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Xerox to Mass-Produce Thinfilm Memory Labels at Webster, N.Y., Facility

January 23, 2015 – Norway-based Thin Film Electronics, a developer and marketer of printed electronics and smart systems, reports that it’s formed a partnership with Xerox under which Xerox is licensing Thinfilm’s proprietary technology to manufacture Thinfilm Memory labels. Thinfilm Memory labels are the only printed, rewritable-memory commercially available today.  Xerox will develop a marketing strategy targeted […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson’s Revolutionary RIPS Inkjets; Ricoh Europe Goes 3D; More

Epson brings it on to the U.S. with a new high-volume PrecisionCore-based color inkjet MFP with complete A3 capabilities, maximum 1,830-sheet media capacity, and ink packs that yield up to 75,000 pages. The flagship WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 starts at $5,999 and has an optional 2×500-sheet paper deck that converts it into a free-standing console unit. This product […]

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New Large-Format Inkjet imagePROGRAF iPF670, imagePROGRAF iPF770 Printers from Canon

January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is rolling out three new large-format printers, as well as a newly enhanced Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP). Canon says the 24″ imagePROGRAF iPF670 printer ($1,295 MSRP), 36″ imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer ($3,495 MSRP), and imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP M40 Scan-to Print/File/Share System ($7,495 MSRP) provides cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand […]

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Ricoh Europe to Begin Selling Leapfrog 3D Printers

January 21, 2015 – Ricoh Europe reports that it’s partnering with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe beginning this month. Ricoh says it’ll provide a complete support package for customers for the Leapfrog 3D printers, including the ability to add 3D printers to an existing Ricoh print-service […]

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Epson Brings Business Inkjets with Replaceable Ink Packs for Printing Up to 75,000 Pages to the U.S.

January 20, 2015 – Epson is introducing its most ambitious and business-oriented inkjets to date to the United States, all three of which feature Epson’s Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS), which is designed for high-yield, low-cost, uninterrupted printing.  The three new units consist of the A3 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 MFP, A4 WorkForce Pro  A4 WF-R5690 MFP, […]

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Xerox’s Global Imaging Systems Acquires Alabama Division of The Stewart Organization

January 19, 2015 – Xerox’s Global Imaging Systems (GIS) has acquired the Alabama division of The Stewart Organization, one of the largest document-equipment dealers in North America in a move that Xerox says will boost its expansion into the small and mid-size business and managed-services markets. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Under the acquisition, […]

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U.K. Fraud Office Ends HP Autonomy Investigation, but Investigation Continues in U.S.

January 19, 2014 – Bloomberg News reports that the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ended its investigation of Hewlett-Packard’s $10 billion takeover over Autonomy Corporation.. The SFO ended its investigation after finding “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction.” However, the U.S. Department of Justice is still investigating the deal, and the SFO […]

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ITEX Office-Equipment Trade Show Scheduled for March 10 – 12 in Fort Lauderdale

January 16, 2015 – The ITEX National Conference and Expo, an annual office-equipment and solutions trade show, has released its conference program for its 2015 event, which takes place March 10 – 12, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event will feature two new executive workshops hosted by InfoTrends and […]

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Eliott Peck Appointed CEO of Canon U.S.A.’s Information Technology Services

January 16, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. reports that it’s made several senior executive appointments and promotions. Among them is the promotion of Eliott Peck, senior vice president and general manager of the Canon’s Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, to chairman and chief executive officer of Canon Information Technology Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Battles Patent Infringers; Upcoming Conferences & Expos; Smallest AiO; More

In a slow news week, there’s at least one odd piece that makes you go “hmm” – Sharp sells its U.S. headquarters. but will lease it and stay put. We’re used to posting virtually every week news of Canon Inc. waging war against alleged toner-cartridge patent infringers across the globe, but this week HP made […]

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Xerox to Market Kofax’s Total Agility Platform to Enhance its MPS and Document-Management Services

January 15, 2015 – Kofax, a leading provider of automated document-processing software reports that it’s formed a global partnership with Xerox under which Xerox will sell, market, deploy and support Kofax’s TotalAgility, a “smart process” application development and deployment platform. Xerox says the partnership will enhance its managed-print and document-management services. Kofax’s sales and services staff will […]

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New Panasonic Document Scanners Feature Nuance PaperPort 14 Professional Software

January 15, 2015 – Panasonic is launching two new workgroup document scanners, the Panasonic KV-S1057C and KV-S1027C. The firm says the scanners’ small footprint design allows them to fit into small spaces, such as counter tops in reception areas of a bank or hospital, and that they feature new paper-feed mechanisms for faster scanning of […]

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Exploring Inkjet and 3D-Printing Opportunities at the Ink Jet Printing World Conference 2015

January 14, 2015 – Inkjet and 3D-printing professionals are invited to explore inkjet and 3D-printing opportunities – from office-document printing, to large-format graphics printing, product decoration, 3D printing, and more – at the IMI’s Ink Jet Printing World 2015 conference being held February 3-6, 2015  at the Florida Hotel  and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The conference’s schedule is […]

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Chinese Company Baidu Rumored to be Acquiring Nuance Communications

January 13, 2015 – The Boston Business Journal reports that Nuance Communications, which is based in Burlington, Vermont, and markets speech-recognition and document-conversion and scanning products, may be acquired by Chinese Web-services company Baidu. Asian Sweeper, a Web site focused on business in Asia, first reported on the possible sale. Baidu, which is valued at […]

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Canon Remains #1 Among Japanese Companies for U.S. Patents

January 13, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reported today that it again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 12, 2015. In 2014, Canon was awarded 4,055 […]

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Sharp Sells U.S. HQ in Mahwah, but Will Lease Site to Stay There

January 12, 2014 – NorthJersey.com reports that Sharp Corporation of Japan is selling its U.S. headquarters that are based in Mahwah, New Jersey, for a reported $38 million to the real-estate investment firm Sitex Group, but that Sharp will lease back its headquarters in order to stay at the site. Sharp’s property in Mahwah includes the 147,000-square-foot […]

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HP Filing Bevy of Ink-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuits Against Companies in Europe & U.S.

January 9, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard is stepping up its game in protecting its ink-cartridge patents, with the company announcing a series of worldwide legal actions in its ongoing fight to combat the sale of third-party inkjet cartridges that it says infringe upon its patents. In the Netherlands, HP has initiated three separate litigation cases against […]

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This Week in Imaging: Next-Generation A4 MFPs from OKI, Canon; Epson Sets Sights on Ink-Cartridge Clones; More

This week, jumping right into 2015, Canon U.S.A. and OKI Data Americas both stepped up their game in the A4 desktop MFP category. Canon added two new Color imageCLASS MFPs that are the first in the imageCLASS family with touch screens. The two new Color imageCLASS units also feature a number of other upgrades, including user […]

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