This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Second Week in September 2013

 

Here they are.  Our top threads from five years ago in the Print4Pay Hotel

RICOH UNVEILS NEW AWARD-WINNING SOLUTIONS AT PRINT 13, PROVIDING SUPERIOR CONTROL FOR PERSONALIZED DOCUMENTS

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shops today and allows operators to easily implement logic-based ticketing, and choose media and finishing options that apply to statements of variable lengths - achieving identical output across Ricoh, Xerox and Kodak devices, saving time and increasing asset utilization in the process. The new versions of RICOH ProcessDirector and ProcessDirector Express enable companies to run the solutions on Windows 8 systems, eliminating the need to invest in servers and making the implementation of
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Canon Solutions America Spotlights Environmentally Friendly Solution at PRINT 13

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Sherlock Holmes” on-site at PRINT 13. The books will be printed on Resolute’s Ecopaque paper, part of itsAlign™ family of high brightness, environmentally responsible mechanical paper that can be used as an alternative to chemical pulp coated and uncoated freesheet in inkjet, offset, and laser printing. Produced on theOcÉ ColorStream® 3900printing system, the books will feature premium pigment black inks, along with full-color covers produced on theCanon imagePRESS® C7010VP. Canon Solutions
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Canon USA Introduces Premium Pigment Inks at PRINT 13

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MELVILLE, N.Y.– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced it will present new Premium Pigment Inks at PRINT 13, held September 8-12, 2013 at McCormick Place South, Chicago, Illinois. Visitors to Canon booth #502 will have the opportunity to see output of the Premium Pigment Inks on papers from partners that include Cascades, Domtar, Glatfelter, Mondi, Mitsubishi, and Resolute. These inks - developed by improving the Magenta and Black pigment inks - are the first
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Konica Minolta Executive, Barbara Stainbrook, Receives 2013 Women of Distinction Award

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including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), The UPS Store, Inc., and National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP).Konica Minolta's innovative bizhub PRESS C8000 is the first digital press to receive the G7 Digital Press
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New Xerox Phaser 3610 Printer and WorkCentre 3615 MFP

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550-sheet paper trays for a total of up to 2,350 sheets to manage heavy workloads and a diverse set of media needs. The devices' true 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution enhances sales materials, memos and invoices with sharp image quality. With a nod to the mobile worker, Apple AirPrint, available on both devices, lets users print email and documents directly from their mobile iOS device when connected to the office network. And when off-site, workers can use Xerox PrintBack to have printed
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PRINT 13: RICOH SHOWCASES NEW ENHANCEMENTS AND FEATURES ON ITS MARKET-LEADING INFOPRINT 5000 PLATFORM

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continues its momentum, maintaining number-one market share in U.S. for the fifth year in a row, according to IDC’s U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc#: 240258, March 2013). On display this week at PRINT 13, the InfoPrint 5000 provides transactional and commercial printers with high quality, flexible and efficient solutions that meet their individual requirements. Offering ease-of-use and productivity features such as the new auto-splicing solution, varied configuration options
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Ricoh Co Ltd : Re-engineering processes to reduce paper can yield both cost savings and revenue gains for financial services

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imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD). The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and
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Resolute Partners with Canon Solutions America for Onsite Demonstration at PRINT 13

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Place South in Chicago, Illinois. Canon Solutions America will produce three finished books: "Grimm's Fairy Tales," "Frankenstein" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" onsite at PRINT 13. The books will be printed on Resolute's Ecopaque paper, part of its Align(TM) family of high brightness, environmentally responsible mechanical papers that can be used as an alternative to chemical pulp coated and uncoated freesheet in inkjet, offset and laser printing. Produced on the OcÉ ColorStream
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Canon Adds AirPrint Compatibility to New imageCLASS Multifunction Printers

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MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 10, 2013 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that two of its newest line of imageCLASS laser multifunction printers (MFPs) support AirPrint wireless printing from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages and documents without installing device drivers. AirPrint compatible Canon models include the imageCLASS MF6180dw and MF6160dw laser multifunction printers
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Canon Solutions America Showcases EMT’s Chameleon at #PRINT13

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designing and manufacturing high-speed web finishing lines and web transports for the digital and offset printing markets. The company’s Chameleon line — which can be utilized for either UV or Aqueous coating applications, pre or post printer — combines reliability with digital flexibility to create a win for customers. “EMT is a long-time partner of Canon Solutions America and we’re looking forward to showcasing its Chameleon line at PRINT 13,” said Kris Albee, marketing director, Production Print
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Canon Solutions America Showcases Enviro Jet at PRINT 13

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Melville, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Canon Solutions America, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced it will showcase Enviro Jet – the only inkjet paper with 100 percent post-consumer fiber that provides high-quality printing in North America – from Cascades Fine Papers Group at PRINT 13 , September 8 -12. Cascades’ Enviro Jet further expands the breadth of evaluated papers for the OcÉ inkjet platforms, giving Canon Solutions America customers even greater
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Canon Solutions America Showcases Enviro Jet at #PRINT13

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Melvile, N.Y.,– September 9, 2013 – Canon Solutions America, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced it will showcase Enviro Jet – the only inkjet paper with 100 percent post-consumer fiber that provides high-quality printing in North America – from Cascades Fine Papers Group at PRINT 13, September8–12. Cascades’ Enviro Jet further expands the breadth of evaluated papers for the OcÉ inkjet platforms, giving Canon Solutions America customers even greater flexibility
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Konica Minolta Releases PageScope Mobile iOS App and Android App Updates

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devices. The primary enhancement on PageScope Mobile iOS App version 3.1 and the PageScope Mobile Android App version 2.2 is the addition of the QR Code Generator which allows customers to create a QR Code to affix to a compatible Konica Minolta device for quick and easy printer registration. The IT Administrator simply clicks a link and follows a few simple steps to create the QR Code. There is no need for users to enter IP Addresses or manually search for available printers, and there is no breach
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New Canon U.S.A. imageCLASS Laser Multifunction Printers Include Secure Print and Productivity Solutions

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MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--September 10, 2013 Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the release of its imageCLASS MF6180dw and MF6160dw black and white multifunction printers (MFPs), successors to the previous imageCLASS MF5950dw and MF5960dn MFP models. These new devices provide a variety of document management options able to fit the needs and price point of medium sized offices. Features incorporated in the new models are Secure Print, Google Cloud
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Over 1000 Law Firms Now Use Print Audit Software

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installation and integration with a wide variety of legal accounting systems. For many of today’s law firms, printing remains an unnecessary overhead expense. Firms that are automatically tracking and billing for all of their document creation expenses are saving countless hours of time, and recapturing thousands of dollars per month in printing and photocopying costs. In fact, case studies have shown that many law firms recover the cost of Print Audit 6 in a matter of weeks. Print Audit 6 is a suite
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RICOH EXPANDS BEYOND PRINT AT PRINT 13

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throughout an entire print production operation and ultimately drive revenue growth through automation of manual processes to reduce errors, simplifying the control and management of jobs. • RICOH Pro C5100s/5110s – This new production color printing system from Ricoh sets a new standard in value, versatility and footprint. Multiple technologies that include a unique ac-transfer system and elastic fusing belt illustrate outstanding output on a wide variety of textured media. Ricoh’s expanded media
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Bytes Documents Solutions bolsters colour production printing offering with Impika

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Following Xerox's acquisition of France-based industrial inkjet manufacturer, Impika, authorised Xerox distributor Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) has released the Impika iPrint Compact printer in South Africa. Impika technology will help Xerox compete in the industrial, commercial, security, label and packaging printing markets. Printing 2-up duplex from a single engine, the iPrint Compact integrates into a high-speed ink-jet production system to deliver full variable data in colour or
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Canon Solutions America Bolsters PressGo! Offerings

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Melville, NY – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced a series of exciting new enhancements to its PressGo! website . Introduced in 2010, PressGo! is the first customer-designed business development program in the digital print industry. Available exclusively to Canon Solutions America production print customers, the site offers top-notch industry data, vertical market briefs, white papers, and case studies, as well as a successful webinar
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Lightning Source UK expands with Canon technology

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the challenges of modern-day book retailing, using the power of digital print to develop opportunities for both itself and its customers. ‘The traditional method of estimating book sales, printing in high volumes, warehousing stock, together with the prospect of waste if sales are misjudged, is turned on its head for Lightning Source customers and this is a strong offering for the market. To see this production model brought to the UK with Canon technology is very exciting and I look forward to
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Because Consistent Color Is Paramount, Ricoh Unveils Industry-Leading Color Management Services Offering

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production fleet. Consistent color helps customers stay productive and profitable, and confidently use their fleet at maximum capacity. The new services include: a Color Conformance Audit Service and G7 Master Printer Qualification Services. The services were announced at the PRINT 13 production printing conference and exposition in Chicago. Color Conformance Audit Service Ricoh Production Print Solution Engineers (PPSEs) will work with the customer to select a color specification such as GRACoL or
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Loffler Companies Acquires Chippewa Valley Office Solutions of Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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of Western Wisconsin. In addition to providing premier support for Canon and Konica Minolta copiers, production printers and wide format printers, Loffler offers managed print services , VoIP telephone systems , software workflow technologies and on-site managed services for copy and mail center operations . “Loffler offers unparalleled service and support that I am thrilled to now offer to all CVOS clients,” explained Jeff Witte, former owner of Chippewa Valley Office Solutions. “Loffler is a
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This Week in the Copier Industry (Ten Years Ago) 2003

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is the OEM? September 9, 2003 7:42 PM Topic by Guest AficioAP400/AP400N Cost-effective High Performance Printing to Maximise Productivity Amstelveen, The Netherlands, September 2003 -- Ricoh Europe B.V. announces the AficioAP400/AP400N, monochrome laser printers delivering high performance printing and a RE: Docu Breeze September 9, 2003 7:09 PM Reply by Guest . - September 9, 2003 - Konica Business Technologies U .S.A., Inc. (Konica), the innovation leader in digital imaging solutions and a
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Canon Solutions America Demonstrates Mondi Media at PRINT 13

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Melville, NY (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will showcase high-speed inkjet media from Mondi at PRINT 13 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, September 8 -12. Visitors to Canon U.S.A. booth #502 will have the opportunity to see, feel and take home samples of a full-color Fraggle Rock comic book printed on Mondi DNS high-speed inkjet NF (natural feel) and DNS high-speed inkjet CF (coated feel). The
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New Ricoh "1 to 1 Create Marketing Services" transform print providers into savvy marketers

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Print service providers are striving to become marketing gurus for their clientele, but they lack a good way to develop new service lines, technology and copywriting expertise. That’s why Ricoh Americas Corporation unveiled 1 to 1 Create Marketing Services featuring a new Web-based platform to help commercial, franchise and in-plant print providers quickly, simply and affordably deploy powerful multichannel marketing campaigns for their customers. Announced today at Print 13 in Chicago, 1 to
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DIAMOND MARKETING SOLUTIONS TAPS RICOH’S END-TO-END PORTFOLIO TO LOWER COSTS AND EXPAND OPERATIONS

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with its clients’ customers. Incoming variable data orders were printed on these forms using a variety of printing devices, adding yet another inefficient step to the process. The high levels of cost and complexity became an unnecessary burden for DMS, so it looked to Ricoh to find a solution that better serves their customers. “We at DMS have been working with Ricoh for many years, so when we sought solutions to help us enhance our operations, they were a clear choice based on our proven and
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Xerox launches pharmacy benefits management (PBM) program with Cypress Care

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translates to added savings for all participants. About Xerox Since the invention of Xerography 75 years ago, the people of Xerox XRX have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services , printing equipment
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Xerox's Newest iGen 150 Press Helps Convert Offset Jobs to Digital

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color image quality is no longer a guessing game with the iGen 150," said Jeff Jacobson , president, Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox. "We built an 'intelligent' press that puts printers in the driver's seat. They can confidently determine how best to produce each job while moving more offset pages to digital. And we have taken automation to a new level so printers can deliver more sellable prints per hour." New features offer both quality and productivity enhancements With the iGen
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Xerox’s Newest iGen 150 Press Takes Guesswork out of Image Quality; Helps Convert More Offset Jobs to Digital

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, Graphic Communications Operations, Xerox. “We built an ‘intelligent’ press that puts printers in the driver’s seat. They can confidently determine how best to produce each job while moving more offset pages to digital. And we have taken automation to a new level so printers can deliver more sellable prints per hour.” New features offer both quality and productivity enhancements With the iGen 150, printers can gain about a 25 percent increase in productivity since less time is spent on reprinting
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Ricoh Americas Earns Spot on the 2013 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across the U.S.

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global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion . | About Ricoh | Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo , Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013 , Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 billion USD ). The majority of the
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4 Sales Tips to Make You Smarter than the Average Bear!

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I was reading and older blog post and then caught a thread about selling and with that I thought I would share some ideas about sales in general. You've got to be different and you've got to be smarter than the average bear! Search for Clients who are NOT in the market! While cold calling in person, take a good look at how they do things. Ask the receptionist if they are scanning, LAN Faxing, printing to inkjets etc... Try to get an appointment to introduce yourself and when you're there don
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Because consistent color is paramount, Ricoh unveils industry-leading Color Management Services offering

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, and confidently use their fleet at maximum capacity. The new services include: a Color Conformance Audit Service and G7 Master Printer Qualification Services. The services were announced at the Print 13 production printing conference and exposition in Chicago. Color Conformance Audit Service Ricoh Production Print Solution Engineers (PPSEs) will work with the customer to select a color specification such as GRACoL or SWOP or a custom reference point. The PPSEs will color manage each customer
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Canon Solutions America Launches “Book of One”

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Melville, NY - Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., recently launched “Book of One” OcÉ PRISMA software extension, an on-demand publishing tool. Book of One offers a workflow solution for both continuous feed and cutsheet products in order to address the challenges that many book publishers and printers are experiencing today. “Book of One was created to remove inefficiencies and save customers money while expanding their opportunities,” said A.E
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Day 3 of #PRINT13

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Sales, how is everyone doing?

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It's been awhile since we took a barometer of how all of us are doing with sales this year. Me, it's still a tough go in NJ, with my quota almost doubled I've managed to be at 91% of plan to date. September so far is so so at best. I really wish my quota did not have a revenue portion tied to it, this way I could focus more on garnering some additional GP. I'm exciting with the new Ricoh boxes and feel these new apps and feature will be well received. I'm planning to focus more on higher end
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The OTC Group is first to acquire the Xerox Automated Packaging Solution for iGen4 in North America

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TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The OTC Group, a leading commercial printer and integrated communications firm in London, Ontario, has acquired the Xerox(R) Automated Packaging Solution for iGen4(R) to accommodate its new digital folding carton packaging division. Xerox's solution makes it possible for The OTC Group to offer more short-run digital folding carton packaging options to its clients in the consumer packaged goods, food and pharmaceutical industries. "Market demand for innovative ways
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TEC Lighting @ #Print13

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Sunday Blog from #PRINT13

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MP C3503 Print from a MAC without PostScript Procedure

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Could anyone help me figure out how to print from a MACBook Air laptop to the MP C3503 without the Postscript option?? I did not realize there are no PCL drivers on the Ricoh website for MACs and so I did not tell the customer they needed to order the Postscript option - and now they don't want to pay for it! I see there is something on a Linux website but it seems like it is extremely archaic - something about downloading three different files.I am familiar with how to set up printing on the
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Ricoh joins EPEAT Imaging Equipment Program to promote green purchasing

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Every business wants to be green, but it can be harder than it looks. When you’re purchasing office equipment, for example, how do you determine which ones are the greenest? To simplify and promote green purchasing, Ricoh Americas Corporation detailed its participation in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) program, the definitive global registry for greener electronics ( www.epeat.net/ ). For the past three years, Ricoh has worked with EPEAT and other stakeholders to
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