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Review: Retail Business-Class A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro 476dw is Best in Class

Any office or company whose core business entails paper-based transactions with customers must own a color All-in-One or MFP that can quickly, reliably, and economically produce high-quality color prints. While there are many candidates, Wirth Consulting narrows the field to Business-Class A4 Color MFPs available from the retail channel.  What is our definition of “Business-Class”? […]

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HP May be Set to Reveal its First 3D Printer October 29th in New York

CRN reports that Don Weisler, who will become the new CEO of the new HP Inc. printer and PC company, may be introducing what would be HP’s first HP-developed 3D printer at an event in New York on October 29th. According to CRN’s sources, HP has sent out invitations for the event, with invitations for popular […]

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Printer and MFP Shipments Down in Russia, Reports IDC

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), reports that in the second quarter of 2014, the Russian market for hardcopy peripherals (HCP) contracted almost 15 percent in volume and more than 13 percent in value compared to the same period last year. For the specified period, more than 735,000 single-function printers and MFPs were shipped. Note that […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/6/2014 – What does the HP split mean for HP printing? Samsung and 3D Printing; More

  The big news this week of course was the split of Hewlett-Packard into two companies – HP Enterprise Services, which will be devoted to infrastructure and software for large organizations, and HP Inc., which will consist of HP’s PC and printing groups. While it’s of course impossible to predict what effect this will have […]

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HP Sues Ninestar and Apex for Inkjet-Cartridge Patent Infringement

Hewlett-Packard has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Ninestar Technologies and Apex Microelectronics in the United States California Northern District for inkjet-cartridge patent infringement. The case is Hewlett-Packard versus Ninestar Image Tech Limited (China), Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. (China), and Apex Microelectronics Co., Ltd. HP is seeking triple damages, as well as a judgment acknowledging that the companies infringed […]

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HP to Split into Two Companies, One Dedicated to Enterprise Solutions, One to Personal Computing and Printing

This morning, Hewlett-Packard announced that it will be splitting into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies. One of the companies will consist of HP’s enterprise-technology infrastructure, software, and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while the other company will consist of HP’s personal-systems PC and printing businesses, which will do business […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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HP to Develop High-Volume Inkjet Printers; Debuts Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses

Hewlett-Packard is introducing its new HP Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses, as well as new production-printing services. The firm also announced it would be developing high-volume inkjet-printing solutions with partner Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) (see below). HP says its new HP Indigo 7800 and 30000 Digital Presses and new HP Service Advantage portfolio enable print service providers […]

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New HP Officejet 8040 All-in-One with Neat Cloud Service, Instant Ink Eligibility

Hewlett-Packard and partner the Neat Company today announced a new HP Officejet color inkjet All-in-One with built-in Neat cloud-based Smart Organization System for cloud-based document storage. Designed for home and small offices, HP says the new Officejet 8040 with Neat e-All-in-One ($399.99 estimated street price) provides all the features of an HP e-All-in-One plus a […]

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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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Judge Dismisses HP Officejet 8500, 8600 Wireless Class-Action Lawsuit

TopClassAction.com reports that a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the wireless connectivity of an HP Officejet 8500 All-in-One “failed during normal use.” Lead plaintiff in the class-action case (Vincent Ferranti, et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Company), Vincent Ferranti, alleged that he […]

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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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HP to Acquire Open-Source Provider Eucalyptus as Part of Open-Source Cloud Building

Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s negotiated a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open-source software for building private and hybrid enterprise cloud services. After the transaction closes, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, a longtime advocate of open source, will join HP as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud business, reporting to HP […]

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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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HP Locks Down Printers with New Security Features, Advisory Services, ArcSight Printer Integration, Cloud Pull Print, More

When most people think of security in the enterprise, they think of PC, network, and cyber security, but many don’t consider the printer/copier/MFP. But as Hewlett-Packard explains, today’s printer/copier, or MFP, can be a significant risk in the enterprise – whether it’s a sales person copying their customer list to take to another company, confidential […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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IDC: Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments Enjoy Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Epson Makes Gains

According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the large format printer (LFP) market recorded year-over-year growth of 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), with more than 77,000 units shipped. Shipment value, however, declined slightly to $786 million in the quarter, with year-over-year […]

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HP Launches Four New Mobile-Printing Friendly Inkjet All-in-Ones with Instant Ink Program

Hewlett-Packard has introduced four new color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and home-office users, the Envy 7640 e-All-in-One, Envy 5640 e-All-in-One, Envy 5660 e-All-in-One, and Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One, all designed to make it easy for users to print from smartphones and tablets, including iOS, Android, ChromeOS, Windows 8, and the Kindle Fire HDX. All of the new […]

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