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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

Third Week of June 2012

Wednesday night found me and members of our Stratix crew at The Jillian Fund charity gala in North Jersey.  It is awesome to be a part of 600 people and many vendors of our industry to raise funds to help those in need.

Enjoy These Fantastic Threads from Ten Years Ago This Week!



Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 951 Delivers Unmatched Monochrome Reliability and Quality

Art Post (Guest) ·
technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta has been recognized as a leading supplier by the Allegra Network, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), Mail 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 http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com
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Pacific Office Automation Awarded 2011 Konica Minolta Dealer Award

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work ethic and dedication to the company," said Doug Pitassi, President of Pacific Office Automation. "With Konica Minolta's products, and POA's service, we offer a great solution to our customers." Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. is a leader in digital printing technologies and Business Intelligence Services for print professionals and graphic communications firms of any size. "As part of supporting the success of our dealer channel, we want to recognize those partners that not
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Diamond Colour Print moves into digital print with Ricoh C751 investment

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– including Canon, Xerox and HP Indigo – before deciding on the Ricoh C751. "It fits well with our Speedmaster SM 74-6 and allows us to provide customers with a full range of options in terms of run length, product and even personalisation," he said. The Ricoh Pro C751 has a monthly duty cycle of 350,000pp and a print speed of between 65ppm and 75ppm. It can print at a resolution up to 1,200x4,800dpi. Pollard added that by switching some of its existing short-run work from the Speedmaster to the
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Skanska Enhances Green Credentials and Streamlines Efficiency with Managed Print from

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default duplex printing, the construction company has reduced its paper requirements by over 750,000 sheets. Before M2 partnered with Skanska the Company’s printer estate of 965 printers, copiers and faxes had grown in an unregulated way. This denied the IT department the ability to monitor and support the devices causing delays and internal issues. Although there were more than 10 service contracts across its estate, some machines were not covered, which caused further cost implications
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ESI Distributes Xerox BookCentre into Government, Education Markets

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to quickly and easily scan from books and send the scanned pages to email, smartphones, tablets, Google Docs, USB drives, fax or print them by selecting the desired option on the touchscreen computer.” The Xerox BookCentre product line, available in the United States and Canada, will be shown at the American Library Association conference on June 22-25 in Anaheim, CA at Scannx’ booth #727. “We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs and expectations while at the same time, providing them
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Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA Signs Five Year $10M Contract with AUXILIO to Execu

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Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA Signs Five Year $10M Contract with AUXILIO to Execute Managed Print Services Across the System June 20, 2012 - 16:32 --AUXILIO,Inc. (AUXO.OB), the health care industrys leader in Managed Print Services (MPS), announced a contract valued at approximately $10 million over five years with Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. The MPS contract with the world class, integrated regional health care delivery system is expected to save the care organization in excess of
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Big Hole in Ricoh MFP line up

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It's not often, however the slowest speed A3 MFP from Ricoh with Scan, Fax, Print & Canbinet has an MSRP of about 6,244. Since there is no more 16 or 20ppm A3 MFP, what's everyone doing for replacements of existing 16,18, and 20ppm A3 MFP devices? Art
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Xerox Awarded Seven Year $75 Million Contract with Philadelphia Parking Authority: Ne

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DALLAS, Jun 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xerox will continue to help the Philadelphia Parking Authority simplify parking for Philadelphia drivers and make the process more efficient for the city with a new seven-year, $75 million contract. During the past 30 years, Xerox has helped increase collections. Xerox's parking management program was selected after a public bidding process to improve customer service with a new website during the next year that allows for online applications for Resident
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Re: Scan to searchable text PDF

SalesServiceGuy ·
Native Scan to Searchable PDF is a standard feature on most current Xerox copiers. It is an inexpensive iOption on Konica Minolta. Both vendors are using the processing power of the copier to create a Searchable PDF.
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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Vince: You're right, I remember when that was announced the Konica and Minolta would share technology and maybe a year or two later was the announcement that they would merge. However Konica & Minolta had a lot more in common with film, copiers and cameras to pull off a complete merger. If I were a betting man I believe that Oki will acquire the Toshiba brand for Imaging within 12 months or so.
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Thousands of office printers hit by "gibberish" malware

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serve up adverts; a common way for malware writers to generate quick revenue. But one of the apparent “ side effects” of the malware affects printers. The malware unpacks a file in a PCs printer queue, which Windows then turns into a print job. Because these files aren’t readable to ordinary folk without special tools, it churns out incomprehensible gobbledegook, and doesn’t stop until the printer runs out of paper, disconnected from the power supply, or is attacked by a peeved systems
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Managed Print Services Fuels Growth of Service Point USA

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WOBURN, Mass., Jun 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Service Point USA, a longtime Managed Print Services (MPS) provider, enters its third decade of MPS leadership with an expanded suite of end-to-end business, marketing and graphics advisory services. Service Point is favored by architects, engineers, construction consultants, photographers, graphic designers, self-published authors, and artists -- all professional users of large format and high-quality color-rich printing. Service Point's new
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Bay Copy Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Success Profiles award; and the United States Chamber of Commerce's Blue Chip Initiative Enterprise award. Bay Copy has also served as a host site for visiting dignitaries from worldwide offices of Konica Business Technologies, now known as Konica Minolta. About Bay Copy Bay Copy maintains headquarters at 100 Reservoir Park, Rockland, MA and has nearly 40 years experience serving the document imaging needs of businesses throughout Massachusetts. In addition to a full line of Konica Minolta, Muratec
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W--OLP 16 copiers

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www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Multiple shipping information. The DHS Customs and Border Protection requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001, Base year of a 60 month Operating Lease Plan for 4 copiers similar to Sharp MX-M283N; Specs: Speed Band ?A? (20-29 cpm), Maintenance Plan Volume Band ?A? (0-10,000) copies per month, Paper Tray capacity: 8 ? x 11 Drawer, 8 ? x 14 Drawer, 1,000 paper capacity Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Security Data Kit, Energy Star compliant
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Lexmark awarded 5-year, $21 million printing contract from FAA

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agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation also can take advantage of the contract to access Lexmark’s products and solutions for output infrastructures. Lexmark technology will support the stringent printing and scanning security requirements set forth by the federal government to protect confidential information. The FAA will have greater control over its documents by using Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards to access print, copy, scan and fax features through Lexmark’s
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A few questions on the Canon imagePROGRAF 760/765

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What is the difference between the 760 and the 765?Will either of these systems be able to scan multi page .tiff or .pdf?Is there anything unique about this system?Please help if you can.
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0% Copier Financing

SalesServiceGuy ·
I know this is popular in the auto industry. How can I make it happen in the copier business? I find a lot of SMB's are concerned about the perceived extra expense to them of leasing. I have read in a Google search that 0% financing on a car is like paying $5500 for a $5000 car. I have been told that 0% Financing is best for a 36 month term. I do not know why? If I want a 60 month term, I should be pitching like 1.9% Financing. I do not know why?
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Re: Big Hole in Ricoh MFP line up

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(new) to their existing HP. So, I tried a different strategy and then asked them if they "copy" 11x17, and the reply was that they did not. I then moved to offering them an 11x17 printer only and the new MP301SPF and thought they could cut another $1,000 for savings. I'm going to work the numbers tonight on this and see where they pan out. I had thought about used, but our pricing for used equipment is....well...not that good. Thanx for info I'll post more on this when I run some numbers. Art
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

VinceMcHugh ·
Sounds like Konica & Minolta to me!
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Re: 0% Copier Financing

SalesServiceGuy ·
I did find GMAN's post from 2008 describing a 36 month 0% lease from Konica Minolta but no real details. I even found that Apple is currently offering 0% financing on a 24 month lease worth at least $5k.
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Re: 0% Copier Financing

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SSG: I have never seen a 36 month Zero interest lease for a dollar purchase option. I've heard that the reason there is no real low or zero type of finance lease ($1) because it would be extremely difficult for them to repo a copier that is in someone office or house. The only way I know to make it work is to fudge the numbers. Meaning you sell the system for MSRP and then offer them a $1.00 purchase option. The leasing company would fund you off of the $1.00 out finance rate. Thus if the
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Re: 0% Copier Financing

Keith Hachey ·
0% Interest financing is a popular financing tool across the board - you see it in the auto industry, furniture, IT (such as your apple example). It has never been a big seller in the Office Equipment industry business due to the business model that the dealers/manufacturers sell with. Many dealers are selling FMV leases (we like the upgrades)and not highlighting to the customer the actual cash purchase price of the equipment. 0% works best when a customer see's a purchase price (let's say
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

VinceMcHugh ·
Art, Now a days just because one company "Acquires" another company it doesn't mean that the company getting acquired won't end up running the company that "Acquired" them. Your Honor I would like to submit the following evidence...Ricoh Acquired Lanier, Ricoh Acquired Ikon, Canon Acquired Oce... Give me the good old days when the company that bought your company ended up running the company they bought and not the other way around.
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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quote: Your Honor I would like to submit the following evidence...Ricoh Acquired Lanier, Ricoh Acquired Ikon, Canon Acquired Oce...
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Manager, Technical Communications - Global at Kofax in Irvine, CA ...

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the flow of information throughout an organization by managing the capture of business critical information in paper, fax and electronic formats in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner. These solutions provide a rapid return on investment to thousands of customers in banking and financial services, insurance, government, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers these solutions through its own sales and service organization, as well as through a global network
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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A few notes: Toshiba has been rebranding OKI's A4 LED MFPs in Europe for years Oki has been rebranding Toshiba's A3 MFPs in the US and Europe for years This may lead to some type of M&A in the future, but its not part of the current plan This is intended to be a way for BOTH members to stay in the market by combining R&D and manufacturing resources
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Re: Big Hole in Ricoh MFP line up

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I presented th mp301spf and the 6330N printer. I was able to knock off another 1,200 or so. Going to present with the ole close of "if I can get the price down to ....., will you order today?
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Re: 0% Copier Financing

SalesServiceGuy ·
I was thinking more of a FMV lease. My current lease vendor is working to see if they can structure a lease where I guarantee to purchase the copier at the end of term (I must exercise my first right of refusal)at a higher than normal residual, they will offer 0% Financing.
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Re: 0% Copier Financing

SalesServiceGuy ·
Talking to several SMB business owners the objection to leasing is that they perceive the interest rate to be 15-20%. When we tell them the actual rate is around 7% because of low current interest rates, the objections seem to fall away. I appreciate making the differnce between 0% Financing and 0% leasing. I actually want to promote 0% Financing. I do think it might catch a buyer's attention in multiple competitive quotes. You are right in the copier business we are more so trying to sell the
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Re: MP 5210 for Healthcare

txeagle24 ·
Lexmark offers lockable drawers on the T652-T656 and X651-X658 series of printers and MFP's. The difference in MSRP between the regular 400 Sheet Drawer and Lockable 400 Sheet Drawer is roughly $55.
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Re: MP 5210 for Healthcare

Larry Levine ·
Saw the healthcare printer at Convergence. Hard to say what it can or can't do since it is too new. Looks impressive. I have hospitals using HP's with lockable drawers. Boils down to applications, cost, CPP and right printer in right enviornment. Do not know street price and such yet.
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Re: MP 5210 for Healthcare

Larry Levine ·
I captured a picture of specs for those who would like along with printer picture.
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Re: Can Ricoh be Everything to Everyone?

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I was talking to someone in the indsutry today and was told that Ricoh Direct is just offering Westbrook Technologies which offers Fortis. Here's the link http://www.westbrooktech.com/company/press_room.html for Document Management. While Ricoh Americas had other Document Management Offerings from other companies they elected to just use Westbrook Technologies. Now, this is just food for thought, that VP came from Ikon in the same position. They stuck with the IKON solution, keep in mind that
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Re: MP 5210 for Healthcare

Lucas Distribution LLC ·
Thanks to everyone for your feedback and comments. We don't sell too many paper tray locks for Ricoh equipment, so I am not too concerned about the new model with locking drawers. Always good to understand the competition!
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MP 5210 for Healthcare

Lucas Distribution LLC ·
I heard that Ricoh announced a new model of the MP 5210 that will have built-in paper tray locks and will be marketed to the Healthcare community. Does anyone have any information on this? How much of a premium are they asking for the new model? Thanks for your comments!
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Kofax Augments Mobile Capture Strategy with Pioneering Industry Veteran

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Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of Capture Enabled BPMTM (business process management) solutions, today announced that Drew Hyatt has joined the Company as Senior Vice President of Mobile Applications to drive its mobile capture strategy and sales efforts. Mr. Hyatt started on June 18 and works out of Kofax’s operating headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Mr. Hyatt most recently worked at Mitek Systems, Inc., where he served as its Senior Vice President of Sales, Product Management and
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10 FREE Cloud Storage Options

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, users get access to 5 GB of free online storage on Amazon Cloud Drive to securely store music, videos, photos and documents online, with the ability to access them from any device. If more storage space is needed, paid plans are available for storage up to 1,000 GB. In February, Amazon cut cloud storage prices by as much as 13.5 percent. Ubuntu Canonical last week released an updated version of Ubuntu, upping to 5 GB from 2 GB of free cloud storage to users through its Ubuntu One platform. The

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

So, this is pretty cool.  Special thanx to a P4P member that asked me to add closed captioning to my videos.  I thought I would give it a go and the first one was a bear, I didn't realize how many ums and uhs I was using. None of my chats are scripted, it's real and that's the way I want to keep it. I just need to get better with my speaking to the camera and slow down a bit :.  Let's have great conversations this week!

Enjoy These Fantastic Threads from Ten Years Ago This Week!

Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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Rumors have swirled for years on Toshiba's exit of the MFP industry. Inspite..... of their recent and aggressive dealer acquisitions. Neither entity is strong enough to stand on its on. Especially due to the consolidation the industry has already seen. Ricoh/Ikon, Canon/OCE, Konica/Minolta, etc. I agree that both have been low price leaders in the US market as well, and the marriage is a good one. This is the start of Toshiba's exit, and eventual sale to Oki Data. Oki Data just didnt
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Xerox turns Drupa leads into sales

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During the two-week show in Dusseldorf the company sold 300 pieces of equipment, which Jacobson explained to PrintWeek was within the company’s expectations. "When we looked at 2008, compared to 2012 we were fairly comparable and that’s something we were pleased with because obviously the economy’s changed a lot since then," he said. "The one thing you’ll never know is how many you sold, because you had a trade show, compared with if you hadn’t have had a trade show. But we know many
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Ricoh packs unprecedented intelligence into compact multifunction products (MFPs)

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individuals or groups. Mobile PrintingBoth MFPs include mobile printing capabilities for users of all the standard smart phones and tablets. As the workforce becomes more mobile, these printers fully support the bring-your-own-device ("BYOD") culture. SecurityTo assist with the right level of security for current business environments, the MP C305 and MP 301SPF help enable organizations to require users to prove their identities prior to obtaining documents from the system. Users can also attach digital
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Cuyahoga County to save $900K on printers

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Cuyahoga County expects to save $900,000 a year when it cuts out more than half of the printers and copiers from dozens of offices, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The county already has removed 825 printers and plans to remove 1,200 more by the end of the year, the newspaper reports. It has about 3,900 printers and copiers, nearly half the number of workers the county employs. The savings will include ink, toner and energy expenses along with cartridge recycling. The county also will
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Africa Print Roadshow a hit in Free State

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environmentally friendly dry ink, which delivers sharp, rich, digitally mastered image quality to enhance efficiency and productivity on the widest ranges of media. Xerox colour 1000 press prints at 2 400x2 400 dpi for excellent sharpness and uniformity. It delivers outstanding mid-tones, crisp text, pure neutrals, detailed shadows and bright highlights, and excellent photo rendering, for speciality photo applications. The press maintains the colour consistency, from page-to-page and job-to-job. The unique
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CANON INC. : New productivity heights with Oce JetStream 4300 system

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CANON INC. : New productivity heights with Oce JetStream 4300 system 06/07/2012 | 09:20am TRUMBULL, Conn., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, announces the new Oce JetStream® 4300 printing system, further extending the Oce continuous feed inkjet portfolio. The Oce JetStream 4300 press is the high-speed workhorse of the Oce JetStream Wide series, giving the print provider new economies of scale and helping improve
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Lim Kok Hin to head Canon's Domestic Business Operations

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Canon Singapore announced today that Canon veteran Mr Lim Kok Hin will be the new Head of Domestic Business Operations. Besides the overall leadership, Mr Lim will also look over the growth and strategy of the domestic operations in Canon Singapore where he is in-charge of both the Consumer Imaging & Information Products (CII) and Business Imaging Solutions (BIS) groups. The 30-year Canon veteran first joined the company as a copier salesman in the Malaysia office in 1987 and rose up the ranks
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OKI Data Americas Introduces High-Performance A3 Copier-Based Color Multifunction Dev

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jun 11, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- OKI Data Americas announces availability of the new, versatile CX3535/4545 A3 copier-based color multifunction devices (MFPs). These additions to OKI's broad and award-winning product portfolio provide exceptional color output, plus high-speed print, scan, copy and optional fax functionality for demanding medium- to large-sized workgroups. The CX3535/4545 models combine versatility, security and energy-efficiency with the ability to
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What are the Pros & Cons of an Colour LED Print Engine vs a Laser Print Engine?

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In a few weeks Toshiba will introduce a new lower cost colour copier featuring an LED print engine. What are the pros and cons of this technology? I believe Okidata has been the main vendor promoting this technology todate.
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Can Ricoh be Everything to Everyone?

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Most of what I'm hearing from Convergence 2012 is Managed Services. Solve a customer business problems, dig deep into WHY they do this, and HOW they do that. Basically become more of a consultant than a box mover. Turn to Ricoh to partner with them for services Print4Pay Hotel members have been selling solutions and always have been asking WHY you do what you do and HOW do you do that. While Ricoh is still trying to figure this whole cloud thing out with solutions, keep in mind it's been 13
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Ricoh-sponsored study: three of four organizations suffer serious problems from broke

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partners and our customers. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | 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 billion USD). The majority of
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Info360/On Demand Show 2012 in NYC

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this year in NYC it was..... a shell of the formed shows that were held in NYC. From a copiers guy point of view it was nice to have this local show for the Print On-Demand, if you were or wanted to be a player in copier and production print the On-Demand Show was the place to be! I had heard from on of my DSM's that Ricoh and KonicaMinolta were not going to be there this year, however I assumed that HP (indigo), Xerox, Oce andCanon would be there. I made and ass out of my self because no major
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The Xerox iGen4® EXP Digital Press boosts production, quality and customer value at D

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business process outsourcing (BPO) - such as managing paper-based work processes - and information technology services. LaserNetworks, a leading managed print services provider, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xerox Canada Ltd. For more information visit www.xerox.ca . Note: To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/pr/xerox/rss.aspx . For open commentary, industry perspectives and views from events visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://twitter.com/xeroxoffice, http://twitter.com
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Re: Exclusive Webinar ONLY for P4P Members

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P4P'ers keep in mind that Xerox, Canon and Sharp along with Ricoh will run UDOCX. I'll be attending also because I need to be ahead of the curve. Please take the time out our your busy day to spend a few moments with UDOCX and help support them as they support the P4P Hotel forums. Art
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Oce Business Services Highlights Records Management and Document Imaging ...

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). North American headquarters are in New York City and employment is about 5,000. Learn more at www.ocesolutions.com or follow us on Twitter Oce and Canon: Stronger together In 2010 Oce 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, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group
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Toshiba TEC's new e-STUDIO2550CSE Series MFPs are Small but Mighty

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class. Suitable for any type of organisation they can output in monochrome or colour at printing speeds up to 25 ppm and colour scanning up to 50 ppm. Online paper capacity can reach up to 2,900 sheets from up to five different paper sources. Although small in size these MFPs are big on workflow integration and have web based services as standard. Toshiba TEC's e-BRIDGE X controller technology supports access to Google Docs, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange via optional workflow
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Kodak Launches Kodak Prinergy Workflow

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Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications industry, Kodak serves customers in the printing, publishing, packaging and enterprise markets with intelligent solutions for competitive advantage and greater return on investment. For more information, visit graphics.kodak.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakidigprint
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US Dataworks Sets the Standard for Cloud Deposit Capture as a Certified Canon Strateg

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marketplace. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to welcoming Canon's 100 plus authorized resellers to the Clearingworks partner program with open arms." Quality and Scalability is the Key for Success Canon is well-known for delivering high-quality and reliable imaging solutions for the small to mid-sized business market and relies on a solid network of reseller partners to provide sales and support of various components and equipment specific to the financial and corporate
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Re: What are the Pros & Cons of an Colour LED Print Engine vs a Laser Print Engine?

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Power usage; the latest Fuji Xerox devices in our part of the world have been LED for some time. Using LED's for scanning & printing reduces usage considerably. I thought Toshiba were going with some type of memjet/ink office MFP?
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Four Portable LCD Projectors That Deliver Crisp Images at an

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Advanced ("A") and Mid-Range ("M") models, Canon's newest products include the LV-8227A high-contrast projector and the LV-7392A, LV-7297M, and LV-7292M multimedia projectors. "Canon's lineup of LV-Series portable LCD projectors is designed to appeal to a diverse array of markets and applications with great performance, genuine user benefits, and excellent cost-efficiency," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technology & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A
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OKI Data Americas to Showcase Managed Print Services Offering, Serve as Gold Sponsor

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jun 7, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- OKI Data Americas today announced the company's Gold Sponsorship of the Autotask Community Live 2012 Worldwide User Conference, taking place June 10-12, 2012 at the JW Marriott in Orlando, FL. There, OKI will demonstrate its proprietary, cloud-based managed print services offering -- Total Managed Print(TM)-- within the company's booth (207) and during a breakout session entitled, "Bolt-on a Profitable Managed Print Solution." This
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Quotes, Pics & Stuff from Ricoh Convergence 2012

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Ricoh is launching some great products over the next 18 months
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MMRGlobal Moving Into Europe With MMRPro and MyMedicalRecords

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system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, or file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. The Company's professional offering, MMRPro, is designed to give physicians' offices an easy and cost-effective solution to digitizing paper-based medical records and sharing them with patients in real time through an integrated patient portal. MMR is an Independent Software Vendor Partner with Kodak to deliver an integrated
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EFI PrintMe Mobile Increases IT Management and Control Over Printing From Mobile Devi

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overlooked but critical user need for mobile printing, IT departments can increase productivity while reducing help desk costs." About EFI PrintMe Mobile PrintMe Mobile is the only enterprise software that enables direct Wi-Fi printing from iPads, iPhones and Android devices, from within the application they are using, to any existing network printer regardless of brand. Users enjoy the ease of simply selecting print within their application and printing to the printers that automatically populate in
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Distribution Partner Promark Announces Imaging Bundle

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multifunctional solution with the Canon ImagePROGRAF IPF750 36" Color Printer. Expo attendees are invited to visit Contex booth #538 to learn more about how to achieve their wide format scanning needs from the world leader in wide format scanning solutions. Visitors will also have the opportunity to win prizes including a $100 gift card from Contex after receiving a demo of the award winning scanning solutions. “We are pleased to continue our allegiance to the info360 community by providing practical
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Managed Print Services Association Honors ARC With Industry ...

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WALNUT CREEK, CA, Jun 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- ARC today announced that it was recently recognized by the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) with a 2012 MPSA Leadership Award at its TRANSFORM 2012 Conference, held in Orlando, Florida. The awards honor industry leaders and innovators who demonstrate an MPS program that was successful, ground-breaking or outstanding during the last 18 months. "We're very proud to have achieved this level of recognition from our peers considering
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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I cannot comment with authority but I suspect Toshiba has a larger global distribution and sales than Okidata. Toshiba has been looking for a way into the A4 market for years other than simply reselling HP and Lexmark product. Toshiba TEC just spent a $900M to buy IBM's Point of Sale division so another purchase is likely not in the works.
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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One observation. In the Canadian market both OKI and Toshiba have been low price vendors and for price sensitive purchasers often can win the day. Combining them could push prices lower for others as well. Up to now Toshiba had trouble competing for deals with mixed A3, A4 and printer components. Adding OKI products to their mix could make them more competitive.
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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On that last post, you can dream in technicolour but Toshiba is not leaving the MFP business. The recurring revenue on parts and supplies is too good. A lot of the consolidation of the larger players was due to long term poor management decisions and unprofitable business models. Although MFPs are a small part of Toshiba Corporation's sales, it is the largest and most profitable part of Toshiba TECs sales, a Toshiba subsiduary corporation.
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Re: e453 Scan to eMail question?

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copier. Therefore, her settings were still in the copier. In situations like this, especially with a busy copier, we advise the client to get in the habit of pressing "Function Clear" everytime they approach the copier. This immediately clears any settings in the copier and returns it to its default state. All Toshiba product does not remember the last email address.
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Re: What are the Pros & Cons of an Colour LED Print Engine vs a Laser Print Engine?

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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: Kiwispike: So the LED technology is a Pro for Energy Consumption? "LED Scanning - by using the LED (light emitting diode) as the light source for image scanning. This enables brightness that is 1.5 times greater than xenon lamps used in conventional devices and reduces the power consumption by 70% LED Printhead - Fuji Xerox has developed a high-precision, LED print head technology “DELCIS” (Digitally Enhanced Lighting Control Imaging System) that achieves
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Re: Quotes, Pics & Stuff from Ricoh Convergence 2012

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Heard today that all 02 system Ricoh MFP (they have a home button) that there will be a firmware upgrade that will enable these systems to have mobile print! I heard and the line was fuzzy, but it was my understanding the this is FREE! Kinda hard to beleive I'm hoping the person I heard this from can chime in to clarify. Art
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RightSignature and Clio: A Boost to Solo and Small Law Firm Paperless Workflows

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leveraging the Clio Platform, RightSignature users can send invoices and other Clio documents for signature with the click of a button. No need to print out and mail documents, confirm the client received them, and then wait for them to be signed and returned. And since Clio contacts are also accessible, adding additional parties for signature is simple. "We're pleased to integrate with RightSignature. Using Clio has helped many solo and small law firms establish paperless workflows, and RightSignature
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Nearely 2000 Epson SureColors sold at Drupa

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Nearly 2000 Epson SureColors sold at Drupa Created on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:01 Perhaps not a record but an astounding success story for the new Epson printers. The company said that great interest was shown in the 1.6m Surecolor SC-S30600 signage large format printer, which despite only being launched in mid March is already the second highest selling signage printer in Q1 of 2012. The 5 new SureColor models launched at the show also proved popular with additional being shown in the
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RK Dixon announces contest for non-profits

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remaining winners will get a prize valued at $5,000 each. Eight other entrants will win prizes valued at up to $1,000. The office makeover may include a black and white copier, a color copier, a printer, multifunction systems, IT services, and water purification units. To enter, visit www.rkdixon.com . Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 11, after which the public will be asked to go online to vote for their favorite organization to win.
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Scan to searchable text PDF

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Is anyone aware of a manufacturer offering scan to searchable txt PDF as a standard feature through the console. Meaning that its not done through desktop software like sharpdesk or PPDM. I know everyone can add a 3rd party app to the java card to do this but it looks like Xerox is stating that on the 5150. Can anyone verify?
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Re: Ricoh browser unit

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Constanze will be able to direct you to the link for the NFR version: I would mail rather than call since she is in the Netherlands, they do have support out Georgia (US). If you wemail over the weekend you should have something by the time you arrive into work on Monday. Marketing Manager Fenestrae B.V. Loire 198 2491 AM Den Haag The Netherlands Tel: +31 70 301 5100 Fax: +31 70 301 5151 constanzek@Fenestrae.com www.fenestrae.com www.udocx.com
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Re: Ricoh Breaks Boundaries of MFP Intelligence With All-New Technology Platform

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If you haven't used this tool, you have been missing out big time!!!!! Go to the link below and download the tool. You then download the driver for the model you are working with. Next you use the tool to open the driver. Once you open the driver in the tool you can make numerous changes to the print driver. Then save your edited driver and load it on the customer's computers. Things like defaulting the drivers to B/W instead of color, completely removing the color printing option and making it
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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An interesting note about the above mentioned e2050c in the news release, this might be one of the very first MFPs to offer a SSD (Solid State Drive) as memory storage. I am not quite sure of the advantage of that but Toshiba is the #1 or #2 supplier in the world for SSDs.
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Probably a good move by both parties, I remember being told raw manufacturing costs of LED devices is less than traditional laser but agree there is very little if any benefit over laser. In the current market you need to provide end to end single function print & MFD in A4/A3 devices with the same user interface, drivers etc so I can see a single badge rapidly approaching. Also by the way HP devices are shipping with SSD's now
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

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I agree with David, great move for them to step in aquire Toshiba MIF. Oki is committed to MPS and they could acquire a broad base of accounts. The question would be, what to do with the Direct Branches? Would Oki keep them as Oki Direct or look to sell?
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I have seen the colour print quality off of these new devices. It is quite good. The target market these devices are aimed at is those customers wanting to move from a Black only to a colour device where price is more important than quality.

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

Third Week of May 2012

Leads can be found almost anywhere.  Since a lot of my prospecting has changed from copiers to content I'm always on the lookout for opportunities and where the low hanging fruit is.  Going wider and deeper with your relationships can make a difference.

Below is from one of my clients that I follow on Linkedin.  These are additional responsibilities in the job requirement section. You can view that thread here

Enjoy These Great Copier Threads from Ten Years Ago This Week

Konica Minolta Announces the Launch of Konica Minolta CampaignBuilder

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, and more. “Our goal is to arm our sales channel partners with the resources they need to grow their businesses and gain a competitive edge,” said Ted Brolsma, Creative Services Manager for Konica Minolta. “By offering a comprehensive suite of tools and services to assist them with their local marketing, we’re able to do just that.” In addition to customizing ads and marketing materials, users can seamlessly order and track the delivery of printed materials and direct mail pieces. “Our dealers
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Konica Minolta to Exhibit Award-Winning Legal Solutions at LegalTech® West Coast 2012

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for uniquely-tailored document management solutions with the highest levels of security.” 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 has named Konica Minolta 2012 “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year
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Sharp Optimised Services – 3 steps to the successful Managed Print Service

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in this system. Sharp Optimised Services aim to increase workplace productivity, improve the control of the printing infrastructure and reduce the costs of printing and copying in the business environment. The concept of Managed Print Services refers to the integrated, all-inclusive management of printing, copying, scanning and faxing operations, together with well-coordinated delivery and supplies of consumables, maintenance and servicing of the multifunction printers (MFPs) and the provision
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First up is a report on city-wide copier/printer usage.

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Community Development Block Grant for 2013, previously discussed earlier this week. Interim City Administrator Karl Krestler has a full report on the agenda. First up is a report on city-wide copier/printer usage. Next is an ordinance approving the purchase of a 2.5 ton dump truck for $114,331 and the designation of other trucks, vehicles and equipment owned by the city as surplus property. Spellman Ave. Phase I will be discussed, specifically an ordinance approving a maintenance agreement between the
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Digital Printing at drupa – Part 1

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orders taken that offset will have taken the larger share as companies invest after delaying orders for some as they see investment is necessary to remain competitive in their markets. In the digital printing area there were a number of different trends to be seen. The well-established toner based sheet fed presses are reaching a level of maturity where progress is slowing up. We saw some speed improvements, such as the Xerox iGen 150 and Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100, and we may be getting to
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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This was definitely an RBS branch that had adopted an IKON commission plan. What IKON was always able to do successfully was to sell customers what you didn't have. They carried Canon, Ricoh, Re branded Konica Minolta, Kyrocera Mita, HP, Oce. Now the IKON sales people who did sell for decent margin have only Ricoh. Will they have to asapt their style of selling? Good sales people will ALWAYS find a company that wants to hire them, even in bad times. The problem is starting over again to build
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Konica Minolta at drupa 2012 - PRESS C1100 - Product Demo

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Pacific Office Automation, which sells printers

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An office technology company will move its 25 employees from Fife to downtown Tacoma this summer. Pacific Office Automation, which sells printers, copiers, faxes and software to business, will lease about 11,000 square feet on the ground floor of 1114 Pacific Ave., as first reported by the Tacoma Daily Index. Fife branch manager Russ Meyers told me this morning that he thinks downtown Tacoma is growing, and he wants his business in the thick of it. “We’ll get better exposure” downtown, he
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Epson launches four new models to the powerful Z Series large venue projector range

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Designed for corporate, higher education, staging, museum, and digital signage applications, the Z series includes the Epson EB-Z10000/EB-Z10005 with 10,000 lumens of both light and colour light output. Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has added four new models to its Z Series large venue projector range designed for corporate, higher education, staging, museum, and digital signage applications, including the Epson EB-Z10000/EB-Z10005 with 10,000 lumens of both light and
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Ricoh New Color Tabletop

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Called the MP C305. 31ppm Standard copy, print, scan, fax Optional one-bin tray touch screen Respectable first copy out at 6.9 seconds Standard PostScript Touch Screen
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Leading EFI Fiery Technology Drives New Ricoh Aficio MFPs

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than ever, mobile workers need to be able to access and print their documents not only from their desktop computers, but also from their mobile devices. The Fiery system provides a built-in mobile print option for no additional cost, enabling users to print directly via Wi-Fi from their iPad, iPhoneand iPod touch applications to the Ricoh Aficio printers. The Fiery software automatically discovers the printer and presents users with print options for fast and easy printing. Spot color reproduction
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Managed Print Services Boom as M2 Hits Record Revenues

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opportunity. We are saving customers money at a time when all businesses are looking to save and we are increasing service experience for those coming to us at the same. Our proposition and delivery is being well received despite the economic climate.” To download the global report from Quocirca “Vendor Landscape: Managed Print Services” visit http://www.m2.uk.com " href="http://www.m2.uk.com/" target="_blank" target=_blankhttp://www.m2.uk.com or call 0845 263 7262. About M2 M2 is the Europe’s
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FileBound Integrates ABBYY FineReader Engine 10 to Improve Document Recognition

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Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-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
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Despite Strong Demand in Emerging Markets, Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments D

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. Kodak 301,858 5.5% 308,764 5.0% -2.24% Others 763,941 13.8% 871,797 14.0% -12.37% Total 5,521,180 100.0% 6,227,357 100.0% -11.34% Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, May 2012 Notes: • IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in the Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals • Hardcopy Peripherals include single-function printers, printer-based multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital copiers (SF DC). Data for all vendors are reported for calendar
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Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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Vince is the man! Love it! Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus I received a call from a Ricoh sales guy in another state who read a 2009 post on my blog. http://theconnectedcopier.word...-the-ikon-aquistion/ We spoke for about a half an hour. He said that Ricoh just adopted the IKON comp plan for their Sales Force. He had submitted his monthly comp plan work sheet before they made the change, then had to rework it based on the new comp plan and he said it cut his commission in half! He was
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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This talent exodus already occurred at Ricoh Corporate in NJ, wherein legacy Ricoh / Savin / Lanier employees and executives were pushed out as IKON came in...the new Sheriff in town. Now, with a fractured Direct Sales organization that they put all their money on for the future, as they maligned the Dealer channel, the Ricoh slide continues...
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Muratec America, Inc. honored by the Business Technology Association

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Muratec America, Inc. honored by the Business Technology Association PLANO,TX (May 15, 2012)—Muratec America, Inc., manufacturer of multifunction office equipment and business productivity solutions, announces today that the company has received the “Outstanding Performance – Secondary Product Line” award from the Business Technology Association (BTA). This is the ninth time Muratec has been recognized as the top secondary product line by the BTA. The company received the honor in 2003, 2004
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Sally Bartlett’s need for a new copier.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Britton asked the court to address Economic Development Coordinator Sally Bartlett’s need for a new copier. Her copier no longer functions and Bartlett would like to obtain a new copier lease with IKON paid under the Title 3 program. Webb clarified that IKON is the same provider the county has been using. MSP: Britton/Webb -- to approve a new lease agreement with IKON and allow Judge Webb to sign the agreement when available. http://www.bluemountaineagle.c...ce
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All Covered continues to buy IT service providers,

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All Covered plans to extend into emerging markets (cloud, VDI), vertical markets (health care, legal, education and much more) and industries that complement All Covered parent Konica Minolta (managed print services and document management). read more here
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Canon at drupa 2012

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April 2012 Sales Quota Poll!

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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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May 2012 Sales Quota Poll!

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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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eFileCabinet Debuts e-signature Capability for Document Management Suite

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documents, eliminating the pain of printing, coping, and faxing, to collect a signature." eFileCabinet's eSignature is now available. Learn more and request a demo at http://www.efilecabinet.com/es...re-for-efilecabinet/ . Current customers can purchase by contacting their Account Manager at 877.574.5505. 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
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New Ricoh B/W Tabletop Coming Soon

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Got this screen shot from a power point in the launch of the new color unit. The new B/W version will be called the MP301. Looks like this will be the end of the road for the LD220.
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Cary School District 26

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The state has awarded Xerox of supplying copiers, with their bid being the lowest at $107,000. With state funds being used for bond payments and ending the lease on copiers, beginning fiscal year 2013, the administration has recommended hiring five teachers. http://cary.patch.com/articles...rs-lower-class-sizes
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Re: Managed Services "Are You in or Out"!

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quote: Originally posted by Printfun: We have been tossing around the idea of offering IT services for the last 2 years. We do believe there is enough of a market there based on our customer's inquiries. Old Glory brings up a good point that we were anticipating as well. You almost need to have 2 groups. First, your install/analysts, and second your dedicated IT services personnel. While ideal, it may not be monetarily feasible for smaller dealers to carry the extra bodies. We have the two
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Re: Managed Services "Are You in or Out"!

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If you're going to sell I.T. you have to know I.T. and be able to speak their language. I take our I.T. Sales Specialists on a lot of calls, and once they start speaking geek, I know enough to somewhat understand, but the conversation eventually gets to areas that are completely Greek to me. It's just like if we were to get some sales guys from IBM and tried to train them to understand and sell imaging. It would be completely foreign to them.
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Re: Auxilio Loses another 1.6 million

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provider does not understand the types of jobs that are being printed, they can end up barely treading water. For example, if doctors choose to print X-rays (90% coverage) for patient files, a few printers can kill the profitability of the entire account. At some point, Auxilio's older clients will start to reach profitability, particularly if they do a decent job of fleet optimization. The challenge is going to be for them to determine how much business they can handle so they are not constantly
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Re: Envelopes

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Not with the sugar cane paper. We run Vellum finish envelopes on the one in out print shop. Its important that they be edge glued rather than having the v-fold across the center. The results are just OK......like everything else on the great white elephant.
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Re: Envelopes

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We had our do or die moment today at the in house CRD. It was looking real bad for a while. We then tried the .eps file with the ps rip, played with the contrast and brightness and we had an image print that was more than acceptable to the print manager. We're not done yet, has to go before a managers board and if approved it goes to the exec board. They want to do away with all of the presses and everything else that goes with it. Comcolor is going to be used for envelopes only. The company
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Re: Ricoh Convergence

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BTW for all Ricoh Corporate folk, it's a shame there was no invite for Convergence this year so instead of writing many awesome blogs about new products and new systems and great stuff for Ricoh, there will be none of that this year! I'll be taking the show to the Global Transform Conference and writing awesome blogs about MSP, MPS!!! See ya!
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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The email had me thinking it might have been a "dealer" Mass Exodus. Wheew, I'm relieved it's only the disgruntled Ikon and RBS sales reps......go figure!
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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I would be interested to know if the sales rep who complained about thier new comp plan was at quota for last year. My experience has been that the reps who complain the loudest about comp plans are the underperforming reps. They look for a reason to justify being way below quota. The performers amongst us will figure out a way to make the money we want or move on. Sitting around complaining does not generate sales or income. An underperforming rep, no matter how good the comp plan, will
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Re: Canoga Park, CA 91309-9095

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Thanx for calling me, I hope the lead works out and looking forward to the Premium and your story about selling to that certain industry. Art
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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I can't believe they went to the IKON comp plan, not saying it's good or bad but just seems like IKON bought Ricoh US instead of the other way around.
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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largely (if not completely) on profit. If a rep has been on a revenue plan, chances are pretty good that their compensation would have been less on a profit plan because there probably wasn't any profit in their sales.
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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Old Glory has hit the issue on the head. If RBS reps were compensated based on revenues rather then the total profit then a savvy rep sold to maximize the revenue - profit being a concern of stockholders and their stakeholders. When a company wants to increase their marketshare to benefit from the economies of scale (greater production=lower unit cost) and compensates salestypes for succeeding in this effort their customers benefit UNTIL its time to renew/update that equipment; if the
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Re: Kyotier color meter question, please help!

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Could always use http://avpsoft.com/products/apfill/ worth the money if you are a printshop, not worth it if you are just a average user though.
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Re: Ricoh – Prepare for a talent exodus

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Good question! Hopefully I kept this Sales Rep contact info. I will see if I can reach out to him.
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Digiscribe Expands Enterprise Content Management Capabilities - Ryan Kadri Hired to D

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more people throughout these organizations, from operations to accounts payable to human resources. As an award-winning salesperson with a long track record of meeting client needs with customized solutions, Kadri joins Digiscribe with eight years of experience utilizing technology to increase efficiency and cut costs for Fortune 500 companies. His achievements include earning a #1 ranking out of 128 commercial reps throughout the nation for Lanier Worldwide. Kadri was an 8-time District Manager
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Buyers Laboratory Gives Top Marks to MaxxVault Enterprise 5.2

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Laboratory LLC Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive
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Lexington science teacher receives INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award

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Lexmark launched INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award in 2011 to highlight and salute exceptional middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. During each academic school year, one teacher per month will be awarded $1,000 to be used to promote STEM education for his/her classroom. About Lexmark Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products
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Kyotier color meter question, please help!

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I know that on the new Kyo'if you are in doubt of the color page coverage you can scan the document and get some type of page coverage report, right? If so, then here's another question for the kyo guru's. What happens if you want to check page coverage before you print a document? Would you have to print the page first and then scan it? Art

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

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Konica Minolta SA's bizhub 42/36, the ideal A4 monochrome output solution to increase

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Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa, has announced the availability of its new digital monochrome multifunctional printer (MFP) models in the bizhub series, the bizhub 42/36 - Konica Minolta's first A4 monochrome MFP on the market. According to Andrew Griffith, product manager for office products at Konica Minolta South Africa, the bizhub 42/36 fills an important need in the bizhub line-up, bolstering Konica Minolta South Africa's Optimised Print Services (OPS) prowess by providing a
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Konica Minolta Hold. : Konica Minolta Establishes Regional Head Offices, Sales Subsid

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sales subsidiaries by intensifying the existing distributors' sales network and developing marketing activities that quickly adapt to the local needs and requirements. Konica Minolta is committed to continue developing business globally to fulfill the diverse needs of customers from their point of view, with our communication message of "Giving Shape to Ideas." * Konica Minolta's Optimized Print Services (OPS) concept is based on a three pillared approach (Consult, Implement, and Manage) to
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Konica Minolta bizhub 215 MFP Brings Power, Productivity and Value to the Desktop

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Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ) today announces the launch of the bizhub® 215 Monochrome Multifunctional Product (MFP - print, copy, fax and scan all in one system). Delivering power, productivity and value to the desktop, the new bizhub 215 features a modular design with a broad range of options to increase paper handling, add network capabilities and more, for a completely customizable document management solution. Offering
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ABBYY Announces Paper to SharePoint Solution

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of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-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, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan
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Re: Canon CLC 1180 Need Help!

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really heavy stock, up to 300gms. The key to winning the business is how much quality are they willing to pay for? We sell both Canon & Konica Minolta. Hands down the best color on really heavy stock is the Canon ImagePRESS, so you would think that we sell more of those than the Konica Minolta digital Press, but we sell more KM Presses because the cost of the Canon ImagePRESS is significantly more, and the KM Press quality is good (not as good as the Canon) but for the price it offers a great
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Printronix Launches N7000 Cartridge Series of Line Matrix Printers with Chinese Langu

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available for order and shipment through Printronix’s channel partners. To locate the nearest Printronix China Region Sales Office go to Printronix.cn About Printronix Printronix is a leader in business-critical printing solutions, offering the most-trusted selection of ultra-reliable printers, services, supplies and parts for environments demanding top reliability and low printing costs. Printronix was founded in 1974 and is known throughout manufacturing, distribution, retail, banking, healthcare
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New York JFK Airport Copiers Lease

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otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be New york NY, NY 11430 The DHS Customs and Border Protection requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001, Lease of a copier that meets or exceeds Canon IR 5570G or Speed: Band A (20-29 cpm)Maintenance Plan Volume: Band A (0-10,000)Paper Tray Capacity: 1000 paaper capacity, 8.5 X 11 Drawer, 8.5 X 14 Drawer and 11 X 17 DrawerAverage monthly volume: 10,000 Other Options; Security data Kit, 7, EA; LI 002
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Ricoh Launches Industry 1st Customer Marketing Suite for Utility Companies

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BOULDER, CO, Apr 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC (Ricoh), a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced the launch of its Customer Marketing Suite for Utility Companies, an industry-first offering of behavior-based predictive models designed to optimize marketing budgets and improve how utility companies communicate with their customers. This suite leverages the expertise Ricoh's professional services team has gained through its work
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EFI Previews Latest Innovations at Connect User Conference

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-service print, copy and pay including mobile and cloud printing. As part of the Digital Workflow Experience, there is a workflow showing EFI Digital StoreFront to EFI Pace to EFI PrintFlow dynamic scheduling to the Fiery Central production workflow tool to a Fiery-driven Ricoh Pro C901 printer – illustrating an efficient, integrated workflow that saves time, reduces errors, and decreases waste. There is also a live demo of Fiery integrated to the Kodak Prinergy Workflow. Also on display in the
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KYOCERA Document Solutions America Has Its 'Focus on Success' at FY13 Pan-American De

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. Kyocera is introducing eight new applications for its HyPAS-capable MFPs and printers, including KYOCERA Mobile Print and KYOCERA Cloud Connect. KYOCERA Mobile Print application enables end users to print and scan using their smartphones and tablets with select Kyocera printers and MFPs. In addition, Kyocera's HyPAS-powered Evernote app, KYOCERA Cloud Connect allows end users to upload and store scanned files in Evernote cloud storage directly from Kyocera's HyPAS-enabled MFP control panels
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Canon 5050 question

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One of our sales guys came in the office, with a print that was produced on the Canon 5050. At the bottom of the page the "users" the person who printed the document name appreared. We had some talk in our office if this was a function of the UFR driver or coming from the Windows OS. Cany anyone help with this?
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Ricoh MDS Provides Green Governance to Knox Grammar

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Ricoh MDS Provides Green Governance to Knox Grammar Knox Grammar is achieving significant environmental reductions and a predicted overall cost savings of 40 per cent after choosing Ricoh’s Managed Document Services (MDS) from a range of vendors to provide print and document management. Software solutions, a fleet of 38 Ricoh multifunction devices, a Green Print Centre, formal quarterly reviews, and the ongoing work of on-site Ricoh personnel are all part of Ricoh’s MDS governance process
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Sharp Corp esitmated to lose $4.7 Billion Dollars!!

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century ago. The Osaka-based company and domestic competitors Sony Corp. (6758) and Panasonic Corp. (6752) are all forecasting losses as they lose ground to Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. in TVs and as a stronger yen damps the repatriated value of their overseas sales. Foxconn, the assembler of Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL) iPads, and Gou last month agreed to invest 133 billion yen in Sharp (6753) and its display unit. Sharp fell 4.3 percent to 530 yen in Tokyo trading today before
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City of Columbus

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New Multi Function Copier: (Ricoh Aficio Model MPC3502SP) or equal, Note: all standard options are not listed. 35-ppm BW & Full color Copy Resolution 600 DPI 50-Sheet Automatic Reversing Document Feeder Duplex 2 x 550-Sheet standard Paper Trays (see extra trays in Optional Equipment below) 100-Sheet Bypass Tray Scan/Print Kit PDF Direct Print/ HDD Encryption/Java VM Card Scan to/Print From USB/SD Card 1.5GB RAM, & 250GB HDD To Include the Following Optional Equipment: Two extra drawers -PB3130
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Canon CLC 1180 Need Help!

Art Post (Guest) ·
Wow it's been a long time since I saw of one of these does nyone remember what was thie thickest stock that this system was able to print onto and when the system printed thick stock it slowed, right? Please help!
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Lexmark Reported to Be Looking to MPS For Their Printing Future

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Date: April 14, 2012 New York, NY -- A Boston-based market analysis firm, Trefis, has recently predicted that Lexmark will look at their MPS segment to counteract “ ‘declining margins’” reports The Recycler. As we’ve long reported, the MPS industry is one the is due to experience reasonable growth up through 2014. Lexmark is viewed by multiple sources as one of the industry leaders in addition to Xerox and HP. Many businesses are choosing to go the MPS route so more time and energy can be
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Re: Your thoughts on NEW Ricoh Color 02 Series

Art Post (Guest) ·
yup and how about the scheduled print! Question for you with the ability to share one fax option is this just with the new series or can you get let's say a 4502 with the fax option and share older ricoh systems that have the fax option?
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Looking for any/all information I can get on the Xerox 1000 digital press

Art Post (Guest) ·
Can anyone help me out with this? I'm looking for any/all information I can get on the Xerox 1000 digital press. Primarily concerned with the service area... some examples: 1) Information regarding CRU program 2) Any service documentation 3) Parts yield / CRU yields (Program and / orinstructions on HOW to replace) 4) Service packages, etc.. Any idea where I can find this info? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Cabinet NG Expands Its Claim in Insurance Industry With New VAR

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environmental waste and office supply costs (paper, toner, copiers, ink and other related consumables) -- Competitive advantage to recruit higher caliber workforce that can work remotely full-time "Maya Assurance is well respected and brings a tremendous amount of industry expertise to the table. As a thought leader who has gone down the paperless path, we are confident Maya is the right choice to help us expand into the insurance industry," said Jon Clark, VP of Sales, CNG. "This vertical fits
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MEDIAN Technologies and CANON Will Introduce the LMS Solutions at ITEM

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SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, Apr 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MEDIAN Technologies, a leading medical imaging software solutions developer and a service provider for image interpretation and management in oncology clinical trials and clinical routine, announced today it will demonstrate its Lesion Management Solutions --LMS- clinical application portfolio together with Canon at ITEM, April 13-15, 2012 in Yokohama, Japan. This joint presentation results from the strategic partnership agreement signed
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Join Océ Business Services and IDC for a Free Webinar on Leveraging Business Process

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American headquarters are in New York City and employment is about 5,000. Learn more at www.ocesolutions.com or follow us on Twitter. 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, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises
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Your thoughts on NEW Ricoh Color 02 Series

Art Post (Guest) ·
Would like to open a discussion to talk about some of the new features for the 3002, 3502, 4502 and 5502 series. A lot of new features what do you like best?
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March 2012 Sales Quota Poll

Art Post (Guest) ·
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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Océ's production printing programme manager Alan Sutcliffe retires

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Océ's production printing programme manager Alan Sutcliffe retires By Tim Sheahan Friday, 13 April 2012 Océ's production printing programme manager Alan Sutcliffe has called time on a print career that has spanned more than 30 years after retiring from the industry. Be the first to comment Sutcliffe, who worked in the manufacturer's continuous feed division, oversaw a range of technological developments including the installation of the world’s first automated document factory at British Gas
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Office Imaging Industry Shipments Getting Stronger, Says GE Capital

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MOBERLY, Mo., Apr 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In remarks leading up to next week’s ITEX Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, GE Capital’s Office Imaging team noted that total OI industry unit shipments are expected to grow 3% this year, with the fastest-growing industry segment being value-added devices paired with services and supplies. Sales of color office imaging devices are showing more modest growth, while sales of black-and-white ones are declining. The two major types of value-added programs
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Murata Manufacturing : Digitization of All Documents relating to Export Procedures

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eliminate the creation of 45,000 document pages per month, realizing cost savings of more than 20 million yen per year.BackgroundThe procedures associated with conducting exports, such as preparation of products, shipping applications and procedures, and customs procedures, entail numerous exchanges of documents with entities including related organizations, private sector groups, and government and public agencies. Laws and regulations are also stringent in this area. Because of this, the
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Re: Your thoughts on NEW Ricoh Color 02 Series

Kitz ·
I had a meeting with an IT director and he liked several features since he is looking at 3 units. The ability to share one fax option, the new screen layout, force all print jobs to hold and he wants to print from an AS400 using the IPDS option.
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Re: Your thoughts on NEW Ricoh Color 02 Series

Kitz ·
New engine only, also you need to add a fax connector kit to each machine, still alot less than a complete fax option. You would think Ricoh would run out of features to add to new models, but these seem to be items IT people realy like.
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Alberta, Canada

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: DIGITAL PHOTOCOPIERS, PRINTERS AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVICES (MFDS) - LEASE WR3610AB: PHOTOCOPYING MACHINES, N.E.S. - RENT Region of Delivery Alberta Region of Opportunity Canada Agreement Type Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP) Estimated Value Solicitation Method Open Notice Description Multifunction Printer / Copier Replacements It is the intent of this Request for Proposal to solicit proposals from qualified proponents for the replacement of a minimum of five (5) and up to seven (7
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EFI Launches Fiery Dashboard Cloud-Based Service

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leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and business process automation software; and
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EFI Moves to Accelerate Growth in Latin America

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their business, while continuing to receive the same high-level of support and attention they are accustomed to." About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. EFI's robust product portfolio includes Fiery digital color print servers; VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek UV wide-format
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CompTIA Expands IT Channel Training Program

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Member Meeting - includes live workshops led by the CompTIA Faculty, an elite group of channel veterans, vetted and selected by their peers for their knowledge, experience and superb delivery skills. A broad selection of printed and downloadable training guides as well as business credentials also are available - more than 250 different options in all. "Every element of CompTIA training is designed to help IT channel companies diversify, grow and strengthen their business by identifying actions
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Office Solutions Industry Set to Convene at ITEX Expo & Conference Next Week in Las V

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:00 PM attend "The Converging, Competitive World of IT and Print -- How to Survive and Profit" presented by Jon Reardon, InfoTrends; Todd Thibodeaux, Comp TIA; Randy Dazo, InfoTrends and Trevor Akervik, Marco. -- Expo Floor: Featuring hundreds of companies showcasing new products and services in markets including Office Equipment, IT Services, Sales Support, Leasing, Marketing High Speed Printing and so much more. -- Expo Floor Features & Highlights include: -- imageSource Live Theater
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GRM Continues to Grow and Expands into Massachusetts

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with our unique blended service offering for both hard-copy and electronic document management, we are excited to service New England-based clients of all sizes, in all verticals," said GRM Boston Sales Executive, Dan Zaccardi. GRM is a company that takes a grassroots approach to building its business. It's a method that has meant success not just in bringing GRM to Boston, but also in earning the trust of over 5,000 customers. Large and small, domestic and multinational, representing a wide
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Re: Ricoh Vision 2012

GMAN ·
Also to be discussed: http://www.industryanalysts.co...west_in_4_Years.html http://www.4-traders.com/RICOH...-6491237/financials/ See you at the Bar!
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Re: Canon 5050 question

VinceMcHugh ·
Art, There is a setting under the page options on the Canon Driver that does this. Vince
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Re: Commission Statements

Jrlz ·
commision statements ahead of payday? I also keep a very detailed record of my commisions due, so that if something is wrong I can quickly identify what is wrong and move to have it corrected. Sorry cant be of more help, I have been in your situation and it is difficult. You dont know what is coming in and the dealer really does not care if you are surprised. You would think that they would like employee satisfaction with increased sales. What better way to motivate a sales rep then to provide a
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Re: Selling Print Management Software by the Pennies

Art Post (Guest) ·
quote: However, I am struggling with the inherant risks of charging the customer per click when the dealership is charged per printer. With the new Print Audit Premier (you can use the Prin4Pay code for a special offer MavenP4P that would allow for all dealer personal to have a FREE Premium Membership) SaaS model from Print Audit this is no longer true. You can get upto 50,000 licenses of for one price per month. This will allow you to sell on the click per license or even charge a monthly for
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Re: Office Imaging Industry Shipments Getting Stronger, Says GE Capital

Art Post (Guest) ·
30,000 dealers in North America, that's not all copier dealers right?
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Leading North American Stock Exchange Selects Kofax for Capture Enabled BPM Solution

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. For 25 years, Kofax has provided award winning solutions that manage the capture and streamline the flow of business critical information throughout an organization in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner. These solutions provide a rapid return on investment to thousands of customers in banking, insurance, government, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers these solutions through its own sales and service organizations, and a global network of more than 800
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D&H Offers VARs Cloud-Based Solutions And Education To Enhance SMB Productivity

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applications, consumer electronics and gaming. D&H's multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry. With an impressive 94-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel, D&H has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance
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Newest Generation Of Lenovo 30 Series ThinkStation Workstations Stay Cool Under Press

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applications, as well as finance and medical professionals looking for uncompromised power for a lower price. Pricing and Availability[1] The Lenovo Workstation 30 Series will be available beginning April 9th. US pricing for the S30 models starts at $1,029, $1,399 for the C30, and $1,549 for the D30. The workstations will be available through Lenovo sales representatives, business partners and www.lenovo.com/thinkstation . About Lenovo Lenovo is a $US21B personal technology company – and the
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DOVER —

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DOVER — The Dover City Schools Board of Education approved a lease agreement for 18 copiers throughout the district with Graphic Enterprises of Dover at its meeting Monday evening. In other action, the board accepted the resignation of Lisa Sommers as speech/language pathologist at Dover Avenue and South Elementary schools, effective at the end of the 2011-12 school year. http://www.timesreporter.com/n...ols-lease-18-copiers
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Altec, Premier Document Management Solution Provider Releases a Spanish Version of So

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additional paper are all reduced where electronic processes are in place. Document management is a mature technology giving increased efficiencies, storage savings and customer service improvements.” He added, “We are positioned to meet the global needs of ERP clients as their environmental awareness and paperless interests continues to evolve.” About Altec Altec is a leading provider of Integrated Document Management (IDM) solutions to mid-market and global companies. For more than 25 years, Altec has

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It’s all in your hands: Konica Minolta launches new bizhub colour MFP series

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Konica Minolta’s new colour Multi-Functional printing devices, the bizhub C654 / bizhub C754 series, focus on usability in every respect and set new standards in individual user convenience and customisation. The new office printing devices feature Konica Minolta’s innovative INFO-Palette design, a novel touch screen interface with a wealth of functions allowing more advanced accessibility and making work more enjoyable than ever before. The products offer a broad range of smart applications
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Gavin Jordan-Smith Joins Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

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, the Solutions Engineering Center, and production print business planning and software development, joins Konica Minolta from Xerox Corporation where he was Vice President, Production Workflow and Solutions, Enterprise Business Group (EBG). He was responsible for end-to-end software commercialization, solutions deployment and business strategies to serve the needs of QuickPrint/CRD and Graphic Communications/InPlant customers. Jordan-Smith led a diverse software management team and worked cross
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Gavin Jordan-Smith Joins Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

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and services portfolio in the years to come,” said Jordan-Smith. “Konica Minolta has become a brand from which customers expect innovative document management solutions and we aim to continue delivering on this promise at a time when the industry is growing more than ever before.” Jordan-Smith, who will have oversight of software planning, vertical market strategy, the Solutions Engineering Center, and production print business planning and software development, joins Konica Minolta from Xerox
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Re: Foxconn Buys 10% of Sharp Corp

Art Post (Guest) ·
Xerox buys ACS, KonicaMinolta buys AllCovered, Ricoh moves to new branding for Managed Services. It seems now more than ever the writing is on the Wall for Sharp, Toshiba, Muratec and the book is yet to be written for Kyocera in the copier business.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Expanded Laser Printer Lineup with Two New imageRUNNER LBP Mod

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. imageWARE Remote, Canon’s eMaintenance solution, allows Canon Authorized Dealers to proactively and securely monitor usage, relay status, and even report errors, saving customers valuable time and resources. The Content Delivery System allows service providers to deliver remote firmware and software updates to customers with limited or no business interruption. The standard DeviceLink integration can also automatically route inbound faxes from an imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP to the new printer
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“Rethink Ink” with Xerox’s Launch of Fast, Affordable Color Multifunction Printers

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Marketing, Xerox. “Xerox’s ColorQube MFPs provide hassle free, fast, quality color printing -- a simple and affordable approach to getting real work done.” ColorQube 8700/8900 Support Xerox’s Managed Print Services The MFPs are offered as part of Xerox’s Managed Print Services (MPS), which helps companies control print spend. As the MPS market leader, Xerox works with businesses of all sizes to increase productivity and achieve savings up to 30 percent. Rethink Your Ink: Win a ColorQube 8700
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Konica Minolta Introduces PageScope Mobile Android App for Mobile Connectivity

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OS 2.2, 2.3, 3.1 and 3.2. PageScope Mobile is an application that connects a bizhub MFP with an end-user’s mobile device to browse, read and instruct printing of select documents and images. With the launch of the PageScope Mobile Android App, Konica Minolta continues to support today’s mobile professionals by now connecting their Android devices with bizhub MFPs to wirelessly print documents, emails and web pages held on their mobile devices. Scan jobs can also be initiated from mobile devices
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Whitley County hires managed print service

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by Katie Wagner kwagner@busconews.com In an attempt to save money on printing, Whitley County Commissioners hired Advanced Imaging Solutions to service all printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines within the County government at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, March 19. The County currently utilizes around 150 machines, and based on estimates by Advanced Imaging Solutions, Whitley County could see a cost savings of $1600-$1700 per month by going with their services. Vice
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Oki competitive info 2012 Mono MFP

bandit41076 ·
competitive info Mono
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Xerox and Wellpoint MPS

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Apr 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest healthbenefits companies, has partnered with Xerox to adopt greener business practicesand save more than $3 million annually using managed print services (MPS)to better manage the way documents are printed, shared and updated acrossWellPoint’s 90 office locations. Xerox and WellPoint designed the Green Office Initiative,a sustainable document strategy that helps WellPoint better monitor howmuch printing is
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Canon U.S.A. Updates Large Format Printers to Improve Convenience and Versatility for

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once they have been printed. To create a one-piece solution, the imagePROGRAF MFP printers are equipped with a new integrated stand, allowing the printer and scanner to be attached. In addition, both new imagePROGRAF iPF765 models have a 250 GB hard drive (of which 32 GB is dedicated file-processing memory) to streamline the workflow for a networked environment or for those printing larger-sized files with complex images. The new, versatile Canon imagePROGRAF printers are optimized for use by
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Docuwise Managed Print Partner Program Receives A 5 Star Rating From CRN

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their customer’s IT print environment.” “Most OEMs offer managed print services through their dealer base but they are focused on equipment sales. Others have managed services acquisition strategies i.e. Konica and Xerox. DOCUWISE is a Channel only solution that allows MSPs and VARs to offer managed print solutions focused on reducing the customer’s print costs.” states Harris. SMBs aren't looking to purchase additional hardware- they need to control their operating costs, and our solutions
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Ricoh named a ‘Market Leader’ in Managed Print Services, says Quocirca

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portfolio, visit www.ricoh.com/mds . Page Top | About Ricoh Company Ltd | Ricoh Company, Ltd. is a company specializing in technology and services that transform high-volume, document-intensive business processes into more efficient ones. This is achieved through Ricoh’s expertise in Managed Document Services, Production Printing, Office Solutions and IT Services. By working with Ricoh, businesses can streamline the way they work, become more efficient and profitable, and share knowledge more
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Re: Foxconn Buys 10% of Sharp Corp

Art Post (Guest) ·
, "it's much easier to get rid of your hardware/MFP provider than it is to get a new IT vendor". I agree with that statement. I just can't see Sharp, Toshiba or Muratec being able to gain marketshare or increase profitablity in the US. As far as Kyocera, a few months ago they made a name change, the see the future, my question is do they have the right dealer channel that can make the move to Managed Services. Really! Take a look at the Sharp (the front page is TV's, then Displays, then MFP's and
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Re: Foxconn Buys 10% of Sharp Corp

Art Post (Guest) ·
I believe these 5 have or will have made the transition and not in any order: KonicaMinolta Xerox (Rumors are swirling about Samsung buy-out, I doubt it though) Ricoh Canon (Since this OCE thingy is now completed, I think alot of time will be spent synergize the two different cultures, this may be as hard as or even more difficult than the Ricoh and Ikon cultures) Kyocera (like I stated I'm not sure if they have the channel to pull it off in the US)
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Ricoh Unveils New Global Brand Message: "imagine. change."

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than customers envisioned. Through cloud computing, remote monitoring and other innovations, the company is also making information more secure, mobile and personal. Net result: organizations can collaborate and innovate like never before. The global roll-out of "imagine. change." highlights Ricoh's customer-centric philosophy: moving forward with new ideas and new ways of improving lives, driven by innovation. Ricoh helps companies and individuals transform the way they work and harness their
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Canon to Combine $1 Billion Oce Purchase After Delay

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Canon Inc. (7751), the world’s largest camera maker, will start combining Dutch printer maker Oce NV (OCE) with its own business after the acquisition was delayed by two years, according to the new head of its European division. Canon’s $1 billion takeover of Oce, its largest ever purchase, was held up after the company failed to gain outstanding shares. Tokyo-based Canon finally acquired the remaining 10 percent stake from Orbis Funds at the end of last year, said Rokus van Iperen. “We had a
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Ricoh to Showcase New Workflow Solutions for Postal Optimization at National ...

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IBM enterprise innovation and experience with production printing and workflow solutions, in highly complex and multifaceted print environments. As an organization, we have an incredible amount of momentum leading up to the show and a lot of exciting and innovative news to share with our customers and partners. We're looking forward to a very productive event." Members of the media and analysts attending the show who are interested in meeting with executives from Ricoh can contact Tracey Sheehy
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OKI Data Americas to Present Cloud-Based Managed Print Services Solution, Serve as Go

Art Post (Guest) ·
, sales and technology professionals with a compelling value proposition of the need to engage in managed print services, and will be held on Wednesday, April 4 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. CDT. OKI will present the features and functionality of the Total Managed Print(TM) (TMP) solution, a cloud-based, modular offering that can be leveraged turnkey as a complete MPS business model, or individually at the component level, to augment an existing Managed Network Services (MNS) model. TMP provides Managed
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Re: Savin MP4002 USB Keyboard

Amanda ·
We haven't connected to the Ricoh, yet, but we have found that the Microsoft Arc seems to work with our Konica Minolta brand. Hope it works for you!
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Ricoh Americas moves to Malvern, PA?

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faulty electrical plug or a copier plugged into the outlet caused the fire,

Art Post (Guest) ·
Fire completely engulfed the offices of the Flood Church in Kearny Mesa early Tuesday morning. The two-alarm fire was reported by police around 3:49 a.m. in the 3800 block of Ruffin Rd. Crews had the fire knocked down by 4:14 a.m., according to San Diego Fire's spokesperson Maurice Luque. The building is home to the church's administrative offices, Sunday services are held at Kearny Mesa High School. A faulty electrical plug or a copier plugged into the outlet caused the fire, Luque said
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Super A-Mart consolidates with Brennan IT contract extension

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managed service and provided Super A-Mart with a “fast and secure network, which when combined with their private cloud infrastructure, will service the additional data load in stores as new applications such as rostering and time attendance tracking are rolled out.” Ryan said that, as part of the technology upgrade, Super A-Mart also engaged Brennan for a managed print service (MPS) in partnership with Ricoh Business Centre (RBC). According to Ryan, the MPS forms part of a vendor consolidation
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Oki Webinar - Managed Print Services April 9th and 12th

bandit41076 ·
Dear Partner: Register today for a live webinar event! * Monday, April 9th at 9:00am EDT * Thursday, April 12th at 1:00pm EDT Whether you're an office technology dealer or a managed services provider, Managed Print needs to be part of technology offering. In this webinar, representatives from OKI will be on hand to discuss why MPS will play a critical role in your organizations future success and the benefits of Total Managed Print, our comprehensive, turnkey MPS solution. In addition, we will
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MP5100 wide format batch print

M138 ·
Has any one else ran into issues with batch printing through the web print tool? Techs said it was a glitch with the machine - reporting went all the way to Japan. Anyone have a work around?
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HP Pushes Cloud Printing, Eyes Service Dollars

Art Post (Guest) ·
PALO ALTO, Calif. (TheStreet) -- HP(HPQ_) is tapping the cloud to boost its Managed Print Service (MPS) capabilities, according to the one of the tech giant's top printing executives. "[Cloud's] taking printing into a whole new strategic realm," explained Bruce Dahlgren, senior vice president of managed enterprise solutions at HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, told TheStreet. "There's no better company on the planet to do this than HP." HP says that cloud technology is revolutionizing
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Small Comfort: Health Care Costs Projected to Increase Less Than 10 Percent, First Ti

Art Post (Guest) ·
available at http://www.buckconsultants.com . Buck’s 24th “National Health Care Trend Survey” is available at no cost to the media by contacting Ed Gadowski at 201-902-2825. It is available to other interested parties for $100 from Buck’s Global Survey Resources, 50 Fremont Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Telephone 800-887-0509. It also can be ordered online at http://www.bucksurveys.com . About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox /quotes/zigman/246904/quotes/nls/xrx
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Re: Ricoh Americas moves to Malvern, PA?

Art Post (Guest) ·
so, why the need for two offices on the East Coast? It's IKON under sheeps clothing. Might as well move everyone from NJ to Malvern. Ricoh Field Sales what a joke, should be let's just drop our pants and give everything away!
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Re: Airprint

VinceMcHugh ·
jswinberlin, EFI has a cool Mobile Printme app that can make any printer (not just an EFI rip) an Airprint printer (Doesn't require Postscript). It's limitation is that if you can see the printer (IE. you can get on their wireless network) you can print to the printer that you set up. If you need a contact at EFI, let me know and I will hook you up. I am also very excited about Canon's UniFLOW's "Secure Mobile Printing" That can be set up so that if you are a known user you can print, and if
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Paradigm Imaging Offers Kurabo Wide Format Flatbed Scanner

Art Post (Guest) ·
Paradigm Imaging Offers Kurabo Wide Format Flatbed Scanner COSTA MESA, CA, April 2, 2012 - Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large format scanning and printing solutions, announces the release of a new wide format Flatbed Scanner by Kurabo. The new 24” x 36” (ARCH D Size) flatbed scanner, manufactured by Kurabo, is a perfect solution for scanning museum art, textiles and delicate documents. An ARCH-D size color document can be scanned in 20 seconds or less in 400 dpi/high-speed
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Actnet launches HammerEdd

Art Post (Guest) ·
the changes we have incorporated in this latest version take cognisance of the feedback that we receive back from our clients over the past months,” concluded Sandham. “In a similar way, we will continue to listen and take notice of feedback from this new release as it is implemented and exploited by our customers over the coming days and months.” For further information, please contact Nolan Sandham; tel. 011 267 6444; fax 011 267 6499; e-mail nolans@actnet.co.za. Actnet Actnet Print Concepts
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Re: RISO AR9100 Envelope Feeder Demonstration For ComColor High-Speed Inkjet Printers

Art Post (Guest) ·
I'm doing a demo on one next week and another one of our reps did one this week, funny they are both for color printing of envelopes.
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Re: Minolta - eat my shorts

msaeger ·
Just about every Ricoh does this it's just no one cared until Ikon took over. The issue is it only charges one click.
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Re: Adobe Lean Print Software

montecore ·
I agree....that cost saving feature is very cool and rewarding to know how much you are saving. That is a big file size difference 1MB vs 5.5MB. How did you scan the document to attach?
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Re: Airprint

Kiwispike ·
Air Print was made by HP in conjunction with Apple as a way of printing from an iOS device (iPad & iPhone NOT Macbooks)over wireless as there are no drivers present. But I wouldnt be surprised if you can share a driver from a windows PC/MacOS device Check out these guys, they make a very cool print server type device for iOS http://www.lantronix.com/
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Re: MP5100 wide format batch print

Ron D ·
We have the same issue. We can print but can't change size, count or anything else
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Re: Tri-Fold Finisher?

JasonR ·
Another selling point is that they will be able to fold output from multiple machines instead of only having the option to fold on one machine.
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EFI Acquires Miniaturization Company NanoPrint

Art Post (Guest) ·
NEWS – For Immediate Distribution EFI Acquires Miniaturization Company NanoPrint Acquired Technology to be Used in Developing Micro-VUTEk Driven by Fiery Mini-RIP [EFI CEO Guy Gecht shows a prototype of the Micro-VUTEk pocket printer.] Foster City, Calif. – April 1, 2012 – EFI™, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announces the acquisition of NanoPrint LLC, a miniaturization company based in American Samoa. While financial terms of the transaction were not
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Nuance eCopy - Rumor has it

VinceMcHugh ·
I heard from what I consider a reliable source that Nuance \ eCopy is changing their distribution model, from a direct relationship with the Dealers to a distribution channel (more like the way HP does it). Not sure if this is a good thing or not. eCopy use to have the best technical support when they were a Canon exclusive product. Then they opened it up to all MFDs and their support declined significantly. The Nuance bought them, and they don't seem to have any idea on how to support the
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Airprint

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I've seen different information on Airprint on the web and I was wondering if anyone has set this up. I have conflicting information. My general understanding is that it is a protocol like Bonjour that wireless devices such as Ipads and Iphones can print over. However, I've also read something to the effect that you can set up a Mac or Windows machine as a print server using an airprint application and print to any windows printer (of course you would need postscript for the apple products
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Weifa Chooses QUMAS Compliance Platform on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to Manage Qualit

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the value chain -- from research and development to production, distribution and sales. Their vision is to be the most trusted and valued Nordic supplier of products and solutions in the fields of medicines and lifestyle products. They produce active pharmaceutical ingredients and about 100 different finished pharmaceutical products. The company currently sells products all over the world with their main finished dosage market in Nordic countries. For more information, visit www. weifa.no/. About
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upgraded my Mac from X.5 to X.6 Snow Leopard

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Can anyone help? This is from one of my accounts: Can you help? I just upgraded my Mac from X.5 to X.6 Snow Leopard. Suddenly, I can't print to the CX3641. Tried OKI's website and they don't have the print driver there either.

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

Second Week of March 2007

Just when you thought we were done with two years of dealing with COVID19, the world could be on the verge of World War III because of Russia. Gas and diesel prices are going through the roof and inflation is the highest it's been since the early 80's in the US.
It is hard to stay upbeat today and especially after the two years that we've had. I can tell you one thing I remember from the 80's. That one thing is that companies will need to reduce costs yet again. It's not a matter of need or want, they will need to lower costs. Your job is to figure out how to make that happen.
That job can happen in many different ways. Reducing lease costs, maintenance costs, IT costs, or migrating services to the cloud, or even removing print servers for cloud printing. The opportunities are there, they just need to be found.

Enjoy These Threads from 10 Years Ago This Week!

Five New Canon imageCLASS and FAXPHONE Models Offer Powerful and Reliable ...

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series copiers deliver quick copy and print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute (ppm), simplex and 17 ppm, duplex(1). All three models deliver a first print time of six seconds or less(3). Beyond the basic features of the D1300 series, the Canon D1370 supports PCL 5e/XL 3.0 and PostScript 3 Emulation languages in addition to Canon's host-based UFR II LT language to provide printing versatility. Furthermore, the D1370 adds Secure Print, which asks a user to simply enter a unique PIN code during
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Here's Why Xerox Is Nothing Like Kodak And Polaroid

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from selling toner and servicing copiers — a beautiful, high-margin, annuity­like business. Look around your desk, and you’ll still see plenty of paper; the death of printing and copying has been greatly exaggerated. It is very ungreen of us, but we still copy and print. Xerox’s story gets better. About half of its revenue comes from services. Xerox is a giant in the document-outsourcing business, which provides about one sixth of its revenue. Corporate customers, sick of paper cuts and spilled
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Ringdale Releases its FollowMe® Embedded Platform for Sharp OSA Enabled Multi-Functio

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annual sales of 3,021,973 million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. Sharp Digital Print Systems Sharp offers its customers and partners a comprehensive portfolio in the field of digital print systems. With a portfolio ranging from small, compact multifunction printers which deliver efficiency and productivity for small office/home office environments, to office MFPs offering printer, copier, scanner and fax facilities in a single unit, and on to large production systems, Sharp has many
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Toshiba Crowns Winner of Its Helping the Helpers $100,000 Technology Makeover Contest

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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 . Follow Toshiba: Facebook www.facebook.com/ToshibaCopiers Twitter @ToshibaMPS Blog business.toshiba.com/blog Press Room: http://business.toshiba.com/usa/about/press
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express Enabling Document Se

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such as print, scan, fax, copy and send jobs. “Canon constantly strives to improve document security for organizations of all sizes. Information is only as valuable as a company’s ability to protect it” . Since imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express exports audit data directly to a Windows folder as opposed to using a centralized database to store job information, it fits into IT infrastructures of practically all sizes. The software stores job attribute information from printed or scanned
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Konica Minolta Embedded Tour

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CANON INC. : Oce Boosts Productivity of Its Inkjet Oce ColorStream Twin Series

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of sales and marketing. "The press is ideal for high-quality jobs requiring many versions and/or changes between brands, graphics or messages." The new Oce ColorStream 3700 system further extends the reach of the Oce inkjet systems as solution for monochrome and full-color high volume print service provider environments, print centers with datacenter background and offset print providers seeking a flexible and efficient high-volume digital printing solution. The availability of a higher speed
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Contex HD Ultra Wide Format Scanner Receives

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Contex scanner due to its large document table and ability to advance load documents." Using a Gigabit Ethernet connection, the Contex scanner "outperformed the competition, achieving between 20-40% more scans per hour, aided by a faster pre-scan procedure." The Contex model also "excelled in its speed to copy" a single A1 landscape page to a Canon iPF8300S wide-format printer in all modes. BLI reported favorably on batch scan in both draft and high-quality copy modes, noting, "During batch copy
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Ricoh Launches “start.ricoh”

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early May 2012 Ricoh will launch a cloud-based printing service in Japan, the first "start.ricoh" service. The service will operate with digital multifunctional printers (MFPs) and printers to enable secure printing from smart phones and tablet devices and location-free printing independent of networks. This service will later be released in overseas markets. Ricoh began offering document management services in the United States in 2001, and has since utilized a range of cloud computing
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recommended to board members a new copier lease option

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audits were found out of compliance for this,” Parsons said. “It’s pretty straight forward. They won’t share information without permission. Employees will be required to sign it annually and it will be placed in their personnel file.” Parsons also recommended to board members a new copier lease option which would save money each month. “We’re four years into a five-year lease with Perry Corporation,” Parsons said. With a new agreement, she said they could expect savings to the tune of
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Laser-powered 'unprinter' wipes documents in a flash!

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pages by vaporising common toners using a laser-based technique that doesn't damage the underlying paper. Toshiba of Japan already sells a special laser printer/copier (video) that uses a blue toner which can be almost completely erased with heat treatment. David Leal-Ayala and his colleagues at Cambridge have taken the idea a step further, though, with a method that can recover the paper from any laser printed or photocopied document. After testing and ruling out toner removal processes that use
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Re: new C4502/5502

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The attachment should answer both questions...key points and what has been launched.
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City of Elyria saves $94,000 on copier contract

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ELYRIA — The city has renegotiated the contracts with its copy machine vendor, MT Business Technologies Inc., and secured a lower rate than the one obtained by former Mayor Bill Grace, who signed the contracts without using the bid process. By using the state purchasing program, Law Director Scott Serazin said the city was able to secure a savings of more than $94,281 over the life of the five-year contract. City Council will hear details of the deal soon, and Serazin said he will recommend
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Ricoh and the Select Series of MFP's?

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make more profit selling the Select line or will they give them away like everything else? (feel free to answer) The core of the issue is the comp plan, having a revenue based plan was the only way that Direct can hit their revenue goals. On one end Ricoh wants to be the "Apple" of the industry and sell value, and on the other end they give the equipment away. What's bad about wanting to make a profit? Are we now managing a dying business model based on putting ink on paper? A recent blog I
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eGain Client Canon U.S.A. to Speak at Gartner Customer 360 Summit

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Multichannel Customer Experiences for Canon," the session will start with a presentation from Ashu Roy, eGain CEO, about how a multichannel platform with rich sales and service applications helps businesses offer the experiences that customers want. Next, Joseph Warren, Canon U.S.A. SVP and GM, will discuss how Canon delivers memorable experiences across customer touch points using eGain's innovative, knowledge-powered customer interaction suite. eGain is a Platinum sponsor of the event and will also
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Kodak Gallery Continues its Mobile Innovation by Enabling Android App Users to Pin th

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creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus . More than 75 million people come together to manage and share photos, and create photo products, gifts and more at Kodak Gallery -- join today at http://www.kodakgallery.com 2012 Kodak and Kodak Moments are trademarks of Kodak. For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases
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Sharp Replaces President After Predicting Record Loss

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percent to 24 billion yen for this fiscal year because of weak demand, stronger competition and price declines. The business contributes to 7.8 percent of its sales. Company shares declined 5.1 percent earlier today after an analyst with iSuppli said Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will provide the screen for Apple Inc.’s new iPad after LG Display Co. (034220) and Sharp didn’t meet the U.S. company’s quality requirements. Sharp and LG Display may start shipping panels for the new iPad in April
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Re: Subject: Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Select Series

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quote: MFPs with “like-new” technology I think Xerox said it better "Newly Re-manufactured" Or Birds Eye "Fresh Frozen" or was it "Frozen Fresh" Can you say Oxymoron? We also re-manufacture our own equipment, but we select equipment that we have been servicing, and ones that have lower miles on it. And we typically re-manufacture Canons which I have found have a very long serviceable life. That's an advantage for the Dealer over Ricoh who will be doing a re-man on whatever comes in (not as
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Re: Ricoh Launches “start.ricoh”

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Gesh, where do I start?? The future of documents is well on the way and it seems the way we do things like printing, copying, scanning and faxing will forever change. 1. Document Services: I'd like to say it's about time for the scanning and storage and we can only guess if this is ICE or something else. A few months ago I read that HP was toying with offering print licenses for printers. I never really read much into that. But now with "Document Services" including printing, well I'm trying to
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Re: Thoughts on Convergence 2011??

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of Ricoh’s commitment to your business success, designed to serve and support our highly valued independent dealers like never before. You’ll learn how Ricoh and dealers are setting the pace in our industry, with exciting new additions to the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier family of products and with more on the expanding approach to establish sustainable business growth through Services. This year, Convergence 2012 kicks off the evening of Sunday, June 10, with a welcome reception at the Wynn. On
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Introduction to Print Audit Premier

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Manage Print Services

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, Southeast, Southwest & Western). The vendor interested in this requirement shall be able to provide Managed Print Services which involve managing hardcopy devices such as printers in a unified fashion. https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=op...ab=core&_cview=0
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Canon to cut 400 billion yen in costs:

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(Reuters) - Canon Inc aims to cut at least 400 billion yen ($4.84 billion) in costs over four years to soften the likely impact of a strong yen and an economic slowdown in Europe, the Nikkei reported. Canon estimates that the yen's firmness will depress its operating profit by a little more than 100 billion yen from a year earlier, the business daily said. read more here
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February 2012 Sales Quota Poll

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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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Ricoh/Ikon Poll

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Geesh, I'm wondering how long it will take us to forget the IKON names once April 1st 2012 comes around, anyway poll see the poll question.
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Canon to cut cost using robots

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Japanese electronics company Canon plans to cut at least 400 billion yen (US$4.84 billion) in cost in the next four years by increasing the use of industrial robots in its production line, says report. A Reuters report Wednesday, citing Japanese daily Nikkei, said Canon planned to increase the use of industrial robots to make toners as well as introduce them into the production of interchangeable lenses for single-lens-reflex cameras. The company's cost cutting measure is meant to cut down on
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HP Unveils 10 Digital Printing Systems

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productively and economically for increased profitability. The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press is a 29-inch/75-cm sheet-fed press that prints at speeds of 3,450 sheets per hour in full color, and up to 4,600 sheets per hour in EPM. It combines HP Indigo offset-matching print quality with up to seven-color printing and duplex and substrate flexibility. The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press is a continuous-feed press designed for flexible packaging, capable of gravure-quality printing on films as thin as 10
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Free RapidScan Print Assessment -- OKI Printing Solutions

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Oce North America Offers GRAPHIC-AL Line of Aluminum Composite Materials

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TRUMBULL, Conn., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced it now offers the GRAPHIC-ALTM collection of aluminum composite materials. This line is ideal for use with the Oce Arizona® Series UV flatbed printers and other wide format digital printing systems to produce indoor and outdoor signage and display applications. These materials will be demonstrated using
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Fujitsu To Resell Kofax VirtualReScan (VRS) Elite Image Enhancement Software In North

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years, Kofax has provided award winning solutions that streamline the flow of information throughout an organization by managing the capture, transformation and exchange of business critical information arising in paper, fax and electronic formats in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner. These solutions provide a rapid return on investment to thousands of customers in financial services, government, business process outsourcing, healthcare, supply chain and other markets. Kofax
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PriPort RP8500 Help

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We have an RP8500 that is eating our lunch, largely because we are a pretty small market and ended up only selling this one unit so experience is very limited. Any chance I could get the name of a good PriPort Tech for my guy to call for some input and/or advice. This is at a major account of mine and Ricoh quit supporting the product so they won't participate. Any one out there that can help?
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I need PriPort RP 8500 Help

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We have an RP8500 that is eating our lunch, largely because we are a pretty small market and ended up only selling this one unit so experience is very limited. Any chance I could get the name of a good PriPort Tech for my guy to call for some input and/or advice. This is at a major account of mine and Ricoh quit supporting the product so they won't participate. Any one out there that can help?
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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I looked at population also and in the US would be equivulant to Ricoh giving up on the state of Delaware
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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you guys must remember the Ricoh office had maybe 4 or 5 people. WBM is significant enough in size that it will only benefit customers of Ricoh products. Ricoh Canada has always received top marks with dealer support. The Ikon merge was not as painful up here.
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Re: Introduction to Print Audit Premier

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Re: Ricoh/Ikon Poll

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With the way things are going I would no be shocked if Ikon convinced Ricoh to change thier name to Ikon. LOL
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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It makes sense that in the next few weeks there will be more changes. There is still two headquater buildings. All the sales division that has yet to change. Overlapping buildings (IKON/RBS) in certain areas. Best of luck to anyone let go.
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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Ricoh laid off roughly thirty (30) employees in their IT Department last week and they were legacy 'Ricoh' folks. Meaning, IKON IT personnel were protected and are still employed. I think I mentioned this before, but a friend of mine stated that Ricoh Inventory Control / Logistics / and Administration are moving to Malvern, PA. They were given 18 months to decide if they will relocate or take packages to leave. My money is on Malvern becoming Ricoh HQ during the FY2012 fiscal year. The focus at
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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I spoke to someone at Ricoh yesterday who told me that they were being laid off on March 31st 2012. This seems to coincide with the April 1st final merge (with the Ikon name being retired). I am sure that they are not the only person getting laid off at the end of the month.
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What is everyone seeing in the market on pricing?

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KM 1200 - cash price and clicks? Xerox Nuvera 144/200/288 - cash price and clicks? Oce - 200/250/320 - cash price and clicks? Thanks!
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MPSA 2012 Leadership Awards Will Be Presented May 25 at Transform 2012 Global Confere

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PRESS RELEASE MPSA 2012 Leadership Awards Will Be Presented May 25 at Transform 2012 Global Conference MPSA Joins Conference as Gold Sponsor Columbus, OH – March 14, 2012 –The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) will present the winners of the 2012 MPSA Leadership Awards at a special ceremony on May 25 at the Transform 2012 Global MPS Conference in Orlando, FL. In addition, the MPSA has joined Transformation 2012 as a Gold Sponsor. The MPSA is sponsoring the special conference lunch

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of March 2012

It's hard to fathom that in 9 months I'll be able to post 20 solid years of what's happened in our industry.  Press releases are a dime a dozen, but it's the conversations and the content that keeps us engaged.  Why?  Because we are still learning after all these years.

Enjoy These Wonderful Copier Threads from Ten Years Ago

NSi AutoStore 6.0 Earns Konica Minolta bEST Certification

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paper. AutoStore is the information on-ramp for nearly 500 models of MFPs and network-attached scanners -- from Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Kyocera, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Ricoh, Savin, Lanier, Sharp and Xerox. For more information, please visit: www.nsiautostore.com . 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
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Scanner/Copier/Printer(All-in-One), Plotters, and Copiers

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for each machine and three (3) case of 8.5? x 11? paper per each machine. 3-IN-1 shall print and copy in black and white and scan in color. Printer shall have built in 10/100 Ethernet networking and duplex printing. Printer shall come with all cables and print drivers required for use. This type of printer should be comparable to HP Designjet 510. Period of Performance 21 FEB - 24 FEB 2012., 18, EA; LI 002, POP 6-8 Mar 2012 Lease/Rent SHARP 31 PPM 11X17 COMMERCIAL COPIER(Color) / 100 SHEET 2
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Xerox Launches Fast, Efficient Light Production Series

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drupa 2012 ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Xerox’s (NYSE: XRX) newest series of light production devices – the Xerox D95/D110/D125 Copier/Printer and D110/D125 Printer – deliver sharp black-and-white image quality with speed and efficiency. “The faster scanner and the simplified graphical user interface should make these new products popular in light production environments where ease of use and affordable productivity are key” . Built to handle the demands of print-intensive environments
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Ricoh urges businesses to intergrate mobile printing

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By David Richardson Ricoh Europe has urged European businesses to more closely integrate mobile printing strategies into their overall mobility plans. The advice follows a recent study by Quocirca which shows that almost 60% of businesses agree that employees would like to print from mobile devices, yet just 5% of organisations have the facility available. Research by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Ricoh, which included senior Irish executives, also reported that the workplace
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Epson Eyes Managed Print Services

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Could Epson finally be ready to join the managed print services party? Most of the other big printer companies have already been there for quite some time – HP, Lexmark and Xerox to name a few that have enjoyed considerable success. Konica Minolta launched its own managed print service in January after acquiring the large and acquisitive managed services provider (MSP) All Covered. So where does Epson fit in? Epson has been slow to embrace this path and showed no interest in it as 2011 began
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Advanced EFI Fiery Technology Drives New B&W Xerox Engines

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Advanced EFI Fiery Technology Drives New B&W Xerox Engines Monday, March 05, 2012 Press release from the issuing company EFI, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched the Xerox® EX Print Server powered by Fiery® for Xerox Corporation’s (NYSE:XRX) new D95/D110/D125 Copier/Printer, bringing workflow automation and higher image quality to print-for-pay, commercial printers and in-plant CRD providers. The EX Print Server is based on the award-winning EFI Fiery
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Ricoh Adds Colour to Its Wide Format Portfolio

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Ricoh Adds Colour to Its Wide Format Portfolio Thursday, March 01, 2012 Ricoh Europe is unveiling a unique four-colour wide format printer designed to address the CAD market. The Ricoh Aficio™ MP CW2200SP features Ricoh’s Liquid Gel™ ink and is ideally suited for a variety of industries, including manufacturing, architecture, engineering, construction, planning authorities and product design. It is also expected to meet the demands of the print room and quick print markets. Because of the
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First Edge Solutions Acquires Print1 Direct to

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Georgia over the years. The company was started in 1986, providing desktop publishing services using first generation Macintosh computers, offset printing and copying. In the early '90's, they installed their first color copier and a DocuTech 135, and focused on bringing print on demand technology to clients. Since that time, they have continued with steady growth and innovation. PRINT1 DIRECT uses the latest in digital and offset printing to offer a wide range of printed products and services.
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Kyocera launches four new MFPs

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Kyocera launches four new MFPs 03.01.12 Kyocera Mita Australia and New Zealand has announced the launch of four new A4 monochrome multifunctional printers (MFP). The new products include the FS-1135MFP (35ppm print, copy, scan, fax), FS-1035MFP (35ppm print, copy, scan), FS-1130MFP (30ppm print, copy, scan, fax) and the FS-1030MFP (print, copy, scan). To reduce power consumption, an integrated sleep mode can be activated after one minute and reduces power consumption immediately to 7.8 – 10.6
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Toshiba Partners With Adobe to Launch LeanPrint

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, LeanPrint promises to revolutionize the way we all print at home and in the office by saving time, money and ultimately the environment." "Adobe's goal is to bring LeanPrint's cost savings to as many businesses and individual customers as possible," said Raman Nagpal, senior director and general manager, Print and Scan Business at Adobe. "We're excited to join forces with Toshiba and work with customers who want to streamline workflows and increase efficiency in all printing jobs, large and
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Re: Print Production Sales 101

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print or are they trying to drive more offset, who are their main customers? Nothing I have listed should be considered revolutionary. It all goes back to the cliche' of "consultative selling". In the case of being a successful production print sales person there's no separation between a consultative approach, industry (including product)knowledge and being a subject matter expert. It's not a small task and should be reserved for someone who truly enjoys the production print arena. Fortunately
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Re: Print Production Sales 101

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I agree totally with the previous post. I recently went on an appt. with someone who is specifically trained on the production units by Ricoh. Any of us who have been selling Ricoh or Savin for a number of years, knows how to point out the features and benefits of any of our devices. The success of this appt, was based on relating to the pains of a commercial printer. This person knew what buzz words to use, and what buttons to push. That in turn was applied to the new Ricoh production
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Can a Kyocera 3640mfp copy mixed originals

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If I add an additional drawer I can print mixed originals but I can I copy mixed originals? I can't find the function.
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Contex HD Ultra Receives Wide-Format Imaging

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Ultra is available in 36- and 42-inches, and is the most field-upgradeable wide format scanner in its class. The scanner comes in two versions: Professional, for high-volume applications, and Office, for daily office use or walk-up scanning. The HD Ultra is also available as a multi-function product (MFP), which includes a space-saving high stand that allows users to combine the wide format scanner with most large format printers. Where To See the HD Ultra in Action Contex and its distributors will
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Sharp Price Increase

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the appreciation of the Yen and have tried to avoid a price increase for as long as possible. However, given today’s business climate we have decided to increase our prices at this time. We value your business and will continue to bring best–in-class MFP products to the market. Sincerely, Richard Boomsma Senior Vice President, Sales Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
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Oce Varioprint DP Line (Oce & Canon integration)

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This is the start of the integration of Oce & Canon technologies. This will be a hot commodity in the market at a price to move. Océ VarioPrint DP Line digital production printer The Océ VarioPrint DP Line redesigns excellence in B&W printing. It’s based on the unique new Océ DirectPress technology, a highly stable technology that prints consistently high-quality images on a wide range of media. A 100% digital technology that doesn’t require high temperatures, exposure or electrical charges to
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Ricoh to focus on business development at Drupa

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also demonstrate its latest machine for the CAD and professional market, the Aficio CW 2200SP. The printer, which features Ricoh’s liquid gel ink, is targeting clients in manufacturing, architecture, engineering and construction, regional planning, building and product design. Visitors to the stand will also be able to see its range of machines for the commercial print market, including the InfoPrint 5000 continuous-feed inkjet printer as well as the Pro C901 and Pro C751, which will also appear
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Print4Pay Hotel Premier Subscription....

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Do you like the Premium Membership Service, wish you could roll it out to every sales person in your orginzation? In the coming weeks we'll be launching a special program in combination with one of our sponsors that will have unlimited Premium P4P Membership for your dealership. This program if sold correctly could add tens of thousands of dollars to your bottom line every month. Stay tuned for the details it's going to be awesome......
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Re: Ricoh Adds Colour to Its Wide Format Portfolio

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quote: intuitive interface. It runs at print speeds of up to 1.8 A0/min (b/w) and 0.6 A0/min colour. Its rapid warm up performance enables it to print the first five sheets faster than existing LED and inkjet models in its class. For added convenience it also features a USB port, where documents can be saved, stored and accessed without the need for a computer. Flexibility is enhanced with a maximum print width of 914mm for prints larger than the A0 size and a suction-fed paper handling feature
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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WBM Office Systems and Ricoh Canada announced a strategic partnership Monday, a news release said. The move will see Saskatchewan-based WBM grow significantly, taking on many of the technical and sales staff and expertise previously employed by Ricoh Canada, as well as many of the customer relationships held by Ricoh Canada in Saskatchewan. The physical office locations previously operated by Ricoh Canada will be closed, with the Regina location being reopened as a WBM Technology Deployment
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Epson President Announces Production and Industrial Print Strategy

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, signage and décor applications. The new printer features the latest Epson TFP Micro Piezo printhead and uses Epson’s new UltraChrome GS2 ink-set. At €13,995 it has the lowest price of any printer in its class and the lowest energy consumption – up to seven times lower when compared to the alternative major competitive printing technology. Commercial photo printing: The new 6-colour Epson SureLab SL-D3000 is an easy-to-use digital dry lab for high quality photo prints and cards up to A3 size. It
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Canon ImageRunner Advance 4025/35/45/51

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Great news!! Canon will finally refresh the 2008 monochrome products 2500 & 3200 series. Now they will all have the Advanced user interface and look like their color advanced systems. This is huge for Canon. The 51 will be out later this month then the 25/35/45 will be ready in May. More to come!
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Marco receives excellence award

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customer satisfaction ratings. “The Pro-Tech Service Award represents Konica Minolta’s gold standard for service competence and proficiency,” said James Ingrassia, vice president, solutions support division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “There is no higher honor for an authorized Konica Minolta dealer partner, and Marco should be very proud of its achievement.” Marco specializes in data networking and security, converged voice applications, print and document management, managed
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Subject: Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Select Series

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expectations at lower price points. These units go through an extensive remanufacturing and cleaning process that replaces all high-wear components and adjust the units back to their original factory specifications. Ricoh Select Series reflect Ricoh’s commitment to a more efficient, ecologically friendly product life-cycle that minimizes the impact on our environment. Key Benefits: COST: Minimizes your customer’s document production costs – offering a less expensive product than equivalent new
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Re: Ricoh Adds Colour to Its Wide Format Portfolio

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So is this built on the Gels technology that Ricoh tried to introduce as a step between inkjet and laser colour in the MFP market and for 'business" desktop printers? My experience with them was they were a real flop.
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Re: New Samsung 11 x 17" Colour MFPs due Oct 01 USA

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Among many other incentives, Samsung is offering a significant per copier Credit Card reward on both their Colour and Black A3 Models to attract sales reps interest in promoting these products. The products themselves use a mono component toner/developer/drum system with a slightly higher Breakeven cpc. Due to aggressive intro promos, the copier crooks in my territory are already promoting the product in hopes of big commission cheques. The crooks often cannot get any other new A3 product line
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

Art Post (Guest) ·
It may also be a copy of the xerox model for Global, instad of using just one dealer like Xerox has, Ricoh will just use many. RBS could then just focus on the top tier? Would love to hear thoughts from others on this move!
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Re: C651EX/C751EX Toner Shortage

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has this happened with other Ricoh systems in the past? I've seen it happen with Xerox production systems a bunch.
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KIP gives C7800 US premiere

Art Post (Guest) ·
KIP America (1111) is using GOA to mark the official US launch of its new C7800 toner-based, wide-format colour printer for short-run, quick turnaround poster printing. The LED printer can produce UV stable, waterproof images at a constant speed of 3,500ft2/hr regardless of ink coverage, at a resolution of 600x2,400dpi. It can handle sheet sizes up to A0 and premium bond paper weights up to 150gsm, as well as standard blue-back 115gsm poster paper and other substrates. "Quick turnaround
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Adobe LeanPrint

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A new software product from Adobe that claims to reduce both paper and toner/ink consumption by automatically reformatting documents before they are printed. Endorsed by Toshiba Business Systems and available on their website as a free trial. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401146,00.asp http://business.toshiba.com/us...tware/leanprint.html
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MPS Professionals Can Expand Their MPSA Connections with Multiple Activities at ITEX

Art Post (Guest) ·
PRESS RELEASE MPS Professionals Can Expand Their MPSA Connections with Multiple Activities at ITEX Conference Global Printer Services co-sponsor of popular MPSA Reception March 5, 2012 – Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) members and other MPS followers can expand their industry and association connections at the ITEX National Expo and ConferenceApril 17, 18 and 19 in Las Vegas. The Managed Print Services Association has arranged a number of events at the Conference to give members and
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Re: Ricoh Adds Colour to Its Wide Format Portfolio

Art Post (Guest) ·
quote: Originally posted by fisher: I do quite a bit of wide format and it definitely has a place. Ok, I meant worst with using the gelsprinter technology, yes we could use a product like this and it has it's place. However, I'm no fan of the gelsprinter print engine!
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Re: Adobe LeanPrint

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A single user license costs $99.00 and there is a 30 day free trial. I am not sure why MFP dealers would be trying to promote printing less pages thereby reducing their click revenues while increasing the % Toner coverage on each printed page. I see value in the product and like how it reformats documents before you print them. You could definitely save on your paper costs. It does take up to an extra two minutes per print job to figure how you want to use the software. Toner Save would not be
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Ricoh Canada Sells Branchs to Independent dealers http://www.thestarphoenix.com/...h/6255741/story.html
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

Art Post (Guest) ·
quote: Ricoh Canada Sells Branchs to Independent dealers yeti, thanx for the scoop on this, seems like times are indeed changing!!!!!!!!
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Are we seeing a new business model emerge? Ricoh will sell off the mid market business and focus entirely on health care, government, and global accounts? It appears they are at least exploring the possibility.
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Re: Subject: Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Select Series

Art Post (Guest) ·
yeah I was surprised to see this, equally as surprised to see the pricing structure. MY first though when I saw this annoucement is that holy crap, we (ricoh) have really turned into Ikon! I was really suprised by this announcement.
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Your teaser headline made me think that Ricoh Canada had sold all of its branches. Not quite the case, just Sasquatch. It reflects the realities of a direct channel - very high infrastructure and management costs, along with the recognition that the mfrs need to focus on the opportunities where they have an advantage, in particular where they are large geographic or global entities. By using the dealers to focus on the SMB market, the costs to support that channel are much less. I can see Ricoh
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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One thing to think of is Regina where this happened is the provincial capital of Saskatchewan which is currently the strongest economic province in Canada (due to resources being super strong right now) so Ricoh is not going to be doing provincial government, health care etc. direct anymore in this province. That is a significant move and really does show that their direct model cannot cut it in the smaller markets.. They are not corporately dealer friendly so it will be interesting to see
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Re: Subject: Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Select Series

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The pricing for the units is ridiculously high. No thanks. We do a ton of used and we buy way way way way way way better than that on used Ricoh gear.
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Re: new C4502/5502

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So what are all the new Ricoh models that we launched this year? What are the key points that are different compared to the previous models they replaced?
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Re: Tell us About Your Best Sale this Month!

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Existing account. Been working on a huge deal with them for over a year to upgrade from plain old copiers that are 8 years old to full blown MFPs. Finance comittee kept putting it off. They finally called last month ready to move forward but doing it in stages instead of doing it all at once. I've delivered and installed 10 units in the past week. The next phase will happen early this summer. My biggest deal in almost 4 years.
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Re: Tell us About Your Best Sale this Month!

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New Customer. Replaced an older Konica at a real estate broker.This is the first of three Konica's we'll be replacing over the next year. What was interesting is there were only two meetings with the customer but both were with the owner.Profit was about 40%.
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Re: Tell us About Your Best Sale this Month!

Art Post (Guest) ·
quote: Originally posted by donbc17: New Customer. Replaced an older Konica at a real estate broker.This is the first of three Konica's we'll be replacing over the next year. What was interesting is there were only two meetings with the customer but both were with the owner.Profit was about 40%. That's a nice first post congrats!
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Lexmark Quarterly Business Roundup

Art Post (Guest) ·
and 4Q11 Earnings Presentation Lexmark Managed Print Services Lexmark Corporate Social Responsibility Lexmark Mobile Solutions Lexmark Healthcare Solutions About Lexmark Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services that help customers to print less and save more. Perceptive Software, a stand-alone software business within Lexmark, is a leading provider of process and content

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

The Last Week of February 2012



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Konica Minolta Signs Global Sales Agreement with Komori Corporation for ...

Art Post (Guest) ·
TOKYO, Feb 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta)(tokyo:4902) and Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta BT or the Company), a subsidiary of Konica Minolta as its Business Company in the Business Technologies domain in the Konica Minolta Group, today announced that Konica Minolta BT has signed a global sales agreement with Komori Corporation in the commercial printing market. The commercial printing market has lately been adopting more and
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Goodcopy Boosts Its Print Volume by 30 Percent with Konica Minolta Presses

Art Post (Guest) ·
RAMSEY, NJ—Feb. 28, 2012—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has helped Goodcopy Printing & Digital Graphics increase overall print volume by 30 percent with award-winning Konica Minolta production print technologies. By adding the bizhub PRESS C8000 color digital press and a bizhub PRO 1200 monochrome printing system to its fleet, the New Haven, CT-based printer has realized faster turnaround times, more flexible document management capabilities and decreased downtime due to the new
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Konica Minolta intros photo-PRESS

Art Post (Guest) ·
Konica Minolta has announced the local availability of its photo-PRESS photo book solution. According to the company, the solution opens up new business opportunities and revenue streams for local print providers. Speaking at the official unveiling of the product, Leon Minnie, Konica Minolta SA product manager for production systems, said photo-Press allows print providers to enter the untapped market of photo books. The solution comprises three components: designer, Web and production. The
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Minnesota copier business owner charged with evading sales tax

Art Post (Guest) ·
Minnesota copier business owner charged with evading sales tax St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today (Thursday, Feb. 23) the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office recently charged Rafael Eduardo Machado, 47, of St. Michael, with seven felony sales tax violations. Machado, who operated a Minneapolis copier sales, leasing and repair company called JR Copier Specialists, Inc., has been charged with three counts of failing to file his sales tax return, three counts of
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NEW WIDE-FORMAT RICOH AFICIO MP W5100EN/MP W7140EN MFP BRINGS ULTRA-EFFICIENT DIGITAL

Art Post (Guest) ·
and construction (AEC) community and commercial printing operations that serve it. The Ricoh Aficio MP W5100en, which produces 10 pages per minute, and the MP W7140en, which produces 14 pages per minute, are designed for hyper-efficient capturing, saving and sharing of large documents such as building plans and schematics. Built on the proven MP W5100/MP W7140 printing engine, the new platform features the industry’s most comprehensive range of “scan to” features, enabling organizations to
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Paper-Intensive Businesses Use New Xerox DocuMate 4760 to Easily Scan Piles of Differ

Art Post (Guest) ·
software includes Nuance(R) OmniPage(R) Pro, Visioneer OneTouch with Kofax(R) VRS(TM) technology, and TWAIN, certified ISIS, WIA and Visioneer DriverPLUS drivers. Pricing and Availability The Xerox DocuMate 4760 is priced at $3,995, and is available immediately through online channel partners and major resellers. The Xerox DocuMate 4760 is also available with Kofax VRS Pro for $4,995. About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox /quotes/zigman/246904/quotes/nls/xrx XRX +2.33% is the
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ABBYY USA Inks New Strategic Distribution Relationship with Tech Data Corporation; Hi

Art Post (Guest) ·
ABBYY's VAR partners, beginning with the new relationship with Tech Data and StreamOne, the company has hired Darrel Letcher as national sales manager. Letcher comes to ABBYY with Recognition Server sales experience, having served as the senior account executive for the Ingram Micro relationship at Fujitsu America. Letcher has also held leadership positions in Ricoh and Ingram Micro, bringing an in-depth understanding of creating, as well as driving, value for VARs. About Tech Data Tech Data
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Relyco Partners With Ricoh Canada to Provide Leading Substrate Products to ...

Art Post (Guest) ·
DOVER, NH, Feb 28, 2012 (COMTEX) -- Relyco(R), a leading provider of value-added business printing and payment solutions, today announced a reseller partnership agreement with Ricoh Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation, to provide leading substrate products to their production printing customers. Ricoh has approved both Relyco's DigiPOP personalized digital packaging solutions and REVLAR waterproof paper for use on their production printers and will offer the
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Re: New Samsung 11 x 17" Colour MFPs due Oct 01 USA

GMAN ·
I'll be curious to see if the new Ricoh A4 units and Konica Minolta bizhub 42 / 36 A4 units will derail the Samsung, Sharp, and Lexmark A4 placements that have been prevalent in the marketplace.
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Panasonic Unleashes its latest Laser MFP MB1500 series

Art Post (Guest) ·
Panasonic has introduced its latest MB1500 multifunction printer series which is perfectly designed to simplify your everyday office tasks like print, copy, scan and fax from one compact machine with easy to use and energy saving features. This smart offering from Panasonic helps home users and SOHO to save space (cut installation area by 25%), time, paper and energy costs through its innovative features. The Panasonic MB1500 series of multi-functional printers feature an extremely compact body
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Industry analysts from BERTL, Inc. award Canon for "Best Wide Format Product Line of

Art Post (Guest) ·
Monday, 27 February 2012 08:52 Canon received six 2011 BEST awards from industry analysts BERTL, Inc. including "Best Wide Format Product Line of the Year". Based on a survey by BERTL's product experts, Canon was recognised with BEST Awards for individual solutions from the Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunctional device (MFD) and The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300 The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 imagePROGRAF large format printer product lines, as well as uniFLOW, Canon’s print and
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President of Canon Business Solutions Resigns...

Art Post (Guest) ·
assume the duties of CBS President effective immediately. I will delegate my responsibility as the leader of the CBS Sales function to Toyo Kuwamura until a more long term solution can be arranged. The functional areas of Budget and Human Resources will permanently report to Mr. Kuwamura effective immediately. I look forward to spending more time with the people of CBS as we work together to reach our 2012 goals. Please support me in this effort.   Joe Adachi President and CEO Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Toshiba's e-STUDIO(TM) 206L/256/306/356/456 Series Boasts Industry-First Security Fea

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scanning, and print speeds from 20 to 45 pages per minute. Also included is the next-generation e-BRIDGE(TM) open platform that allows software solutions to be easily integrated to enhance productivity and workflow. Various finishing options, including a new optional inner finisher, add to the versatility of these models. "Toshiba's new e-STUDIO Series raises the bar, proving that progress can come in small packages," said Joseph Contreras, director of product and solutions marketing for Toshiba
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Xanté Launches Memjet-powered Excelagraphix 4200 Inkjet Printer

Art Post (Guest) ·
Xanté Launches Memjet-powered Excelagraphix 4200 Inkjet Printer Thursday, February 23, 2012 Press release from the issuing company Xanté, a leading provider of professional digital print solutions, brings Europe its first look at the Excelagraphix 4200 inkjet printer powered by Memjet, a global provider of high-speed color printing technologies. Xanté is demonstrating the Excelagraphix 4200 in FESPA booth #K101, Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 February, 2012. Xanté
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Ricoh's Unique Digital Capture Solution at HIMSS12

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RFI-Site-Wide Copier MSP Program

Art Post (Guest) ·
Solicitation Number: RFI_Site_Wide_Copier_MSP Notice Type: Sources Sought Synopsis: Added: Feb 22, 2012 7:36 pm SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is looking to standardize its Fleet of copiers and multi-functional devices and obtain one sevice provider to manage its Fleet. https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=op...ab=core&_cview=0
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Oki Managed Print Services

bandit41076 ·
Take a look...
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MPSConnect Provides Global Information Resources to Managed Print Services Associatio

Art Post (Guest) ·
PRESS RELEASE With Foundation Membership, MPSConnect Provides Global Information Resources to Managed Print Services Association February 28, 2012 – MPSConnect has joined the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) as a Foundation Member, the highest level of commitment. Through the MPSConnect web portal, newsletters, industry-specific search engine and related tools, MPS professionals gain free access to a steady supply of ideas, stories and best practices. As a Foundation member
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Re: Oki Managed Print Services

bandit41076 ·
a little more info
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Re: Profit Breakdown Question

Old Glory ·
Attached is a Fact Data sheet for an old Ricoh. I send it to you for illustration purposes only. I chose not to send na FDS on current product because of the competitive presense here but it should illustrate how Ricoh would answer your question, at least for this model and in a perfect world scenario.
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Re: Charging for computer related calls

fisher ·
This isssue is such a thorn in my side as I am the customer's sales person but I end up being the customer's de-facto IT Company. Come on people I only sold you a freaking copier!!!! And God Forbid I Send Them A Bill!!!!! I wish I wasn't such a nice guy and I wish I had no IT knowlege.
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Nuance eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack Improves and Lowers the Cost of Care by Automat

Art Post (Guest) ·
. The new solution enables healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care with faster access to patient information, and strengthen patient record security and HIPAA compliance frameworks. “The Healthcare industry is very paper intensive and will remain so for many years to come” Designed to help healthcare professionals cost-effectively transition to electronic medical records, the eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack leverages Nuance’s eCopy ShareScan Suite, the world’s best-selling document
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Epson expecting channel expansion

Art Post (Guest) ·
launched a print managed services programme for partners last summer and has 100 product launches planned for this year across the imaging arena. Steve Torbe, head of business sales at Epson, said that it had around 500 partners already and although recruitment wasn't a primary aim it expected to pick up more resellers over the course of the year. "It's about the differentiation that partners can make for themselves and the opportunity available. We see recruitment of partners as a by product of
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OKI Data Americas to Demonstrate How to Maximize Revenue Potential Through ...

Art Post (Guest) ·
OEMs during the two-day conference where more than 1,700 are expected to participate. Supporting OKI's TMP solution is the company's full line of color and monochrome single- and multi-function printers that provide reliable performance and advanced functionality for all business types and sizes. With fast printing speeds, advanced printing capabilities and utilities, and impressive results, each printer delivers exceptional performance and maximum efficiency. All OKI products are built on parent
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PARC's "Power of 10" Years as an Independent Company Offers Opportunities to ...

Art Post (Guest) ·
. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms -- from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing -- and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses. SOURCE: PARC
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Leading Technology Consulting and Integration Firm Selects Kofax for Accounts Payable

Art Post (Guest) ·
including invoice submission and inquiries. Through supplier self-service, this low cost, easy to adopt, pay-as-you-go solution reduces cost and errors and enhances AP automation payback. Kofax SupplierExpress is an option to Kofax MarkView. Kofax e-Transactions (KeT) eliminates the need for the printing, mailing, scanning and entry of information from documents and forms by enabling the electronic delivery and capture of documents from a sender to a receiver via secure email. Designed for enterprises
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Re: new C4502/5502

Kitz ·
Is mobile printing standard? It talks about using any wireless network, does that mean I need the wireless card in the machine???
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Re: new C4502/5502

Jomama ·
quote: Originally posted by Kitz: Is mobile printing standard? It talks about using any wireless network, does that mean I need the wireless card in the machine??? The way I read it, it requires the HotSpot subscription, $15./year)
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Re: new C4502/5502

txeagle24 ·
According to our Lanier DSS, mobile printing will be standard starting in April. It sounds like it will be an firmware update that will provide Airprint support.
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Re: Charging for computer related calls

JasonR ·
quote: Originally posted by jswinberlin: Currently we have a conversation that this is outside of your "copier" agreement and it will be billable. However, I always get the feeling that the customer thinks we're taking advantage of them. I know the feeling, I've had this conversation with many customers over the years. First and foremost, get a piece of paper (we call ours the Connectivity Support agreement) saying what is included and what is not. As others have stated, it's best to have the
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Re: Charging for computer related calls

jswinberlin ·
We include up to 2 hours initial installation on all of our connected products (except for the very low end machines). Is anyone else charging for initial connectivity? We found that when we didn't connect our products most of the time they weren't installed properly and the customer didn't get the full functionality. For example, color systems were not defaulted to B&W for printing...Scanning was not set up, accessories were not configured properly and overall the customer was not as happy
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Re: Charging for computer related calls

jswinberlin ·
We do have an agreement that says that computer/network support is not included. At this time we do not offer contracts for these services, but I believe we may in the near future. However, some of the problems I see is that either the sales person glosses over this part of the "connected product agreement" or the person who needs the support isn't the one who signed the agreement. In the end, it just seems like this does nothing but prove the customer wrong which in turn makes them more angry
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Re: RBS Takedown

GMAN ·
This is the best news I've heard all week! Congratulations, Art. Put another 'W' in the WIN column for Independent Dealers and talented Sales Representatives!
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Lexmark declares quarterly dividend

Art Post (Guest) ·
sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services that help customers to print less and save more. Perceptive Software, a stand-alone software business within Lexmark, is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. In 2011, Lexmark sold products in more than 170
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Tell us About Your Best Sale this Month!

Art Post (Guest) ·
Please post your best sale this month. Tell us what you sold, how many, revenue amount or Gross Profit, time to seal the deal, how you found the client and anything else that was interesting about the sale. Please post in the reply section. Each month, we'll pick a winner and the winner will get a FREE $25 gist card from Print Audit! Go here to check out UDOCX
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I dare you...

Art Post (Guest) ·
phone number. I am NOT afraid of my customers calling me with a problem. My BIGGEST PROBLEM is when my customer has a problem that I don’t know about. Problems are an opportunity for you to shine, for your team, or your company to shine! Do you have a billing issue? I have the greatest “Back Room” in the industry, and our Sales People can actually talk directly to them, and get our customer’s billing issue resolved. I know that this is not possible in the direct (_BS) Branch. When I worked for
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Sealed bids/proposals/qualifications addressed to Spring Branch Independent School Di

Art Post (Guest) ·
Sealed bids/proposals/qualifications addressed to Spring Branch Independent School District, ATTN: D Newspaper: houstonchronicle.com | Date: 02/13/12 Sealed bids/proposals/qualifications addressed to Spring Branch Independent School District, ATTN: Director of Purchasing will be received in the SBISD Purchasing Office at 1031 Witte RD, BLDG E (2nd Floor), Houston, TX 77055-6016 until: MARCH 28, 2012 @ 11:00 AM FOR: ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR DIGITAL MULTI-FUNCTION COPIERS AND SERVICES (9412P). A pre
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This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

The Third Week of February 2017

Many times I will post my thoughts in my weekly "This Week in Copiers". 

Much has been said in the last two weeks about industry transforming or diversifying away from print.  We read the captions about EV Charging,  and $35K vacuum cleaners but no one in our industry is thinking past the next five years.

Well, except for me.  Our industry is still and will be a break and fix industry which includes offering service, support, parts and consumables. Let's look and prepare for the next 10 to 30 years, let's not be short sighted and let's create our own legacy and not wait for the copier manufacturers. I believe the future evolution of office technology dealers is robotics.  They will need immediate on-site service and support, software and firmware upgrade, parts, maintenance and most important will me the management of data.

MY TWO CENTS

Enjoy These Great Threads from Ten years Ago This Week

Konica Minolta to Exhibit Healthcare Solutions and Managed IT Services at HIMSS 2012

Art Post (Guest) ·
nothing more is required other than the human body's touch on the device or its accessory to complete identity verification to operate the MFP. bizhub C754 Series – Ideal for physician practices and healthcare facilities of all sizes, the bizhub C754 was designed to print, copy, scan and fax faster than most other color multifunction printers. It offers standard dual scanning, an innovative INFO-Palette design and achieves among the lowest power consumption rates in its class. Konica Minolta
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Nuance Extends eCopy Sharescan To Automate The Conversion Of Paper Into Electronic Me

Art Post (Guest) ·
software works with MFPs from the world's leading vendors — including Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Océ, Ricoh, Toshiba and Xerox. "With the increasing migration to EMRs and EHRs, the demand for scanning medical information into digital workflows and for archiving is high and still growing. A critical need going forward is the mining of both structured and unstructured medical data for better health outcomes and cost reduction," said Angele Boyd, IDC GVP/GM, Imaging/Output Document Solutions. A 2011
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Kaneland Community Unit School District Achieves Substantial Cost Savings Using Canon

Art Post (Guest) ·
John Shields. By carefully assessing the District's printing needs, Canon Business Solutions devised a strategy to: Reduce Total Cost of Ownership: By updating the current fleet to Canon imageRUNNERmultifunctional devices, overall print spending was reduced. By condensing the number of devices throughout the District, overall savings were seen in servicing, energy and consumables. Maximize Security: To ensure the privacy of student data, as well as minimize unused printouts left on the output
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A Direct Question

Art Post (Guest) ·
It’s been hard to ignore the growing buzz surrounding the printing industry’s direct sales organizations during last several weeks as news of downsizing and branch closures placed a spotlight on the sustainability of the business model. Highlighted among the recent events were the transfer of Ricoh’s branches and commercial accounts in four Mississippi and Alabama metros to RJ Young and the sale of Canon Business Solutions Canada’s Halifax, Nova Scotia branch to local dealer Xtra Document
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Konica Minolta Reinforces Leadership with Unmatched Vivid and Natural Colour Reproduc

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the gap between small-volume office printing and high-end offset printing. Production Printing enables high-quality materials (such as direct mailers or brochures) to be printed in volumes that would otherwise be uneconomical using normal offset printers. -- Smart TECHNOLOGY: Konica Minolta's advanced printing and imaging technologies such as OCR Connector and Pagecope Mobile. SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS: -- Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, an established and leading transport and logistics service
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Canon U.S.A. Showcases Advanced Imaging Solutions for Healthcare Workflow and Interop

Art Post (Guest) ·
patient intake and management. -- imageCLASS D1180 Digital Copier is ideal for small and medium-sized practices, as well as workgroups seeking powerful performance in an easy-to-use, compact design. Workflow capabilities such as Scan to Network folder and Scan to Email improve document retention and collaboration for medical professionals. -- imageCLASS LBP6650dn Laser Printer is networkable over an Ethernet, so nurses and medical professionals can easily share printing capabilities directly from
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Oce Arizona 318 GL UV Printer Offers True Flatbed Versatility Without Compromise

Art Post (Guest) ·
TRUMBULL, Conn., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced the new Oce Arizona® 318 GL printer, a highly-capable introductory UV flatbed model that offers smaller print producers entrance to the world of award-winning, high-quality UV flatbed printing. The Oce Arizona 318 GL printer makes its worldwide debut at the FESPA Digital 2012 exhibition in Barcelona
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Canon Raising Pricing in April 2012 (Reportedly)

GMAN ·
Taken from Gap Intelligence: According to channel reports, Canon U.S.A recently informed dealers that it plans to increase pricing in April 2012. The vendor reportedly plans to increase pricing for hardware and some software items by 5 percent, while parts and supplies will be increased by 2 percent. A price hike from Canon would follow increases from Konica Minolta (US January, Canada in April), Ricoh, HP, and Lexmark through the first six weeks of 2012. Ricoh similarly increased pricing
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Scannx Appoints CCP Solutions to Market Its Book ScanCenter Self-Service Book Scannin

Art Post (Guest) ·
, increased productivity, enhanced management control, and where relevant, regulatory compliance as well as making a tangible contribution towards environmental goals. CCP’s range of solutions include Kyocera Copiers and Kyocera Printers, PaperCut, and ITC and OCS Print and Copy Management Systems for Libraries and Businesses.
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Océ JetStream 1900 Inkjet Printing System Offers Speed, Versatility and Minimal Footp

Art Post (Guest) ·
www.oceproductionprinting.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, 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 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at
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Sydney print company liquidated over $164,000 debt to Fuji Xerox

Art Post (Guest) ·
an iGen3 digital colour press. Liquidator Geoffrey Reidy told ProPrint he believed Goodcrowd Integrated Print Communications owed Fuji Xerox $164,000 and an unknown number of creditors another $40,000, though exact figures were unavailable because he hadn't done forensics on the company's books. Goodcrowd Integrated majority owner Robert Francis was philosophical about Fuji Xerox's move to wind up his business. "They had to do what they had to do." Francis also owned Beaver Press, which
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Minnesota copier business owner charged with evading sales tax

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Minnesota copier business owner charged with evading sales tax St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today (Thursday, Feb. 23) the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office recently charged Rafael Eduardo Machado, 47, of St. Michael, with seven felony sales tax violations. Machado, who operated a Minneapolis copier sales, leasing and repair company called JR Copier Specialists, Inc., has been charged with three counts of failing to file his sales tax return, three counts of
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Canon appoints Kensaku Konishi to head South and Southeast Asia

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business areas. This includes Canon's foray into professional video production cameras (Cinema EOS C300 being the first in the series) and its acquisition of Oce leading to strength in the print production business. Konishi said pre-orders for the Canon Cinema EOS C300 have surpassed expectations. “The professional video camera (segment) is still new for us, so we will provide certain limited quantities to Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, and following industry feedback [increase shipments] in the
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Xerox Helps Healthcare Providers, Payers and States Prioritize Patient Safety

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LAS VEGAS, Feb 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Healthcare organizations and state agencies are increasingly turning to Xerox to help tackle their growing list of IT and federal reform requirements. From preparing for the new ICD-10 medical coding system -- to securely hosting healthcare data in the cloud, Xerox's work with customers places new emphasis on patient safety and healthy outcomes. "Navigating new and ongoing regulatory issues is a critical, demanding task. Xerox can help by offering IT
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Xerox Launches Business Cloud Services to Manage Mobile Devices

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includes a mobile management approach that delivers the critical components for device management: security, ease-of-use and administration, and a price point that's more than reasonable," said BoxTone's Snyder. Xerox's cloud services include Boxtone's automated technology for enterprise mobile management and mobile device management for the iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry devices and applications. About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for
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Xerox Helps Healthcare Providers, Payers and States Prioritize Patient Safety

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LAS VEGAS--Healthcare organizations and state agencies are increasingly turning to Xerox (NYSE: XRX) to help tackle their growing list of IT and federal reform requirements. From preparing for the new ICD-10 medical coding system – to securely hosting healthcare data in the cloud, Xerox’s work with customers places new emphasis on patient safety and healthy outcomes. “Navigating new and ongoing regulatory issues is a critical, demanding task. Xerox can help by offering IT expertise, insights
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Paper-Intensive Businesses Use New Xerox DocuMate 4760 to Easily Scan Piles of Differ

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software includes Nuance(R) OmniPage(R) Pro, Visioneer OneTouch with Kofax(R) VRS(TM) technology, and TWAIN, certified ISIS, WIA and Visioneer DriverPLUS drivers. Pricing and Availability The Xerox DocuMate 4760 is priced at $3,995, and is available immediately through online channel partners and major resellers. The Xerox DocuMate 4760 is also available with Kofax VRS Pro for $4,995. About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox /quotes/zigman/246904/quotes/nls/xrx XRX +2.33% is the
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Re: New Samsung 11 x 17" Colour MFPs due Oct 01 USA

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I'll be curious to see if the new Ricoh A4 units and Konica Minolta bizhub 42 / 36 A4 units will derail the Samsung, Sharp, and Lexmark A4 placements that have been prevalent in the marketplace.
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Re: Oce cutting my throat in every deal!!!

GMAN ·
This was taken from Gap Intelligence: According to channel reports, Canon U.S.A recently informed dealers that it plans to increase pricing in April 2012. The vendor reportedly plans to increase pricing for hardware and some software items by 5 percent, while parts and supplies will be increased by 2 percent. A price hike from Canon would follow increases from Konica Minolta (US January, Canada in April), Ricoh, HP, and Lexmark through the first six weeks of 2012. Ricoh similarly increased
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Claim dismissed in copier dispute

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. As per the court documents, Prest partially reviewed the documents and did not read the terms and conditions. Prest signed the lease, despite expressing concerns to O’Brien that he was “confirming delivery and installation of the copier when that had not taken place, and that there were missing particulars, such as the copier’s serial number and Hefler’s banking information.” On Aug. 18, 2009, MCAP inserted the lease reference number and commencement date on the lease and executed the document
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Chip Crunk Talks About RJ Young’s Acquisition of Ricoh Direct Branches

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dealers acquiring manufacturer’s direct branches. This is exciting news, were you surprised that you were able to make this deal? Crunk: I was kind of surprised that it finally came to fruition; it was something we were working on for about four years now. Did you approach Ricoh or did they approach you? Crunk: I approached [Ricoh’s] Kirk Yoshida before he went back to Japan. We were just about to make it happen and then the IKON acquisition was announced. Everything had stopped and we didn’t
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There has been much talk about the mega dealer RJ Young buying 4 RBS branches.But wha

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he is rethinking that opinion. Do I think that that the practice of Manufacturers selling off their branches to large Independent dealers is a trend? Maybe in the more rural areas, we’ll see. I think Ricoh’s significant financial troubles made them the first to be willing to take this step. But other manufacturers continue to struggle with their direct sales force. In the case of Canon, I think they felt that CBS would fill the void left by IKON & Danka, and to a lesser degree Global. And
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Panasonic Unleashes its latest Laser MFP MB1500 series

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Panasonic has introduced its latest MB1500 multifunction printer series which is perfectly designed to simplify your everyday office tasks like print, copy, scan and fax from one compact machine with easy to use and energy saving features. This smart offering from Panasonic helps home users and SOHO to save space (cut installation area by 25%), time, paper and energy costs through its innovative features. The Panasonic MB1500 series of multi-functional printers feature an extremely compact body
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Re: New Ricoh 4410SPF "brainshark" review

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giving more support after the sale on these small machines are worth. I quote high and it is what it is on tabletops. These require significantly less service/support than the Ricoh table-top machines. The opportunity to make money on these is by selling them to replace printers as part of an MPS engagement & making your money on the aftermarket. Also, if you're replacing an MP2000 machine, and the customer doesn't need 11 x 17, they would be thrilled with this machine, and you could make solid
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Re: New Ricoh 4410SPF "brainshark" review

fisher ·
Just unboxed our first one and set it up. This thing is a winner. Too bad Ricoh didn't have this 3 years ago when they should have. This will really cut into or eliminate my sales of Kyocera tabletops.
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Re: Oce cutting my throat in every deal!!!

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customer and asked why? If it was a price issue I'll ask for the a copy of the lease, sales order and maintenance agreement. Most times I won't get these, but if I ask enough I will (over time). I'll then review all of the t's & c's of all the documents and then make a list of "bad" things, such as an elevator increase on the lease, or service and supplies, an additional up charge for gas, an additional increase for connected more than 2 pc's for print & scan. Additional charge for fixing a
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Research shows decision making swing toward individuals, says Ricoh

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Tech4Biz | 17 Feb 2012 : A study from Ricoh has shown that 63% of business leaders predict a shift towards a more decentralised business model and that responsibility for business decision making will move from centralised management boards towards individual employees. While decentralisation has been criticised in the past for inefficiency, duplication and lack of consistent strategic direction, by 2020, it is expected that effective business processes will empower workers to better meet the
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Grace’s spending on copier contracts questioned by law director

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the mayor’s office with a copy of all contracts, service agreements and vendor agreements. They are being looked over because we would never want to be in position where a contract was expiring or we missed an opportunity to save the city some money.” Siwierka said the contracts for the copiers — more than 60 pages — are very detailed and she wanted Serazin’s opinion. “I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what the city’s rates are compared to previous rates, where the machines were at in the
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Oce Business Services Named a Top 100 Global Outsourcing Company for the Sixth Straig

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Canon: Stronger together In 2010 Oce 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, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than US $45 billion. For more information, visit http://www.canon.com
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Elyria to renegotiate former mayor’s copier contracts

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the long term,” Serazin said. Serazin said a meeting with MT Business Technologies Inc., the company that provided the copiers, will take place in the coming days to discuss an interim agreement so a disruption in payments and service does not take place. “Right now, we don’t have a contract, and without inviting a state audit finding, we don’t have the authority to pay them,” he said. “Payments for anything related to the copier contracts are on hold until the agreement is in place.” The
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Xanté Launches Memjet-powered Excelagraphix 4200 Inkjet Printer

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Xanté Launches Memjet-powered Excelagraphix 4200 Inkjet Printer Thursday, February 23, 2012 Press release from the issuing company Xanté, a leading provider of professional digital print solutions, brings Europe its first look at the Excelagraphix 4200 inkjet printer powered by Memjet, a global provider of high-speed color printing technologies. Xanté is demonstrating the Excelagraphix 4200 in FESPA booth #K101, Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 February, 2012. Xanté
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Re: New Ricoh 4410SPF "brainshark" review

fisher ·
I've actually played with some of these lexmark machines and they are extremely user friendly compared with Ricoh or Kyocera tabletop machines.
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Re: Oce cutting my throat in every deal!!!

montecore ·
help them and excited to tell them about YOUR solution. People that deal with copier people all the time will separate you out immediately, good or bad. Remember you cannot control your competition and a dealer can do whatever they want....they can even lose money on a deal they are trying to win. What you pointed out is this was an 18% margin and you are paid on profit dollars....that is where it is hard to compete against a revenue plan....because that rep most likely had very little to NO
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Re: Oce cutting my throat in every deal!!!

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seasoned Sales Rep that has the authority to resolve our customers issues, whether they are service or billing, or lease problems. THAT MEANS LESS HEADACHES FOR YOUR CUSTOMER!!! Now that is added value! Do you know anyone that goes out to buy the CHEAPEST SUIT, or the CHEAPEST TV, or the CHEAPEST CAR they can find? So why are we letting these bottom feeders define the deal by being the CHEAPEST! You redefine the deal based on value! And if you do loose the deal to the guy selling the CHEAPEST price
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Re: RICOH/IKON sales merge

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Kirk will right the ship, no copier stays on top for that long Ricoh dominated the early 2000's, I admit they are reeling from economic and aquisitions, however they'll be back it's just a question of when.
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Re: here's an idea for DMS

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customer will scan documents to the a folder or hot folder and we can then remote in, index and upload to the DMS system. We can either bill a minimum, black time or a document charge. I'm thinking of selling 52 hours of block time a year, where we would log in once a week. It could be similar to a Managed Print Program, however we would be Managing the Documents. Thoughts, comments, ideas? Art
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Re: Oce cutting my throat in every deal!!!

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Here is some ammo for you guys, tell your customer this: Did you buy your last or any car directly from Ford/GM/Chrysler/Honda/Toyota etc? They didn't buy from the manufacturer becuase the manufacturer doesn't provide local support, a person you can go back to when problems arise, etc. This is the same with copiers/MFP's. The maufacturers don't have the seasoned technicians or sales reps to handle issues. Most times the manufacturer turns over people so quickly that you might only have the same
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Re: Possible Canon Price Increases

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quote: lowest increase compared to the other major vendors which at 10%. That is not 100% true, if Konica Minolta did not increase Parts and Supplies at all and increased Equipment by 5% on average across their entire Product Line.
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Re: Profit Breakdown Question

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Attached is a Fact Data sheet for an old Ricoh. I send it to you for illustration purposes only. I chose not to send na FDS on current product because of the competitive presense here but it should illustrate how Ricoh would answer your question, at least for this model and in a perfect world scenario.
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Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declined 4.5% in the Fourth Quarter But Maintai

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hardcopy peripherals market. This segment increased 7% year over year to more than 1.9 million units shipped in 4Q11. As color continues to penetrate the overall hardcopy market, the multifunction peripheral (MFP) market is weathering the current economy better than its single function counterparts, as products continue to make the transition towards multifunction, posting a 17% year-over-year increase compared to a 1% decline for single function printers. "We expect the overall inkjet, color, and
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Ten UTEP employees to be laid off as result of new mailroom contractor

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El Paso Times EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas at El Paso hired an outside company to handle its printing and mailing operations,which will result in the release of 10 UTEP mailroom and copy center employees. Effective June 1, Ricoh Americas Corporation will operate and manage UTEP's copy center, mailroom and printing services, and UTEP employees with have the opportunity to apply with the contracted company for similar jobs. UTEP will save about $1.7 million over seven years, officials
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Daily Document Management Industry Notes from Around the World! 2/21/2012

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OpenText has announced OpenText Capture for Microsoft SharePoint, a software solution that allows organizations to quickly and efficiently capture, digitize and fully index paper documents, forms and faxes and move them into SharePoint, helping to reduce dependence on paper-based processes and introduce business critical electronic content to corporate workflows.... read more here HOUSTON, Feb 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DW Legal, a leading managed document review, e-discovery solutions and
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Kofax Extends Claims Processing Solution to Include Property, Casualty and ...

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Claims Processing Solution, which was launched last year. Improving the efficiency of claims processing is key for property, casualty and life insurance carriers facing an escalating number of disaster related claims, fluctuating economies and increasing regulations. At the same time, customers, auditors and service providers use a variety of channels to submit and examine claims and supporting documentation via paper, fax, EDI and email, and claims information must be extracted and validated in
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Nuance eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack Improves and Lowers the Cost of Care by Automat

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. The new solution enables healthcare organizations to improve the quality of care with faster access to patient information, and strengthen patient record security and HIPAA compliance frameworks. “The Healthcare industry is very paper intensive and will remain so for many years to come” Designed to help healthcare professionals cost-effectively transition to electronic medical records, the eCopy Healthcare Solution Pack leverages Nuance’s eCopy ShareScan Suite, the world’s best-selling document
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Re: Ricoh 2352 & 2852?

montecore ·
Thanks for the replys. Please provide both prices based off the specs above. What is US communities.....is that a Ricoh term?
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Re: Ricoh 2352 & 2852?

Old Glory ·
US Communities is a nation-wide (US) contract that Ricoh bid and won exclusive rights to. Any entity that is government (non-Federal) or non-profit can become a member of this buying group and as a member qualify for discounted pricing on a multitude of products including those sold by Ricoh. In a nutshell, we have a lower cost of goods if someone qualifies for US Communities pricing.
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Re: New Ricoh 4410SPF "brainshark" review

Old Glory ·
Obviously competition in areas varies and often dictates what we can or can't charge. However, I think the day is rapidly approaching where there won't be enough opportunities at decent commission to make a living there. My level of support is often times predicated on the size (and therefore profit) of the deal. I say deal because if a deal has the potential of a dozen SP 4410's, it may be worth top level support. When I started 30+ years ago, 100% of the copiers sold were sold by people like

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

Second Week of February 2012

One of the interesting blogs from Ten years Ago

Last week I blogged the "Death of the Direct Copier Channel", in less than one week there were over 1,400 views.  I'm guessing we hit a hot spot with many of those in the Direct and Dealer Channel. Death of the Copier Channel "Part Two"

Enjoy These Awesome Copier Threads from ten years Ago!

Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Art all the manufacturers are in Toronto Kyocera Mita Konica Minolta Toshiba Sharp Ricoh Xerox Canon Pitney Bowes (Sharp the sequel) I Don't know if there is A Muratec or Copy Star direct The funny part is Pitney and Ricoh HQ's share a parking lot. quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: Toshiba Business Systems, Toshiba Toronto Direct, last Fall was awarded the Thames Valley District School Board for 1,200 copiers. This is believed to be the largest deal awarded in Canada last year. It
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Konica Minolta 10% Price Increase April 01/12

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Konica Minolta Canada published a bulletin this week announcing an approx 10% price increase on all MFPs,Accessories, Production Copiers and Printers effective April 01 2012. No increases are planned for Software solutions, consummables or parts. This action is due, in part, to supply chain costs and global economic conditions. As far as KM USA goes, I do not know.
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Canon U.S.A. Receives Seven Winter "Pick" Awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC

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tasks, and a Double Feed Release button on the scanner body to allow users to handle special documents such as envelopes. Canon Color imageCLASS MF8380Cdw "Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small/Home Offices" The Canon MF8380Cdw Color Laser Multifunction Printer offers winning solutions for home and small office users seeking a four-in-one (print/scan/copy/fax) laser MFP that provides a convenient and cost-effective alternative to print and copy outsourcing. Developed to help increase productivity, the
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GRANITE FALLS COPIER

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tasks, and a Double Feed Release button on the scanner body to allow users to handle special documents such as envelopes. Canon Color imageCLASS MF8380Cdw "Outstanding A4 Color MFP for Small/Home Offices" The Canon MF8380Cdw Color Laser Multifunction Printer offers winning solutions for home and small office users seeking a four-in-one (print/scan/copy/fax) laser MFP that provides a convenient and cost-effective alternative to print and copy outsourcing. Developed to help increase productivity, the
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EFI and Konica Minolta Launch Fiery IC-414

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ever before and offers a tool for mobile device users to print from their smartphones and tablets. “Once again we have paired our advanced Fiery technology with the latest bizhub products from Konica Minolta to provide customers with an exceptional color printing solution,” said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. “This launch includes many hallmark Fiery controller features that ensure outstanding color quality and ease of use along with some unique tools that boost
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EFI Fiery Technology and Konica Minolta Digital Press Are Perfect Match for Demanding

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Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), Mail 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 http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. About EFI EFI (http://www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning
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Konica Minolta Acquires IT Company

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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 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
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Sharp's relationship with Pitney Bowes Canada

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While PB is selling Sharp in Canada now, did they ever sell Sharp in Canada before? PB relabelled Panasonic, Ricoh, Kyocera Mita, and Minolta over the years, but did they ever sell Sharps, relabelled or otherwise, before 2007?
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Xerox & McAfee Team Up to Deliver New Level of Protection

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as making sure employees are aware of IT policies and use access codes to pick up prints and copies. Additional survey results found: ■Half (51 percent) of those employees whose workplace has a printer, copier or MFP say they’ve copied, scanned or printed confidential information at work. ■Of the 39 percent who say they are at least sometimes worried about confidential information staying secure, 86 percent say they are at least somewhat worried about personal information, 77 percent say
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S&P Downgrades Ricoh from A+ to A Credit Rating

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are of the opinion that Ricoh's competitiveness in its main imaging and solutions business, relatively light capital investment burden, and potential for higher earnings in growth markets underpin the company's business. In addition, restructuring efforts are likely to produce a degree of improvement in its earnings in Japan and North America. Therefore, we limited the downgrade to one notch. Although Ricoh's market share in its core copiers and multifunctional printers business has declined
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is panasonic still selling copiers?

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Heard they were all done however there may be stragglers, anyone have any info?
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Re: Konica Minolta 10% Price Increase April 01/12

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: Konica Minolta Canada published a bulletin this week announcing an approx 10% price increase on all MFPs,Accessories, Production Copiers and Printers effective April 01 2012. No increases are planned for Software solutions, consummables or parts. This action is due, in part, to supply chain costs and global economic conditions. As far as KM USA goes, I do not know. Is this official?
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Re: Konica Minolta 10% Price Increase April 01/12

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: Konica Minolta Canada published a bulletin this week announcing an approx 10% price increase on all MFPs,Accessories, Production Copiers and Printers effective April 01 2012. No increases are planned for Software solutions, consummables or parts. This action is due, in part, to supply chain costs and global economic conditions. As far as KM USA goes, I do not know. They just laid off a bunch of people too.
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Print Audit® Welcomes INNATO to its New Premier Subscription Program

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Services offering for their market. About Print Audit®: Established in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit is the fastest growing managed print services company in the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print management software solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $200 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, France, Germany
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Darwill Installs Océ ColorStream 3500 Inkjet Printing System

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ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system was unveiled at Canon Expo in Tokyo in November 2010. The high-speed, high-quality, full-color inkjet printer simplifies the transition from monochrome to full-color or even five or six colors. It offers productivity and flexibility for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, transpromo, direct mail, book and manual applications. Industry-leading reliability, print quality and media range are testaments to Océ DigiDot® multilevel dot
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Ricoh 2352 & 2852?

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Has anyone gone up against Canon products with these models. What were the Canon models? What was the outcome? I am looking for gov't pricing on these units with the following configurations....what would each system cost? 2 2352's copy/print/scan/2 trays 1 2852 copy/print/scan/2 trays What would the cpc be for each unit? What would the cpc be for 14 - 20K across 3 units?
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COPIER PROPOSALS

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OLD BUSINESS COPIER PROPOSALS Supr. Marshall noted that the copier proposals are in front of the Board and will be coming out of the 2012 budget. Supr. Marshall said that the Toshiba copier is most favorable. Councilman Arndt agreed and noted that buying the unit instead of leasing is the way to go based on the low bid and also based on the all the Ontario County municipalities’ that have a Toshiba copier. Supr. Marshall agreed. Councilman Arndt noted that you are able to network this copier
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Toshiba Launches 4 Innovative MFPs

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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 http://www.business.toshiba.com . Follow Toshiba: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ToshibaCopiers Twitter http://twitter.com/ #!/toshibamps Blog copiers.toshiba.com/blog Press Room: business.toshiba.com/usa/about/press
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Xeroxing laying off @ solid ink tech center

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restructuring in the first quarter. The cuts coming down Wednesday will eliminate some positions in product research and engineering, Isselman said. Xerox employs 1,284 in Wilsonville where, among other things, it develops solid ink printer technology. Xerox spokesman Bill McKee said the company continues to transition into a services-based business. Xerox’s services offerings and accounts represented more than half of the company’s $22.6 billion in annual revenue last year. “It’s a fact
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Fuji Xeroes in on rivals with 'revolutionary' new printer

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Fuji Xerox claims to have blown its competitors out of the water with the launch of what it said is an ‘unrivalled’ new flagship printer targeted at large businesses and the creative and design markets. The company today took the wraps of three new printers including the Phaser 7800, a colour printer which Fuji Xerox said is unmatched in the market due to its ability to print commercial quality materials. Product sourcing manager Michael Johnson told CRN large businesses would no longer have
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OKI Data Americas to Present Proprietary Managed Print Services Solution, Serve as Pl

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) a unique advantage in today's competitive environment, as it provides new opportunities for developing new recurring revenue streams within existing accounts and procuring new accounts through monitoring and managing document workflow to improve document output-related efficiencies for end users. "OKI is committed to providing innovative printing solutions and technologies through a full range of channel segments, as represented by the Total Managed Print solution and the expansion of offerings
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Canon shaking up the great white north

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I heard recently that the Oce Canada operation has let go all the sales reps except one for all of Canada. More interesting that single rep reports to someone in FL. I think Canon is shaking up the "great white north".
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Death of the Direct Copier Channel? "part two"

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Last week I blogged the "Death of the Direct Copier Channel", in less than one week there were over 1,200 views. I'm guessing we hit a hot spot with many of those in the Direct and Dealer Channel. The Print4Pay Hotel forums also posted many comments like "Wow - it's like go here for more
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DOCUWISE, LLC and Level Platforms Introduce Integrated MPS Program at LPI ROADSHOW

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, rightsizing, asset allocation and print cost reduction. Level Platforms - DOCUWISE MPS solution provides a single pane of glass for all Level Platform partners, it is printer/copier brand agnostic, it automates supply and service orders, includes a helpdesk, (Break/Fix) nationwide on-site service and maintenance support, supplies, logistics, hardware, recycling, TCO analysis, print cost reduction strategies and implementation. Many organizations spend much more money than is needed on office printing
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Ricoh announces job cuts in Telford

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One of Telford's biggest manufacturers has said it is preparing to cut jobs. Ricoh, which employs about 800 people at its Priorslee factory, said it was offering voluntary redundancy to office and administrative staff. Director Rod Baggott said the company, which makes printers and photocopiers, expected to know how many jobs would be cut within the next fortnight. Mr Baggott added that staff working on the production line and in warehouses would not be affected. The Japanese-owned factory was
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Canon USA Launches Océ VarioPrint Digital Press

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technology also replaces the multiple process steps used in traditional electrophotographic printing technologies with a single, digital, no-variable process resulting in highly stable and consistent quality output. For customers seeking to reduce their environmental impact, the Océ VarioPrint DP Line utilizes Océ HeatXchange® technology incorporated into the printer to reduce energy consumption by transferring heat used to fuse toner onto paper from printed sheets to new sheets entering the print
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Canada is a simple environment for competition Ricoh (Ikon is long gone) Xerox Canon Even Canon is a very distant 3rd in this market Ricoh has dominated for years but they have been loosing some ground to Xerox in recent months. With Xerox Buying Laser Networks they are getting a jump on managing existing devices where Ricoh has been concentrating on flipping entire environments to Ricoh 2012 should be a challenging year for anyone in Canada.
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Toshiba Business Systems, Toshiba Toronto Direct, last Fall was awarded the Thames Valley District School Board for 1,200 copiers. This is believed to be the largest deal awarded in Canada last year. It was a steal from Ricoh and believed to increase Toshiba's Canadian copier market share to approx 15%.
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Bryan S Ryan promise to show Irish businesses how to slash IT costs by 40pc

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manpower. The event is called Convergence because, in the past two years, the lines between the printer-copier-scanner, or multifunctional device, and its role in business has morphed into a different animal calling for radically different skill sets from vendors. It is against this background that Bryan S Ryan has organised this major event, with guest speaker Bill Cullen, aimed at helping businesses maximise savings and efficiencies from managed print services. Bryan S Ryan MD Brian Whyte explained
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Production Print Certification VI

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Production Print Certification 5 » exam maker
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Bizhub series gets Info-Palette touch-screen

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VP, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions US, as saying. “This new series is an ideal solution for vertical market customers with a number of features targeting their current needs and future opportunities, making it just another reason why customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver hard-working, digital printing solutions that optimise print and document workflow efficiency.” The bizhub C754/C654 series offers enhanced security by way of Konica Minolta's bizhub Secure and other
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REQUEST FOR COPIER PROPOSALS The School District of University

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REQUEST FOR COPIER PROPOSALS The School District of University City is seeking bids to lease purchase approx. 50 copiers. Specifica- tions may be ob- tained from the Fi- nance Office at 8136 Groby Road, Univer- sity City, MO 63130. Sealed bids must be received no later than 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (Originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 02/08/2012) http://thelist.kaango.com/ad-r...se-purchase/20226813
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New Ricoh 4410SPF "brainshark" review

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Did anyone take this course yet? It stated the OEM drum is $27 and has a yield of 30K? Is this true???
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LEAF Announces The Launch Of The Next Generation Of Cost Per Usage Billing

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“cost per” product as cost per copy, cost per image, or cost per print, the LEAF CPU offering can be customized to support their unique go to market strategy. In addition to standard CPU billing functions, in this latest version, LEAF has released enhancements which provide equipment vendors with the most up-to-date automated metered billing and reporting systems in the market today. The newly updated LEAF CPU platform can be tailored to meet an individual vendor’s program requirements. Whether an
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The new series of Kyocera colour MFP's that was introduced last summer provides the means to set three tiers of counter for colour based upon the coverage of colour on the page. This permits setting three price levels based upon the amount of colour coverage. The settings can be adjusted by the dealer to fit their price model. It means you don't have to pay a full colour page price when you print a small colour item, say a logo, if the contract is set up this way. We just won a large contract
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Re: S&P Downgrades Ricoh from A+ to A Credit Rating

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Conclusions: 1. The IKON acquisition has not been a Cash Cow, but a 400 lb Gorilla 2. The article hints that Ricoh will move HQ to Malvern, PA 3. The article hints at more layoffs when they mention "restructuring" 4. Ricoh is betting on Managed Document Services and Production Print to sustain them
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Curious to see how this will shake out and filter down to Canon Business. Does anyone sense a situation like there has been between Ricoh and IKON?
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Re: Konica Minolta 10% Price Increase April 01/12

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Konica Minolta in the U.S. had a Price Increase on February 1, 2012 on some MFP products, which averaged 5% across the Product Line. They did not raise pricing on Consumables, nor Parts.
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Re: Japan's Ricoh & group companies downgraded to 'A'

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Conclusions: 1. The IKON acquisition has not been a Cash Cow, but a 400 lb Gorilla 2. The article hints that Ricoh will move HQ to Malvern, PA 3. The article hints at more layoffs when they mention "restructuring" 4. Ricoh is betting on Managed Document Services and Production Print to sustain them 5. It's going to be a tough seven weeks in Ricoh's Direct Channel (IKON / RBS)
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ImagePROGRAF 825 roll switching issue

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We are a reseller for Canon large format products and I hope someone can help with the issue we are having on a Canon iPF 825. I have a customer that plots from Arc GIS and 3 times per year they print 3-4k plots over a 4 day period. Part of the reason we sold them the 825 was the ability to switch rolls. On these long runs they would like the plotter to switch from roll 1 to roll 2 so they could have uninterrupted plotting. Unfortunately the Canon will not switch rolls and only stops and says
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Oce cutting my throat in every deal!!!

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I'm so frustrated. 1st Case: customer calls wants quote on 2 IR6055's. Needs print, copy, scan function staple finisher and 3hole punch. My pricing comes in right under $25K. Oce dealer gets the deal priced at $19K. 2nd Case: same Oce dealer quotes IR2525 at $2,300. My price $3,200. My cost on both of the deals was a couple dollars less than their quote. How are they able to give the equipment away and stay profitable... Has anyone else come up against this issue as an independent Canon dealer
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Document Management Company, MES Hybrid Document Systems Inc., Announces February 22n

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need a human touch. The company will demonstrate technology that can assist manual indexing processes and make them nearly as efficient as automated ones. “As much as technology and automation can make our lives easier, sometimes we just can’t avoid the need to involve a human being,” said Kevin D’Arcy, vice president of sales and marketing at MES Hybrid Document Systems, Inc. “Document Management systems can do a lot to help us, but we still need to oversee and guide them in certain situations
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Re: Ricoh 2352 & 2852?

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I have not even sold one of these yet, most all Ricoh products are very hard to come by right now. Are you looking for GSA pricing or US Communities?
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Customers are telling me that Canon Direct closed their offices in my small Canadian province of Nova Scotia and handed over operations to their new local dealer.
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Re: Canon shaking up the great white north

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Wow, what comes around goes around right, could it be that copier history may repeat it self in the near future and become more dealer orientated (especially due to financial conditions), one would tend to think that this is the logical course of action in order to increase profits. Maybe ib the future when you look at the time line of the industry as whole, you would then see a 20-25 year blip where direct channel was seen more as a fad, rather than a good business model.
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Re: Bizhub series gets Info-Palette touch-screen

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I am surprised that KM did not start with their bread & butter lineup to see what an impact there will be like Sharp has on all the new color A3's.
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Re: is panasonic still selling copiers?

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Panasonic has been out of the industry for about 3-4 years now. There is no parts or R&D from them. There are only 3 distributors in the US...one on the west, east and midwest. All of their support people have taken other jobs with the distributors or in other areas. It was very frustrating dealing with the middle man because many times they did not know the answers and there was no other resources. If anyone is selling these boxes they are off lease systems or units that are sitting in a

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago
First Week of February 2012

My first post on this site (does not include the start of this site with blogspot) was back on January of 2003.  Eleven months is all the time that's left in order to have 20 years of collaboration content for our industry. I'm proud we were able and will continue to offer the ability of people in our industry to collaborate in a secure site away from prying eyes.

Enjoy these copier threads from 10 years ago this week!

On track to transform enterprise printing

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worldwide use Equitrac. Its strong MFP and printer partner alliances mean Equitrac has long been used by major printer and copier OEMs such as HP, Ricoh and Xerox to provide enhanced multivendor print management capabilities for tracking, monitoring and reporting on scan, copy and print usage to their managed print services (MPS) customers. This broadens the already strong OEM relationships on the eCopy side, including Canon, Konica Minolta and others. With Equitrac, eCopy and its desktop products
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Managed Print Services Executive

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the XPS solution in terms of consistency andcontrol, improved services, managing costs and managing compliance. PositionXerox effectively against competitive offerings (e.g. HP, Ricoh / IKON, Canon,Lexmark, Konica-Minolta and local dealer offerings) and how these do or do notaddress the market. Developworking relationships with key players (Client Asset Manager team) and the various applications that willbe used in the Implementation and Manage phases of the XPS sales cycle, as wellas the
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Konica Minolta Launches bizhub C754/C654 Color MFP Series Featuring New INFO-Palette

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new series is an ideal solution for vertical market customers with a number of features targeting their current needs and future opportunities, making it just another reason why customers can count on Konica Minolta to deliver hard-working, digital printing solutions that optimize print and document workflow efficiency.” The bizhub C754/C654 series offers enhanced security by way of Konica Minolta’s bizhub SECURE and other advanced options including Biometric Authentication and HID Proximity
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Making a case for Green Printing

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of Managed Print Services (MPS). According to Bhaskar Joshi, Manager - Marketing, Office Imaging Solutions Division, Canon India, “Right now 20% of printouts are not claimed at the end of the day. That is actual wastage and it has an adverse impact upon the environment in terms of energy consumption and paper wastage.” This has led print vendors to come up with innovations in the area of MPS. The latest one is called secured printing. In this set-up, the printout will not be generated unless the
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Innovative EFI Fiery Technology and New Konica Minolta MFPs Bring Mobile

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productivity-boosting tools. Based on the latest award-winning Fiery System 10e platform, the controller delivers fully finished documents faster than ever before and offers multiple ways for mobile device users to print from their smartphones and tablets. "Once again we have paired our advanced Fiery technology with the latest bizhub products from Konica Minolta to provide customers with an exceptional color printing solution," said John Henze, vice president of Fiery marketing, EFI. "This
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Toshiba’s profit drops sharply

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Toshiba’s profit drops sharply Toshiba is another tech giant that reports weak results due to the strong Japanese yen and natural disasters. Net profit for the nine months to December dropped by 70 percent to Y12 billion ($158 million). The company was forced to more than halve its net profit estimation for the whole fiscal year, which ends in March, from Y140 billion to Y65 billion. Sales dropped as well in the nine months to December, by nearly 7 percent, to Y4.35 trillion. The strong yen
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Sales Representative for Managed Print Services

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professionals to continue our expansion. Experience with equipment sales (copiers, plotters, printers) and managed service is required. Previous Managed Print Services sales is required. This is a new and exciting position with excellent compensation potential for the right person. REQUIREMENTS · 2+ years relevant experience in consultative managed print services and equipment sales (copier/plotter/printer) · Excellent written and verbal communication skills necessary · Strong computer skills
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Konica Minolta Celebrates Fifth Consecutive Year as Brand Keys’ #1 Brand

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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 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
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Xerox Unveils IaaS, Backup SMB Cloud Services

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February 3rd, 2012 | Author: Larry Walsh Services are nothing new to Xerox, as the company is one of the driving forces behind managed print as an augmentation of its legacy printer and copier business. But the cloud beckons and Xerox is heading in with the launch of infrastructure and backup services that are a departure from its document management core. Designed for small and midsized businesses with revenues ranging from $10 million to $250 million, the Xerox IaaS and backup cloud services
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Copier manufacturer Ricoh slid 6 percent after saying it now expects to post annual l

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, trading at 70 percent of its average 90-day full day volume, slashed its annual profit guidance to 200 billion yen($2.6 billion), its lowest level in three years, hurt by the cost of natural disasters in Japan and Thailand and a strong yen. But in an indication that the market was beginning to take these type of earnings figures in its stride, Honda's stock was up 0.5 percent at 2,679 yen after falling as much as 2.8 percent in early trade. Copier manufacturer Ricoh slid 6 percent after saying
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Abramo Printing & Logistics Purchases Four KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Italian print service provider Abramo Printing & Logistics has invested in four KODAK PROSPER S-Series Imprinting Systems to print variable data for the ISTAT 2011 Italian census forms. The print house has a long-standing relationship with Kodak. Among its numerous offset and web offset printing machines are three KODAK VERSAMARK Printing Systems, two with two 9-inch inkjet printheads, and one with four 9-inch inkjet printheads. Catanzaro-based Abramo Printing
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Jeffrey Jacobson Named Head of Xerox Global Graphic Communications

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strategy, operations, product development, marketing, sales and support of Xerox's production systems portfolio and related software and workflow offerings. "Jeffrey brings to Xerox deep customer and industry knowledge and relationships, extensive business acumen and insightful strategies to ensure Xerox remains a respected leader in helping graphic communications clients profit and grow their businesses with our digital printing solutions," said Armando Zagalo de Lima, president, Xerox
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Konica Minolta 3rd Quarter/March 2012 Consolidated Financial Results

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Check it out....KonicaMinolta will be raising or has raised prices for MFP's, alarmed about the euro and a possible recession there, increased value of the end, and possible effects from Thailand floods for last quarter of this year. Here's the link.. KM 3rd Quarter/March 2012 Consolidated Financial Results
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Fire! Fire! Fire sale @ KonicaMinolta!

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a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of two reports of the printers overheating. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves four desktop models of laser color printers: Magicolor 4750DN, Magicolor 3730DN, Bizhub C35 and Bizhub C35P. Model numbers are located on the plate attached to the side of the printer as well as the bottom of the front door. The printers are dark and light gray in color and have "Konica Minolta" printed on the top of the front door
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Xerox® WorkCentre® 6400X vs Canon Color C1030iF

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KonicaMinolta bizhub PRESS C8000 BLI Production Print Review

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Preo Announces the Release of Printelligence™ v4

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distribution partners including Supplies Network and Toshiba America Business Systems. About Preo™ Software Preo™ Software Inc. is the market leader in providing Print Knowledge Management Systems to enterprises, select OEMs, and Managed Print Services providers around the world. Printelligence™, the company's award winning flagship cloud-based offering, empowers users to optimize their print assets and reduce print volumes, while yielding significant cost savings and reducing the environmental
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Japan's Ricoh & group companies downgraded to 'A'

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business, relatively light capital investment burden, and potential for higher earnings in growth markets underpin the company's business. In addition, restructuring efforts are likely to produce a degree of improvement in its earnings in Japan and North America. Therefore, we limited the downgrade to one notch. Although Ricoh's market share in its core copiers and multifunctional printers business has declined over the past three years, it remains a leader in major markets such as Japan, North
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RICOH/IKON sales merge

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What will happen in the next seven weeks with RICOC/IKON sales departments with the IKON name gone? Anyone have any idea on this?
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Sharp Forecasts Record $3.8 Billion Loss

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-yen loss from 24 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Sharp cut its revenue forecast by 8.9 percent and said operating profit will be zero. Japan’s largest maker of LCD panels booked charges as it cut deferred tax assets by 119.8 billion yen in the quarter ended Dec. 31. The Osaka-based company and local rivals Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are also forecasting losses because of weakening demand for TVs, while a stronger yen damps the repatriated value of their overseas sales of LCDs
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Print Audit® Introduces Disruptive New MPS Business Model

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. Premier provides a full array of print management tools that can be used to uncover more sales opportunities, truly manage printing in any environment, lower print costs and add value to the dealers machines in field. To sign up or learn about Premier please visit: http://www.printaudit.com/mps1 Visit the following URL to sign up for one of four webinars hosted by Print Audit’s President and CEO, John MacInnes: http://www.printaudit.com/premierwebinars About Print Audit®: Established in 1999 and
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Ricoh's Unique New Publishing Event Showcases the Industry's Future: From Traditional

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Ricoh's Unique New Publishing Event Showcases the Industry's Future: From Traditional Books to Tablets "The Next Chapter" Event Will Feature Thought Leaders and Experts Gathered to Help Shape Tomorrow's Book Industry Jan 31, 2012 BOULDER, CO - Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced its first-ever, books-driven, invitational event -- "The Next Chapter" -- aimed to bridge the gap between publishers and book manufacturers by addressing
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RJ YOUNG COMPANY ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RJ YOUNG COMPANY ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION Acquires Select Customer Accounts in Mississippi and Alabama Locations, Focuses on Local Service Nashville, Tenn. (February 6, 2012) – RJ Young Company announced today a strategic agreement with Ricoh Americas Corporation to expand its footprint of key accounts in Mississippi and Alabama. Effective March 1, 2012, RJ Young will assume ownership for the sales, service and operations of certain
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Re: The Death of the Direct Channel?

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Since IKON / RBS has not been able to upgrade the Canon / Ricoh IKON MIF that was the intent of the acquisition, they are now selling off the base to mega Dealers. But RJ Young will upgrade these 6,000 units to Canon machines and Muratec devices. Ricoh is having extensive back-order issues at present time.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the REALiS WUX5000 and WUX5000 D, its Brightest ...

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced its brightest-ever REALiS Installation LCOS Projectors, which are designed to provide exceptional display performance for a wide range of professional AV markets. Incorporating multiple features for convenient installation and maintenance, the new REALiS WUX5000 and WUX5000 D Installation LCOS Projectors utilize Canon's unique fourth-generation AISYS (Aspectual
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Scanner apps turn phone into fax machine

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is worth spending $2 for the Pro version, which provides added screen room and other important benefits -- chief among them the ability to export images via email to an Evernote account or DropBox. The only way to export a scan with the free version is to send it as a fax or print it -- if, that is, you own a printer that connects to your device wirelessly. If you can export the document digitally, as with the Pro version, you can then retrieve it using a device that is wired to a printer
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Ricoh MP301SPF

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Heard about this from my DSM, suppose to be here in 30 days or so. I've seen nothing on the Ricoh 6 month forecast. Has anyone else heard of this???
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Anitech launches the KIP C7800 wide-format toner-based printer

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print on a huge range of substrates for indoor and outdoor use and lastly it has finishing built right into the production chain.” The KIP C7800 wide format printer uses a solid particle based toner system for colour and mono printing that produces outstanding quality at a cost per copy rate that is a quarter of the price for a comparable size in inkjet. Built for flexibility, the machine will print media from 300mm to 910mm wide, making it ideal for indoor, outdoor or backlit graphics and the
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January 2012 Sales Quota Poll

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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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New Color and Monochrome A3 MFPs From Samsung

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can print images with a selected color or without a certain color, which will be replaced with white (that can save toner when printing images with a dark background). Pressing the button starts saving Eco print mode that reduces toner consumption. Advanced security features include password authentication, data encryption and protection from penetration into the office network. All MFPs come with pre-installed special software, which consists of SmarThru Workflow applications (helps with
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Kyocera TASKalfa 300ci LAB Test Report

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HP Officejet Pro 8100/8600 vs. Color Laser Printers

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Kyocera TASKalfa 552ci BLI Field Test Report

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Kyocera FS-C5250DN Color Laser BLI Test Report

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Sharp MX-M753N BLI Lab Test Report

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Kyocera FS-C2126MFP+ Lab Test Report

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Xerox® Phaser® 6280DN vs. Lexmark C544dn

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Business Development Manager - Managed Print Services

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Business Development Manager - Managed Print Services Staples - Fremont, CA See original job posting at CareerBuilder » This position can be located in the following areas: San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose or Newark Staples Technology Solutions is the enterprise technology division for Staples, a $26 Billion fortune 100 Company. With 28 years as an industry leader in technology including imaging and print, Staples Technology Solutions (STS) is a trusted provider of mission critical supplies
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Samsung signs printer deal with California

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Samsung Electronics Co., Korea’s leading tech firm, said Sunday it has won a three-year contract to supply printers to the state government of California. The company did not specify the amount of the deal, but said it will supply laser-jet printers to 150 government offices of California for the next three years. Samsung also said the deal marked the company’s largest contract with a government. Samsung currently has the second-largest share of about 20 percent in the global market for laser
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Good read for VDP print software @ Print Planet

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Re: Canon President Steps Down as Forecast Misses

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, Canon's consolidated sales dropped 4 percent from the previous year to 3.56 trillion yen for the business year ended in December, based on U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Main factors for the drop include effects from the Great East Japan Earthquake, floods in Thailand and the superstrong yen. In December, Canon said it aimed to boost its sales in 2012 to above 4.48 trillion yen--sales figures for the business year ending December 2007. But on Monday, the firm forecast its 2012
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Re: Ricoh MP301SPF

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Please be advised that the following models are scheduled to be discontinued and we have limited inventory available. Oracle Code Ricoh Model Savin Model Lanier Model 415464 MP C3001 C9130 LD630C 415473 MP C3501 C9135 LD635C 415402 MP C4501 C9145 LD645C 415417 MP C5501 C9155 LD655C The replacement models, the MP C3002/C3502 and the MP C4502/C5502, are scheduled to launch at the end of February.
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Re: Ricoh MP301SPF

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I bet they will be virtually identical to the previous models and that Ricoh is just standardizing model numbers to prepare to phase out Savin and/or Lanier.
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Re: Canon President Steps Down as Forecast Misses

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As Canon searches for new Leaders, during the current transition in the Office Products industry, they will also need to rebuild their culture. The once dominant figure and brand name is showing signs of trouble right now. They entered a 'Perfect Storm' when Ricoh acquired IKON, which had them in a reactive mode for a long time, then the tragic Earthquake and Floods occurred. In order to halt their slide, Leadership and culture must help navigate the Industry giant through these times, but
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Re: Canon President Steps Down as Forecast Misses

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right, I read that they are going back to a former COO who is Fujio Mitarai and read that Canon did not think that they had someone like Fujio in the "next generation". I guess that would have meant someone in the 50-60 range? It seems all of the major copier companies, even KM has had a very tough year. Tsunami, earthquake, floods (thailand), and yes the unexpected rise of the yen has hit them hard.
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Re: The Death of the Direct Channel?

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I doubt that they will upgrade to all Canon devices that would not have been in the best interest for Ricoh. That aquisition is now approaching four years old (Ricoh of Ikon). I agree with the back order issues however so are other manufacturers as well. It's not only Ricoh!

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of January 2012

Each week that passed from this point on gets us closer to logging twenty years of content for the copier industry.  It's not just twenty years of press releases but it's 20 years of amazing content that includes collaboration, idea's, thoughts, pricing, quotes, leads and excellent opinions.  Consider this your personal invitation to fuel your quest for knowledge and to continue to win.

Our Excellent Copier Threads from Ten Years Ago this Week!

Canon U.S.A. Announces Availability Of uniFLOW Version 5.1 Print Management Software

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faster processing. Further, the Canon PCL6 Generic driver is now supported for secure printing workflow, allowing organizations using the Canon PCL6 Generic driver to enjoy the benefits of making finishing changes at the imageRUNNER ADVANCE, which in the past was only possible with the uniFLOW Universal Driver. Embedded Applets for Secure Printing To extend third-party device support, uniFLOW v5.1 features embedded applets for Konica Minolta devices. This applet provides secure printing capability
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Xerox buys Ontario-based managed print services provider LaserNetworks

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TORONTO - LaserNetworks, an Ontario-based managed print services provider, has been acquired by Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX) for an undisclosed price, the American document company giant announced Wednesday. "Our acquisition of LaserNetworks expands our services footprint in Canada, enhancing our capabilities and distancing us from our competitors," Xerox Canada president and CEO Mandy Shapansky said in a release. LaserNetworks, which employs 189 people in sales, service and business operations
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Minuteman Press Printing of Lansing, Ill., Grows Business With Help of Ricoh Pro C651

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Minuteman Press Printing of Lansing, Ill., Grows Business With Help of Ricoh Pro C651EX Printing System Quick-print shop takes jobs in house, providing faster, easier, more affordable customer experiences without increasing costs Jan 04, 2012 West Caldwell, NJ - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced that Minuteman Press Printing in Lansing, Ill., has invested in the RICOH® Pro C651EX
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Bud Light - Copier Salesman

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ACS, A Xerox Company, Helps Iowa Modernize the Way Physicians Share Patient Informati

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http://www.acs-inc.com . For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor . Note: Connect with ACS on Facebook or Twitter. To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/pr/xerox/rss.aspx . For open commentary, industry perspectives and views from events visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp , http://twitter.com/xeroxoffice , http://twitter.com/xeroxproduction , http://twitter.com/servicesatxerox , http://twitter.com/xeroxevents , http://www.xerox.com/blogs , http
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Samsung SCX-3405 multi function laser printer series

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Samsung SCX-3405 multi function laser printer series Samsung has announced seven additions to its multi-function printer range. The SCX-3405 series MFPs provide simple and reliable performance with print, scan, copy and fax solutions at a competitive cost. Targeted at small and medium businesses, the devices provide quick printing speeds alongside cost effective solutions. “Small and medium businesses increasingly have demands for multi function printers that provide value in terms of cost
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Re: Got A Situation! What would ou do?

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I'm working hard to fix this situation. They do not want another Toshiba and for my second option Samsung just shot me down. They wont sell me the new A3 Black and White. I've been selling their stuff for 6 years and this is the thanks I get. Say I'm to small. Any input on the Sharp MX-M453 or eed a suggestion on a 45 ppm print black and white volume about 8k a month need ledger Sorry. Once I get outside my norm everything becomes a blur Appreciate all your expertise
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Re: Big Shake Up at XEROX!!!

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Imaging Systems to KonicaMinolta and Production Print to Canon! We've seen stranger things right!
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Executive Appointments

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he will oversee Canon U.S.A.'s call center operations. Elsa de Sucre has been appointed president of Canon Panama where she will oversee all of Canon's operations in the region. "It gives me great pleasure to announce these two appointments. Joe Warren has been instrumental in guiding the success and recognition that Canon earns year after year for our dedicated customer support. Thanks to Joe's leadership, our award-winning 100-percent US-based customer support staff has been recognized by
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kyocera taskalfa 3050ci - What can you tell me about it?

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I have a sales person asking me about a kyocera taskalfa 3050ci. I haven't seem or heard much of this product, so I would be interested in hearing from this illustrious group, what is the good, the bad, & especially the ugly when it comes to the kyocera taskalfa 3050ci. Thanks for your help! Vince
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Zhuhai Seine laser Printers OMG!

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So, I got a few days left before the end of my BIG vacation, TWO WEEKS!! at home. It's awesome!! I figured I'd catch up with some prospected that I needed to do for the Print4Pay Hotel. Always need advertisers so I can one day quit my day job and do this full time, and if I could we would have something spectacular!! Anyway a good source of potential customers for me is to go the ITEX show page and see who will be exhibiting at the ITEX show, this year its back in Vegas baby!! @ The Mirage
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Re: Convert your iPhone into a mobile scanner! Scan documents, forms, whiteboards, magazi

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accounts. The image quality is OK at best. I did not have the chance to export as a jpeg to see that quality. Keep in mind it's more for documents, sketches and stuff like that. Once I opened the doc, of course it was readable, but the quality kinda reminded me of a poor quality fax (but, I then realized that the document I captured was printed via inkjet printer and it was taken from an image from the web, thus 72dpi). I printed the document to my printer and it printed exactly what I scanned. I'm
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Parts catalog Toshiba BD 1340/1350

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I am looking for a partscatalog for this machine, but only the pages with the fusing section.I know it is a bit old, but I hope someone can help.I have a brand new mainboard for a BD608, maybe we can swap? ;o)
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Why Single Server Printing is becoming the global standard

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Single Server Printing as a concept describes how one print controller, rather than dozens of print servers, can control all printing , every printer and each printer driver in a global enterprise, with maximum redundancy and insignificant wide area network traffic . go here for more...
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Competitive Info Xerox Workcentre 7500 Series

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I see on the brochure on the Xerox 7525 it lists scan to searchable PDF as standard. Does anyone know if this requires software or is a function of the MFP? I know we can do this with PPDM, but was wondering if other vendors have stricly hardware solutions that would provide this capability. Thanks!
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Ricoh MP2550B Shortage from Thai Floods

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Just had some notification that the MP2550B is backordered until June of 2012, anyone else hearing the same thing. I finding this hard to believe the excuse was the flooding in Thailand.Art
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What will happen with Kodak?

Art Post (Guest) ·
Would like to hear from others as to what will happen with Kodak. I read an article the other day that stated George (think it was George) Eastman actually committed suicide. "In his final two years, Eastman was in intense pain, caused by a degenerative disorder affecting his spine. He had trouble standing and his walking became a slow shuffle. Today it might be diagnosed as lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal caused by calcification in the vertebrae. Eastman grew depressed
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Awesome FREE Widget for laser printer TCO

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Check this out from Jesse, it's free, put it on your blog, on your web site. The link for this is in the reply and while your using this make sure you talk to Jesse and see how he can help your business with leads. He'a and SEO expert and is a...
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OKI Data Americas to Showcase Printing Solutions; Serve as Platinum Sponsor at 2012 P

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showcase the specific printing solutions that are vital hardware components of the ProfitMaster Solution Suite, which serves as a comprehensive information management service for Canada’s hardware, home improvement and building supply industry. OKI has been a ProfitMaster Canada Partner for over 15 years and has participated in every Business Partner Conference for the past ten years. OKI products feature industry-leading security technologies that provide users with the ability to print with
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

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Anyone notice that the Lanier and Savin equivs of these systems now have "MP" names almost identical to the Ricoh versions? Any thoughts on this?
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

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Ricoh manufacturing (and Ricoh LTD) are preparing for the elimination of both the Lanier brand and SAVIN brand by April 1, 2012.
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

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quote: Originally posted by GMAN: Ricoh manufacturing (and Ricoh LTD) are preparing for the elimination of both the Lanier brand and SAVIN brand by April 1, 2012. Whoa! That means another prediction comes true!! LOL I was just about a year late with this... thanx GMAN!
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

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quote: Originally posted by GMAN: Ricoh manufacturing (and Ricoh LTD) are preparing for the elimination of both the Lanier brand and SAVIN brand by April 1, 2012. That's a pretty bold statement. Do you have any proof that this is something that is going to take place??? As a Lanier guy I don't necessarily think it would be a bad thing by the way.
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Re: Awesome FREE Widget for laser printer TCO

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Compare HP, Lexmark, and Ricoh Printers
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Re: kyocera taskalfa 3050ci - What can you tell me about it?

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I have sold a few of these units. Whats hard to beat is the color cpc and standard features. Image quality is good, however you may have to change a few settings in the print driver to beat the quality of the Ricoh color products. Reliabilty should be good, however this is a new series so were still waiting.
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EFI to Present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference

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webcast of the event will be made available on the Investor Relations/Events & Presentations portion of EFI website at http://ir.efi.com/ . A replay of the webcast will be available online at the aforementioned website following the conclusion of the event. About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust
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Mergers and Acquisitions: 7 MSPs Acquired Since New Year 2012

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Mergers and Acquisitions: 7 MSPs Acquired Since New Year 2012 Posted January 5th, 2012 by Joe Panettieri 4 0 MSPmentor concedes: Our math isn’t exactly right. But using some fuzzy logic, we’ve spotted seven mergers and acquisitions within the managed services market since the start of 2012. And we’re only five days into the New Year. The latest deal involves Xerox buying LaserNetworks , a managed print services specialist. Are more deals coming? Absolutely yes. Here’s a brief look at the next
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LDAP

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I'm following up on a post that I started last September re: LDAP that seems to be dead so I'm starting new. I put this on the back burner and finally got around to figuring this out. For those of you who want to configure LDAP on Ricoh MFPs, I've attached some documentation. If you have a good understanding of LDAP you will probably be like "duh"! If you're just a copier guy who is trying to fake it until you make it like me, you might find this helpful. I used these settings to set up LDAP
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

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I believe that one of the 'other' Brands (Lanier or Savin) will be eliminated by this summer, yet i have NO FACTUAL INFORMATION. Just my suspicion.
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Re: Both HP and Lexmark increase prices Jan 01 2012

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I heard Ricoh also increased prices. Have any of you received notification of price hikes? Thanks
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Re: Both HP and Lexmark increase prices Jan 01 2012

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Will any of these Ricoh MSRP/LDP price hikes result in higher end-user pricing? Will the price increases for end users be the same as the price increases to dealers?
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Re: Got A Situation! What would ou do?

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You should be able to go to a broker and get another 50ppm Toshiba for dirt cheep. I'd swap the machine out or fix the existing one. No way would I roll the lease on the customer. Just be honest with the customer and do the right thing by them. One call to a competitor for a quote and you are toast. Make it a positive in the customer's mind. The customer will respect you more in the long run if youdo the right thing. Roll the lease and risk losing the customer forever.
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Re: Got A Situation! What would ou do?

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First what was the terms of the first lease? What was the payment? How many months left? When you leased the used Toshiba did you check new or used on the lease? Fisher is right take care of the customer and they will take care of you. Yo need to build that trust and respect back up because right now the customer thinks he got a lemon and you do not care. If he believes that you need to act fast otherwise he will shop you and that will be the end of that customer. Honesty is always the best
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Re: Got A Situation! What would ou do?

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What are your options that you have to chose from? What brands are you authorized to service? Are you an independent dealer? How would you get a Sharp if you are not a dealer? Can you service Sharp MX series? At 8K per month they really don't need a 45ppm unit. That would be 25-35ppm range.
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Re: Got A Situation! What would ou do?

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I am a small independent been in business over 12 years. Main line is Toshiba with a secondary being Samsung. Both of ehich are not a option for this customer I can get Pretty much anything through association but I don't won't to do wrong to the customer I am looking for a good machine that will work well for them I am a service tech so usually working on different products is not a issue
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Re: Parts catalog Toshiba BD 1340/1350

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quote: Parts catalog Toshiba BD 1340/1350 you can buy one here, not sure if this helps http://www.justmanuals.com/tos...e-manual-p-1214.html
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Re: kyocera taskalfa 3050ci - What can you tell me about it?

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Can anyone help Vince out, we have quite a few kyocera members.
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Re: kyocera taskalfa 3050ci - What can you tell me about it?

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I have Lanier and Kyocera in my showroom. The Lanier has far better image quality and is also more user friendly. Just my humble opinion.
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Re: Selling Among Wolves

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I have worked with several "Evangelical" sales people who like to wear a tiny Cross on their coat lapel in the expectation that customers will see it and perceive them as more trustworthy. These people often turn out to be the biggest crooks out there who think of their profit first and the customer second.
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Re: Ricoh MP2550B Shortage from Thai Floods

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Gintel: Now the MP2550B is a current unit that was re-positioned to be more competitive with the new Canon A3 25ppm system.
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Re: Ricoh MP2550B Shortage from Thai Floods

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Hard Drives are becoming difficult to get our hands on. That's all it takes to not be able to produce a copier.
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Re: LDAP

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The only way to show emails in a sent box when using scan-to-email is with a 3rd party connector that is integrated with the MFP. I know UDOCX can do this....not to familiar with the Ricoh 3rd party vendors.
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Kofax Launches DotImage Enterprise Edition

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streamline the flow of business critical information throughout an organization in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner. These solutions provide a rapid return on investment to thousands of customers in banking, insurance, government, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers these solutions through its own sales and service organizations, and a global network of more than 800 authorized partners in more than 70 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific
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Mark McCuen accepts Information Architect VP position at MWAi

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experience in the digital printing and publishing industry. During that time, Mark served in key roles that led to the creation and execution of game changing technologies and solutions that drove the introduction of desktop publishing, wide format color printing and the establishment of the digital multifunctional printer as the core solution for office work group automation. For most of the last decade, Mark pioneered and implemented office solutions strategies at EFI (Electronics For Imaging
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New Year Brings New IT Channel Training Offerings from CompTIA

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providers prepare to apply for CompTIA's business-level credentials -- the CompTIA Security Trustmark and CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark. Three other Quick Start Guides -- on managed services, managed print services and health IT -- have been updated with new content from industry experts. The new and updated training guides are a part of the full portfolio of channel training, including live workshops, printed and downloadable training guides and business credentials, available from CompTIA

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

First Week of December 2011

In one short year we'll be one year short of celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2023 with the site that you see today.  I started the Print4Pay Hotel back in 2001 with a MSN community group.  The reason I started the site is so dealers and salespeople in our industry could share information, which I called the good, the bad and the ugly.

Enjoy these copier threads from 10 years ago!

Gap Intelligence’s 2011 Printing Industry Year in Review

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began with a trickleof relatively unambitious copier brand A4 desktops starting roughly ten years ago, followed-by Sharp’s Frontier experiment in 2008 and 2009, but2011 finally brought the first truly enterprise-class A4s from Ricoh, Canon, Konica Minolta (in Europe), and Fuji Xerox (in Asia). And althoughUS versions of the new Konica Minolta and Fuji Xerox (via Xerox) models have yet to materialize and more enterprise A4s from traditional A3 vendorsare surely on the way, the last eighteen
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Fuji Xerox Launches New Series of Multifunction Devices Along With Solutions Designed

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feature Fuji Xerox's proprietary Smart Power Saving Technology. The technology contributes to saving energy by only distributing power to areas actually used in the scanning unit, control panel, output unit or controller when a device recovers from the energy saving mode. As only the area that is being used runs, the devices do not make unnecessary noise and users can operate on a control panel without waiting for a device to reboot. Further, Fuji Xerox developed the eight models in the full-color
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Fuji Xerox Promotes New Work Styles by Cloud-Based Document Sharing and Its Linkage W

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for received faxes, streamlines the office work, and reduces costs. Note 1: Requires DocuWorks Viewer Light for iPhone / iPad 2.0. Note 2: The service allows documents and photos registered at Net Print Center, the file storage site on the Internet, to be printed from a multi-use copier installed at Seven-Eleven stores. Note: iPad, iPhone and iTunes are the registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries. Note: The trademark of iPhone is used based on the licensing
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Fuji Xerox Achieves an Office Environment That Balances Convenience and Eco Performan

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Fuji Xerox Achieves an Office Environment That Balances Convenience and Eco Performance by Visualizing Environmental Loads and Streamlining Workflow to Promote Eco Measures Introducing ApeosWare Log Management 1.2 Dec 06, 2011 TOKYO — Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. has enhanced log management software ApeosWare Log Management, a component of ApeosWare Management Suit (Note1) that centrally manages and operates multifunction devices and printers. The new ApeosWare Log Management 1.2 has an additional
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Re: Everyone is always looking to bash who's on top!

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Art - Your story and thoughts are both enlightening. While Ricoh should remain a dominant force in our Industry, they have many challenges as an organization. It comes down to leadership and culture, which are essential, even if you have a great product. Kyocera, SHARP, and Toshiba share a certain destiny when it comes to MFP products. They are managing the decline of their MFP business, which means they may soon wind up in the 'Other Vendors' category on future Market Share reports. I hope we
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Sharp Announces New B2B President

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced that Doug Albregts has joined the company’s Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) as president. In his position, Mr. Albregts is responsible for directing the strategic growth and profitability of Sharp’s Business to Business (B2B) operations by increasing sales via channel and resellers, expanding market share and maintaining high levels of quality and innovation
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Print Audit Assessor Helps Dealers Maximize Profits With Over 1800 Organizations

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total print volumes, the Assessor tracks 35 fields of information about each print job. For example, the software tracks who printed, the application, printer, number of pages, color information, document name and more. Once an assessment is complete, dealers can generate powerful reports that reveal printing inefficiencies and bottlenecks. This data can be used to analyze volumes and create specific proposals related to their customer's unique needs. Print Audit® has designed the Assessor
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"What is" Jetmobile?

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, mobility, andtraceability, solution. SecureJet allows customers to minimize printing cost,increase security, and prove utilizations and efficiencies as well as providingknowledge for actionable print environment optimization. 4. What manufacturers devices are supported? Jetmobile has embedded solutionsfor HP and Ricoh printing devices but supports other manufactures throughexternal appliance. How do you sell your products? Jetmobile focuses on developing anindirect sales channel to provide
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Canon U.S.A. Celebrates Another Award-Winning Year

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the 100 Best Global Brands for 2011 by Interbrand, the leading brand consultancy. Among the company's key awards, Canon has been placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide(1) report; PCMag.com Readers' Choice awards for service and reliability for the eighth consecutive year for Canon digital cameras and printers, and the first year for camcorders in a new category for 2011; and for the third consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal's(2) Center of
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Brother recruits print veterans

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Brother strengthens senior sales team with print industry veterans Printer manufacturer Brother has expanded its sales team with the appointments of two senior managers. Cathy Ellis (pictured) joins from Dell , where she was the UK head of its printer business for three years. She will take up the newly created position of head of sales, online partners, developing Brother’s online partner network, and reporting to Andy Forsyth who joined Brother in October from HP . Cathy has 24 years
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Level Platforms Release Reflects RMM Evolution

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with photocopier legacies such as Xerox and Ricoh – have been pushing the per-page expense model for years. Copier dealers know this model well as that’s how they’ve always charged for their devices. Every time a user hits the green button on a copier, pennies fall into the pocket of a dealer. Vendors want the same thing with desktop and networked printers because these devices have been steadily robbing workload from copiers. As evidence of the managed print opportunity, Level Platforms included
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LAW JOURNALS’ READERS PRAISE RICOH’S DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE TWO YEARS RUNNING

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ahead of their competition. For more information about Ricoh’s legal offerings, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/legal . About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services
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Re: What's the best way to close on price increase?

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Here is the text from the email we got: Dear Dealer Principal Effective January 1, 2012, Ricoh will implement a price increase. Ricoh, Savin and Lanier equipment and accessories will reflect a 5% increase from the current dealer pricing and SRP prices, excluding A4 laser printers and Gel printers which will have no change. All supplies and parts will reflect a 3% increase without exception. This increase is due to the ongoing appreciation of the Japanese Yen. We have been faced with cost
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Govt tenders for new print services procurement contract

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29-11-2011 The UK government has put out a tender for managed print services and devices that will be worth between £704 million and £904 million over four years. A tender notice was published by the Cabinet Office for multifunctional devices and services, managed print services and print audit services under Government Procurement's framework agreement. It says the new framework is targeted at two types of customers: small bodies with simple requirements and larger departments needing
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Understanding the Section 179 Tax Benefit for Office Equipment Purchases

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Note from Art: This was posted on Docutrends Blog/Newsletter, thier link is at the bottom of the page. Understanding the Section 179 Tax Benefit for Office Equipment Purchases Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment (includes Copiers, Printers, MFPs etc.) purchased or financed during the tax year. In 2011, it goes up to $500,000 (from $250,000 in 2010). It's an incentive created by the U.S. Government to encourage businesses
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Re: What's the best way to close on price increase?

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The old act now or the price is going up close does have a way of backfiring. Mainly becuase the customer does not belive the sales rep. Only thing I can think of is showing them some sort of documentation. Do you have any documentation from Ricoh regarding the increase and is it something that could be shared with the customer?
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Re: What's the best way to close on price increase?

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Ricoh blinked first to drive December 2011 sales, due to recent sales struggles and to help Jim Corridi's first Quarter appear impressive (if this works), but other Manufacturers may follow suit, as Old Glory states. We will know soon...
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Re: What I Want for Christmas....

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quote: Originally posted by fisher: Ricoh is giving us coal in our stockings this year. If sales continue to slide you'd be lucky to get coal
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Re: What I Want for Christmas....

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GMAN: Good job with the KM stuff! Anyone else, how about Sharp or Canon??
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Re: Would You Loan this company Money?

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Well Mitsubishi is a real good quess since they were one of the first manufacturers of rice cookers after WWII. They are still in our industry producing a niche printer and we all remember thier line of fax machines right? However it's not Mitsubishi either! Come on think BIG or LARGE!
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Océ Extends Powerful Océ SRA High-Volume Controller with Support for Latest IS/3 AFP

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Océ Extends Powerful Océ SRA High-Volume Controller with Support for Latest IS/3 AFP Standard Océ SRA controllers help power Océ inkjet printing portfolio TRUMBULL, CONN.– December 1, 2011 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced it has extended its powerful Océ SRA®controller technology with added support for the latest IS/3 standard for Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) printing. The inclusion of the latest functionalities of
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Museum scans 12,000 photos; photographs 3,000 artifacts

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. When the project started, we had three computers in the building and one copy machine. The value of our hardware (10 computers, one printer/copy machine, six flat bed scanner and one microfilm reader/printer) has grown to about $16,500. No, we haven't spent that much money -- that's the value of the hardware. We purchased the microfilm reading machine. Diana Shaner went online and talked the company into selling it to us at half price, just under $5,000. The rest of the hardware has been given to
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Brother Completes Acquisition of Nefsis Corporation

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Dec 02, 2011 BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Brother group of companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality printing devices for home, office and commercial environments, announced today that it has acquired Nefsis Corporation. Founded in 1998, and based in San Diego, California, Nefsis Corporation is an innovator in web-based remote collaboration and conferencing software. The company, operating under the Nefsis, ePop and WiredRed brands, has developed a range of solutions for
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Modern Healthcare to host AUXILIO webinar

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,” Flynn said. “As I travel the country, … I found that there is a misunderstanding of what managed print services brings to the table when considering solutions to cutting costs, improving process efficiencies in the print environment and preparing for e-records. This webinar will help clear up the confusion and demonstrate real time savings that are achievable through MPS.” For more information, visit the event page at the Modern Healthcare website.
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Re: What's the best way to close on price increase?

Larry Levine ·
Art, on Ricoh devices? I have not heard on my end?
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Re: What's the best way to close on price increase?

Kitz ·
Yes it is true Ricoh price increase of 5%!
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Re: What I Want for Christmas....

GMAN ·
I would love to see the following: 1. An update to the KIP C80 Wide Format device 2. Additional Production Print Support, such as Engineers to assist Dealers 3. Continued Television advertising 4. A homegrown (KM manufactured) A4 device that dominates the Industry and compliments MPS 5. Accelerated implementation of Managed Network Services offering through All Covered 6. No Price Increases!
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Re: What I Want for Christmas....

fisher ·
Ricoh is giving us coal in our stockings this year.
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Re: What's the best way to close on price increase?

fisher ·
No way would I ever try to use a close with a customer based on an upcoming price increase. Not unless you want to sound like a used car salesman. I would never bring that into my conversation with a customer. You may want to sweeten the deal to get it done by the first of the year though.
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Re: Would You Loan this company Money?

Jrlz ·
I will bite. Is it Ricoh?
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Re: Would You Loan this company Money?

montecore ·
I will take a wild guess....RICOH?
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Re: Would You Loan this company Money?

Art Post (Guest) ·
It's not Ricoh, keep guessing...hint, japanese company... world headquarters in Tokyo
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Re: MPW2400/2401

Art Post (Guest) ·
for copy mode if being used is this not programable in "syncr" mode. In reference to the print what application are you printing from, it is the windows print driver or plotbase?
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Re: MPW2400/2401

Anders And ·
Hi Art It is only when printing, sorry. They are using Autocad and also PDF and the windows driver
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Re: Would You Loan this company Money?

montecore ·
Is it Panasonic, SONY or Toshiba?
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Re: Would You Loan this company Money?

CTXerox ·
Kyocera Mita
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Re: Kyocera Mita Quietly changes thier name to........

GMAN ·
Confucious say, "Only the wisest and stupidest of men don't change" Which one is Kyocera MITA these days?
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Re: dispatching calls

Old Glory ·
When you say "over the phone" are you referring to actual voice communication? I ask because our techs receive their marching orders via company issued Blackberrys but they are synced with eAutomate. The calls are closed in the system with the key strokes they enter on their Blackberrys. In other words, the calls are input by dispatch and closed by techs without any duplication of efforts or voice communication. At least that is my understanding from a salesreps perspective.
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chamPS

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Anyone have initial thoughts on Ricoh's chaMPS program. Seems like it has a lot to offer and a lot of flexibility, but also requires a significant investment. Does that sound fair? Is anyone taking advantage of this program? I appreciate any input.
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MPW2400/2401

Anders And ·
I have a 2400 (RPCS) and and a 2401 (postscript) with a similar problem. I cant figure out how to make the printer cut the paper lenght according to the format of the print job or document. Does anyone have a "best practice" for settings?
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Would You Loan this company Money?

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Currency in Millions of U.S. Dollars As of: Mar 31 2008 USD Mar 31 2009 USD Mar 31 2010 USD Mar 31 2011 USD 4-Year Trend Revenues 269.2 204.0 145.8 150.6 TOTAL REVENUES 269.2 204.0 145.8 150.6 Cost of Goods Sold 184.6 137.9 112.0 130.2 GROSS PROFIT 84.5 66.0 33.8 20.4 Selling General Admin Expenses, Total 50.1 49.9 53.3 45.3 Depreciation Amortization, Total 1.3 1.7 1.6 2.1 OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES, TOTAL 51.4 51.6 54.9 47.4 OPERATING INCOME 33.1 14.5 -21.1 -27.0 Interest Expense -0.1 -0.1
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Executive Director Mary Brown presented a copy agreement to the commissioners

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Meanwhile, Clay County Community Corrections Executive Director Mary Brown presented a copy agreement to the commissioners. She suggested a better copier that would lower payments. To purchase the copier would cost $6,200 with $28 per month for maintenance. However, the commissioners didn't want to purchase the copier. Currently, the office is paying $198 per month on the lease of their copier. The new lease would drop the payment to $162 per month. The commissioners approved the new copier
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P4P Hotel Welcomes Industry Analysts

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In a few short weeks Industry Analysts will be coming on board as a P4P Hotel sponsor. We're working out some details and I hoping that Premium Members of the Print4Pay Hotel will also be able to get a discount for IA reports and products. I know more in a week or so or right after the Holidays. Please take the time to click their banner ads on the site, just going to the site helps keep the basic membership free, keeps me focused on posting daily, and will help grow the site and we as a group

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

Third Week of November 2011

Attendance news for ITEX 2021

  • Dealers owners on different days stated the venue was much smaller than in the past (2019).
  • Multiple dealers agreed that they did not see more than 80 dealers on the show floor
  • Another dealer stated "in one of the of the talk tracks today there was only 5 attendees".
  • Heard from my third attendee today and that was from a vendor mentioning attendance.  Here's the quote  "It was brutally low"
  • Couple of vendors stated it was worth the investment to speak with the clients they've been trying to track


Enjoy These Copier Threads from Ten Years Ago

Notable Solutions, Inc. Named Xerox Scanning Partner Of The Year For Second Year Runn

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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 nearly 500 models of MFPs and network-attached scanners —from Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Kyocera, Lexmark, Ricoh, Savin, Lanier, Sharp and Xerox. SOURCE: Notable Solutions, Inc
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

Art Post (Guest) ·
The Ricohs have been slow sellers is not because of end user needs or wants. Basically ours is a quota/revenue driven business from the top to the bottom. The preferred compensation model for commissions is that of a revenue based plan with commissions. Why have a GP driven comp plan for your sales people when your Dealership or Branch has a revenue based quota plan from the manufacturers? It just doesn't make sense. With that A4's from Canon, Sharp, Ricoh, and KonicaMinolta has presented their
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Konica Minolta Receives 2011 BERTL’s Best Awards

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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 http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS). About BERTL The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent
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Tickets on Sale Now for 2012 Editions of Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and Konica M

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Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has named Konica Minolta 2011 "Line of the Year" award winner for the company's award-winning line of bizhub Color and Monochrome Multifunctional Products. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. About Inside Lacrosse Inside Lacrosse is the premier media outlet for the sport of lacrosse, covering print (Inside Lacrosse
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Mulit-line fax?

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Here is a challenge for you....need everyone's help. What I am looking for is what manufacturers offer 2, 3 and 4 fax lines on ONE MFP? I know Konica Minolta is 2, Ricoh max is 3 & Canon max is 4 on some of their black & white MFP line. More specifically how does this fit in 45-55ppm range? These are a rare occurrence but could make the difference someday of winning or losing a future deal for everyone.
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Print Shop: Managed Services Deliver Cost Savings and Control

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Print Shop: Managed Services Deliver Cost Savings and Control Call it the quietest million you’ll ever spend. We’re talking about printing, and the numbers are staggering: The EPA estimates that in the United States, a sheet has less than a 5% chance of containing recycled fibers and a 50% chance of landing in a landfill or an incinerator. The average office employee uses 27 pounds of paper per year. More than 40% of trees cut down by loggers are used for paper—9% of that from old growth. Now
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KYOCERA MITA launches five new A4 monochrome MFPs for small workgroups

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core functionalities and a print speed of 30 ppm. With their superior network integration and security features they are made to fit the needs of small workgroups from small offices to large businesses. All five devices come with standard duplex printing, copy and colour scan functionality. The FS-1130MFP and FS-1135MFP are marketed as 4-in-1 devices with accessory fax function. All have a 50 sheet reversal document processor for high speed and easy usage, with the exception of the new basic
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Managed Print Services Analyst

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Managed Print Services Analyst Canon Business Solutions, Inc.- Charlotte, NC (Charlotte, North Carolina Area) Job Description Managed Print Services (MPS) Analysts are responsible for providing and facilitating fleet management support to clients, ensuring effective operation of all fleet related solutions. Coordinate site assessment project teams, leading the team through the assessment and reporting process, and preparing all required project deliverables. Additionally responsible for special
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Copier Technician (san jose downtown)

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Copier Technician (san jose downtown) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2011-11-14, 6:51AM PST Reply to: job-rthwt-2701505781@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Immediate position available for highly qualified applicant. Integrated Copy Solutions leads the bay area in providing prompt and expert client service and support. Experience with Konica
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As Lexmark evolves, focus moves from printers to software

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also competing to make businesses more efficient with the likes of Xerox, which acquired business process outsourcer ACS last year. Lexmark's software and solutions on its multifunction printers and in its managed print services offerings recently led to the company being named a leader in the field by research firm Gartner. "Software that touches printing and document management is incredibly important for the future success of these companies," said analyst Shannon Cross of Cross Research
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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You all bring up some good points. Both the Ricoh MPC300/400 series and the Canon 1700 series are definitely are game chnagers. Being able to sell both helps. I thinkk Ricoh is really holding back on the SP5200 because of this Canon series. In a GP sales model a sales rep is in heaven selling these two untis. Don't get me wrong regarding revenue but GP based models is where it is at. I havent been impressed with some models from Canon lately, however, I think they have gotten it rigth with the
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Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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I am interested in hearing feedback on the recently introduced Canon IR 1730/1740/1750 models. These look to be similar to the Ricoh A4 B&W models introduced at the beginning of 2011 - the Ricoh models appear to be slow sellers. Wondering if these Canon models will be accepted better than the Ricoh models...
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Canon U.S.A. Launches the imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner for the Mobile

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Nov 15, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner. Expanding on Canon's award-winning imageFORMULA product portfolio, the P-215 personal scanner's compact size and high-quality imaging bring sophistication to mobile information capture, storage and collaboration. Its innovative design and excellent value make it ideal for use by "road warriors" and office users looking to
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Independent MPS as the market consolidates

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Nearly every enterprise – including commercial businesses, educational institutions and government organisations – relies on printing to support essential business processes, whether it is back-office operations such as accounting or payroll or front-office activities such as sales and marketing. Regardless of how dependent an organisation is on printing, IT departments struggle with similar management challenges: providing reliable print services that meet organisational expectations while
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The changing role of salespeople

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. But, users and sales forces now have a tool that can help them connect in ways they never could have before — social media. An example of how social media has changed a salesperson’s role is our Managed Print Services (MPS) division. This group has recently gone through a transformation as to how they do their prospecting. MPS allows us to monitor and manage a businesses’ printer fleet. This has become an asset to companies, as it relieves the amount of time that their IT staff spends just
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Purchase of one (1) unit Taskalfa Kyocera-Mita

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Purchase of one (1) unit Taskalfa Kyocera-Mita Digital Copier for Finance Section [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)] (TenderNews.com - Tenders (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Purchase of one (1) unit Taskalfa Kyocera-Mita Digital Copier for Finance Section more info : Location : Albay BidDate : 11/21/2011 Tender Country : Philippines Tender Type : Tenders Tendering Authority : PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY - PMO LEGAZPI Tendering Authority Address : Cheryl Minerva Lagman Navarez Procurement
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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Sell Ricoh and Canon. In my opinion, I feel the ease use from a user perspective is much stronger with Ricoh than Canon. The dealer support is stronger with Ricoh. I like Ricoh color much more than Canon. I do not spend much attention to the units in general as they are just a by product. My main focus is solving problems within an organization. It just so happens prinetrs and copiers fall into this.
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Re: Quoting Service single/double click

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main consumables. Although Toner coverage is definitly double for A4. Also 90% of sales are to Printers who do all their printing Oversize A3 and cut it down. A freind has sold 3 - all to printers- of the previous model and toner coverage averages 80% i.e. 20% per colour. He is a country dealer and can get away with charging double for A3 as no competition. Whereas being closer to main City, we compete with all the direct and big guys, so absolutley no way, can we charge double for A3 as everyone
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Re: Mulit-line fax?

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Ricoh has three all of the up to the MP9001. My personal feelings is that any MFP that has a browser would be able to use the UDOCX Cloud Fax, thsu you could have 10 fax lines or more, the savings far outweighs the cost of the modems, line charges, taxes, fees, etc..
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Re: Sharp MX-2310U/MX4111N

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quote: Originally posted by txeagle24: What about the idea of subcontracting the service on the devices that your dealership does not service? Since we've gotten more & more into MPS, we've seen this as more of a viable option over the past year. I wish that was possible, every manufacturer in my country deals direct other than HP/Lexmark and keep a close grip on the service. We have partnered with Canon/Ricoh/Toshiba on the odd deal but they are typically across every deal anyway.
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It’s official — Ricoh is coming to Bolingbrook.

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Bolingbrook, IL — It’s official — Ricoh is coming to Bolingbrook. During tonight’s Village Board meeting, representatives from Ricoh — the copy machine giant — confirmed it will consolidate distribution sites from 12 neighboring states into one 260,000-square-foot building at 254 International Boulevard in the coming months. “We expect to bring in two distribution centers from suburban Chicago by January, then begin bringing in sites from other states,” said John Stacy, Ricoh representative
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Car Crashes into Copier

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out of shape. Employee Tony Meyer said the car hit a copier at the entrance of the store but he wasn't sure of the extent of the damage. "It's just fortunate no one was in front of him," Welsh said. Two UPS employees and two customers were in the store at the time of the crash, Meyer said. Meyer was helping a customer when he heard a loud bang at 11:30 a.m., he said. He said he looked over just in time to see the car drive into the store. "After that it was pure shock," Meyer said. — Saerom Yoo
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Hackettstown School Board looks to shed $660,000 Xerox contract

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he Hackettstown School Board is looking to shed an approximately $660,000 Xerox contract that the board and administrators aren't sure ever came before a school board. The contract, which began in 2009 and ends in Jan. 2014, costs the district approximately $11,000 a month. Teresa Barna, the district's business administrator, said at a board meeting Nov. 9 she is looking into possible exits. "I've been researching this contract," Barna said. "I actually met with the Xerox representatives ... to
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Businesses that are unable to keep up with the impacts of technological change may di

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through Ricoh’s expertise in Managed Document Services, Production Printing, Office Solutions and IT Services. By working with Ricoh, businesses can streamline the way they work, become more efficient and profitable, and share knowledge more effectively within their organisations. With a global workforce of 109,014, Ricoh operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, China and Japan. Ricoh Europe Holdings Plc is a public limited company and the EMEA headquarters of Ricoh Company with
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Migrating from 32-bit to 64-bit printer drivers in Windows 7 projects

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Recently many organizations moving to Windows 7 have contacted us, asking how Cirrato can help them migrate printers and drivers from a 32-bit environment to a 64-bit one. Printer driver challenges in 32-bit to 64-bit migrations The challenges often revolve around how 32-bit and 64-bit drivers can co-exist in the same servers or how to more easily deploy new drivers across a global organization. Without a dedicated system, the easiest way for many companies to migrate is to set up an entirely
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Ricoh SP3410SF toner

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Hello all, I am being told that Ricoh is backordered on the toner for this unit and even a third party supplier "Carolina Wholesale" is also out of stock. Does anyone know if we can order the toner directly from Samsung since this is a relabled Samsung product? Thanks for any help. John
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Request for Sealed Proposals for Digital Copiers in Georgia

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Request for Sealed Proposals for Digital Copiers http://www.laniercountyschools...adRFPCopiers2011.pdf
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Riverdale, Georgia

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and review the information contained within this RFQ document and respond accordingly. II. General and Technical Requirements for Copiers/Printers All copiers/printers shall be newly manufactured with no used or refurbished parts and include the capability for scanning, faxing, and printing. Unless otherwise specified, all copiers/printers shall meet the following requirements: 1. All printers/copiers shall be capable of producing double-sided prints/copies. 2. All printers/copiers shall have an
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You Pay For Two Copiers When Upgrade Not Paid by Copier Vendor

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Note from Art: From time to time, I'll be visiting other dealers blogs and posting the partial blog and then a link of the some of the most interesting blogs I've read. Special kudos to Leppert for this blog, it's great info and Leppert is a P4P'er also!!! It's sad to say but we have seen it happen. A potential client for a copier upgrade decides to go with a vendor prior to the end of their lease and the buyout or upgrade costs for the old unit are not paid by the vendor of the new copier. A
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Nebraska Copier Motion Fails!

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11-10-22: Motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Mrs. Haynes, to accept the copier proposal from Capital Business Systems for copier leases. Voting Aye: Tom Menke. Nay: Dr. Johnson, Mrs. Roes, Mrs. Haynes, and Mr. Drinkwalter. Motion failed, 1-4. Finalization of the copier leases has been tabled until the November Board Meeting to allow more time to clarify prices and to allow both vendors a chance to present additional information to the Board. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/th...6.html
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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These units will be very successful for Canon. I have been waiting a long time for Canon to bring these A4 units to the market. There is a whole series of 6 different models depending on the customers needs. I am not familiar with those Ricoh units....which models are you referring? I already have several customers that have been waiting for these to be released. Now just bring the color series similar to these and Canon will be set. From what I heard the Ricoh units are priced too high
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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Thanks for taking time for the great blog....there was a lot of good info in there. The rule of thumb is 2 A4's to 1 A3. I thought he was referring to the Ricoh color A4's as those are the ones that I knew about. I have not seen an A4 Ricoh that fits this class. A4's really work great when a customer does not need all the bells & whistles or 11x17". Canon has a very good position like you said Art with the 2525. I have personally placed several of these units. However I have also placed
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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Larry....what models are you referring to that you do not like from Canon? Why? What brand are you selling?
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Re: Monocomponent vs. Dual Component

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Even Canon's current Dual component systems have developer "pre-mixed" in the toner, they just need that extra kick of additional developer. As far as any quality concerns, I haven't seen any problem with the quality of the Canon mono component prints.
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Re: Prisim Doc record

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We have used DocRecord internally at our dealership for the last two years. I like it; I find it pretty easy to administer and our end users think it's intuitive and friendly. I can't speak to integration with your specific platform. But, for automation it's just a matter of setting up a process with a watch folder through DocRecord's Automation Server tool, and programming a one-touch button on your MFP that scans into the watch folder. PS - we're a Konica Minolta dealer. :-)
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Re: The changing role of salespeople

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Good article that you posted Art. I am a firm believer in LinkedIn as a social media source for selling. For those of you interested check out my LinkedIn page. Social Media helps to break down the sales barrier.
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Re: Quoting Service single/double click

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quote: Originally posted by big g: From parts perspective,as it feeds A3 sideways, it really is only 1.5 x cost of A4 for parts and main consumables. Although Toner coverage is definitly double for A4. Also 90% of sales are to Printers who do all their printing Oversize A3 and cut it down. I don't follow your logic. The machine can either put 2 A4 pages through (2 clicks) or it can put 1 A3 page through in the same amount of space/parts wear. The cost is most definitely double.
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Re: Mulit-line fax?

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Thanks for the info Art. However, only Ricoh and Xerox can use UDOCX right now.
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ECi Announces Release of FMAudit Version 3.3

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partners in FMAudit have pioneered leading-edge print assessment solutions that helped define the managed print services industry. Today, the company develops and supports an industry-leading portfolio of managed print services software tools and solutions. FMAudit clients include copy and print dealers, supply dealers, OEM's, Suppliers and Licensed Software Partners. For more information, visit www.fmaudit.com , contact FMAudit at sales@fmaudit.com or call (573) 632-2461. About ECi ECi Software
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AUXILIO Top-Line Grows from Six New Client Accounts

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AUXILIO Top-Line Grows from Six New Client Accounts Ken Nagy, CFA On November 15, 2011, Auxilio, Inc. (AUXO - Analyst Report), a Managed Print Services (MPS) company for health care industry, reported financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter and nine months, ended September 30, 2011. A solid quarter resulted in an over 68 percent year over year increase in sales, with revenue expanding $2.703 million to $6.674 million from $3.970 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010
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Campus alert warns about possible scam

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A campus alert was released today about a possible scam related to departmental printers and copiers. According to a campus update email sent today, numerous reports on campus have been made about calls received from potential scammers asking for model numbers from departmental printers and copiers. The scenario was described as the caller saying he or she wants to verify some information. The department is then asked for the model of its printer or copier. If the caller is asked by the
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Austin, Texas

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11. Copier and Print Shop Paper Products State Texas Agency Austin Independent School District Posted on Nov 17, 2011 Due by Dec 06, 2011 http://www.bidmain.com/governm...60502000&fgov=sl
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

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Appreciate your feedback! The Ricoh models I referred to earlier are the MP C300/C400 A4 color models.
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Re: Monocomponent vs. Dual Component

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You have a good point with the dual componet color from Canon. If I remember correctly the pitch from Canon was the developer mixed with toner is your monocomponet, which will keepprint and copy quality very good over the long haul because you never run low on developer like the dual process that everyone else uses. When it comes to Canon's Pro units, I don't know if these are dual or single, what I can tell you is that I prefer the halftones on dual better, but the knock is that as the
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Re: Ricoh SP3410SF toner

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I think what John was asking is if the Samsung cartridges ahave the same key as the Ricoh cartridges, meaning they sammies would work in the Ricoh. I don't know this and it would help if someone has the answer.
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we have the same issue. The 3400/3410 is NOT a Samsung engine. It is made by Ricoh.
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Re: Sharp MX-2310U/MX4111N

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That is what we did for the proposal however that is a risky idea because Ricohs are down or have significant issues that is a reflection back on me and not worth the risk of affecting the entire account. This is primarily the reason why the bid was lost because of that existing fleet. I just do not think it was fair for the hired consultant to lead everyone on during the bid with a setup for Ricoh to win.
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Re: New A4 Monochrome devices from Ricoh

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November is now half way over and still no sign of this new A4 box. Thumbs down to Ricoh on this one.

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry Ten Years Ago

Second Week of November 2011

Last week I wrote about some of the items I've gotten really, really good at in my 41 years of selling office technology.

I guess one of those professional attributes I've developed is the ability to listen to the client along with understanding what type of person they are. I only leaned this a few years ago that clients can be designated into colors.  However years ago I learned through listening along with trial and error many years ago on how to meet the client at their level.  Meaning I moved my personality to theirs so we could be better at communicating.

Enjoy These Threads from Ten Years Ago This Week!

Konica Minolta Named a Leader in 2011 Worldwide Multifunction Printer (MFP) and Print

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announced Konica Minolta’s placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide”1 published by Gartner, Inc. “We are proud that Gartner has recognized the Konica Minolta Group as a global leader in the highly competitive MFP and Printer marketplace,” said Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The year 2011 has been an excellent one for Konica Minolta, providing the critical momentum to deliver on our
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Notable Solutions Awarded $300,000 Contract by Major Canadian Manufacturer to Provide

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, or printer, 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 nearly 500 models of MFDs and network-attached scanners -- from Fujitsu, HP, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lanier, Lexmark, Ricoh, Savin, Sharp and Xerox. For more information visit: www.nsiautostore.com . Contact: Mike Morper +1.240.683.8400 x5098 VP Marketing
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Kodak's latest loss softened by patent and printer sales

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Kodak is under increasing pressure to sell its high-prized patents following last week’s announcement of third quarter losses amounting to US$222 million. While the result reflected lower digital camera and film sales, the company was more upbeat about its revamped inkjet business, which is finally on the verge of turning a profit. Home photo printers, high-speed commercial inkjet presses, workflow software and packaging are viewed as Kodak's new core business. Revenue from those businesses
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Kodak & Possible Buyers?

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I'm thinking Kodak will be purchased in the next 90 days. I have nothing solid just a gut feeling with all of the recent press releases in reference to profits, possible patent sales, CFO stating they are not going to go into chapter 13. A few questions for everyone: 1. Has anyone heard any solid rumors in reference to an impending sale of stock? 2. If there was a buyer, who do you think it might be? Google (GOOG), Canon (CAJ), Sony (SNE), Apple (AAPL), Xerox (XRX), have been mentioned. 3
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Ricoh ChaMPS Program Helps More Dealers Take Advantage of Opportunities in Managed Pr

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years, we have become more focused than ever on best practices and partnering approaches with our customers. We developed our first true “managed print services” program in 2005, using CarbonSix to perform assessments of customer’s print environments. That approach evolved into us investing in our own fleet monitoring application (PrintFleet and now FM Audit) to provide a true cost-per-print approach and to provide automation of printing for the customers. These tools have equipped us with a
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When is a “Solution” not a “Solution”?

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I hope Vince doesn't mind but I'll post the first paragraph and then please click to link to read the full blog from Vince (he's a P4P'er also) Good Stuff! When is a “Solution” not a “Solution”? October 8, 2011 One of my sales people & I recently met with a large Church that had previously purchased MFDs from a Xerox \ Global Copier Dealer that still carries Konica Minolta. When we met with them they told us about a mailer that they do every month to their parishioners. They were printing out
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Canon UniFLOW - Secure Mobile Printing videos

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Very cool solution for Secure Mobile Printing (iPads, iPhones, Androids, Blackberries) Uniflow on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWNtcM2jdt8 Uniflow videos http://download.nt-ware.net/pa...;id=42&Itemid=54
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Kyocera’s Public Service Announcements about Strategic Sourcing

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strategic sourcing to businesses. In one ad, Professor Morici is “shocked, no, outraged” about bad spend category management (in this case, of course, printing). He then goes on to tell us that no one is tracking or managing service costs or supply costs, and that Kyocera can manage a company’s whole fleet of printers to keep costs down. Translated into generic terms, this is a core principle of strategic sourcing. Doing a proper spend analysis of a given category to know where all the money is
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Xerox makes new inkjet press in Webster

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also makes products such as fusers, photoreceptors and toner there. CiPress' roots in part came from Xerox's 2000 acquisition of Tektronix Inc.'s printer division for $950 million. The technology that company was developing resulted in Xerox's ColorQube — the office printing system that uses waxy, crayon-like blocks of solid ink. But there was also an understanding at Xerox that solid ink would work even better in large-scale commercial printing, Buchar said. The CiPress uses a similar solid ink
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Xerox Announces Over 150 Installations Of Xerox 550 Press

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unique business challenges.” The greatest attraction at the Xerox booth was the DocuColor 8080 Digital Press & pioneering applications of Xerox’s flagship product iGen4; one of the most productive and high end quality digital presses in the printing industry that enables digital printers to grow their business significantly with profitable applications. Among the key attractions were print applications enabled by the iGen4 EXP with the 14.33” x 26” sheet size. In addition, Xerox also announced
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I would think that it makes the best sense to break the company into pieces and sell individual divisions. The print production division (Nexpress, etc..) would be enticing for Xerox, Ricoh, KM or even Canon. I think Ricoh is not in a position to buy. I think KM would make sense, but I think Canon would be a very strong player. They used to relable the Digimasters (not sure if they still do) and the Nexpress would fill the whole abover thier current color production gear.
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Consolidated Graphics Purchases KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc, one of North America's leading commercial printers, and offering the world's largest digital printing footprint, has purchased a KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press for its Automated Graphic Systems (AGS) facility in White Plains, Maryland. AGS is using the PROSPER Press to extend its technology leadership position in the market and provide full-color, on-demand publishing to its broad range of clients. Consolidated Graphics
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New copiers help Ridley schools go greener

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by Barbara Ormsby The Ridley School Board approved a lease agreement Nov. 7 for the buy-out and replacement of all district and school building copiers. Existing copier leases will be consolidated into one lease through TD Bank at an interest rate of 3.15 percent. The financial benefit of the proposed lease agreement is estimated at $279,287 over a five-year period. The new copiers will provide scanning, printing, and copying services. Monthly reports will be provided to building
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Extortionate copier charge con hits schools

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SCHOOLS in the county are wasting tens of thousands of pounds on extortionate photocopier contracts - it has been revealed. Some schools have been paying more than ten times too much for lease contracts for the machines as they are a seen as a soft target by unscrupulous salesmen. It came to light during investigations by Warwickshire County Council - which discovered one primary school had shelled out a staggering £45,000 for use of machines for five years and another was paying an estimated
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Re: Billing For Banner Length Prints

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Thanks Jason, This is a big help. For everyone's enlightenment: Konica Minolta - 11x17=2clicks, 11x18 to 11x27" = 3 clicks, 11x27 to 11x36" = 4 clicks, and 11x36 to 11x47" = 5 clicks. Toshiba - 11x17 = 2 clicks, 11x17.52 - 11x31.49 = 4 clicks, 11x31.3 - 11x47.24 = 6 clicks Best regards, Jake
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such as on to purchase a new copier for Town Hall

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By Stephanie Bergman Staff Writer The Gloucester Daily Times Sat Nov 12, 2011, 02:22 AM EST ESSEX — Monday night's Special Town Meeting will cover old proposals, such as on to purchase a new copier for Town Hall, and new business, such as the proposal to bring in an appraiser to once again explore the properties of Conomo Point. The town warrant features 20 articles, some of which revive calls to address spending needs that voters rejected in the May election to override tax-limiting
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Billing For Banner Length Prints

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Hey Everyone. I'm trying to find out how banner length prints from MFPs billed in CPC agreements. Do they click on length? Do they click on anything over 11x17? Do they have a blanket charge for banner regardless of length? Do different MFRs or dealers do this differently? I appreciate any insight you can provide on this. Thanks, Jake
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ONYX Graphics Supports New HP Designjet L26500 and HP Designjet L28500 Printers

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Designjet L26500 and HP Designjet L28500 printers include support for the following features: Double-sided printing: The ONYX drivers are HP certified as a “Premium” double-sided workflow, including configurable, automatic generation of jobs for the reverse side. Full ink set color bars: ONYX includes support for printing color bars (print gutter) with all ink channels to help ensure consistent ink output across images. Spectrophotometer support: The HP Designjet L26500 and HP Designjet L28500
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Public library board purchases copier

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In other news, library officials approved a $2,805.14 bid fom Icon for a new copy machine. Maintenance will be provided for $79.20 per year. http://www.marshallnews.com/story/1782409.html
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New Surveys Reveal Consumers Taking Charge of their Healthcare Costs with Health Savi

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+1-800-887-0509. It can also be ordered online at http://www.bucksurveys.com . To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/pr/xerox/rss.aspx . For open commentary, industry perspectives and views from events visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp , http://twitter.com/xeroxoffice , http://twitter.com/xeroxproduction , http://twitter.com/servicesatxerox , http://twitter.com/xeroxevents , http://www.xerox.com/blogs , http://www.xerox.com/podcasts . XEROX(R), XEROX and Design(R) are
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I wonder if Canon's partnership with HP would prevent them from being able to make a run at Kodak.
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Re: Kodak & Possible Buyers?

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I know for a fact that kodak is out of photography so those patents are as good as gone. I think the old plan was to restructure and become a printing company, which is ironic considering all the print guys are trying to diversify out of print fast. It could be that if they get in any worse shape Kodak will sell its printing businesses too.
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Re: Kodak & Possible Buyers?

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quote: It could be that if they get in any worse shape Kodak will sell its printing businesses too. Gintel: If you were a betting, what odds would you give that they would sell in near future? let's say 90 days. Art
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Re: Ricoh 4PPM Wide Format Poll "YOUR INPUT IS NEEEDED"

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I'm lucky enough to have Ricoh, Oce' and KIP (via Kyocera) available. It shouldn't be too difficult to sell the value of the Ricoh over Oce or KIP....Its just a much much better product.
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Re: New Rep needs encouragement

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quote: Originally posted by Emie_gran: I've been selling MFP's for 9 months. Just 3 more months and you can apply for a Medical sales position! quote: Did I mention I'm the only sales rep at my location. "Achieved #1 sales rep in my region for 12 straight months"
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MPS Suite Webinar

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Facilities Manager with the powerful printing management functions of Print Audit Analysis, Rules, Recovery, Embedded and Secure. With the Suite, dealers can not only optimize their printer fleets but also implement a variety of tools that will significantly reduce their customer’s printing costs by giving them complete control over how their printers are used. To sign up for the webinar, please visit: http://www.printaudit.com/mpswebinar Thanks, ------------- Trevor Hofer Marketing Manager
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Leading Business Process Outsourcer Extends Its Use of Kofax Software

Art Post (Guest) ·
business critical information arising in paper, fax and electronic formats in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner. These solutions provide a rapid return on investment to thousands of customers in banking, insurance, government, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers these solutions through its own sales and service organization, and a global network of more than 800 authorized partners in more than 70 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific
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Pitney Bowes White Paper Offers Insight and Tips on Improving Document Capture and Pr

Art Post (Guest) ·
and faxes that need to be captured and transformed for entry into business processes,” said Scot Laudicina, practice principal, Managed Mail & DPS, Pitney Bowes Management Services. “It is essential to businesses of all sizes to capture that data and link it to their business processes quickly and efficiently. For example, a claim that is received by mail at an insurance company needs to be converted into data and entered into the company’s claim processing system for resolution. The faster and
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Xerox Beats Ikon

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Re: Kodak & Possible Buyers?

SoTxPrintGuy ·
If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have probably said "RICOH". Not so sure now, but they IKON/RBS do have a working relationship allowing them to sell the NexPress. I do think KM would be a good choice.
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Re: Kodak & Possible Buyers?

Art Post (Guest) ·
Legg Mason’s Bill Miller has been a long-time owner and defender of Eastman Kodak. Now, even he’s abandoning ship. As Deal Journal colleague Dana Mattioli is reporting, Legg Mason Capital Management sold all of its Kodak stock. She reports: “Legg Mason sold some 11 million shares in the Rochester, N.Y.-based imaging company in the third quarter and the remaining 7.9 million shares last month. Earlier this year, it owned 32 million shares.” As of the end of June, Mr. Miller’s Legg Mason Capital
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Re: Billing For Banner Length Prints

JasonR ·
My understanding is that the MFP "clicks" every time it measures X length (based on single/double click) pass the registration roller. That being the case, the banner would charge for whatever length passes, so (assuming single click 11x17) if you print a 34" banner, the MFP will click 2 times. Interestingly, if you print a 42 inch banner, the meter should click 2.47 times. Those fractions aren't visible, but the technician I spoke with assured me the machine remembers them and adds them up

Re: New Rep needs encouragement

Emie_gran ·
great responses! To answer a few questions. When I first started in Jan the comp plan only paid after you reached a certain percentage of profit dollars. I have a background in advertising sales and was used to being paid on revenue dollars and got between 8-10% on each deal. Sales manager sold me on the 36% commission. I'm thinking wow this is a great opportunity to make some serious money. I get on board and two months later I get my commission report I'm in shock. No commission. Then I start
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Re: MPS Suite Webinar

Art Post (Guest) ·
I'll be in on this webinar, this webinar is for P4P Members only, please take the time to attend. Print Audit does an awesome job supporting the P4P Hotel, please return the favor and learn some awesome MPS applications!
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Re: Consolidated Graphics Purchases KODAK PROSPER 5000XL Press

Art Post (Guest) ·
Gesh, is CGI not keeping up to date with what's going on with Kodak??
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Re: Ricoh 4PPM Wide Format Poll "YOUR INPUT IS NEEEDED"

JasonR ·
We are a Ricoh and Océ dealer as well, and position the Ricoh as more of a "bargain" with the Océ being the "premium" brand. (luckily for us, that means we sell much more Océ than Ricoh) IF I had KIP as well (I envy that), our positioning might be different.
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Re: Rumor has it.....

daninsun ·
here are the folks left standing
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Re: Sharp MX-2310U/MX4111N

Kiwispike ·
Ended up losing this one to Ricoh! Thank you for all your help guys never the less.
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