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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on the Smart MFP; HP Adds to Security Suite, Selling Snapfish; More

Is your MFP smart enough? While print speeds and document-feed speeds still have their place, we’re fast reaching the point were these hardware attributes are being eclipsed by the smart MFP. With the smart MFP, we mean a device that not only prints, copies, scans, and faxes, but one that eases administrative management and security […]

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MSE Technologies Launches MPS Program with Print-Environment Monitoring, Automatic Toner Supply

April 23, 2015 – MSE Technologies, a provider of OEM-alternative printer toner cartridges and supplies, and a part of the Clover Technology Group, reports that it’s launching a new managed print services (MPS) offering, MPS Engineered Solutions. MPS Engineered Solutions is designed to be a comprehensive solution for the management, maintenance, and supply of printing environments. MSE […]

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Print Audit Introduces Embedded Application for KYOCERA Small-Panel HyPAS MFPs

April 22, 2015 – Print Audit reports that its Print Audit Embedded for Kyocera version 1.1.0 has been validated as being compatible with both large-panel and small-panel Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs. Print Audit Embedded is a print-governance and print-management solution that brings a variety of print-cost saving capabilities to Kyocera customers. Print Audit Embedded installs directly […]

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ABBYY Expands Presence in Middle East with New Dubai Office

April 23, 2015 – ABBYY reports that it’s set up a new office in the Middle East, ABBYY IT Dubai, which is based in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The new company will provide sales and marketing support to ABBYY’s partners and customers across the region. ABBYY says a local presence in […]

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Xerox Wins $564.9 Million Medicaid Contract with State of New York

April 21, 2015 – Xerox reports that it’ll be working with the state of New York to update New York’s Medicaid claims-processing system to a next-generation technology platform that the firm says will help New York manage its expanding Medicaid rolls. New York Medicaid currently serves over 6 million people. Under the 564.9 million, five-year […]

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HP Selling its Snapfish Consumer Photo-Storage and Printing Business

April 21, 2015 — Hewlett-Packard reports that it will be selling Snapfish, its global consumer photo-storage and photo-printing business. District Photo, which provides digital-imaging fulfillment services, will acquire the Snapfish business, including technology assets and employees. HP says its sale of Snapfish is part of its strategy to “focus on the organization” following HP’s previously […]

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Printronic Agrees to Not Sell Alleged Canon Patent-Infringing Toner Cartridges, Drums, in U.S.

April 20, 2015 – Canon Inc. reports that it’s successfully resolved a patent-infringement dispute with Printronic Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and image drums. Canon had accused of Printronic of infringing upon its U.S. Patent Nos. 5,903,803 and 6,128,454 with the third-party toner […]

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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on OKI’s New A3 Color MFP; HP PageWide XL Wide-Format Printers; Canon Enhances MFP Security; More

With its innovative marketing and products, we’re big fans of OKI and its products. Plus, we’ve recently speculated that the company will eventually move away from the use of third-party platforms, control panels, and controllers in lieu of home-brewed solutions. Indeed, both OKI Data Americas and OKI Europe recently introduced the new MC873 A3 color […]

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Ricoh Brings ‘Big-Business Power’ to Small Offices with New Desktop A4 Printer, MFPs

April 16, 2015 – Ricoh Americas reports that it’s releasing a new desktop A4 family, consisting of a printer and two MFPs, that it is says brings “big-business power and reliability” to small and home offices. While Ricoh is best-known as a provider of “big copy” machines, and not well-know in the small or home office […]

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With Mobile Printing Hub, Print to Virtually Any PCL Printer with a USB Port from Mobile Devices

April 15, 2015 – For several years, printing from mobile devices has been a hot topic in the printer and MFP industry, as well as among end-users, and various mobile-printing solutions abound, from Apple AirPrint, to Google Cloud Print, to email mobile print. One new solution is from Teco Image Systems of Taiwan with its Mobile Printing […]

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New Job Finisher for Xerox Wide-Format IJP 2000 for Printing as Fast as Five Seconds Per Page

April 16, 2015 – Xerox reports that it’s introducing a new solution from developed with partner Fotoba to provide the industry’s fastest production of full-bleed and multi-up posters, banners, and signage at speeds as fast as five seconds per page. The new Fotoba FHS42 Cutter runs in-line with the Xerox Wide Format IJP 2000, a single-pass-aqueous CYMK […]

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OKI Europe Rolls Out New A3 ‘Smart’ MC800 Color MFP Series

April 15, 2015 – OKI Europe reports that it’s launched new A3 “smart” MFPs with enhanced ease-of-use and functionality. Based on parent company OKI’s LED-printing technology, the new A3 MFPs (print and scan on up to 11″x17″ media) also incorporate OKI’s sXP (smart Extendable Platform), OKI’s embedded open platform for adding optional business and document-management […]

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Konica Minolta Adds Prescription-Form Printing with bizhub MFPs to Dispatcher Phoenix Healthcare

April 14, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced enhancements to its automated workflow software designed to help hospitals and clinics eliminate the costs associated with pre-printed prescription forms. Dispatcher Phoenix Healthcare now includes Rx Shield, a new feature that enables healthcare providers to print prescription forms incorporating tamper-resistant security features with Konica […]

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HP Previews New PageWide XL Wide-Format Color Inkjet Production Printers

April 14, 2015 –  Hewlett-Packard has upped the ante in the wide-format printing market with its new portfolio of HP PageWide XL Printers, which it says provide the fastest large-format production printing available in both color and black-and-white modes. According to HP, with a maximum linear speed of 23 meters/minute (75 feet/minute), the PageWide XL […]

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Epson’s New SureColor Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer Prints on 17″ Wide Media

April 14, 2015 – Epson America today took the wraps off its new SureColor P800 color inkjet wide-format printer, which is designed for professional use, and can print border-less prints on up to 17″ media. The SureColor P800, which uses Epson’s MicroPiezo AMCTM print-head technology, also uses nine pigment-based 80 ml Epson UltraChrome HD ink cartridges. The SureColor P800 features a […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on HP’s SureSupply Auto Toner Delivery; New Epson Solvent Ink Printers, Other News

A rose is a rose by any name, but Lexmark’s new logo announced this week is certainly eye-catching. What’s more eye-catching is how far the company has come – from the little printer company spun-off of IBM in 1991 – to a company operating in 170 countries and with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Lexmark […]

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Hands-On Test: Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500We Document Scanner

We recently completed Hands-On Testing of Brother’s ImageCenter ADS-2500We digital scanner ($699.99), which is the replacement model for the ADS 2500W that we tested back in 2012. Aside from a price reduction down from $799.99, key upgrades to the ADS-2500We include: KOFAX VRS compatibility; scan to Microsoft OneNote; integration with Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), which […]

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EFI M500 Self-Serve Print-for-Pay Station Now Available for Konica Minolta bizhubs

April 9, 2015 – Electronics for Imaging (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. report that the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station is now available for Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs and single-function printers sold through KMBS’s direct and dealer channels. The EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station provides a secure, self-serve, cash-less […]

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