This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Second Week in April 2008

 

It Easter night here in the East.  Just finished up watching one of my fav TV shows.  One to three inches of snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Not much time tonight to get in to detail about the threads below.

Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week.

Ricoh Bolsters Product Line with.......

Company Ltd., the 67-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2001 sales in excess of $14 billion. The Company oversees Ricoh operations in North, Central and South America, including the Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands. For fiscal year 2001, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.7 billion. Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of multifunctional document systems including color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile
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CL 7000 n saddle stitch finisher

Date: Friday, April 11, 2003 05:34 PM CL 7000 Product Manager (congrats on your new position!): Why or why can't we have a booklet saddle stitch finisher for the CL7000 or the CMF 7000. Canon has it, Minolta has it, Konica has it, and I'm not sure of the rest of the pack. A church, and association, a small corporation, a print for pay, a college, or school may want to make a booklet. Even if it only makes them at 3 books a minute! We can ot even step up to the plate. Personally, I have been
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Canon releases NPA

the enterprise. ESP was designed in such a way that both hardware and software components can plug into the underlying architecture. Once the core technology is placed into an organization, as in the case of the Canon Print Server Appliance, additional ESP-based software applications that each in their own right can provide valuable, time-saving benefits, can easily be added. The Canon Print Server Appliance is available today through all authorized Canon U.S.A. Dealers and Canon Business
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Re: Sell The Solution II

RIcoh Family Group. It takes place every year @ Ricoh Headquarters in New Jersey. Throughout the contest period reps can enter as many solution sales as they want. The only rule is that it has to have at least one digital dupliucator. Points are awarded for each type of additional product that was sold in the order. One particular sale was from Al Wales from SouthEast Office Products in Alpharetta, GA. He packaged a JP8000, TCII, type80 controller, Fax, 1075, wide format analog copier all in one
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Re: Is Ricoh #1 or is Canon?

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It appears the distinction is that the Canon numbers include retail sales of personal copiers and Ricoh does not. Basicly meaning Ricoh Family does the most business with business.
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Xerox & Kofax

Expanded Xerox Partnership with Kofax Broadens Document, Content and Imaging Offerings, Distribution Channels Tuesday April 8, 8:02 am ET NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 2003--Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX - News) and Kofax announced an enhanced partnership that addresses corporate America's growing demand to digitally safeguard and increase efficiency of business-critical information. The agreement combines Xerox Global Services' document imaging and repository capabilities with Kofax's on
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New Sharp FO-DC500 Super

SHARP Electronics Introduces The FO-DC500 Super G3 Document Communication System Sharp Electronics Corporation has introduced the new FO-DC500 Super G3 Document Communication System, the newest model in Sharp’s line of advanced facsimile-based solutions. Powered by a 16 page-per-minute engine, the FO-DC500 is completely modular, which is ideal for any growing business. With network scanning, network printing, web-based management, and remote diagnostics, the FO-DC500 offers a broad range of
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Canon Rolls Out New Office Imaging Product Line

. 07, 2003 Canon USA rolled out at the AIIM conference Monday a new suite of office imaging hardware and software, including a new, network-capable printer targeted at small workgroups that use Windows- and other Microsoft-based applications. The new color ImageRunner C3200 can also be configured with Canon's "Universal Send" function, which permits scanning of documents, their conversion from hard copy to digital file, and "pushing" of the document across a work group. Canon unveiled the new product
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Re: GEM Promo Pricing

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I have e-mailed Barbara Lindley asking for Ricoh GEM/GSA Promo pricing; without a reply. I checked yesterday on ROL and it is not listed. I don't know about you guys but if we treated our customers and ran our business they way Ricoh does it wouldn't be neccessary to be a member of this site any longer;-/ It was kind of interesting to have watched Xerox decimate their customer/dealer base and now Ricoh seems to be heading down the same path.
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Hi All,

Hi All, Ricoh University is please to announce the launch of our "Strategies for IT Success" Seminar. This 4 hour workshop answers field requests for IT selling strategies, localized education and reduction in costs for a Ricoh University program. In terms of costs, it's easy! The seminar's only investment is 4 hours of field time and retention of a wealth of knowledge on Strategies for IT Success. Got your attention yet? Let's recap the major point. IT'S FREE! Open the attachment for more
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Re: 1224/1232 BEWARE

No Kidding! Ricoh says 1200 per CYMK. One of my clients used the black within 520 pages. Color is still running. Definitely sell supplies with the order!
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Re: 1060 Scanning and OCR

disk.... and then their system halted. ( I thought, one of those days). I restarted the system and then inserted the Textbridge 11. It installed in a few minutes and then went into a self test mode. It found the Ricoh TWAIN driver and then tested the connection from the 1224/1232 to PC. It worked, we then scanned a 5 page doc, the textbridge software is awesome (I figured it out). It was three steps to OCR and then open in a rod doc for final editing! I then tried a test with a pre printed form
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Re: Price on 1022/1027 with print only raised $800!!!

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The Type 1022/1027 Printer/Scanner Kit #001498MIU just showed up on the last Pricing dated Feb 28th and didn't have any kind of explanation. I called Ricoh Customer Service (Lainee Rountree in case she handles your account also) and was given the rundown on the new "Kit" and the fact that the Print DIMMS had been discontinued March 31st without notice. She volunteered to send me documentation but I haven't seen it yet.
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Re: Price on 1022/1027 with print only raised $800!!!

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As I said in the email, we do get 64MB of memory for about $25 instead of the $205 Ricoh charges and the Promo price does not apply with any special cost programs like DMAP, GSA, or GEM.
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Re: GEM Promo Pricing

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Well, they are still accepting orders using GEM Promo for qualified accounts. I just sent one in last week, and it went through. What I heard was that the Gov. people through a fit because Ricoh was allowing special pricing reserved for them to be used by "normal" customers. In order to meet the Gov's requirements, Ricoh can not offer the special Gov pricing to "normal" customers. Makes sense to me.
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Re: PostScript Question

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According to our internal UNIX Guru, Unix does not require PostScript (although at one time that was true). He mentioned something about UNIX now using something called CUPS. Our Server is UNIX and our client PC's are WIN98SE. The UNIX and the Clients all print to the Ricoh devices. I can't really fully understand our UNIX Guru, he tends to speak in binary code, but this is more or less what I understood from him for whatever its worth.
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Re: Minolta (Monica) BETRL gives em 5 *'s

Minolta Co., Ltd. President Yoshikatsu Ota announced that the DiALTA Color series CF3102 and CF2002 copier-printer-scanners each received the "Editor's Choice Award" in the color copier category from Better Buys for Business and the "Five Star Exceptional Rating" from BERTL (Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories). We are very proud that the CF3102 and CF2002 received the "Editor's Choice Award," matching the success of their predecessor, the CF2001, and the "Five Star Exceptional
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What accounts qualify as a GEM acct.?

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There has been some discussion and confusion as to what accounts exactly qualify for GEM Promo pricing. The answer is any account that qualifies as a GEM Acct.. Attached is a document from Ricoh's DMAP pricing which states what are and are not GEM accts. This chould clear up any confusion. In short, any school, religious institution, or ANY 501 (c)(3) tax exempt entity qualifies
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RMAP Ship-Ins and Discounted Service

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Is anyone else having an issue with Ricoh RMAP ship-ins? We get ship-ins with 30-38% discounted service from Ricoh & RBS. Ricoh has threaten us stating if we do not accept these we will not be allowed to ship-out to other areas. And to add insult to injury Ricoh states, in writing, we can not deviate from the published RMAP service pricing...but they can! Although I just heard about an RBS location that refused a Ricoh Corp. ship-in on the basis the heavily discounted service rate was not
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Price on 1022/1027 with print only raised $800!!!

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I'm just finding out that the Type 1027 Print DIMM was discontinued March 31st. Did anyone get notification of this? On a seperate but related note...Ricoh has introduced a Print/Scan Kit for the 1022/1027 and the 1035/1045 that includes NIC and 64MB Memory but no reduction in cost from the items purchased seperately. Purchasing the items seperately will eventually not be an option. I get the impression that this is Ricoh's way to force memory at Ricoh's $300 price and eliminate $25 3rd party
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Sell The Solution II

Starting on Wednesday I will be out of town. One day at the AIIM/Print On Demand Show in NYC. The other two I'llbe holed up at the Hampton Inn by Ricoh/NJ for the final selection of the "Sell The Solution II" Contest. Last year there were 9 attendees from around the country and three went to Japan for a week, recieved a plaque, a portable dvd player, cash and a great dinner and met great friends. I was lucky enough to have won last year. From what I hear I will have a tough road to go back to
-=Good Selling=-

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