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

 

There's a really cool blog below about cold calling for wide format. If you don't cold call for wide format that's cool too.  Cold calling still works but you need a plan. I ended up selling that client, the lease is up this month, however I did sell him on pre-owned and the purchase option was $1.  Actually going there tomorrow!

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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. (I certainly have.) Last year Xerox was the only company who understood how to leverage Google AdWords. This year, Ricoh's Laserfiche banners and Kyocera's display ads show up on almost every website I visit. Dealers are updating their websites and most of the big players are using Twitter to further engage with their audience. Thanks to pioneers such as Dealer Marketing having great success (Darrell Amy is a great guy), more and more people want a piece of the action offering dealerships
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Commercial Printers Speed Output and Expand Color Capabilities With the New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100

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Commercial Printers Speed Output and Expand Color Capabilities With the New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 RAMSEY, NJ --(Marketwired - August 28, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ) today announces that four leading commercial printers have experienced faster turnaround times, improved reliability, enhanced color consistency, and improved overall print shop productivity with the new bizhub® PRESS C1100 color digital press. Ideal for commercial printers
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Konica Minolta Named Exclusive Distribution Partner for MGI in Japan

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Michael Abergel, Executive Vice President of MGI. “Konica Minolta is the ideal partner to expand our sales and service into Japan. I am confident this strategic partnership will continue to further increase the presence of both companies in the Japanese print industry.”
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Xerox launches Versant 2100 Digital Press for the production printing industry

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Xerox launches Versant 2100 Digital Press for the production printing industry by technuter · September 4, 2014 New Delhi, India, September 4, 2014:As digital print applications continue to gain traction in today’s world, Xerox India has launched the new Xerox Versant 2100 Press for the production printing industry. The 100 page-per-minute device – versatile for any production environment – combines speed, Ultra HD image quality and automation features to create colorful personalized
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Canon U.S.A. Delivers Trusted Production Technology in Compact, Scalable Devices with New imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Sep 03, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, todayannounced the new imagePRESS C800 Digital Color Press Series, whichcombines new and proven technology to help deliver the level of print quality, productivity and flexibility expected of the imagePRESS line, in a compact, scalable footprint. Comprised of the imagePRESS C800 andimagePRESS C700, this series is designed for small-to-medium commercial,franchise, in-plant and quick
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This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago First Week of September 2004

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comparisons eg. Aficio 2238 vs canon image runner C 3200, and others. If anyone can help it will be appreciated. Thanx Warren New Jersey vendor 9/8/04 11:57 AM Topic by Guest I need to contact a Ricoh /Savin/Gestetner vendor that services the Califon, New Jersey area. Please email me at wlaursen@techservecopiers.com this is concerning a customer of mine that is opening a new branch there. Thanks, Chris -=Good Selling=-
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IMS Adds Two Océ VarioPrint Digital Perfecting Systems from Canon Solutions America

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MELVILLE, NY—September 4, 2014—Canon Solutions America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced that IMS Inc., a fully integrated service provider of print, electronic, and mail communications, has added two OcÉ VarioPrint digital perfecting systems to its fleet of digital printing technology. A nationally accredited multi-channel communications leader, IMS Inc. serves Fortune 500 and top-level performers across a number of industries, including financial services
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Portable Wireless HD Projector targets SMBs.

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leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its
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HP Boosts Managed Print Services Play with Automation, Security

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HP (HPQ) is making the case that a primary reason to buy its printers is the level of automation and security that it can remotely deliver via the cloud, including security event information management (SIEM). Margins on printer products of all types have been fairly thin for years. As a result, the channel has embraced the delivery of managed print services as a vehicle for adding value that makes selling printers worthwhile. Making the capital investment required to deliver those services
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Roland DGA Unveils Its First 3D Printer and a New Milling Machine

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Maker of Digital Fabrication Tools Targets Professional Designers and Educators With Unique Combo IRVINE, CA --(Marketwired - September 03, 2014) - Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices, announced today the release of the monoFab™ series, including the company's first additive 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a new compact 3D subtractive milling machine, the SRM-20. "The monoFab series desktop fabrication tools are the culmination of over
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Samsung Announces the World’s 1st Printer Powered by Android™

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’ Unveiling Event taking place at IFA 2014, in Berlin. The MFPs are the first printers of their kind to be equipped with an Android operating system, and are designed to be more independent, intuitive and scalable for all types of business environments. Smart MultiXpress MFPs Line-up As part of Samsung’s focus to develop printer solutions that seamlessly fit into the IT and Smart office ecosystem, the new Android based MFPs will feature Samsung’s Smart UX Center to operate independently without a PC
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Toshiba Introduces Cloud Service Offering

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To optimize the operation and functionality of its customers’ e-STUDIO ™ print fleets, ToshibaAmerica Business Solutions, Inc. today unveils its e-BRIDGE ™ CloudConnect,cloud-based application to enhance tech support for its dealers andcustomers. Toshiba’s state-of-the-art support app – designed tosignificantly improve the user experience by gathering and transmittingservice updates via the cloud – is currently available through thecompany’s nationwide reseller channel. Compatible with all e
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Xerox iGen 150 with Automated In-Line C.P. Bourg PUR Perfect Bind Solution

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The Xerox (Booth 1213) iGen 150 Press with the C.P. Bourg BB3202 Perfect Binder and new PUR-C is the industry’s first fully automatic in-line/near-line PUR binder, designed to produce softcover books on demand – from single or multiple digital, analog or mixed workflows. The BB3202 comprises a modified Bourg BB3002 single-clamp binder and Bourg BBC transfer module to compile sheets or single-fold signatures and transfer stacks and covers into the binder. Xerox Document Finishing Architecture
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How Equipment Purchasing Trends Might Impact Corporate Security Strategies

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been around for years now, the analysts did point out that global sales will begin to balance out and level off since penetration rates have already reached such high levels. "The smartphone market, which has experienced runaway growth over the last several years, is starting to slow. Mature markets have slowed considerably but still deliver strong revenues with average selling prices (ASPs) over US$400. Meanwhile, many emerging markets are still barreling along, but with ASPs of less than US
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Fuji Xerox Recognizes Altera with 2014 Premier Partner Award

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporationtoday announced it has been recognized as a 2014 Premier Partner by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Fuji Xerox is headquartered in Japan and develops, produces and sells xerography (or electrophotographic) and document-related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the second consecutive year Altera has received the Premier Partner Award from Fuji Xerox, having earned once again the highest marks in technology excellence
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Samsung Electronics Acquires PrinterOn, Enhances Cloud Solutions Offerings for B2B Customers

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understanding of mobile cloud-based solutions." In light of the rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets in schools and offices, PrinterOn's solutions have been designed to meet a growing need for mobile printing solutions that allow users to print from any mobile device to any printer they choose, while also being simple and easy to use. Such solutions include, among others, high quality document rendering in multiple formats, multiple print submission and print job delivery methods, and key
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New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers

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By Christine Kern Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output. Overall, businesses report generally high levels of satisfaction with print functionality and support, although room for
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Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

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clips section of this site ). We spent about 30 minutes talking about the advantages, find out his pain points and left with an appointment to review the cost analysis I would prepare for him! Yea! Half the battle was done in 30 minutes or less, and there's a potential net new customer, and someone who can realize an immediate ROI by changing systems. In all my years of selling, I've always taken the approach that you never know what tomorrow will bring you. If you do your work, many of those
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Re: New Products

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Now, in the world of copiers, these boxes are sexy!!! Canon, KM and Ricoh better wake the heck up. I can' wait to learn more about these devices. Do you have any info you can send me? Art
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Re: New Products

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Speaking of Samsung looks like they just bought printeron who makes hotspot printing for Ricoh . http://online.wsj.com/articles...printeron-1409711375 This should play out well...
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Re: Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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Sheridan from The Sales Lion had a lot of success blogging with his first company "River Pool and Spa" by simply answering real questions that his customers had. In B2B I think this is a great approach because customers may not have time to read a 500-1000 word blog article you spent hours and hours writing. We are bombarded with content from LinkedIn, Pulse, Facebook, Twitter, our favourite news website... Sometimes even having a catchy title is enough. Ultimately, the end goal of CONTENT is
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Re: Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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Marketing These are guys everyone should be following religiously. It's not enough to be in just SALES anymore. You have be an expert in Sales, Marketing, IT and Imaging. It's the nature of the business we're in! It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
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Re: Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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Are you the leads you receive local or nation-wide? I receive both, in fact two of my biggest deals this year came from a blog I wrote and a post on the forums. I remember the one deal and how could I forget, the owner of the company told me, "I will never ever buy a Ricoh". During the last 8 months I sold him an MP EXPRO1157, a used MP EXPRO1357 and an MP C6502!
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Electronics for Imaging, Inc. Proposes Offering of $300 Million Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019

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respect to the Company's common stock concurrently with, or shortly after, the pricing of the Notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of the Company's common stock or the Notes at that time. In addition, the option counterparties or their respective affiliates may modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to the Company's common stock and/or purchasing or selling the Company's common stock or other
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New Capterra Research Uncovers the Top 20 Document Management Software

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the volume of paper we all have to deal with on a daily basis, saving not only trees—but headaches.” Recent additions to this series of infographics include the Top 20 Most Popular Event Management , Marketing Automation , and Mental Health EHR Software . In order to keep up to date with industry trends, Capterra plans to update each study multiple times per year. About Capterra: Capterra believes software makes the world a better place. Founded in 1999, Capterra has helped millions of people
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Re: New Products

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Ricoh-europe.com is prepping to launch info. Won't be long.
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Re: New Products

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Wow...they also make HP's e-Print. I wonder if they're doing this to lock other manufacturers from using the technology or to build up valuable licensing revenue. Despite Samsung's constant battle with Apple (both for market share and in court), Samsung makes chips for a lot of Apple products, so they have no problem taking competitor's money for use of their technology.
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Re: New Products

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Printeron also owns allot of patents for mobile print. I wonder if this was a play for the IP alone.
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Re: Samsung Announces the World’s 1st Printer Powered by Android™

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The obvious question is can it print to an iOS device? I get many more requests to print from an iPhone/iPad than an Android device x50.
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