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

 

Wile reading through the threads I re-read a post that I wrote about my brother fifteen years ago. It was this week fifteen years ago that he passed away.  Even though we had our differences he is missed.

Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week!

Scan & Capture From the Copier

alike. When scans replace printouts and copies, it often translates into lower lease charges for dealers and diminished (high-margin) consumables revenue. In addition, selling and integrating scanning tends to complicate and lengthen the sales cycle, something many dealers want to avoid. "The MFP vendors are serious about selling scanning capabilities, but the channel isn't as serious or well equipped to sell scanning into the enterprise," says Don Dixon, a principal analyst at Stamford, CT
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Japan's largest office machine maker, said

performance was reported on Wednesday by fellow copier and printer maker Ricoh Co (Tokyo:7752.T - News), which said its net profit jumped 42 percent in the July-September quarter on the back of healthy sales of multi-function printers and cost cuts. Analysts were anticipating upbeat results from both Canon and Ricoh, especially after overseas peer Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX - News) said last week that its quarterly profit more than doubled on brisk sales of colour copiers while printer giant Lexmark
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Transition to Digital Copiers Nearly Complete

copiers (18% CAGR) through 2007. The ROW region shows the highest growth for black-and-white digital copiers at 17% during the forecast period. Canon holds the highest worldwide black-and-white copier market share at 38%. Ricoh and Xerox follow Canon with second and third share ranks, respectively. Color laser copier shipments will increase from 209,000 units in 2002 to more than 480,000 units in 2007. The Western European region shows the highest growth for color laser copiers during the forecast
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Kyocera Mita Launches

October 16, 2003 Kyocera Mita Launches Vibrant Color and Black and White Device with Copy, Scan, Fax and Print Capabilities Strong print quality and finishing options for professional documents Fairfield, New Jersey, October 16, 2003 - Kyocera Mita, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, announced today the availability of its fully functional 31 pages per minute (ppm) monochrome, 8 ppm color digital workgroup system, the KM-C850D. The device is a comprehensive multi-functional
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When did Ikon start selling RMAP?

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Topic: Ricoh promo on no interest leasing works (1 of 1), Read 5 times Conf: BW: General Discussion From: Larry Jaggers ljaggers@ikon.com Date: Sunday, October 26, 2003 09:30 PM Every time I've promoted Ricoh products that qualify for the no interest leasing promo, my prospect has asked me to put together a proposal. This is an excellent promotion and is definitely raising eye brows. It would be great to carry it beyond December 31, 2003. When did Ikon start selling RMAP? I was under the
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Don't Call! Don't Email!

printing is taking center stage in the effort to make the advertising message fit the prospective buyer. Bruce noted that production costs for digital print have been reduced dramatically in the past decade. Canon, Heidelberg, IBM, Indigo, Xeikon, Xerox and others also have been able to improve digital print quality almost as dramatically as they have cut costs of acquisition and consumables. These changes have set the stage for the production of truly relevant direct mail advertising
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Re: Aficio 2022/27

Ok Jayson: You rocked the boat on the League and they kep th thread in reference to our site. Here is some additional info, all of these documents are on the Savin web site for dealers. Brochure Competitive Matrix Product Codes Compatibility Chart Configurator Chart Frequently Asked Questions PowerPoint Presentation What's New, What's Different Quick Reference Guide Sales Marketing Manual Training Exercises It seems like Ricoh sometimes gives its Ricoh Dealers and unfair
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Monday Sales Tip

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome."
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Published Xerox Promos

Open attached pdf.Sendme an email if you need this file art@p4photel.com
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Re: SERI Launch Date

Ah........, the long awaited SERI printer. This devices wroks in tandem with any of Ricoh's Digital Duplicators. It actually allows duplicators to print onto alternative media, such as "Tyvek", "Coated Stock" and other stock where the ink was not drying. The SERI dries the ink by passing the paper and ink from the duplicator under a UV light. This process also allows Ricoh to now release "transparent inks", meaning CMYK printing can be accomplished. To me the Seri gives us a new market, that
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Re: Is Nashua???

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Art, Aren't Nashua and Nashuatec two completely different companies? I imagine you mean Ricoh's Nashuatec ... which I know nothing about anyway. Good Selling! Darren
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SERI Launch Date

Does anyone have an offical SERI Printer launch date from Ricoh yet? Art
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Too My Brother

My Brother, my twin, my love. My brother Tony started in the business as a copier technician for Metrpolitan Calculator Systems in Mountainside, New Jersey in 1983. He was trained as a technician and repaired the old NP 120's, 210's and a few others. After two years at MCS he came to work with me at Copy Machine Specialists in Morganville, New Jersey. We sold Minolta copiers at that time, Tony came on as a sales person. He and I worked there until the the company went belly up in 1985, three
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Re: When did Ikon start selling RMAP?

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Do you suppose I could run Savin through Ricoh Leasing? I miss RMAP, Savin, as far as I can tell, doesn't have a program like that.
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Re: Aficio 2022/27

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Did y'all read Tara's post in reply to Jayson's? Man is she full of it. Good job Jay of putting her in her place. I went to the address you gave and there it is. If the same person does do both websites, then obviously that person gets a check from Savin not Ricoh. Just my .02 worth.
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Re: Automatic Meter Reads?

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Graham I have been having a lot of discussions with Ricoh on this very subject for many months now. As you know all the information is in the systems, and essentially the method of retrival and sending is also there, but without PCSM there is no current method of achieving this I understand. The good news is that Ricoh do seem to have recognised that this could have a tremendous impact on everybodies meter clicks as it could also picj up all pages going through on copy,scan,fax & print. They do
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Re: Aficio 2022/27

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See now, you Ricoh brand Ricoh guys got the launch packages. So maybe Savin brand Ricoh puts out the electronic information quicker, but I haven't received any hard copy launch info yet other than the price list from our DSM. You guys are SPOILED!
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Re: 2035/2045 SMTP Authentication

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There is a Firmware upgrade for all of the Scan to Email systems that has SMTP AND POP authentication in the update. All you have to do is upgrade the print/scan firmware and there it is. Graham
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Re: 2035/2045 SMTP Authentication

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Thankyou guys for saving me some time. Yes there is firmware to update the SMTP Auth. I was going to post a Screen shot to say Graham some of his precious time and I found my techs had not update the two in my office that are going out shortly. um, ah, I think there is a firmware update.
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Re: SERI Launch Date

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FYI, SeriPrint is compatible with JP5000/5500/8000/8500/TC2 only. When tied into the SeriPrint system, the unit is no longer able to print with the standard emulsified ink offering, as the SeriPrint unit has top mounted rollers at its' exit section, which would cause surface trailing as the emulsified ink would not have enough time to dry. Mind you, who would want to print with "dry-time consuming" inks when you can print with something that dries instantaneously, when "flashed" with UV? Great
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Re: 1105 GBC Finisher

SOB!!!!!!!!!! Why is Ricoh always last!
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Re: Citrix

Additional info for you... In Citrix, printing is OK. Usually Citrix is running in an environment where Windows is running in the back ground. Printing is no problem. Scanning is out. Unless you set up a separate PC with Scan Router and to that PC you scan what you want. If Citrix can see the folders on that PC, it can access the images. Fax will only work in Windows.
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Re: 1018D Single Tray

Yes you can! We did this about 9 months ago for a church. Just touched base with our service manager and besides removing the lower drawer, there is a paper tray control board in the lower tray that is still required after you remove it, and he said there is room to reposition it somewhere else in the system. Good selling! -Greg
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Re: Has everyone seen what GE Capital is doing?

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I have upgraded 7 GE leases in the last 6 months and sent the machines back because the upgrade and buyout were too high, so the customer opted to send back the equipment. Also had GE call and try to charge the customer an additional $250 on a Toshiba system we sent back for the customer because one tray would not feed paper 3 weeks after their return warehouse received the machine. It wasn't annotated on the delivery receipt from the carrier. But when we offered to send a replacement part
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Re: 2035/2045 SMTP Authentication

Do any of the Ricoh Products support SMTP Authentication? Answer /Currently, ScanRouter V2 Professional (version 2.0), the FAX 5510NF, the Aficio 2090/2105 (with the latest firmware),and the 60/75 CPM machines (with the latest firmware) support SMTP authentication. We expect all Networked FAX products released after the FAX 5510NF to also support SMTP Authentication. Please refer to the documentation for ScanRouter and / or the FAX 5510NF on how to enable / use SMTP Authentication.
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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Art Post VETERAN BUSINESS JOURNALIST SCOTT CULLEN CHECKS IN AT THE PRINT4PAY HOTEL HIGHLANDS, NEW JERSEY, October 31, 2003¾ The Print4Pay Hotel: The Imaging Professional’s Resource Center, a Website and message board focused on providing extensive imaging product information to resellers as well as a forum for imaging industry personnel to share knowledge, has announced that Scott Cullen will contribute imaging-related editorial content to its Website. Scott, who
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DOCUTECH REPLACING

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I'am in the progress of replacing a very under used Docutech with a 2090. The problem I'am having is they scan in poor orginals into the desktop and clean them up before printing them out. To me this is a software application. Any ideas what software they can purchase to do the same thing or can they scan in using tiff, pdf an do the same thing.
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Is Nashua???

I would like to know how Nashua operates in South Africa, do you all sell direct, are there any dealers, and how are sales in general? Thanx Art
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Receiving faxes digitally

Hey everybody, I have several clients who purchased 4410NF and 2035PSF units. They want to receive axes digitally and view them from the HDE's rather than print when received. Has anybody had experienced "viewing faxes with the web browser" on the 2035PSF?? Has anybody done the "forward to e-mail" on the 4410NF? Your imput would be helpful!!
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Re: New Wide Format

I think know this one. It is the 3rd or 4th generation of a Digital High end WF, sold in Japan only. I do not know latest print speed but should be over 12.6 meter, as this was print speed of predecessor. Main target is products like the TDS800 and Max 200.
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Re: When did Ikon start selling RMAP?

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True, but I was thinking the 48mo. No Interest that Ricoh Lesing also offers. I think it is pretty much a given that almost everyone's 36mo. is at least Interest Free, but not their 48mo. I would like to know if he is talking 36mo. or 48mo. also. Will someone reply to his post on the AF and ask that?
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Re: When did Ikon start selling RMAP?

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Fleet has some special Savin Rates. They let you use them for any RFG machine.
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Re: Friday is 20% of your sales week

Thhis is interesting,... with the rest of the working world thinking sales people have an easy high paying job and they just play golf or do whatever on Fridays, I think that your clients appreciate your presence on this day; as they are stuck in their daily grind. I usually myself and my colleaugues write alot of business friday afternoons. just my thoughts, what do i know?
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Re: Has anyone sold?

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Art The 1910 / 400N / 600N are not actually available here yet ( next two months) but at the launch by Ricoh UK last weekend they said the AP1910 was a badged Lexmark machine, but they SWORE the 400 & 600 were their own manufacture despite being challenged on it by a few people David
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Re: DOCUTECH REPLACING

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OK, here is the Stupid Question: Are they scanning the docs in on their Docutech? I don't believe they can. Then, it is a software issue. All you are doing is changing the delivery system by which the documents get from paper form to electronic form. What they do with those documents after they scan them into their system has nothing to do with what machine scanned them in, or what machine they will be printed on. The Docutech doesn't miraculously clean the image up before printing (does
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Re: Aficio 2022/27

We don't have ours yet!! Maybe Ricoh will get the hint and have everyone launched at the same time
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Re: Receiving faxes digitally

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I've done the 2035's. If they want to view them on the web browser, you have to set the machine up to store instead of print the faxes. This setup in under the Fax function in the User Tools. Then all you have to do is type in the IP address in your browser and it will find the machine. Select the fax, and then you can view the stored faxes.
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Re: The P4P National Convention

Maybe Vegas when Ricoh has Agenda, or since we are Global, maybe Aruba and everyone could attend!
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