Biggest News Stories for November 2020
A Chinese made printer that can use OEM cartridges; Epson defeated in a High Court appeal; and problems over blue angel eco-labels in Europe
RT Media published scores of news stories about printers and supplies during November 2020 and the top 10 most clicked on by the global industry have been identified. You can also watch the news broadcast that highlights the top 10 stories in November.
The top 10 imaging news stories the industry clicked on most in November 2020, ranked from No #10 through to the No.#1 story:
- Despite the threats of COVID-19, RemaxWorld Expo opened its doors to 6 thousand domestic buyers in Zhuhai China looking for printers, copiers and consumables solutions.
- The annual RT Global Imaging Awards were held online this year with 15 winners from the UK, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, France and China including Jim Cerkleski from the Clover in the USA winning the prestigious Diamond Pioneer Award.
- As a young electrical engineer, Someway’s boss, Tuny Ran, stumbled upon the cartridge aftermarket industry 21 years ago. He is now designing and making better cartridges than the OEMs that can deliver a smoother user experience, higher yield, consistent density and a cost-saving too. Perfect for MPS markets. Watch the video interview as well.
- Printwell Technology only started operations one year ago but has moved quickly to position itself in giving choice to buyers looking for compatible new-build inkjet cartridge products. Printwell is part of the Dinglong group and is manufacturing almost 3 million inkjet cartridges every month in its 6,000 sqm, automated plant in Zhuhai China, to meet global demand.
- HP has launched a new service called HP+ to capture more market share from the millions working and learning from home, offering a plan starting at $1.99 per month, but only when HP branded toners and inks are used.
- China-based HYB has established a new toner testing standard for both of its laboratories in Yuzhou in Henan and Zhuhai in Guangdong to ensure consistency and quality across its expanding range of toners for copiers and laser printers.
- Thirty entities have been found guilty of infringing certain Brother patents in the USA and the findings of Administrative Law Judge Clark Cheney have been upheld. As a result, the International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order and twenty cease and desist orders to make sure they are no longer imported, marketed or sold in America.
- Ninestar’s G&G brand used a YouTube event to launch its latest chip resetting device to help its customers and partners solve annoying OEM firmware updates. The Unismart Firmware Upgrade, or UFU, allows the firmware on chips in the G&G cartridge to be updated in a just a few seconds without having to remove the cartridge from its packaging.
- And in another story on annoying printer firmware updates, Chinese chip developer Zhono provided a quick solution for updates on HP CF500 printers.
Top 3 imaging news stories you clicked on most in September:
- A number of misleading stories got around about an error made by Ninestar G&Gs application for a Blue Angel eco-label in Germany. The company moved quickly to let the market know that no products had been incorrectly labelled but the error was made during the application process with the code number.
- This was followed by news that printer OEMs could be abusing and not complying with the Blue Angel eco-label in Europe. OEM firmware updates are wrongfully locking out third-party, remanufactured printer cartridges from being used in their Blue Angel eco-labelled printers.
- The full bench of seven judges of the High Court of Australia has overturned previous decisions in lower courts in favour of Calidad over Seiko Epson. Epson claimed Calidad did not have a license from it to sell remanufactured Epson cartridges in Australia. China-based Ninestar had obtained empty cartridges from a number of sources and remanufactured them for Calidad to import into Australia for sale to the public.
- A brand, new printer has been designed and developed in China for the Chinese market, that can use original HP cartridges as well as compatible and remanufactured supplies. Zonewin Technology, which is based in Dalian in China, released what it has called its new, self-developed, innovative Zonewin Laser 1020 plus which is a replica model of the HP LaserJet 1020 Plus. Zonewin also released its Laser M3100 multi-function printer which can also use genuine, compatible and remanufactured Q2612A supplies as well.
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