This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The First Week in October 2003

 

Not a lot here this week, but some interesting items that included Canon Business Solutions and a duplicator that was introduced with a paper tray.  Oh yes, and the question of the week was who was going buy Imagistics. Can anyone answer that?

Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week:

Off & Running!

Solutions U.S.A., Inc. As one company, Konica Minolta Business Solutions has: · · A projected revenue of over $1.5 billion · · Over 6,000 employees supporting more than 700 wholesale dealers and more than 90 direct/retail branches · · A 1,200+-member field support organization · · A number 2 ranking behind Canon in Segments 2 and 4 for B&W printers/copiers · · A number 3 ranking behind Canon and Xerox for color multifunctional products (MFPs) “Konica Minolta Business Solutions has set its sights on
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Canon Sales Organizations Merge

Canon Sales Organizations Merge Canon Business Solutions-Southeast, Inc. and Canon Business Solutions-Northeast, Inc. Merge. The name of the merged company is Canon Business Solutions-East, Inc. BURLINGTON, NJ, Oct. 1, 2003 -- Canon Business Solutions-Southeast, Inc., and Canon Business Solutions-Northeast, Inc., regional leaders in document imaging systems, today announced that their two corporations have merged. The name of the merged company is Canon Business Solutions-East, Inc. Canon U.S.A
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New Color MFP from Xerox!!!!!

features that allow for productive operation include one-touch faxing with phone and Internet capability, and scan to e-mail or network. Using patented Emulsion Aggregation (EA) toner, a Xerox technology that standardizes the size and shape of toner particles, the WorkCentre M24 is capable of uniform printing. With sharp image quality and fine line text that people expect from a high-end color printer, and resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, office workers are able to produce the right prints time
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Who's Gonna Take Over Imagistics??

), Sharp, and Toshiba, which supply Imagistics with customized imaging products, are known to be impressed with the company's direct-sales marketing prowess, notes Cross. Her 12-month price target is 35, "but obviously a buyer will have to pay a premium in a buyout," she says. Cross recently raised her 2003 earnings estimate from $1.11 to $1.15 a share on sales of $620 million, and her 2004 forecast from $1.37 to $1.41 on $626.4 million. Herbert Hardt of investment firm Monness, Crespi, Hardt
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Help w/ Printing from MACROS

Has anyone had this occur? client switches from HP to RICOH MFP, and uses MACROS in word, more specifically word 98. The Macro with the HP would automatically go to the correct paper drawer containg letterhead, and the RICOH will not. All though this is a very small gripe, it is something that is out there. People like to take the work out of things and look to our technology to do that; Wouldn't you agree. I guess my questions is does anyone know if upgrading from a 270 to a 2035sp might help
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Ricoh launches

Pickersgill, Ricoh National Sales Manager, Photographics believes that the fourth generation improvements are bound to enthuse both the experienced and first time digital photographer. Pickersgill comments, “The feedback from consumers has been that they love the versatility of digital photography but they still have a few bugbears. These include, restricted views, slow shutter response times and unoriginal designs. Ricoh has addressed these issues and the Caplio G4 wide offers a wide angled lens
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Adobe and Xerox

Normalizer solutions for reliable, consistent print output, native PDF consumption and the highest quality PPML support. -- The Xerox VIPP Thin Printer for high-volume production, tagging and delivery of optimized Adobe PDFs from the same print data streams used for production printing, using Adobe Acrobat, Distiller(R) Server and PDF Libraries. These PDF files can be used for single or multi-set proofs, archiving, electronic distribution, and Web presentment of variable data documents produced
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Re: NEW Duplicator with Paper Cassette

Ricoh's Priport™JP5800 digital duplicator delivers a higher level of quality and performance in a user-friendly design. With a printing speed of up to 120 sheets/min. and an extensive paper capacity of 2500 sheets, the largest duplicating jobs can be handled swiftly and without interruption. In addition to this, you can load two types of paper at once. As an added advantage, the Priport™JP5800 can be placed in commercial offices for copying purposes. It can also be supplied with the 40-bin J
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NEW Duplicator with Paper Cassette

Priport™JP5800 Ricoh Europe Web Site Ricoh´s newest Priport™JP5800 digital duplicator delivers a higher level of quality and performance in a user-friendly design. With a printing speed of up to 120 sheets/min. and an extensive paper capacity of 2500 sheets, the largest duplicating jobs can be handled swiftly and without interruption. In addition to this, you can load two types of paper at once. As an added advantage, the new Priport™model can be placed in commercial offices for copying
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh

¡¦s direction in forging a single brand for their sales and services with strong local presence. It only signifies Ricoh¡¦s further commitment in the territory. The consolidation reinforces Ricoh as the leading provider of innovative document solutions in Hong Kong. Celebrating RHK 40th anniversary this year, the company pledges to set a new milestone to be the Winner in the 21st century and a leader in document solutions by:- Launching a new contact centre to bring forward the ¡§Customer for
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Re: Looks like we're giving HP a run for thier money

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By the way - did you see news about HP going into a relationship with Konica/Minolta to sell HP versions of their 50+ multifunction machines with their own print controllers? IT people will love that!
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Print 4 Pay Case Study

Download attached pdf [This message was edited by Docusultant on Thu October 02 2003 at 06:10 PM.]
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Introduces Ra2k

Integration is an internal software solution that resides on the hard drive of Ricoh print devices and allows users of IBM's zSeries (S390) and iSeries (AS/400) to send print jobs from AFP/IPDS Software to Ricoh devices for immediate output. The software helps users manage all printing requirements, whether the print environment is centralized or distributed, while maintaining consistent high-quality document output. Additionally, users of the software can access all of the technologically advanced
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Looks like we're giving HP a run for thier money

full speed makes the Aficio™AP600N the ideal system for businesses needing to produce high quality results quickly. With a first print speed of 6.5 seconds and continuous speeds of 32 A4 and 18 A3 prints per minute, the Aficio™AP600N delivers rapid results. A warm-up time of only 19 seconds adds to the printer's deployment. Additionally, double-sided printing at the maximum resolution of 1,200 dpi does not impede speed levels, ensuring delivery of high performance at all times. A variety of paper
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T/R Systems Announces

T/R Systems Announces MicroPress X Series Connectivity to Canon CLC 1180/1140/1110; Solution Provides Variety of Options for Mid-Volume Segment of Print-on-Demand Market September 29, 2003 6:27:00 PM ET ATLANTA & LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003--T/R SYSTEMS, INC. TRSI, a leader in developing innovative solutions for the management and production of digital documents, and Canon U.S.A., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. CAJ, a leader in networked imaging systems, announced today the
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Two New imageRUNNER

user authentication (both Simple Device Login and Single Sign On) and a host of productivity-enhancing copy features, such as Scan-Once-Print-Many, Copy Reservation, Automatic Trayless Duplexing, Cascade/Remote Copy, Page Numbering, and Forms Composition. The imageRUNNER 2220/3220 Series will be available in October 2003 through authorized Canon U.S.A. dealers and Canon Business Solutions locations at the suggested retail prices below: »» imageRUNNER 2220N, $8,910 »» imageRUNNER 2220i
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Bristol Meyers Squibb

tracking; meter collection and validation for invoicing; account specific reporting mechanism DeskTop Binder, which combines documents in various formats to be treated as a single file and print stream Global Scan, which enables an MFP device to scan to e-mail along with various other formats In addition to providing Bristol-Myers Squibb with a full line of digital printers and multi-functional products, Lanier will also provide integrated faxing systems and color printers. “This new agreement with
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Re: iR3200 user report

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Since we are a Canon Dealer also, I checked with our DSM for Canon and no they are not being discontinued. There are over 60,000 on backorder, and they are producing them as fast as they can. What we are being told is that it may take 30-60 days to get one. That is probably where the rumor started. Also, I checked with our tech that just returned from 3200 school two weeks ago, and nothing was mentioned in school from a tech standpoint about the color registration not being great, or the
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Re: Tip from Ted

Ted - so do most of the Konica's 45ppm+. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Quark & 3800CMF Problems

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Within Quark was the proper PPD downloaded? If so make sure that the originator was using the correct color profile. It doesn't make sense that the 206 would do a better job. Was the 206 even true p/s or was it Ricoh Script?
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Re: NEW Duplicator with Paper Cassette

I heard the JP 4500 is to be released within the nest week along with the new Seri Printer. I am not sure about this system, it just might be a system for the European Market.
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Re: NEW Duplicator with Paper Cassette

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I saw this system demo'd @ Ricoh several years ago. Its development name is Ruby. As you can see from the picture, it is the same design style as the JP5000/5450, thus an older unit, not new. It also only supports UC6 and CPIF26, because it does not have the updated main board to support the Type 80. The product was deemed not suitable for the US market due to the fact that is doesn't have a large capacity exit tray to match the LCT, and the sorter limits you to run lengths of 40 per original
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JP 4500 Duplicator coming soon

Ricoh will be releasing a another duplicator based on the JP 3000 engine. The model number will be the JP4500. Higher dpi and a new revolutionary master material will increase ink yeild and quality. There may e a few more goodies on this box, I hope its the large capacity cassette, then all we'll need is a large capacity exit tray!!
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Tip from Ted

Did y'all know that the imagerunners can scan as a default even if the customer doesn't order the print option? They come with a NIC standard and can "push" scan from a standalone machine. Ted
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This question has been unanswered for weeks

This question has been unanswered for weeks on the Aficio League. Hi. Are there any new promotions or contests going on through Aficio League because there are things on there that ended July 31 and August 31st. Also, are there going to be new contests starting for e-lead? Those contests ended on Sept. 1st as well. Finally, did the SALES LEADS totally stop? I haven't seen anything posted since March.
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Sucess Stories

in the country. The question of local service and local support seems to have little impact on the buyers decesion making process. More and more potential clients want to know if the solution was successful in their industry or with another company of there size. Since we (salespeople) are territory based, we can only draw references or Sucess Stories from our territory another reps territory. A few weeks ago I posted a great sucess story named "Killer Success Story". Wouldn't you know I did the
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When you pass a military base

5015.2 standard) outlines the security and functionality specifications for records management applications, but it doesn't specifically address storage hardware. However, Enterprise Storage Group predicts that eventually DoD will require certification of mass storage products. So does EMC, apparently, which has voluntarily obtained certification for Centera, a content addressed storage device. While mass storage sales aren't a core component of Computer & Hi-Tech Management's (Virginia Beach
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Quark & 3800CMF Problems

production program geared towards an 8 bit print engine. There is a good possibility that the 3800 just can't generate the colors from what Quark is sending it. Since it is a 2 bit engine, it really is not a good printer to have in an application that uses Quark. If you do print to PDF first then print as a post script file that may help. Another thing. Is this a question of Quark on a Mac or PC? If you are using a PC, use PS printing rather than PCL or RPCS. If it is a MAC then that question is
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Re: New Products...

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The Aficio 1113 appears to be the Aficio 1015 without the ability to add fax or print - at least that is what I get from the info put out when it was released in the Euoropean market in May of this year. http://www.ricoh-europe.com/press/content/143.htm
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Re: Looks like we're giving HP a run for thier money

Yeah I did, it should be interesting how this is all going to shake out. Hope HP can continue to market the "Monica" product the same way they are marketing their printers, if they do we should be in for an easy ride.
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A servicer of real estate

imaging solution. After introductory meetings and demonstrations of iManage's solution, a pilot was installed. By March 2003, the company selected iManage because of its open Java architecture, low cost of ownership, and positive customer references. With the loan company's legacy system, documents such as mortgage loans, commercial property loans, and legal documents were imaged and filed away. "If a document needed to be approved or reviewed for documentation it had to be printed out again
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