The Key Point Blog

07/23/2020

Deborah Hawkins

Transforming the Way HP Does Business with Its Partners

On July 15, HP announced its new channel partner program Amplify that will replace the previous PartnerFirst program as of November 1, 2020. It is a global offering that will become more rewarding for partners.

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07/15/2020

German Sacristan & Eve Padula

The Commitment to Close the Gap between Analog and Digital Continues

On July 15, 2020, Canon announced the launch of its new ProStream 1800 continuous feed printer, the latest model in the ProStream 1000 series. This introduction represents Canon’s most recent effort to shift more print volumes from analog to digital.

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07/07/2020

Colin McMahon

Why HP is Continuing to Invest in Virtual Reality

VR has excelled during the coronavirus outbreak, with many businesses looking to new, digital ways to communicate and collaborate.This blog explores HP's newest VR headset: the Reverb G2.

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06/26/2020

German Sacristan & Eve Padula

AccurioJet KM-1e Accelerates Growth with the Industrial Print Market

On June 24, 2020, Konica Minolta Europe held an analyst press conference to announce its AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet press. This B2 + sheetfed UV color inkjet production press is designed to accelerate Konica Minolta’s growth within the industrial printing markets.

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06/24/2020

Lee Davis

Automation Saves the Day, Again

We are approaching the deadline to file for taxes in the US, and many don’t have the time to organize and enter information from their tax documents into their accounting system. We can look to Epson’s Workforce ES-500WR and 300WR scanners to help.

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06/17/2020

Marc Mascara, Ryan McAbee & German Sacristan

Virtual Event Coincides with Original drupa 2020 Date

On June 15, 2020, the Eastman Kodak Company held a long-awaited press conference. Print vendors are now exploring how to best introduce the products that they’ve developed over the past year or two with the delay of drupa.

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06/04/2020

Anne Valaitis

Connected, Collaborative, Secure

On May 26, 2020, HP announced new additions to its Personal Systems line of products. These include new EliteBooks, the HP Collaboration All-in-One G6 with Zoom Rooms, and external monitors.

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04/02/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

Mimaki’s Mantras at Virtual FESPA Press Launch: Bigger is Better, Collaboration is Key, and Flexibility is Favourable

In light of the postponement of FESPA 2020, Mimaki Europeresponded quickly by announcing its planned product launches via a webinar. Ronald van den Broek (General Sales Manager, EMEA) provided an overview of the product announcements, Bert Benckhuysen (Senior Product Manager, EMEA) went into more detail on the products, and Danna Drion (Senior Marketing Manager) outlined Mimaki’s upcoming series of virtual meetings and customer/press communications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s strategic objectives for this year include continued investments in innovation, efficiency, and competitiveness for all business units. The actual FESPA event, which is now scheduled for October 2020, is expected to bring further announcements. The primary sign & graphics and textile printing announcements from the webinar are outlined below.

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04/01/2020

India Tatro

Canon Launches varioPRINT iX-Series of Sheetfed Presses

On April 1, 2020, Canon announced the latest update to its varioPRINT series of digital printers. Designed with commercial printers in mind, the varioPRINT iX-Series offers a wide variety of capabilities to improve automation, productivity, and media handling. Following on the success of the original varioPRINT platform that was introduced in 2015, this announcement demonstrates Canon’s continued efforts to combine digital capabilities with the quality and productivity of offset.

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03/27/2020

Keypoint Intelligence

The Softer Side of Innovation: Kornit Announces Neopigment Robusto Softener Solution

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