This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in December 2008

 

WooHoo, I'm on vacation this week, well at least from my day job!  Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 12/28/08

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, president of Xerox Office Group (XOG), Xerox products now account for only 55% of the MFPs that Global locations are selling. (now that Xerox is experiencing slower sales in the U.S., will it continue to allow other brands to be sold in its Global subsidiary?) In an article in The Wall Street Journal, Bill Jordan, president of United Auto Workers Local 599 in Flint, Michigan, where General Motors builds engines, said he has noticed that the copy machines and printers that used to be spread
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COECO Recognized With Chairman's Award at Ricoh's 2008 Vision Dealer Conference

fast, dependable, and reliable service. Founded in 1921, COECO is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the southeast, representing such lines as Sharp, Ricoh, Kyocera, Kodak, HP and IBM. COECO services thousands of customers with sales and service representatives operating out of 11 locations in North Carolina and Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.coeco.com/ . About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N
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Ricoh Introduces DocuClass Document Management Solution

the MFP control panel. "We are delighted to partner with Ricoh in delivering world-class document management solutions to the marketplace," said Nelson Cano, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Cima Software Corporation, Inc. "Going forward we will continue to develop innovative solutions for Ricoh customers." One of three Ricoh Alliance programs, RiSVP, developed in cooperation with Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh's direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas: expansion of channel
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Re: High Volume Rebates

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I'm not aware of any, aside from the Full Throttle program for the LD260c/275c. Now, if you're in a competitive situation against Canon or Xerox, you might ask your DSM if the manufacturer might help you out. We got approval for some $$ from Ricoh to keep Xerox out of one of our accounts in a matter of 20 minutes.
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Kyocera TASKalpha quote from end user

just placed an order for a Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci (40ppm) with the dual auto doc feeder (single pass duplex) no service contract. $6900 (including the feeder, and stand)
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Sharp A4 Color Units

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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”.
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RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM OFFERS ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com CONTACT: Linda Montefusco Melissa Einfrank Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom (973) 882-2172 (212) 931-6171 Linda.Montefusco@ricoh-usa.com meinfrank@peppercom.com RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM OFFERS ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS New Resources Provide Unprecedented Level of Developmental Tools and Support West Caldwell, N.J., December 29, 2008 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today
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Office equipment dealer makes acquisition

James Imaging Systems, a Brookfield provider of integrated document technologies, has purchased Marnett Business Center of Grafton, James Imaging president Tom Tegeder said Monday. The acquisition, effective Nov. 26, will grow James Imaging's business by 17 percent, said Tegeder. James Imaging is a dealer of Toshiba, KIP, Savin and HP office equipment, while Marnett sells and services Toshiba products in Washington and Ozaukee counties. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With the
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

Well, you could do what I have done with other systems, call your DSM, and get the contact at the nearest Ricoh portal, email them the files with the media specifics, have them print and then send them to you.
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

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There is not a Tech Portal in dallas, but I believe a C900 will be installed at the "mini-portal" at the RBS Dallas branch. But chances of a Ricoh dealer getting in there for a demo will be slim. You may want to contact your DSM on how to best handle print sample requests and managing a product demo.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

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And, in addition to Sharp and Samsung, Canon has a real A4 (color) MFP as well.
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Re: Kyocera TASKalpha quote from end user

I just got crushed by a 50ppm Kyocera with an incumbent account, they were at $7,600 with 3 years S & S with paper drawer and finisher. wish I would have had a sample print to show them.
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Fake money isn’t what it used to be

By JOE LAMBE The Kansas City Star The Secret Service agent in Kansas City peered hard at a counterfeit $100 bill, ran a finger over it and grimaced in disgust. It was bad, ugly work. “Too slick, too,” said Charles Green, special agent in charge. More counterfeiters are using today’s ink-jet printers, computers and copiers to make money that’s just good enough to pass, he said, even though their product is awful. In the past, he said, the best American counterfeiters were skilled printers who
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HP Indigo 7000 Installation Provides Powerful Combination of Quality and Speed for Li

Business, HP. “The installation of the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses furthers the company’s ability to expand their business and drive profitable growth.” Delivering fast production speeds of 120 high-quality four-color A4-size pages per minute with true offset and photo quality, the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press provides print service providers engaged in general commercial, direct-marketing, photo specialty and book and publications printing a versatile, one-of-a-kind digital solution. The press
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High Volume Rebates

Are there any High Volume rebates going on with Ricoh, I need to know asap if someone can please help me. I'm getting no help from higher ups, I think they took the rest of the year off.
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Océ ColorWave 600: a BERTL star is born

handling and access to printed output, all aspects show a truly easy to use, green button color printer. BERTL’s Best 2008 In addition to the Outstanding product rating, Océ has received a BERTL’s Best 2008 award for the Océ ColorWave 600 stating it is the best innovative and new technology printer in 2008. BERTL’s Best Award winners are selected after rigorous analysis of the hundreds of digital imaging devices, software and management utilities on the worldwide market. While print and copy
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

Does Ricoh has a Technology Portal in Dallas?
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

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No their is no Portal in Dallas. However, I seem to remember one of the Ricoh Press Releases said that every IKON Office would be equipped with one. Why IKON I don't know but that is how I remember it. Might do a C900 search here and see what comes up.
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Aficio 2051 with SC 819 code

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card in we get the SC 819 code as well. The m/c works alright as just a copier but we need the print/scan option to work as well. The current firmware is version 1.19.1 which of course is an older version. However, we can't update the darn thing since it codes out with the SD card in the slot. We've printed a SP log off and the SC detail description says "VM is Full". Could this all be from not having the 256mb card in? The cryptic part is that even with the print option and NIC and parallel cards
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awards program

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We have a sales person of the month award where salesperson with highest percent of quota recieves an individual plaque and name on annual board as monthly leader. I am considering a aslesperson of the year award to give to the person that wins salesperson of the month the most months out of the year. For a company with 6 sales reps what do you think would be a good prize for this rep? Thanks for any input!
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

This is what I've heard from Ricoh: Color wideformat scanning available on new 10pp or 12ppm in mid 09. That's alot of help, nothing for LV in the for seeable future. Color Gelsprinter supposedly on the way for late 09 or early 10. I'm not holding my breath for this. Unless Ricoh is keeping a GIANTIC secret, they have no plans for a 45 plus A4 mono or color device.
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Re: Sharp A4 Color Units

WOW, what a slap in the face! I can see it now these units will be sold for 7% over cost. Bad move by Sharp just when they were starting to develop some good dealers again. Art
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Re: High Volume Rebates

I'm not aware of Full Throttle, wonder if this applies to Ricoh dealers?
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Re: awards program

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On a seperate note, I don't like a reward for the person who gets first the most times vs the person with the highest % over quota for the year. If it is the same person either way great, but the possibility exists that a consistently good rep would lose out to the roller-coaster rep. I have also always utilized a G.P. quota as well and had the winner be the one with the best average...i.e. 200% sales & 100% G.P. would be a composite 150% as would 200% G.P. & 100% sales. I've never liked giving
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