On December 6, Epson America announced a new model in its growing portfolio of A3 business inkjet MFPs for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and corporate environments: the WorkForce Enterprise WF-C17590. The WF-C17590 is an addition to Epson’s lineup and the second model introduced in in North America based on Epson’s PrecisionCore Line Head technology.
On November 21, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced that shipments of hardcopy peripherals (printers and MFPs) declined in Western Europe in the third quarter of 2017. The decline follows a positive second quarter in which shipments grew for the first time since Q1 2015 (see “Good News from Western Europe: IDC Reports Hardcopy Peripheral Shipments
Earlier this fall, HP held its World Partner Forum (see “HP Announces New Solutions and Hardware at World Partner Forum”). While the highlight of HP’s announcement at the Forum was a number of new solutions and services, HP also unveiled new hardware, including some Color LaserJet devices and some new A3 PageWide printers and MFPs
London-based market research firm CONTEXT recently reported that overall printer hardware distribution sales declined throughout Western Europe in the third quarter of 2017. CONTEXT found that printer hardware sales fell in all categories except laser MFPs, which experienced modest gains in some segments. In its press release, CONTEXT explains that a 9 percent year-over-year decrease
On September 19, London-based market research firm CONTEXT reported that unit shipments of printer hardware to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017. CONTEXT found that hardware shipments in the region increased by 4 percent year-over-year in the second quarter compared to a decline of 3
On September 11, HP announced new solutions, new hardware, and a new confidence about the future of its printing business at HP Reinvent World Partner Forum in Chicago, the company’s largest global partner event. Actionable Intelligence will bring readers detailed coverage of the new printers and MFPs launched at the event in subsequent Product Briefings.
On August 30, Memjet announced the release of DuraLink, a new digital inkjet printing platform that combines a long-life print head, pigment-based ink, and flexible print modules to provide its OEM partners with customized solutions for customers in high-volume commercial, packaging, and industrial printing markets. Memjet says the DuraLink platform is centered on a new
HP recently announced some new models in its OfficeJet Pro 77xx family of wide-format inkjet all-in-ones. Starting this fall, HP will begin selling the OfficeJet Pro 7720 and OfficeJet Pro 7730, which join the OfficeJet Pro 7740 that HP announced in the fall of 2016 (see “HP’s Wide-Format OfficeJet Pro 7740 Aimed at Color Laser
German third-party ink manufacturer OCP has announced the availability of inks for three HP OfficeJet Pro A4 inkjet all-in-one models: the OfficeJet Pro 6950, 6960, and 6970. OCP says its new inks are compatible with HP’s 903/903XL series of cartridges, which are sold in Europe, as well as the HP 902/902XL series in the United
On August 14, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced that Western Europe’s hardcopy peripheral (printer and MFP) market finally returned to shipment growth in the second quarter of 2017. The last time that IDC reported an uptick in hardcopy peripheral shipments in Western Europe was the first quarter of 2015 (see “IDC Reports a Good Start