1. 1. HP and Lexmark will increase most print consumables’ prices early 2013. Will this lead to another round of price hikes among other OEMs—as in 2012?
    2. Printer sales in many regions are gloomy, but the industry is about to boom, in Thailand.
    3. Epson has developed an inkjet printer 40 percent smaller than last year’s model to meet customer’s needs.
    4. Memjet releases Lomond EvoJet Office 2 which requires no warm-up time and has 70,000 ink nozzles.
    5. HP has received an award for using technology to catch criminals selling fake printer consumables in Africa.
    6. 125 Cartridge World retail shops across the US have donated almost $20,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
    7. Eastman Kodak has raised about $525 million from the sale of 1100 imaging patents.
    8. HP has just started to heavily promote the world's first and smallest mobile all-in-one printer—OfficeJet 150—in China.

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  2. In this week's 7 minute TV news bulletin, David Gibbons shares the top imaging stories:
    1. Print-Rite says it’ll do more in digital printing during the opening of its Artify Gallery in Hong Kong;
    2. Brother’s report reveals small and medium businesses are more likely to be vulnerable to printer security issues over sensitive documents;
    3. Xerox will use cloud technology to sell its remanufactured cartridges for HP, Samsung, Brother and Lexmark printers;
    4. China Stationery has signed a life-saving deal with Pelikan to distribute and sell their products in China;
    5. Apple and Google have joined forces to offer Kodak US$500 million for its digital imaging patents;
    6. Parts Now will now distribute monochrome toner cartridges remanufactured by China-based Print-Rite;
    7. Q2 is Discover Imaging Products’ exclusive distributor in North America, selling aftermarket cartridge components;
    8. From January 1, Canon will drop the name Océ from the company it acquired 3 years ago.

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  3. In this 7 minute bulletin, David Gibbons keep you inTouch with the week's imaging news:
    1.The aftermarket printing consumables industry is in shock following the sudden and accidental death of Peter White, the owner of the UK based PrintChip.
    2.Most businesses have no idea how much printing takes place in their organisation.
    3.Visitors at ReChina Expo show great interest in Charles Brewer’s updates on the legal battles during 2012.
    4.Sun Chemical, one of the world’s largest suppliers of inks says they have to hike up the prices of their inks in January.
    5.Diamond Dispersions, who manufacture ink dispersions, is now looking to the textile and UV industrial markets.
    6.Lexmark has been awarded a patent for fusing magenta coloured toner onto paper.
    7.Samsung has issued a fix for their printers, and also some Dell printers made by them.
    8.Cartridge World shops in the UK are looking for heroes who have worked hard in their businesses, despite the tough economic times.
    9.Steve Weedon says China-manufactured products are not necessarily poor quality.

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  4. In this 7 minute bulletin, David Gibbons keep you inTouch with the week's imaging news:
    1. Lexmark has just released a program which can tell you WHO scans or prints sensitive documents in the office, and WHERE they are sent.
    2. Consumers warned: If you only print occasionally, your printer could be costing you six times as much ink.
    3. US Customs officials have seized a shipment of printer ink from South Korea because the ink violates patents held by Xerox.
    4. Ninestar has released a patented gear solution for Canon cartridges, called the Non-Twist gear.
    5. Some Italian based companies have partnered to form a non-profit remanufacturing association called ARTI-Italia.
    6. Steve Weedon says its critical for remanufacturers to provide good customer service.

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  5. This week’s 7 minute TV News bulletin brought to you by David Gibbons:
    1. Xerox, the company which invented the laser printer, says they are now in the business of remanufacturing other OEM printer cartridges;
    2. A continuous ink supply system, called iPEN, promises continuous printing.
    3. HP largest upgrade in almost a decade gives a future for inkjet;
    4. Africa’s largest empties collector claims to have collected 6 million empty printer cartridges from corporate businesses, schools and charities;
    5. A survey of more than 200 US dealers says MSE provides the best remanufactured colour cartridges;
    6. Russia’s printer market will grow more than 11 per cent every year through to 2015;
    7. Canon continues to work closely with authorities in Thailand following a successful raid on counterfeit and fake products;
    8. PC World Magazine publishes a consumer guide to mobile printing;
    9. Charles Brewer shares whether remanufacturers should be setting up digital printing kiosks.

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