Printer Industry News

Konica Minolta bizhub C754/C654 Color MFP Series

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.launched the bizhub® C754 and the bizhub® C654 Color Multifunctional Printers. MFP printers are an all in one system for printing, copying, faxing and scanning. They both feature the Konica Minolta INFO-Palette design which is a new touch screen interface allowing more advanced accessibility than before. The bizhub C754 and C654 Printer Series features a broad range of new applications and software to enhance its productivity, coupled with fast speeds and superior color quality output.

Both MFP printers incorporate a vibrant 9-inch color touchscreen display with superior resolution for print preview choices, the INFO-Palette layout on the new bizhub C754 and C654 Series provides an user-friendly “touch & swipe” interface that actually works as effortlessly as today’s fastest cellular devices. Straightforward menus and customizable icons permit users to work faster and smarter. Together with fast output speeds as much as 60 ppm color and 75 ppm monochrome on the bizhub C754, and 60 ppm color and 65 ppm black and white on the bizhub C654, this innovative series can certainly deliver customized, full-color content in-house and on-demand, saving both money and time. Regarding professional configurations such as health related, legal and education applications, the bizhub C754/654 Series allows high- speed scanning, scan-to-folder functionality and effortless integration along with industry-standard software for scanning and converting records to digital documents. The bizhub C754/C654 series comes with standard dual scanning, powerful finishing solutions, versatile document management as well as stunning high-impact color, which makes it suitable for high-volume document applications of all sorts.

The bizhub C754/C654 series also provides improved security through Konica Minolta’s bizhub SECURE and various sophisticated alternatives such as Biometric Authentication and HID Proximity Cards to protect very sensitive documents. In addition to offering Konica Minolta’s exclusive Simitri® HD polymerized laser toner, built-in Emperon® print system, bizhub OP (Open Platform) technology and PageScope® Enterprise Suite, the bizhub C754/C654 Series achieves among the lowest power consumption rate in its class – even lower than the standard specified by Energy Star certification. The INFO-Palette design additionally includes a one of a kind Eco-indicator that allows tracking of paper, toner as well as energy consumption by device, account or end-user to encourage increased cost-consciousness.

Sloan-Kettering Worker Charged with $3.8M Ink Cartridge Fraud

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

A 32-year-old healthcare facility employee with the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center building on East 53rd Street was busted and arrested for apparently stealing more than a million dollars worth of toner cartridges over a three year period and selling them to the black market.

Marque Gumbs, who earned $37,000 annually from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, allegedly lived the high-life right after selling the printer toner cartridges to the underground black market. He padded his checking account with $149,048 worth of cash deposits as well as paid for a BMW X6 for $50,500 in cash. based on court documents.

Gumbs was arraigned in NYC, Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. He is being kept in jail and held on a $100,000 bail.

“He kept a fairly low profile, but the way he dressed was a little flashy,” a neighbor of his at the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle told The Wall Street Journal. “You could tell he wore fancy clothes but he himself was low key as a person.”

Gumbs supposedly worked as a receiving clerk at the hospital’s outpatient campus on East 53rd Street. The position offered him to manage control over ordering, receiving and stocking the printer ink cartridges.

He ordered $1.2 million worth of printer cartridges between October 2009 and August 2010 which were not compatible with any of the inkjet printers at his facility, the complaint stated. Gumbs ordered an overall total of approximately $3.8 million worth of ink cartridges while he was employed by Sloan-Kettering.

Gumbs allegedly asked the supply truck to meet him around the street rather than within the building and after that stashed the products inside the garbage bay area, based on the court papers.

A spokesperson for Sloan-Kettering said that Gumbs began doing work at the cancer center in 1999 but has since been terminated.

Counterfeit Ink and Toner

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Printer ink and toner manufacturers like HP, Canon, and Xerox make a huge profit on the mark up of their products.  Leveraging the high price tag for printer consumable, scrupulous people have taken original manufacturers’ products that have been used already, remanufactured and refilled them, and resell them as new and original.  They collect or buy the used cartridges for pennies on the dollar and sell them at the original OEM prices making a huge profit.  Most of these types of counterfeit consumables have been distributed and produced in Mexico, South America or Asia.

At InkCloners.com, our manufacturers collect empty cartridges through legitimate means like the Ecycle Group.  We then thoroughly test, clean, refill and test print our cartridges to make sure you have a fully functional cloned product.  Our brand then gets packaged as a compatible or remanufactured printer cartridge.

If you detect that you have received counterfeit cartridges, call the manufacturer and report the issue.  They should launch an investigation into the matter.  Rest assured that when you buy from InkCloners.com, you are buying legitimate cloned products that meet or exceed the original manufacturers’ specifications.  While we do our best to package everything properly, occasionally there are bumps in the road we can’t avoid.  Fear not though, that our customer support team is available M-F 9am-5pm EST to resolve any issue that arises and we offer a full refund if you are totally not satisfied with our printer cartridges.