This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago (First Week of January 2003)

 

I'm elated that the Print4Pay Hotel can now offer data going back to 2003!  Can you believe it 15 years of press releases, posts from members, answers from members. There is no other copier industry site that can offer this!  Enjoy these threads from 15 years ago this week!

Rioch Press Release

by Xerox. "We are managing to move forward in a very difficult environment," says Tatsuo Hirakawa, Ricoh's deputy president. "Despite the generally gloomy global economic outlook, especially in the U.S., we still believe we can achieve record sales and earnings this year," he says, while declining to make a specific prediction. Consensus estimates call for the company to earn $3.83 per share for the 12 months ending next March, an increase of 9%, and $4.04 per share the following year. "Ricoh
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Konica

-directional Parallel, USB and 10/100 BaseT interfaces PCL5c® Emulation and Genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3 compatibility Available with duplex printing capability (dxn model) Pricing and Availability An affordable competitive option, the Konica 7812 is available through Konica's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (SRP) for the 7812n is $3,999 and the 7812dxn is $5,499. Konica Business Technologies Inc. Visit Konica
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Merger.......Will it Work?

Konica, Minolta Unveil Merger Plan 2 hours, 10 minutes ago Add Technology - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Edmund Klamann TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Konica and Minolta, two film photography giants struggling for a foothold in the digital era, unveiled a merger plan on Tuesday that they hope will put them in the big league of camera and office machine makers with Canon and Ricoh. Reuters Photo Related Quotes NIKKEI HPQ DJIA NASDAQ ^SPC
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Xerox DOC 12 vs 6513 Matchprint

From: salesguru3 (Original Message) Sent: 10/31/2002 2:55 PM Hey, I am in against Xerox on a Doc12 and my client needs this device to be able to do match print type proofing. He says the Werox can do it and it is because of the Imation Front End on the Doc12. What does that mean and can the 6513 now, or will it be able to with the graphic arts package and the E820 controller? THANKS!!!
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Sharp Digital (Old RE-POST)

From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 6/20/2002 3:04 PM Need help against Sharp Digtial, am competing against 10 - 35 ppm. Can anyone lend a little insight about any shortcomings or stregnths? Thanx, Art
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Ricoh Contact for Scan Router

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 5/9/2002 6:34 AM Where can I find more information on scan router lite and Pro? Reading material, launch , etc.
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Re: Xerox DOC 12 vs 6513 Matchprint

From: ricohaficio Sent: 10/31/2002 4:35 PM Our 6513 with the e-820 can do the occasional match print (the customer high quality with matching colors) that needs to go to press. The match print must do exactly that (match) what comes off of the four color (SWOP) press. I have sold 4506 's and 6513's to do this for some of my P4P accounts. The 4506 and 6513 with fierys will fair very well. The Xerox solution is not a match print maker, if it was they would call it that. It will suffice like ours
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Re: Xerox DOC 12 vs 6513 Matchprint

From: salesguru3 Sent: 10/31/2002 4:43 PM Thanks for the info. The client told me that Xerox is proposing an Imation Front End which is match print certified and also GATF certified (which I presume is a standard in the graphic arts world) I am thinking that with the E820 Fiery RIP and with the graphic arts package that we will be ale to get close to that quality. The really interesting thing about this is that the client said that Xerox is considerably less expensive than I was and I was
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Re: Xerox DOC 12 vs 6513 Matchprint

From: ricohaficio Sent: 10/31/2002 5:35 PM I'm sure if you look through EFI's web page you'll find some cool information to help fight the battle against Xerox. I have seen the Xerox in P4P and have won and lost, the only one I lost was due to the customer also needing a docutech solution upgrade. Xerox threw in the Doc12 as long as he upgraded his Docutech. Docutech was then using Splash as their color server, EFI bought Splash about a year and a half ago. You have to use DMAPL Level
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Re: email shown

Yeah, take it easy my friend, I not sure what I was was doing and thinking. From creating the new kyocera board, then transferring to the new web site from th old msn site. Then calling for sales and following up. I am just about shot for the day. It was hard to read wasn't it? LOL Art
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Re: AS400 Connectivity

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From: Lee Sent: 8/27/2002 9:41 PM I'll try to help here if I can: Ricoh has an excellent white paper on AS/400 printer setup located here (under white papers). http://www.ricoh-usa.com/support/knowledgebase.asp You can also look on Aficio League, as they have some information on the OMS400 software located in the Info Center under Sales Information Guides and Output Management Software. Your contact for AS/400 connectivity at Ricoh should be Mike DeBenedetto at 1-973-882-2000 ext 3173. He is
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Re: Konica

From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 3/21/2002 2:43 PM Konica Business Technologies Announces Partnership With Equitrac Corporation, Offering Advanced Document Accounting to Customers Konica Business Technologies, Inc., a provider of digital imaging solutions and a subsidiary of Konica Corporation, announced a partnership with Equitrac Corporation, a provider of Document Accounting Systems (DAS) and automated Cost Recovery solutions. Through this new relationship Konica will now be able
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Re: Konica

network settings Graphical PCL5e/6 and PostScript(R)3 print drivers Pricing and Availability The Konica 7135 is available through Konica's North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 7135 is $7,800. MSRP for the IT-101 and FS-107 is $315 and $2,110, respectively.
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Scan Router Pro Costs

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 5/9/2002 11:15 AM What is the cost for Scan Router Pro, I have a sales cost of $633., is this in line with everyone else?
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Re: Scan Router Pro Costs

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From: ricohaficio Sent: 5/10/2002 6:37 AM How it all started....., Just a quick story for those of you who don't know. A few months after the 850 was first introduced, I was able to secure a demo for the 850 at one of my potential accounts. This account is a copy center and is a Canon House. The owner is a great guy, I had been courting his business for about a year before the demo. He stated that as long as the copy quality is similar to the Canon iR600's he would pull the trigger. They make
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Re: CL 5000 Released

From: Docusultant Sent: 12/19/2002 4:43 PM Yes it will! Ricoh previewed the Aficio 3250 (I think) @ Vision 02 in Orlando this fall. I think the release date is end of first quarter of 03. Art
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Re: Xerox DOC 12 vs 6513 Matchprint

rom: Graham Sent: 10/31/2002 6:05 PM I have a hard time believing that you are out of the ball park on the 6513 unless Xerox has done some major price reductions. I lost one with an E-820 to Xerox based on print samples alone (The print samples from the Xerox were from a system that and an additional $10K option installed on it NOT what they bought) now the customer is regretting buying the Xerox. We were lower than Xerox at DMAP6. Remember, you can use DMAP6 cost for Any print for pay customer.
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Re: 3800C Fuser Yields

Art, The Fuser Unit yield is impacted more by the number of pages per set. The lower the number of pages per set, the lower the yield on the Fuser Unit. This is pretty much true with all Color laser printers on the market today, not just Ricoh. Hope this helps. TOP | Post | Reply | Reply/Quote | Email Reply | Delete | Edit Previous | Next | Previous Topic | Next Topic Topic: Please elaborate (3 of 3), Read 2 times Conf: Printers From: Arthur Post (salmonrive@msn.com) Date: Thursday, October
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Re: Imagine

From: pkpetenj Sent: 12/4/2002 7:09 AM Ted, No need to imagine. I already work for the biggest producing dealership(not sure if that's right word) Ricoh has. Pete
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Re: email shown

This website looks great. Everyone did a great job on the creation. It can only help us become better salesreps. Looking forward to lots of usefull information and feedback Don
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Re: Page Numbering and Stamping

From: Ted Sent: 11/22/2002 6:28 AM I'm sure it would not have been difficult for Ricoh to put the same features, i.e. all the user stamp functions and booklet making mode on the 3800CMF. However, they still need a reason for us to sell the B (&W) 35cpm machines. Once they get the cost of the black toner cost down, the 35cpm, in my opinion, will become obsolete. You can easily cost justify the 3800CMF vs the AF1035 with all the extra you get. Just the cost of the Black is too high right now.
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Re: 3850 & Camera Ready Art

From: JasonR Sent: 10/11/2002 7:32 AM Remember that even Ricoh is saying that the 3850 is BUSINESS color, as such there is no way this machine can be used for "real" proofing. A lot of people throw around the word proofing when they mean "prints we can do before we show this to the customer" or "prints shown to the customer with an understanding this isn't a "press proof". I'm glad to hear the 3850 output looks good, and for "camera ready art" while it isn't the machine I would pick, I'm sure
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Re: 3800 Help

From: Graham Sent: 9/22/2002 3:37 PM From what I understand, you can turn off the automatic callibration (callibration sometimes gets in the way of time when printing) I know this is not recommended by Ricoh. The printer automaticly callibrates everytime it is turned on and from time to time during operation. If you auto callibration off, it will only callibrate when it is power cycled. This could possibly be the problem that you are having and why it is good to go after powercycled. Just an
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Re: Huh?

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From: Mr. Tibbs Sent: 7/15/2002 7:29 AM I'm not too sure about the Ricoh AP4500 Printer, but the AP3800C can be "secured" so that only hosts with a certain IP scheme can print to it. Try to configure the Access Control Address and the Access Control Mask on the NIC. If you read your network manual, it will explain how to set this up. Hope this information helps....
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Re: Huh?

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From: Lee Sent: 7/15/2002 8:42 PM I was playing around with some searches on the www some time back and found two Xerox 24ppm printers located at a major university in Great Britain. I was able to submit print jobs over the internet and watch the status of the controllers change from ready to printing and back to ready, read the counters, watch them increment, etc. Thanks! Lee
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Re: 3800CMF Counter

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From: ricohaficio Sent: 8/1/2002 12:34 PM I don't, but would bet that Hecon at www.hecon.com would be able to fugure it out, or even call the product manager @ ricoh for this. Art
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Re: Printing from Word Perfect

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From: ricohaficio Sent: 9/18/2002 4:32 PM I believe there is a "tweek", I had a similar problem a few years ago. There is a setting somewhere is WP, have the customer or you call WP to find it. Art
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Re: Printing from Word Perfect

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book so he can learn it. What a mess! As for setting the number of prints, you can also do it from the front screen, you just need to make sure the coalate box is unchecked. Since this is a known issue (the coalate box) hopefully, in time Ricoh will do something to simplify this for the customers within their drivers.
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Re: IP Printing

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From: ricohaficio Sent: 9/25/2002 7:40 AM ----- Original Message ----- From: salmonrive To: Print4PayHotel@groups.msn.com Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 9:37 AM Subject: Re: IP Printing Jason: If my post seems confusing it probably is because I am when it comes to Mac's and some of the scan router lite issues. Here's what I would like to do. There is an existing MAC network in a school that has forty class rooms, each class room has a mac that is on the network. The Server is a Mac, and
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Re: IP Printing

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From: Docusultant (Original Message) Sent: 9/25/2002 8:53 AM I have spoken to our printer DSM at Ricoh, we were talking about scan router lite and macs. Yes, I realize it can't be done. However, he mentioned that the printers have the capability for IP printing? A few questions. 1. Could we plug an Aficio 1022 w/scan router lite and have the docs directed to the printer for IP printing? No, this is not a capability of any of the ScanRouter Products. 2. Is IP printing controlled by Smart Net
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Re: Sharp Digital (Old RE-POST)

From: spressomon Sent: 6/20/2002 4:54 PM All I can tell you the few departments within one of my major accounts (local county) hates all their Sharps, even the newer digitals. They are not reliable and very service intensive. Their pricing structure (both hardware and service rates) are always more than our GSA Equiv. Additionally I have had to buyout a number of these leases, even in our local county government installations, due to poor quality, reliablility and lack of support from Sharp
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Re: Sharp Digital (Old RE-POST)

From: Lee Sent: 6/20/2002 10:10 PM I was on the phone with a network administrator some time back. He was telling me about how his other vendor had left him high and dry on new drivers for the latest operating systems. They were Sharp products. Wish I had more to pass along... Thanks! Lee
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Doculex

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 8/12/2002 3:57 PM DocuLex Named to Deloitte & Touche 'Fast 50' DocuLex, creator of document imaging software programs PDF.Capture and Document Search, has been named to Deloitte & Touche's 'Fast 50' for 2002, a distinction documenting the fastest growing technology companies in Florida. "The Deloitte & Touche designation is an honor," said Carl J. Strang III, President of DocuLex. "DocuLex's growth is testament to providing document imaging software
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O MASS?

30%. Plus, you'll learn legal arguments for a storage usage policy, how to get senior management buyoff, security reasons for a storage usage policy, how to roll out your policy to employees, cost factors, and more. Download this informative, educational white paper today! Only from Precise SRM. http://101offer.com/goto/?ENS12502 ******************************************************************* Tan Khiang, sales director for the Australian and New Zealand markets at Tandberg Data, provided an
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3800C Fuser Yields

Date: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 04:27 PM Ricoh, Our top tech says that the fuser units in the AP3800C is only good for 33,000 pages when printing in 4 color, is this true???? Art
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3800CMF and Saddlestitcher

From: Ted (Original Message) Sent: 10/11/2002 2:04 PM Art et. al., See if there are any plans to put a saddle stitch finisher on the 3800CMF. I, and I'm sure a lot of you could really use it if Ricoh offered it. Thanks, Ted
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3800 CMF Paper Supply

From: couchpotato Original Message) Sent: 12/20/2002 8:30 AM Why does Ricoh take away the LCT option for the 3800CMF? I know that when Printer only configurations are used it is available. It seems crazy to claim 200k per month volume w/ 1500 sheet paper supply (oh, don't forget the 100 sheet bypass). Any ideas?
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Las Vegas 2002 Comdex

From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 1/2/2003 12:32 PM Las Vegas, Nevada, November 18, 2002- Ricoh Corporation, the Dependable DigitalTM output company, has aligned with high-end software companies, and will display their solutions with Ricoh products at Comdex Fall 2002 in the Ricoh Booth # 7032 in Las Vegas, Nevada "We are pleased to be affiliated with such top-tier companies this year at Comdex" said Kirk Yoshida, President and CEO of Ricoh Corporation. "All of our alliances offer
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Factoring the Total Cost of Copier & Printer Ownership for Customers: Are You Doing Your Homework?

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going to break down. But who in the history of using printers has been lucky enough to never deal with a malfunctioning one? Step 3: Compare the Cost of Warranty To aid in choosing a printer, as the sales manager it is your job to help Fred understand that although machines can sometimes be very competitive in price, to prevent costly maintenance expenses, Fred will need to look at the total picture. Warranty CLP1 CLP2 1 Year $549 $549 2 Year $899 $899 5 Year $1,279 $1,199 Warranty for warranty
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Looks Nice!

It looks good so far. I like the fact that we have a picture of the CL5000 and the Ricoh Website and the Aficio League don't have it yet
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Imagine

From: Ted (Original Message) Sent: 12/4/2002 6:33 AM Can y'all imagine if a group of us got together in a large Metropolitan area and opened up our own Ricoh, et al. Dealership? We could be the biggest, best and highest producing Dealership in the country. And I only say that half jokingly!!!
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IP Printing

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From: Docusultant (Original Message) Sent: 9/25/2002 6:53 AM I have spoken to our printer DSM at Ricoh, we were talking about scan router lite and macs. Yes, I realize it can't be done. However, he mentioned that the printers have the capability for IP printing? A few questions. 1. Could we plug an Aficio 1022 w/scan router lite and have the docs directed to the printer for IP printing? 2. Is IP printing controlled by Smart Net Monitor? 3. Could there be a way to set a scan server next to
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AP204 Problem

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 4/16/2002 5:31 PM I have a customer who has produced 18K on their AP 204 and have replaced a drum, upper fuser roller, and an oil supply pad (is this the fuser cleaner). All this was done around the 14K range. Now the unit squeaks and streaks when doing more than 10 pages at a time. Help! One thing, at one thime they tried to copy onto a sheet of Glossy ink jet paper. They showed it to me. I said they were very lucky to get it out. Could there still
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Oki C7200

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 3/21/2002 3:40 PM OKI C7200 Ranked #1 Color Printer By Smart Computing Oki Data Americas, Inc. continues its streak of industry awards for its durable line of color LED printing solutions by recently having the OKI® C7200 ranked the number one color printer in its class by Smart Computing magazine. The review and top printer list recently appeared on the magazine's website. According to the recently posted review, the OKI C7200 "shattered expectations
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Can We Do This?

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 5/31/2002 3:43 PM Question: I have an Aficio 1022 w/Scan Router (full version) connected w Win 2000. I also have AP3800C on the network, is there anyway to set a destination ikon on the Scan Panel so that whe we scan a document it will print to the AP3800C? Or is there a way we can scan it to a folder and have it print as soon as it's recieved in the folder with no user intervention?
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