This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago for the Last Week of May 2010

 

Down to one day left in the month on Tuesday.  Going to enjoy tomorrow however need to put in a few hours of work in order to make things happen.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

MFP Wars "Copier/MFP Manufacturers to Buy Printer Manufacturers"

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With the recent aquisition of Oce by Canon, what's next for the likes of Xerox, Ricoh, Canon and KonicaMinolta? There's no more Ikon, Danka and Global like companies left for them to buy. Could it be possible that the next wave of consolidation comes from Printer Manufactuers, or better yet do some of the Print Manufacturers secure thier market share with the aquisition of low level players such as Muratec, Toshiba, Sharp, and Kyocera? I count at least.......... MFP Wars "Copier/MFP
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Sales Executive-Managed Print Services $90k - $110k

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Sales Executive-Managed Print Services $90k - $110k About the Job SALES EXECUTIVE Managed Print Services $90k - $110k First Year Have you sold Printers in an IT environment? Can you call on "C" level executives, including Chief Information Officers, to sell copiers, printers, scanners, servers or connectivity software? The age of Managed Print Services is here. Perform a study of total images printed for a large prospect and turn it into a cost savings, and you get a high volume sale
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India printer, copier and multifunctional product market records 36% growth in Q1 201

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India Infoline News Service / 15:49 , May 28, 2010 Though Xerox also registered a substantial 166% shipment growth, it only represents 1.8% of the total market in terms of shipments. Increased government spend in Q1 added to the total growth of the market. The combined printer, copier and multifunctional product (MFP) market in India totalled nearly 0.8 million units in the first quarter of 2010, representing 35.7% growth over the first quarter of 2009, according to Gartner, Inc. “Most of
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Konica Minolta Australia has appointed George Fryer as national

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Konica Minolta Australia has appointed George Fryer as national sales manager for the production printing group. Fryer (pictured) takes over the role from Eric Holtsmark, who has become national dealer manager in a management reshuffle. Holtsmark was recruited to the national sales role from EFI in May last year. Fryer will be based at Konica Minolta's Sydney office and report to national marketing manager David Procter. "George brings a wealth of industry experience and in-depth understanding
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Who is InfoPrint Solutions and what is it’s relation to Ricoh America Corporation?

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Q. Who is InfoPrint Solutions and what is it’s relation to Ricoh America Corporation? A. In 2007, Ricoh acquired a substantial share of the Printer Division of IBM which is the current InfoPrint Solutions. For the past three years, it has been co-managed by Ricoh and IBM. In July of this year, InfoPrint Solutions will become a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh. InfoPrint Solutions brings to market the advantages IBM and Ricoh have in the development, manufacturing, marketing and building of
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Printomatic pushes into commercial digital print with Xerox 700

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Adelaide-based Printomatic is expanding from synthetic substrates to paper-based print and variable-data after investing $170,000 in a Fuji Xerox 700 digital press with inline finishing. The company installed the press three weeks ago in a bid to expand its digital capabilities to booklets, business cards and flyers. Printomatic general manager Greg Birch (pictured) said: "The one we've got is fully packed, it does everything. We've got the finishing module, so we can print booklets off in one
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New Ricoh Aficio MFPs Driven by EFI Fiery Technology

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, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company’s robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; 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.
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New Canon imagePROGRAF Models Receive Five-Star Exceptional Rating From BERTL Inc.

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, the new imagePROGRAF models provide an extremely high level of photographic and proofing-quality prints. The new imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 are compliant with U.S. ENERGY STAR energy-saving standards and RoHS compliance standards. To learn more about Canon's full line of ENERGY-STAR qualified and certified products and other environmental initiatives, please visit www.usa.canon.com . BERTL, an independent analyst firm and testing lab, reviews current product lines and new product
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Toshiba TEC releases 2009 Financial Results

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Global MFP sales fell 16% due to the recession but operating profit increased 91% in the period April 01 2009 to March 30 2010.
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Canon to Acquire Lexmark?

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anyone else hear this? This was a comment that was posted to my blog today. Nathan Maust said... Anothe rumor I heard today from a dealer principal that is on the Ricoh Dealer Council is that of Canon acquiring Lexmark. Just imagine the printer giant that would create if HP were to then acquire Canon since Canon already makes all of their printer engines, & they have deepened the level of their partnership in recent months.
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OKI Printing Debuts LED Printers

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OKI's line of LED printers offer energy-saving features and a compact footprint the company says is ideal for small workspaces and cost-conscious businesses. OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, announced the launch of A4/Letter color and mono LED printers for the small to medium-size market, expanding its lineup of workgroup printing solutions. The company is positioning the compact C330dn and C530dn color LED printers as ideal for small
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Canon: new presses offer 'business leap'

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The manufacturer is targeting the production printing machines at commercial printers, print-for-pay and central reprographic departments (CRDs). According to Canon, the latest additions to the imagePress range offer faster simplex and duplex output on a variety of stocks in weights from 60-325gsm. Trevor Dodsworth, Canon Europe's head of product marketing within business-to-business, said the manufacturer was confident that customers would benefit from the improved productivity of its latest
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For the third time in the past year, Print Audit® has

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: Angela Onstine 1.877.412.8348 pr@printaudit.com www.printaudit.com Facebook: http://www.printaudit.com/facebook Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PrintAudit Outside of North America, please contact: Print Audit - Europe +44(0)1483 726206 www.printauditeurope.com inquiry@printauditeurope.com Print Audit - Australasia +612 9922-3756 http://www.printauditaustralasia.com Print Audit - South Africa +086 110 5777 (Within South Africa) +27 11 531 1869 (Outside South Africa) www.printauditsa.com
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Canon digital presses open new markets for Ambit Press

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imagePRESS machines have opened areas of the market that were previously off-limits,” says Reed. “With better-quality output, we can approach highly discerning customers like designers and print consultants, to show them that digital printing can deliver the high quality output they need for their customers. Previously, customers in these segments were not interested in digital printing or would look to competitors for digital printing, but the Canon quality has converted them and allows us to offer
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Around the World with KonicaMinolta

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Konica Minolta Pioniers Crush Almere By admin on Tuesday, 25th May 2010 THE NETHERLANDS – Czech slugger Jakub Malik went 4-for-5 and a trio of Konica Minolta pitchers limited Almere to just three hits Monday as the Pioniers finished off a three-game sweep over the Magpies with a convincing 15-1 road win in the Dutch League. Konica Minolta (10-11) scored early and often in a matchup that was decided in rapid-like fashion. Lennart Koster put coach Bernie Beckman’s squad out front in the first
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Dell adds document management features to printers

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Dell is embedding document management features in multifunction printers as it tries to establish a foothold in the managed print services market, the company said Thursday. The embedded custom software is in multifunction printers for specific vertical markets like education, legal and health care. Such embedded software expands the functionality of MFPs and automates printing and scanning tasks, said Orlando Lacayo, product manager at Dell's printing and imaging division. MFPs will be capable
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Ricoh Ends Relationship with Ratio

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Effective April 30th, 2010 the sale of all Ratio print controllers and options will be discontinued and will no longer be available for purchase through Ricoh. Ricoh will continue on-going support for hardware issues for machines in the field and will be able to provide replacement controller boards for defective units. This includes continuing service by providing information on the functions and specifications of RATIO print controllers, and analysis of problem information to determine
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Xerox Corporation — Xerox DocuShare

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From the June 2010 Review of Document Management Systems. DocuShare is new to our DMS reviews this year. Xerox has developed this as a horizontal application to work in many different types of organizations. The focus is on small to mid-size businesses, although DocuShare also scales to accommodate larger organizations. It is a completely browser-based application developed in Java, which provides more portability in terms of hardware platforms. This is not an accounting firm-centric
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Re: Canon to Acquire Lexmark?

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It's all about the consumables, if Canon got the right deal it would be a no brainer for them. They would just phase out the lexmark engines and replace them with thier own, similar to a manufacturer buying a dealer then dumping the existing line an replacing with thier own. There are roughly 13 players in the "toner/ink on paper" business, clicks seem to be migrating downward with MFP's and Printers (You may have the numbers on that, I'm giving it a good guess). I'm thinking there's another
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Office Depot and Lexmark Team up with Operation Homefront to Provide Military Familie

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provides necessary assistance to the families of U.S. military troops who are serving our country," said Paul Rooke, executive vice president and president of Lexmark's Imaging Solutions Division. "Lexmark is pleased to support dedicated partners like Office Depot that value corporate citizenship as much as we do. In addition to saving time and money with their purchase of a Lexmark all-in-one printer, customers will walk away feeling good about supporting this worthy cause." Program Featured
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Dell announces four new business print solutions

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Dell announces four new business print solutions Dell introduced four new custom printer solutions that aim to increase day to day efficiency within the business while enabling IT managers to focus on other tech areas. The Dell will now be offering industry-specific print stations for law, healthcare and education customers with the purchase of a new Dell MFP along with their free Proximity Printing Solution aimed at helping IT administrators with medium to large printer fleets. The Dell
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Around the World with Xerox

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The Ducati Xerox Team Prepares For Round 7 In Salt Lake City Salt Lake City (USA) : a busy month for the Ducati Xerox Team that, having already raced at Monza and Kyalami, now travels on to Salt Lake City, where the seventh World Superbike round is scheduled for the coming weekend at the Miller Motorsports Park. The Superbike races, in a change to the traditional schedule, will take place on Monday 31st May, Memorial Day and a national holiday for the American people. The Salt Lake circuit has
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Xerox's ACS Rolls Out Public, Private Cloud Service

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Xerox-owned Affiliated Computer Services this week became the latest IT services company to debut an enterprise service that blends both private and public cloud services though an on-demand delivery model. ACS Enterprise Cloud is designed to support the Vblock infrastructure package, a pre-integrated and pre-tested virtualized data center offering developed by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware (NYSE: VMW). As more and more companies transition away from traditional on-premise
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April: The Fukuis win performance excellence award

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Featured in the photo with Frank and Penny Fukui are John Stewart, Ricoh Corporation VP West Region (right), and Leo Komonchak, Ricoh Corporation West Region Manager (left). Frank and Penny Fukui, owners of Woodburn Company, a Ricoh Copier dealer, accepteda performance excellence award at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas at the Ricoh Convergence 2010 Conference where more than 1,000 Ricoh, Savin, and Lanier dealers attended. Some of Woodburn Company’s customers include Nordstrom Inc., the
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RAC DigiDocFlow Promotion (Ricoh)

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Dear DealerigiDocFlow the product which brings the power of scanning simplicity to everyone is now offering a Free Features pack when ordering the following.How to Order:When you purchase:• DigiDocFlow Basic• 1 year of Support for...
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Re: Canon to Acquire Lexmark?

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Neither of these scenarios really make sense to me. Canon does not need A4 engines, they make all of HP's. So why acquire Lexmark? If Ricoh could afford it (both money and integration capacity-wise) that would make more sense. Canon is a proud and rich company and is not going to be acquired by HP or anyone else soon. It made over $30b last year too. HP sees itself as a solutions and service provider, not a manufacturer, it would much rather Canon take care of the manufacturing and the
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Re: Some Copiers Store Personal Information

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A fascinating glance at what the CBS news story might have looked like if they'd been honest. To recap... "Someone might be able to recover your driver's license from your copier's hard drive by simply spending several hundred dollars and hours of work!" "However, every one we looked at had no recoverable data" The end.
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Re: Copy machine bid

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Another 'direct' win for Ricoh!
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Re: At the end of term, who pays to ship the copier back to the leasing company?

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We all understand the ethical "Deal with it first" approach. Unfortunately, this often does not happen in the copier business. I do like your line, "Well, if your new copier vendor did not deal with this well known hidden cost, what else is he not telling you?".
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Re: At the end of term, who pays to ship the copier back to the leasing company?

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When we decline to return a copier at our cost due to a competitor not doing this at their expense, we do suggest to our former customer two moving companies they can call to pick up the equipment. Of course, we will keep in polite contact over the next few years, as we known when the lease will expire next time.
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Re: At the end of term, who pays to ship the copier back to the leasing company?

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Often the same Decision Maker is not around 3-5 years from now, so you will have to remind the new DM about the extra freight costs they incurred with their present copier vendor. Plus this time around you will take care of that hassle and expense for them by a line item in your new quotation.
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Re: At the end of term, who pays to ship the copier back to the leasing company?

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Coming from the lease finance area of the copier industry I know this always ends up in an arguement. so we use a simple Rule If its End of Term (EOT) and the customer is upgrading we take the cost if the deal is at EOT, the customer is returning and going to a competitor, then the customer eats the cost
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Re: Ricoh Ends Relationship with Ratio

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Like WHAT!!!!!This was emailed to me from another P4P member. Ricoh states thier embedded controller will suffice. They still don't know what they are doing with wide format! Need Ratio stuff? go here
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ROANOKE RAPIDS — Tomorrow, Roanoke Rapids City Council

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Additional expenditures for Planning include increased funding for the part-time administrative assistant. The position now will receive $12,940 a year for 1,000 hours. The department will also receive $3,500 of the $8,000 requested for a new copier under the proposal. http://www.rrdailyherald.com/a...64cf061397165196.txt

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