Every year, I like to put some interesting tidbit about Christmas from other Countries around the world.
Austria shares many Christmas traditions with its neighbor Germany, but also has many special Christmas customs of its own.
During Advent, many families will have an Advent Wreath made from evergreen twigs and decorated with ribbons and four candles. On each of the four Sundays in Advent, a candle is lit and a carol or two might be sung!
Most towns will have a 'Christkindlmarkt' (Christmas market) from late November or early December, selling Christmas decorations, food (like gingerbread) and Glühwein (sweet, warm mulled wine). Cities like Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg have huge markets and people from all over the world visit them. You can read the entire "Christmas in Austria" here.
This blog will mark the tenth blog that I've posted over the years for "What I Want for Christmas" from Ricoh. Over the years I've asked Ricoh to supply me with new products, and services that could help me sell more Ricoh stuff! That's all I want is some cool new stuff for Christmas.
My Ricoh Christmas Wish That Came True Last Year
Last year I posted the below thread, low and behold Ricoh came through with my gift request with the recent distribution of Ricoh Direct SMB accounts to dealers. Only problem was, I didn't get squat in NJ! Oh well, at least Ricoh came through with one of my Christmas wishes .
Thread from last year: "Xerox recently announced that they were going to migrate many existing Xerox Direct accounts their dealers. I think this would be an awesome gesture if Ricoh could do the same with their Direct accounts. Can you make this happen?"
Some of my requests will be dups from last year because I really, really need them for fear of not having them.
What I Want From Ricoh for Christmas
- I want a 36 inch color wide format MFP that uses color toner, and none of the wishy washy clogging gel ink technology. More and more clients are asking for color for the AEC market.
- I want an automatic document feeder for all of our AEC wide format MFP's. The thought of scanning one document at a time is archaic and we could bust the market wide open. Heck if it can be done with a fax machine it can be done with wide format. Can I get it, can I?
- I double-DOG-dare ya to deliver us a digital color label press (ink or toner based). Only 3% of the marketing is digitalized.
- I want an official Ricoh Color A4 MFP, with stapler, folder and five paper trays.
- Dadgummit!, Last year you didn't come through with my Christmas wish for creative scanning apps for our MFP's. Fuhgeddaboud the copying apps, no one uses them!
- Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of copiers. Can you please bring me a scanning app that will allow me to browse to any folder on the network from copier user interface. Please!
- Ohhhh fuuudge! How about a bringing me a 24 inch wide format MFP? You're offering a 24 inch version the of the MP CW2201 in Japan, why not bring it too me in the US?
- I want a simple exit tray with a jogger for all of our Production Print devices. Many of my clients don't need a stapler since the binding work is done off-line.
- I want the Ricoh MP C5200S as a print device only. No one copies anymore!
I'd like to take the time to thank all of our readers for the comments, the likes and the replies that have been posted in previous years. In addition, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and have a tremendous healthy and Happy New Year!
PS, if you can think of anything else please post it in the reply section!