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What future for the ‘Printer’ – Office-Hub and Home-Hub??

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 - Posted in Print Technology, Printer Market, Printing culture, Reliability, Total Cost of Printing | 1 Comment »

The year was 2009!  And the month, November!  The first ‘web-connect’ or ‘smart’ printers arrived on the scene!  And we thought, “Oooh, that’s clever”!  Now, as we’re getting frightening close to the end of yet another decade, I’ve been pondering on whether the next development in the printer arena could be the introduction of a true multi-function, multi-tasking ‘Office Hub’ and ‘Home Hub’.

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.

Ignorance results in inappropriate choice of printer – dye or pigment ink

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 - Posted in Comparisons, Print Technology, Printing culture, Reliability, Third party supplies, Total Cost of Printing | 3 Comments »

Individuals, home buyers in particular, are not fed enough of the important information at the right time to help them make the right choice of printer.  Whether the printer uses dye or pigment ink can be a critical element of the purchase decision – if only the customer knew the difference and the implications.

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.

84% of printer users are ‘concerned’ or ‘very concerned’ about the ongoing costs of running a printer

Monday, January 28th, 2013 - Posted in Printing culture, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1301 – Attitudes towards Total Cost of Printing have clearly changed over the years since the aggressive printer purchase price wars began in the mid-90’s in both the business and consumer segments of the market. Instead of all the focus being on purchase price, consumers are now focussing on the ongoing costs of printing every bit as much as on purchase price. CharisCo Printer Labs’ recent survey showed a startling emphasis on ongoing costs.

TCPglobal celebrates 10 years – origin, influence and anticipation (a buzz commentary dedicated to Total Cost of Printing)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 - Posted in News, Printer Market, Printing culture, Total Cost of Printing | 1 Comment »

Issue #1206 – Celebrating its 10th birthday, CharisCo Printer Labs’ ezine, TCPglobal, is pushing ever forwards with news and reviews and highlighting issues in the industry that affect the bottom line of printer and MFP users. “If it affects your pocket, it’s fair game for TCPglobal”. This article offers a potted review of the decade and gives pointers towards developments in the future.

“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.

TCPglobal Special: Hewlett-Packard enhances functionality on new Officejet All-in-One range, including A3, while retaining proven cost-effectiveness of HP920 inkjet engine. Part 2 of 4.

Friday, November 19th, 2010 - Posted in Comparisons, Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1012 – 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. VIEW ARTICLE FREE OF CHARGE. – Hewlett-Packard’s Officejet All-in-One launch this autumn comprised three models – Officejet 6500A (mid-range A4 business inkjet); Officejet 6500A Plus (high-end A4 business inkjet); Officejet 7500A (A3 business inkjet). This second of four articles starts to look at competitive comparisons between these models and the available competition, starting with the Officejet 6500A.

TCPglobal Special: Hewlett-Packard enhances functionality on new Officejet All-in-One range, including A3, while retaining proven cost-effectiveness of HP920 inkjet engine. Part 1 of 4.

Monday, November 8th, 2010 - Posted in Hardware, New Products, Print Technology, Printing culture, Productivity Tools, Strategy, Total Cost of Printing | No Comments »

Issue #1011 – 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. VIEW ARTICLE FREE OF CHARGE. – Hewlett-Packard’s new Officejet product range for 2010 not only includes wide-ranging functionality enhancements, making the most of its network interface for internet connectivity, but is also the company’s first venture into the A3 inkjet All-in-One arena. All of this is built on the engine using the HP920 cartridge series with its class-winning Total Cost of Printing. The only print engine to provide lower Total Cost of Printing for small businesses is the Hewlett-Packard’s own HP940-based Officejet Pro range (which provides colour printing at up to 65% less cost than comparable laser-based products – see TCPglobal Issue #0907).