Top News for the Week of 4/7/2014 – HP Puts the Capture-and-Route into Enterprise Inkjet; ‘4D Printing’; More


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  • For an A4 MFP, Hewlett-Packard has packed a lot into its new flagship inkjet Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585z, including business-class security and capture-and-distribute (including scan to cloud and Microsoft SharePoint), all of which previously were only available with its enterprise-class laser MFPs. We take an in-depth look at the Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585z (shown below), which uses HP’s PageWide color inkjet print head. HP still has to convince customers that inkjet is as good if not better than laser printing, and we wonder how the two Officejet and LaserJet divisions within HP deal with competing with each other. However we suspect it’s a case of let the best man win. Read more here for our closer look at the flagship Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585.

  • Toshiba introduced three new color A3 MFPs that start at $28,000, and feature several provisions for graphic-arts applications, including e-BRIDGE Color Profiler Version 2.0 software for Pantone color-matching and an optional Fiery controller. The firm also added an iOS version of its e-BRIDGE Print & Capture app. As with the Android version, there’s a lot of functionality: not just wireless printing, but mobile scan, uploading documents to most cloud sites, and even toner-save mode for printing.
  • ABBYY Updates Next-Generation FineReader 12 Corporate OCR Software. Among other things, this latest version provides improved saving and retrieving of files from the cloud.
  • Printer robots – your worst nightmare? No, this is actually a cool new concept-a Mini Robotic Portable Printer  Launches on Kickstarter. Israeli firm ZUtA Labs has launched the world’s first robotic printer, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer (below), on Kickstarter.

robotic printer inside

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