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

 

Labor Day Weekend is upon us. There's only a few things on my mind tonight, first is to get finished with the updates for the site.  Secondly a little worried about my friends and colleagues in Florida.  The last one is the end of the third quarter and the end of the month.  Not this month but September. I'm like WTF, it's not even the first on the calendar month and I'm jonesing already.  We close our month early, I've got a decent pipeline, but most of its 50/50 at best.  In addition I've got a golf event one day and almost two days at the BTA event in NYC next week.  The plan after Labor Day is to get in the office no later than 6:30AM and put the pedal to metal.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

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Kyocera Mita America Launches New Color Desktop Printer, Providing Class Leading Low

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 31, 2009 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of the FS-C5350DN (32 page per minute) desktop color printer. As part of Kyocera’s ECOSYS line of environmentally friendly printers, this Energy Star™ certified model utilizes long-life consumables while consistently delivering high-quality image output. Businesses looking to meet the demand for superior color printing while reducing overall costs
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Konica Minolta Named 2009 Supplier of the Year by Corporate United

Corporate United is of significant value to us, and we are appreciative of the opportunity to provide our products and services to the membership, all of whom are leaders in their respective industries. Ramsey, N.J. and Cleveland, Ohio (Advertiser Talk) 01-Sep-2009 — 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, has been recognized as 2009 Supplier of the Year by Corporate United
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Konica Minolta investment

Konica Minolta investment Tim Sheahan, printweek.com, 03 September 2009 Azimuth Print has made its foray into digital print and is aiming to capitalise on a growing trend towards shorter runs with an investment in a Konica Minolta bizhub Pro C6501. The Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire-based company is using the new digital machine to handle jobs such as leaflets, flyers and folders ordered through its online web-to-print system. The Konica Minolta machine joins a pair of Heidelberg
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Xerox 700 Digital Color Press Generates Profits for Print Providers Worldwide; Device

new business - Coast Litho (C.L. Printing, Inc.), based in Oakland, Calif., produces short-run proofs for graphic designers, variable data postcards, full-color restaurant menus and custom artist exhibit brochures. The Xerox 700 has brought in new customers and driven digital revenue from previous offset-only customers. * Photo print shop jumps into digital printing - photo specialty products are the fastest growing application for Harold`s Photo Centers, Inc., a retail chain with eight
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Print Audit Australasia To Hold Free Managed Print Services Seminar In Singapore

headquartered in 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 on Print Audit, visit
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Print Audit Australasia To Hold Free Managed Print Services Seminar In Singapore

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 on Print Audit, visit www.printaudit.com . Follow Print Audit on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/printaudit
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What is Print Management? How will it benefit you and your customers?

installed to print servers. Analyze all printing Tracking printing at the desktop level will allow you to analyze all of the devices at a client’s site, including local, networked and direct-to-IP printers. Since desktop printers are the most expensive to run, it is important to monitor how these devices are being used. Some of the biggest surprises come out of an analysis of this type of printing. Are your customer’s printing to their inkjet printers instead of your multi-function device? A rapid
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RICOH ANNOUNCES NQUEUE BILLBACK ENHANCEMENT PASSES COMPATIABILITY TESTING

Billback’s updated iA Embedded for Ricoh solution has passed the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™) compatibility testing process. The iA Embedded for Ricoh solution simplifies operations and reduces overall costs by providing businesses with a terminal-free solution that can be installed directly into any Ricoh multifunction product (MFP) and accessed through the MFP’s control panel, saving space and user’s time. As a RiDP Premier Plus member, nQueue Billback had access to the Ricoh SDKs to
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2009 REGIONAL SUMMITS DEMONSTRATE TOSHIBA’S COMMITMENT TO DEALERS’ SUCCESS THROUGH NE

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 Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba
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Fuji Xerox Launches Budget Friendly Multifunction Device

@maxaustralia.com.au About Fuji Xerox Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation (U.S.A.) that develops world-class office and publishing equipment/systems, digital colour/monochrome multifunction devices, as well as document management software, solutions and services in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. It is also a world leader in printing and finishing solutions and offers a comprehensive range of colour and black and white printers
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Kodak Completes Acquisition of BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Scanner Division

document scanners enjoy a well-established and highly regarded track record for quality and for a top-notch committed channel of value-added distributors and resellers,” said Hunt. “This transaction with Kodak ensures that end-user customers can continue to count on these great products backed by a strong sales channel and reliable service.” “We look forward to combining the strengths and talents of the scanner division’s people and products with those in our business to more comprehensively
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Sharp Helps Dealers 'Align' for Success at 2009 National Dealer Meeting

Align '09 during the general session by outlining the many tools available to the Dealer Community to solve their customers' needs and expand their business opportunities. Seminar topics will include managed print services, Sharp OSA Technology and service best practices. The seminars will provide dealers with both hands-on experience with new product as well as the chance to interact with the Sharp sales team to gain an insider's perspective on the newest Sharp technologies. The seminars also offer
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Sharp Helps Dealers 'Align' for Success at 2009 National Dealer Meeting

set the tone for Align '09 during the general session by outlining the many tools available to the Dealer Community to solve their customers' needs and expand their business opportunities. Seminar topics will include managed print services, Sharp OSA Technology and service best practices. The seminars will provide dealers with both hands-on experience with new product as well as the chance to interact with the Sharp sales team to gain an insider's perspective on the newest Sharp technologies
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Toshiba EXCHANGE "5 Reasons it Will Fail"

Toshiba EXCHANGE "5 Reasons it Will Fail" If you hadn't heard Toshiba is set to launch their version of a Social Business Network intended for Sales, Administration, Technical and Corporate Professionals. Kinda like a LinkedIn or myspace, but just Toshiba MFP people. Ricoh has something similar to this with their Aficio League, however it's more of an extra net site with videos, sales information, launch kits, pricing and I could go on and on. However, what the Aficio Leagie pioneered was a
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New Porducts from Xerox!

@maxaustralia.com.au About Fuji Xerox Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation (U.S.A.) that develops world-class office and publishing equipment/systems, digital colour/monochrome multifunction devices, as well as document management software, solutions and services in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. It is also a world leader in printing and finishing solutions and offers a comprehensive range of colour and black and white printers
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Sharp scoops six awards

to Sharp in recognition of products that demonstrate outstanding performance in their specific market segments: Outstanding Segment 2 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-2600N Outstanding Segment 3 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-3100N Outstanding Segment 4 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-4101N Outstanding Segment 4 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-5001N Outstanding Mid-size Workgroup Colour Multifunction Printer MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-C
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SIX EXHIBITS TO BE POWERED BY PRESS-SENSE AT PRINT 09

The Press-sense Business Flow Automation concept is founded on the iWay™ web-based print-on-demand workflow and management platform for print providers that automates production workflow from job order through delivery, while maximizing business flow efficiency and job profitability; Currently the “Powered By Press-sense” platform is used to power the offerings of Hewlett Packard, InfoPrint, Océ, Presstek, and Xerox; For more information of Press-sense offerings, go to www.press-sense.com
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TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/31/09

Special thanx to Print4Pay Hotel members from around the world and a few moles! Canon releases more information on its upcoming new production color systems, called the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9065 & C9075: - All models still use the off-white plastic design - None apparently offer true 8 bits per pixel imaging - both advertised as go here for rest
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TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"

Special thanx to Print4Pay Hotel members from around the world and a few moles! IKON, a division of Ricoh, will have a booth at the upcoming ILTA Conference, for the legal community, and be showing Ricoh MFPs bundled with document management solutions from OmTool AccuRoute, according to IKON’s VP of Legal Enterprise Solutions, Mark Davey. Ricoh announced TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"
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Xerox Earns Best Partner Program Award for Peak Reseller Program at CompTIA Breakaway

includes the rollout of PagePack 3.0, a suite of three managed print service programs that help channel partners manage their customers' printing infrastructure. Xerox said its program is the first to offer channel partners the ability to manage their customers' entire fleet of printers and multifunction printers no matter the brand. "The channel community is ready to adopt a managed print services program like PagePack 3.0, knowing it will make an impact on their bottom line," said Tom Gall, channel
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P4P Visits US Open c/o Canon

Special thanx to Canon. I've been invited as a guest of Canon to the US Open (Tennis) in Flushing, NY (also the home of the hapless METS). As with other events like this, Canon will have their own facility and will be showing new equipment and solutions. I am hoping to have a preview of the imageRUNNER Advance series, however with Print09 in Chicago this week I'm not sure what Canon will have. I will bring my camera, take plenty of pics and report back after Labor Day!
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Print 09 Seminar on Archiving and PDF/A Looks at an Emerging Standard

traditional and variable print, but a document’s lifecycle doesn’t end with print,” says Mark Maragni, Vice President of Sales for Compart North America and the new Chairman of the North American Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Center. “This intensive morning session will give the print professional an overview of the emerging standard and provide a view of the next steps in the document lifecycle from PDF standards perspective.” The session will be held in North Building, Level 1, Room N129. For
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Print4Pay Hotel off to US Tennis Open!

Print4Pay Hotel off to US Tennis Open! Well, I'm off to the National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY in the AM for the US Open Tennis Championships! Special thanx to Canon USA for the invite, going to bring my camera, a charged battery and not pad with me. I hoping to see some really good stuff from Canon and bask in the sun for the afternoon. We be back at you on Sunday with the goings on in Flushing Meadows! LAKE SUCCESS, NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2000 When play begins on the 25 courts of
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Automated TCO and Commissions added to e-automate Managed Print Edition

sales process in real time. With these new modules, our e-automate Managed Print Edition is ready for prime time.” Digital Gateway’s TCO calculator is part of Digital Quote Manager, a solution that automates the sales quote and proposal generation processes for dealers. The TCO calculator takes meter capture data from prospects and real-time best pricing from suppliers to clearly compare and demonstrate how much money dealers can save their prospect over time. Sean Guerin, CEO of U.S. Imaging
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Heidelberg To Demonstrate Prinect Interface with EFI Monarch and Pace Systems at Prin

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 color print controllers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide
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Lexmark launches line of eight new inkjet AIOs for small and medium-sized businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. - 09/01/2009 Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today launched its full line of eight all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers for small to medium-sized businesses. The innovative, feature-rich line includes the world's first Web-connected1 line of inkjet AIOs and the lowest black printing cost in the inkjet industry2. Lexmark's new 105XL black ink cartridge offers businesses a penny-per-page option for mono printing, which equals bottom-line savings potential for small businesses
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VARs continue to struggle in peripherals market

and end-users, including 15-50 percent discounts to dealers on certain models and free gift promotion or cash rebate promotion on low-end models." HP continues to be the undisputed leader in printing with twice the market share of its nearest competitor in shipments despite losing nearly 4 points in unit market share and declining 28 percent year over year in 2Q09. Canon, the second leading vendor, outperformed all others in the top 5 category, increasing its stake in the overall hardcopy
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MFPs Continue to Lead the Way in the Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, According

08 Units Units Market Market Growth Shipment Shipment Share Share 1. HP 9,757,272 13,512,250 40% 44% -28% 2. Canon 4,787,714 5,192,156 20% 17% -8% 3. Epson 3,397,133 3,927,297 14% 13% -13% 4. Brother 1,331,842 1,618,872 6% 5% -18% 5. Lexmark 1,096,349 1,604,275 5% 5% -32% Others 3,725,239 4,645,767 15% 15% -20% Total 24,095,549 30,500,617 100% 100% -21% Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2009 U.S. Hardcopy Peripherals Market Share and Year-Over-Year
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sharp mx-b401

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Anyone have anything on this machine?
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sharp mx-b401

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Anyone have anything on the Sharp MX-B401
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Sales Manager Position Needed to Fill

I have been requested to see if anyone is interested in a sales managers position for a dealership in Eastern PA. Please send me an email if interested art@p4photel.com, and there are also openings for sales in another dealer in NJ
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Savin SPC221SF and scan to email

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I have set up a Savin SPC221sf in our office to scan to email through our Exchange server. When I try to set it up through our Comcast account I get a Net Communication Error. I have set up many other Savin systems with scan to email with the same settings. In fact, it is my standard protocol to use our Comcast account for all of our customers, so I'm very familiar with the settings and entering them in any device other than this one. When I called tech support they said this product will only
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US Open & Print4Pay Hotel

Monday, September 7, 2009 US Open & Print4Pay Hotel Well, after fighting the worst highways in the Nation, I finally made it to Flushing Meadows in Queens, NY for the US Open on Friday. Not to mention that I drove around CitiField and LaGuardia Airport TWICE! For those of you that are not familiar with Flushing Meadows in Queens, NY. It was the home of the 1964 Worlds Fair, I can remember my parents taking my brother and I several times to the Fair in the summer of 64, as a 7 year old the World
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NEW PREFLIGHTING SOFTWARE - Offers Digital Printers, Publishers and Graphic Designers

gives printers, graphic designers and publishers the ability to preflight efficiently, avoiding costly production errors. About FlightCheck Pro For well over a decade, the process of preflighting has been an important step for printers and prepress professionals worldwide. Preflighting is the process that identifies and corrects missing items and errors in customer files before they become bigger and more costly problems further downstream in the printing process. The earlier in the workflow
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Need to buy Ricoh fax Board

Does anyone have a fax option for the Ricoh MPC3000 listed at the Fax Option typeC3000
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Print '09 - Chicago - Sept. 11-16

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Not sure if many of you are planning to attend this years show. I will try to report on it and as much as I can take in for one day. Will also be tweeting from there.
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Seiko Instruments USA Announces New President and CEO

technology. SII has a global presence, with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Information about Seiko instruments kiosk printers (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/kiosk-printers.aspx), mobile printers (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/mobile-printers.aspx), receipt printers (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/receipt-printers-POS-printers.aspx), POS printers, point of sale printers, and thermal printer mechanisms (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/thermal
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PRISM AND RESPONSIVE SOLUTIONS FORM BUSINESS ALLIANCE

year as the key technologies for printing profitability,” said Filip Buyse, President and CEO of Prism. “However, in recent months, web-to-print and more importantly automated marketing programs have risen to the top ranked technology for printers. Responsive Solution’s Marketing Resource Center combined with Prism’s WIN 2009 offer printers a powerful solution for increasing the top line and decreasing cost.” The Must See ‘em product and technology program in 2009 ranks web-to-print and MIS as
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RJ YOUNG COMPANY GROWS STRONGER IN TOUGH ECONOMY THROUGH NEW ACQUISITIONS AND TECHNOL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 3, 2009) –On Monday August 31, 2009 RJ Young Company purchased Photocopy Supply Company, a Nashville based Savin and Panasonic office equipment dealer. “We found Photocopy Supply Company to be a great addition to our company. They have a similar business philosophy and product lines that fit our current growth strategy,” said Chip Crunk President & CEO of RJ Young Company. Photocopy Supply Company was a $2.5 million company and had 20 employees. They do not
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Re: Thoughts about Healthcare Reform Bill?

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- health saving accounts . This is one item cited by the GOP as blocked by the Democrats. But what works? There is NO credible evidence that these type of "savings accounts" work- not for education, not for any other issues- when the USA has the lowest savings rate in the world and many people that NEED health insurance don't even have the disposable income to actually create an HSA. In short, this was an action by Republicans that would make no real difference or reform, but just an attempt to say
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Re: Thoughts about Healthcare Reform Bill?

so expensive, if you are out of work and you get sick what are you to do? Maybe the time is right for a federal 2% sales tax to fund general healthcare.
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Re: Embeded Print Director/PCS 6.0

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We installed PD 5 in a law firm with an MPC6000. It installed well, took some tweaking (as I understand) to work with their software and accounting system as it is ProLaw and does not have tab delimited nor CSV. We just printed the customer list,scanned it in, and converted to an excel file and gave it back to get it into the system. The customer was aware of the quirks of their accounting system and, in the end, the customer is happy with this solution and we are looking forward to placing
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