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.
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.
Large format printers
- imagePROGRAF iPF810
- imagePROGRAF iPF820
- imagePROGRAF iPF810 PRO
- imagePROGRAF iPF820 PRO
- imagePRESS C1+
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
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.
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
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.
Wide format printer