Feb 7, 2017
On February the 3rd Epson launched two new colour inkjet MFPs: the LX-10000 (with a 100 ppm speed) and the LX-7000 (with a 75 ppm speed). The launch is interesting from several points of view. It is the first venture of a major inkjet office device vendor into the 100 ppm colour speed class. It also demonstrates Epson’s strategy to replace toner with inkjet in high end office printing. The most significant announcement is however that Epson plans to target the device not only at office, but also at the light production market. Epson does have a foot-hold in production print via its label printers (SurePress Series) and some large format printers are used for poster or proofing as well, but so far has not targeted the mainstream production print market yet. Read more »
Dec 10, 2013
HP announced a major OEM deal with Sharp Corporation for a new line of color and black & white light production printers that will be offered exclusively as part of HP managed print services contracts. The partnership with Sharp is based on the 900 series MFP and is HP’s first high-end workgroup/light production device. HP will initially roll out the products in North America, Western Europe, and Australia with other regions following later in the year as needed.
Mar 12, 2012
Drupa will be an orgy of new printing technology. We expect significant new products in high-end roll-fed inkjet. But let us look at the low-end sheetfed printing area and see how it may change.
We do not lack for terminology in the printing industry. Take the terms “light production” or “multi-function device (MFD)” or even “All-In-One (AIO)” when referring to digital printers. They are all printers that can print or copy (and sometimes scan and fax). Because old habits die hard, we sometimes call them copiers even though they do much more than copy.
It all began when Read more »