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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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Authorities Seize 35,000 Counterfeit Printer Ink Cartridges in Saudi Arabia

Arab News reports that Saudi Arabia authorities have seized some 35,000 counterfeit fake Canon and Hewlett-Packard printer cartridges. According to Arab News, field inspectors for the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry confiscated more than 35,000 fake printer ink cartridges in Riyadh. The inspectors said the poor-quality ink cartridges were designed to be marketed […]

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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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Canon Wins Printer-Consumables Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Three Companies

Canon Inc. reports that it’s successfully concluded its patent-infringement lawsuits against Green Project, Inc., Do It Wiser LLC (which also does business under the name Image Toner), and Acecom, Inc. – San Antonio (which does business under the name InkSell.com), in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit involved […]

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Canon Survey Reveals How U.S. Businesses View BYOD, Mobile Printing, Cloud-Based Document Management, More

Canon U.S.A. has released the results of its inaugural Workflow Optimization Study I, which uncovered trends in how document-management workflows affect day-to-day operations of U.S. businesses. Wirth Consulting also participated in a Web conference, where industry analysts discussed these trends in digital-imaging (see below). Results from the online survey, which was conducted by Harris Poll […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/30/2014 – Good News for Production Printing; Average Copier Sales-Manager Compensation; More

Is this a trend? It sure seems like it. Last week, we reported on IDC research showing that the worldwide large-format printer market enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of growth in terms of both unit shipments and shipment value (7.4 percent and 3.7 percent respectively) for first-quarter 2014. This week, IDC delivered more good news, […]

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Five Vendors Named Global Leaders in Managed Print Services

U.K.-based market research and analyst firm Quocirca has released its report, Managed Print Services Landscape, 2014, which names five digital-imaging vendors the market leaders in managed print services: Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, Lexmark International, and Canon. According to Quocirca, Xerox is currently the leader in the managed print services (MPS) market, with the report stating, “Xerox […]

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IDC: Global Production-Printing Market Achieves Double-Digit Growth in First-Quarter 2014

The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit, year-over-year growth in terms of both unit shipment and shipment value during first-quarter 2014 (1Q14). Unit shipments grew 32.1 percent to approximately 9,300 units (printers and MFPs), and shipment value increased 14.4 percent to more than $1.1 billion during the quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production […]

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Canon imagePRESS C800/C700 Now Available in Europe, Japan

Last month, Canon Europe reported that the imagePRESS C800/C700 light-production, cut-sheet digital color-printing systems are now available in Europe; the imagePRESS C800/C700 are now also available in Japan. The 70-ppm imagePRESS C700 and 80-ppm imagePRESS C800 are said to incorporate technology and proven technology from the flagship Canon imagePRESS C7011VP(S) to deliver advanced levels of […]

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Worldwide Large-Format Printer Market Posts Third Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide large-format printer (LFP) market recorded positive year-over-year results in both unit shipments (7.4-percent growth) and shipment value (3.7-percent growth) in first-quarter 2014. IDC says this marks the third consecutive quarter of growth in both unit shipments and shipment value. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Large […]

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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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Middle East and Turkey Printer/MFP Market Growing at Double-Digit Clip

The Middle East and Turkey hardcopy peripherals (HCP) markets continued their strong recovery from the recession by posting their third successive quarter of growth in first-quarter 2014, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research and advisory firm’s Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker for first-quarter 2014 shows that shipments to the combined region were […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Market Records Growth for Three Consecutive Quarters

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market grew for the third quarter in a row to 26.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14) resulting in 2.1 percent year-over-year growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The two biggest regions, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and Western Europe, recorded year-over-year […]

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Canon Releases Next-Generation of Therefore Information-Management Solution

Canon U.S.A. reports that Therefore 2014 information-management solution is now available. Therefore, which is from partner Therefore Corporation, is an information-management solution that enable users to capture, archive, retrieve, edit, and process documents. New features include a new Case Management feature, enhancements to the Therefore Mobile App, and an easier way to create new Microsoft […]

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Recovery in India’s Printer/Copier/MFP Market; HP Remains Market Leader

International Data Corporation reports that despite a slowdown in the consumer segment, the India Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) market enjoyed a recovery in first-quarter 2014.  The growth was primarily driven by the government procurement,  and supported by mid-size and large enterprises in India. Hewlett-Packard remained the market leader in India, but Ricoh made very strong gains […]

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Canon Announces First Multifunctionals, Printer Certified for Mopria Mobile Printing

Canon U.S.A. reports that it’ll begin offering free firmware upgrades for four Canon imageCLASS laser MFPs and one PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer that have received Mopria certification, allowing for simple and convenient printing from select mobile devices (see list here). The upgrades for the four imageCLASS all-in-ones will be made available in May 2014, […]

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Canon U.S.A. Appoints Yoruku Adachi as its New Chairman

Canon U.S.A. has appointed Yoruku Adachi as its new chairman effective April 1st. Since 2005, Adachi has been serving as president and chief executive officer of Canon U.S.A., overseeing Canon’s operations in the Americas, and will maintain his current responsibilities as CEO. Adachi (right) joined Canon Inc. in Japan in 1970 and worked at Canon […]

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Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5.2 Now Available through Canon Dealers

Canon U.S.A. reports that Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5.2, which includes a new eMail and Folder Watching Service, will now be available through Canon authorized dealers for use with Canon MEAP-enabled imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs. eCopy ShareScan is a customizable and embedded image- and document-capture platform that enables users to streamline document-scanning processes for creating electronic documents […]

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