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    I must say that your service is absolutely exceptional and I have recommended your company and products to several friends today; all are serious "printer" people.I retired last year and my friends are all into, or are still working in the photo industry. Sincerely,Gerhard

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Say NO to Lexmark firmware upgrade

Kodak to quit making its desktop inkjet printers

The iconic company on Friday said it would quit making desktop inkjet printers and focus on churning out ink for the millions of printers it already has sold.

That abrupt about-face comes after Kodak has spent nearly a decade and many hundreds of millions of dollars to create the printers, which it started selling in 2007. Now the printers will join other Kodak operations, such as retail store photo kiosks and document scanners, that within the past few weeks quickly went from being part of the company’s future to a once-was.

In place of desktop printers, Kodak has said “functional printing” — using printing technology as a way of manufacturing everything from circuit boards to flat batteries — will be key to its post-bankruptcy plans.

The shuttering of the printer business comes as no surprise given that Kodak’s so-far failed attempt to sell the 1,100 digital imaging patents “is killing them,” said Charles LeCompte, a senior analyst with imaging industry research firm Photizo Group. “They can’t afford to hold on to this business.”

Static Control Wins Appeal

  • September 07, 2012

SANFORD, N.C. – On August 29, 2012, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled in Static Control’s favour in the long-running dispute with Lexmark. The Court of Appeals reinstated Static Control’s claims against Lexmark under the Lanham Act and North Carolina state antitrust laws. The Lanham Act claims are for false advertising arising out of Lexmark’s claims that the remanufacturing of Prebate-program cartridges infringed Lexmark’s patents. The antitrust claims arose out of various Lexmark actions to reduce the number of cartridges remanufactured by third parties. The Court of Appeals also rejected Lexmark’s attempts to overturn the jury’s verdict rendered in Static Control’s favor and upheld the trial court’s finding that two of Lexmark’s design patents were invalid.

“When we were sued in 2002, I stated that we were in the first round of a prize fight,” said Ed Swartz, founder and CEO of Static Control. “We have won each round since, and we will win the fight at the end. The jury found for us because what Lexmark did to us was wrong. The Court of Appeals found for us because they agreed.”

This is the second time that the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Static Control’s favour in the 10-year-old fight. In 2004, Static Control appealed a finding that its chips violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, commonly known as the DMCA. The trial court had found that Static Control’s sales of chips, which could communicate with Lexmark’s printers, violated the DMCA. The 6th Circuit reversed the trial court verdict and held that the DMCA could not be used to prevent the use of chips to communicate with printers.

The case now goes to a trial on Static Control’s claims against Lexmark. “We have waited a long time to present our case on why Lexmark’s actions are unfair and illegal,” Swartz said. “Lexmark had their turn at bat, and now it is our inning. We are confident the jury will agree with us and award us the damages we are entitled.”

Lexmark to dump inkjet printers

Lexmark to dump inkjet printers and cut 1,700 jobs.

To close Philippines plant by end 2015

To eliminate inkjet development globally

Aug 28 (Reuters) – Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it will stop making inkjet printers, cutting about 1,700 jobs, and focus on its more profitable imaging and software businesses.

Lexmark has been phasing out inkjet printers, used by consumers, and focusing on selling more sophisticated laser printers. It has also been beefing up its print services through several acquisitions over the last couple of years.

Revenue from the company’s legacy inkjet hardware business declined 66 percent in the first half of 2012, forcing the company to cut its full-year forecast.

Most printer makers are struggling with falling sales as printing, considered one of the most dispensable parts of a company’s budget, is always the first target of cost cutting.

Rival Xerox Corp cut its full-year profit outlook in July, while Canon Inc trimmed its operating profit fo recast, as the companies braced for tough economic conditions in Europe.

Lexmark laid off 625 employees related to manufacturing of consumer supplies in January.

The company said on Tuesday that it will take a pre-tax charge of $160 million related to the restructuring, with $110 million incurred in 2012, and the remaining in the next three years.

The company also said it is working with its strategic advisors to explore the sale of its inkjet-related technology, adding that it will close its Cebu, Philippines-based plant by 2015.

The company, which expects annual savings of $95 million once the restructuring is complete, also said it would buy back an additional $100 million shares in the second half of 2012.

Lexmark, which had about 13,300 employees worldwide, as of Dec. 31, 2011, said it will continue to provide service, support and aftermarket supplies for its inkjet installed base.

The Perceptive Software business, which Lexmark bought in 2010, provides software and services used to manage documents, workflows, imaging, and other content.

The company also bought Brainware Inc, ISYS Search Software and Nolij Corp earlier this year and added them to its Perceptive Software unit.

The business accounted for nearly 5 percent of second-quarter revenue, up from about 2 percent in the year-ago period

Solar Power Cells Produced Via Inkjet Tech

Inkjet technology has allowed millions of people have the ability to print documents at home and even set up home offices. This technology may now even be used to create inexpensive  solar energy cells.

Engineers at the Oregon State University (OSU) have found a way to create successful CIGS – chalcopyrite – solar devices with inkjet technology which may  reduce raw material by 90 percent by creating precise patterning on the substrates and subsequently  lower cost of solar cell production. The cells could eventually  be high performing, ultra-low cost, rapidly produced and extremely thin.

According to the study, CIGS has extraordinary solar efficiency – a layer of chalcopyrite one or two microns thick has the ability to capture the energy from photons about as efficiently as a 50-micron-thick layer made with silicon. Current power conversion of a CIGS panel is about five percent, with potential to increase to 12 percent in the future. There’s also potential for future solar cells to be built directly into roofing materials with the inkjet technology.

While this technology is still in testing phase, it is a positive step in creating affordable renewable energy for home owners. Not only will the cells be less expensive, but because it uses less materials and hazardous materials, will also be much more environmentally friendly than traditional panels.

ITC supports HP inkjet patent complaint

 

SAN FRANCISCO — A US federal agency has backed its claim that rival MicroJet Technology Co. was infringing on patents for lucrative inkjet printer cartridges.

The (ITC) International Trade Commission issued a favourable "initial determination" regarding the validity of HP’s patents in the case, according to the California-based computer and printer maker.

HP on Friday said the ITC ruled that MicroJet infringed on HP patents while Asia Pacific Microsystems was a "contributory infringer."

Epson Commences Court Proceedings against DCI

– LONDON, United Kingdom, April 14, 2011 –

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) has today commenced High Court proceedings against Dynamic Cassette International Limited ("DCI") for infringement of several of its patents related to printer ink cartridge technology. DCI manufactures "own-brand" ink cartridges in the UK for a wide range of high street retailers and also sells under its own "Jet Tec" brand. Its infringing cartridges are sold in the UK and in many other countries.

Epson takes a proactive stance against infringements of this nature in order to protect its brand and technologies, and to support its channel partners and customers.

Robert Clark, Executive Director of Epson Europe, said: "We invest heavily in research and development to ensure that our customers receive the best possible imaging results from our products. Attempts to copy our technologies impact both on us as a brand and on our customers’ experiences. As a business we are committed to protecting our investments, and our resulting products and technologies, the world over."

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.
http://global.epson.com/

Contact:
Alastair Bourne
Seiko Epson Corp.
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About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 2,400 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2009 were 1,875 million Euros.
http://www.epson-europe.com/

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Funding

Canada has been a partner of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) continuously since the 1960s, regardless of the political party in power, and this includes the current Government. IPPF’s funding agreement with Canada ended on December 31, 2009.

IPPF submitted a proposal to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to renew its contract for funding in June 2009. To-date, IPPF has yet to receive an indication of whether its funding agreement will be renewed.

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This petition is to ask the Conservative Government of Canada to amend its existing policy of not funding this organization.

This petition will be provided to them the day before the current Federal Election of 2011.

 

Please sign the Petition

Maundy Thursday

What is it ?

Maundy Thursday is the common name for Holy Thursday and marks the beginning of the three day celebrating of Easter.

Ok so what does this have to do with Inkjet Canada supplies ?

In Westminster Abbey, where in eight days time Prince William will wed fiancee Kate Middleton, the Queen presented the elderly with a token of gratitude – Maundy money.

The practice of distributing ”alms” to the needy or worthy on the Thursday of Holy Week dates back centuries and is an important annual event in the Queen’s calendar.

Metawatch is pleased to provide a rebate to anyone purchasing in excess of $50 (before taxes & shipping) of Inkjet Compatible supplies with (Maundy Money) a rebate of 5% for the next 3 days.

Just enter the coupon code of MW5Off.

Happy shopping…at Metawatch Inkjet Supplies

Turbo Tax Time

Well here we go again with our annual taxes.

Here is what Google has to say

It’s tough to argue with Ben’s point, but as it turns out, a spike in searches around the two most significant events of tax season in the U.S.—the availability of W-2 forms and the due-date for federal tax returns—are pretty dependable as well, as search volume increases in January/beginning of February and in early April. Like other years, users have been looking for info on the process, places to turn for help, and service providers to get their taxes done. As expected, in the “Accounting & Tax” category, the fastest rising searches since mid-January include both commercial terms like [TurboTax] and [H&R Block] and government-specific terms like [IRS forms] and [1040 instructions].

 

Why is an inkjet company talking about taxes…..

Well just as searches are up so is printing…The average tax return in Canada is over 20 pages long, and there tends to be a lot of printing going in these days.

Live in Quebec….You can double those figures….

Fortunately Metawatch has a sale on at this time for its products so, if your printer is acting up these days, and you can hear it calling out for ink…Here is the place to shop.

 

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