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Why the Device Matters

We often hear about Managed Print Services as an example of the Internet of Things. We discuss how analytics drive the MPS roadmap, and how document security reduces breaches in digital workflows. These sophisticated topics we now associate with MPS, but let’s not forget what started it all — the devices themselves.

In your job, you may never have to pay much attention to the printers, scanners and MFPs that share the office space. And that’s as it should be, but don’t underestimate those devices. They’ve come a long way, and now they contribute to many corporate initiatives:

Device Compatibility Pack for the Global Print or Mobile Express Driver

A Device Compatibility Pack (DCP) is a compressed file archive containing product specific data including device images, driver constraints, device capabilities and more. The print drivers rely on DCPs and their contents to know how to print to specific products. There is a Xerox DC TIP which has recently, (January 2017), been updated on the Customer Tip Site.  The tip document explains in detail how DCPs work and how to install them in your environment. These Device Compatibility Packs are not for the Apple Mac environment.

Four Signs you Need to Upgrade your Print Technology

When you’re running a busy print shop, it’s easy to be so focused on getting the work out that you don’t have the time to look at the bigger picture and ask some important questions.

How has the market changed? Are you keeping up or falling behind? How do you stack up against the competition? Does your business model still make sense? Where will you be in a year – or five years?

Xerox: Inkjet Is a Reality for All Print Providers “Right Now”

NORWALK, Conn. —  

Early adopters of Xerox’s inkjet technology say they are seeing measurable business results such as increased page volumes, savings from printing on standard offset coated stocks, and faster turnaround on high-volume transactional print jobs. The Xerox entry inkjet portfolio featured at Hunkeler Innovationdays (HID) in Lucerne, Switzerland from Feb. 20-23, 2017 includes:

New Ricoh MFP series offers advanced applications and features at an affordable price point

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced a new black-and-white multifunction printer (MFP) series that combines flexible information sharing capabilities with raw processing power and print speed. Aimed to affordably drive productivity and efficiency in today's new world of work, the RICOH MP 2555/MP 3055/MP 3555/MP 4055/MP 5055/MP 6055 MFPs are equipped with a variety of  new finishing options.

New user-friendly Ricoh printers deliver high quality output in eco-friendly small footprint

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today unveiled two new color printers to help businesses adapt to the modern office's changing needs. The user-friendly RICOH SP C840DN and RICOH SP C842DN printers produce high-volume, high-quality output with numerous finishing options for printing needs ranging from one-off labels in a pharmacy environment to color marketing materials.

Ricoh broadens award-winning inkjet portfolio; bolstering capabilities for transactional and direct mail users

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced the RICOH Pro VC40000, its next generation continuous feed inkjet platform, designed to empower transactional and direct mail customers to deliver high quality output with enhanced productivity features. This newest addition to Ricoh's market-leading inkjet portfolio complements the unmatched quality and application flexibility of the RICOH Pro VC60000 and the highly reliable InfoPrint 5000.

Better Buys Handpicks the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8500 Series as One of the Year’s Most Innovative Products

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 16, 2017 – Businesses with high-volume printing needs require technology that is not only dependable, but also offers the flexibility and numerous security features to help meet the evolving demands of today’s enterprise.

Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Portfolio Celebrated as Top Performer with Highly Coveted Industry Accolades from Buyers Laboratory, LLC

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 15, 2017 – Since the introduction of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series in 2009, the message behind their mission has been clear: help customers advance their business and business opportunities through the use of reliable, security feature capable, customizable office print and scan solutions.

New compact Ricoh devices bring affordability and simplicity to multiple business environments

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced new black and white multifunction printers (MFPs) and laser printers designed to empower users to produce quality output quickly and easily. Boasting a compact size, high print quality and a low total cost of ownership (TCO), the RICOH SP 377DNwX and RICOH SP 325DNw printers; and the RICOH SP 377SFNwX and RICOH SP 325SFNw MFPs are an economical solution that helps meet the unique document imaging and information sharing needs of small businesses and workgroups.

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