Toner Ink News: cancelled events and the best printers
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Following the cancellation of Paperworld in Frankfurt Germany in January 2021, the show will be reintroduced as the International Consumer Goods Show with a date of April 17- 20, 2021
Conference producer IMI has also adapted to the virus and will now conduct their Inkjet Age of Materials Conference virtually in a bi-monthly format for 2021. Each session will include three 30 minute presentations with additional short commentaries, a Q and A session plus 1-3 Supplier Forum presentations. Each session will be scheduled for 2.5-3 hours. Contact imiconf.com for additional information.
BestReviews provided their view of the best laser printers for 2020. #1 was the HP Neverstop All-in-one for its versatility but the price was considered to be a negative. #2 was the Brother Compact Monochrome which is ideal for the home office, compact and inexpensive. Their negative was toner depletion before expectation. #3 was the HP Color LaserJet Pro Multifunction Printer that was rated reliable with rich color prints. A negative was slow speed and somewhat bulky.
Hewlett-Packard has announced that they will introduce the LaserJet Enterprise 400 series printers in December. The new devices offer a smaller footprint and increased security.
Epson has announced three enterprise model inkjet printers intended to disrupt the office printing market. The WF-C20600, WF-C20750 and WF-C21000 offer the lowest power consumption in its class with print speeds ranging from 60 to 75 ppm color or monochrome (ISO rated) using Epson’s Precision Core Heat-Free Technology with Nozzle Verification Technology. The units also offer advanced finishing options.
Epson has also announced the SC-R5000 Series of resin-based large format inkjet printer. The first introduction has 64-inch width and uses UltraChrome RS ink provided in 1.5 L pouches
Epson has also announced the SC-F100, its first A4 dye-sublimation printer for textile and hard goods decoration. The printer uses 140ml refillable ink bottles.
Sharp has added nine models to its line of A4 laser printers including the monochrome MX- B557P, MX-557F, and MX-707P. New color units include MX-C357F, MX-C407F, MX- C507F, MX-C407P, MX-C507P and MX-C607P. Print speeds range from 35-70 ppm.
Toshiba has introduced the e-STUDIO 1058/1208 light production multifunction monochrome printer that offers speed up to 120 ppm at 1200×1200 dpi. Price starts at $41,850
Xeikon has introduced the PX30000 7-color Label Press. This UV-inkjet device has 8 printing stations (2 for improved opaque white).
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