This Week in Imaging: New Hardware Reflects OEM Diversification

In this week’s news, new product introductions continue to reflect OEM diversification from office printer and imaging.

As we’ve noted previously, with office page volumes continuing to gradually decline, OEMs continue to diversify – with everything from IT services, to 3D printing, to commercial printing. We saw this reflected with new commercial label printers from Epson this week, and Canon U.S.A.’s recruitment of two value-added resellers for its inkjet card printers.

Meanwhile, on another front, printer makers had to be buoyed by news that some printer consumables made in China have received a one-year reprieve from a 15-percent U.S. tariff. The bad news is that a September 1st 15-percent tariff on printers and MFPs imported from China into the United States is still in effect.

This Week in Imaging

Tariff News

Printer Consumables Receive One-Year U.S. Tariff Exemption

Acquisitions

Clover Completes Acquisition of LMI Assets

HP Acquires Bromium to Enhance PC, Printer Security

Gordon Flesch Company Acquires Advanced Systems

New Products and Product Enhancements

New Epson Expression Photo XP-970 ‘Small-in-One’ Wide-Format Printer

Epson Adds Four New ColorWorks Label Printers

New OKI Five-Color Screen and Transfer Printer

New Industrial Label Printers from Epson

Kodak Alaris Launches New Network-Connected Document Scanners

Xerox Announces Enhancements to iGen 5

Patent-Infringement News

Midwest Athletics Files New Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Xerox

Canon Announces New Amazon Toner Take-Downs, Russian Patent-Infringement Settlement

Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Campaign to Russia

Other News

New Office Depot Service Designed to Minimize Print, Copy Wait Times

HP Survey Identifies New Type of ‘Hacker’

Flex Technology Opens Four New Offices

Canon Announces First VARs for Inkjet Card Printers

HP Partners with World Wildlife Fund for Forest Preservation

Mopria Provides Mobile Printing for Android 10

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