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Internet shopping could kill off original manufacturer printer supplies

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 - Posted in Comparisons, Managed Print Services, Pricing, Printer Market, Reliability, Supplies, Third party supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

News items appear in the media at least once a year (at Christmas), informing us of the scale of growth of internet shopping.  Time was when locating Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) supplies for your printer was easy and users wanting to hold fast to their principle to buy OEM consumables had a choice of many suppliers. Now? Not so easy! In fact, a user may have to work really hard to find OEM supplies at all, let alone have a decent choice of where to buy them.

HP Inc. moves into A3 copier domain – laser engines from Samsung

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 - Posted in Hardware, Managed Print Services, New Products, News, Print Technology, Printer Market, Reliability, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Although Hewlett-Packard/HP Inc. (HP) has long had one of the widest ranges of printer hardware on the market, the high end A3 and copier spaces have consistently evaded the company.  Coming in the spring of 2017, through (originally) an alliance with the Samsung printer division, which HP has now agreed to buy for $1Bn, together with development of its own A3 PageWide inkjet print head and engine, the company is attacking the A3 and copier spaces head on.

Poor buying decisions by UK government affects print quality

Monday, June 13th, 2016 - Posted in Comparisons, Managed Print Services, Print Technology, Reliability, Supplies, Third party supplies, Total Cost of Printing | 1 Comment »

I have just, this morning, received my postal ballot paper for the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. Guess what? The weather is not great at the moment, it is raining, and it turns out that the envelope the ballot paper was posted in has been printed using dye based ink! Result? Smudged text!

CharisCo Printer Labs seeks beta testers for Total Cost of Printing app

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 - Posted in Managed Print Services, New Products, News, Productivity Tools, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #1207 – CharisCo Printer Labs has reached an exciting juncture with its brand new Total Cost of Printing calculator, tcprojector, now at the beta testing stage. The online application is targeted initially at printer dealers and MPS providers to educate printer purchase decisions by projecting long-lasting value over initial savings and we would like to invite resellers to apply to have free access while beta testing the app over the next few weeks.

The acquisition race is on – Hewlett-Packard announces deal to acquire Managed Print Services company, Printelligent

Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Printer Market, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »
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Issue #1113/2 – Further consolidating the Managed Print Services (MPS) market, Hewlett-Packard today issued press releases announcing that it has signed an agreement to acquire Printelligent, a US company that pioneered the principle of Managed Document Solutions as far back as 1993.

Xerox buys its way further into Managed Print market with purchase of NewField IT

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »
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Issue #1113/1 – Seeking to strengthen its grip on the global Managed Print Services (MPS) market, Xerox has announced its acquisition of NewField IT, a leading consultancy, optimisation and MPS company in the UK and the US.

Study predicts the end of the office as we know it – if true, the face of the printer industry would be changed forever

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Posted in Environmental, Managed Print Services, Pricing, Printer Market, Printing culture, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1007/1 – Reports are emerging of an academic study, involving both Microsoft and the Institute of Directors in the UK, suggesting that remote working will/should expand dramatically and that companies should reduce their office space in favour of either home working or renting space for employees in shared bureau facilities – or both. This would have major implications on the way IT is delivered and also on the profile of the printer and MFP market. This article considers some of the conditions, benefits and downsides relating to the demise of the office as we know it, together with consequences for printer and MFP manufacturers.

Hewlett-Packard loses direct access to a UK government sector after appeal

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Printer Market, Reliability, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #1005/2 – Following the unrest and strike action by Hewlett-Packard Staff (EDS employees) in the UK and parts of Europe over recent months (see ), it is now reported that Hewlett-Packard’s rejection from the public sector bidding list in the UK has been confirmed – despite appealing against the original decision.

Concrete proof that Services are essential for survival and growth

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Posted in Managed Print Services, News, Printer Market, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management | No Comments »

Issue #0929/1 – IBM has provided conclusive proof that, in a harsh economic environment, it is those that have a sold services offering that stand the best chance of surviving and even flourishing. IBM posted net profit for the 3rd quarter of 2009 to the tune of $3.2bn, up 14% on Q3 of last year, while all indications so far are that IT hardware sales, and even sales of printer supplies are still flagging badly.

Hewlett-Packard plugs the gap – Extended alliance with Canon brings MFP hardware to bolster expanding Hewlett-Packard MPS offering

Friday, September 18th, 2009 - Posted in Financials, Hardware, Managed Print Services, News, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing, Total Print Management, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #0925/1 – Making the most significant announcement in some time, Hewlett-Packard revealed plans earlier this week to enable a more thorough Managed Print Services (MPS) offering – through an extended alliance with Canon for use of MFP hardware, which finally plugs the yawning gap in Hewlett-Packard’s printer and MFP hardware line-up, and the creation of a range of on-board MFP solutions designed to streamline and enhance the digital workflow in the enterprise.