The Key Point Blog

06/01/2012

George Mikolay

For the first time in many years, document imaging device manufacturers have increased prices. In the past two to three months, the US branches of Canon, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Toshiba and Sharp have all increased prices on the majority of their hardware by approximately 5 percent on average. The only U.S.-based branches that have not increased prices are KYOCERA Document Solutions America and Xerox, and neither plans to have an increase in prices, at least in the near-term future.

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05/01/2012

Keypoint Intelligence

When BLI recently spoke to representatives from two major wide-format manufacturers—HP and Océ—about the state of the wide-format market, we found that, contrary to recent reports, not all news in the print industry is bad.

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04/16/2012

Keypoint Intelligence

Hackensack, New Jersey, April 16, 2012 - BLI, the leading independent authority in the document imaging industry, is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual PRO Awards acknowledging the best-in-class production print devices. BLI’s inaugural 2012 awards were presented today to Ricoh for the Pro C901 in the color mid-volume production category and to Konica Minolta for the bizhub PRESS C7000 in the color light-production category.

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04/16/2012

Keypoint Intelligence

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the leading independent authority in the document imaging  industry, today announced the  winners of its new PRO Awards honoring the best-in-class monochrome production print devices tested. Both awards in the monochrome arena went to Océ—for the VarioPrint 135 in the light- to mid-volume production category, and the VarioPrint 6320 Ultra in the high-volume production category.

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