Seiko Epson reported its first-quarter financial results on July 31. The company’s fiscal first quarter ended on June 30, 2013. The past few years have not been good ones for Epson. Net sales have fallen steadily since the year ended in March 2006. That year and the year following, Seiko Epson reported net losses. While
On July 30, Konica Minolta shared its financial results for the fiscal first quarter that ended on June 30, 2013. The company, like other Japanese printer and copier OEMs that sell a large percentage of their products overseas, is benefiting from the yen’s depreciation but is also seeing some sales increases in key business areas.
On July 26, Ricoh announced its financial results for the fiscal first quarter, ended June 30, 2013. The company has had a tough few fiscal years. While the firm’s financial results for the year ended in March 2013 were up compared with the year ended in March 2012 (see “Despite Year-over-Year Improvement, Ricoh’s Year-End Results
InkFactory.com, a UK-based supplies reseller, has announced that it has printed the world’s first 3D-printed working inkjet cartridge. While the notion of printers replicating replacement parts for themselves may seem straight out of Star Trek or the Terminator franchise, many believe 3D printing is poised to revolutionize manufacturing. Thus, it is little wonder that a
On July 25, Xerox announces its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013, ended June 30. The company’s continued focus on transforming into a services-led business model and its restructuring efforts appear to be paying off, as Xerox beat analysts’ expectations and its own guidance on earnings per share (EPS). Xerox announced a
On July 24, Canon reported its second-quarter 2013 financial results. While net sales, operating profit, and net income all grew, this was largely the result of the yen’s depreciation. The yen reached a particularly weak point against the dollar and the euro right in the midst of the firm’s fiscal Q2, and the yen’s depreciation
Lexmark announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2013 on July 23, before markets opened. The Lexington, KY-based firm beat the guidance for revenue and earnings per share (EPS) it provided in April (see “Lexmark Manages to Impress Wall Street but Printer and Supplies Business Remains Weak in Q1”), as well as analysts’
At the end of last year, International Laser Group (ILG) announced that it would carry Lexmark Compliant toner cartridges, a line of remanufactured cartridges that is billed as not infringing Lexmark’s intellectual property (IP). Lexmark has certainly never been shy about suing companies for infringement its IP, but the OEM’s latest lawsuit has raised some
At the beginning of July, Future Graphics began informing customers about the general exclusion order (GEO) that Canon was recently awarded by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The company vows that its new TRUE HEX gear design does not infringe the Canon patents and is not subject to the GEO. According to Future Graphics, its
The U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) decision late last week to issue a general exclusion order (GEO) barring the importation of gears, drums, and toner cartridges that infringe two Canon patents came as no surprise to the third-party supplies industry (see “U.S. ITC to Restrict Imports of Infringing Canon Gears; Alerts U.S. Customs of GEO”).