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

 

Last week was a killer!  Not that I sold anything, but I had a golf outing on Monday (did secure a meeting out of that), two full days of training in PA on Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday AM I left for the Jersey office and what should have been about 2.5 hours turned into almost 5 hours because one of the major highways was closed in both directions.  I had to bird dog my way home on the back roads of eastern PA.

Enjoy these threads from 15 years ago this week!

New Ricoh Type-H Staple

guarantee that our customers have experienced with our staple models previously introduced”, adds Rob. A complete Staple cartridges guide can be found at www.polek.com . The models offered are for use in various copier and sorter applications of the following popular brands: Canon, Konica, Minolta, Kyocera-Mita, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba, etc. For more information on this products line and pricing please call toll free 1.800.526.1360 or email sales@polek.com. Polek & Polek is a growing
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RA2K Software for Ricoh MFP Printing

Ladies & Gentleman, Does anyone have a copy of the product Info. guide for this new software offering from Ricoh Corp.? This is software that resides on the hard drive of the MFP to facilitate IPDS printing. It sounds cool, but until I see more about about it, it doesn't appear to be something that most up-and-down the street reps would encounter
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Canon Introduces Superior Speed

Canon Introduces Superior Speed with New CLC 5100 and CLC 4000 Printing Systems Monday September 29, 6:49 pm ET Increased Speed, Media Weight Options and Output Controls Offer Compelling Advances for Entry-to High-Volume Production Market CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 29, 2003-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ - News), unveiled today its latest color imaging systems, the new CLC 5100 - a high-volume, full-color digital printing solution engineered to meet
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Canon U.S.A. and Liquent Announce High-Volume

Canon U.S.A. and Liquent Announce High-Volume Printing Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry Monday September 22, 11:44 am ET LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. & FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2003-- Liquent CoreDossier Now Supports Canon's Market Share Leading imageRUNNER Devices In responding to the needs of pharmaceutical companies to affordably assemble and print complex regulatory, and mission critical documents, Canon U.S.A., Inc., an industry leader in networked imaging solutions
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New Leadership Team

was vice president and general manager of the Xerox Office Color Business Unit. In his new role, he will be responsible for all Xerox office products including Phaser printers, CopyCentre digital copiers, WorkCentre basic multifunction systems and WorkCentre Pro advanced multifunction systems. Williams joined Xerox in 2000 with the acquisition of the Tektronix Color Printing and Imaging Division. Prior to joining Tektronix in 1996, Williams held a variety of management and engineering positions at
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Minolta CF 3102 user findings

We received our system in April. Our average monthly volume is 4,000 pages. The quality is good for the type of color jobs we reproduce. However, it may ot be acceptable for the more demanding customer"
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Re: RA2K Software for Ricoh MFP Printing

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We just received a Savin New Solutions lauch package and it includes a brochure and sales/marketing manual on RA2K. I am just reviewing it and it seems to be a very intresting software solution. How can I help? Scott
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Re: RA2K Software for Ricoh MFP Printing

I'm not sure i know enough about it to ask. Some of the things I was curious about though are: of course the cost, does it take the place of an IPDS print server attached to the Ricoh, do you have to download graphics/fonts to our machine. What would be nice is if that info. could be seen in the library here. Or if you have the items in PDF format it would be great if you could e-mail the brochure and the SIG to my attention. My e-mail address is: njohnson@avonlake.mtbustech.com. And no I
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Re: Canon Introduces Superior Speed

I wish Ricoh would get it! It just makes me sick when I see Canon moving forward and Ricoh standing still. I hope they are keeping some top secret project hush-hush and we get a surprise soon.
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Buyers Lab "Best Copiers for 2003"

Ricoh Aficio 1060 60 ppm speed class Minolta Di650 65 ppm speed class Ricoh Aficio 1075 75 ppm speed class Minolta Di850 85 ppm speed class
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Samsung Offering New Laser MFP

purchasing and managing multiple machines," said Jonathan Fischer, national sales manager, BTA Group. "We are excited to add this versatile product to our current lineup that increases efficiency, saves valuable time and allows users to focus on their business, not the equipment." The SCX-5315F is easy to use either as a walk-up fax and copy device or from the desktop as a printer and scanner. In addition to featuring a 30-sheet automatic document feeder, it offers a platen design that allows
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Re: 2090 PDF Printing

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The problem we encountered was printing "Scanned" PDF images. We encountered this problem on a 2090 with the print/scan board with postscript. Ricoh tested some sample files we sent them and they encountered the same issues. I feel like the new external fiery will solve the problem (Micropress as well).
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Re: 2090 PDF Printing

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We had a major problem with the 2090 and PostScript. We had one with the SR90 Booklet finisher that wouldn't work. The machine and booklet maker worked fine with the PCL and RPCS drivers, but when they used the postscript drivers with the normal finisher attached it worked fine. When they connected the SR90, the postscript drivers left the machine, and the machine registered as if the postscript was not on the Print Controller. It took about 10 calls, just as many e-mails, and a Big-Wig
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Re: IKON's $2,500 Trade-up Bonus that we don't get

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It's over 3MB, but I'll e-mail it to you. Or any Ricoh Dealer that needs it and can accept a file over 3MB.
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Re: IKON's $2,500 Trade-up Bonus that we don't get

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The trade-up bonus that Ricoh gives us on the 1055 & 1060 is $600 for stand alone and $900 for connected if you are replacing competitive machines. The 1075 is $1,000 and $1,500 respectively for competative machines. You get a $1,200 trade-up for the 1075 only against Ricoh Base machines whether it's connectd or not. You're right, it doesn't sound fair. Who should we contact? Lori Grissom?
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Re: DocuColor 3535

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I have a P4P account that had his 3535 removed...Xerox was gracious enough to bring in a "new" DocuColor 12. The account was so glad to be rid of the 3535 that they willingly accepted the swap.
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Re: Mailbox Unit on 1075

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I have one mailbox in the field and there hasn't been a single call. I'm curious who your competition is. If the prospect wants mailboxes, who besides Ricoh has them?
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Re: I need a leasing company for a new customer

Mike, The Regional Sales Manager for Amex in your area is Ed O'Toole. He is traveling today but can be reached on his cell phone at (774) 232-0844. Amex can review applications on new business as Jim described.
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Re: RA2K Software for Ricoh MFP Printing

NateJ That feature is handled by Mike DeBenedetto @ Ricoh Corp. I'll forward your request to him. Thanks,
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Re: SR860 Issue

No problems yet, because I avoid it. I like using it, but very inconsistent output. Doesn't jam on us, but the booklets are irregular. LOVE the SR90 booklet maker, however! Can anyone confirm that it is manufactured by Canon? I heard this...
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Re: SR860 Issue

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SR 90 is made by Plockmatic. The SR 860 is not a Canon Product. Darren can you help me getting into ilinc? Art
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Re: iR3200 user report

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I heard that the IR3200 are being discontinued in 30-60 days. I was competing with the Canon and they dropped the price drastically to get rid of it. I also heard that the color registration is not that great and they have a tendency to dump the magenta toner.
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Heidelberg Expands

September 24, 2003 - Heidelberg Expands Digital Roadshow Schedule Success of Events Demonstrate Steady Increase of Interest in Digital Printing KENNESAW, Ga., September 24, 2003 – Heidelberg has announced the remaining schedule to its 2003 Digital Roadshow series. Held in conjunction with NexPress 2100 customers, the Roadshows provide a venue for printers, print buyers, graphic artists and other print media professionals to exchange ideas with peers on the digital printing industry. Audiences
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SR860 Issue

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month, and the machine just doesn't hack it. (From Savin iLINC).
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Re: 2090 PDF Printing

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I will be installing 2 90's with a Micropress MX in the print shop of the local school system and am concerned about you experience with pdf printing. Does anyone have any experience with MicroPress connected to the 2090 and pdf printing? Thanks.
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Re: 2090 PDF Printing

Scott: I believe the message refers documents that were scanned into a pdf format from the 2090. They were then printed. I will try a test on one of my units in the field in the next few days.
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Re: 2090 PDF Printing

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Thanks for the responses. I have talked to a person in our company who is an absolute expert on PDF and he has indicated the problem printing pdf can be related to how the pdf was created. Your description on this problem seems to suggest there is truth to that.
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A Deal Killer!?

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
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