This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Third Week of February 2003

 

Going back 15 years never seems to amaze me.   Ricoh 1224C, Panasonic Copiers, Danka, Ikon, Imagistics, eCopy, it's all here.  Enjoy the popular threads from way back in 2003!

Xerox n Canon updates

l6ppm printing at an interpolated 2,400dpi resolution. The Phaser 8200 also features a powerful 500MHz processor, allowing it to handle large flies without losing performance. The Phaser 8200 series consists of four models, with the top machine going for $3,999. Canon ships Color imageRunner C2058 This recently launched color multilfunctional replaces the Color imageRUNNER 2050 in th product line. Sold as a printer, copier, or copier-printer, the 2050 is targeted for office color users (Canon
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Ricoh 1060 versus Canon 5000 i

I have some good info , but am wondering if anyone out there, perhaps someone that sells both, could compare and contrast the differences between these two models, besides the obvious speed difference? I am getting killed on price, some of which is to be expected with the speed and capacity differences, but am looking for some good meat I can use to put into a side by side comparison. Also, while I know the Canon has a 5.1 GIG hard drive standard, the Canon dealer is telling the client that
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Ricoh vs Ricoh

Does anyone know if there is any written or unwritten rule about how two competing Ricoh companies are supposed to compete against each other? I was in a deal and worked it for 3 weeks and beat out Canon, but then Ricoh direct got involved and not only beat my price, but destroyed it and now if I chooose to get it, if I can even get there, there is no money to be made. THANKS
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Re: Ricoh vs Ricoh

There is a code of ethics between Ikon, Savin, Gestetner, Ricoh US and I believe Dealers. We have been told, to DMAP Register every account during the sales cycle. This way, the others have to back off. I know this is not alot of info, but I am sure one of us has to have something in writing.
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Re: I hope it's not true

Current acting head of Ricoh US is Tom Salierno who is the past President and COO of Savin and the current head of Direct Sales Divisions. All Ricoh personel have been asked not to comment on the allegations.
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Weekly Factoid Copier Sales Discounts

Weekly Factoid - This Week's Topic; Average Discounts (Changes Weekly - last changed Jan. 28)Average discounts for connected multifunctional devices ranges between 21.4% - 23.4% depending on the speed of the device. Want to read about other exciting...
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Re: Ricoh 1060 versus Canon 5000 i

How much does Global Scan cost??? We are having it launched tomorrow to our dealership. THANKS quote: Originally posted by Mike: If this has the E-Copy server on it there is no way they can match your price. If possible explain how we have nothing velcroed to the machine. If this machine is lower it could also be a demo. Now that we have Global Scan there is no way we should be beaten and my price is always lower than Canon and it has a fair amount of GP. Also your price is lower for any more
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Re: Ricoh vs Ricoh

Thanks for the info. That is just it. I have them registered DMAP already. Is it possible that the other Ricoh dealer thinks they can get to that price and has not checked to see if they can get them registered, or do they have access to some incredible pricing that I cannot get??? I mean their pricing is right at DMAP cost. It is ridiculous
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Re: Ricoh vs Ricoh

It all depends on the financial strength and the volume of boxes moved that will determine what the dealer buys at. I have had to be very creative on some sales to make a few dollars and push the envelope of what Ricoh offers and how it is done, I will not reveal them on this site, because one of my competitors is a member on this site (I can't give all my secrets away). Howevef youme an email, I can hopefully help you. Art
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Re: 1224 not energy star complient?

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Lee, If you read the last page of the 1224 Ricoh or savin brochure it is stated that the 24 is not energy star complient. Just to be clear the 1232 is stated to be complient.
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Re: I hope it's not true

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I hate to see even the worst person in the world accused or guilty of something like this. But on the bright side, now that Ivy will be gone, we might get someone in who is more Ricoh friendly instead of Savin, Gestetner friendly. I know we are all one big happy family, but you have to admit that Ricoh dealers have been getting the short end of every stick since Ivy has been on board. Now maybe the tide has turned
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Re: Seperator Pages?

job is 1-3 page print jobs you add almost $2,100/year ($6,300 over 3 years) If you use colored paper stock the costs go up another 30%. Information compliments of David Sweetnam, Director of Research for BERTL. All that having been said, if you still want an answer, I would call Jeff Weinstein, High Volume District Sales Manager for Ricoh. He is the product manager for the 1075, 1085 and the 1105. His number is (714) 566-0641.
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I hope it's not true

contact and child endangerment, said Lt. Jeff Paul, spokesman for the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Ricoh Corp., a 39-year-old U.S. company with headquarters in West Caldwell, is a diversified office-automation equipment and electronics provider with annual sales in excess of $2.2 billion. Ivy, who was arrested Feb. 10, was accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in his care. He also was charged with having sexual contact with a girl, now 18, between 1992 and 1998, Paul said. A third
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Bright Spot for Color Wide Format

change their message; Concern about "keeping up with technological change" is also on the decline, so shops no longer see the need to acquire the latest and the greatest in order to be competitive; Prepress-related processes like preflighting, working with PC files, and PDF workflow are sharply declining. "Increasing sales personnel" is decreasing as a sales opportunity at the same time that "working with print brokers" and "partnering with other graphic arts firms" is on the rise. When it comes
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Re: Bright Spot for Color Wide Format

, every new sales opportunity is a blessing. But, if you’re a print provider, you may not be thrilled about your clients and suppliers buying their own equipment. Look for finishing services to make up for some of this lost work. Finishing is one arena most would rather leave to the printers, so they may not be losing as much business as they thought." Highlights Include Among creative professionals, commercial photographers reported the highest interest in wide-format printers with 11% planning to
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Re: Ricoh 1060 versus Canon 5000 i

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If this has the E-Copy server on it there is no way they can match your price. If possible explain how we have nothing velcroed to the machine. If this machine is lower it could also be a demo. Now that we have Global Scan there is no way we should be beaten and my price is always lower than Canon and it has a fair amount of GP. Also your price is lower for any more 1060 since they would already have Global. With e-copy they have to but it everytime!
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Re: Aficio 3006 Copy Counter/Dev Counter

Lee Rummage may kill me when he finds out I know about this, but here goes anyway. Officially, I think this is called factory SP mode. It looks like regular SP mode for the most part, but you can make changes here that you can't make anywhere else, such as going from dev. to pages again once it's been changed. You can even change the machine serial number, though that would be a rare need. This mode is usually reserved for Ricoh regional service managers and other such Ricoh personnel. To
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Re: Presidents Day 2003

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Art, did you ever think it was the competition that might be plowing you back in? Also, you can use this time to hit 1000 posts, and give us a chance to get ahead of you in sales!
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Re: I hope it's not true

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I am very sad to read this. Jim is finished I am sure. If he did do what he is accused of he very well should be. If he is a victim or false alligation he is still finished as head of Ricoh. Thanks to all you guys and gals for being here for me with laughs, info, solutions, encouragement, and yes even the sad sad news like this.
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Which one?

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I have a customer that called me yesterday. They are getting a solution from Laser-Fiche that requires a scanner. Laser-Fiche has built the deal with either a Ricoh IS330DC or a IS450DE scanner. My customer thought they could save some money by getting the scanner from me instead of Laser-Fiche. My question is, they are going to be scanning approximately 3,500 pages per day. Will the IS330DC be able to handle this volume?
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Variable Data Printing

taken from large databases to a print engine without losing any speed. If you are interested in variable data printing, you can expect the vendor to provide the software that makes the conversion and places the inserted text in the right position. You may be lucky enough to get off-the-shelf software, but it’s likely the software will have to be customized to meet your requirements. Vendors such as IBM, OCE, and Xerox are dearly oriented toward this kind of back-office work. With personalization
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State Government Leasing

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Can anyone recommend a leasing company which will take a P.O. instead of having a lease doc signed. Ricoh has a state contract with Florida but it is in a special category and Ricoh has it as a DMAP program and left leasing up to the dealers. Ricoh will not take a P.O. like they do with GSA and the local county will not sign a lease document because the terms are not concurrent with state statutes so they will only cut a P.O. for each fiscal year. I believe Ricoh left us to hang out in the wind
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High Volume Dictionary

Xerox Standard for Inserting print control statements. These are commands that are embedded by an application inside a print job that give instructions to the printer for modifying the format and layout of the job. DJDE’s commands are used to start a new page, change fonts, and so on, although its capabilities are limited in scope. DJDE commands are often embedded in Metacode. Metacode Metacode is a page description language invented by Xerox for defining laser printer jobs. It works by embedding
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1045P printing from MAC

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I don't want to sound like an uneducated salesman here, but is there any other way to print from a MAC without having the PS Option? I have a 1045 connected at a University Dental School with 23 folks printing from PC's and was not told about the one part time professor that has is own MAC. Now they say they're pretty sure they told me about him and I need to set it up. Ted, Graham and Art- Help Feeling Murphy's Law, John
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Does anyone have...

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Does anyone have any RMAP Purchase/Maintenance Forms they would like to send us. We have been ordering them since mid-January, but haven't gotten any. Now, we are competely out. About 10 or 15 would see us through until we receive some from Ricoh...whenever that will be. Thanks. The address is Peters & Walker, Inc. 2516 W. Waco Dr. Waco, TX 76710 Again, Many Thanks Ted
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Aficio 3006 Copy Counter/Dev Counter

Is there any way to change the display counter from Devs to Copies. The meter is already above 0, my tech is saying there is no way, but to be sure Ricoh would know better. Your help is greatly appreciated. Greg
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