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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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OKI to Preview New Color Label Printer, C711DW, at Labelexpo

OKI Data Americas reports that it’ll be participating in the Labelexpo Americas 2014 trade show and conference taking place September 9-11 in Rosemont, Illinois, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. At the show, OKI Data will introduce its new C711DW, a digital-color label printer with finishing system, that OKI says is ideal for short-run […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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OKI Expands Commercial-Printing Portfolio with New Entry-Level C711DW Digital-Color Label Printer

OKI Data Americas reports the availability of its new C711DW Digital Web Press and HS711DLF, a digital-color label printer and finishing system for short-run commercial label-printing applications. Together, OKI says these systems can be used to print full-color finished labels on-demand, as they provide digital die cutting and film lamination to deliver a complete digital-label […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W Printers – OKI’s B721dn is Best in Class

The B/W or monochrome printer is the basic building block for digital printing in any office. This group of printers is considered “enterprise-ready” because they offer the following features: 1) automatic duplex printing; 2) expandable standard media capacity of at least 251 sheets; 2) PCL and/or PostScript printer-language support; and 4) remote-management, deployment and security […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/4/2014 – HP ‘Instant Ink Professional;” Ricoh, Sharp Financials; More

What do you do if the supplies for your product are being made and sold by unauthorized third parties and are cutting into your revenue stream? You either a) enforce your patents through litigation to end the sale of those supplies, and/or b) make your supplies more economical and easier to obtain. Canon Inc. continues […]

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OKI Data Receives CompTIA Trustmark Recognition for Managed Print Services

OKI Data Americas has received the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark, an industry credential that signifies adherence to best practices for technology service delivery and customer interaction. To earn the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark, OKI Data Americas was chosen to be evaluated on the internal practices and procedures it uses to run its smart Managed Document […]

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OKI Printer and MFP Business Enjoys ‘Drastic Improvement’ in Latest Quarter

OKI Electric of Tokyo reported results for its latest fiscal quarter, with sales up 8.7 percent, net income flat, but operating income up by 3.2 billion yen, all compared to the same quarter a year ago. Net sales for OKI’s printer and MFP business were 31.2 billion yen, an increase from the 28.0 billion yen […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/16/2014 – What Sets New OKI A3 Apart; 100-ppm inkjet from Epson; More

This week, there was lots of new hardware, from OKI Data, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Konica Minolta. In a sign of the times, this week it was OKI Data and Lexmark adding new A3 hardware, while Ricoh and Konica Minolta added A4 desktop units. (Speaking of Konica Minolta Business Systems [KMBS], this week, we noted that, […]

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OKI: New ‘Executive Series’ A3 Color Multifunctionals for BTA Designed to Beat Competition

OKI Data Americas is today launching its new Executive Series (ES), the ES9465 and ES9475, two workgroup A3 color MFPs that use OKI’s LED-based print engine and are designed exclusively for the Business Technology Association (BTA) channel. According to OKI executives during an OKI “First Look 2014″ Webinar presented last week, the two new A3 […]

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Ringdale Releases FollowMe Embedded for OKI Smart Multifunctionals

U.K.-based Ringdale, a provider of secure document-output management solutions, is releasing FollowMe Embedded for OKI client. Available for all OKI MFPs with OKI’s embedded smart Extendable Platform, the FollowMe Embedded client provides an intuitive user interface that enables secure-print job management, user-enrollment, and cost-code assignment directly from the OKI MFP’s control panel. FollowMe provide print “roaming” […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/9/2014 – HP PageWide Inkjet for Large Format, Xerox Targeting High-Speed Inkjet, More

This week, inkjet was again in the news, with inkjet news from Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. In particular, this week’s inkjet news involved the commercial and production high-speed inkjet segment – a segment IDC recently pinpointed as enjoying exceptional growth. According to IDC research, the worldwide continuous-feed, digital production-printing market is experiencing a major technology […]

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OKI Data Launches ‘Mobile Print’ App for Android for Wide Range of Multifunctionals and Printers

OKI Data of Tokyo is launching a new mobile-printing solution for Android mobile devices. Developed by OKI, and available in Japanese and English, the app enables direct printing from mobile devices running the Android operating system, is available via Google Play, and is compatible with a wide range of OKI’s LED-based single function printers and […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/2/2014 – Epson, Brother Ramp up Business Printers; Inside Pharos Beacon; Konica Minolta to Sell 3D Printers; More

Lots of interesting news and analysis this week. First, it’s official: Konica Minolta will be the first to sell 3D printers – sourced from partner 3D Systems – through the U.S. office-equipment channel. We actually learned about this last September at Konica Minolta’s annual dealer meeting, and the idea was enthusiastically received by dealers. Konica […]

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OKI Data Devices Now Compatible with DocuWare Content-Management Solutions

As part of a recent co-marketing agreement between OKI Data and DocuWare Corporation, OKI Data Americas is announcing the development of DocuWare Module Connect to OKI, which provides connectivity between DocuWare content-management solutions and OKI MFPs that incorporate OKI’s smart Extendable Platform. The integration of DocuWare’s solutions with OKI smart MFPs allows paper documents to be digitized […]

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OKI Adds AirPrint Mobile-Printing Support to Select Printers

OKI Data Americas reports that its B710, B720, B730, B721dn and B731dn monochrome single-function printers now support AirPrint – firmware upgrades for which are now available on the OKI Data website. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print from Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices to OKI’s AirPrint-enabled printers and MFPs. For customers who currently […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/12/2014 – More Good News from Japan, Western Europe, Mopria

Good news this week from Japan and Western Europe. This week in news from Japan, Sharp finally returns to a profitable year, Konica Minolta reports a stellar year, boosted by sales of bizhub MFPs, while OKI also reports a profitable year, with sales of its office MFPs up. Previously in the last several weeks, Epson reported a sharp improvement for its fiscal year, with sales of its […]

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New A3 Color MFPs with Extendable Platform from OKI

OKI Data Americas has announced two new LED-based, “smart” A3 digital color MFPs for the mid-size to large workgroup segment. OKI says the new ES9465 and ES9475 deliver high-quality performance in a compact design and will be available exclusively through the dealer office-equipment channel beginning June 16th. The ES in the MFPs’ name stands for […]

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