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This Week in Imaging: The Case for Inkjet-Production Print, and New Offerings from Canon, Xerox, Kodak

We’ve long extolled the value of ink-on-paper and proposed that some “old school” production-print shops may be willing to transition to ink-on-paper technology and skip right over toner-based imaging due to all of its inherent weaknesses in terms of hardware cost, energy consumption, image permanence, and the nuances of image quality. On the other hand, […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Shipment Values Increase, Color Laser Makes Gains

February 26, 2015 – Worldwide-hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 1.7 percent year-over-year to $15.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.6 percent year-over-year to 30.8 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 in […]

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Global Mobile-Printing Market to Grow 32.5 Percent between 2014-2019

February 11, 2015 – Driven by the adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), market-research firm Research and Markets is forecasting a CAGR of 32.5 percent for the 2014-2019 period for the global mobile-printing market in its report Global Mobile Printing Market 2015-2019. The firm notes that mobile printing typical refers to printing that’s usually […]

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New Name Change for Canon Solutions’ Business Services, Plus New Senior Appointment

February 10, 2015 – Canon U.S.A.’s Canon Solutions America reports that it’s changed the name of its Business Services Division to “Enterprise Managed Services Division,” as a way to best represent the division’s portfolio of solutions and services. The Enterprise Managed Services division specializes in designing, implementing, and managing services that support enterprise’s essential business […]

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Canon to Invest $100 Million to Expand U.S. Toner-Cartridge Plant

January 8, 2015 – The Augusta Free Press reports that Canon Virginia will invest some $100 million in order to expand its toner-cartridge manufacturing operations in Newport News, Virginia. The announcement was made by Virginia State Governor Terry McAuliffe. Canon Virginia will expand with “additional printer-cartridge production lines” as well as increase its toner manufacturing and […]

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Canon Expands Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Campaign to Germany

December 15, 2014 – Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s filed a patent-infringement complaint in Germany with the District Court of Düsseldorf against Armor SA, Artech GmbH, Pelikan Vertriebsgesellschaft mbh & Co. KG and other Pelikan companies for infringement of the German portion of Canon’s European patent 2 087 407 through the offering and […]

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This Week in Imaging: Canon’s Maxify Strategy; New Sharp MFPs; HP Instant Ink via Staples; More

We like what Canon’s doing with its new Maxify line of inkjet printers for business. While we initially wondered why customers would choose Maxify over the more glitzy Canon Pixma inkjet products, Canon did a yeoman’s job of answering our questions during their recent Webinair. Although similarly priced, the main differentiators are high-yield ink cartridges […]

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Canon Shares More Details on its New MAXIFY Business-Inkjet Family

December 9, 2014 – Back in September 2014, Canon U.S.A. introduced an interesting new business-inkjet lineup, called MAXIFY. Last week, Canon U.S.A. held a Webinair in which Canon executives provided more details on the new line, and where Canon will likely be heading with business inkjet. According to Canon U.S.A.’s Michael Duffett, vice president and general […]

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Canon Expands AirPrint Mobile-Printing Support to New imageRUNNER Advance Color MFPs

November 24, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. reports that its new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF A4 color MFPs for mid-size workgroups now support AirPrint mobile printing from Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices. AirPrint enables iOS users to wirelessly print photos, emails, Web pages, and documents without installing device drivers. Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless […]

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This Week in Imaging: Memjet Rising; Holiday Gift Guide; Smart MFP Ecosystem; Impika; More

It’s getting cold around these parts. Cold enough to huddle around your laser printer in order to soak up some of that wasted energy in the form of dissipated heat. However, if the powers that be at your workplace decide to splurge on the latest big iron – in this case inkjet – from Canon’s […]

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Canon’s Océ Division Officially launches its First Full-Color Inkjet Printing System

Canon Solutions America’s Océ  division has officially launched the Océ ImageStream 3500 inkjet press, which is the first full-color continuous-feed inkjet press in the Océ brand portfolio, The ImageStream 3500 can print on standard offset coated paper, and is designed for publishing and commercial printing. Specifications include: Print speed: Up to 525 feet per minute. […]

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This Week in Digital Imaging: MPHJ Scan-Patent Enforcer Gets off Easy? Good News from Sharp, Kodak; More

Perhaps the most interesting news this week was that U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with notorious “scan-patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments. There were many howls of indignation that the settlement really doesn’t do much, except require MPHJ not to be deceptive in its practices. For instance, MPHJ cannot state in a demand letter that […]

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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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New Next-Generation Canon ‘Maxify’ Wireless Color Inkjets with Business-Oriented Feature Set; New Canon Inkjet Mobile Printer

Canon U.S.A. is launching a new brand name for its new color inkjet All-in-Ones and printers with wireless connectivity, “Maxify.” There are five new Maxify models, all designed for small- and home-office (SOHO) users, and with a more business-oriented feature set than Canon’s Pixma brand: the Maxify MB5320 Wireless Inkjet Small Office All-In-One (AIO), the […]

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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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Memjet Partners to Showcase New and Current Printing Systems at Graph Expo 2014

Memjet reports that it will join OEM partners Afinia, Canon, Formax, Neopost, Printware LLC, RTI Digital, and Xante at the Graph Expo 2014 trade show being held next week in Chicago, Illinois. At the event, Memjet’s partners will demonstrate a variety of new and current printing systems that use Memjet’s Waterfall Technology page-wide color inkjet […]

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Canon PIXMA Printer Hacked to Demonstrate Vulnerability of ‘Internet of Things’

In an experiment intended to expose the security vulnerabilities of an interconnected “Internet of Things,” Context Information Security researcher Michael Jordan hacked the touch-screen interface of a Canon PIXMA color inkjet printer to run the video game “Doom.” Jordan explains, “This blog post is another in the series demonstrating current insecurities in devices categorized as the ‘Internet […]

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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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