Category Archives: Innovation

Ricoh – Smart Operation Panel

  Intuitive, stylish, touch button control: You get a host of usability and functionality with the new Smart Operation Panel that has been launched alongside the latest MFPs from Ricoh. Incorporating a modification of the OS from Google Android, the panel gives users the choice of customising the interface, something that many businesses expect as a matter of course nowadays with any digital device.   As with all our phones and tablets, the new Ricoh interface is touch sensitive and

Kyocera’s Tips on Printing Sustainably

You may think that the economic downturn following the 2008 financial crisis might have turned businesses off being more green and cutting their carbon footprint. Recent research from Kyocera though shows that it has little or no effect and that many companies are using sustainability as a way of lowering costs and improving efficiency. In the end, if your multi-function printer is running on less energy then you are saving money on your electricity bill, and that has to be

Multi Function Printers That Are Innovating in the Cloud

Earlier this year Sharp unleashed its cloud ready for new MFPs. With wireless LAN connections as standard, the MX-M565N, MX-M465N and MX-M365N have taken productivity to the next level. There is no doubt that ‘The Cloud’ is big for businesses at the moment, allowing people to store, share and use data and files away from their desktop computers. Bringing this functionality to the humble photocopier means that a single touch on the Sharp LCD panel can print any document that

RICOH Announce Launch of a New Multi-Function Printer for Small to Medium Workgroups

Ricoh have unveiled two brand new Multi-Function Printers made especially for the small and medium work-group marketplace. They utilise all of the capabilities of the Ricoh MFP platform, and are designed for mobile businesses, or those will smaller available office space.   The machines can capture, manage and transform information which allows employees access to information from anywhere, at any time and is in response to the need for business to be able to collect and access data more quickly (you

How Xerox Waterless Inkjet Technology Can Make You More Environmentally Friendly, and Save You Money as Mail Prices Rise

Xerox has been innovating for over 75 years and they take it so seriously, they have an Innovation President and a whole business directed at helping customers get more efficient. As they watched postage prices rise, and saw the environmental impacts of the use of paper become ever heavier, they decided to investigate how to solve these problems all in one go. They came up with a great solution, and the model in the UK is the great Xerox CiPress™

HP launches the new Indigo Digital Press with a simple goal of offering simplified colour management

On the 11th June, HP expanded their Digital Press products with a brand new Indigo product that offers customers increased productivity, simplified colour management and new capabilities for high-value applications. You can find out more about this here,-Simplifies-Color-Management-with-New-HP-Indigo-Digital-Presses-#.U6A2IPk2wcB

HP announces the disruption of the production print market with a new technology for large format printers

On the 10th June, HP shared that they are scaling it’s inkject-based PageWide technology which offers large format printing and delivers high quality prints at faster speeds and lower costs. You can find out more by reading their press release here:

HP Debuts Private Cloud for Public Sector

New single-tenant, managed private cloud offering handles mission-critical workloads with agility and control PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP Enterprise Services today announced a secure private cloud solution designed to help governments and public sector agencies accelerate their journey to the cloud, resulting in improved service delivery, quicker time to value and reduced IT costs.

Xerox Expands it’s Customer Innovation Centres in the UK and France

With the mantra, “everything begins and ends with the customer,” Xerox has opened its newest innovation facility bringing aqueous inkjet products and services to the forefront. The Impika Inkjet Innovation Centre in Aubagne, France is a 91,000 square foot (8,454 square meters) showroom featuring Impika’s inkjet devices, adjacent to the company’s expanded R&D and production facilities. “The center offers an interactive and engaging setting where customers and prospects can experience inkjet technology on their terms – free to explore, learn

Xerox – Assessing Output and Advancing the World of Printing Technology

  A struggle facing many business owners for some time has been the difficulty in measuring their print output. How can we find the best deal if we aren’t sure what it is we are using? Particularly for those using a large number of printers this can, if not pursued, lead to costly use of uneconomical products and a lot of wastage. As per usual, Xerox is spearheading a revolutionary initiative – their Managed Print Service Assessment. They are now

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