Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The rugged printers are constructed on a solid cast metal frame and protected with metal die cast covers. The printer is ideal at the front desk of a hospital or in the box office of a movie theatre.
The Compact4 Mobile Mark II is designed for installation on forklift trucks and mobile stations. It can operate from a connection to a forklift's battery. Its vibration-proof design makes it the perfect choice for warehousing logistics.
Reliable technology enables growing businesses to focus on the projects that differentiate their company from the competition and increase customer loyalty. All Dell printers are available with an excellent warranty and support options such as 'next business day' service and access to printer service specialists.
Multifunction for Mid-sized Moguls: Dell's multifunction printers are aimed at mid-sized businesses looking for productive, feature-rich devices. These new multifunction devices meet all their printing, scanning, and copying needs at competitive running costs. The printers launched include:
3333dn -- Can print and copy up to 40 LTR-sized pages per minute (ppm) (actual print speed will vary with use), capable of high resolution (up to 1200x1200 dpi), offers duplex scanning of up to Legal-sized sheets and offers print costs as low as 1.65c (US$) per page with a high yield cartridge(1).
3335dn -- Includes all the functionality and low print costs of the 3333dn, with the additional fax capabilities including color fax (send function only), fax broadcasting, and fax forwarding. Both the 3333dn and the 3335dn can print up to 80,000 pages per month (max.) in one duty cycle.
5535dn -- For even faster printing (55 LTR-sized PPM, actual speed will vary with use), capable of printing at higher resolution (up to 1200x1200 dpi), the 5535dn can print at a cost as low as 1.1 cents (US$) per page with an extra high yield cartridge(2) and is extremely reliable with a duty cycle of up to 275,000 pages per month (max.).
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
proofing set-up. The group, which counts drinks brands Smirnoff and Captain Morgan among its clients, has installed an Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 inkjet printer with GMG FlexoProof software to create halftone proofs for flexo and packaging applications.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
released the Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 update for Snow Leopard via their Software Update utilty and website. According to the company, this update includes the latest Canon printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard.
The 2010 Brand Keys research paints a detailed picture of the category drivers that engage customers, engender loyalty, and drive real profits. The Brand Keys methodology, which considered several competitors, asked customers to characterize their perfect product in the MFP Office Copier category, setting the standard for excellence. The 2010 Brand Keys research once again identified Konica Minolta as a leading brand for customer loyalty in the "MFP Office Copier" category when measured against the "Ideal" office copier.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The website provides specifications, features and benefits; options and accessories; and software for each printer, as well as a list of the supplies that are best suited for the printer. A list of the ideal solutions and applications for each printer makes it easier for customers to find the right printer for their requirements. The Knowledge Library brings added value by offering all the latest case studies, videos, white papers and newsletters to help customers make the most of their Datamax-O'Neil investment.
HP T300 Inkjet Web Press sale in Europe to leading book printer CPI, a company that is taking advantage of the press's breakthrough productivity to gain a competitive advantage in mass-market publishing. CPI installed the press at its Firmin-Didot subsidiary in late 2009, operating the press for a trial period that began last November. The company also installed finishing solutions for the press from HP partners, as well as a sheetfed HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press that can be used to print covers, creating an integrated system that manages the complete production process from blank paper to printed, bound books. CPI executives selected the HP T300 to meet a broader range of publishers' run-length needs. The press's high productivity, high reliability and low operating costs, as well as its ability to print on virtually any standard uncoated publishing media, easily justified the investment, according to CPI.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Ink Cartridge Homecoming Project was started in April 2009 with the belief that firms have a social responsibility to recycle used ink cartridges and should work towards the creation of a "recycling-based society through conservation efforts". In a statement, the firms said: "Representing a new facet of the Ink Cartridge Homecoming Project, the six companies will provide UNEP with donations to support its various activities targeting such global environmental issues as global warming. "By providing indirect assistance to UNEP activities, including forest protection and biodiversity conservation, the project will attain a higher level of social significance and take an increasingly active approach in global environmental protection."
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
offset documents. Designed to be the ideal folding solution for the color digital printer, this high performance folder incorporates Duplos renowned suction technology and tackles common problems,such as static build-up, faced by digital printers when finishing color work. Unique in design, the DF-1000 does not require an additional, separate pump making it the quietest machine in its class.
cocktail made from human cells. If your liver was failing, for instance, cells from your liver could be used to print a healthy one, or cells from your heart could be used to create a new heart, and so on. Right now, all of that is still a long way off. What has been done, however, is recreate a human vein using "bio-ink," or the liquid sludge that's produced using human cells and printed onto "bio-paper." This paper slowly dissolves as the layers of ink bind and start to take on the shape us humans would recognize.
Monday, March 22, 2010
recyclable items over the next several months, both as a fund-raiser and to provide a service for the community. The center will collect the following items: ink jet printer cartridges, laser jet printing cartridges and copier toner cartridges, name brand or reused. Also being collected by the Challenge Center are used cell phones, Mp3 players, laptop computers and aluminum cans. “Most people are unaware that more than 75 percent of all inkjet cartridges used in North America are thrown away when empty,” said Sandy Sigmon of the Challenge Center. “That means more than 450 million of these cartridges are thrown away each year. Similarly, more than 130 million cell phones are discarded annually, according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. If all of these items end up in the land fill, they will be there for hundreds of years.”
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Lexmark International introduced a new addition, Pinnacle, to its line of professional all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers at the Fifth Annual Small Business Summit 2010, where it was immediately awarded a 2010 Hot Tech Demo Award. Pinnacle, like the other Professional Series AIOs in the line, is designed to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) increase productivity while saving them time and valuable resources. Additionally, Pinnacle features 4-in-1 capability, a Web-connected1, easy-to-navigate 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen, and the world's lowest-cost black ink2.
announced the launch of a highly innovative proofing system comprising Canon's brand-new imagePROGRAF iPF8300/iPF6350/iPF6300 inkjet printers, and supported by GMG ColorProof, GMG FlexoProof XG and GMG DotProof XG contone and halftone proofing solutions. To ensure the highest production reliability and finest quality proofing results, the printer has been optimised for GMG's superior inkjet proofing substrates.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
When remanufactured cartridges were initially introduced, the process was not always executed correctly. Often, the cartridges were refilled without being cleaned properly, and then they were sent back to the consumer. The industry soon earned a bad reputation, because low quality remanufacturing lead to print head clogs, which lead to routine equipment failure. The economical, environmentally safer process used by InkCartridges.com solves this problem. Even the term rigorous, though, seems a bit tame. Each ink cartridge is extensively cleaned, as is the print head nozzle. Then, it is filled with the exact same formula the manufacturer uses, and carefully checked to make certain the internal pressure settings are correct. From there, the shell is hand-inspected, and the electrical circuitry is tested for optimal operation. Finally, it must pass an actual print test in the manufacturing facility. Once it has passed inspection at every level, it can be sent out to customers.
It has been estimated that 350 million ink cartridge products end up in landfills each year. Every time a remanufactured cartridge is bought, there is a chance to save up to three and a half pounds of solid waste from a landfill. With remanufactured cartridges, environmental savings don’t have to come at the expense of higher prices.
In high-volume settings, keeping up with demand while maintaining high-quality results is critical. The network-ready GX e5550N supports workgroups with 30 pages-per-minute print speeds in both full-color and black and white modes, a fast 40-second warm-up time, and first print speeds of five seconds or less with the ability to print up to 999 sets per job. Print jobs flow seamlessly through a standard 250-Sheet paper supply that can be expanded by up to two 500-Sheet Paper Feed Units. Standard automatic duplexing further enhances productivity while saving paper as users can print double-sided at high speed on plain paper.
A key enhancement of the GX e5550N over the previous model is the use of bi-directional, motorized ink pumps, offering improved reliability and ink yields. Other essential features of the GX e5550N include a tilting LCD control panel for improved operability, the ability to capture counter data remotely with the option of Ricoh's intelligent remote management solution Remote, and support for the latest networking standards including Macintosh, host-based and PCL 5c/6 printing support.
The Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N not only addresses many users' printing needs, but helps businesses to meet their environmental goals. An improved Economy Color Mode produces crisp text and graphics that increase the longevity of supplies. ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 compliant, the GX e5550N does not require heat to operate, using just 38 watts during normal printing and roughly 3.5 watts in Energy Saver Mode. Additionally, the system is manufactured free of hazardous materials and produces zero ozone emissions, resulting in a low carbon footprint with minimal impact on the environment.
Monday, March 15, 2010
With the HP T300, print service providers can drive profitable growth by offering addressable 1,200 x 600 dots per inch (dpi) imaging in a speed and size combination that produces 2,600 letter-size pages per minute. The press also delivers image quality and durability on any low-cost, uncoated paper, as well as on a range of coated media. Designed to deliver high productivity at a breakthrough cost, the press enables users to purchase consumables as needed without pay-per-impression click charges.
The firstSTREET stand-alone scanner scans 35mm mounted slides, as well as monochrome or color film. It allows the user to create digital copies with images scanned at 5 megapixels, and the quality of the scanned image is amazingly good, says Tim Hoerrner, firstSTREET’s Vice President for Catalog and Internet. Mr. Hoerrner characterizes the conversion as a quick and simple process, and firstSTREET promotes the device as easy to use and easy to understand. A visual assessment reveals a simple exterior design: an SD/MMC card slot and a cartridge slot on the sides, and a card status indicator and a scan button on the front. Three white LEDs serve as the light source.
The scanner is lightweight and compact, taking up only a small amount of space on a crowded desk, a coffee table, or a shelf when it’s not in use. It’s also convenient to take along for a slide show on a beach vacation, a family get-together, or a class reunion. For 35mm slide and negative scanning, there is basically a three-step process: 1) Insert slides or film into one of the trays that come with the scanner. 2) Insert the tray into the scanner. 3) Press the scan button. Editing is easier, too, because the scanner features automatic color balancing and exposure controls. After the slides are converted, the user can then set up his or her own slide show and view it on the 2.4-inch color display, or connect to a computer or a TV and invite the whole family in. The scanner comes with a slide cartridge, photo-editing software, a USB cable, a User Guide, and a Quick Start Guide.
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Red Sox organization works with hundreds of vendors and receives thousands of pages of invoices every month. These invoices range from a 1,000 page telephone statement to single-page, handwritten bills from small vendors. Now, invoices are scanned to PDF files when they enter the accounting department with personnel accessing and acting on them using eCopy PaperWorks software at their desktops. eCopy PaperWorks has built-in integration with Microsoft SharePoint, which the Red Sox utilize as a central location for employees to find information and to drive business applications. The software's SharePoint Connector allows Red Sox personnel to add scanned documents easily into a SharePoint repository and check them out of SharePoint as part of everyday accounts payable workflows. The eCopy PaperWorks and Microsoft SharePoint workflow is also integrated with the organization's Solomon Software accounting application to generate a daily update on invoice processing into the general ledger system.
The new FTP-63AMCL101/111/301/311 printer series delivers a 250mm/sec print speed, which is among the highest in the industry. Its operating life is rated for a minimum of 150km total printing and 150 million pulses to ensure long-term reliability. The available, full-cut rotary cutter has a life of 1.5 million cuts. Measuring 118.4W x 54D x 30H mm, the printer with the cutter has a compact form factor that addresses shrinking product designs. The printer accommodates thick paper stock ranging from 80-85mm wide and 60-220 micrometers thick. It is capable of printing a variety of text, characters, graphics, international fonts, and 2D barcodes such as QR, Maxi and PDF417. Compatible Windows® drivers are available for download from the website. Designed to function reliably in both indoor and outdoor applications, the printer has an extended operating temperature range of -20 to +70 degrees C. Additionally, its die-cast frame provides durability, support, protects against ESD, shock and vibration, and also functions as a heat sink. The printer features Fujitsu’s patented, Easy Load Mechanism platen release to simplify paper roll loading. It also gives full access to the print head for maintenance or to clear paper jams. Integrated sensors detect paper out/black mark, abnormal head temperatures and motor over-current protection to minimize interruptions and maximize printer uptime. The RoHS-compliant FTP-63AMCL101/111/301/311-R printer series is available immediately. It is priced at $96 in 1,000-piece quantities for a printer mechanism. With cutter configuration the price is $176.. Delivery is stock to 14 weeks ARO. USB 2.0 and Serial RS-232C interface boards are also available.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The printers are specifically designed for small to medium sized businesses that need high volume color prints. These new printers offer a high-yield DURABrite Ultra ink cartridges that keep a lower ink costs per print.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
UniPrint 7.0, intended for Mac network printing in server-centric physical or virtual desktop situations. It works in both 64- and 32-bit environments using a PDF-based universal printer driver, which in turn is designed for Citrix, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and other non-Windows host system servers. It allows administrators to manage a single universal print driver and, through the use of PDF conversion and compression, in theory save up to 90 percent of the network bandwidth consumed by other direct printing methods.
Both models feature high-capacity front paper cassettes that hold up to 500 sheets to facilitate high-volume, uninterrupted printing; the B-510DN holds letter or legal-size paper and the B-310N holds letter-size paper with an optional legal-size paper cassette. In addition, both the B-310N and B-510DN provide networkability, fast print speeds and high yield ink cartridges. They also offer hassle-free operation and maintenance to help users get back to the business of producing printed color documents that help enhance productivity and communication.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
sues four printer ink cartridge companies for patent infringement, Businessweek reported today. HP alleged that all four companies "converted more than 300,000 genuine HP printheads from HP facilities in Asia", then sold them as products manufactured by another company, Mipo Technology.
open three north west stores in the UK this month. It is adding Shaw, near Oldham, Burnley and Liverpool to its 42 outlets already operating in the region. Cartridge World sells refilled and remanufactured cartridges to commercial and domestic users which it says reduces the amount of landfill waste and helps customers to cut costs.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Teckwin International has unveiled the TeckPro UV3200. This new roll-to-roll UV printer has a maximum printing width of 130 inches, visible resolution up to 800 dpi and production speeds up to 990 square feet per hour. The TeckPro UV3200 was designed to perform extremely well on a variety of flexible materials. Its media handling system supports rolls up to 750 pounds, meanwhile TeckPro UV3200 is capable of simultaneous printing on multiple rolls and true double-sided backlit printing.
Principal analyst Sharon McNee confirmed: "2009 remained another low performing year in EMEA as printing devices sales declined every quarter this year. Overall end-user spending also declined by 21% from €14.4bn in 2008 to €11.3bn in 2009, as a result of tighter credit controls by banks and cuts in IT spending by businesses as well as consumers.
"Many organisations are still delaying the purchase of new products as cost containment policies remain intact with a focus on cost reduction. However, colour devices registered a five per cent growth in 2009 as A4 colour MFPs continued to do well. The decline in A3 copiers/printers was steeper when compared to A4, as organisations continued to further balance their printing needs with the capacity of the printing device. However, A4 MFPs will continue to be the preferred device for distributed printing needs."
According to Gartner, each of the top five vendors saw a decline in 2009. HP remained the market leader in the EMEA printer, copier and MFP market, but registered the worst decline at 21% year-on-year. Canon, ranked number two, continued to perform well in the A4 segment. Samsung Electronics posted the lowest market decline at two per cent in 2009, which helped it maintain its number two position in the page market, led by HP.
Gartner does not expect the EMEA printer, copier and MFP market to return to growth in 2010. "The printer, copier and MFPs market is competing for scarce disposable income, coupled with a relatively low demand from businesses and consumers to replace existing devices," said McNee. "Although the economic recession has accelerated interest in managed print services (MPS) for organisations that seek long-term cost savings, MPS are mainly adopted by large organisations. Vendors also need to educate small and midsize businesses in bringing their print environments up-to-date with their MPS offerings and associated long-term benefits."
Friday, March 5, 2010
V-Layer Basic. With the newest ThinPrint product, printer driver management in companies with print servers will be significantly simplified. Printer drivers need only be installed once on the print server, eliminating the need to install them individually on each PC. Printing issues are something that system administrators try to avoid. One of the reasons behind this is that in order to enable users access to the correct printer close to their work location, the relevant drivers had to be installed on each individual PC. ThinPrint’s .print V-Layer Basic solution relieves this costly and time-consuming process. The core of the new print solution is ThinPrint’s V-Layer technology. With one click, the original printer drivers on the print server are transformed into V-Layer drivers. Installation or administration on the desktops is eliminated. The original printer drivers need to be installed only once on the print server. A further benefit for employees is that a standardized print dialog (15 languages are supported) is available for each printer.
The WorkForce 40 is a compact, single function printer designed for high-volume printing, with speeds up to twice as fast as competitive models. The WorkForce 40 offers sharp laser-quality black text at speeds of 15 black/9.3 color ISO pages per minute. The new ISO/IEC 24734 industry speed standard was created to provide an unbiased comparison of specifications across manufacturers to help individuals, small business owners and corporate buyers make smarter purchasing decisions. In addition, it offers built-in Wi-Fi and wired networking to share and print files from virtually anywhere in an office area.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ideal for on-demand, low to mid-range volume label or wristband printing applications such as retail shelf and product labeling to layaway and price markdown printing, as well as healthcare wristband printing and office shipping labels, compliance labeling, product identification labels and/or tags, and much more.
The CG Series direct thermal and thermal transfer versions with emulation available are a perfect fit for a variety of applications in healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, office administration, education and libraries, hospitality, travel and leisure and any other industry where a small footprint combined with value pricing and dependability are a must.
The CG Series are available in 203 dots per inch (dpi) and 305 print resolutions and feature the latest in on-board linear and two dimensional (2D) barcode symbologies, including the latest GS1 DataBar. The flexible connectivity of LAN and USB, Serial or IEEE 1284 Parallel Port enables the CG Series to deliver the best in advanced technology at affordable prices. Easy to use and maintain by even the novice user, the CG Series printers are light weight, yet extremely durable, designed for simple media loading, and conserve critical counter/desktop space.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Contex and Promark will feature the new Contex light-weight but powerful 24 inch wide format scanner - the XD2490. Scanner experts will be on site to demo equipment and answer questions. The XD2490 is the first 24" wide format scanner in its class to enter the market and is the perfect solution for all large format document requirements. This scanner will add additional revenue opportunities to existing document management solutions offerings. In addition, this scanner can be bundled with a large format printer to create a large format MFP for large format copying, scanning, printing, emailing and faxing. The Contex XD2490 has made an immediate impact allowing new markets to take advantage of the benefits wide format scanning can offer their businesses.
If It Prints, I'll Let You Know. Standards in China are typically lower and as a result, your ink cartridge may not function as well as it should.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
With speeds up to 50 pages per minute (ppm) in color and up to 75 ppm in black and white, the WorkCentre 7700 Series handle everything from general office documents to high-volume color print jobs. These MFPs also manage multiple printing, copying, scanning and faxing tasks simultaneously without interruption for quick turnarounds.
Monday, March 1, 2010
estimates InterQuest, a market-research firm. Over the next five years, it predicts, this figure will increase to 15%. The Economist predicts new technology will prolong the life of the book