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Top News for the Week of 11/3/2014 – White and Clear Toner; Good Financials; Xerox Paper-Less Solutions; More

This week, several MFP/copier/printer market players, all based in Japan, reported good financial results for their latest quarter. While some of this is due to the favorable effects of a lower-valued Japanese yen versus other currencies, a good part is also due to the strengths of these companies’ digital-imaging technology, as well as favorable markets […]

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OKI Reports Favorable Sales Growth for its Printer Business, Raises Forecast for its Full Year

OKI Electric company of Tokyo reported financial results for its fiscal half-year (April to September 2014), with net sales of 228.8 billion yen, up 12.2 percent, while net income rose 8.5 billion yen to 10.8 billion, both versus its fiscal half-year a year ago. OKI also raised its forecast for its entire fiscal year. It’s […]

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Hands-On Review and Videos: OKI’s C941dn Multimedia Color Printer – Pushing the Envelope of Image Quality with White and Clear Toner

The C941dn is a member of OKI Data’s C900 Multimedia Production Platform series that consists of a range of advanced digital-color printers that are intended for creative and commercial-print applications. These fast, toner-based printers have unusual media-throughput capabilities, and can handle a wide range of media sizes and types. Most noteworthy is that the C941dn […]

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With New OKI Warranty Program, Customers Get Free Five-Year Warranty for Select Multifunctionals

OKI Data Americas reports that it’s introducing a unique new warranty and recycling program called COREFIDO for select OKI devices. The COREFIDO initiative enables customers to upgrade from a standard one-year warranty to a five-year warranty at no charge, as well as participate in a free recycling program for used OKI toner and image drums used […]

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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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Catching up with OKI Data Americas: A4 and More Bringing Success

Last week, we joined OKI Data Americas in an online Webinar in which OKI executives took a candid look at its current and emerging position in the office MFP/copier and printer industry. As we’ve reported previously, OKI has been reporting very strong financial results, with, for instance, parent company OKI Electric of Tokyo last month […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/15/2014 – Mobile Print: Too Complicated? Hacked Printer; Memjet at Graph Expo; More

The Million Dollar Question(s) This week, Epson America continues introducing its next-generation color inkjets, ranging from home and photo units, to small-business units. One thing that has struck us about these latest inkjets is the myriad forms of mobile-printing options they support – the latest models, by the way, are Mopria-certified for Android printing. Not […]

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OKI Raises Forecast for Fiscal Half Year Due to Improving Printer Business

OKI Electric Industry of Tokyo has revised its earning projections for the first half of its fiscal year (April 1 to September 30, 2014) to better reflect improvements in its printer business, as well as to reflect steady progress of its ATM business, particularly in China, and in its info-telecom systems business. As seen in […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/8/2014 – Major Initiatives from Xerox, HP, Samsung; Ricoh In-House 3D Printers; More

This week, our big news is from Xerox and Hewlett-Packard, with both companies making big announcements – with Xerox focusing on small- and mid-size business MFPs and more, and HP focusing on printer/MFP security. Of note with Xerox is a new managed print services program available for its channel partners under which channel partners provide […]

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OKI Data Multifunctionals Now Offer Business Solutions from More than 30 Partners

A4 color LED-based OKI MFP MC700 Series OKI Data of Tokyo reports that it’s established alliances with more than 30 independent software vendors (ISVs) around the world, with a special focus on solutions for its A4 LED-based MFPs equipped with OKI’s smart Extendable Platform open-platform technology. OKI Data says these alliances strengthen its ability to […]

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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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