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Canon Expands Cloud-Connected PIXMA Color Photo All-in-One Family with Three New Models

Canon U.S.A. is expanding its PIXMA photo All-in-One family with three new PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-Ones – the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620. Each model is compatible with Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) application and Canon’s new mobile-friendly Easy-PhotoPrint+ Web application, both of which provide cloud-connected printing, as well as editing and personalization of […]

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Memjet Launches Next-Generation Print Engine, Sirius, for More Versatile Media Handling

Memjet, maker of page-wide print heads for color inkjet printing, and headquartered in San Diego, California, is launching its next-generation Sirius-12G compact color print engine sub-system developed for printer manufacturers that wish to create compact color inkjet printers that easily integrate with their their media-handling systems. Memjet says its Sirius print engine makes print-head maintenance […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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RISO Announces Industry’s First In-Line Full-Color Inkjet Print-To-Mail Solution

Riso, Inc. is announcing its launch of the commercial-print industry’s first in-line full color inkjet cut-sheet print-to-mail solution. The firm says its new ComColor 9150 or 7150 printer, in combination with its new Wrapping Envelope Finisher, automatically personalizes documents and envelopes, then addresses, folds, and assembles them into a completed, sealed mail piece – at […]

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Authorities Seize 35,000 Counterfeit Printer Ink Cartridges in Saudi Arabia

Arab News reports that Saudi Arabia authorities have seized some 35,000 counterfeit fake Canon and Hewlett-Packard printer cartridges. According to Arab News, field inspectors for the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry confiscated more than 35,000 fake printer ink cartridges in Riyadh. The inspectors said the poor-quality ink cartridges were designed to be marketed […]

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New HP ‘Instant Ink Professional’ – Print up to 2,000 Pages per Month for $59.99

Hewlett-Packard has introduced Instant Ink Professional, an ink-cartridge subscription program under which users pay a monthly fee to have ink cartridges automatically delivered to them whenever ink levels become low, enabling, for instance, users to print 2,000 pages per month for $59.99 per month. This latest program follows up on HP’s Instant Ink program introduced […]

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Total Sales and Net Income up at Brother; Sales up for Printers and All-in-Ones

Brother International of Japan recently reported that both sales and net income were up for its fiscal first quarter (April to June 2014), continuing the upbeat results for its latest entire fiscal year (see below). Sales for the first quarter were up 15.2 percent to 160 billion yen, while net income was 29 billion yen, […]

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Brother Announces New Business Smart Plus Series of A3 Inkjet All-in-Ones, MFC-J5620DW

Brother International is announcing the first model in a new series of inkjet color All-in-Ones, called the Business Smart Plus Series. The first model is the MFC-J5620DW ($199.99 estimated street price), which will be available in October, and which has a dedicated paper tray for 11″x17″ A3-size media. Brother will also be introducing the MFC-J5720DW ($249.991), […]

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‘BadUSB’ Malware Has Effectively Killed USB Devices in the Enterprise

As our industry is a major source of secure hardware and workflow solutions for the security-conscious enterprise, this news is both disruptive and disturbing. Findings from security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will be presented next week contending that the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. BadUSB is a new form […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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Revenue and Earnings Exceed Epson’s Expectations for Latest Quarter

Seiko Epson of Japan reported that revenue and earnings exceeded its expectations for its latest fiscal quarter, due to a continuing depreciation of the Japanese yen, steady growth in its information-equipment, devices and precision products, and sensing and industrial-solutions business segments. For the quarter, total revenue was 246.2 billion yen, an increase of 10.9 percent versus […]

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Canon Extends imagePROGRAF Large-Format Lineup with Six New Models

Canon U.S.A. today introduced six new models in its imagePROGRAF lineup: four new five-color, large-format inkjet printers: the 36″ iPF785 and iPF780 models, 24″ iPF685 and iPF680 models, and two new large-format imaging systems, the iPF785 MFP M40 and iPF780 MFP M40. Canon says these printers provide faster printing speeds and lower operation costs compared […]

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Epson Beefs up Managed Print Service Offerings with Support for ECi FMAudit

Epson America reports that its WorkForce Pro business printers have achieved validated device-support status for printer-monitoring and management ECi FMAudit software from partner ECi FMAudit. Epson’s validated device-support status with FMAudit provides Managed Print Service (MPS) providers with extensive access, data monitoring and collection to streamline MPS deployments of Epson WorkForce Pro business inkjet printers. According to […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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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 Tokyo 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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