This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago (Last Week of October 2004)

 

@Old Glory Posted this 15 years ago.

Brian Tracy says in The Effective Manager, that "change is accelerating." I believe that, do you? What does that mean to you? You know the old saying, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always have what you always had." I don't think that is true anymore. If you always do what you've always done, you will continually have less and less. If we are not consciously getting better, we are unconsciously getting worse. In our business, if you are not growing, you are being passed by more competent and better educated competition. 

Konica Minolta Launches the bizhub PRO 1050

1050 Production Printing System New 105 ppm Device Provides the Print Speed, Duty Cycle, Finishing Capabilities and Front End Tools Demanded by Production-Level Environments at a Flexible, Affordable Price Point — GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO 2004, October 10 – 13, 2004, Booth #1475 — RAMSEY, N.J. — October 12, 2004 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today introduced the bizhub PRO™ 1050, a 105 page-per-minute (ppm) printer/copier built from the ground up to meet the
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Canon unveils $30 mln campaign Ad 4 copiers

Canon unveils $30 mln campaign for copiers, printers Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:01 AM ET NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Canon Inc. (7751.T: Quote, Profile, Research) will try on Monday to show its office equipment does more than copy documents in a new $30 million U.S. ad campaign that takes an optimistic view of the morning commute to work. In one of its largest campaigns this year, Canon USA will spotlight equipment like its "imageRunner" series of monochrome and color copiers, embedded with
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Competitive Info Toshiba 3511

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I have a banking propect that is interested in a new copier. They are in tight with my competition but want a "me to" proposal from me. The competition is proposing a Toshiba 3511. A good comparison would be the Savin 3210. But, my experience has been that these machines are not good in "high" volume black and white environments because of the image cycle. Does anyone have experience with the 3511 and now if it goes into an image cycle like the Ricoh B2C machines? Or any other competitive info
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Canon posts record Q3 profit

. Its operating profit rose 26.0 year on year to 158.3 bln yen on sales of 838.3 bln yen, up 9.2 pct from 767.6 bln previously. "Although sales of digital cameras slowed in Japan, as they have already spread to many households, overseas demand, especially in Europe, continues to grow significantly," Canon said in a statement. It added that there was also strong growth in sales of laser-beam printers, semiconductor-making equipment and projection aligners used in the production of liquid crystal
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Ricoh Adds "Embedded Software Architecture"

competition with a solution tailored to their operational needs," said Hede Nonaka, vice president of marketing for Ricoh Corporation. The SDK/J solution can control most aspects of the device operation panel as well as the device core capabilities such as printing, scanning, and saving files and it also features User Interface APIs. The types of applications that can be run through SDK/J include Panel Operation-Oriented "Thin Client," Java Servlet Based Web Applications and Background
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New Color-Enabled imageRUNNER C5800

finishing capabilities, such as multi-position stapling, hole-punching and saddle-stitched booklet making, give companies the resources to produce the types of color-enhanced documents they formerly outsourced: flyers and marketing collaterals, business presentations, financial reports and sales brochures. The imageRUNNER C5800 offers two print controller options. The Canon-developed Color Network Multi-PDL Printer Kit-C1 is best suited for general office environments, with support for PCL5c
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Re: Competitive Info Toshiba 3511

Not a bad approach, I have used it for years when I thought it would benefit the customer. However some customers still would like to have the system as an "all in one". We have had some problems with "cycling issues" with the "32" and the "24". Most of my customers have learned to live with this and are happy with what they purchased. Toshibas version of e-cabinet I have no experience with the Toshiba 3511. Have you tried pricing the NEW 2228 (Ricoh), keep in mind this is the same engine as
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Print4Pay Adds Two New Vendors

.com ). Print4Pay Hotel authorized vendors sponsor and monitor their own message boards, host quarterly Webinars for online training of Print4Pay Hotel members, support their products through timely press releases and updates via the Print4Pay Hotel message board, and use the message boards to monitor what solutions dealers, sales reps and SE’s would like to see in the field. Authorized vendors are also committed to rolling out new products that will benefit P4P members. VircoSoft, LLC, formerly
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sales talk

See Attched word DocThis document has been archived, please send me an email in order to purchase. art@p4photel.comHow to Turn on Turned Off Customers Document (October 2005)
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Ricoh & USPS PRESS RELEASE

RICOH RECOGNIZED BY UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPLIER PERFORMANCE West Caldwell, NJ, October 28, 2004 – Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that Ricoh has been selected as a 2004 United States Postal Service (USPS) Quality Supplier Award winner. Ricoh won the award for its best practices in supply chain management, enabling the Postal Service to more effectively achieve its mission of providing mail service to the American
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240W Printing Issues

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Please let me know if anyone has experienced the following issues and how they resolved them. 1. When printing a CAD file that has a file size wider than 36", is there anything in any of drivers that prompts you to "accept printing outside the borders"? If you forget to force the drawing to a particular roll, Plotbase will redline the drawing and then you have to force the file to a specific roll while at the server. (Other office document software drivers will stop you and ask if you want to
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instructions and part number for updated 240 software

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Hi Everyone, You should already know that new RW-240 Controller purchases( from around October 1) already have the 3.3 version of the software. For those sales channels who have current 240 customers who want or need this 3.3 upgrade, the service departments can order the upgrade directly from Parts. The part number is B6978500. Biggest improvements: Support for AutCAD 2005 and scan bug fix. Attached in the email below is the Tech Bulletin announcing to all sales channels how to order ( 1st
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HP IJ 1700

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trying to get supply cost for this machine to justify replacing with Savin color laser. Ink prices break down to about $.08 per page but machine also takes printheads - I have prices on these but can't find expected yields anywhere, any suggestions?
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Rioch launches GBC in AUS 4 1060/1075

Ricoh StreamPunch™ provides a flexible, fully integrated punching solution for the production of high quality documentation and presentation materials. This new technology is compatible with the Aficioä 1060, 1075, 2090 and 2105. It dramatically lowers the overall cost of production, and as each page is punched at the rated speed of the print engine, productivity is not compromised.
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Re: Leads in California

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- expanding sales and marketing efforts in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific potential opportunity to provide… - sales training programs - software and systems specific to the sales function - products and services to support a field sales force - recruiting for sales professionals - products and services to support increased marketing activities; services may include PR activities, collateral material development, advertising, and direct marketing services - marketing services to support
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240W questions

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Does anyone know if you the next version of the software will have the ability to scan to a JPEG format? Also, is there a way to force a stamp to appear when copying as there is when you are printing? I would think not but thought I would ask.
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AMEX sells leasing division 2 Keycorp

products and commercial vehicles/construction, and industrial segments. AEBF lease solutions range from $20,000 to $75,000 for capital purchases such as commercial vehicles; dental, surgical and medical diagnostic equipment; telecommunications and IT hardware; and point-of-sale equipment at national restaurant chains. AEBF operates across the U.S. with major hubs in Houston, Chicago and Parsippany, NJ. It employs approximately 400 sales and service associates. Key Equipment Finance is presently the
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Re: Competitive Info Toshiba 3511

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Yes, at this point I've decided to propose the Savin C2820 and the C3224, we have the 2820 in the office along with the 3210 and I can show the customer the differences. The color on the 2820 is unbelievable! Some of the graphics I've printed actually look like stickers or embossed images on the page and even color print is raised to the touch. There is a definite "pop" to the color that I haven't seen on the B2C machines. The prospect is not really interested in printing or scanning but on the
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Change is accelerating!!!

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something industry related could actually be stimulating but trust me, it will. You will begin to get excited about using what you learn with accounts you may currently be talking to. Whether it is a new launch package, or book or Ricoh training, or whatever, it all has relevance today, tomorrow, and every day from now on because everything builds on what you already know. If you don't do anything different next year than you did last year, you will have gone backwards and I don't think any of
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User Code Management

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I've set up user code management for customers on their color machines in the past. But I have one question. In the operators manual it states: "To regiser the user code of the printer driver automatically, select PC Control: ON for the printer in User Code Management." - no problem, that is what I normally do. Then it goes on... "If you use the user code set in User Tools, select PC ControlFF and set the user code for each color. Set the user codes registered in User Tools for the printer
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When we catch Osama...........

Now that Osama has resurfaced, what should we do with him once we catch him? I say we handcuff his hand to a pole in and then set the building on fire (and make sure he has a sharp clever). Once he cutS off his arm to get out, we then Cuff his leg to another pole and light the building on fire (and make sure he still has the sharp clever). Once he cuts off his leg, we do it again to the other leg, and then let him perish in the flames. What would you do to him if you were in charge of the
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PDF files and plotbase

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As we have been discusing, there is an Adobe issue printing 600 dpi docs larger than C size. Fixes available are: 1. Use plotclient win to print PDF files, if the have postscript option. 2. Use Adobe Reader 5.0 or lower to open the files, and then use the WinPrint driver 3. Have customer use Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional 4. Use 300 dpi driver available on TSC website. 5. Set up an HP 650 as a plt to file printer, and direct it to C:\\Spool\CFG. If you re-name this the 240, it is invisible to

Re: Ricoh Product Managers

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You missed my point...Where do we get per-launch material? I'm talking about the stuff we aren't supposed to know yet. We get it from DSR's who share with one of us more information than they are supposed to. We then post it here for all the world to see. Ricoh can trace back to the DSR based on the territory the posting rep was from and he/she gets in trouble for spilling the beans and the pipeline dries up.
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Re: Ricoh Product Managers

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I have the same concern as Jim. I don't want to have my "inside" sources at Ricoh dry up because they saw ME post pre-launch material
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Re: Ricoh 551 Scanner

the 551 and 700 are famous for this. The M.C.U. board and scanner motor must be replaced as a set to take care of this problem. There is a bulletin on Ricoh's T.S.C. website.
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Re: 240W Cutting Off PDF Print

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I STAND CORRECTED. Problem - 7” missing from “arch D” size prints using Adobe Reader. You need to use Adobe version 5.0 or lower. This Is an Adobe problem; the 300 DPI WinPrint drv doesn’t correct this problem. If the workstation has other versions of adobe, then, change the file type to version 5.0.
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Re: BIZHUB 350

Biz Hub 3510F PCL Driver Some of the findings I have found researching the BizHub Driver In order to print with duplex, collate and staple. The user must go through nine clicks of the mouse. 600 dpi only Only one position and size for watermark No Page Numbering No Toner Save Feature No Graphic No Icon driven user interface that allows the customer to customize print settings and retain for later use. interface to add options No Sample Print No send to Document Server or Hard Drive for storage
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Re: HP IJ 1700

It seems to me that the ink print heads are given a time warranty. This is all I could find in a quick search. Hope this helps. HP
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Re: User Code Management

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Mike: Thanks for the reply. When you say you would have to enter it manually do you mean you have to go to the mfp and press the printer key and enter it for each job?
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Re: Change is accelerating!!!

great advise from a great sales manager!

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