You might be interested to know Xerox has already been purchased by FujiFilm in this part of the world. (Australia/New Zealand). As a side issue I see you guys have been having trouble getting Xerox consumables for quite some time!
I haven't noticed any problems with my v2100. I know our Xerox is a separated company to your Xerox.
If there is a takeover then Fuji would be the only solution for the smaller print shop. I agree 100% that no one has really made any significant improvements in the digital toner market. Minor improvements have been made but nothing as significant as what’s going on with inkjet.I believe this is true of all manufacturers of digital toner equipment as they focus on big-iron inkjet machines. With all their R&D energy in that arena, there are only incremental improvements in the quality and efficiency of the machines we use. Xerox users have suffered with toner and drum problems for about two years; an issue that should have been resolved if the company was focused on this market. Combining Xerox and HP will further diminish our choices and increase prices for all users.
Xerox was once an innovator of print technology driven by thousands of talented employees. Being an innovator requires investments in R&D and like so many other corporation Xerox is no longer driven by innovation but rather stockholder greed.why would any company want to buy a copier manufacturer when we all know that "prints-on-paper" is in a declining mode? Today, I rarely "print-to-paper"
The sad part is Xerox was once an innovator of technology period, instead basically gave their best ideas away to Apple / Microsoft etc because they couldn’t see two feet in front of them.Xerox was once an innovator of print technology driven by thousands of talented employees. Being an innovator requires investments in R&D and like so many other corporation Xerox is no longer driven by innovation but rather stockholder greed.
Sure, the print industry is shrinking and it will continue to do so. On the other hand digital printing has grown and continues to grow at a faster pace than the overall economy. Digital printing encompasses so much more than just electrophotography and printing on just paper, Xerox has failed to make investments to move forward in digital printing. But hey no problem, stockholders can just move on to the next corporation to suck the life out of.