The Week in Copiers 5 Years Ago This Week

 

The Week in Copier Last Week of June 2015

It is vacation week for me for my day job, however there's no vacation for the Print4Pay Hotel work.  My daily blog on working remote will be put on hold until I return.  Who knows maybe something will break during the week that I'll be able to write about.  Even though I'm on vacation we know we're never really on vacation anymore.  

Enjoy these awesome threads from 15 years ago this week!

Canon U.S.A. Ranked #1 in Total A3 and Monochrome Copier, Monochrome Printer Segment 6 in Gartner Market Share Report

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on Twitter @CanonUSA. +Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners. 1 Gartner, Market Share: Printers, Copiers and MFPs, Distribution Channel and Customer Type, All Countries, 2014, April 16, 2015 View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/ne...e/20150625005759/en/ SOURCE: Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc. Kim Tucker, 631-330-4605 kitucker
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New EFI Fiery Products Bring the Latest DFE Technology to Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS Engines

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EFI Fiery IC-308 DFE drives Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1060/C1070/C1070P/C71hc/C1085/C1100 engines for light- and mid-volume print operations. It also includes support for Adobe ® PDF Print Engine 3.0, Adobe's latest PDF-native rendering platform, and integrates with EFI MIS and web-to-print systems, as well as with third-party prepress workflow solutions such as Agfa :Apogee™, Kodak™ Prinergy™ and Heidelberg ® Prinect ® . Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1085/C1100 users requiring higher-volume
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Stampeders Announce Partnership With Konica Minolta

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awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minoltahas been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.KonicaMinolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta
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Konica Minolta expert named to TAGA Board of Directors

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Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus. # # # Press Contact
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3 Reasons Copier Dealers Need to Offer Managed Services

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There’s no question that resellers of printers , copiers and multifunction peripherals are under pressure to diversify. The reason is simple: Demand for their products and services is on the decline as cloud and mobility continue to chip away at the need to print images and documents. The move toward the paperless office, fueled by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, has reduced the need for printed pages. More and more, users turn to their mobile devices to view and share
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Industry Notes 6-14-2015.pdf

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Ricoh Signs On As Leapfrog 3D Printer Reseller in Europe

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According to Ricoh, they’ll provide a complete support package for Leapfrog 3D printers, and that includes an option to add those 3D printers to an existing Ricoh imaging print service contract. “The partnership will initially be available to customers in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK, with wider availability across Europe during 2015,” says Jacques van Wyk, the COO of Ricoh SA. The companies say the deal will initially focus on customers in the education sector and expand to
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Ricoh's PrintNX

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Hey Guys, Have anyone of you sold and installed the Ricoh PrintNX solution? Can you give me some feedback (Both good bad)? Also if you also install other competing solutions like Papercut, Equitrac, UniFLOW, etc please compare and contrast the different solution with Ricoh's PrintNX. Thanks, Vince
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Re: Document Storage on Canon MFP's?

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Canon Mail Boxes are awesome. IMO they are slightly superior to Ricoh's Document Server because you can password protect individual mailboxes to prevent visibility of peoples' files. You can have up to 100 mailboxes. Many customers use Mail Boxes as a built-in feature for secure release, because again with Secure Print the file name is visible. The only drawback with Mailboxes is that it's not available on every model. The models that have it are 4200 series, C5200 series, 6200 series, C7200
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Re: Document Storage on Canon MFP's?

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Here's what I found in a security brochure for Canon MFPs: Mail box imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems offer an onboard secure printing workflow. For example, a user can store print jobs to a password-protected Mail Box on the device. Later, that same user can walk up to the device and enter the Mail Box password to print the job as needed. Advanced Box is the collaborative storage space on imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems. Advanced Box enables users to store electronic files within a multitiered folder
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Ricoh MP 3554 Muni Quote.pdf

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Savin MP C2503SP.pdf

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Increasing Sales Influence By Growing Your Digital Tribe

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Increasing Sales Influence By Growing Your Digital Tribe Posted on June 25, 2015 by Print Audit By West McDonald, Vice President of Business Development, Owner, FocusMPS LinkedIn has quickly become a must for sales influence. If you are new to LinkedIn and social selling, job number one is to begin growing your tribe. The larger your tribe the more selling influence you gain. According to IDC , 44% of social buyers found potential vendors by looking at shared connections on LinkedIn. And
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Photizo Group Selects Auxilio as Leader in Managed Print Services

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in managed print and document services. Photizo Group classifies this index of elite providers from across North America, Europe, Africa, and Australia as a lens to view the current landscape of MPS. “Auxilio is set apart from other MPS providers given its unique methodology in serving providers in the healthcare space. With its comprehensive, vendor-neutral program clients realize a host of benefits across the spectrum of cost-savings to compliance. It is this considerate approach that sets the
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New Ricoh Signature Series Color MFP's on the Web

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, found the MP C3003 and yes, Ricoh is now listing models like the Essential and the Plus . I also noticed that they with the MP C6003, there is now an MP C6003 Performance !! Now, I'm on the Ricoh USA at least once a week if not more, and this was a big shock to me. I'm not against it, but maybe there should have been a notice to sales people about this, right? I muddled through the call, secured an appointment with the prospect. But, we're not done yet! For all of use that either work for a Ricoh
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Canon U.S.A. Soars to New Heights as It Sponsors the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

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news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA and @CanonUSAimaging. About the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our
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Xerox Medicaid Management Information System Receives Federal Certification

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NORWALK, Conn.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Xerox’s (NYSE: XRX) Health Enterprise platform, a next-generation Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), has received full federal certification in New Hampshire. This is the first instance of certification for Xerox Health Enterprise, which is also being used in Alaska and is under development in four other states. “The CMS certification validates Xerox’s significant, ground-up investment in this comprehensive solution for modern Medicaid program
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Savin 3510SF.pdf

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Savin MP 4054SP proposal.pdf

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Savin MP C2200W proposal.pdf

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Re: Document Storage on Canon MFP's?

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awesome, thanks everyone!
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Re: Need Some Help with Canon Solutions

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Thanks for this! Which beings me to another question. On my Ricoh devices, I can set up a scan workflow button (standard feature), I can then program that button to deliver that document to multiple email addresses, foldersandfax numbers(I'm pretty sure of the fax). Thus the user presses the one workflow button and the document is sent to the multiple locations in one shot. Is there a feature like this with the Canon systems,if so is it a standard feature or an option?
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Re: Ricoh's PrintNX

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Hey Vince, I've never had an install of Ricoh PrintNX, sorry can't help with this one.
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Re: Ricoh's PrintNX

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Thanks anyway Art! Anyone else ever install RIcoh's PrintNX? Vince
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Ricoh posting pricing on-line with Get A Quote Button

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This morning I got an industry email that caught my eye: Ricoh to offer discounted MFP pricing quotes from website?  Ricoh has added a new blue button to the MFP section of its USA website that says; “Request a Quote”  Apparently, when an end user clicks on this button, and provides name, company name and email address, an inside sales person that works for Ricoh Direct will respond with a quote (for all A4 and A3 products up to 90ppm, except production print systems)  End users can also
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Sharp CEO Faces Resignation Calls From Angry Shareholders

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Sharp Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kozo Takahashi faced calls for his resignation at the struggling Japanese television and display maker’s annual meeting. “Letting the president stay is unacceptable,” one stock owner said at the meeting in Osaka, without giving his name. “I couldn’t have even dreamed that something like this would be happening. My retirement money is all gone.” Shareholders approved Takahashi as CEO in a vote at the meeting. Takahashi defended the restructuring plans for the
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BTA West to Host Capture the Magic

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breaks sponsor), Hytec, ILG, Impression Solutions, Innovolt, Laser Pros International, Lease Corporation of America, LMI, Muratec, NA Trading and Technology, OKI, PHSI, Print Audit, Supplies Network, SYNNEX, Toshiba, Wells Fargo and Xerox (Aug. 6 reception sponsor). BTA member dealers receive 2-for-1 registration to Capture the Magic. BTA member dealer registration (with a Cirque du Soleil ticket) is $199, which includes the Thursday and Friday educational sessions and dealer panel, Thursday
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Ricoh MP 2554SP Proposal.pdf

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Re: Need Some Help with Canon Solutions

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Art, There are several options regarding scan workflows on the imageRUNNER Advanced devices. Uniflow is a Canon owned option. Also, an embedded or Scan Station from eCopy just to name a couple.
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Re: Need Some Help with Canon Solutions

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Hey Art, As far as I know, NSI Autostore is not supported by Canon. Canon does work really well with eCopy ShareScan though. Depending on the scan workflow you need, a lot of the functions are built into the 2nd generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. For example, Scan to Word, OCR, etc. You can enhance these workflows using the Quick Menu button to create 1-touch shortcuts. I use eCopy ShareScan if customers require Zonal OCR.
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Re: Need Some Help with Canon Solutions

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Hey Art, Yes, it's called the Quick Menu, standard on all imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices. You can program virtually any task to a 1-touch button. Instead of separate Scan and Fax functions, Canon uses something called Universal Send which allows you to send a document via Fax, Scan To Email, Scan to Folder, etc. all at the same time.
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The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

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In a presentation that I gave last week for a dealer in Virginia, I spoke about what the future will hold for those of us that are complacent with just upgrading our customer base with A3 MFP's. It's those sales people that just pick off the low hanging fruit and they really don't bother with finding net new business. Let's face facts, copier manufacturers want their share of the clicks and they are developing A4 replacements for A3 devices. In the next 24 months we will see more high end A4
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MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer Wins Red Dot Design Award

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.,is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing.Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. MakerBot has one of the largest installed bases and market shares of the desktop 3D printing industry, with more than 80,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in the world. The robust MakerBot 3D Ecosystem makes 3D
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Ricoh Canada Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire Graycon Group Inc., a Leading IT Services Firm in Western Canada.

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company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo , Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2015 , Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD ). The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award
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S&P says Japan's electronics maker Sharp in 'selective default'

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Sharp to 'SD'," the agency said in a release. "We also revised the CreditWatch implications on our ratings on Sharp's long-term debt and commercial paper (CP) program to positive from negative." read more here
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Xerox Color C60/C70 Pricing

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Can anyone help me out with some down the street pricing for this unit or if you have pricing from the pervious model the Color 570. Xerox shows it as a color production system and I am trying to put together something from Canon or Ricoh to compete with a large construction company. My take is that is a light production system comparable to the Ricoh 6502/8002 Color Unit or the Canon C9270/9280 Thanks in advance
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The Vision Of HP Inc.'s Future CEO: 3-D Printing, Immersive Computing And Mobile

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Dion Weisler is the Executive Vice President of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems organization, a $57 billion annual revenue business that includes personal computers, mobility devices, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions, managed-print services, and internet services. He has been named the future CEO of HP Inc. when that company separates from Hewlett PackardEnterprise later this year. His rise at HP has been meteoric, and his prior success at both Acer and Lenovo, including
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Peek-a-Boo! Is your Sales Team Creating Social Visibility?

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I know we are all familiar with the old saying, “Perception is reality.” Think of how many times this happens when we meet someone for the first time. Within seconds opinions form and judgements are mentally being made. As the selling landscape continues to transform “Perception is reality” applies to your sales reps digital story. Stop and think about this for a minute………. How they position themselves and the image they portray digitally will determine their “sales fate.” You may be thinking
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Ricoh W3601 June 2015 Proposal.pdf

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Lanier MP C2003SP.pdf

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Re: New Ricoh Signature Series Color MFP's on the Web

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Agree with your comments. Take a look at the Savin website, Lanier website, and the Ricoh USA website. The Savin website is in need of a major update...
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Re: New Ricoh Signature Series Color MFP's on the Web

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Age old channel conflict issue. Does Ricoh Employ a dealer council. Might be a good idea to forward your thoughts to them. Best of luck and good selling...
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Re: New Ricoh Signature Series Color MFP's on the Web

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Get a quote from a Ricoh Professional...Now that's funny. But don't worry the dealers are the most important part of Ricoh's strategy and plans going forward.They can't even updatethe Savin or Lanier site. Being a Savin dealer I have people rather frequently who go on the site and are turned off byhow old and outdated it looks.
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Re: Canon PrismaSync

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Jason: What's your honest opinion on the C700? I saw a live demo on it and wasn't impressed. It was designed to compete with the bizhub PRESS C1060/C1070 which Canon sorely needed, but unfortunately it's way overpriced. The quality of the print was pretty good, however the registration was way off. Canon only seems to sell them when Konica Minolta isn't in the deal.
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

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Meant to also say I do agree with the portion of "what I will do differently." I wish my sales reps would read stuff like this and actually try it in the field instead always selling on price.
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

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We recently picked up the OKI line and have been VERY satisfied with regional mgrs. response to inquiries and problems. The machines are quite robust and produce fantastic color! The manufacturer pays a significant amount towards shipping, a BIG plus for us in Alaska, and a generous spiff to the reps. I don't expect them to last 8-10 years, like the Ricoh A3, but they are selling like hotcakes. Love them!
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Re: New Ricoh Signature Series Color MFP's on the Web

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Will be interesting to see what, if anything, ever comes of it. We have talked a lot before about leads from the manufacturer. Maybe, just maybe, that request a quote will be shared with dealers as well. Of course with is being a Savin dealer I won't hold my breath that "Ricoh" will send us leads. I've gotten a couple in the last few years but they came from the Savin website requests. Not sure what I've gotten from Ricoh lately except heartburn and stress.

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