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    Amazon Acquisition Set to Disrupt Trade in the Middle East

    Amazon has bought the largest e-commerce site in the Middle East which gets over 45 million visits per month.

    According to Goldman Sachs the purchase Souq.com is “the biggest-ever technology M&A transaction in the Arab world” and is considered to be Amazon’s first foray in the Arab world. Although Amazon has not officially revealed details of the deal, the Financial Times has revealed a last-minute bid...

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    Posted on 04-21-2017 12:27 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w130/forums/200/rickpics/InkTechnologyCorp.jpgInks To Be Manufactured at Sanford, NC Headquarters

    Sanford, N.C. – (April 21, 2017) – Static Control has acquired Ink Technologies Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio. All ink formulations formerly produced by Ink Technologies will now be manufactured at Static Control’s North Carolina headquarters.

    “This acquisition will allow Static Control to continue to expand our already extensive product offering to the imaging aftermarket,” said Anthony Causey, ...
    Posted on 04-18-2017 02:26 PM

    Posted on Citizens' Voice, by Robert L. Baker

    TUNKHANNOCK — "A former Wyoming County Public Safety Director was sentenced to two years probation, $750 restitution and $2,000 in fines in two separate cases — one of which involved the purchase of more than $90,000 in printer ink cartridges the county may never use.

    Court records revealed a two-year investigation focused on Debra Raimondi, 60, of New Milford, was launched after current public safety director Jeff Porter reported the office he took over in 2014 was inundated with ink cartridges. ...
    Posted on 04-18-2017 12:11 PM

    Posted on Edgy Labs, by Zadam Guedum

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w150/forums/200/rickpics/Waste_Ink.jpgMIT researchers have found a way to convert soot, or the black carbon contained in polluted air into industrial grade paint and ink. The same team has built a printer that runs on their soot ink. ...
    Posted on 04-18-2017 10:47 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w200/forums/200/rickpics/Ray_Stasieczko.jpgWith more and more disruption in the market—through mergers, acquisitions, overseas players entering domestic markets—the print consumables industry in the Americas is experiencing an earthquake with prices and quality all being shaken up.

    Ray Stasieczko, a veteran entrepreneur of 30 years in the imaging industry, prefers to call the new players as disruptors, rather than competitors.

    What’s the difference? ...
    Posted on 04-18-2017 10:40 AM

    BTA member dealers receive 2-for-1 registration; can use $150/$250 discount codes received with membership

    Kansas City, MO — The Business Technology Association’s (BTA’s; www.bta.org) Gateway to Success event, hosted by BTA Mid-America, will be held June 7-8 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Open to dealers from across the country, the event will feature: a keynote address presented by 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke of Living Lands & Waters; ...
    Posted on 04-13-2017 08:24 AM

    See you next week at the RT Imaging Summit & Expo!

    RT Media is deeply shocked and concerned about the terrorist attack tragedy that took place in Tanta Egypt on April 9, 2017. The organizer contacted its partners, government, media and other companies in Egypt immediately to understand the current situation there. Here are some of their replies… ...
    Posted on 04-12-2017 08:19 AM

    New products for Canon, Konica Minolta and Ricoh Machines Now Available in North America

    MINNEAPOLIS – (April 2017) – Katun® Corporation, one of the world’s leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry, is pleased to introduce toners for use in Ricoh applications, as well as waste toner containers for use in Canon and Konica Minolta machines. ...
    Posted on 04-11-2017 01:22 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w200/forums/200/rickpics/CIGcartridges.jpgChicago, Ill. – April 11, 2017 – Clover Imaging Group (CIG) is excited to announce the release of 201A remanufactured color cartridges for the M252 line of HP JetIntelligence printers. The release of the 201A toner cartridges creates a new benchmark for the industry for innovation and engineering prowess. CIG transformed its patented and proprietary technology to successfully remanufacture color cartridges for the challenging, new HP color cartridge families. ...
    Posted on 04-10-2017 03:27 PM

    Posted on The Energy Collective, by Bob Gorman

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w120/forums/200/rickpics/Inkwaste.jpg"Compared to big climate topics, such as the Clean Power Plan, ink cartridges are a minor issue to be sure. Still, even minor issues deserve attention.

    How severe is the impact of printers and their corresponding ink cartridges, from the manufacturing process to the eventual discarding and recycling of materials? Can we reliably say that there’s a measurable effect. ...
    Posted on 04-10-2017 03:20 PM

    Posted on Printing Impressions, by Jim Hamilton

    "After more than a year of public statements that Kodak’s Enterprise Inkjet division was for sale, the company has decided to keep it. According to the press release there was “strong interest” and they had “multiple offers” but Kodak concluded that these “did not reflect the value of the business.” And so they will keep it and reclassify it under ...
    Posted on 04-10-2017 03:15 PM

    Posted on Naples Daily News

    CONSUMER REPORTS

    "Consumer technology keeps improving, but one thing stays constant: consumer complaints about the high cost of printer ink.

    There's a lot you can do to use less ink. Here are three options from Consumer Reports.

    » Epson EcoTank: Beyond the Cartridge
    Epson EcoTank printers forgo traditional ink cartridges in favor of large, refillable ink tanks. The bottled ink included with the printers should last about two years, according to Epson. ...

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