This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Second Week of March 2003

 

Thinking back 2003 and was an amazing time in the copier industry.  New opportunities were just developing with digital B2C opportunities. There were many analog copiers left to upgrade. In addition 2003 was the launch of the Ricoh W240 wide format copier/printer/scanner.  Yes, it was an awesome time to make some money.

Enjoy the threads from fifteen years ago today.

Its Us and Them!

because they will all be selling Konica Minolta brand. The net result of all this could mean significant changes in the dealer distribution network. We do not see exclusive territories being a practice in the merged company either; Konica Minolta Holdings will need as many distribution outlets as possible in order to maintain and improve market share and reach the revenue goals set by the corporation. We believe that a significant upgrade in the systems' sales and service capabilities of the
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Re: IR 105 IR110

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Art, What, specifically, do you mean by custom TR? By the way, there has been a shake up at TR...completely new from the top down to our territory reps. And they, based upon my experience, are a little green...hopefully these newbies will get up to speed soon! Ricoh is SUPPOSED (we all know how that goes) to have the TR connection kits available this month for the Aficio 1060/1075. Then we will finally have something to go up against Canon and Konica...including 12 x18"! As a footnote to this
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Minolta & Rebus Tech

Minolta Formalizes Business Relationship with Rebus Technology, Inc. Rebus Technology, Inc. is now a Strategic Minolta Partner ¨ Rebus Technology's flagship product, Recollect®, works seamlessly with Minolta's line of printer/copiers, fax machines and imaging systems equipment. ¨ Minolta will sell and market the Recollect product. ¨ When paired together, Minolta and Rebus provide customers with a complete Electronic Filing and Printing Solution. RAMSEY, NJ-March 11, 2003- Having reached a
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Presstek and Xerox End Distribution Agreement for DocuColor DI Presses

Press Release Source: Presstek, Inc. Presstek and Xerox End Distribution Agreement for DocuColor DI Presses Tuesday March 11, 4:13 pm ET HUDSON, N.H. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Presstek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST - News), and Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX - News) today announced that Xerox will no longer sell the DocuColor 233 DI-4, DocuColor 400 DI-4 and DocuColor 400 DI-5 presses and related consumables, all of which had been sourced through Presstek. Order-taking for the
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Aficio 6513 vs Minolta CF 2003

Topic: 6513 vs. Minolta 2003 (1 of 1), Read 7 times Conf: COLOR: Competitive Discussion From: Jeff Oatridge ( ) Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 04:35 PM Does anyone have some ideas? It's print for pay.
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Re: Aficio 6513 vs Minolta CF 2003

competitors. User does it all!!!!!!!!!!!! First Previous 2-3 of 3 Next Last Delete Replies Reply Recommend Delete Message 2 of 3 in Discussion From: ricohaficio Sent: 11/21/2001 2:30 PM CF 2001 I/U CPP ricohaficio (43/M/Highlands, NJ) 2/26/01 9:42 pm Imaging Unit C (30K) Dealer Cost (225.) CPP (.0075) Same for Y & M .0075 CPP Image Unit K (Black) (30K) Dealer Cost (143.50) CPP (.00287) Total CPP I/U .0253 These are all user interchangeable, no technician needed to change developer. I believe
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Ikon in top 100.......

IKON Office Solutions Named to Training Magazine's Top 100 Thursday March 13, 10:52 am ET VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2003--IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN - News), the largest independent distributor of document management products and services in the U.S. with operations throughout North America and Europe, today announced that it has been named #51 in Training magazine's Top 100 list for 2003. The Training Top 100 is a ranking of organizations that excel at human capital
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Re: IR 105 IR110

The next generation of Ricoh manufactutured high volume products due to release in the late March, early April time frame will have the 12 x 18 capability you are require. quote: Originally posted by Monte: I am up against an IR105 and IR110. Important isuues are quality, card stock and 12X18. I was thinking 1105's with TR front end. Digital Store front is attractive to them. They are Print 4 pay. Anyone have a side by side comparison? advice?
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Re: User codes and such

control color prints as well with user codes. I am checking into any service level adjustments that can be made. Sold one last week on a one call close, Great system. Looks like it might be a system that pushes our W-2 up this year... Good Selling!
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Re: Importing fax destinations from a 1035P Fax Option to PC?

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Ricoh says we cannot send or receive fax destinations on the 1035 from the PC. I was refering to capabilies simular to the 3900. Thanks Jayson
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Re: 1232 launch

little 16-Up booklet that you could prepare with the Aficio 400. Let me know if you are interested, I'd have to look in my archives for the sample. Good Selling!
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Re: Printing mixed originals on Aficio 1035

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Been there done that, Have a customer doing it all day long on an LD060 Lanier (That's 1060 in Ricoh)
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Re: Soaring

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We have had several meetings on it and was supposed to be on board by now but back-to-back-to-back bad months put things on hold. Are you operating on OMD or La Cross? The real power is the relationship this can have with your service and sales records. If you are looking into this seriously, I would like to maintain an open dialog as we tip toe down this path together. jim@cbs-digital.com
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Re: Soaring

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Jim, We are in the process of inmplementing Soaring at this time. We use OMD and have been using TeleMagic for as long as I can remember. You might want to contact our sales trainer Kerry Crotz at kercro@rjyoung.com and start a dialog with him. Kerry is also the person responsible for interviewing all new applicants for sales positions in our company...just in case anyone is interested! Thanks! Lee
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Re: Ricoh Printers and IPDS

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I understand that Ricoh is going to be launching a software package that will allow our mfp's to do IPDS printing. Hope that helps. Scott
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Re: Soaring

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Mike McCabe, is your salesmanager named Mike also? I believe I just spoke with him about a ship-in to our territory. Told him about the board and he was interested. If that is him, put the word out to your fellow salesmen/women. Thanks, Ted
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Re: Scan Router and POP3

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I would try calling Ron Albeck with Ricoh. He is the name I have as the go-to guy for ScanRouter V2 Pro. Phone Number is (972)882-5817
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Jim Ivy is out!!!!!

Hi Art, We just got this announcement today that Tom Salierno has been appointed President of Ricoh U.S. effective immediately. I just wanted to give you the update. I hope everything is well with you!
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What You Need To Know

company might only enter the policy number and then, that night, retrieve the policyholder name, agent, effective date, type of coverage, etc. Some systems even allow for instant online verification of data as well as the populating of the cross-reference fields by linking the databases. Workflow is the current hot button in imaging. Workflow developers give examples of firms saving up to 70% of the clerical costs. This has excited the imaginations of cost conscious managers. Please DO NOT plan
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Networking a 551 w/Peerless on Novell

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The boss sold a used 551 w/Peerless controller. The company is trying to set up on a Novell network, but things aren't working. Anything I should know before I go out there? Does SNM work with these and Novell? Any help would be appreciated. (Drivers will be downloaded from the Ricoh site) What is the latest Firmware that should be in the machine?
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Magazine Mode or Booklets

before showing your customer and it will go just fine. Used to use this on earlier Aficios. You can even use a reshuffle like this to create that cute little 16-Up booklet that you could prepare with the Aficio 400. Let me know if you are interested, I'd have to look in my archives for the sample. Good Selling!
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Open VMS

Are there open vms drivers for any of the Ricoh products?
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Response Time

about copiers (see April RS&R article from several years ago) and so did H.G. Wells. Furthermore we have Einstein's unified field theory, an attempt to figure out how atoms, electricity, electromagnetism, gravity, light energy, and heat energy are all related. Copier technicians deal with all these items all the time in each and every machine that we service. And of course, there is Dali's classic work of art "Persistence of Memory," which is about time. We are in good company. I am sure that
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Five stars for Monicas

KONICA'S 8020 AND 8031 COLOR IMAGING SYSTEMS RECEIVE "FIVE STAR - EXCEPTIONAL" RATING FROM BERTL Konica Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica), the innovation leader in digital imaging solutions and a subsidiary of Konica Corporation, recently received a "Five Star - Exceptional" rating from BERTL™ (Digital Test Lab) for its two new mid-range color multifunctional products (MFPs) - the Konica 8020 and 8031 Color Imaging Systems. Featuring copy and print speeds from 20 to 31 pages per minute (ppm
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1045P........Long Long Gone!

----Original Message----- From: MarketingSupportGroup@ricoh-usa.com [mailto:MarketingSupportGroup@ricoh-usa.com] Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 3:50 PM To: 1...Pricing.and.Promotion.Indep...Copier.Dealers.03@RCUS.ricoh-usa.com Subject: Discontinuation fo the Aficio 1045P Copier The Aficio 1045P has been discontinued and inventory has been depleted. Please refer your customers to the current Aficio 1045 Copier. Printing Options can be added by purchasing either the Type 1045 Scanner/Printer Kit
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BLI "In The News"

locate any participating dealer in seconds by clicking on any Dealer Locator button anywhere on the BLI website and entering either their 1) zip code to get a general listing of registered dealers in their areas; 2) ZIP code/manufacturer, to get a listing of only those dealers in their area selling the specific brands requested; 3) ZIP code/product type (for instance, copier, fax, printer, multifunctional, etc.) to get a listing of only those dealers selling the types of products they're looking
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Annie "M" tell us the future............

will take advanced document services on the road, and discussed ways to cope with information overload and promote productivity. A recent study conducted for Xerox by MORI, one of the U.K.'s largest independent research companies, backs up the need for better ways to work. Less than half of European directors surveyed thought information technology made their job easier. In fact, one-third believe information technology makes work more complicated and increases stress. "Beneath the I.T. is I.W
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