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

 

It's been ten years since Ricoh introduced the W7140 and W8140, couldn't believe that when I saw this in one of the threads below.  One of the threads was also about the Ricoh 760 scanner. What a difference ten years makes.  Ricoh no longer offers scanners and in the US they only offer one Ricoh manufactured digital duplicator.  Ah, times do change!

IKON Introduces New Printer Line

www.ikon.com . About IKON IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (www.ikon.com) is the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. IKON integrates best-in-class copiers, printers and MFP technologies from leading manufacturers, such as Canon, Ricoh, and Konica Minolta, and document management software and systems from companies like Captaris, Kofax, EFI, eCopy and others, to deliver tailored
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Samsung Deals another Blow to MFP Giants (Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta)

You here it from me over and over, A4 devices are the way to go!Samsung has launched their 6555N Multifunctional System, a 55 page per minute device that incorporates a go here for rest of story
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Weekend Copier Notes from 05/11/08

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4 tandem OPC drums, making paper jam removal difficult, and end user may inadvertently scratch or damage drums when removing jams o Comments from BLI on image quality:  “color saturation was below average”  “output generally not bright enough”  “smoothness, sharpness and color halftone rage were average”  “flesh tones were too red” - Street pricing seen in print for pay market: o Canon imagePRESS C6000VP w/Fiery/LCT/stacker/booklet-maker for $194,000.00. Color click @ $0.052 and b/w clicks
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Océ transforms wide format printing industry with introduction of new Océ CrystalPoin

paper, producing crisp, waterfast high quality images with extremely accurate dot placement. Color and black & white on inexpensive plain paper The first printing system to utilize Océ CrystalPoint technology is the Océ ColorWave 600. With the Océ ColorWave 600, customers can print both color and black & white on lower cost untreated and recycled paper. Most existing color wide format products require specially coated inkjet paper. The Océ ColorWave 600 also prints an A0 sheet (one square meter
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RICOH ADDS MBM CORPORATION

finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries, is joining Ricoh’s Technology Alliance Program as a bronze member. Working with MBM supports Ricoh’s on-going commitment to align itself with partners who share in its vision and dedication to provide the best possible resources for its customers. MBM’s primary divisions focus on security and finishing, including products such as SHREDMAN™ business shredders and Kutrimmer® trimmers, respectively. With identity theft affecting more than
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RICOH’S DOCUMENTMALL™ RECEIVES BOOST FROM KARORA TECHNOLOGIES

.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year. Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents
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Re: usage management

I sold Konica Minolta for 3 years and worked with Konica/Minolta products for 7. One of the major differences between Konica Minolta and Ricoh is administration and ease of use. It is true that Konica Minolta has this feature. The problem with it is that you can not make the quotas time sensitive. It can start to get confusing to the end user when they have to go back in and allow another 100 copies. Ricoh does not have this feature because the designers probably thought that it would
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usage management

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My prospect has told me that the Konica Minolta product they are looking at offers the capability to set specific copy quota's for users so that they may have unlimited b&w, but have 100 color copies per user for example. #1. Is anyone familiar with this feature on the Konica Minolta systems or other manufacturer's systems? #2. Assuming Ricoh products don't offer this, how would you handle this question? Thanks for any input!
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Ricoh Laser vs HP Laser Video

Hello folks. Cut and paste or even click on the link below and watch the U-Tube video on the HP vs the 5100N. We beat them in every category except paper handling. http://www.printershowcase.com/comparison/HiSpeed_Desktop_Laser.asp
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New Ricoh Wide Formats shown at IRGA

MPW 7140 14ppm MPW-5100 (upgrade path from Ricoh 480W) 10ppm Embedded RW-7140 and External RW Controller: Options: Scan, DWF,VIC,CGM Scanning (150-600dpi) (150-1,200TWAIN) Embedded color or external (7140 only) scan2email, scan2file, scan2print, (LED or Color Ink Jet) It's about TIME!!!! More to come soon!
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Production Print Manager needed in California

We have a client in the Bay Area of California (San Fran/Oakland/San Jose) that is looking for an experienced leader with a production print background to build a production print team. Outstanding product line - both hardware & software/solutions, as well as the service and support to back it up. Very aggressive compensation package for the right candidate. If qualified & interested, please forward a copy of your resume to dialrecruiting@comcast.net. You can reach us at 609-567-7889.
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Re: usage management

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If you ignore the cost recovery aspect of Ricoh's Print and Copy Vending Embedded Solution, it may work for you. I assume you would be able to set B&W values to 0 and set color values to 1 with a one hundred limit and get what you need. This is a new product so I haven't actually worked with it. In case my attachment didn't work, the brochure number is R2480.
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Re: Print Management

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My experience with Print Director has just been training. It is just PrintAudit product relabeled with Ricoh's name but I still prefer to get stuff from Ricoh if possible. I think by keeping everything Ricoh (when possible) helps keep everything Ricoh (when possible) if you know what I mean. If everything is from Ricoh, they are less likely to go non-Ricoh when the opportunity arises. I can also promote the idea of keeping everything Ricoh as long as I haven't done a bunch of 3rd party stuff
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Pelican, Fuji Team To Offer New DocuColor Business

volume, high margin print contracts. In a special arrangement with FujiFilm USA, customers of the DocuColor series digital printers will receive a free demonstration copy of the software with their purchase. Certified technicians from FujiFilm USA will install the software and owners of the printers can contact Pelican Software directly to become a Publisher of their memory book applications! Pelican Software is currently used to produce over 125 MILLION printed memory book pages per year
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Spring into Action with Documentmall!!!!

Spring Into Action DocumentMall New Account Promotion -- Valid thru June 15, 2008 Dear Reseller: DocumentMall is pleased to announce the Spring Into ActionCustomer Incentive now through June 15, 2008. The Spring Into Action Promotion offers your customers extraordinary savings – up to 80% – on select DocumentMall Starter Package and MFP Bundles for a complete document management and storage solution. Take advantage of this opportunity to increase the average revenue per MFP sale by offering
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Glue Binding Machines

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With the new Ricoh 906ex series there is inline glue binding. It costs a fortune. Does anybody have any insight into standalone glue binding machines for high volume binding? I have a prospect who uses a standalone Xerox Docubind.
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Automated Fax Reception

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On a recent install of a Savin 9050 with fax option, the customer is not able to receive incoming automated telephone orders from Verizon via the fax option. Ricoh says this is an issue they are working on but have not come up with any solutions yet. The system they had before was the Savin 4035e, and the automated faxes came through fine. Any suggestions other than what Ricoh is telling us?
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Re: Default Username & Password

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Let me inform you of the DISASTER that this can create. The supervisor password should NEVER be accessible for the sales staff or the end-user. The reason for this is if the supervisor password EVER get accidentally changed, (Believe me, sales and customers say that) You CANNOT fix it. You must replace the MAIN board and / or replace the NVRAM which is a nightmare/ and very costly. Just beware of who knows of this specialty login. That is probably why this login has been held in such secrecy
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Re: New B/W 25-50 PPM Engines Receive 2008 BBB Editor's Choice Award

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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess these are Ricoh machines?
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Re: IS760 Scanning Options for speed.

You will increase the speed with the scuzzi, i think dtb and twain is slowing the process down. I have placed one of these in a title company and used the network board and scanned to folder, customer was very happy and the speed was very good. Go with the network board option and mirror what the Xerox is doing.
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Re: Sales Tips

Make a plan for attaining goals that you believe will make you happy. Your mood will very likely increase as your pursue your goal because you will feel better about yourself for going after something you value. And, you will begin to see more sales, which equal more $$$$$.
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Wide Format Scanner Buyer Guide

Found this on the web, good stuff for all of us who are or are thinking of selling wide format scanners. The Quatra is also listed!! See attached file
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MP4000/5000-Rx fax problems

Somebody else must be seeing this...Our MP4000/5000 machines cannot recieve faxes properly when they are generated through IP servers. The line opens but the comm link takes forever and we recieve each page three times. We have set Fax SP1-104-003 bit2=1 per Ricoh Tech Support. Symptoms remained but only the last page came through. Monitor report shows error code 06-21 after each attempt. All incomming faxes from traditional sources work fine. I am being told Ricoh is aware of the problem
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Student proposes chalk as flier alternative

I was so glad to read that the University has finally banned the practice of taping fliers to the concrete on campus. This long overdue policy will not only save the University money, but it will also be a benefit to the environment. Supplies like tape, paper and ink will be spared, and copiers/printers will be less stressed. Furthermore, multitudes of trees will be saved. And despite the fears and worries of some, there are feasible and well-proven alternatives. I would like to offer up one
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IS760 Scanning Options for speed.

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I have an acct. that is testing one of our is760d scanners. Their requirements are all docs will be 400dpi uncompressed Tiff. they have given me some comparisons to a xerox workcenter 7655 they have. Ex. 400dpi 1 sided b/w 60page doc took 36 seconds on xerox. and took 1:36 on the Is760d using usb to pc running dtb with twain driver. Has anybody have or done a comparison of USB vs Ieee1394(firewire) vs SCSI vs Network. Also what about twain vs isa drivers and compatible apps. does the hardware
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