This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Third Week of January 2006

Ten years ago this week KonicaMinolta exiting the camera business, and boy oh boy did they make the right move.  A recent thread here on the Print4Pay Hotel forums mentioned KonicaMinolta's jump into the robotics industry.  I believe the article stated KonicaMinolta needed to move towards "more fertile" ground as the imaging industry continues to contract.  It's all about the consumables and I'm sure "bots" and robots will need plenty of those!  Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week!

 

Get Ready for Konica/Minolta!!!!

said he does not hold Konica shares and was not looking to buy them on the news. Konica Minolta still faces tough competition in the office equipment market with players such as Canon Inc. (7751.T: Quote, Profile, Research) and Ricoh Co. Ltd. (7752.T: Quote, Profile, Research), he said. "We just think this whole area is extraordinarily competitive and very tough for companies. But we might want to take another look at Fuji Photo Film," Desmidt said, noting the possibility Fuji might follow with
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Konica/Minolta C450

C450 w/Fiery/Finisher $14,602 color cpc .0671 black .0121
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Ploymerized Toner

quess this is a big plus for the Konica Minoltas high end system (the 1050). I would hope that in the new Katana series from Ricoh they will be using thier new PXP toner (ricohs ploymerized toner). I have added some press releases below from Tomegawa, KonicaMinolt and Ricoh for your reading. Konica Minolta is very honored to be a recipient of BERTLs 2005 Readers Choice Awards, especially since they represent the voices of the End User and Reseller communities, said William H. Brewster, Jr., vice
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What Ricoh needs to do with Color.......

& OKI will not have. These would be fully feature staple finsihers, dedicated fax trays, additional paper banks (HP & OKI will have these), and maybe LCT's that accept a max size of legal paper. Printer companies are starting to make inroads in the MFP market place and it will not be long before buyers fiqure out that they do not need 11x17 and opt for the savings from the other manufacturers, however developing a system that will scan the larger documents maybe just what the doctor ordered. Ricoh
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Kyocera Mita America Earns BERTL Readers'

long-life consumables with a lower total cost per print, Kyocera products maintain high productivity levels and exceptional image quality. Kyocera's cartridge-free ECOSYS(R) printer technology, which virtually eliminates the need to replace the print drum and other cartridge components, which is typically performed many times over the life of a conventional printer. This not only cuts down on the amount of waste, but also reduces toner replacement costs by two thirds compared to other printers
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Canon Ir 8070

Canon Ir 8070 $27,801 (LCT & Bookletmaker) cpc .0045
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Ricoh CL7300DT2

The Ricoh CL7300DT2 was selected by "Better Buys for Business" as their Editor's Choice for Issue 178/2006. It's in their "Independent Consumer Guides to Document Imaging Equipment". It's pictured on the cover, and it's listed on pages 36-37. The last paragraph reads "This is an outstanding printer family with top-of-the-line features. If you need a combination of top speed and a booklet maker, it is the best choice on the market, so it naturally gets our Editor's Choice Award." It's published
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Ricoh 6513 or equivalent

Guys, If anyone has any 6513's, or their Ricoh family equivalent, new and in the box, we may be interested in purchasing them. Please respond to brad.evans@rjyoung.com. Thanks, Brad
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Xerox Docucolor250

Xerox Docucolor250 $35,999 color cpc .0691 black .01291 ledger billed as one
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Xerox 4110

Xerox 4110 $42,199 (feeder/saddlestitcher/Zfold) color cpc .061
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CANON U.S.A. OFFERS TWO NEW COLOR-ENABLED imageRUNNER DEVICES

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 3, 2006Helping corporations go beyond traditional paper-based document production and experience full-color capabilities and Canon innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and color copier solutions, today leverages Canon's latest Color imagePlatform architecture to deliver exceptional performance and advanced system features with the introduction of the color-enabled imageRUNNER C6870U and imageRUNNER C5870U. With
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CANON U.S.A. OFFERS TWO NEW COLOR-ENABLED imageRUNNER DEVICES

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 3, 2006Helping corporations go beyond traditional paper-based document production and experience full-color capabilities and Canon innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and color copier solutions, today leverages Canon's latest Color imagePlatform architecture to deliver exceptional performance and advanced system features with the introduction of the color-enabled imageRUNNER C6870U and imageRUNNER C5870U. With
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Ricoh reposition AC204!

The Ricoh AC204 has been aggressively price repositioned and I think you will want to spend a few moments review the brief Powerpoint presentation to bring you up to speed. The AC204 provides some unique opportunities: 1. Great low end price performer 2. Good low end product for newer reps to be able to cut their teeth on. 3. Solid alternative to stand alone faxes that allows you to get extra copy clicks too
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New Xerox (Fuji) Wide Format

Wallin Team ·
Does anyone know anthing about the new Xerox? It's supposed to be competition for the 240W and KIP 3000. I am about to lose a deal to this unit. The prospect has a brochure but the rep told him not to show it to anyone. He does not know the price but thinks it will be lower or better than mine. They cannont even deliver until end of February but he is willing to wait. I need info, or pricing or something!
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Two Forsyth Copier salesmen arrested on theft charges

100-plus machines I ordered, but luckily I got my money back after he himself became confused by his own trickery and blew his cover." Others were not so fortunate, authorities said. A Brooklyn, N.Y., company ordered 80 Minolta and Konica-brand copy machines from Hawkins for shipment to Pakistan and Singapore, but instead ended up with boxes containing what Roe termed "junk." Another company paid $193,000 for three Hiedelberg Quickmaster printing presses so large they require two tractor-trailers to
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Re: New Xerox (Fuji) Wide Format

Wideformatguy ·
The aatched XES info0002.tif has been moved to www.documentmall.com accountname: art_post username: p4pusers passcode: goodpals select the p4p user cabinet, then the wideformat folder, then Xerox Folder.
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Re: New Xerox (Fuji) Wide Format

Wideformatguy ·
The aatched XES info0002.tif has been moved to www.documentmall.com accountname: art_post username: p4pusers passcode: goodpals select the p4p user cabinet, then the wideformat folder, then Xerox Folder.
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Re: New Xerox (Fuji) Wide Format

Wideformatguy ·
The aatched XES info0003.tif has been moved to www.documentmall.com accountname: art_post username: p4pusers passcode: goodpals select the p4p user cabinet, then the wideformat folder, then Xerox Folder.
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Re: OKI Offers Signage Solution to Retailers

According to "The Color Laser Printer and Business Inkjet Printer Guides" put out by "Better Buys for Business" (Progressive Business Publications) In issue 178/2006 the biggest threat to this is the Ricoh CL7300 series (see pages 30 to 30). Our cost-per-copy is lower and we have more finishing options, but we are a little slower. Good Book, good article. Call 800-247-2185 or visit www.betterbuys.com
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Re: New Xerox (Fuji) Wide Format

Is the OEM FUJI or XEROX?
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Re: CANON U.S.A. OFFERS TWO NEW COLOR-ENABLED imageRUNNER DEVICES

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 3, 2006Addressing the needs of high-volume corporate departments and production environments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., the nation's market share brand leader in black-and-white and color copier solutionsi, today unveiled the imageRUNNER 7105, imageRUNNER 7095, imageRUNNER 7095 Printer, and imageRUNNER 7086. Powered by Canon's fourth-generation imagePlatform architecture, these new imageRUNNER devices feature dual Canon custom processor technology for faster, more robust
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Re: FYI - KIP3000

Wallin Team ·
his 9400, it takes 15 MINUTES to print the same file. Obviously, it he were to upgrade to a new system with an embedded controller, he would see about the same speed as the Ricoh. But again, over time, he would see the same degradation as before. I tell "his story" on every sales call I go on. It's pretty powerful!
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Re: Mac OS.X Document Server

Jay ·
Here you go. It needs to be loaded along with the regular ppd. Function Specifications: 1. Target Models: Aficio 1022/1027, Aficio 1035/1045, Aficio 2035/2045, Aficio 1224C/1232C, Aficio 1060/1075, Aficio 2090/2105 2. Driver: PS3 3. OS: Mac OS X 4. Brand: Ricoh 5. Language: English 6. Modifications: To support a selection of the following job type and ON/OFF control of User Code for PS driver on Mac OS X. - Job Type: Normal, Sample Print, Locked Print and Document Server - User Code
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Re: What Ricoh needs to do with Color.......

Shaja ·
My wish is for better handling of thick paper on color units. Doesn't seem to matter how I tweak the settings in the drivers or if I use the bypass, the toner doesn't stick well to the paper. A Konica color bizhub can handle it without a problem. I've tried fairly standard stock from various manufacturers such as Hammermill and Wausau, but I always end up going back to the Konica.
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Re: What Ricoh needs to do with Color.......

Jay ·
More flexibility in paper stocks is exactly why we picked up the Oki line also. Reliable sources indicate that this summer Ricoh will introduce a whole new line of B2C MFPs with a new engine capable of 110 index through the trays and 140 index from the bypass.
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Re: selling external vs embedded controllers

Wideformatguy ·
External Windows PC over embedded controller in general: Ricoh's standard Windows PC can be repaired or updated by the customer, dealer technician or PC dealer in case of PC issue. Faster repair or swap with a standard PC in case of PC failure. If the Ricoh's PC has an issue, offline copying capability is not affected. Internal controllers will typically be fully incapacitated until the issue is repaired. User controllable virus protection User controllable Operating System updates Convenient
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Re: selling external vs embedded controllers

Wideformatguy ·
Ooops: Should read.... If the Ricoh's PC has an issue, offline copying capability is not affected. An internal controller will typically incapacitate everything, including offline copying, until the internal PC issue is repaired
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OKI Offers Signage Solution to Retailers

. 17, 2006 - OKI Printing Solutions today launched the most versatile on-demand color signage printing system for retailers: the C9600 Color Signage Solution. The solution delivers superior color signage printing on a wide variety of media that goes unmatched in the industry. Vibrant color signage is now a cost-effective and immediate possibility for retailers looking to improve merchandising efforts at each of their store locations. Cost Savings Claimed From department stores and grocery stores to specialty
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NJ Transit Puts Purchasing on an Express Track

drawings, specifications and proposals. Experiments with low-cost flat-bed scanners proved far too slow, says Price, and developers also rejected a network-based scanning system built on digital copiers that was too difficult for IT to support. Ikon Office Solutions, which provided NJ Transits fleet of leased Ricoh copiers, recommended eCopy ScanStation OP, a package that integrates a touch-panel screen, keypad and dedicated PC to a digital copier for easy, high-speed scanning. An scan-enabled
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6513's

Guys, If anyone has any 6513's, or their Ricoh family equivalent, new and in the box, we may be interested in purchasing them. Please respond to brad.evans@rjyoung.com. Thanks, Brad
 
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