This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of September 2007)

 

Print 17 aka Graph Expo starts tomorrow in Chicago.  I was able to attend last years event in Orlando, however the thought of flying to Chicago and the need to still perform in my day job led me to opt out of Print 17.

I did notice that many of the threads below are from Graph Expo back in 2007.  Thus, you may want to relive those glory days for the imagePRESS C7000VP, or maybe the KonicaMinolta  PRO C5500.  BTW, there some really cools sales threads at then at the end of the blog. I'm checking them out as soon as I finish posting this up.  Enjoy!

Weekend Notes from 9/7/2007

conducted by TrustedReviews.com, image quality is poor § Optional extended warranties do NOT include supplies (toner, drum, fuser, etc.) - GBC announced new in-line options to punch holes in output from production print engines so that the output can be used with GBC Comb Binding machines. These in-line punching systems will be available for: o Ricoh o Xerox o Toshiba o Canon - Toshiba launched new black/white MFP, the e-STUDIO™450s & 500s offering: o adjustable touch screen LCD o letter/legal
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Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRO C5500 Color Production Print System

RAMSEY, N.J. – September 5, 2007– Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop, today announced the introduction of the bizhub PROTM C5500 digital color production printing system . Based on the design and technology of the bizhub PRO C6500, which launched last October, the bizhub PRO C5500 digital printing system delivers up to 55 pages per minute (ppm) in both color and
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New Printers From Canon On GRAPH EXPO

, Canon is providing the tools to get it done.” Representing the largest R&D investment in Canon’s history, the imagePRESS C7000VP, along with a host of imagePRESS Workflow Solutions hardware and software, will be running realistic print applications in the booth. In addition, customers will be able to learn how Canon’s Essential Business Builder program, customized mentoring and business development tools for Canon’s digital presses can help them build a successful digital print business. The Company
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Re: Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRO C5500 Color Production Print System

server provides full VDP functionality, including imposition. It supports all leading VDP formats including PPML, Optimized PDF, Optimized PostScript and VPS (Variable Print Specification). See the bizhub PRO C6500, featuring the IC-304 Controller with Service Pack 2, in action at the 2007 GRAPH EXPO® in Konica Minolta’s booth (# 4436) from September 9-12, 2007. About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. ( www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us ), a
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New Ricoh Unit Dedicated To Production Print

of data center, in-plant and graphic arts environments. Team Assembled During the past several years, Ricoh has been preparing to enter the production printing market. Now, with a dedicated direct sales team, channel operations, and solutions engineers working to define, build, implement and support production solutions, customers have a new alternative as they evaluate vendor offerings. A portfolio of proven, and evolving monochrome and color products, and best-in-class alliance partners
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Re: Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRO C5500 Color Production Print System

is available now through Konica Minolta’s North American direct sales and authorized dealer partners. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub C30PX is $2,570, and the MSRP for the bizhub C30P is $2,271. About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. ( www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us ), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security
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Re: Duplicators Gone Wild?

Art, Looks great Here at Graph Expo... Interestingly Ricoh has added the high end Kodak products to their booth in a "Strategic Alliance Program" Ricoh sells it and gets a finders fee, Kodak gets all the salel, install,service , and aftermarket, what a deal, where can we sign up...lol The same will be happening with IBM in the future, or maybe IBM management blended into Ricoh, Savin, Lanier Management...Just what they need another group of senior useless managers... Today will have more
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Canon/HP Edgeline pricing

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First quote I have seen on the HP.
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Standard Xerox Features

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Looks like Xerox is now coming standard with Data Overwrite.
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Up Coming Ricoh Launches

Sept 07 MP c2000 series SP 3200 SF (Samsung CMC2) MP 2500 MP 2500spf SP W2470 wide format printer only Nov 07 SP 1000sf SP C400DN(Printer) GX3000S (Gelsprinter) GX3050SF (Gelsprinter) GX3050SFN (Gelsprinter) GX 7000 (Gelsprinter) GX 2500 (Gelsprinter) Jan 08 MP C6000 (Color) MP C7500 (Color) MP 2550B MP 2550SP MP 2550SPF MP 3350B MP 3350SP MP 3350SPF MP 4000B MP 4000SP MP 4000SPF MP 5000B MP 5000SP MP 5000SPF Perseus-P1a SP C220N Perseus-P1b SP C221N Perseus-P1c SP C222N Perseus-MF1a TBA
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RICOH AFICIO MP 2500

Ricoh is pleased to announce the introduction of the new MP 2500 Digital Imaging Systems. The Aficio MP 2500 series builds upon the best features of two existing products – the Aficio MP 2000 and the Aficio MP 2510. The Ricoh Aficio MP 2500 adopts the simpler, compact and affordable engine and controller of the MP 2000 with the faster speed, greater productivity and advanced finishing capabilities of the MP 2510. By streamlining these features into one product, the Aficio MP 2500 allows for
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Re: B&W vs. Color pages

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here you go
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Re: MLP36n Print Drivers

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refund their money. They went and bought another HP that they knew would feed the envelopes. Until Ricoh comes out with software that will talk to the printer, this boy won't be selling envelope feeders, unless it is a GelSprinter.
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SDG Newsletter

Bahia Principie Akumal Club Golden —a five-star, all-inclusive resort located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Riviera. It’s paradise personified, and it can be YOURS by achieving $100,000 U.S. (sales totals will be calculated using Print Director/Ricoh’s MSRP pricing) or more in Print Director software sales! The Gran Bahia Principie all inclusive features: five restaurants, six bars, sporting activities, diving, spa, horseback riding, sailing, mini-golf, professional shows, entertainment
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PRINT DIRECTOR SOFTWARE RECEIVES FIVE STAR RATING

efficiencies. DSS is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information. DSS offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands. Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 71-year old
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Re: MP161 network connection problem

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Make sure WINS Server is turned off unless the customer has a WINS Server. Ricoh "out-of-the-box" have WINS ENABLED with the IP ADDRESS of 0.0.0.0. I have seen this to cause a DNS issue when trying to resolve names to IP address for PC on the network. Also, you MUST set the SMB Domain/workgroup correctly or it will not find any PC's on the LAN. The default SMB workgroup/domain name programmed in the MP161 is WORKGROUP. If that is not the customers workgroup/domain name then you WILL get that
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Re: Scan To Email

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By default MS exchange will not let you scan to email outside of your current domain. Attached is a document showing how to make the needed change on the mail server.
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Re: Canon/HP Edgeline pricing

That's interesting. Does anyone know if Danka is going to be selling these nationally, or just regionally? Interesting enough, I was in training for PrintFleet today, and this product was discussed as a big threat.
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Re: New Ricoh Unit Dedicated To Production Print

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com CONTACT: Russell Marchetta Brian Gawron Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom (973) 882-2075 (212) 931-6167 russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com bgawron@peppercom.com RICOH SHOWCASES PRINT PRODUCTION PRODUCTS AT GRAPH EXPO 2007 CHICAGO, September 9, 2007 – Ricoh Americas Corporation is showcasing a wide variety of hardware and software solutions that help streamline document workflow in high-volume print production environments
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Re: Sales Tips

An important part of selling is to keep track of the ratios and numbers so you can understand your pipeline and improve it. How many calls does it take to get an appointment? How many appointments does it take to get a sale? And so on. Eventually, you'll find that it generally takes 10 calls to make an appointment and 10 appointments to make a sale, for instance. Then you'll realize that if you made 1000 calls last month and made $5000, then you'll want to make 2000 calls to make $10,000. Once
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Re: Sales Tips

Suppose you make 100 calls one month and get 20 appointments for the next month, but that next month you're busy going to appointments so you didn't make any calls -- how many appointments will you have on the third month? None. That's because you didn't feed the pipeline. Of course, if you've done any sales already, you're quick to realize that If you made $20000 in sales this month, it's because you made 2000 calls last month. Or something like that. That's the sales pipeline in reality. You
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SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES NEW PRINTER VISION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS USERS

manufacturing, research, design and development process gives the company a significant competitive advantage over other companies who are dependent upon vendors for various core hardware & software components. Samsung dedicates a significant portion of its printing global revenue and scientists to the research and development (R&D) of new printing technologies. This technology investment formula is already prevalent in other committed technologies such as: LCD panel, CDMA handset and DRAM
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