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

 

Looks like a thread from 1996 appeared and I'm not sure how that happened.  But, it's interesting about the time frame that Danka purchased the Kodak copier unit. Danka brings back memories also since the Danka name is now gone also.  Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Canon bought Danka, right?

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week on the Print4Pay Hotel.

Danka to Buy Kodak Copier Unit for $684 Million

By DANA CANEDY Published: September 10, 1996 The Eastman Kodak Company and Danka Business Systems P.L.C. announced yesterday that Danka would acquire the sales, marketing and equipment service operations of Kodak's office copier business for $684 million in cash. The deal would allow Kodak to shed its strategically unimportant and marginally profitable Office Imaging business while making Danka a much larger player in an industry that has been consolidating. Danka would be the principal
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Japan's Ricoh to build $92 mln Thai copier plant

140,000 units, which would raise Ricoh's overall capacity by about 70 percent. Ricoh, which competes with Canon Inc (7751.T: Quote, Profile, Research) and Xerox Corp (XRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) in the global office equipment market, said the Thai plant was part of plans to spread production geographically. Ricoh produces more than 70 percent of its copiers and printers in China. "We hope the Thai plant will grow and become our major production base in the future," Ricoh Executive Vice President
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Ricoh Support Phone Numbers

Support Phone Numbers Technical Call Center (Hotline) For technician & SE technical assistance-Tech ID Required Ricoh 800-53RICOH (537-4264) Savin 800-291-6044 Gestetner 800-346-6057 Ricoh Canada 800-922-4072 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pre Sales Connectivity 800-57RICOH (577-4264) For Pre Sales Connectivity support-Sales Rep’s only
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Sales Tip "Found on the Web"

task at hand; to make a sale. Slowly and resolutely I would use all my resources and experience to gain the “knock out”…I was closing the sale. I’ll bet the copier salesperson never looked at selling the same way again. It is crucial that in the process of closing the sale you at some point ask for the order. It is amazing to me that this fundamental of sales is so often overlooked in the sales cycle. I have literally asked for an order many times and received the same response from my prospect
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Ricoh New Model Support for IPDS (MP2500)

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 printers hit industry top spot again

Ricoh printers hit industry top spot again Printer specialist Ricoh has scooped a range of prestigious industry gongs for the second time in less than a year. InfoPrint, a joint venture between the firm and computer giant IBM, was singled out by Better Buys for Business and Buyers Laboratory for its effective provision of printer solutions. "The InfoPrint Colour 1767 provides exceptional image quality and outstanding ease of use," remarked senior printer analyst Marlene Orr. She continued
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Re: c2500SPF LAN with MAC?

Message•Quote This Message Re: Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 LAN Fax driver Posted by: Chris Story (IP Logged) Date: January 31, 2008 08:22AM As Uli Stated these are usually handled by the local sales company. This is because they will have to support any issues, but we certainly don't want to cause any frustration to our customers anyway Uli has urged me to move forward... so here we are. I have a LanFax Driver built that will run on MAC and Linux. There are some technical (and legal) challenges still
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Technician position in SE Wisconsin/Northern Illinois

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Could you please forward this to any experienced technicians who are looking for new opportunities: Dual line Ricoh and Konica dealership is looking for an experienced technician to join our award-winning team. We have an immediate need for a field-tested pro. Competitive wages, medical insurance, paid vacation and holidays, (401)K plan, continuous training, tools, a car for business use or mileage reimbursement, and dress shirts and pants. We are a Konica Pro-Tech certified dealership, and we
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Re: c2500SPF LAN with MAC?

Picked this up on the web, someone from ricoh asking for beta test users for MAC LAN FAX, I say we take advantage of this!!!! Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 LAN Fax driver Posted by: Murray (IP Logged) Date: December 05, 2007 01:34PM Is there a PPD driver (non-postscript) available for Mac OS 10.5 that will allow use of LAN-Fax capabilities of the Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 Options: Reply To This Message•Quote This Message Re: Ricoh Aficio MP C3500 LAN Fax driver Posted by: uli wehner (IP Logged) Date

Re: Sales Tips

Always ask for the order Always include a direct request for an order in your sales script after the because statement. "Can you help us meet our goal?"
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GEM GSA Extension promo

Major Accounts is pleased to announce that the GEM/GSA Promotion has been extended through July 31st, 2008. All Purchase Orders must be dated by July 31st, 2008 and equipment should be shipped by August 30th, 2008. If you have any questions regarding this Bulletin please contact your Ricoh
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Hold Print

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I have a prospect who was printing separator sheets, which I've switched to printing to Hold Print on the Savin C4540. The problem is that when they print from MSOffice (Excel)the document is picking up the last user that print's info. I imagine it must be saved in the metadata of the document. Has anyone else run into this? Is there a solution?
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KM purchased Danka after Dan Doyle ran danka in the ground and sold his stock while leaving everyone else in the toilet.

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