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    Posted on 12-18-2018 10:44 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced the availability of Smart Document Portal for Insurance, a solution that provides insurance teams immediate access to up-to-date materials needed for business activities that improve customer service and drive growth. The solution enables on-demand printing of the latest versions of promotional material, forms and other documents through Lexmark smart multi-function printers (MFPs) in area offices.

    “Things are changing fast in financial services—with new products and services, changing regulations and higher customer expectations. Insurance teams, from headquarters to agency offices, need to react quickly ...
    Posted on 12-18-2018 10:40 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w130/forums/200/rickpics/ToshibaBetterBuy.jpgToshiba America Business Solutions today announces it has earned Better Buys’ Q4 2018 Editor’s Choice Award for the company’s recently-introduced e-STUDIO5015AC series of multifunction printers (MFPs). Toshiba’s five next-generation MFPs received the trusted authority in office equipment’s top honor after outperforming similar color, high-volume, multifunction printers in side-by-side comparisons. Better Buys testers especially appreciated the e-STUDIO5015AC series’ premium feature set, competitive price and overall value. Better Buys specifically presented high grades to Toshiba’s Elevatecustomizable user interface, which provides organizations with a completely custom-tailored product that supports each user’s unique workflow needs at the touch of a button. ...
    Posted on 12-18-2018 10:36 AM

    December 14, 2018 -- Smithtown, NY -- Prosperity Plus Management Consulting, Inc. today announced that it advised the owners of Total Retail Solutions in its sale to Dumac Business Systems.

    Headquartered in West Monroe, LA, Total Retail Solutions (TRS) is a southeastern regional provider of point-of-sale systems. NCR, Fujitsu, Retalix, BASS, BRData, S4, EzScan, ISS45 adn Scanmaster are among the name-brand manufacturers on the company's line card. Dumac is based in DeWitt, NY. It too is a regional provider of POS systems including those produced by Panasonic, NCR, Aloha, and Xpient. ...
    Posted on 12-18-2018 10:34 AM
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    LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced that it has received 19 top-10 rankings for its retail signage solution in the 2019 Retail Info Systems (RIS) Software LeaderBoard, including first place in both the Overall Ease of Installation and Integration category and the Ease of Installation for Tier 1 and Mid-Size retailers.

    For the past 19 years, the RIS Software LeaderBoard has surveyed senior-level retail executives on their experiences with software solutions used in their organizations. The 2019 survey collected input from 585 evaluations submitted by 294 retailers who work with the 50 vendors identified in this report. ...
    Posted on 12-18-2018 10:31 AM

    Toshiba Cloud Platform Customizes Company's e-STUDIO Multifunction Printers

    Continuing its commitment to improve the customer experience, Toshiba America Business Solutions introduces its Elevate 2.0 multifunction printer (MFP) customization platform.

    The cloud-based platform enables the personalization of Toshiba’s current e-STUDIO MFPs by allowing Toshiba resellers to add new functionality and customize the user interface (UI) to match each customer’s exact needs. ...
    Posted on 12-18-2018 10:27 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w125/forums/200/rickpics/SharpEssentialSeries.jpgMONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today introduced a new line of Advanced and Essentials Series color document systems for the technology-driven workplace. The eleven new models include seven that are available now, and four models that will be available in early summer 2019. All the new models offer Sharp's award-winning, easy-to-use touchscreen display, which is common across 30+ models in Sharp's multifunction printer lineup, and add exciting new features for conversational AI, cloud integration and security enhancements. ...
    Posted on 12-13-2018 09:03 AM

    Comment by Charles Lissenburg, General Manager, Professional Print Division, Konica Minolta Europe Business Solutions GmbH

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w155/forums/200/rickpics/Konica_labelexpo.jpgThe label sector continues to be a growing market and was forecast by Smithers Pira to be worth a total of $36.98 billion in 2017. This same source also predicts that growth will continue at an average rate of 4.1% per year up to 2022, making labels a $45.22 billion market by then.

    Together the two digital printing techniques of electrophotography and inkjet accounted for 28% of label production by value globally in 2017, although this equated to just 11% of the volume of labels produced, illustrating that the inherent nature of digital print brings distinct advantages for added-value label printing. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 04:51 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w135/forums/200/rickpics/MimakiADAPT.jpgSuwanee, GA, Dec. 7, 2018 – Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., parent copy of Mimaki USA, announces its participation as one of the founding members of the ADAPT (Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies) consortium launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    ADAPT is a consortium directed by Professor John Hart, who leads the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. With the aim of supporting the advancement of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, ADAPT will promote research and education for next-generation manufacturing technology based upon AM processes, which includes 3D printing. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 04:47 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w225/forums/200/rickpics/XanteEn_Press.jpgMOBILE, AL – Xante’ today announced the availability of two new configurations for its award-winning En/Press Multimedia Digital Press. Customers may now choose extended paper handling with either two additional adjustable input trays or a single additional high capacity letter/A4 tray. Both configurations can be used along with the Enterprise High Speed Feed System.

    Customers who choose the additional two adjustable trays get the convenience of five total input source choices, including the Enterprise High Speed Feed System, on the En/Press. Three of the four input trays are adjustable up to 12.6”x18”. This configuration brings the total cut-sheet capacity ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 04:43 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w175/forums/200/rickpics/RicohProVC70000.jpgRicoh Europe, London, 06 December 2018 – Ricoh will present patent pending technology designed to help Print Service Providers’ (PSPs) production soar at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019. The Ricoh Pro™ VC70000 continuous feed inkjet press will make its worldwide public debut at Messe Lucerne, February 25 to 28.

    At the largest global specialist continuous feed event Ricoh will present the Pro VC70000’s patent pending dryer technology designed for greater ink coverage and to eliminate cockling. It prints at 12,000 sheets per hour and assures fast, consistent and high quality print using new Ricoh-developed inks that support traditional offset coated substrates. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 04:38 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w165/forums/200/rickpics/EpsonSolutionCenter.jpgLONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2018 – Epson today announced Equipment Zone in New Jersey has opened its Epson Certified Solution Center. As the first Epson Certified Solution center located on the East Coast, potential Epson customers can visit Equipment Zone to engage with product experts and run test print samples using their own files on the Epson dye-sublimation, signage, photography, and direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions.

    “We want to encourage customers to create innovative project with confidence, and are thrilled to partner with Equipment Zone to create this unique Epson experience,” said John Meyer, manager, Wide Format Channel, Epson America, Inc. ...
    Posted on 12-12-2018 04:37 PM

    ST. CLOUD, MN., DEC. 11, 2018 - On Nov. 1, HPE announced that Marco became a Platinum Partner, which is the highest level of designation. The recognition signifies that Marco is well-qualified to dramatically increase business innovation while reducing costs for an organization. In fact, Marco is one of only 89 of businesses in the nation to be named a Platinum Partner.

    Amber Schoenherr, Marco’s Vendor Relations Manager, explained the process for earning the Platinum level: “We trained eight sales people and two technicians to meet the training requirements. Marco’s growth initiative allowed us to hit ...

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