Posted on Feb 25 2015 - 10:24am by John Peters
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Panasonic’s new duplex scanners are capable of processing batches of documents of varying size and thickness, as well as exception items like plastic cards and passports. The KV-S1057C can scan 65 pages per minute and the KV-S1027C can scan 45 pages per minute. Both have 100-sheet document feeders and a compact design that allows them to fit into small spaces. For ease of use, the scanners offer...

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 12:15pm by John Peters
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Winner of a 2015 Best of Innovation Award at the CES 2015 consumer electronics show, the ZutA Pocket Printer turns printing on its head. Unlike conventional printers that work by laying ink/toner onto a sheet of paper that passes through the device, ZutA’s robotic printer moves back and forth across a stationery sheet, printing as it goes. The battery-powered device connects to any wireless device...

Posted on Feb 20 2015 - 10:45am by John Peters
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Not as much fun as the ZutA Pocket Printer (see below), but considerably more versatile, the battery-powered Epson WorkForce WF-100 colour inkjet printer features built-in wireless connectivity and Wi-Fi Direct for quick and easy printing from laptops, tablets and smartphones. It prints business documents and borderless 4” x 6” photos at speeds of up to 6.7 pages per minute (mono) and 3.8 ppm...

Posted on Feb 18 2015 - 10:36am by John Peters
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Capitalising on the fast-growing desktop labelling sector – up 27% year-on-year, according to GfK – Brother has launched two new P-touch label printers. The PT-D450VP (18mm) and flagship PT-D600VP (24mm) replace the PT-2030VP and PT-2730VP, two of Brother’s best-selling P-touch models in 2014. Both new models offer print speeds of up to 30mm per second and feature high-res LCD screens (including...

Posted on Feb 17 2015 - 10:33am by John Peters
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Another new Polaroid device, the Polaroid Socialmatic Camera, combines a 14 megapixel front- and 2 megapixel rear-camera; 4.5” touchscreen LCD display for viewing and editing images; 4GB of internal storage; a Micro SD card slot; built-in ZINK instant printing; and an Android operating system and built-in WiFi that enables users to upload images to social networking sites (images can also be uploaded...

Posted on Feb 16 2015 - 10:30am by John Peters
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The Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer and associated iOS/Android app offer a quick and easy way to edit, print and share photos with friends and family. The phone-sized, batterypowered device connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth or NFC and prints a 2 x 3in colour photo in just under a minute. Instead of ink or toner, the Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer uses ink-free ZINK Paper embedded with cyan, yellow...

Posted on Feb 13 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
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The Canon Connect Station CS100 photo and video storage device provides up to 1TB of storage exclusively for photos and video. Featuring NFC and WiFi connectivity, it frees up space on media cards and enables PC-free sharing, viewing and printing of images from multiple devices. Users can import images and videos from a compatible Canon digital camera or camcorder simply by tapping the NFC icon. Alternatively,...

Posted on Feb 12 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
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MakerBot created a stir at CES 2015, with the announcement of new filaments that have the look, weight and feel of metal, stone or wood for more varied, realistic and attractive 3D prints. MakerBot PLA Composite Filaments also share some of the properties of these natural materials. For example, the Maple filament shown at CES can be sanded, stained and finished; the iron filament is magnetic; and...

Posted on Feb 11 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
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Olivetti ‘Best for Solutions’ dealers provide a single point of contact for multi-vendor print management Today, when selecting a fleet of office printers, copiers and MFPs, businesses pay as much attention to network security, information control and document management as they do to the features of the equipment itself. Much of this centres around who has control of devices and the functions...

Posted on Feb 10 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
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OKI employees came together in Athens in November to celebrate the company’s first 30 years in Europe In November, OKI employees from across the EMEA region came together in Athens to celebrate the establishment of the company’s first European office in 1984 in Dusseldorf, Germany and to relive 30 years of innovation, including the launch of Europe’s first LED printer in 1989. Today, the company...