Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Epson Projectors Showing Up in Distribution

Epson announced in June that they were releasing four new projectors. Now that it late October, we are now starting to see these new projectors hit the distribution channels.

  • Epson Powerlite 1720 - V11H269020
  • Epson Powerlite 1725 - V11H268020
  • Epson Powerlite 1730W - V11H271020
  • Epson Powerlite 1735W - V11H270020

Supplies & Accessories Epson Projectors
  • Replacement Lamp - V13H010L48
  • Air Filter - V13H134A19

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Muratec MFP's, MX Series

Quick features of the New Muratec MFX-C2500 Professional Edition

  • Color and monochrome output at up to 25 pages-per-minute.
  • Standard 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder,
  • Duplex printing.
  • High-speed Ethernet connection and 33.6 Kbps fax modem
  • Both PCL6 and PostScript 3 support is standard
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 250-sheet paper tray
  • Optional 500-sheet paper tray

MSRP for the MFX-C2500 PE is $3995.

Muratec Supplies for the MFX-C2500 PE

The black toner cartridge (TS2500K) is rated at 5,500 impressions @ 5% page coverage, while the cyan (TS2500C), magenta (TS2500M) and yellow (TS2500Y) imaging cartridges are rated at 5,000 impressions @ 5% page coverage.

Press release from Muratec

Lowest Price for a Wireless Printer

I am a big fan of the wireless printer, especially printing from my laptop. So we have searched for one of the cheapest out there. We found the Lexmark X4650 for $69.99 with free shipping at this week only.

Specs for the Lexmark X4650 are the following:
  • Built-in 802.11b/g wireless printing. Compatible with 802.11n.
  • High-quality printing from virtually anywhere in your home over a secure wireless network (1)
  • Share the Lexmark X4650 wirelessly among multiple computers
  • Easy, guided setup with Lexmark installation software
  • Connect with 802.11b/g wireless network and wireless computer or with USB cable

  • Up to 25 ppm black and 18 ppm color printing
  • Superior quality printing up to 4800x1200 dpi print resolution
  • PrecisionSense™ technology detects type of paper being used to determine print resolution automatically
  • Automatic cartridge alignment ensures optimal printing
  • 1-touch, PC-free copying (color or black)
  • Reduction / enlargement capacity from 25% - 400%
  • 1-99 copies
  • Borderless copying in popular photo sizes
  • Flatbed scanner easily handles thick books, reports and more
  • 36-bit color scanner depth; 12-bit grayscale
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software allows you to easily scan hard copy text documents into a soft copy format
  • Preserve important documents with direct to PDF scanning

Photo Printing
  • Print directly from digital memory cards slots, PictBridge™ compatible digital cameras or USB flash drive
  • Select photos to print via scan back proof-sheet for PC-free printing
  • Brilliant, 6-color printing with optional photo cartridge
  • Print borderless photos in popular sizes
  • Apply photo effects: sepia, antique gray, antique brown, black & white

Software Suite
  • Lexmark Service Centre simplifies printer troubleshooting
  • Lexmark Productivity Studio Software makes it easy to scan, crop, rotate and resize photos, plus 1-touch color fix and red eye reduction
  • Lexmark Toolbar, with Picnik™ photo editing and Scheduled Print, makes Internet printing easy!
  • Lexmark Productivity Suite makes creative and school projects easy

Sharp Frontier Series

Looks like Sharp will be getting into the MFP game. Sharp USA with their recent press release announce the following models.


These new A4 MFP's (Multi-function Printers) MX-C311, MX-C401, and all Frontier models with the MX designation, will be available exclusively via authorized Sharp dealers and direct sales.

To see the specs of these new machines, visit their press release or download the spec sheet of these machines.
Lexmark C540n, C543dn, C544 models
  • Prints up to 25 ppm in color and monochrome
  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi color printing.
  • Enhanced toner and Pantone calibration.
  • Versatile media handling with multipurpose feeder.
  • Optional input drawer to load up to 900 sheets.
  • Eco-Mode reduces power consumption.
Supplies for the following Models

Lexmark C540A1KG, Black Toner Cartridge, 1K Yield
Lexmark C540A1CG, Cyan Toner Cartridge, 1K Yield
Lexmark C540A1MG, Magenta Toner Cartridge, 1K Yield
Lexmark C540A1YG, Yellow Toner Cartridge, 1K Yield
Lexmark C540H1CG, Cyan Toner Cartridge, 2K Yield
Lexmark C540H1MG, Magenta Toner Cartridge, 2K Yield
Lexmark C540H1YG, Yellow Toner Cartridge, 2K Yield
Lexmark C544X1CG, Cyan Toner Cartridge, 4K Yield
Lexmark C544X1MG, Magenta Toner Cartridge, 4K Yield
Lexmark C544X1YG, Yellow Toner Cartridge, 4K Yield

Model Reorder Number
C540 N 26A0001
C543 DN 26B0001
C544 N 26C0051
C544 DN 26C0001
C544 DTN 26C0101
C544 DW 26C0151

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Google' G1 Phone hits the street! Allocated?

T-Mobile's site is now taking orders for the new G1 phone with Google, but what can be easily overlooked on their site is the "Extremely limited supply". Nothing like a good allocation right before the holiday rush.

I know allot of people that have an iPhone and waited in line for the prized few at the beginning. I just wonder how many will switch to the new Google G1 phone. Will you switch? The new Google G1 Phone with T-Mobile has some really cool features like, ShopSavvy. With ShopSavvy you can comparison shop before you buy. Just find the product in a store, scan the UPC code of a product, with the the camera. You are now set to compare prices from online merchants and nearby local stores. You can read product reviews and even build an on-line wish list to share with your friends.

But one word of caution with this feature, manufacturers are known to give the same product a different UPC code for each retailer. This is a common tactic amongst home appliances that are sold in Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy and Circuit City.

The second feature I like is Locale. Locale automatically changes your phone settings to react a certain way depending on where your GPS shows that you're located. Maybe you want your ringer off when you're at work or extremely loud when you’re at happy hour after work. It all happens automatically with Locale.

With the phone priced at $179.00, it seems to have more features than the Apple iPhone.

So who is going to switch?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cost Increase on Supplies from Xerox & Lexmark

Xerox Corporation will increase the prices on selected supplies will increase by 3-6 percent.

Lexmark is announcing a general supplies price increase of approximately five percent.

Both of these increase will take effect on November 3rd, 2008

Anyone out there have a list of which supplies are going up?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Signage Printing that Gulps the Ink

HP unveiled the latest additions to its portfolio of large-format digital printing solutions, at SGIA ’08 – HP trying to strengthen it’s position as the leading provider of large-format technologies and solutions:
  • HP Scitex FB7500 Printer
  • HP Scitex FB950 Printer
  • HP Scitex TJ8550 Printer
  • HP Designjet L65500 Printer debuts in US - the first of large-format printers to use HP’s Latex Inks.

HP Scitex FB7500 Printer will be available for purchase worldwide in May 2009.

HP Scitex FB950 Printer will be available for purchase worldwide November 15, 2008.

HP Scitex TJ8550 Printer and upgrade kit will be available in February 2009.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New HP Photosmart C4500 Series Printers

Coming out in October HP is going nuts with different versions of the Hewlett Packard Photosmart C4500 Series.


All taking the HP 74/75 cartridge and 99 cartridge from HP.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Xerox playing in HP's Sandbox

More compatible cartridge for Hewlett Packard Printers from Xerox are coming out -

6R1387 = Q7553X Black Toner Cartridge for HP LaserJet P2015 Series, M2727mfp
6R1388 = Q7551X Black Toner Cartridge for HP LaserJet P3005 Series, M3027mfp, M3035mfp
6R1389 = Q7516A Black Toner Cartridge for HP LaserJet 5200 Series

So when is HP going to start playing in Xerox sandbox?

Does any one remember HP's Eliptica line of Xerox compatible cartridges?

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Xerox Compatible Cartridge for HP Printers

New part numbers from Xerox that will work in the HP Laserjet 2600 and 1600 series. Xerox has also installed a smart chip to enable smart print functions. Basically this smart chip is to circumvent HP's chip technology of supplies to machines.

6R1410 = Q6000A – Black HP Color LaserJet 2600, 1600 Series, CM1015mfp, CM1017mfp
6R1411 = Q6001A – Cyan HP Color LaserJet 2600, 1600 Series, CM1015mfp, CM1017mfp
6R1413 = Q6002A – Yellow HP Color LaserJet 2600, 1600 Series, CM1015mfp, CM1017mfp
6R1412 = Q6003A – Magenta HP Color LaserJet 2600, 1600 Series, CM1015mfp, CM1017mfp

Friday, October 3, 2008

Canon ImageClass MF-9170c

New Canon Multi-Function ImageClass MF-9170c


Canon EP-311, Black Toner Cartridge 111, 1660B001AA
Canon EP-311, Cyan Toner Cartridge 111,
Canon EP-311, Magenta Toner Cartridge 111,
Canon EP-311, Yellow Toner Cartridge 111,

See what other machines the Canon EP311 Toner Cartridges go to.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HP LaserJet P2035 P2055 Printers

We keep on seeing the HP LaserJet P2035 (CE461A) and the HP Laserjet P2055X (CE460A) out in the internet world.
But nothing directly on HP's site to confirm that the machine exists. Another one of those mystery printers that HP introduces and will show up weeks later on
So we are giving you the heads up - Supplies for a black toner cartridge are the following:
Hewlett Packard Black Toner Cartridge CE505A goes to both the HP Laserjet P2035 / Laserjet P2055x.
We think the Hewlett Packard black toner cartridge CE505X might work only in the HP Laserjet P2055X.
Soon as we get more information on these machines we will load the supplies in our printer supplies cross reference.
Any one from HP want to clear this up for us?

3M M Pro110 Tiny Portable Projector

3M has created a tiny projector engine that can easily be integrated into in portable hand held device. Roughly the size of a wireless earpiece, and less than half an inch thick.

So with that said, 3M has created the M Pro110 portable projector. These nifty little projectors will be hitting the distribution channel around October 15th. We have found one distributor taking back-orders on these projectors.

3M MPro110 isn’t the most feature-packed projector you’ll find on the market, but it’s almost certainly the smallest and lightest.

About the size of a chunky smartphone, this palm-sized projector can offer big screen movie action or giant-sized gaming in VGA resolution up to a maximum screen size of 50 inches.

And you can even do it in daylight, the LED lamp used to display images doesn’t even require a darkened room - just a screen or a large plain wall and you’re away.

Suggested Retail Price $399 - Street Price Estimate $359

Brochure and Accessories for the 3M MPro110 mini projector.

So who will be the first to put this projector engine in a cell phone?

Note: Don't confuse 3M with Imation compatible toner cartridges and their new Earthwise Toner Cartridges.