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

 

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Canon U.S.A. Announces Availability of The COPYblue MEAP Kiosk Version 2.1 Solution

Providing storefront and hospitality businesses with an opportunity to generate additional revenue from copying, scanning and faxing, CanonU.S.A., Inc., a leader in advanced digital imaging and software solutions, and GBCblue, a recognized leader in guest computing technology and support services, today announced the availability of the new COPYblue MEAP Version 2.1 solution for select Canon imageRUNNER multifunctional products (MFPs). The new COPYblue MEAP application transforms a Canon
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Konica Minolta Business Center Opens Doors at Innovation Park at Notre

Neal ·
Minolta Business Center features Konica Minolta's award-winning product lines of multifunctional printers (MFPs - print, copy, fax, scan all-in-one system) and digital presses. Innovation Park's clients are expected to be regional, national and international organizations, including those ventures in their earliest stages as well as Fortune 100 companies. Clients will include innovators and entrepreneurs drawn from the University's faculty, student or alumni community, as well as other ventures
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Sammy "Going After the Big Dogs"

Monday, October 12, 2009 Sammy "Going After the Big Dogs" Samsung, or as I refer to as "Sammy", talk has it that they will be coming to market with some A3 devices somewhere down the road. Talk, also has it that they would like to be a full line OEM with the likes of Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta, and Xerox. Fact, besides Sharp, none of the above manufacturers have yet come to market with thier own (OEM) A4 device as of this time. Yes, there are some rumors that Ricoh or Toshiba will come to
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Color Copying & Printing Can Be Expensive (Unless....)

[URL=http://www.heirloomsbydesign.com/Liz%20at%20Copy%20Machine%20IMG_2910.JPG] [/URL] This months featured Guest Blogger for the [URL=https://www.p4photel.com/eve]P4P Hotel[/URL] is David Murphy from [URL=http://www.newinkjet.com/]Riso[/URL]. About a week ago, David and I had the chance to speak for about an hour on some of the everyday costs associated with color copying and printing. Color Copying Can Be Expensive (Unless…) About 14 months ago, Citigroup issued a memo to its employees
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Canon Considers Acquiring Outsourcing Company

printing based on personalized customer itineraries. The initiative helped minimize wastage as it eliminates the need to store as well as produce standard travel brochures in bulk. As part of its shift toward "solutions" rather than device sales, Canon today also officially unveiled a free audit service, where it provides a "health screen" of a customer's imaging environment, said Chng. The company has so far conducted an audit of its own office premises in Singapore, as well as a few other
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emFAST INC.’S FACSys® CONNECTOR PASSES RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY TESTING

Ricoh MFPs with the company’s secure and intuitive fax server solution. Using Ricoh’s sophisticated Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, emFAST was able to enhance the capabilities of FACSys® by leveraging the inherent print functions found in Ricoh’s MFPs through Ricoh’s open architecture. “emFAST has utilized the Ricoh ESA development platform to take the integration between the FACSys® fax messaging platform and the Ricoh MFP to a whole new level,” said Peter Valier, director of IT
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Kyocera Mita America Launches New Mid-Range TASKalfa Black & White Multifunctional Pr

print, copy and scan functionality. The TASKalfa 520i/420i is based on the company’s award-winning MFP engine technology that utilizes Kyocera’s patented long-life Amorphous Silicon drum – delivering more business “uptime” through an industry leading 500,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule. This incredible PM interval ensures longer periods of time between required service visits, maximizing productivity and performance for end-users and providing the highest level of dependability
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Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Pays Tribute to Dealers for Outstanding Custo

- Texas/New Mexico Toshiba Business Solutions - Venezuela TGI Office Automation The Copy Shop Tri-State Copy Turks Kern Copy Inc. U.S. Business Technologies United Imaging VanDyke Inc. Zoom Imaging Solutions About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) (http://copiers.toshiba.com/usa...porate-overview.html) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products
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Re: P4P member: Allegheny County signs 5 year contract with Amcon Office Systems

GMAN ·
This is an excellent example of why Dealers should be aware of their manufacturer's Environmental initiatives and be able to speak intelligently about 'sustainability.' Ricoh does a great job in this area, as well as XEROX and Konica Minolta. You also see more discussion on 'environmental benefits' in Managed Print Services strategies.
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InfoPrint Launches Latest Monochrome Multifunctional Workgroup Printers

that support complex jobs Printing speeds of up to 35, 45 and 55 pages per minute1 (ppm) respectively Duplex as standard, saving paper by printing on both sides A USB port that offers direct print-and-scan convenience High levels of security with PIN-based user access controls, corporate directory browsing and encryption Optional wireless connectivity to reduce installation costs These latest models boast features such as an “Eco-Mode” setting to further reduce energy consumption. A standard
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This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes"

This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes" Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - Ricoh announced it won a bid from AREVA Inc. AREVA is a nuclear power equipment maker, with facilities in 43 countries. Details of the contract were not announced. - Ricoh announced it now has a special discount pricing program for members of NAPL/NAQP, allowing it to increase its sales of production print systems to printshops in the U.S. [URL= http://mfpsolutions
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Print4Pay Hotel Member "Biggest Deal of My Life!"

I had the opportunity to meet Brian, geez back in 2002 or 03 at a Ricoh event titled "Sell the Solution" in New Jersey. We were all there to see who would win a trip to Japan. I won the trip, however Brian banged it out with this HUGE order!! Kudos to Brian. Brian has also been a member and proud contributor to the Print4Pay Hotel Forums and web site. If you're reading this, awesome job and congrats wish I had something like this to hang my hat on!!! Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / and
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History of printers

The invention in 1938 of a dry printing process called electro photography commonly called a Xerox, by Chester Carlson, who received U.S Patent 2,297,691 for his invention, was to lay the foundation for laser printers to come. The original laser printer was developed in 1969 at the Xerox Research centre by Gary Starkweather, and then in 1971 adapted Xerox copier technology adding a laser beam to come up with the Laser printer. The first printer to combine laser technology and electro
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Smart Sourcing Summit: Print costs are out of control

allowing office managers to handle a very big spend. So, most firms have uncontrolled procurement of print supplies (paper and toner, especially) at the department level, Crowley says, yet prices of these supplies typically rise by almost 8% annually. "The ideal environment would have users having as much printing and copying capacity as they need with supplies being delivered only when needed," Crowley says. But that often is more a hope than a reality. So, he says outsourcing the imaging fleet to
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Xerox 6279 Wide Format

John ·
Group, I am upgrading 3 legacy Ricoh 470's and have proposed the new Ricoh MP W5100 systems with the embedded and external controller options. I found out that my competitor in the deal is Xerox and they are proposing the 6279 model with color scanning. I do not know if they are proposing an embedded or Access external controller. I have looked at the brochure on the Xerox but I cannot figure out what significant advantages that the Ricoh would have. Any help here from a dual line dealer or
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Xerox "The Week in Review"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Xerox "The Week in Review" Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - A judge in New York granted Xerox’s motion to dismiss an antitrust claim made against the company. Media Sciences, maker of generic printer supplies for Xerox printers, was trying to establish that Xerox maintained an unfair monopoly on the market for cartridges & ink for its printers. Xerox is still suing Media Sciences for patent
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BTA Upcoming Workshop Dates and Locations:

employees the first year. "In today's economy, many customers are looking to do more with less," says Morgan. "This fits perfectly with the solutions of a professional services group." What are professional services? Generally speaking, they are chargeable, often knowledge- and support-based offerings such as: document-related software implementation and customization (i.e., document management, variable data printing solutions, etc.); ongoing software maintenance; managed print services; custom
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Image Access Announces Distribution Agreement with Allied Images Ltd. for the United

Wuppertal, 12 October 2009. Image Access, a leading manufacturer of scanning technologies, has entered into an agreement with Allied Images, a large format scanning and printing solutions distributor providing a high level of quality products and services throughout the UK. Allied Images will promote and distribute the complete range of Image Access wide format scanners for professional applications in the UK. The WideTEK scanner family from Image Access includes sheet feed scanners for
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New Fujitsu ScanSnap Network Scanner Increases Document Management Productivity and E

, reduce operating costs, and enhance work processes. Network scanners help organizations by decreasing the complex nature of scanning without compromising access to important document scanning functionality. The Fujitsu ScanSnap fi-6010N iScanner includes time saving features such as Scan to E-mail, Scan to Folder, Scan to Network Fax, Scan to FTP and Scan to Network Printer. Utilizing its "Job Button" feature, you can pre-program frequently used functions into the scanner, including setting a
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Photizo Group Continues Growth with New European Office

Photizo Group Continues Growth with New European Office And Top Notch Additions to Executive Force Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 22, 2009 – The Photizo Group continues to grow in response to the burgeoning need for Managed Print Services research, consultation and community. With the opening of a new European office in London, England, the total number of Photizo Group locations is now five. Company headquarters are in Versailles Kentucky, with staff in Boston, New York and Austin, and
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P4P member: Allegheny County signs 5 year contract with Amcon Office Systems

realize additional savings as it eliminates the small personal printers and consolidates printing on the multifunctional devices. The new equipment will also provide functionality that is currently not available in many County offices, such as document scanning. “Thanks to the County’s coordination of purchasing for other government agencies, we were able to aggregate volumes and combine purchasing power to save even more money,” added Onorato. “This is another great example of government
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Integrated Book Technology, Inc. Powers Up New Print-on-Demand Center with Océ Inline

burgeoning print-on-demand operation that prints books to order in quantities as small as one and as large as several hundred. Installed in December 2008, the IBT "book-of-one" production line comprises an Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital duplex cutsheet printer to print book pages, a CEM DocuConverter to split/merge the pages into book blocks, an Océ CS650 Pro color system to print color covers. A CP Bourg perfect binder marries book blocks with perfect-bound covers, while a Viadek system to read barcodes
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The Print Management Company! nEW wEB SITE!!

Whoa, was my first though on the new website from The Print Management Company! , go check it out!!
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Xerox DocuColor 252 w/Fiery

- Xerox DocuColor 252 w/Fiery for $22,000 with b/w clicks at $0.0129 and color clicks @ $0.049. 11”x17” billed as one click.
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"What is?" Transpromo Printing?

Transpromotional From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Transpromo is a compound expression formed from the words "transaction" and "promotional". By adding relevant messages, companies can piggyback promotion or even advertising onto existing transaction-related documents, such as statements, invoices, or bills. Transpromotional documents combine CRM ( Customer relationship management ) and data mining technology with Variable data printing and location intelligence . Overview Adding
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Ricoh Aficio PRO 907EX

Ricoh Aficio PRO 907EX w/Fiery/bookletmaker/stapling finisher for $32,800 with b/w clicks @ $0.0048. 11”x17” billed as one click.
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Re: P4P member: Allegheny County signs 5 year contract with Amcon Office Systems

in the TOP 5 through eggs and mud at each other and the purchasing department - it was tenacious. Aside from the Green initiatives, there were several criteria that this was based on. 1. Equipment Specs 2. Idea for Print Re-Direct and Migration Strategies. 3. How would implementation process work 4. How will account be managed 5. Deliver Equipment within 60 Days (we did in 30) 6. Scanning Initiaves of Entities. 7. Proposed Solution to integrate paperless workflow over 7 differnt networks. The
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

Without a value statement that goes beyond copiers and even mps at this point --- people will be selling at cost, because they are transient, non-professional, and either don't have or have confidence in their skill set. The Trick is to work with companies that aren't in the market to buy copiers---I guarantee that their are other challenges that they are facing and trying to overcome...When you do this you can sell at retail, because there is no competition and you earned that commission. Why
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Formax Announces MailDoc Software

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:32 Formax introduces MailDoc Software Suite, a tool for generating Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) and Bar Code Recognition (BCR) marks directly on documents for intelligent inserting of varying multi-page documents. Two versions are available, MailDoc Beginner and MailDoc Professional. The Beginner Suite generates basic OMR or 1D BCR marks to process varying multi-page documents, and works with printers operating at any speed. The Professional Suite offers these
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Formax Announces MailDoc Software

multi-page documents, and works with printers operating at any speed. The Professional Suite offers these basic elements, in addition to sequence checking, automatic document diversion, grouping documents with similar addresses, selective feeding, simplex to duplex printing, and e-mail document capability. These additional features increase document security and help to reduce printing and postage costs. Options for the Professional Suite include electronic overlays with a company logo, message
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Gartner on cloud security: 'Our nightmare scenario is here now'

managers are caught in the middle, losing their earlier controls. Gartner analysts, including David Cearley and Gene Phifer, trotted out user case studies involving FedEx, Presidio Health, Johnson Diversey and others extolling the public or private cloud, while in a separate session Michael Lock, head of enterprise sales at Google, found himself looking like a budding rock star in front of an huge audience of high-tech execs eager to hear about Google Apps. With new ways of conducting enterprise
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Re: Cross Polination of Vending Controls

Thanks Art --- Jamex actually locked this down. I was thinking the long the same lines as you. Nobody makes an adapter...Like when RICOH used to have 4 channels but slotted every toner bottle different. Remember when they used to protect people....
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Re: InfoPrint Launches Latest Monochrome Multifunctional Workgroup Printers

Chuck ·
quote: the addition of three new wide-format monochrome multifunctional printers (MFP). WIDE FORMAT??
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Re: InfoPrint Launches Latest Monochrome Multifunctional Workgroup Printers

. Toner cartridges available at a significant discount (available on select printer models) InfoPrint Solutions Company printing supplies have been engineered specifically to complement InfoPrint's line of workgroup printers. Manufactured with stringent quality control standards, InfoPrint Solutions Company printing supplies can help you maximize productivity, minimize maintenance and deliver exceptional print quality. To optimize the performance of your InfoPrint Color 1759 MFP use only genuine
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Re: Scan to email in Plotbase / Scantool 3.7.1

Spent hours on this. Never could get it to work. Strangest part is that the Ricoh product manager did not know it had this option. We settled on the idea that the SMTP server needs authentication, although the customer IT dept. swears this is not true, and it works an dozens of small format Ricoh MFP's. Has anyone had scan to email work for them on Plotbase controllers?
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Re: Scan to email in Plotbase / Scantool 3.7.1

maybe someone can copy this an put it in the ratio forum, they support the plotbase software.
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Re: Konica Minolta Business Center Opens Doors at Innovation Park at Notre

Neal ·
This is a real coup, Xerox has the entire campus, but after only a year and a half we were able to get this done. Big Big kudos to Charlie Curl....my boss in getting this done underneath the giants nose!!!
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

GIntel ·
Looks like the Duty Cycle for this model is 2 million. Its interesting, this may have changed from 600k because I used to have 600k for the Enterprise Version and 2 for the Copier/Printer version in my records. And now both are 2m: http://www.xerox.com/digital-p...inter/spec-enus.html http://www.xerox.com/digital-p...nting/spec-enus.html
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

Shaja ·
Oracle, Oracle, Oracle. We haven't sold Ricoh in a few years but - dang! - just the mention of Oracle still turns my hair grey!!!
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

CashGap ·
With thousands of successful implementations, it's a shame that Ricoh and a few others have soiled Oracle's name in this industry. These are not Oracle problems any more than forgetting to ship something is a "FedEx" problem. Someone botched the implementation.
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

GMAN ·
Oracle is not the issue here, it is how Ricoh tried to implement Oracle.
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

Shaja ·
The problems I wrote about on this board were the mere TIP of the iceberg. When I think about the times it took me more than an hour to input a simple one-machine order because of that blasted !@#$!%^^&* Oracle system crashing...!!! Sure, the implementation is the source of the problem, but who guided the implementation? Surely Ricoh didn't do it on its own. Then, who didn't fix anything when their system wasn't working?
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

GMAN ·
Young hot shots from Accenture helped with the implementation, which was internally guided by Dennis Dispinzerie, who was promtoted to Ricoh CFO despite the disaster that was the Oracle implementation.
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