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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...

‘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...

New Lexmark Advanced Output Management for Healthcare Eliminates Printer-Downtime Backups

Lexmark International yesterday announced the availability of Lexmark Advanced Output Management for Healthcare, a solution that’s said to combine durable, easy-to-use Lexmark printers with advanced print-jog queue-management software to prevent backed-up print jobs when printers or copier/MFPs go down. According to Lexmark, the typical healthcare facility relies on...

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...