In 2013, Toshiba set a new industry benchmark in sustainable printing when it launched the e-STUDIO306LP and RD30 which incorporates its unique erasable toner technology. It has now taken this concept one step further by introducing a new hybrid MFP which combines conventional printing with erasable printing, enabling paper to be reused over and over again. Driven by Toshiba’s e-BRIDGE controller, the e-STUDIO5008LP series are the world’s fist monochrome MFPs with erasable print function. They work like any other mono device, users can print in both black and erasable blue, and the MFP itself is capable of erasing the toner. (Page 43)
On page 24, Steven Swift, co-founder of IDeAs shares his thoughts on how apps are redefiing the role of the offie MFP. He says that to succeed in capturing a bigger share of workflws and associated revenues, the print industry needs to take account of some of the big changes taking place in the offie and the way people work. He also asserts that the growing demand for the flxibility for workers to adapt and personalise their own devices and technologies for work purposes as well as their personal communications, is driving the next big change in the way we work.
In other news, both Spicers and VOW have reduced the prices of key lines. VOW has cut the cost of 95% of its top selling products in line with its monthly currency review mechanism that evaluates the performance of sterling against the euro and dollar, and Spicers is providing price stability on dollar based products for its customers right through Q3.
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