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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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Finch Paper announces new inkjet web paper specific for dye-based systems

Glens Falls, NY – Finch Paper today debuts Finch dyeJet for precision printing on dye-based inkjet systems, making the announcement in concert with the unveiling of its comprehensive digital paper program. Finch dyeJet completes the digital paper product line that already includes Finch Fine iD for HP Indigo (liquid toner) presses, and the already highly-acclaimed Finch Inkjet Pi for pigmented inkjet systems.
The Finch dyeJet revolution
Paper manufacturers have long been challenged with drying issues associated with dye-based inks in the burgeoning high speed inkjet segment.  Finch has solved the issue with a specially–engineered paper formulation including a surface treatment to maximize ink density and absorption, resulting in instantaneous drying at speeds as high as 750 ft./m.
Finch dyeJet’s smooth surface provides brilliant full color, CMYK digital printing.  It delivers better print densities for improved response rates, and fast-drying for increased production rates. Finch dyeJet features the stability and strength necessary for downstream perforating, folding and inserting applications.
Most commercial inkjet presses that incorporate dye-based inks are best matched with Finch dyeJet. These include, but are not limited to: Screen Truepress Jet520, InfoPrint 5000, Kodak Versamark, Océ JetStream 2200 and 3300.
Phil Hart, Finch Paper Director of Product Marketing, says, "Finch is proud to continue to serve the needs of the expanding digital printing marketplace. After the introduction of Finch Inkjet Pi last fall, our growing R&D team has again produced a superior uncoated substrate, this time balancing its focus on dye-based applications."
Finch dyeJet Specifications
– 94 brightness
– Diamond White shade
– Super smooth (100 sheffield)
– Excellent opacity
– SFI-certified
– Elemental chlorine-free
– Archival and acid-free
Finch created Finch dyeJet to give printers the ability to deliver better color with lower total costs for print-on-demand books, transpromo printing, and direct mail.
Availability
Finch dyeJet is commercially available in 24 lb./60 lb. text, 28 lb./70 lb. text, and 32 lb./80 lb. text. Finch offers a variety of roll sizes and custom solutions to fit specific application and print engine needs. Finch dyeJet is also available with up to 30% post-consumer recycled fiber and FSC certification.

Inkjet printers may be the future of solar cells

The next generation of cheaper, thinner and better solar cells could come courtesy of a technology found right in our homes and offices: inkjet printers.

As their name implies, inkjet printers squirt ink onto a material, such as a paper document or the silicon of a solar cell. The well-controlled, contactless deposition of inkjetting should make possible solar cells that are half as thick, yet more efficient at, soaking up the sun’s rays than today’s industry standard.

"Inkjet is very good at putting down patterned material – anything that has a specific layout," said Maikel van Hest, a senior scientist at the National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo.

Such precision allows for the placement of thinner metallic grids on silicon solar cells that serve as collectors of sun-generated electricity. These silver "finger" strips crisscrossing solar cells measure in the 100- to 120-micrometer — or micron — range, whereas inkjet-deposited lines can be as narrow as 50 or even 20 microns, van Hest said.

The thinner contacts expose more of a solar cell’s silicon to sunlight, which translates into more electricity generation. "(These lines) mean less shadows and more light onto the solar cell," said van Hest.

Using smaller portions of the expensive, electricity-capturing contact material — silver, a precious metal, being the most common — dovetails into lower overall unit costs as well.

Plus, the silver inks used in inkjets are more conductive than the pastes applied to solar cells nowadays, resulting in more efficient harvesting of electricity.

Delicate patterning
Yet another major bonus for inkjet technology is that it is contactless – the printer apparatus itself never touches the brittle silicon wafer.

Conventional silicon solar cell manufacturing has relied on a comparatively rougher technique called screen printing – the same sort often used for making T-shirt designs, for example – since its early days in the 1970s.

With screen printing, fragility becomes a real issue for silicon wafers around 100 microns or less in height, van Hest said.

Whither inkjet?
Given these benefits, it’s surprising that inkjet printing in solar cell manufacturing has yet to be deployed commercially. But significant hurdles remain — some inherent to the technology, and others as a result of the evolution of the photovoltaic industry.

For starters, shifting to inkjet printing from screen printing will require retrofitting existing solar cell production facilities, and inkjet printing remains the more expensive process up front.

"Inkjet (printing) is always going to be more expensive than screen printing," van Hest said, "but because you use less material and get more efficiency from the solar cell, you can gain a cost advantage."

Solar panel manufacturers typically offer a 30-year warranty for their products, and for now the jury is still out on how inkjet-made components might hold up in the long run. Van Hest said NREL is doing accelerated field testing to see if there is a difference between tried-and-true manufacturing and the inkjet approach.

"Companies don’t want to risk their money going into a new technology and run into problems in the future," said van Hest.

A bright tomorrow
The continuing surge of solar cells — which as a means of electricity generation grew a hundredfold last decade, according to a 2010 report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century — might start changing some industry minds, however.

Slashing the amount of silicon and silver needed per solar cell is among the most direct ways of lowering the dollar per kilowatt-hour of produced power – a shared goal of the maturing solar sector.

"Inkjet will become interesting if (silicon) wafer thicknesses go below 50 microns, versus 150 microns today for 100 percent of the market, because non-touch processes will be required," said Conrad Burke, the CEO of Innovalight, a California-based company that has developed an inkjetable ink currently used by screen printers.

Van Hest believes inkjet’s adoption will happen alongside many other emerging photovoltaic technologies, such as thin-film solar cells, and numerous other manufacturing techniques.

Epson Announces the World’s Fastest Automatic Double-Sided Printing Solutions for Small Offices

January 05, 2011

Epson WorkForce 840 Delivers the World’s Fastest Automatic Double-Sided Print Speeds, 500-Sheet Input Capacity and Extra-High Capacity Ink Cartridges for Increased Productivity

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2011 Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today introduced the Epson WorkForce® 840 all-in-one and the Epson WorkForce 60 printer, the World’s fastest automatic double-sided printing1 solutions for  high print volume small offices and micro businesses*.

Epson’s Premier High Productivity All-in-One Printer for the Busy Small Office


The WorkForce 840 is the ideal printing solution for high print volume, multi-tasking environments that require maximum speed and flexibility.  It provides businesses with high performance and productivity features including blazingly fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 15 ISO ppm black and 9.3 ISO ppm color single-sided; 7.4 ISO ppm black and 5.4 ISO ppm color two-sided2.  The WorkForce 840 also includes a 500-sheet input capacity to load a full ream of paper, and ships with Extra-High Capacity ink cartridges capable of printing up to 1,000 sheets.

The WorkForce 840 offers a smart, easy-to-use 7.8” touch control panel with a large 3.5” high resolution color LCD to quickly access all printer functions, a built-in two-sided 30-page Automatic Document Feeder to copy, scan and fax two-sided documents, and built-in memory card slots and USB drive port.  Engineered for space efficiency, its industrial design is 32 percent smaller than the leading competitor.

Several WorkForce 840 features provide business users with environmental and cost-saving benefits, including:

  • Auto duplex scanning, copying and printing – saves up to 50 percent of paper supply
  • Scan-to-PDF, -PC and -email – for archiving documents and images digitally
  • Printing or copying multiple pages on one sheet – saves up to 75 percent of paper supply
  • Uses up to 70 percent less power than laser printers3, saving energy and money

“The WorkForce 840 and Workforce 60 models were developed with the business user in mind, and expands Epson’s already robust line of business ink jet printers and all-in-ones,” said Rodrigo Catalan, product manager, Business Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc.  “We understand that small and home-based offices with high print volume needs require a fast, reliable, and easy-to-operate printing solution that is cost-effective and produces top-quality output, and these models deliver on all fronts.”

Built for Business – Epson WorkForce 60 Printer


The WorkForce 60 delivers fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 15 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm color single-sided; 7.4 ISO ppm black and 4.7 ISO ppm color two-sided2 – to help keep businesses running at full speed.  Packaged in a sleek industrial design, it also includes a 250-sheet input capacity, and provides a reliable solution to small business owners that require professional looking prints in high volume.

Additional Features of the WorkForce 840 and 60:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® n4 and Ethernet compatible for network printing with the latest routers available
  • Epson exclusive instant-dry DURABrite® Ultra inks for fade6, smudge- and water7-resistant prints
  • Direct printing from mobile devices5
  • Individual ink cartridges for replacing only the color that is needed
  • Instant-drying inks to immediately touch laser quality documents and photos
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified and RoHS compliant to help preserve the environment
  • Designed to be recycled8
  • Epson MicroPiezo® print head technology with smart nozzles delivers ink droplets in as many as three sizes, some as small as three picoliters, delivering sharp, laser-like quality text while optimizing print speeds

Pricing and Availability


The Epson WorkForce 840 ($299.99**), will be available in January through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and the Epson Store, www.epsonstore.com. The Epson WorkForce 60 ($129.99**) will be available in January through the Internet and Epson’s own retail site.  For more information, please visit www.epson.com.

About Epson America, Inc.


Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide 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. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. WorkForce and DURABrite are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc.  All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.  Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

1Fastest in its class; printing black text in default, single-side mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734.  Compared to ink jet all-in-ones priced $199.99 or as of August 2010 based on manufacturers rated ISO speeds or independent testing.

2ISO ppm is based on the new international standard for measuring print speed.  Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See http://www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.

3Compared to the best selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $499 or less as of January 1, 2009. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.

4Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit http://www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information.

5For more information about mobile printing, visit http://www.epson.com/mobileprinting


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Display permanence based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions; album permanence based on accelerated testing of prints in dark storage conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.

7Water resistance on Epson Glossy Papers, Epson Matte Papers and plain papers, when using genuine Epson inks.

8See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle.

*Businesses with up to 10 employees

**Estimated street price

HP uses ‘e-credits’ to settle suit over premature ink depletion

A California federal court has preliminarily approved Hewlett-Packard Co.’s proposal to give consumers $5 million in coupons redeemable at its online store to settle several class-action lawsuits alleging that its inkjet printers prematurely depleted or disabled their ink cartridges.

The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, allege violations of state consumer protection statutes, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment. Each of the plaintiffs sought to lead a nationwide class of HP printer users going as far back as 2001.

The suits claim that HP’s inkjet printers, faxes and copiers are programmed to force customers to prematurely buy new ink cartridges. The machines either forcibly deplete the cartridges’ ink supply or deactivate the cartridges before their ink has run out, the plaintiffs say.

Further, the suits say, the devices would often refuse to function at all, even when attempting to perform actions like faxing or scanning that do not require ink, until the cartridge was replaced.

As part of the settlement, HP has agreed to change the “low on ink” message to say that ink level messages are estimates only. The messages will also say the cartridge may be used until the print quality becomes unacceptable.

HP will also clearly disclose how to disable “under printing,” or printing black text with color ink or a combination of black and color ink. Users will be able to, for example, select a “black print cartridge only” mode.

The company will also clearly disclose the expiration date for ink cartridges and will state why expiration dates are used.

Further, HP will set aside $5 million to provide credits worth $2 to $6 redeemable at its website. The credits will be redeemable for the purchase of printers and printer supplies. Class counsel will receive $2.9 million in attorney fees.

The settlement is subject to final court approval. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

The plaintiffs were represented by Justin T. Berger of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame, Calif.

Defense counsel was Peter Sullivan of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.

In re HP InkJet Printer Litigation, No. 05-CV-03580-JF, order preliminarily approving settlement entered (N.D. Cal., San Jose Div. Oct. 1, 2010).

HP uses ‘e-credits’ to settle suit over premature ink depletion

HP uses ‘e-credits’ to settle suit over premature ink depletion

12/10/2010

A California federal court has preliminarily approved Hewlett-Packard Co.’s proposal to give consumers $5 million in coupons redeemable at its online store to settle several class-action lawsuits alleging that its inkjet printers prematurely depleted or disabled their ink cartridges.

The lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, allege violations of state consumer protection statutes, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment. Each of the plaintiffs sought to lead a nationwide class of HP printer users going as far back as 2001.

The suits claim that HP’s inkjet printers, faxes and copiers are programmed to force customers to prematurely buy new ink cartridges. The machines either forcibly deplete the cartridges’ ink supply or deactivate the cartridges before their ink has run out, the plaintiffs say.

Further, the suits say, the devices would often refuse to function at all, even when attempting to perform actions like faxing or scanning that do not require ink, until the cartridge was replaced.

As part of the settlement, HP has agreed to change the “low on ink” message to say that ink level messages are estimates only. The messages will also say the cartridge may be used until the print quality becomes unacceptable.

HP will also clearly disclose how to disable “underprinting,” or printing black text with color ink or a combination of black and color ink. Users will be able to, for example, select a “black print cartridge only” mode.

The company will also clearly disclose the expiration date for ink cartridges and will state why expiration dates are used.

Further, HP will set aside $5 million to provide credits worth $2 to $6 redeemable at its website. The credits will be redeemable for the purchase of printers and printer supplies. Class counsel will receive $2.9 million in attorney fees.

The settlement is subject to final court approval. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

The plaintiffs were represented by Justin T. Berger of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy in Burlingame, Calif.

Defense counsel was Peter Sullivan of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles.

In re HP InkJet Printer Litigation, No. 05-CV-03580-JF, order preliminarily approving settlement entered (N.D. Cal., San Jose Div. Oct. 1, 2010).

Art Cards

Innova Art Ltd has launched of premium inkjet printable card stock and envelopes. The cards are offered in two sizes, large and small, with matching envelopes. This naturally white, 220 g/m2 two side printable card stock with a velvety smooth finish produces rich, vibrant color prints as well as dark, deep B&W images. It’s technologically advanced coating is optimized for both pigmented and dye based inkjet inks so they are compatible with most of today’s printers.

Initially available in two configurations, a 100 count box with both cards and envelopes or 1000 count bulk cartons of cards or envelopes (sold separately). Although manufactured in Europe, the card and envelope dimensions conform to the standards of the US Stationery market and USPS postal regulations.

According to Innova US President, Wayne Connelly, "Innova will be expanding into the card, craft, and hobby markets with some select products, carrying on the same quality tradition as the other products in the Innova portfolio. In addition, the Art Cards are a nice complement to our existing range of fine art papers and canvas used worldwide by renowned photographers and artists."

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Canon to Open Inkjet Factory in Thailand

TOKYO (Dow Jones)–Canon Inc. (7751.TO) said Tuesday it will spend Y14.6 billion to construct an inkjet printer plant in Thailand to meet growing printer demand worldwide.

The Tokyo-based maker of digital cameras and precision electronics said it will start building the factory–its second in Thailand–on a 257,280 square meter site in Nakhonratchasima, about 230 kilometers northeast of Bangkok. It is scheduled to begin producing low-priced inkjet printers from October 2011.

The plant will have around 5,000 employees and an annual capacity of 5.5 million units, helping to eventually boost Canon’s overall production capacity to 27 million units–an increase of 40% when compared with the current level.

Canon said it expects the new factory will offer benefits such as synergy with the existing Thai plant, through the use of its parts supplies and infrastructure.

Canon also makes inkjet printers in Vietnam.

-By Hiroyuki Kachi, Dow Jones Newswires; 813-6269-2789; Hiroyuki.Kachi@dowjones.com