Konica Minolta Launches a High Resolution Monochrome Inkjet Print Unit for Fine Characters and Barcodes

Tokyo (May 14, 2008) -- Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce that it will introduce SP-M0320HR, a high resolution monochrome inkjet print unit for over-printing barcodes and variable numbering on May 15, 2008.


The new SP-M0320HR is the second product in the inkjet print unit series introduced last year, featuring printing of fine characters and barcodes, which was difficult to reproduce previously. The SP-M0320HR consists of three units – a printhead unit, a sub-tank unit, and an ink cartridge unit – and its compact design allows each unit to be located flexibly according to the space availability.

Canon Adds Sepialine to the imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program at the IRgA Show

Las Vegas, May 14, 2008 – Here at the International Reprographics Association (IRgA) Annual Convention, Canon U.S.A. today announced that Sepialine, a cost recovery software provider, has officially become a member of Canon's imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program.

The Canon Alliance Partner Program allows the software provider to conduct compatibility testing based on uniform Canon testing standards and procedures to ensure the reliability and benefits of a complete large format printing solution using the provider's software and Canon's imagePROGRAF large format printers, and submits the results for Canon's review and compatibility certification. As an imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner, Canon will promote compatibility with Sepialine through co-marketing and awareness generation initiatives targeting solution applications within five key markets - Photography, Prepress, CAD/GIS, Signage and Scan/Copy. Canon U.S.A. will also feature Sepialine on its corporate Web site ( along with other channel marketing communications.

Canon USA Puts the Spotlight on its Printing Solutions for the Technical Document Market at Annual IRgA Show

Las Vegas, May 14, 2008 – At the International Reprographics Association (IRgA) Annual Convention, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office solutions, will showcase its line of printers specifically geared toward the CAD (Computer Aided Design), AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction), GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and other technical documents markets. The Company will also preview a new high-end 44-inch imagePROGRAF large format printer at the show (Canon IRgA Booth #437).

In the past two years, Canon has expanded its presence in the technical documents market with a comprehensive line of printers and printing solutions. Products on display at IRgA include Canon's award-winning imagePROGRAF iPF720, iPF605 and iPF8000S large format printers, as well as the imagePRESS C1 digital press.

Canon USA Turns Printing into Playtime With Two New Compact Photo Printers

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 13, 2008 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announces two new additions to its line of compact photo printers: the radical SELPHY CP770 and the exciting ultra-compact CP760 Photo Printers. These sensibly sized photo printers tout a fresh, unique design which simplifies printing for all users and makes it easier to print photos instantly, almost anywhere. Whether it’s baby’s first steps in the nursery or grandma and grandpa’s summer road trip, these compact photo printers can provide the whole family with instant memories almost anywhere –all without having to use a computer or camera to download images. These new printers are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to experience the joy of printing photos.

The Canon SELPHY CP770 compact photo printer is the cute carry-it-all solution for those looking for a small photo printer for the home or on-the-go. The SELPHY CP770 photo printer comes bundled in a basket-style storage bucket, which not only houses the printer, but also stores coordinating accessories including paper, ink cartridge and power cord. The unique design is the first of its kind and allows consumers to tote the printer virtually anywhere they need to go: summer camp, birthday parties, wedding showers, or a scrapbooking get-together.

Ricoh's DocumentMall Receives Boost From Karora Technologies

West Caldwell, NJ,   May 13, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that AppConnector™ by Karora Technologies, a developer of software components and solutions built for medium-sized enterprises, passed Ricoh’s compatibility testing. Ricoh’s DocumentMall solution works with Karora Technologies’ AppConnector to further streamline document management processes efficiently. In addition, Karora Technologies joins Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program and will work jointly with Ricoh to offer solutions that focus on delivering value and solving business problems.

Ricoh’s DocumentMall, a web-based document management software-as-a-service solution (SaaS), provides users with a Web interface that features point-and-click navigation and the ability to drag and drop documents and folders from users’ desktops into DocumentMall. While DocumentMall serves as a comprehensive solution for storing and sharing documents and files, the addition of AppConnector will enable the program to offer automated query searches & document inserts. As a result, users can easily gather files or locate and resolve errors.

Océ Showcases Advancements in Color, Dedication to Sustainability at IRgA Trade Show

May 13, 2008, Las Vegas, NV – Océ will reveal its latest advancement in large format color printing technology and display its broad and deep footprint in large format printing and productive workflow software solutions in Booth #107 at the IRgA 2008 Annual Convention and Trade Show May 13-15 in Las Vegas, NV. In addition, visitors to Océ’s booth will learn how the company’s longstanding commitment and unique approach to environmentally sound practices can help reprographic businesses meet their own sustainability goals and enhance their competitiveness.
Océ will unveil the Océ ColorWave™ 600 printer, a revolutionary advancement in large format color printing, which uses its new Océ CrystalPoint™ technology. This new technology combines the best of toner-based printing with the best of inkjet technology for all-around productivity for a wide range of applications in an entirely sustainable process. It will enable reprographers to expand the most profitable part of their business allowing them to print more color applications in less time with extraordinary quality.

HP Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Results; Raises Full Year Earnings, Revenue Outlook

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13, 2008 - HP today announced preliminary results for the second fiscal quarter 2008, with revenue of $28.3 billion compared with $25.5 billion one year ago.

In the second quarter, preliminary GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.80 and non-GAAP diluted EPS were $0.87, compared with second quarter fiscal 2007 GAAP diluted EPS of $0.65 and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.70. Non-GAAP diluted EPS estimates exclude after-tax costs related primarily to the amortization of purchased intangible assets of approximately $0.07 per share and $0.05 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2007, respectively.

CUSP and NSi Announce Strategic Partnership

Rockville, MD— Tuesday May 12, 2008 - CUSP Point Software and Notable Solutions Partner to Provide Powerful and Unique Content Capture Integration in an On-Demand SaaS Solution

CUSP Point Software, the innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for on-demand electronic document management (EDM), and Notable Solutions, Inc (NSi), a market leader in distributed content capture and business automation, today announced a strategic partnership for the integration of AutoStore, NSi’s suite of products, with the CUSP PaperTrail solution to present a unique commercial offering.

This CUSP - NSi Partnership is significant for CUSP’s worldwide Value Added Reseller (VAR) Partners who may now access the full NSi suite of products via PaperTrail, and benefit from greatly reduced expenses in capturing, managing, and securely storing documents without any additional requirements for software, support or upgrades.

Kearns Business Solutions Launches Search Engine Optimization Initiative

imageKearns Business Solutions recently announced their news and blog service in North and South Carolina.

The news page is updated at least three times a week with relevant opinion articles and press releases from their key vendors.  Content from their monthly newsletter (produced by Dealer Marketing Systems) is also added to the site.

Modern Office Methods Launches New HP Partnership

Modern Office Methods Modern Office Methods recently announced its new Office Printing Solutions partnership with Hewlett-Packard.  The new partnership allows MOM to deliver the full suite of HP printers, MFP’s and solutions, including the new Edgeline color MFP’s.

To get the word out about this new initiative, Dealer Marketing Systems created a press-package that included a postcard, invoice insert, email, sales data sheet and press release.