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

 

It's Friday night about 10:30PM here in New Jersey.  Still watching the Mets vs Braves.  Now the bottom of the 11th in a 1-1 affair.  LFGM!

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Konica Minolta Adds Regional Aftermarket Managers

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. In the position, Gerry will be responsible for managing all aspects of Konica Minolta Dealer Aftermarket business (parts and supplies) within the entire East Region. Gerry joins Konica Minolta from Ricoh Corporation, where her most recent position was Executive Aftermarket Manager for both Savin and Lanier brands for the Eastern Region. Gerry began her career at Ricoh, where she held a variety of sales and marketing positions, to later support various dealers in Sales, Telemarketing, Training
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Test Your Knowledge of the Copier Industry

Here's quiz questions that will bring back the memories of the good ole days! Have fun and enjoy!!
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Re: Toshiba Launches Social Business Network Designed to Connect Sales, Service and Corpo

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I would not be surprised if your p4p hotel helped influence this new Toshiba EXCHANGE 'social' website. I believe that the p4p mission should be to provide the same platform within the Office Equipment Industry, yet be a forum for all people regardless of manufacturer (Toshiba, Ricoh, Canon, Konica Minolta, SHARP) affiliation.
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Kodak takes new approach at print industry's big trade show

real customers wanted an in-depth discussion … about technology and business enablement,” said Chris Payne, director of Kodak’s business-to-business marketing. “They weren’t actually interested in looking at the equipment.” Hundreds of print companies from across the globe will be at the annual show, including businesses ranging in size from Kodak, Xerox Corp. and their major competitors to small local firms such as U.K.-based Lake Image Systems Inc., which has a manufacturing operation in
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Secure print software released by Canon

print job to.” Maddison also says that, “importantly, the new software, which is part of the popular uniFLOW Output Manager series, has an easy upgrade path for users seeking further functionality, such as usage reporting and intuitive printing rules/routing.” “The launch of uniFLOW SSP reflects Canon’s ongoing commitment to business customers of all size, enabling them to innovate their office technology to drive maximum productivity, security and cost saving in the long-term.”
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Toshiba Launches Social Business Network Designed to Connect Sales, Service and Corpo

printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com : . About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. 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
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Xerox Romania Equipment and Services reports sales down to 21 million euros in 2008

Xerox Equipment and Services, one of the largest integrated-solution provider reported sales of 21.9 million euros last year for its services and equipments segment, down 15% from 2007, but booked a profit three-fold higher over a year earlier, according to the financial report posted on the website of the Ministry of Finance. PUBLICITATE: Xerox’s last year profit stood at 3.4 million euros and in 2007 – one million euros, for its Equipment and Services division. Xerox is operating in Romania
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Fuji Xerox NZ slumps to $15m loss

Zealand’s sales declined from $180.4 million to $174.1 million, while Fuji Xerox Finance recorded an increase in revenue, from $63.3 million to $66.9 million. Average achieved pricing per unit fell sharply, but the company sold more units year-on-year, Duffy says. “The owners are pleased with the performance,” he says. Falling interest rates in New Zealand led to part of the loss, a one-off $7 million, on swap derivatives, says Mark Allright, Fuji Xerox New Zealand’s chief financial officer
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OFFTEC Launches a new generation of laser printers in cooperation with Kyocera Mita

30 August 2009 Amman - Jordan, OFFTECOFFTECOfftec Group Offtec has recently launched the new generation of Kyocera laser printers in Jordan. The event, which was held at Sheraton Amman, was attended by Offtec's key clients, corporate purchasing managers, and other potential prospects. Offtec continuously introduces the latest technologies and generations into the market aiming at providing the clients with optimum solutions for their document management. This new generation of laser printers is
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Printer, copier and MFP sales plummet

Trade News | 27 Aug 2009 : A steep decline in shipments of printer, copier and multifunction (MFP) products in the first half of 2009 is likely to spur vendors and resellers to concentrate on managed print services. Latest figures from technology research specialist Gartner show shipments down nearly 25% in the first half of the year. There is no sign of a recovery in the second half, with Gartner predicting a double-digit decline which "in the worst case scenario could hit 30%". Gartner
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InfoPrint Solutions Company Showcases Precision Marketing Solutions at PRINT 09 to He

mailpieces from receipt through insertion. The solution automatically detects and reprints damaged mailpieces on the printer of choice, so these are simply destroyed, greatly reducing the risk posed by manual intervention. These solutions will run on InfoPrint’s award-winning printers, including the recently launched InfoPrint Pro C900AFP. This color cutsheet platform bridges the gap between production machines such as the full-color continuous forms inkjet drop-on-demand InfoPrint 5000 and
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Industry Analysts and Customers Recognize HP's Managed Print Services

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug 26, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. placed HP in the Leaders Quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS). HP believes this placement, coupled with the latest multifunction printer (MFP) market share standings and customer adoption, demonstrates its ability to provide customers with a robust MPS offering that delivers continued cost savings and increased productivity in the office. In the
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Xerox Corporation has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant

, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Dow Chemical Company and KeyCorp to reduce operational costs by up to 30 percent and get more out of the print infrastructure they've invested in - from the office to the print shop to the virtual workplace. "Xerox's position in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant validates the strength of our offering, especially in these challenging economic times," said Stephen Cronin , president, Xerox Global Services . "In addition to short-term cost savings, our MPS
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RICOH INTRODUCES PERSONAL PAPERLESS DOCUMENT MANAGER

with network multifunction products (MFPs) easier and more personalized and effective. Developed with Nuance Communications, Inc., PPDM is designed for the Ricoh family of MFPs under the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands. The PPDM empowers users to eliminate paper processes by scanning documents directly to folders on a desktop and into ECM solutions. PPDM makes scanning personal by allowing users to customize the MFP touch-screen menus directly from their PC, without the need for IT resources or
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magicolor 1600W Wins Editor's Choice Award from PC Magazine

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emissions are about 40 percent below those of conventional toner. "We are honored to receive PC Magazine's top accolade, which gives our customers the confidence that they can count on Konica Minolta for all of their printing needs," said Richard Miller, Vice President, Printer Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This award signifies Konica Minolta's commitment to develop quality products that are continuously evolving to help consumers stay ahead of the print management curve
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Canon U.S.A. Launches Its First Mac-Compatible High-Speed Business Scanners

general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "The new DR-2510M and DR-2010M scanners deliver broad compatibility, high image quality, and fast scanning speeds, all in a small footprint." The new Canon DR-2510M and DR-2010M scanners feature a Mac-compatible TWAIN driver, the industry standard for linking applications and scanners. Bundled Mac-compatible software, such as Canon CaptureOnTouch enables one-touch scanning directly to e-mail, printers, shared network folders, and applications such
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Fuji Xerox Australia promotes senior managers

Fuji Xerox Australia promotes senior managers by Steve Crowe Aug 24, 2009 Fuji Xerox Australia has announced the appointment of Andy Berry to general manager of Integrated Sales and Marketing, while Anthony Cogswell will now head the Global Services division. Andy Berry, formerly general manager of Fuji Xerox Global Services, has been promoted to director and general manager of the company’s Integrated Sales and Marketing division. Anthony Cogswell replaces Berry as the new general manager of
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Helping Printers Succeed! - Responsive Solutions Unveils the “Magic Touch” for Printe

.responsivesolutions.com . “To address the new realities of today’s business communications market,” said Frank Miller, President, Responsive Solutions, “printers must address both customer-facing and internal efficiencies. CUSTOMER+ is a Marketing Resource Center™ offered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model that does just that. Responsive Solutions coined the term and has the most robust offering in the marketplace. Visitors to our booth at Print 09 will see how implementing CUSTOMER+ can ensure business
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TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/25/09

TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/25/09 Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! More details on the new Canon production b/w models, the imagePRESS 7000 series: - Apparently has issue with mixplexing, in that it has to clear every sheet in the engine before it can switch to either/or single of double sided print..... go here for rest of blog
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Oxbow sells South Africa's first three Xerox 700s

to choose the X700 DCP from Xerox. ‘It can be time-consuming to calibrate colours for each and every print job,’ says Ligtenberg, ‘and the X700 DCP makes it far quicker and simpler to achieve that. The press uses a spectrophotometer to measure colour accuracy and consistency for better pantone results and it can handle anything up to 300gsm paper stock from the bypass or oversized high cap feeder and 220gsm stock for automatic perfecting, or double-sided printing, from all available bins, which
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Ricoh CPC Methodology

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I've noticed an increasing number of Ricoh's public sector contracts have shifted to a "Committed Both" CPC structure for office color MFPs, requiring a volume commitment for both monochrome and color prints within the same plan. I am familiar with this structure, but I wanted to confirm the CPC methodology since this may result in significantly inflated committed per-click costs depending on how CPCs are calculated. For example, I just saw the 28-ppm Aficio MP 2800 in a contract with a
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Printer market falls by a fifth

Lam. The situation was further exacerbated by "shortages of popular low-end inkjets and page printers to home, small businesses, and small and medium businesses,” added Lam. Worst hit was market leader HP, where growth declined 26.4 per cent from the first half of 2008, a drop of nearly 7,400,000 units. Number two Canon only experienced a 9.6 per cent decline, shipping just over a million units less. The upshot was HP losing 3.4 percentage points market share, while Canon gained 2.2 percentage
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Methodist Healthcare eliminates hundreds of paper forms,

similar forms, Crabtree said. The onsite print center's nine Xerox support staff manages the more than 25 million printed documents Methodist uses annually. That includes an average of 2 million black-and-white forms that administrative and clinical staff use monthly, and more than 1 million color documents, including brochures. Currently, the print center receives more than 125 job tickets a day and processes about 93% of those in five business days or less. Large volume printing is done in the
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Re: c450 and microsoft publisher

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Hey Art, I can assist you on this answer. First Konica Minolta drivers do not work well with Publisher. I have some documentation on this issue that I will have to find scan and send to you. What version of Publisher? This is an issue with Publisher 2000 and 2003....it since has been corrected in 2007. I have successfully helped end users with this same situation. PrintShop Mail is not a cheap solution and is a 3rd party application that the end user most likely will not buy. This is usually
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Forms Printing w/carbonless & Stapling

Ok, its been ahile for me on this one. My customer is using Timberline accounting software and he needs to print forms. I am under the impression that we can direct the forms to a printer. But we need the printer to print the same form twice and then auto staple the form. How is this done? Is it additional software or just a modification of the print stream?
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How to Rebuild toshiba estudio copier.DISASSEMBLY & REPLACEMENT the DRUM UNIT.

Copier - Toshiba EStudio 2500c,3500c,3510c - Drum - Click here for funny video clips
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Sharp gives new Frontier series to VAR's!!

Artpost Moderator Registered: 09/16/08 Posts: 535 12/29/08 at 10:19 AM Reply with quote #1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sharp announced that it will allow computer dealers to sell its new Frontier series of A4 color laser MFPs. They will be called “DX” models instead of “MX”. (this move will certainly not please traditional Sharp copier dealers) __________________ Winners make things happen and losers wait for things to happen!
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TWIR "This Week in Ricoh" 8/25/09

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 TWIR "This Week in Ricoh" 8/25/09 Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! Isn't this a photo-copier brand?! In the early days, RICOH made precision instruments like watches . This RICOH 21J Automatic has rounded edges, making the watch look bigger than fact. The doom cystal also adds to the depth and volume of the watch. There is a raised red flower above 6 o'clock. It looks like a Lotus, a symbol of purity rising among the filth in Buddhism
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TWIX "This Week in Xerox" 8/24/09

Monday, August 24, 2009 TWIX "This Week in Xerox" Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! Xerox’s Worldwide Product Marketing Manager for entry level production color systems, Dale Allen, gave out more details on the new DocuColor 7002 & 8002 models: - does NOT use EA toner (this is Xerox’s polymerized toner and EA is acronym for Emulsion Aggregate) - instead is “same formulation as in the previous generation with an additive to lower ... go here for rest of blog
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Xerox 5675

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Is anyone familiar with this unit?Anyone have government pricing and CPC?Thanks,John
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No Canon Talk???

We have members here what gives??
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5 Habits of Highly Ineffective Copier Sales People

Thursday, August 27, 2009 5 Habits of Highly Ineffective Copier Sales People Many of us in the business community grew up with Stephen Covey’s excellent book, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is both influential and insightful. Well, I'd like to introduce you to "5 Habits of Ineffective Copier Sales People" Be the most talkative person in the meeting – You know everything there is to know about copiers, so why ask the customer an questions that he or she .... go here for rest of blog
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European MPS Conference Lining Up Top Content from Experienced MPS Professionals

European MPS Conference Lining Up Top Content from Experienced MPS Professionals BERTL joins DocuFacts as media sponsors of MPS educational event Lexington, KY – August 27, 2009 –The upcoming MPS 2009 European Conference continues to gain momentum, with the signing of new media sponsors, a line up of top MPS speakers and healthy registration numbers. MPS Conference sponsors and exhibitors include DocuFacts, LRS, Netaphor, PerformIT, PrintFleet, and now research leader BERTL as well. The first
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TransPromo Has Come Into Its Own, Notes Océ Expert at TransPromo Summit Session

level of response from technology vendors and marketing partners.” Broadhurst pointed to Direct Group as a leading example of successful and innovative TransPromo initiatives. “Direct Group leverages the latest technologies – including new Océ inkjet variable MICR printing capabilities – that allow marketers to fully capitalize on the potential of TransPromo marketing.” Océ is the only provider of integrated MICR printing on a full color, high volume production inkjet system. Océ printers help
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Océ and Equitrac Release New Embedded MFP Connector

represented approximately half of Océ's worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com . Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com . About Equitrac Corporation Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the world's leading provider of solutions to authenticate, authorize and account for use of today's multifunction printers, copiers, faxes and scanners. We are home to the industry's best-funded R&D program

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