Over the past few years, Hubei Dinglong has been growing and expanding its aftermarket supplies business. Its latest move establishes the company as a developer and manufacturer of developer rollers and primary charge rollers (PCRs) for color laser/LED printers. The China-based maker of toner and specialty chemicals began selling its shares on the Shenzhen Stock
Static Control Components has announced that Sai Baba Business Machines will be its authorized distributor for the Indian market, effective August 1. Static Control says that the hardware provider will service five districts of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, and Telengana. “We are very proud to announce Sai Baba Business Machines as our
On September 2, Oval Partners, a San Francisco-based private-equity firm that focuses on making investments in business technology markets, announced the acquisition of Phoenix-based Laser Options Inc., a business technology organization specializing in managed print services (MPS). Earlier this year, Oval Partners teamed with FlexPrint, a privately owned MPS firm founded in 2005. In its own
Just before the Labor Day holiday and the beginning of the new school year, Cartridge World announced that it has started offering a new line of 3D printers. The global cartridge retailer says that the printers—the Micro 3D and M3D Pro from M3D—are specifically designed for consumers, and it is marketing the devices to end
Specialty chemical maker Kao Corporation acquired inkjet ink manufacturer Collins Inkjet in July (see “Kao Acquires Collins Inkjet”). Now, Collins Inkjet has revealed that going forward it will operate under a new name: Kao Collins Inc. The company emailed customers on September 2 to inform them of the name change and share its new logo,
In September, Los Angeles-based aftermarket component manufacturer UniNet announced a spate of new toners and other components for printers and MFPs from Ricoh, Sharp, and Xerox. UniNet’s latest products for Ricoh devices include Absolute Color toner and components for use in the cartridges employed in the Ricoh SP C320, C312, C310, C252, C242, and C232
It is no secret that Konica Minolta has been taking steps to grow its production printing business. The company kicked off September with the announcement that it was taking steps to drive production printing growth through the formation of Konica Minolta Group’s first dedicated production print sales company, Konica Minolta Pro Print Solutions Korea Ltd.
Five months after launching the program in the United States, Samsung has expanded its printers’ and MFPs’ support for the Amazon Dash Replenishment service into Germany and the UK. Amazon’s automatic re-ordering service allows certain connected printers and MFPs to re-order supplies such as toner cartridges when levels run low. This past February, Samsung announced
On August 31, Xerox announced the Direct to Object Inkjet Printer, a new production inkjet device that is capable of printing photos, images, and text directly on three-dimensional objects. The company says the new printer is a label-less, on-demand method of personalizing a wide variety of goods made of plastic, metals, ceramics, glass, and cloth.
International Data Corporation (IDC) recently published its summary of the state of the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market in the second quarter of 2016. The research firm reported that worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals (printers, copiers, MFPs) continued to decline in Q2. This marks the ninth straight quarter of year-over-year shipments decreases, according to IDC’s “Worldwide