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Trends for office equipment in 2008

By Paperstone on December 21, 2007 in Office Supplies

Office machine and office equipment manufacturers have revealed their predictions for trends in the coming year.

Colour laser technology, which is becoming cheaper, easier to use and increasingly faster, will become even more popular in the coming months, says Hewlett Packard‘s Canadian marketing manager of business printing Jean-Paul Desmarais.

Speaking to eChannel Line, Mr Desmarais said that even small businesses were adopting this type of office equipment.

His views were echoed by Joe Cadeau, vice president of dealer sales with Konica Minolta Canada.

"In addition to reduced operating costs, users are now starting to demand improved colour quality," said Mr Cadeau.

"The market would also like to see advanced features previously only available on high-volume systems introduced to lower-volume, lower-segment colour machines."

However, increased customer productivity was cited as a vital factor in decisions in the coming months according to Paul Patterson, marketing manager at Lexmark Canada.

Bucking the predicted colour trends somewhat, Brother International has just launched a new monochrome laser printer as one of its new office machines.

The HL-2170W features wireless and ethernet network interfaces for flexibility and the company claims it is the first to offer laser printer wireless connectivity at a low price.

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