Ricoh has announced its July 7, 2015 acquisition of Impromat-CZ spol. s.r.o. and Impromat Slov spol. s.r.o., a leading distributor of digital office solutions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Impromat will come under the Ricoh brand and Ivan Konecny, formerly Business Director of Impromat, will be appointed as CEO.
The RICOH Pro C7100 product line is the company’s latest addition to its production print portfolio. This four-color machine helps small and mid-sized printers expand their portfolios further into the graphic arts market at a price point not available in today’s market for this engine class.
Ricoh Americas Corporation has announced enhancements to its ProcessDirector and InfoPrint Manager software which address key pain points for print service providers looking to adapt to the new world of work, including those hoping to broaden their reach into new channels of communication, such as email and electronic presentment.
For workgroups, the ECOSYS M6535cidn and ECOSYS M6035cidn output crisp color or black-and-white pages at 37 ppm. They also offer a range of powerful features, including a 75-sheet document processor, intuitive 7.0” color touch screen, and optional wireless printing capabilities. The ECOSYS M6530cdn outputs in vibrant color or black-and-white pages at a fast 32 ppm; faxes documents at three seconds or less per page; offers duplex printing, a 75-sheet document processor, and optional wireless printing capabilities.
Canon has introduced two new printer models based on its robust MFP technology – the color imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350P and the black-and-white imageRUNNER 1435P for everyday printing needs. These devices carry a small footprint and can easily be integrated with Canon’s solutions and Managed Document Services for consistency of operations throughout existing office fleets.
Worldwide PC shipments saw their biggest drop in nearly two years, market researchers said. The death of the PC is no longer a new story, and there are always plenty of attempts to explain away the trend. But whatever the specifics of any given quarter, the trend line is still clear: it’s going down. Which points to the same consistent truth: mobile devices have become the dominant computing platform.
Staples Canada announced that it has collected 940,938 ink cartridges in Q12015, an increase of 37.4% when compared to Q12014. Staples plans to recycle three million ink cartridges and 4,000,000 kg of electronics by the end of 2015.
This move will allow leading mailroom consumables, equipment, solutions and maintenance provider Totalpost to increase the volume and type of remanufactured cartridge and toner it produces. Totalpost will also be able to further grow its market share in Europe and beyond by providing a wider cartridge variety to its already established international office and dealer presence.