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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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Judge Gives Favorable Ruling to Collins Inkjet in Dispute with Kodak

U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett has ruled that Kodak must adhere to an injunction that it not differentiate pricing for print-head refurbishing services based on whether the customer uses Collins ink or Kodak ink for use with Kodak Versamark production printers – that is until and if a preliminary injunction issued on March 6th […]

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Improved Earnings for Kodak in Second Quarter, Smaller Loss

Eastman Kodak has reported a net loss of $62 million for its second-quarter 2014; however, this loss is a $162 million improvement from the $224 million net loss that Kodak reported for second-quarter 2013. The firm says that key products in packaging, digital plates, digital printing, and workflow software are helping it increase revenue growth. […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/19/2014 – New Print-Management Solutions for Konica Minolta, Kyocera; Inkjet Strong in Production; More

There was no new office-imaging hardware this week, but two vendors introduced print-management solutions: Konica Minolta reported that NSi Output Manager is now available for its bizhub MFPs, while Kyocera Document Solutions reported that Argos OnBoard Print Management is now available for its HyPAS-enabled MFPs. These print-management solutions provide not only tracking of MFP activity […]

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Former HP Exec John N. McMullen is New Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer for Kodak

John N. McMullen has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Eastman Kodak effective June 15th. Kodak’s board of directors also elected McMullen as a corporate officer of Kodak, and he will become a member of the company’s executive council. McMullen will report to Kodak Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke. McMullen, 55, […]

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Kodak Reports Loss for First Quarter, Sales Down

Eastman Kodak reported a loss of $36 million for its first-quarter 2013 versus $283 in net income for first-quarter 2013. Sales for first-quarter 2014 were $482 million, compared to $594 million in first-quarter 2013, a decline of 19 percent, with Kodak attributing more than half of that to continuing declines in its film and consumer-inkjet products. Non-recurring licensing […]

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Kodak Seeking to Sell Eastman Business Park

Eastman Kodak – which last week, appointed a new CEO, Jeff Clarke – has announced that it’s seeking to sell its Eastman Business Park (EBP) industrial and technology property located in Rochester, New York Kodak says the site can best continue as a multi-use, multi-tenant industrial facility under the ownership of a firm focused on […]

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Improving Financial Picture at Kodak

On March 19th, Eastman Kodak reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2013, with net earnings of $1.99 billion for the full year, including a reorganization-items net gain of $2.01 billion, as well as a gain of $535 million for the sale of its digital-imaging patent portfolio, partially offset by a $77 million […]

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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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Jeffrey J. Clarke, Former VP at Hewlett-Packard, is New CEO of Kodak

Eastman Kodak’s board of directors has elected Jeffrey J. Clarke (above) as chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Previous Kodak CEO Antonio M. Perez is now special advisor to Kodak’s board of directors. Prior to joining Kodak, Clarke was a managing partner of Augusta Columbia Capital (ACC), a private investment […]

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Judge Blocks Kodak in Collins Ink Lawsuit

Law360 reports that on March 10th, an Ohio federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Eastman Kodak in an antitrust suit brought by rival Collins Inkjet, which has accused Kodak of illegally hindering competition for Versamark printer ink. U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett barred Kodak from charging customers more for refurbished print heads if they […]

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New Kodak Alaris Departmental Document Scanners for Fighting ‘Storm’ of Paper Documents

Kodak Alaris is rolling out new document scanners, designed in particular for insurance companies, government agencies, and healthcare facilities facing a a constant “storm” of paper documents that must be scanned and integrated into business processes.  Kodak Alaris – previously known as Kodak Document Imaging before it was acquired by the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan in […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/11/2013

Events This week there was lots of product news out of Sharp America, which held its annual dealer meeting earlier this week. New from Sharp are “Advanced” MFPs which feature cloud and mobile connectivity, and lower-priced “Essentials” MFP configurations, as well as Cloud Portal Office (for the Advanced line), and more. Last week, we reported […]

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Kodak Reports Smaller Loss for Third Quarter

Eastman Kodak reported a loss for its third quarter, but the loss – $312 million – was lower than that reported for third-quarter 2012 ($1.99 billion).  Excluding reorganization items and discontinued operations, Kodak’s net loss for the third quarter of 2013 was $155 million. Table 1 – Kodak Earnings Summary (condensed)   Millions of dollars 3Q […]

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Kodak’s Alaris Division Registers the Most Scanners on the EPEAT Registry of Greener Electronics

The Green Electronics Council reports today that 13 devices from Kodak’s Alaris Document Imaging division are now included on the EPEAT Registry. EPEAT is a global rating system for promoting and qualifying greener electronics. Kodak Alaris’ EPEAT debut included 13 document scanners, more than any other manufacturer. The company plans to register additional imaging equipment as the devices […]

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Kodak to List Common Stock on New York Stock Exchange

After emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2013, Eastman Kodak Company today announced it will list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “KODK,” with trading beginning November 1st. Kodak, having exited all consumer markets, is now billing itself as a global technology company that offers solutions and […]

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Ricoh Ordered to Pay Kodak $76 Million for Digital Camera Royalties

Law360 reports that Eastman Kodak Co. will receive $75.78 million in damages after a Manhattan federal jury found Wednesday that Ricoh Company Ltd. hadn’t paid royalties on certain digital camera kits sold by Ricoh subsidiary Pentax Corporation in violation of a patent-license agreement. The eight-person jury decided that the digital single-lens reflex camera bodies Pentax sold […]

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Kodak Sued by Ink Supplier Collins Ink, Alleges Kodak Trying to Illegally Corner Market on Ink

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Collins Ink Corporation is suing Eastman Kodak in federal court, alleging that Rochester, NY-based Kodak is illegally trying to stifle competition in the market for ink used with Kodak Versamark inkjet production-printing systems. Previously, one of Kodak’s ink suppliers for its inkjet-printing systems, Collins has been embroiled in […]

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