Headline Rollup for December 1, 2016

Ricoh launches Pro 8200 series

Ricoh has launched its new Pro 8200 series of mono digital printers as direct replacements for the Pro 8100 series.

Xerox Launches Multifunction Printer Designed for Smaller Healthcare Providers

MFPs step in as an efficient, affordable, compliant approach to sharing basic patient data securely across the healthcare ecosystem

Brother extends mobile print offering with rugged-jet launch

Information, communication and technology services provider, Brother UK, has launched a new mobile print solution, targeting markets which require efficient portable printing in a variety of working environments.

80% SMBs to digitize paper-based processes: Xerox survey

More than 80% of small/mid-size businesses (SMBs) want to cut paper out of the way they invoice, report financials, manage legal and human resource forms, and handle other time consuming processes, according to a Xerox survey.

ThinPrint survey finds “dangerous misconceptions”

The MPS provider found that a “dangerous lack of knowledge on virtualisation and high availability” when it comes to print servers.

US develops tool to stop money counterfeiting

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded Sam Houston University a grant to “develop chemical signatures” for counterfeit money produced with inkjet printers.

Brother Exhibits Style with the Release of the World’s First Smartphone Dedicated Bluetooth Labeler

Sydney, Australia – 01 December 2016 – Combining technology and interior design, Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd has released the PT-P300BT, the world’s first smartphone or tablet dedicated labeller for home or office use. With no keyboard or PC connectivity, labels are created and edited via the new P-Touch Design&Print app, available free on Android and iOS app stores. The app allows extensive customisation and selection of fonts, designs and material to suit your preferences, including useful templates with pre-made labels and pattern designs. The innovative app features exclusive content and templates that will be expanded over time.

Food-safe printing inks to grow faster than the food packaging market

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK – – Food packaging will grow at a faster rate than the overall packaging market from 2016 to 2021, at 3.0% CAGR in real value and print area. Food-safe inks will also grow at a fast rate in the coming years, as pressure from brand owners and regulators sees them adopted in larger amounts of food packaging, according to Smithers Pira.

Choosing the right digital front end

The installed base of, and the volumes or pages produced by, electrophotographic color digital presses continues to grow. With the current generation of production digital presses, quality is equivalent to o set for most purposes. In addition, digital printing is more cost-e ective for the shorter runs and faster turn times that customers are increasingly demanding. See Figure 1 and 2. To meet this demand, print businesses are migrating increasing volumes of work from o set to digital; and, in fact, many print business owners state that they have purchased their last o set press.

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