In this month's Judge's Corner, Tricia Judge provides some context regarding past and current lawsuits that impact core restrictions and prices. The Int’l ITC is preparing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Wiley & Sons case. Read more about the implications of these lawsuits and how you can get involved and help the industry.
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ReIndia Expo 2012 rolled out its fifth edition this year, delivering a potpourri of successful exposition, networking and education. With more than 60 exhibitors and attendance well in excess of 3,000, the three-day show surpassed all expectations and industry forecasts. Find out more about this exciting and growing show.
With quality at the forefront of so many news stories and reports about aftermarket cartridges, one would hope that this year’s testing methods survey would show an increase in testing — and for the most part, it does.
For the next few weeks we'll be spotlighting the "Best Article" nominees in the 2013 Recharger Readers Choice Awards. The full list can be found at rechargermag.com/rca. Read them all, then vote! This week's nominee spotlight is particularly timely, given the recently issued GEO. Litigation between the aftermarket and the OEMs has been a hallmark of our adversarial relationship from the inception of the imaging supplies marketplace. But Canon’s 2012 lawsuit was different from its predecessors. It dealt with a very specific gear on the drum that is addressed in two patents, and affected 44 of the most popular HP cartridges.
Charles Brewer acknowledges that empties have been considered the lifeblood of the remanufacturing industry. No empty, no reman — it’s that simple. In the past, the demand for this most precious raw material was largely met. These days, however, it appears demand for empties is outpacing the supply. Find out more about this change and what is happening today.
While RFID has been around for almost 25 years, the applications for RFID have only recently become more varied and complex — creating some serious consequences to consider as we move forward with this technology.
There are two primary reasons interviewing fails. Find out what these are and how to ensure you don’t continue making these mistakes.
During Hewlett-Packard’s annual shareholder meeting, an interesting question was posed to CEO Meg Whitman: Why isn’t HP as successful as Apple? While in some respects, comparing the two seems like comparing apples to oranges, one thing all companies have in common is that they must decide how they will provide excellent customer service...or suffer the consequences of delivering the exact opposite.
Mike Josiah of UniNet has instructions this month on "Remanufacturing HP LaserJet Pro 300/400 Black and Color Toner Cartridges." The Pro 300 series of color laser printers are based on a 19-21 ppm, black and color, 600-dpi engine, with a first page out in less than 17 seconds. These machines are replacing the CP2025 and CM2320, and other than a few new features, the machines and cartridges are very similar.
The transformation to MPS has been a pain point for many manufacturers, resellers and even end users. Making it even harder is the fact that most printers and MFPs have been designed for transactional sales, not for services. This article highlights some of the elements that should be incorporated in an MPS-ready device.