Headline Rollup for March 9, 2017

Lexmark patents magnetic anti-counterfeit particles

Printer giant Lexmark has been awarded a US patent on a means of uncovering counterfeit ink and toner products.


HP CEO Dion Weisler visits Seoul to finalize Samsung merger

[THE INVESTOR] HP CEO Dion Weisler visited Seoul last week to finalize talks on the US printer and PC giant’s planned acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ printer business division, Maeil Business News reported on March 6.


Epson introduces A3 double-sided printing technology to its Ink Tank System range

Epson’s innovative Ink Tank Systemtechnology (ITS) now offers even more convenience for businesses.


Canon Introduces Wide Array of MFPs and Printers Designed to Help Meet the Diverse Needs of Businesses

MELVILLE, N.Y.March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of several new multifunction and single function printers designed to meet the needs of businesses, large and small. Available in both color and monochrome models, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE and imageCLASS devices provide customers with the signature dependability and consistent user experience they have come to expect from Canon, helping organizations to enhance productivity – while addressing a diverse set of business applications and end user requirements.


Printers’ security threat examined

Dark Reading reported on why “newly-discovered security flaws […] remind us how networked devices continue to put users at risk”, as “networked printers for years have left gaping holes in home and office network security”, and experts “continue to find flaws in popular laser printers, which are putting businesses at risk”.


New Ricoh series offers healthcare organizations unparalleled security features for regulatory compliance and savings

MALVERN, Pa., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced a series of black-and-white devices designed to address the crucial security, space and budgeting needs of acute, ambulatory and extended healthcare facilities. The RICOH MP 501SPFTL/SP 4510SFTE multifunction printers (MFPs) and RICOH SP 4510DNTE/SP 5300DNTL printer series offer organizations powerful devices with security-enhanced firmware to help protect sensitive information. Each is equipped with a specially designed locked print tray, the unique built-in locked print tray that meets the stringent requirements to protect pre-printed prescription paper, standard. Additionally, the RICOH MP 501SPFTL and RICOH SP 5300DNTL are equipped with Teflon-enhanced print trays to help handle the specialized media healthcare providers rely on, such as wristbands and labels.


Canon Announces New varioPRINT 140 Series to Help Meet Needs of Monochrome Document Production Across Vertical Markets

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Signifying a continued commitment to innovation and investment in the monochrome production print market, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the arrival of the third generation of the varioPRINT DP product line with the release of the varioPRINT 140 Series. Consisting of models that print at speeds of up to 140 ipm, 130 ipm and 115 ipm1, the new Series incorporates the proven reliability that varioPRINT users depend on and features market-driven extensions to help print service providers who work with high monochrome workloads meet the deadlines, quality and flexibility expectations of their customers.

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