Samsung Copier Million Page Test "A Tree Massacre"

I recently saw caught a google alert in reference to a test that was done on a Samsung Multi-Functional Copier the other day.  I thought, wow that's kinda cool, and dismissed it as a link that I didn't need to post on the site. 

 

The main reason is that this type of test is so Eighties!  Yes, Eighties, back in the day, I would have loved to get a report on one of those tests to send to a customer.  Today, I would say that 99.9% of all A3 (copiers that can copy, print or scan up to 11x17) can print/copy a million pages with ease. 

 

All of this leads me to another alert from google, however this alert told me that the pulp from one tree will produce 8,333 sheets of paper!  Golly, I never knew that.  Thus it got me to thinking and that's where I tend to get in trouble at times.

 

Can you imagine walking right into a prospects office, sitting down with the DM (almost like Alice's Restaurant) and your first question is, "How many trees do you sacrifice a month?" Hey, I'm with you, I'm in the business of putting toner on paper.  But, wouldn't that be a unique talk track?  The prospect may respond with a tilted head and then state, "I have no clue what you mean by that".  Of course you being the awesome salesperson can state, "oh, right, I'm sorry, you see each tree is equivalent to 8,333 sheets of paper, I was curious on how much paper your company uses each month for your present copier."  You may get a chuckle, a laugh, or a  boot out the door, but I'm guessing that this type of conversation can get you wider and deeper with the customer.  The door would be open to not talk about the copier, but talk about the benefits of having Print Rules software.  I'm going to try it and see where it leads me on my next appointment. Just think,  leading with how many trees you sacrifice a month could be some kind of new movement The Print Rules movement to prevent the Massacre of Trees!!

 

But, lets get back to the Million Page test.  Did you realize that 120 trees were sacrificed for that test.  In additional, how much fuel was wasted to get the paper from point A to point B.  What happened with the paper once it was used, was it recycled, was there an image printed on two sides, thus 60 trees were not used just for a blank page?

 

I'm a fan of Samsung, I'm a fan of the company that performed the test, I'm just not sold that 120 trees were sacrificed for such a silly test.  As Vince McHugh would say, "that's my 2 cents"!

 

BTW, I'm listening to Alice's Restaurant right now!

 

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VinceMcHugh posted:

Art,

I think Samsung needed to do this test to shut the mouths of the critics. Now anyone who wonders or asks if the Samsungs are reliable will get a link to this test. My Service guys tell me that the Samsungs have been working well! And the new MX series with the Android (OS) Tablet has been very cool. That wish list item that you asked Ricoh for has already been delivered by Samsung! I have just worked with a 3rd party tech company to get the first non-Samsung Android App ported to the Samsung MX Series MFDs! As soon as they make the announcement I will post it here! But it is VERY COOL! And it came from a Dealer working with a 3rd party & Samsung to get it done!

Now That's my $0.02 (Thanks for the quote!)

Vince

Seems my Blog about the million page test was not that well received with Samsung.  They complained to ENX Magazine who then pulled the blog off their site.  Whatever happened to FREE Press?  They were not happy that I pointed out that they used "x" amount of tree's for a 1980's type test!  Since Samsung spends money with ENX, ENX pulled the blogs and is not posting any of my latest stuff. 

You know what, as far as I'm concerned we here this finance stuff about Sharp, Toshiba and none of the other two web sites/rags post anything except if it's something good.  Guess that's why we have awesome members here, they now that the others are beholding to the manufacturers and will never post anything bad!

Art,

I think Samsung needed to do this test to shut the mouths of the critics. Now anyone who wonders or asks if the Samsungs are reliable will get a link to this test. My Service guys tell me that the Samsungs have been working well! And the new MX series with the Android (OS) Tablet has been very cool. That wish list item that you asked Ricoh for has already been delivered by Samsung! I have just worked with a 3rd party tech company to get the first non-Samsung Android App ported to the Samsung MX Series MFDs! As soon as they make the announcement I will post it here! But it is VERY COOL! And it came from a Dealer working with a 3rd party & Samsung to get it done!

Now That's my $0.02 (Thanks for the quote!)

Vince

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