This week’s big imaging news stories in just 7 minutes…
1. Another chapter in the 10-year-old legal battle between printer maker Lexmark and after market component supplier Static Control has been written.
2. Epson claims its Micro-Piezo inkjet technology has a technical advantages over laser.
3. Figures coming out of India show the computer printing market has grown there in the last 12 months.
4. One of the oldest professions in the world still prefers to use print outs on hard copy paper.
5. Print-Rite has just released a range of inks that give off a beautiful aroma when they are printed onto a page.
6. Epson has its eyes on the Malaysian and Middle East market and expects to grow its business there.
7. Parts Now, the largest distributor of printer parts and printer repair training in North America, has been bought by CounterPoint Capital Partners.
8. The South Australian government has set up new contracts with printer cartridge suppliers, hoping to stop millions of dollars of rorts.
9. Charles Brewer shares why the imaging industry is experiencing so much litigation at the moment.
David Gibbons shares this week’s top imaging news stories:
1. Despite all the gloom over fewer printer sales in 2012, the number of wireless printers being sold has increased;
2. China has developed a CPU chip for use in printers, aiming to resolve security issues and to break the western manufacturing monopoly;
3. The printing consumables industry has made a huge impact on the Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai in China.
4. Remanufacturers in India are invited to join the Managed Print Services Association to gain better interaction with the government and improved, ongoing skills training;
5. The world’s smallest printer, called the Little Printer, is about to be released to help consumers print out hard copies of data from their every-day life;
6. Epson is telling the 740,000 small businesses in Australia to replace their laser printers with inkjet printers because they are better for the environment;
7. Two British men have been jailed for counterfeiting cartridges worth £2.5million over three years;
8. Fuji Xerox will start building a factory in northern Vietnam which will manufacture two million digital color multifunction printers and small-sized LED printers every year;
9. Charles Brewer updates us on how Managed Print Services is faring.
In this week’s 7 minute imaging news bulletin:
1. With Canon and Clover working on settlement, does it mean the battle between the OEM and remanufacturers is over?
2. Remanufacturers are worried HP may use new patents to stop inkjet cartridges from being refilled.
3. Last week was a tough week for the Xerox—the inventor of the laser printer and photocopier.
4. 18 million empty cartridges have been collected, destroyed and recycled into other products such as rulers and pens.
5. It’s estimated 942 million ink cartridges will be sold across the world in 2013.
6. Users of HP wide format ink printers in the US have been told ink prices will rise on September 1 between 2.5% and 20%.
7. The British government says it will slash more than £ 5.5 billion of wasteful spending.
8. Kyocera say they have developed a new printhead for commercial inkjet printers which can print two colors at the same time.
9. Luke Goldberg tells why small businesses are now focussing more on sales rather than remanufacturing.
In this week’s computer printing news:
1. The way we print, and the reason why we print, is changing—which may make desktop printing a thing of the past.
2. 14 out of 300 companies want to settle after receiving a letter from Lexmark in May.
3. If every used printer cartridge this year were placed end to end, they would go round the planet three times.
4. The world’s largest cartridge remanufacturer has bought a large cartridge collection business in Germany.
5. Xerox and Canon are fighting over office-equipment dealers.
6. Lexmark says sales of large workgroup printers are slowing due to businesses putting off purchases while the economy is still fragile.
7. The printer market is full of doom and gloom in recent weeks, but it may not not always be the case.
8. Charles Brewer discusses short and long term decline in printing consumables revenues.
This week's top news stories read by David Gibbons:
1. Londoners find other ways to work during Olympic Games.
2. 25% of Hewlett-Packard printers may still be vulnerable to hacking.
3. A shadow of gloom continues to hang over printer manufacturers this week.
4. Survey shows print quality and printer functionality matter most, not if its inkjet or laser.
5. Large format printers donated by Epson help preserve ancient rock paintings.
6. US customs officers seize illegal cartridges coming into the country from Asia.
7. 13,000 counterfeit cartridges and components are seized by Malaysian police.
8. Businesses in California are being warned to be more diligent about paying for cartridges they did not order.
9. A Chinese student has developed a concept for printing smells and aromas.
10. Luke Goldberg gives his view on using the same monochrome remanufacturing methods in the color market.