The printers of 2008

by Reads (3,781)

Everyone loves a cool new gadget.  So I decided to highlight the new printers that each major manufacturer released in 2008.  Let’s get started!


Brother released five new multi-function centers (MFC) this year including three new all-in-one inkjets, a relatively new direction for the company.

All-in-one inkjets

All-in-one lasers


Canon has introduced several new consumer, office and industrial products to the market in 2008. Since August, they have released over twenty printers in the three printing categories.

Inkjet printers

Dye-sub printers

Laser printers

Large format printers


Dell expanded their printer portfolio twice this fall: first in September with the global launch of two photo printers and again in November with several new releases including a new wide format printer.

Photo inkjet printers

Laser printers

Wide format printer


Epson expanded their all-in-one selection this year with the featured Artisan 800 (you may have seen the commercials this holiday season) and the Stylus NX series


HP went creative with two new Photosmart series for home and small business, a designjet photo printer for professionals and two wide format printers in October.

Photo printers

Wide format printers


Kodak added to their all-in-one printer portfolio this fall with the release of two new printers.


Lexmark introduced several new printers to their home and student line and their professional line as well as added two new color laser printers

Home and student series

Professional series

XL color laser line


Ricoh has a busy fall acquiring IKON but still managed to introduce four new multifunction printers for the office in October.


Samsung expanded its professional printer series with the launch of the CLP-610ND printer earlier this year.


Sony may focus on only photo printers but they still released a brand new professional photo lab this fall and two new photo printers earlier this year.

Digital photo printers

Professional photo lab


Last, but not least, Xerox released three new printers this fall following the summer release of five printers.

Laser printers

Mulitfunction printers

Wide format printer



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