This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Last Week in August 2013

 

I thought it would be time for something new. Each week we post threads from the last 10 year and 15 years on the Print4Pay Hotel. So we're going to give you another one.  This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago.

Enjoy these most excellent threads from just 5 years ago!

Who Makes the Best Multifunctional Copy Machine?

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manufacturers for multifunctional copiers. Here they are in the tiers. Tier I: Canon (includes Oce), Ricoh (includes Savin and Lanier), Xerox and KonicaMinolta (all are equal in my eyes, it will come down what features work best for you) Tier II: Kyocera, Toshiba, Sharp (market share is lower than the above group) Tier III: Muratec, Samsung, Okidata, HP, Lexmark Did I leave anyone out?
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Kodak and Konica Minolta Debut Fully Integrated Workflow and Front-end Solutions at Print 13

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For the first time in the industry, Kodak and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) will demonstrate fully managed monochrome and color digital press solutions for commercial print and graphics communication professionals. From September 8-12, at Print ’13 Booth #518, the companies will showcase three new Kodak CREO Color Servers to drive the new and existing Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS digital presses that are connected to KODAK PRINERGY Workflow 6. The IC-309 CREO Color
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Sharp Ends Talks with Samsung to Create Joint Copier Company

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, Konica Minolta Inc and Sharp. They, along with U.S’s Xerox Corp, account for about 80 percent of the global A3 copier sales, according to Kyodo. Sharp, will however, continue talks with Samsung to supply washing machines and refrigerators to the Korean company as an original equipment manufacturer, the wire said, quoting sources. The proposal to jointly set up a copier sales company was being discussed after Sharp turned down Samsung’s acquisition offer for the copier business, Kyodo said.
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Around the World with Konica Minolta

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Namibia, Malawi, Botswana and Swaziland. Konica Minolta South Africa's head office is based in Johannesburg and 17 branches and 48 dealerships support its distribution network. With an operational stance of consultative business partnering, the group provides clients with holistic document management solutions: through pre-sales analysis, audits to sales, installation, ongoing onsite technical and software management, as well as the supply of spare parts and consumables. Editorial contacts Konica
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Konica Minolta Rolls out its first Road show in Jaipur

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hands on experience with the printing machines and witnessed the superior quality of the A3 Printers. On conducting first ever road show Mr Tadahiko Sumitani, MD, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.said, “These A3 MFD series range are set to take our printing solutions offering in Indian market to new dimensions. Konica Minolta has been able to establish leadership position in Product Printing and Colour A3 MFPs with the highest market share. Last financial year we also achieved
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Xerox at Print 13 New Business Development Tools

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Aug 29, 2013 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --Learn how to sell personalized print to retailers, price appropriately and navigate uncharted software waters with new tools and resources from Xerox's ProfitAccelerator Digital Business Resources . At PRINT 13 , Xerox will showcase the following materials to help graphic communicators: - Expand customer base -- two new white papers, "Selling to Franchise Organizations: An Opportunity On Every Corner" and "Transactional Marketing: Making it
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EFI Gives Xerox Color 560/570 Customers Added Performance and Image Quality with Fiery Print Servers

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Press release from the issuing company FOSTER CITY, California- EFI™, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced two new EFI Fiery® print servers for Xerox Color 560/570 printers that give print professionals the ability to create superior quality finished documents while growing their print volumes. The Fiery EX and EXi print servers deliver outstanding performance, including three times faster processing speed than the previous
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Kodak: Bye Bye Cameras, We’re Focusing on Printing Now

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been selling printers to consumers for years now, a lot of them with a focus on printing digital photographs, but that’s still not going to be its focus. Instead, it wants to put a renewed push on the enterprise for printers that will be used in the corporate landscape, Bloomberg said. It will also sell parts that will be used in touch screens deployed in tablets and smartphones, Bloomberg explained.The company doesn’t really have much of a choice to even look back at its old days as a
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Print Audit’s Remotely Monitored Devices Growing Twice as Fast as its Competitors

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_Case_Study.pdf http://www.printaudit.com/down...emier_Case_Study.pdf About Print Audit®: Established in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit is the fastest growing print management company in the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print tracking solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $200 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit is the most comprehensive provider of
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Samsung unveils Printer ProXpress and Multifunction ProXpress series for users seeking high performance and cost efficiency

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, and M3320ND printers and the M4070FR, M3870FW and M3370FD MFPs offer an all-in-one integrated toner system, robust eco features and duplex printing for lower operating costs and higher efficiency. “Small to medium-sized businesses and professionals who work at home are increasingly seeking lower operating costs for maximum profitability without sacrificing on high performance,” said Mr. Raj Varma, General Manager – IT Sales Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said, “The Printer ProXpress and the
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REPEAT BUSINESS SYSTEMS BECOMES RICOH CERTIFIED SERVICES PROVIDER THROUGH CHAMPS PROGRAM

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reputation for excellence. RBS is an authorized dealer for Ricoh, providing sales, solutions support, service, and supplies for multifunction and stand-alone copiers, fax machines, scanners, and printers. In addition, Repeat Business Systems offers network services, managed print/document services, workflow analysis, full IT and Professional Services and consultation in order to increase efficiency and provide a significant cost savings to their valued customers. For more information, visit www
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Km1024i Konica Minolta

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ITsavvy Announces Partnership with Toshiba for Multifunction Printers and Copiers

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ADDISON, Ill. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 ITsavvy just announced that it has partnered with Toshiba to provide the latest, most cost-effective multifunction printers (MFPs) and copiers . The collaboration will power the expansion of savvyPrint, ITsavvy’s trademarked managed print service and complement the world-class line of MFPs and copiers ITsavvy already has in place. This means a broader print product and service offering for the company’s clients. “This partnership will allow us to bring the
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Kyocera Extends TASKalfa Technology to Seven New MFPs

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print quality.” TASKalfa: Advanced Engineering for Quality Products TASKalfa MFPs are engineered to optimize performance and maximize uptime. They boast vibrant color and crisp black-and-white printing, color scanning and copying, and optional Super G3 fax/network fax and dual fax for high-speed document delivery. Other features include: Common technology, design, and accessories across the series of products; Up to 7,650 sheet paper capacity with optional paper-feed units on specific models
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Selling "When is the Right Time to Take A Vacation"

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If you asked my sales manager, he would probably say NEVER! Many of us know that only the strong (tough minded) will survive more than three years when it comes to selling copiers, printers, and managed print services. Those whosurvive more than 20 years of selling (not managing) to commercial accounts should be viewed as Olympians and those of us that have been selling 30 plus years should be viewed as Titans . So,every year I struggle with when to take my vacation time. Do I take the time in
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5 Tips for newbie Copier MFP Sales Reps

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. 5. Join the Premium Print4Pay Hotel forums, and collaborate with other industry sales professionals and see what they are doing on a daily basis to keep their sales funnel full! If you're really serious about your sales career you should access the Premium Membership here. I also use my 5 Step Box approach, all of this works, even if it sounds corny, hard work will get results. Always keep this in mind, "the harder I work, the luckier I get". -=Good Selling=-
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Canon Business Process Services Wins eDiscovery, Document Management and Litigation Support Renewal Contracts Valued at more than $48 Million

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risk and cost. Experts apply quality management principles and tools such as Six Sigma to advance performance to a higher level. The company offers services including BPO, imaging, records management, print, mail and eDiscovery, and is an IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 Leader in 2013 for the seventh consecutive year. Based in New York City, Canon Business Process Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. Learn more at www.cbps.canon.com or follow us on Twitter . All referenced
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KODAK i2900 And i3400 Scanners Earn Summer "Pick" Awards For Product Design, Document Handling And Imaging Quality

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functionality,” said Tony Barbeau, Kodak’s General Manager for Document Imaging.“The ‘Pick’awards demonstrate how these products outperform the competition with robust featuresthat enable businesses to increase the value of document tasks and processes.” The i2900 Scanner ( www.kodak.com/go/i2900news ) is a powerful, yet compactrotary A4 desktop scanner with a built-in book-edge flatbed scanner ideal for any small business, department or branch office.Its design, while space-saving, includes a
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Kodak Launches PRINERGY Workflow 6 to Help Users Better Manage, Plan and Track Prepress Production

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the world's industry-leading workflow software. Now released worldwide, PRINERGY Workflow 6 represents a completely new vision for prepress production. It brings a new level of automation, accuracy and efficiency to print creation, while reducing costs in the pre-planning print stage and expanding product integration across Kodak and third-party solutions. PRINERGY Workflow is the leading solution for commercial, packaging and publication printers seeking to centralize--and automate--print
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Kyocera Extends Award-Winning TASKalfa Technology Into Seven New Multifunctional Products

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course, superior print quality.” TASKalfa: Advanced Engineering for Quality Products TASKalfa MFPs are engineered to optimize performance and maximize uptime. They boast vibrant color and crisp black-and-white printing, color scanning and copying, and optional Super G3 fax/network fax and dual fax for high-speed document delivery. Other features include: Common technology, design, and accessories across the series of products; Up to 7,650 sheet paper capacity with optional paper-feed units on
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Sagemcom Recognizes Xerox as their Top Multifunction Devices ...

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Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Sagemcom, a global leader in advanced fax server solutions for IP networks, is proud to announce Xerox Corporation as the winner of their Partner of the Year Award, in the Multifunction Devices (MFDs) category. This award recognizes partners and resellers that have demonstrated expertise in the XMediusFAX software and commitment to Sagemcom. Strong partnerships are based on common business goals, close collaboration and the people that hold these values
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Xanté to Dish Up a Digital Buffet for the Senses, Including New Excelagraphix and iQueue Technologies, at PRINT ’13

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everything the industry knows about high speed full color printing; particularly on extremely thick media. The system features Memjet Waterfall Printhead Technology™, which delivers more than 3 billion drops of ink per second, for unparalleled print speeds up to 12″ per second. A new adjustable feed path allows users to print on extremely heavy media, including foam and corrugated board up to 1/2″ thick. Also new is a removable sheet counter, providing a much larger surface for feeding over-sized
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Vendors bid for expired printing leases on campus; no decisions made - vendors-bid-for-expired-printing-leases-on-campus-no-decisions-made

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Vendors bid for expired printing leases on campus; no decisions made Talya Flowers , News Writer August 27, 2013 Filed under News Several major companies have begun bidding to offer their services to replace expired printing equipment leases on the campus—a project that could possibly save Wright State University an estimated $400,000 a year and $2 million over the course of 5 years, according to Director of Printing Services Patrick Bruchs. The leases for the Fleet Printers and Xerox equipment
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Mutoh America, Inc. to Introduce G7-enabled Process Control at PRINT 2013

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, ValueJet Status Monitor app for remote printer monitoring, and can both printers can be equipped with Mutoh's SpectroVue VM-10 on-printer spectrophotometer for easy customized profile creation. The ValueJet 1624 printer is known as the "Wrapper's Choice" printer for speed, size and quality. Mutoh will be showcasing vehicle wrap tips and tricks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily. Mutoh will also be partnering with the Printerverse providing an interactive booth for print professionals that
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BTA EAST Event "5 Reasons Why You Gotta Attend"

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impact on what's new, what's changed, and what's happening in our industry! Personally, I'm looking forward to see the many vendors, many Print4Pay Hotel members and writing about some of the new products and services! BTA East will host its annual district event, open to BTA members and non-members from across the country, on Sept. 26-27, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, Md. This event will be a great setting to learn from industry leaders, gather new ideas and network with your
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All Covered Helps Businesses Leverage SharePoint 2013

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All Covered Helps Businesses Leverage SharePoint 2013 By: Reporting Company August 27th, 2013 Dedicated SharePoint IT Services Make It Easy for Companies to Improve Document Sharing, Collaboration, Intranets and Project Management Foster City, Calif. – August 26, 2013 – All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) and one of the nation’s leading IT Services companies, has expanded its Microsoft SharePoint Services offering to help businesses of all sizes
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Ricoh TV Ad: I Get Ideas #1

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Ricoh TV Ad I Get Ideas #3

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Ricoh Pro 8100 EX series

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I just got stung by this and I guess it's my fault for not reading up on all of the accessories. It seems that the 11x17 tray kit is not available on the new PRO 8100 EX series.  We're trying to find out know if we can install the old 11x17 tray...
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Savin MPC4503 OCR Option

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We have a Savin MPC4503 with the OCR option installed. I am able to scan to searchable PDF and extract text and paste into Word. However, PPDM will allow you to scan to a Word file. Does anyone know if you have full version Adobe if you would be able to edit the OCR'd PDF or is there another option for scan to Word? Thanks!
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Mutoh America Exhibits at PRINT 13 in Partnership with Fellers and 3M Graphics

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accuracy. Printing With the new ValueJet 1617H, Mutoh will also be presenting printing demonstrations on the ValueJet 1624 - 64" and 1324 - 54" printers. With blazing print speeds up to 600 sqft/hr (VJ1624), the VJ1624 and VJ1324 include a two year warranty, SA International FlexiPrint software and take-up system. Both printers have Smart Printing features including: Intelligent Interweave print technique that virtually eliminates banding, ValueJet Status Monitor app for remote printer monitoring
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Re: Who uses True Adobe PS besides RFG?

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Canon uses True Adobe PostScript for the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Color lineup. I thought that the only company who didn't use True Adobe PS was Xerox... Learn something new every day!
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Epson Debuts Family-Focused Full HD 1080p 2D/3D Projector Delivering Big Screen, High-Value HD Entertainment

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limited warranty with toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine® priority technical support, 90-day limited lamp warranty, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service. About EpsonEpson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy
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EFI and Intec Sign Global Agreement Launching

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improved workflow capabilities with color and quality enhancements. The combination of the Fiery digital front end and color management workflow and Intec’s range of digital color printing solutions ensures graphic arts professionals and print companies receive a unique print solution offering razor sharp imaging and exact color through a fully customizable user interface and workflow onto a broad spectrum of media creating a total ‘out of the box’ experience. Intec printers are ideal for a wide
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Document Management Company, BMI Imaging Systems, Attends National Recorder Conference in Dallas, Texas

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individual counties and states,” Brad Penfold, BMI’s Vice President Sales, said. NACRC is a professional organization founded in 1949 of elected and appointed county administration officials, who network on a national level to share information and ideas. The association provides continuing education, technology updates and a stronger voice on federal legislative issues and is an affiliate of NACo. About BMI Imaging Systems, Inc. BMI has been a California document management company for over
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Docassist Makes It Easy for Intacct BPOs to Add and Manage New Customers

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customer documents, inputting them directly into Intacct, and then looking for them in our files if we needed to see a document to verify or audit a transaction It is easier than ever before to add new clients and manage their documents." ""Our solution allows Intacct BPOs to offer more services and help grow their business without having to add additional staff to service their clients."" said Docassist's Vice President of Sales, Thomas R. DeYulia. "Now they can focus on value added activity and spend
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