Tuesday, August 31, 2010
5230dn monochrome laser printer may cost more up front ($1000 as of August 27, 2010), but its speed and expandability make it an excellent choice for a medium-size workgroup. And with its three-year limited warranty with next-business-day on-site service--not to mention its cheap toner--it's a great buy in the long term. The 5230dn offers plenty of standard features, plus room to grow.
counterfeiting conspiracy. Sain pleaded guilty on Thursday. Court records says say she and others bought an all-in-one printer at a local discount store and printed fake 100-dollar bills.
Monday, August 30, 2010
security risks. Print jobs routinely contain sensitive information and it is not unusual for pages to be left unclaimed in a printer tray, just waiting to fall into the wrong hands
Inkgrabber.com, a Puerto Rican-run business, has now served over half a million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is now celebrating eight years in business, an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and has recently been awarded a listing in INC 5000, Hispanic Business 500 and a prestigious listing on the Hispanic Business fastest growing 100 privately held companies. Inkgrabber.com is thriving despite a poor economy by offering consumers and business owners alike an affordable online solution for inkjet and laser toner cartridges. Their printer ink prices save the consumer up to 92% OFF the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).
Friday, August 27, 2010
CMYK+White+Gloss and contour cuts virtually any substrate up to 1 mm thick, on demand, for luxurious, custom graphics with unique special effects and finishes. The new LEC-540 is significantly faster than Roland's previous VersaUV models and offers greater versatility for applications ranging from packaging prototypes, short-run labels and membrane panels to interior décor items and large-format graphics. With the new LEC-540, professionals can print, crease, contour and perf-cut graphics all on one device. VersaUV prints on an unprecedented range of materials including popular large-format media such as transparent film used for custom decorative window graphics and paper banner media for trade show displays. New built-in front and back tables secure less flexible substrates for folding cartons and other packaging prototypes.
teach you now the things on the horizon for poster printing. From online poster printing to advanced materials, you should know all these new tactics for posters so that you can benefit from the use of these new features and technologies. Just read below five of the best new features that spell the future for color posters.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
A year ago INX previewed a prototype of the CP100 UV digital can printer, which now headlines the EVOLVE Advanced Digital Solutions brand line. Designed for short-run cylindrical printing and packaging work, the CP100 produces brilliantly printed items such as aluminum cans and water bottles in minutes. The cost effectiveness of this printer makes it an interesting consideration for any printer to create specialized packaging and a new revenue stream.
The CP100 digital printer is a key part of integrated systems technology platforms developed by INX Digital to provide customer-driven solutions for inkjet printing, production workflows and material handling. Other unique EVOLVE products include the MD660 UV digital flatbed printer and NW100 UV narrow web printer. The brand also features solvent, UV-LED-curable, aqueous and thermal and oil piezo inks for printing on vinyl, paper, corrugated, plastic, fabric, glass, metal and other exotic substrates.
PrintekMobile announces the introduction of the LCM20 and LCM25 portable 2 inch thermal printers. Both the LCM20 and LCM25 are ideal for a wide range of 2" mobile applications such as mobile ticketing, utility billing, in-vehicle receipts, medical systems, taxis, and more. The printers feature a high-speed, high-quality fixed head thermal mechanism that delivers superior quality text and graphics. Both printers also feature a simple loading system that allows for quick and easy paper loads. The LCM20 and LCM25 are small enough to be held in the hand and have a strong case design that eliminates hinge stress while still allowing for the drop-in insertion of a paper roll with up to 124' capacity.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
infringing on its patents. The Lexington, Ky.-based company on Friday filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Both suits accuse 24 companies that import replacement cartridges for Lexmark laser printers of violating 15 patents owned by Lexmark.
Full HD Movie Print function which allows users to capture individual frames of recorded HD movies taken with compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services and solutions for TABS, opened each conference by describing the "new normal" in today's business world and the office technology industry more specifically. "When you define yourselves as MPS providers, rather than copier dealers, your market of opportunity quadruples," Melo said, referencing in part the fact that for every dollar spent on A3 technology, customers spend three dollars on A4(1). After making the compelling argument for why successful dealers must have an MPS program, presentations were then given by representatives from Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Strategy Development, Drivve and Capella, and other Toshiba partners.
Multi-function devices (MFDs) and document security, which Toshiba has been promoting to dealers for years as an essential element of a successful MPS program, was a major focus of the conference. While it was mentioned in most of the twenty education sessions that made up each conference's three course tracks -- sales, service, and consulting -- Toshiba also held an additional session specifically on security featuring representatives from Digital Copier Security Inc., who recently became well-known in the industry for their participation in the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" investigative report earlier this year on copier hard drive security.
Pinnacle Pro901 S605 is a good three-in-one printer that offers a large touchscreen that can be customized online with applications tailored to meet your exact printing, copying, or scanning needs. I did run into a few issues getting some of them to work properly, however.
Monday, August 23, 2010
OC Direct Marketing, based in Santa Ana, Calif. has seen its color digital printing volume grow by more than 50 percent. "With the Xerox iGen4, we offer the highest quality products with fast turnaround times - all without having to increase our prices," said Jason Cliff, director, business development, OC Direct Marketing.
cartridge recycling program thanks to a five-year contract with Toshiba for the new copiers in the division departments. The program started on March 1, 2010 when Toshiba offered the program as soon as the school purchased the new copiers. This gave Cerritos College the benefit of not having to spend more money on ink and toner
Friday, August 20, 2010
overlook the security risks posed by the seemingly humble photocopier. Perhaps, unconsciously recalling the analogue origins of reprographic technology...
PC-D440, which replaces the Canon PC-D320 and PC-D340, will enable users to make further savings in energy, time and costs, Canon said in a statement.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The imageRUNNER Advance 6000 Canon copier was announced earlier this year, ahead of the UK printing industry expo, IPEX, along with the imageRUNNER Advance 8000 Canon copier which was brought in to replace the iR 7000 series. They make up the second batch of Canon imageRUNNER Advance releases, following on from the Canon imageRUNNER Advance 9070 Pro which went on sale in September 2009 and the iR Advance 9060, which incidentally, has just been awarded with a highly prestigious EDP Award in the highly competitive multifunctional printing category. All Canon imageRUNNER Advance models provide outstanding range benefits. They are the first machines in the industry to incorporate environmentally friendly bio-plastics into their design, both in the parts as well as the chassis and casing and they also introduce enhanced security features and greater user interface personalisation options.
Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the new Intelligent Touch System is a game changer for overall printer usability. Consumers will find it easier and quicker than ever to navigate through menus and perform everyday tasks with back-lit touch sensitive buttons and a new light guidance system eliminating buttons not in use, thus reducing opportunities for mistakes. In the early onset of touch technology, many products utilized resistive touch technology which relied on pressure being applied to the touch surface in order to get the desired result. The new Canon PIXMA MG8120 and MG6120 Wireless(1) Photo AIO printers use the fast and responsive capacitive touch technology which picks up on electricity in the users body when a finger glides across the touch surface designed to provide for seamless navigation through menus and other desired commands. This same technology is utilized in many of today's popular smartphones and when combined with the light guidance system, consumers will be surprised at how tasks can be accomplished quicker than ever before. The new Full HD Movie Print provides consumers with a new alternative for preserving many of those memorable moments which in the past may have been rather challenging to catch. When using compatible HD Canon EOS and PowerShot Digital cameras, consumers can print individual frames of movies captured from scenes such as a child blowing out a candle on their first birthday cake or of a couple dancing on their wedding day. The days of missing those special moments can now be considered a thing of the past. With Full HD Movie Print consumers can be confident the scenes captured on a camera whether through still or movie capabilities, can be shared for years to come.(3)
"Canon has always been at the forefront of providing consumers with products that are not only of high quality but easy to use with an innovative design and user-interface," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "The addition of the new Intelligent Touch System along with Full HD Movie Print will provide consumers with a unique user experience which further separates Canon from the competition."
The new Canon PIXMA MG8120 and PIXMA MG6120 Wireless Photo AIO printers will also feature the recently upgraded versions of Auto Photo Fix II, Easy-PhotoPrint EX and Easy-WebPrint EX to further enhance the printing experience. Auto Photo Fix II, which helps correct common photo errors, has been improved with enhanced light-source recognition and color-cast correction resulting in an increase in the overall image quality of printed images. With Easy-PhotoPrint EX images can now be searched for and used from Flickr providing further flexibility to consumers interested in printing high-quality photos, albums and stickers from computers without having to launch an internet browser.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Bullet M40 scanner. This is a portable scanning solution that does not require a PC to function. The Bullet M40 scanner is a mobile photo and text scanner that can capture images which are directly stored on a microSD card.
shipped. It's about as entry-level and no-frills as printers get, but if you have light printing needs, it should get the job done. The dual-cartridge Z2300 promises 22 pages-per-minute (ppm) for black output and 16 ppm for color. It can produce borderless photos as large as 8.5 x 11 inches, and it supports 6-color printing (if you replace the black cartridge with an optional "photo ink" one).
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
purchased Sweden's first HP Scitex LX800 printer. Trycket Mora is a family business and was established in 1979 as a screen-printing house. In 2001 the company broke into the wide-format market and went digital, specialising in printing outdoor banners and signage for sporting events and ski resorts. The company will be installing the 3.2m (126-inch) HP Scitex LX800 printer for its production and environmental benefits - both from a product and internal production perspective.
nception in 1980 when the company purchased the Xerox 6500. Today the shop includes two Xerox iGen4(R) presses, five Xerox Nuvera(R) systems, a Xerox 700 Digital Color Press, a Xerox DocuColor(R) 5000 Digital Press, a Xerox DocuColor 250 Digital Color Copier/Printer, a Xerox 4110(R) and a Xerox 4127(R) Copier/Printer.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Ricoh HotSpot MFPs offer users fast and convenient printing options, all in a secure environment. By sending documents, Web pages and emails to a remote server, the data is converted into a printable file for the HotSpot MFP and is transmitted to the device. A secure release code is then sent to the user who enters the code at the MFP LCD panel when ready to print.
Konica Minolta released two new printers for business. The new bizhub 20 is a multifunction printer (MFP), while the new bizhub 20P is a single-function printer. Both the 20 and the 20P are monochrome laser printers with a print resolution of 2400 by 600 dots per inch (dpi). Rated by the company at 32 pages per minute (ppm), the printer has a 150-sheet paper tray and fast ethernet and USB 2.0 ports.
Friday, August 13, 2010
announced it has developed a new technology for self-encrypted hard disk drives and protecting sensitive information. Known as Wipe, the integrated drive technology automatically erases the contents of the hard disk when it is removed from the system or when it is powered off without suitable commands.
environmentally safe business devices with its imageRUNNER ADVANCE series, a range of green multifunction copiers. The series is designed using Canon’s lifecycle process which guarantees high-performing imaging devices for today’s demanding businesses while ensuring a minimal carbon footprint
Thursday, August 12, 2010
extended its flatbed digital print capacity by installing a Inca Onset S20 printer. This addition compliments the Inca Digital Onset S70 printer at the shop which recently underwent a speed and quality upgrade.
TE3112, a mid-range identification printer designed for high-quality printing on heat-shrinkable marker sleeves, cable-marker tags and labels. Key features of the printer include its center justification of print media, simplified media and ribbon loading procedures and automatic calibration.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In addition, participating solution providers earn greater margins on the sale of select Lexmark printers and toner supplies by taking advantage of significant discounts awarded to them as part of the program. These incentives and price guarantees are designed to help channel partners generate greater demand for Lexmark printing solutions while driving down the total cost of printing and creating long-term savings for their end-user customers.
Ingram Micro's new Lexmark Toner Advantage Program focuses on the Lexmark EG460dn monochrome laser printer, a network-ready compact laser that puts high-speed duplex printing close to users; and the Lexmark TG654n monochrome laser printer, designed with advanced features to help optimize workflow, save money and reduce impacts on the environment. As part of the new program, authorized Ingram Micro solution providers also gain access to a lucrative product demo program that can be used to illustrate firsthand the performance and advantage of Lexmark monochrome laser printers to end-user customers. Once the equipment is registered, the end-user customer has the choice of purchasing its three-year, fixed priced toner supplies directly from the solution provider or online via the Toner Advantage Ordering Website at www.lextap.com. Upon completion of the online toner order, a rebate check is issued to the Lexmark solution provider who registered the deal.
awarded the Oki C610 and C711 digital colour printers with the BERTL Best 2010 Award at its 15th annual award ceremony. The C610 was awarded Best Compact Colour Printer, whilst the C711 was awarded Best Small to Medium Workgroup Colour Printer.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
much wider range of office equipment, as sophisticated storage technology finds its way into humble devices such as fax machines and printers. The risk that sensitive documents might make their way into the hands of undesirables was neatly illustrated by a recent News of the World investigation, which discovered sensitive information on office kit sold through a second-hand supplier.
According to a recent survey from VDC, average corporate investment in RFID solutions is expected to grow by more than 200 percent over the next year to nearly $7 million in 2011. This increase can be attributed to spillover demand from retail to manufacturing, healthcare and other industries for item-level tracking to better monitor inventory levels and track assets, noted Ricci.
Building on more than 10 years of industry expertise in RFID printing/encoding, Zebra's RXi4 overcomes one of the largest barriers to RFID adoption -- media cost. The RXi4 benefits many organizations by reducing RFID media costs by up to 10 percent. By providing a printer/encoder with Zebra's exclusive patent-pending Adaptive Encoding technology, the RXi4 can detect the RFID inlay position within the label and automatically configure the printer/encoder without having to manually calibrate for the inlay -- ensuring tag accuracy and saving time and money.
Monday, August 9, 2010
released its latest imaging product, the SmartPhoto P60. It converts old photographs into digital files for use as a backup, for sharing online of for use in digital photo frames. The size of the scanner is enough to make typical four-by-six inch prints.
close five printing plants by the end of the year. The announcement follows the company's July merger with Canadian-based printer World Color Press Inc. The plants slated for closure are in Clarksville, Tenn.; Corinth, Miss.; Lebanon, Ohio; Reno, Nev.; and Dyersburg, Tenn., and employ a total of 2,200 people. World Color had previously slated the Dyersburg plant for closure in the first quarter of 2011. None of Quad's Wisconsin plants will be affected.
Friday, August 6, 2010
striking concept that is not only a neat idea, but makes you think about just how much your printer really does for you, acting as a middleman between you and ink cartridges. Instead of buying a new ink cartridge when your printer runs out of ink, the cartridge itself is the printer.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The new line of web-connected HP Photosmart printers gives on-the-go scholars the freedom to access their digital content and print from anywhere on campus without a PC. Students can print last-minute term papers or class schedules using HP ePrint from any mobile device to any ePrint printer without loading any drivers or software. Students with downtime can access entertainment print apps like Fandango and soon-to-come social print apps like one from Facebook, as well as other advanced printing options on the intuitive HP TouchSmart screens.(11)
With 650 locations throughout North America, Cartridge World has struck a chord with schools nationwide for its ability to save significant money on printer cartridge costs. Besides being an affordable alternative for schools to stay "ahead of the curve" when it comes to increasing budget constraints, reusing printer cartridges also teaches students the importance of reusing and recycling to protect the environment. In North America alone, more than 350 million cartridges are discarded in landfills, and that number increases by 12 percent annually. Switching to remanufactured cartridges not only keeps empty cartridges out of the landfills, but also reduces carbon emissions by an estimated one million pounds per year and conserves half a gallon of oil for each laser cartridge that is reused and recycled.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
CG4, designed for general-purpose healthcare barcode label applications, has been launched in the UK by Sato. This latest machine in the company's CG series is said to be suitable for on-demand low to mid-range volumes. It can be used to print labels up to 4in (105mm) wide, as well as wristbands, tags or receipts. It has been designed to be easy to operate and maintain by staff at all skill levels, even if they have never used this type of equipment before.
36-inch scanner-printer combination. The SK280 scanner, formerly available only with the Supra EIS system, can now be paired with the Canon iPF710 imagePROGRAF printer to create an affordable yet powerful scan to print solution.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative providing commodity and service contracts to public entities throughout the country that utilize the cooperative's contracts. Since 1997, Office Depot has served as a provider of office and school supplies and services for TCPN's public and non-profit agencies. The continuation of this partnership provides significant savings to customers, ultimately saving taxpayers' dollars.
announced the start of their environmental and sustainability program: 'Think Before You Throw Your Ink'. The program highlights the 'Go Green' strategy that Xerox Emirates have previously laid emphasis on and have initiated along with their partner, EnviroServe. The program is focused on toner and cartridge collection, sponsored by Xerox Emirates and organized by EnviroServe.
Monday, August 2, 2010
As a follow up to the publication's 'Best Channel Vendor' survey which was published in January of this year, Business Solutions magazine's Best Channel Products awards were determined through feedback from VARs, consultants, integrators, and ISVs (independent software vendors). A total of 16,656 votes were cast in the survey making it one of the largest surveys of its kind with this level of detail. Scores were then calculated by Penn State University and Business Solutions magazine's editorial staff.