Over the holidays, Canon U.S.A. introduced its PIXMA G-series MegaTank printers, including the PIXMA G1200 MegaTank single-function printer and the PIXMA G2200, G3200, and G4200 MegaTank all-in-ones. These inkjet devices use an ink-delivery system similar to a continuous ink-supply system (CISS), have large refillable ink tanks, and ship with high-yield ink bottles. While new to
Last week, Funai Electric announced that it was showcasing a newly expanded lineup of Kodak Verité inkjet all-in-ones at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The new lineup, dubbed the Kodak Verité Eco series, includes the Kodak Verité 55W, the Kodak Verité 55 XL Plus, the Kodak Verité 65 XL Plus, and the Kodak Verité 55
Last week, Canon U.S.A. announced four new A4 inkjet all-in-ones in its newly branded PIXMA TS series of devices for home users. The roster of new products includes the PIXMA TS5020, PIXMA TS6020, PIXMA TS8020, and PIXMA TS9020. In a company press release, Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., commented, “Canon U.S.A. is
One month after celebrating the start of construction on a new print-head factory in Japan, Epson has announced the completion of a factory it started building a year ago. Combined, the two plants will contain eight steel-framed, earthquake-resistant stories and more than 21,000 square meters of floor space. Both facilities will produce inkjet print heads.
Construction of Epson’s newest print-head manufacturing facility is finally underway. On October 28, Seiko Epson announced that it recently held a ceremony to launch the construction of a new factory at its Hirooka office in Shiojiri, Japan. Epson first announced its plans to invest in the new factory at the beginning of the year (see
It is no secret that Instant Ink is a linchpin of HP’s strategy to slow the declines it has seen in consumer inkjet revenues. The firm first began piloting its Instant Ink monthly subscription program around 2010 or 2011 and rolled out the monthly plans that still exist today in 2013 in a number of
On October 14, European market research firm CONTEXT released an update on the printer hardware market in Western Europe. The firm reports that the number of printer hardware units sold by IT distributors throughout Western Europe decreased by 2 percent year-over-year early in the third quarter of 2016, driven by a decline in MFP sales.
On September 13, Epson America announced the Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One, a new A4 inkjet all-in-one aimed at consumers—especially creative consumers who like to print photos. Monika Dees, senior product marketing manager for consumer inkjets at Epson America, tells us that the new Expression Premium XP-640 will replace the Expression Premium XP-630 that Epson launched
On August 2, Epson America expanded its lineup of EcoTank inkjet all-in-ones with the introduction of the new Expression ET-3600 and the WorkForce ET-16500. Unlike typical cartridge-based inkjets, the EcoTank line uses a continuous ink-supply system (CISS) with large ink tanks housed in a compartment on the side of the printer. End users then refill
On July 28, Seiko Epson reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended on June 30. When the company unveiled its financials for fiscal 2015 (see “Epson Growth Engine Stutters in Fiscal 2015”), Epson’s streak of profit growth came to an end after a couple of very good years for