On March 27, Pelikan Hardcopy added to its lineup several remanufactured toner cartridges for laser-based hardware from HP, Kyocera, and Xerox. Perhaps most significantly, Pelikan announced that it now has alternatives to HP’s CF400X, CF401X, CF402X, and CF403X toner cartridges. (The Pelikan part numbers are 2536HCb, 2536HCc, 2536HCy, and 2536HCm, respectively.) These are the high-yield
Chinese aftermarket giant Ninestar, through its G&G brand, has released its own patented toner cartridges for HP’s LaserJet Pro M100 and LaserJet Pro M200 monochrome lasers. HP launched the new models, which include the LaserJet Pro M102w printer, the LaserJet Pro MFP M130fn and M130fw, the LaserJet Pro M203dw printer, and the LaserJet Pro MFP
International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reported on the continued decline in India’s hardcopy peripheral market (printers and MFPs). According to the research firm, hardcopy peripheral shipments in India fell 18.4 percent sequentially to 737,475 units in the fourth quarter of 2016. IDC said that inkjet and laser shipments were both impacted. Inkjet shipments in Q4
Late last week, the Idaho Statesman reported that the State of Idaho wants to purchase HP’s entire Boise campus, use some of it for state offices, and lease back more than half the space to HP. Soon, other local newspapers and mainstream media reported on the move. What kicked off the flurry of interest in
Back in 2013, when HP first announced its intention to enter the 3D printing market, the company said it wanted to do nothing less than disrupt the entire world of manufacturing as we know it (see “HP Makes Headlines with Pledge to Enter 3D Printing Market” and “HP Officially Announces Its Own 3D Printing Technology”).
Over the past six months or so, a series of class actions filed against HP over an inkjet printer firmware update have attracted a lot of attention. However, HP is also fighting a number of class actions related to it disabling but continuing to advertise a printer-installation technology called Smart Install on numerous LaserJet models.
On March 14, Green Project, Inc., announced that its “Recoil GP” gear has been awarded a U.S. patent and that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has examined the gear and approved it for entry into the United States. Green Project’s Recoil GP gear is its alternative to Canon’s “dongle gear” design used in various
The number of seizure-and-forfeiture orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) related to inkjet and toner cartridges is growing slowly in 2017—not at the breakneck pace that the industry saw in 2016. On March 13, the ITC issued a seizure order to Polaris E-Commerce Inc. after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) caught
At the end of February, HP released new firmware for the fleet of PageWide inkjet devices that the company announced roughly a year ago. Interest in HP’s firmware updates is keener than usual following an inkjet firmware update last year that in September 2016 suddenly caused certain OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X devices
Just as it promised it would last month when it released The Wolf, starring actor Christian Slater in the title role (see “HP Studios’ ‘Wolf’ Stalks Vulnerable Printers”), HP Inc. has come out with another chilling documentary on cyber security. This time, the film features infamous Canadian hacker Michael Calce (aka Mafiaboy), who at the