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RTI Digital Expands Distribution of Memjet-Powered Vortex 4200 Wide-Format Printer

RTI Digital, part of the Reprographic Technology group of companies and a supplier to the digital production print, wide-format print, and label-print markets, reports that it’s negotiated new reseller agreements with Adkote, CMYUK, Druma, and Printingworld. The new reseller agreements are designed to support RTI Digital’s global brand awareness and grow sales of its Vortex […]

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PrinterPoint is Managed Print Services for Wide-Format Printers

There’s managed print services (MPS) for office printers and MFPs, but what about managing wide-format printer? Sepialine has a solution with its just released Printerpoint, a cloud-based wide-format MPS solution for dealers and resellers of Hewlett-Packard, Canon, and Océ printers. According to Sepialine, Printerpoint simplifies printer meter-read collection, provides instant device error and warning messages, and […]

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New Brother Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One with 11″x17″ Printing and $169.99 Street Price

Brother International is introducing new Business Smart color inkjet All-in-Ones that it says feature lower price points, faster print speeds, and improved color touch screen. Designed for small and home offices, the new Business Smart printers start at $169.99 and are rated up to 20 (black)/18 (color) ppm. Brother also introduced a new inkjet All-in-One with […]

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Epson to Invest Some 10 Billion Yen Over 12 Months in PrecisionCore Inkjet Printing

Epson of Toyko reports that it’s increasing the production capacity of its PrecisionCore inkjet print heads. PrecisionCore print heads, which Epson says provide “blazing fast print speeds and stunning image quality,” are used primarily in Epson’s office, commercial, and industrial inkjet printers. The company is investing approximately 10 billion yen (approximately $98 million U.S.) beginning […]

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Epson Introduces First A3 Inkjet Printers with Continuous Ink Supply System

Epson Middle East is launching its first A3 color printers (print on up to 11″x17″ media) that feature its continuous ink supply system (CISS). Available in the Middle East, the new L1300 is a four-color A3 printer, designed to deliver low-cost printing to offices with high print volumes, while the L1800 is designed for photographers, […]

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Canon Hit with Class-Action Suit Claiming PIXMA Print-Head Defect

Law360 reports that Canon U.S.A. Inc. was hit with a class-action lawsuit in June, claiming that several of its PIXMA inkjet printers have a defect with their inkjet print heads that makes the printers inoperable after their warranty runs out. The complaint was filed in New York federal court on Jun 27th by Texas resident Marcus […]

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Epson Rolls Out Next-Generation SureColor T-Series Printers with PrecisionCore TFP Inkjet Print Head

Epson America today introduced its next-generation family of large-format color printers, the Epson SureColor T3270, T5270, T7270, T5270D, and T7270D. Available in both single- and now dual-roll models, the SureColor T-Series features the Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP inkjet print head and Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink, and are designed for technical, corporate, and marketing, for printing CAD drawings, GIS maps, corporate graphics, retail […]

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Konica Minolta Lays out Compelling Roadmap for Printing: from Production, to Office, A4, and 3D Printing

This week, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. held its “Print Production Technology Showcase and Our Blueprint for the Future” conference for press and analysts, where Konica Minolta executives introduced the new bizhub PRESS C1100, a flagship digital color production-printing system, and also laid out where the company stands today and its roadmap for the future, […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/30/2014 – Good News for Production Printing; Average Copier Sales-Manager Compensation; More

Is this a trend? It sure seems like it. Last week, we reported on IDC research showing that the worldwide large-format printer market enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of growth in terms of both unit shipments and shipment value (7.4 percent and 3.7 percent respectively) for first-quarter 2014. This week, IDC delivered more good news, […]

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Epson to Market Inkjet Mobile Printers, Introduces PX-S05

Akihabara News, a Toyko-based news site reporting on technology news in Japan and Asia, reports that on June 27th, Seiko Epson of Toyko announced that it’ll be making a “full-scale entry” into the mobile-printer business with mobile printers based on its inkjet-printing technology. The site also reported that Epson previewed its smallest and lightest A4-size mobile […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/23/2014 – Toshiba’s New A3 Mono MFP Family; How Users are Printing; HP Lawsuit; More

This week’s news that Hewlett-Packard announced two new Officejet Pro inkjet models will probably be met with a “sigh, so what” by most of our readers. However, everybody should take note that HP is still very good at innovating on the marketing end of things. Consider its economical and convenient Instant Ink Program, which one […]

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HP Sues Datel for $30 Million in Ink-Cartridge Trade-Secrets Lawsuit

Law360 reports that Hewlett-Packard filed a $30 million trade-secrets suit on June 23rd in California federal court that accuses Datel Holdings Ltd. of misappropriating HP master-key security codes in microchips used in HP ink cartridges. HP alleges that Datel, whose subsidiaries design and develop microchips for use in printer cartridges, cracked the security used by HP’s ink-cartridge […]

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New HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One and ePrinter; All-in-One Eligible for Instant Ink Program

Hewlett-Packard is announcing new small-business color inkjets, the HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One ($179.99) and HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter ($99). With the Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One, customers can enroll in HP’s Instant Ink ink-cartridge-subscription program. Instant Ink is HP’s ink-cartridge replacement service that it says saves customers up to 50 percent on ink costs. […]

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Epson Betting Big on Inkjet, to Invest $100 Million

The Wall Street Journal reports that Seiko Epson of Japan is betting big on inkjet printing – to the tune of a planned $100 million investment. While of course much of the news today is about 3D printing, according to Epson President Minoru Usui, current 3D printers lack precision and efficiency, and are limited in the […]

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Worldwide Large-Format Printer Market Posts Third Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide large-format printer (LFP) market recorded positive year-over-year results in both unit shipments (7.4-percent growth) and shipment value (3.7-percent growth) in first-quarter 2014. IDC says this marks the third consecutive quarter of growth in both unit shipments and shipment value. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Large […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/16/2014 – What Sets New OKI A3 Apart; 100-ppm inkjet from Epson; More

This week, there was lots of new hardware, from OKI Data, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Konica Minolta. In a sign of the times, this week it was OKI Data and Lexmark adding new A3 hardware, while Ricoh and Konica Minolta added A4 desktop units. (Speaking of Konica Minolta Business Systems [KMBS], this week, we noted that, […]

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Alpha Imaging to Resell Memjet-Powered RTI Digital Vortext 4200 in Northeast U.S.

RTI Digital, part of the Reprographic Technology group of companies and a supplier to the digital production-print, wide-format print and label-print markets, reports that it’s entered into a reseller agreement with Alpha Imaging. Under the partnership, Alpha Imaging will sell and provide-integration support for the RTI Vortex 4200, a wide-format color inkjet printer, to its […]

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Epson Previews 100-PPM Inkjet Printer with Page-Wide Print Head, Replaceable Ink Packs

The Australian Financial Times reports that Seiko Epson of Tokyo is previewing a 100-ppm inkjet printer that features 11 stationary print heads stacked together across the full width of a page, providing inkjet printing at up to 100 ppm. John Davidson reporting for The Australian Financial Times writes: “…(Epson) has also demonstrated to its staff a […]

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