The Imaging Channel https://www.theimagingchannel.com The New World of Office Technology Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:30:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Monitor Honors Tawnya Stone Among Top 50 Women in Leasing https://www.theimagingchannel.com/monitor-honors-tawnya-stone-among-top-50-women-in-leasing/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:29:00 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10593 (Cedar Rapids, IA) – In its first issue dedicated to women, the Monitor named GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation’s Tawnya Stone

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(Cedar Rapids, IA) – In its first issue dedicated to women, the Monitor named GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation’s Tawnya Stone as one of the top 50 women in the equipment finance industry. The Nov/Dec issue selected the top 50 women for their “…industry engagement–participation in conferences, committees and volunteering–and industry leadership.” The Monitor is the longest running publication in the equipment finance industry and has a print and digital circulation of 10,000.

“Each woman [in this issue] has demonstrated the ability to lead and inspire others and has left an indelible mark on our industry,” noted Monitor publisher Lisa Rafter. “Until we achieve gender parity in the C-suite and in leadership roles, women are unlikely to receive the attention and visibility they deserve.”

“We are proud to have one of our own honored by the Monitor,” said David Pohlman, GreatAmerica Chief Operating Officer. “This is a testament to Tawnya’s impact as a technology advocate in the equipment financing space.”

Stone joined GreatAmerica in 2011, quickly rising from IT Project Manager to Vice President of Strategic Technology. She is also the past President of the Managed Print Services Association and serves on the Monitor board and Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Technology and Operations committee.

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Epson Debuts First Industrial Direct-to-Garment Printer https://www.theimagingchannel.com/epson-debuts-first-industrial-direct-to-garment-printer/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:56:40 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10587 LONG BEACH, Calif. (Impressions Expo, Booth #2049) – Jan. 16, 2020 – Epson today announced its first industrial direct-to-garment printer –

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (Impressions Expo, Booth #2049) – Jan. 16, 2020 Epson today announced its first industrial direct-to-garment printer – the SureColor® F3070. Designed to provide low total cost of ownership (TCO) and reliability for exceptional performance and savings in high-production print shop environments, the SureColor F3070 is Epson’s first direct-to-garment printer to leverage dual printhead technology and a bulk ink pack system, providing remarkably low ink cost and minimized waste compared to Epson cartridge systems. It touts all new automatic garment height adjustment and easy user maintenance features to increase production and reduce downtime for garment print shops creating custom apparel. The new printer will be on display in Epson’s booth (#2049) at Impressions Expo in Long Beach, Calif. from Jan. 17-19, 2020.

“The printed textile market is seeing tremendous growth, complemented by new printing technology innovation,” said Tim Check, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “We are committed to driving the digital textile market and excited to expand Epson’s award-winning product line to deliver our first industrial direct-to-garment printer for high-production print shops. Designed for mid-to-large size garment printers looking for a high-production, cost-effective equipment, the SureColor F3070 can produce a full-size shirt in about a minute, allowing shops to print hundreds of shirts per day.”

Ideal for digitally printing custom garments on variety of fabric types including cotton, linen and rayon, the SureColor F3070 is designed to meet the increasing market demand for unique clothing driven by the millennial population in the U.S.1 The printer leverages a new dual 2.6-inch PrecisionCore® printhead for high-quality output at production speeds with true one-pass printing for both color and White ink. Coupled with the first bulk ink system integrated into an Epson direct-to-garment printer, it is capable of housing 1.5 liters per color and 3.0 liters of White ink for less frequent refilling, lower operating costs, and less waste.  

First ever automatic printhead height adjustment is set based on garment thickness and texture for optimal print quality without user interference, and easily switches between thin t-shirts and thick sweatshirts with less downtime between garments. Built for reliability, the SureColor F3070 features an ultra-durable linear rail system and CNC milled print carriage, designed for years of production, and features user serviceable parts, including printheads, and low maintenance time ideal for high production print on-demand service providers, fulfilment houses and in-house print on-demand production.

More about the SureColor F3070

Delivering high image quality, productivity and reliability in an affordable, highly intuitive design, the SureColor F3070 offers advanced features for the garment printing industry, including:

  • PrecisionCore Printhead Technology – Dual 10-channel printheads with 16,000 nozzles delivering industrial quality output at impressive production speeds
  • Bulk Ink System – Replaceable bulk ink packs for less frequent ink refilling and lower costs compared to our ink cartridge systems
  • High-Quality Direct-to-Garment Printing – Epson UltraChrome® DG inks* are durable, vibrant and safe, with outstanding color performance, plus equal pricing for color and White inks 
  • Automatic Printhead Adjustment – Optimized for garment thickness for improved print quality without user intervention
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership – Low maintenance time and cost with dedicated cleaning solution channels and fabric head wiper system
  • Fast Loading for More Productivity – Easy-to-use, all-new quick-load platen reduces traditional hoop platen load times
  • Intuitive, Easy-to-Learn Workflow – Updated Epson Garment Creator Software, available for macOS® and Windows®, includes cost estimator, text tools, hot folders, and automation SDK
  • Designed Exclusively for Direct-to-Garment Printing – An entirely purpose-built system featuring Epson’s PrecisionCore printhead, Epson UltraChrome DG ink system and robust hardware
  • Scale Seamlessly – Scale production capability with additional printers featuring an easily repositionable compact design that operates on standard 120v power

Support & Availability

The SureColor F3070 (estimated MSRP $49,995) offers a standard Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, limited on-site warranty with U.S.-based phone support. The Epson SureColor F3070 will be available in July 2020 through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers. For more information, visit www.proimaging.epson.com

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Overcoming the Leadership Gap https://www.theimagingchannel.com/overcoming-the-leadership-gap/ Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:25:18 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10582 Helping imaging dealers move forward progressively There is a divide in leadership today, one that exists at two levels of

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Helping imaging dealers move forward progressively

There is a divide in leadership today, one that exists at two levels of the organization and is perpetuated from the top down. However, this is not an intentional fallacy or devious plot for subordination and mediocrity.  Rather, this divide is the reflection of a deeply rooted and interconnected generation of leaders that rose to success in the same era, making use of similar strategies at similar companies producing similar solutions. Yet today, these successful leaders find themselves, knowingly or not, in conflict with or an obstacle to next-generation success.  In this article, we’ll explore what we will coin the “leadership gap” and will reveal the associated fallout, as well as opportunities to be realized and modes of execution.  

To begin, let’s consider the demographics and motivations of the current leadership in the imaging channel.  When you look around the executive circle predominant in organizations, you will find baby boomers, folks that were born between 1946 and 1964. This means that today these individuals are in their 60s and 70s and looking toward retirement. And when retirement is on the horizon is when the leadership gap is at its strongest.  

Motivations of retiring baby boomers do not align with the motivations of rising talent — Generation X and, in some cases, millennial leaders.  We find that baby boomers look to drive revenue and sell or partner with private equity and seek acquisition growth prior to full earn-out. These motivations pay little attention to the initiatives of active Gen X leaders or the customer base.  

Within this same construct of the leadership gap, we find Gen X professionals focused on new programs, new products, improved deliverables, increased automation and efficiency, changing work environments, alternate communication and meaningful culture.  Gen X leaders are focused on building their teams authentically and improving the business from all angles.  They are still building their careers and are primed for stepping into that next business role, and it is up to the current executive leadership to recognize this energy and the ability to rise even higher than standard complacency by allowing their next-gen leaders to thrive.  Mentor, train, and unleash your best talent!

“Top of the org chart” executives are likely no longer the workflow experts in the company, nor is that where their value should be.  But this expertise does exist within the organization at the next level.  These are the folks who integrate with the front line as well as the customer and set standards of excellence.  Those leaders can and should benchmark their staff for multiple facets of excellence. Additionally, they should justify any project expense in terms of ROI, so decision making and forward progress is supported by positive financial outcome. 

Specifically, look to embrace program review.  What sort of contract types are you supporting, how aged and individual are they and can they be upgraded to eliminate antiquated service models?  What does that do for GP, efficiency, and opportunity cost?  Also, review your billing schedules. Do they still make sense, or can adjustments be made to reduce labor and manage staff planning?  In that vein, please invite your administrative manager to the executive table. On dealership visits, we rarely find administrative representation at the executive planning table, yet this person oversees the abilities and systems for executing program deliverables.  Explore distribution billing and the many benefits to be had at the organization: revenue and profit by device, sales planning, tax compliance, and automating customized invoicing to name a few.  

HINT – don’t be discouraged by a CFO that rebukes due to historical accounting.  There has to be a cutover for excellence at some point, and back-end accounting needs cannot govern front-end deliverable effectiveness.  Don’t be discouraged by the weight of the task of converting contracts.  Apply a system, schedule, and deadline instead, as everything in business comes back to process!

When you begin to explore your current systems, you have the opportunity to start asking questions again.  Interview your team to understand how each member views their job responsibilities as well as their job authorities.  To have authorities by role, we must introduce controls to each position.  Controls allow for excellence and management to best practice.  They also increase employee autonomy and contribution while creating efficiencies for all.  

In a time of increased customer-centricity and disruptive competition, the organization must continue to develop internally, improve customer offerings and accessibility, and increase employee commitment, as skilled and creative tenured talent will be critical to narrowing the leadership gap and ensuring lasting success.

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Kelley Imaging Systems Acquires Tongass Business Center https://www.theimagingchannel.com/kelley-imaging-systems-acquires-tongass-business-center/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 22:31:33 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10577 January 2019 – Mike Dudek and Rich Wisniewski of Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” served as the advisor to Tongass Business Center, Inc. an Alaska

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January 2019 – Mike Dudek and Rich Wisniewski of Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” served as the advisor to Tongass Business Center, Inc. an Alaska dealer, and its owners Marvin and Lani Davis on the sale of assets to Kelley Imaging Systems, Inc.  Terms of the transaction are confidential.

About Tongass Business Center (www.imagesysgroup.com)

Tongass Business Center, Inc., headquartered in Ketchikan Alaska with a branch office in Juneau, was owned and operated by Marvin and Lani Davis since 1995.  Tongass Business Center, an independent office products and machine dealer, was authorized by Sharp, HP, S.P. Richards, Essendant and Hon, and provided customers throughout Southeast Alaska with document imaging solutions, including office equipment, services, supplies and furniture.

About Kelley Imaging (www.kelleyimaging.com)

Kelley Imaging Systems, headquartered in Kent (Seattle) Washington, is owned and operated by Aric Manion, President.  Kelley Imaging Systems is one of the largest privately-owned office technology companies in the Pacific Northwest with 31 offices in Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Oregon and Washington.  Kelley Imaging is a single-source provider for all office automation needs, including: Digital Transformation Solutions, Copiers & MFPs, Wide Format Printers, Managed IT, Managed Print Services and Mailing Solutions. As the partner-of-choice for hundreds of organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest, Kelley Imaging is able to deliver the best of both worlds – a single single-source vendor with the presence and responsiveness of a local company, backed by the strength and resources of the world’s foremost technology leaders.

About Zygoquest Group and Mike Dudek (www.zygoquest.com)

Mike Dudek, an attorney and CPA, is the owner of Zygoquest Group “seeking to unite” which provides customized merger & acquisition services to buyers & sellers of companies.  Zygoquest is the #1 M&A authority in the office products industry.  Mike Dudek & Rich Wisniewski are authors of over 500 consummated M&A transactions including many technology services acquisitions during their careers. Prior to founding Zygoquest, Mike Dudek was Vice-President of Acquisitions for IKON Office Solutions, a $5.5 billion NYSE company acquired by Ricoh Corporation.  Mike Dudek has evaluated transactions ranging from the smallest transactions to the largest deals in the office products industry – from million-dollar deals to billion-dollar deals.  The Zygoquest website contains deals you will recognize.  See www.zygoquest.com.

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Pete Klauck Joins Clover Imaging as Executive Vice President of Sales, OPSS and Distribution https://www.theimagingchannel.com/pete-klauck-joins-clover-imaging-as-executive-vice-president-of-sales-opss-and-distribution/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:43:41 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10574 Chicago, IL — Clover Imaging Group (“Clover Imaging”) is pleased to announce that Pete Klauck will join the team as the

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Chicago, IL — Clover Imaging Group (“Clover Imaging”) is pleased to announce that Pete Klauck will join the team as the Executive Vice President of Sales, OPSS and Distribution, reporting directly to Clover Imaging’s President, Eric Martin.

Coming from HP’s Commercial Distribution Supplies organization, Klauck has many years of industry experience in driving supplies sales for the distribution and reseller channels as well as the OPSS partners.

Klauck joins Clover Imaging with an impressive track record and an extensive background in contractual sales motions, MPS go-to-market strategies and the creation of partner-based programs that drive results.

As EVP of Sales, OPSS and Distribution, Klauck’s role will enable him to apply his significant skill sets in strategic thinking and relationship building to foster increased engagement, sales, and revenue with Clover Imaging’s OPSS and distribution partners.

“I am extremely excited to begin work with the team at Clover. Their strategic mix of exceptional products and cutting-edge technology tempered with their firm commitment to sustainability gives them a definite edge over the competition. I see so many possibilities for programs that not only drive sales and revenue but provide measurable benefits for our partners and our planet,” said Klauck.

Eric Martin, President of Clover Imaging Group, expressed his enthusiasm for Klauck’s work — both past and future. “We are thrilled to welcome Pete to our team and are excited about the many ideas he has to increase new opportunities utilizing our strong emphasis on technology and environmental responsibility.”

Klauck is a passionate supporter of the City of Hope and looks forward to continuing to serve as Tech Committee Chair and partner with the City of Hope.

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EO Johnson Business Technologies Acquires Standard Dynamics, Inc. https://www.theimagingchannel.com/eo-johnson-business-technologies-acquires-standard-dynamics-inc/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:56:00 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10589 Wausau, WI – EO Johnson Business Technologies has acquired print finishing equipment and media solutions company Standard Dynamics, based in

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Wausau, WI – EO Johnson Business Technologies has acquired print finishing equipment and media solutions company Standard Dynamics, based in Burnsville, Minnesota. The move extends EO Johnson’s Production Print division to include additional finishing equipment, supplies, service and expertise for the benefit of customers. The acquisition was finalized January 3, 2020.

“With the acquisition of Standard Dynamics, we will be able to provide broader expertise than ever before to our clients,” explained Mary Jo Johnson, CEO and Owner of EO Johnson Business Technologies. “For more than 85 years, Standard Dynamics has been a successful provider of print finishing equipment, and their expertise is a perfect complement to our existing world-class production equipment and wide-format systems. Clients will have more choices than ever before, including expansion into paper folders and cutters, perfect binders, saddle-stitchers and booklet-makers.”

Standard Dynamics brings an award-winning team of experts in print finishing and packaging equipment, printable media, CNC machining and metal fabrication. Companies who depend upon Standard Dynamics for these technologies will continue to receive the highest level of customer service and have access to the expanded range of products and services that EO Johnson provides. This combined offering creates a one-stop shop for production printing needs, from start to finish.

“This is a great marriage of two companies,” explained Al Hillmann, President of Standard Dynamics. “We are thrilled to be a part of EO Johnson’s fastest growing division. With our extensive finishing expertise, our shared commitment to excellence, and our leadership and passion in the Midwest’s print communications industry, this was such a good fit for both of us. I am also very excited for my staff and the opportunities it brings for them. Like Mary Jo, I believe we are a family, and I’m so proud to be working alongside them in the twilight of my career.”

The addition of Standard Dynamics and their expertise provides diversified product lines to EO Johnson clients, including respected industry brands such as Standard Horizon, Challenge, Epson, OKI, and Perfecta. This acquisition marries two like-minded companies with a common goal of becoming the world-class leader in digital print and finishing products in the Midwest.

About EO Johnson Business Technologies

At EO Johnson Business Technologies, we live by one promise: to make your business better. As a world-class business technologies and managed IT services leader, EO Johnson also provides managed print services, secure document management, scanning, business process improvement, production print and wide format equipment. With seven offices throughout the Midwest, thousands of valued customers, and more than 60 years of delivering world-class service, we can help you work smarter, not harder. Learn more about how our experts can help you achieve your business goals, manage your networks, grow your business and serve your customers: www.eojohnson.com.

About Standard Dynamics

Standard Dynamics, Inc. proudly serves businesses large and small throughout the upper Midwest specializing in print and print finishing solutions along with award-winning 24/7 service and support. With well-established relationships, the Standard Dynamics team brings superior expertise and genuine passion to every customer experience. We thrive on continuous engagement with our customers, from identifying a potential technology solution through installation and reliable support.

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Konica Minolta and Google Cloud Announce Partnership https://www.theimagingchannel.com/konica-minolta-and-google-cloud-announce-partnership/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:26:13 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10568 Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce its status as a Google Cloud

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Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce its status as a Google Cloud Premier Partner. The new alliance will enable the company and its dealer partners to offer the full suite of Google Cloud solutions. This builds upon Konica Minolta’s strategy to provide the most comprehensive portfolio of intelligent connected workplace solutions.

As Google Cloud’s Premier Partner for the office technology industry, Konica Minolta will deliver its productivity and collaboration solutions. The relationship will also facilitate technical development of advanced productivity tools between the two organizations, all built on the Google Cloud. This furthers Konica Minolta’s mission to bring to market tools that enable businesses to better manage their digital transformation.

“As our industry changes and evolves, business transformation is key to maintaining profitability,” said Rick Taylor, President and CEO, Konica Minolta. “Our partnership with Google Cloud allows us to integrate new technologies into our offerings, enabling the intelligent connected workplace and providing our customers with opportunities for revenue growth.”

“This is a bold step, as the partnership represents the first of its kind in our industry, and Konica Minolta is excited to create this opportunity for its dealer partners and customers,” said Mark Simons, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Konica Minolta. “We are proud to lead the way for our technology clients by leveraging the cloud to improve the storage and sharing of data.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Konica Minolta as a Google Cloud partner,” said Kevin O’Kane, Managing Director, Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Their expertise in business transformation will be an asset for organizations planning and executing their moves to the cloud and we look forward to collaborating closely to enable customer success.”

As part of its acceleration plan to empower small to medium-sized businesses with the latest technologies to ensure continued success, Konica Minolta’s suite of comprehensive IT services, office technology solutions and consulting services deliver a connected platform to enable companies to build their Workplace of the Future™.

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POA’s Leap to $400 Million https://www.theimagingchannel.com/poa-leap-to-400-million/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 01:01:26 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10557 Wondering what the Pacific Office Automation Sales Kickoff could possibly look like? So were we.

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Wondering what the Pacific Office Automation Sales Kickoff could possibly look like? So were we, so we took Doug Pitassi up on his invitation and attended. The company is marching toward $400 million in annual revenue and has a whopping 250 sales reps out there hitting the streets – I saw a LOT of Gen Z in the group!

It all started with a reception sponsored by Canon Friday night at a cool rooftop bar that included vendor partners as well as the sales team. Doug Pitassi kicked it off with a casual vibe and a toast.

On Saturday the real business began – opening with both a professional ballet troupe and a hip-hop group with an assist from Konica Minolta as the event’s official entertainment sponsor. Dance was a recurring theme throughout the meeting as you will see below. Doug Pitassi “entered the room” by parachute, pointed toes included!

A poignant tribute to CFO Gerry Romjue, who passed away in November, was delivered by POA CEO Terry Newsom. POA had invited the entire Romjue family to the event; sitting nearby I could see how touched they and the entire room were by Terry’s heartbreaking but meaningful memorial.

The conversation this year was about taking the leap in 2020 and getting out of your comfort zone, and there were definitely a few uncomfortable moments for both the participants on stage as well as the audience. The POA choir managed to roll every department of POA into the fun with a medley of hits extolling pledges by department leaders on how they plan to challenge the status quo. We were blown away by the talent displayed on stage – it’s unbelievable to watch these imaging channel professionals rolling out some world-class entertainment and realizing their day jobs are in accounting or sales or service at POA.

Mixed in with the POA team were professional acrobats performing in little vignettes during stage changes and dancers helping the POA team look like they were born to classical ballet. There were some fun challenges for the top 40 sales staff involving “food mysteries” and then a sort of “Dancing with the Stars” contest was reserved for the top 10.  Elaborate costumes and a whole lot of work and creativity were involved!

The banquet and awards dinner concluded the evening and included an incredible performance by 14-year old “violin prodigy” Giovanni Mazza, who regularly plays solo violin for the NBA.

I guess this is what it takes to grow to $400 million in the imaging channel – that’s a crazy high bar for everyone else!

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ThinPrint’s ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktop is Citrix Ready Certified https://www.theimagingchannel.com/thinprints-ezeep-for-windows-virtual-desktop-is-citrix-ready-certified/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:41:24 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10494 BERLIN/DENVER, January  13, 2020 – ThinPrint, the leading enterprise print management expert and selected Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop launch partner, today announced that its ezeep for Windows

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BERLIN/DENVER, January  13, 2020 – ThinPrint, the leading enterprise print management expert and selected Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop launch partner, today announced that its ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktophas been verified as CitrixReady®. ThinPrint’s ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktop, the industry’s only cloud printing solution designed to support Windows Virtual Desktop, completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure.

The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance workspace, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix.  Customers can be confident that ThinPrint’s ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktop has successfully passed all Citrix-established tests and can be trusted to work effectively with all Citrix Apps and desktops in a company’s existing print infrastructure so that employees can easily access and use any available printer.

ThinPrint’s ezeep is the only cloud print solution that can easily deliver Printing-as-a-Service for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Azure. Unlike other print management options, ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktop was specifically designed to work seamlessly with Windows Virtual Desktop to move the entire printing process to the cloud.  It automates the entire workflow so that organization no longer have to worry about drivers, operating systems, or end devices.  As a result, users – including mobile and remote workers – can simply print, anytime and anywhere needed.

“For more than 20 years ThinPrint and Citrix have partnered to bring the best solutions to its customers and the focus on the modern workplace is no exception,” said Christoph Hammer, CEO of ezeep Inc. “ThinPrint’s ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktopclearly demonstrates this ongoing relationship. As a Citrix Ready partner for our latest solution, we can continue to deliver the highest quality experience for our customers.”

Customers can currently test ezeep for Windows Virtual Desktop in an extended free trial at https://www.ezeep.com/windows-virtual-desktop-printing/

ezeep for Azure is listed in the Citrix Ready Marketplace: https://citrixready.citrix.com/thinprint/ezeep-for-azure.html

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New Toshiba Receipt Printers Enhance Hospitality Point-of-Sale Customer Experience https://www.theimagingchannel.com/new-toshiba-receipt-printers-enhance-hospitality-point-of-sale-customer-experience/ Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:40:08 +0000 https://www.theimagingchannel.com/?p=10492 LAKE FOREST, Calif., January 13, 2020 —Toshiba America Business Solutions is introducing durable, splash-resistant point-of-sale (POS) receipt printers for the

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LAKE FOREST, Calif., January 13, 2020 —Toshiba America Business Solutions is introducing durable, splash-resistant point-of-sale (POS) receipt printers for the hospitality market.

Toshiba’s HSP Series POS printers feature a rugged IP21-certified, splash-resistant design to protect against solid objects and liquids prevalent in bar, restaurant and hotel environments.  The IP standard classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of objects, including accidental human contact, dust, and water in electrical enclosures.

Printing crisp and clear receipts at up to 350 millimeters (14-inches) per second with true 16-bit grayscale resolution further separate Toshiba’s newly-introduced printers, meant for the hospitality industry.  This quality and speed ensure timely and accurate sales, receipts and communications.

The HSP Series seamlessly integrates into compact hospitality environments and even offers horizontal or vertical printing options.  Furthermore, Plug-n-play emulation and compatibility with common 24-volt power supplies allow hospitality businesses to easily exchange Toshiba’s receipt printers for other models.

Additionally, the HSP Series is easy to use and delivers high availability without IT staff intervention for these demanding environments.  Jam prevention technology featuring multiple paper detection sensors helps eliminate receipt tie-ups while notifying users when media needs replacing.  Effortless component substitution – including one-touch print head replacement – optimizes POS system uptime while simplifying operations.  Hospitality businesses may also appreciate the printers’ paper and energy efficiency.  Toshiba’s eco-conscious and ENERGY STAR®-compliant HSP Series systems are light on power while they reduce paper waste by eliminating unnecessary whitespace.

“Toshiba’s HSP Series presents an ideal point-of-sale receipt printing solution for the demands of today’s hospitality market,” said Toshiba America Business Solutions Chief Marketing Executive Bill Melo.  “Combining splash-resistance within a compact and durable design, our new systems allow hospitality businesses to provide a more efficient and frictionless customer journey.”

HSP Series receipt printers may now be purchased through authorized Toshiba resellers.  For more information about Toshiba products, or to locate an authorized Toshiba dealer in your area, please visit www.business.toshiba.com.

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