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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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This Week in Imaging: Funai Poised to Take on Inkjet Market?; Mobile Printing a Game Changer?; Canon Makes a Big Move; More

  As Canon’s camera business continues to lag (but office MFP and production sales continue to be healthy), the company is seeking other growth avenues. This week it’s looking to acquire Axis Surveillance, maker of network video-surveillance systems, for $2.83 billion. This would be the largest purchase Canon’s ever made, and seems to sadly reflect […]

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After Purchasing Lexmark’s Inkjet Business, Funai Electric to Also Sell Kodak-Brand Small Office and Consumer Printers Worldwide

February 9, 2015 – Funai Electric of Osaka, Japan, a global supplier of consumer electronics, reports that it’s entered into a  licensing agreement with Eastman Kodak Company under which Funai will supply, market, sell, and service Kodak-brand consumer and small office printers and their related consumable supplies worldwide. In September 2012, Kodak announced that it was […]

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New HP Inkjet Nozzle Architecture Said to Double Production-Printers’ Print Resolution

February 6, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard has announced its new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology  for HP Inkjet Web Presses for production and commercial printing, stating that the technology doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet print heads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles. This enables HP printers to deliver 2,400 nozzles per inch (per color […]

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Latest Financials from Lexmark, Canon; $29.99 Laser Printer; More

This week in the New York City metropolitan area will probably best be remembered for all the weather analysts who predicted that we’d be buried under several feet of snow and media saying that we’d barely make it out alive. Alas, they were quite wrong – something to also keep in mind when it comes […]

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First Memjet-Powered JFlex870 Label Printer Sold in Canada

January 26, 2015 – RDP digital and Norther Graphic Solution report the first sale of the Memjet-powered JFlex870 label printer in Canada. A JFlex870 envelope printer, engineered and manufactured by RDP digital, a division of RDP Marathon of Montreal, will be installed next month at The Label Factory, one of Canada’s leading trade-only label-printer providers. Once operational, the IPT […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Battles Patent Infringers; Upcoming Conferences & Expos; Smallest AiO; More

In a slow news week, there’s at least one odd piece that makes you go “hmm” – Sharp sells its U.S. headquarters. but will lease it and stay put. We’re used to posting virtually every week news of Canon Inc. waging war against alleged toner-cartridge patent infringers across the globe, but this week HP made […]

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Exploring Inkjet and 3D-Printing Opportunities at the Ink Jet Printing World Conference 2015

January 14, 2015 – Inkjet and 3D-printing professionals are invited to explore inkjet and 3D-printing opportunities – from office-document printing, to large-format graphics printing, product decoration, 3D printing, and more – at the IMI’s Ink Jet Printing World 2015 conference being held February 3-6, 2015  at the Florida Hotel  and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The conference’s schedule is […]

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Meet the Primera Trio, the World’s Tiniest All-in-One Printer

January 8, 2015 – There’s mobile printing, then there’s the bring-it-with-you mobile printer. The latest addition to the mobile-printer category is the Primera Trio ($399.95), a color inkjet-based All-in-One with print, scan, and copy. Primera Technology of Plymouth, Minnesota, says it’s the world’s smallest and lightest portable printer among $399 or less portable color inkjet printers currently […]

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Epson Files Complaint with U.S. ITC for Alleged Ink-Cartridge Patent Infringement by 19 Companies

January 5, 2015 – On December 23rd, Epson Portland and Epson America, both in the United States, and Seiko Epson of Japan filed a complaint requesting that the U.S. International Trade Commission investigate various companies for allegedly infringing upon Epson ink-cartridge patents. In its complaint, Epson argues that the  19 companies unlawfully import into the United States, and […]

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New Canon PIXMA MX472 Fits Tight Spaces, Provides Mobile Print & Scan, Cloud Connectivity

January 5, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is launching its newest PIXMA color inkjet All-in-One, the PIXMA MX472 ($99.99 estimated retail price), which it says features a compact design that’s 30-percent smaller than its predecessor, the PIXMA MX472 printer. Designed for home offices, it features wireless connectivity and a 30-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), borderless printing, fax, […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson, OKI Forge Ahead; HP Officejet X Gains Ground; Average Copier-Sales Comp; Badder BadUSB; More

This was a very busy week in the printer and MFP world, and we have lots of news, from everything from the average copier sales person’s annual compensation, to new business inkjet, to Kodak’s reorganization. Also be sure to check out the latest research from the folks at IDC, who’ve previewed a sampling of their […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer,MFP Shipment Values Increase in Third Quarter, Slight Decline in Shipments

December 4, 2014 – Worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to $14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.3 percent year-over-year to 27.5 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 […]

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Epson to Invest 12.3 Billion Yen in Inkjet-Printer, Projector, and Smart-Glasses Manufacturing Facility

  December 3, 2014 – Seiko Epson of Tokyo reports that it’ll invest 12.3 billion yen (approximately $103 million U.S.) in its manufacturing subsidiary Epson Precision (Philippines) Inc. to construct a new plant for increasing its production of inkjet printers and LCD projectors. The state-of-the-art facilities will be constructed inside the existing site by the early […]

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New Epson A3 Business Inkjet MFP, Printer, Bring A3 Printing Closer to Workers in Small and Mid-Size Workgroups

December 2, 2014 – Epson America is expanding its portfolio of business-inkjet systems with two new A3  (print and scan on up to 11″x17″ paper) printing solutions that are powered by Epson’s new PrecisionCore color inkjet printing technology, the WorkForce Pro WF-8590 and WF-8090. Designed for small and mid-size companies and corporate workgroups, the new systems print at up […]

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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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Laser and Inkjet Printer and All-in-One Sales up Three Percent in Western Europe

According to London-based IT market-research firm CONTEXT, unit sales of printer hardware returned to positive year-over-year growth of 3 percent in Western Europe in the third-quarter 2014. These findings mark several consecutive quarters of positive growth of laser-printer sales in Western Europe. CONTEXT says continuous positive performance of laser MFPs and increasing distribution sales of inkjet […]

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Review: Retail Business-Class A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro X476dw 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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