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Printing and Peripherals

Conrad Takes on 3D Printing

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Conrad Takes on 3D Printing

German CE retailer Conrad Electronic launches an own 3D printer-- the Renkforce RF1000, a relatively inexpensive model set to be available as either a kit or a complete, ready to use unit.

The printer connects to PCs via USB, and features an SD card slot. It makes use of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) to print models up to 250x235x175mm in size using ABS, PLA, PVA, EcoPLA, PET, Tauman, Laybrick, Bendlay, Laywood-D3, HIPS and ABS smart materials.

Conrad says the printer is easy to use, and can also mill and engrave in plastic, wood, aluminium and brass via optional replacement components.

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HP Ships 200 Million LaserJets

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HP Ships 200 Million LaserJets

HP announcement the shipment of the 200 millionth HP LaserJet printer-- an event the company describes as "an unprecedented milestone" for the nearly 30 year old brand.

In celebration HP will show off limited-edition commemorative LaserJet printers at Customer Experience Centres around the world, including Barcelona, Bejing, Mexico City and Palo Alto.

It also launches the "200 Million and Counting" customer sweepstakes. Customers can share LaserJet-related testimonials on a special site, before HP chooses a winning testimonial from each worldwide region 24 December 2013. The prize? A limited-edition LaserJet MFP.

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Fujitsu Claims "New Standard" in Scanners

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Fujitsu Claims

Fujitsu launches the fi-7180/fi-7280 and fi-7160/fi-7260 document scanners- a scanner series the company claims provide "a comprehensive approach to document scanning."

All scanners feature the PaperStream IP driver and PaperStream Capture image enhancement sfotware, allowing for compact and clear digital images from a wide range of document types. The models capture up to 80 sheets/160 pages per minute (A4, colour, double-sided, 300dpi), putting them among the fastest scanners aimed at knowledge worker desktops. 

Fujitsu offers four different models-- the fi-7160 and fi-7180 ADF scanners and the fi-7260 and fi-7280 flatbed options.  Read more...

The 3D Printer Opportunity

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The 3D Printer Opportunity

The idea of 3D printers (3DPs) as a growth market might sound far fetched, but not according to Gartner-- the analyst predicts 2013 global enterprise and consumer sub-$100000 3DP shipments are to grow by 49% to 56507 units. 

Shipments will only increase further in 2014 (98065 units with 75% growth) and 2015 ("near doubling of unti shipments"), while end-user spending is to reach $412 million with 43% growth in 2013, up from $325m in 2012, before growing by 62% to $669m in 2014. 

"The 3DP market has reached its inflection point," Gartner claims. "While still a nascent market, with hype outpacing the technical realities, the speed of development and rise in buyer interest are pressing hardware, software and service providers to offer easier-to-use tools and materials that produce consistently high-quality results."  Read more...

EMEA Page Volume Down Says IDC

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EMEA Page Volume Down Says IDC

According to IDC 2012 EMEA page volume generated on home and office digital hardcopy devices is down by -2.3% to 2 million pages. W. Europe and CEE see declines of -3.1% and -3.2% respectively, while MEA is the only sub-region posting growth. 

W. Europe accounts for over 63% of EMEA total page volume. 


On a global scale 2012 page volume is down from 3.03 trillion in 2011 to 2.98tr, a -1.5% decline caused by a reduction in pages printed on laser devices in developed economies.  Read more...

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