On August 9, Canon U.S.A. refreshed its lineup of A3 color laser MFPs for small- to mid-volume workgroups with the launch of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5500 series. The new family includes four models: the 35 ppm (black and color) imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5535i, the 40 ppm C5540i, the 50 ppm C5550i, and the 60 ppm C5560i.
The Recycler has reported that French third-party supplies manufacturer Armor has launched new compatible and remanufactured cartridges for Canon, Epson, and HP devices. The launch includes compatible inkjet cartridges for Epson’s Expression Home range of printers that use Epson’s 29XL cartridges. The OEM 29XL cartridges are for use in the XP-235, XP-332, XP-335, XP-432, and
Law enforcement officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) raided a villa in a residential neighborhood in the city of Ras Al Khaimah, seized counterfeit ink and toner cartridges, and arrested three people, according to the Gulf Times. The value of the confiscated product is said to be Dh35 million, which is a little more
Printer and copier OEMs have now finished announcing their financial results for the quarter ended on June 30, 2016. For all the Japanese OEMs, except for Canon, this period is the first quarter of the fiscal year that will end March 31, 2017. For Canon and U.S.-based OEMs Lexmark and Xerox, this period is the
On July 26, Canon announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2016. In general, the second quarter marked a continuation of the same glum trends we saw in Q1 (see “Canon Hit Hard by Yen’s Appreciation and Slumping Laser Printer Business in Q1”). Once again, Canon reported declines in
Of the handful of digital imaging OEMs that have committed to developing their own 3D printers, only one of them, HP Inc., has made a formal announcement of a product. Depending on how you look at it, this may or may not be surprising. On one hand, digital imaging OEMs seem well-positioned to make an
On July 19, Canon announced that it has updated its MAXIFY line of wireless inkjet devices, replacing the five existing machines in the series with five new machines. The new devices feature improved functionality, including faster speeds and bigger LCDs on select models. First introduced in 2014, the MAXIFY line of A4 inkjet printers and
At the end of June, International Data Corporation (IDC) released some findings about the state of the hardcopy peripheral (printer and MFP) market in India in the first quarter of 2016. The research firm reported that shipments of hardcopy peripherals in India fell 2.2 percent sequentially in Q1 to 795,451 units. This follow a steep
Japanese antitrust regulators didn’t like it, but they went ahead and approved a deal allowing Canon Inc. to acquire Toshiba Corporation’s medical equipment unit for ¥665.5 billion ($6.5 billion). According to Reuters, Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said the way the deal was done skirted very close to the edge of legality and, in a
Some people assume that it would be relatively easy for traditional printer and copier OEMs to break into the 3D printer market. They have the engineering and manufacturing capabilities needed, not to mention strong internal sales organizations and dealer channels. Finding success in 3D is more complicated than that, as the approach that HP Inc.