This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of February 2010)

 

I mentioned in the previous blog that we had our Kickoff Sales meeting for 2020 yesterday.  Rather than drive the three hours home I opted to stay over night and leave first thing in the AM.  2019 was a very good year, I was back in President's Club for the 7th time, got me a $50 gift card for winning a contest at our branch.  Maybe an old timer like me can win the Grand Prize next week, we'll see we have some talented peeps and all will be out for the glory.  It's time to bring out the old dog and pony demo show one more time!

Excellent threads from ten years ago!



Weekend Indsutry Notes from 2/1/10

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largest maker of laser print engines - In Asia, the company relabels the Toshiba MFP product line ************************************************************************************* Canon reported info on its last quarter’s financials:- Net profit of 61.6 billion yen (compared with 217.1 billion yen last year) - Sales of 954.1 billion yen down 4.1% - Digital camera sales were up, but copier/printer sales were down - Predicts that net income will rise 52% to 200 billion yen ($2.24 billion) in
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TOSHIBA PRINTER PARTS OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM PROVIDES DEALERS WITH ONE-STOP SHOPPING AN

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IRVINE, Calif., (Jan. 11, 2010) – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) announces its Printer Parts Optimization Program, which provides dealers with one-stop shopping for printer parts at a significant cost savings with its TABS Advance Exchange Program. The program offers a full range of alternative printer parts including OEM, refurbished and aftermarket. Dealers can now order all printer parts, including Managed Print Services parts and Toshiba-branded printer parts, directly through
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1st A3 Mono Desktop Printer From Ricoh In Five Years

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monochrome laser printers. The printer can support any combination of media types and sizes to meet every printing need with its standard 500-Sheet Paper Tray and 100-Sheet Bypass Tray. Additionally, the SP 6330N speeds up job turnaround times by eliminating the need to hire a vendor to print onto thick media as the printer can print on media up to 57 lb. Bond/120lb. Index; as well as transparencies, labels, card stocks and recycled papers to help keep every job in-house. The device also maximizes
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Sharp Takes Printing to New Frontiers: Introducing the Sharp MX Series Color and Mono

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Mahwah, N.J., January 21, 2010 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) today introduced the new MX-C400P and MX-B400P color and monochrome laser printers. Augmenting Sharp’s Frontier Series, these new workgroup printers provide dealers and end-users with an easy-to-use printer that provides a low total cost of ownership and a robust feature set. Based on the award-winning engine of its MFP counterparts, the MX-C400P and MX-B400P deliver speed and functionality in a single
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Ricoh Introduces the Aficio(R) MP 4001/MP 5001 Digital Imaging System

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Ricoh Introduces the Aficio(R) MP 4001/MP 5001 Digital Imaging System Designed To Streamline Workflow and Minimize Operating Costs WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced its new Aficio® MP 4001/MP 5001 Series, the latest monochrome addition to its award-winning Aficio® Series of multifunction products (MFPs). The MP 4001 and MP 5001 will produce documents at 40ppm and 50ppm respectively, while
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Fuji Xerox aims at gap in the digital market with updated DocuColors

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, and advanced colour profiling, much like the iGen4. Henryk Kraszewski, Fuji Xerox Australia's production colour marketing manager, told ProPrint that the new presses are targeted at users who may have "outgrown" their Xerox 700 digital press, but don't need the multimillion-page production capacity of an iGen. Kraszewski said the DocuColor competed with Canon's ImagePress series, adding that few vendors offered a press aimed at the middle tier of the digital market. "The offset-like look and feel
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Oce Shareholder Hermes Raises Governance Issues In Canon Bid

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AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--Oce NV (OCE.AE) shareholder Hermes Focus Asset Management Wednesday in an open letter to management of the Dutch printer maker expressed its concern about governance issues surrounding Canon Inc.'s (CAJ) EUR730 million bid for Oce. "We welcome Canon's continued intention to pursue a merger, but recent filings confirm our concerns about the value offered to Oce shareholders and the takeover plans give rise to governance concerns," Hermes said in the letter. Hermes, which
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Managed print services offer South African companies low-risk way to save costs, boos

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managed service provider for all their needs. Another way that managed service providers can help their clients reduce printing costs is by looking at their existing print fleets and replacing ageing equipment where appropriate. In some cases, it will make sense to centralise printers and share them among a number of users, or to replace standalone printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines with multifunction products (MFPs). Older copiers and printers that run up high energy and maintenance costs
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Fiery VUE Paves the Way for Professional Office Printing

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, and before Fiery VUE, it was a trial-and-error process involving printing a draft, making changes, and printing again. Now, we can quickly and easily import documents from various files, format our booklets, use the preview feature to confirm everything, and print once. This all adds up to huge savings in time and paper.” “Fiery VUE is a game-changing application from EFI. We believe it will eliminate office workers’ ongoing frustration associated with searching for available printers
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PRINT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST - Sell Managed Print Services

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PRINT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST - Sell Managed Print Services Company: N/A Location: Owings Mills, MD Pay: $30,000.00 - $45,000.00 /Year Contact Information Name: Lisa Holt Phone: 410.902.3300 Fax: n/a Apply Now Job Description ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SALES CAREER WITH UNCAPPED EARNING POTENTIAL? ARE YOU READY TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE OF A NEW AND EXCITING OUTSIDE SALES CAREER? Then team up with Centric, a managed print services leader, for a career where YOU control your destiny. WHY WORK FOR
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Re: Will anybody buy the A3 DP-C business from Panasonic?

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Yes, they are very dependable and reliable boxes. There were rated #1 by JD Powers and Associates in 2006 and 2008 for color. They brought features to the table that at the time back in 2008 were some hot commodities. We beat Ricoh, KM, Xerox, Canon machines everyday with these boxes. I have customers that swear by these boxes. The problem for many years is that Panasonic has been very slow to bring out anything new and slowed down on the R&D side. I could never figure out why they had
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IKON Introduces New Reseller Relationship with Control Systems Copitrak®

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, Control Systems has the ideal solution. For more information, visit http://www.copitrak.com . About IKON IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (http://www.ikon.com), a Ricoh company, is a leading provider of innovative document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency. IKON integrates copiers, printers and MFP technologies, and document management software and systems, to deliver tailored, high-value solutions, implemented and supported by
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Re: Konica Minolta Group Consolidated Financial Results 3Q/March 2010 ...

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Also noteworthy is that Gartner's end 2009 Q3 results show that Konica Minolta is now #2 in Color (behind Ricoh) after surpassing Xerox.
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SupplyLogic and Flushing Financial Corporation Launch Print Management

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, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Marketing for SupplyLogic added, "We look forward to supporting Flushing Bank with personalized direct mail campaign services for both B-to-C and B-to-B projects as part of our rollout." In addition to the efficiency gains and cost savings from managed print services, SupplyLogic offers variable data printing, personalization and response URL services that help improve marketing impact. About SupplyLogic SupplyLogic is a leader in the growing field of
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A bigger NCAA Tournament field could strain office copiers:

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A bigger NCAA Tournament field could strain office copiers: editorial By The Plain Dealer Editorial Board February 04, 2010, 4:31AM The NCAA is considering expanding the field for its men's basketball tournament from 65 teams to 96. Ohio State coach Thad Motta likes the idea. Cleveland State coach Gary Waters doesn't. Count us among the skeptical. As the tournament now stands, a 64-team bracket fits nicely on a legal-size sheet of paper. Bump the field to 96, and the manager of the office pool
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Ademero Partners with Ricoh Canada for Exclusive Distribution of Content Central Docu

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January 19, 2010 -- Ademero, Inc., manufacturer of the Content Central™ document management system, today announced the company has finalized its exclusive partnership with Ricoh Canada Inc., market leaders of document and content management solutions. The agreement provides Ricoh Canada with exclusive rights to distribute Ademero document and content management software products and services throughout Canada using Ricoh’s comprehensive sales channels, including its independent dealers and
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Mutoh Expands: East Coast Branch and Regional Sales Manager

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Phoenix, AZ. (February, 2010) – Mutoh America Inc., globally recognized leader and manufacturer of wide-format commercial inkjet printers, expands business. Mutoh is proud to announce Ralph Terramagra as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Ralph will work out of Mutoh’s New East Coast branch in Woburn, MA. The East Coast office is equipped with a ValueJet1614, ValueJet 1608 HA, ValueJet 1628 TD printer and a cutter to serve as a complete demonstration site and service the widespread interest for
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Predicting the future – assessing the past

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are becoming a first port-of-call over an IT overhaul for the majority of UK companies, but these often need to be funded from immediate and cashable savings. Managed print solutions are also becoming increasingly popular. Without proper management and monitoring, a company’s daily ‘print run’ and inefficient use of printers and copiers can have a big impact on budget, security and the environment. Managed print solutions help companies use their assets more intelligently and efficiently
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New Panasonic Scanner Offers Unrivaled Document Handling Flexibility

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with proprietary Auto Image Detection and Correction technology, the KV-S1045C continues Panasonic's "Scan-It-All" tradition by supporting mixed batch scanning of documents ranging in thickness from 11 to 55 pounds simultaneously with single hard cards, stacked hard cards and/or embossed hard cards. An optional seven-pound flatbed module, the KV-SS080, provides additional flexibility and cost-savings by allowing two-page spreads, bound volumes, multiple small objects and other odd or over-sized
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Re: I need everyones opinion on this!

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When I was at the Print on Demand Show in Boston, I saw the Sharp box and at first glance it looked like a Ricoh! Now, today I got to see it again. Is everything the same except for the engine, even the engine seems similiar, it it wasn't for Ricoh having the toner on the lower left. I'd swear this was a Ricoh box. Art
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Direct Mail Partners Reducing Costs by More Than $150,000 Annually Printing Healthcar

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Direct Mail Partners Reducing Costs by More Than $150,000 Annually Printing Healthcare Documentation with Océ VarioPrint Ultra Cutsheet Printers Océ VarioPrint 6000 Ultra family helps consolidate equipment footprint and shrink monthly operational expenses by $10,000 February 2, 2010 – Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced today that by deploying printers from the Océ VarioPrint® 6000 Ultra cutsheet print family, Direct Mail Partners
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RENTAL & MAINTENANCE OF COPIERS

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County of Rensselaer reserves the right to reject any and all bids received and to waive any informalities discovered herein. Bidders must be authorized/certified by the copier manufacturer to sell/rent copiers in Rensselaer County, NY. The bidder must service those copiers with manufacturer trained/certified technicians. Specification and bid proposal forms may be obtained at the office of the Director of Central Service, Fifth Floor, County Office Building, 1600 Seventh Avenue, Troy, New York
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Canon U.S.A. to Showcase Its Leading Image Capturing Solutions at LegalTech Trade Sho

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Canon U.S.A. to Showcase Its Leading Image Capturing Solutions at LegalTech Trade Show Company Will Display Latest imageFORMULA Scanners LegalTech New York 2010 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Demonstrating its ability to improve efficiency, control and security for law firms and the legal marketplace, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies and advanced office solutions, will showcase the benefits and versatility of its digital document scanners at the LegalTech Trade Show
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Interesting talk track on MPS from IT Pro!

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table when it comes to print costs and that we can continue to reduce these costs by outsourcing overall management of our printers to an outside group. In the past, other things have gotten in the way of looking at this managed printing service, but this time, I decided to let the company give it a shot. In their pitch, the sales person promised to either meet or beat our current costs for both toner and printer repairs and indicated that we can keep our current printer fleet intact. Over time
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Rockland Business Owner Guilty Of Tax Evasion

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Rockland Business Owner Guilty Of Tax Evasion Posted on Thursday, 4 of February , 2010 at 8:55 pm ROCKLAND COUNTY— Charles Wurf, part-owner of D.E.C. Copiers, Inc., located at 6 North Route 9W, West Haverstraw was recently charged, along with the company, with filing fraudulent New York State sales tax returns and stealing over $286,000 in state sales tax for a five year period. Wurf, 53, who resides at 63 Branchville Rd., Valley Cottage, and D.E.C. Copiers, Inc. both pled guilty on January
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Panasonic Takes Aim at Fast-Growing A4 Class MFP Market

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Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is the global leader in corded PBX/IP PBX telephony systems and offers a complete suite of office productivity solutions and home communication and networking solutions, including cordless phones, network cameras, electronic whiteboards and photo and multi-function printers that provide

Re: I need everyones opinion on this!

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I used to sell sharp and they said the mainframe was Sharp, cleansheet design. the accessories were all Ricoh.
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Re: I need everyones opinion on this!

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Hi Art Last November I was testing the MX1100 in a Sharp showroom (France) and the guy told me the mechanical parts were all RICOH but processing board + engine were SHARP. Hope this helps. Regards Charles
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Re: Panasonic Canada discontinues A3 Copier Distribution March 2011

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." # # # About Panasonic System Networks Company of America Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic System Networks Company of America is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is the global leader in corded PBX/IP PBX telephony systems and offers a complete suite of office productivity solutions and home communication and
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Re: I need everyones opinion on this!

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Just goes to show you the quality of Ricoh. Sharp will never be as player in this arena. Sure looks like a Ricoh to me.
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Re: Weekend Indsutry Notes from 2/1/10

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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: Canon, in a press release, stated that it was “looking into ... nontechnology ...” I thought they were in this business already
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Re: 1st A3 Mono Desktop Printer From Ricoh In Five Years

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Does anyone understand this move? A3 Laser printer, monochrome device.
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Re: 1st A3 Mono Desktop Printer From Ricoh In Five Years

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That Ricoh won't be the next to introduce an A4 device?
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Re: A bigger NCAA Tournament field could strain office copiers:

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quote: Speaking of which... do people really do brackets on Letter/Legal? Why would you do that when 90% of offices have a connected MFP which is sure to hold 11x17? Jason has stumbled across the perfect talk track when selling against the A4 movement! What self-respecting office manager wants to do thier tournament bracket on legal size?! Thanks Jason!
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Will anybody buy the A3 DP-C business from Panasonic?

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These units are proven reliable machines in the congested 20 - 30 ppm colour MFP space, so aren't they worth anything to anybody? Surely a smaller player or somebody currently not in the space could do well with a proven performer. This is like GM closing Pontiac and Saturn instead of selling them. Nuts.
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IKON Expands Managed Document Services Offering

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offering aligns with Ricoh’s Managed Document Services program, providing direct access to global capabilities. The solution leverages the best practices of Ricoh and IKON to deliver a comprehensive solution that includes a technology platform to manage a multi-vendor fleet, combined with years of experience in solution design and system integration. IKON also announced the appointment of Terrie Campbell as Vice President, Managed Document Services to lead IKON’s managed document services strategy. In
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RFQ for 13 MFP's in India

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Description SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF THREE NUMBERS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY MULTIFUNCTIONAL PLAIN PAPER COPIERS AND TEN NUMBERS BASIC DIGITAL PLAIN PAPER COPIERS WITH COMPREHENSIVE AMC FOR FIVE YEARS UNDER TWO COVER SYSTEM Tender Category OTHER Bid Opening Date 18/2/2010 Active Tender Country / State INDIA / TAMIL NADU Estimated Cost RS. 17.46 LAKHS Document Cost RS. 520 Reference Number 10475100122-0 Click Cost Rs.1000/- See Complete Detail http://tendernews.com/nsearch
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Premium Membership winners for Janaury 10!

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Every month we are giving away two Premium Memberships for the Print4Pay Hotel. The Premium Memberships are possible through the sponsorship of Print Audit www.printaudit.com and Dealer Marketing Systems www.dealermarketingsystems.com! Our winners are: Wideformat Guy wins a 6 month Premium Membership for "Top 5 Posters" Print Audit Sponsor Wideformat Guy wins a 6 Month Premium Membership for "Top 5 Topic Starter" Dealer Marketing Systems Sponsor Congrats and thanx for making this a great place


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