This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of June 2009)

 

Let's see ten tear ago Polek & Polek was celebrating 35 years in business. Thus in 5 more years Polek & Polek will be celebrating an amazing 50 years of giving excellent support.  Polek & Polek is a fantastic sponsor of the Print4Pay Hotel and I urge all members to click on their site and see what they have to offer. Back in 86' I was buying 50% of my generic Mita toner from them.  Please check them out Polek & Polek.

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 06/14/09

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of $1220 Buyers Labs Inc.(BLI) gave out a “Outstanding Document Management Solution” award to docSTAR. BLI gave out its spring 2009, “Pick” awards for MFPs. Winners included: - Sharp MX-2600N - Sharp MX-3100N - Xerox WorkCentre 7425, 7428 & 7435 - Canon imageRUNNER 5050N - Konica Minolta bizhub 601 & 751 - Sharp MX-4101N & MX-5001N - Toshiba eSTUDIO 6530CT Katun of Minneapolis, MN announced it now offers lower cost, generic color toners for the Canon imageRUNNER C3200, C2880 and C
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Polek & Polek Celebrates 35 Years in Imaging Supplies Business

be impossible without them!" Polek & Polek is a distributor of parts and supplies for copiers, faxes, and printers for brands including Canon*, Copystar*, Kyocera*, Konica Minolta*, Panasonic*, Sharp*, Ricoh*, Savin*, Toshiba*, HP*, Lexmark*, Panafax*, Brother*, Xerox*, Lanier*, Muratec*, Okidata*, Riso*, Samsung*, and Imagistics*. Contact Polek & Polek at (800) 526-1360, e-mail sales@polek.com or visit www.polek.com . *Trademarks are property of respective owners and are used for descriptive
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Weekend Copier Notes from 06/07/09

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sales are down 15% - 80% report decline in output Kodak announced it will partner with Xeikon. Xeikon, which makes production color systems, will now offer Kodak web-to-print solutions as an option to drive the output. EFI announced it received three “BEST” awards from BERTL: - EFI Fiery XF won for color management for wide format color inkjet printers - EFI Fiery Central - EFI SendMe Ricoh made a $50 million cash offer to buy Carl Lamm Holding AD, its largest dealer in Sweden with
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RICOH CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRINT COPY SCAN DIRECTOR: UPGRADE TO ITS POPULAR PRINT DI

copying/printing/scanning/faxing for certain criteria. For more information on Ricoh products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com . About Print Audit Print Audit has been developing print tracking and copy auditing solutions since 1998 and its products are in use around the world. Print Audit’s products enable their customers to analyze, reduce and recover their printing and photocopying costs. The market for Print Audit’s products continues to grow as many diverse organizations realize the
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Someone Sold a RICOH Pro C900!

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You knew who it would be... IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer for Print & Letter Company of San Diego 6/10/2009 High-quality color production printer allows commercial printing company to better meet customer needs MALVERN, Pa. -- IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that Print & Letter Company has installed a RICOH Pro C900 digital color printer, giving them greater capacity and enhanced flexibility in meeting their customers’ wide range of printing
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RICOH AFICIO MP C2550 PRESENTED WITH FIVE STAR RATING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE F

. The Aficio MP C2550’s recovery time from sleep mode was considerably faster than average, resulting in more energy savings with less waiting time, earning it a 5-star rating in this aspect of testing along with its 5-star rating for energy consumption. Thanks to quick recovery technologies such as a compact, heat responsive fusing unit and new PxP color toner with a low melting point, more energy savings is possible with less waiting time. “For over 30 years, Ricoh has placed environmental
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Pearson-Kelly picks up most of office equipment company's customers and employees

ceased operations of Robinett Copiers & Printers on June 1 after nearly three decades as Springfield's "Minolta Man," a nickname he picked up as carrier of Konica Minolta copiers. Robinett, who in September 2006 voluntarily filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his company, cited short-term financing troubles, declining business and a desire for a career change as reasons for shutting down. Until recently, the company was following the terms of a court-ordered debt reorganization plan in
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FIVE RICOH FACILITIES EARN ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com CONTACT: Linda Montefusco Alyson Buck Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom (973) 882-2172 (212) 931-6122 linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com abuck@peppercom.com FIVE RICOH FACILITIES EARN ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION West Caldwell, N.J., June 9, 2009 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that five of its sales, service and training facilities
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Re: Weekend Copier Notes from 06/14/09

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quote: Originally posted by Neal: Ricoh sent out a press release announced that its IKON San Diego branch sold a PRO C900 production color system to a print shop named; “Print & Letter Company”. (is this device such a poor seller that they have to send out a press release every time they sell one to boost interest?) Well, Canon did that for a while on its ImagePress product, and even sent out press releases when dealers bought a demo unit. This is not to say that your supposition is incorrect
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Re: What's the Next...

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From Weekend Copier Notes: "IDC announced that in the first quarter of 2009, the new Sharp Frontier series of color laser A4 MFPs were the most popular product in the 31ppm to 44ppm category of color MFPs. Unknown if this means more company were downgrading from A3 (ledger size) to A4 (letter/legal size), or if they were replacing desktop color laser printers and bringing more sales into the MFP market." Looks as if this surely is having an impact out there, at least for SHARP.
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Xerox ColorQube "Poll Results"

Thursday, June 11, 2009 Xerox ColorQube "Poll Results" To say the least, the Qube is hot, depending how you look at it. A little over a week ago we posted a poll on the blog, we asked "What do you think about "Xerox unveils breakthrough color technology?" In almost three weeks we've had 278 votes, this poll is hot and may top our all time poll in ...... go here
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Ricoh Americas Corporation Direction

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Let's crack the code!
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ricoh C900 (Video)

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Re: Someone Sold a RICOH Pro C900!

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From Weekend Copier Notes, "Ricoh announced a new promo to increase sales of its new Ricoh PRO C900 production color system: - End user gets 300,000 clicks/pages for free (color or b/w) - Offers ends 7/31/09 - Customer must sign up for a minimum of a 2 year service/supply contract" I wonder what the IKON deal looks like!
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

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Another Lanier East Digital Solutions Specialist who supported all three brands (Ricoh, Savin, Lanier) just resigned. Word on the street is that this person is on their way to RISO.
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Re: Hot Spot Printers

thanx, I found this late last night on the ricoh-usa site: Support for third party billing systems — Ricoh is partnering with PrinterOn and WebPay Services Aps (WPS) to enable hosted billing solutions so that the system can count the number of pages, calculate the job cost, and initiate a credit card billing sequence. When sending a job from a PC the service is called WebPay. When sending from a handheld device it is called MobilePay.
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Agreement will save city $50,000

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Mayor Weinzapfel announced a new agreement to reduce the cost of printing and copying within the different city departments. Right now, the city leases or owns almost 200 copiers and printers from 16 different manufacturers. Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel said under the new agreement, the machines will be replaced with units that combine copying, printing and faxing, saving the city nearly $50,000 a year, and reducing the use of paper and ink. ©2009 WFIE. All rights reserved
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Latest DMAP

Does anyone have the latest Ricoh DMAP they can email me?
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

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Chuck, I did some checking. While the "Lanier name isn't quite as strong and Savin is" out West, the Lanier brand produces more revenue for the West Region than Savin.
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

I agree, I stated this over two years ago,Ricoh will hold onto performing dealers (maybe) and then Ricoh will only be a direct Brand, thus enabling them to slowly come back from the brink. We'll see right?
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

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But those Ricoh employees sure are going somewhere (anywhere) FAST!
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Re: Hot Spot Printers

Jason: Do you know what service companies that would handle the internet billing for these HOT spot printers?
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Re: Hot Spot Printers

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Not sure I understand your question. As far as billing a charge for prints, there is only 1 company. That's the service fee you are paying, to have the printer have an account at that company. I have no idea what company that is, but it doesn't really matter since it's not like you can switch to a different company.
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Re: Polek & Polek Celebrates 35 Years in Imaging Supplies Business

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During those 12 years, were you using Polek & Polek for Ricoh-manufactured equipment?
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