In this week's 8 minute print consumables TV news bulletin, David Gibbons shares the following stories:
1. The US Supreme Court's overturning on copyright laws may help remanufacturers
2. Xerox claims its solid ink is a winner over ink and toner technologies
3. New waterproof paper made from used plastic bottles can be used in your laser printer
4. HP has not helped consumers print documents and photos, but has also worked with pharmaceutical labs developing new drugs.
5. Print-Rite has been named a green medallist in the Pearl River Delta region of China.
6. An Alabama printer service technician has been found guilty of fraud, relating to the purchase and sale of toner cartridges and will be jailed for 27 months.
7. The number of stand alone and multifunction printers sold in Vietnam, has boomed by 32.2%
8. Samsung and Sharp recently announced a 111 million US dollar deal but Samsung will not get its hands on any of Sharp’s printer business
9. Toner Giant which is sharing scary facts with the public saying the number of cartridges sent to landfills grows by 12% every year.
1.HP sues LD Products for falsely advertising and sale of remanufactured cartridges.
2.Remanufacturer Print-Rite acquired its 2,000th patent.
3.OEMs and remanufacturers work together against newly made clone compatible cartridges.
4.Delacamp developed “green” shipping locks.
5.Used toner can be converted into commercial flooring.
6.Office Depot and Office Max agreed to merge.
1. HP pursues sellers of illegal cartridges in Poland.
2. The Chinese government has released new purchasing guidelines, saying aftermarket products should be the first choice.
3. At least two exhibitors were questioned by German customs officers about allegedly infringing printer cartridge products, at this year’s printer cartridge expo at Paperworld.
4. ETIRA, the trade lobby representing European remanufacturers, used the RemanExpo tradeshow at Paperworld to launch a new code of membership.
5. German based Fuchsbag used the RemanExpo at PaperWorld to launch their new GREEN airbag, which only takes 5 years to decompose.
6. Despite having more pressure on pricing, Hubei Dinglong in Wuhan, in central China, say the sale of their charge control agents continues to grow against their main rival, Mitsubishi Chemicals, in Japan.
1. ChongQing in China makes more printers than any other city in the world.
2. InfoTrends conducted research in 15 countries and say inkjet printers are expected to get a larger share of the business market.
3.Two printer manufacturers, HP and Lexmark, will target Office businesses as they go toe-to-toe to win market share.
4. The emerging Memjet ink printing technology is also looking at gaining market share in 2013.
5. Japanese-based printer manufacturer, Kyocera, is accusing Kodak of infringing THEIR printer and camera patents.
6. Ninestar's printer cartridge distribution company G&G, has been awarded the Favourite Brand by the Chinese Procurement office.
7. Ninestar has also released their own patented solution for the light emission chip used in Canon inkjet printers.
8. A New York man has stolen $376,000 of toner from his former boss, sold it, and pocketed the cash.
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.