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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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Xerox’s Impika Focusing on Product-Sales Expansion in Asia

Xerox’s Impika reports that it’s strengthening its presence in Asia by building a network of resellers to sell its production inkjet printers for the growing demand for the printing of books, direct mail, catalogs, brochures, invoices, and financial statements. According to research from trade association NPES, China will be the largest print market in the […]

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Memjet: 2014 has been a ‘Banner Year’ with Record Product Development and Growth

San-Diego-based Memjet, maker of page-wide color inkjet print heads for the office-, label-, wide-format-, and package-printing markets, reports that 2014 was a record year for its product development and growth within its partner ecosystem. During 2014, Memjet partners Afinia, Beiren, Colordyne, TechNova, TrojanLabel introduced new Memjet-based printing solutions for the print on-demand business and label-converter […]

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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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Epson Rolls Out ‘World’s Smallest and Lightest’ Mobile Printer, the WorkForce WF-100

Calling it “the world’s smallest and lightest mobile printer,” Epson America is rolling out the Epson WorkForce WF-100 ($349 estimated street price). Designed for mobile workers, the WorkForce WF-100 includes built-in wireless connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, and an integrated rechargeable battery. “Mobile devices are critical tools for professionals, and the sleek, portable, wireless WorkForce WF-100 augments the mobile […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/27/2014 – HP Finally Goes 3D; 9-Color Epson Printer; Vendor Financials; More

The big story this week was Hewlett-Packard’s unveiling of its first HP-developed 3D printer, which uses what HP calls Micro Fusion Technology – which, you guessed it, borrows from HP’s inkjet-printing technology. We hope you read our story, which takes a look at how it works, why it’s different from other additive 3D printers, and […]

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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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New Nine-Color Epson SureColor P600 for Advanced Photo Printing

Epson America is today launching what it’s calling the industry’s most advanced 13-inch photo printer – the Epson SureColor P600. Designed for creative professionals, fine artists, and advanced amateur and pro photographers, the SureColor P600 uses Epson MicroPiezo AMC inkjet print head and Epson’s next-generation UltraChrome HD pigment inks, driven by enhanced AccuPhoto HD printing technology to […]

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Sales Down, Income Flat for Canon’s Third Quarter; Demand for Office Multifunctionals is Steady

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reported results for its fiscal third quarter, with sales down 4.5 percent to ¥872.2 billion (U.S.$8,002 million) and net income down by 1.0 percent to ¥58.2 billion (U.S.$534 million), both compared to the same quarter a year ago. Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were ¥2,667.3 billion […]

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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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