This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2009

 

Ten years ago this week and what was on our minds?  It was the Great Recession.  I remember it all too well.  Many of my accounts were in the AEC market, remember losing almost 30% of that business because of bankruptcies, companies closing and companies just buying their device once they came to the end of the lease.  Hope I never have to go through that again!

Enjoy the threads from ten year ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 1/4/09

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According to survey of printshops conducted by PIA, shop owners have increased their pricing by an average of 1.6%. Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!” program where it provides dealers and branches with funding to assist in upgrading Canon or Xerox competitive equipment to new Ricoh product. More info on the new low end color laser MFP from Ricoh, the Aficio MP C2050, featuring: - also sold as Lanier LD420C, Savin C2020 - 20ppm color or b/w top speed - 600dpi (advertised as offering 2400dpi
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Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

Has anyone heard of this promo???? Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!” program where it provides dealers and branches with funding to assist in upgrading Canon or Xerox competitive equipment to new Ricoh product.
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Ricoh and IBM Sales

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I found this article online and it seems to be a shift towards total office solutions sales. http://economictimes.indiatime...icleshow/3921415.cms
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RICOH ENHANCES ARCHIVE AUTOMATION WITH INTEGRATED DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Having the ability to integrate the variable data printing capabilities of Dataworks3 with a powerful storage solution such as DocumentMall provides additional value to our customers while helping them achieve their information security, compliance and disaster recovery objectives.” For more information on Ricoh’s Dataworks3 ARCHIVE to DocumentMall solution, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com . About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in
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Competing against the Xerox WorkCentre 7335C?

Competing against the Xerox WorkCentre 7335C? Point out the following: - While advertised as a 35ppm unit, color speed is only 31ppm - Does not offer true 8 bits per pixel - Built-in print controller made by a third party (most likely Marvell Technology) - Has only a 667MHz processor - Comes with HP PCL print driver, but PostScript driver is an expensive option - Optional PostScript driver does not support booklet maker - No possible upgrade to EFI Fiery print server - Only a 40GB hard drive
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Ricoh MP7000 & KM 920 Contract

overall cost, price of excess copies and speed of the one copier: Make 5-Year Lease Annual Excess Over Qty. & Model to Purchase $1 Svce. $’s 2,250,000 Copier Cost 3 Ricoh-MP7000 $10,307.40 a Yr. $12,375 $0.0045 per sheet 1 Konica-Bizhub 920 Each of the four new copiers will have a 3-hole punch feature and the one Konica copier will have a half and tri-folding feature. The Board also amended consent agenda to approve Mr. Taylor to enter into a service agreement with Imagetec for two of Lincoln
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Ricoh Aficio 1224c

This is a repost from one fo the other P4P boards, can someone help??? If you can, I give you the link and access. Art Hi @ all, i'am using a aficio 1224c in an office. printing over tcp/ip is no problem. But nearly everything else. Sending a scan per mail over smtp gets no contact to the smtp server and has a dns error. And i don't know, how i can make the scanned documents in the ricoh popular for the users. The unit is cableconnected to a wlan router and has an own fixed ip adress. The
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Bid pricing seen for new Ricoh C900 production color system

Bid pricing seen for new Ricoh C900 production color system from IKON: - Base print-only engine w/Fiery = $41,555.00 - Stapling finisher = $1921.00 - Large capacity paper deck = $3460.00 - Bypass tray = $485.00 - Cover inserter = $1211.00 - Saddle stitch finisher = $2547.00 - Perfect binder = $17,072.00 - Ring binder = $8723.00 - Z-fold unit = $2422.00 - B/w clicks at $0.01 - Color clicks at $0.047
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Re: Bid pricing seen for new Ricoh C900 production color system

Thanks for the link Art. The pricing listed in this post is SIGNIFICANTLY below cost on all the products listed above (C900, Finisher, PerfectBinder, RingBinder, etc). If this pricing post scares the competitors to Ricoh and helps drive down costs on competitive units for the p4p community ... then great. Realistically, no one will ever see that pricing on the street for a Ricoh c900. Why would Ricoh price themselves closer to the Xerox 700 or KM 6500 when on the productivity side the c900 is
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Xerox (many) Allegan, MI Contract

Allengan, MI Contract
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Xerox Copes With Recession; Layoffs Possible

(Rochester, N.Y.) – In October Xerox posted a profitable third quarter but announced 3,000 job cuts in anticipation of the economy. President Ursula Burns calls this a pretty tough time for Xerox - -but not a disastrous time. Xerox was one of the first companies to recognize the slumping economy and take steps to deal with it. The company has offered separation packages seeking to trim roughly 5.2 percent of its employees worldwide. If not enough people step forward to reach that goal, some
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Minolta c500 fierys

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I have 5 used, but in very good condition s300 fierys for the c500 for sale. Also a Colorpass 5000. Make an offer.
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Flatpack Cabinets for all P4P Members

our vendors, it's companies like Lucas Distribution, Polek & Polek, Print Audit and Paradigm Imaging that keep the Print4Pay Hotel Free! Please go here to see how Lucas Distribution can increase your profits!!! www.flatpackcabinet.com
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Re: Flatpack Cabinets for all P4P Members

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Art - thanks for the intro! I look forward to participating in the message boards and hope that your members will take a look at how my cabinets can help improve their bottom line. Of special interest is the FAC 38/43 cabinet I offer for the new Ricoh/Savin/Lanier 20 & 25 cpm color MFPs - I offer a cabinet that is priced at $82 in 3+ quantity compared to $140 for the equivalent OEM cabinet. Great savings plus I will do whatever it takes to guarantee customer satisfaction!
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

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No word yet from my DSM. Initially this was just for IKON Canon during the Ricoh acquisition but my DSM mentioned he heard rumor it was opening to the dealer channel. If I get more info I will pass along. Ricoh is restructuring DSM's in California.
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

We had the jan-March Ricoh promo emailed to us today, and I saw nothing in reference to high volume, as a matter of fact, all I saw was "@ remote Flip their base", you get a free @ remote if @ remote sees more than 25 devices. Boring.........well fo rme at least. The promo for the RF for 2470 was renewed and the rebates for wide format trade in were renewed. Other than that, nothing earth shattering. I am getting my butt kicked by Kyocera Devices, lower than my base from three years of service
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

I quess it would be more in tune to why you should pay more for the Ricoh devices. It just seems everyone is caught up in price and not caring about support. I'm telling the Ricoh story and new accounts have been a bear. I guess a general overview of how these machines work with network scanning, and network faxing would be a great place to start, and what deficiencies Kyocera has related to network scanning and faxing. Art
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Competing against the Panasonic WORKiO DP-C405

Competing against the Panasonic WORKiO DP-C405? Point out the following: - Does not offer true 8 bits per pixel - Does not offer true multi-tasking, as when making a copy, end user is locked out from the control panel - Built-in print controller from a third party - PostScript print driver is an expensive option - Does not offer XPS print driver for MS Windows Vista - Only offers 512MB of RAM - Processor is only 667MHz - No upgrade path to EFI Fiery print server - Does not offer most data
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Fit For The New Year: Oki Data Debuts Slimmer, More Affordable A3 MFPs

Oki Data Americas Tuesday unveiled the MC860 A3 color MFP series, a new set of A3 color multifunction printers Oki Data says are comparable in capability and price to many competitors' A4 printers. "What we heard most was 'costs,' " said Mike Garofola, senior marketing manager for color products at Oki Data Americas, in a ChannelWeb briefing. "The size is a nice point as well, but people are looking for an affordable solution that allows them to bring an A3-type of device into their
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InfoTrends Study Identifies Opportunities For MFP And Single-Function Scanner Vendors

Office Scanning in the U.S. Market: A Multi-Client Study. According to the results of this study, opportunities exist for vendors of MFPs as well as stand-alone scanners, and this will continue into the future. Interestingly, cost savings was cited as a primary purchase motivator for MFPs as well as single-function scanners. Anne Valaitis, Associate Director of InfoTrends' Image Scanning Trends Service, commented, "Both MFPs and single-function scanners offer financial benefits, but in different
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SRP for W2400 Developer???

What is the Ricoh SRP for developer for the W2400 per Bag? I got pricing off the SRP Aficio League and it shows 4 to a box with the MSRP at $128.44 is that correct???? or is it 128.44 per bag of developer? Thanx
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Re: mpc2500

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This is what the footnotes say: Fiery options are compatible only with MP C2500EFI/MP C3000EFI models. This is my take...You can add the Fiery but you will have paid for two controllers since the units come with the Ricoh controller standard and you lose the ability to add SpotOn, Auto Trapping, EFI Hot Folders, etc.
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Re: Fit For The New Year: Oki Data Debuts Slimmer, More Affordable A3 MFPs

everyone, I have a rekationship with Okidata, if you are looking for a second or even third line send me and email and I will contact my DSM and he will contact you. We have been selling the oki boxes for over two years and use them as needed, all has been good with operation and quality. Art
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

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Art, what help do you need with regards to Kyocera? We used to sell Kyocera.
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

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what kyocera dealer are you running up against?
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