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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on OKI’s New A3 Color MFP; HP PageWide XL Wide-Format Printers; Canon Enhances MFP Security; More

With its innovative marketing and products, we’re big fans of OKI and its products. Plus, we’ve recently speculated that the company will eventually move away from the use of third-party platforms, control panels, and controllers in lieu of home-brewed solutions. Indeed, both OKI Data Americas and OKI Europe recently introduced the new MC873 A3 color […]

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New Job Finisher for Xerox Wide-Format IJP 2000 for Printing as Fast as Five Seconds Per Page

April 16, 2015 – Xerox reports that it’s introducing a new solution from developed with partner Fotoba to provide the industry’s fastest production of full-bleed and multi-up posters, banners, and signage at speeds as fast as five seconds per page. The new Fotoba FHS42 Cutter runs in-line with the Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000, a single-pass-aqueous CYMK […]

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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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Epson’s New SureColor Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer Prints on 17″ Wide Media

April 14, 2015 – Epson America today took the wraps off its new SureColor P800 color inkjet wide-format printer, which is designed for professional use, and can print border-less prints on up to 17″ media. The SureColor P800, which uses Epson’s MicroPiezo AMCTM print-head technology, also uses nine pigment-based 80 ml Epson UltraChrome HD ink cartridges. The SureColor P800 features a […]

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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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New Epson S30675, S50675, S70675 Solvent Ink Wide-Format Printers for Signage, Graphics, Fine-Art Apps

April 9, 2015 – Epson America today launched its enhanced SureColor S-Series line of 64″ large-format color-ink jet printers that use solvent ink. The new SureColor S30675, S50675, and S70675 use Epson’s new PrecisionCore TFP print head and are designed for signage, vehicle graphics, fine art, and packaging markets. Designed and manufactured by Epson from […]

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Epson’s New Expression Home XP-420 ‘Small-in-One’ Inkjet Provides Wireless, Cloud, and Mobile Connectivity

April 9, 2015 – Epson America today introduced the Epson Expression Home XP-420 Small-in-One ($99.99 MSRP) that’s designed as a complete wireless solution with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. The Expression Home XP-420 also comes equipped with Epson Connect, Epson’s suite of mobile print and scan solutions for print and scan from tablets […]

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Canon India Focusing on Laser Printers as Compact-Camera Sales Decline

April 1, 2015 – The Hindu Business Online reports that as Canon’s compact-camera sales are declining, the company is instead focusing on laser printers. Canon India is reportedly bringing in more laser-based MFPs, moving away from compact cameras, with a “back up” in the form of high-end printers and MFP/copiers. Canon India recently introduced a […]

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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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IDC Finds OEM Vendors Pulling Share from Third-Party Vendors for Ink Cartridges in Asia/Pacific

March 12, 2015 – International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the printer-consumable market in the Asia/Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ) declined 0.5 percent sequentially. but increased 4.0 percent year-over-year to reach US $1,729.65 million in fourth-quarter 2014. Out of the total consumable market, third-party (non-OEM) brands contributed nearly US $392 million, which is approximately 23 percent of […]

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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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This Week in Imaging: More on the Production-Print Market; Sharp Seeks Help from Lenders; New High-Volume Toshiba MFPs

Last week, we discussed the state of the production-printing industry as it relates to inkjet technology (see here). This week, we have some interesting news from International Data Corporation (IDC), which reports that the worldwide production-printing market enjoyed double-digit gains in fourth-quarter 2014. The sweet spot in the production-print market appears to be color, with […]

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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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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Shipment Values Increase, Color Laser Makes Gains

February 26, 2015 – Worldwide-hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 1.7 percent year-over-year to $15.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.6 percent year-over-year to 30.8 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in […]

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New Xerox Rialto 900 Color-Inkjet Production Printer First to be Developed with Impika

February 25, 2015 – Xerox is introducing its next-generation color inkjet printing system, the Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet Press, which it developed with Impika, a French production-printing company that Xerox acquired in February 2013. The firm says the Rialto 900 creates a new space in the “booming production color-inkjet segment” as the world’s only fully […]

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Canon Officially Launches ‘Niagara’ – the Océ VarioPrint i300 First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Press

February 24, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is officially launching the VarioPrint i300 – previously known as Project Niagara – which is the first high-speed, sheet-fed inkjet press in the Company’s portfolio of production-printing solutions. The Océ VarioPrint i300 is designed to fill the speed and capacity gap that exists between conventional high-end toner-based, sheet-fed and entry-level […]

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This Week in Imaging: Robots Next for Konica Minolta? New Hardware from OKI, Canon, Epson, Xerox; More

Konica Minolta seems to be one of those companies always willing to experiment and take chances – for instance, it’s the first office-imaging firm to market 3D printers in the United States – and this week we got a look at that at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.’s annual dealer meeting. While Konica Minolta announced […]

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