This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Second Week of June 2004

Happy Father's Day!  In just two weeks, we'll have run through the first half of the year.  How time does fly!  I've commented to my wife on many occasions that when your job comes down to monthly and quarterly numbers, it seems that there is no end to how quickly the months and quarters fly by.


10 Years ago this week: Ronald Reagan's funeral held at Washington National Cathedral and burial service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library later in the day. (White House) (Washington National Cathedral)


          6/14/04 5:19 PM
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          News Alert  Print Story   Sponsor Results Fuser Oil Online Store - Canon Printers Fuser oil and toner for Canon printers as well as Minolta, Ricoh, Sharp, Savin, Kyocera-Mita, Toshiba, Konica, Danka, Kodak. Low prices. Smart Savings - Canon
          6/11/04 12:32 PM
          Topic by jswinberlin jswinberlin is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
          any advice on how the Ricoh 2035/2045 might be superior to the Canon machines I may see? Thanks for any help. Jerry
          6/14/04 4:53 PM
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          Customer has 4 year old Minolta Di520 running 360k per year. Would I be okay replacing with 45cpm ricoh or do I need to move up to 60cpm. Customer really interested in document server so I want to stay away from 55cpm ricoh because that document server
          6/10/04 8:43 PM
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Ricoh Plans To Triple IT Service Sales In Five Years Nozomi Toyama, 06.04.04, 1:10 PM ET Ricoh, a major maker of office equipment, plans to more than triple its sales from information technology and communications services over the next five years to
          6/15/04 8:17 AM
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Ricoh Printers Make Desktop Color More AffordableRicoh Printers Make Desktop Color More Affordable Ricoh's New Suite of Printers Makes Color More Convenient Than Ever for the Desktop Color Market. Ricoh Introduces Aficio CL1000N, Aficio CL2000/CL2000N
          6/16/04 8:18 AM
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Canon, Epson, HP, and Lexmark Support New ISO Standard That Helps Customers Evaluate Printer and Print Cartridge Yield Wednesday June 16, 7:00 am ET TOKYO  PALO ALTO, Calif.  LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2004-- Consensus-Driven Standard for
          6/16/04 8:30 AM
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Ricoh Co will start producing core components for copiers such as paper feed rollers and photoconductors in Shanghai in June, a Japanese business daily reported Saturday. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun said Ricoh will build a plant to manufacture such
          6/10/04 5:13 PM
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          publication called Digital Press Digest or a company that goes by KACOX. They promote Minolta/Konica machines
          6/16/04 8:12 AM
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          customers on the latest Panasonic and Kyocera Mita digital products. While sales reps often handle the initial training once the device is installed, Ultrex in-house IT specialist typically conducts the training on networked products. CSRs provide additional
          6/9/04 9:48 PM
          Reply by v-tec v-tec is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
          Looks like a Kyocera Mita, KM-4850w.
          6/10/04 5:21 PM
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          Press Releases RICOH CORPORATION INTRODUCES THE AFICIO 1515 SERIES New Multifunctional Systems Feature Embedded Scan to E-mail and Standard Duplex Copying West Caldwell, NJ, June 09, 2004  Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office
          6/10/04 5:34 PM
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          E-Reader Automates Meter Readings  Smart New Software Solution Now Available Ricoh is pleased to announce the availability of their proprietry e-Reader software. This small program takes a matter of minutes to install and set up on your network. The
          6/14/04 5:24 PM
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          Press Release Source: Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon imageRUNNER and NetSpot Software Receive Several Best-in-Class Awards from BERTL Monday June 14, 8:30 am ET New Color-Enabled imageRUNNER C3100 Series and C6800, imageRUNNER Pro150+ and NetSpot Suite Are
          6/10/04 5:26 PM
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          National Championship of Go Chess (female single) have been also invited in the competition. By sponsoring the competition, Ricoh has actively built up an excellent corporate image. Just like the game of go which is a challenge of wisdom and courage, Ricohs
          6/10/04 5:52 PM
          Reply by Neal Neal is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
          I used to get all of those publications when I was at MBS. I always thought it was part of Minolta.
          6/11/04 10:26 AM
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          We tested this and it only sends the meter reads to Ricoh.  Why would they go to all this trouble and not make it where it would work for the dealer community?????  Has anyone else tested this?
          6/11/04 12:22 PM
          Reply by jswinberlin jswinberlin is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
          I believe that when the day is done you get what you pay for and the Ricoh products are superior.  We only sell the 18ppm machine at this point.
          6/11/04 3:00 PM
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          Jerry: You said they are primarily interested in scanning. May I assume that they are interested in electronic paper management as well? If so, Canon may propose their fine eCopy solution as well. Virtual Copier is a powerful very cost effective solution
          6/14/04 12:58 PM
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          The Canon units I have seen all do TWAIN interface scanning. This means that you go to the copier, put the documents in the adf, go back to your pc and open the TWAIN interface and click on the scan button. Keep in mind this means no one can use the
          6/14/04 5:12 PM
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          Di520 is digital (I believe it was Minolta's first 50CPM/ppm digital). Most initial digital offerings from any of the manyufacturers that had a print controller were very slow and never came close to the advertised print speed! reps were reluctant or did
          6/14/04 9:22 PM
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          the 520 may have been the first of Minolta's digital systems but it was a workhorse. Th finishing unit woule do folding. I'd go with the 60...the capabilities of the doc server as well as printing speed, duplexing speed, the scanning all are value added
          6/15/04 9:46 AM
          Reply by Deanw Deanw is offline. Click for Member Snapshot.
Thanks for the input everyone, this is for a small private school. Their minolta isn't even connected for printing. They just want a basic workhorse machine.
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