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A BLI Preview of drupa 2016

With just a few weeks to go until the world’s largest trade show for the commercial and corporate production printing markets opens its doors in Düsseldorf, Germany, BLI caught up with one of the industry’s major players to see what it has planned, and to divine the key messages to come out of drupa 2016.

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05/06/2016

Industry Veteran Talks about Wide Format, Production Print, and Music

Joe Tischner is our U.S. Wide Format Analyst and has been with the company for the past nine years. He took time out of his busy day to give us a glimpse of what he does here at BLI, as well as little bit about himself.

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04/27/2016

Investor Consortium Also Includes Legend Capital

Lexmark International, Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with a consortium of investors led by Apex Technology Co., Ltd. (Apex) and PAG Asia Capital (PAG), under which Lexmark will be acquired for $40.50 per share in an all-cash deal with an enterprise value of approximately $3.6 billion, net of cash.

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04/21/2016

How Will This Affect the Document Imaging Industry?

Back in October 2015, Lexmark announced plans to explore strategic alternatives for its business, which many took to mean they were exploring a major move like splitting the company in separate two entities, selling a significant portion of the company, or to sell the entire company as-is.

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04/21/2016

Learn How to Cut Costs and Be “Green”

Reducing paper waste in your organization’s copy/print stream is a worthwhile goal throughout the year, but the message is especially germane around Earth Day. While much of the paper businesses consume is unavoidable, cutting unnecessary usage can save countless trees and keep untold amounts of chlorine and other chemicals used in the manufacture of paper from entering the environment.

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04/19/2016

How Did These Copiers, Printers and Scanners Perform?

The BLI analysts and lab technicians have been busy producing our latest round of lab and field test reports.

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04/14/2016

Printing in the Office or from Virtual Desktops Can Be Hard to Manage, but ThinPrint Provides Some Succor

Ask any IT administrator about what vexes them about their workload and there’s a good chance that high on the list is the onerous task of managing a busy, heterogeneous print environment.

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04/12/2016

Industry Veteran Speaks on Print Tracking and Its Utility in the Workplace

We’ve all heard of print monitoring. Any smart provider knows that empowering customers with the ability to assess their print operations, spot out problems in the fleet, and save on output costs is a great way to strengthen customer relationships. It is also an effective way to build another revenue stream for dealers, which is important in an age where print output continues to decrease.

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04/08/2016

Product Diversification Breeds Success for Southeastern Company

In the grand scheme of the dealer channel, NovaCopy could still be considered a young entity. With the simple yet proven commitment to teamwork, technology and customer satisfaction, the company showed promise right out of the gate—promise that has now resulted in 16 consecutive years of revenue growth, primarily in the high single- to low double-digit range.

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04/04/2016

OKI Data BTA Dealer Council Chair Puts Service, Growth Opportunities in Spotlight

When John Eckstrom bought 50 percent of Carolina Business Equipment (then called Columbia Business Equipment) in 1995, annual revenue was sub $2M. Five years later, with sales having increased to $3.5M, the opportunity to purchase the other half presented itself in 2000, and he did just that.

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03/30/2016