Headline Rollups for November 30, 2017

HP launches new PageWide

Due for commercial launch on 31 January 2018, the machine is intended for repro departments, enterprise print rooms, architectural or engineering firms and commercial printers for POS applications. It runs at speeds of up to 20A1ppm, printing at maximum 1,200dpi resolution with eight print cartridges and four (CMYK) pigment-based inks.

Inkjet Insight Adds Free Tools for Inkjet Equipment and Paper Evaluation

Continues to Advocate for Transparency in Identifying Competitive Devices and Papers

Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation to Streamline through Early Retirement Incentive Program

TOKYO–Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (TDSL), a consolidated subsidiary that specializes in the ICT solutions business, decided on the afternoon of November 28 to implement a personnel reallocation and early retirement incentive program with support for outplacement. The company proposed the program to its labor union on the same day.

Konica Minolta Continues to Strengthen Its Industry Partnerships in Support of Workplace Hub

Tokyo (November 29th, 2017) – With customer centricity at the heart of all product innovation and research and development activities, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe (GmbH) has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Partner Program to continually verify and test the Workplace Hub technology. Alongside this, Hewlett Packard Enterprise showcased Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub as part of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) booth at its Discover 2017 event in Madrid, Spain on November 28th – 30th, 2017.

Sharp Announces U.S. Veterans Hiring Initiative For Dealers

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), has announced an initiative aimed at helping its authorized dealerships across the United States hire the best and brightest America has to offer, our veterans of the Armed Forces.

The new TASKalfa MFD series with innovative colour technology

Discover colours that make everything else look pale alongside: with the new TASKalfa 6052ci series that meets the needs of professional and highly demanding users. Thanks to innovative toner technology and high resolution, you’ll experience the most vivid colours and sharpest images you can get. Additionally, the new TASKalfa series impresses with great performance and media flexibility, pleasing ease-of-use, professional paper handling and much more.

Epson’s research indicates inkjet resurgence

The OEM’s own market research shows the European inkjet printer market is looking increasingly healthy.

Epson has shared its own inkjet printer market research, reports Computer Weekly’s Simon Quicke, and it shows the inkjet fightback is going from strength to strength. Although laser printers have become more prominent in office environments over the last few years, Quicke reports that the inkjet market is showing signs of renewed vigour.

MIT’s new desktop 3D printer technology increases speeds up to 10x

There are plenty of reasons desktop 3D printing never really took off with consumers. Speed isn’t the main one, but it’s certainly up there. If you’ve ever attempted to print anything larger than a penny, you know that, as a late, great philosopher once said, the waiting is the hardest part.

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