This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Second Week in January 2004

 

Fifteen years ago I was not blogging about our industry. Most of what you'll see below is threads from P4P'ers asking and answering questions.  The Print4Pay Hotel forums offers our members the opportunity to post questions, answers, news or maybe you want to blow off some steam. If you do here's a link to our forums.

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Ricoh Demonstrates Its Dedication

manufacturing, distribution, use and the recycling of its products. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without unity, and Ricoh serves as model for industries around the world to be socially responsible and cognizant of the environmental impact of their corporate activities. Ricoh's energy-saving features are visible in products equipped with Quick Start-Up (QSU) technology, which significantly reduces energy consumption while a system is in sleep mode. Duplex copying at the speed of one
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Desktop Color Printing:

Desktop Color Printing: A Tale of Two Markets Over the next few years, revenue from the sale of ink jet printers and MFPs and color page printers will rise as revenue from the sale of monochrome page printers and MFPs slowly but steadily declines (see figure). Lyra breaks the ink jet market into several key segments and forecasts significant growth in two of these segments, workgroup printers and photo-specialty printers, through 2006. Despite price erosion in the workgroup printer segment
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Type 1027 Print/Scan Kit needed

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Does anyone have a Type 1027 Print/Scan Kit they could trade me? We have one on B/O, with no ETA from Ricoh. We would ship you ours in exchange when we get it in. Let me know... Thanks, Ted
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Re: Are You Ready For This One?

look at the statement your company received from their credit card processor for that transaction and make sure they did get charged that amount. If you are being charged a flat rate tell your boss to contact a Heartland Payment Systems sales rep. in your area for a lower cost. They will disclose all the costs associated that they get charged and allow you to see how much profit they will make on your account. It might help you in the future if it can't help you now. Believe me, I saw some
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Re: Ricoh 2232/38 sometime in Feb?

Ricoh is going to relabel the Toshiba 31 ppm color for our graphics color system, PERIOD. It is going to be the new 31 which will replace their current 30 ppm color system with improvements. And the new 2232 2238 are coming and will address the calibration problem on the 1224 1232, which occurs every 50 copies/prints. Additionally, they will provide network connectivity like the 2022 2027 which does not require scanrouter. This will give us seg 3 color. I also heard a rumor that we may see
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Dell taps Samsung

UPDATE - Dell taps Samsung, Kodak, Fuji Xerox for printers Thursday January 8, 8:40 pm ET (Adds Xerox, analyst comment, details) LAS VEGAS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Dell Inc. (NasdaqNM ELL - News), the No. 1 personal computer maker, on Thursday said it signed deals with South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co.(KSE:005930.KS - News), Fuji Xerox and Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:EK - News) to expand its printer and imaging business. ADVERTISEMENT Dell currently sells inkjet and laser printers under its own
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh

I was not even aware that Ricoh (Korea) had made laser printers for Lexmark!!!! Establishment of Sindoricoh historical museum Sindoricoh receives the presidential prize of new technical utility $300 million contract with Lexmark(USA) for the shipment of laser printer ‘Blackfoot’(LP-1600) Make a contract for the export of digital copier finishers with Xerox of the UK Extension of Asan plant Sign the $50 million contract with Ricoh for the export of digital copiers Agreement with Japan’s
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Who has had success in selling?

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We have yet to sell one of these. We are talking about it and use one in our office. We have generated intrest with customers but cannot seem to place one as of yet. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.JG
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Ricoh Dealer Meeting

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Ricoh Dealer Meeting - Las Vegas, NV When: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - Friday, May 07, 2004 Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino From the BTA Calender
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Re: Ricoh 2232/38 sometime in Feb?

Greg: The new 2232 and he 2238, are actually improvements to the CL7000 and that engine. The only answer Ricoh has for cycling problem for the 1224 and 1232 is the discontinuation of the product once stock has been depleted (this is the reason there are extra spiffs for the 1224/32 in the states). List for the 2232 is $14.5K and the list for the 38 is $16.5K for these systems. Does anyone know how many of the 1224 and 1232 are available. I still think the 1224 and 1232 is a great box when
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Re: Fiery dropping off the network

Lee from RJ Young said it would work, try calling him or try calling JasonR. Call me for their numbers 732.291.3146 (art) " posted Mon March 03 2003 02:41 PM Does anyone know if the Print Controller for the AF1055 will work on the 551? Isn't it the same peerless controller that was on the 551? I believe it is. Need to know something fast!!! Posts: 365 | From: Waco, TX | Registered: Mon January 06 2003 Docusultant Manager posted Mon March 03 2003 10:27 PM Maybe someone can try one for us
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Re: Leads in Florida

services, direct marketing, and collateral material development PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE John C. Sharp Chief Executive Officer Phil Braden President Peter Nielsen Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Trusted Platforms Michiel de Bruijn Chief Technology Officer Helmuth Freericks Chief Executive Officer, Global RISC and Vice President, Research and Development Scott Rickard Vice President, Channel Sales Cyndi Zeller Vice President, Enterprise and Education Sales Vincent E. Roccanova Vice
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WHAT DEALERS EXPECT

in building distribution for many of the leading office equipment manufacturers who have then of late made business decisions that have angered their long-time dealers or pretty much shut them out of the business altogether. Selling office equipment is a business and these decisions are made every day in every sector of the business community so office equipment dealers shouldn’t feel singled out. That doesn’t make it any easier when these decisions are made by their manufacturer and they’re
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Re: Around The World with Ricoh

Ricoh keeps Adidas International in Full Swing Ricoh Australia is again sponsoring the Adidas International, Sydney?s largest annual international sporting event. For the fifth consecutive year, Ricoh is the Official Supplier of office automation equipment to the tennis tournament. Servicing areas such as the Media Centre, Tournament Organisers? offices and Player Services offices throughout the event, Ricoh network printers, MFDs and faxes will assist in maintaining efficient and effective
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Re: Need to talk to a Gestetner Dealer

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Gestetner's pricing is similar to Savin's, which we are both a Ricoh and Savin dealer. I can try to help.
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Re: Graphics Color

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we brought toshiba 310c and 210c on 3 months ago. GREAT product. I did this because Ricoh shows no committment to that end, graphic color. The 6513 is great, but too slow, bla bla bla, fuser, bla bla bla, oil bla bla. I tell you what, we'll roll 10 / 15 systems within 6 - 9 months. If my tech can't be proficient - then we need to talk. Also, the Toshiba uses replaceable fuser and transer belt systems, so bench tech in office can get you up and going. Just makes sense. Don't let a good thing
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26PPM Laser for under $2K!!!! Oh My!

3300 has PostScript 3, PCL 6 (including 5e, 5c, and XL), PDF, HP-GL, and line printer emulations to provide broad application compatibility. Additionally, the printer comes with a 450 MHz RISC processor and 256 MB RAM (expandable to 512 MB) and supports an internal 2.1 GB hard disk. The magicolor 3300 includes 10/100BaseTX multiprotocol Ethernet, IEEE 1284 parallel, and USB interfaces integrated on the controller. The printer uses an original printing technology called PRISMLASER that combines the cyan
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Re: HP 9000MFP and HP 4101MFP

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I can tell you that the 9000MFP is not a good deal. My Church here in Boise was given one of these on the pre-launch Delta program that HP has. This machine has had so many problems, not to mention the slow FCO time, but also the poor technical support from HP. The Saddle Stitch finisher has never quite worked right either. I would stay away from it. The folks at the church refer to it as "That Boat Anchor". The 9000MFP is indeed a PRINTER that they have attached a scanner to, not that that is
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Re: Leads In British Columbia

Manager, Human Resources mmartin@forbesmedi.com OFFICE(S) Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. 750 West Pender Street Suite 200 Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2T8 Canada Phone: 604-689-5899 Fax: 604-689-7641 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SmarTire Systems Inc. http://www.smartire.com OTCBB:SMTR WHAT IT DOES It develops and markets technically advanced tire monitoring systems. (number of employees: 37) EVENT 01-06-2004--$2.7 million in a private placement SALES
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Re: Did You Know??

Okay, this one is over the top! Get laser, MAN! Or at least get a laser printer and receive the fax to the PC so you can at least print on wood. Ha Ha...
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Re: RPCST Driver?

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ricoh-usa still calls it RPCS. Here is the link again. http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc2/model/x2015_18/x2015_18en.htm JG
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Re: Leads in Georgia

Inhibitex, Inc. http://www.inhibitex.com WHAT IT DOES It is a biopharmaceutical company developing antibody-based products to treat serious bacterial and fungal infections. EVENT 01-08-2004--$18.25 million in Series E funding SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - equipment and services for research and development activities PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE William D. Johnston, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Joseph M
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Re: Leads in Massachusetts

01-07-2004--$8 million in Series C financing led by North Bridge Venture Partners SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - product enhancements potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - tools and services for software and application development - recruiting services for developers and engineers PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Julio Estrada Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bob Preble Vice President of Engineering Nina McIntyre Vice
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Re: Leads in Minnesota

Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. http://www.tactilesystems.com WHAT IT DOES It develops medical devices for treating lymphedema and venous insufficiencies. EVENT 01-06-2004--$275 thousand in financing SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - equipment and services for research and development activities PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE David Lamm Chief Executive Officer OFFICE(S) Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. 3601 Minnesota Drive
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Re: Leads in Ontario

Generex Biotechnology Corporation http://www.generex.com NASDAQ:GNBT WHAT IT DOES It is engaged in the research and development of drug delivery systems and technologies. (number of employees: 26) EVENT 01-07-2004--$2.5 million in a private placement SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - clinical development - working capital - general corporate purposes potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to support clinical trials - tools and services for product
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Re: Leads in Quebec

Galileo Genomics Inc. http://www.galileogenomics.com WHAT IT DOES It is a genomics research company. (number of employees: 2600) EVENT 01-08-2004--$8.6 million in Series B financing SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - equipment and services for research and development activities PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE John Hooper Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Majid Belouchi Ph.D. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
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CL 3000 note

Just an update, I have printed 640 full color pages off of the color starter cartridges, and they have not expired. So I would suspect 700 pages can be printed from the Cyan, magenta and yellow. I had to replace the starter black @ 3,000 pages. Art
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Fiery dropping off the network

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happen to still have the Ricoh controller for the 551? I have a $150,000 deal that may hinge on these answers so any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Did You Know??

I have a Brother fax 560, and it uses the thermal imaging rolls. I just had to recieve a fax at my home office and noticed the thermal roll ribbon was expired. I had to "re-roll" the thermal ribbon to get my fax (yes, I'm thrifty). I got the fax in and the print was horrendus because of re-using the the thermal ribbon!. However, here's what I noticed. I have my system set to print reports. As I was re-rolling I noticed a stretch of confirmation reports. I guess I must have sent 1-12 faxes in a
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looking for sr 85

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I have an 850 with 400,000 copies on it. Got great sales opp if can find an SR 85 and rail unit. Does anyone have one in warehouse or on floor for sale?? thanks, randy
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Leads in Virgina

SkyBitz http://www.skybitz.com WHAT IT DOES It provides tracking and data communication services based on global locating system technology. EVENT 01-06-2004--$16 million in a Series C round of financing co-led by Inverness Capital Partners and Motorola Ventures SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - marketing - product enhancements potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to support increased marketing activities; services may include PR activities
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RPCST Driver?

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While looking over the Ricoh europe Press Release for the new 2015/2018/2018D I noticed that they refer to the driver as the RPCST Driver. Do you think it could be a Typo or do they call it different than we or have they changed the driver enough to warrant a new name? Curious if anyone has additional info.
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Super Bowl Winner

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From the Connectrix Section of Aficio League Ricoh would like to congratulate Gary Schumacher from Office Equipment Company, a Ricoh dealer in Aberdeen, South Dakota, for winning a 5-day trip-for-two to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas on February 1st, 2004! Gary became certified through the Ricoh Connects Program by completing all modules and testing in the Connectrix course and his name was drawn on Friday, January 2nd. Congrats Gary and enjoy the game!
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Update on 2032/2038

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Just spoke to a high-level Ricoh source who shall remain annonymous because they can get in trouble for "leaking" advance information that ends up on P4P. He filled in a couple of blanks for me on the new color boxes a.) the price will be lower than 7000CMF b.) They are identical except for speed c.) They will only do envelopes out of the by-pass. d.) The LCT is not a 5th tray...it is in place of a 3rd & 4th tray. e.) They do not replace the 1224/1232. There is a national Service Webcast
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Solution Products for Wireless LAN

Question I am considering using several of your solutions products, including ScanRouter, in my organization. However, our LAN is a wireless LAN and I'm concerned whether or not your solutions products work in this environment. Can you provide any assistance with this? Answer Ricoh's solutions products support a wireless infrastructure in almost all cases. Our products use the DCOM protocol in the application layer, and as such, will work in a wireless environment as long as the wireless
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Working with 7030D and RFXII software

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ask them to spend another 30k to go to the 470 and our only choice seems to ask them to spend almost 8k if they want something that will be supported. Bad situation to be in if your me. Any help from you Mita guys would be appreciated. Ricoh has left our cheese hanging in the wind. John
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Re: Leads in California

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cellon International http://www.cellon.com WHAT IT DOES It designs wireless modules and terminals for the OEM market. (number of employees: 500) EVENT 01-08-2004--$29.5 million in a Series C round of funding SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - recruiting services for technical personnel - products and services to support its technical infrastructure PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Jason Sun President and
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Re: Leads in Maryland

Hillcrest Communications, Inc. http://www.hcrest.com WHAT IT DOES It develops software and hardware products for consumer electronics. EVENT 01-07-2004--$10 million in financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - tools and services for software and application development - products and services to support its technical infrastructure - recruitment and recruitment advertising services
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Re: Leads in New York

Arotech Corporation http://www.arotech.com NASDAQ:ARTX WHAT IT DOES It provides defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets. (number of employees: 152) EVENT 01-08-2004--$18.5 million in a private placement SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - general corporate purposes potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - products and services to support its technical
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Re: Leads in Pennslyvania

Sterilox Technologies, Inc. http://www.sterilox.com WHAT IT DOES It provides non-toxic, environmentally safe biocides. EVENT 01-06-2004--An undisclosed amount of financing SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - equipment and services for research and development activities PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE David W. Anderson President and Chief Executive Officer dwa@steriloxtechnologies.com Robert Hartley Senior Vice President and UK
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Re: Leads in Texas

Alereon, Inc. http://www.alereon.com WHAT IT DOES It is a fabless semiconductor company developing chips for wireless consumer electronics. EVENT 01-07-2004--$31.5 million in a Series A round of financing led by Austin Ventures SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - product development - bringing product to market potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - recruiting services for developers and engineers - equipment and
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Re: Leads in Washington

online and offline advertising, PR services, direct marketing, and collateral material development PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Richard Shea President and Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Springmeyer M.D. FCCP Vice President and Medical Director Stephanie H. Amoss Vice President, Marketing Patricia A. Milbank, J.D., R.A.C. Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Xavier Gonzalez, M.D. Vice President, Research Robert L. Conta Vice President, Development and Operations Gregory Sessler Chief
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Re: Need to talk to a Gestetner Dealer

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Here's the deal. I lost two differnt deals. One was a church that I did @ GEM Promo and the Gestetner dealer beat me by 2K on a 2035? I did another 2035 @ GEM pricing and they beat me by about 1K. How is this possible? What kind of pricing programs does Gestetner have that will be DMAP6 for the GEM Promo or DMAP3 for the GEM price? You can email me if necessary since pricing info might be considered confidential by Ricoh and the RFG. ted@p4photel.com Thanks, Ted
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Re: Who has had success in selling?

None here, I have tried on several occassions ang have failed on each one. I think Scott from Dulicator Sales & Service in Kentucky has soon a few. Art
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Re: 1224/1232 Firmware update

Your comments are well taken, the 1224 and 1232 should be capable of producing 100 copies or prints at a time without going into some sort of cycle. Does anyone know if the CL5000 goes through the same cycles as the 1224/32 when printing 100 pages of color? I only have two in the field in my territory. I would like to see if soemone can test this or anser this for me. Thanx Art
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Back Up Doc Server

Question: Has anyone heard or know how to back up the files in document server. Currently, the customer has a Ricoh 1035-P with know scan option. The customer, manually scanned 200 documents. Just recently, the hard drive of the copier crashed and had to be formatted. All the data was lost. Can anyone help. Answer: Document can be pulled from the Document Server using Desktop Binder into a Folder, then saved to the computer hard drive.
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Ask good questions (it's harder than it seems)

Everyone would agree the critical factor in a successful sales call is being able to ask good questions. Asking good questions is a lot harder that it seems. However, asking questions that logically and efficiently uncover important information about a customers needs and doing it in a way that is comfortable, even informative, for the customer is a true differentiator. Good questions are: Earned, Relevant, Customer-oriented and Informed. Set up time in advance of a sales call to design
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