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Top Ten Copier & Imaging Industry Predictions for 2021

So 2020 was a year we would all like to forget! The global pandemic has changed the way we sell and we've all lost some great people along the way. Our great industry depression is one we will never forget. I posted the paragraph below in last years blog. I'm sure there will be at least two or three bombshells with one of them happening in late January 2020 and then another in late March to early April 2020. There was no bombshell in January for our industry but could the "late March to...

There's a New Ricoh Wide Format Exit Tray in Town

Building on the global success of the Output Tray ROT-1 used for the Ricoh (Savin Lanier) MP W6700/W7140/8100 wide format MFPs. Copier Solution Shop is now offering the Output Tray ROT-1XL. Beta Testing I've been able to place two of these with existing clients for a beta testing. One client is a commercial building contractor who prints many "E" size drawings. After several months of testing the client is happy with performance of the exit tray because it allows them to stack up to 50 "E"...

COVID19 Remote Working Day Two Hundred and Nine of Selling

COVID19 Remote Working Day Two Hundred and Nine of Selling Copiers In 40 some odd business days it will be one year since I was optioned to working remotely here in New Jersey. Two days after returning from our Presidents Club Trip to Aruba everything went to crap. Just hard to believe it's going to be a full year. Also hard to believe that I've been writing this blog series for almost one year. Maybe it's time to write that book? Today's positive cases for COVID19 reached an all time high...

The Week in Copiers Five Years Ago

The Week in Copiers Five Years Ago Second Week of January 2016 I read a thread today that Canon will re-organize as of April 1, 2021. From what I read they will re-organize into four groups. monitoring cameras medical equipment machines to manufacture organic electroluminescent panels commercial and industrial printing Enjoy these awesome copier threads from five years ago this week! Can the Ricoh SP C831dn print A2 Color Envelopes? Art Post · 1/13/169:44 PM The first time I heard the size...

Color Label Press University "Glossary of Terms" Part Nineteen, Course One

It was about two weeks prior to Christmas that I visited Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA. Peddler's Village offers many shops in colonial style buildings along with dining and lodging. Our mission was to shop for some Christmas gifts and we planned for a day of cold rain and raw conditions. As I was forced to go in out of almost every shop on the campus I noticed that almost all of the shops had custom color branding labels for most of their food products. Below is a picture I took from the...

COVID19 Remote Working Day Two Hundred and Seven of Selling

COVID19 Remote Working Day Two Hundred and Seven of Selling Copiers Apologies for only posting one blog last week however I've been dealing with sinus issues for the past few days. It was somewhat better over the weekend however it's back and I'm playing catch up with many items. I hope to have our weekly email address out this week but it's already 9:30PM. Spy Chips Spy chips have you heard of them? Do you know what they are? Seems I do because I follow press releases related to IT, IT...

MSP, MSSP and IT Notes Industry January 11th, 2021

January 11th, 2021 MSP, MSSP and IT Industry Notes Sponsored by Arcoa Group Why partnering with ARCOA makes sense Electronics Recycling is an important and profitable part of the IT asset lifecycle, but it can be overwhelming with all you already do, varying state regulations, and the limited resources at hand. That’s where ARCOA comes in. When you partner with ARCOA, you get all the benefits of a big company without any of the capital investment. We’ve been doing this since 1989 and have...

M&A, Alarming Warning Sign for The Document Imaging Channel!

What are the 535, 2020 M&A's in the IT services sector telling the Print Services Sector? The list of M&A activity and Private Equity investments within the IT Services Sector from January 2020 through December 2020 was unprecedented. Here's the list compiled by Channele2e https://www.channele2e.com/acquisitions/ The questions all my friends in the Document Imaging Channel must ask are tough. Has Private Equity given up on the Document Imaging Channel? Has the thinking that the...

Sales Leaders... 5 Darts To Hit Your Sales Bullseye In 2021

In today's environment, sales team are being faced with monumental and daunting challenges. They’re wrestling with major changes in their markets brought on by information-empowered buyers, digitization within the sales channel, and adapting to selling in a virtualized world. Competition is everywhere, from well-established companies to tech savvy start-ups, coupling this with uncontrollable events; and this has placed added pressure on sales margins. How effective has your team been in...

The Week in Copiers Ten Years Ago

The Week in Copiers Ten Years Ago First Week of January 2006 The end of my first week of the new year. It took me most of the week to ramp it up and there's some great opportunities on the horizon. If you don't ask you don't get and the harder you work the luckier you get. Let the good times roll! Enjoy these great copier and fax threads from ten years ago this week Masterpiece Graphix adds substrates for use on Ricoh and Konica Minolta digital presses ART POST · 1/4/169:33 PM Masterpiece...

The Week in Copiers Five Years Ago

The Week in Copiers Five Years Ago First Week of January 2016 Incredible in two years I'll be able to pull twenty years of copier notes, threads, pricing, press releases and quotes. To start of the year I thought I would lead off with some old photo's of fax machines. The eighties and the nineties was the golden age for placing fax machines! Please let me know if you have any fax brochures you could scan and send to me for our archives. Enjoy these awesome copier threads from 5 years ago...

COVID19 Remote Working Day Two Hundred and Four of Selling

COVID19 Remote Working Day Two Hundred and Four of Selling Copiers I will be the first to admit that it's been challenging to get the motivation back after Christmas and New Years break. Tuesday was my first official day back at work, however I did put some time in on Monday to clean up and update my CRM. Opportunities I had about twenty opportunities roll to the new year and also signed a small opportunity for some accessories. Thus January will be the month of starting all over for at...

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My plan is to start delivering some new contact once a week via video. Would like to hear from as many peeps as possible on topics you might want me to cover. Have a great weekend! Please list them in the reply sectionRead More...
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I've had a YouTube channel called "Print4Pay Hotel" for some time, geared towards helping our members with "how to's" and some fun stuff as well. I'm hoping you can help me get to my first 100 subscribers. My first goal for the channel which will then allow me to get a custom URL instead of the nightmare standard one you'll see below. Feel free to share if you like the content too! Thanks in advance, and have an AWESOME day! If there is anything I can do for you, I am at your service. ...Read More...
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SEEPEX Selects OpenText To Manage Mission-Critical Information

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Leading global manufacturer looks to improve cost savings, operational efficiency, and speed to market with OpenText. WATERLOO, Ontario , Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText TM (NASDAQ: OTEX ), (TSX: OTEX), today announced SEEPEX, a leading global pump manufacturer, is leveraging OpenText™ Content Suite and OpenText™ Extended ECM for SAP® Solutions to manage the complete lifecycle of company information. Carefully managing mission-critical information is vital to help SEEPEX provide the...Read More...
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AccountabilIT Acquires Enterprise Technology Services, Bringing Wider Variety Of Services ...

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AccountabilIT Acquires Enterprise Technology Services, Bringing Wider Variety Of Services & Products To A National Market PHOENIX , Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AccountabilIT has announced it has acquired Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), a managed services provider in Arizona . The purchase will allow both companies to expand their presence and dominance in the Arizona and national markets, and to offer a wider variety of services and products to their customers. AccountabilIT has...Read More...
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Atmosera once more recognized as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider

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Atmosera, a leading cloud services provider, announced today that it has been recognized as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) by Microsoft for a second time. Azure Expert MSP status is Microsoft’s highest recognition for partners offering cloud management services on Azure. The designation helps clients identify trusted partners like Atmosera to help them assess, migrate, build, deploy, optimize, and manage their Azure environments. “Our team’s continued recognition as...Read More...
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DS Smith Iberia Installs EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus Digital Corrugated Printer

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NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DS Smith Iberia Installs EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus Digital Corrugated Printer FREMONT, California -- January 14, 2021 -- DS Smith Iberia, a worldwide leading company in packaging solutions, has recently installed the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 Plus six-color single pass-LED inkjet printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in its facility in Lisbon, Portugal. The new printer will allow DS Smith to further expand its offering to customers with more designs and possibilities.Read More...
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Konica Minolta Named to ChannelE2E’s Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs List for 2020

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Konica Minolta Named to ChannelE2E’s Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs List for 2020 Third-annual List Honors Leading MSPs for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and More Ramsey, NJ – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), along with its IT Services Division, All Covered , is proud to announce ChannelE2E, published by After Nines Inc., has named it to the Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs list for 2020. The list and research identify and honor the top managed IT...Read More...
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Techkon USA partners with Konica Minolta

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Techkon USA , a supplier of high-precision color measurement products for the global print and packaging communities, has announced that it has partnered with Konica Minolta to market and distribute MYIRO-1, a spectrophotometer designed for color management and ICC profiling applications. From the initial product inception, MYIRO-1 was designed to be the most accurate and repeatable, low cost, spectrophotometer to meet the high-end color profiling needs of the photography, commercial print,...Read More...
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NeoSystems Reaches CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner Organization Status

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NeoSystems Reaches CMMC-AB Registered Provider Organization Status TYSON'S CORNER, Va., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoSystems , a full service strategic back-office outsourcer, IT systems integrator and managed services provider, announced today that it has been recognized by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (AB) as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO). With this designation, NeoSystems can play a more influential role in supporting clients as...Read More...
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Cloud4C collaborates with Citrix for VDI Solutions

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Cloud4C collaborates with Citrix for VDI Solutions DUBAI , U.A.E, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud4C, World's leading Cloud Managed Services provider, has partnered with Citrix to offer Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service for enterprises to leverage unmatched security and mobile workforce capabilities. With expanding teams and remote working on the rise, the collaboration between Cloud4C and Citrix will help enterprises to seamlessly deploy Citrix's Virtual Apps and Desktops to any...Read More...
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Comstar Technologies Announces Brand Transformation

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Comstar Technologies Announces Brand Transformation WEST CHESTER, Pa. , Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstar Technologies, an international provider of today's most advanced managed IT services, telecommunications, physical security, and audio-visual solutions, announces today its exciting brand transformation. Introducing a revitalized company, Comstar is uniquely positioned to advise and integrate solutions that maximize profitability, generate new revenue streams, catalyze growth and...Read More...
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BTA’s Spring Break Event to Be Held March 19-20 in Orlando, Florida

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NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Jan. 11, 2021 Brent Hoskins Executive Director Business Technology Association (816) 303-4040 BTA’s Spring Break Event to Be Held March 19-20 in Orlando, Florida BTA member dealers receive 2-for-1 registration Kansas City, MO — The Business Technology Association (BTA) will hold its first event of 2021, Spring Break, hosted by BTA Southeast, March 19-20, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida. Open to...Read More...

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