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Top News for the Week of 3/24/2013 – HP Inkjets for Enterprises; Trouble for MPHJ; More

Product Briefs HP Introduces New 72-ppm Officejet Enterprise Series The most interesting news this week was Hewlett-Packard’s roll-out of a new color inkjet-based Officejet Enterprise series for, as the name implies, large workgroups and enterprises. The series consists of three MFPs and two printers that are based on HP’s PageWide inkjet print-head technology that is […]

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Epson Launches Inkjets with 75,000-Page Yield

Epson Europe launched a ground-breaking new series of business inkjets in Vienna today, backed by a €125 million investment and based on Epson PrecisionCore inkjet-printing technology used in its higher-volume industrial inkjet print-head technology. Epson says its new WorkForce Pro RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) range offers businesses inkjet products that deliver uninterrupted printing for up […]

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Updated – What You Should Know About Continuous Ink-Supply Systems

Note: This post has been updated due to the results of our extensive Project CISS Hands-On Test. CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) is an inking system for inkjet printers that consists of a large external refillable ink supply. It’s attraction to the many users who just plain hate buying ink for the sake of it […]

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Project CISS Test Report and Videos! Continuous Ink-Supply System Inkjet Printers – How do They Stack Up?

Wirth Consulting is pleased to announce a comprehensive new test report – likely the first of its kind – that summarizes the results of exhaustive testing of inkjet printers equipped with CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System). CISS is an inking system that consists of a large external refillable ink supply that may or may not […]

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Indian Hardcopy-Peripheral Market Static in 2013

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP)* market in India declined by 0.1% year-on-year in CY2013 and stood at 3.2 million units. “Both consumer and commercial markets were weak in the first half of 2013, but with the help of aggressive consumer and commercial marketing and couple of bulk Government orders, overall shipments […]

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IDC: Worldwide Hardcopy Market Continues Gradual Recovery; HP and Brother Make Gains

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market continued its recovery in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13). The 31.7 million unit shipments in 4Q13 represented a year-over-year increase of 2.0 percent while shipments for the full year 2013 declined just -1.6 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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Mopria Mobile-Printing Alliance Says Mopria-Certified Printers on the Way; Adds Many New Members

On February 12th, the Mopria Alliance announced that it had formally launched its certification processes. Since its formation in September 2013, the non-profit organization, which was developed to create industry standards for mobile printing, has developed technical prototypes, conducted product testing, and has issued certifications to qualified products. It expects member companies to now begin to promoting their newly […]

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PrintFleet’s Remote Print-Management Solution now Available for Epson Business-Class Printers

Epson America reports that it’s negotiated an agreement with print-management solution provider PrintFleet under which PrintFleet will provide data-collection for Epson business printers. PrintFleet software is now able to accurately and rapidly collect, analyze and deliver data from Epson’s extensive line of business printers in order to streamline Managed Print Services (MPS) deployments. Epson says its […]

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Epson Reports Sales, Income up; Sales of Inkjet Consumables Increasing

Seiko Epson of Tokyo reported its latest financial results for the nine months ended December 31, 2013. For the period, net sales were up 20.2 percent, while net income was 50 billion yen ($481 million U.S.), a sharp improvement over the loss of 12 billion yen it reported a year ago. For its inkjet-printer business, […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/20/2014 – Ricoh Expands Managed Services with Acquisition, Memjet Expands C6000 Distribution, More

Acquisitions Three interesting acquisitions were announced this week. Konica Minolta acquires a stake in French digital-press maker MGI, while Ricoh make a big move to bolster its services-division with the acquisition of mindSHIFT from Best Buy. MGI, among other things, manages thousands of desktop PCs across the United States. While Ricoh didn’t say how much […]

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WorkForce DS-760 and WorkForce DS-860 are Epson’s Fastest Professional Document Scanners to Date

Epson America is introducing its fastest professional sheet-fed document scanners to date, the WorkForce DS-760 and WorkForce DS-860, which deliver scan speeds of up to 65 ppm and provide advanced paper-feed technology. With robust duty cycles, scan-to-cloud functionality, and compatibility with virtually all document-management software suites, Epson says the color scanners can meet the needs of […]

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Epson Rolls Out its First Wireless Sheet-Fed Document Scanner, the WorkForce DS-560

Epson America is introducing its first wireless sheet-fed scanner, the WorkForce DS-560 ($449 MSRP). Designed for business and professional use, the WorkForce DS-560 provides Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, enabling users to scan directly to smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Macs. It also includes one-pass double-sided scanning, software package, and color scanning. Billed as a step-up from the recently introduced WorkForce DS-510, […]

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New Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Label Printer Features Mobile Printing for iOS and Android

Epson America today introduced what it’s calling a “one-of-a-kind label printer,” the LabelWorks LW-600P, which features mobile printing from iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Epson says the LabelWorks LW-600P is one of the smallest and lightest 24mm (~1”) label printers on the market today. It features: Bluetooth wireless connectivity for use with smartphones and tablets. […]

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Epson Working on 3D Commerical Printers, Wearable Technology

TheAge reports that in interview with Fairfax Media, Epson President Minoru Usui said the company was working on developing a 3D printer for commercial applications. Usui said Epson is developing 3D printers that would be focused on commercial applications, such as large-scale production, and not on consumer applications, “We will not enter that market for the […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/2/2013

Industry Events We participated in an interesting webinar presented by Ricoh’s Terrie Campbell this week, and found compelling evidence that Ricoh is doing a lot to be a major player in the business-process solution market. New Products & Solutions It wasn’t all that long ago that we were speculating whether Dell would even stay in […]

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Epson Connect-Enabled Printers now Support Mobile Printing from Kindle Fire Tablets

Epson America and Epson Japan announced on December 5th support for Kindle Fire Printing, an integrated wireless print solution for the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The firm says a wide range of Epson Connect-enabled printers now deliver extensive mobile printing capabilities for the new family of Kindle Fire tablets with Amazon […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/18/2013

Industry Events We just got in from Konica Minolta’s North American dealer meeting at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. We’ll have lots more details in the next few days, but the most interesting news is that the company is going to get into 3D printers, something that seemed well-received by dealers. The plan is […]

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Epson, Canon Providing Philippines Typhoon Support

Seiko Epson and Canon Inc. have both pledged donations to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck central areas of the Philippines, including the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Visayas region. Both companies extended sympathy to victims and their families. Epson Precision (Philippines), Epson Philippines Corporation, and Seiko Epson Corporation have donated Php […]

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