Headline Rollup for December 15, 2016

Further details on HP Inc-Samsung deal

Samsung has shared further information on the acquisition, including details about warranties, cartridges, MPS and more.

The OEMs agreed on the deal in September, with HP Inc acquiring Samsung’s printing business for $1.05 billion (€932.8 million). The Recycler reported beforehand that Samsung was mulling over a $1.8 billion (€1.6 billion) sale to HP Inc, after the Seoul Economic Daily outlined Samsung was “considering selling its printer business” as it “shifts focus to its core businesses”.

Global Multi-function Printer Security Market 2016-2020

MFPs can perform multiple functions like printing, faxing, scanning, and photocopying. These are used mainly in homes and offices due to their small size, versatility, reliability, and ease of use. For businesses, MFPs help to reduce capital costs and provide flexibility, as they have multiple functions. This eliminates the need for purchasing different peripherals such as copiers, printers, and scanners in business environments. They are also finding places in homes, as people want convenience with regards to printing and scanning.

Toys R Us stock 3D Printers in time for Christmas

Da Vinci Mini Maker printers from XYZPrinting are now available at Toys R Us stores in the UK. This collaboration with a household name is one of the first of its kind, and pips Mattel’s ThingMaker 3D printer to the post for commercial availability by about a year (ThingMaker has been set back to release end of 2017).

Smart Billboard Recognizes Car Models

A smart billboard in Roppongi, Tokyo, employs “deep learning” technology to recognize the makes and models of vehicles driving by and display customized ads for their drivers. For example, the system might display eco-friendly products to drivers of hybrid vehicles.

Two million counterfeit cartridges seized in UAE

In ajman, police reported 24 cases of counterfeit goods seized in 2015.

The National reported that amongst the fake goods there were more than “two million counterfeit branded printer inks” seized last year, and in total 16,000 fake goods were seized in Ajman this year. The goods were smuggled into Ajman and stored in warehouses in the industrial area of the emirate.

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Four Compact PIXMA Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printers

MELVILLE, N.Y., December 15, 2016 – Proof that good things do come in small packages, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today four new PIXMA TS-series Wireless1 Inkjet All-In-One (AIO) printers.  The PIXMA TS5020, PIXMA TS6020, PIXMA TS8020 and PIXMA TS9020 Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printers are more compact than their predecessors, but pack a big, high-quality punch for users. Perfect for tech savvy gadget lovers, creative crafters, passionate image makers, family projects and household printing needs; these small, sleek and sophisticated printers can fit in with any home décor.

Personalized gifting boost for print

Printers are benefiting from the boom in demand for personalised gifting, with Christmas 2016 likely to reach a new high for this part of the market.

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