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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 Impikia 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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New Next-Generation Canon ‘Maxify’ Wireless Color Inkjets with Business-Oriented Feature Set; New Canon Inkjet Mobile Printer

Canon U.S.A. is launching a new brand name for its new color inkjet All-in-Ones and printers with wireless connectivity, “Maxify.” There are five new Maxify models, all designed for small- and home-office (SOHO) users, and with a more business-oriented feature set than Canon’s Pixma brand: the Maxify MB5320 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-In-One (AIO), the […]

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Judge Dismisses HP Officejet 8500, 8600 Wireless Class-Action Lawsuit

TopClassAction.com reports that a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the wireless connectivity of an HP Officejet 8500 All-in-One “failed during normal use.” Lead plaintiff in the class-action case (Vincent Ferranti, et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Company), Vincent Ferranti, alleged that he […]

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Epson Rolls Out Five New PrecisionCore-Based Color Inkjet Large-Format Printers

Epson America reports that it’s now shipping its next-generation family of large-format color printers, the Epson SureColor T3270, T5270, T7270, T5270D, and T7270D. Equipped with Epson’s latest PrecisionCore TFP  print head and using Epson’s UltraChrome pigment inks, Epson says the SureColor T-Series provides technical, corporate, and marketing professionals an unprecedented combination of precision, performance, and brilliance, and are now available […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/15/2014 – Mobile Print: Too Complicated? Hacked Printer; Memjet at Graph Expo; More

The Million Dollar Question(s) This week, Epson America continues introducing its next-generation color inkjets, ranging from home and photo units, to small-business units. One thing that has struck us about these latest inkjets is the myriad forms of mobile-printing options they support – the latest models, by the way, are Mopria-certified for Android printing. Not […]

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Memjet Partners to Showcase New and Current Printing Systems at Graph Expo 2014

Memjet reports that it will join OEM partners Afinia, Canon, Formax, Neopost, Printware LLC, RTI Digital, and Xante at the Graph Expo 2014 trade show being held next week in Chicago, Illinois. At the event, Memjet’s partners will demonstrate a variety of new and current printing systems that use Memjet’s Waterfall Technology page-wide color inkjet […]

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Epson Launches its First Mopria-Certified All-in-Ones for Android Mobile Printing; New WorkForce Models

Epson America today launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business, the Epson Expression Photo XP-860; Epson Expression Premium XP-820, XP-620, XP-520; and Epson WorkForce WF-2660, WF-2650, and WF-2630. Noting that smartphones and tablets ownership is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018, according to market research from Gartner, Epson says its mobile-print efforts are designed to meet […]

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Canon PIXMA Printer Hacked to Demonstrate Vulnerability of ‘Internet of Things’

In an experiment intended to expose the security vulnerabilities of an interconnected “Internet of Things,” Context Information Security researcher Michael Jordan hacked the touch-screen interface of a Canon PIXMA color inkjet printer to run the video game “Doom.” Jordan explains, “This blog post is another in the series demonstrating current insecurities in devices categorized as the ‘Internet […]

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New Epson Expression Photo XP-860 with Six-Color Ink System, Epson Connect Mobile and Cloud Connectivity

Epson America has added the latest addition to its Expression Photo family, the XP-860 Small-in-One ($299.99 estimated street price), which is designed for home use, and with its six-color ink system, for photo-printing enthusiasts. The Expression Photo XP-860 uses six Epson Claria Photo HD Inks, and can produce borderless images on up to 8.5″x11″ media. It’s also equipped with […]

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New Epson Color Inkjet ‘Small-in-Ones’ with Broad Mobile Printing and Scanning Support

Epson America is introducing its next-generation of “Small-in-Ones” for home and home offices, the Epson Expression Premium XP-520 ($129.99 estimated street price), XP-620 ($149.99 estimated street price), and Expression XP-820 ($199.99 estimated street price) that use Epson’s MicroPiezo color-inkjet printing technology and Epson Claria Premium inks. The Expression Premium family is also equipped with Epson Connect, which enables users […]

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Epson Expands WorkForce Family with New Mobile-Friendly PrecisionCore Color Inkjets for Small and Home Office

Epson America is rolling out the Epson WorkForce 2600-Series of color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and small offices. The new WorkForce WF-2660 ($149.99 estimated street price) and new WF-2650 ($129.99 estimated street price) use Epson’s PrecisionCore print-head technology and all three new All-in-Ones provide wireless connectivity, and a broad range of mobile and remote printing […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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Slight Revenue Increase for HP; Printing Revenue Down, but PC Revenue Up

Hewlett-Packard reported results for its third quarter, with net revenue of $27.6 billion, up 1 percent from the previous year. Third-quarter GAAP earnings per share were $0.52, down 27 percent from the third quarter a year ago, and down from HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.59 to $0.63 per share. Earnings were $1 billion, down 29 […]

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