David Gibbons shares this week’s top imaging news stories including:
1. Printer maker OKI went to the GITEX technology show in Dubai last week, calling for a stop to printing.
2. Print-Rite’s NoTwist drum gear for Canon cartridges which has just been awarded a patent in the USA.
3. China’s first laser printer plans to grab market share from other OEMs in India.
4. The developer of In-Map software which helps consumers save money running their office printers, has just released a major update.
5. Government officers probe the huge impact of the printing consumables industry on the Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai, China.
6. A smart postal collection program by Quill.com allows them to remanufacture one million ink and toner cartridges in 2012.
7. A Kyocera India boss puts his head on the line by publicly warning consumers AGAINST using remanufactured cartridges, claiming they damage the printer.
8. Lexmark ramps up their laser line to include 42 printers, including multifunction printers.
9. Intellectual property lawyer Helen Duan, of INNOPAT Intellectual Property, together with 32 other professionals in China, has been awarded a Leading Talent in Patent Information.
10. Helen Duan warns remanufacturers the settlement between Canon and Clover will most likely bring on a General Exclusion Order in the USA.