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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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Middle East and Turkey Printer/MFP Market Growing at Double-Digit Clip

The Middle East and Turkey hardcopy peripherals (HCP) markets continued their strong recovery from the recession by posting their third successive quarter of growth in first-quarter 2014, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research and advisory firm’s Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker for first-quarter 2014 shows that shipments to the combined region were […]

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Xerox Aims to Build Production Inkjet Portfolio Comparable to Toner Portfolio

Speaking at the recent expansion of its Impika facility in Aubagne, France, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns stressed the company’s commitment to production inkjet, commenting, “We need to build the same depth of portfolio in inkjet as we have in xerography. We could have thrown a lot of money at building it up from scratch, but […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/2/2014 – Epson, Brother Ramp up Business Printers; Inside Pharos Beacon; Konica Minolta to Sell 3D Printers; More

Lots of interesting news and analysis this week. First, it’s official: Konica Minolta will be the first to sell 3D printers – sourced from partner 3D Systems – through the U.S. office-equipment channel. We actually learned about this last September at Konica Minolta’s annual dealer meeting, and the idea was enthusiastically received by dealers. Konica […]

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Xerox Opens Inkjet Innovation Centre to Showcase Impika Inkjet Commercial Print

Xerox has just opened a new showroom designed to showcase aqueous inkjet commercial printing systems and products. Called the Impika Inkjet Innovation Centre, and located in Aubagne, France, the showroom is a 91,000-square foot (8,454 square-meter) facility that features Impika’s inkjet devices, adjacent to Impika’s expanded research-and-development and production facilities. In February 2013, Xerox purchased […]

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HP Brings Instant Ink Ink-Cartridge Subscription Program to the United Kingdom

While available in the United States since September 2013, Hewlett-Packard is now bringing its Instant Ink ink-cartridge subscription to the United Kingdom. With the Instant Ink program, users pay a monthly fee to have ink cartridges automatically delivered to them, with eligible HP printers and All-in-Ones communicating to HP via the cloud when ink is […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Market Records Growth for Three Consecutive Quarters

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market grew for the third quarter in a row to 26.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14) resulting in 2.1 percent year-over-year growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The two biggest regions, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and Western Europe, recorded year-over-year […]

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Epson’s New PrecisionCore: Bringing Industrial-Grade Printing to a New Line of Business-Inkjets and More

Epson has introduced its next-generation business inkjet color printers and All-in-Ones for small and mid-size business users, all based on its latest PrecisionCore piezo inkjet-printing technology. What does the latest PrecisionCore promise: in a nutshell, faster print speeds, better image quality, and better reliability – all at up to half the costs of laser, as […]

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Epson SurePress Label Printer Sales Hit One Hundred Worldwide

Epson reports that sales of its SurePress inkjet digital label press had reached 100 shipments  worldwide. The hundredth unit was installed by Kanae Co., Ltd., based in Nagano, Japan. Epson launched the SurePress L-4033A in October 2010, steadily raising the product’s performance on the basis of ongoing discussions with customers, and building up a strong […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/27/2014 – Ink Still Flowing at HP; Ricoh Goes Retail; More

Last week, the big news was about Hewlett-Packard, which reported essentially flat revenue growth for its first quarter. versus its first quarter a year ago. However, in a May 22nd conference call, HP executives provided a deeper look at revenue (HP: Printing, Ink, Continues to Bolster Revenue). Interestingly, while HP’s total printer-hardware revenue was down […]

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HP: Printing, Ink, Continues to Bolster Revenue

Last Thursday, May 22nd, Hewlett-Packard reported results for its second-quarter 2014, with total revenue for the quarter $27.3 billion, down 1 percent versus second-quarter 2013 (see story here). The company also announced that it expects up to another 16,000 in employee layoffs, bringing the total number of layoffs previously announced under its 2012 restructuring program […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/19/2014 – New Print-Management Solutions for Konica Minolta, Kyocera; Inkjet Strong in Production; More

There was no new office-imaging hardware this week, but two vendors introduced print-management solutions: Konica Minolta reported that NSi Output Manager is now available for its bizhub MFPs, while Kyocera Document Solutions reported that Argos OnBoard Print Management is now available for its HyPAS-enabled MFPs. These print-management solutions provide not only tracking of MFP activity […]

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IDC: High-Speed Inkjet-Printing Will Continue to Dominate Global Continuous-Feed Production-Printing Market

The worldwide continuous-feed, digital production-printing market is experiencing significant opportunity, thanks to a major technology shift. According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), the much-anticipated shift from electrophotography (EP) to high-speed inkjet (HSIJ) came to fruition in 2013, and will continue through the 2014-2018 forecast period. Placements of both monochrome and color EP […]

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New Color Inkjet Commercial Sign Printer, the Oce Arizona 6100 Series, from Canon

Canon U.S.A. is launching the Océ Arizona 6100 Series, an entirely new printer platform designed for sign and display print-service providers that produce approximately 325,000 square feet of printed rigid media per year. Comprised of the six-color Océ Arizona 6160 XTS device and the seven-color Océ Arizona 6170 XTS device, Canon says the Océ Arizona […]

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Recovery in India’s Printer/Copier/MFP Market; HP Remains Market Leader

International Data Corporation reports that despite a slowdown in the consumer segment, the India Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) market enjoyed a recovery in first-quarter 2014.  The growth was primarily driven by the government procurement,  and supported by mid-size and large enterprises in India. Hewlett-Packard remained the market leader in India, but Ricoh made very strong gains […]

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