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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.

Wow! Epson undercuts Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro for Total Cost of Printing!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Print Technology, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

#1201 – There is nothing like a good challenge to exercise the mind and it seems that Epson has delivered a mighty challenge to Hewlett-Packard in the office inkjet arena. The big questions, though, are, ‘what is the nature of the challenge’?; ‘how big is the challenge’?; and ‘what does the challenge mean for users and for Hewlett-Packard’?

Lexmark Genesis, Part 2 – fast, high quality printing or slow, financial black hole?

Friday, May 20th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Print Technology, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1112 – Genesis undoubtedly has its upsides and the innovative use of flash scan technology in a desktop device is effective. However, as reviewed in the first article about Genesis, there are downsides to Lexmark’s implementation of the technology and, although print quality is excellent, Total Cost of Printing is appalling. In this article we look at installation, usability, print quality and cost of printing.

Lexmark Genesis, Part 1 – a new beginning or a bulky gimmick?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Print Technology, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1110 – When Lexmark first announced the new Genesis inkjet All-in-One printer, I don’t think anyone imagined that it would be priced at the upper end of the business inkjet range. Having had an opportunity to use and evaluate the device, can anyone believe that it can justify being priced between £330 and £465 / €250 and €355 / $295 and $570 (ex tax)!! In this first of two articles, we’ll investigate Lexmark’s Flash Scan technology and then look at other aspects, plus costing, in a subsequent article.

“Everybody On” – Under its new CEO, Hewlett-Packard unifies its vision and its workforce to take over the world

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing, Workflow | No Comments »

Issue #1109 – Following the departure of Mark Hurd in August 2010, and the instalment as CEO of former SAP boss, Léo Apotheker, in September, the atmosphere at Hewlett-Packard has undoubtedly changed. No longer the sense of foreboding but an air of enthusiasm and optimism, with a clear target of taking over the world.

New colour laser printers from Kyocera – rather more than just a refresh or update

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, News, Print Technology, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1105 – Don’t be duped into thinking that the FS-C5150 and FS-C5250 colour laser printers from Kyocera are ‘just another refresh on the previous models’ (FS-C5100 and FS-C5200), as the product naming might suggest! They are not. They are completely new machines, bringing new and innovative design features and functionality to the desktop that belie the rather ‘normal-looking’ hardware specification.

A couple of incredible offers – and more – Lexmark and Xerox!

Friday, February 11th, 2011 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Printer Market, Reliability, Special Offers, Strategy, Supplies, Third party supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1104 – When two new products are placed under offers that reduce their price by as much as 66%, one has to sit up and take notice. Lexmark’s brand new Genesis S815 inkjet AiO and Xerox’s re-branded ColorQube 8570 (formerly Phaser) solid ink desktop printer are both being offered in the UK with £200 cash back! Note: Lexmark is offering cash back of up to £2,000 on some models.

Brother delivers clear declaration of war on Total Cost of Printing to Hewlett-Packard with new A3 inkjet business AiOs

Friday, January 21st, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Pricing, Print Technology, Supplies, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1102 – With new A3 inkjet All-in-One models now being launched by Brother, the battle for the A3 inkjet business AiO sector is now fully on. Brother has drawn a new line in the sand with a range of devices that claim doubled print speed from the previous generation and all of which deliver duplex printing (even in A3 format), A3 scan platen and both wired and wireless connectivity as standard features.

Massive price reductions from Brother on two A3 inkjet AiOs slash (but not eliminate) Hewlett-Packard’s Total Cost of Printing advantage

Friday, January 14th, 2011 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, News, Pricing, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1101 – Hardware price reductions (median price in Euros) of up to 61% have resulted in one Brother A3 MFC All-in-One (MFC-6890CDW) moving from 78% more expensive to buy than the Hewlett-Packard Officejet 7500A to being 32% LESS expensive. The result is an amazing, but brief, window of opportunity for low volume users.

TCPglobal Special: Hewlett-Packard enhances functionality on new Officejet All-in-One range, including A3, while retaining proven cost-effectiveness of HP920 inkjet engine – Summary.

Monday, December 20th, 2010 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, News, Print Technology, Printer Market, Total Cost of Printing | 1 Comment »

Issue #1016 – Note: This series of articles has been sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company prior to being published in TCPglobal. But, as with all TCPglobal articles, it is nonetheless an independent assessment of the hardware and solutions concerned and expresses only the views and opinions of the author and not those of Hewlett-Packard. – Following the launch of Hewlett-Packard’s 2010 Officejet All-in-One range, this summary rounds off the series of articles investigating the new solutions technologies included in the products, together with hardware and Total Cost of Printing comparisons with the current competition.