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

 

I guess the BIG news of the week from ten years ago was ere 50 cuts that Ricoh performed that week. However, that was right after the IKON purchase and within four months (end of Japanese) there was to be major cuts with high level legacy employees. Seems to me that one of the covenants if the Ricoh purchase was that all high level Ikon peeps would replace those at Ricoh.  AS Vince would say "that's my two cents".

Enjoy all of the threads from ten years ago this week.

Weekend Copier Notes from 11/23/08

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move is desktop inkjet printer manufacturing to Thailand in 2010 from Japan to cut costs. Possibly due to the loss of IKON’s business, Canon announced that it has halted construction of a toner plant in western Japan, that would have cost $1 billion. A company spokesperson said it hoped to start construction of the plant perhaps in late 2009 if business improves. Canon announced it sold an imagePRESS C7000VP production color system to Printing & Publications of Langhorne, PA. Konica Minolta’s
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History of Canon

research firm Gartner. The top maker was Ricoh Co (7752.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) with a market share of 20.8 percent. Xerox (XRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) ranked third at 19.2 percent. Other competitors include Konica Minolta Holdings Inc (4902.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Sharp Corp (6753.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz). PAGE PRINTERS (mainly laser printers) - Hewlett-Packard was the top brand in 2007 with a market share of 42.6 percent in value
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Digital Press Market Heats Up

presses might makeready faster between jobs than larger, higher speed offset presses. Well-known brands with high-speed sheetfed and industrial web machines include Xerox, Xeikon, HP, InfoPrint, Ricoh, Screen and Océ. Midrange devices would be found at Kodak, Konica Minolta, Océ, Ricoh and Canon. Unique application digital devices are offered by Agfa, Xanté and MGI, for printing lenticulars, envelopes and specialized substrates. Another unusual print engine is the Riso 5500, which uses inkjet printed
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Xerox/HCL pairing holds promise of sales, savings

components, Mulcahy said. And in the future, much more of the company's R&D work will be done with partner companies, Mulcahy said. "It's where we think we can do things more efficiently," she said. The area's fourth-largest employer, Xerox employs 7,400 in the area. Xerox currently is cutting about 3,000 people or 5 percent of its North American and European work forces. Xerox last week said those cuts would include manufacturing and marketing. The company has not disclosed the impact on its Rochester
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Fuji Xerox to expand into services

Fuji Xerox to expand into services By Alma Buelva Updated December 01, 2008 12:00 AM Picture being able to instantaneously translate any printed document in Japanese, Korean or Chinese characters to English using a flatbed scanner and a printer. Now envision being able to track any kind of changes, especially minute details, in original and revised drawings also using a scanner and a printer. At Fuji Xerox’s research and development labs in Japan, these are just two examples of the futuristic
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Current Ricoh Printer Excel Sheet

See attached file
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EFI Fiery Drives New Ricoh Production Printer

EFI Fiery Drives New Ricoh Production Printer; Increases Customers' ROI with Top Speed,Quality and VDP Features CHICAGO, Oct 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation and EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched the EFI Fiery(R) for the new 90 pages per minute RICOH(R) Pro C900 digital color printer designed for detailed production printing. The Fiery delivers top speed
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The Processors add The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP Digital Color Press to Their Fleet of

their long list of clients in the southern California area. The Canon imagePRESS line, which began shipping in July 2007, represents the largest single engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution with a superior level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP maintains engine speed regardless of media weight, including letter-sized print speeds of 70ppm on media up to 110lb cover stock. “There are many commercial print companies facing
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Ricoh Americas Corporation Names Mark Minshull Chief Technologist

Ricoh Corp. Press Release Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the promotion of Mark Minshull to vice president and chief technologist. In this newly created role, Minshull will oversee Ricoh’s solution technology vision across all business units. Minshull will also continue to serve as vice president of Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Technology Center, which supports major-account sales activities and software product development in the Americas. “Mark has been instrumental in helping
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Ricoh 2470 & PS

Can this system print from a MAC network?????
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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We started as a Ricoh dealer under our first owner, but to keep another dealer from coming in down the street, we took on the Savin line. The other advantage was that we were getting installs for Ricoh and Savin major accounts. Even after Ricoh left us, we are still getting Ricoh major accounts shipped in here. The disadvantage now is that the Canon dealer bought the Lanier dealer.
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Re: MP1350 cpp

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IKON at about the time of the Ricoh merger announcement sold two Canon IR7105 units to a PIP Printing location in Jackson, MS with a click charge of .0397, single click 11 x 17. Go figure.
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(Video) Ricoh C900 Pro

Ricoh c900 Uploaded by opfr
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New Sharp MX-C301_MX-C401 Pricing

See attached file
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Ricoh Introduction of GlobalScan NX Office Edition (OE)

Ricoh Americas Corporation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the New GlobalScan NX Office Edition (OE) and Serverless release of the Next Generation of GlobalScan. GlobalScan NX OE with Ricoh’s Aficio Multifunction systems allow users to scan and deliver documents through the network to email, network folders or any Enterprise Document Management system driving business processes and transactions supporting Extensible Markup Language (XML). GlobalScan NX is designed for
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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I must be missing something, but I don't see where this post is pointing fingers at Lanier. We were a Savin and Ricoh dealer for 16 years, but last year Ricoh took away our Ricoh line because we could not continue to meet quotas for both Ricoh & Savin.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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John....what advantages were there to be both a Savin and Ricoh dealer....am I missing something?
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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At one time we were also both a Savin and Ricoh dealer. The advantages we found were having two support structures, "another line" we could submit as a "competing bid", and simply having a second line. Surprisingly, I spoke to some customer who told me "I'll never have another Ricoh in this building, I hate them! oh, Savin? sure, that's fine" and vice versa.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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We had those same issues of customers not wanting this line or that line, and remember at one time the serial number plates had one for Ricoh and one for Savin, so you couldn't order one machine and put a different sticker on it as you can now. Our main issue was we didn't want another dealer to move in and compete for the Major Account deals. But as you said, there were two structures you had to deal with.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

Thats fuuny about the person hating the ricoh and getting Savin, I have had the oppo, with the person hating the savin and getting a ricoh.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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I'm curious...were there ever differences in pricing between Ricoh and Savin? I'm sure there were differences because of promotions due to excess inventories etc. but could you habitually get lower pricing from one or the other?
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

I had heard before Savin had Aficio League points and spiffs, there system were substanstially lower than Ricoh boxes.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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Savin had signed us up at their 5+ pricing so yes we did get lower pricing than Ricoh. The only way Ricoh would give us lower than 1st column was to sign up on the commitment programs. The boss didn't want to because if the quota's weren't met, then we would be charged back for the difference.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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As for substantially lower pricing, I wouldn't say that much, but it was an advantage over Ricoh without signing a commitment form. Savin didn't use the Aficio League points like Ricoh did, but they did offer a credit card program that was similar to Aficio League points but the points were put on the credit card as 1 point for 1 dollar. Credit limit on the credit card was $50 that you had to pay back, but points were not paid back, but could be used to pay a balance on the credit limit.
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Re: The Processors add The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP Digital Color Press to Their Fleet of

Canon imagePRESS line, which began shipping in July 2007, represents the largest single engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution with a superior level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP maintains engine speed regardless of media weight, including letter-sized print speeds of 70ppm on media up to 110lb cover stock. “We’re excited about the impact the imagePRESS line is having within the commercial print industry. For companies like
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Re: Ricoh Trivia III

RicohFlex 111 is the correct answer!
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Re: Ricoh 2470 & PS

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A "Mac" network? As in a network with Macs on it? Sure... Here... http://tinyurl.com/ricohsp2470
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