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Printer manufacturers’ response to CISS concept migrates to laser printers

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printer Market, Printing culture, Supplies, Third party supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System), conceived by the third party ink supply industry many years ago, has so challenged the printer manufacturers that in the last year or two several of them have come up with a couple of different ways to combat the threat to their own original ink supplies.  Obviously seeing some success in its implementation of a CISS response with some of its inkjet printers, HP has now launched a laser printer using the same concept of ‘2-year’s-worth’ of toner.

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.

New ColorSphere3 toner formulation, Page Maximiser technology & JetIntelligence from Hewlett-Packard boost print speed, reduces size – plus more

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Aware that business customers are concerned about a raft of printing issues, including space, economy and security, Hewlett-Packard claims its latest range of laser printers and MFPs, announced last week, are the ‘-est’ LaserJets ever produced thanks to its new ColorSphere3 toner formulation and Page Maximiser technology – grouped under the ‘JetIntelligence cartridge technology’ banner – and JetAdvantage Private Print technology.

Epson WorkForce WF-3500 series hits the nail on the head for small/micro businesses

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1308 – About a year on from the launch of the Epson WorkForce WF-3500 series, business inkjet All-in-One series, the range has come in front of me again, arrousing renewed interest. Targeted fairly and squarely at the small business environment, WorkForce WF-3500 series offers reasonably fast printing, a low Cost of Printing, a very flexible feature set and extensive remote printing capabilities.

NFC Print – easy mobile printing

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1307 – Research shows 90% of smartphone users want to print but either don’t realise it is possible, do not know how to do it or find it too difficult.  Before long, these issues should be a thing of the past.  There are two main initiatives under way to sort us out and help to make printing the documents or photos we want to print from our mobile devices nice and easy.

Future of inkjet in the office more assured with arrival of 70ppm Officejet Pro X

Monday, March 4th, 2013 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Print Technology, Printing culture, Reliability, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1302 – Inkjet technology has never looked so good for office printing. Having applied its Scalable Printing Technology to large format commercial printers for a couple of years, Hewlett-Packard now considers the business/office environment is ready for a genuinely fast inkjet device that also cuts the cost of printing by as much as 50% over laser – the Officejet Pro X family.

Where are the windows in Windows 8?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 - Posted in New Products, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1208 – As we see the launch of the much-talked-about Windows 8 by Microsoft today, we have to say, “It’s a really good thing Microsoft does not make printers!” Why? Simply because Windows 8 is sadly lacking its Windows! User interface designer and software developer Dave Maude takes a look at some of the technicalities of Windows 8 that seem to have been overlooked in the media so far.

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.

Power Consumption re-emerges as a key factor in printer cost savings for business

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 - Posted in Comparisons, Environmental, Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1205 – New printer and office MFP models from Hewlett-Packard and Oki demonstrate how power consumption has again been tagged as a key area for cost savings for businesses (as well as saving the planet of course). Auto-off features are used as a means of dropping power consumption to less than 1 Watt when the device is not in use.

A3 Office inkjet multifunction segment bolstered by Epson Workforce A3 but with disappointing Total Cost of Printing

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1202 – Having enjoyed the first A3 inkjet multifunction devices from Brother two and a half years ago, and witnessed Brother’s dramatic cut in supplies costs with the introduction of the LC-1280XL series cartridges a year ago, it is both encouraging and disappointing to see Epson’s entry joining Hewlett-Packard’s also disappointing contender, launched 18 months ago.