Seeking to demonstrate the benefits of its high-capacity ink tank printers, Epson has been “challenging” its EcoTank printers by sending them to a variety of remote locations in Latin America. In its latest press release, Epson reports on the performance of the L355 it placed at Base Marambio in the Argentine Antarctic, the southernmost point
International Laser Group (ILG), a Calabasas, CA-based remanufacturer owned by the Turbon Group, has announced that it is now using more environmentally friendly “Eco-Pack” packaging on its cartridges. According to a company press release, the new packaging is 37 percent smaller in volume, is lighter weight, and provides more protection to the cartridge inside during
This July, Katun is urging its customers to catch the “Color Wave” with the launch of several new color toners for use in Canon, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Sharp MFPs. The company says that over the summer months it will expand its “already comprehensive” color product line with the introduction of the following color toners:
On July 6, Seiko Epson announced that its high-capacity ink tank printers have now achieved cumulative global sales of 15 million units. When Epson refers to high-capacity ink tank printers, the company means EcoTank and L-series continuous ink supply system (CISS) inkjets and replaceable ink pack system (RIPS) inkjets, as opposed to traditional cartridge-based inkjets.
At the end of June, International Data Corporation (IDC) released some findings about the state of the hardcopy peripheral (printer and MFP) market in India in the first quarter of 2016. The research firm reported that shipments of hardcopy peripherals in India fell 2.2 percent sequentially in Q1 to 795,451 units. This follow a steep
UniNet’s latest product launch focuses on the Kyocera ECOSYS P6035cdn, M6035cidn, and M6535cidn. In July, UniNet announced Absolute Color and components for remanufacturing the cartridges used in these devices. According to UniNet’s website, the “other components” are Smartchips for the cartridges. UniNet also offers a waste-toner bottle for this family of Kyocera machines. Kyocera introduced
Japanese antitrust regulators didn’t like it, but they went ahead and approved a deal allowing Canon Inc. to acquire Toshiba Corporation’s medical equipment unit for ¥665.5 billion ($6.5 billion). According to Reuters, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said the way the deal was done skirted very close to the edge of legality and, in a
As June came to a close, Static Control Components announced three new reseller partnerships in Romania. The agreements are with Sky Group (www.skygroup.ro), Timi Import Export (www.timionline.com), and Toko (www.toko.ro). According to the press release from Static Control Europe, all three firms are based in Romania, have “a combined total of more than 50 years’
On June 29, HP Inc. announced that it has integrated ECi FMAudit managed print services (MPS) software with its PageWide and LaserJet business printer lines. HP says that the integration will enable its partners to use FMAudit with HP business printers as part of their contractual print-service engagements, which will help lower their printing costs
The Mopria Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed to drive global standards for mobile printing, this week announced new updates to enable enterprise mobile print capabilities for Android users. Mopria Print Service 2.0 includes features such as user authentication for printers requiring credentials or pin codes as well as updates for accounting, transport security, and stapling.