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This Week in Imaging: Year in Review; Tod Pike Leaving Samsung; Brother Expands MPS Compatibility; More

This week, we hope you’ll check out our year in review for the printer and MFP industry. From production to desktop, we went back to uncover the trends and new developments that are shaping the industry today. Also in this week’s news, Canon expands its toner-cartridge patent-infringement campaign to Germany, while MSE expands it remanufacturered-cartridge distribution […]

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2014 Year in Review: Improving Sales & Market; Inkjet in the Office & Print Shop; 2D Vendors Go 3D; More

We’ve been hard at work in 2014 keeping on top of  the many important events and trends in the printer and copier/MFP industry. Overall, the major trends and developments in 2014 include: a modest overall worldwide recovery for sales and shipments of printers and copier/MFPs; much improved financial results from many Japanese vendors; and the […]

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Samsung Merging Two U.S. Groups; Tod Pike Leaving in January

December 15, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America reports that, effective January 1, 2015, Samsung Telecommunications America will be merged into Samsung Electronics America to better serve the consumer-electronics, mobile, and enterprise markets. Samsung also says the merger of Samsung Telecommunications America into Samsung Electronics America will give customers and partners the advantage of a single […]

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New Concept Printers from Samsung, the Vase, One&One, and Mate Laser Printers

December 8, 2014 – While we’re a bit late reporting this, we thought it was worth reporting on some interesting new concept printers Samsung Electronics previewed at the IFA 2014 consumer-electronics trade show held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2014. The four concept printers, designed for the home and office, come in a range of bright […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer,MFP Shipment Values Increase in Third Quarter, Slight Decline in Shipments

December 4, 2014 – Worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to $14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.3 percent year-over-year to 27.5 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices […]

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RJ Young is Samsung’s 2014 Dealer of the Year; More than Doubled its Samsung Sales

Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division has recognized RJ Young as its 2014 Dealer of the Year in recognition of RJ Young’s on-going training and promotion of Samsung business solutions and MFPs RJ Young more than doubled its year-over-year sales for Samsung business solutions and MFPs, making it the top-grossing Samsung dealer and achieving the highest percentage […]

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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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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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Samsung Launches New Marketing Campaign, ‘Smartify,’ for its B2B MFPs

Last week, Samsung Electronics America introduced four new A4 MFPs with an Android-powered user interface, this week, the firm launched a new global marketing campaign, called “Smartify,” designed to showcase its printing solutions, including the new A4 MFPs. “Our Smartify campaign is designed to elevate Samsung’s brand awareness in B2B by bringing intelligence and leadership […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/1/2014 – MPHJ Scan Patents Under Review; Samsung Acquires PrinterOn; New Samsung A4 Models with Enterprise-Level Features; More

Samsung continues to strive to bring enterprise-level performance to its A4 laser series, with the introduction of two new ProXpress standalone laser printers and two new ProXpress laser MFPs this week. The new models support Samsung’s XOA open-development platform for adding Samsung, third-party, and custom-developed solutions, including solutions for document workflow, cost-accounting, and print-fleet management. […]

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Samsung Acquires PrinterOn, Maker of Mobile Cloud-Printing Solutions, to Bolster B2B Services

Samsung Electronics reports that it’s acquired PrinterOn, which markets mobile cloud-printing solutions and which is based in Ontario, Canada. Samsung, which did not reveal the financial details of the acquisition, says the acquisition will reinforce its mobile ecosystem, particularly for the its business-to-business (B2B) customers, as well as further Samsung’s leadership in the standardization of […]

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New Samsung A4 Multifunctionals Feature First Android OS-Powered User Interface

Samsung Electronics America is launching a new line of ProXpress standalone-printers and MFPs, the C2620DW ($499), C2670FW, M4583FX ($1,799), and M4580FX. The new A4 desktop models are built for small and mid-size businesses and print and scan on up to 8.5″x14″ media. The M4583FX and M4580FX MFPs are, the first time MFPs are equipped with an Android […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/14/2014 – Survey Shows Disparity in Attitudes Towards Digital-Imaging Technologies; Epson Wide-Format Inkjet; Canon Lawsuits; More

This week, Canon U.S.A. released the first of what will be annual surveys that examine the attitudes of both IT and non-IT executives towards key trends in our industry – cloud-based document management, mobile printing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and managed print services (MPS). Unfortunately, it seems IT executives will have to work hard […]

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