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Top News for the Week of 9/22/2014 – New Ricoh, Xerox Inkjet Production-Print; Canon ‘Maxify'; MPHJ, HP Lawsuits Dismissed; More

Inkjet technology dominates the week with announcements of new inkjet systems from Canon, Epson, Xerox, Memjet, and Ricoh. The new inkjet systems range in size from portable printers to big-iron production-printing systems. Sprinkle in a couple of 3D-printing announcements and new workflow solutions, and we’ve had a busy week of toner-free news. One of the […]

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Xerox Impika Color Inkjet iPrint eVolution Digital-Color Press Makes North American Debut

Making its North American debut at Graph Expo, Xerox says its new Xerox Impika iPrint eVolution is notable for its flexibility and scalability, providing print-service providers another way to capitalize on inkjet printing’s business-growth potential. Flexible enough to handle both plain papers and high-quality, inkjet-treated stocks, the eVolution’s drop-on-demand piezoelectric production inkjet system runs at […]

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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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New Xerox DocuMate 3120 Saves Time Spent Searching for Paper Documents

Xerox today announced the Xerox DocuMate 3120 ($379) document scanner, which can scans up to 20 double-sided documents, receipts, and plastic cards in one minute. Once converted, digital information can be securely saved as searchable PDF files at the computer or in the cloud. The firm notes one of the key advantages of digitizing documents, […]

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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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Xerox Targets SMB Segment with New MPS (and Free Printer) Plan; New ConnectKey Multifunctionals for SMB; More

Targeting small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) – up to 78 percent of which don’t have a managed print services (MPS) program – Xerox has launched new programs designed to help its channel partners reap more recurring revenue, while enabling SMBs to benefit to from the much-easier MFP maintenance enjoyed by larger enterprises with MPS programs. […]

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New Xerox Color C60/C70 for Light Production Print on Broad Range of Media, Including Linen, Magnets, More

Billed as suitable for printing on broad range of diverse media, such as magnets, polyester labels, linen, sign stock, vinyl windows clings, and glossy brochure stock, Xerox has introduced its new light-production Color C60/C70 Printers, designed for a wide range of printing needs in quick-print shops, in-plant operations, agencies, small businesses and manufacturers. The Color C60/C70 print at […]

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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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U.S. Patent Office to Review ‘Patentability’ of MPHJ Technology’s Scan Patents

In a win for three copier companies, Law360 reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s trial board will review two controversial scan patents owned by MPHJ Technology Investments after requests from Xerox, Ricoh Americas, and Lexmark International, which have argued that the two patents are nothing more than a “well-known concept” for allowing PC users […]

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Xerox Executive Blodgett to Pay $412,723 to SEC to Resolve Disputed ACS Revenue

According to a news release from The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lynn R. Blodgett, an executive vice president at Xerox, has agreed to pay the SEC $412,732 to resolve accounting-related charges, and a penalty of $52,000. The charges stem from an SEC investigation into accounting practices at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Texas company that […]

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Fuji Xerox Printer Not Only Prints Your Documents, But Delivers them to Your Desk

Nikkei Technology reports that Fuji Xerox is testing a robot printer that not only prints your documents but delivers them to your desk. Fuji Xerox recently demonstrated a prototype of the robot in Tokyo in cooperation with Tokyu Land Corporation in a lounge-like setting. To send a job to the printer – whether in an office […]

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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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New Xerox DocuMate 4830 Scanner up to 67-Percent Faster

Xerox says its new DocuMate 4830 workgroup scanner ($2,495) now includes updated hardware that increases black-and-white scan speeds by 67 percent, from 30 to 50 ppm. Scan speed in duplex mode is 100 images per minute. The scanner has both an A3-size flatbed for scanning larger documents and a 75-page automatic document feeder through which […]

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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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Federal Audit Reveals Texas Agency – not Xerox – Responsible for State’s Medicaid Problems

The Austin American Statesman reports that a Texas state agency – and not Xerox – is responsible for Texas’ Medicaid’s dental-care-overbilling problems, according to an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General: “A federal audit released Monday laid responsibility for hundreds of millions of dollars potentially […]

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Xerox Appoints John Corley President of Xerox Channel Partner Operations

Xerox has appointed John Corley president of its Channel Partner Operations (CPO). The appointment is effective September 1st; Corley succeeds Douraid Zaghouani. Corley has served as senior vice president and general manager for Xerox Canadian Operations, leading Xerox’s Canadian sales operations since January 2008. In this role, he’s been responsible for the sale of all […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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Xerox’s Earnings Down for Second Quarter Due to Lower MFP and Printer Sales

Xerox today reported a 2-percent slip in earnings for its second quarter, due to lower revenues from its MPF-and-printer Document Technology Business. Net income for the second quarter was  $266 million, versus $271 million for the second quarter a year ago. Revenue declined to $5.29 billion, versus $5.39 billion for the second quarter a year […]

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