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

 

Enjoy these threads from 15 years ago this week.

Konica Minolta Corportaion

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of business in matured markets such as Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Both cameras and consumer imaging products and services serve to propel the brand image of the new corporate group. Medical and graphic imaging products and measuring instruments place effort into securing stable profits and achieving ongoing development. Common Function Companies Technology Center By integrating the technologies possessed by Konica and Minolta, the company works to achieve advancements in the basic technologies
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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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Venice & SAvin (ricoh) That's AMORE!

capture standard for use by organizations with must-keep/must-move documents,” said David Bailey , Vice President of Sales and Technical Development for DocuLex. “Reliable, high-speed capture capability is currently experiencing robust marketplace demand in a variety of business categories in local market applications, benefiting Savin branches and reseller offices, and PDF.Capture with Savin production scanners deliver. DocuLex’s industry-acclaimed Training and Technical Support Team have proven a
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Ricoh US

From: Docusultant (Original Message) Sent: 9/11/2002 2:04 PM All you guys who are Gestetner, Savin dealers, God Bless, this should be a God send for you guys. For me having a Savin Direct, Ricoh Direct, Savin Dealer, Gestetner Dealer and another Ricoh dealer in my territory..................bad, bad,, bad,..............guys if I go to Canon can I still be a member here? Ricoh Corporation Announces The Formation Of Ricoh U.S. Major Organizational Change Will Dramatically Increase Efficiencies
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RE-POST New post form old P4P Site -Xerox 4850

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From: Scott (Original Message) Sent: 1/8/2003 5:26 PM First time posting so please forgive any errors. We are currently in an account against several other companies, Canon, Xerox and Sharp. Xerox has had an old 4850 at this location for 8 years charging $4950 per month (equip. only) on a "Lease". The reason they have been able to hold this position is because the 4850 can handle significant volume (200K + per month) with spot coloring. This particular clients three requirements are spot color
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Re: 2002 & Ricoh

saw strong growth in overseas sales," Ricoh Deputy President Tatsuo Hirakawa told a news conference. "One negative spot was the domestic market, which turned out a little more sluggish than we had originally anticipated." Ricoh's overseas sales in the last business year jumped 26.6 percent from a year earlier to 769.7 billion yen, while its domestic sales dipped three percent to 902.7 billion yen. Both Ricoh, Japan's second-largest office machine maker, and number-one Canon Inc (Tokyo:7751.T
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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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Toshiba Press Releases

manufacturers/suppliers in the four performance categories. This year, the ballot was mailed to approximately 3,700 independent dealer/resellers. TABS, an independent operating company of Toshiba Corp., manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of network printing products, copiers, facsimile products, toner products, software and network controllers throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. EID is one of four TABS operating divisions.
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Xerox Docu Share

server and desktop operating systems have made it a popular choice for government organizations. Existing customers can easily upgrade to DocuShare 3.0. The software will be sold through Xerox direct sales representatives, agents, concessionaires, Xerox Business Partners and Teleweb sales channels. Worldwide availability begins Sept. 30.
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Ricoh Technology Portal in NYC

, with fiscal year 2001 sales in excess of $14 billion. Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of computer-connected and digital multifunctional document systems, and is a market leader in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. The Company oversees Ricoh operations in North, Central and South America, including the Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands. For fiscal year 2001, Ricoh Corporation
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Sales Tip #7

Sales Tip $7 ricohaficio (43/M/Highlands, NJ) 2/24/01 2:23 pm Elements of a cold call that can make it hot! Cold calling is one of th emost difficut parts of selling. And old sales cliche' says that the hardest door for a salesman to open is the car door. There are seven basic elements of a cold call. 1. Deliver your opener. 2. Ask thought provoking questions to create dialog. 3. Make power statements to establish credibility. 4. Qualify the prospect as to need, desire, decesion making
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Re: 2002 & Ricoh

Reuters Company News Ricoh Q1 energised by fast copiers,colour printers (Adds executive's comments, stock price) TOKYO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Japanese office equipment maker Ricoh Co Ltd posted strong first-quarter profits and raised its full-year outlook on Thursday, defying currency and economic woes with brisk overseas sales of cutting-edge copiers and printers. ADVERTISEMENT Ricoh (Tokyo:7752.T - News), which vies with Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX - News) and Canon Inc (Tokyo:7751.T - News) for the
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Re: Ikon Press Release iR 105+

CEO of IKON. As a rising star at one of the most successful companies in America today, Matt has proven again and again, at a variety of GE business units, that he has an outstanding ability to build and lead great businesses. His experience working with Japanese suppliers will be especially helpful to IKON's relationships with our important vendors, including Canon and Ricoh. We believe his combination of innovative planning and broad operational experience in global distribution businesses can
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Experience w/1035 scanning

no copies or prints on the 1035's...less than 12,000 PER YEAR per unit because it will bog down the exstensive scanning that has to get done. Their copiers are connected Xerox DocumentCentres and Canon ImageRunners but very much preferred ScanRouter software and Ricoh's large interactive display. If anyone has a U.S Bankruptcy Court Office as part of their assigned territory, I would be more than happy to give my contact's name and number to use as a reference.
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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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The Gold Medal goes to..........

about the WEC, please visit http://www.wec.org/ . Previous recipients of the WEC Gold Medal are: CEMEX, The Royal Dutch/Shell Group, International Paper Company, Eastman Kodak Company; Philips Electronics N.V., Compaq Computer Corporation, Alcoa, Ciba-Geigy Limited, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Xerox Corporation, Procter & Gamble Company, Rohm and Haas Company, IBM Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, The BP Group, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, Exxon Corporation and 3M. SOURCE The World
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Vision 2002

products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. The Company oversees Ricoh operations in North, Central and South America, including the Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands. For Fiscal Year 2000, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.7 billion and employed more than 11,000 people. Ricoh has received the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Energy Star Imaging Equipment Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the EPA's highest industry award
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As far as I New......,

Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands. For fiscal year 2001, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.7 billion. Ricoh Corporation has received the Energy Star Imaging Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - the EPA's highest Energy Star award-for 5 years in a row from 1996-2000. In addition, Ricoh Corporation was honored for its commitment to the environment with the Council on Economic Priorities Environmental Stewardship Award. In December 2001, the Financial
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IKON Stuff

on probation last week for being below quota. He also quit yesterday and went to the Gestetner dealer. (I guess he thinks that if he couldn't beat me selling Ricoh and Canon, he'll be able to selling Gestetner...Right.) I owe a ton of my good fortune in being able to sell solutions while they sell boxes to this site. The rest of my thanks goes to the Lord. I'm sure that all of us have similar stories and can track some of our success back to this site. I know I have had an impact on Ikon's base
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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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New Xerox Color Printer

From: Docusultant (Original Message) Sent: 11/4/2002 5:35 PM Ricoh, can we expect a price drop on the 3800C??????? Xerox Delivers Fastest Workgroup Color Printer Monday November 4, 8:01 am ET Xerox Phaser 7300 Is the New Speed Leader in the Office at 30 Pages Per Minute WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2002--Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX - News) introduces the fastest workgroup color printer available today, leveraging single pass technology that transfers a full-color image to paper
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Xerox 421 PI

1200 dpi resolution, two-sided printing, 12 ppm copying, and color scanning. The WorkCentre Pro 421 has a U.S. list price of $5,495 for the 421DEi and $6,995 for the 421Pi. Both configurations are immediately available in the U.S. and Canada through Xerox authorized dealers and Xerox Omnifax. It will be available through Xerox direct sales representatives and agent channels in January 2003. Customer Contacts: For information about Xerox multifunction systems, visit www.xerox.com or call 800/ASK
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2002 & Ricoh

Process Sequence As part of Ricoh's commitment to presenting information in an easy-to-understand format, the page layout follows the sequence of the environmental management process: R&D, procurement, production, sales, distribution, service, use, and recycling. New Experiments in Environmental Accounting Grasp of social cost (conversion of environmental impact into monetary terms) Development of 6 new environmental management indices, which make it possible to evaluate the level of
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IBM info print & Ricoh

Please read the attched word docs, IBM has bought and relabled the Ricoh's and are selling them as high speed black printers! Great Stuff, click on the attachment and open as a word doc. Art
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6513 vs Canon 2058

From: Graham (Original Message) Sent: 8/22/2002 9:56 AM I have a competitive situation that is an Aficio 6513 vs Canon IR 2058. From what I can tell the 2058 is more of a business color system (like the 3800CMF) rather than a production color system. Any other feedback that you can give would be great. We already blew the DOC 12 from Xerox out of the water, this is our other challenge.
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Xerox & Cardiff Software

. Both Xerox and Cardiff will develop this solution and market it to their collective customer bases. Pricing and Availability The integrated solution is available immediately in the U.S. from Cardiff certified resellers and Xerox direct sales representatives. LiquidOffice v2.1 licensing fees start at $15,000 and include one Form Designer, Form Server and 50 Full User Login. Xerox Document Centre systems range in price from $5,000 - $49,500. About Cardiff Software Inc. Cardiff Software is a
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More Sales Are Made......

MORE SALES ARE MADE WITH FRIENDSHIP THAN SALESMANSHIP. Your Mom said it best. As a child, when you were fighting with a sibling or a friend, your mom would say "Billy, you know better than that! NOW YOU MAKE FRIENDS WITH JOHNNY." Your Mother never told you to use the alternative-of-choice close or the sharp-angke close on Johnny. She just said make friends. That may have been one of the most powerful sales lessons you ever got. First of Five Parts, more tomorrow
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Re: Ikon Press Release iR 105+

industry leaders like Canon, Ricoh and Oce. IKON intends to leverage the HP brand to drive MFP placements for businesses that rely extensively on network printers for their document production needs. This approach to a highly competitive digital marketplace is designed to pave the way for IKON to capture incremental new business and increased page volumes in the network print environment. "The addition of Hewlett-Packard page printers to our product roster last year helped round out IKON's offering
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HP Press Release

end of the market, with retail prices below $100. HP is counting on steady consumer demand for digital cameras and printers, despite overall economic conditions. U.S. sales of consumer electronics grew 2 percent to $93.2 billion in 2001, and should grow another 3 percent to reach $95.7 billion this year, according to a new report from the Consumer Electronics Association. Chief Executive Fiorina said in February that the company is working on advancements in its printer business, including areas
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Competition for Doc Mall

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From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 3/20/2002 6:09 AM Note: I have read about Xdrive(we have a link here) and have read this from PaperPort, the best feature is the desktop ikon that resides in and on our apllication or desktop. I can then drag an item and have it uploaded to the site. What about it Doc Mall? Recently, ScanSoft released a major new upgrade to the World's best-selling paper management software - PaperPort Deluxe 8.0. This new version is the best release of PaperPort ever
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Prothane Rollers

From: ricohaficio (Original Message) Sent: 12/18/2001 5:16 PM It is equipped with Profold's patented "Prothane Fast Track Grooved" fold roller. "Prothane" rollers have no affinity for laser or copier toner, providing longer roller life. The "Fast Track" grooves in the fold roller allow air to escape, producing tighter folds and superior control of paper stock, including coated stock. The grooves allow toner to escape adding a self-cleaning feature to the fold roller. Self-cleaning "Prothane
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Xerox Completes Slide to Junk Status

Xerox Completes Slide to Junk Status NEW YORK (Reuters) - Embattled office equipment maker Xerox Corp.(NYSE:XRX - news), whose name became synonymous with photocopiers, watched its credit ratings complete their slide to ``junk'' status on Tuesday, being downgraded by Standard & Poor's after reporting its fifth straight quarterly loss. S&P cut its rating of senior unsecured debt issued by the Stamford, Connecticut-based imaging industry icon two notches to ``BB,'' its second highest junk grade
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Ricoh Support w/ 911

Ricoh In The News" ricohaficio (43/M/Highlands, NJ) 10/24/01 6:27 pm In a show of support for the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, Ricoh Corp. is co-sponsoring the largest American flag on display in New York City. The flag will drape around the offices of Ricoh Business Systems at 510 Fifth Avenue. In addition to Ricoh, Tahari Fashions is also co-sponsoring the flag. The two companies have offices in the landmark building. The five story flag is 150 feet long and 52 feet high and is made of a
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Sales Tip #11

phone and fax number / answering service eg: voyagen.com ($100/month) a customer relationship database (recommend salesforce.com for multiple people or ACT if it just you) a source of business leads a source of places to network and learn from others ask for help not sell people Yours
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Inside Innovation @ Xerox

From: Docusultant Sent: 12/19/2002 2:18 PM Inside Innovation At Xerox: A Periodic Glimpse At Work In Progress Printers, copiers and multifunction systems require hundreds of thousands of things happening at once, in harmony, to make a perfect print. But what happens when, like musical instruments, they get out of tune? Right now, Xerox Corporation dispatches a service technician to solve an imaging problem. In the future, however, customers may be able to handle the tune-up themselves, thanks
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Xerox Finds Accounting Error!

Reuters UPDATE - Xerox finds small accounting error, to restate Friday December 20, 5:00 pm ET (Updates with details, analyst comment, stock activity) STAMFORD, Conn., Dec 20 (Reuters) - Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX - News) said on Friday it discovered a small error in the calculation of interest expense totaling up to $6 million over some 7 quarters, another slip by the office equipment maker dogged by accounting concerns. The Stamford, Connecticut company, best known for its office copiers and
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Ricoh @ Comdex PR

Ricoh Announces New Alliances at Comdex Ricoh Corporation has aligned with high-end software companies at this year’s Comdex show. “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 exceptional products and technology that enable end-users to increase their productivity, security and compatibility, and bolsters Ricoh's goal of providing new software and hardware solutions that
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Ricoh Aficio 1060 Tab Copying & Printing

I have just installed a 1060 in which tab copying and printing are required. When preparing for the training, I have come into a snag with the actual tab stock itself. Single Forward Collated Tab Stock does not seem to work no matter what I do. I did reverse the tabs and was able to print. Do you know if this is a standard requirement with this system? I have not been able to find any Ricoh information which states that Reverse Collated Tab Stock can only be used. Appreciate your help! Thanks
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Selling your Document Strategy

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From: Docusultant (Original Message) Sent: 12/4/2002 3:36 PM Selling Your Document Strategy By Kevin Craine When it comes to designing a document strategy, perhaps the most difficult task is selling your strategy to executive decision-makers. Support for your strategy is absolutely essential, but obtaining the sponsorship you need is not easy. Selling your strategy will require the ability to persuasively speak in a language that will resonate with potential supporters of your plan. Obtaining
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Ricoh pics

The pics post here load so fast, much better than waiting for the ifo center to load, and then waiting for the pics. Good job Graham.Art
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Sales Tip #2

Date: Fri Feb 9, 2001 12:16 pm Subject: Sales Tip #2 ADVERTISEMENT If a prospect asks you about the warranty on a product, then he or she is almost ready to purchase. A trial close at this point may get the deal. Try this, " yes, the warranty is 90 days parts & labor on-site, by the way where will you put the Aficio 1045P. At this point the customer, is thinking where your copier will reside. The next question is to ask for the order after they tell you where they will put your copier. Hey
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Sales Template

From: LifesGr8 (Original Message) Sent: 11/15/2002 3:04 PM Fellow P4P'r Monte Jensen and I have been emailing back and forth regarding a proposal template that I gave him for proposing mutiple-units. I thought I would pass on something that has worked for me and decided I might as well send it to everyone while I was at it. Say the proposal is for say 30 units, 500,000/mo. on a 60 month obligation and the proposal needs to be quoted as an all inclusive (equipment, service, and supplies) CPC. I
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Who's Selling Document Mall

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From: Graham (Original Message) Sent: 11/5/2002 8:56 AM Can anyone here give some concrete application examples of customers that you have sold Document Mall to and how they are using it? ThanksGraham
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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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Looking for a Ricoh dealer inMadisonville TN

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I have a friend in Tennessee looking for a 1013. Is this in anyones territory please let me know. Thanks, John Carr
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