The BIG 4 (Canon, Ricoh, KonicaMinolta, Xerox) "In The News"

ORLANDO, Fla. , April 17, 2018 / PRNewswire / -- Ricoh USA , Inc. today announced its plans for Xploration® 18, the Customer Communications Conference. The company, which recently renewed its Elite Sponsorship with Xplor International , will highlight the ways its award-winning portfolio enables customers to succeed, including its enhanced Web Enablement Solutions Suite, which securely transforms print-centric data streams into web-ready documents. Additionally, its experts will be on hand...Read More...
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Inkjet printhead manufacturer appoints new president and CEO April 19, 2018 Ricoh, which manufactures industrial inkjet printheads for textile, sign and graphic presses, among other applications, has appointed Joji Tokunaga president and CEO for its operations across North America. Tokunaga has 33 years’ experience in sales, marketing and management. In his new role, he will spearhead Ricoh’s North American team’s efforts to support customers and dealer partners with new growth strategies.Read More...
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information, contact dmason@printreleaf.com Xerox Partners with PrintReleaf to Help Customers Reach Sustainability Goals Denver, Colorado, USA, April 16, 2018 - -Xerox Managed Print Services (MPS) customers will have the opportunity to contribute to the reforestation of global forests through Xerox's new partnership with PrintReleaf. Based on a theme of "You print one, we'll plant one ," PrintReleaf leverages paper usage reporting and equates the...Read More...
NORWALK, Conn.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Government agencies and educational institutions nationwide can now purchase transformative document technology and document management solutions from Xerox through a new agreement awarded by Region 4 Education Service Center and made available through National IPA. The agreement makes it simple for agencies to purchase Xerox offerings ranging from single function desktop printers to high end digital presses, flexible managed print services, innovative...Read More...
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - April 17, 2018 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia (Konica Minolta), an integral value provider in enterprise content management, has been awarded a contract by a public agency to improve its operational efficiencies and accessibility of records via digitisation. Konica Minolta will assist the agency to digitise more than 7 million images of old records as well as validate and update the records with on-site services. These old records are held in the form...Read More...
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. ( Konica Minolta ) announced that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company , has named IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta, to its 2018 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size. To compile...Read More...
TORONTO , April 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Ricoh Canada and Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, are celebrating a major environmental landmark. For more than a decade, Ricoh Canada has been choosing Bullfrog Power's green electricity to reduce its environmental impact. With more than 5,500 megawatt hours of electricity put onto the grid on its behalf, Ricoh Canada has displaced more than 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the emissions from more than 3.5...Read More...
Operational since 2003, Oxbow is a renowned company, situated in Cape Town. This company specialises in the sales and services of the Xerox office automation machines. Being a dynamically proactive and passionate company, it provides high-end services that have made them as one of the most popular resellers of Xerox equipment in South Africa. The core focus of this company remains on providing the best services to their clients. Mission of the company Oxbow is renowned for its dynamic nature...Read More...
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. ( Konica Minolta ), a leader in Graphic Communications Industry, is pleased to announce Print Panther’s debut and winning entries at the 25th Annual Foil and Special Effects Association Gold Leaf Award in Nashville, Tennessee. Each year, the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) receives hundreds of entries from all over the world that demonstrate the best in foil stamping,...Read More...

How HP Views the A3 Copier Market

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In September 2016, HP ( HPQ ) announced its intention to acquire Samsung’s ( SSNLF ) Printing business for $1.1 billion. This acquisition was completed in November 2017. While the acquisition should help HP gain traction in the A3 space, the company expects short-term headwinds to reduce its installed base. HP launched several Printing products last year and is looking to expand into new channels. HP aims to penetrate the A3 copier space with its differentiated technology. It is using...Read More...
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April 12, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NORWALK, Conn.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--With its smart and simple design and all-new smartphone-like user interface (UI), the Xerox (NYSE: XRX) WorkCentre ® 6515 Color Multifunction Printer (MFP) has won a prestigious 2018 iF DESIGN AWARD from the International Forum Design GmbH. Winners of this coveted competition include brands such as Apple, BMW, Fitbit and Philips. Xerox’s award-winning look was developed by a global team of product designers from...Read More...
MALVERN, Pa., April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that this year's new national hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights , have chosen to empower its digital workplaces with Ricoh as part of a multi-year agreement. As part of the arrangement, the Golden Knights have implemented a fleet of Ricoh equipment to help intelligently manage and share information, driving greater efficiencies and helping the Golden Knights' behind-the-scenes stars work smarter. "Ricoh truly...Read More...
Ramsey, N.J. – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta,) a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it will unveil the latest offerings in its long line of market-leading production printing devices for the commercial print industry – the WEBjet 200D and WEBjet100D continuous feed inkjet presses – at the inkjet Summit 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, April 9-11. The result of a three-way, marketing, distribution and servicing partnership with Super...Read More...
Ramsey, NJ, April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ), a leader in technology and IT services, announced today the launch of a marketing planning and analytics platform that brings disparate marketing plans together and allows multiple users to easily collaborate in developing and maintaining plans, complete with advanced analytics. Traditionally, a marketing campaign plan is laid out in spreadsheets or budgeting software, which...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y. , April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability to produce specialty applications presents tremendous growth opportunities for commercial printers. But in order to capitalize on these opportunities, it is imperative to have the right large format printing solutions and technologies in place to meet their customers' requirements quickly and economically. Canon Solutions America, Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. , Inc. examines the common large-format printing technologies and...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y. , April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. , Inc., today announced that for the seventh consecutive year, Canon was named as the worldwide leader in total high volume inkjet market share. The esteemed recognition was based on market research provided by Keypoint Intelligence , a top market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. According to the IDC Quarterly...Read More...
MALVERN, Pa. , April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on years of inkjet leadership, Ricoh USA , Inc. today announced enhancements to its continuous feed portfolio that help customers grow their businesses. These include a new set of inks for its RICOH Pro VC60000 platform, which greatly expands the variety of media that can be used, and the availability of its award-winning RICOH Pro VC40000 . These strategic additions reflect Ricoh's commitment to building a robust and comprehensive inkjet...Read More...
By Joseph Lyell — As the university continues to outsource operations, 19 employees of print, design and postal services got pink slips April 5. On March 15, U of L’s Board of Trustees approved outsourcing their work to Canon. University spokesperson John Karman said the Canon deal will save $500,000 annually. The employees were told their jobs will be phased out by June 30. One print shop worker said they watched as their reduction in force (RIF) packet rolled off the printer in the Miller...Read More...
SAN DIEGO - April 4, 2018 - Memjet and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications. Terms of the agreement remain confidential. “We are excited and pleased with our agreement with Canon, which validates the value of our technology,” said Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet. “This agreement showcases the breadth and strength of our intellectual property portfolio of patents. We will continue to focus on our leadership position...Read More...
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MALVERN, Pa. - April 2, 2018 - Ricoh USA, Inc. today proudly announced that Joji Tokunaga has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Ricoh in the Americas. He brings 33 years of sales, marketing and management experience to this latest leadership position. In this role, Mr. Tokunaga will spearhead the North America team's efforts to bring the global RICOH Ignite growth strategy to its valued customers and Ricoh Family Group (RFG) dealer partners. Glenn Laverty remains Senior...Read More...
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Ramsey, NJ, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ) is pleased to announce that it has once again been named a category leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Smart Multifunction Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment Report. This report details a leading study that analyzes the smart multifunction printer ecosystem for hardcopy vendors that provide MFPs in the US. The vendors selected for inclusion were determined to be among the most...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y. , April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Mr. Yuichi Ishizuka , the company's president and chief operating officer, has taken a new assignment as president and chief executive officer of Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as of April 1, 2018 . This announcement marks the culmination of a thirty-three year tenure with Canon Americas for Mr. Ishizuka, who also holds the position of managing executive...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y. , April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that it has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR ® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Canon U.S.A.'s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018 . "Our company is one that...Read More...
MALVERN, Pa. , April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ricoh with its prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. Ricoh has also won the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to the program. These latest accolades acknowledge Ricoh's hard work to foster environmental sustainability in its own operations and evangelize on behalf of sustainability to...Read More...
Ramsey, NJ, March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has been named by CRN – a brand of the Channel Company – to its Tech Elite 250 list, recognizing IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications. The annual list honors an exclusive group of companies that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading IT suppliers, scaled to their company size.Read More...
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