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Brother Teams up with PrinterOn to Offer PrintSmart Mobile, PrintSmart Mobile Zone

March 5, 2015 – Brother International Europe has teamed up with PrinterOn, a provider of secure mobile printing, to develop two new mobile-print solutions for Brother printers that it’ll offer in six European markets: PrintSmart Mobile Zone is designed for businesses such as hotels, libraries, and airports that wish to provide mobile printing as a service […]

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Horikawa Promoted to Deputy President of OKI Data Americas

March 5, 2015 – OKI Data Americas reports that Sergio Horikawa, former senior vice president of Latin American operations and member of the organization’s board of directors, has been promoted to the position of deputy president of Oki Data Americas. In his new role, Horikawa will continue oversight of Latin American operations, and will assume responsibility […]

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Ninestar, Seine Agree Not to Sell Disputed Toner Cartridges and Drums in U.S.

March 5, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s resolved its patent-infringement disputes against Ninestar Image Tech Limited, Zhuhai Seine Technology,  Ninestar Technology Company, Seine Tech (USA), Seine Image (USA), and Nano Pacific Corporation, all of which collectively do business under the name Ninestar, in the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the […]

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OKI to Demo New MFPS for BTA Channel, Light-Production Print Devices at ITEX Show

March 4, 2015 – OKI Data Americas reports that it’ll be demonstrating its latest MFPs for office and light production printing at the ITEX 2015 National Conference and Expo taking place March 10-12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Broward County Convention Center. OKI will showcase two new A4 printers available through the BTA […]

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IDC: Canon is Market Leader in U.S. Cut-Sheet Production-Print Market

  March 4, 2015 – Canon Solutions America reports that Canon has been named by International Data Corporation (IDC) as the U.S. continuous-feed production-print market-share leader with a 36-percent share. IDC released its findings in its report, U.S. Production Environment 2014 Vendor Shares, published this month (see more on IDC’s report on the worldwide production-printer market […]

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Sharp President to Ask for More Funds from Lenders

March 4, 2015 – The Wall Street Journal reports that Sharp President Kozo Takahashi will meet with Sharp’s two main lenders on March 5th to ask for additional financial support, less than three years after its last bailout, according to the Wall Street Journal’s sources. Takahashi will present a turnaround plan to its lenders, Mitsubishi UFJ […]

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Worldwide Production-Print Market Enjoys Double-Digit Growth in Fourth-Quarter 2015

March 4, 2015 – The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit year-over-year shipment growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14). Unit shipments grew 17.1 percent to approximately 11,650 units (printers and MFPs) and shipment value increased 4.5 percent to nearly $1.4 billion in the same time period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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Three New High-Volume Mono A3 Printer/Copiers from Toshiba

March 3, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is launching three new A3 MFPs, the e-STUDIO907/1057/1207, designed for departmental and light-production printing, and starting at $35,500 (MSRP). TABS also announced the next generation of its Encompass X print-fleet management solution (see below). The e-STUDIO907 is rated at 90 ppm, the e-STUDIO 1057 at 105 ppm, […]

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Four New Brother Document Scanners with Cloud Connectivity, Kofax Certification

March 3, 2015 – Brother International is rolling out four new mid- to high-volume desktop scanners for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) in industries such as healthcare, retail, education, finance, legal, and more, the ImageCenter ADS-2000e ($349.99 ESRP) and ADS-2500We ($699.99 ESRP). Brother also introduce the PDS-5000 and PDS-6000 higher-volume document scanners, but pricing isn’t yet […]

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Canon Europe to Begin Selling and Servicing 3D Systems’ 3D Printers in U.K. and Ireland

February 26, 2015 – Canon is extending its distribution of 3D printers, with Canon Europe announcing a new distribution agreement with major 3D-printer player 3D Systems under which Canon will market, support, and sell 3D Systems’ 3D printers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canon will be selling 3D Systems’ ProJet 1200, 3500 series, 4500, 6000 […]

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Ricoh Five-Color Pro C7100X Production Printer Now Available

February 26, 2015 – Ricoh Americas reports that its new Pro C7100X series, its latest cut-sheet production printer series that offers users a fifth color toner station, is now shipping. Designed for for small and mid-size commercial and production printers, the Pro C7100X series can print jobs that use clear or white ink, for printing […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Shipment Values Increase, Color Laser Makes Gains

February 26, 2015 – Worldwide-hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 1.7 percent year-over-year to $15.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.6 percent year-over-year to 30.8 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in […]

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ECM Provider DocuWare Completes Merger with Westbrook Technologies

February 25, 2015 – DocuWare, which provides enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, reports that, as of January 1, 2015, Westbrook Technologies has been merged into DocuWare Corporation. Previously, DocuWare had acquired the Connecticut-based ECM Westbrook in 2013, and Westbrook had operated as a subsidiary of DocuWare since the acquisition. Effective with the merger, the Westbrook […]

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Canon Officially Launches ‘Niagara’ – the Océ VarioPrint i300 First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Press

February 24, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is officially launching the VarioPrint i300 – previously known as Project Niagara – which is the first high-speed, sheet-fed inkjet press in the Company’s portfolio of production-printing solutions. The Océ VarioPrint i300 is designed to fill the speed and capacity gap that exists between conventional high-end toner-based, sheet-fed and entry-level […]

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Two New Fleet-Management Solutions from Ricoh, Device Manager NX Pro, Device Manager NX Enterprise

February 25, 2015 – Ricoh Americas is introducing two new fleet-management software solutions, Ricoh Device Manager NX Pro and Device Manager NX Enterprise, that it says automate the tracking, analysis and configuration of Ricoh and non-Ricoh printer/MFP fleets across multiple offices and geographies, while also reporting on items such as paper and power consumption. The […]

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Slow Quarter for HP, but Printer Earnings Strong

February 25, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard reported results for its first-quarter ending January 31, 2015, with net revenue of $26.8 billion, down 5 percent versus first-quarter 2014, and net earnings per share of $0.73, down 1 percent from the prior-year period, but within HP’s previously provided outlook of $0.72 to $0.76 per share. Net earnings were $1.4 billion, […]

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X Com Shop Agrees to Stop Selling Toner Cartridges that Allegedly Infringe Upon Canon Patents

February 24, 2015 — Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s resolve a patent-infringement lawsuit against X com shop in the Moscow State Arbitration Court regarding X com shop’s alleged infringement of Canon’s Russian Patent No. 2467370. Under the agreement, X com shop will recognize Canon’s exclusive rights for the patent, and stop selling in […]

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This Week in Imaging: Robots Next for Konica Minolta? New Hardware from OKI, Canon, Epson, Xerox; More

Konica Minolta seems to be one of those companies always willing to experiment and take chances – for instance, it’s the first office-imaging firm to market 3D printers in the United States – and this week we got a look at that at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.’s annual dealer meeting. While Konica Minolta announced […]

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