This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Second Week in May 2003

 

Wow, a lot of excellent topics from the P4P'ers. I especially liked "the new push to get rid of paper"!  Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend here in the USA.

New Xerox Printers and Multifunction Printers: Easy to Use Affordable, Reliable Techn

New Xerox Printers and Multifunction Printers: Easy to Use Affordable, Reliable Technology for Small Businesses -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hardware • Sharp Introduces A4 MFP Line, First Ever in Industry • Konica Minolta Launches bizhub C20P Series of Network Printers • Paradigm Imaging Group receives BERTL’s Best® Award for EIS SUPRA! • Konica Minolta to Market KIP 9000 Series High-Volume, Wide Format Printing System • Océ Introduces New
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Konica Minolta Launches bizhub C20P Series of Network Printers

, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “SMBs are looking for affordable color printing, and with the bizhub C20P Series of network printers, Konica Minolta is delivering a better alternative for this growing market. The bizhub C20P Series increases productivity for workgroups by offering fast first print times of less than 15 seconds; a warm up time of 35 seconds or less from stand by; and an automatic duplexer for two-sided printing is standard. The bizhub C20P Series is designed
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Konica Minolta Launches Bizhub 421

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spectrum of printing/copying/scanning needs. Featuring 600 x 600 dpi print and copy resolution with 256 grayscale levels, the bizhub 421 produces clear text, sharp edges and smooth halftones and provides special features such as 1,200 dpi equivalent print resolution that makes every document look more professional. The bizhub 421 uses Konica Minolta Simitri Polymerized Toner with finer particles to sharpen edge detail, improve halftone definition and make text more legible. Advanced Security The
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Global buys BIg Ricoh Dealer!

is made up of regional core companies in the U.S. that sell and service document management systems such as printers, copiers and multifunction devices; network integration services; and electronic presentation systems. As an office technology dealer, Global sells products from various suppliers including Xerox, Sharp and Konica Minolta. Xerox acquired Global Imaging in 2007 and operates it as a wholly owned subsidiary within Xerox's North American operations. -XXX- Media Contacts: Mike
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Re: Ricoh Rumor!! New Strategy?

take this on and then bump the MSRP like they did on the 45ppm device. Read the other day that Sammy is going to attack the A4 marketplace and plan to introduce a 75ppm, 95 ppm and 110ppm device in the next 12 months! Now is the time to add Muractec as another line, it doesn't seem like Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta or Fuji Xerox are interested in this market, there were some rumors that Ricoh may enter and Toshiba, however nothing yet. I average a couple of these systems a month and average GP is
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Ricoh Wins Boys & Girls Clubs of America Account

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it has signed a national agreement with Boys & Girls Clubs of America(R) (BGCA). Some 4,300 Clubs are now able to purchase any Ricoh printer, copier, multifunction product or software solution. The use of Ricoh products in Boys & Girls Club facilities will enable them to streamline document workflow from the creation of a document to its distribution and
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Xerox Gel Ink Printer

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Xerox previews digital printer cured gel ink Posted by Dawn Kawamoto Post a commentXerox gave a sneak peak Thursday of its cured gel ink, which is designed to print on a variety of materials from super slick plastic to foil with a digital printer. Xerox's cured gel ink, previewed at the print industry's trade show drupa in Germany, is aiming to capture a larger slice of the estimated $400 billion offset printing market. The cured gel ink, with its peanut butter-like consistency, is heated up
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The New Push to Get Rid of Paper

Mason-Cunningham, a Xerox vice-president, says it's not uncommon for companies to find they can cut costs related to documents by 10% but in some cases as much as 40%. "Everyone thinks about reducing printing costs, but that's just the tip of the iceberg," she says. Some companies track who's printing what and in some cases impose monthly limits on how many pages an employee can print. PrintAudit is a Vancouver-based maker of software that tracks how printers and copiers are used. "Once you have
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CANON U.S.A. COLOR imageRUNNER C5185 SOLUTIONS ACHIEVES FIVE STAR-RATING FROM BERTL,

- to high-volume color imaging system with many exceptional features capabilities to recommend it,” said Terry Wirth, director, Research and Analysis, BERTL. “Overall image quality, a hallmark with Canon imaging products, was rock-solid in both black-and-white and color modes, and printer and copier modes.” Designed with versatility in mind, the Canon Color imageRUNNER C5185 model provides reliable productivity across office and professional environments. Additionally, using a variety of print
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Selling Copiers "Bring Back the Good Ole Days"

I believe the first copier I ever sold was a Minolta 310, moving platen, 1-99 copies, one paper tray (letter & legal) and an exit tray! I can also remember selling a few used Minolta 101’s early on (liquid plain paper). Go here for rest of article
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WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY IMPROVED WITH RICOH’S GLOBALSCAN 3.1 WORKFLOW SUITE

WORKFLOW EFFICIENCY IMPROVED WITH RICOH’S GLOBALSCAN 3.1 WORKFLOW SUITE Enables Scanning Directly to Back-end Systems, Document Management Systems and Fax Servers West Caldwell, NJ, May 29, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched GlobalScan™ 3.1 with Workflow Suite, designed to help document-intensive organizations and companies improve workflow efficiencies by integrating scanning into their mission-critical business processes
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New Ricoh Color Pro C900 & C900s

control over every aspect of print production from job submission to print output and cost allocation. Personalised printing Personalised printing demonstrations with the Ricoh Pro C900s, Ricoh’s Aficio MPC6000 and Ricoh Pro 906EX feature the Planet Press and PrintShop mail software from Objectif Lune. PlanetPress Suite enables easy creation and printing of transactional and promotional variable content documents as well as offering advanced automated distribution and workflow management
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Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN

Ricoh is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN. Built on the proven, award-winning Ricoh Aficio SP C410DN and SP C411DN color print engines, the new Aficio SP C420DN Color Laser Printer delivers the superior quality and reliability Ricoh customers have come to expect – plus the latest technology advancements they need to maximize productivity. Priced at just $1,299 (SRP), the SP C420DN still delivers the best value in its class. Along with a higher paper
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Re: Ricoh Rumor!! New Strategy?

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Does the Sammy 6345 have a feature like tihe Ricoh/Savin DOcument Server where you can store documents for walk up access? If I understand right the Sammys are relabeled as Muratec, do you guys see a benefit for being a Muratec dealer vs. Samsung dealer (maybe see less Muratec in Staples)?
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Is anyone else facing this from Xerox?

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We are about to lose our third school district to Xerox who is quoting FREE UNLIMITED COPIES (toner inclusive). This one, we have 7 units there now and are proposing that 4 stay. Xerox has to replace all 7 and they are still beating our hardware cost so they aren't hiding service in the equipment price. The equipment is new and the agreement is for three years. Anyone else seeing this? We have another situation that is a large church with a dozen units. Xerox has put a new color box in AT NO
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Ricoh Quiz!!

Who can guess the correct number of current Ricoh hardware: MFPs, Scanners, Wide Format, Fax, Duplicators and HV units?
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Network Install Guide For Dummies

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Everyday we are asked a question about why a printer won't print, or a scanner won't scan, or even a fax won't LAN-FAX. Does anyone have a guide or know of one that has install guides for our network systems? I know the features of our systems and what they are supposed to do, but we do not have an IT tech on staff, so all of the questions fall to me, so if I do not know how to answer the question, I will search the web or Ricoh sites to get the answer. I guess I am hoping that someone has
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Re: New Ricoh Wide Formats shown at IRGA

Adjustment Control (ATAC) (Up to .6”) All-Wheel Drive Straight Paper Path Automatic Scanner Maintenance Built-in Image Enhancement Will work with all Ricoh WF MFP’s & output to any WF Ink Jet MP W 7140 -MPW 5100 14 ppm (D Size) (7140) 600dpi 10 ppm (D Size) (5100) 600dpi Printing: Embedded GW Architecture External RW-7140: Options: Scan, DWF, VIC, CGM Scanning ( 150- 600 dpi) (150 –1,200 TWAIN) Embedded color or external (7140 only) Scan to edit/email, to file, to print, (LED or Color Ink Jet
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Re: Ricoh Rumor!! New Strategy?

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quote: If I understand right the Sammys are relabeled as Muratec, do you guys see a benefit for being a Muratec dealer vs. Samsung dealer Muratec sent us evaluation equipment, and it came in a Samsung box. They were pretty upfront about relabeling Samsung. Art, you wrote that you've been getting service calls on small printers once you registered as a Samsung service center. Can you share any more about that?
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Re: Is anyone else facing this from Xerox?

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Xerox recently placed a color unit in a Print 4 Pay location in Clinton, MS. No charge for the box, just copies billed at .08 each (single click for 11 x 17).
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

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An ldap scan to email search that doesn't require 5 button pushes (Xerox can in 2). Color scan on everything. Web access from MFP panel. More sophisticated scanning setup (create scan profiles in one application and then push to one or multiple devices simutaneously, Xerox does this). PostScript emulation at a fraction of the cost of the real postscript option (as most of our competitors have). Scan2print. Oh yes, and most important for Ricoh to stop trying to acquire it's already acquired
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Features you would like to see on future products

Please put down your wish list for future features or options for mid range ricoh color mfps
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LAN Fax Instructions

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A buddy of mine from Ricoh sent this to me, so I am passing it along to you.
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Re: New Ricoh Wide Formats shown at IRGA

This sounds great. How long until Ricoh officially launches them?
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Re: Samsung Deals another Blow to MFP Giants (Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta)

this perception by introducing the MultiXpress C8380ND, an A4 digital MFP. This beast of a printer spits out both color and mono prints alike at 38ppm. Like the 6555N, it is also network-ready, comes with an 80GB disk and a 7-inch color touchscreen. Both printers will ship with four of Samsung's latest printing solutions, one of which is JScribe. This was co-developed with IBM and CCP, and is embedded within the printer. The software allows businesses to program Java applications to customize to
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Re: Global buys BIg Ricoh Dealer!

I am a rep working out of the Jacksonville office. We are very excited about this opportunity to carry one of the premier products lines in the world. Xerox products will give us a distinct advantage in our market.
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Re: Savin 2400WD Windows Vista

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plotbase 3.7.1 supports vista. Are the embedded print controller or external (Ratio plotbase)? If external, upgrade all workstations and the plotbase controller to 3.7.1.
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Re: Gas Price Check

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Big oil profits are 8%. Would you be willing to take less? They have record profits because of record sales but the doom and gloom media won't tell us that. The problem is Congress. Allow drilling in ANWAR and the Gulf and supply would be larger than demand and costs would go down.
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Re: Sales Tips

Surround yourself with happy people. It is easy to begin to think negatively when you are surrounded by people who think that way. Conversely, if you are around people who are happy their emotional state will be infectious. You are happy it will shine through, and your sales will show it as well.
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Re: Ricoh Rumor!! New Strategy?

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We just brought in a MFX-4550 for evaluation. I printed off all the comments on this page and gave them to my service manager, and he thanks you for all the good insight. We have a tip to share back, and Ryan and Art will be glad to hear this. That annoying "confirm page size" screen that you get every time you open a paper drawer? You can turn it off. Go into the Machine Set-up/Admin Set-up screens, and poke around and you'll find it. We'll let you know how the rest of the evaluation
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Re: Ricoh Rumor!! New Strategy?

We also got set up with Sammy as a service center for thier laser printers. here you can have the best of both worlds. A: there are alot of samsung printers out there. B: You can get the support on the 4550N from Muractec
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Re: LAN Fax Instructions

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Ask and you shall receive. I had asked our contacts at Savin to provide me something on Lan-Fax, Scanning, Address Books, etc. I have attached what they sent, so if it helps me, it may help someone else as well.
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Re: LAN Fax Instructions

For those who need these files I have created one pdf document with all of the files. They are located on documentmall, under P4P users, Ricoh, then ricoh manuals, it is a 15mb file. log in credentials account: art_post user: p4pusers passcode: goodpals
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

Scan2Print: Scan and then direct to print on any network printer along with scanning to folder on network
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

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The PS3 option for most of the newer models includes PDF Direct Print. You can set up a scan to folder (FTP) using the IP address of the printer you want to output on. This gives you "Scan2Print" capability. And of course, you can choose another folder on the network to scan to in the same operation...
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Re: Is anyone else facing this from Xerox?

In PA, Xerox has been pushing this promo to the school districts for three years now. We have a couple of disctricts that have Riso's and won't even entertain us on the copier side. The only way you are going to beat this is to wait and hope they screw up with servicing the account, other than that, there's no way to beat the price. Most of the schools are very happy with the program, the ones that aren't on it, hate Xerox and refuse to allow them on the RFP. I haven't heard anyone get hit
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