Founded in 1877, OCE is a Dutch company with its beginning firmly rooted in the dairy industry, namely dyes for butter and margarine. In 1919, due to an interest in protecting blueprints, the company developed a coating that extended the lifespan of documents...

Schneider Rundfunkwerke AG is a company that went bankrupt in 2002, being purchased by TCL Corporation. It is most famous for its collaboration with Amstrad in the early 1980s. Both companies were famous for their budget audio products...

Gestetner is the sales arm of the Ricoh Group and offers a wide range of products and services (as well as consultancy) in all areas of document control and management. From hardware to software solutions, they have it covered...

Mitsubishi have a range of thermal transfer printers that are often used in industrial or medical diagnostic environments. These printers will transfer high quality images to a thermal paper roll or standard A4 page depending on the application...

Amstrad Printers were often packaged along with desktop systems; the last of which was the PCW-16 released in 1994 although this did not have a Print device as part of the standard package...

Develop is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta and due to its German origins has a strong presence in this country. The company offers a wide range of printing solutions from monochrome desktop laser printers and fax machines to enterprise-level multifunction printers with fax, print and scan capabilities...

Solid ink technology is a pretty old technology used in printers. The technology is basically very simple; the printer is loaded up with an ink stick with solid ink (toner powder or fluid ink) and it is then melted to create images on paper...

Olivetti began in 1908 as manufacturer of typewriters and over the years, through various acquisitions and mergers, emerged as major player in commercial products and software solutions. During its history, it displayed the innovation necessary to succeed in the international marketplace and...

Based in Kentucky, USA, Lexmark is a brand that is synonymous with the high performance printer market. Specialising in the production of printing and imaging products, including laser printers, inkjet printers, all-in-one printing units and general printing supplies...

Kodak is a brand with a long history and will be familiar to most as a leading camera brand. Over the years, the company has diversified into digital printing solutions, document management, and commercial photo printing hardware and software. Surprisingly, it is planning...

Printing companies and service providers such as publishers do not use the same type of printing equipment as enterprises where printing is merely an office requirement. If they did, the unit cost per page would soon put them out of business since standard equipment cannot cope with the requirements...

Fujitsu is a leading manufacturer for IT products and services for a global marketplace. They offer a range of high quality print cartridges for quality printers, ensuring that all your printing needs will be met. Although it is possible to purchase a number of cheap ink cartridges from unauthentic manufacturers...

Ink is a complex medium which is usually found in the liquid state. It is a composition of various chemicals and solvents. The basic ingredients include: dyes or pigments that help in colouring a given surface...

Medion is a brand name that many may have seen but been unaware of its origins or indeed other brand names that are used. Currently, Lenovo has a majority share in this American company and it produces PCs, notebooks, entertainment products, computer peripherals...

Olympia is a German company and was founded at the turn of the 20th century and was a popular brand in the early days of innovation, developing the first electronic typewriter, adding machine and teletext. Since those days, Olympia has excelled in many areas...

A household name for many, IBM has been in business for over 100 years and is one of the world’s largest companies. Spending millions in research each year, its design team has been responsible for numerous innovations that are in common use today such as the invention of the hard drive...

Dell, the company that brought us easy to use computers and laptops, now brings the same expertise to the printing solutions market. In addition to high performance cartridges, easy to install systems and one-click toner replacement option, you have the assurance of the award winning service & support...

Agfa Gevaert is the joint merger of two companies that took place in 1964. Agfa was Belgian-owned and focused on photo products while Gevaert (a German company) made colour dyes. Since their mergerarea...

Although best known for their cameras and camcorders, Canon also has a strong reputation in the computer hardware market, specializing in professional standard printers and scanners. Canon was one of the pioneers of the piezoelectric inkjet technology, originally developed by Siemens...

Kyocera Mita, which is among the world’s foremost document imaging companies, discloses to firms the exact costs of purchasing and managing laser printers. This is done with the aid of The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculator...

The company has a long history, leading back to humble beginnings when Tanaka Engineering Works was formed in 1875 and soon became a leader in telegraph technology in Japan. In 1939, it merged with Tokyo Electric Company to become the Toshiba Corporation...

Based in Kyoto, Japan, the multi-billion Kyocera Corporation is one of the most respected developers and manufacturers of electronic goods in the world...

A multifunctional black & white printer performs a handful of functions, most namely producing black & white prints. It can come in the form of a laser printer, which can perform the functions of scanning, copying and even faxing...