Earlier this week, business and technology analyst Michael Nadeau wrote a post for Actionable Intelligence about the areas in which traditional 2D printing and 3D printing overlap (see “Opportunities in the 3D Printing Market Are Real but Not Obvious”). These areas represent opportunities for companies in the 2D printing field cross over into 3D printing.
Snapfish is one fish that HP caught a while back and is now releasing. On April 21, HP announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to divest itself of its Snapfish online photo-services business. The company stated that District Photo, which is described as a leader in digital imaging fulfillment services, will acquire the
Calabasas, CA-based cartridge remanufacturer International Laser Group (ILG) recently announced the release of OEM-alternative versions of the HP 83X (CF283X) cartridge used in HP LaserJet Pro M201dw, M201n, M225dn, and M225dw devices. HP released the LaserJet Pro M201 series and M225 and M226 series in late 2014 (see “HP Replaces M4555 Line with M630 Series
On April 16, West Point Products announced the debut of its Empower marketing portal, which will be available exclusively to West Point Products dealers as part of Marketing Platform 2.0. Empower is a web portal that allows dealers to create and execute comprehensive marketing campaigns, enabling them to interact with customers and prospects across multiple
On April 15, Static Control announced it had launched more than 50 imaging solutions in the first quarter of 2015, including more than 30 replacement chips for use in HP, Lexmark, and Samsung cartridges. Included in the release were new replacement chips for use in HP 90, 91, 789, and 792 wide-format plotters, as well
European market research firm CONTEXT recently released a report showing that unit sales of business inkjet devices in Western Europe increased by 9 percent year-over-year in 2014. CONTEXT reports that the bulk of the growth was driven by business inkjets in the business-to-business (B2B) channel, where sales were up 16 percent year-over-year. HP had the
On April 15, Epson America announced that its UltraChrome HD ink set offers the company’s highest-ever print permanence ratings, with black-and-white prints on certain media having a print permanence rating exceeding 400 years, according to preliminary testing by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (WIR). WIR is the industry’s preeminent independent testing laboratory for print permanence testing.
On April 14, Staples announced it has collected 450 million ink and toner cartridges for recycling in the United States since 2005, averaging more than 60 million cartridges a year for the last four years. Gearing up for Earth Day on April 22, Staples also announced a new interactive energy calculator that will allow customers
TonerCycle/InkCycle has released a number of new products over the past few weeks, from both its remanufactured and Value Line product lines. The Lenexa, KS-based remanufacturer released a remanufactured version of the HP 83A (CF283A) all-in-one toner cartridge used in the HP LaserJet Pro M125, M127, M201, and M225 devices. The cartridges were introduced along
On April 8, Konica Minolta announced that its sales subsidiary for the Business Technology Business in India, known as Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Private Ltd. or Konica Minolta BIN, has acquired the production-printing business of Monotech Systems Limited, an Indian office-equipment dealer. According to Konica Minolta’s press release, Monotech Systems Limited is headquartered in