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Laser MFP Sales Show Healthy Gains in Western Europe

U.K.-based market-research firm Context reports that despite an overall drop of -4 percent in printer-hardware unit sales in Western Europe in 2013 compared to 2012, laser-MFP sales bucked this trend and grew 8 percent over the same period. All other imaging categories saw sales decline in Western Europe during 2013 according to Context. Inkjet MFP […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/7/2014 – HP Puts the Capture-and-Route into Enterprise Inkjet; ’4D Printing’; More

New Products and Solutions For an A4 MFP, Hewlett-Packard has packed a lot into its new flagship inkjet Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585z, including business-class security and capture-and-distribute (including scan to cloud and Microsoft SharePoint), all of which previously were only available with its enterprise-class laser MFPs. We take an in-depth look at the Officejet […]

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New Channel Program for Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division

On April 1st, Samsung Electronics America launched a new channel program for its Enterprise Business Division, which includes MFPs, laptops, displays, and monitors. Called the Samsung Team of Empowered Partners (STEP), Samsung says this enhanced channel program provides Samsung’s partners with resources and support to further their sales growth. Beginning on April 7th, and part of […]

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DocuTrend Imaging to Sell Samsung Office Printers and MFPs in Northeast U.S.

Samsung Electronics America reports that it’s formed a partnership with Docutrend Imaging Solutions, one of the leading independent office-equipment and business-solutions providers in the northeast United States, to serve as an authorized BTA dealer providing Samsung’s printers and MFPs. As a Samsung partner, Docutrend will now offer Samsung’s portfolio of printers and MFPs, including A4 and […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/10/2014 – Samsung Cloud Print App, HP Business Inkjets, More

Products and Solutions Samsung is determined to make mobile printing as ubiquitous and easy as possible. It just previewed its new secure Cloud Print app and new desktop printers and MFPs equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) tap-and-print mobile printing. The new Cloud Print app, among other things, will enable users to share up to […]

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Samsung Previews New Cloud-Printing App with ‘Call to Print,’ New NFC Printers

At the CeBIT 2014 expo being held in Hannover, Germany, Samsung previewed a new secure cloud-printing solution, Samsung Cloud Print app, as well as two new printers with “touch-to-print” NFC (Near Field Communications) mobile printing. Samsung’s Cloud Print app is targeted at small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), and is designed for mobile printing both in and […]

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Indian Hardcopy-Peripheral Market Static in 2013

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP)* market in India declined by 0.1% year-on-year in CY2013 and stood at 3.2 million units. “Both consumer and commercial markets were weak in the first half of 2013, but with the help of aggressive consumer and commercial marketing and couple of bulk Government orders, overall shipments […]

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IDC: Worldwide Hardcopy Market Continues Gradual Recovery; HP and Brother Make Gains

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market continued its recovery in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13). The 31.7 million unit shipments in 4Q13 represented a year-over-year increase of 2.0 percent while shipments for the full year 2013 declined just -1.6 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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Western Europe Laser MFP Sales Show Eight Percent Increase

U.K. market-research firm CONTEXT reports that Western European sales of laser MFPs registered 8 percent year-over-year growth despite an overall printer market decline of 4 percent. All other imaging categories saw sales declines in Western Europe distribution during 2013 according to CONTEXT. Inkjet MFP unit sales fell 3 percent, Laser single-function printers (SFPs) were down […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/10/2014 – Mopria-Certified Printers On the Way; PaperCut for Controlling Mobile Printing; More

Legal News He’s got a lot of other things on his mind – namely the closing of three traffic lanes feeding into the George Washington Bridge last September – but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made short work of a proposed New Jersey law that would require sellers of ink cartridges to show on how […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/3/2014 – Good News from Japan; Samsung Brings BusinessCore to U.S.; More

Financial News The theme this week in the digital-imaging industry was encouraging financial results from Japanese vendors, including Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Sharp, OKI, and Epson, as they reported results for their third quarter. All of the companies cite the weaker yen as aiding them in their net sales results. The weaker yen makes Japanese products […]

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Samsung Brings BusinessCore Solutions for A3 and A4 MFPs to United States

Samsung Electronics America today announced U.S. availability of its BusinessCore Printing Solutions for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). Samsung’s BusinessCore Printing Solutions include solutions for document-management, user authentication, automatic document routing, print-from and scan to the cloud, output management, user accounting, and more, and are compatible with Samsung’s A3 and A4 MFPs that feature the firm’s XOA Embedded open […]

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Omtool to Provide Document-Capture and Workflow Solutions for Samsung Devices, Tablets, MFPs

Omtool, a provider of document-capture and workflow solutions, reports that it’s negotiated a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics America, under which it will provide its document-capture and workflow software solutions for integration with Samsung scan-enabled devices and tablets, as well as Samsung MFPs. While designed for companies of all sizes and across a wide variety of vertical […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/13/2014 – MPHJ Technology Sues Government, Anonymous Owner Revealed; Sharp Mono A3 MFPs Shipping, More

New Hardware Sharp keeps rolling along. News is that Sharp has launched new mid- to high-volume mono A3 MFPs that follows news that it’s supplying HP with similar products. Here’s some intriguing synergy for you: Contex introduces six new wide-format scanning solutions that were jointly developed with Hewlett-Packard. Speaking of rolling along, Epson continues to […]

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Samsung Wins Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Dealers in The Netherlands

Computable reports that a Dutch court in The Hague has imposed a preliminary sales ban on three toner-cartridge dealers from selling non-licensed, non-OEM toner cartridges that allegedly infringe on Samsung toner-cartridge patents. Samsung has also filed a number of other patent-infringement cases against various dealers for alleged patent infringement. The decisions in those cases are […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/6/2014 – Samsung Researching Inkjet, Coca-Cola Hit by Scan-Patent Lawsuit, Lantronix xPrintServer for Google Cloud Printing, More

New Hardware Everybody’s doing it! Mitsubishi throws its hat into the ring with the announcement that it will enter the North American 3D printer market with a hybrid 3D printer purposed for manufacturing. Lantronix continues to innovate and announces the xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition, a product that enables devices to print to networked and […]

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Samsung Sues Clone Toner-Cartridge Dealers in The Netherlands for Patent Infringement

Computable reports that Samsung Netherlands has sued four toner-cartridge dealers in The Netherlands, alleging the dealers illegally cloned Samsung toner cartridges. The dealers include Yorcom Computers, Digital Revolution, and Maxperian. Samsung submitted an application on November 14, 2013 in The Netherlands for a preliminary injunction to stop the distribution of the non-licensed non-OEM toner cartridges, […]

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Samsung Submits U.S. Patent Application for an Inkjet Print Head for Industrial Printing

Is Samsung Electronics considering entering the inkjet industrial-printing market? A patent application for an inkjet print head for industrial printing was filed in October 2012 by Samsung Display Company, and was made available online on December 26, 2013. The patent relates to an “… inkjet print head included in an industrial inkjet printer and a method for manufacturing […]

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