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Revenue, Earnings Down for Lexmark’s First Quarter, but Exceeds Forecast

Lexmark International reported results for its first quarter, with revenue and earnings per share exceeding its January guidance. First-quarter revenue of $878 million includes $3 million of acquisition-related adjustments, compared to $884 million for first-quarter 2013. Net earnings were $29 million compared to first-quarter 2013 net earnings of $40 million. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2014 […]

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Lexmark Rolls Out New A4 Desktop Printers Rated at up to 40 PPM and Starting at $199

Lexmark International today introduced new A4 mono desktop printers that it says are designed to bring enterprise-level features to small and mid-size businesses. The new MS310/MS410 Series offers a color display panel, higher paper-input capacity, and optional wireless connectivity. Other features include: Confidential printing – users must authenticate themselves at the control panel in order to access […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/31/2014 – Memjet Partner Expands; New Management Appointments; Xerox Lawsuit

  Markets and Marketing Memjet partners continue to expand in North America, with Reprographic Technology International (RTI) Digital of Ontario, Canada, reporting that it’s negotiated a reseller agreement with #1 Network, under which #1 Network, a distributor of graphics-arts printing systems will sell, market, and support the Memjet-powered RTI Vortex 4200 wide-format printer to its reseller network of over 60 North […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/24/2013 – HP Inkjets for Enterprises; Trouble for MPHJ; More

Product Briefs HP Introduces New 72-ppm Officejet Enterprise Series The most interesting news this week was Hewlett-Packard’s roll-out of a new color inkjet-based Officejet Enterprise series for, as the name implies, large workgroups and enterprises. The series consists of three MFPs and two printers that are based on HP’s PageWide inkjet print-head technology that is […]

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Ricoh, Xerox, Lexmark File Petition with U.S. Patent Office to Invalidate MPHJ’s Scan-Patent Claims

Ricoh Americas, Xerox, and Lexmark International today filed two petitions for Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent No. 8,488,173, and certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,477,410 at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). The new actions are being filed jointly by all three companies in a continuing effort to protect Ricoh, Xerox, and […]

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U.S. Supreme Court: Static Control Can Proceed with Lawsuit Against Lexmark

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Static Control Components, which markets remanufactured and refilled Lexmark toner cartridges, can proceed with a lawsuit against Lexmark International that accuses Lexmark of disparaging its business and harming its reputation The decision was unanimous, and upheld a federal-appeals court ruling allowing Static Control to continue with a false […]

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Lexmark Receives Mopria Mobile-Printing Certification For its MFPs

Lexmark International reports that Mopria global certification across several product series for delivering simple wireless printing from Mopria-certified smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The non-profit Mopria Alliance, which Lexmark is an executive member of, is a non-profit membership organization of global technology companies focused on providing simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/3/2014 – Ricoh A3 Color MFPs, Kodak Alaris, More

Products Ricoh is shipping new A3 color MFPs with cloud connectivity and smartphone apps. On the “old-school paper side” of things, they also feature also a new optional staple-less document finisher that binds pages together without using staples – a good idea, and something that’ll make them attractive in education – besides the mobile printing […]

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Lexmark Cracks Down on Toner-Cartridge Patent Infringers at Remax Tradeshow

MicroScope reports that Lexmark International recently backed a raid at the Remax Paperworld exhibition held in Frankfurt, Germany. Lexmark, along with German authorities and several other vendors seized toner cartridges that were being shown at the Remax trade show, which showcases printer and imaging supplies such as toner cartridges. The raid was led by 10 customs agents who […]

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Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox Sued by Patent-Holding Firm

Marathon Patent Group, a patent-licensing company, reports that its subsidiary, CyberFone Systems, LLC (“CyberFone”), has filed four patent-infringement lawsuits in the United States Eastern District Court of Texas against Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox. CyberFone is asserting infringements relating to U.S. Patent 6,044,382. The complaints allege that the printer companies have infringed, and continue […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/3/2014 – Good News from Japan; Samsung Brings BusinessCore to U.S.; More

Financial News The theme this week in the digital-imaging industry was encouraging financial results from Japanese vendors, including Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Sharp, OKI, and Epson, as they reported results for their third quarter. All of the companies cite the weaker yen as aiding them in their net sales results. The weaker yen makes Japanese products […]

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Company that Purchased Lexmark’s Inkjet Business to Open Facility in Lexington

From The Lane Report: - Funai Electric Co. Ltd. plans to open Funai Lexington Technology Corp. in Fayette County. The technology company will be a subsidiary of the multi-billion dollar global electronics company, which is headquartered in Japan and will employ up to 50 people with an average wage of $100,000 per year. “This is a […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/27/2014

Financial News Both Lexmark and Xerox reported their fourth-quarter and full-year results this week. While it was a tough quarter for Xerox, Lexmark reported a strong quarter and full year, boosted by revenue from its Managed Print Services business and its Perceptive Software business. Canon also reported results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. […]

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Lexmark Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full Year: Record Revenue Growth for Perceptive Software and MPS

Lexmark International today reported financial results for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. For its fourth quarter, revenue was up 4 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, and would have been up 11 percent excluding the decline in its inkjet business, which it has exited. Full-year revenue was also up 4 percent, excluding […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/20/2014 – Ricoh Expands Managed Services with Acquisition, Memjet Expands C6000 Distribution, More

Acquisitions Three interesting acquisitions were announced this week. Konica Minolta acquires a stake in French digital-press maker MGI, while Ricoh make a big move to bolster its services-division with the acquisition of mindSHIFT from Best Buy. MGI, among other things, manages thousands of desktop PCs across the United States. While Ricoh didn’t say how much […]

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Lexmark’s Pay-as-you-Go ‘My Pages’ Printing for Small and Mid-Size Businesses – Purchase Prints at Touch Screen

One of Lexmark International’s newest programs for SMB customers is My Pages – a pay-as-you-go channel program under which companies pay for only the prints they need and can purchase more prints at the Lexmark printer’s touch screen. Under the program, the customer first purchases the Lexmark My Pages printer that best meets their needs. […]

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Cortado Offers Free Pull-Printing Client for Lexmark Printers

Cortado reports that its free Personal Printing client for Lexmark printers is now available. This allows Lexmark printers to be enhanced with user-authenticated pull-printing. With pull-printing, the user submits a print job, and then can choose to print it at any enabled printer by entering their user credentials and selecting their print job.  “Lexmark has […]

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Top News for the Week of 12/9/2013

New Products & Solutions Hewlett-Packard rolled out new high-volume MFPs, the S900 Series, at its HP Discover Conference held in Barcelona, Spain. The new MFPs are sourced from Sharp, confirming recent rumours that Sharp Corporation would be OEMing its high-volume MFPs to HP. But unlike with HP’s past forays into the high-volume segment, HP won’t […]

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