This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of April 2007)

Fotor080920328There's a few really interesting threads below.  One is titled "7 Cents a Page....really?", which reflects on someone's opine that printers have a lower cost the copiers.  It's a good read from someone else's perspective (not really sure where I found that thread).

One of the addition threads was for Rhutt's Hut here in NJ, where we had a lively discussion about some of the best eateries that we visit from time to time.  Check it out and feel free to update the list!

Names in the news ten years ago:  Matt Espe & Wislon Vega

Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week!

Sir Speedy of Los Alamitos Selects Konica Minolta's bizhub PRO Digital Presses to Dri

Press Release Source: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. On Wednesday April 7, 2010, 9:00 am EDT RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwire - 04/07/10) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, announced today that the Sir Speedy of Los Alamitos (Calif.) has chosen Konica Minolta's award-winning bizhub PRO C6501 and bizhub PRO 1200 Digital Presses to drive its full-service
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Konica Minolta Offers Benefits to Partners Under New Scheme

Konica Minolta has launched a nascent scheme for dealers of IT devices and resellers. This scheme is called the Platinum Partner Programme. Under this scheme dealers in partnership with Konica will be rewarded for sales of laser printers. They will also be provided support for sales and marketing. The scheme makes provisions for rebates of up to 9% when sales targets are reached. It allows partners to access the MyKonicaMinolta online portal and its resources. Partners will also be given a
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Konica Minolta’s new 240f multifunctional is a versatile performer

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has launched the 240f multifunctional system. For maximum flexibility the 240f can be used as a desktop copier, fax, network printer or colour scanner. A large touch screen display provides easy operation. Authenticated users can set up ‘My MFP’ settings to provide shortcuts via the display, for preferred default settings and frequently used operations. With an automatic document feeder holding up to 80 originals, the 240f produces 24 A4 copies a
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MFP Sales Manager-Puerto Rico

daily usage of sales tools. Adhere to standardized processes for forecasting of monthly results • Identify and remove team-selling impediments – design and maintain incentives that motivate the sales team • Work closely with district sales, service and support resources to communicate customer expectations, sales progress and solution requirements. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: • A minimum of three to six years multifunction copier sales and sales management
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DIT Scores New Ricoh Print System

, Dublin Institute of Technology IT Support Manager said: "DIT made the decision to unite all the printing requirements from our six campus locations in an effort to maximise cost savings and productivity. Since partnering with Ricoh Ireland, we've been able to develop a more student-friendly printing service. The benefits on our bottom line have been immediate and the impact on the environment will be long lasting". Áine O'Shea, Ricoh Ireland managed services print manager said: "We're very
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Paradigm Adds Canon imagePROGRAF Printers

Paradigm Adds Canon imagePROGRAF Printers Paradigm Imaging Group Paradigm Imaging Group has announced the addition of the new Canon iPF6300, iPF6350, and iPF8300 printers to its product line. Canon’s 24-inch iPF6300 and 6350 and the 44-inch iPF8300 are designed for precise, ultra high-quality print performance and increased productivity. These printers fit the demanding standards of the photographic, proofing and graphic arts markets and will play a pivotal role in Paradigm’s line of large
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Canon, Fujitsu seal multi-million dollar deal

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand has secured a multi-million dollar, 40 month services agreement with Canon Australia to provide managed services to Canon’s server, desktop, help desk and other ICT operations. Under the deal Canon has selected Fujitsu to manage a range of services for its corporate information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure support services for the 40 months, with a further option to extend the contract another two years. According to Fujitsu, the multi
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Ricoh Joins the Linux Foundation Stepping up the development of Linux-compatible prod

Ricoh Company, Ltd. President and CEO, Shiro Kondo has joined as a corporate Silver member the Linux Foundation; a nonprofit consortium dedicated to promoting, protecting and standardizing Linux. This membership will help Ricoh step up its development of Linux-compatible multifunction products and printers. Ricoh has provided many customers in Japan and abroad with Linux-compatible multifunction products and single function printers through the Linux Foundation. In overseas markets in
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Sales Reps wanted in CA (Santa Barbra, Ventura, San Diego & Glendale)

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Seeking copier sales representatives for several locations throughout CA. Must have at least 1 year copier/printer sales experience. Offering Base Salary, Commission, Expenses and Full Benefits. Positions available at the following locations: Ventura, CA Santa Barbara, CA Glendale, CA San Diego, CA For Confidential Consideration Email Resumes to Jobs@CopierCompass.com
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Canon to extend Duplo partnership at Ipex

Canon to extend Duplo partnership at Ipex Tim Sheahan, printweek.com, 06 April 2010 Canon has extended its partnership with digital finishing manufacturer Duplo International after announcing that the company is to be its strategic pan-European finishing supplier at this year's Ipex exhibition. Japanese digital manufacturer Canon aims to demonstrate to digital printers how they can harness complementary technology to add value to the work they produce at the event in Birmingham. Duplo will
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Re: What's the Next...

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Art stated: "1. Riso is better the ranch on four or three new inkjet machines designed after the HC5500, thoughts....if they don't get better media flexibilty and better color results, they will be doomed. From what I can see, they are in a very precarious situation right now." After hiring several talented people from Ricoh (Lanier ide of the house) last year to ramp up their Direct sales efforts, RISO just laid off David Murphy (VP Marketing), Don Michelucci (VP, Direct) and others in the
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Re: The Office Copier turns 50!

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: Has anyone ever seen or used the Xerox 914, the grand daddy of all copiers? I sold for Xerox in NYC in the mid to late 70's. I handled Govt Accounts out of the NY Downtown Branch. The NY Public Library was a good customer. When I handled them as late as 1978 they had a 914 that was originally installed in 1960 . not only was it still being used daily , it was in pristine condition being taken care of by the same person who was its first and only "key
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Re: The Office Copier turns 50!

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In 1969 in VietNam there was a 914 installed at our Regimental HQ (Force Logistic Command - Camp Books USMC) that was used, very sparingly, for letterhead reproduction. I wonder what the response time was? I still have a 914 PriceList somewhere in my files. My first stateside experience as a Xerox salestype was trying to convert a 914 Rental into an OTP (Option-to-Purchase) - I laid my briefcase on the printshops "counter" and asked to run a sample on their unit. After getting permission I
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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I heard the Ikon CES program is gone. and Ricoh did an abbout face and is no longer providing Comp to sales reps for Professional Services / Software / Solutions.
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Re: Ricoh Ikon Letter

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Now that you raise the subject of Consumables, Ricoh allows IKON to purchase heavily from KATUN. IKON has always been notorious for buying non-OEM parts and supplies at deep discounts, which is one of the reason they had a poor reputation for service. Yet, it also helped IKON steal many a deal. Possibly, this practice will change for Ricoh products and they will only source Third Party Aftermarket for theie Canon base at this time.
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7 cents a page...really?

$0.07/page...and the productivity gains realized through the personal devices are hard to dispute (read my blog on personal printers). So as a recap: a high volume device in an unmanaged program will cost a company just under $0.03/page and a low volume device in an unmanaged program will be just over $0.04. The analysts also suggest that companies can save approximately 30%-40% leveraging a managed environment (or a Managed Print Service agreement). That savings creates a pricing model that looks
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Re: Can any one help with this Xerox question?

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See the Jan 20 2010 discussion, "Hold for Resources". It is the actual Xerox term for "Print Around".
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Re: The Office Copier turns 50!

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Has anyone ever seen or used the Xerox 914, the grand daddy of all copiers?
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Re: Wilson Vega, 45, of Glastonbury, was arrested

Wlison Vega is of Connecticut Business Systems in CT. CBS is owned by Global and of course Global is owned by Xerox.
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Re: Wilson Vega, 45, of Glastonbury, was arrested

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I think the moral of the story is that when you take the female Sales Reps out drinking around the Holidays, when you have a propensity to get bombed, you should probably hire a Limo Driver or take a Cab home. You just might kill an innocent person by driving as drunk as he was that night.
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Re: Rutt's Hut Fried Hot Dogs

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The hearty Hot Dog lovers at Ricoh in West Caldwell will need to find a new place to munch on weiners, since Rutt's Hut will be too far away from Mavern, PA. After they move the Ricoh corporate headquarters to Malvern, PA they may want to make a pilgrimage to Harry's Hot Dogs. http://www.harryshotdogs.com/ Harry's boasts about "famous hotdogs topped with Harry's special secret-recipe meat-sauce, mustard & chopped onions." At $2.19 per Dog, it won't matter how long merit increases are frozen
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Re: Rutt's Hut Fried Hot Dogs

GMAN: I'm bummed, I was at Pinebrook/Ricoh today (actually saw a nexpress there and something code named venus), anyway I went 30 minutes outta my way for a Rhutts Hotdog, to say the least on a scale of one to 10. It's a , I was expecting so much more! I was almost tempted to book a flight to Melbourne, FL to get a Dog at Mustards Last Stand!!! Rhutts was ok for the $1.85 but not worth the effort! Art
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Re: Rutt's Hut Fried Hot Dogs

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Art: You must have visited the new (a little over one year old) HIGH VOLUME DEMO CENTER in the Ricoh Pine Brook, NJ location. Ricoh University and the RFG East Region (Dealer) are also in that facility. In fact, George Gorman works in that office and is the King of Hot Dogs, who initially recommended Rutt's Hut. In fact, he even gets away with putting his Rutt's Hut lunches on his Expense Reports! Blame him!
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Re: Wilson Vega, 45, of Glastonbury, was arrested

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Glad I do not work for the him anymore. I have no respect for him and people like him. I am sure he is hiding it from the company. I bet he loses the 400+ bid with Westchester County (incumbant w Ricoh products)because of it. They usually do background checks on officers.
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Re: Matt Espe named CEO of Ricoh Americas Corp

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Matt Espe Interesting Information of the Day: Under Matt Espe's helm, until Ricoh acquired IKON, profits dropped -22% at IKON. Crack that code.
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Re: Daily Sales Philosophy

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Confucius say, "90 lb. man who eat 100 lbs. of Sushi, may soon have sour stomach." Yoshida say, "IKON executives who took over Ricoh have swallowed very big fish."
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Re: Ricoh Production Printing

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Not sure my post mentions the word "change" anywhere. I do think it is interesting that they have not yet dismantled the Production Print Business Group (PPBG), as IKON (formerly known as Ricoh) tries to reduce costs.
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Re: Matt Espe named CEO of Ricoh Americas Corp

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Matt Espe Interesting Information of the Day: IKON CEO Matthew Espe was rewarded handsomely when Ricoh acquired IKON: http://www.philly.com/philly/b...tention_bonuses.html
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Re: Canon is preparing to launch 5 new b/w A3 MFPs

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imageRUNNER 2535 and 2545 work with 19,400-page yield monochrome toner with a $67.50 MSRP, providing 57 percent more pages per cartridge and a 9.7 percent lower toner-based suggested CPP. The new MFPs use Canon's new GPR-34/35 drum unit, which features an unknown yield, but carries a $280 MSRP and utilizes Canon's durability-oriented Excellent Drum (E-Drum) technology. The drum technology features an additional overcoat layer that reportedly helps improve stability and productivity, while extending
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Print Audit’s High Net Promoter Score Reflects Loyal, Happy Customers

Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit is the fastest growing print management company in the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print management software solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $150 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States. For more information about Print Audit, please
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The History of Fax According to Art

that email has taken some of the fax machines popularity away, however there is still some type of fax in every office, whether it’s a standalone product, a modem in a pc or a modem in multifunctional copy machine. What would we have done in the eighties without the fax? Any of you remember the Teli Vaxafax (made in Sweden) I can remember some funny stories about faxing. Back in the Eighties, selling copiers we always ran across a rude "gate keeper" when we were telemarketing for copiers. Now, one
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Epson Stylus Series

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What is everyone's opinion of this product? Are you pushing it hard or waiting for a Ricoh manufactured box. Has anyone sold any and if so how are they performing?
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HP wants to bring managed print to the midmarket

sees the channel as a huge next phase for the business unit, which was formed last September to help clients find savings by moving to a managed print services model. “Obviously the channel is very important to us. It's our belied this will first come out in the big enterprise, but will come down to the midmarket and the SMB,” said Dahlgren. “As we move into the SMB we'll need to make sure we enable the channel.” Managed print will require a change in mindset for some partners, said Dahlgren

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