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EFI Releases New Version of High-Performance Fiery Controller for Inkjet Production Printers

On November 20th, Electronics for Imaging (EFI) announced the release of its newest-version EFI Fiery XB digital front end (DFE) platform for ultra-high-speed production inkjet presses. The Fiery DFE is said to meet meets highly demanding requirements for performance, color, and imaging, including advanced variable-data production (VDP) printing, at speeds of...

Marco Continues Acquisition Strategy with BusinessWare Purchase

Last week, Marco Technologies, which is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and markets copier/MFPs, printers, managed print services (MPS), and business IT services, announced that it had purchased BusinessWare Solutions, an IT services and managed print services company headquartered in Hutchinson, Minnesota, for an undisclosed sum. BusinessWare also has...

Some Epson Printers Not Printing Because of Microsoft Update

Ghacks.net reports that Microsoft confirmed last week that its November 2017 update for the Windows operating system disrupts some Epson printers’ print jobs. Print jobs are said to not print, and the printers are said to display the error message “Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037.” The problem...

This Week in Imaging: “Can you turn that printer down?” Security the New ‘Speeds-and-Feeds’

By far, the most interesting news this week was HP’s new home printer, the AMP 100, which features Bluetooth speakers that are used to stream music and sound from any Bluetooth-capable device, prompting one of the folks at HP to tell us, “It’s the first time I’ve ever...

Toshiba America Resumes Office-Equipment Dealer Acquisition Strategy

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) reports that it’s acquired Electro Imaging Systems, Inc. (EIS), an independent office-equipment dealer located in Livermore, California, for an undisclosed sum. EIS is a certified reseller of Ricoh and Xerox copier/MFPs and Canon wide-format printers. EIS, which does not currently sell Toshiba products...

‘Clone’ Third-Party Toner Cartridges: Good Deal or Not?

HP Inc. recently published new findings concerning third-party “clone” or “compatible” toner cartridges that are marketed as lower-cost alternatives to HP original toner cartridges. Among the findings from independent test labs such as Wirth Consulting are that clone cartridges deliver low-quality prints that create significant costs in reprints,...

HP Previews PageWide XL 5100, 6000 for Faster Technical-Document Production Printing

HP Inc. previewed new HP PageWide XL large-format color inkjet printers with up to 70-percent faster print speed, designed to enable technical production-printing providers to grow their AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) print volume and expand their businesses into color-printing applications. The new HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP...