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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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Top News for the Week of 10/13/2014 – New Xerox Hardware, ‘Copier’ Dealer Goes 3D; More

This week, we saw new hardware from Xerox – a standalone desktop printer and a desktop All-in-One based on the printer – both designed for small teams and workgroups. Also new is the higher-volume WorkCentre 4265, designed for enterprises and large workgroups, that prints up to 55 ppm, scans up to 70 ipm, and is […]

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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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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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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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Epson Expands WorkForce Family with New Mobile-Friendly PrecisionCore Color Inkjets for Small and Home Office

Epson America is rolling out the Epson WorkForce 2600-Series of color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and small offices. The new WorkForce WF-2660 ($149.99 estimated street price) and new WF-2650 ($129.99 estimated street price) use Epson’s PrecisionCore print-head technology and all three new All-in-Ones provide wireless connectivity, and a broad range of mobile and remote printing […]

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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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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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Review: Business-Class A3 Inkjet Printers and AiO’s – Brother’s MFC-J6920DW is Best in Class

Since we at Wirth Consulting estimate that the processing of A3 documents in the office is in the single-digit percentile, we have always thought that the ultimate mix of digital-imaging devices for small business was one or more fast B/W A4 printers coupled with an economical A3 MFP or All-in-One (AiO). The problem is that […]

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Canon Expands Cloud-Connected PIXMA Color Photo All-in-One Family with Three New Models

Canon U.S.A. is expanding its PIXMA photo All-in-One family with three new PIXMA Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-Ones – the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620. Each model is compatible with Canon’s PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS) application and Canon’s new mobile-friendly Easy-PhotoPrint+ Web application, both of which provide cloud-connected printing, as well as editing and personalization of […]

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Memjet Launches Next-Generation Print Engine, Sirius, for More Versatile Media Handling

Memjet, maker of page-wide print heads for color inkjet printing, and headquartered in San Diego, California, is launching its next-generation Sirius-12G compact color print engine sub-system developed for printer manufacturers that wish to create compact color inkjet printers that easily integrate with their their media-handling systems. Memjet says its Sirius print engine makes print-head maintenance […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W Printers – OKI’s B721dn is Best in Class

The B/W or monochrome printer is the basic building block for digital printing in any office. This group of printers is considered “enterprise-ready” because they offer the following features: 1) automatic duplex printing; 2) expandable standard media capacity of at least 251 sheets; 2) PCL and/or PostScript printer-language support; and 4) remote-management, deployment and security […]

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New HP ‘Instant Ink Professional’ – Print up to 2,000 Pages per Month for $59.99

Hewlett-Packard has introduced Instant Ink Professional, an ink-cartridge subscription program under which users pay a monthly fee to have ink cartridges automatically delivered to them whenever ink levels become low, enabling, for instance, users to print 2,000 pages per month for $59.99 per month. This latest program follows up on HP’s Instant Ink program introduced […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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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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