This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of August 2009)

 

What Kind of day was it today?  Ah, it was a great day to sell something!  Although today I had no orders.  But I was able to attend the Stratix Quarterly Dinner last night somewhere in the boonies of PA.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

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Ricoh: Getting Ready to Rumble

By NEIL A. MARTIN | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR Ricoh isn't letting this slump get the better of it. Instead, the world's No. 1 copier maker is fine-tuning its business to emerge stronger than ever,. ALTHOUGH HE'S ONLY BEEN AT RICOH'S HELM FOR two years, it must seem a lot longer to Shiro Kondo. Besides the normal stress of competing against the likes of Canon, Konica Minolta and Xerox in the $28 billion global copier market, Kondo's tenure as president and CEO has coincided with a deep worldwide
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IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer to Colorfx of Des Moines, Iowa

IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer to Colorfx of Des Moines, Iowa State-of-the-Art Color Production System Allows Commercial Printing Company to Better Meet Customer Digital Printing Needs MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that Colorfx of Des Moines, Iowa, has installed a RICOH Pro C900 digital color printer, giving them the high-quality and quick turnaround time needed to meet their customers’ wide range of variable
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BERTL HONORS RICOH COLOR MFP SERIES WITH

33 ppm printing in full color and black and white, benchmark image quality via the latest version of Ricoh’s patentedPxP™ Toner technology, and print resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi). Ideal for businesses of any size, the Aficio MP C3300 enables customers to complete more jobs inhouse, reducing the need to outsource color projects and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO). Continuing Ricoh’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the Aficio MP C3300 has superior energy
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RICOH NOW OFFERING PAPERWORKSTM, ECOPY’S NEWEST DOCUMENT IMAGING SOFTWARE

announced that it will offer eCopy’s advanced desktop document imaging software, PaperWorks™. Replacing the eCopy Desktop™ solution, PaperWorks is a more robust version that allows users to easily scan, merge and modify documents, connect with other business software applications they utilize daily, and communicate with the back office applications for improved document workflow management. PaperWorks offers great scanning capabilities from Ricoh desktop and network printers, scanners and
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Ricoh now offering PaperWorks(TM),

they utilize daily, and communicate with the back office applications for improved document workflow management. PaperWorks offers great scanning capabilities from Ricoh desktop and network printers, scanners and multifunction devices as well as the ability to convert electronic and paper documents into text-searchable, secure PDFs that can be saved to and retrieved from any system or network folder. Additionally, users can view and edit scanned and electronic document image files with
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RICOH Aficio SP C220N DDST "language issue"

This is the printer driver we are using at an account, everything is fine with hard and print driver. However the print monitor software is showing up in a different language for alerts, such as paper jam, needs toner, cover open, etc. what gives??????
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Re: Ricoh: Getting Ready to Rumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ricoh Co Ltd (7752.T) shares could be undervalued as investors overlook the benefits of two healthy acquisitions that could help the stock rise 30 percent over the next year, Barron's reported. The Japanese company has transformed itself from an office-machine maker into a global technology solutions provider that gets most of its revenue from software and services like consulting. Ricoh's acquisitions of a majority stake in IBM's American print systems unit, InfoPrint
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Law Firm Done With Paper

to address an inquiry. AUTOMATING PAPER-BOUND PROCESSES To reduce the demands on the office filing system and gain faster, electronic access to client documents, we made a bold decision: our firm was going to scan incoming mail and faxes, route them using office e-mail and work electronically. The firm turned to eCopy ShareScan document imaging software operating on our network-attached Ricoh multifunction peripheral. Now, all incoming mail and faxes are scanned and sent directly to electronic
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Need your help!!

I have a customer that has a direct mail company set up out of state. Here's what I know they are running 250K per month through a Pitney Bowes System. I beleive it is called a "Documatch", although I could be wrong. The system also has two installed WP50 printers, I have found out that these are the HP9050N's. The system will print mailers and then batch according to zip codes to get the lowest cost mail rate. What I need to know is about the print stream from the documatch, is it coming in
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Re: Wide Format Webinar!

producer for us. Same can happen here with Paradigm, there are very fee players in the wide format low volume scan, copy and print, as a matter of fact I can name only three, Paradigm, HP (over priced) and Canon (over priced and support is so, so, they are too involved with copiers) What I'm tryin to tell everyone is that this is a win WIN, you get leads, no competetion, you sell the system and then you retain them as a customer and then sell them your MFP products down the road.
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Re: Need your help!!

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Do they have some sort of embedded forms on the printers HDDs? If so, can those same forms be installed on other manufacturers printers. If the print workflow is printer-centric (vs all controlled via server/software) then, you would need to research if the same printer controls will be available to Ricohs. If it is all server-based data and forms merger, then the output files should be fairly easy to test. If you are not "reinventing the wheel" for them, then plugging a device should be easy
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Re: Need your help!!

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Seems an easy way to test this would be to have the customer capture the print file and send it to you. This has the added benefit of telling you if the output is PS or PCL. Then you send it to the Ricoh and see what comes out. If it looks perfect, then it's not printer centric, if it doesn't look good (or more likely, doesn't print), there's something needed on the printer.
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Re: Need your input~~!

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Why not have one message board with seperate discussion areas? So you have the News, not-related-to-anything, anything that isn't proprietary open to all members, then a Canon section only accessable to Canon members, a section only open to Ricoh members, etc. That way you can post the generic stuff in just one shot.
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Re: Need your input~~!

Not a bad idea, however I would have to have then have to have permissions, we don't want Ricoh people having access to Kyocera threads and visa versa, do we? Plus the board does not allow for subs
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Re: Wide Format Webinar!

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I highly suggest everyone attend. This is a market segment that should not be ignored and will open doors for other sales as well. John
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Re: Need your help!!

correction, it is not a DocuMatch being used, basically a pitney bowes server with software is generating the print stream
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Re: Need your help!!

Geez, I do not believe they have embedded forms on the hard driver, however I will ask. I did just get off the phone with Pitney Bowes support and told them that I had the Pitney Bowes Mail Server and my printer failed, and asked if I could install any printer that had emulated HP. They said that would work, problem with hooking up another printer is that the account is about 1,300 miles away. I will do some more research to dot the i's and cross the t's and I will ask for the exact model
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Re: MP C5000 Staple Issue

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Almost twice as much air? I don't know the answer but I will say that it isn't new and it isn't unique to Ricoh.
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