In mid-September, a “dynamic security feature” installed in a HP inkjet printer firmware update earlier in the year went live, causing certain third-party inkjet supplies to stop working in various OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X inkjet devices. From September through November 2016, four class actions were filed against HP over the controversial move.
Saying it is the first to do so, Chinese chip manufacturer Apex Microelectronics has developed replacement chips for the first of HP’s A3 MFPs to employ Samsung engines. HP’s LaserJet MFP M436n and M43nda were released in the fourth quarter of 2016 in China and India. These A3 monochrome MFPs print and copy at up to
Aster Group recently announced several toner cartridges for laser devices from Brother, HP, and Samsung. According to Aster’s announcement, the company now has alternative versions of Brother’s TN-850 and TN-880 toner cartridges, as well as the DR-820 drum. Brother introduced these consumables last year in a new family of A4 monochrome laser printers and MFPs
With the year 2016 rapidly coming to an end, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued what appears to be one last seizure-and-forfeiture order for violating general exclusion orders (GEOs) on printing supplies. On December 29, the Commission issued a seizure-and-forfeiture order to Green Project of City of Industry, CA, for importing inkjet cartridges covered
The number of class actions that accuse HP of advertising a printer-installation technology called Smart Install on numerous LaserJet models when this technology had been disabled grew to four this week. All four complaints were brought against the printer giant by the Law Office of Todd M. Friedman on behalf of various plaintiffs. The latest
On December 15, PrintFleet, a managed print services (MPS) and data solutions provider, announced that it has partnered with HP Inc. to incorporate support for HP’s Smart Device Services into PrintFleet’s print-management solutions. In its press release, PrintFleet says it is one of a select group of companies that HP has invited to share its
While HP faces four class actions that accuse it of using a firmware update to suddenly disable printing from third-party inkjet cartridges, HP is also the defendant in three class actions claiming that the printer giant continued to advertise a printer-installation technology called Smart Install on numerous LaserJet models when this technology had been disabled.
Last month, Samsung Electronics announced a new A4 monochrome laser MFP: the Smart MultiXpress M5360RX. In light of Samsung’s upcoming acquisition by HP (see “HP Makes Big Play for Copier Market with Purchase of Samsung’s Printer Business”), Samsung’s hardware introductions become a whole lot more interesting. While Samsung has indicated that HP will sell Samsung’s
In September, HP announced that it would buy Samsung’s printing business for $1.05 billion (see “HP Makes Big Play for Copier Market with Purchase of Samsung’s Printer Business”). On December 13, Samsung published a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about how the deal might affect customers and channel partners. The deal with HP called
HP’s road to enter the 3D printing market has been a long one. Now, at long last, the company’s Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer is shipping. In 2013, the company pledged to enter the 3D printing market by mid-2014 (see “HP Makes Headlines with Pledge to Enter 3D Printing Market”). Then, in October 2014, HP