David Gibbons presents this week's computer printing news:
1. For just $6/month, families will be able to print everything they need on a home inkjet printer;
2. The remanufacturing industry is at risk of losing its market share unless it starts to connect better with consumers;
3. In front of hundreds of industry and government leaders, China's first laser printer has been launched to the world;
4. A new ink has been made which is both long lasting as well as friendly to the environment;
5. Every minute, 11 new visitors walked through the front doors of the CIFEX computer print expo in Zhuhai, China – 10,886 altogether– with international visitors attending from more than 80 countries;
6. Kodak is trying to keep investors happy by focussing on growing four key businesses, including its inkjet printers for consumers;
7. Major flooding in Thailand has forced Canon and OKI to shut down their printer factories in the country;
8. OEMs continue to deliver new printing systems. Canon has the imageRunner 1700. Xerox released its first wi-fi multi function printer, the Phaser 6010. And HP’s new Officejet 8100 and 8600 feature technologies designed to maximize ink usage.
9. SoyPrint says nearly 30 different HP printer cartridges can now have toner made from plants added during remanufacture—in this case soya beans.
10. Charles Brewer comments on HP's managed print trial for families at home.