Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Canon MFP at Office Depot

After all of the recent introductions of new multi-function printers that have come out from Canon. Looks like Office Depot is the first one to get this high end Canon multi-function printer.

Canon imageCLASS MF8450c Color Laser All-In-One at Office Depot for $999.99.

  • Built-in Ethernet connectivity lets multiple users take advantage of its printing, scanning, faxing and copying capabilities
  • Printing/copying — up to 17 pages per minute black or color
  • Copies at speeds up to 17 ppm (pages per minute) in color or black-and-white.
  • Speedy faxing: as fast as 3 seconds per page
  • Built-in a 33.6Kbps/Super G3 fax modem
  • 200 speed-dial memory
  • 1,000-page fax memory capacity
  • Broadcasting to up to 201 locations
  • Built-in duplex capability for 2-sided printouts and scans.
  • Bypass your computer — print from your USB flash drive.
  • Scanning with 24-bit color.
  • Auto document feeder
  • Scan documents up to 8 1/2" x 14"
  • 350-sheet total paper capacity
  • 250-sheet main paper input tray
  • 100-sheet bypass tray for color paper
  • 50-sheet automatic document feeder
  • Easy-to-view 3.5" color LCD
  • Easy-Scroll Wheel
  • Backed by the manufacturer's 1-year limited on-site warranty
  • 4-Color Single Cartridge System

Canon Printer Supplies:

Canon Black Toner Cartridge - 1660B001AA

Canon Cyan Toner Cartridge - 2577B001AA

Canon Magenta Toner Cartridge - 2576B001AA

Canon Yellow Toner Cartridge - 2575B001AA

See other Models that cross reference to these Canon supplies - It might just surprise you!

Xerox WorkCentre 4260 Series

Personally I think these machines are over the top in price. Starting at $2999.00 without any additional options, to the high-end model at $5499.00

WorkCentre 4260 55 ppm Mono Printer/Copier/Scanner, Network, 110V
reorder number 4260/S

WorkCentre 4260 55 ppm Mono Printer/Copier/Scanner, Network, Fax, 110V
reorder number - 4260/X

WorkCentre 4260, 55 ppm, Mono Printer/Copier/Scanner, Network, Fax, Finisher, High Capacity Feeder, Extra Tray, 110V - 4260/XF

Supplies for the Xerox WorkCentre Series are:
Black Toner Cartridge - 106R01409
Drum Unit - 113R00755
Staples - 008R12941

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Peter's Point

Just visited Peter's blog about printers and he shows an interesting piece of exploding toner as art from Flickr photograph from Makenosound. This is cool, neat and creative at the moment. "I like it!"

But in comparison, I am still amazed at Steve Graber's black & white artwork. When you look at Steve's art even one foot away you would think it is a Black & White photograph.

The amazing part is once you get a real close look at his art, it is all done in charcoal and water colors.

Yes, charcoal and water colors! Tiny lines and dots masked with a little smudge here and there to come out with an amazing photograph.

In comparison to the printer industry, I have only seen one printer with this capability. Care to guess?

A hint is they are no longer making printers but are making electronic components for printers, switches, sensors, RF devices, optical devices and other electronics.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Canon Color Multi-Function Printers

The new imageCLASS MF9150c (2232B002AA) and MF9170c models, which will be available through resellers has the following features.

Added benefit of fax capability, the imageCLASS MF9150c and MF9170c incorporate a 33.6 Kbps Super G3 fax, including 200 speed dial locations, up to 1,000-page memory capacity and one hour of memory back-up.

Paper handling is achieved with each model incorporating a duplex ADF that can handle up to 50-page originals to allow two-sided copying, printing, scanning and faxing. Each model is also equipped with a 250-sheet front-loading paper cassette, plus a 100-sheet multipurpose tray that accepts a variety of media. An optional 500-sheet cassette pedestal is available. Each device can copy up to 8.5 inches x 14 inches (legal) from both the ADF and platen glass.

Both the imageCLASS MF9150c and MF9170c help to increase productivity with a built-in Ethernet port for networking, and a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface, providing optimal speed when printing, scanning and faxing directly from a PC.

Each model incorporates the Canon Single Cartridge System, which combines the toner, drum and development unit in one easy-to-replace cartridge.

The ImageClass MF9150c will sell for $2,495, (we saw this on CDW for $1,700) and the Canon ImageClass MF 9170c will sell for $2,995

Supplies are the Cartridge 111 series:
Black Toner Cartridge - 1660B001AA
Cyan Toner cartridge - 1659B001AA
Magenta Toner Cartridge - 1658B001AA
Yellow Toner Cartridge - 1657B001AA
The Xerox Phaser 3300MFP monochrome multi-function printer starting at $599 comes with the following standard functions:
  • Copy
  • Email
  • LAN fax
  • Network scan
  • PC fax
  • Print
  • Walkup fax Connectivity 10/100BaseTX Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • Two-sided output
  • Paper capacity 300 sheets
  • Maximum paper capacity 550 sheets
  • Print speed up to 30 ppm
  • Rumor is that this is a Samsung engine.
Supplies for the new Xerox Phaser 3300MFP are:
Standard yield toner cartridge - 106R01411 - 4,000 page yield
High yield toner cartridge - 106R01412 - 8,000 page yield

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Typo or TASKafla?

Just email us, and we will send a spec sheet to you of these new Kyocera TASKalfa MFP's. Or you can visit this post about these new machines from Kyocera.

Well a heated debate came out of the recent press release from Kyocera Mita in our office. We posted that Kyocera Mita was going to come out with 15 new printers with the new brand name "TASKalfa". But as we looked closer at the press release the debate came up, is this a typo?

Manufacturers are no angels and are subject to the same scrutiny as we are - and we see alot of their mistakes. If you carefully read their press release - they have TASK "alfa" and TASK "afla".

This easily could be a typo from fast fingers?

We have sent an email to the Daniel and Paul to see if the new machines are TASK "alfa" or TASK "afla", and maybe they will contact us and post the the true brand name Kyocera Mita is trying to brand on our blog - my guess is TASKalfa, what is your guess?

Paul sent me an email Sep 18th - It is "TASKalfa". Honestly I have done a few typos myself - but at least I won the beer bet....

Supplies for the TaskAlfa

Canon's New Wide Format Printers

Canon's imagePROGRAF large format printer systems - the iPF810, iPF820, iPF810 PRO and the iPF820 PRO - designed for the Geographical Information System; Computer-Aided Design; Architecture, Engineering, and Construction; Reprographics; and other Technical Document markets.

These new Canon imagePROGRAF models are scheduled to be available in October 2008, and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $5,795 for the iPF810, $7,795 for the iPF810 PRO, $7,495 for the iPF820, $9,495 for the iPF820 PRO, and $2,295 for optional inline 44-inch 300-sheet plain paper stacker.

All models come with a full set of five 330ml ink cartridges (one cartridge each for Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black)

Black Ink Tank, PFI-303BK, 2958B001AA
Black Matte Ink Tank, PFI-303MBK, 2957B001AA
Cyan Ink Tank, PFI-303C, 2959B001AA
Magenta Ink Tank, PFI-303M, 2960B001AA
Yellow Ink Tank, PFI-303Y, 2961B001AA

See all of the machines these wide printer format supplies go to.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

TASKalfa - Kyocera Mita

Kyocera Mita at it's National Dealers meeting this week at the Gaylord Texan, announced plans to release 15 new product models with a new branding. Kyocera Mita's new MFP product brand mark will be called TASKalfa.

The first TASKafla models to be introduced will include four color MFPs ranging from 25-to-40 color pages per minute, all engineered with Kyoceras new micro-particle toner technology.

New black and white MFP models will also carry the TASKalfa brand when launched. Subsequent products, including new wide format, and 10 color and black and white printer models, will be rolled out in the next 12 months.

Check back for the latest cross referencing information of the Kyocera Mita TASKalfa MFP's. We finally go the supplies information for these machines.

New Fall / Winter 2008 Catalog from Wynit

I just sent Wynit an email so I could get a copy of their catalog that they just released. If it is anything like previous versions of their catalog it should be filled with new product opportunities for resellers. For most resellers that are in the imaging supplies business, this could be a huge opportunity for you to expand your product offering to your existing customer base.

What a simple and novel way to grow your business.

Their catalog features hundreds of top industry brands including AXIS, Canon, Epson, Elmo, Fargo, Fujifilm, Garmin, HARMAN technologies, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, Ilford, KODAK, Magellan, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Primera, SanDisk, Sharp, TomTom, and Zebra.

So if you are a computer supplies resellers, why not give Wynit a try?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Konica BizHub C200 Sneaks onto their Website

In our research of supplies, we stumbled across a few new Konica Minolta BizHub machines. We found the Konica BizHub C200 that prints 20ppm, which uses a special polymerized toner and some other fancy features.

Toner Cartridges for the Konica Minolta BizHub C200
Konica Minolta TN-214K, Black Toner Cartridge, 24K Page Yield
Konica Minolta TN-214C, Cyan Toner Cartridge, 18K Page Yield
Konica Minolta TN-214M, Magenta Toner Cartridge, 18K Page Yield
Konica Minolta TN-214Y, Yellow Toner Cartridge, 18K Page Yield

Drum Units for the Konica Minolta BizHub C200
Konica Minolta IU-212K, Black Drun Unit, 60K Page Yield
Konica Minolta IU-212C, Cyan Drum Unit, 45K Page Yield
Konica Minolta IU-212M, Magenta Drun Unit, 45K Page Yield
Konica Minolta IU-212Y, Yellow Drum Unit, 45K Page Yield

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Free Godiva Chocolate from Hewlett Packard!

Now my wife is going to love this promotion from HP. She loves chocolate! Starting October 1st on selected supplies, HP is offering a $30.00 gift card for Godiva Chocolate. Unfortunately there is a limit on how many of these gift cards you can get. Only 10. With the 6 to 8 week delivery time of the gift cards they should arrive just in time for Valentines Day 2009.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

HP Color Laserjet CP3520 Series

We stumbled across a few interesting PDF documents from HP about some new machines and promotions that might be hitting the street shortly. This one caught our eye, as this is a 30ppm color laser printer. Some other specs of this HP 3520 Series.

  • 515 MHz
  • 512 MB memory, upgradeable to 1 GB
  • EIO expansion slot for optional networking, storage, and connectivity options
  • One available internal Flash memory slot for font cards or third-party solutions
  • HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 port for easy direct connections
  • Security lock slot
  • 250-sheet top output bin
  • Built-in automatic two-sided printing
  • 250-sheet input tray 2
  • 500-sheet tray 3 for total input capacity of 850 sheets
  • Single-door paper path access
  • 14 100-sheet multipurpose
Supplies for this machine are:

HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Series Black Print Cartridge CE250A (5,000-page yield)

HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Series Black Print Cartridge CE250X (10,500-page yield)

HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Series Cyan Print Cartridge CE251A (7,000-page yield)

HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Series Yellow Print Cartridge CE252A (7,000-page yield)

HP Color LaserJet CP3520 Series Magenta Print Cartridge CE253A (7,000-page yield)

Part Numbers for the HP Color Laserjet CP3520 Series- CC469A - CC470A - CC471A

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Canon Faxphone L90

Canon USA just did a press release today of their new Canon Faxphone L90, not to be confused with the older model name of Canon Fax L90 or the Canon Multipass L90. These are different machines and take totally different supplies. The main specs of the Canon Faxphone L90 are 15ppm and 600x600 dpi, below are the rest of their features.

  • 15 pages-per-minute laser output; 13 copies-per-minute copy speed
  • 600 dpi print resolution
  • 346 page memory
  • Telephone handset
  • 15 one touch dials
  • 100 coded dials
  • 30 sheet automatic document feeder
  • Energy saving mode
  • Single Cartridge System - Cartridge 104 / 0263B001AA

So if a customers asks for a cartridge for a Canon Fax L90, what are you going to send them at FX-3 cartridge or a Cartridge 104?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Coming Soon! Hewlett Packard Color Laserjet 2020 Series

We just stumbled across these new machines, which HP site says the following new machines will be Coming Soon. The specs of the HP 2020 Series Color laser printers are:

  • 600x600 dpi for both monochrome and color

  • 21 pages per minute

  • Monthly duty cycle, 40,000 pages

  • 128MB Standard memory

Additional Options:
  • Duplexing

  • 250 sheet paper tray


  • Black Toner Cartridge, CC530A

  • Cyan Toner Cartridge, CC531A

  • Magenta Toner Cartridge, CC533A

  • Yellow Toner Cartridge, CC532A

HP Color LaserJet CP2025dn Printer (CB495A)

HP Color LaserJet CP2025n Printer (CB494A)

HP Color LaserJet CP2025x Printer (CB496A)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome - Just Another Browser?

Google should be launching it's new web browser later on this afternoon in Beta format. While this really doesn't have anything to do with Office Supplies, it could effect your office. Google did jump the gun in the release of information about the new browser late last night on Google's blog, but we are still unable to download today. But for the eager, you can see a few screen shots of Google's Chrome browser on PC World website.

Google keeps it simple and easy to use as always.

With all of the money behind Google, they should be able to catch up on the installs of browsers pretty quickly.

We have included some benchmarks percentages of browser usage from multiple sites, we shall check back on these next month and see if Google has captured market share in the browser world.


Sharp MX-2600N & Sharp MX-3100N

We just found a few new high-end color copiers on the Sharp website

The supplies for the Sharp MX-2600N & MX-3100N:
  • MX-31NTBA Black Toner Cartridge
  • MX-31NTCA Cyan Toner Cartridge
  • MX-31NTMA Magenta Toner Cartridge
  • MX-31NTYA Yellow Toner Cartridge
  • MX-31NVBA Black Developer
  • MX-31NVSA Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Developer
  • MX-31NRSA Drum
  • MX-31GRSA Drum (Europe)
We have not seen these supplies hit the distribution channel yet.

Monday, September 1, 2008

What are Resellers Searching for?

We would expect Hewlett Packard to have the majority of the market share. Surprisingly Ricoh quietly sneaks into fourth place into number of searches with a total of 11% when you combine all of the different divisions of Ricoh, which consist of Gestetner, Lanier and IBM. Interesting that Ricoh is now ahead of Brother in the number of searches?

Maybe Ricoh makes things difficult for the reseller to figure out which supplies go into their machines and cross compatibility.

Hewlett Packard 30%
Lexmark 13%
Canon 10%
Brother 9%
Xerox/Tektronix 7%
Panasonic 4%
Ricoh 4%
Epson 4%
Konica/Minolta/QMS 3%
Kyocera Mita 3%
Gestetner 3%
Dell 3%
Okidata 2%
IBM 2%
Toshiba 2%
Lanier 1%