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Canon Europe expands mono print portfolio

The new varioPRINT 140 series
The new varioPRINT 140 series

Canon Europe has launched the new varioPRINT 140 series of production printers. Building on the product heritage of its predecessor, the varioPRINT 135 series, the new series offers unrivalled uptime and productivity, outstanding mono print quality, extended finishing options, all optimised by the introduction of the new Océ PRISMAsync 5 controller. This new technology further boosts productivity, using remote printer driver technologies to enable production planning and job scheduling up to eight hours in advance.

The varioPRINT 140 produces no ozone and is capable of printing 143 images per minute in both simplex and duplex modes, making it the fastest printer in the light- and mid-volume production segments. The printer can deliver monthly print volumes of up to 800,000 copies, more than doubling productivity compared with the varioPRINT 135. Together with the varioPRINT 140, new varioPRINT 130 and varioPRINT 115 models are also being introduced, offering speeds of 133 and 117 A4 images per minute respectively.

Sharp boosts colour MFP line-up

Sharp printer
Sharp printer

Sharp has released two additions to its colour MFP line-up. The MX-6580N and MX-7580N offer a durable design and a user-friendly experience that can help streamline document workflow for high volume office environments, small central reprographics departments and copy rooms. These document systems are complemented by robust paper handling and productive output capabilities.

Sharp’s next generation Colour Consistency System helps ensure uniform colour output job-after-job, for repeatable high-quality results. Additionally, a customisable touch screen display offers a user-friendly interface with a clean design, simplified easy modes and integrated mini operation guides.

The MX-6580N and 7580N print 65 and 75 pages per minute respectively, and are equipped with Sharp OSA technology, enabling easy integration with network applications and cloud services, such as Cloud Connect for platforms such as One Drive, Google Drive, and SharePoint Online. Built on the Fiery colour print server, the models are suitable for environments where more colour control and precision is required.

HP next generation LaserJet portfolio

HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 series
HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 series

HP says the new HP LaserJet Enterprise 600 Series devices deliver the deepest level of security, performance and energy efficiency.

The 600 Series MFPs combine exceptional performance and energy efficiency with professional-quality documents. The new devices also include HP JetIntelligence cartridge technology built around a breakthrough in toner chemistry for added print quality protection.

The 600 Series is embedded with the most advanced security features available, designed to help reduce risk, thwart cyber-attacks and improve compliance. These devices contain the unique ability to self-heal, automatically triggering a reboot in the event of an attack or anomaly. Additional features include built-in encryption to protect data stored on the hard drive, secure erase to remove sensitive information safely and completely, and the ability to disable ports and protocols to help prevent unauthorised access.

3-in-1 duplex printer

Epson EcoTank ET-3600
Epson EcoTank ET-3600

Ideal for a home office user, the Epson EcoTank ET-3600 is a 3-in-1 duplex printer that is simple to use and can save the user up to 70 per cent on printing costs.

The EcoTank features an integrated ultra-high-capacity ink tank system, which allows for less fuss and far more time between refills, while still delivering high quality prints. The EcoTank also has Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct, meaning it can take advantage of all Epson Connect features including Epson Email Print which allows for remote printing from anywhere in the world.

Pantum to add three new models

The three models which will be introduced in the last quarter of this year are the Pantum CM7000DN 32 ppm colour laser multifunction device, the Pantum P5000DN – a 42 ppm black and white laser printer and the Pantum M7600FDN an MFP based on the P5000DN printer.

A3 printing solutions

Lexmark’s A3 colour laser printer and smart MFP range includes nine new models designed to serve the most demanding of workgroups with fast, efficient and secure imaging services.

Lexmark A3 colour printer range
Lexmark A3 colour printer range

The CS920 Series and CX920 Series feature Lexmark’s fastest printing and scanning devices. The CX924 is its fastest colour laser MFP at up to 65 ppm and the CX920 Series features its fastest scanner at up to 80 ppm. Both also have the highest paper capacity in the OEM’s colour laser line at 6,650 sheets.

Every CS920 and CX920 series device is fully compatible with key Lexmark services, from Managed Print Services to Lexmark Print Management.

Star Micronics revolutionises POS terminal device choice

The TSP143IIIU printer
The TSP143IIIU printer

POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics’ new TSP143IIIU printer is the only receipt printer solution today to communicate and charge simultaneously and directly with an iPad or iPhone, removing the insecurity of wireless connection.

Recognising the distinct shift towards Apple iOS POS solutions in recent years within retail and hospitality, Star has responded by providing a solution that seamlessly combines the flexibility and cost savings of tablet POS with the reliability of traditional POS.

As well as working with a traditional POS terminal, this printer can connect directly to an iPad or iPhone using the Apple supplied lightning cable for reliable USB communication as opposed to previous iOS wireless only technologies. As a result, the usual Bluetooth or WiFi /wired LAN set-up issues around pairing, network infrastructure, connectivity etc. are eliminated from a hardware perspective.

Outstanding colour print

ineo+ 2060L colour production system
ineo+ 2060L colour production system

The ineo+ 2060L colour production system from Develop is aimed at pay for print providers, in-plant print departments, high-volume office environments and specialist users requiring high quality colour such as graphic design and advertising agencies.

This new entry-level, compact colour system has a print speed of up to 61 A4 pages per minute in mono or colour and new features including scan & print to/from USB flash drive and a high speed colour dual scan ADF (240 ipm A4 at 300 dpi). Print jobs can be managed directly from the large full-colour operator panel that provides clear and easy access to all functions. Image quality is outstanding with eight bit full colour resolution at 1200 dpi by 1200 dpi (equivalent to 3,600 dpi by 1200 dpi).

For complete in-house job production the ineo+ 2060L is available with a choice of online finishing units including hole punching, stapling, folding and booklet making. Alternatively there is stacking for up to 4,200 sheets.

4-Year Guarantee SMB Line from Lexmark

Lexmark’s 4-Year Guarantee SMB Line features 23 laser printers, ranging from entry-level mono and colour printers to workgroup devices and MFPs, available exclusively through Lexmark’s channel partners in EMEA.

The new range has been optimised to address the needs of SMB customers and will be supported by attractive benefits for Lexmark dealers through the distribution bundle programme. This offer provides further benefits in terms of pricing and margin allocation and helps optimise stock inventory and cash flow management.

Channel partners participating in Lexmark Connect Partner Programme have access to a wide range of benefits enabling them to deliver added value, enhancing their ability to win new customers while expanding their share of wallet within existing ones.

Automation and productivity features

The new Xerox Versant 180
The new Xerox Versant 180

The Xerox Versant 180, Versant 180 Performance Package and Versant 3100 Presses feature higher image quality, greater media latitude and advanced inline finishing capabilities.

The Versant line gives printers greater capacity, output and inline automation tools such as a spectrophotometer, full-bleed booklet maker, punch, square fold trimmer and other advanced finishing tools for just about any application needed. The presses handle everything from trimmed and finished marketing collaterals, direct mail, signage, reports or full-bleed magazines on a range of media types and sizes from envelopes to 26-inch banner prints.

HP Instant Ink

HP has launched HP Instant Ink in Ireland. With its innovative subscription printing service, customers sign up for a monthly subscription for a flat rate based on how many pages they typically print per month. There are three monthly pricing options available in Ireland: €2.99 for a 50-page plan, €4.99 for a 100-page plan and €9.99 for a 300-page version.

Instant Ink requires consumers to have a compatible printer and the cost of the ink and postage is included in the monthly price plan and HP also send postage free envelopes for the return of used cartridges that will be recycled as part of the HP Planet Partners Programme.

Coming soon

HP is bringing its Device as a Service (DaaS) solution to even more commercial customers for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

A distinctive capability of HP’s DaaS is providing unique IT insights and proactive care. Customers can optimise fleet performance and neutralise security threats. DaaS delivers end-to-end lifecycle management with an all-inclusive, per-device pricing model that enables enhanced reliability and cost predictability. With this new offering, businesses can maximise user productivity and IT efficiency.

Initially, HP’s Device as a Service for Apple will be available to select customers in the US directly from HP. Availability will be expanded to additional markets and channel partners in the second half of 2017.


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