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Xerox Plans to Dominate Inkjet Printing Market by Acquiring French Inkjet Printing Equipment Manufacturer

If you’ve been on top of our blog posts lately you’ll see that most major brands are all diversifying into the inkjet printing market. Inkjet printing technology continues to advance and affordable inkjet printers that produce excellent quality prints and offer stellar features like wireless compatibility, document sharing and duplex printing are being well-accepted by small and medium sized businesses (SMB’s). As reported by Democrat and Chronicle, Xerox too has made it official that they will be stepping into the inkjet printing market by buying Impika, a French company that designs, manufactures and sells its own unique line of inkjet printers and related equipment targeted towards commercial inkjet printer users. “We’ll be able to reach any customer in the industry now,” said Jeff Jacobson, president of Xerox’s graphic communications operations, in a conference call with reporters. “Our goal is to enable our customers and position ourselves if a customer wants to do business with Xerox. …We will have the broadest inkjet portfolio in this industry.” According to Jacobson, “Production inkjet printing is growing at an annual rate of 20 percent,” “and the acquisition will allow Xerox to take a larger leadership position in the market.” He stated, “It’s where many […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 03/19/2013 at 8:20 am

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How Printer Brands Squeeze Ink Out of Cartridges and Cash from Consumers

Many consumers today have one recurring complaint – why does my branded inkjet cartridge run out of ink so quickly? It might surprise you to know that the ink cartridge you bought over a decade ago is NOT the same as the ink cartridge you buy today – even if you own the same printer. The Guardian reports that “the amount of ink in the average cartridge has shrunk dramatically,” so ink cartridges today contain a fraction of the ink that they used to contain 10 years or so ago. For example, the Epson T032 colour cartridge (released in 2002) is the same size as the Epson colour T089 (released in 2008). But the T032 contains 16ml of ink and the T089 contains just 3.5ml of ink. It’s a similar story with Hewlett Packard (HP) cartridges. A decade ago, the best-selling HP cartridge had 42ml of ink and sold for about £20. Today, the standard printer cartridges made by HP may contain as little as 5ml of ink but sell for about £13. If you slice open a HP ink cartridge, it’s shocking what you see. The sponge sizes have become increasingly smaller, with a lot of empty wasted space. […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 03/06/2013 at 4:07 pm

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HP Officejet Pro X is Recognized as Guinness World Records Speediest Printer

Exciting stuff is happening at HP. Just recently, HP announced the release of its fastest HP inkjet printer yet – The HP Officejet Pro X. How fast is it? Let’s just say it’s REALLY fast. If you want numbers, it can crank out 70 pages per minute (PPM) in black and white – yes that’s 70 pages in just ONE minute! No wonder it was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest printer – a record that will have laser printer enthusiasts surprised. In a laser competitive market, how does this latest inkjet compare? Here’s what PCWorld has to say: This $799 machine is nothing like the $400 small-office inkjet MFPs we’ve lauded in the past, let alone the sub-$100 beaters that drink pricey ink. The Officejet Pro X576dw is faster than any color laser we’ve tested—that’s its competition, not regular inkjets. Its consumables are supercheap; and its output quality is just fine, thank you. This is an inkjet that deserves respect from color lasers, including those from its own company. So there you have it. Finally – an inkjet printer that brings real competition to the laser printer market. And it’s not just speed we’re talking about […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 03/04/2013 at 12:58 pm

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Ink and Toner News: HP’s Plan for Growth

In a constant effort to grow, the executives at HP know that the company has to slowly but steadily move away from its PC-centered market and into other avenues and money-making channels. With all the BPO’s (Business Process Outsourcing) units mushrooming across the globe HP has joined the bandwagon and come up with its own solution. Named AutoFlow, HP’s solution to streamline business processes for companies is offered under the umbrella of Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise Service division. According to Nasdaq this is what HP AutoFlow is about and how it can help your business: H-P AutoFlow will automate financial, accounting and certain other business processes to facilitate smooth functioning. The company is quite confident that the solution will be competent on any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform and can even help the system to organize workflow in a better way. An ERP platform is a business management solution that streamlines business processes through a system of integrated applications. H-P has combined its rich BPO experience and features of the Omniflow workflow solution developed by Newgen Software Technologies, a provider of business process management (BPM) and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. AutoFlow is also armed with H-P’s Document Processing Service, which […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 02/27/2013 at 11:03 am

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Ink and Toner News: Major Printer Brands Join EPEAT’s Registry to Showcase Greener Electronics

Top printer manufacturers like Epson, Canon, Xerox, Dell, Lexmark and Ricoh have recently added their printers and copiers to EPEAT’s green electronics registry. Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Konica Minolta are not far behind and are in the process of getting their products registered as well. If you haven’t heard of EPEAT, here’s a quick overview: Launched in the year 2006, EPEAT is a registry that includes products from more than 50 manufacturers all across the globe. The company is spearheaded as a partnership between various sectors including businesses, NGOs, other stakeholders and also has some government intervention. Many consumers are now getting increasingly aware of what products they put their money into. Manufacturers who deliver green products that are free from toxic materials are sure to get a thumbs up by consumers, and companies are more than likely going to see a boost in their sales numbers as well. With EPEAT recently opening up its registry to include more than just computers, and have imaging equipment like printers, copiers, scanners and all-in-one machines that pass environmental tests on its registry, manufacturers didn’t take long to join in. And the criteria for getting added to the registry isn’t that simple as well […]

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Posted by Island Ink-Jet - 02/22/2013 at 9:10 am

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