This Week in Imaging: Inkjet – What Could Go Wrong?

It turns out, not much. In the inkjet department, this week’s big news was Epson America’s introduction of its new heat-less inkjet-printing technology, which reminded us yet again of one of inkjet’s significant advantages over laser printing. This advantage is less moving parts means that less can go wrong. There’s no transfer belts, fusers, etc., as with laser, all of which, inherently because they are moving parts, can go wrong. For any dealer, that means less time servicing inkjet, which means a better bottom line. And of course, there’s less heat – that means less power consumption and less chance, of yes, fires.

But as with all things office inkjet, even though inkjet has been increasingly accepted in the commercial-printing world, the challenge still remains to convince office users that inkjet provides the fast speed and image quality of laser printing.

This Week in Imaging

HP-Xerox

Xerox Urges HP Buyout, Threatens Hostile Takeover

HP Rejects Xerox Buy-Out Offer

HP and Xerox – Now What?

Hardware News

New Epson Heat-Free Inkjet Printing, 100-PPM WorkForce Enterprise Models

Dealer News

Ricoh Transferring Accounts to Gordon Flesch Company

New Toshiba A3 Models Said to Feature Compact A4 Size

Acquisitions

UBEO Acquires Texas, Conneticut Dealers

Imaging-Supplies News

Canon Announces Slew of Toner-Cartridge Infringement Actions

European Toner Association Criticizes White Paper

Other News

Indian Hardcopy Printer/MFP Market Sees Decline

PaperCut Mobile-Print Solution Now Available Free

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