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

 

How was your day today? I hear that quite a bit.  One question that I'll ask other reps is "What type of day is it today", the usual response is something about the weather.  Mine is it's a great day to sell something!"  Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week in the copier industry!

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Nuance Acquires eCopy, Extends Network Scanning Solutions that Connect MFPs with Ente

— result in scanning solutions that maximize gains in productivity and cost savings and provide MFP partners with an ability to deliver valuable solutions to more customers and prospects. Strong OEM Channels — Nuance and eCopy have developed innovative solutions for, and strong partnerships with, the most extensive list of leading MFP vendors in the industry, including Brother; Canon; HP; Konica Minolta; Océ; Ricoh; Sharp; Toshiba; Xerox and others. The combination of the two companies will
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Nuance buys E-Copy!

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— result in scanning solutions that maximize gains in productivity and cost savings and provide MFP partners with an ability to deliver valuable solutions to more customers and prospects. Strong OEM Channels — Nuance and eCopy have developed innovative solutions for, and strong partnerships with, the most extensive list of leading MFP vendors in the industry, including Brother; Canon; HP; Konica Minolta; Océ; Ricoh; Sharp; Toshiba; Xerox and others. The combination of the two companies will
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Kyocera Mita America Launches FASTtrack Managed Print Services Program for Dealers

with the leading resources and capabilities to prepare them for integrating an MPS business model. Addressing key areas, including assessment and remote monitoring, leasing and supplies, and sales & service training, the program provides dealers with specific Kyocera exclusive MPS partner programs as well as insight into the various elements for implementing a successful MPS strategy. Kyocera strongly believes in the business value a fully optimized Managed Print Services model can deliver to its
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Canon brings professional printing performance in-house for small business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT Sydney, 1 0ctober, 2009 - Canon Australia has announced two new colour multifunction laser printers designed to make high-end commercial print standards accessible to small business operators. Affordable and compact, the imageCLASS MF8050Cn and MF8350Cdn deliver fast and accurate network laser output across printer, fax, scanner and copier functionalities. “Fast print speeds and superior output quality will reduce small business reliance on outsourced printing
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Introduction of Konica Minolta bizhub® C360/C280/C220

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Konica Minolta is pleased to announce an exciting and technologically advanced new product series for the Segment 2 and 3 markets—the bizhub C360, the bizhub C280 and the bizhub C220. Designed as monochrome replacements as well as color printer/copiers in their respective segments, these devices offer color and black-and-white copy and print speeds of 36 ppm (C360), 28ppm (C280) and 22 ppm (C220). These models offer an innovative new platform that incorporates new ASIC technology to bring you
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IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer for Grover Printing, a Consolidate

purchase the RICOH Pro C900,” says Davis. “We have worked with IKON for several years, and can trust them to come up with innovative ways to meet our needs.” “The RICOH Pro C900 provides customers with exceptional color quality, extensive finishing options, and complete end-to-end workflow solutions,” says Spencer Adamson, Vice President, Production Solutions and Commercial Print, IKON Office Solutions. “In addition, through IKON’s experience in digital printing, we can help printers like Grover
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Kyocera Mita America Awarded Printer Manufacturer of the Year Honor from Marketing Re

. “We congratulate Kyocera Mita on receiving the Printer Manufacturer of the Year Award,” said Frank G. Cannata, president, Marketing Research Consultants. “It is a great testament to the quality of the products as well as the people who support them in the field. This is also an acknowledgement by the independent MFP dealer community that Kyocera Mita printers represent a very important part of their product line up.” The Printer Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes the manufacturer that
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SHARP PROMOTES RICH BOOMSMA TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Notevision® multimedia projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® appliances, SuperSteam™ ovens, Plasmacluster® air purifiers and the OnEnergy™ solar system. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com CONTACT: Karl Pawlewicz Chris Loncto Crenshaw Communications Sharp Electronics Corporation Phone: 646-484-4523 Phone: 201-529-8680 Email: karl@crenshawcomm.com Email: lonctoc@sharpsec.com
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World Leader in High Technology Products Delivers Dynamic and Engaging Online Experie

. To see the new re-designed TABS Web site, visit www.copiers.toshiba.com . About TABS Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products
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Re: IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer for Grover Printing, a Consolidate

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GMAN, do you have accurate info on the number of C900's installed to date for both RICOH and IKON? Curious as to its market acceptance relative to Canon and Xerox units as well as Konica-Minolta C6500 family.
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Fiery Controllers Power Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Line-Up, Delivering Vibrant Color a

. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei . To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss . About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital
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Sign Version of EFI PrintSmith Management Solution Now Available

waste and help generate more profits. PrintSmith Sign is built on the foundation of PrintSmith, a flexible, feature-rich print management information system and the market-leading solution for on-demand, copy shop, quick printer and small commercial shops. “As the sign segment of the printing industry continues double-digit growth, as we’ve seen with the market demand for our VUTEk® and Rastek™ printers, and as many printers look to diversify by adding or enhancing their sign making
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World's Fastest Electrophotographic Printing at 180m/min Enabled by Newly

World's Fastest Electrophotographic Printing at 180m/min Enabled by Newly Developed High-Intensity LED Chip KYOTO, Japan-- Kyocera today announced that with the development of its new SLH-Series LED printhead it has achieved the world's fastest*1 electrophotographic printing at 180m/min in 1200dpi high-resolution. The printhead incorporates a newly developed high-intensity 1200dpi LED chip, that at 150μW (1mA drive current), produces four times more light than Kyocera's conventional models
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NOTABLE SOLUTION INC.’S AUTOSTORE PRODUCT PASSES RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILIT

took advantage of the Ricoh software development kit to quickly and easily integrate Ricoh MFPs with the company’s document capture and workflow solution. Through Ricoh’s advanced Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, NSi was able to update AutoStore 5 to support Ricoh’s latest MFPs by tapping into Ricoh’s open architecture. Almost all of Ricoh’s MFP and printer lines manufactured after the fall of 2004 have the potential to run ESA. Legacy and new customers have the capability of
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RICOH AWARDED AREVA CERTIFIED SUPPLIER SEAL OF APPROVAL

relationship between the two organizations. AREVA, a world leader in the nuclear power industry, selected Ricoh among 150 companies in the U.S. for this recognition. To receive this certification, Ricoh was required to meet 25 different AREVA criteria such as quality, sustainable development values and competitiveness. Other decisive areas include investment in innovation and R&D and the attention to nuclear/occupational safety and the environment. “We are honored to receive this distinction from AREVA
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Canon enters surveillance market

surveillance and security market which is estimated to be Rs 100 crore," he said. Apart from this, the range unveiled today includes four single format inkjet printers, 10 all-in-one printers, 3 laser printers, 5 projectors and one scanner. Canon has added Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) feature in one of its projectors, which has a resolution of 1400x1050 pixels. This projector can display direct image from PictBridge-Compatible digital cameras. Canon claims that high
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eCopy Brings Business Application Connectivity to Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series

ADVANCE capabilities, providing an easy to use yet powerful solution for Canon MFP customers. eCopy has certified more than 1,750 technicians within the Canon sales channel to install and configure eCopy products. eCopy ShareScan also operates on Canon DR and ScanFront scanners. By spanning Canon multifunction product and scanner environments, eCopy enables office workers to use common scanning procedures at any of an organization’s document imaging devices – which support ease of use and
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e-automate Adds Canon U.S.A to list of Industry Leading Partner Integrations

Provo, Utah— Sept 22, 2009. Digital Gateway, the makers of e-automate dealer management software for office equipment dealers, is pleased to announce the availability of an integration connector with Canon U.S.A.’s imageWARE Remote technology. “Canon U.S.A. has recently completed an integration with e-automate; that from initial feedback will be very beneficial to our shared dealers,” said Jeff Despain, Partners Service Director for Digital Gateway. “With more than 1000 dealers using our
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This Week in Xerox "TWIX Notes" 10/06/09

Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Xerox announced that its desktop DocuMate scanners (which are actually made by JFL Peripheral Solutions/Visioneer), now have a driver to work with Linux operating systems based computer. The driver is called SANE (stands for Scanner Access Now Easy). Competing against Xerox where a customer wants to use tabs in a production print environment? Xerox’s Freeflow system apparently has the following
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Two New REALiS Multimedia LCOS Projectors

New Mode Allows Users To Have Greater Control Over The Look Of Projected Images LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new projectors to its acclaimed line of REALiS Multimedia LCOS Projectors, the WUX10 Mark II and SX80 Mark II. These projectors include a new Photo Image Mode allowing for advanced color management and adjustments for ambient lighting conditions. This new mode is ideal for professionals with the most discerning
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Updated Product Releases for Ricoh 10/6/09

November 09 Aficio SP C420DN-KP w/3 Year Subscription SP C420DN-KP w/4 Year Subscription Creo C-80 controller for Ag-P1 December 2009 Aficio SP 4100N-KP Aficio MP 2851SP January 2010 Aficio MP 3351SP Aficio MP 4001SP Aficio MP 5001SP Aficio SP 3400SF Aficio SP 3410SF 3183DNP (Duplicator) Feb 2010 Aficio MP C6501 Aficio MP C7501 GX 5550N March 2010
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OKI Printing Solutions Introduces the Versatile MC360 Letter/A4 Color MFP to Increase

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI® Printing Solutions brand, today announced the introduction of the MC360 Letter/A4 Color MFP. Ideal for very small workgroups (VSWG) and small offices/home offices (SOHO), the MC360 Color MFP features a compact design and small footprint with four-in-one functionality (print, copy, scan and fax). Combining fast print and copy speeds, reliability and ease of use with high quality HD Color printing technology, this
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Océ CS665 Pro Color System Using CREO Color Server Receives FograCert Validation for

images consistently.” The KODAK Print On-Demand Solutions Group develops high-performance CREO Color Servers and workflow solutions for a wide range of digital production printers and presses. CREO Color Servers offer the digital printing industry leading workflow connectivity solutions. They utilize intelligent, JDF-enabled automation of all print-production steps to help drive business performance and profit. About the Océ CS665 Pro Color System The Océ CS665 Pro full-color digital printer offers
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paper

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Ricoh is getting out of the paper business. I am looking for a supplier that has paper that meets specs of Ricoh products - for example the new Savin CLP340d can run glossy paper but only 28lb weight - everywhere I look I find glossy 32lb weight - can anyone suggest a good source for paper I can refer my customers to? Thanks!
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Re: Vendors of Products

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I have to agree, Darrel Amy is a good choice. At my company we use Printfleet to collect meters. It sends us meter/supply info and we have to input pricing on our own. If you are a Ricoh house, their @Remote service/device is always an option. Not a great option, but hey, it's an option
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Re: Vendors of Products

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When you say Print Audit, do you mean that you are by-passing Ricoh (Print Director) and getting the product direct from Print Audit? I would be curious to know what the reasons would be for that.
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Re: Vendors of Products

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For the Facilities Manager we would be going through Print Audit directly. For the PCS Director 6 packages, we of course would be ordering through Ricoh.
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Re: Legal Size Booklets?

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I believe the full lineup of color MFP's can run legal booklets, as long as you can add a booklet finisher to them. I remember that a few years ago this was a big selling point at Monster Mayhem, because only Ricoh manufactured machines could run Legal booklets, whereas the others had to run Ledger.
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Re: Legal Size Booklets?

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Thanks...txeagle24. I noticed you mentioned the color MFP's from Ricoh does that do legal booklets from the print driver? Or just at the copier? Do the black MFP's do legal booklets at the machine and print driver?
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Re: Legal Size Booklets?

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quote: Originally posted by montecore: Thanks...txeagle24. I noticed you mentioned the color MFP's from Ricoh does that do legal booklets from the print driver? Or just at the copier? Do the black MFP's do legal booklets at the machine and print driver? I believe both the b/w and color MFPs can run the booklets at the machine and in the print driver. For booklets, we typically use the RPCS Driver.
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"Green Jobs"

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suppose my job is a "Green Job" as well since Ricoh has all sorts of brochures touting how "Green" their products are. What a Fraud!!!!!
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Rutt's Hut Fried Hot Dogs

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If you are into SPECIALTY weiners and like your food FRIED, take a spot at Rutt's Hut in New Jersey (not far from Ricoh HQ and the Pine Brook office!): http://www.hollyeats.com/RuttHut.htm Check out this great video of 'special' customers stuffing themselves with these delicious DOGS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaxe8zM0eeE Nice!
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Scan to email in Plotbase / Scantool 3.7.1

Has anyone here been able to get the scan to email function to work in Scantool 3.7.1? I am installing a RW240 and we cannot figure it out. The IT guy says that all their Ricoh small format copiers need is the SMTP server address. This hasn't worked for us yet.
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X-Rite X-RiteColor DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer

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DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the DTP32 Automatic Strip Reading Densitometer, reflection versions, it will by default report itself as a DTP32. Most existing software packages will reference a DTP32 in their connection menu while newer software may use DTP34. Select DTP34 if it is available, otherwise select the DTP32. Densitometer, interface, and power supply and Kodak color strip. Best offer.
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Quiz: What Do Customers Want to Buy?

SCENARIO: You’ve been asked to summarize your ideas and offerings to a group of customer decision-makers. Your presentation starts with an exciting and interesting statistic, then brilliantly summarizes the customer’s current situation. So far so good! You must now create the pivotal slide that introduces the section of the presentation where you’ll talk about what you’re selling.
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Re: Vendors of Products

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Yet, @Remote will collect your customers data and it can be accessed by Ricoh. With the IKON factor looming, you may not want that possibility.
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Re: Vendors of Products

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While I totally agree with your concern, Ricoh would respond that the data is held by an independent third party and would *never* be made accessible to IKON (even though it goes to a center in Japan, not the US, and even though *you* can't access it until the next day). I guess I'm just too jaded to believe them.
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Re: Vendors of Products

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I thank you for the many responses on solutions. I knew if I wanted an answer, the best resource is the p4p. We are looking into the areas everyone suggested, and another avenue is Print Audit Facilities Manager. This program allows us to retrieve meters, receive toner alerts, and service alerts, and may be the better fit for us. The powers to be must decide that, but at least I get some input. Thanks again for your input. As always it is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Vendors of Products

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There are advantages to both Printfleet and PA-FM, I hear for local (non-networked)devices PA-FM is great. Just FYI, all the items you listed (Meters, Toner alerts, Service alerts) can be done by Printfleet as well.
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