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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of December 2017

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We're do the last four weeks before the start of 2023.  2023 will enable us to post a weekly thread titled....."This Week in the Copier Industry Twenty Years Ago".  hard to believe that twenty years have passed.  It will be interested to read the titles and topics of those threads back in the early 2003.  For more the start of 2003 also marks the "golden age" for Digital MFPs.

Enjoy These great Copier Threads from Ten Years Ago This Week!



Konica Minolta helps Chicago-based Healthcare Provider Implement Electronic Health Re

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documents from a copier, scanner, printer, desktop, web browser or mobile device and then routes the information into the appropriate business system based on the document type. As a result, business is done faster with less effort and with less paper. AutoStore is the information on-ramp for more than 700 models of MFPs and network-attached scanners from Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Kyocera, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh, Savin, Lanier, Sharp and Xerox as well as smartphones and tablets running Android and
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RICOH HOTSPOT ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE SIMPLIFIES, SECURES MOBILE PRINTING

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, Ricoh’s HotSpot Enterprise solution routes all documents through a private cloud hosted on the client’s infrastructure. Instead of sending documents to a public cloud server for routing back to enterprise printers, Ricoh HotSpot Enterprise creates a secure internal private cloud for the entire mobile printing environment. The user experience is the same as with the original Ricoh HotSpot Printers and MFPs, and transmissions are encrypted at all times. As the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture
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Xerox Selects Cisco Unified Computing System to Deliver Its Cloud-Based Global Manage

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Cisco UCS Handles Transactions for More Than 1 Million Xerox and Non-Xerox Print Devices Worldwide and Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Offerings With Vblock-for-Cloud SAN JOSE, CA, Dec 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cisco CSCO +0.73% With businesses of all sizes looking at every part of their IT infrastructure to find cost savings, managed print services (MPS) has emerged as a new opportunity to improve overall productivity and reduce operational costs by an estimated 30 percent. As more
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Xerox eConcierge Offers Resellers New Ways to Build Business; Drive SMB Loyalty

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Xerox is making it easier for resellers to grow their business and stay connected with their small- and medium-sized customers with two new offerings within Xerox eConcierge®, a cloud-based supplies replenishment program for networked printers and multifunction printers. New to the program is the Xerox Replacement Cartridge line, allowing resellers to offer their customers savings through a lower-cost, high-quality alternative to OEM cartridges. Not only will resellers make it easier for
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Ricoh MFPs embrace Apple phone, tablet and iPod users in the workplace

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Ricoh MFPs embrace Apple phone, tablet and iPod users in the workplace AirPrint certification of 10 Ricoh multifunction products helps make mobile printing simple and workers productive in new 'BYOD' culture PR Newswire MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012 MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users can print directly to 10 Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs) via Wi-Fi through their local network – no software to download
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Canon Information and Imaging Solutions Enters Strategic Relationship with Dibon Tech

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printing to Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printers. If not printing to a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction printer, users can download and print a PDF from any other printer with the use of a printer driver. **Subject to certain terms and conditions and system and hardware requirements. Seehttp://www.ciis.canon.com for details and restrictions. †Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. All referenced product names, and other marks, are
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Canon Solutions America, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Integrating

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new name is reflective of the integration of Océ, first announced in 2010. Canon Solutions America will provide sales and support for Canon and Océ hardware, software and services targeting general office, production print and large format markets in the United States. Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A., will serve as chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America. "I am very pleased that the integration of the Canon and Océ businesses is nearly complete" said Mr. Adachi. "We have worked
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American Office System Announces Satisfaction Guarantee Copier Repair Services

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Bucks and Montgomery County, PA from their Doylestown offices. They offer scanner, copier and printer repairs. To schedule a service appointment, call 215-230-8501. For more information, visit http://www.aosdigital.com .
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Ricoh launches TotalFlow DocEnhancer

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centres and transactional printers with continuous feed production. Its affordability and ease of use mean that print service providers and corporate print rooms, can be operational quickly, offering personalised printing and digital mailing services, and accurately batching PDF documents for print, email and SMS. ‘As print service providers seek to grow and expand their businesses, the more traditional processes to manage mailing may not always provide the speed, efficiency and personalisation
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Rick Taylor Announced as Keynote Speaker for the

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table discussions on how these technologies will affect the print/imaging industry in 2013 and beyond. “I am truly honored to share the terrific news that Rick Taylor, President/COO of Konica Minolta and 2012’s Industry Executive of the Year will kick off this fantastic three day event, as well as kick start the New Year!” Said Michael Stramaglio, President/CEO of MWA Intelligence and Chairman of the Board for Technology United. “The Executive Connection Summit has been designed to focus on
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John A. Lawler named new CEO of BLI

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and UK laboratories, the Company has been the leading source of competitive intelligence for industry professionals on copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, duplicators, wide-format devices and multifunctional products, and related software, consumables and document management solutions. The Company’s database includes nearly 15,000 products globally and it has a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for analytical information. For more
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EFI Introduces Suite of Fiery Production Workflow Products to Accelerate Print Provid

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output by splitting color and black-and-white pages, and by routing all or part of jobs to the most productive and cost-efficient printers. Includes configurable error rerouting that automatically sends a job to a similar printer to continue production. Works with EFI’s Digital StoreFront® Web-to-Print, plus EFI’s MIS/ERP and scheduling software, for accurate production reporting and seamless job submission. Fiery Workflow Suite also has integrated applications for: Job submission — EFI Digital
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Ricoh Clickable Paper™: A New Cross-Media Service

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Re: Ricoh MFPs embrace Apple phone, tablet and iPod users in the workplace

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us opted to print a sales document all of us opted to print pictures that we had taken with our devices. Of course they were all color pictures. I'm thinking this may be true for the vast majority of users, right? The bad thing about this from the end user or company that allows printing from BYOD's is that there is no control with printing. If I wanted to print 100 pictures of my son playing baseball, I could do this and no one would be the wiser right? Please correct me if I'm wrong on this
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Re: Pro C550EX

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Is this still a current product? I am fairly certain now that a Fiery RIP does not have the ability to print in "Auto Colour". This can have a major negative effect on the Total cost of ownership. I have been informed that Ricoh colour product in general does not have "Auto Colour" when printing. It is a copy feature but not a print feature. Is this true?
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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its display panels. Sharp, the maker of Aquos televisions, is selling assets and seeking investment as it cuts salaries and jobs, and offers voluntary retirements as a part of a turnaround plan. In July, Sharp sold a stake in an LCD factory in Sakai, central Japan, to Foxconn, who will jointly operate the 10th-generation facility, the industry’s most advanced. Sharp’s talks with Foxconn over a capital tie-up may continue beyond a March deadline, Sharp said last month. Earlier this year, the two
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Re: Lost Deals

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Old Glory, thanks for the info. It would be great to get a list of some of the other books you, our other p4pers have found helpul in our business. Some of my favorites are: How I raised my self from failure to success in selling. Bettger Greatest Salesman in the World Mandino How to sell anything to anybody Girard How to master the art of selling Hopkins
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Re: Lost Deals

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There actually used to be a forum for this purpose here on P4P somewhere but it may be gone now. The most applicable to this business that I have read include: Selling to VITO - Parinello Power Selling - Stephen Power SPIN Sellng - Neil Rackham No conversations about selling or sales mentors can be complete without including Zig Ziglar who passed away last week. There has been no single influence in my life greater than Zig Ziglar. I try to live by his immortal words, "You can get anything you
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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billion yen from Qualcomm, which is based in San Diego. The initial investment is likely to make Qualcomm Sharp’s biggest shareholder, with a 2.65 percent stake, Reuters said. According to the statement, the two manufacturers will develop liquid crystal displays based on a new technology that Sharp has touted called IGZO, which the company says is more energy efficient, offers crisper resolution and allows for more sensitive touch screens. Article Tools FACEBOOK SAVE TWITTER E-MAIL GOOGLE
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Paradigm Imaging Introduces New Colortrac SmartLF SC Scanners

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before scanning. The starting retail price for the SmartLF SC 36 is $4,995 and includes a 1-year on-site warranty. Both the SmartLF SC 25 and SC 36 models can be integrated into FLEX MFP system, including an adjustable single-footprint stand, document return guide and SmartLF EZ Touch PLUS software. Add a large format printer (choose from a number of popular models) for a complete, all-in-one, scan-print-copy system. Product Highlights: · 25” or 36” scan width · Scan speeds – Monochrome, 13 inches
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Online document management systems are the future of business Share

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can be retrieved quickly using an indexing systemor other searches.These online systems have the advantage of being able to be accessed from anywhere in the world and allows for the fast transfer of documents. The main advantages The advantages of using document management software or an online document storage system ensures you are able to manage your business in the most structured manner by saving both time and huge costs. The process goes beyond simple cost savings due to the faster
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Océ Arizona 460 GT, Océ Arizona 460 XT, Océ Arizona 440 GT and Océ Arizona ...

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in every Océ Arizona printer – and print speed by adding extra cyan and magenta nozzle capacity. Called CM2 [C-M-squared], the additional cyan and magenta nozzle capacity offers Production print modes that rival the slower Quality-oriented modes in terms of sharpness, uniformity and smoothness. Users can take advantage of this improved print quality to realize higher net productivity since more demanding jobs can now be printed in the faster print modes. Meet nearly any application need The Océ
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Will Productivity Save the U.S.?

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commissioned by Recharger Magazine provided many thought-provoking responses that require thinking out of the box, leading me to scratch my head about the subject of print volume. The survey had 386 respondents who were responsible for purchasing print/copier equipment or printing supplies. The question posed: Comparing with a year earlier, would you say your monthly print volume increased, decreased, or stayed about the same? The results were split by business size, revealing interesting trends. The
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Pro C550EX

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A couple of questions when equipped with the E8100 Fiery RIP 1). Does this copier have a built in bypass tray or is that a function built integrated into the top of the RT4000 Large capacity tray? 2). When printing a 10 page document containing three colour pages and seven black pages, will the customer be charged for 10 colour pages?
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Re: Tamper Resistant Prescription Paper

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Thanks for starting this conversation. The TypeHaus Prescription Printing solution is a simple way of heling hospitals and clinics transition to printing their prescriptions on blank laser paper and paying less than a cent per page.
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Re: Tamper Resistant Prescription Paper

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Attached is a document that outlines the criteria for security with bond paper for prescription printing. Is anyone else doing anything with this market. I'll be making my first calls on monday to see what I can turn up. see attached document
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Re: Smart Device Print and Ipad

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The best solution I found was a Lantronix print server that uses Airprint and picks up any Airprint printers on the network. The home version supports 2 network printers and I think 1 USB and sells for about $100.
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Re: Windows 8 and SMB scanning

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Sorry, here is the attachment.
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Re: Smart Device Print and Ipad

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It works quite well and allows user to print using Airprint on devices that do not have native Airprint support.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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This sale nets back just about 10% of the projected losses for the year, however I wonder if Sharp counted on this sale when they projected the 450 billion yen loss.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Hai is most interested in Sharp's Mexico plant. In late November, Hon Hai also declined to comment on a Wall Street Journal report that said Sharp is open to Hon Hai's possible acquisition of a stake in the Japanese firm. Sharp owns four overseas TV plants, but the supposed Hon Hai transaction will not include its factory in Poland, the report said. Since this year, the market capitalization of Sharp has shrunk by 75 percent. It has suffered a lack of funds this year, listing US$1.1 billion
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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new shares. Sharp will receive an additional 5 billion yen or so once sufficient progress has been made, the newspaper reported. A 10 billion yen investment would give Qualcomm a roughly 5 percent stake in Sharp based on Sharp's Monday closing price, the daily noted. Qualcomm and Sharp representatives were not immediately available for comment. Sharp, which pioneered LCD technology, has lost three-quarters of its market value this year following massive losses and falling market share
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Re: Lost Deals

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Might want to look into the book "From a Good Sales Call to a Great Sales Call" Featuring the "Breakthrough Win/Loss Analysis System by Richard M. Schroder. PART 1 STEP 1 -Discover the Benefits of Successfully Debriefing with Prospects. It is exactly what you are looking for. Our company assigns reading for sales reps and this was one of the "Books of the Month" We ended up not getting anything out of this book because the company wasn't willing to follow through with the suggestions the book
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Re: Lost Deals

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By the way, Sales reps seldom know the real reason they lose a deal. 9 times out of 10 the sales rep will say that they lost it do to price. If you really want to know the true reason you lose deals, you have to have a non-sales person asking the decision maker directly.
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Re: Lost Deals

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Old Glory Yes the dedicated forum for sales reading help is gone however all of the threads are still intact, meaning if you go here you can search for anything on the forums http://p4photel.com/eve/forums?a=srchf
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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firm's talks to get an up to 9.9 percent stake will not change even though the cash injection from Qualcomm will give the U.S. chipmaker a 5 percent stake in Sharp. Gou reiterated that he expects to reach a decision with Sharp before March 2013, the Chinese-language newspaper reported. Sharp's talks with Hon Hai to renegotiate its investment have stalled in the past few months as the Japanese company's losses have mounted. A Hon Hai executive, when contacted by Reuters on Wednesday, said that the
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Re: MPS question - please advise

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guide volumes where you both want them to go. Price certainly plays into this, but employees don't always keep their eye on the company's bottom line like you and your decision maker might. I hope that helps, and good selling out there!
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Digiscribe Document Management Professional Becomes AIIM ECM Practitioner

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Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Digiscribe International, provider of document scanning services, document management solutions and workflow automation software throughout the New York Metro area today announces that a member of the Digiscribe sales team has been accredited as an AIIM ECM Practitioner. The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Practitioner program, offered by AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) outlines central ECM technologies and their advantages for
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Tamper Resistant Prescription Paper

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Has anyone approached hospitals to see if they can migrate pages from laser printers that are using high cost tamper resistant prescription paper?
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Can anyone help me with ecopy?

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I need to order an ecopy scan station for scanners from Ricoh. The price sheet is fine however there is a small (3) next to the item which usually indicates that you need to reference another item that may or may not be needed. IC an email you a page from the price sheet with the two highlighted items. Dang, even the people at ricoh can't help me.

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This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

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Sales Specialist-Managed Print Services

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control, improved services, managing costs and managing compliance. ◦ Position Xerox effectively against competitive offerings (e.g. HP, Ricoh, IKON, Canon, Lexmark, Konica-Minolta and local dealer offerings) and how these do or do not address the market. ◦ Develop working relationships with key players (Client Asset Manager & team) and various applications that will be used in the Implementation and Manage phases of the XPS sales cycle, as well as documents and reports each player is
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Konica Minolta Strengthens EnvisionIT Production Offering with Print and Outsourced M

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strategy to invest in Print Management Services. Thinking “Beyond Printing,” Konica Minolta’s services strategy combines Print Management Services (PMS) with Marketing Management Services (MMS), as well as managed print services (MPS) with Business Process Consulting (BPC). The company has created four focus areas that deliver significant value to customers including: Optimized Print Services (OPS); Managed IT Services; Software and Solutions; and Commercial Print Management. The acquisition of
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GoldFax Announces a New Release - GoldFax 8.0

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Kyocera HyPAS, Samsung XOA, and Sharp OSA v4 MFPs with a customizable GoldFax interface and Single Sign-On (SSO) support Integration with Canon, Lexmark, Muratec, Toshiba, and XEROX MFPs For more information on GoldFax 8.0 features contact sales@goldfax.com or visit http://www.goldfax.com/news/Go...elease_News_2012.pdf . About DPD International DPD, the makers of GoldFax, is a 35-year-old software solutions provider. GoldFax uses unique, high performance architecture. Industry-leading organizations
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Laser Resources, Witt Company, A.F. Smith and Complete Business Systems join Print Au

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significantly increase their profit margins on print management solution sales. About the new Print Audit Premier dealers: Laser Resources - Laser Resources is an Iowa-based company that delivers printing system technologies and innovative managed services solutions to all types of organizations throughout Iowa. This includes production print, devices that print, copy, scan, and fax, and ongoing maintenance services and supply management. Laser Resources also provides managed IT services and managed
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Mobile Printing App for Home and Office Users

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its Canon Mobile Printing App for iPhone® and iPad®, extending Canon’s already comprehensive support for mobile office users and consumers. Canon Mobile Printing enables users in homes and offices of all sizes to send print jobs directly from their iPhone and iPad to a compatible Canon output device. The Canon Mobile Printing App is compatible with select Canon imageCLASS desktop
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Oki Systems (UK) Announces New Managed Print Services Opportunity

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turnover accounts for over 50% of OKI Data Corporation’s group turnover. The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. OKI Europe’s award winning, product portfolio comprises seven distinct segments: Managed Print Services, colour and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and
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The Calm Before the Storm or The Perfect Storm?

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(such as Xerox, Lexmark, and Ricoh) shift to a broacher managed services/technology services approach (Konica Minolta, Okidata and HP) or “more of the same” offering basic MPS and competing primarily on technology (the rest). Really, the separation between vendors offering basic MPS vs. advanced MPS is so significant now, Photizo Group is breaking the MPS market size and forecast into two separate forecasts. The gulf between the “haves” and the “have-nots” is increasing steadily- but what does
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Canon unveils second generation Imagerunner Advance

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Canon Colourpass external RIP for a small, new-to-digital commercial production environment looking to increase productivity. European product marketing manager for professional print solutions Paul Knowles said that the latest model was the result of feedback and insights provided by Canon’s partners and customers in professional print. "We’ve fine tuned the features to improve productivity, flexibility and security while also providing a strong emphasis on environmental credentials. This next
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Oce to Showcase Mobile Printing Application for AEC Industry at Autodesk University 2

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create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totaled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at http://www.canon.com . About Canon U.S.A., Inc.Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and
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Ricoh announces Business Information Solutions Conference

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right form for productive action. For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com . | 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 more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23
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Customers gain broader device coverage through combined technologies and services.

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Customers gain broader device coverage through combined technologies and services. Glassboro, NJ (PRWEB) November 29, 2012 NER Data Corporation (NER), developer of the Print4 Managed Print Services announced today a Managed Print Services agreement with Sharp Business Systems (SBS). SBS, a direct sales division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is a provider of Multifunction Printers (MFPs)/Copiers, Network Printers, Fax Machines and MPS solutions. As part of the MPS agreement, the two
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Smart Device Print and Ipad

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I just installed 2 new Savin MPC 305s (the small A4 color system). The customer wants to print from Ipads. No problem. Smart Device Print works. However, when printing from Safari or any browser you can only copy what is on the screen and print it (not the whole page). This is not what the customer wants. I was thinking if there was a free print to PDF app that would allow me to print it to a PDF and then print the PDF. Like most print apps, the Smart Device Print app is a little
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Sharp Rises After Report on Talks With Dell for Investment

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widening its loss forecast for the year. Earlier this month, Sharp said there was “material doubt” about its ability to survive after forecasting a record 450 billion-yen, full-year loss on falling demand for its display panels. Sharp is cutting jobs, seeking voluntary retirements, reducing pay and selling assets as part of a turnaround plan. Atsushi Yoshida, a spokesman for Sharp, said the company wasn’t the source of the report and that nothing has been decided. Dell (DELL) “doesn’t comment on rumor
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Lexmark Creates Industry’s Most Extensive A4 MFP Line

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lost 19¢ on every dollar in sales. Lexmark’s laser printer and MFP placements in Q3 were down 6% in the large workgroup category and 8% in the small workgroup category. Revenue was down 20% and 11% in the same categories. Laser supplies revenue was down 5%, and MPS was basically flat. All of this highlights the critical need for a boost in Lexmark’s laser business, and that is what the new MFPs and printers are intended to do. nterestingly, while the press release highlighted the “seamless
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Objet Launches Objet1000 at Euromold - World's Most Effective Large Format 3D Printer

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awards in 8 years) is based upon over 110 patents and patent pending inventions. Objet's advanced 3D printing systems and range of over 120 materials enable professionals to build prototypes that accurately simulate the true look, feel and function of an end-product, even complex, assembled goods. The Objet Connex™ line of multi-material 3D printers features the world's only technology to simultaneously jet 2 materials. With this, users can print many different materials into a single part and
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Smartphone Study is Good News for Apple, Bad News for Canon

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to send or receive an e-mail. These findings are not as surprising as they are damaging to companies that produce specific-use devices. Canon (NYSE: CAJ), for example, does not make cellular devices. But it produces a number of digital cameras, including several pocket-sized devices. If Consumers are reaching for their smartphones instead of an actual camera to take photos, Canon's future could be in jeopardy. Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/news/1...-canon#ixzz2DZFnimTD
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Erie businessman gets fed prison for copier fraud

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ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An Erie businessman has been sentenced to 4½ years in federal prison for a multimillion-dollar fraud that cheated customers of his copy machine business, including schools and churches.U.S. District Judge Sean McLaughlin...
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Leasing Company Copiers are Underwater

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Here's an interesting scenario that I have to muddle through, would love to hear from others on this.One of my accounts at the Jersey Shore had the entire admin builing flooded. The leasing company who holds the lease is Great America. The town...
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Does canon have an off the shelf...

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Does canon have an off the shelf inexpensive and easy to use document managment system that intergrates with the new imagerunner advance series?
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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If and only if you process the entire billing packet you may have a point. If you do the job of a Sales coordinator (Check the deal and paperwork for completeness and correctness) Billing administrator (Complete the funding detail sheet, send the deal to the lease company, confirm funding has hit, send off docs) Cut any buyout /payoff checks and deliver them to the customer. Store equipment for stream of payment deals, then package, load and deliver equipment to old lease company. Then you
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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Ricoh withholds from my dealer instead of lower cost of goods, and funnels direct to me at the dealer's expense. I still take it because my dealership is OK with it. There are reps out ther that get kick-backs from leasing companies in return for business. Again money that technically belongs to the dealership unless it is something they approve of. Ultimately, most dealerships look to break even on hardware sales and profit from the service and supply residuals that result from the sales. The
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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Our program is: 1) 24K base. 2) 30/40/50% of GP depending on sales volume for the month. 0-35k 35-45 45+. 3)3% bonus on all leases including buyout. 4)10% on first year service. 5) New customer bonus 100-600/machine by segment. 6)Qrtrly bonus for 100% plus 7)Annual bonus for 100% plus A rep selling 40k per month average usually makes $100k ++
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Re: Efilecabinet

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Sorry for not getting back sooner. Art, I haven't looked at those two, but I have looked at a lot of different options. The part that interests me about efilecabinet is that it looks fairly simple and doesn't require a big investment or a lot of training. I'm interested in who out there is selling something and at what rate...seems like for the last 10 years everyone has been calling themselves Document Management Specialists and at least in our demographic I don't know of anyone who is really
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Brother International Corporation Expands Brother CreativeCenter™

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create and print customized professional materials for business and home use. Based on extensive consumer research and feedback, Brother significantly enhanced the utility, ease of use and overall customer experience of the Brother CreativeCenter™. A more intuitive user interface, hundreds of new templates and advanced cloud storage options make the Brother CreativeCenter™ the perfect choice for business and home users to easily and affordably create professional-looking printed materials
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MPS question - please advise

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I had a conversation today with another Sales Rep about is MPS. He was telling me that only multiple desktop printers are allowed for it truely to be considered MPS (No MFP'S included). I said that multiple MFP'S can absolutely be included. All machines involved just need to be blended together for the one click rate on each device . Can someone please help answer this?? Much appreciated!!
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Horizon House Senior Living saves time and space with electronic document management

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way. A new case study details how they are now saving time, money and office space using ColumbiaSoft’s Document Locator (DL) software for a paperless approach in several areas of business. “Filing cabinets were taking up valuable space, and the manual filing of accounting records had become a significant burden that was consuming valuable staff time,” said Horizon House Systems Administrator Troy Schneiter. “Everything from copies of checks, to insurance policies, to accounts payable billing
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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deal by saying (read lying) "We are the Manufacturer". NO _BS Branch has ever manufactured anything. Don't play their game! Don't sell on price. Don't meet their price make them meet your Service & Support. That has value to a customer BUT ONLY if you make it a selling point. The sweet taste of a cheap price soon turns sour in the face of poor service over the life of the lease! I am going to get off my soap box now. Vince McHugh
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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quote: Start second rant here By the way who do you know that bought their last car directly from GM or FORD? No! We buy cars from a local dealership that has a good reputation for Service & support after the sale End both rants Keep in mind, auto manufacturers would directly dominate car sales if not for state laws designed to protect local dealers passed in the early 20th century. Some very interesting reading on the subject... http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/eag/246374.htm
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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Cash: Thanks for posting that link. I've read Section I and am wondering if you have researched this specifically for the MFP/Copier industry, the similarities are HUGE?
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0.019584 Means 4% And its not a "pad" its the same reason that Banks get a lower interest rate than you and I can on a mortgage. Imagine this a bank is borrowing at .025 percent from fed and lending at .0375 to you and me. Thats a 50% percent "Pad" our industry marks up only 4-10% and most of that is eaten up by administrative costs. Sales is break even at best, the real money is in the ongoing annuity and revenue stream from service.
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quote: Originally posted by Chuck: Cash: Thanks for posting that link. I've read Section I and am wondering if you have researched this specifically for the MFP/Copier industry, the similarities are HUGE? Yes, but the auto dealers had great political clout in the 20's/30's when the industry was new. The manufacturers were distracted with growth and labor problems and failed to defend the consumers or themselves. The dealers were the "home team" in each market and were able to lock up the state
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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Yoda, thanx so, considering that the sale is 20,000, the sales persom uses .0204 and the payment is $408 to the customer. The money funded from the leasing company to the dealership is $20,833 right?
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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So, if you were to have a sales team that generated 160,000 per month, all were 60 months, then the "pad" or extra revenue to the company would be $6,680 per month and if that average was kep up for the year that would represent $80,160 in "pad" or extra revenue.
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Yes and thats not much. Pays for maybe a Production SE, Lease admin or sales coordinator and part of a Sales Manager. Art it depends on how many reps whats the comp plan etc.. Do any reps voluntarily give back salaries when they sell little or nothing one or two months out of the year? I think not, the pad also covers these inevitable down months. If you want to be pure about it. Compare a straight commission position with actual dealer cost. I did it once and made the most money I ever made
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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salary. New reps on the other hand have all the time in the world to prospect and traditionaly I would say that 1 in 5 hang in there for more than one year and 1-10 make it past three years, that what I've seen at my place. Instead of padded rates, why not just mark the systems up higher to the salesperson, at least in this case the dealership would gain additional margins with purchases also.
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Many Dealerships don't even admit to their own sales force that the lease rates are padded.
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Re: Padded Lease Rates

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quote: Originally posted by VinceMcHugh: Many Dealerships don't even admit to their own sales force that the lease rates are padded. I agree and would tend to think that it could be as high as 90%.
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Re: Leasing Company Copiers are Underwater

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ethical for the leasing company to go after full stream of payments plus residual in the case I described??? I don't begrudge the leasing company a fair return on their outlay of money but to want the full stream plus residual 4 weeks after funding is excessive. That's making 40% interest on their money for a one month investment. Would you be happy as the leasing partner???? I doubt it. Keep in mind your reputation as a salesperson is attached to how your leasing partners treat the customers
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I Agree quote: Sales is break even at best, the real money is in the ongoing annuity and revenue stream from service.
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Re: Does canon have an off the shelf...

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Canon like most manufacturers use 3rd solutions. When you say document management what do you want to be able to do?
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you... So, do you think it would be ethical for the leasing company to go after full stream of payments plus residual in the case I described??? I don't begrudge the leasing company a fair return on their outlay of money but to want the full stream plus residual 4 weeks after funding is excessive. That's making 40% interest on their money for a one month investment. Would you be happy as the leasing partner???? I doubt it. Keep in mind your reputation as a salesperson is attached to how your
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Re: Leasing Company Copiers are Underwater

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salesperson is attached to how your leasing partners treat the customers. Imagine if you had a mortgage on a new house and your house burned down a month after settlement. Would it be ethical and reasonable for the bank to go after you for the 30 years worth of interest and principal? Just trying to do the best I can for my client. Well, of course. We all understand that there is NO question of ethics, both parties signed a contract and agreed to obligations. Both took on risks. Now one party has
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got new gear right away. They were dead in the water without equipment so they did a new lease. I put on my sales order clearly that it was the customer's responsibility to pay off the previous lease. Other customers who had their insurance company submit for them a certificate of loss payee found out after the fact that they did not have proper coverage. Ultimately I think the least risk for the customer is to use the leasing company's insurance. Most will resist that because they have their own
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Art, Canon recently bought a company, I believe the name of the company or product is "Therefore". My understanding is they will be releasing the DMS system to dealers in the next quarter. It has been successful in Europe and I have heard it integrates well with UniFLOW. VINCE
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I beleive the T's and C's on all leases says insurance will be billed unless a certificate of insurance is provided regardless of PO or not. Also as a municipality isnt there a standard Fiscal funding out clause maybe the town councel just needs to defund the dept or copier.
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When I was at RBS Boston we had a number of them in the field. I don't think we sold any in the two+ years that I was there. They were a DMS appliance. Web based interface. From my experience they were a pain to support, very proprietary, and very difficult to migrate to another DMS. I would NOT recommend selling them, at least not to a customer that you like and want to keep. Vince
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MPS can take many forms and to suggest that any one form is somehow invald is unnecessary and I would suggest unwise. If we consider the MPS model that does not include hardware, then, technically, the MFP's can be considered to be already on an MPS program in that they are on a service and supply agreement that is billed somehow based on the clicks they run. To include printers and somehow blend the rate to one common rate takes away some of the purpose in my opinion, which is to migrate

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Konica Minolta Named a Leader in 2012 Worldwide Multifunction Printer (MFP) and Print

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Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2012 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced Konica Minolta’s placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the “2012 Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide” 1 published by Gartner, Inc. “Our continued position in the leaders’ quadrant demonstrates the success of our business strategy to provide customers with comprehensive print solutions that include award-winning bizhub MFP technology, integrated software and IT services
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KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, INC. : Konica Minolta To Acquire Charterhouse PM Limited

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, Germany, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta. Background of acquisition One of the primary growth strategies in the Konica Minolta Group's Medium Term Business Plan "G PLAN 2013" is to reinforce competitiveness in the production print business, including commercial printing and central reproduction department (CRD) as main markets. Konica Minolta has been known for achieving high customer satisfaction with its high quality products and services in the European CRD market. With the aim of
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Sharp® To Award $100,000 Of Product To One School As Part Of 100th Anniversary Celebr

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Sharp® To Award $100,000 Of Product To One School As Part Of 100th Anniversary Celebration PR Newswire MAHWAH, N.J. , Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation , has announced the company's Centennial School Contest. One lucky K-12 accredited school in the United States will win $100,000 of state of the art Sharp products for their classrooms, such as interactive whiteboards, copier/printers, projectors
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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satisfaction has grown to become one of Ricoh’s largest independent dealers in the U.S. Metro Sales has been Minnesota’s exclusive Ricoh dealer since 1981 and proudly offers their products. | 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 more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had
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Know What it is Costing to Print Each Page!

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Know What it is Costing to Print Each Page! With the complexities of network management often print costs are not followed closely and with a systematic view. This means that they can quickly get out of control and when hard and soft costs are included (toner, equipment, support, help desk calls, driver installs, users' lost prints, reprints, etc.) the overall cost of printing documents can escalate. Overall document processing costs can be a considerable, yet hidden expense. Learn what, where
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Copy General Installs First Xerox iGen 150 Press in the United States

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. Qualitative Differences Digital printing has long taken a back seat to offset when it comes to quality. But digital printing has improved a lot in just the past couple of years. The iGen 150 is at least as good as offset. Most people can’t tell the difference in side-by-side comparisons or they prefer the digitally printed version. The new iGen press prints 150 pages per minute with a 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution for excellent quality. It has a maximum sheet size of 14.33 x 26 inches. Using variable
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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The new IKON (Sorry, I mean Ricoh, I keep forgetting) may continue to follow this stratgey with certain key Dealers only, or in very rural markets where Direct (RBS / IKON) do not want to travel for service and support. Metro Sales is Ricoh's largest Dealer (either #1 or #2 in revenue), so this makes sense for them. I can more clearly see that Ricoh will focus on Direct and the IKON executives in charge now (down in Malvern, PA) will try to implement the Services-led business. Yet, smaller to
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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ground andselling to us? They're billions of dollars of profits IN A FISCAL QTR is terrible. Is oil costly to produce, sure but those costs are passed on to consumers. I was saying to tax their revenue so that when their rev decreases so do the taxes they owe but when they are selling more and more oil products they pay higher and higher taxes. But to allow deductions for sold inventory, its not right - an MFP dealer can't offset his SOLD inventory against his PROFITS can he? By tax cheats I was
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Auxilio Brings in 15 New Customers

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Auxilio Brings in 15 New Customers By Ken Nagy, CFA On November 15, 2012, Auxilio, Inc. ( AUXO ), the Mission Viejo, California based Managed Print Services (MPS) company for the health care industry, reported financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter and nine months, ended September 30, 2012. A strong quarter resulted in a 31.6 percent year over year jump in sales, with revenue expanding $2.108 million to $8.782 million from $6.674 million for the third quarter ended September 30
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Increase services revenue by promoting Workflow Processing and Email Archiving

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archiving is now being implemented in a large number of companies to automate email capture, indexing, quick retrieval and eDiscovery of a company’s most critical business asset. Allow DocuLex to demonstrate this powerful, beneficial component of Archive Studio WebSearch today. Contact your salesman for more info (click here). •Has your customer experienced employee turnover? Have your experienced DocuLex administrators left the company? Ask us about our training services to bring your employees back
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OKI Data Americas To Resell Lantronix xPrintServer Mobile Printing Device, Further En

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provides printing support for both USB and network-connected printers, wired or wireless. The xPrintServer Office Edition from Lantronix enables large workgroups to print directly from iOS mobile devices through the native print menu, eliminating the need to download mobile print applications. The xPrintServer effectively converts existing printers into iOS-compatible devices and addresses the growing demand for cost-effective iOS mobile printing, specifically within the enterprise and education
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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yen in Tokyo trading today, extending its loss this year to 74 percent, the worst performer among more than 1,600 companies in the MSCI World Index (MXWO) of developed nations. The company’s turnaround plan includes seeking voluntary retirements, cutting salaries, selling assets and reducing capital investments, Sharp said Nov. 1. To contact the reporter on this story: Mariko Yasu in Tokyo at myasu@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Tighe at mtighe4
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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billions of dollars of profits IN A FISCAL QTR is terrible. Is oil costly to produce, sure but those costs are passed on to consumers. I was saying to tax their revenue so that when their rev decreases so do the taxes they owe but when they are selling more and more oil products they pay higher and higher taxes. But to allow deductions for sold inventory, its not right - an MFP dealer can't offset his SOLD inventory against his PROFITS can he? By tax cheats I was referring to those who manipulate
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"According to other sources, Sharp’s turnaround plan includes seeking voluntary retirements, salary cuts, selling assets and reducing capital investments" from Industry Analysts. Ouch...the hits just keep on comin' !
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OKI Data Receives Outstanding Achievement Awards from BLI

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OKI Data Receives Outstanding Achievement Awards from BLI Friday, November 16, 2012 Press release from the issuing company The MB461, MB471 and MB491 earn recognition for stellar environmental performances in the A4 mono MFP/small workgroup category Mount Laurel, NJ – OKI Data Americas has been recognized by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), receiving Outstanding Achievement Awards for Energy Efficiency for three of its new monochrome multifunction printers (MFPs) – the MB461, MB471 and MB491 – all
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docSTAR® Dramatically Expands Cloud Content Management Software

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management solution Eclipse is now available for installation on the customer's hardware. docSTAR Eclipse is a powerful cloud content management system that delivers measurable savings. "Our Eclipse solution allows customers to achieve efficiency through the automation of business processes," said docSTAR CEO Tom Franceski. "In today's economic environment, business process automation is at the forefront of C-level strategies." "docSTAR continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovative software
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2012 Bavarian Innovation Prize goes to Oce

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accumulating in unused color nozzles and clogging these. This obviates the need for laborious manual cleaning of the print heads during the printing process. Environmentally-friendly and economic This form of on-demand production spares the environment, reduces paper consumption and avoids wastage. In only seven years of printing on the system, and assuming 27 million A4 prints per month at an average of two quality checks per roll, this can lead to a saving of up to 120 tons of 80 g/m² paper. Even
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Sharp Update!! Intel may take a 30 billion yen investment in Sharp by the end of the month, the 30 billion yen is less than 10% of what Sharp expects to lose this year. There was also a report that Qualcom may also do something. In another report Ming the Merciless aka Terry Guo is providing a personal guarantee for HonHai to move foward with his purchase of Sharp's 10th gen LCD plant. It's reported for about 19 billion yen. Keep in mind that Sharp is expected to lose 450 billion yen this year
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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, announced in August, would give staff at the firm and its main subsidies in Japan the option to stop work voluntarily. Sharp's original estimates suggested that roughly 2,000 employees would be induced to take voluntary retirement. However, the company has had to shorten the application deadline by a week as the scheme quickly became oversubscribed. In total, 2,960 Sharp employees have taken the deal, each of whom will retire on December 15 2012. The expense, 25.3 billion yen ($3.11bn) will be
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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chuck The rich pay taxes period, and yes they can get substanial deductions depending on how they spent or earned that money. But to have that article state they paid zero tax is absurd. We all pay taxes every day and so do they when the buy fuel, clothing, payroll deductions, etc. I do admit that the current IRS thing is hokie and I'm in favor of a National Sales Tax to eliminate the IRS, this way everyone pays their fair share (yes even the people who are in the country illegally). The US has
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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Art, there are only 433,000 people making $1,000,000 or more per year in the US in 2011 (321,000 in 2008). This is income that is taxed not net worth which isn't taxed, earnings are taxed. A National Sales Tax is NOT a fair tax as it inordinately places a heavier burden on Middle Income and below since they spend all they make. Wealthy families (say $1,000,000) don't spend 20 times what a family making $50,000 spends. If we'd simply use the taxes rates in effect during Ronald Reagan's first
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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Chuck You're wrong the WSJ reported that there is 3.1 millionaires in the US. I'll believe the WSJ before I believe a rogue web site. I'm middle income and I have no problem with National Sales Tax, you see that's the problem we are in..... x amount of people are NOT paying taxes and that's not the way our tax code was meant to be. EVERYONE would pay their FAIR share and the FAIREST way for EVERYONE to pay taxes is a national sales tax. There could be exemptions for those on disability, but if
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quote: Originally posted by Chuck: Art, there are only 433,000 people making $1,000,000 or more per year in the US in 2011 (321,000 in 2008). This is income that is taxed not net worth which isn't taxed, earnings are taxed. A National Sales Tax is NOT a fair tax as it inordinately places a heavier burden on Middle Income and below since they spend all they make. Wealthy families (say $1,000,000) don't spend 20 times what a family making $50,000 spends. If we'd simply use the taxes rates in
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A National Sales Tax is basically a consumption tax. It is not a progressive tax as it impacts lower income people much more than higher income people. Although personal and corporate income taxes provide the bulk of revenue to the federal government, consumption taxes continue to be a primary source of income for state and local governments. Are you proposing a new Federal tax on top of existing State and Municipal taxes in exchange for greatly simplifying the Federal tax code? Although a
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eFileCabinet's Cloud Solution Helps Businesses Increase Productivity with Android App

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folder or cabinet (instead of scanning) and the ability to customize security settings. eFileCabinet's Android app is now available for download here. Learn more and request a demo at www.efilecabinet.com/products/mobile-apps . About eFileCabinet, Inc. eFileCabinet, Inc. offers a suite of document management software (DMS) products and services that help businesses and individuals work quicker, smarter and more collaboratively. With more than 11 years in the document management industry
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Has anyone heard of this or is anyone selling it? I'm looking for a simple easy to use inexpensive document management software to bundle with our MFPs and open new opportunities and this looks like it might be it.
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Nuance Delivers Mobile Print Convenience with Enterprise-Level Control and Security

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. “Nuance partnered with PrinterOn to enable organizations to keep accountability, cost allocation and security in place, as they expand their printing universes to include mobile devices.” Equitrac software can track and manage print, copy, fax, and scan activity for virtually any MFP or printer brands, including Canon/Océ, Fuji Xerox, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh/IKON and Xerox – each of which currently sells or bundles Equitrac solutions through dealers or as part of Managed Print Services
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Ricoh Named a Leader in Analyst Firm's 2012 Multifunction Product (MFP) and Printer M

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MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that Gartner has named Ricoh a Leader in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for multifunction products (MFPs) and printers worldwide.[1] Ricoh offers a complete line of network-capable MFPs and printers that print in color, black and white or both. Ricoh multifunction products offer copy, scan and fax options as well as advanced finishing capabilities on a technology platform designed to seamlessly interface with the
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Konica Minolta Updates PageScope Mobile iOS App

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customers and the marketplace.” Konica Minolta customers can download the free PageScope Mobile app by visiting the Apple App Store and searching for PageScope Mobile. About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. BLI
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Aficio™SP 100 e/SP 100SU e/SP 100SF e – Ricoh Launches its Smallest B/W A4 Laser Prin

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SP 100 e/SP 100SU e/SP 100SF e have environmentally responsible and money-saving features such as Toner Save and (manual) duplexing. In addition, these devices are Energy Star compliant, meaning less CO2 is produced in providing the energy needed to run them. The Aficio™SP 100 e/SP 100SU e/SP 100SF e are the latest additions to Ricoh’s range of digital office equipment. Ricoh currently manufactures one of the most extensive line-ups of printers, copiers, faxes and multifunctional devices, as well
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United Business Technologies to Add New Canon Copy Machine to Fleet

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imageRUNNER ADVANCE can be found at http://www.ubti.com/Color-Copiers.asp . About The Company Headquartered in Northern Virginia, United Business Technologies specializes in office electronics such as digital and color copy machines, business printers, and fax machines. In 2011, the company was recognized as Canon's 2nd largest independent copier company. http://www.ubti.com SOURCE United Business Technologies
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Eco-Friendly Copier Erases Printouts

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Eco-Friendly Copier Erases Printouts Toshiba Toshiba Tec has unveiled a new, eco-friendly copy machine that allows users to erase printed documents, and reuse them as blank sheets of paper – reducing their carbon footprint in the process. The “Loops” copier system, the first of its kind, combines two separate machines: a special toner that uses erasable ink, and a machine that applies heat to wipe the paper clean. The system, unveiled Monday, has the capability to erase 30 sheets per minute
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Re: Konica Minolta Sales Up !

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With other manufacturers, like IKON (I mean Ricoh), focused primarily on their Direct channel, Konica Minolta has become the organization with the friendliest and fastest growing Dealer channel. Now that XEROX has changed their business model, SHARP is on the brink of collapse, and Canon continues to suffer in the market, Konica Minolta may be in a very solid position going forward.
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Keep America Beautiful to Award Xerox Corporation 2012 Vision for America Award

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its customers simplify the way they conduct business, improve and take the excess out of their processes, thereby saving resources and eliminating waste,” said Matthew McKenna, Keep America Beautiful president and CEO. “It may sound simple. But it takes vision and a laser-like focus to achieve such laudable sustainability results.” Keep America Beautiful cited several specific corporate efforts which led to the recognition: As the world’s leader in managed print services, Xerox has reduced energy
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Canon establishes new MPS Accreditation scheme for partners

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Canon, the imaging solutions provider, has announced an extension to its pan-European Partner Programme with the launch of a new Managed Print Services Accreditation scheme. Building on Canon's Partner Programme, launched in early 2011, the new MPS Accreditation scheme will be rolled out across Europe in Q4 2012. The scheme has been developed to help identify and develop Canon's leading partners and demonstrate the high standards those partners are achieving in Managed Print service delivery
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Ricoh Europe Joins Two Sides and Print Power

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information on why print and paper can be an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium. Print Power complements this by focussing on brand owners and media decision makers and informing them about the proven effectiveness of print as a vital communications channel in a multi-media world. Graham Moore, Business Development Director, Production Printing Business Group, says. "Ricoh goes beyond compliance to take a responsible approach to the environment. It combines ecological
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Copiers & Maintenance Request for Proposal

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Here are the current bidding opportunities available. Copiers & Maintenance Request for Proposal (posted: 11/05/12) The County of Midland respectfully requests your participation in submitting a bid to service our existing copiers and provide new printing solutions in a combined effort between the vendor and the County of Midland’s IS Department. All of current the copiers in the County of Midland buildings are owned by the County of Midland. The two brands that are used are Savin and Kyocera

Print Audit Premier Program Signals Shift in Business Models

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announcement caused a stir in the imaging industry with its radical departure from what I’ve always referred to as the ‘unholy trinity’ of software sales, annual maintenance and professional services. You see, software companies who follow a more traditional model will make the lion share of their money by selling software licenses in some per unit arrangement (usually per computer or per user). Then software companies will then look to tack on an annual maintenance agreement for bug fixes and
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Canon Wins BLI’s First Line of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency

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plain for anyone to see the significantly lower than average energy results available throughout Canon’s A3 product line.” Although the “Line” award criteria include only new and current models tested to date, Canon has consistently earned recognition for the environmental performances of its A3 and A4 document imaging products over the past four years. In fact, Canon has won a total of 18 BLI “Outstanding Achievement” awards for energy efficiency to date—more than any other vendor. Moreover, many
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AUXILIO Signs Five Year Managed Print Services Contract with New Hampshire's LRGHealt

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services to thousands of affiliated clinical and administrative facilities which will save in excess of $70 million for its current hospital customers over the next three to five years. About AUXILIO, Inc. AUXILIO, Inc. is the pioneer of managed print services for the health care industry, working exclusively with hospitals and hospital systems throughout the United States. We are vendor independent and provide intelligent solutions, a risk free program and guaranteed savings. AUXILIO assumes all
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Windows 8 Compatability

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I was in a competitive situation today pitching a new colour copier. The competition came in pitching a used Ricoh copier probably because they can make a lot more money selling a used box than a new one. This customer seemed quite concerned about keeping current with technology but was attracted to the lower cost of the used box. I understand that many customers plan to put Windows 8 IT purchases off into the future but if you are buying a copier on a five year lease, it is very likely your
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New Release of PrinterOn Enterprise Mobile Printing Platform

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KITCHENER, ON, Nov. 14, 2012 -- Powerful printing solution enables secure, authenticated printing from any device to any printer inside or outside your corporate network regardless of geographic location. KITCHENER, ON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - PrinterOn®, the world's leading Mobile Printing Platform, has announced the release of PrinterOn Enterprise 1.9. PrinterOn Enterprise is a full-featured Mobile Printing Platform that ensures documents are printed and managed within the Private Cloud
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FYI. To be technical, Windows 8 introduces SMB V3, improving security features among other things. http://www.windowsecurity.com/...SMB-Connections.html Although supposedly backwards compatible with SMB V1 & V2 found on most current MFPs, the transition is not quite as seamless as Microsoft hoped for. SMB V3 will likely require firmware updates from all of the copier manufacturers to be compatible. I have no idea on the Universal Print drivers until you try them. It is only a short time frame
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Ricoh Americas is contact my accounts for......

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for service, order supplies or billing assistance will change and this is the new number! The letter also states that if they have any questions please call them. So, I'm trying to figure out how Ricoh new that my church had a new copier? Can't be Aficio League because we black out all of the information on the invoice and do not provide an address. My only other thought is that since I used NCPG that Ricoh is now culling the NCPG data base. If they are doing this with the NCPG, then they are
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Smart Device Print

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Its here and it works. Download it in the app store. Works with almost any Ricoh device.
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Xerox to lay off 2,500; local impact unclear but unlikely to be severe

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announcements. I’m sure the managers will be talking to the affected people during the fourth quarter,” she said. Most of the Xerox workers in the Rochester area — especially at the manufacturing campus in Webster — are on the technology side of the company, not the services side. So that may indicate that this area won’t be hit too hard by the layoffs. BLOUDON@DemocratandChronicle.com
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Sales 101

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people who already want what your selling and market to them instead! Imagine that you only ever spoke to people who have a WANT and NEED for your Product or Service? Trust me... It's makes things a whole lot easier and about 100 times more enjoyable as well! Last week, a Business Owner in Ireland contacted me to find out more about how I could help him increase his profits... About 30 seconds into the call he asks: "So... Tell me why I need you?" I don't know about you Art, but I'm not
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Windows 8 uses SMB version 3, most devices are built on SMB version 1 and 2. Version 3 is supposed to be backwards compatible, however most devices running versions 1 and 2 don't have that functionality enabled, or do not understand the newer protocol entirely. Many copier vendors do not have a solution for this yet. Both Ricoh and Toshiba are not scheduled for a solution until Jan 2013. Ricoh Problem Bulletin #TS121417 dated Oct 2012 confirms the same. Scan to FTP, Scan to Email and Scan to
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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. Panasonic's EBIT margins have recently improved to stave off a rating action at this juncture. However a failure to generate higher cash flow could result in a downgrade to speculative grade within the next 12 months. Matt: Fitch recently downgraded Sharp by six notches from 'BBB-' to 'B-', a level which indicates the presence of a material default risk. Can you explain the main factors behind such a dramatic downgrade? Alvin: By way of background let me explain that Fitch downgraded Sharp's
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Apple bailed out Sharp to the tune of $2bn last quarter: analyst

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an intended investment by Foxconn [Hon Hai]. That deal fell through as Sharp's finances deteriorated. My guess is that these attempts to shore up Sharp are directed by Apple to ensure both continuity of supply and a balanced supplier base (offsetting Samsung, another supplier). Dediu points out that if Sharp had entered into bankruptcy, it's quite possible that its production plants could be grabbed by creditors and shut down, irrespective of any deal with Apple. If this had happened it could
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Samsung Targets Quality and Convergence with New A4 Colour Laser Line up

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Samsung’s new multi-function printers offer complete technology convergence Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has launched its new A4 colour laser printer line up. Samsung showcased the complete range of new A4 multi-function printers (MFP) at the Johannesburg launch, held at Urban Tree in Sandton. Designed with both single users and businesses in mind, and based on in-depth customer research, Samsung’s latest innovative printing
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I've actually taken the time to read all those posts regarding "Sharp selects ABC..X..business/imaging solutions" posts. Then I went further and googled each company and looked at there web sites to see the proud red Sharp logo. To my shock and dismay, very few have it listed? Check some out yourself and have a little fun.
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Xerox Sees 4Q Miss, Boosts Buyback Program by $1B

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Xerox (XRX) warned on Tuesday it will likely post disappointing earnings in the fourth quarter but also unveiled plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 35% and bolster its share buyback program by $1 billion. Shares of the document and technology company rallied about 2% in reaction to the mixed developments announced at its annual investor conference. Xerox projected fourth-quarter non-GAAP EPS of 28 cents to 30 cents, compared with consensus calls from analysts for 32 cents. Management
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HP LaserJet M775, M712, M575c, M525c E-Forms and Barcodes by TypeHaus Lead New Genera

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form backgrounds, replacing multi-part forms with automatically generated multiple copies with identifying watermarks, or even just identifying specific values being printed and using them to automatically add barcodes to the existing print job. Processing can also be as complex as receiving a print job for one purpose, extracting the data, and printing it for an entirely different purpose. For example, an electronic medical records application prints a simple patient information report. The
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Canon IRC 2030 Proposal

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Toshiba Introduces New Line of Photocouplers

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Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2011 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, March, 2012). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm . © 2012 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in this
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Maybe instead of Ricoh selling itself to accounts it has decided to pull accounts from dealers. Who knows in this ever changing industry.
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that the phone number to contact them for service, order supplies or billing assistance will change and this is the new number! The letter also states that if they have any questions please call them. So, I'm trying to figure out how Ricoh new that my church had a new copier? Can't be Aficio League because we black out all of the information on the invoice and do not provide an address. My only other thought is that since I used NCPG that Ricoh is now culling the NCPG data base. If they are doing
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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: From CNN: "White men comprised just 34% of the electorate on Tuesday." "The big picture is this: Democrats are continuing to win big with the demographic groups that are growing; Republicans are still struggling to increase support with shrinking base voter groups." The GOP needs to make in roads into the growing demographic bases. They need to do this by talking about thier message and not become the democrat lite party. The core message of liberty
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Unless HP has made series improvements to their Edgline series they are no threat to a decent MFD. I was at one of the ON Demand shows a few years back and looked at the output from their Edgeline series and was totally unimpressed. The other issue that "Printer Companies" have not figured out when it comes to MFDs is the Accessories. They put flimsy CRAP accessories on their "MFD" (I use the term generously) and expect them to last for a 3-5 year lease term. And they don't care if they don't
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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I spoke to an old friend who's been a dealer rep for decades, literaly, who is with Sharp (one of five nationwide). He indicated that dealers are still signing up and that fellow Sharp employees want Kyocera-Mita to buy up the division. I feel that like what the US Government did for the US Auto industry, Japan will do for their panel industry. Japan cannot lose to Korea in the panel field like it has in the automobile field. Apple has sunk a bunch of it's vast coroprate treasure into Sharp
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OKI Data Announces Sponsorship of Questex Solutions Summit

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strategies on how dealers can successfully move beyond print to become a Total Solution Provider, incorporating both managed IT services and Managed Print Services (MPS) into a single and more holistic business practice. The breakout session will take place on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. EST in the Cardinal Ballroom, immediately following the Questex opening presentation. The educational session will be led by Chris DiReda, National Sales Director for MPS at OKI Data Americas
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Georgia

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The City of Alpharetta is requesting bids for the purchase and/or lease of FIVE (5) XEROX MULTI-FUNCTION COPIERS to be provided in accordance with terms, conditions, and specifications contained within the solicitation document. This bid is for Equipment Only (installation, service and supplies are not included) and must be provided by an authorized XEROX Peak Reseller within the North American Resellers Organization. http://www.alpharetta.ga.us/in...ocurement&id=321
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Just uploaded additional RFP's for November 2012

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California Copier Lease RFP Tennessee Print Shop Copier Bid California Georgia Tennessee Copiers & Maintenance Request for Proposal in California Follow this link http://p4photel.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/858101291
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They do a very good job with production print.
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Their dealer program has got to be the best in the industry now I constantly hear that dealers carrying their line are leading with KM devices. I wonder if that has to do with the legacy Ricoh guys who took over that division?
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Re: Ricoh Americas is contact my accounts for......

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Now we have to use the same account for all NCPG deals! Ricoh is a sad organization!
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Just happened today and I tried to explain the pit falls to a current client that's believes working with a new vendor was advantageous because of unlimited page for black and color prints. Thus I thought i's time again to renew the pitfalls of many copier leases.

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Hesston Builds Upon Success of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 with KIP C7800

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Hesston Builds Upon Success of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 with KIP C7800 Print House Realizes Time and Cost Savings with Added Functionality of Color Digital Press Ramsey, NJ – November 5, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Hesston Prestige Printing (Hesston) has further enhanced its print operations with the addition of the KIP C7800 to complement the bizhub®PRESS C7000 Color Digital Press from Konica Minolta. A year after
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Well its time for some good news forget all this Industry doom and gloom of the drop in MFP sales http://www.konicaminolta.com/a..._2q_presentation.pdf Look at the growth in North America !
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Canon job cuts hit Trumbull's Oce operations

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people scheduled to lose their jobs and waves of layoffs to follow throughout 2013. The company said it is keeping its facilities open. Consolidation and a changing world have forced document solutions companies that make printers and copiers to respond in different ways. Canon competitors, including Xerox and Lexmark International Inc., have seen a decline in copier and printer related revenues as customers choose to view documents on mobile and other devices rather than print them, according
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Copier Maintenance (Canon)

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Solicitation Number: AG-03r6-S-13-0005 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: Nov 05, 2012 4:30 pm The Flathead National Forest intends to issue a maintenance contract for 2 network copiers. They are both Canon color machines. Quoters shall be certified authorized Canon dealers. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This
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Konica Minolta renews WWF support

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As the number of rhinos poached in 2012 rapidly approaches 500, Konica Minolta SA has renewed its support of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) African Rhino Programme (ARP). According to the WWF, Konica’s support of their rhino conservation work over the past year has produced significant results. These include prosecution-driven investigations, the donation of R1.2 million and efforts to encourage and support the building of an African rhino database. For every bizhub sold, Konica
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SHARP SELECTS ATLAS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, INC. AS AUTHORIZED DEALER AND EXPANDS NATIONA

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agreement, Atlas Business Solutions will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp’s comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training. “Sharp is proud to welcome Atlas Business Solutions to our dealer network,” said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We believe
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Question Regarding Canon and Xerox Light Production

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Hey Guys, Wanted to see if any of the Canon or Xerox P4Pers could provide some feedback on their respective Mono Light Production systems. Specifically, the: Canon imageRUNNER Advance 8095/8105 or new 8295/8205 and Xerox 4112/4127 or new D95/D125 I am trying to get a feel for what kinds of Environments (e.g. enterprise office, CRD etc...) and Verticals (e.g. education, legal office, healthcare etc) that these machines are most often installed in. Any reasons why (or why not) these are doing
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Komori Deems Graph Expo a Resounding Success

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specifically designed to showcase the many ways Komori can help printers achieve these goals. Komori made a number of direct sales at the show including the sale of eight offset presses, five of which will be equipped with Komori's award winning H-UV curing system. In addition to the eight press sales, an additional H-UV system was sold. The center of the Komori booth was a virtual demonstration of the new Impremia IS29, Komori's 29 inch, sheetfed inkjet digital press, co-developed with Konica Minolta
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DiversityPlus Magazine Honors Ricoh Exec for Company's Support of Minority and Women-

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several initiatives designed to: •Increase Ricoh's supplier diversity spend by 8 percent in the first year; •Enhance the visibility of Ricoh's diversity program among MWBEs; •Promote partnership opportunities to MWBEs and small non-minority businesses; •Increase the program's visibility within Ricoh by leading cross-functional meetings among sales teams responding to customer RFP requirements; and •Automate and streamline the supplier diversity program to ensure accurate reporting. As part of these
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Xerox DocuMate Scanners Are Windows 8 Compatible; Scanner drivers passed Microsoft st

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XeroxScanners.com support page . Driver support for other Microsoft operating systems can also be found at this website. About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management . Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces -- from small businesses to large global enterprises -- to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business
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Sharp Default Odds Seen at 94.9% as Panasonic Cut: Japan Credit

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Sharp (6753) Corp.’s bond risk is signaling a 94.9 percent chance of default in five years as the yen near postwar highs swells losses at Japanese electronics companies, prompting Standard & Poor’s to cut Panasonic Corp. (6752)’s rating. The cost of insuring 1 billion yen ($12.4 million) of Sharp’s debt for five years rose by 125 million yen in the past month to 680 million yen in advance and 10 million yen annually, according to data provider CMA. Credit-default swaps of Panasonic and Sony
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Canon U.S.A. Makes Donation to AmeriCares to Aid in Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: Nov 01, Sharp Corp has now publicly announced it own doubts about it's ability to continue as a Corporation without radical corporate change and new investors. http://www.reuters.com/article...101?type=companyNews (Reuters) - Struggling Japanese TV maker Sharp Corp warned it might not be able to survive on its own, as it almost doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion, and said it was considering alliances with other companies. In a
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Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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Rumor , heard that a large Ricoh dealer will be purchasing a large base of Ikon/RBS accounts from Ricoh. We saw this many months ago with RJ Young, seems like the strategy will continue with Ricoh.
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Sharp "What will Happen"

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Pretty cut and dry, do you think they will sell the MFP division to stay afloat?
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Sharp "What will Happen"

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I posted this new poll in the poliing forums, it seems bad has gone to worse for Sharp, the stock just dropped another 3.5%, the yen continues to get stronger vs the dollar thus widening Sharp's losses. Vote here http://p4photel.com/eve/forums...1057841/m/8163985577
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quote: Originally posted by yeti: So this is the Eight Pillar Ricoh Transformation Project. From what I've heard Mike Dane has either been terminated or presented a "Retirement Package" and he's not the only member of the SMT to get one. one one side I've Its Ikon people getting the boot on the other side its Ricoh. I can't imagine how any ales rep worth his salt will stay with Ricoh, I've been hearing about sales not getting their commission for up to 8 months after the sale. Ricoh is also
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Re: Konica Minolta Sales Up !

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Toshiba Tec sales down 3% but Net Profit up 19% and dividend payment up.
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

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That's what GIS does with Xerox, and with IKON people at the helm of Ricoh, I'm thinking it's a good bet that we'll see more of this.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Nov 01, Sharp Corp has now publicly announced it own doubts about it's ability to continue as a Corporation without radical corporate change and new investors. http://www.reuters.com/article...101?type=companyNews (Reuters) - Struggling Japanese TV maker Sharp Corp warned it might not be able to survive on its own, as it almost doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion, and said it was considering alliances with other companies. In a statement, the company said it booked massive
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: While the Republican message clearly resonated with a lot of voters on the fiscal issues it was out of touch on many social issues. That's because there are too many people that are receiving social services, they will vote for thier way of like. If I were on foodstamps or needed a social service then I would be a dumbass to vote for someone who will cut the cut the fat. Over the last 16 years Democtrats have been able to expand services and have
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Obama. Back in August, Graham had said: “The demographics race we’re losing badly. We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” This year is likely to be the first in recent history when the majority of babies born in the U.S. are born to families from an “ethnic minority” background. That demographic shift is already being felt at polling stations – 72 percent of those who cast their vote this year were white, down from 74 percent in 2008, according to
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Auxilio Inc. : AUXILIO to Hold Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call o

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days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay in the U.S., please dial 1-877-941-1428, and internationally, 1-480-629-9665. Enter access code 4574929. About AUXILIO, Inc. AUXILIO, Inc. is the pioneer of managed print services for the health care industry, working exclusively with hospitals and hospital systems throughout the United States. We are vendor independent and provide intelligent solutions, a risk free program and guaranteed savings. AUXILIO assumes all costs
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Japan’s e-ink Paper-like Display Does HD Video in Color

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By Ollie Green , November 06, 2012 @ 6:21pm Japan Display Inc., a merger of Toshiba’s, Sony’s and Hitachi’s small LCD businesses have worked with the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan to create a low-power color display that works similarly to an E-ink kindle device. Rather than using a backlit display like most traditional LCDs, the new reflective LCD display panels by Japan Display Inc. use an external light source to show clear images to the viewer, but what makes it special is its
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GreatAmerica Launches Info-Zone Mobile App

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while in the field. The app will also allow Dealers to quickly and cost-effectively improve their sales efforts with the mobile technology needed to expand and grow, while helping GreatAmerica channel partners improve transaction efficiency. “We invested in mobile computing because the majority of our Dealers are increasingly selling from the field and working in demanding, fast-paced situations,” said David Pohlman, GreatAmerica Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “By placing key
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Aficio MP C305SPF

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Hey Guys, I'm wondering about the Aficio MP C305SPF. I'm still seeing a lot of MP C300/C400 sales and the C305 sales that I (finally) do see have some very high CPCs. Are you seeing the same? What is keeping these from selling? What do you see as a normal CPC for these?
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FlexPrint, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Corporate Headquarters

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since transformed the office printing and imaging industry, and provided the foundation for FlexPrint's success and exceptional growth. Under the leadership of its CEO, Frank Gaspari, they pioneered what is known today as Managed Print Services. Even then, with only a handful of employees and customers, everything they did was focused on the customer. Today, FlexPrint has organically grown to be the leading managed print organization in the nation, and recognized as one of the fastest growing
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InfoTrends Announces Study on Wide Format's Role in the Communications Mix

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012 Press release from the issuing company (Weymouth, MA) - Signage and wide format graphics are an integral part of the marketing mix, and they represent an opportunity for print service providers to make an impression. However, entering the market, or growing an existing business, starts with understanding key trends that drive buyer markets. InfoTrends' new multi-client study entitled Wide Format Printing: A Critical Element in the Communications Mix will uncover who
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Mutoh America Goes Direct to Resellers in Latin America

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appointed Fumi Aramaki from Western regional sales manager to director of sales of Latin America. His experience in sales and customer service will allow him to cultivate the Central and South America territory. Alongside Aramaki, Chris Jaeger has been hired as Latin America sales engineer. Jaeger will be moving from Honduras to Mutoh's corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona at the first of the year to technically support Mutoh resellers south of the border. Jaeger's knowledge in wide-format printing
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We are selling more of these than the C300/C400 series. For a color MFP with a small footprint, this is really our only option right now. Hardware is priced just under $2,000.
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Re: Aficio MP C305SPF

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We are selling more of the MPC305SPF, it's a good box if you can get past the small screen. Can't remember the last time I sold a C300/C400
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Nov 2 (Reuters) - Shares of Japan's Sharp Corp fell and Fitch Ratings downgraded its debt to junk status on Friday, a day after it warned of a $5.6 billion net loss for the year and said it might not be able to survive on its own. http://www.reuters.com/article...102?type=companyNews "Effectively shunned by the debt capital markets because of its massive losses and falling market share" "Worries about its cash liquidity have mounted in the credit markets, where the cost of insuring Sharp's debt
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Sharp Corp. may turn to the last resort of Japanese companies facing potential bankruptcy – the government. With 200 billion yen ($2.5 billion) of convertible bonds maturing in 2013, Sharp may have to ask the state Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corp. or Innovation Network Corp. of Japan for money, said Fumiaki Sato, co-founder of Sangyo Sosei Advisory Inc., a turnaround advisory firm in Tokyo. "Sharp, the world’s worst performing major stock" “Fitch does not foresee any meaningful
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: Old Glory that is a very ugly and inappropriate comparison you made. I really hope that if Romney gets elected that he does not cut FEMA. He suggested this earlier in the campaign but flip flopped with Superstorm Sandy. Hopefully, Sandy will bring back to life real concerns in the US political system over global warming. Both parties, but especially the Republicans, are guilty of side stepping this issue during the election. Yea, it was pretty ugly
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Salesserviceguy, I'm confused about what your position is on Global Warmimg. With your last two posts, one seems to have a bias against an one a bias for. Being in Novia Scotia, I would expect that you face a global warming bias in the media although I was surprised to see in the poll numbers that you site that various areas of the country seem to poll pretty similar. Food for thought...if the dustbowl years of the 1930's happened today, it would be blamed on man-made global warming. It
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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: "Climate scientists have been warning for more than two decades that global warming is accelerating as a result of human activity, primarily from burning of fossil fuels; and contributing to extreme weather patterns, including longer droughts, more violent storms, rising sea levels and bigger coastal surges. Sandy and the drought that gripped the southern and western United States this summer should be exhibits “A” and “B” to that prediction." So
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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: While the Republican message clearly resonated with a lot of voters on the fiscal issues it was out of touch on many social issues. McCain was definately not a social conservative and he lost too. I now believe that there are two things that pretty much have sealed the fate of the Republican Party...1.)The left wing media is too powerful to overcome and 2.) The social re-engineering happening in our educational institutions, lower as well as higher
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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: While the Republican message clearly resonated with a lot of voters on the fiscal issues it was out of touch on many social issues. How is Mitt Romney out of touch on social issues? He is one of the most moderate republicans out there. This election was not about social issues, fiscal issues topped the exit polls. Unfortunatly there are way too many people who depend on the government and they are not going to vote against the thier self interest
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There was a two million vote gap in the popular vote...obviously more appeal than just white males 35+. You say out of touch with gay rights and environmentalists...well yea, that is th platform, that was the point. I disagree on the Foreign Affairs. The blacks, nothing the Republicans can say or do could have changed that. I feel the Democrats pandered to the Latinos just to get their vote by ignoring the issue of illegals and immigration just like they ignored the debt, the defecit, a nuclear
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demographics race we’re losing badly. We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” This year is likely to be the first in recent history when the majority of babies born in the U.S. are born to families from an “ethnic minority” background. That demographic shift is already being felt at polling stations – 72 percent of those who cast their vote this year were white, down from 74 percent in 2008, according to exit polls by the Associated Press. The
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All true but what would be the point of adopting the Democratic talking points. Even if the Republicans promised free healthcare, free cell phones, unlimited unemployment checks, food stamps, college education, (sex-change operations, legalized drugs...), etc. like the Democrats do you really think they would get the votes? All that would happen would be a third party which seals their fate anyway.
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Mutoh America Announces Textile/Dye-Sub Dealer Partner Program

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Mutoh America, Inc. has announced its Textile and Dye-Sublimation Extended Partner Program (EPP). The program recognizes qualified Mutoh dealers that offer expertise to provide customers with the latest textile and dye-sub printing systems. EPP dealers offer a range of products to get customers started in the soft signage market including Mutoh's award winning ValueJet printers, ink, calendars, presses, transfer equipment and media. They offer everything to support existing businesses and to
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Irwin Menken, Founder of C3 Compliance Software, Joins Avalon Lake Partners

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NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Irwin Menken, founder of software company C3, has joined Avalon Lake Partners. C3, a trusted, proprietary, web-based regulatory infrastructure tool, assists hedge funds and broker dealers with document aggregation, document audit trails and calendaring as these tasks relate to SEC and FINRA compliance. Irwin will support Avalon Lake's sales operations and technology implementation, expanding its product base, and integrating C3 with the firm's existing
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Some highlights from our industry 10 years ago this week......

  • Ricoh USA HQ move from Caldwell, NJ to Malvern, PA
  • Sharp parody by yours truly
  • Dealer demo rooms (needed or not needed)
  • Canon profit falls 35%
  • Future of DigiDoc Flow, Ecopy & NSI

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Konica Minolta provides sophisticated print services to UJ

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Konica Minolta South Africa, a Bidvest company, has successfully provided the University of Johannesburg (UJ) with sophisticated print services technology that can easily be adapted for future ICT requirements. The agreement between Konica Minolta and UJ came into effect at the beginning of 2012 and included the provision of cashless printing facilities to more than 50 000 students and setting up printing and copier technology in bulk print rooms on all four of the UJ campuses, namely Auckland
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Xerox in Leaders Quadrant of Global 2012 Report for Managed Print Services

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commentary, industry perspectives and views visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://realbusinessatxerox.blogs.xerox.com, http://www.facebook.com/XeroxCorp, http://www.youtube.com/XeroxCorp . XEROX®, XEROX and Design® are trademarks of Xerox in the United States and/or other countries. 1 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, October 24, 2012. Media: Xerox Becky Dziedzic, +1-585-423-2623 becky.dziedzic@xerox.com or Text100 for Xerox
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Canon aims for a dominant role in inkjet printer category

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home office (SOHO) category. We are using our strong sales network that is already selling our copier multi-functional products to expand inkjet printers among SMEs and enterprises,” said Bharadwaj. Canon India is expecting to close 2012 with revenues of Rs 2,000 crore, a growth of 27 per cent over the previous year.
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Xerox Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in 2012 Enterprise Content Management Report

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paper-to-digital solutions, and enhances cost savings and productivity gains for Xerox managed print services customers. Learn more at http://docushare.xerox.com/ . Learn more about Xerox Enterprise Content Management at http://www.xerox.com/ecm . About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global
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My Sharp parody to I did it my way

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our way Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew When we bit off more than we could chew But through it all, when there was doubt We screwed it up and accepted a bailout We faced it all and we stood tall and did it our way We copied, we faxed and printed We've had our time, our share of losing As the debt draws near, you'll find us boozing To think we did all that And may we say, not in a great way, "Oh, no, oh, no, we are Sharp, we did it our way" For what is Sharp? is sincerity and creativity
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Re: Sharp… (The word on the street) …is selling!

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I hate to add another rumor to the Sharp story but I heard from a Konica Minolta Dealer Sales Manager that something was cooking between the two companies (could be just BS). Also, a prominent 10 year Sharp dealer just left Sharp to become a Konica Minolta dealer. Sharp Canada now owns that dealer's base of Sharp copiers and is providing Sales & Service directly from Sharp Canada.
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Re: Dealer Demo Rooms

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I have been selling the same brand of MFP for 15 years and I still need to refer back to a current colour model all of the time to answer various questions, produce print samples and test various software. Maybe when I say Classroom, I should be saying Resource Center. Any sales rep needs current product to play with to be be able to understand what they are selling and project confidence to the customer that they know what they are talking about. I am thinking a carrot and stick promo. Have a
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Ikon Headquarters NOW Home to Ricoh Americas

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MALVERN — Ricoh Americas Corp. has renewed its lease at 70 Valley Stream Parkway here and officially made the site its corporate headquarters for its Americas operations. Ricoh Americas is the North and South American sales/marketing unit of Ricoh. The company signed a long-term lease on 107,000 square feet in the building. Even though the company has been in the building for more than a decade — originally as Ikon Office Solutions — it conducted a search to explore what other options were
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Re: Dealer Demo Rooms

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maybe is that a lot of dealers are doing intial training with new reps on machines, however they are not letting the reps do the onsite training after the system is sold. Thus reps are selling systems and really have no clue how to demo or feel comfortable scheduling a demo because they are not literate with performing a demonstration. I beleive we need to get back to the basics with demonstrations, but if the owners of the dealerships continue with not requiring reps to do the key op training
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MissionIR News - GlobalWise Investments to Create New Market Opportunities through Pa

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largest and most respected IT infrastructure organizations in the world, which provides increased credibility in the managed print space. This venue is a fantastic marketing and sales outreach program to show IT professionals how cloud-based managed print services create significant efficiency, flexibility and time savings for organizations while enabling more productive and profitable business.” About MissionIR MissionIR is committed to connecting the investment community with companies that
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Canon profit falls 35.6%, well below forecast

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billion net profit from five analysts' forecasts compiled by Thomson Reuters. For the current business year ending December, the Japanese company also revised downward its previous earnings estimate made in July. It lowered its full-year net profit outlook to Y234 billion from Y250 billion. Meanwhile, the company cut its operating profit outlook to Y356 billion from Y390 billion. Sales are now pegged at Y3.53 trillion, down from Y3.690 trillion. Canon's earnings are based on U.S. accounting standards.
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Re: What is the future for DigiDoc Flow, eCopy and NSI?

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Toshiba seems to be taking the position of developing customized processors that are optimized for MFPs. The benefit is much smaller size, faster processing (measured by quicker FCOT) and lower power consumption. Many manufacturers use "off the shelf" PC processors due to lower cost and less complicated to develop. Xerox commonly convinces buyers to include the spec, "must have a minimum of a 1.2 Ghz processor" for their Black only copiers as a "knock-out" feature. The MFP industry will always
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

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From Industry Analyst. By Andy Slawetsky, President, Industry Analysts, Inc. Industry Analysts, Inc. has learned that Sharp Electronics has terminated their agreement with Xerox’s Global Imaging (GIS). The contract will end on November 26, 2012. After that date, GIS will no longer be able to purchase Sharp hardware and accessories. Sharp will continue to provide supplies and parts to GIS for the foreseeable future but they have eliminated discounts. According to Rich Boomsma, Senior VP of Sales
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Re: 240WD

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with this? I have situations like this before, even though the 240W is only six years old, keep in mind they were around for almost 4 years! Ricoh has now listed them as "limited parts" or something to that effect. This is the first item I would tell them about. There has got be advantages moveing to the W3601 for them. Are they scanning if so, are they only scanning as a .tiff. Are they emailing the scans as .tiffs or are they converting to .pdf, if they are converting to .pdf, have they
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

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to Rich Boomsma, Senior VP of Sales at Sharp, Sharp has “agreed to provide supplies and parts at an increased cost .” The recent news about Sharp Electronics has been pretty bad to say the least. This seems like an interesting move and makes me wonder how dire are things at Sharp’s business products unit truly are if they are able to leave money on the table and cut Xerox off like this. For a company that is rumored to be exiting the the office equipment business, Sharp seems to be moving ahead
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Re: Sharp… (The word on the street) …is selling!

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Yesterday The President of my company received a call from the President of the CDA (Independent Dealer Association). What my President relayed to me was Sharp had contacted the President of the CDA and told him that they would take legal action against the company that I work for if I didn't pull the article and print a retraction. My Blog is not a company blog, but out of respect for the guy I work for I did pull the article. I noted why, but specified that no one from Sharp had contacted me
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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source of report. The Osaka-based company is scheduled to report earnings on Nov. 1. The average of four analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg is for a 215 billion-yen first-half net loss. Sharp is cutting more than 10,000 jobs and selling overseas plants as well as U.S. solar developer Recurrent Energy LLC in an attempt to return to profit next fiscal year, people with knowledge of the plans said Sept. 26. The company presented a revival package to lenders that included asset sales and job cuts
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Re: Dealer Demo Rooms

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quote: . I am thinking a carrot and stick promo. Have a current colour copier in stock and get an extra discount on hardware sales. No demo unit, no extra discount. Thats a decent incentive, anyone else have any ideas?
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I am thinking more of typical dealer demo room for the everyday $3k-$15k deal with a networked PC to demo Print drivers, Web Browsers and some specialty software. Expensive demo rooms are not cost effective as most clients never visit them. In a bigger dealer and assuming the Manufacturer's office does not directly compete with the Dealer's sales team, I am sure you would be able to take advantage of their facilities. If that showroom is too far away to drive, maybe the opportunity is worth the
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SHARP Action

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BIG news coming. Dealers be warned.
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Ricoh Moves HQ To Malvern?

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I guess this is a good 'told you so' moment for a lot of you.http://www.bizjournals.com/phi...ease-in-malvern.htmlAnyone have details on this?
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Global Award on Ideas for “New Lighting” with Flexible OLED Lighting Panels

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Ideas,” Konica Minolta understands the problems the customers face from their point of view and creates new values by bringing the ideas into shape. The Group continues to create innovative products, services and solutions that bring joy, give surprise and stir emotions for businesses and everyday lives across the world. OLED lighting represents a field of environmentally-friendly and energy-saving products where Konica Minolta's proprietary core technologies are fully utilized. The Group
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quote: I don't understand this, GIS Dealers are the largest purchasers of Sharp devices. heck most GIS dealer sell more Sharp that Xerox to boot. Either GIS is demanding an agreement that is not profitable for Sharp or Sharp suddenly has another revenue source. Or their new Daddy doesnt want the big "X" around.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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706 billion yen of short term debt is due in 12 months, this is over $billion US dollars! "And high on Japan Inc's list of worries this earnings season is what Canon and others are referring to as "China risk". Almost half of Japanese manufacturers expect to see lower sales in the current fiscal year due to the spike in tensions between Asia's two largest economies, while nearly one-quarter said they were considering delaying or reducing planned investment in China, according to a Reuters
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Re: Toshiba & Memjet

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HP introduced a wide range of new print products today, one of which is their new Office Jet Pro X line, available Spring 2013. This line features HPs new PageWide fixed print heads very similar in concept to Memjet's fixed print heads. http://www.hp.com/united-state...400_go_officejetprox Last I heard of this technology from HP was their Edgeline series of printers. I do not now how successful they were with that technology. I have never seen one in any office that I have been in. Could this
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If you’re in a busy city, there very well may be some printer manufacture showrooms you can take advantage of. Showroom accessibility with the latest and greatest models may not be an issue for small dollar deals. However, if you are working on a 3 million dollar hardware deal with hundreds of thousands in solutions, the end user is going to want to see their exact (multiple) print stream (s) sent through the machines to make sure expectations are being met. I’ve never worked for a dealer, do
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Re: SHARP Action

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I have now been contacted directly (Via my Blog) by the Chairman of the Sharp Dealer Advisory committee and indirectly by Sharp USA via the CDA (Independent Dealer Association). But I have NOT heard Sharp Japan state plainly that they are NOT going to sell their Copier division. Read my The Connected Copier blog post and the comments, then decide for yourself if this is spin or not. SharP USA & The Sharp Dealers want to put an end to the speculation that Sharp Japan is planning to sell their
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Former Children's of Alabama hospital technician enters plea agreement in $426,986 pr

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printer cartridges Nichols charged to Children's, and the remaining items included laptop computers, printers, printer parts and fax machines he had stolen from the hospital. Nichols received $234,525 from Image Craft for the equipment, the press release states. The FBI investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry Cornelius.
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Pitchman, pundit roles at odds

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By Donald J. Boudreaux Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:56 p.m. Updated 22 hours ago Peter Morici, a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former chief economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, is a pitchman for Kyocera office copiers. To my eye, he’s quite effective at helping Kyocera sell more copiers in the U.S. And make no mistake: By doing well, Morici is also doing good. By enabling Kyocera to better compete in the market, he’s part
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Re: Does it matter what a presidential candidate promises?

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class has the money to spend not when the wealthy keep their tax breaks. Defense contractors don't need to build two more Aircraft Carrier Battlegroups as Romney wants - there's only ONE other country in the world with ONE Battlegroup, Russia and it stays in port cuz there's no money for fuel. Our EIGHT Carrier Battlegroups will protect the US. Republicans and Democrats are hopeless. Absurd spending for the military especially when we can't win the wars we fight; we need to start picking fights
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Re: Ikon Headquarters NOW Home to Ricoh Americas

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This was rumored here for YEARS. Alas, it has become true. It is still shocking as it becomes reality. Ricoh was in fact absorbed by IKON. Unreal.
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

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Going the Master Distributor route makes them a commodity in their catalog. No value selling, low cost and margins but it keeps the factories running - th ottom line.
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Re: Scan to SAP via an MFP

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To me, Push scanning implies scanning via SMB into a specific Network folder. With SAP there are likely User names and Passwords that will need to be programmed into any one touch scan button you create. I have some experience with SAP printing but none with Scanning.
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Re: Sharp… (The word on the street) …is selling!

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Vince Sharp will do anything to try and save the sinking ship. I'm sorry you had to go through this. Art
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Re: Toshiba & Memjet

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A Look at Memjet’s First Office All-in-One, the EvoJet Office Pro 310 We’ve written a lot about Memjet in the past, and thought a look at the first Memjet-powered office All-in-One, Lomond’s EvoJet Office Pro 310, was in order. The EvoJet Office Pro 310 uses Memjet’s color inkjet printing technology, which is based on a stationary page-width wide print head (right). With conventional office inkjet printers, much smaller print heads move back and forth across the page to print. In contrast, the
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Re: Sharp… (The word on the street) …is selling!

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Whoa that rumor KM & Sharp would then really vault KM in the top three players in the industry!
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Re: Sharp… (The word on the street) …is selling!

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This was an inamil I received from linkedin today: Mike Marusic Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Solutions Group at Sharp Electronics Greater New York City Area I have noticed your many posts about Sharp and would like to offer my assistance in answering any questions you may have. There seems to be many missing pieces that you would likely have questions on.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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(Reuters) - Sharp Corp (6753.T), the fourth largest television manufacturer in the world, may have suffered a group net loss of around 400 billion yen ($5.01 billion) in the April-September half due to restructuring costs and valuation losses on inventory, the Nikkei said. The loss is nearly double the 210 billion yen ($2.63 billion) the company had projected in August, the Japanese daily said. Sharp, which has been hit by a steep decline in demand for LCD televisions and panels in recent times
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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quote: Originally posted by Jrlz: Jason R, the Democtractic talking points, lead by Harry Reid were that Mitt paid no taxes for 10 years. He proved them wrong. Incorrect. The (idiotic) quote from Harry Reid was that he had spoken to an unnamed source who knew Romney while he was working at Bain Capital. Romney left Bain Capital in 2002, or 1999, or even earlier depending upon which defintition you use, but he's been gone for at least 10 years. Those are the years in question, not last year
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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It seems the Democrats have lost a lot of their momentum to win the election. The election now seems to be a 50/50 toss up with the Democrats having a better "ground game" as the News anchors like to describe it. If the election turns out to be very close, hopefully there will not be another Florida fiasco over "hanging chad" that cost Al Gore the presidency.
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Document Management package back in our laps. Having demo hardware and NFR software to be able to work with is the only way we can R&D true end to end systems for clients...including the extra programming we do using our own DBA to build linkages. We are no longer a dealer...we have had to become a true integrator to be able to move forward.
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Kodak offering

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How come there are no more Kodak products on Ricoh's websites?
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Scan to SAP via an MFP

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Hello, I have a large prospect that has recently installed SAP. Their current MFP providor is Sharp and the contract is nearing it's end. They would now like to "push" scan documents from their MFP's and are looking for a solution. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
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Multifunctional Devices: Color-Laser Multifunctionality Gains Ground

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market share of 46 percent. Toshiba, Sharp, and Xerox are each neck-to-neck with a combined market share of 36 percent. Konica Minolta and Kyocera each achieved a market share in the vicinity of 6-10 percent. Rajiv Bhatia, COO, CBG Group, Ricoh India, elaborates on Ricoh's initiatives, "The robust product portfolio and extensive reach across country, for the last two consecutive years, have enabled the company to command a leadership position in the A3 color MFP market. The company intends to
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ABBYY FineReader Engine 10 Integrates with Ricoh GlobalScan(TM) NX Software

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-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.abbyy.com . ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader
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Kay Fernandez Promoted to VP, Strategic Business Development at Konica Minolta

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Minolta a market-leading brand.” Fernandez comes to this position after recently serving as Director, Sales Planning for Konica Minolta’s Western Region in the Direct Sales Channel. Prior to that time, she spent nearly 12 years working for Toshiba, holding positions in all aspects of product management, including Vice President of Marketing. “Kay’s diversified experience, will bring fresh perspective to the team as we look to execute our future vision for Konica Minolta,” says Kern. “We welcome Kay
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Canon and Océ launch new business printers in Malaysia

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Photo - Flanked by models (in centre) Rodney Fong, marketing manager, PGA, Business Imaging Solution, Canon Marketing (Malaysia). Digital imaging solutions firms Canon Marketing Malaysia and OcÉ Malaysia have unveiled two high performance printers - a light production colour printer Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 PRO and a series of black and white systems called the OcÉ VarioPrint DP Line - to empower the country's businesses, said the companies. "The launch of these two models is a clear
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Objectif Lune and Konica Minolta Add Planetpress Suite to their European Distribution

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and web-to-print with PrintShop Mail Suite, and more recently for hybrid mailing and document management systems with +PreS. For more information, visit http://www.objectiflune.com . About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the
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Konica Minolta Publishes Environmental Report 2012

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Environmental Report. Under the communication message "Giving Shape to Ideas," Konica Minolta will continue contributing to solutions for challenges in the global environment and society by fulfilling the customers' needs through creative environmental innovations. For additional information on Konica Minolta's environmental efforts, visit http://www.konicaminolta.com/about/csr/environment/ CSR Report 2012 http://www.konicaminolta.com/a...r/csr/download/2012/
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Sharp Selects Southern Duplicating Of Mississippi As Authorized Dealer And Expands Na

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Duplicating of Mississippi has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Southern Duplicating will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training. "The addition of Southern Duplicating of Mississippi will further enhance
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Xerox Managed Print Services help Indian businesses save costs; boost prodcutivity an

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company. We see a fundamental structural change happening in the enterprise landscape where more and more customers are shifting from a Cap-Ex driven captive print infrastructure to an Op-Ex led Managed Print Services, thereby reaping the benefits of lower costs, enhanced productivity, mobile/cloud printing, user-based accounting and security features, effective print governance via SLA assurance and single point of accountability. Via our Xerox Print Services (XPS) and Xerox Partner Print Services
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OKI Data Americas to Demonstrate Custom Label Printing Solutions for the Healthcare I

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our solutions with medical and IT professionals, and to demonstrate how our thermal ID barcode printers offer superior performance for the healthcare industry.” OKI Data offers a complete line of label printers ranging from portable to the most compact desktop label printers to enterprise label printers, providing unmatched functionality and throughput for optimal performance. Mobile workforces are able to print on-demand, high-resolution labels quickly and efficiently, providing an ideal
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Océ Arizona 480 UV Flatbed Printers Offer Expanded Application Versatility

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Océ Arizona 480 UV Flatbed Printers Offer Expanded Application Versatility TRUMBULL, Conn., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced the new Océ Arizona(®) 480 GT and Océ Arizona 480 XT printers that feature remarkable application versatility and improved productivity while maintaining the uncompromising quality favored by Océ Arizona Series customers. The Océ Arizona 480
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Ricoh and Digital Gateway partner to enhance dealer experience

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, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 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 specialized industrial
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Memjet set to revive colour printing in the UK, with world's fastest office print tec

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Memjet set to revive colour printing in the UK, with world's fastest office print technology PR Newswire LONDON, Oct. 17, 2012 - Memjet-powered office printers are now available for fast paced UK businesses - The Lomond EvoJet 2 prints full bleed A4 colour pages in a single second, boosting office productivity - The printer will be available on unique 'all-inclusive' colour contracts, through authorized UK dealers LONDON, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Memjet, the global leader in colour
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Selling Document Management

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Hey, does anyone have any tips on how to create a fast sales cycle on document management. I feel like I cannot get people to admit to pain that they lose documents or they take a while to find. It's like pulling teeth and I can't see how this is more profitable than finding new toner or copier opptys. What am I missing here?
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The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Different Mobile Printing Solutions

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. There’s also PrinterOn, which comes as a public cloud service or internal server software. And there is PrintMe Mobile from EFI, which come as software installable on Windows or Linux servers. EFI says it is the only vendor that can 100% solve the vexing problem mentioned above: enabling mobile devices on the guest Wi-Fi network to securely print to printers inside the firewall located on the corporate network. That would help visiting dignitaries, salespeople, partners and customers. “Our solution
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Ricoh Digital Imaging Services help turn documents into actionable information for ag

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a wide array of information sources and mediums. Ricoh easily handles virtually any image format, including TIFF, JPEG and PDF. For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com . |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 more than 200 countries and regions. In the
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Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard and the Public Select 91 Winning Photos for "Project Imagina

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., Inc. Editorial: Kevin McCarthy, 516-328-5950 kmccarthy@cusa.canon.com or Alliance Courtney Engel, 212-546-2372 cengel@alliance-agency.com or Canon U.S.A. website: http://www.usa.canon.com or For sales information/customer support: 1-800-OK-CANON ccenter@cits.canon.com
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Clover Technologies Group Settles with Canon

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Clover Technologies Group Settles with Canon Oct 15, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Clover Technologies Group, a producer of genuine remanufactured printer cartridges, has settled its disputes with Canon in the International Trade Commission and the federal district court in the Southern District of New York pertaining to certain laser printer cartridges. According to a release, the settlements will result in Clover's dismissal from both lawsuits. The terms of the settlement are
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Xerox sets sights on becoming industry leader

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of pages that are printed on Xerox devices. Allied with this is a willingness to partner with software and finishing systems providers he explains, naming GMC as a perfect example as a company with technology in web to print that Xerox lacked. “We want to partner with best of breed manufacturers as a means of braking into new markets and markets which are growing,” he says. THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION HAS BEEN BUILDING SINCE the start of the year and the appointment of former Presstek CEO Jeff
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Chinese printer maker Pantum enters UK market

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A new printer manufacturer, Pantum, is launching in the UK and Ireland markets, signing its first distributor and claiming it will reinvigorate a landscape long dominated by names such as HP and Xerox. However, Pantum, a Chinese brand based in Beijing which partners Guangdong-based manufacturer Zhuhai Seine to produce its kit, will stay away from the managed print services (MPS) market for the time being, according to the vendor's UK business manager John Davies. "The managed services offer
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IDG - International Data Group Inc. : Worldwide Page Volume Declined Slightly in 2011

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Program, provides total market size and vendor shares for single-function printer, MFP, and single-function digital copier (SFDC) pages (prints/copies) and installed base. Data includes installed base units and pages by technology, sub-technology, and speed (laser) for 7 regions. Notes: * Digital hardcopy devices include single-function printers, multifunctional peripherals (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SFDC). This study included only mono laser devices under 70 ppm (pages per minute
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

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Word on the Street (from the CDA meeting) is that Sharp is selling their copier division! http://theconnectedcopier.word...-street-is-selling/[
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Re: Mobile Print

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Kyocera has a "Mobile Print" app, it is free to use and is compatible with the TaskAlpha machines, but I could never get it to connect. They also have a "cloud Connect" solution, it is subscription based like Ricohs Hotspot but also lets you print/scan to from Evernote. Evernote is the best!
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Take a look at this real Ricoh Envelope Press

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Art, Xante has married the Ricoh 821 with a feeder... http://www.xante.com/product-information/impressia/ Dave
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Landa to raise $150-200 mln for new printer venture -paper

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will raise capital from foreign institutional and private investors, the paper said. Officials at Landa Corp would not comment on the report. Another of Landa's printing companies, Indigo, was sold to Hewlett-Packard in 2001 for about $1.5 billion. Based on a process called "nanography", the new industrial-sized printers use tiny drops of ink to produce quick-drying and high quality images at high speeds, the company says. Each unit has a price tag of 2 million euros ($2.58 million), Calcalist
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Mobile Print

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It seems like most offices are looking to be able to print from their smart phone or tablet nowadays. I'm wondering what options others are recommending. I have looked into several options including Google Cloud Print, Smart Device Print, PrinterShare and some others. It seems that each has its strengths and weaknesses. Some use only a generic driver or only black & white and some are dependent on a "print server" to house the printers which is another point of failure and not always an option
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79 Per Cent of Businesses Unable to Maximise Technology due to Ageing Legacy Systems,

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manage their business-critical document processes. About Ricoh Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD). The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and
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Sharp launches three Android smartphones in Singapore

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The Sharp SH530U. (Credit: Sharp) We've always looked on in envy each time NTT Docomo announces its new smartphone offerings . After all, it's a known fact that most of its Japan-only handsets don't make their way to other parts of the world. This looks set to change, though, with Sharp launching three Android smartphones in Singapore. Running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS skinned with a proprietary Feel UX user interface, the three devices are claimed to be non-slip and anti-sweat
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Oce Showcases Game-Changing Project Velocity at SGIA Expo 2012

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workflow for large format environments with Memjet's high-speed, digital color printing technology. Key features of Velocity include: •Print up to 500 3'x4' prints per hour stacked and cut to size; •Six integrated media rolls up to 42" wide – 13,650 square feet of online capacity; •Dual tray integrated capacity stacker Imagine printing 100 36"x48" (E-size) posters in just 12 minutes on Velocity – versus 3 hours on a traditional inkjet system. Or printing 250 E-size posters on Velocity in the 20-30
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JP 8500 PostScript printing with Windows 7

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I have a JP8500 customer that just upgraded to Windows 7. Short fo replacing his equipment, what are his options to print PostScript with Windows 7?
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Objet Showcases Exquisite Examples of Professional 3D Printing Applications at the 3D

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professional 3D printing applications at the inaugural 3D Printshow today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/568348-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/568348-b ) Two pieces from Neri Oxman's 'Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet' series, recently exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, take centre stage on the Objet stand (P19 Level 2, Porter Tun Room). Printed using Objet's unique Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, Oxman explains why the process
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Color Systems Consultant-Renton WA

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in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more information visit www.oce.com . Océ and Canon: Stronger together In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras
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its shocking how big of a request this has become especially in the k-12 section. looks like a slew of school districts dropped text books and bought Ipads there are far too many issues with Mobil print who owns the mobile device? where does the document or information go when printing. some solutions that have promise Naturally there is Printeron they were the first to the table with mobile print and have an oem branded solution with Ricoh (Hotspot) After that comparable solutions would be EFI

Re: What are the Pros & Cons of an Colour LED Print Engine vs a Laser Print Engine?

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We have sold a couple of these systems already. One was a small construction company where the owner was very pleased with the image quality on very small point sizes when printing 11 x 17" floor plans. The Toshiba has a max paper weight of 209 gsm but can handle a broader range of smaller envelope sizes.
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EFI to Highlight Industry Leading Inkjet and Workflow Innovation at SGIA EXPO 2012

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addition to the EFI hybrid line, the EFI VUTEk QS3Pro 3.2-meter UV hybrid printer that combines true variable-drop grayscale printing and white ink print capability with VUTEk production speeds. EFI VUTEk GS3250lx Pro, a production level LED UV-curing printer with advanced grayscale capabilities for higher print quality and optimized ink usage. EFI R3225, a UV roll-to-roll printer with a feature set, output, substrate access and pricing unrivaled in its category. EFI T1000,a true UV flatbed printer
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Lexmark extends MFP leadership with new solutions-enabled laser products

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speeds, and with powerful productivity solutions via the 4.3-inch color touch screen. It prints up to 10,000 pages per month, up to 40 pages per minute, and prints or copies a first page in as quickly as seven seconds. •MS610 monochrome laser printer – Starting at $699, the Lexmark MS610 is impressive in its own right with duplex and built-in productivity solutions3. As the fastest compact A4 monochrome laser printer4, it prints up to 16,000 pages per month, up to 50 pages per minute, and a first
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Océ Showcases Project Velocity at SGIA Expo

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Océ Showcases Project Velocity at SGIA Expo Friday, October 19, 2012 Press release from the issuing company Digital, large format color technology prints up to 15 times faster than conventional aqueous inkjet LAS VEGAS, NV – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that it will showcase the North American debut of its first fully integrated and automated large format printing system based on Memjet technology at the SGIA
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Re: What is the future for DigiDoc Flow, eCopy and NSI?

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afaik the engine that do all the OCR stuff isn’t very powerful, the process is very slow (the Xerox mfp's are slow doing this) and it is probably intended for very small businesses.
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

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Art, I'm beginning to hear rumblings of contraction in their direct branches and even possible sell offs. Can anyone confirm/deny? If true, is this welcome news for Sharp dealers?
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Re: ecopy paperworks discontinued????

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Just don't try to connect PPDM to the copier. The desktop software is really good. I bet your dealership has hundreds of unused licenses for it laying around so its basically free. The Nuance PDF Professional softeare and Omnipage software that comes bundled in there is great and the OCR engine blows away e-copy.
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Re: Selling Document Management

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Your not missing anything you are correct. Long sales cycles and products that are lets say no

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

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Multifunctional Devices: Color-Laser Multifunctionality Gains Ground

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market share of 46 percent. Toshiba, Sharp, and Xerox are each neck-to-neck with a combined market share of 36 percent. Konica Minolta and Kyocera each achieved a market share in the vicinity of 6-10 percent. Rajiv Bhatia, COO, CBG Group, Ricoh India, elaborates on Ricoh's initiatives, "The robust product portfolio and extensive reach across country, for the last two consecutive years, have enabled the company to command a leadership position in the A3 color MFP market. The company intends to
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is currrently seeking a Print Producti

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Digital Printer/Publication Specialist Windsor, Connecticut Job Description Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is currrently seeking a Print Production Specialist. The position objectives are to pre-flight and execute printing orders, internal and external as directed by Production Supervisor using digital printer and copiers. Quality control of all print jobs and timely execution are crucial. RESPONSIBILITIES Internal: Check daily backorders and print backorders as needed
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Konica Minolta SA introduces EveryonePrint, the freedom of printing in the cloud

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private cloud print solution in corporate environments and that the product’s enhanced security features avoid unattended printouts in the printer output tray. “This also means that EOP has the ability to save printing costs because sent but forgotten print jobs will not be printed,” he says. In addition, EOP results in eco-friendly reductions of paper and energy consumption, IT-friendly use of standard applications to print for all platforms, and user-friendly, highly convenient printing from
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BTA's Capture the Magic District Event - Nov. 15-16, 2012

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. With more than two decades of experience, he leads InfoTrends' continuous information service practice in this area on a global basis. Prior to joining InfoTrends, Dazo was senior manager of output solutions for Ricoh Corp. In this capacity, he was responsible for establishing channel requirements and go-to-market strategies, creating leading-edge solutions for the market. Earlier in his career, Dazo held senior sales and marketing positions at Sharp, Net2Phone, Minolta and Canon. Legal
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Color MFP bizhub Series, “PageScope Mobile“ and Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku” in

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Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). Konica Minolta’s award-winning color MFP bizhub series and PageScope Mobile were highly evaluated for their “user interface,” which enables them to operate seamlessly and consistently among various devices. the Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku” won the award for the first time at Konica Minolta in the category of “media for public.” JDP especially valued it as comprehensively pleasant facility providing comfort to customers in such a unique space as
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RICOH AND CAL POLY DEBUT FIRST-EVER DIGITAL LITERACY CURRICULUM FOR COMMERCIAL PRINTI

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intersection of creativity and technology. In addition to state-of-the-art production printing, expressive technologies include new interactive media, printable electronics, interactive 3D systems, robotics, on-demand publishing, smart packaging and interactive arts. As part of the relationship, Ricoh has provided a Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition production printer to Cal Poly’s renowned student-run University Graphic Systems printing, publishing, and imaging enterprise, one of the world’s
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Ricoh Brings "Print & Beyond" to Graph Expo 2012

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surface with their smartphone. -- Ricoh Production High Volume Printers - Ricoh's selection of color production systems -- the Ricoh Pro C901 and Ricoh Pro C651/C751 -- will also be a highlight of the show, illustrating to commercial and in-house printers why the high image quality, versatility and in-line finishing options make them the ideal choice for the demanding array of print jobs that they have to handle. -- InfoPrint 5000 familyof Color Continuous Form Inkjet Platforms - Ricoh's
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PrintFleet and Canon U.S.A. Collaborate on Fleet Management

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in North America. Remote Tech is a powerful tool developed to deliver key service data collected directly from Canon devices equipped with Canon’s embedded Remote Diagnostic System (eRDS) and Canon’s Remote Maintenance System (imageWARE Remote). The data is then forwarded to a client’s PrintFleet server for compilation and action. Remote Tech’s bi-directional communication functionality enables many service related activities, such as device configuration, remote reboot and MIB writing to be
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Ricoh A4 Color Envelope Printer

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Well, here's a video of the printing running envelopes we did almost 2,200 or 2,00 in 75 minutes. not bad, no wrinkles, couple of jams cause we put too many envelopes in the paper drawers. We had four of them. I got me a new system I can sell for nice profit!
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62 Page Per Minute Long Life Network Printer From Kyocera Canada

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Kyocera Canada has just announced a new series of long life, super fast mono network printers ranging in speed from 42 pages per minute to 62 pages per minute. This is a long way from the early days of laser printers when 8 ppm was considered fast. The four new printers released by Kyocera are the FS-2100DN, FS-4100DN, FS-4200DN and the FS-4300DN. These units are 42, 47, 52 and 62 ppm printers which include standard duplex capability, Gigabit ethernet and USB 2.0 connections. Long Life
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RICOH CERTIFIES 80 SOLUTION ENGINEERS AS MASTER-LEVEL COLOR MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

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mission.” These certifications complement the G7 hardware certification for the Ricoh Pro C901 and Pro C651/751 digital cut-sheet printers. For details on Ricoh’s full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com . | 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 more than 200 countries and regions. In the
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RICOH UNVEILS CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, POWERED BY RICOH BUSINESS BOOSTER, TO H

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against industry best practices, and the resulting scorecard is the foundation of Ricoh’s tailored advice for improving performance. The Ricoh Continuous Improvement Program is a value-added free service exclusively for Ricoh production print customers. It is part of Ricoh’s Business Booster strategy for offering tightly integrated production printing solutions that enhance customer workflow and business results. For details on this and other Ricoh products and services, visit http://www.ricoh
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AUXILIO Realigns Business Development Strategy, Announces Sales Organization Changes

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AUXILIO Realigns Business Development Strategy, Announces Sales Organization Changes to Capitalize on Greater Market Presence in U.S. Hospitals 10/10/2012| 09:10am US/Eastern New Strategy & Structure Responds to Growing Interest in the Company's Managed Print Services Solution AUXILIO, Inc. (OTCBB: AUXO), the nation's leading Managed Print Services (MPS) company for health care, today announced a transformation in its go-to-market sales strategy with a new geographically-focused business
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OKI Data to Demo MPS at SMB Nation Fall Conference

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 Press release from the issuing company OKI Data Americas announces its participation and platinum sponsorship of the SMB Nation 2012 Fall Conference, taking place October 12-14, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Championing the evolution of Managed Print Services (MPS) into specialized, vertical solutions, OKI Data will demonstrate the company's cloud-based, proprietary MPS offering, Total Managed Print in Booth 302, in addition to various solutions geared toward SMBs. OKI
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KYOCERA Document Solutions America Extends Its Award-Winning Line of Black & White EC

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-2100DN support a variety of printer management tools (including Status Monitor, Kyocera Net Admin, and Kyocera Net Viewer), and offer Kyocera’s Command Center RX, a user-friendly web interface that allows for easy adjustment of security and network preferences. The printers support IPsec and IPv6 protocols; they also accommodate Kyocera’s KX Driver for Windows, PPD for Macs, PPD for Linux/UNIX, and Mini Driver and Windows 64-bit drivers. Each printer has a standard memory of 256MB that is upgradeable

Leading MFP Manufacturer and Six-Time Winner Acknowledged by Marketing Research Consu

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Foundation for Cancer Research.Independent dealers and prominent industry executives were the presenters for the seven awards.This unique event is attended by every major copier/printer manufacturer in the industry each year. "Receiving this award is wonderful acknowledgement that our leadership team here at Konica Minolta continues to support our dealers above and beyond their needs,” said Taylor .“I am honored to again receive this recognition and will remain committed to ensuring our dealer
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GRAPH EXPO Best Of The Best Technology Unveiled

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allows users to access, pay, and print in a completely self-serve environment, whether accessing files from their USB drives, mobile devices, or cloud accounts. PREPRESS AND PREMEDIA- Ricoh Clickable Paper, a new cross-media service enabling consumers to point an iPhone or Android smartphone at any printed surface and be automatically linked to any kind of online media. PRESSROOM (ANALOG PRESSES)- Heidelberg Prinect Image Control Next Generation, a print shop workflow that integrates and manages
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TransCentra Leapfrogs Competition, Better Serves Clients with the Océ JetStream 1900

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printers. They hosted our customer-facing relationship managers, customer service, and salespeople at their headquarters in Boca Raton for intense training, review of best practices and common obstacles faced in transitioning to digital print.” Boasting the ability to print 1818 color pages a minute, the Océ JetStream 1900 inkjet press delivers on its promise of consistency and reliability. It also eliminates the pre-printed forms the company had relied on in the past, helping to reduce
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EFI Expands OPS Portfolio with Web-to-Print Smartphone Application and Module for Tra

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EFI Expands OPS Portfolio with Web-to-Print Smartphone Application and Module for Trackable Marketing Campaigns FOSTER CITY, California – October 8, 2012 – EFI™ Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused printing innovation, today announced two new tools within the company’s Online Print Solutions (OPS) product portfolio – MPrint, a transactional application for smartphones that enables commercial printers to offer their clients a mobile platform for
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New Ledger-size Color MFPs Offer Productive Workflow Features and a Flexible Design

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MFPs, providing a feature rich, strong value alternative for small and midsized workgroups. The new Sharp document systems feature a true multi-tasking controller, PCL®6 compatible network printing, color network scanning and an available online paper capacity of 3,100 sheets with Sharp's new 2,000 + 500-sheet tandem paper drawer. "We are pleased to debut the two latest additions to the Sharp multi-function document system family, which offer our small and midsized customers a high-value, full
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XMPie Launches StoreFlow Web-to-Print Offering

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XMPie Launches StoreFlow Web-to-Print Offering Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Press release from the issuing company XMPie brings Xerox FreeFlow workflow automation to uStore, its flagship Web-to-print solution, creating a unique and powerful offering. XMPie, A Xerox Company, the leading provider of software solutions for Individualized Communications Management (ICM), will introduce StoreFlow at GRAPH EXPO 2012. Comprised of uStore 7.0, the latest release of XMPie's leading Web-to-print and
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Can the new Canon systems do this?

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allright I was speaking to a Canon buddy of mine (dealer owner) and I asked him if they were selling NSI, he stated they were not. I then asked well "how can you then scan a document directly to a nested folder on a server". He stated that the new Canon platform can do this without third party software, is this true?
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Oce Shines the Spotlight on Strategic Partnerships at Graph Expo

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. Using cards pre-printed on the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital printing press, MBO will complete the process by folding the piece and gluing the cards into place to prepare them for mailing. Muller Martini Muller Martini is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing print finishing systems and variable size web-offset printing processes. Muller Martini (booth 2017) offers an extensive line of innovative products and services ranging from variable-size web-offset printing presses

Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard and the Public Select 91 Winning Photos for "Project Imagina

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., Inc. Editorial: Kevin McCarthy, 516-328-5950 kmccarthy@cusa.canon.com or Alliance Courtney Engel, 212-546-2372 cengel@alliance-agency.com or Canon U.S.A. website: http://www.usa.canon.com or For sales information/customer support: 1-800-OK-CANON ccenter@cits.canon.com
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Clover Technologies Group Settles with Canon

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Clover Technologies Group Settles with Canon Oct 15, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Clover Technologies Group, a producer of genuine remanufactured printer cartridges, has settled its disputes with Canon in the International Trade Commission and the federal district court in the Southern District of New York pertaining to certain laser printer cartridges. According to a release, the settlements will result in Clover's dismissal from both lawsuits. The terms of the settlement are
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Xerox sets sights on becoming industry leader

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of pages that are printed on Xerox devices. Allied with this is a willingness to partner with software and finishing systems providers he explains, naming GMC as a perfect example as a company with technology in web to print that Xerox lacked. “We want to partner with best of breed manufacturers as a means of braking into new markets and markets which are growing,” he says. THE CHANGE IN DIRECTION HAS BEEN BUILDING SINCE the start of the year and the appointment of former Presstek CEO Jeff
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Re: BTA's Capture the Magic District Event - Nov. 15-16, 2012

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the Fockers,” with Mike Stramaglio of MWA Intelligence and Markus Brinsa of Paessler AG; “Lessons in Leadership for Dealership Transformation,” with Tom Cooke, Learning Outsource Group; “Sales Compensation: How to Analyze & Strategize,” with Luis Gonzalez of SalesScoreKeeper LLC; “Landing & Conducting the Right C-Level Meetings,” with Kate Kingston of Kingston Training Group; and “Mobile Transformation: The Impact on the Office Technology Industry,” with Randy Dazo of InfoTrends. In addition, BTA
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Is It Time For Imaging Giants to Get Into 3D Printing?

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Is It Time For Imaging Giants to Get Into 3D Printing? By: Scott Dunham October 8th, 2012 3D Printing The hottest topic in the world of 3D printing the past couple of weeks has been the announcement of the new Replicator 2 from the traditionally “hobbyist” friendly MakerBot Industries. The new Replicator is a step in a new direction for MakerBot and is targeted more to the professional 3D print market and less so to the hobbyist group that the firm has traditionally catered to with its open
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OKI Data Americas Expands Product Portfolio with Introduction of A4 Monochrome Multif

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., October 9, 2012 Compact and affordable MB491+LP multifunction printer delivers advanced features and functionality to small- and medium-sized workgroups OKI Data Americas announces the company's latest addition to its expanding line of award-winning A4 monochrome multifunction printers (MFPs) with the launch of the MB491+LP. The fast, full-featured device offers copy, print and fax capabilities, plus a legal-sized platen scanner for optimal productivity within office
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Pentagon’s Plans For 3-D Printers: Mobile Labs, Bomb Sniffers and Prototype Limbs

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LEGO-like toy kits to Warhammer miniatures. But to print professional-grade materials, a printer could set you back several tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Those printers have been used to make portable oxygen generators, helicopter parts, concept cars and exoskeletons. Hobbyists in the civilian world have been in an arms race to develop the first weapon made entirely of 3-D printed materials. But these have been attempted with relatively low-cost machines. At Edgewood, the Army’s
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booklet printing with mac

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I have an mpc4500, we have a 16 page letter size doc and I need this to print two sided on 11x17 and (aka booklet) and then staple. Does anyone know the correct settings, help!!! FYI we trying to get this done with a mac
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Memjet mounts market push from high-tech Sydney R&D hub

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Memjet mounts market push from high-tech Sydney R&D hub 10 Oct 2012 | Steven Kiernan | Comment now Memjet hopes the appearance of its logo on devices from machinery manufacturers will elicit the kind of brand value 'Intel Inside' offers PC makers. The printhead company has grand ambitions for its technology to span the digital printing landscape. The 'Powered by Memjet' badge already appears on a wide range of machines, including wide-format printers, label machines from local Sydney
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Take a look at this real Ricoh Envelope Press

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Art, Xante has married the Ricoh 821 with a feeder... http://www.xante.com/product-information/impressia/ Dave
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Re: Managed Network Services discussion

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We have tried twice and failed twice to start a network division. I would love to do it but have not found the right person to lead it. It is a different business but we have had a local IT company successfully make the jump to copier business and since they control the network they have a strong advantage when it comes to selling the MFP to put on that network. If you can find the right people to make it work, it makes sense. Some of our partners are asking us to just resell MNS for them and
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Re: New Ledger-size Color MFPs Offer Productive Workflow Features and a Flexible Design

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Interesting......even though Sharp has serious money problems their R&D is still going strong to release a handful of new copiers in the last 6 months. Where are they getting those funds to keep this division going?
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Re: More layoffs at Ricoh

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So this is the Eight Pillar Ricoh Transformation Project. From what I've heard Mike Dane has either been terminated or presented a "Retirement Package" and he's not the only member of the SMT to get one. one one side I've Its Ikon people getting the boot on the other side its Ricoh. I can't imagine how any ales rep worth his salt will stay with Ricoh, I've been hearing about sales not getting their commission for up to 8 months after the sale. Ricoh is also losing Millions because of their
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well Sharp was announcing a number of new dealers recently this could be a play to be a Dealer only org in the US. come to think of it why are OEM's in the business of selling anyways? You would think OEM's would adopt a dealer structure like the Automotive industry.
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

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quote: Originally posted by yeti: well Sharp was announcing a number of new dealers recently this could be a play to be a Dealer only org in the US. come to think of it why are OEM's in the business of selling anyways? You would think OEM's would adopt a dealer structure like the Automotive industry. (Really short version) Once upon a time...back in the day a dealer could get an exclusive for a market. Then dealers figured out that it was a good idea to have two vendors and Mfg's stopped
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Banks bailing out money-losing Sharp Corp. (6753) to the tune of $4.6 billion may increase their management oversight of the Japanese television maker to support its return to profit. Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. plan to send executives to Sharp, the Asahi newspaper reported yesterday. The lenders, based in Tokyo, are selecting the executives and plan to discuss the matter with the company, the newspaper reported, without saying how it obtained the
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Memo From Synnex CEO to VARs: Find the Courage to Change

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outlook. But Murai continues to offer a consistent path forward. The VAR Guy captured portions of Murai’s keynote in three separate FastChat videos accompanying this blog. During Synnex National Conference, Murai conceded that some mobile and cloud trends are pressuring traditional markets like PCs, printers and servers. But he noted that Synnex resellers are stilling deploying millions of PCs for customers. And in the printer market, Synnex PrintSolv — a managed print services initiative — has caught
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EFI Unveils Fiery FS100 Pro at GRAPH EXPO 2012

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. JobFlow. This innovative, browser-based workflow solution allows print operations to automate file processing routines in an intuitive and simple manner. This includes the ability to convert, preflight, edit, image enhance and impose documents directly before printing, saving time and money by automating repetitive tasks and preventing printing errors. Fiery Command WorkStation® 5.4. The latest update to EFI’s signature Fiery user interface includes integration with Fiery Color Profiler Suite
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Re: Doculex Webinar "Learn How to Write a SOW for DMS"

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, secure critical business documents, create compliant document retention schedules, archive email, and more. Topics will include: • Market overview of DMS, ECM and EDMS - what does it all mean? • Practical uses in departments and enterprises • Effective SOW’s to protect your dealership and improve client satisfaction • Product overview and scanning options • Live Demonstration • Q A Date: October 24, 2012 Time: 1:00 PM EDT Mark your calendars and click below to register for this session: Please
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This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of October 2012

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Since I was prospecting all of last week, I thought I would try something new.  hard to believe I didn't think about this twenty some years ago....

Across my google alerts feed, I picked up a press release from NJ Biz.  The title of the press release was NJ's best Places to Work 2022. Thus I thought I would help those prospects in my territory celebrate their accomplishment.  On Linkedin I posted a thread to congratulate them with with posting their logo, adding NJ's best Places to Work 2022, thread about congratulating that company with "congrats to" then the name of the company tagging them in the thread.

Thus the next step in my madness to see who viewed and linked my thread.  That my friends is a warm introduction and then I'll follow up with a connection request with a note.  We'll see how it works!

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The Greatest Threads in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago This Week!

Konica Minolta to Showcase New Production Print Solutions at GRAPH EXPO 2012

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booth #421, Konica Minolta will demonstrate ground breaking solutions focused on order automation and multi-channel marketing that will improve processes and increase profitability for commercial printers. “Digital print provides the entry point for a printer to expand their value proposition to their customers,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “In today’s highly mobile, constantly connected society, there is a great opportunity
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Konica Minolta Launches EnvisionIT Production at GRAPH EXPO 2012

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Konica Minolta Launches EnvisionIT Production at GRAPH EXPO 2012 Specialized Order Automation and Multi-Channel Marketing Solutions To Help Improve Shop Workflow and Increase Efficiency for Commercial Print Customers Experience Konica Minolta’s Award-Winning Technologies in Chicago October 7-10, McCormick Place South, Konica Minolta Booth #421 Ramsey, N.J. – October 7, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the launch of EnvisionIT Production
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EFI's Transformative Products Front and Center at GRAPH EXPO 2012 With Five MUST SEE

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applications that print providers can produce. EFI in Partner Booths EFI will also have a strong presence in numerous partner booths at Graph Expo 2012. These include Canon, Color Management Group, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Heidelberg, KIP, Kodak, Konica Minolta, MGI, Oki, Ricoh, Xerox and xpedx. This strong partner presence reinforces the value of EFI's market-leading product portfolio and offers Graph Expo visitors an additional view of how these offerings are integrated into real-world multivendor
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Kodak Unveils Innovative Products and Solutions at Graph Expo 2012

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will be shown in various partner booths, including Konica Minolta (#421), Ricoh (#2600), MCS (#3619), xpedx (#1646), and EFI (#2000). At Kodak’s booth, attendees can also learn more about Kodak’s partnerships with Online Print Solutions, Tech Lighting, Adphos, Axode, GSS, and Baum. Kodak’s partnerships offer customers more solutions, expertise, and innovation to deliver differentiated applications that help their clients grow their businesses. Along with being featured in partner booths, Kodak’s
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Naeran Rubio Joins Konica Minolta as Corporate Communications Manager

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MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. BLI has named Konica Minolta 2012 “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner for the company’s solution portfolio and award-winning line of bizhub Multifunctional Products. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS). Konica Minolta Contact
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Konica Minolta Partners with Nautilus Solar to Install Solar Panels at Ramsey, NJ Hea

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scholarship program supporting inspirational students from KIPP: McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here to learn more about Konica Minolta’s Project Sunway. About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier
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Tameran Graphic Systems Introduces New Stackers for Wide Format Printers and Scanners

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Mark Wise, President of Tameran Graphic Systems, Inc. “A Tameran PrintStack is the missing print offloader for most wide format engineering printers. Busy professionals will no longer have to weed through a mess of prints on the floor to find what they printed.” PrintStack Professional is an accessory for Canon, HP, Océ, Ricoh, Seiko, KIP and Xerox 36” to 44” wide format ink jet and xerographic printers and wide format scanners. It collects up to 600 prints or scanned originals. PrintStack
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Managing Depart IDs (Pin Codes) on a fleet of MFDs \ Copiers

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Managing Depart IDs (Pin Codes) on a fleet of MFDs \ Copiers October 6, 2012 Canon calls them Department IDs, you may hear them called Pin Codes. But a rose by any other name… Depart IDs have been used to control and track copy usage long before the copier became the MFD, when we connected them to the network. They were the most basic way to track what users copied. Department IDs also evolved so you could also use them to track printing as well. When Color MFDs came into the Office the
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Konica Minolta Publishes CSR Report 2012

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businesses in contribution to environmentally friendly initiatives and other efforts for sustainable development of society, while pursuing strong growth. As the first year of Konica Minolta’s Medium Term Business Plan, “G PLAN 2013,” fiscal 2011 included CSR endeavors closely knitted in the Group’s business development toward enhancement of growth and expansion of business scale. Facing dynamic changes in society and economy, the Konica Minolta Group aims to be a corporation globally supported and
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MSPs Should 'Print' More Money

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and performance of a product, but also price and suggest replacement models. These services, he points out, enable SMB clients to save in three key ways: •Printing Analysis—“SMBs can learn who is printing,” DiReda says. Knowing the file types and quantities being printed will lead to equipment and usage efficiencies. •Printer Maintenance—With real-time monitoring of printers, employee hours troubleshooting equipment failures will be saved, as will routines for measuring and replacing toner
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Epson Expands Line of High Performance Business Printing Solutions with New WorkForce

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printing costs up to 40 percent lower than color laser printers1. The two models also offer savings up to 50 percent on paper with automatic two-sided printing, scanning, copying and faxing, making them ideal for eco-conscious, high-volume small or home office use. The WorkForce WF-3540 and WF-3520 offer increased productivity features including high page capacity (500 sheets for the WF-3540; 250 for the WF-3520) and extra high capacity ink cartridges5 for minimal user intervention. Plus, the 30
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Canon U.S.A. to Showcase Range of Solutions for Print Service Providers and Graphic A

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imagePROGRAF iPF6450/iPF6400, two 12-color, 24-inch large format printers designed for photographers, artisans, and proofers. The imagePROGRAF iPF6450 printer will be shown with an optional SU-21 spectrophotometer that provides advanced color management, including the ability to obtain color consistency across multiple iPFX400 series printers. •Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S, a 60-inch large format printer utilizing Canon's 8-color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, features borderless printing up to 60 inches
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

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the turn out was fantastic! There were more than 30 vendors and no vendors that were addressing managing the print stream. I had the chance to sit next to Jim D from Muratec while we listened to Nori from Kyocera. At the end od the keynote speech, we were asked if we had any questions. Jim D from Muratec asked itf Kyocera was buying Sharp! It brought a great roar from the crowd and Nori only stated "that's the rumor" and he chuckled and said nothing more. The BTA events should be attended by
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Toshiba America Business Solutions Launches a Dedicated Services Organization

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will be primarily engaged in enterprise sales with a national focus on key vertical market opportunities in education, financial services, manufacturing, retail and healthcare. Services offered by Toshiba Managed Business Services are largely related to Toshiba's current MDS/MPS offerings that include the award-winning Encompass™ program, industry-leading e-STUDIO™ MFP lines, Toshiba barcode printing and retail kiosk systems, document security, workflow/capture products and digital signage
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New Xerox Black-and-White System Increases Productivity; Opens New Revenue Streams fo

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through 2016 according to InfoTrends. 1 For print providers, this means producing documents quickly, with sharp image quality and on a variety of paper sizes and types – and the new Xerox (NYSE: XRX) Nuvera ® 157EA Production System and Nuvera 314EA Perfecting Production System deliver. Fast, flexible black-and-white production The Nuvera systems are the most productive cut-sheet production black-and-white devices on the market, with speeds of 157 images per minute and 314 images per minute
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Rochester Software Associates to Show New WebCRD Web to Print Software for In-Plants

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." See a video about the new release of WebCRD and register for a demonstration during the show at: rocsoft.com/GraphExpo . The software will be shown in RSA's booth 237, in Xerox booth number 1200 and in the Ricoh booth, 2600. RSA's workflow solutions are available through RSA's partners and directly from RSA. For more information, visit RSA at www.rocsoft.com. About RSA Rochester Software Associates (RSA) is the only company in the industry to provide transform , output management , and web-to
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From what I learned at the BTA East Grand Slam event in Rye Brook, NY on 10/3/12, Ricoh will not adopt this strategy in the U.S. However, they are preparing the RBS locations to pursue Managed IT Services in certain markets. They have no intent to offer any type of offer to Ricoh Dealers, like XEROX has with ACS and Konica Minolta has with All Covered.
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HP Details Turnaround Strategy, Provides 2013 Outlook

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analytics. HP Printing and Personal Systems Todd Bradley, executive vice president of Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) at HP, will detail how PPS has retooled itself to better understand and anticipate customer needs and deliver better products and solutions that leverage the entire HP portfolio. To create efficiencies from the combination of the printing and PC units, HP PPS has been focused on consolidating supply chain functions and shrinking from six sales teams to three, while reducing
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Sharp Introduces Three New Models

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professional folding and booklet making. To manage all these features, these new models utilize Sharp's 10.1-inch high-resolution touch-screen user interface that offers scan preview, real-time editing and customization. "The MX-M904, MX-M1054 and MX-M1204 illustrate Sharp's ongoing commitment to bringing professional-level printing capabilities in-house," said Doug Albregts, president, SIICA. "The rich features of this new series push the boundaries of innovation and help bring efficiency to our
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EFI PrintMe Mobile L100 Enables Secure Wi-Fi Printing Across Subnets From Mobile Devi

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Mobile software, the L100 appliance broadcasts the available printers so mobile devices on that subnet can print to any printer on the network. IT departments can centrally manage this functionality from the PrintMe Mobile administrative console making it convenient to control tens to hundreds of subnets from one location. "The increase in mobile devices, like tablets, in the enterprise has expanded the definition of the 'office' and has challenged enterprises to enable basic desktop functionality
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7 deadly sins of selling

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(MoneyWatch) Everyone has heard of the traditional seven deadly sins (lust, greed, etc.). Did you know that there are also seven sins of selling? And they're deadly sins, because if you indulge in them, you'll find your sales efforts dead in the water. Here they are: Not being personally accountable Don't pass the buck to somebody else in your firm; your customers want your personal skin in the game. Failing to understand the customer's business Don't expect customers to answer dozens of
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Océ Demonstrates Newest Media Capabilities at Graph Expo

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two, it is a significant savings,” said Gergely. “Add in shipping costs and the savings are phenomenal.” “With new, lightweight media, Océ is enabling new applications and creating new revenue streams for Océ customers,” said Francis McMahon, Vice President, Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Océ North America, a Canon Group company. “Through partnerships with paper manufacturers & distributors, we are helping print providers make the cost-saving shift from offset to digital
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More layoffs at Ricoh

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I saw this on Friday, seems almost 400 people were layed off from Ricoh USA. IA reports that more than 100 West Caldwell, NJ and they also indicated that Mike Dane is leaving. It also seems that they might have been tryin to rid the IKON vs Ricoh mentality. Personally I have not heard from anyone that I know that was layed off. It's never good to hear this, but our industry is still contracting. Just wait until Canon merges OCE here in the states, it's not a question of will it happen, the only
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Production Systems Professional

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Production Systems Professional / 4185 Position Description: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is currently seeking a Production Imaging Print Specialist - Production Systems Professional. Professionally represents Konica Minolta as a responsive, reliable customer-oriented company through technically proficient, cost effective and timely service consistent with calls / units per day, utilization, and efficiency goals on the Konica Minolta High Volume Production Line. Provides
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Re: Ricoh acquisition ‘bolsters’ IT services strategy

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and Amalgamated Holdings. Les Richardson, Managing Director, Ricoh Australia, said the business acquisition of such a well-respected company adds managed IT services to Ricoh’s existing capability of Managed Document Services (MDS). “We can now offer an extended range of quality professional services which includes IT and network services across Australia. “The expertise and capability of IMC Communications combined with Ricoh’s customer-centric culture means we are in a very strong position
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PrintFleet Remote Tech Simplifies the Management of Multi-Vendor Fleets

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and configuration of device settings. Installing Remote Tech will enable a Service Provider to take immediate and appropriate action, reduce overall service delivery costs and minimize downtime for the end-user. About PrintFleet PrintFleet’s family of print management software solutions range from simple rapid assessment to advanced, independently hosted print management, offering unparalleled agnostic data collection, data integrity and back end support. Available in multiple languages
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3D Printing and the Second Amendment

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design and manufacture pretty much anything we want in our workshops, sheds, and garages. The most important thing you need is called a 3D printer. Once you have one, you can find designs on the Internet and print out almost anything you'd like. Cody Wilson leased one. He planned to print out a pistol and share with others the know-how to do so. You know, because the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and is necessary to the security of a free state. But free no
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Canon expands imageRUNNER lineup

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THE ASAHI SHIMBUN Canon Inc. on Oct. 1 announced the introduction in Japan of 13 new imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction office systems from the C2200, C7200 and C9200 PRO series of color devices, and the 6200 and 8200 PRO series of monochrome systems. The new lineup incorporates a Remote Shutdown function that allows all office systems equipped with the function and connected to the same network to be shut down at the same time. In addition, the systems are equipped with various security
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Ricoh launches biggest marketing push to explain brand story

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Ricoh is launching its biggest ever marketing campaign in the UK today (1 October) as it attempts to explain its story to the wider public by harnessing social media. Ricoh: launches marketing offensive The tech firm, which provides IT services and sells a range of cameras, is launching the 'Documents are Ideas' campaign to drive home the value provided by Ricoh. Chas Moloney, Ricoh UK's marketing director, said the campaign comes after research carried out six months ago revealed "people know
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Toshiba Expands Its TransferJet™ Offering With New Products That Simplify Implementat

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by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2011 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, and March, 2012). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm . Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications
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Datacentrix reports 30% loss in profits which includes Managed Print Services

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, the company noted that revenue coming from current investments in the division currently lag on the money invested. Datacentrix’ managed services division – which includes Managed Print Services (MPS), Outsourcing, Resourcing and Projects business units – achieved a 19% revenue growth for the six months, and contributed 40% to group earnings. The business solutions division – which comprises the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Content Management
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Ricoh acquisition ‘bolsters’ IT services strategy

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Ricoh Australia has acquired the IT services business of IMC Communications saying the acquisition bolsters Ricoh’s strategy to be a “complete technology services-based” organisation. Ricoh Australian Managing Director, Les Richardson, said the acquisition of such a well-respected company as IMC added managed IT services to Ricoh’s existing capability of Managed Document Services (MDS). “We can now offer an extended range of quality professional services which includes IT and network services
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Imagine the Future with Ricoh at Graph Expo 2012

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Ricoh G700SE Barcode Scanning in Clinical Imaging

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It Can Do That! The Ricoh G700SE Scans Barcodes

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Océ Sponsors Presidential Debate at Lynn University

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President, Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Océ North America, a Canon Group company. “And it’s a local organization, which ties in to our commitment to support the community around us.” Important Event, Quality Materials A Silver Sponsor of the debate, Océ has donated approximately $50,000 worth of printing services for materials directly related to the event. These materials include car decals and window cling signs printed on an Océ Arizona® large format UV flatbed printer
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Re: Managed Network Services discussion

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Art, We looked at All Care through Konica Minolta but the contract T's & C's were so one sided we thought it was written by the Mafia. The bottom line was they got paid (by the Dealership) whether or not the customer paid you or not. I was speaking to a VP of a large independent dealer on the east coast who had a discussion with the principal of his company. What it would take for his company to do Managed Network Service. His answer was we can: 1) Hire people 2) Partner with a company 3
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company start a true copier division is the day I will concede the two really have synergy. HP is the only company that tried morphing from a hardware company (i.e. Printers) into network services and they are failing miserably their printers and cartridges are all that are keeping them afloat!
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. Rephrased if you don't sell MNS you make less on your copier sales.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has asked Sharp Corp., currently under rehabilitation, to spin off its small and midsize liquid crystal display business into a joint venture between them, it has been learned. In addition to establishing a joint company to produce and market LCD panels--a sector seen as Sharp's main source of revenue--the Taiwan firm is also demanding the Japanese company accept board members from Hon Hai, sources said. Sharp is in talks with Hon Hai over the former's proposal
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C8000 Time!

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Konica Minolta PRESS C8000 time lapse, that is: htmliframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Sx70FNyUdaQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe/html That's cool!
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Futura Mobility, LLC Announces an Alliance with OKI Data Americas

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level of service on-site to support their entire print solution. Through this alliance, Futura customers will receive a complete mobile managed services approach to their enterprise solutions, simplifying the print solution supply chain. Organizations will no longer need to worry about supply levels, engaging multiple repair organizations, or waiting for their IT department to install their printers. In addition, Futura Mobility offers an online ordering portal to facilitate an efficient supply
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Preton Awarded Patent for Pixel Optimizer Technology

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is capable of reducing toner consumption and printing costs by approximately 30% without visibly impacting output quality. Preton developed the Pixel Optimizer technology during its research into the mechanics of the printing process. Preton's RD team found that there is a significant discrepancy between the display of a pixel on a computer screen and the printing of a pixel by a printer. This discrepancy in the representation pixels results in the significant over usage of toner due to the
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Qorus Software and FOXit Join Forces to Increase SharePoint ROI with Document Automat

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Director of Qorus Software. “As SharePoint takes on a higher profile within the enterprise and a larger percentage of the overall IT budget gets allocated towards SharePoint applications, business leaders are demanding that SharePoint deliver the promised productivity gains that result in significant cost savings. Solutions like Qorus DocGeneration are able to deliver these productivity gains by extending SharePoint functionality from content storage and content management to content creation
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What Would You Do?

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This was emailed to me: About 3 years ago a Ricoh MPC2050SP was installed with no minimum for color, and color was to be billed at 10 cents per page with an elevator increase every year. It is now the third year and the customer is over .12 cents per page. Problem is the company has been billing them at .12 cents per develop and not .12 cents per page. Calculations have them being over billed for 12K and thus was verified by that dealers accounting department. The problem was that one meter was
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The timing is right. 1st day of a new half. At the same time, a lot of effort, energy and resources are being made to accomodate the new IBM/ Toshiba TEC Point of Sale acquisition.
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

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There were 36 vendors at this event. I'll be posting a blog titled" my top 5 solutions/products of the event in the next day or so. Kyocera: Besides Nori have a heavy japanese accent, he was at times very hard to understand what he was saying, thank goodness for the power point slides. However, it seems that all of the manufacturers are now sharing the same slides! Business Process Optimization, find the pain, be a consultant to solve workflow and business problems with the use of software
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Re: Commissioner calls for copy paper investigation

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sheet was used for printing, could we dare put an average cost per page of .03? Just figuring there are many more smaller MFP's and printers tha have a much higher cost. If we assume .03 cents per page, then the cost for Philly would be something like $1.3 million dollars for the cost per page!!!!
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This is an interesting topic. I'm confused as why copier dealers/mfg think we can manage networks? Why don't we just get a lift and do car repair too? Or while we are at it repair game consoles, watches and diswashers they all have some kind of computer in them. This is a totally different Industry and there is little to no cross synergy. ASK HP!

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Notable Solutions, Inc. Extends Business Automation to Smartphones and Tablets With N

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business system based on the document type. As a result, business is done faster with less effort -- and with less paper. AutoStore is the information on-ramp for more than 700 models of MFPs and network-attached scanners -- from Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Kyocera, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh, Savin, Lanier, Sharp and Xerox as well as smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS. For more information, please visit: http://www.nsiautostore.com . Contact Information Contact: Mara Radis
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Print industry apprenticeship scheme launched

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Print industry apprenticeship scheme launched By Hannah Jordan Friday, 28 September 2012 Apprenticeship provider Pearson in Practice has launched a Print and Document Solutions apprenticeship in partnership with a raft of leading industry names. The programme, which is already open for applications, has been devised in partnership with Ricoh, Canon, Kyocera, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Sharp and computer technology firm, CompTIA. Available across England the apprenticeship offers 16-24 year olds up
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New Xerox MFP and Printers Help SMBs Stay Productive, Maximize Investment

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, Publications and Services, Photizo Group. The Xerox Phaser® 6600 Color Printer, which shares the same print engine, accessories and supplies, is also available. New Desktop Tabloid Printer Offers Speed and Image Quality Small firms can also take advantage of Xerox’s new Phaser 7100 Tabloid Color Printer with speeds of up to 30 ppm and true 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. The printer offers the right blend of speed and image quality to address general office printing requirements. Availability and
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How Selling Less Stuff Translates to More Profit

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ideally, that’s not great. It’s about putting the right equipment in the right place and setting them up to reduce impacts.” It’s advice like that that helps endear Canon to clients more than any one printer or copier. And that keeps the company turning a profit even as sales of its equipment might be diminishing. “Clients are like hey why are you talking to us about less equipment?” Belli says. “Guess what? I want to keep you as a client forever and if I don’t tell you this stuff someone else will
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Italia SpA acquires KMI Srl

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Italia SpA acquires KMI Srl Milan, Italy, September 28th 2012 On top of a common path of growth and development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Italia SpA acquires direct control of the dealer KMI Srl, which changes its name to Konica Minolta Business Solutions Roma Srl. KMBS Roma Srl is the most successful single-brand Konica Minolta Partner (Centro Esclusivo) in sales and service of solutions for professional printing and document management in the area
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e-Image Data Announces Lawsuit Against Konica Minolta For Patent Infringement

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e-Image Data Announces Lawsuit Against Konica Minolta For Patent Infringement HARTFORD, Wis., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- e-Image Data has filed a lawsuit against Konica Minolta and two of its resellers in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin for the infringement on patent number 8,269,890 B2, issued for the company's digital microform imaging apparatus. The patent protects the hardware for the ScanPro2000, a microform scanner used in the world's most
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Ricoh PCS Director Embedded and GlobalScan NX Single Sign-On Coming Soon

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seamlessly with the desktop version of PCS Director, providing a comprehensive print, copy, scan and fax tracking solution that is compatible with all types of printing devices. PCS Director is a Ricoh OEM software tool that can help Ricoh sales branches and independent dealers win more deals and keep more customers by offering a high-demand print management solution that adds thousands of dollars in savings to their proposals. For more information on PCS Director, please visit www.printaudit.com
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Canon Introduces the Next-Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform

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•Direct Print and Scan for Mobile, a peer-to-peer solution that provides print and scan functionality via direct communication between iOS and Blackberry mobile devices and Canon MFPs •EFI PrintMe, a cloud-based mobile print solution that enables printing from any email-enabled mobile device to Canon MFPs •uniFLOW, a complete, server-based output management solution that includes mobile printing and scanning •Canon Mobile Printing, a mobile application available later this year that will enable users
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Sharp Selects The Wilson Group to Join the Company's Nationwide Authorized Independen

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Sharp Selects The Wilson Group to Join the Company's Nationwide Authorized Independent Copier Dealer Network MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that The Wilson Group has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, The Wilson Group will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's extensive portfolio of copiers
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Ricoh Multifunction Printers Support Apple’s AirPrint

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News Release Ricoh Multifunction Printers Support Apple’s AirPrint Enables Wireless Printing from iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Tokyo, September 24, 2012 — Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo, hereinafter "Ricoh") today announced that some of its multifunction printers (MFPs)support AirPrint™, the native printing function offered by Apple1. This makes it possible for customers to print documents, photographs, images, and so forth directly from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
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Sharp Selects Hansen Associates, Inc. to Join the Company's Nationwide Authorized Ind

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integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's extensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training."Sharp is proud to welcome Hansen Associates to our dealer network," said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "We believe the combination of Sharp's innovative products and Hansen's outstanding customer
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Ricoh Demonstrates Sustainability Services at EcoPrint

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. Seminar attendees will also hear about the real-life success story of UK commercial print provider, Crossprint – Ricoh’s first UK carbon balanced printer. “Ricoh has a rich heritage and experience when it comes to the many ways we can help businesses achieve their environmental reduction goals - and meet the demands of their clients,” says Graham Moore, Business Development Director, Ricoh Europe. Ricoh's EcoPrint presence will also be carbon neutral, with reductions made where possible, and any
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Sharp Selects Alpha Laser Imaging to Join the Company's Nationwide Authorized Indepen

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MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that Alpha Laser Imaging has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Alpha Laser Imaging will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's extensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales
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Xerox’s Mike Zimmer discusses managed print service trends

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Another Breakthrough in Printer Innovation as Oki Europe Launches the First Digital L

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value and units shipped. OKI Europe's award-winning product portfolio comprises six distinct segments: colour and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and manufacturing. Established in 1990, today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,100 people in 21 production sites and sales offices and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA
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Xerox at Graph Expo Preview

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Xerox at Graph Expo Preview Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Press release from the issuing company Helping Print Providers Transform and Grow Bullish on digital print's future, Xerox's Graph Expo booth will feature the tools print providers need to stay relevant and responsive to the demands of today's marketplace. "We know the graphic communications industry needs to continue to transform in order to maintain its relevance," said Jeff Jacobson, president, Global Graphic Communications Operations
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Do you think there was any mention to Recurrent Energy prior to them selling it? quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: More details: http://www.businessweek.com/ne...ing-recurrent-energy Sharp makes no mention of selling its copier business!
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quote: Originally posted by Yoda: Do you think there was any mention to Recurrent Energy prior to them selling it? quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: More details: http://www.businessweek.com/ne...ing-recurrent-energy Sharp makes no mention of selling its copier business! Heck in todays article they don't even mention they have one. Reuters
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New copier lease

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September 19, 2012 - The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education approved the master lease agreement with Ricoh USA, Inc for copiers around the district, 7-0. It includes 69 machines for 15 buildings in the district. The term of the lease is 60 months. It begins Oct. 1, 2012 with a total lease payment of $101,884 for 2012-2013. http://www.clarkstonnews.com/A...ew-copier-lease.html
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HP Introduces Entry-level, Web-connected Solutions for Large-format Printing from Vir

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printers in one with a built-in B+/A3 tray and convenient front-loading roll. The printer’s intuitive, full-color touch screen simplifies in-house printing and navigation for those new to large format. HP inks produce high-quality output with rich colors and sharp lines reaching 0.0016 inch (0.04 mm) minimum line width. http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsr...l?mtxs=rss-corp-news
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BTA Southeast to Host Fall Colors Retreat

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, maximize search engine placement and manage social media campaigns. Since 2004, he has helped dealers and manufacturers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia develop successful document solutions and managed print services marketing strategies. Amy brings 19 years of experience in the office equipment industry as a sales rep, sales manager, OEM representative and industry consultant. Coaching Sales Performance Troy Harrison, president, SalesForce Solutions What separates great
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Nuance Announces eCopy PDF Pro Office 6 With Enterprise-Class Productivity Innovation

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NuanceAnnounceseCopyPDFProOffice6WithEnterprise-ClassProductivityInnovationsandMFPIntegrationforBu siness Nuance eCopy PDF Pro Office defines next-gen PDF capabilities, enabling powerful PDF creation, editing and conversion for maximum savings without compromise BURLINGTON, Mass., – September 25, 2012 – Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced the release of Nuance eCopy PDF Pro Office 6. The newest version of the award-winning software
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Purpose: To seeks bids for establishing a blanket purchase order for lease, due 10/2

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Prepaid & Allowed unless otherwise specified. The first 4 months lease of a 36 month LEASE with the option of purchasing the equipment for $1 at the end of the term for one (1) Ricoh MP C3501 color digital imaging system or equal. The Ricoh MP C3501 color digital imaging system, or equal, shall be connected to the network upon installation, and to include: All in one: Print, Copy, Scan and Fax from one device. Copying process shall be Desktop color Laser MFP with dual component magnetic brush
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Mizuho Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the two main lenders to Sharp Corp, have approved a 210 billion yen bailout of Japan's troubled TV maker, sources said on Thursday, clearing a major obstacle to firm's survival. The two banks have been orchestrating Sharp's funding plans in exchange for drastic changes at the century-old firm, including selling overseas TV assembly plants and shutting solar panel businesses in Europe and the United States. Sharp, which
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Interesting...information Preo Software Ceases Operations

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& Services Providers that Should be on Every Dealer’s Radar” for 2012. Significance: •Preo’s Printelligence MPS management software played a key role in a number of high-profile MPS offerings in addition to the above, such as Toshiba’s Encompass program and Preo has partnered with Xerox to provide assessment and color coverage reporting capabilities for Xerox's ColorCube 9200 Series MFP Devices.
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CAPSYS Technologies Selects EPSON WorkForce Pro Document Scanners for Solution Bundle

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vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for enterprise and the home, to sensors and other microdevices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 78,000 employees in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson, please
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Ricoh & Epson Plotters

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I heard to day that the epson plotters are no longer available from Ricoh? Can anyone else confirm?
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September 2012 Sales Quota Poll

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I'll try and do a better job of posting these each month.Please take the time to vote every month, I'll post a new poll for each month! We'll even do a quarterly!
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3rd quarter 2012 sales quota poll

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I'll try and do a better job of posting these each month.Please take the time to vote every month, I'll post a new poll for each month!
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Rochester Software Associates

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Stories from the Field" •Be presenting "How web to print builds business" for a leading investment advisory firm at the IPMA lunch •Offer daily in-booth in-plant networking in the RSA booth Sunday-Tuesday •Host the inaugural WebCRD web to print for in-plants User's Group RSA's WebCRD V9.2 web to print, QDirect V4.0 Output Manager and TicketMe job ticket conversion software will be shown in RSA's booth 237, in Xerox booth number 1200 and in the Ricoh booth, 2600. See videos about the new
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Technology Leader Contex Introduces

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image quality for 24- and 44-inch wide technical documents, maps, and drawings. Enhancing the users' scanning workflow, Contex's new MFP2GO lets customers turn their HP or Canon wide format printer into a copier, without the need for a PC. Additionally, Contex updated MFP Repro, a full-featured, copy and scan solution that is ideal for in-house production or Repro use. Contex's new wide format scanning solutions are available immediately; demonstrations are available through local distributors and
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Using Colour In More Ways Than Just Printing on Your Colour MFP

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Most of us think of using colour in documents that we are designing for print using a colour laser printer or colour mfp. We often don't think of how colour can be used for other things. In a recent article in PC Magazine author Jill Duffy makes a great case for using colour electronically to improve your productivity and comprehension. Her article describes a method to colour code your folder structure in your PC, either Mac or PC, to make it easier to work with your data. I have to admit

Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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I almost forgot about this. quote: Originally posted by Art Post: Sharp teams up with SHI International Corp. of New Jersey Creating expanded channel opportunities, Sharp and SHI are collaborating in a first-of-its kind alliance in the imaging industry, to bring SHI clients access to Sharp's full line of world-class imaging products. SHI is known for leveraging the broadest portfolio of IT products and solutions available, on a global scale. In this alliance, SHI will build on its reputation
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Paper cut – the digital office

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extranets and collaboration spaces. Workflow systems will increase in usage to control most legal processes, while document automation and other tools will replace much of the ‘hand crafting’ of documents. Therefore, the need for paper will diminish. However, the lawyer’s personal preference to read hard copy will remain. But the influx of Generation Y, used to reading from a screen, the rising tide of mobility devices that are not suited to printing and the advance of eBook-type applications will
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BEI Services to Offer MPS Cost Control Solution from Preton

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device even receiving the page, which provides for exceptional image management,” explained Greg Moseley, CEO at BEI Services. “Since Preton provides a scalable savings based on the type of document to be printed and the applications printing them, the end user output is better controlled, giving them high quality on important documents and lesser quality on low value or disposable prints. Added to this, BEI Services can merge the device level data to the actual parts and labor costs, which is not
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BTA Southeast to Host Fall Colors Retreat

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education sessions will include: “How to Use Social Media in Your Dealership,” with Darrell Amy, CEO of Dealer Marketing Systems; “Coaching Sales Performance,” with Troy Harrison, president of SalesForce Solutions; and “Managed Services for the Small-to-Mid-Sized Dealership,” with Chris Ryne, a partner at Growth Achievement Partners. The exhibiting Fall Colors Retreat sponsors: ACM Technologies, Color Imaging, DocuWare, ESP Energy Intelligence, GreatAmerica Leasing Corp., InkCycle, LEAF, OKI Data
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Epson Leaps into CAD Market

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, he continued, “You don’t have to be a pro to want to print something of very high quality. And a printout from a wide-format printer is considerably larger than the version of a design that you can see on a monitor.” Eye on Quality Epson products are well known for their “top notch, second-to-none” color quality and reproducibility, Check said, and the T-Series printers are no exception. It’s one aspect of the T-series that the company hopes will set the T-Series line apart from its well
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Growth Achievement Partners

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Today we had a sales training class in our PA office. The speaker was Mitch Morgan of Growth Achievement Partners. The introduction (power point) was centered around on how solve problems for Business Processes. This session was a prelude for more sessions to come, however Mitch stated that if you follow exactly their swim chart that you would get sales results. (I thought well the firstthing you need to do is get the appointment with the CFO and sponser), then you can address the swim/process
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Re: MAC OS9 help with 240W

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Art, if they have Plotbase, you should be able to setup basic PPD printing. BUT. They can buy a new Mac Mini for $599 that runs literal rings around their existing machine, or keep their ten year or more old machine and maybe you'll find a retrocomputing expert who can kludge around this after several hours of $150/hour consulting. Leaving them in the same bind next month when the next problem arises. Sometimes you can't give them what they want, but rather, what they need. Why someone hasn't
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Re: Our new web site launched today

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Looks sharp. I like the lead with services.
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Re: Sharp Selects Hansen Associates, Inc. to Join the Company's Nationwide Authorized Ind

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sorry for the run on with thei, Sharp is really cranking up the PR these days!
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Sharp Considers 10,000 Job Cuts . BY ATSUKO FUKASE TOKYO—Sharp Corp. has submitted a new restructuring plan to its lenders setting out job cuts of more than 10,000 and the sale of assets including overseas plants, as the consumer-electronics maker seeks to convince banks it can return to profitability even without a planned cash infusion from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. A person briefed on the plan also said Tuesday that Sharp is in talks with Intel Corp. over a business tie-up
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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SYDNEY (MarketWatch) -- Sharp Corp's (JP:6753)(US:shcaf) lenders are expected to approve funding that will enable the firm to stay afloat through the current fiscal year, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday. Sharp's lenders Mizuho Corporate Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are expected to approve 180 billion yen ($2.3 billion) of loans lasting until June 2013, according to the report. The rest of the 360 billion yen in funding that Sharp needs will likely be supplied by a syndicated loan
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago

Last Week of September 2007

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Seems I might have pulled up a mere $3K from getting my quota for the quarter. I was supposed to have the documents via DocuSign on Thursday, then Friday and yes I emailed the client asking to send them today if possible.  I should have done it the old fashioned way and paid a trip to that office and wait until the docs were signed!

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Enjoy These Awesome Copier Threads from 15 Year Ago

Re: Xerox Webcast To Discuss Color Print 'Breakthrough'

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a different approach to the printing market," Codd said. Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh Co., Canon U.S.A. Inc. and Eastman Kodak Co. are competitors of Xerox. Color products have been a financial boon for Xerox. Revenue from Xerox's color copier and equipment business increased 12 percent in the second quarter, to $1.5 billion, or about 38 percent of total revenue, up from 34 percent in the same quarter last year. Xerox has said it expects earnings to grow this year largely due to increased demand for
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Re: RICOH AFICIO MP 2500

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. The Aficio MP 2500 model is available for users that require a stand-alone copier and prefer to upgrade at a later date. Various connectivity kits can be added to the Aficio MP 2500 based on customers’ current or future business needs. The Printer Enhance DDST Kit provides a low-cost solution for users requiring networked PCL Emulation printing and TWAIN scanning. The Printer/Scanner Kit includes Ricoh’s Next Generation Architecture Controller and features PCL & RPCS printing as well as Scan-to
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John Reiling Retires from Ricoh Americas

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 John Reiling Retires from Ricoh Americas Corporation After many years of dedication to the Duplicator Market, John Reiling (Duplicator Marketing) is now retiring. After knowing John for about ten years, I'm aware that Ricoh will miss one of the GOOD GUYS in the industry. I first meet John in about 11 years ago while attending a Ricoh duplicator sales training course at Ricoh U. I was impressed with Johns knowledge, dedication and desire for duplicators market place
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Crop and Print

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Anybody know how to open and crop a portion of a drawing and make it a "D" size ? I'm up against an HP scanner/plotter, where it's real easy using the touch screen.thanks.
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Ricoh Catalog on your company website

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Who can tell me how or who to contact to see about having the Ricoh Product Catalog appear on my company website?
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Re: Konica Minolta C450

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I wouldn't assume that. Just because they can't buy any more new from Konica doesn't mean that they don't have new inventory in their company's warehouse or other source. Their purchasing manager might have stocked up, a client might have rescinded an order before delivery and they were stuck with it, who knows.... Still gives you a tactical selling point, though.
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Re: Konica Minolta C450

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If you're saying you beat the Konica direct branch, then you made my day. What a dingbat! Great selling, skbens!
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Re: Konica Minolta C450

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Ended up winning this one. KMBS put in small print at the bottom of their proposal that it was a Used/Demo unit. Completly embarrased the KMBS rep and destroyed credibility. I couldn't have done it wouthout your help. Really appreciate it. P.S. I was $2,000 higher then KMBS proposal.
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Re: Crop and Print

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Ricoh 240W using Plotbase.
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Re: Crop and Print

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Open in Scan Tools, do the croping and then send to print, would be my suggextion, unless you have a other programs such as TRIX.
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Re: Crop and Print

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As Art said you can open the drawing in Scantools. Then you would crop the area you want and save that cropped image. When you open the cropped image make sure to set the print size to ARCH D. Should work fine.
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This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

Second Week of September 2012

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I'm off to BTA "Capture the Magic" event in Las Vegas on Tuesday of this week.  I'll be posting events on here, Twitter and Linkedin.  I'm in need of connecting with dealer principals that resell Toshiba, Lexmark, HP and KonicaMinolta.  Please give me a shout if you're going to in Vegas and if not please send me an email.

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Some Great Copier Threads from Ten tears Ago This Week!

Konica Minolta South Africa prints for charity at Africa Print 2012

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At the recently held Africa Print show, Konica Minolta South Africa put the printed material generated during its daily production hour, which showcased its full production line of digital equipment printing material from start to finish, to very good use. The company produced high quality printed material for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa over the three days of the show, ultimately delivering 1 920 brochures (A3 double sided – 200gsm gloss), 11 520 DL flyers (double sided
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XEROX COPIER MAINTENANCE VARIOUS STATE PRINTING CENTERS

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d Number: B2Z13015 Status: Open Agency: OFFICE ADMINISTRATION-OPER Total Bid Lines: 2 Description: XEROX COPIER MAINTENANCE VARIOUS STATE PRINTING CENTERS Closing Date: Closing Time: 9/25/2012 2:00pm CENTRAL The information on this page provides a summary of the requirements for this bid. The official bid document includes the applicable requirements, detailed specifications, and Terms and Conditions. In the event of any discrepancy, the official bid document will govern. To access the official
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Canon’s five new imagePROGRAF large-format printers round out LUCIA EX-equipped line-

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Canon’s five new imagePROGRAF large-format printers round out LUCIA EX-equipped line-up for graphic arts industry Canon Australia, has announced the launch of five new imagePROGRAF-series large format inkjet printers employing the LUCIA EX pigment ink system which delivers smooth colour reproduction and high-quality black expression. The new devices, which will be available from 1st November, are the 60-inch imagePROGRAF iPF9400 and iPF9400S (replacing the iPF9100 and iPF9000S respectively
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Konica Minolta Equitrac Express 4

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Sharp Selects Frontier Business Products As An Authorized Dealer And Expands National

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part of the agreement, Frontier will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training. "We are pleased to welcome Frontier Business Products to our growing network of authorized dealers," said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of
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Ricoh Printers & MICR Toner?

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I see that Rosetta technologies sells the Ricoh printers with MICR toner cartridges, and they state that regular toner cartridges and MICR can be used in the printer. Can I just sell someone a regular Ricoh printer and then have them buy a MICR cartridge for it? Thanx
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Canon Copiers and Service

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a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-60 effective 26 Jul 2012 and DFARS Publication Notice 20120724. This acquisition is unrestricted. A list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure is provided as an attachment titled "Canon Copier Pricing Table". Requirement(s) requested herein are Unique to maanufacturer. See attached documents listing the
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COPIER/PRINTER SERVICE AGREEMENT

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Request for Quotation (RFQ) 12-191, for Copier and Printer Maintenance Service Agreement for all machines currently operating in the Cheyenne River Health Center in Eagle Butte, SD for a base year plus four (4) option years. The period of performance for the base year will be from 9/17/12 until 9/16/13. The option years are from 9/17/13 until 9/16/17. The solicitation documents & incorporated provisions & clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-53. The associated
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On Demand to Roll Out More Than 100,000 Book Machines Through Kodak and ReaderLink

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The number of outlets selling books and the number of titles they offer is about to grow exponentially through two new On Demand Books partnerships, one with Eastman Kodak and a second with ReaderLink Distribution Services. Kodak is working with On Demand to integrate the Espresso Book Machine, currently available in only a handful of bookstores and libraries, with the KODAK Picture Kiosk at 105,000 locations worldwide. The integrated kiosks, which will begin to go live late this year in the
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Sharp Selects Malone Office Environments as Authorized Dealer and Expands National In

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MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 12, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that Malone Office Environments has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Malone will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and
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Bytes Document Solutions launches new Dom-Joly-style film featuring "Printerman"

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Bytes Document Solutions launches new Dom-Joly-style film featuring "Printerman" Builds on the success of its I Hate Printers campaign Sep 10, 2012 (Menafn - M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Following the internet success of the four-part Printer Smash Up video launched by the Xerox Managed Print Specialist on Friday 13th April this year, Bytes Document Solutions unveils another tongue-in-cheek video aimed at capturing the imagination of the IT industry. Now LIVE at www.ihateprinters.co.uk , the
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The NEW C8000 Advances The Flottman Company to the Pinnacle of Digital Printing

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installed the new Konica Minolta C8000 Bizhub Press – the print industry’s leading digital printing press as publicized at Drupa 2012. This acquisition amplifies Flottman’s commitment to personalized variable data printing, on demand communications and short-run print fulfillment. The Flottman Company will now be able to offer a variety of new paper stocks, thicker paper weights, more vibrant colors and richer tones, all with improved print quality. One of the big benefits of upgrading our current
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Ricoh Americas earns spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovato

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of its cohesive sales automation program, a business technology initiative that supported the integration of Ricoh and IKON Office Solutions, which Ricoh acquired in 2008. "It is an honor for Ricoh to be recognized as a leader in information technology by such a prestigious IT publication as InformationWeek. Ricoh's success has been driven by the growing need for comprehensive information management solutions that are designed to address today's toughest business challenges such as
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Xerox group president announces his resignation

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, purchasing and supply-chain issues worldwide for Xerox’s technology wing. He reports to De Lima, though he previously had reported directly to CEO Ursula Burns. Connecticut-based printing and business-services company Xerox employs roughly 6,300 in the Rochester region. According to De Lima’s memo, taking over for Appelo will be Russell Pea****, president of Xerox’s global imaging systems and of Xerox Canada. As such, Pea**** oversees sales and service for document-related technology operations in the
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Sharp Validates Ringdale's FollowMe® Embedded For Use With Sharp OSA®-enabled MFPs

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of accessing an all-in-one solution for tracking copy, print, email, fax and scan services, without the need for any external hardware. The intuitive user interface provides integrated single sign on (SSO) authentication, and FollowMe Printing's secure print job roaming technology offers any organization a highly scalable solution. FollowMe's integrated Business Intelligence Engine (BIE) offers organizations access to enterprise-wide dynamic policy controls, which can be applied per user
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Re: User Codes

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Canon uses Dept ID as the built in (standard) way to do it. Many Real Estate offices use Dept IDs. The more feature rich way is UniFLOW. If you are doing this with Ricoh, I remember that they released a pop up type of driver when I was there. I think they even have a print driver editor tool so you could customize the driver. printer_driver_editor And there are always a number of third party software suites that can do this. The key is getting one that will track AT LEAST Print \ Copy and
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Re: Oce color wave 650

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We have one in our print shop. It is an amazing machine. It is amazing to watch color prints come out that fast with that quality. It is not expensive to run. The service plan is similar to how xerox does the color cube. Its more based on coverage than anything so if all you do is spot color for markups it is economical. All depends what the customer's needs are. We have a print shop business in addition to our copier dealership. We use the colorwave for temporary signage for retail stores and
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Cutting printing costs, one pixel at a time

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reviews the company's first Ultrabook. An Israeli start-up, Preton Ltd., produces a software agent, downloadable to a personal computer or server, that trims unnecessary pixels from all documents—images and text—so printers expel less ink and toner to reproduce them. Preton’s patented Pixel Optimizer system works without reducing the sharpness of the printed documents, said Chief Executive Ori Eizenberg. These days, everyone assumes that since documents can be instantly transmitted over the Net and
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Epson Showcases New SurePress L-4033AW Technology at Labelexpo Americas

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CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- (Labelexpo Americas 2012, Stand 5713) -- Epson America today announced that the EPSON® SurePress® L-4033AW inkjet digital label press with White ink will make its North American debut at Labelexpo Americas 2012. Shown first at drupa in May 2012, the SurePress L-4033AW is designed to make high-quality, short-run label printing easier and more efficient, and gives label printers and converters the ability to print on-demand with Variable Data Printing
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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aren’t making it any easier -- Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s both downgraded Sharp’s credit ratings to speculative grade, or junk. Okuda’s efforts to raise funds by selling equity to Taiwan billionaire Terry Gou’s Foxconn group and its flagship Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317) stalled after Sharp’s shares plunged to a 37-year low. Foxconn wants a stake in Sharp to secure access to the latest technology for parts used by its biggest customer, Apple. In offering a lifeline, Gou
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Re: User Codes

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It's a Savin. I've tried the print driver editor from Ricoh/Savin and the older Pop-Up drivers...they are either inconsistent or do not work altogether and do not handle portability nor print server environments well. If you install the printer locally and configure it for 1 user, then another user logs in it is not configured to use the pop up, etc...I wish they would work on this feature instead of the universal driver, bi-directional communication and GUI style interface they are trying to
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Ricoh C751EX Duplex 300gsm

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I dot not have any of these in the field yet, working on two deals. One customer asked if the system could duplex 300gsm, I tild himt the system was not spec'd for that, which he understood, however he was curious of someone had the C751 running...
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Paradigm Imaging Group Announces New Printer-Cutter Bundles

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. Combining “best of breed” technology from two leaders in the industry, Paradigm Imaging Group offers printer-cutter bundles from Graphtec and Mutoh. Graphtec’s FC8000 series cutting plotters combined with Mutoh’s ValueJet eco-solvent printers create a print and cut combination that is durable, reliable and user-friendly. This winning combo provides the perfect print and cut workflow, allowing for simultaneous printing and cutting of multiple jobs. Says Randy Geesman, President of Paradigm Imaging
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EFI Expands Jetrion 4900 Line with Modular, Upgradeable Design and Wider Print Area a

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EFI Expands Jetrion 4900 Line with Modular, Upgradeable Design and Wider Print Area at Labelexpo Foster City, California – Sept. 12, 2012 -- Labelexpo -- EFI™ Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has unveiled the new Jetrion® 4900M UV digital inkjet printing system, combining the performance of EFI's existing family of Jetrion UV digital presses with the flexibility of industrial inline web finishing. EFI is also
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New C3002 print errors

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I recently installed 3 of these units, we are now having an issue where the machine is actually ignoring the print settings. For example you send a multiple page job from word or excell and it will do a rotate sort, even if you have turned off everything regarding collate. There is nothing in user tools to change. Has anyone else experienced this? My customer is using the latest version of word and excel and this happens. I don't have those versions however, I do experience the same issue
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

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For those of us that are going below is the schedule of events: Tuesday, Oct. 2 4 p.m.: Keynote Session: Norihiko Ina, Kyocera Wednesday, Oct. 3 8 a.m.: Teri Dunn, Print Management Solution Group 9:45 a.m.: Todd Johnson, Strategic Business Associates 11:15 a.m.: Mike Adams, Power Appointment Setting 1 p.m.: Lou and Andy Slawetsky, Industry Analysts Inc. 3 p.m.: John Barbieri, CompTIA Of course, for full information on these sessions, you can visit www.bta.org/BTAEastEvent .
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Re: Ricoh Printers & MICR Toner?

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I dont think you can do that, also Rossetta sells software helpful with check printing. You should reach out to your printer support rep at Ricoh corporate and see if they have a way for you to work with Rosetta and get more than a spiff. Or, you could contact Rosetta directly and see if you can purchase from them and then resell the printer to your customer.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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And copier division is definitely not for sale LOL! They are selling /mortgaging everything.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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quote: Originally posted by Yoda: And copier division is definitely not for sale LOL! They are selling /mortgaging everything. I can't tell if that is sarcasm or not.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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-paring should save the company 14 billion yen ($179 million), adding to savings it expects from plans to trim 5,000 jobs, or a tenth of its workforce, including 2,000 redundancies in Japan. Those layoffs are the first at the firm in more than 60 years. By resorting to pay cuts Sharp may avoid having to add to those job losses and also be able to realize swifter cash savings. Redundancies in Japan are expensive, with workers typically receiving at least a year's salary in severance pay. For now
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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quote: Originally posted by JasonR: quote: Originally posted by Yoda: And copier division is definitely not for sale LOL! They are selling /mortgaging everything. I can't tell if that is sarcasm or not. Are you being sarcastic? No sarcasim see Arts latest post
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Re: USA Presidential Poll

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This country is headed down the path of Ricoh and SHARP, due to lack of Leadership, just like those companies.
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Re: Sharp Selects Malone Office Environments as Authorized Dealer and Expands National In

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This is interesting, in two weeks there has been two press releases in the US that Sharp has signed on new dealers. I follow all of the Sharp USA press release and can't ever remember getting a Press Release about "signing on a new dealer". I mentioned this today in conversation with another industry person today, and we both agreed that A) things are really bad with sharp and B) Sharp USA is trying to hold the fort together at least in the USA Marketplace. Just today another Rueters report
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Oce color wave 650

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We are calling on a prospect that has Oce 7055 wide format copier. They want to move to copy/print/scan. We are going to propse 3406wd system but Oce is trying to convice them to go with the Color Wave 650. Does anyone have any info on this - as a color product is it laser or ink jet? How is the hardware cost going to stack up with the 3406wd? Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Salvation Army marches ahead with Kofax

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with existing infrastructure was a key requirement. “We considered many vendors and extensively evaluated several different solutions,” Dudgeon said. “While some solution providers were clearly in ‘selling’ vs. ‘helping’ mode, we had a high degree of confidence in Xcellerate IT from the start. They really listened to and understood our needs. And they invested their time and expertise to show us exactly why and how Kofax Capture™ was clearly the best solution for us.” In March 2007, The
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Chicago Tag & Label Upgrades to EFI Radius ERP to Streamline Operations and Maximize

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-end, automated business process management from order inquiry to cash receipt for label, flexible packaging, converting and folding carton businesses. EFI Radius offers a high degree of flexibility to manage the unique requirements of printing and packaging companies to help optimize and automate sales estimating; production planning, scheduling; materials management; shop floor data collection; job costing; time and attendance. It also offers comprehensive and intuitive reporting and business
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Re: Use of LinkedIn as a sales tool

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I'm now experimenting with my own personal blog, you'll see the links this week when reading one of my P4P Blogs. In it each blog I'll be using keywords an links that describes a recent sale (of course I'll be leaving out the customer name), but I will be addressing the vertical market, and the solution or the reason why I was picked as the vendor of choice. This is too also address the lack of leads that I get my Ricoh and from the ealership I work for. I have not have a real lead in my
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Re: Use of LinkedIn as a sales tool

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Jon: Nice, very nice, I would tend to think that if it increases your business that it would be ok, however there will be those owners that will object because you are branding yourself and if you leave maybe so do your accounts. However in some cases I believe that if your company is not providing the marketing tools, leads, etc, then you need to do whatever can increase your sales. Nice job, did you use word press for this? Art
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Re: Sharp Selects Frontier Business Products As An Authorized Dealer And Expands National

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OMG, a rare press release from Sharp USA touting a new dealer.
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Re: Sharp Selects Frontier Business Products As An Authorized Dealer And Expands National

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this is interesting they use to be a Ricoh only dealer, this seems to be a growing trend
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Re: Ricoh C751EX Duplex 300gsm

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You need to address the applications the customer wants. I can see this guy wants to do two-sided business cards and you will NOT get a second side registration and then cut them in bulk. When people want 300gsm you gotta dig into the applications they want to do (heavy fills, tight registrations etc.). I've retired from day to day sales but still lurk on the fringes - got that toner in my blood - and I don't know the 751.
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Re: Ricoh C751EX Duplex 300gsm

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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: Anyone out there got a C751 duplexing 300GSM? The C751 is only spec'd to auto-duplex 256gsm. In my experience, the 300gsm will NOT auto-duplex. Interestingly, I've run heavier weights (up to 350gsm) will few issues, but forget about trying to auto-duplex anything heavier than 256, at all, doesn't work, even a little. The C751 actually WILL do second-side registration, because unlike non-production machines (even those Ricoh has called production in the past

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of September 2012

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Here' the Great Copier Threads from Ten Years Ago This Week

COPIER/FAX (SHARP) DATA SECURITY KITS & INSTALL

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Solicitation Number: VA741-12-Q-0446 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: Sep 01, 2012 8:29 pm This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as...
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Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS 1250/1052 Series Offers Enhanced Flexibility and Finishin

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Boxes Etc., 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 Certification from the IDEAlliance®. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS). Konica Minolta Contact Rachel Reed Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc
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Business Technology Association Unveils

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largest independent dealership of both Ricoh and Lanier copier/MFPs in the East. After a successful 15-year career, he joined Toshiba as a district sales manager. After a period of running his own consulting practice, Lecak joined Print Inc. in 2004 to manage sales for the company's channel-focused PrintValue Solutions program. His team was responsible for all facets of bringing MPS practices to Print Inc.'s channel partners, including sales, service, training and sales compensation models. In 2009
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New Sharp app links mobile, printer

Art Post (Guest) ·
Sharp has introduced an application allowing printing and scanning of documents from a smartphone or tablet to a Sharp multi-function printer (MFP). The Sharpdesk Mobile connects a supported Sharp MFP to the mobile device via a wireless LAN connection, allowing a range of ways to deliver and interact with documents without using a PC. Sharpdesk Mobile allows users to select, preview and print a document directly from their mobile device, with supported file types including PDF, JPEG and TIFF
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Konica Minolta to launch cloud-based document management service in New Zealand

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Konica Minolta has teamed up with Vocus Communications to host a New Zealand-based cloud service specialising in document management. Konica Minolta’s Software as a Service (SAAS) is also the first in the country to specialise in processes such as workflows and version control, and to include habit-forming techniques within them which intuitively store, locate and file papers frequently needed in everyday business. Of the new partnership, James Spenceley, CEO of Vocus Communications, says
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Ricoh tackles the challenge of mobile worker productivity

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multifunction product (MFP) or printer – without having to download software or log onto the network. The Ricoh DocumentMall cloud-based content management service, which simplifies the capture, storage, management, sharing and collaboration on documents from any device, whether mobile or fixed. DocumentMall provides comprehensive security and compliance capabilities. A free HotSpot Printing app, which locates the closest HotSpot-enabled public printers (over 5,000 globally) via GPS mapping or manual
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TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS RELOCATES NATIONAL HEAdQUARTERS

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security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning Encompass™ managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIO™ line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com .
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Ricoh C901's

Art Post (Guest) ·
Do any of oyu have any of these units in the field and if so how have they been performing with media, quality of print and reliabilty?
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Canon Takes 2012 Readers Choice Awards

Art Post (Guest) ·
Company Voted First Overall by Readers in Digital Camera, Camcorder, and Printer Categories (Long Island, NY) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to receive the 2012 PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability for digital cameras, camcorders and printers. This marks the 9th year in a row Canon has received this award for cameras and printers, and the 2nd year in a row for camcorders, a new category introduced in 2011. Canon U.S.A’s service and
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Ricoh Develops Photo (UV)-curable Inkjet Ink that Significantly Reduces Allergies on

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require quick-drying or printing on materials that are are not easily penetrated by liquids. That is why it has been used to print on plastics and similar materials. Recent years have also seen it used in 3D printers. The influence on the human body of photo-curable inks in their liquid state before photo irradiation has not always been taken into account. Improved resistance to skin sensitization is needed. Ricoh has developed a photo-curable inkjet ink with the three following features: 1.No
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New EPSON Connect Enhancements Make Mobile Printing From Computers, Tablets and Smart

Art Post (Guest) ·
printer anywhere in the world using any Windows® application – not just Microsoft Office – to streamline productivity without worrying about formatting or customizing fonts. EPSON Connect incorporates an optional level of security to ensure users have the ability to reduce unwanted prints and eliminate spam. By enabling an "Approved Sender's List," users can specify the email addresses or domains that are allowed to print unattended to the printer's email address. In addition, new EPSON printers

The Next Big Thing for Japanese Copier Manufacturers

Art Post (Guest) ·
In the next 4-12 months we'll start hearing about the traditional copier giants making purchase of Document Management Companies. Thoughts?
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Xerox investigated by Texas on Medicaid work:

Art Post (Guest) ·
(Reuters) - Xerox Corp and a wholly owned unit that contracted with the U.S. state of Texas to process dental claim forms are being investigated to see if they helped allow dentists to submit higher-than-required bills under the state's Medicaid system, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is concerned that the unit, Affiliated Computer Services Inc, did not dedicate sufficient trained staff to audit the Medicaid requests, letting dentists get paid
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Re: Samsung Brings Copiers With IPhone’s Power to Beat Japan: Tech

SalesServiceGuy ·
Measuring copier performance is not as simple as who has the fastest gigahertz processor. A lot of buyers do, however, try to evaluate a copier like a PC and think that bigger, faster or more must be better. Some copier vendors like Toshiba develop specialized Systems on a Chip (SOC) which replace multiple electronic components onto a single chip that is specialized for the tasks required of a MFP. SOCs can produce better system performance than an off the shelf PC processor of faster speeds
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

GMAN ·
I wonder if they will finally annouce that Kyocera Mita purchased SHARP's MFP business at this event, since the keynote presentation will be from Norihiko Ina, president and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Sharp Corp. (6753), the Japanese panel maker selling a stake to Foxconn Technology Group, fell in Tokyo trading after its credit ratings were cut and a report said the company offered to lower the price of the shares. Sharp dropped as much as 8.1 percent to 182 yen and traded at 188 yen as of 1 p.m., extending the Osaka-based company’s decline this year to 72 percent. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317), Foxconn’s flagship company, rose to the highest level in four months in Taipei after
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Re: User Codes

montecore ·
What brand of copier? This is easy to do on Canon products. This pop up box is set in the driver.
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Compass Releases Enhanced Mobile Version! Access critical e-Automate and OMD informa

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teams the ability to view essential information from OMD and eAutomate while in the field is imperative to their success and a first in our industry" says Troy Casper, President and Founder of Compass Sales Solutions. To learn more about SherpaGo and this exciting new enhancement, please contact sales@compasscontact.net. About Compass Sales Solutions: Compass Sales Solutions offers the most advanced Sales-force Automation, Solution Selling & Fleet Management software system, along with in
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CounterPoint Capital Partners Acquires Parts Now, LLC

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addition to printer consumables and aftermarket repair parts, Parts Now is also the nation’s largest trainer of printer repair technicians and is an award-winning industry leader in providing managed print services. “Parts Now has been at the forefront of its industry since its inception,” said Matthias Heilmann, CounterPoint partner and new CEO of Parts Now. “We are very proud of the Company’s authorized distributor status with our critical partners and will be making several strategic and
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Re: Samsung Brings Copiers With IPhone’s Power to Beat Japan: Tech

SalesServiceGuy ·
What is more troubling about Samsung in the MFP business is their huge cash position and their ability to buy market share. For example, Samsumg A3 MFPs often come bundled with low promo prices, $300.00 Sales spiffs to the sales reps, free shipping, free Galaxy tablets, free Galaxy S3 Smartphones, free technical training with all travel expenses paid and low cost parts with next day arrival. Their current A3 products are as big and heavy as a barn. They seem to work OK although they have very

Re: Copystar CS205C

fisher ·
Service cost and hardware cost too high compared to our other product line (Ricoh) so we decided not to carry this product. Not competitive with Ricoh in the same price point.
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Re: MPC2500 migrate to MPC3002

txeagle24 ·
I don't think there is a way to do this. I remember thinking it was possible and then having to print all of the files off the old machine & scan/label them for the customer. It was a doctor's office that stored all of their paperwork in their Document Server. Biggest beating ever!
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Re: MPC2500 migrate to MPC3002

Art Post (Guest) ·
so, I was able to see the documents in the document server, but couldn't do anything else with the MAC. There was a send to button, but was diabled or not working. Guess I need the ffc board. Doe anyone have one for a Ricoh MPC2500?

Re: Ricoh Healthcare MFP's & Printers

GIntel ·
Did Ricoh just send this out?
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Re: Mass Carnage @ Ricoh

yeti ·
Did Ricoh do another mass culling in August ? Nearly a 3rd of my Linkedin contacts have moved away from Ricoh to new jobs in August. and I have several emails from people telling me they've been let go? What gives?
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Re: User Codes

Art Post (Guest) ·
yeti: that's what I was thinking also, PCS is also Print Audit
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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makes display screens, washing machines, air conditioners, and solar panels. Among them is the Kameyama plant in western Japan, which makes small displays for Apple and other customers. The facility has just started shipping screens to Apple for a new iPhone which analysts expect it to reveal at a press event on September 12. Pessimism about Sharp's future has grown since Hon Hai's chairman Terry Gou last week cut short a trip to Japan, leaving without meeting Sharp executives to conclude an
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Mutoh Announces Special Pricing for the New ValueJet 1204PLUS

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canvas, vinyl and other roll medias. Create banners, posters, decals, indoor and outdoor graphics. For the first time, junior rolls of Ready2Print media is available with or without grommets, making it easy and cost effective to start printing finished banners faster and simpler than ever before. "By offering special pricing on the ValueJet 1204PLUS printer and Ready2Print media, more companies can offer print and hang banner production," shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America. "The
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Pushing the Limits in Wide Format Scanning

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Pushing the Limits in Wide Format Scanning 04-09-2012 Technology leaders never rest. Nor do the people behind the innovations. For 25 years, JØrgen Rasmussen, Chief Technology Officer for Contex A/S, has been leading a development team whose breakthrough technology changed the industry from the very beginning. The company was first to introduce a color wide format scanner, and followed it with the first integrated MFP color copier. As the wide format scanning market has evolved, Contex has
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User Codes

jswinberlin ·
challenges. Some of these problems are the following: Let's say for example that it is a real estate office. To simplify installing printing on new agents computers, I usually set up a print server (or shared printer) and tell them when they get a new computer just go to the searchbar and type in \\printservername\printername and this will connect you and install the printer. Then, if they have user codes set up, they need to go into their printing defaults and put the user code in the Valid Access
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MPC2500 migrate to MPC3002

Art Post (Guest) ·
Here's another good one! My current custmer had the Ricoh MPC2500SPF, he is an artist and uses the document server to scan documents and then keep them for reprints. He is moving to a new MPC3002SPF and wants us to save all of the files from the document server and then have them moved to the new machine. I can remember that there is a way to do this with Web Image Monitor, am I right with this? Art
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EFI Delivers Amazing, Precise and Consistent Color With Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.

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that compare color accuracy and variation among print engines over time. "In an increasingly competitive and demanding digital printing environment," said John Henze, vice president of marketing for EFI's Fiery division, "EFI is committed to bringing to market innovative tools and solutions that will differentiate print service providers and improve both profitability and their ability to garner the utmost in client satisfaction. Fiery Color Profiler Suite 4.0 and its integration with Fiery
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Lexmark Direct/Dealer Coordination

GIntel ·
Hey Guys, I recently read a quote where Lexmark indicated that 99% of its direct sales are in some way fulfilled by partners. Does this sound right to you? I know Lexmark has a relatively small direct sales force, but it provides MPS to some very BIG clients. If this is true, can you provide a general idea how it works and how the actual products and revenue flow (what do the dealers do and how/for what are they paid)? Thanks for your insights


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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of September 2012

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COPIER/FAX (SHARP) DATA SECURITY KITS & INSTALL

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Solicitation Number: VA741-12-Q-0446 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: Sep 01, 2012 8:29 pm This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as...
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Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS 1250/1052 Series Offers Enhanced Flexibility and Finishin

Art Post (Guest) ·
Boxes Etc., 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 Certification from the IDEAlliance®. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS). Konica Minolta Contact Rachel Reed Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc
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Business Technology Association Unveils

Art Post (Guest) ·
largest independent dealership of both Ricoh and Lanier copier/MFPs in the East. After a successful 15-year career, he joined Toshiba as a district sales manager. After a period of running his own consulting practice, Lecak joined Print Inc. in 2004 to manage sales for the company's channel-focused PrintValue Solutions program. His team was responsible for all facets of bringing MPS practices to Print Inc.'s channel partners, including sales, service, training and sales compensation models. In 2009
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New Sharp app links mobile, printer

Art Post (Guest) ·
Sharp has introduced an application allowing printing and scanning of documents from a smartphone or tablet to a Sharp multi-function printer (MFP). The Sharpdesk Mobile connects a supported Sharp MFP to the mobile device via a wireless LAN connection, allowing a range of ways to deliver and interact with documents without using a PC. Sharpdesk Mobile allows users to select, preview and print a document directly from their mobile device, with supported file types including PDF, JPEG and TIFF
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Konica Minolta to launch cloud-based document management service in New Zealand

Art Post (Guest) ·
Konica Minolta has teamed up with Vocus Communications to host a New Zealand-based cloud service specialising in document management. Konica Minolta’s Software as a Service (SAAS) is also the first in the country to specialise in processes such as workflows and version control, and to include habit-forming techniques within them which intuitively store, locate and file papers frequently needed in everyday business. Of the new partnership, James Spenceley, CEO of Vocus Communications, says
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Color Copier/Fax Machine for the Hooksett, NH Vet Center

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www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Hoksett, NH 03106 The VHA NCO 01 - 608 - Manchester, NH requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001, Purchase of Color Copier for the Hooksett Vet Center including 1-year warranty and toner. The vendor shall provide an outright purchase for (1 EA) copier-Model # MP 5501G or equivalent. We are seeking a 1-Year warranty including toner replacement and include 5K in black copies and 1K in color copies per month per machine, 1
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Raleigh copy machine suppliers merge

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off Glenwood Avenue over the weekend, joining a team of 50. Alford says the entire BMI team, including Upchurch, were offered CEI jobs. Upchurch will be able to return to what he loves, Alford says – working with customers. Alford says Upchurch will act as an ambassador and liaison in transitioning customers. CEI deals in Savin products and BMI in Lanier. Sales of Lanier, Alford says, will be phased out – but CEI will still service Lanier machines. CEI also supplies Konica Minolta products
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Ricoh tackles the challenge of mobile worker productivity

Art Post (Guest) ·
multifunction product (MFP) or printer – without having to download software or log onto the network. The Ricoh DocumentMall cloud-based content management service, which simplifies the capture, storage, management, sharing and collaboration on documents from any device, whether mobile or fixed. DocumentMall provides comprehensive security and compliance capabilities. A free HotSpot Printing app, which locates the closest HotSpot-enabled public printers (over 5,000 globally) via GPS mapping or manual
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TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS RELOCATES NATIONAL HEAQUARTERS

Art Post (Guest) ·
security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning Encompass™ managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIO™ line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com .
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Ricoh C901's

Art Post (Guest) ·
Do any of oyu have any of these units in the field and if so how have they been performing with media, quality of print and reliabilty?
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Canon Takes 2012 Readers Choice Awards

Art Post (Guest) ·
Company Voted First Overall by Readers in Digital Camera, Camcorder, and Printer Categories (Long Island, NY) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to receive the 2012 PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability for digital cameras, camcorders and printers. This marks the 9th year in a row Canon has received this award for cameras and printers, and the 2nd year in a row for camcorders, a new category introduced in 2011. Canon U.S.A’s service and
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Ricoh Develops Photo (UV)-curable Inkjet Ink that Significantly Reduces Allergies on

Art Post (Guest) ·
require quick-drying or printing on materials that are are not easily penetrated by liquids. That is why it has been used to print on plastics and similar materials. Recent years have also seen it used in 3D printers. The influence on the human body of photo-curable inks in their liquid state before photo irradiation has not always been taken into account. Improved resistance to skin sensitization is needed. Ricoh has developed a photo-curable inkjet ink with the three following features: 1.No
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New EPSON Connect Enhancements Make Mobile Printing From Computers, Tablets and Smart

Art Post (Guest) ·
printer anywhere in the world using any Windows® application – not just Microsoft Office – to streamline productivity without worrying about formatting or customizing fonts. EPSON Connect incorporates an optional level of security to ensure users have the ability to reduce unwanted prints and eliminate spam. By enabling an "Approved Sender's List," users can specify the email addresses or domains that are allowed to print unattended to the printer's email address. In addition, new EPSON printers
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The Next Big Thing for Japanese Copier Manufacturers

Art Post (Guest) ·
In the next 4-12 months we'll start hearing about the traditional copier giants making purchase of Document Management Companies. Thoughts?
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Xerox investigated by Texas on Medicaid work:

Art Post (Guest) ·
(Reuters) - Xerox Corp and a wholly owned unit that contracted with the U.S. state of Texas to process dental claim forms are being investigated to see if they helped allow dentists to submit higher-than-required bills under the state's Medicaid system, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is concerned that the unit, Affiliated Computer Services Inc, did not dedicate sufficient trained staff to audit the Medicaid requests, letting dentists get paid
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Re: Samsung Brings Copiers With IPhone’s Power to Beat Japan: Tech

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Measuring copier performance is not as simple as who has the fastest gigahertz processor. A lot of buyers do, however, try to evaluate a copier like a PC and think that bigger, faster or more must be better. Some copier vendors like Toshiba develop specialized Systems on a Chip (SOC) which replace multiple electronic components onto a single chip that is specialized for the tasks required of a MFP. SOCs can produce better system performance than an off the shelf PC processor of faster speeds
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

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I wonder if they will finally annouce that Kyocera Mita purchased SHARP's MFP business at this event, since the keynote presentation will be from Norihiko Ina, president and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

Art Post (Guest) ·
Sharp Corp. (6753), the Japanese panel maker selling a stake to Foxconn Technology Group, fell in Tokyo trading after its credit ratings were cut and a report said the company offered to lower the price of the shares. Sharp dropped as much as 8.1 percent to 182 yen and traded at 188 yen as of 1 p.m., extending the Osaka-based company’s decline this year to 72 percent. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (2317), Foxconn’s flagship company, rose to the highest level in four months in Taipei after
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Re: User Codes

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What brand of copier? This is easy to do on Canon products. This pop up box is set in the driver.
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Compass Releases Enhanced Mobile Version! Access critical e-Automate and OMD informa

Art Post (Guest) ·
teams the ability to view essential information from OMD and eAutomate while in the field is imperative to their success and a first in our industry" says Troy Casper, President and Founder of Compass Sales Solutions. To learn more about SherpaGo and this exciting new enhancement, please contact sales@compasscontact.net. About Compass Sales Solutions: Compass Sales Solutions offers the most advanced Sales-force Automation, Solution Selling & Fleet Management software system, along with in
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CounterPoint Capital Partners Acquires Parts Now, LLC

Art Post (Guest) ·
addition to printer consumables and aftermarket repair parts, Parts Now is also the nation’s largest trainer of printer repair technicians and is an award-winning industry leader in providing managed print services. “Parts Now has been at the forefront of its industry since its inception,” said Matthias Heilmann, CounterPoint partner and new CEO of Parts Now. “We are very proud of the Company’s authorized distributor status with our critical partners and will be making several strategic and
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Re: SP431DN will it..

Art Post (Guest) ·
no I haven't, however I'd like to test just to make sure, I put a call into the product manager but never got a call back and seems my dealership is too cheap to buy an additional tray to test. I am going to sell a C431DN to print envelopes only, will have four paper trays and I figure I can load about 600 or so envelopes in all of the trays.
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Re: Samsung Brings Copiers With IPhone’s Power to Beat Japan: Tech

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What is more troubling about Samsung in the MFP business is their huge cash position and their ability to buy market share. For example, Samsumg A3 MFPs often come bundled with low promo prices, $300.00 Sales spiffs to the sales reps, free shipping, free Galaxy tablets, free Galaxy S3 Smartphones, free technical training with all travel expenses paid and low cost parts with next day arrival. Their current A3 products are as big and heavy as a barn. They seem to work OK although they have very
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Re: Copystar CS205C

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Service cost and hardware cost too high compared to our other product line (Ricoh) so we decided not to carry this product. Not competitive with Ricoh in the same price point.
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Re: MPC2500 migrate to MPC3002

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I don't think there is a way to do this. I remember thinking it was possible and then having to print all of the files off the old machine & scan/label them for the customer. It was a doctor's office that stored all of their paperwork in their Document Server. Biggest beating ever!
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

Art Post (Guest) ·
we'll see, this is a letter from Sharp USA and they have NO control, better yet the investors and lenders will tell the C execs what they have to sell and keep as collatoral for the loans. It's no over, this month we'll see how Sharp emerges, all signs point to them wanting to reemerge as a consumer electronics company only.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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The bad: Fridays 8/31/2012 13% stock drop, Han Hai's CEO leaving without a deal and the Apple screen factory lagging in production (which actually made it to my CBNC news page Friday)and S&P lowering bond rating to junk. The Good (If you can call it that): The main lenders and (share holders) lent Sharp another 1.4 Billion (With a B) to make it through September.
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Re: Ricoh Healthcare MFP's & Printers

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Did Ricoh just send this out?
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Re: Mass Carnage @ Ricoh

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Did Ricoh do another mass culling in August ? Nearly a 3rd of my Linkedin contacts have moved away from Ricoh to new jobs in August. and I have several emails from people telling me they've been let go? What gives?
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Re: User Codes

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No, we have a couple of users using PaperCut, but most want to use what comes with the copier and not purchase after market software.
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Mutoh Announces Special Pricing for the New ValueJet 1204PLUS

Art Post (Guest) ·
canvas, vinyl and other roll medias. Create banners, posters, decals, indoor and outdoor graphics. For the first time, junior rolls of Ready2Print media is available with or without grommets, making it easy and cost effective to start printing finished banners faster and simpler than ever before. "By offering special pricing on the ValueJet 1204PLUS printer and Ready2Print media, more companies can offer print and hang banner production," shares Brian Phipps, General Manager of Mutoh America. "The
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Pushing the Limits in Wide Format Scanning

Art Post (Guest) ·
Pushing the Limits in Wide Format Scanning 04-09-2012 Technology leaders never rest. Nor do the people behind the innovations. For 25 years, JØrgen Rasmussen, Chief Technology Officer for Contex A/S, has been leading a development team whose breakthrough technology changed the industry from the very beginning. The company was first to introduce a color wide format scanner, and followed it with the first integrated MFP color copier. As the wide format scanning market has evolved, Contex has
Topic

User Codes

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challenges. Some of these problems are the following: Let's say for example that it is a real estate office. To simplify installing printing on new agents computers, I usually set up a print server (or shared printer) and tell them when they get a new computer just go to the searchbar and type in \\printservername\printername and this will connect you and install the printer. Then, if they have user codes set up, they need to go into their printing defaults and put the user code in the Valid Access
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MPC2500 migrate to MPC3002

Art Post (Guest) ·
Here's another good one! My current custmer had the Ricoh MPC2500SPF, he is an artist and uses the document server to scan documents and then keep them for reprints. He is moving to a new MPC3002SPF and wants us to save all of the files from the document server and then have them moved to the new machine. I can remember that there is a way to do this with Web Image Monitor, am I right with this? Art

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

Last Week of August 2012

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A customer was demo'ing a canon color copier with fiery in their office. I stopped by on the second day to check to see how everything was going. The office manager asked me if there was any way that images or pictures would just randomly print off the hard drive of the system. Apparently, some very explicit images had been printed on the copier right before I got there. Rightfully so she was absolutely furious. I explained that the pictures had to have been printed by someone in the office. We checked the print log on the system and sure enough she was able to identify the culprit. I ended up closing the deal and the same office manager admitted to me that she loved the image quality on the system, even the explicit pictures looked great!

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Samsung Brings Copiers With IPhone’s Power to Beat Japan: Tech

Art Post (Guest) ·
Choi Gee Sung was cited by Korea Economic Daily as telling reporters in January last year. Canon uses a powerful processor that can handle multiple tasks such as printing and scanning simultaneously, said Gota Fumoto, a company spokesman, who declined to comment further. Canon, which makes “image RUNNER” multi-function copiers, cut full-year sales and profit forecasts last month, citing the yen’s gain and weaker global growth. Sales at the office-equipment division, Canon’s biggest source of
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TOSHIBA TEC Unveils Print on Demand Application for Touch-Screen e-STUDIO MFP

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workflows. Toshiba e-BRIDGE PODApl brings financial savings through reduced paper use and better document management, allowing for a complete transparency throughout your managed printing services. About Toshiba Tec Corporation Toshiba Tec Corporation , a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales) systems and barcode printing equipment, label printing and RFID systems for the manufacturing, logistics and retail
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Konica Minolta Announces bizhub C554/C454 High-Speed Color MFPs

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Fast, Flexible New Color MFPs Feature INFO-Palette Design For Immediate Access to Business Information Ramsey, NJ – August 27, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® C554/C454 Series of Color Multifunctional Products (MFP - print, copy, fax and scan all in one system).Offering advanced features, functions and built-in benefits that allow for a fully customizable workflow solution, as well as the recently launched INFO
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BTA East to Host Grand Slam Oct. 2-3 in Rye Brook, N.Y.

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, InkCycle, Innovolt, Katun, Konica Minolta (Oct. 3 Yankees game co-sponsor), KYOCERA Document Solutions America (Oct. 3 lunch sponsor), LEAF, Micro Solutions Enterprises, Muratec, NA Trading and Technology, OKI Data Americas, Parts Now, PNC Equipment Finance, Polek & Polek, Smart Power Systems, Supplies Network, Toshiba, West Point Products and YardeZone. BTA member registration (with game ticket) for Grand Slam is $229, which includes the keynote session, education sessions, Tuesday ****tail reception
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too. (I spent a little time on this side of the camp so I have had first hand experience with Ricoh products) Of course Canon, Xerox and Konica Minolta all have their own flavor of JDF compliant workflow software. Have your analyst spend sometime with their IT and look into the capabilities of this "proprietary software." more than likely there will be many output options, as well as scripting capabilities to inject the code for simplex or duplex from either the scanning side or the software side
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Ricoh Healthcare MFP's & Printers

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Did any of you catch the email about the new healthcare niche MFP's and printers from Ricoh? I think we maybeseeing much more of this as manufacturers design products, and features around the needs of a vertical market. See attached brochure Would like to hear from others, does your manufacturer offer something like this?? Ar
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Print Audit® Nails Local Tracking with Facilities Manager2.21

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that accurately tracks 100% of locally attached printdevices. With this new release ofFacilities Manager, Print Audit has the solution that every MPS provider needs. Facilities Manager is a powerful, easy to use managed print servicestool designed to remotely collect meter reads, automate supplies fulfillmentand report service information for managing fleets of printers, copiers, faxmachines and multi-function devices. The product is currently used by over 900dealers worldwide and boasts a 40
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Sharp MX-3110N and MX-M503N Copiers

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Solicitation Number: W9124R-12-T-1049 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: Added: Aug 29, 2012 7:07 pm This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as...
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Canon takes hit for free printing across all ASU campuses

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, according to the email. Patrons also will be limited to printing 50 pages until the end of the semester, but individual users can contact Canon’s ASU operation if additional printing capability is required, according to the email. Canon will place signs detailing the printing restrictions, the email said. The issue arose during the transition to the “Print Anywhere” system, according to a student familiar with the situation in Tempe. The new system, which began in early July, would allow
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Copier RFP 2012 50 plus Units!!

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The intent of the Request for Proposal and resulting maintenance contract is to lease multifunctional copy/high speed volume printer/document scanner and fax machines for multiple County locations with a 60-month cost per page maintenance agreement including manufactures’ preventive maintenance. The contract with the current provider expires on December 31, 2012. Please click the link to view/print the RFP: RFP 012012 Copier.pdf http://www.baycounty-mi.gov/News/Copier-RFP.aspx
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Canon Showcasing Secure Imaging Solutions for Legal Industry at the International Leg

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and non-Canon printers. The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile client application, a combination of a multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP) application that runs on Canon’s imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs, along with an application that runs on either iPhone® and iPad® devices or BlackBerry® smartphones, provides iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry users with a driver-less and server-less mobile print and scan solution. EFI PrintMe is a mobile print solution for the Canon
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Miising the Point with Sharp

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note from Art: Just what we P4P'ers have been saying, read an agree or diagree. Monday, August 27, 2012 Missing the Point With Sharp There have been numerous commentators providing opinions as to Sharp’s future in the copier business. An article by Nikkei suggested that Kyocera was in discussions to buy Sharp’s copier business. Sharp US has stated that the article is not accurate and that Sharp is not currently in discussions to sell the copier division. Commentators have focused on the fact
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Ricoh Innovations' Nikhil Balram Wins Gold Stevie(R) Award for Executive of the Year

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company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 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
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I have a buyer in South America

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I have a buyer in South AMERICA looking to purchase 40-70K worth of supplies a month for canon, lexmark, konica minolta, and xerox. They are lookin to work with someone that can offer agressive pricing. Please contact me for details Art
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All Covered Acquires Healthcare IT Services Practice of Dallas-based WaveTwo

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Foster City, Calif. and Ramsey, N.J. - August 23, 2012 - All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) focused on delivering high‐performance IT Services, is pleased to announce that WaveTwo, a Healthcare IT and Managed IT consulting company based in Irving, Texas, has joined All Covered. With the addition of WaveTwo, All Covered significantly expands its healthcare market presence which is a key component of Konica Minolta's EnvisionIT Healthcare
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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Sharp would get added financing from its creditors. MAY SELL TV PLANTS Like rivals Sony Corp (6758.T) and Panasonic Corp (6752.T), Sharp has been hammered by waning global TV demand and aggressive overseas competitors led by Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) that are grabbing a bigger slice of a shrinking pie. Sharp may seek to raise extra cash from its Taiwanese partner by selling it two TV assembly plants, one in Mexico and one in China, employing around 3,000 people, Sharp's spokeswoman
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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In this latest go round seems thing are somewhat rosier for Sharp. "Their common goals will include selling 1 million Sharp-brand mobile phones annually in China, consolidating Sharp's share of China's big-screen LCD TV market and tapping into North America's lower-end LCD TV market, the sources said. Moreover, the sources added, Apple Inc., Hon Hai and Sharp will collaborate to fight against South Korean dominance in the global smartphone and LCD markets". No mention of copier in future plans?
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And now for the damage control in the copier division.... Dear SIICA Dealers: As many of you have recently read, Sharp Corporation is in the process of revitalizing our operations in order to be more competitive. While this process takes time, we are moving aggressively to position ourselves for future growth. However, during this period, there is often speculation about what we are going to do. While much of this has centered on other aspects of Sharp’s portfolio, a recent article appeared
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Ricoh’s First-Quarter Revenue Sinks but a Hefty Rebound in Profits Encourages Investo

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Each quarter, Photizo produces a series of financial reports covering select hardware manufacturers. This week, into next week, we will be giving you a sneak peek of these reports. These reports are available for purchase at $499 per individual report, or can be packaged for special pricing (contact Hannah Smith, hsmith@photizogroup.com, +1 859.846.9830 ext. 117). By Charles LeCompte, Photizo Group Ricoh turned in mixed quarterly financial results on July 31. For its 2013 first quarter ending
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ECM on the move at Ricoh Australia

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ECM has gone mobile at Ricoh Australia. The firm is providing a growing number of staff with access to business related information while they are off-site or travelling using Laserfiche Mobile for iPad and iPhone. Ricoh is the major distributor of Laserfiche for Australia, and is currently using the ECM platform across many divisions such as HR, Marketing, IT and Finance. The company has 800 staff in Australia and offices in every major city. Damian Aivaliotis, Product Manager, Document
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Many Top Am Law 200 Firms Tap Océ Business Services for Advanced Document Management,

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printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totaled USD $45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at http://www.canon.com . About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
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EO Johnson buys IT security firm

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Wausau-based printer and copier company EO Johnson Office Technologies has purchased an information technology security provider in La Crosse that will add employees in Wausau. EO Johnson, which opened in 1957 in Wausau, has purchased Locknet, which will now operate as a division of EO Johnson, EO Johnson announced Wednesday. Locknet provides managed firewall, cloud backup, network management and security, network installation and support services to customers in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota
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so is this the start of the end of USB printers? if Lexmark makes the exit, who does that leave? HP & Canon? who else makes a personal printer?
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Interesting brochure. Kyocera has done some special pieces on their printers for the Healthcare market including getting certification from some of the key software suppliers, but nothing that is as slick as this is. The key of course is that the unit works as defined once it is sold.
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I've seen Konica Minolta producing materials for key Vertical Markets that impressed me.
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Re: Sharp has Serious Money Problems!

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common goals will include selling 1 million Sharp-brand mobile phones annually in China, consolidating Sharp's share of China's big-screen LCD TV market and tapping into North America's lower-end LCD TV market, the sources said. Moreover, the sources added, Apple Inc., Hon Hai and Sharp will collaborate to fight against South Korean dominance in the global smartphone and LCD markets. Hon Hai
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Lexmark announces restructuring

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range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services that help customers to print less and save more. Perceptive Software, a Lexmark company, is a leading provider of process and content management software that helps organizations fuel greater operational efficiency. In 2011, Lexmark sold products in more than 170 countries and reported more than $4 billion in revenue. To learn more about Lexmark, please visit www.lexmark.com . For more information on Perceptive Software
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Agiliant Introduces Consulting Practice for Imaging Channel - Shifts Focus to Direct

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, Charles will leverage the comprehensive and robust infrastructure tools, processes and solutions that he has been instrumental in developing as Vice President of Sales at Agiliant, to continue working with BTA dealers to advance their offerings into managed print and IT services on a consulting basis. Prior to Agiliant, Charles has over 25 years of experience in the imaging industry, working with some of the most successful dealers in the country to grow their managed print services and businesses
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does it have to be a sharp?
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No worries. I should have referenced this is a print job coming from a propietary program. I think I get it coming from a scan job to form one PDF. In high volume situations I can see this becoming a huge factor.
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You have several issues here the number 1 issues is that PDF has no defined support for simplex or duplex inside the print stream. Although you can probably force a printer that supports printing of PDF files to run in duplex mode, you will have to add blank back pages into the PDF file in order to start on a facing page (if, for example a customer’s document is only 3 pages long). These blank backs may be annoying to a person viewing their statement, so you may need to actually keep two copies
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HP's revenue in 2011 was 127.24 Billion. Word on the street is this is just house cleaning writing down EDS and dealing with payouts from the mergers all in one fiscal year. Cant see it sending them under, funny though - a 4 Billion loss nearly/probably sends Sharp under and this while its far from ideal wont sink the mother ship!
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Not so much designing products, as designing marketing materials to focus standrd fetures to a particular market. Reading the brochure, there are only two mods; a lockng paper tray (woohoo) and tray side guides that go narrower. The rest is packsging Locked Print and other features for the med market that is in a rush to implement EHR solutions, and evry vendor wants a piece of that healthcare tech spending bubble. Did they improve envelope quality? No
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I've had great success with envelopes on this product. "Not so much designing products, as designing marketing materials to focus standrd fetures to a particular market." Agreed as to "not so much designing products", very similar to the Oki color laser printer that doubles as an envelope press with the right attachments. It's the sizzle that sells the steak and this product has the sizzle for the healthcare industry.
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GMAN: How abour for a specific device though like what Ricoh did?
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Just as things seem to get better! The nightmare continues. Today COMMENT-Japanese banks should kill the Sharp zombie Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:41am EDT * Japanese banks should let Sharp go bankrupt * Sharp shows all that is wrong with Japanese business * Bailing out Sharp may not turn company around By Nachum Kaplan Aug 30 (IFR) - The traditional way to kill a zombie is to put salt in its mouth and sew its lips shut. In the case of Japanese zombie companies, a better approach would be for creditor
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