This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago, The First Week of February 2008

 

Really, has it been only ten years since our MFP's incorporated color scanning?   Seems like we've had it forever.  One of the threads from this post tells about the Ricoh MP4000 which came with standard color scanning.

For me 2008 marks the start of the Great Recession here in the US.  Most of my business at that time was in the AEC market.  Thinking back, I lost almost 40% of my accounts to the Great Recession, some just closed up shop, while others went out of business.  Far as I'm concerned I did not see a comeback until late 2015.  I never want to go through that again.

Canon fires off warning on outlook

TOKYO — Japan’s Canon has blamed a slowing US economy weighing down camera and office equipment sales for a surprise drop in quarterly operating profit. The world’s largest digital camera maker warned yesterday its earnings this year would fall short of market expectations. Rival printer maker Seiko Epson left its forecasts for the year to March unchanged, despite strong quarterly results, citing an uncertain economy. Slowing US demand prompted Ricoh to cut its 2007-08 outlook. Canon had
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Global Imaging Acquires Better Quality Business Systems

into new markets in Kentucky. About Global Imaging Systems Global Imaging Systems focuses on small and mid-size businesses through regional core companies in the U.S. that sell and service document management systems such as printers, copiers and multifunction devices; network integration services; and electronic presentation systems. As an office technology dealer, Global sells products from various suppliers including Xerox, Sharp and Konica Minolta. Xerox acquired Global Imaging in 2007 and
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Ricoh, Savin & Lanier COG Users

Ricoh will be revising COG II and they are looking to us to add some input on how to improve, please post your suggestions below and I will forward asap!
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Xerox Unveils New Wide-Format Color Printers

-electric, drop-on-demand inkjet heads with dynamic variable dot imaging and intelligent interweaving print technology to deliver sharp images, smooth color transitions and increased performance with higher firing frequencies. Users can choose the Xerox Wide Format Color Server Pro RIP or Xerox Wide Format Color Server RIP as color server options. Pricing and availability The Xerox 8265/8290 and 8365/8390 Color Wide Format Printers are available immediately worldwide at a North American list price
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RICOH AFICIO MP C3500 NAMED BLI 2007 "PICK OF THE YEAR" FOR OUTSTANDING SEGMENT 3 BUS

RICOH AFICIO MP C3500 NAMED BLI 2007 "PICK OF THE YEAR" FOR OUTSTANDING SEGMENT 3 BUSINESS COLOR MFP West Caldwell, NJ, February 05, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that Buyers Laboratory, Inc., (BLI), has awarded the Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 the "Pick of the Year" award for Outstanding Segment 3 Business Color MFP. The Aficio MP C3500, suitable for any business environment with demanding print needs, was recognized for its excellent
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RICOH AND SWK TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS TO THE SAGE MAS 90™ AND M

measurably improve document workflow efficiencies. DSS is committed to creating new “document-centric” customer value that will revolutionize how individuals and businesses use digital and paper-based information. DSS offers a complete package of products, services and support programs to all of our channels, comprising of direct and indirect operations under the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands. Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., and is a subsidiary
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RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP 4000B/MP 4000 & MP 5000B/MP 5000 DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTE

supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year. Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized
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Ricoh Updated Model Support for IPDS (SP C400DN)

Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of new model support for printing IPDS in IBM zSeries (S/390) and iSeries (AS/400) environments. RA2K Integration for IPDS is an internal software solution, which resides on the hard drive of select Ricoh print devices and enables users to send AFP/IPDS print jobs directly from their S/390 or AS/400 systems. This solution is designed to allow your customers to print professional laser-quality output, access standard finishing and paper size options
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Ricoh New Model Support for IPDS (MP C2000)

/400 •    Full Color and Spot color for highlighting columns in financial statements, logos on forms, sub totals and totals on invoice statements New Model Support: Ricoh MP C2000 All models include software and 5-year support agreement * These devices require PostScript to support IPDS
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Finally! Color Scanning for Ricoh!

RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP 4000B/MP 4000 & MP 5000B/MP 5000 DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS Black & White Copying, Printing, Faxing Efficiency with Color Scanning Capabilities West Caldwell, NJ, February 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for mid to large-sized workgroups, the Aficio MP 4000B/MP 4000 and MP 5000B/MP 5000 offer fast speeds, greater
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Fakery aided school copier deal

delivered some of the equipment to personnel with the Memphis City Schools as part of his efforts to secure sales and maintenance contracts with them," Parker wrote. The letter said IKON couldn't verify Hobbs' claims. Likening Hobbs to a rogue salesman who acted alone at IKON, Parker advised the school district to do "whatever level of inquiry you think the matter deserves." Letter from a dead man As IKON turned over a flow of internal records, other concerns came to light, chiefly the purported
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Re: Duplexing 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" on a Savin CLP27DN

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Yes, the Savin CLP27DN can duplex statement size paper...I just tested and confirmed it this morning. Brian
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Re: Postscript and Windows Authentication

The word from Ricoh is that they are "aware of the problem" and hope to have a fix this spring. Wait & See how this pans out. Cheers no dice
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