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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 Vortex 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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Top News for the Week of 6/9/2014 – HP PageWide Inkjet for Large Format, Xerox Targeting High-Speed Inkjet, More

This week, inkjet was again in the news, with inkjet news from Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. In particular, this week’s inkjet news involved the commercial and production high-speed inkjet segment – a segment IDC recently pinpointed as enjoying exceptional growth. According to IDC research, the worldwide continuous-feed, digital production-printing market is experiencing a major technology […]

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HP Rolls Out Next-Generation HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses for Printers

Hewlett-Packard today rolled out the HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses, which are built on its flagship HP Indigo 7000 and WS6000 Digital Press series, which have more than 2,000 installations worldwide. According to HP, the sheet-fed HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press provides print service providers (PSPs) a range of new capabilities, including the […]

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In ‘Disruptive’ Move, HP Will Bring Page-Wide Color Inkjet Printing to Large-Format Production Printing

Hewlett-Packard today announced the scaling of its PageWide inkjet color printing – used by its up-to 70-ppm HP Officejet Pro X and Enterprise office printers and MFPs – for use in large-format printers that will be available in the second half of 2015. HP also introduced two new Designjet large-format printers, the HP Designjet T3500 […]

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New Prosper 6000 Inkjet Production Printers from Kodak

Kodak in introducing its latest digital color production printers, the Kodak Prosper 6000 Presses, which it says feature new innovations in paper transport, drying, and writing systems, combined with advanced press-management technology. Based on a new product platform, the systems are designed for production printing in the book-, commercial-, and newspaper-printing businesses, as well as […]

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