This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Second Week of April 2008

 

There's a neat link for "Copier Life Expectancy" below.  Again it's late and I need to prep for work in the AM.  Good Selling!!

Weekend Copier Notes from 4/14/08

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develop advancements in liquid crystal displays and invention of laser printer. - Hewlett Packard announced that the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute purchased a HP Edgeline CM8060 color inkjet copier. It was sold by NewCal, a HP/Canon dealer founded in 1991 by two former Kodak employees, Steve Tarpley & Ken Wilkens. - Ricoh announced that is new GlobalScanTM 3.1 option for its MFPs, is powered by Notable Solutions Inc. (NSi) AutoStore document management program. - Konica Minolta’s
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

This was posted on the Canon P4P Today by a former Danka employee: So it finally happened and that is good for the employees it sounds like most will be able to keep their jobs. You can expect that Canon and Toshiba will drop their products so they don't sell to a competitor although Xerox through Global still sells Konica Minolta. The whole industry has their products so over distributed that this can help some. Maybe we can get back to only a few companies selling a few products and getting a
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Konica Minolta and Oce' Strengthens Buisness Alliance

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Office printing systems: Konica Minolta will supply its products to Oce on an OEM basis, from its entire product line. Production printing systems: Both companies will supply products to each other on OEM basis. For the joint developed products, each party will sell through each sales channel with each brand. This strategic business alliance will provide Konica Minolta with entry to one of the most extensive provider in the industry for office as well as production printing systems and related
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Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

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, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub(TM) multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRO(TM) production printing systems; magicolor(R) desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro(TM) monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica
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Ricoh May Miss Profit Target as U.S. Sales

Ricoh May Miss Profit Target as U.S. Sales Decline, Nikkei Says By Jason Clenfield April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Ricoh Co. of Japan may miss its pretax profit target for the 12 months ended March 31 this year because of weak sales in the U.S., the Nikkei newspaper said, without citing where it got the information. The maker of copiers and printers is expected to report pretax profit of 180 billion yen ($1.8 billion) for fiscal 2008, down from an earlier estimate of 192 billion yen, the Nikkei said
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RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION UNVEILS

. Ricoh’s continued dedication developing environmentally friendly products shines through in the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series. These systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified and incorporate superior energy and supply-saving features including Quick Start- Up (QSU) technology, power-saving sleep modes, toner recycling, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions. The products are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant. The Aficio MP 6000 is available at a suggested retail
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CANON U.S.A. ADDS TWO NEW MULTIFUNCTION SYSTEMS TO ITS COLOR imageRUNNER SERIES FOR S

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today announced the addition of the Color imageRUNNER C3480 Series and the Color imageRUNNER C3080 Series. Joining the Color imageRUNNER C2550 announced in February 2008, the Color imageRUNNER C3480/C3080 Series models bring time-savings, performance and high-quality output to smaller offices and workgroup environments. With print speeds of up to 34/30 pages-per-minute (ppm) in monochrome
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

Also, internally Konica/Minolta just announced Alan Nielsen as the SR. VP of Dealer Sales...
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

This was posted last night by another Canon P4P member. Now that Xerox has purchased Global, and KM has purchased Danka...........well that makes a total of 2 large distribution channels that will no longer be Canon re-sellers. The Global deal stung a little, but this is really going to hurt. Maybe Ikon is in Canon's sights? For Canon's sake, I would sure hope so because if I were Ricoh, I know I would be planning my next move. Ricoh dodged a bullet on this one (Danka). If Ricoh were to go
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Used Copier Sales

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We used to do great business in used. Good for the company and great commission for sales rep, seems like used has driedup now - anyone else having the same problem? Any suggestions on how to reverse this trend?
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CANON U.S.A. BRINGS THE POWER OF ITS imageRUNNER LINE TO THE DESKTOP WITH THE ADDITIO

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today introduced two new desktop laser beam printers (LBP) under the imageRUNNER brand name – the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP5970. With the introduction of these models, Canon offers a completely comprehensive array of corporate workflow offerings – from desktop to production. Far beyond the capabilities of other basic laser beam printers, the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP
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CANON U.S.A. DELIVERS TWO NEW PRINT CONTROLLERS TO HELP REALIZE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Helping to elevate the document output process and enhance productivity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today introduced two new print controllers – the ColorPASS-GX200 and the newest version of the imagePASS-H1 – for its line of award-winning Color imageRUNNER models. Designed to help manage processes from document creation to finishing for color-centric business and mid-level production environments, the ColorPASS-GX
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Address Book Upload for Ricoh MP2550

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Could someone give me instructions on how to upload an address book for an MP2550?
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Re: Copier life expectancy

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Jomama Posted Mon April 14 2008 07:51 AM quote: It is actually the law that any manufacturer must maintain parts for 7 years after the last date that the product is sold new. What kind of law? How would that be enforced on overseas manufacturers? Beats me...all I can say is that in the 27 years I've been in the business, I have represented every manufacturer except Xerox and Sharp (including some not around anymore like Saxon and 3M) and everyone says the same thing. How does the U.S. get
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

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Interested to hear that Konica Minolta bought DANKA....rumor out there was that RBS was hoping to acquire them. Will be interesting to see what happens with IKON.
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Re: Salespeople Get No Respect?

so in conclusion to the story, management blamed sales person for cc'ing Red in an email to management. Salesperson thought it would be GOOD that they know also. Nothing is being done about the nasty vm's. Salesperson then stated they will just not acknowledge Red anymore. So, it is almost two weeks later nothing is delivered, backordered from Ricoh on accessories, and no delivery in site for at least 7 or eight more days. Salesperson is now looking for a NEW job!
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

What a crazy industry these days. I don't know if Ikon will be bought by Canon. Rumor says Ricoh or HP.
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

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It make you wonder what Ricoh and Canon, and even The powers to be at Ikon are thinking. If Ikon stay independent they may be able to demand even more discounts from Ricoh and Canon, leveraging the fact that they are the only Big player left and if purchased someone loses.
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Re: Whose is Gonna Acquire Who in 08!

Looks like I forgot to include KonicaMinolta, just goes to show you that you can't figure out this business!
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Re: user codes on ricoh printers

the ricoh cl3500n thanks
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Re: PB3050 on an MP5000

Problem "solved"? We have the basic version of this model, (no HDD, extra memory, etc.) So no auto continue feature. If we add the document server (HDD) we will then gain auto continue. It would be nice if Ricoh mentioned this in compatibility notes (Product Support Guide). We have a customer who may not like paying for an LCT to do large uninterrupted copy jobs, only to find their job incomplete and the copier waiting for them to press the start button again. Thanks for opportunity to
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Re: RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION UNVEILS

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Why no color scanning? This lack cost me a deal against Xerox!!!
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Re: Copier life expectancy

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Ricoh use to claim that they would guarantee parts availability for 7 years after a product was discontinued. Not sure if that still holds true but that was the standard.
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Re: Copier life expectancy

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As for the parts availability of any of the Ricoh series, you can find that info on ROL under the Parts Bulletins.
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Re: Copier life expectancy

Heres how Ricoh does it: "The period of assured parts avialability is seven years from Ricoh Corporation's product discontinuation date. After the Final Month of Assumed Availability for a discontinued model, procurement of such parts may not be available. After the termination of Parts Availability, theere is a high risk of being unable to obtain such parts."
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Re: Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business

I agree, too much distribution has turned the business upside down and profits have never been lower. Now the final move and maybe the coup de grace is HP or Canon making a move for Ikon. Two Big names withs two big pockets. Canon must now protect their market!!
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Re: Kofax Capture compatible with 8025e

I have little experience but I do remember presenting a solution with kofax with a ricoh scanner. At that time I needed to purchase a kofax Adrenaline 650 board for the scanner or the pc, can't remember. You will also need to know what version of Kofax Capture/Ascent Capture they are using. Check with them http://knowledgebase.kofax.com/faqsearch/search.aspx
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Re: Used Copier Sales

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That's puzzling. It should be better now than ever with economic factors being what they are and what does the 2550 do that the 2022 doesn't do? Color scanning? Is that worth paying double? What about used color? We are finally seeing good used color boxes (other than the original 1200 series that we would never put back out) becoming available. Used digital Wide Format has merit if you know where to look. We don't do much cost per copy that includes the equipment but it is a sales strategy
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Kofax Capture compatible with 8025e

Had a customer ask if their Savin 8025e was compatible with Kofax Capture. Can anybody help with this question?
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updated versions of eCopy ShareScan

Ricoh is pleased to announce the launch of updated versions of eCopy ShareScan Essentials and eCopy ShareScan Suite. With Ricoh’s eCopy document imaging solutions, consolidate different document formats – handwritten, paper, electronic – into a single universal format. Paper and electronic processes can now be merged into a single workflow, giving your customers a solution that turns paperwork into paper that works. eCopy is designed to provide your mid- to enterprise size customers an easy to
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Sorters for Duplicators

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I have not been asked this question in 15 years, so I need some help from all. Risograph used to have a 27 bin sorter that could be attached to their duplicators but cost about the same price as the duplicator itself. They were cumbersome and really defeated the purpose of what a duplicator was designed to do, but nevertheless, they did sort. I have a new customer that wants to see if they are still available for the Ricoh series. Ricoh tells me that they are partnering with MBM Corp for
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