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Epson Rolls Out ‘World’s Smallest and Lightest’ Mobile Printer, the WorkForce WF-100

Calling it “the world’s smallest and lightest mobile printer,” Epson America is rolling out the Epson WorkForce WF-100 ($349 estimated street price). Designed for mobile workers, the WorkForce WF-100 includes built-in wireless connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, and an integrated rechargeable battery. “Mobile devices are critical tools for professionals, and the sleek, portable, wireless WorkForce WF-100 augments the mobile […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/27/2014 – HP Finally Goes 3D; 9-Color Epson Printer; Vendor Financials; More

The big story this week was Hewlett-Packard’s unveiling of its first HP-developed 3D printer, which uses what HP calls Micro Fusion Technology – which, you guessed it, borrows from HP’s inkjet-printing technology. We hope you read our story, which takes a look at how it works, why it’s different from other additive 3D printers, and […]

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Laser and Inkjet Printer and All-in-One Sales up Three Percent in Western Europe

According to London-based IT market-research firm CONTEXT, unit sales of printer hardware returned to positive year-over-year growth of 3 percent in Western Europe in the third-quarter 2014. These findings mark several consecutive quarters of positive growth of laser-printer sales in Western Europe. CONTEXT says continuous positive performance of laser MFPs and increasing distribution sales of inkjet […]

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New Nine-Color Epson SureColor P600 for Advanced Photo Printing

Epson America is today launching what it’s calling the industry’s most advanced 13-inch photo printer – the Epson SureColor P600. Designed for creative professionals, fine artists, and advanced amateur and pro photographers, the SureColor P600 uses Epson MicroPiezo AMC inkjet print head and Epson’s next-generation UltraChrome HD pigment inks, driven by enhanced AccuPhoto HD printing technology to […]

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Sales Down, Income Flat for Canon’s Third Quarter; Demand for Office Multifunctionals is Steady

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reported results for its fiscal third quarter, with sales down 4.5 percent to ¥872.2 billion (U.S.$8,002 million) and net income down by 1.0 percent to ¥58.2 billion (U.S.$534 million), both compared to the same quarter a year ago. Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 were ¥2,667.3 billion […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/20/2014 – HP 3D Printer on the Way? Wasting Time at the ‘Copier’? More

We know it’s been coming, but it seems October 29th may be the day that HP introduces its first HP-developed 3D printer (HP had at one time been selling 3D printers, but they were sourced from another vendor). We’re just speculating at this point, but HP CEO Meg Whitman has cited slow 3D print speed […]

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Xerox Adds MICR Printing and Coating Options to ciPress Inkjet Production-Printing Systems

Xerox reports that it’s added three new features – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR), an in-line coating system, and an ink measurement and proofing tool – to its CiPress Production Inkjet Systems. The firm says these enhancements provide a new set of applications – such as printing checks, rebate coupons, and financial forms with MICR printing […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/13/2014 – New Xerox Hardware, ‘Copier’ Dealer Goes 3D; More

This week, we saw new hardware from Xerox – a standalone desktop printer and a desktop All-in-One based on the printer – both designed for small teams and workgroups. Also new is the higher-volume WorkCentre 4265, designed for enterprises and large workgroups, that prints up to 55 ppm, scans up to 70 ipm, and is […]

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New Epson SureLab D700 is Mini Version of SureLab D3000 Professional Photo Printer

Epson India has introduced a mini desktop version of Epson’s SureLab D3000 professional color inkjet photo printer, the SureLab D700, which is designed for use by commercial photographers and photo labs. The new six-color SureLab D700 uses Epson’s Micro Piezo print-head technology for color inkjet printing, and prints at up to 1,440 x 720 dpi resolution […]

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Konica Minolta Acquiring Italian Inkjet Textile Printer Sales Company, Verga

Konica Minolta of Tokyo reports that it’s acquiring Verga IT S.r.l., an Italian inkjet textile-printer sales company. Through the acquisition, Konica Minolta has established Konica Minolta IJ Textile Europe S.r.l., headquartered in Bregnano, Como, Italy. This is Konica Minolta’s first overseas sales subsidiary for its industrial inkjet-printer business. The firm says the new company is […]

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Printer and MFP Shipments Down in Russia, Reports IDC

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), reports that in the second quarter of 2014, the Russian market for hardcopy peripherals (HCP) contracted almost 15 percent in volume and more than 13 percent in value compared to the same period last year. For the specified period, more than 735,000 single-function printers and MFPs were shipped. Note that […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/6/2014 – What does the HP split mean for HP printing? Samsung and 3D Printing; More

  The big news this week of course was the split of Hewlett-Packard into two companies – HP Enterprise Services, which will be devoted to infrastructure and software for large organizations, and HP Inc., which will consist of HP’s PC and printing groups. While it’s of course impossible to predict what effect this will have […]

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HP Sues Ninestar and Apex for Inkjet-Cartridge Patent Infringement

Hewlett-Packard has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Ninestar Technologies and Apex Microelectronics in the United States California Northern District for inkjet-cartridge patent infringement. The case is Hewlett-Packard versus Ninestar Image Tech Limited (China), Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. (China), and Apex Microelectronics Co., Ltd. HP is seeking triple damages, as well as a judgment acknowledging that the companies infringed […]

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New Memjet-Powered Colordyne CDT 3600 Series Digital Label and Tag Production-Printing System

Memjet reports that partner Colordyne Technologies has launched its CDT 3600 Series of digital print systems as a full-featured process color digital label and tag production system with an enhanced web-handling system, and powered by Memjet page-wide color inkjet technology. Memjet says the new CDT 3600 Series’ web-handling system provides flexibility and modularity, supporting custom […]

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Epson Releases New EcoTank All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Tanks in Western Europe

Epson U.K. is introducing two new color inkjet All-in-Ones for small offices, the Ecotank L355 and Ecotank L555, which feature refillable ink tanks and are equipped with enough ink to print up to 4,000 pages in black and 6,500 pages in color, without users needing to replace ink cartridges. Simon Hanly, product manager for Epson UK, […]

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HP to Split into Two Companies, One Dedicated to Enterprise Solutions, One to Personal Computing and Printing

This morning, Hewlett-Packard announced that it will be splitting into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies. One of the companies will consist of HP’s enterprise-technology infrastructure, software, and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while the other company will consist of HP’s personal-systems PC and printing businesses, which will do business […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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HP to Develop High-Volume Inkjet Printers; Debuts Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses

Hewlett-Packard is introducing its new HP Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses, as well as new production-printing services. The firm also announced it would be developing high-volume inkjet-printing solutions with partner Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) (see below). HP says its new HP Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses and new HP Service Advantage portfolio enable print service providers […]

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