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Memjet Unveils Next-Generation Aspen Inkjet Print Engine for Commercial Printing

San Diego-based Memjet has introduced its next-generation Aspen, a page-wide color inkjet print engine. Memjet says Aspen is designed for on-demand, high-quality color printing for label printing and commercial presses, boasting speeds of 225 feet per minute, full dot control, and flexible configurations for retro-fitting printers with digital capabilities. The new print engine will be […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/10/2014 – Samsung Cloud Print App, HP Business Inkjets, More

Products and Solutions Samsung is determined to make mobile printing as ubiquitous and easy as possible. It just previewed its new secure Cloud Print app and new desktop printers and MFPs equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) tap-and-print mobile printing. The new Cloud Print app, among other things, will enable users to share up to […]

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IDC: Worldwide Hardcopy Market Continues Gradual Recovery; HP and Brother Make Gains

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market continued its recovery in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13). The 31.7 million unit shipments in 4Q13 represented a year-over-year increase of 2.0 percent while shipments for the full year 2013 declined just -1.6 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/18/2013

Industry Events We just got in from Konica Minolta’s North American dealer meeting at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. We’ll have lots more details in the next few days, but the most interesting news is that the company is going to get into 3D printers, something that seemed well-received by dealers. The plan is […]

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Brother Opens New Ink-Cartridge Manufacturing Plant in Philippines

On August 12th, Brother Industries (Philippines) opened its new ink-cartridge manufacturing facility located in the First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangans near Manila. Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. was established in March, 2012, and is a subsidiary of Brother Industries of Japan. The new plant, which Brother invested U.S. $114 million in,  will be manufacturing ink cartridges […]

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Riso Releases New Lineup of Cut-Sheet Inkjet Color Printers, the ComColor X1 Series

TOKYO–RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION – RISO, Inc. announces the release of the new ComColor X1 Series high-speed, full-color inkjet printers.  The ComColor X1 Series combines high-speed printing with low running costs, increased productivity and reliability, for superior performance. Advanced features and optional production accessories will enhance workflow efficiency and streamline print and mail production. This new […]

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Consumer Reports: Many Inkjet Printers’ Ink Never Reaches the Page

Consumer Reports says that when used only intermittently, many inkjet printers deliver half or less of their ink to the page and a few managed no more than 20 to 30 percent: Printer ink might be the priciest liquid consumers buy, costing more per ounce than fine Champagne or even perfume. But, Consumer Reports found […]

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Part 2 of Epson’s “Secrets Behind the Development of Epson’s Micro Peizo Technology”

This is Part Two of Epson’s “Secrets Behind the Development of Epson’s Micro Peizo Technology.” See here for Part 1. Micro Piezo print heads contain a piezo element. When this piezo changes shape, it generates mechanical pressure that forces the ink out. The Birth of the Micro Piezo Print Head The previous efforts of Epson’s engineers had […]

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Epson Launches L Series Inkjet Printers and All-in-Ones with Refillable Ink Cartridges

Epson has launched a new L series of full-color inkjet printers and All-in-Ones with refillable ink cartridges, but at this time the new models appear available only in developing markets. These seven new models consist of three single-function printers (the L110, L300, L800), and four All-in-Ones (the L210, L350, L355, and L550) and use a […]

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Review: HP’s Officejet Pro X567dw Versus the Memjet-Powered C6030 – Updated

Recently we compared the two fastest desktop color inkjet printers on the market – Hewlett Packard’s  70-ppm Officejet Pro X551dw versus the Memjet-powered’s 60-ppm C6010 (see here). Now we’re following up with a comparison of the All-in-One versions of these two printers, HP’s Officejet Pro X567dw versus the Memjet-powered C6030. Both systems use full-color inkjet imaging technology […]

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First-Quarter Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments Down 9.7 Percent

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market decreased 9.7 percent year-over-year, with 25.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2013. In its report, Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, IDC also reports that shipment value experienced a decline of 5.7 percent year-over-year to $14.3 billion. This is the third consecutive quarter of […]

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Report: Officejet Pro X551dw Printer Hands-On Test Report

For this 22-page report, we put the Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X 551dw through its paces using our Hands-On test suite. During hands-on testing, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from installation and set-up, to software, printer management, image quality, productivity, ease of use, and more. Note that the Hands-On Test Report is watermarked and non-printable. Review […]

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Funai Electric Acquiring Lexmark’s Inkjet Business for $100 Million

On April 1st, Funai Electric Company of Japan announced that it will be acquiring Lexmark International’s inkjet-related technology and assets for approximately $100 million (approximately 9.5 billion yen). Once the transaction is completed, Funai will acquire more than 1,500 Lexmark inkjet patents, Lexmark’s inkjet-related research and development, Lexmark’s inkjet manufacturing facility in the Philippines (Lexmark International […]

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Videos and Photo Gallery – HP’s Sturdy and Speedy Officejet Pro X551dw Printer

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Hewlett-Packard’s Officejet Pro X551dw ($599.99), a  member of HP”s X Series of color inkjet printers and MFPs. The X series utilizes HP’s PageArray technology with a page-wide print head that dollar-for-dollar provides unparalleled print speeds. In fact, in testing we determined that image quality was satisfactory for interoffice communications […]

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Report and Video: Brother’s MFC-J4510DW Color Inkjet All-in-One with 11″x17″ Printing

Wirth Consulting has just completed a Hands-On Test Report for Brother’s MFC-J4510DW Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One. What sets this this color inkjet apart from most color inkjet All-in-Ones is that users can print on media up to 11″x17″ via a manual feed slot  located on the back of the unit. It also features several business-class […]

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IDC: Smartphone and Tablet Users More Likely to Print Business Docs

The explosion of smartphone and tablet adoption will impact printing, scanning, document management, and print volumes in surprising ways over the next five years. According to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) survey of 800 unique respondents, smartphone, and tablet users – whom the survey found to be younger, more likely male, have higher incomes, […]

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Sales of Wireless Inkjet All-in-Ones up 9 Percent Across Western Europe

Analysis released on February 4th by IT research company Context shows that sales of wireless All-in-One (AIO) inkjet printers across Western European increased by 9 percent year-over-year in 2012. Wireless all-in-ones outperformed the overall all-in-one inkjet printer segment, which declined by 14 percent over the same period. Context defines Western Europe as France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and […]

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Videos and Photo Gallery – Epson’s Top-of-the-Line WorkForce Pro WP-4590 MFP

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Epson’s WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Business-Class MFP ($499.99), Epson’s top-of-the-line WorkForce MFP/All-in-One. It’s part of the “Pro C” series of Epson color inkjet All-in-Ones that are intended for business use. Although its feature-set is nearly identical to that of the WorkForce WF-7520 we tested, it has two important value-added features: […]

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