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Brother: Big MFP/Copiers are Now the Water Cooler for Employees to Gather ‘Round and Waste Time

As part of its new “Don’t Superize. Optimize” Campaign, Brother International U.S. is releasing a new survey that essentially says the floor-standing, centralized copier/MFP down the hall has become the modern-day water cooler – a place where employees can congregate and waste time – in turn wasting companies thousands of work hours a year. According to […]

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New Kyocera CentraQ Solutions Provide Secure Print-Release, Device Monitoring, and User Controls

Kyocera Document Solutions America is introducing two new solutions for Kyocera MFPs and printers, CentraQ Pro and CentraQ, which provide secure print-job release and monitoring across networked Kyocera MFPs and Printers The new applications, which were developed by Kyocera, provide a a variety of print-job release features. CentraQ Pro adds additional monitoring and reporting capabilities that […]

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Konica Minolta’s All Covered Now Offering Network-Security Services

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.’s All Covered division reports that it’s now offering technology-vulnerability assessments and network scans to help companies identify and address potential security risks. Combined with All Covered IT services offerings, All Covered security experts will work with businesses following an assessment to create and implement a proactive security plan to protect an organization against […]

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Strong Quarter for Lexmark; MPS and Perceptive Software Revenue Forecast to Reach $1 Billion

Lexmark International today reported revenue growth of 3 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, and earnings of $66 million, an increase versus the $65 million for the third quarter a year ago. Both revenue growth and earnings per share exceeded the firm’s forecast. While both Lexmark’s managed print services (MPS) and Perceptive Software […]

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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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Marco Expands Footprint in Midwest, Now has 39 Locations in U.S.

Marco, Inc., a U.S. digital-imaging services provider that has 36 locations throughout the Midwest, reports that it’s purchased Illinois Valley Business Equipment (IVBE), a copier and printer company with locations in Peru, Bloomington and Peoria, all in Illinois. Marco says the purchase enables it to further expand its footprint nationally and provide technical services in […]

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Three New A4 Laser Systems from Xerox Target Small-Business to Enterprise Use

Xerox is rolling out a trio of new mono A4 office-imaging systems designed for small business, to enterprise use, the Xerox Phaser 3260, WorkCentre 3215/3225, and WorkCentre 4265. Phaser 3260 and WorkCentre 3215/3225 with Wireless Connectivity and Mobile Printing Designed to support single users or small teams, the Phaser 3260 and WorkCentre 3215/3225 feature built-in wireless […]

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Five Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006: Sign #2 – Aversion to Rules-Based Print Savings

From Print Audit: “Five Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006: Sign #2 – Aversion to Rules-Based Print Savings”: “Welcome back to “5 Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006”. In last week’s entry we looked at sign #1 which you can find HERE.  This week, let’s look at the 2nd sign your […]

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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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Konica Minolta to Provide Hyland OnBase bizhub Integration to Customers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s expanded its alliance with partner Hyland Software, developer of its OnBase enterprise content management software. Under the new agreement, that companies’ will extend their alliance to Europe, Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific. The companies first announced their alliance in January 2013. Since then, Konica Minolta says both have […]

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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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Samsung is in No Hurry to Enter 3D-Printing Market

Samsung Electronics – although it’s made big gains in the market for “2D” printers and MFPs for small offices and enterprises in the last several years – is no hurry to enter the 3D printing market, according to Business Korea. The news site cites unnamed industry sources who state that Samsung has decided it won’t […]

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New Konica Minolta Managed Content Services for Capturing, Sharing, and Retrieving Hardcopy-to-Digital Documents

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. today launched its new global Managed Content Services (MCS) program, which it says is designed to enhance the efficiency of customers’ digital workflows. Under its Medium-Term Business Plan, “Transform 2016,” one of Konica Minolta’s major management policies is to expand business by iproviding services and solutions. It says its MCS […]

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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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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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