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

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp is considering the sale of a leasing unit that lends money to customers to rent printers and equipment, to make itself more attractive to potential acquirers following the termination of its $6.1 billion sale to Fujifilm Holdings Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Divesting the leasing unit would relieve Xerox of roughly $3.6 billion in debt, one of the sources said. Activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who took control of Xerox earlier...Read More...
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With mobility and security dominating today’s workplace, Xerox has responded with new solutions that safeguard both data and devices while offering greater cost control. Xerox Workplace Solutions includes print management and mobility offerings available in cloud or on-premise server versions. Ideal for companies operating fleets of printers and multifunction devices, the new offerings ensure customers’ print devices are as connected as their employees are–without sacrificing convenience,...Read More...
Minneapolis, Minn. – Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is pleased to announce that Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) has become a “Premier Provider” supporting many of PIM’s signature events as well as being the print service provider for The Loupe, PIM’s official publication. In addition to KMBS’s new regional relationship with PIM, they are also building on their relationship with the printing industry at the national level. Printing Industries of America (PIA) and KMBS have joined...Read More...
FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PRWEB) July 11, 2018 Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, announces the winners of its coveted Summer 2018 Pick awards in the Copier MFP category, with the honors going to stellar devices from Fuji Xerox, HP, Kyocera, Sharp, and Xerox. Awarded twice annually for office equipment, Picks acknowledge the products that gave the best performances in...Read More...
NORWALK, Conn.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--With mobility and security dominating today’s workplace, Xerox has responded with new solutions that safeguard both data and devices while offering greater cost control. Xerox Workplace Solutions includes print management and mobility offerings available in cloud or on-premise server versions. Ideal for companies operating fleets of printers and multifunction devices, the new offerings ensure customers’ print devices are as connected as their employees...Read More...
Ramsey, NJ, July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc . (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has been named to Channel Futures’™ Managed Service Providers (MSPs) 501 annual global list of top MSPs. The MSP 501 ranks the world’s most strategic and innovative managed service providers, recognizing those companies that offer the most progressive and forward-leaning technology. The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking for managed...Read More...
While Xerox Corp. and Fujifilm Holdings are locked in a legal combat over the termination of their acquisition deal, the head of Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., the joint venture between the sparring companies, expressed confidence that the venture’s future is secure. In an interview with Reuters , Fuji Xerox President Kouichi Tamai insisted that the companies will keep the joint venture intact, despite threats from Xerox that it would seek out new partners for the Asia-Pacific market. Fuji Xerox is 75...Read More...
Melville, N.Y. – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced its collaboration with Color-Logic, a leader in decorative and reflective color communications systems. As part of the collaboration, Color-Logic has certified Canon Solutions America's Large Format division for metallic effect printing with Océ Arizona printers. "Océ Arizona users and prospective owners can now see firsthand how the Océ Arizona printers with white ink pair with...Read More...
Pittsburgh, Pa. – Printing Industries of America (PIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Konica Minolta Business Solutions to its National Buying Program. Building on the existing partnership of the two organizations, Konica Minolta will now offer considerable discounts to PIA members on more than two dozen of its bizhub and Accurio digital production printers. “For many years, Konica Minolta has been associated with Printing Industries of America—as a member, as a sponsor, and most...Read More...
Sign & Seal Labels has taken delivery of South Africa’s first Konica Minolta bizhub C71cf digital label press, which is also the printer’s first digital label press. Sign & Seal Labels recently purchased a UV Ray curing system to boost UV flexo capacity on a Mark Andy press. With customers – particularly in the wine and spirits sector – increasingly requesting bespoke label designs and ever-shorter runs, Henk Crous, owner of Sign & Seal Labels, has now taken another bold...Read More...
MALVERN, Pa., July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced the availability of an incredibly versatile sheet-fed series that builds on Ricoh's successes of making unprecedented and unmatched color printing affordable. The RICOH Pro C7200 series, featuring Graphic Arts Edition and 5th color station models, brings best-in-class price performance and predictability to the most demanding production print environments. Boasting in-line sensors and calibration, these presses aid...Read More...
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Ramsey, NJ, July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today that Chief Technologist for Workplace Hub , Christian Mastrodonato, has been identified as a Young Influencer for 2018 by The Cannata Report, the leading intelligence resource for business technology and imaging solutions resellers. The Young Influencers recognition initiative began five years ago with a goal of acknowledging, highlighting, and promoting young people...Read More...
TOKYO, July 3, 2018-Canon Inc. today announced that the Seoul Central District Court of Korea concluded the patent dispute against Tonet Inc. ('Tonet') by mediation. In the mediation decision, Tonet admitted to have infringed Canon's Korean Patent Nos. 10-1182006 and 10-1101654. Tonet is obligated to cease sale and distribution of the toner cartridges models 'HP CF280X', 'HP CF280A', 'HP CE255X', 'HP CE255A', 'HP CE505X', 'HP CE505A', 'HP CF287A', 'HP CF226X', 'HP CF226A', 'HP...Read More...
David Savastano, Editor 07.03.18 The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival is a highlight for fans of jazz. This year, Xerox is adding to the music with some colorful club passes printed on its new Xerox Iridesse Production Press. The Xerox Iridesse Production Press prints metallic, color and clear dry ink in a single pass, which is unique. Using these capabilities, Xerox is customizing the club passes, adding the patron’s name and photograph. To battle against counterfeits, Xerox is...Read More...
Comments made by Ricoh Americas’ president & CEO, Joji Tokunaga have reconfirmed the Japanese multinational’s commitment to industrial 3D printing. In an article published by ZDnet Tokunaga, together with senior VP of marketing, Glenn Laverty, and CEO of Ricoh Canada, discusses plans for a multi-year strategy that will see the 2D printing specialist move closer towards 3D printing. From 2D to 3D printing According to reports, the 2D printing sector is in decline. As publishing,...Read More...
The new portfolio of Cloud RICOH workflow solutions will enable small businesses to access an affordable subscription service to reduce manual processes. RICOH (TYO: 7752) seeks to eliminate manual steps while reducing manual data entry and managing the interoperability of different systems. The company claims to create an environment that allows employees to work anywhere, anytime, and any way they want. Eighty-four percent of small businesses use manual processes. While this may have been...Read More...
In the ongoing “melodrama” between industry giants Fujifilm and Xerox, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation is suing Xerox Corporation for breach of contract and estimated damages of more than $1 billion after Xerox walked away from a planned merger earlier this year. Though Xerox appeared to reach an agreement with its dissident investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason last month to end the deal it had in place with Fujifilm, apparently it’s still fighting with Fujifilm over the merger the pair...Read More...
MALVERN, Pa. , June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA , Inc. today announced its RICOH Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloud-based technologies that bring streamlined simplicity to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in affordable, scalable, subscription-based packages. These solutions empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing manual data entry and improving speed and accuracy, so SMBs can maintain their focus on core business activities while...Read More...
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(Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp ( 4901.T ) on Wednesday threatened to compete against Xerox Corp ( XRX.N ) in Asia-Pacific and challenge it in America and Europe if it failed to renew its technology agreement in 2021. Xerox had said on Monday it would start sourcing products from new vendors to lower its dependency on Fujifilm and may not renew the agreement with the 56-year-old joint venture Fuji Xerox. In a letter to Xerox’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, John Visentin,...Read More...
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – Xerox Corp. CEO John Visentin blasted his Fujifilm Holdings Corp. counterpart’s efforts to revive merger talks and warned that he doesn’t plan to renew the companies’ Asia joint venture Fuji Xerox in 2021. Visentin, elevated to CEO after shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason won a court order blocking the companies’ $6.1 billion merger deal, said in a letter to Fujifilm Chairman Shigetaka Komori on Monday that a lawsuit by Tokyo-based Fujifilm was “nothing more...Read More...
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( Reuters) - Xerox Corp said on Monday it would start sourcing products from new vendors to lower its dependency on Fujifilm Holdings Corp and may not renew its technology agreement with the 56-year-old joint venture Fuji Xerox. Fujifilm sued Xerox last week for well over $1 billion, faulting the printer and copier company for succumbing to pressure from activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason in calling off a proposed merger agreed in January. In a letter to Fujifilm Chief Executive...Read More...
MALVERN, Pa. , June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA Inc. today announced the newest addition to its award-winning inkjet portfolio, the RICOH Pro VC70000, built to accelerate the transfer of offset print volumes to digital. The new continuous feed platform empowers commercial printers to produce quality applications, such as high-end catalogs and magazines, traditionally expected from offset presses. Additionally, Ricoh-developed inks enable up to 40 percent savings in paper costs while...Read More...
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