devoted to infrastructure and software for large organizations, and HP Inc., which will consist of HP’s PC and printing groups. While it’s of course impossible to predict what effect this will have […]

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HP Sues Ninestar and Apex for Inkjet-Cartridge Patent Infringement

Hewlett-Packard has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Ninestar Technologies and Apex Microelectronics in the United States California Northern District for inkjet-cartridge patent infringement. The case is Hewlett-Packard versus Ninestar Image Tech Limited (China), Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. (China), and Apex Microelectronics Co., Ltd. HP is seeking triple damages, as well as a judgment acknowledging that the companies infringed […]

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New Memjet-Powered Colordyne CDT 3600 Series Digital Label and Tag Production-Printing System

Memjet reports that partner Colordyne Technologies has launched its CDT 3600 Series of digital print systems as a full-featured process color digital label and tag production system with an enhanced web-handling system, and powered by Memjet page-wide color inkjet technology. Memjet says the new CDT 3600 Series’ web-handling system provides flexibility and modularity, supporting custom […]

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Epson Releases New EcoTank All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Tanks in Western Europe

Epson U.K. is introducing two new color inkjet All-in-Ones for small offices, the Ecotank L355 and Ecotank L555, which feature refillable ink tanks and are equipped with enough ink to print up to 4,000 pages in black and 6,500 pages in color, without users needing to replace ink cartridges. Simon Hanly, product manager for Epson UK, […]

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HP to Split into Two Companies, One Dedicated to Enterprise Solutions, One to Personal Computing and Printing

This morning, Hewlett-Packard announced that it will be splitting into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies. One of the companies will consist of HP’s enterprise-technology infrastructure, software, and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while the other company will consist of HP’s personal-systems PC and printing businesses, which will do business […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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HP to Develop High-Volume Inkjet Printers; Debuts Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses

Hewlett-Packard is introducing its new HP Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses, as well as new production-printing services. The firm also announced it would be developing high-volume inkjet-printing solutions with partner Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) (see below). HP says its new HP Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses and new HP Service Advantage portfolio enable print service providers […]

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New HP Officejet 8040 All-in-One with Neat Cloud Service, Instant Ink Eligibility

Hewlett-Packard and partner the Neat Company today announced a new HP Officejet color inkjet All-in-One with built-in Neat cloud-based Smart Organization System for cloud-based document storage. Designed for home and small offices, HP says the new Officejet 8040 with Neat e-All-in-One ($399.99 estimated street price) provides all the features of an HP e-All-in-One plus a […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/22/2014 – New Ricoh, Xerox Inkjet Production-Print; Canon ‘Maxify'; MPHJ, HP Lawsuits Dismissed; More

Inkjet technology dominates the week with announcements of new inkjet systems from Canon, Epson, Xerox, Memjet, and Ricoh. The new inkjet systems range in size from portable printers to big-iron production-printing systems. Sprinkle in a couple of 3D-printing announcements and new workflow solutions, and we’ve had a busy week of toner-free news. One of the […]

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Xerox Impika Color Inkjet iPrint eVolution Digital-Color Press Makes North American Debut

Making its North American debut at Graph Expo, Xerox says its new Xerox Impika iPrint eVolution is notable for its flexibility and scalability, providing print-service providers another way to capitalize on inkjet printing’s business-growth potential. Flexible enough to handle both plain papers and high-quality, inkjet-treated stocks, the eVolution’s drop-on-demand piezoelectric production inkjet system runs at […]

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TrojanLabel Launches Memjet-Powered TrojanTwo Mini Digital Label Press

TrojanLabel, manufacturer of full-color label printers, today announced the availability of its next-generation label printing press, the TrojanTwo, powered by Memjet’s page-wide color inkjet print-head technology. Memjet says the TrojanTwo provides all of the print speed and capabilities of a larger and more expensive system, but is housed in a compact industrial design. Other product […]

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Ricoh Previewing New Pro C7100X Production Color-Printing Family, New Continuous-Feed Inkjet Pro VC60000 at Graph Expo

Ricoh Americas is previewing the new Ricoh Pro C7100X series, its latest production cut-sheet device family that provides a fifth color station. With the added station available for either white or clear ink, Ricoh says these high-speed, production color printers and MFPs enable commercial printers to expand their application portfolio. The Pro C7110X, which is […]

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