The Key Point Blog

01/27/2023
Lee Davis

Is this a good idea?

Ricoh recently announced that the company is rebranding Fujitsu scanners, including the fi, ScanSnap, and SP Series devices. We discuss here some of the main points as well as the effect this will have on the market.
01/27/2023
Deborah Hawkins

Why should businesses care?

The Ambiente conference (formerly known as Paperworld) will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Messe, showing several devices and featuring a number of speaking engagements. We discuss here some of the key aspects of the show as well as a connection between office supplies and the retail sector.
01/26/2023
Johnny Shell

A homerun for the apparel decorating universe

Impressions Expo-Long Beach is the largest and most advanced trade show and conference in the western hemisphere dedicated to apparel decorators. The recent edition—held at the Long Beach Convention Center (Long Beach, California)—included several exhibitions from the direct-to-film and direct-to-garment industries.
01/24/2023
Carl Schell

What are you doing about scanners and government compliance?

Starting in June 2024, the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) and Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) will only accept digital material that meets the top-tier of FADGI guidelines.
01/23/2023
Carl Schell

Keypoint Intelligence series returns with insight on software, strategic alliances

Even if you just want to reference Ringdale the company, it’s nearly impossible to say “Ringdale” without immediately adding “FollowMe”. I mean, everyone in the print industry knows the solution is synonymous with secure pull printing, right?
01/20/2023
Priya Gohil

Instant inkjet portable printer means no more embarrassing tattoos

Touted as the world’s first comprehensive temporary handheld tattoo device, Prinker S makes the creation and application of temporary tattoos quick and easy.
01/19/2023
Rachel Dean

The new WorkForce Pro WF-C5000 series aims to minimize user intervention

Epson America, Inc. recently announced two new additions to its A4 business inkjet printer range: the WorkForce Pro WF-C5890 color MFP and the WorkForce Pro WF-C5390 color printer. We discuss here the features of these new devices and their projected affect on the market.
01/16/2023
Mark DiMattei

How to talk intelligently when talking to AI

Many of us have interacted with a chatbot at some point—most likely as part of a customer service app on a website or maybe for entertainment. We discuss here some of the key features of chatbots as well as how they are growing for future use.
01/12/2023
Mark DiMattei

We make some top-level predictions for the office environment

Keypoint Intelligence has recently crafted an infographic that looks toward what our expert analysts believe will be the top five trends within the office market in the coming year.
01/10/2023
Jamie Bsales

While hardware sales falter, our forecast shows document imaging software will remain a bright spot

Document imaging software has been a bright spot amid a tough few years for the document imaging industry, with a steady decline in A3 hardware sales and related supplies (and/or managed print service) revenue due to the pandemic, supply chain issues, and the increase in hybrid workplaces.