This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (First Week of December 2014)

 

A few years ago I was digging through some of my parents stuff that saved after they both had passed.  I found a pamphlet was printing in 1941 and was titled "800 Ways to Save and Serve", which was designed to help Americans with the World War II effort. I re-posted these on the site and the first one was titled "Pamper the Sweet Tooth in Wartime".  Having never lived through rationing (except for gas), I found these articles to be interesting in the lives of the Americans during WW2.

Check out these fantastic threads from 5 years ago this week!

Konica Minolta Releases PageScope Mobile iOS App 4.3 and Android App 4.0

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between NFC-supported devices in close proximity. When a compatible NFC tag is affixed to a Konica Minolta bizhub, PageScope Mobile enables communication with the MFP and supports functions including: automatic PageScope Mobile App start up, printer registration, as well as printing and scanning. "The updated PageScope Mobile Apps further support our commitment to enabling mobile accessibility to Konica Minolta devices where and when it's needed," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president
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Konica Minolta Awarded Top Position in the Quality Management Level Research by JUSE

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for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multi-function products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

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the Best Ever! I'd really like to see at least ONE Ricoh lead for Monmouth County this year. I'm really not sure why I haven't received any in the last year. Oh please, can we get an upgrade for the W3601 wide format system? It's been four years since the last upgrade, and if you can do that can you please add USB/SD scan print? The ability to browse to any folder from the MFP, having this feature would surely increase sales and help in my efforts to get Presidents Club for 2015!!! Deliver
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GapCompare Tool Simplifies Printer/Copier Landscape

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San Diego — Market research firm Gap Intelligence launched GapCompare on Tuesday, described as an online research tool to help dealers and distributors quickly identify competitive printer and copier products for head-to-head analysis. “GapCompare makes perfect sense for printer and copier dealers who are often burdened to research their own products. With GapCompare, we are giving dealers time to do more selling rather than researching product information,” said Gary Peterson, president of Gap
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Worldwide Large Format Printer Shipments Continue on Growth Trajectory in the Third Quarter of 2014, According to IDC

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5.2% worldwide in 2014. Despite a soft third-quarter, wide format Graphics printer shipmentsare 3% higher through the first three quarters of 2014 versus 2013. Vendor Highlights HP is the wide format market leader, and in the third quarter has gained share in both shipments and revenues on a worldwide basis,driven largely by growth in the technical segment and by the increasein HP Latex printer sales. Canon maintained its number 2 position among wide format printer manufacturers with market
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Stolen Container of KonicaMinolta Bizhubs

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I love getting emails, in fact I never opt out from anyone. I'll do a quick glance, see if anything is interesting, if so, I'm gonna click an if not, I'm gonna move on. People get so upset about receiving emails, geesh get a grip! Case in point, I received a BTA update and one of the headlines read "Stolen Konica Minolta MFPs". Yes, I clicked through and I'll betcha a lot of others did also. Seems a container (64) KonicaMinolta Bizhubs 601's were hijacked back in 2012. Seems that some of these
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Re: NECS becomes a Samsung dealer

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Japanese. One thing that has impressed me is the number of long time employees that jumped ship from Ricoh, Canon, Kyocera, etc to come work for the "new kid on the block". All were attracted by the growth potential and the technology Samsung brings to the table. Whether attending their national sales conference or talking with the Samsung folks who have come in, there's a different buzz than the others. It'll be interesting come the first half when the new Galaxy pad driven devices come out
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Ricoh to launch new A4 printers in UK

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December 1, 2014 The new range of monochrome laser printers will be released in January. Ricoh’s SP 4510DN The OEM announced that the monochrome A4 single and multi-functional devices are designed to “help small and medium-sized offices save money and space”, with the five printers in the range set to be launched in the UK market in January 2015 featuring “attractive initial purchase price[s] and low total cost of ownership”. The five printers include the SP 4510DN, SP 4510SF, SP 3600DN, SP
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RICOH PARTNERS WITH LRS TO STREAMLINE INFORMATION FLOW IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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$4,398 per 100 managed printers annually by reducing print services downtime and help-desk issues. • Lowered annual business capital and operational print services costs by $20,799 per 100 printers. • Generated a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 384 percent and a payback period of less than five months.* Benefits in Detail VPSX software is designed to significantly reduce the number of hardware devices, print queues, printer drivers and servers an organization requires. It replaces these points
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Canon U.S.A. Unveils imageFORMULA DR-F120 Office Document Scanner, Combining Versatile Design and Full Functionality with Intuitive User Experience

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for amanufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $399.* About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Withapproximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, CanonInc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in2013‡and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in2014. In 2014, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ ChoiceAward for Service
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Lexmark Certifies Print Audit Embedded as Compatible with Lexmark eSF

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Lexmark Certifies Print Audit Embedded as Compatible with Lexmark eSF December 2, 2014 Calgary, Alberta - December 2, 2014 - Print Audit® is pleased to announce that Print Audit Embedded has been certified as compatible with Lexmark eSF-enabled multi-function peripherals (MFPs). Print Audit Embedded is now the most comprehensive print management solution available for Lexmark MFPs. The software brings powerful cost recovery, rules-based-printing, secure release and pull-printing capabilities
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Voted 3-0 to approve the lease of a new copier

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Voted 3-0 to approve the lease of a new copier for the county assessor's office for $208. The current copier lease is $166 per month now. The price will be slightly higher than the money paid for the current copier but more copies will be printed for that money, said Jill Bennett, representing the assessor's office. The amount has already been provided in the assessor's office budget, Bennett said. http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/2142665.html
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MPSA Welcomes Canon USA as Corporate Member

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MPSA Welcomes Canon U.S.A., Inc. As a New Corporate Member CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is pleased to announce that Canon U.S.A., Inc. has joined the association as a corporate member. Canon joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members to participate in proactive outreach to advance the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS) across sectors. Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral
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Nitro PDF and BH654e

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Tried posting earlier but never saw the post show up. Any have a customer that bought a BH554e and a BH654e. The 554e will print their PDF without any problems. They print to the PDF to the 654e and the letter "U" drops out on occasion. Even if I use the 554e driver on the 654e. Even took the document to a BH C654e and had the same results. The 654e driver has no problem on the 554e. I was able to get the 654e to print properly but it was with a HP print driver which they do not want to use as
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"Pamper the Sweet Tooth in Wartime"

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The information below was derived from a pamphlet that I found while cleaning out the attic. The pamphlet was printing in 1941 and was titled "800 Ways to Save and Serve", which was designed to help Americans with the World War II effort. "Pamper the Sweet Tooth in Wartime" Saving sugar means more sweets for your boys at the front. You can save, without discomfort, if you remember these waste-savers; 1. Stir the sugar thoroughly in your teaor coffee. 2. Try using less sugar with beverages
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Ricoh Wins Contract to Modernize 129,000 Post Offices in India

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Ricoh Wins Contract to Modernize 129,000 Post Offices in India A Ricoh Co. subsidiary has won an order from the Indian government for a project to modernize 129,000 post offices throughout the country with information and communication technologies (ICT), Ricoh said Nov. 26. New Delhi-based Ricoh India Ltd. was chosen by the Department of Posts for the “Rural ICT-Hardware” project along with local consulting company Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. Under the project, worth 13.7 billion
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Sharp PCL6 causing registry database to explode!

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Hello! Have any of you experienced this before: We have a client who has Sharp MFP's running in a Citrix enviroment. The driver is PCL6. After a year or so the users tells us that it takes a long time to log on We found that the registry database has grown to2 GB! - and that it is the Sharp driver that is causing it. Anyone seen this before? Regards, A. And
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Stratasys Introduces New 3D Printing Curriculum for Vocational, College and University Educators

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opportunities to apply 3D printing technology for time andcost reduction. Discuss the economic implications of 3D printing, including its impacton startup businesses and supply chains. Design and print objects containing moving parts without assembly. Stratasys plans to add two sequential advanced courses under the theme “Something That Moves Something.” These courses will cover materialmemory, multi-material use and 3D printing for robotics applications. Schools in Singapore and the U.S. have led the
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Xerox Accused of Failing to Deliver on Multi-Million County Tech Contract

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Just over a year after securing approval of a whopping $132 million contract to upgrade county government phone and computer networks in Orange County, Xerox Corp. is being accused of failing to deliver. County management and labor leaders alike are alarmed, pointing to months-long installation delays and likely cost overruns in excess of $13 million. read the rest here
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Managing remote sales reps

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Good morning everyone. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I just hired a new rep that started this morning. This will be the first rep I have hired that is a true remote employee. He will be in the office about once a week but thats about all. All my reps over the years have been close enough to come to the office daily. From the managers in the group can anyone share some pointers in dealing with this. Or maybe some sales reps who are remote that cansharewhat their managers do. I plan on
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Ricoh C7100X Pro Pricing

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Has anyone received a copy of the pricing yet??
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Series of New Blogs @ The Print4Pay Hotel

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Since this Sunday will mark the 73th anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor.  I thought it would be neat to re-post some blogs I did a few years ago on the old google blog site.   Years ago I found a book that my parents had put...
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EFI VUTEk and Fiery Workflow Create Profitable Productivity at Instant Sign Center

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grayscale imaging. The printer also includes EFI’s industry-leading white ink and single-pass, multilayer printing, features that have helped Instant Sign Center dramatically expanded the range of materials it can print on, eliminating the time and expense of laminating white film to jobs produced on clear, acrylic substrates. Instant Sign Center installed an EFI Fiery proServer along with its new printer, becoming one of the first companies in the country to use the new, faster, version 6 of the
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Upgrades to Nottinghamshire County Council’s scanning bureau deliver 20% improvement in performance

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room services Looking to the future, Solutions 4 Data is exploring implementing digital mailroom technology for the council to open, scan and share all incoming mail electronically around its County Hall site and several other buildings within Nottinghamshire. Currently 30-40 sacks of post are received each week which is a considerable overhead for the council to manage from a time and cost perspective. Neil Murphy, Kodak Alaris’ UK sales manager says, “It is superb to see people from
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Re: Color Cost Per Page for 2 Cents, Are You Crazy?

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I think that while in theory this sounds good, it's not gonna fly. Already we're competing against dealers who have color clicks down to $.039 and black clicks down to $.005-$.006 on moderate speed office color units (35 45 ppm units). And these aren't those staggered click prices that Kyocera or Xerox dealers are offering for different forms of color (a splash, a bit, or full color). Even if they double click them, you're then back to industry standard for clicks, but most aren't double
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Re: Canon IR2500 Series

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very good priced bid spec units. It'll be interesting to see what if anything Canon releases as a replacement.
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Cansel expands into Wide Format market in Quebec through the acquisition of Dutech Matériel D'Art Appliqué Inc.

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QUEBEC , Dec. 5,2014 /CNW/ - Cansel, a provider of integrated software, hardware, training and professional services, announced today the acquisition of Dutech MatÉriel D'Art AppliquÉ Inc. has supplied OcÉ, HP and Canon equipment, paper and media in Quebec City and Chicoutimi for over 20 years. 'We have grown substantially throughout Canada in the Wide Format industry and are delighted that we have now found a company so aligned to our product offering and service orientated culture who will
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Information Technology Alliance (ITA) Member Altec Presents Integrated Document Management Solution doc-link at the 2014 ITA Fall Collaborative

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;position=1 target=_blankamp;gt;amp;lt;IMG src=http://ads.digitalmedianet.com/ads/servlet/view/banner/image/zone?zid=1538amp;amp;pid=0amp;amp;position=1 hspace=0 vspace=0 border=0 alt=Click Here!amp;gt;amp;lt;/Aamp;gt; Altecs Southwest Sales Director Richard Simmons will demonstrate just how document management solution doc-link will equip organizations with the tools to fulfill their business visions during the Vendor Showcase, Envisioning the Future with 20/20 Solutions. April Blankenship, Altecs
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Historic texas Maps Come alive!

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, without any document length limit. The Contex HD iFLEX flatbed scanner captures any shape or size original to create adigital archive of the most fragile pieces. The Frank and Carol Holcomb Map Collection will be searchable at www.savetexashistory.org , just like the other 45,000 maps housed at the GLO, as well as thousands of additional maps that the General Land Office has scanned for other public institutions and private collectors. All proceeds from the sales help Save Texas History, a public
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Upland's FileBound Achieves Certification With Fujitsu PaperStream IP Image Enhancement Solution

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blur correction for smooth dot matrix print and better OCR and reproduction. Additional features of PSIP include: Preset Profiles: With a simple selection of black and white, color or auto-color, the driver's defaults provide perfect images utilizing advanced features such as auto orientation, blank page removal, deskew, and hole punch removal. Setup time is also kept to a minimum. Assisted Scanning: In the rare instances when a document's background is not automatically cleaned up, the
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The past, present and future of cybersecurity

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providers will be able to constantly monitor data centers and corporate systems, and with this complete visibility, threats do not stand a chance. Once detected, if hackers even get through firewalls, the dedicated team of security professionals can stamp out the intrusion before any damage is done. David Bailey is Senior Vice President at Protected Trust. Protected Trust is a sponsor of the Print4Pay Hotel. I urge members and readers to visit their site to see their full line of products and
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Re: Need to Buy and Epson Plotter

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If it does not have to be epson, you can get HP MFP from Wynit or Azon. Canon MFP from Paradigm.
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Re: Nitro PDF and BH654e

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printing from Mac or PC?
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Re: Nitro PDF and BH654e

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Printing from PC. Nitro PDF does not have a MAC version.
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Re: Nitro PDF and BH654e

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I'm at a loss other than trying all of the print drivers that are available.I's tend to think it is a nitro issue also, however, would not rule out the drivers
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Re: Nitro PDF and BH654e

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Sounds like an issue with Nitro. But I have seen some weird issues if the print driver version and firmware version do not match. Verify that you have the proper driver for firmware version.
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Re: Nitro PDF and BH654e

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Have a remote session scheduled for today with Nitro and the customer. By the way, Nitro is 10 hours off from me also. Anyway the customer also e-mail me today that the PDF was being created through a Linux server using 10+ year old software. Some how the customer would print to this and the PDF was created. They would then take that PDF and add a text box for additional information. Where the letter "U" gets messed up is outside the text box. So it looks as though it is going to come down to
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Re: Sharp PCL6 causing registry database to explode!

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Ricoh is better!
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Re: Nitro PDF and BH654e

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Found out at the customer today that the document they were complaining about was the one and only that gave a problem. Found out that a print stream was sent to an old Red Hat server, converted to a text file, then to a PDF. For some reason this is the only invoice they did this with. Everything other PDF is being created a newer way. As near as we can figure is the Red Hat server was creating an older non-compatible PDF. The real kicker is they found out 3 days ago and still wanted Nitro to
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Re: Managing remote sales reps

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I work from home a few days a week. I'm in the office once a week to meet with sales manager and go over what might close (forecast), other than that I also need to keep my CRM update with x amount of calls, appointments and working on key accounts.
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Re: Sharp PCL6 causing registry database to explode!

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I have not heard of this either. have you contacted the Sharp hotline?
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Re: Managing remote sales reps

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Hey guys, Just seeing this now. Out office works with a large geography and it's unreasonable to expect to see our reps in the morning and the end of the day. We have defined a set amount of high value activiers per day/week/month and these are the means by which the end goal is achieved (sales results). Through our CRM system Insightly we are able to keep track of the high value activites, get involved in sales cycles and provides feedback on time and territory management with this real time
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