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Revenue and Earnings Exceed Epson’s Expectations for Latest Quarter

Seiko Epson of Japan reported that revenue and earnings exceeded its expectations for its latest fiscal quarter, due to a continuing depreciation of the Japanese yen, steady growth in its information-equipment, devices and precision products, and sensing and industrial-solutions business segments. For the quarter, total revenue was 246.2 billion yen, an increase of 10.9 percent versus […]

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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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Epson to Invest Some 10 Billion Yen Over 12 Months in PrecisionCore Inkjet Printing

Epson of Tokyo reports that it’s increasing the production capacity of its PrecisionCore inkjet print heads. PrecisionCore print heads, which Epson says provide “blazing fast print speeds and stunning image quality,” are used primarily in Epson’s office, commercial, and industrial inkjet printers. The company is investing approximately 10 billion yen (approximately $98 million U.S.) beginning […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/30/2014 – Good News for Production Printing; Average Copier Sales-Manager Compensation; More

Is this a trend? It sure seems like it. Last week, we reported on IDC research showing that the worldwide large-format printer market enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of growth in terms of both unit shipments and shipment value (7.4 percent and 3.7 percent respectively) for first-quarter 2014. This week, IDC delivered more good news, […]

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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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Epson Previews 100-PPM Inkjet Printer with Page-Wide Print Head, Replaceable Ink Packs

The Australian Financial Times reports that Seiko Epson of Tokyo is previewing a 100-ppm inkjet printer that features 11 stationary print heads stacked together across the full width of a page, providing inkjet printing at up to 100 ppm. John Davidson reporting for The Australian Financial Times writes: “…(Epson) has also demonstrated to its staff a […]

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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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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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Top News for the Week of 6/2/2014 – Epson, Brother Ramp up Business Printers; Inside Pharos Beacon; Konica Minolta to Sell 3D Printers; More

Lots of interesting news and analysis this week. First, it’s official: Konica Minolta will be the first to sell 3D printers – sourced from partner 3D Systems – through the U.S. office-equipment channel. We actually learned about this last September at Konica Minolta’s annual dealer meeting, and the idea was enthusiastically received by dealers. Konica […]

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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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Epson’s New PrecisionCore: Bringing Industrial-Grade Printing to a New Line of Business-Inkjets and More

Epson has introduced its next-generation business inkjet color printers and All-in-Ones for small and mid-size business users, all based on its latest PrecisionCore piezo inkjet-printing technology. What does the latest PrecisionCore promise: in a nutshell, faster print speeds, better image quality, and better reliability – all at up to half the costs of laser, as […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/27/2014 – Ink Still Flowing at HP; Ricoh Goes Retail; More

Last week, the big news was about Hewlett-Packard, which reported essentially flat revenue growth for its first quarter. versus its first quarter a year ago. However, in a May 22nd conference call, HP executives provided a deeper look at revenue (HP: Printing, Ink, Continues to Bolster Revenue). Interestingly, while HP’s total printer-hardware revenue was down […]

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HP: Printing, Ink, Continues to Bolster Revenue

Last Thursday, May 22nd, Hewlett-Packard reported results for its second-quarter 2014, with total revenue for the quarter $27.3 billion, down 1 percent versus second-quarter 2013 (see story here). The company also announced that it expects up to another 16,000 in employee layoffs, bringing the total number of layoffs previously announced under its 2012 restructuring program […]

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Recovery in India’s Printer/Copier/MFP Market; HP Remains Market Leader

International Data Corporation reports that despite a slowdown in the consumer segment, the India Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) market enjoyed a recovery in first-quarter 2014.  The growth was primarily driven by the government procurement,  and supported by mid-size and large enterprises in India. Hewlett-Packard remained the market leader in India, but Ricoh made very strong gains […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/12/2014 – More Good News from Japan, Western Europe, Mopria

Good news this week from Japan and Western Europe. This week in news from Japan, Sharp finally returns to a profitable year, Konica Minolta reports a stellar year, boosted by sales of bizhub MFPs, while OKI also reports a profitable year, with sales of its office MFPs up. Previously in the last several weeks, Epson reported a sharp improvement for its fiscal year, with sales of its […]

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Review: Small and Home Office Inkjet AiOs – Epson’s WorkForce WF-3520 is Best in Class

At the very least, virtually every home or office of any size needs a basic All-in-One (AiO or MFP) in order to handle PC printing and document scanning, copying, and faxing. In this latest Head2Head Comparison, we chose the least expensive devices that meet our basic criteria for Inkjet SOHO (Small or Home Office) AiOs: […]

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

There was quite a selection of quality “Enterprise-Ready” A4 MFPs in the group of devices that comply with our conditions below, are priced from $399.99 to $9,400.00, and in color print speed from 15 to 40 ppm. Determining a Best in Class winner from this group was a difficult proposition, with 16 MFPs from Brother […]

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