David Gibbons shares this week's imaging news including:
1. One month after imaging giant Canon lodged a complaint over alleged toner cartridge patent infringements, the US International Trade Commission, or USITC, has swung into action;
2. This week HP returned US$1 billion in cash to its shareholders;
3. 68% of businesses in Britain have surplus, or unwanted toner cartridges stashed away in their back storage rooms. But now there is a solution...
4. Collins Ink, who wanted to sever relations with Kodak back in October, is now expecting to lose much of the $2 million owed to them by the former camera giant;
5. Samsung has launched laser printers with print speeds of 18 pages per minute which they claim are easier to use with one-touch scanning, printing, and photocopying features;
6. Brother says its new A3 inkjet printer range will reduce some of the 29 million tonnes of paper consumed in the Middle East because they feature double sided printing and use maximum yield cartridges.
7. HP plans to make printers which have the ability to store and organise documents using a cloud-based service.
8. A cartridge remanufacturer in the UK has published 8 ways consumers can make their printer faster simply by changing the printer’s settings and making a few small upgrades.
9. Luke Goldberg comments on new research this week suggesting the paperless office is finally arriving. 44% of people say they plan to use “half the amount of paper” they currently use in the next 5 years.
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