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Archive for January, 2008

Colour Laser or Colour Inkjet for small workgroups? The argument is greatly misunderstood.

Friday, January 25th, 2008 - Posted in Comparisons, Conversations, Print Technology, Printing culture, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #0803/1 – Most observers consider colour laser printers to be more economical per page than inkjet printers. While this is true for some laser printers against some inkjet printers, it most definitely is not true across the board.

Total Cost of Printing – Why does ink and toner cost “so much”?

Friday, January 25th, 2008 - Posted in Issues, Pricing, Print Technology, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue 0803/2 – Many printer users resent the amount of money spent on supplies for their printers when the hardware itself seems to cost so little. We see, or perceive that ink or toner is wasted when we dispose of an old cartridge and we think that the cost of the liquid or powder does not equate with how much we are asked to pay for it. This article explores cartridge developments and technologies with a view to setting our minds at rest and helping us understand the dynamics of cartridge pricing.

Exchange rates prompt huge price increases on Lexmark supplies – with big implications to Total Cost of Printing

Friday, January 18th, 2008 - Posted in Financials, Issues, News, Pricing, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #0802/2 – In a highly undesirable move, Lexmark has increased prices in the UK on almost its entire range of supplies products by an average 6.4%. Yet again we see Lexmark increasing supplies prices immediately after reducing them – it was only in November of 2007 that Lexmark reduced supplies pricing in the UK by an average of 4%!

New Xerox brand image softens the digital X, projecting dynamism and forward-moving innovation

Friday, January 11th, 2008 - Posted in Strategy | No Comments »
Xerox logo 2008

Issue #0801/2 – On Monday (7th January) Xerox introduced a new brand image, replacing the basic logo design that has carried the brand for nearly half a century in five different variations and two colours.