This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of September 2014)

 

Sorry for be late with these. Up half the night, figured I would do an auto post in the AM.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Industry Notes from 09/13/09

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running jobs. Canon now shipping the imagePRESS CR Server A7000, which is a relabeled Creo print controller for its imagePRESS C7000VP system. RJ Young Company, a Canon copier dealer in Tennessee, bought Photocopy Supply Company, a dealer in Nashville that carries Savin and Panasonic product lines, with 20 employees and $2.5 annual revenues. RJ Young now has acquired 8 companies, giving it 16 total locations and has annual revenues of $68 million. Ricoh announced, that through its InfoPrint division
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Weekend Industry Notes from 09/06/09

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a bid to provide document management using Xerox DocuShare ECM to Western Forest Products of British Columbia. Xerox claims it is saving the company over $20,000 per month. Xerox announced it has sold Xerox 700 Digital Color Press production color systems to: - Coast Litho, a printshop in Oakland, CA - Harold’s Photo Centers Inc. with 8 locations in South Dakota and Iowa - Ink Well print shop in Cleveland, OH - Magnet Harlequin printshop in England - Dvoglad printshop in Croatia Toshiba
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Konica Minolta Offers High-Quality Prints and Finishing Variety with bizhub PRO 1200

. Once installed, commercial printers, print-for-pay environments and large CRDs will benefit from new screening technologies and monthly duty cycles of up to 3 million pages. “With the new bizhub PRO 1200 Series of digital presses, we are raising the bar in production print to meet the evolving needs and expectations of customers and allow them create a wide variety of premium print products,” said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “Delivering
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A & A Office Systems Now Offering Esteemed Konica Minolta Product Line

Middletown, CT and Ramsey, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 9, 2009 -- John Sullivan, President & CEO of A&A Office Systems (A&A) and 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, today announced A&A will now carry the full Konica Minolta product line alongside the Savin product line that they have prospered with for the past 25 years. A&A will become a certified vendor for the
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Advanced Fiery Technology Now Available on Konica Minolta Color Digital Presses

Award-winning bizhub PRO C6501/C5501 Series Raises the Bar for Digital Print Productivity and Quality as First in Marketplace to be Driven by New Fiery System 9 Architecture Witness the bizhub PRO C6501/5501 Series in action at PRINT 2009 September 11-16, McCormick Place, Chicago CHICAGO--(Business Wire)-- 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, and EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), a
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EFI to Display Recession-Busting Products and Showcase Record Number of New Solutions

in booth 2500 (Sept. 11-16th, Chicago`s McCormick Place) and in partner booths, including Canon U.S.A., Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Ricoh Americas Corporation, Xerox Corporation and others. The newest versions of EFI solutions will be highlighted, including the next-generation Fiery digital print server; EFI VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers; EFI Rastek UV wide format printers; EFI Jetrion industrial inkjet printing systems; and print management, web-to-print, proofing and
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Konica Minolta Named Supplier of the Year by NAQP

competitiveness of the quick and small commercial printer. “Our association with the NAQP has grown considerably in recent years, as has our relationship with its member companies of franchise, quick and small commercial printers”, said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts – Franchise Print for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The NAQP charter is to enhance the success of its member companies and their specific industry segment. From our experience, we know that they fulfill that
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Konica Minolta Renews Title Sponsorship of the Face-Off Classic

410-261-RAVE or go online to www.ticketmaster.com . Fans can also go online to Faceoffclassic.com to download a ticket order form and find out the latest information regarding the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Visit www.KMBSsports.com to enter for your chance to win The Konica Minolta Ultimate Sports Experience. About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In
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Konica Minolta Selected as Supplier of the Year by Allegra Network

Ramsey, N.J. and Northville, MI. (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 9, 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, today announced that it has received the 2009 Supplier of the Year award from Allegra Network, the franchisor for the Allegra Print & Imaging, American Speedy Printing, Insty-Prints, Zippy Print and Speedy Printing print brands. The award was presented during
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Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO C65hc Receives Acclaimed “Pantone-licensed” Certification

Ramsey, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 9, 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, today announced that Konica Minolta’s award-winning bizhub PRO® C65hc with supporting technology from both CREO (IC-304 Plus Print Controller) and EFI (Fiery® IC-305 v3.0 server) has acquired PANTONE® Color approval and licensing thanks to its consistent color reproducibility
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KYOCERA Develops World's Fastest Inkjet Printhead

150 million dots per second. Kyocera's previous inkjet printhead offered the world's fastest print speed when it was introduced in 2008 - 150 meters per minute at 600×600dpi resolution, using a drive frequency of 30kHz. The newly developed printhead sets new records for high resolution, full-color inkjet printing, offering the world's fastest print speeds in any of three resolutions: 600×360dpi (330m/min. at 40kHz), 600×600dpi (200m/min at 40kHz), and 1200×1200dpi (150m/min at 60kHz). Recent
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Sharp UK launches major new release of its Printer Administration Utility

Sharp UK launches major new release of its Printer Administration Utility Thursday September 10th 2009, 8:28 am This post was published in our Document Systems , Sharp Electronics UK category. Making life easier for network administrators: new features offer remote operation, grouping and central management of printers and MFPs London, 10 September 2009 – Sharp Electronics has announced the 5th version of its popular Printer Administration Utility (PAU), with several new features designed
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RICOH ANNOUNCES UPDATED ENHANCED LOCKED PRINT NX AND ADDITION OF FLEXRELEASE SERVER O

and retrieve their locked print jobs. FlexRelease Server can scale from a single device to thousands of MFPs and printers across an enterprise. FlexRelease Server supports Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 R2 Standard/Enterprise server, and Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems. ELP-NX v1.3 is offered as a stand-alone product, as well as an option for Ricoh’s Card Authentication Package (CAP). CAP simplifies the user experience by eliminating the need to enter a user ID and password on the
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MWA Intelligence Signs on as Gold Sponsor for European MPS Conference

plethora of educational content geared to the specific needs of MPS professionals, channel partners, vendors and decision makers. The agenda includes case studies, panels, exhibitions and interactive sessions that highlight successful approaches and practical lessons from actual MPS engagements. The speaker line up includes MPS experts from Canon, DirectPointe, PrintFleet, PulsarTec, Canon, Konica Minolta, LRS Europe, Newfield IT, and SolutionsWorx. The conference also includes a pre-conference
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

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Who will be next? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A & A Office Systems Now Offering Esteemed Konica Minolta Product Line 9/9/2009 New England-based Company to Offer Award-Winning Lines of Konica Minolta MFPs, Production Print Systems, Printers, and Software Solutions Middletown, CT and Ramsey, NJ – September 9, 2009 – John Sullivan, President & CEO of A&A Office Systems (A&A) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging
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Canon U.S.A. Showcases imagePRESS Printing Solution for Healthcare Professionals at A

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Making it easier and more affordable for healthcare professionals to produce high-quality prints, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, will showcase the Canon imagePRESS C1+ color printing solution with Virtual Imaging’s Cypher DICOM Print Solution1 at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas (August 10th – 12th, booth #409). The imagePRESS C
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Inside Xerox Booth at Print 09

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Xerox Adds to Industry-Leading Line of Nuvera Production Printers; Strengthens Leader

* Two new tandem-engine MICR products securely print documents * New finishing options designed for entire Xerox Nuvera line maximize productivity * Enhancements to Xerox Nuvera EA systems improve uptime CHICAGO--(Business Wire)-- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has strengthened its position as the leader in digital black-and-white production printing with the introduction of the Xerox Nuvera® 200 and 288 MX Perfecting Production Systems. These MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) products
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PRINT 09: Xerox, XMPie Capture 21 Awards

The companies garnered a total of eight honors in the annual “Must See ‘ems” award program. In addition, Xerox earned 13 Gold Ink awards for excellence in digital printing technology in commercial print and graphic arts environments. “Must See ‘ems” award wins The “Must See ‘ems” awards, sponsored by PrintCom Consulting Group, are given to the most unique, innovative and compelling products and services on display at Print 09. Products and services are recognized based on an independent
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Print09 Xerox MythBusters

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Ricoh Aficio MP 161SPF (Savin 816MF) scanning problem with Vista

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Does anyone know if the 161SPF (Savin 816MF) has a problem scanning to a folder in Vista? My customer switched over to a new PC with Vista and now we cannot get it to scan to a folder. Have set the correct IP and have shared out a folder with permissions and still no luck. It just fails from the 816 right away. I have teh path in teh 816 set with the Ip address\\scans where teh scans folder in on the C:\ drive. There is some kind of virus software he uses but it is not flagging anything with
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Canon Business Solutions Announces New Support Tools to Help Drive In-Plant/CRD Busin

that we had an opportunity to help our customers be successful in sustaining and growing their operations.” For more information about this program contact Aaron Hale, Commercial Print Industry Marketing Specialist at 516.327.8498 or by email at ahale@solutions.canon.com. About Canon Business Solutions, Inc. From small/medium businesses to large corporate enterprises, Canon Business Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., serves a broad range of organizations with a
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Canon Business Solutions Reaches Milestone with the Installation of Its 500th imagePR

demand," added Knapp. The Canon imagePRESS line represents the largest single-engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution with an exceptional level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP prints at 70 letter-sized pages per minute (ppm), including media up to 110lb cover stock. The imagePRESS C7000VP reflects Canon`s commitment to enabling businesses of all sizes to capitalize on years of intensive R&D in digital color imaging
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Canon Set to Release ImageRUNNER ADVANCE Series

take multifunction printing and copying to advanced levels and provide the easy workflow integration necessary for organisations to reduce print costs and implement a successful, secure and more environmentally friendly print strategy. So far no other information has been released by Canon, but be sure to keep checking back to http://www.canoncopiers.co.uk/photocopier-news for all the most up to date information about these devices, we will be sure to post new information as soon as we get it.
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Top 8 MFP Copier Sales Tips "Be Prepared"

There's a saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks! I don't believe it! Here's a few tips that you must have before going to any appointment. Lease Documents: Yup, have a few handy, and a few credit apps, never know when you're going to make a mistake and need another. Sales Orders: Have them preprinted and all filled out with the pricing, so if you get into a closing situation you can sign the docs right on the spot. I can't tell you how many times I didn't have any, either I forget
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Toshiba announces strategic agreement with HP

customer. In addition, access to HP's line of laser jet products allows dealers to strengthen their Managed Print Services (MPS) program offerings for customers who already have HP as their single-function printer provider. Toshiba America Business Solutions is an independent operating company of electronics company Toshiba Corporation.
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Xerox Unveils Coated Paper Made from Sustainable Sources for Marketing Brochures, Dir

coated side and the second side can serve as a canvas for the vehicle specifications. In addition to print jobs that require the highest level of image quality and color matching, the affordability of the paper makes it useful for more basic presentations and marketing pieces. Xerox Digital C1S paper can be used on Xerox's entire cut-sheet, laser digital printing portfolio. The stock has an exclusive three-ply construction for a smooth front-side and back-side. Special coating chemistry provides
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New Xerox 7002 pricing

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Just saw this on a site for production print: Xerox 7002 pricing revealed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi all, We're very close to buying a Canon 6000 over here (Instead of a X700). The Xerox people panicked and came out with an offer today on the brand spanking new X7002. 66 Month Lease Machine (No extras): $ 1019.99 EX8002LG EFI Server: $1277.19 Color: .0486 B&W: .0144 It's very aggressively priced, I'll give them that much, but it's
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DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education

In other business, the board approved looking into a lease option with COECO for printers. The lease would provide printers for all of the schools in the district and would provide a more efficient and cost-saving service. It would provide every classroom with a black and white Kyocera printer and teachers would have access to a color printer. A version of this lease was tested at Meadowview Middle School last year and was deemed a success. “If they can print in the classrooms at a better
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Re: Print Control/Mgmt

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. What it comes down to is you. At Print Audit, we know that your recommendation is what causes sales for us. If you trust that PCS Director is a great product and that we will take care of your customer then suggest it and make some money. Sometimes your customer will buy something cheaper but most of the time they will take your recommendation. Please continue the conversation. Also, please feel free to contact me directly: John MacInnes President Print Audit 403 685-4932 By the way, P4P Hotel
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Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

Monday, September 14, 2009 Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance" One of the Print4Pay Hotels predictions for 2009 came full circle today. In a press release dated today, Canon announced that that HP will now resell Canon branded MPF's! The terms of the deal were not disclosed however it was noted that HP will sell the Canon brand now and in the future the model and name will shift to HP. Many questions will need to be answered such as: Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"
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RISO Introduces High-Speed Inkjet Accessories for Envelope and MICR Check Printing

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Kirk-Rudy to market a high-speed, full-color inline MICR check printing solution called MICR-Mate®. MICR-Mate works specifically with RISO`s inkjet printers to produce up to 120 checks per minute. Checks are printed in monochrome or color and with MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) images. The MICR-Mate inkjet solution simplifies short-run check printing with
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TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"

TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"! Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Industry authors claim that Ron Potesky, former Senior VP of Marketing for Ricoh, will be taking a job as President of Pantone Corp. Ricoh’s InfoPrint division launched a new controller (not based on Fiery), for when it installs a relabeled Ricoh Pro C900 TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"
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TWIX "This Week in Xerox" 9/09/09

TWIX "This Week in Xerox" 9/09/09 Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Xerox’s business in New Zealand, which operates under name of Fuji Xerox, reported a loss of $15.6 million during the last fiscal year. After a complaint was filed by Fishers Document Systems Inc., the Meridian School District of Boise, Idaho announced it would recant its copier bid award to Xerox. The district will now send out another request for proposals for its
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Solid Long-Term Growth for Color Laser Printers and MFPs in EMEA

macroeconomic situation and longer-term industry trends such as the transition from monochrome to color, increasing levels of print consolidation, and the shift from single function printers to MFPs in both the home and office environments. The overall EMEA HCP market will continue to struggle to deliver little more than modest growth. Total HCP shipments in EMEA are expected to achieve 2.0% CAGR over the five-year forecast period. A number of high volume technology segments are expected to
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New Xerox product debuting this week

Xerox Corp. is putting out a new iGen4 product — the iGen4 220 Perfecting Press. The Connecticut-based printing and imaging company manufactures its iGen4 line of high-end color digital printing presses in Webster. The 220, which also will be made in Webster, is two iGen4 110 print engines working in tandem. According to Xerox, it can handle volumes of up to 7 million images a month but takes up less space than two iGen4 110 printers standing side by side. Xerox is debuting the machine this
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Randall dumps Toshiba copier in lease

this country.” Gehring’s opinion stems from an incident in 1987, when Toshiba Machine, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was accused of illegally selling machinery used to produce quiet submarine propellers to the Soviet Union, which was allegedly in violation of an international embargo. The Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal also involved the Norwegian company Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik, strained relations with Japan, and resulted in the arrest and prosecution of two senior executives. Top government officials
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Randall dumps Toshiba copier in lease

incident in 1987, when Toshiba Machine, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was accused of illegally selling machinery used to produce quiet submarine propellers to the Soviet Union, which was allegedly in violation of an international embargo. The Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal also involved the Norwegian company Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik, strained relations with Japan, and resulted in the arrest and prosecution of two senior executives. Top government officials contended that providing technology to make the USSR’s
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"Creaser" Finisher Inquiry

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I'm looking a a booklet "creaser" from Xerox that provides a score and a staple to pages and then delivers the stack to the output tray. The option does not automatically fold the stack into a booklet. I believed this to be unique to Xerox but have heard that this might be available in production systems from Konica Minolta or other MFRs. Do you know of this option being offered with production systems from any other MFRs. I've seen plenty of booklet makers etc, but none that fit this exact
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Re: Ron Potesky & Ricoh

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Sounds as if Steve Burger will take over for Ron Potesky, thus remaining at Ricoh. However, that is only if no IKON executive is placed in the position that Ron Potesky vacated. Ironically, one of Ron's first assignments at Pantone will be to help promote the fact that the Konica Minolta 65hc has become Pantone certified!
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Re: Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

their premises and make it a more predictable budget item. The unit is expanding services offered by HP in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Europe. One customer of the MES unit's managed print services is PT Unilever Indonesia. Dannarjaya Sri, head of its business systems, said it had dropped the number of printers it owns from 550 to 220 and decreased paper consumption by 50%. The two reductions led to a 30% savings in printing costs overall, he said in the announcement. The
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Re: Test Your Knowledge of the Copier Industry

Minolta! 5. Toaster Type Heat unit woould be the correct answer! 6. It was Minolta and not Canon. 7. Tony Randall did Minolta commericals 8. Jack Klugman did Canon commericals, ah the Odd Couple! 9. 1947 10. Copyflo, however 63% voted for the CopyMaster. 11. 3 Trillion is correct, I thought it would have been more also! Thanx for playing and if someone has any good copier quiz questions, email them to me and we'll get another quiz going! art@p4photel.com
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Canon imagePRESS 1135

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HP & Canon Poll "Your Thoughts"!

," (frm,resultslink) var/script P4P Hotel Poll Canon & HP "Your Thoughts on The New Alliance" It's not going to affect us at all and we are not concerned We're a Canon Dealer and we are concerned We're a Canon Dealer and not concerned We're an HP Dealer and we are concerned View Results

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