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

 

The most interesting topic this week was the increase in tariffs that the United States imposed on China.  That 10% tariff now increases to 25%, and I'm sure in  the next few weeks we'll see price increases.  Just this week SSG (p4photel member) kept the thread going with some interesting threads.  Make sure you check those out. https://www.p4photel.com/topic...se-goods-this-friday

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 05/17/09

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desktop printers. We will provide all employees whose printers are removed with detailed instructions on mapping to networked or shared printers and how to print confidential documents.” Ricoh announced it is now offering classes in Georgia for version 8 of the EFI MicroPress system and the connection that allows it to drive the Ricoh Pro C900 production color system. Paul Rickett was arrested at the Embers Bar & Grill in Sacramento when he was caught using fake $20 bills created on a color
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Names Don DuVall Regional Vice President, De

Ramsey, N.J. – May 19, 2009 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that Don DuVall has been named Regional Vice President, Dealer Sales, Midwest. DuVall will report directly to Alan Nielsen, Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration. In his new role as Regional Vice President, DuVall will be responsible for managing all aspects of
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EFI Fiery Powers Innovative Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C65hc

Ramsey, N.J. and Foster City, Calif. – May 20, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, have launched the Fiery® IC-305 v2.0 with customized color profiles for the newly available bizhub PRO® C65hc from Konica Minolta allowing production printers to support both traditional and new sRGB
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Kyocera Mita America Launches FASTtrack Managed Print Services Program for Dealers

providing dealers with the leading resources and capabilities to prepare them for integrating an MPS business model. Addressing key areas, including assessment and remote monitoring, leasing and supplies, and sales & service training, the program provides dealers with specific Kyocera exclusive MPS partner programs as well as insight into the various elements for implementing a successful MPS strategy. “Kyocera strongly believes in the business value a fully optimized Managed Print Services model can
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Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs Driven by Fiery Technology Allow Users to Create Cost-Effe

Ramsey, N.J. and Foster City, Calif. – May 11, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, and EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced a new Fiery® controller for the recently launched Konica Minolta bizhub® C652/C552 Series of digital color multifunctional printers (MFPs) designed for the office environment. The Fiery
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RICOH INTRODUCES AFICIO SP C231N/ SP C232DN FOR COLOR PRINTING WITHIN HOME OFFICES

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com CONTACT: Linda Montefusco Jessy Trejo Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom (973) 882-2172 (212) 931-6134 Linda.Montefusco@ricoh-usa.com jtrejo@peppercom.com RICOH INTRODUCES AFICIO SP C231N/ SP C232DN FOR COLOR PRINTING WITHIN HOME OFFICES, SMALL BUSINESSES AND WORKGROUPS Compact Laser Printers Offer Affordability, Speed & Low-Maintenance West Caldwell, N.J., May 19, 2009 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of
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RICOH ANNOUNCES TECHNESIS PRINT CONTROL SYSTEM DOCUMENT ACCOUNTING SOLUTION

RICOH ANNOUNCES TECHNESIS PRINT CONTROL SYSTEM DOCUMENT ACCOUNTING SOLUTION RiSVP Member Software to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership West Caldwell, NJ, May 18, 2009 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the release of Technesis Print Control System, a document accounting software solution that architectural and engineering firms can use to lower their wide format printing costs and reduce waste. The software reduces printing overhead by
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E-BizDocs Joins Kodak’s Document Conversion Center Program to Improve Image Quality a

their archived records,” said Howard Gross, President of E-BizDocs. “Being a member of Kodak’s DCC program helps us provide our customers with significant valuable savings, from decreased processing time to lowered storage costs.” In addition to its projects and achievements in document imaging, E-BizDocs also serves as a respected organization that employs physically challenged and disabled individuals, including U.S. veterans. The company is a member of the New York State Industries for the
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InfoPrint Launches New Color Workgroup Solutions to Drive Cost Savings and Sustainabi

market the advantages IBM and Ricoh have in the development, manufacturing, marketing and building of strategic solutions for customers, creating a growth-oriented global enterprise that is strategically focused on the output market. The InfoPrint Solutions Company portfolio includes solutions for production printing for enterprises and commercial printers as well as solutions for office workgroup environments and industrial segments. The company offers customers the highest quality output
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Kyocera Mita America Launches New Wide Format Imaging System, Delivering Exceptional

monochrome network printing, scanning and copying functionality for businesses that rely on large format documents as part of their operational workflow. Designed to give busy professionals a product to help them complete their wide format imaging tasks quickly and cost-effectively, the KM-4800w comes standard with an embedded 2.6GHz print controller, 512MB RAM and an 80GB Hard Disk Drive for fast performance and processing, and 600 x 600 dpi output resolution for crisp printed documents. At 5.8 D
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DocuWare Teams with ABBYY and Fujitsu to Automate Document Management

and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world’s top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Taiwan and Japan. For more information, visit www.ABBYY.com . Press contact: Michael Kelly, Nadel Phelan, Inc. +1-831-440-2403; Michael@nadelphelan.com. ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, Lingvo and
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CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS imageFORMULA LINE WITH THE ADDITION OF NEW DEPARTMENTAL SCANNER

Lake Success, N.Y., May 13, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and software solutions, today introduced the imageFORMULA DR-6010C departmental scanner. Building upon its highly successful and award-winning line of departmental scanners, the DR-6010C delivers flexibility, high-speed, reliable document handling and superior image quality in a small footprint design. The DR-6010C joins the imageFORMULA DR-4010C to strengthen Canon’s scanning solutions for departmental
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Xerox names new CEO

Xerox names new CEO Xerox said Thursday that CEO Anne Mulcahy will retire July 1, to be succeeded by Ursula Burns, the printer and copier maker's president. Xerox will become the largest U.S. company to be headed by an African-American woman. Mulcahy, 56, is credited with leading the Norwalk, Conn.-based company out of a deep financial slump earlier in the decade. She was appointed in 2001 after the company fired G. Richard Thoman amid mounting losses. Mulcahy will continue to chair the Xerox
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American Reprographics Company Licenses MetaPrint Abacus(TM) Print Cost Recovery and

application available directly to end-users or to third-party suppliers. When a computer user sends a file to a printer on their own network, or to a printer hosted elsewhere, MetaPrint Abacus queries the user via a simple pop-up window to assign a billing or job code to the print job. The codes are stored and used to enhance cost recovery when billing jobs, and can also be used to determine the quantity and type of jobs being printed, the frequency of use and type of printers utilized by a
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Notes on new OCE Plotwave

I just got the new pricing on it. list is 17k for 1 roll printer, 5k for scanner, $850 for 2nd roll and $850 for pdf. I heard kip lowered the price on the 3000 to dampen any plotwave sales. yes the street price should be around 13k plus delivery and install--- for now. any dealer that bought into the intro price can do that. 2 roll ,color stf ,pdf. price was suppose to go up after the irga. so street price will be around 13,900 and up. I am not sure what the list is suppose to be, my sales rep
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RBS Pro 906EX Pricing

$20,466. DMAP Level six pricing about $24,412. Need I say more. Here's what I say to Ricoh, it's bad enough that the commercial market has tanked. But allowing this type of pricing undermines a dealers ability to capture any Print Production Business. Historically P4P are the worst payers when it comes time to pay for cpc bills, service and supplies. So you are buying click business and not getting paid in a timely manner. CPC of .0044 for ledger means .0022 for letter, printers will take advantage of
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Re: RBS Pro 906EX Pricing

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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: printers will take advantage of this and print 50-60% 2 up. Only 50-60%? I have a couple that print 95-99% 2 up. Otherwise, I kinda have to agree with you. I've said before, doesn't matter to a Manufacturer if they sell the box at cost to you or to the end-user, but selling it this cheap can't be good for them either.
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Re: RBS Pro 906EX Pricing

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This is Ricoh's only way to break into the Print For Pay market and sell the Pro series. Dealers are not buying them, even with Promotions to discount the boxes.
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Re: W2400's gone...W3600's repositioned

Well, it's about %$%^&&^ time! I had the same report from a dealer in TN, that reported the W3600's are replacing the W2400's at the W2400 price. Personally, I'm getting my butt kicked in with color scanning and lower MSRP's for competetive models. Now here's what Ricoh should have done, kept the W2400 and lowered the list to $6995. Price will still be an issue even with the W3600 now at the W2400 price, don't they get it??? A W2400 could then list with RF, print and scan for about
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Re: Notes on new OCE Plotwave

Here's my question to Ricoh, when the heck are you going to revamp the W2400, give us color scanning, usb printing, and lower the MSRP so we can be competetive again!!! We are losing installed units to the competition and your market share is now eroding. Heck, this system will have street pricing at $16k or less with color scan!!!!!! Here's an idea, take the w2400 and slow the speed to 2ppm "D" size. Bring the MSRP down to $6995 for the base machine, and this allow up to replace low end inkjet
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Just interested in Wide Format???

I created in this end users, techs, sales, well just about anyone dedicated to wide format. It's new, but I'll be populating with WF info only for all mfgs's. http://wideformat.websitetoolbox.com/
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New CEO & President of InfoPrint Solutions Company

Mr. Daisuke Segawa has been appointed the new CEO & President of InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh. Mr. Segawa was instrumental in the formation of the JV and moves into this new role from his former position as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Strategy, Planning & Transformation for InfoPrint. Mr. Segawa is also a long-time Ricoh executive and member of the InfoPrint Board of Managers. Mr. Segawa takes over the position from Tony Romero, who was
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Re: Kyocera Mita America Launches New Wide Format Imaging System, Delivering Exceptional

Looks like the OCE plotwave to me! Personally I think our low end wide format machines are dated, and if Ricoh does not make a move with the W2400 soon we will start losing our installed base.
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Re: RBS Pro 906EX Pricing

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Okay Folks lets keep in mind that the marketplace is tough and the revenues have to come from where they be had. I hancdle the P4P marketplace and believe me $.0044 for 11x17 is competitive, maybe a little high. Don't know where that quote came from but as I've said before there ARE regional differences in costs to do business. Was this a franchise Print Shop? If so there are contracts to live up to. Its all about market share for the manufacturers while its all about Profit for the dealers
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Re: RBS Pro 906EX Pricing

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Art, your recent posts in the Competition Lounge shows that Canon's been doing 11x17 at $.004 - that's where the market is now, but after the current recession is over realize that there's been a paradigm change.
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Re: CIT's Version of the GM Axe

OMG, it's getting tougher and tougher out there, maybe none of them will stop until there are no sales people in the business any longer. We had a letter many months ago, however it did not have the paragraph in reference to "anything over 100% is now blended", and they will not "knowingly fund maintenance". CIT messed up their portfolio all by themselves with the lowest rates and the highest buyouts! I just hope that this is the same for Direct Branches as it is for Dealers. I know many Direct
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Re: SP C811

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Could someone tell me where the coil is on this printer? I don't know what it is or does.
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Re: Hot Spot Printers

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Not sure, I just proposed my first one. Has anyone sold one of these HotSpot printers?
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Re: Hot Spot Printers

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SO, the way the Hotspot printers work (as I understand it) is, you plug them in and give them internet access and there is a label on the front with the printers email address. You email your document to the printer and it prints. You can optionally require that the submitter pay a fee via credit card (provider takes a cut of that)before it prints. So, the service fees for this would cover the email address, not an IP as the printer is sitting on your network, presumably behind firewalls, etc.
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