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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Meg Whitman is New Chairman of HP; Other Board Changes Announced

Hewlett-Packard reports that Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors, and current director Pat Russo has been appointed lead independent director. Additionally, Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive and chairman of Alcoa, has been appointed to the board, bringing the total number of board members to 12. […]

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U.S. Air Force Selects HP for Printers under Five-Year Contract; HP Also Extends Global Hardware Contract with Shell

Hewlett-Packard reported today that the United States Air Force has issued it a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement for HP single-function printers, MFPs, and their consumables for its Digital Printing and Imaging initiative (DPI). The Air Force’s DPI initiative is based on five key elements of its imaging and printing environment, including savings, security, standardization, simplification, […]

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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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Metrofuser Introduces Remanufactured HP Printers, ‘MpsClass,’ Available for Dealers Only

New Jersey-based Metrofuser, which re-manufactures parts for Hewlett-Packard and Lexmark laser printers, is introducing a new line, called MpsCLASS, that consist of laser printers, including color, monochrome, standalone, and MFP, for placement in managed-print environments, and which will be distributed only through dealers. Metrofuser says its MpsClass Printers are typically one-third the price of a […]

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HP Wins $147 Million Medicaid Contract Extension with State of Delaware

Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Services reports that the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance, has signed a $147 million contract for it to implement its flagship interChange Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). HP is the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare process-management services, administering $140 billion in benefits […]

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OEM Toner-Cartridge Revenues Increase in Western Europe

London-based IT market-research firm Context reports that OEM toner-cartridge revenues across Western European increased by 2 percent year-over-year in the first 22 weeks of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. According to data published by Context, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) toner-cartridge revenues were driven by Average Selling Prices (ASPs), which increased by 5 […]

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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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Top News for the Week of 6/23/2014 – Toshiba’s New A3 Mono MFP Family; How Users are Printing; HP Lawsuit; More

This week’s news that Hewlett-Packard announced two new Officejet Pro inkjet models will probably be met with a “sigh, so what” by most of our readers. However, everybody should take note that HP is still very good at innovating on the marketing end of things. Consider its economical and convenient Instant Ink Program, which one […]

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HP Sues Datel for $30 Million in Ink-Cartridge Trade-Secrets Lawsuit

Law360 reports that Hewlett-Packard filed a $30 million trade-secrets suit on June 23rd in California federal court that accuses Datel Holdings Ltd. of misappropriating HP master-key security codes in microchips used in HP ink cartridges. HP alleges that Datel, whose subsidiaries design and develop microchips for use in printer cartridges, cracked the security used by HP’s ink-cartridge […]

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New HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One and ePrinter; All-in-One Eligible for Instant Ink Program

Hewlett-Packard is announcing new small-business color inkjets, the HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One ($179.99) and HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter ($99). With the Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One, customers can enroll in HP’s Instant Ink ink-cartridge-subscription program. Instant Ink is HP’s ink-cartridge replacement service that it says saves customers up to 50 percent on ink costs. […]

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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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HP Rolls Out Next-Generation HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses for Printers

Hewlett-Packard today rolled out the HP Indigo 7800 and WS6800 Digital Presses, which are built on its flagship HP Indigo 7000 and WS6000 Digital Press series, which have more than 2,000 installations worldwide. According to HP, the sheet-fed HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press provides print service providers (PSPs) a range of new capabilities, including the […]

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In ‘Disruptive’ Move, HP Will Bring Page-Wide Color Inkjet Printing to Large-Format Production Printing

Hewlett-Packard today announced the scaling of its PageWide inkjet color printing – used by its up-to 70-ppm HP Officejet Pro X and Enterprise office printers and MFPs – for use in large-format printers that will be available in the second half of 2015. HP also introduced two new Designjet large-format printers, the HP Designjet T3500 […]

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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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HP Brings Instant Ink Ink-Cartridge Subscription Program to the United Kingdom

While available in the United States since September 2013, Hewlett-Packard is now bringing its Instant Ink ink-cartridge subscription to the United Kingdom. With the Instant Ink program, users pay a monthly fee to have ink cartridges automatically delivered to them, with eligible HP printers and All-in-Ones communicating to HP via the cloud when ink is […]

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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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