This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of May 2009)

Need to bring back some memories?  Seems like it was ten years ago this week that Xerox released the infamous ColorQube!

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

Biz Color Virtual Monster Mayhem - MP C2800 update on Ricoh Connects

Mayhem you must complete the the following 5 quizzes: Canon C2880i, Konica Minolta bizhub C253, Sharp MX-2700n, Toshiba e-STUDIO 2500c and Xerox WorkCentre 7328. All 5 quizzes must be successfully completed before you will be fully certified and the course marked completed. If you are currently certified, your current certification status will not change due to the update of the MP C2800. However, we highly recommend that you explore the course again before going into a competitive situation to
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EFI Raises the Standard for the Printing Experience With Next-Generation Fiery Comman

ON DEMAND: EFI, booth 1943; Canon USA, booth 1701; Konica Minolta, booth 1425; and Xerox Corporation, booth 2000. About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is the 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 product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek(TM) UV
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IDC issues a report on the new Xerox ColorQube

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pocket swaps with Xerox color laser sales. The response from color laser competitors (e.g. Canon, Ricoh, HP, etc.) and their channels who may respond by lowering their color cpp further so that ColorQube’s advantage is not as great, or by promoting overall cost savings for customers by rightsizing their total environment with lower-cost A4 color laser devices. Given that until now, Xerox’s solid ink business is based on much lower priced A4 devices, Xerox has the potential to significantly
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Weekend Copier Notes from 05/10/09

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distribution through IKON and DANKA, announced it has signed up 11 new dealers in the U.S. Up to 75 more could be added in the next couple of years. Unlike some other manufacturers, with Canon this is a very slow and tedious process. Canon announced that it has won the “MFP Line of the Year” award for 2008 from Buyers Labs Inc. Canon announced it sold an imagePRESS C6000 and a C6000VP to a Minuteman Press print shop in Cambridge, MA. Canon Europe hired Orange Business Services of France to operate its
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Konica Minolta Receives 2009 BERTL Readers’ Choice Awards for Outstanding Color Range

Ramsey, N.J. – May 5, 2009 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that BERTL® Inc. has named Konica Minolta a 2009 BERTL Readers’ Choice Award winner in two key color areas. Earning awards for Color Range and Color Quality in Segments 1-3, 11-45 pages per minute (ppm) Division, Konica Minolta’s line of color printers and multifunctional products (MFPs
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CANON U.S.A STARTS NEW ERA OF LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS FOR THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENT AND GE

intervention by incorporating features such as media loading and ink replacement from the front of the machine, a new sub-ink tank system which ensures uninterrupted printing, and a new stackable media catch basketI that enables users to print continuously without removing each output as they finish. Combined with the new space-saving design, the capability to load media from the top of the device enables flush wall installation in almost any type of working environment. Prior to this release, Canon U.S.A
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Kyocera Mita America Enhances Channel Sales Opportunities Through Key Financing Partn

value proposition, while simplifying the acquisition process for both our dealers and their customers.” Kyocera’s leasing options are available for the company’s entire portfolio of reliable and easy to use printer and MFP offerings, including their new TASKalfa MFPs and the ECOSYS printers. Designed to make people feel that their document imaging task is the most important task, the TASKalfa MFP line offers ultra-reliable and productive color and black & white printing, scanning, copying and faxing
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Xerox Expands World's Largest Showcase of Digital Printing Technology

and market development, quick and franchise print, and integrating digital and offset printing. "Xerox's depth of experience and the networking opportunities at the direct marketing workshop were extremely valuable," said Roger Reynolds, general manager at Canada-based Commercial Digital Print. "It offered a great opportunity to hear from industry experts, check out applications being printed real-time and learn from peers." Each event draws more than 50 customers and prospects, such as
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The Xerox ColorQube™ 9200 Series

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NORWALK, Conn., May 07, 2009 -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today launched the world's first high-speed solid ink multifunction printer, which cuts the cost of color pages by up to 62 percent compared to traditional color lasers - without compromising print quality. The Xerox ColorQube™ 9200 Series multifunction printer uses Xerox's proprietary solid ink technology to lower the environmental impact of office printing. The cartridge-free design generates 90 percent less supplies waste and
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EFI and IKON Announce Powerful Electronic Document Capture and Distribution Solution

print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions. EFI maintains 23 offices worldwide. About IKON IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (www.ikon.com), a Ricoh company, is a leading provider of innovative document management systems and services, enabling customers to improve document workflow and
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Xerox unveils latest Nuvera printer

Xerox unveils latest Nuvera printer Tim Sheahan, printweek.com, 13 May 2009 Xerox has introduced the latest addition to its mono range of Nuvera digital printers, the 200, which it is targeting at transactional and short-run book applications. The mono engine can output up to 200 images per minute, equal to 100 A4 pages a minute, and treads the middle ground in a Nuvera family that spans speeds from 100 up to 288 image per minute. The Emulsion Aggregation (EA) perfecting production system
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CANON U.S.A. ENHANCES ITS imageFORMULA LINE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THREE NEW HIGH-S

Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “The combination of speed, reliability and image quality will help any production scanning environment to reduce overall costs associated with document management and records retention.” With the need for fast, reliable and precise production scanners continuing to expand, the Canon DR-9050C/7550C/6050C scanners capture fine print and other small details with exceptional clarity using three-line Contact Image Sensors (CIS
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Educational Program

Canon U.S.A. Launches New Educational Program Offering Workshops and Classes for Current and Prospective EOS Users Canon Live Learning Inspires Attendees to Develop Their Personal Creative Vision LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 12, 2009 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of Canon Live Learning, a new on-site education program targeted towards photographers who currently use or are interested in Canon’s popular line of EOS photographic products. Canon Live
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DocuWare Compatible with Canon imageFORMULA DR-9050C

DocuWare Compatible with Canon imageFORMULA DR-9050C High-Speed Production Scanner Compatible with Document Management System Newburgh, NY – May 6, 2009 – DocuWare, a leader in the integrated document management industry, has tested the Canon imageFORMULA DR-9050C Production Scanner to be compatible with DocuWare 5.1b. The Canon DR-9050C quickly and easily integrates into a DocuWare installation, allowing users to effortlessly turn paper documents into digital files. Documents can be scanned in
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Samsung Brings More Colour to the Office with its “Fastest Colour Laser Printer”

April 29, 2009 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a leading name in the world of electronics and information technology, today announced the launch of the CLP-770ND, its fastest colour laser printer at 32 pages per minute (ppm). Designed for the corporate enterprise, the CLP-770ND offers high performance and versatile printing, with new features including an impressive 720MHz processor and an optional 80GB hard disk drive (HDD). The CLP-770ND delivers faster print speeds of 32 pages per minute (ppm
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Ten Commandments of the Xerox ColorQube

Ten Commandments of the Xerox ColorQube Thou shall not leave prints or copies on the dashboard of your car, (water boils at 212 degrees) Thou shall think twice about folding or creasing prints or copies Thou shall wait ???? minutes for system.... go here
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Océ Arizona 300 GT flatbed printer helps customers deliver exceptional image quality

the flexibility of printing onto both rigid substrates and roll-based, flexible media. Quality printing and productivity with a clear upgrade path Like the award-winning Océ Arizona 350 GT printer, the Océ Arizona 300 GT printer uses Océ VariaDotTM imaging technology and four-color (CMYK) UV curable inks. The system can produce near-photographic image quality at a true production print speed (sellable prints) of 12.3 square meters (133 square feet) per hour. The availability of this new, more
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Océ Offers ARC PlanWell EasyPrint Enabled Printers

online planroom, saving the time and cost associated with printing documents at a central location and shipping them to a job site. “Coupling a printer and an online planroom where documents are stored creates a powerful on-demand system for acquiring prints at a moment’s notice, regardless of location,” said Jon Styrlund, product manager for PlanWell EasyPrint. “While the application has been available on other devices for some time, we expect even wider adoption by combining it with some of Océ’s
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Is it time to grab the low hanging fruit?

different printers and the TCO! No matter what your printer line is, he has the database to cover them all. Now, instead of putting those printer quotes off to the side, I can know them out ASAP and emded the quote in an email and I'm done! Take a trip here printersidebyside , and see how fast this can be accomplished. Of course there is a cost for the service, however the cost is relativly low considering that you can move more printers and low end MFP's. I'm not telling you that I am dropping selling
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Re: Who's Afraid of Xerox ColorQube?

documents cost before you print – a Document Analyzer will launch soon on Xerox.com and we also have a network assessment tool that can analyze and price every page printed in your office. Sometimes the truth can be better than watching a HP employee in a bear suit. Check out a video from real life customers talking about how much ColorQube will actually save them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...feature=channel_page Thanks for covering the news. Really enjoy your blog.
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Re: What are the disadvantages of wax toner

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If you want to see something funny go to this webpage. It is the Xerox Cost Savings Calculator for the colorcube......well sort of. Play with it a little. If you enter numbers that will show a significant cost savings it shows you the savings in dollars and cents. If you enter data that doesn't come out in Xerox's favor the tool directs you to a completely different webpage where it directs you to a sales representative. Very slick.....tricky....deceptive. Something you might want to show a
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Ricoh Recognized Among World's Most Ethical Companies

Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that its parent company, Ricoh Company, Ltd. has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Ricoh’s inclusion within the 2009 list acknowledges the company’s continual commitment to corporate citizenship and sustainability throughout its operations. This year marks the third year that the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the
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Ricoh Pro 1106ex

Ricoh Pro 1106ex fiery,large capacity tray, finsiher, pro bookletmaker (BK 5010), 2 & 3 Hole punch price $39,400 cpc (200K min) .0035 single click 11x17
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Xerox ColorQube in Review

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Xerox ColorQube in Review Xerox ColorQube details:- Xerox apparently offers a service/supply contract with three different click rates: - “Black Plus Useful Color” which is 1 cent per page, and allows a very small amount of color - “Everyday Color”, is 3 cents per click, is for low quality color, with a moderate use of color - “Expressive Color” is 8 cents per click, is for high quality color with photos - Hewlett Packard launched a similar plan when it unveiled the
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Xerox ColorQube Poll

,"resultswin","width=500,height=400,directories=no, toolbars=no, statusbar=no, location=no, scrollbars=yes, menubar=no");popup.moveTo(Math.round(((screen.width/2)-250)),Math.round(((screen.height/2)-200)));}//returntruetoopenthefull-sizedwindowifthepopupfailedreturn(popup==null);} P4P Hotel Poll Xerox "unveils breakthrough color technology" Wow, this will turn the color market up side down! A lot of hype about nothing, not a big deal! I'm gonna have to see how this pans out! View Results
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Xerox DocuColor 242

Xerox DocuColor 242 Creo rip, Pro finisher, and analyst services? price $37,000 color cpc no min .049 black .0129 single click 11x17
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used canon iR105

used canon iR105 saddlestitcher, side paper deck, inserter price $11,400 cpc (200K min) .0038 Single click 11x17
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EPSON AMERICA AND EFI COLLABORATE TO REDEFINE THE PROOFING INDUSTRY WITH NEW EPSON ST

and social criteria. About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is the 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 product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production
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High-speed network scanner

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What are you guys selling out there? Since Ricoh is no longer manufacturing the IS760 Network Interface, we have no decent network scanner to sell. We represent the Fujitsu line, but all but one of their models are TWAIN only, and the only network model is only 25ipm simplex. I have a client that needs 15 network scanners at 50ipm simplex w/ a minimum 50 Sheet feeder. As we get more in to the software solutions and document management side of our industry, there is an increasing demand for
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Notes on new OCE Plotwave

I just got the new pricing on it. list is 17k for 1 roll printer, 5k for scanner, $850 for 2nd roll and $850 for pdf. I heard kip lowered the price on the 3000 to dampen any plotwave sales. yes the street price should be around 13k plus delivery and install--- for now. any dealer that bought into the intro price can do that. 2 roll ,color stf ,pdf. price was suppose to go up after the irga. so street price will be around 13,900 and up. I am not sure what the list is suppose to be, my sales rep
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

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We're looking for villians under the bed folks. The letter was to RICOH US employees which now includes IKON folks. Dealer sales simply roll up as revenue plus whatever "profit" there is 'tween landed cost and what the dealer organization pays - whatever profits sales reps for the dealer organization bring in above their costs flow into the Dealer Principal's pocket and NOT to RICOH US. Sure it would've been nice to acknowledge the contribution of whatever the dealers have bought but it doesn
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Re: Rumor Oce Plotwave 13K List

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Too little too late. We dropped the Oce' line last year. We kept asking and asking for a single footprint design and all we got were excuses. Meanwhile we were selling Ricoh Wide formats left and right.
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Re: Rumor Oce Plotwave 13K List

It's a single footprint unit with color scan capability. I'm told it uses a graphtec-built scanner. MSRP starts around $17K, options drive that to the mid twenties. Dealer cost with volume discounts could be down to the lower teens. (So if Ricoh direct were selling this product, it would no doubt be on the street for $9900!)
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Re: High-speed network scanner

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quote: Originally posted by txeagle24: I have a client that needs 15 network scanners at 50ipm simplex w/ a minimum 50 Sheet feeder Funny, I've had arguments (not discussions, actual arguments) with both my Ricoh and Canon contact about the need for this. Both of them looked at me like I was insane. "Why would anyone every want that?" btw, when I looked at the panasonic and Bell and Howell lines, I wasn't able to find any network-capable scanners, did I miss one?
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

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Curious if that 12% number is Pre-IKON buy or post? Does everyone know you can buy some Ricoh printers/MFP's thru the electronic Home Depot web pages? How funny is that - "Gimme a shovel, some nails, bag of fertilizer and that printer there".
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Re: Notes on new OCE Plotwave

Here's my question to Ricoh, when the heck are you going to revamp the W2400, give us color scanning, usb printing, and lower the MSRP so we can be competetive again!!! We are losing installed units to the competition and your market share is now eroding. Heck, this system will have street pricing at $16k or less with color scan!!!!!! Here's an idea, take the w2400 and slow the speed to 2ppm "D" size. Bring the MSRP down to $6995 for the base machine, and this allow up to replace low end inkjet
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Integrated Document Technologies Joins AnyDoc Software’s Value-Added Reseller Program

as well as strategic consulting services. As an AnyDoc Software VAR, IDT plans to leverage the combination of their in-depth knowledge of departmental business processes with AnyDoc Software’s advanced technologies and solutions to streamline accounting and other organizational processes for their clients. “What attracted us to partner with AnyDoc was their rich history of successful implementations, especially in the accounts payable market,” said Paul Winiecki, national sales manager of IDT
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Just interested in Wide Format???

I created in this end users, techs, sales, well just about anyone dedicated to wide format. It's new, but I'll be populating with WF info only for all mfgs's. http://wideformat.websitetoolbox.com/
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Rumor Oce Plotwave 13K List

I jus theard this the other day that OCE showed a 4ppm "D" at IRGA that was going to retail for $13K with scan and print???? Thank goodness there were only 100 attendees at IRGA in Pittsburg! Anyone here anything else. I have the brochire on this and will upload tonight!
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New Simple, Green, Durable Océ PlotWave 300 All-In-One System Saves Money and Space

the International Reprographics Association (IRgA) Convention and Trade Show, April 29 – May 1 in Pittsburgh, PA, and in the Océ booth #1657 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention, April 30 – May 2 in San Francisco, CA. Customers looking for ease of use “This new system addresses the trend to decentralized printing that we are seeing in technical documentation. In such an environment, systems must be easy to use, energy efficient and quiet, instantly ready to print
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

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well said Chuck; I think sometimes we get so focused on the things that don't really matter that we tend to forget what we're really paid to do. Competition will always be out there and sometimes it won't always be fair. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. You want to be a box salesman then you'll always gripe when someone sells something at cost to get the deal. Those people who are in the market are the ones that will more than likely be looking for multiple proposals
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

quote: You want to be a box salesman then you'll always gripe when someone sells something at cost to get the deal. I don't think it's a case of "wanting" to be a box salesman. In these times its a fact that there are less solution opportunities, we as salepeople still have revenue or gp quota. So, when a "box sale" does come along you do your best to present a solution to the customer based on the how the new box can streamline thire workflow (because they have no interest in other solutions
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

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"Sure it would've been nice to acknowledge the contribution of whatever the dealers have bought but it doesn't really reflect in large numbers on RICOH US's bottom line." Quite correct, Chuck. Now that Dealer Division revenue only represents 12% of Ricoh U.S. Revenue, acknowledging the contributions by Independent Dealers is pointless.
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Re: Rumor Oce Plotwave 13K List

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It is a single footprint system with embedded controller in the leg of the machine. 2 roll paper roll drawer that holds 650 ft rolls. It also has the Planwell utility that allows customers to download and print their plans from the printer. Also has a USB port to print from a jump drive. 600x1200 dpi.
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

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When I confronted our Ricoh DSM with this (Ricohs sold by Home Depot) a few months ago, they didn't believe me...had to take them there and prove it.
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American Reprographics Company Announces Launch of ishipdocs.com

costs, time and customs delays, and deliver a much "greener" document distribution solution than any "print-pack-and-ship" service. Using ishipdocs, reprographers and other print providers can get their customers' business documents, architectural drawings, large color banners, promotional booklets and more from one location to another without printing a single page until the documents reach their destination. With a global print partner network of more than 350 locations around the world
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of May 2009)

MY apologies for not posting for two weeks. It's been busy with the trip to Itex and the end of the month.  However, I'm back and will be posting these regular now.

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 05/03/09

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trade group, IKON/Ricoh will hold 4 workshops to help printers move to digital: - 6/3/20009 in Boston - 6/4/2009 in Alexandria, VA - 8/5/2009 in Chicago, IL - 8/6/2009 in Minneapolis, MN - will be held in IKON showrooms - IKON announced it has sold a CPP650 (relabeled Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 6501) to Linden Print Co., a printshop in Ferndale, WA. - Kofax, maker of document management software, announced: - Kofax Capture is licensed to 140,000 users - Kofax Virtual ReScan now has
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Konica Minolta Receives 2009 BERTL Readers' Choice Awards

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minute (ppm) Division, Konica Minolta's line of color printers and multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) are recognized for their overall excellence. For the fifth year, BERTL conducted a global, industry-wide survey covering all major manufacturers' copier, printer and MFP performances. BERTL asked its readers to relate their opinions about how different manufacturers handle key issues such as ease of use, reliability, image quality and training. Responses
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Re: Who Will Be #1 in Market Share for 2009?

GMAN: Ricoh does HAVE THE LARGEST distribution channel! Even tough dealers are upset, its the same with KonicaMinolta Dealers selling against KonicaMinolta Direct, Sharp Dealers and Sharp Direct, Canon Dealers and Canon Business Solutions. The problem is not inherent to Ricoh alone. Direct Branches are giving stuff away and no dealer can compete when service, supplies and hardware are retailed at the price that a dealer would pay or lower.
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Printing from bypass tray on Ricoh MPC4500

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Is there any way to print a document and set it to duplex when using the bypass tray on this model? I have a customer printing card stock info cards. They are perforated on 8.5 x 11" card stock and they need to print info on both sides. I can't find any setting through the print driver to accomplish this and tech support says it cannot be done. I know if it can be done I will find the answer here. Thanks for the help, John
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Canon U.S.A. and Canon Virginia Announce Opening of New Cartridge Production Facility

materials. “Today’s announcement symbolizes Canon’s commitment to continue U.S.-based manufacturing operations in the Virginia area,” said Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A. “By producing, selling, collecting and recycling cartridges locally, we reduce the need to transport products around the world, which allows us to have a positive environmental impact by helping to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce energy consumption and help preserve environmental resources.” An
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Xerox Comes to Market with $500 Million Deal

balances under the revolving credit facility. "The rating reflects Xerox's good position in its core document management business and large base of recurring post-sales revenues and cash flow," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Lucy Patricola. Challenging industry conditions, along with leverage that we view as currently high for the rating, partially offset these factors. Xerox is a global company serving the document management markets, with total reported revenues of $17.6 billion in
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Who's Afraid of Xerox ColorQube?

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Who's Afraid of Xerox ColorQube? The hype was building for weeks about Xerox's substantial breakthrough in the cost of color for the general office. Today at 11:AM in Chicago, Xerox broke the news to the work that we need to use their solid ink multifunctional systems in order to "save the environment" and save money. I'm all about saving money and creating less waste, so I was exciting to see what the hub bub was all about. Late last night I heard it was their solid ink
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RICOH INTRODUCES SOA-ENABLED MFP AT IBM’S IMPACT 2009 CONFERENCE

customized list of tasks or services that initiate business processes and the results are communicated back to users in real time. The entire system is controlled by a touch screen on the MFP, in which capture and print processes are pushed to the panel in the form of an icon that clearly represents the business process. This enables complex backend operations to be handled by the touch of a button, dynamically simplifying the workflow for the end user. “Ricoh is excited to be able to leverage
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Xerox VP Named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40(TM)

; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth. Corley was appointed vice president and general manager, Canadian Operations for Xerox Canada Ltd. in January 2008 and is responsible for all direct sales operations in Canada. Previously, he led marketing strategy for Xerox North America and played a key role in the $1.5 billion Xerox acquisition of Global Imaging. Corley joined Xerox in 1994 as a sales representative and has held a variety of sales and marketing positions with the
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All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

All Ricoh U.S. Employees, I believe it is important for all Ricoh employees to understand how we are doing in today’s very difficult economic climate. Click here for excerpts from the Investor briefing given by Zenji Miura the Ricoh CFO. On a worldwide basis Ricoh recorded a 5.8% reduction in revenue and a 59% decline in operating income from the previous year. Ricoh, as with all Japanese companies, was negatively impacted by the strong Japanese Yen and weak U.S. Dollar and Euro. In fact, when
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Abilene Convention and Visitors

• Met with Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau director Glenda Purkis to discuss a copier proposal. The CVB advisory board in April voted to recommend a 5-year lease purchase with Consolidated Printing, Salina, for a Konica-Minolta copier. Purkis said the CVB in light of a tight budget, had only included $2,000 for equipment needs. She said the current copier is over 10 years old. The current copier was originally in the police department before it was moved over to the CVB’s offices. The
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Re: Some of my observations....

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heard from Lanier and Savin dealers about the change in the sales support structure. It has not been very positive." The Cannata article hits hard on those important points but is too soft on the big picture. For example, it is the 50th Anniversary of Savin and it was not mentioned once during the Meeting, which should have celebrated SAVIN and it's DEALERS. Savin Dealers (and Ricoh and Lanier Dealers) know too well where the Ricoh ship has set sail for and it will not be Safe Harbor for them.
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Re: KonicaMinolta Pro C5501

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then you ran up against someone who didn't have a clue how to set it up. Our production print department has these running very well and most recently went up against both a Xerox and Ricoh product of the same segment and had no problem with beating either.
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EzeScan - Ricoh MFD Scanning "Video"

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KonicaMinolta Pro C5501

KonicaMinolta Pro C5501 Fiery, Doc Feeder, large LCT, booklet finisher, hd kit $26K color cpc .052 no min black .012 no min Single click 11x17
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KonicaMinolta Pro C6500

KonicaMinolta Pro C6500 fiery, saddle stitcher,folder, paper feed deck anc color profiler Demo $44K Color cpc .0049 no min Black .012 Single Click 11x17
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Xerox 700 Digital Press

Xerox 700 Digital Press Fiery, Large LCT, offset tray $56K color cpc .049 no min black cpc .0129 no min single click 11x17
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Re: Cutting costs by scrapping the Document Mall Team

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I have always clashed with the sales model used for DM. Why not just let the customer pay for it with credit card directly? If a rep is responsible for the sale, then give them a percentage cut on their Ricoh card as long as the customer is paying. Paying for 3 to 5 yrs as an add-on to the equipment lease is not a very efficient model for increasing volume. Sounds more like doing hard time.
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Re: Sales Tips

Essential for your sales copy is to understand your own selling product or service. If you understand the ins and outs of the product and service, you can reply easily to any queries from your potential buyers concerning your business. If you can reply to them satisfactorily, it also can build up the buyers’ trust on you as well as your reliability which is one of the most important factors to succeed in the internet business and make money on-line. A sales copy that is briefly, easily, and
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

i agree with the above, customers now asking about biometrix. Also would like to see Ricoh clean up the report options w/ user codes and a USB Scan to Print feature.
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

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quote: Originally posted by JonG: i agree with the above, customers now asking about biometrix. Also would like to see Ricoh clean up the report options w/ user codes and a USB Scan to Print feature. For the biometric scan, we use Ringdale typically as part of their Follow-Me Printing solution if you're familiar with that.
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What are the disadvantages of wax toner

What are the disadvantages of wax toner technology. Today Xerox has luanched ColorCube, we need to understand the limitations of wax toner technology. Xerox will be using a three teired pricing plan similiar to what HP had with Edgeline. Here's my intial blog and comment http://mfpsolutions.blogspot.c...ough-technology.html Please post the disadvantages of wax,so we all can sell against it:
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Re: All Ricoh U.S. Employees,

Here's a few issues that I have with this letter quote: One of the highlights of the year was our direct business, which despite the challenges of the Oracle transition and the tough business climate, actually grew slightly year on year. quote: As for the Americas, including Ricoh U.S., Latin America, Canada, IKON, Infoprint Solutions and REI, our Revenue grew by 16%, mainly as a result of the acquisition of IKON in November. However, we experienced a significant loss for the year. This was due
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Re: Cutting costs by scrapping the Document Mall Team

Heard today from a CFO of one of our advertisers that all Document Mall and SDG support people were let go from Ricoh.
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Re: Printing from bypass tray on Ricoh MPC4500

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Gentlemen, to my knowledge Ricoh devices do not duplex from the bypass at all. I could be wrong but this has happened to me. My gut is no duplex out of the bypass.
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Re: Printing from bypass tray on Ricoh MPC4500

Ah, I believe it can, you've just got to have the right media selected. Once thick stocks have been selected the system will not allow you to duplex from the by-pass tray, they key os top trick the machine and tell the by-pss it is feeding regular or somewhat regular stock and then cross your fingers and hope all goes well with print reproduction and no jammin.
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Have you been to ricohsaves.com? Has this and so much more.
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Re: KonicaMinolta Pro C6500

this must be one of two things: Liquidating Inventory for KM 6501 or Quick Print Pricing
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Re: KonicaMinolta Pro C5501

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I agree with both of you! I've seen this product really wow with impressive color and really look bad too. I think Neal may have hit on the problem, as some of us enter the production print environment, there are bound to be people who do it poorly.
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Re: Global (Xerox) Comdoc Poll

I've clsoed the poll finals results: 284 votes!! (a p4p 2nd best record) 100 million or more 40% 75-99 million 18% 50-74 million 16% 25-49 million 12% under 25 million 14% Look for our new poll : Xerox "unveils breakthrough technology", here's the link for the blog http://mfpsolutions.blogspot.c...ough-technology.html
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of April 2009)

Super thread below titled Where do you see this industry in 5 years???? A must read to see what everyone thought back in 2009 about 2014.

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

WEekend Copier Notes from 04/12/09

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print color systems, the PRO C550EX and PRO C700EX: - Base MSRPs of $54,290 & $62,690 - C550EX offers 55ppm full color and 60ppm b/w - C700EX offers 70ppm full color and 75ppm b/w - Uses engines from the MP C6000 and C7500 mid-range color MFPs, which compete against the the Konica Minolta bizhub C552 & C652 - Base MSRP includes EFI Fiery E8100 print controller - Supports up to only 80lb. cover in the paper drawers - 110lb. cover stock must be placed in the bypass of the RT4000 large
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Re: What's the Next...

does buy the Toshiba MFP business for distribution HP buys XEROX Shapr's A4 products outsell Sharp's A3 products None of the above View Results
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Re: Another Ricoh Direct Give Away

Maybe, we all need to dig a little deeper. Could Ricoh just be buying these accounts to keep dealers out, meaning once they are the incumbent a dealer can't take the business away. I understand in this account they were the incumbant, however if they are willing to lose money (and I heard Ricoh lost a ton of money in the US this year), why not go out and buy all of the large accounts, fortune accounts and leave the scraps for the dealers? Mind you, this is also happening with KM, Sharp, Xerox
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Ricoh 240w/470w OEM Controller, Print, Scan, PS/PDF Cards

Ricoh 240w/470w OEM Controller, Print, Scan, PS/PDF Cards & Ricoh 240w Interface Kit We have them--hmcpartland@cox.net Soon to come--Ricoh 480w cards
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Ricoh Introduction of EFI Digital StoreFront 4.0

Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of the new version of EFI’s Digital StoreFront 4.0 Series. Digital StoreFront (DSF) is EFI’s Web-to-Print platform, which offers print service providers a Web-enabled onramp to their production workflow. DSF extends printersprint products and services to their customer’s desktops via a configurable Web presence. Printers provide a single shopping site for all their products and services, while benefiting from a single production funnel to manage all
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Ricoh Introduction of the Aficio SP C420DN-KP

Ricoh is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN-KP HotSpot Printer. The SP C420DN-KP replaces the SP C410DN-KP. What is a HotSpot Printer? A Ricoh HotSpot Printer allows users to print documents securely simply by emailing the file they wish to print to a HotSpot Printer or loading the file to the HotSpot Printer’s webpage. Any user with an Internet-enabled PC, laptop, PDA, or cell phone can use a HotSpot Printer. With HotSpot printing, there is no need for
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Ricoh Introduction of the MP W7140 and MP W5100

Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of the Ricoh Aficio MP W7140 and MP W5100 Wide Format Imaging Systems with color scanning capability. These new systems are designed to support the document workflow and productivity needs of today’s Central Reproduction Department (CRD), Print for Pay and Data Center environments. The Ricoh Aficio MP W7140 and MP W5100 represent the latest edition of Ricoh’s formidable Wide Format line up, which provides seamless integration of printing, scanning and
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Ricoh Introduction of the SP 4210N

Ricoh is pleased to introduce the new Ricoh Aficio SP 4210N Black and White laser Printer. The Aficio SP 4210N is built on the success of the same award winning Aficio SP 4100N and Aficio SP 4110N laser printers; at the same time, Ricoh maintains a balance of speed and price that not only simplifies and fills a critical price point within our own product line but matches up well against key competitors. Product Features 37-ppm black & white printing with support for media sizes form 2.6” x
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RICOH LEASING TO FLOAT Y30 BLN IN STRAIGHT BONDS

Found this today on the web, maybe Ricoh needs a finacial arm in the US like Canon has with Canon Financial. Could give us additional means to secure more business in these tough times.... thoughts??? TOKYO, Apr 15, 2009 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) -- RCHXF | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating -- Ricoh Leasing Co. (TSE:8566) is expected to issue nearly 30 billion yen (US$303 million) in straight bonds, its first such offering since December 2006. The issuance comes in the wake of improved conditions
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Printer for dirty environment

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WehaveaMetalRecyclingcustomerthathave HPLaserprintersattheirscales.Theenvironmentis verydirty.Thisiscausingmayproblemswithfusers etc.Doyouknowofalaserprinterthatisbetterin thisenvironment?PreferablyLanier/Ricoh. Thanks, Mike
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Another Ricoh Direct Give Away

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You all will not believe this. I just bowed out of a school district bid here in Southern California. Small school district of 10 schools. Ricoh was incumbant but really created no value. They wanted to do business with me if I could get match. Ready..... (12) Ricoh 906Ex, regular finisher, hole punch and print scan the (8) Ricoh MP6000SP, regular finisher, hole punch. Each Ricoh 906 Ex was $325 per month and each Ricoh MP6000SP was $185 per month based on 60 month FMV. Copies billed at
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Re: What's the Next...

1. Riso is better the ranch on four or three new inkjet machines designed after the HC5500, thoughts....if they don't get better media flexibilty and better color results, they will be doomed. From what I can see, they are in a very precarious situation right now. 2. Ricoh to IKON, never Japanese will never stand for it. 3. Could be, maybe someone's gotta go, Canon has a tremendous amount of Cash, maybe Canon buys HP! 4. Two American icons, never ever will this happen. 5. Yes, Sharp will be the
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Re: This Funny, Sort of! "Warning Video"

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You all should know that this was a IKON - Canon Sales Rep that is now forced to sell the Ricoh boxes. Practice makes (near) perfect! Oh by the way, with his ability to offer such aggressive pricing, he'll be able to clean a lot of clocks out there and win some BIG deals!
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Re: Where do you see this industry in 5 years????

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...and that takes me full-circle back to my discussion of "document management strategies". It's too early for me to say that I've found the perfect transition into the next phase of our industry, but I'm certainly giving it a shot! I'm practicing adding phrases like "Integrated Electronic Document Management System" and "Managed Print Services including Total Fleet Management" into my daily talk-track. Of course, we've all been discussing this type of stuff amongst ourselves for years, but it
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Canon imagePRESS C6000

Does anyone have any information that they would like to share about this product. Pricing, duty cycle. Any good or bad points.Thanks,
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Hot Spot Printers

What is the "on Service" subscription for these printers. Does it just provide an IP address or something else?
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Re: FYI Scan to Media Option

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I believe the same is true for the USB ports on all Konica Minolta current production models.
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Re: Ricoh Introduction of the MP W7140 and MP W5100

fruits to Ricoh’s constant innovation. Your Reliable Partner Reliable equipment is the first requirement for business efficiency. Robustness and long durability are the MP W5100/MP W7140’s trademarks. The device is continually productive thanks to its impressive paper capacity and easy troubleshooting. Key Features: Excellent productivity: 7 A0 and 14 A1 ppm (MP W7140); 5 A0 and 10 A1 ppm (MP W5100) Uniquely compact design with a single footprint Monochrome printing at 600 dpi and standard colour
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Does anyone know!!

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When the Xerox 4260 was introduced??
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Need Your help!

I'm doing an article on "A Week in the Life of Copier Salesperson", yeah, yeah we don't sell copiers anymore we sell solutions, however a solutions based MFP is still known as a copier. Well, I plan to post these once a week for five weeks on the blog, I have started with Monday and would like to see if anyone here would like to contribute for Tues, Wed, Thursday and Friday. You can make it funny, who could make it serious or have some fun with it. I will then post on the blog and give you
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Re: FYI Scan to Media Option

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What am I missing here??? Are you referring to the square USB printer port? Wouldn't that necessitate a cable to accomodate the conventional USB Flash Drive? Have you tried this on machines that don't have the Scan to Media Option such as the B&W models?
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Re: FYI Scan to Media Option

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Ok, disregard my last post. I was looking at a C2500. Went to look at a C2550 and saw the USB ports...hadn't noticed them before. Great information. Stuff like this is why this site is so great...all the stuff that Ricoh won't tell us.
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Re: Sales Tips

Sales reminder Be sure to regularly check back with prospects that in the past have told you "it's not in the budget" – "we don't do that" – "we're/ I'm happy with our current supplier." Budget allocations change. People leave. Trends dissolve. Customer service falters. Opportunities once bleak become fresh again. Be tenacious. Assume nothing. Just sell.
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Re: Where do you see this industry in 5 years????

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Our products are a commodity only if you allow it to become one. There will always be those times when you are selling a box, that's partof any business, but if all you do is react to the market then you won't be doing this long. I always thought that I was able to provide value, but in the last year I have learned a lot about what real value is and how to create it. If all one does is find out there is a lease due, finds out what the customer says he or she wants and then provides a proposal
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Re: Where do you see this industry in 5 years????

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I would recommend the book "Getting Insude Your Customers Head" by Kevin Davis. It has made a huge difference in the way I approach sales from my past. Does this slow down the sales process? YES! But when you consider that on average you're fortunate to close 1 in 5 "new business" prospects and this process has changed it to at least 3 in 5, that's huge. Keep it up Brian...it'll work out in the end.
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Re: Canon imagePRESS C6000

One of my customers has one and he is delighted with this product, even though he paid over 100K for it. Never breaks, color and media capability is outstanding and .05 per click for 11x17! Heard today that Ricoh is developing a system that is defaulted single click 11x17 color system. I think this is in response to the purchase of IKON, and the need to compete in HV color market. We'll see.................
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Re: How to Win Against Direct"

[QUOTE]Originally posted by fisher: How about this one. "The Savin/Gestetner/Lanier product is an inferior product made with cheaper parts and is often reboxed factory seconds." [QUOTE]
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Re: Need Your help!

Here's what I did for Tuesday, just posted it on the blog www.mfpsolutions.blogpsot.com Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Copier Sales "A Week in the Life" Tuesday! Tuesday!....."Woke up, got outta bed, dragged a comb across my head, found my way downstairs and drank a cup and looking up I noticed I was late, found my coat and grabbed my hat...." and with that I was off to my 10AM appointment. It's strange how things work out, I got an email and then a call from my sales manager late yesterday asking me
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Re: Printer for dirty environment

They all use the same technology, heat, cool, toner, developer, drum etc..... Maybe the the solution is an ink printer, at this point in time, I can't recommend any of the gelsprinters. But there has go to be a low cost ink printer out there. Maybe look for a printer where the user can change the fuser, instead of waiting for service. Anyone else have any ideas?
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of April 2009)

There's a nice write up below with comments about the 2008 Ricoh dealer event. Even in 2009 "industry change" was on everyone's mind.  Just goes to show you that time does not stand still, and everything changes Please take the time to read the comments from Old Glory, IT Dude, and GMAN (all stilll current P4P members).

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 04/05/09

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is required by its banking covenants - Oce’ won a “Best of Show” award for production color systems at the recent OnDemand show for showing an EFI MicroPress driving 4 CS665 Pro systems (relabeled Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501) at the same time and calling it the Oce’ DC260T Pro. - Ricoh announced a new optional embedded solution: - made by Nuance Corp. - named the Ricoh Personal Paperless Document Manager - lets users customize the Ricoh MFP touch screen menus directly from their PC
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Re: Konica Minolta Delivers High-Quality, High-Speed Prints with bizhub PRO 950

quote: Originally posted by GMAN: The PRO 1200 series will be available in August 2009 and replaces the PRO 1050. It has a Belt Transfer System and will fill a huge void in the marketplace. The new PRO C65hc is going to be a game changer! Perfect for packaging / shipping outlets, direct-mail, photo books, etc. and the color output is impressive. No evidence of Ricoh or the C900 at ON DEMAND that I could find. Anyone else? Ricoh was not there this year, along with Sharp, Ikon, Toshiba, Kyocera
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Ricoh 240w/470w OEM Controller, Print, Scan Cards

Ricoh 240w/470w OEM Controller, Print, Scan, PS/PDF Cards & Ricoh 240w Interface Kit We have them--hmcpartland@cox.net Soon to come--Ricoh 480w cards
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Canon Delights Businesses With New imageRUNNER Copiers

-- Copying, faxing, printing and scanning have never been this easy. With Canon’s new imageRUNNER models, business processes are sure to breeze with utmost precision. Not The Ordinary Entry-level Delivering 24 pages per minute copying and printing speed range are unimaginable for most entrylevel copiers. But Canon thinks otherwise. Its iR1024 produces multiple laser quality copies and printouts in as fast as 60 seconds. The iR1024 is also equipped to securely manage resources. With its
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Sharp C-Frontier Series MFPs Honored With BERTL "Five-Star, Exceptional" Rating

their target user base. Introduced in late 2008, the MX-C311/MX-C401 and DX-C311/DX-C401 are the first models in the Frontier Series, a family of A4 Multifunction Peripheral (MFP) and printer products that are designed to meet the needs of small and medium workgroups and bring the superior performance of Sharp technology closer to the end-user. Each model provides digital color copier, network printer, network scanner, and fax capabilities in a single MFP, with standard award-winning features such
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RICOH INTRODUCES NEW FULL-FEATURED AFICIO SP C231SF/SP C232SF AND AFICIO SP C311N/SP

range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com . # # # Ricoh Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF Specifications General Specifications Memory SP C231SF – 128 MB RAM SP C232SF – 256 MB RAM standard/512 MB RAM maximum (shared) Technology Laser beam scanning electrophotographic printing with mono-component toner development Printing Speed 21ppm color and B&W Warm-up Time 48 seconds First Copy Time 14 seconds Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi (Speed mode) 1200 x 600 dpi
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Re: On Demand Show in Phili 2009

This was a response on a tech copier message board (copiertalk) that I hate to follow, however they pull my feeds off the blog, plus they hate copier/mfp salespeople: I was at the show. I quickly exchanged my Kodak lanyard for one from KonicaMinolta. I too found it smaller and less exciting compared to the last show in Philly where I first saw the word "Bizhub" and thought it was stupid. The Pro 65HC is just a C-6501 that uses a brighter toner. Not yet available and with every possible option
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Copier Sales "Lock Out The Competition"

Copier Sales "Lock Out The Competition" We all look for the lock out features of a third party solution or a hardware feature that will enable us to get the sale. However, did you know that you can also have a certain product or certain line that will lock your competitors out? Guess what? You can have that with wide format products from Paradigm Imaging. I'll give you a quick story of a recent sale that I had. The time came to upgrade one of my larger accounts in New Jersey, they had eight
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Ricoh Introduction of MicroPress 8.0

Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of the new version of EFI’s MicroPress 8.0 Series. Built to support the more complex workflow requirements of the mid-to-high volume print-on-demand customers, MicroPress 8.0 helps maximize your customer’s equipment investment by providing a fast, high-performance raster based digital document production system that produces complex, short-run, color and black and white documents. With MicroPress 8, EFI brings easy-to-use document management and a
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Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Pro C550EX and Pro C700EX

Ricoh is excited to announce the release of the Ricoh Pro C550EX and Pro C700EX Color Digital Imaging Systems, which expand Ricoh's production color portfolio. They combine high speed imaging with versatile functionality, vibrant color capability, and superior reliability. Designed to support a range of printing applications, the Pro C550EX/C700EX can help your customers expand into new opportunities and grow revenue. The Ricoh Pro C550EX/C700EX incorporate these key features and advantages
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Hillsboro duo keeps Central Jersey copying

HILLSBOROUGH — Tom Murray and David Erman never met prior to the day the now co-owners of Ace Copy Systems decided to embark on what has become a million-dollar business venture. In November 1996, Murray of Doylestown, Pa., already had established a business selling office equipment when Erman of Sparta was working as a sales representative. The pair was invited -- along with other participants -- to a business conference in South Jersey, where they learned about being part of a profit-sharing
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Re: Some of my observations....

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The observations provided by 'Old Glory' concerning Vision 2008 are similar to the general feedback from the Savin Connections 2009 National Dealer Sales Meeting during February 2009. This Savin Connections had the lowest Dealer attendance ever, even with tremendous change within Ricoh and the industry. The tone was somewhat more somber and the length of the meeting was cut down to two days.
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

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I thought the Internet access on SHARP products was real cool, but I hear it has not 'registered' with customers and the initial buzz has faded. In terms of security, the Konica Minolta biometric (finger vein) technology is impressive. Possibly, optical eye scanning would be the next great leap?
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Re: Where do you see this industry in 5 years????

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As I scramble to stay on top of Electronic Document Management technologies and Managed Print Services, I cringe at Art’s prediction of “the end of paper as we know it”! And even though I think Art’s prophecy may someday come to pass, I feel we’re safe (at least for 10 years or so) if we stay focused on these “relatively new” document strategies (EDM and MPS)…in other words, I’m doubting the paperless office takes hold in the next five years (but what do I know…I’m just a dumb copier salesman
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SP 4100n printer via USB

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I have sold quite a few of these but have never had any issues until one of my best customers recently bought 2 of them and decided to connect them via USB to use as desktop printers. At both locations he claims that they simply will not print properly. Any advise?
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Ricoh Changes Effective April 1, 2009

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The announcement hit today... ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Due to the recent loss of Comdoc Office Systems and in an effort to streamline business processes, the Ricoh Indirect Division will return to three Regions, effective April 1, 2009. This change will allow the Dealer Division to align with the current IKON Regions, in terms of geographical structure and marketplace prescence. As a result, we will eliminate one Regional Vice President position and the new Regions will be as follows
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Re: Network Installations.

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quote: The best reps (as measured by results) have no idea how to do those things. There are too many variables for anyone to say things such as this. Our best reps do know how to do this but I agree that they don't do it when selling to a Fortune 500 or a large University. However, I still contend that they are more capable of selling solutions because of the knowledge they have about how our equipment relates to a network and that knowledge came from doing...not from sitting in a sales class
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Re: Features you would like to see on future products

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quote: Originally posted by GMAN: In terms of security, the Konica Minolta biometric (finger vein) technology is impressive. I agree, we have a scanning solution using fingerprint identification and customers love it. It's easy to forget your password or ID card, but it's more difficult to forget your finger. Fingerprint technology is very convenient, but not all that secure (we leave fingerprints everywhere that can be lifted and duplicated). That's why the KM finger vein technology is great
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Re: MPC 7500 Coated Paper Settings

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I suggest asking your technical department. Glossy paper is not recommended for the Ricoh products. Try using a silk paper it works great. This tip came from a printer friend of mine which uses the Ricoh's in a pay for print environment.
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Re: MPC 7500 Coated Paper Settings

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Please note that Larry's attachment applies to the previous generation mid-range models only (Ricoh MP C3500/C4500, Savin C3535/C4540, Lanier LD435C/445C).
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Re: MPC 7500 Coated Paper Settings

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Understood, but it is common knowledge that Ricoh B2C products do not like glossy paper period. Overtime this will cause major jamming issues and disgruntled clients. I suggest going to a paper warehouse and grabbing samples closest to glossy which will work on Ricoh's. I know for a fact the closest is Xerox Silk paper which can be purchased up to 80lb cover or index.
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growth. Or, just keep doing it the way you are doing it and be happy with the level of sales you have today.
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Re: Network Installations.

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Perhaps I am being mis-understood here. I am not "facing a problem" as jason says here. This is the way I like it.....in fact I don't see how you can even sell these products if you are not capable of at least setting up scanning in a server environment and setting up printing in a server environment on your own. To me that is as important of a part of product knowlege as knowing the speeds and feeds of the device.
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Re: Pro C550, C700 Info

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quote: Personal Zone» Member Directory Print4Pay Hotel Message Board» Chat Rooms» These boxes are available as we speak through IKON.
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Re: Problems with MP4000 and MP5000 Developer and Toner

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The issue is the toner. It has wax in it and what happens is that it coats the developer roller and causes light and dark copies. The techs have to clean the stuck toner off of the roller and it will work for a time. My understanding is that the new toner will fix the problem. Ricoh has a developer kit that they sent to us to help with a large istall base of MP5000's but it is only a temp fix until the new toner gets here. They want you buy it and it costs $600.00
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Re: Network Installations.

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Just playing Devil's advocate... quote: Originally posted by fisher: I don't see how you can even sell these products if you are not capable of at least setting up scanning in a server environment and setting up printing in a server environment on your own. In a Mac environment? Unix? Linux? WINS? Citrix? What about the software available with the machine? Should the rep also be able to integrate Digidocflow into a Banner Extender system in 9 different departments of a university? How do you
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Re: Network Installations.

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quote: I don't see how you can even sell these products if you are not capable of at least setting up scanning in a server environment and setting up printing in a server environment on your own. The best reps (as measured by results) have no idea how to do those things.
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Re: Network Installations.

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department to touch their network. I'm also finding more and more that the client's IT is involved with picking the device and the salesperson had better be able to be articulate on the IT level if you hope to have a chance of winning the business.
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Re: Network Installations.

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quote: Originally posted by fisher: they are not going to let me or you or your IT department to touch their network. Good in theory, but working for a dealer who does deal with enterprise accounts, not true. Our Connectivity team is working on the network of University and Hospital accounts on a regular basis. Recently, we worked with a University and demonstrated how their IT staff has misconfigured an entire print server resulting in slower prints. We configured it correctly and were able to
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Re: On Demand Show in Phili 2009

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Sound like to me that someones service manager needs to find another line of work. Just brighter toner? We have quite a few of the 6500 and 6501's out there and we don't see them every day, 12 X 18 isn't a single click and they were designed for the print for pay industry and CRD's. Perhaps he needs to train his techs better rather than gripe and complain online.
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Re: New Product Release Dates for Ricoh

I have heard there is a MP171SPF for the replacement, however nothing yet from Ricoh. I will keep you update, anyone else have anything on this model??
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Re: Konica Minolta Delivers High-Quality, High-Speed Prints with bizhub PRO 950

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The PRO 1200 series will be available in August 2009 and replaces the PRO 1050. It has a Belt Transfer System and will fill a huge void in the marketplace. The new PRO C65hc is going to be a game changer! Perfect for packaging / shipping outlets, direct-mail, photo books, etc. and the color output is impressive. No evidence of Ricoh or the C900 at ON DEMAND that I could find. Anyone else?
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Re: Konica Minolta Delivers High-Quality, High-Speed Prints with bizhub PRO 950

No Kodak!!!! gO FIGURE, THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!
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Re: Where do you see this industry in 5 years????

I see 5 players left, I also see inkjet or some form of ink technology being the primary technology to print on paper. Looking through the other crystal ball, I can see the emergence of color flat panel displays for viewing, editing and routing documents thru a wireless networks and internet access. You will be able to have documents signed and fill out information right from the screen, this product will weighh no more than two ounces, will be about 1/4 inch thick and the size of a letter size
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Re: SP 4100n printer via USB

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and what's he mean by "not properly"? Not at all? What happens when they print through the network?
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Re: SP 4100n printer via USB

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quote: Originally posted by JasonR: and what's he mean by "not properly"? Not at all? What happens when they print through the network? For some reason, he wants to connect it via USB instead of connecting it to the network. His exact words were, "You have to uninstall the printer – unplug the USB cable – ensure it is all deleted then plug in the USB cable and let the system find the printer again. The installing technician was out to configure the unit last week and to assist he turned off
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago (Third Week of March 2004)

Can't wait for another four years!  In 2023 I'll be able post twenty years of activity on this site.  Can only wonder what the next four years will be like in this industry!

Enjoy these awesome threads from 15 years ago this week!

UPDATE - Konica Minolta

equipment maker said it aimed for a group operating profit of 160 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in the year ending in March 2007. Konica Minolta, created last August through the merger of precision equipment companies Konica Corp and Minolta Co, estimated it would make a group operating profit of 66.7 billion yen in the current business year, combining both firms' full-year results. "Although it is only six months (after the merger), we are overtaking Xerox (NYSE:XRX - News) to become the No.3 player in
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RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO 2035e/2035eSP

, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through partners that enhance office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products under the Ricoh, Savin, Gestetner and Lanier brands in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2002, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.8 billion. Information about Ricoh's complete
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Ricoh #1 "Go Figure"

products are used in both graphic arts applications and for general business color. *Gartner Dataquest Printers Quarterly Statistics, United States, C. Iorns, Feb 2004. About Ricoh Corporation Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 68-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2002 sales in excess of $14.7 billion. Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of multifunctional document
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Canon U.S.A. Delivers Color

continuing to meet the needs of customers who depend on cost-effective black and white document reproduction," said Sam Yoshida, director and general manager, Corporate Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "Canon is dedicated to offering businesses of all sizes a wide choice of affordable printing options. These two new products further broaden Canon's already diverse portfolio." Both the imageRUNNER C6800 and imageRUNNER C3100 Series incorporate high-speed monochrome output performance with color
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Documentum Extends Enterprise

. Authorized users can then edit or approve the content, transform it into a required format, such as PDF to HTML, deliver it to a web site staging area, send it to an outside printing agency for high-resolution color production, translate it into multiple languages and distribute it as an XML content chunk for reuse on regional websites or localized packaging or collateral. About askOnce The askOnce technology was created and developed at the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) located in Grenoble
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Update on 2232/2238

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are supported through SmartDeviceMonitor on the Aficio 2232C/2238C. However, note that Parallel Printing will not work unless systems are identically configured (ie. with the booklet finisher). Q. Is there a Connect Copy function available with two Aficio 2232C/2238C systems? A. No there is no Connect Copy function for these systems. Q. What is the scanning speed of the Aficio 2232C/2238C? A. Although the current brochure and Sales Information Guide states that the scanning speed is 31/28 ppm
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Re: Dealer Training Programs

I think Ricoh's training is excellent. Our dealership training is conducted at our weekly meetings. We concentrate more on the solution selling training than the hardware/software training hands on type training. We will roundtable our meeting and discuss the different solution sales, new products and solution features. Our dealership does not ultilize Ricoh U as much as they use to, due to the cost associated with each class. Art
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Re: Ricoh Aficio 2131 New Color

Ricoh will be selling the new 311. This system was previewed at the Print On Demand in NYC. Timetable, and I'm guessing is 45-90 days. Art
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Canon 68-16 B-W/Color MFP

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Just heard Canon is about to introduce a new 68ppm black/26ppm color MFP. Any information from the Canon crew out there?
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Ricoh 240W wide format

Local Dealer Pricing: Ricoh Wide Format 240W Standalone: under $12,000.00 Networkded: under $16,000.00 incl. computer No serv. pricing All info off of a mailing piece
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Re: 2035e/2045e

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still stuck and Ricoh is telling them tough cookies, that is just the way it is buddy. Thanks Ricoh for taking care of your customers! We will probably be stuck replacing print/scan dimms on 2035's with the E version Print/Scan dimm if it works. We are going to test one in the next couple weeks. That's my soapbox speech!
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Re: Canon 68-16 B-W/Color MFP

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Here's a press releae regarding the new Canon's: "CANON UNVEILS NEW STRATEGY AND PRODUCTS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR AFFORDABLE OFFICE COLOR Canon Showcases New Hybrid Color-Enabled Black-and-White Multifunction Copiers and Fully Customizable MFP Programming Platforms at "Colorful" Times Square Bash New York, NY, March 11, 2004 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) and the nation's market share brand leader in color laser copier/printer solutions*, formally announced
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Re: Aficio FW240 NEWS

Have a local dealer pitching it/all info off of mailing piece one of our potential clients received: standalone: $12,000.00 scan/print: $16,000.00 incl. computer 4 "D"/minute 600 dpi 256 shades 1 or 2 roll option bypass tray Optional Sheet Cassette up to 12x18 is front loading Network: "Ricoh Software Provided for DWG Set Processing",Scan to file,Plotter Kind of looks like a 780 digital version w/470 keypanel. sits on a stand.
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Re: Ricoh Aficio 2131 New Color

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Is Ricoh getting the 210 or the 310? Or both? I noticed the Toshiba has a new model coming that is the 311. Is this the new version of the 310? When will we have this?
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Re: Leads in Tennesse

NuMarkets http://www.numarkets.com WHAT IT DOES It operates a chain of eBay consignment selling centers for the public. EVENT 03-18-2004--An undisclosed amount of funding SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to support increased marketing activities; services may include PR activities, collateral material development, advertising, and direct marketing services - brand management and advertising services - equipment and services to support its online
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Re: Leads In British Columbia

Redlen Technologies http://www.redlen.com WHAT IT DOES It provides solid state radiation detection and medical imaging technology. EVENT 03-18-2004--$2.3 million in financing led by Yaletown Venture Partners SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - new product launch - product development potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - equipment and services for research and development activities - marketing services to support
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Re: Leads in Ohio

Ed Map http://www.edmap.biz WHAT IT DOES It provides Web-based solutions for selecting, managing and distributing distance-learning course materials and textbooks. EVENT 03-16-2004--$1.5 million in Series A financing led by Adena Ventures SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - development potential opportunity to provide… - equipment and services to support its ASP infrastructure for web-based applications - tools and services for software and application development
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Document scanning solution

going to buy these big scanners for them.I suggested our 2015/2018 range with fax and printscan.If the unit is set up with fax and printscan.I am thinking they will be able to scan to email and where they eventually want to end up is in their central archiving.Would the branches be able to scan to an email address here in Gabs who receives and then sends to their server? Warren
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Document Server on 2232/2238?

Anyone tested if the Document Server works from the Print Driver? ie Send to Document Server. This is a very good feature of the B/W machines but it got me into trouble when I had a customer that had a 1045 who also got got a 3800CMF and wanted to use the same feature...when I wen to use it it wasn't there!
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Leads in Indiana

Mezzia, Inc. http://www.mezzia.com WHAT IT DOES It provides Web-based solutions for capital resource planning and management in healthcare organizations. EVENT 03-16-2004--$2 million in a third round of funding SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - expansion of sales and marketing - research and development potential opportunity to provide… - sales training programs - software and systems specific to the sales function - recruiting for sales professionals - products and
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ScanRouter vs. Scan to Email

When the Aficio 1060 launched (first Ricoh MFP with Scan to Email) I was excited to have that capability, but in reality its a gotcha in a Scanning centric customer environment. To use ScanRouter, you select Scan and the list of user destinations comes up, ok NP. But if you want to Scan to Email you have to push a small icon on screen to load the Scan to Email interface to see the destinations or type in one adhoc...gotcha. This screws up everybody that was using the ScanRouter, because a) it
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Re: Canon 68-16 B-W/Color MFP

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Yep, 2 new products coming out. The Canon guy is here in my office right now. He received the info, but hasn't gone through it yet. He has to go to training in two weeks on this stuff. He will leave me what info he can, and I will put the pertinant stuff here...stay tuned
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Re: Update on 2232/2238

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This is the booklet printing in a ppt
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Re: Canon 68-16 B-W/Color MFP

The new canon 6800 is 68ppm bw, and 16ppm color. Quality is strictly business color. The 3100 is 31ppm bw, and 7ppm color. It is not a replacement for the 3200. Both are single drum systems using their existing amorphous silicon drum. The quality will be not nearly as good as the 3200 and with much slower color speed.
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Re: Leads in Arizona

OrderPro Logistics Inc. http://www.orderprologistics.com WHAT IT DOES It provides technology-based solutions for transporation logistics management. EVENT 03-15-2004--$1.1 million in a private placement SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - equipment and services to support its ASP infrastructure for web-based applications - tools and services for product development activities PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Richard Windorski Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Smuda President and Chief
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Re: Leads in California

: 800-643-1640 Phone: 858-643-1600 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bitfone Corporation http://www.bitfone.com WHAT IT DOES It provides software solutions for mobile device management. EVENT 03-17-2004--$21 million in a Series C round of funding led by Prism Venture Partners SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - expansion of worldwide sales, customer support and engineering resources potential opportunity to provide… - sales
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Re: Leads in California

: 800-643-1640 Phone: 858-643-1600 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bitfone Corporation http://www.bitfone.com WHAT IT DOES It provides software solutions for mobile device management. EVENT 03-17-2004--$21 million in a Series C round of funding led by Prism Venture Partners SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - expansion of worldwide sales, customer support and engineering resources potential opportunity to provide… - sales
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Re: Leads in Connecticut

Control Module Inc. http://www.controlmod.com WHAT IT DOES It designs and manufactures solutions for workforce data collection and security access. EVENT 03-17-2004--Announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales and Marketing SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - sales training programs - software and systems specific to the sales function - recruiting for sales professionals - products and services to support increased marketing activities; services may include PR
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Re: Leads in Illinois

Deltak edu, Inc. http://www.deltakedu.com WHAT IT DOES It provides online resources to colleges to enable online and blended educational programs. EVENT 03-15-2004--$25 million investment led by Frontenac Company and Salt Creek Ventures SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to support increased marketing activities; services may include PR activities, collateral material development, advertising, and direct marketing services - brand management and advertising
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Re: Leads in Maryland

Boyer Vice President of Administration Shreenath Shetty Vice President of Engineering John C. Lambert Vice President of Quality John J. Duffy Vice President of Sales OFFICE(S) LMIC, Inc. 6435 Virginia Manor Road Beltsville, MD 20705 Phone: 240-264-8300 Fax: 240-264-8200 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: Leads in Jersey

technical personnel Metrologic Instruments' subsidiary, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc., won this subcontract to provide laser beam delivery and control systems for a proprietary customer. Additional funding may be awarded under this subcontract in the next several months. STATED PARTNERS/ALLIANCES none stated PEOPLE C. Harry Knowles President and Founder Kevin J. Bratton Chief Financial Officer Dale M. Fischer Vice President of International Sales 856-228-8100 d.fischer@metrologic.com Benny A. Noens
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Re: Leads in New York

Viewpoint Corporation http://www.viewpoint.com NASDAQ:VWPT WHAT IT DOES It provides interactive media technologies and services. (number of employees: 100) EVENT 03-17-2004--$3.68 million in a private placement SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for software and application development - products and services to support its technical infrastructure PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Jay Amato Chief Executive Officer William H. Mitchell Chief Financial Officer Tom Morgan
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Re: Leads in Pennslyvania

Escalon Medical Corporation http://www.escalonmed.com NASDAQ:ESMC WHAT IT DOES It develops, manufactures and distributes surgical and diagnostic products for healthcare applications. (number of employees: 59) EVENT 03-18-2004--$10.4 million in a private placement SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - working capital - general corporate purposes potential opportunity to provide… - equipment and services to support manufacturing operations - equipment and services for
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Re: Leads in Texas

patents video communication technologies. EVENT 03-18-2004--$4.2 million in a private placement SALES NOTES potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - products and services to support its technical infrastructure - equipment and services to support manufacturing operations PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE John C. Harris President and Chief Operating Officer Marcie Brownlee Media contact mbrownlee@viseon.com OFFICE(S) Viseon, Inc. 8445 Freeport Parkway
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Re: Leads in Utah

Theodore Stern Chief Executive Officer Paul Jarman President David R. Grow Chief Financial Officer Kenneth D. Krogue Executive Vice President, Customer Care and Marketing G. Douglas Smith Executive Vice President, Sales Scott Welch Chief Information Officer Mike Shelton Chief Technology Officer Kevin L. Childs Vice President, inContact Solutions Carl Churchill Vice President, Voice and Data Products Jon B. Heaps Vice President, Agent Partner Sales David Kartchner Vice President, IP Network Trine
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Re: Leads in Washington

Speakeasy http://www.speakeasy.net WHAT IT DOES It is a broadband service provider specializing in DSL. EVENT 03-16-2004--$24 million in Series D financing led by 3i and BV Capital SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - expansion - completion of network infrastructure - expanded market presence - new product development - product launches potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to support its technical infrastructure - recruiting services for customer
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Re: 2232 & 2238's Where's The Toner?

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When we had the product launch for these new color systems the product manager from ricoh-usa put on the "show" and told us that there would no longer be starter toners. Because the starter toners in the 24 and 32's gave so little yield we have been building in a full set of toners at the start.
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Re: 2232 & 2238's Where's The Toner?

We have not even had our "offical launch" yet. Hopefully others will learn in advance of selling the unit and will not have to go back or eat the cost. Art
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Re: FW470 Maintenance Cost Survey

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1.)$40.00 base charge plus $.064 per linear ft. Covers the PM except for developer. 2.)Also have a program which covers parts, labor, toner, developer and drum: $.146 per linear ft. Program #2 works for other Ricoh wide formats. 3.) If it is networked we add a $40.00 per month base charge plus the $.146 per linear ft.
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Re: Document Server on 2232/2238?

The print driver of the 2232/2238 shows that it can print to the document server. I work in a home office and can not test. Can anyone clarify that this feature does work with the RPCS driver. Art
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2232 & 2238's Where's The Toner?

I just sold two of these and found out after the fact that Ricoh is not shipping starter toner with the systems anymore! Now I must either "eat" the cost or bill the customer after the fact.
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Re: wireless nic on 224sp

I sold a Rioch wireless on the CMF-7000, it did not quite live up to expectations. In this clients environment most users were to print via regular LAN Ethernet, but the reason I sold it was some users that were not always in the office, would like to just walk up to the machine with their notebook and print...simply enough right. Nope apparently, it was an either or scenario, either you go all wireless and use the Rioch wireless or all LAN but not both at once! Last one I sell I guess. So I
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Re: wireless nic on 224sp

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So you were going to use two different network interfaces, a wireless and ethernet? To use the notebook computers directly to the wireless without going through the network, you would be setting up an AdHoc wireless network between the copier and notebooks. What you should have done is put a wireless access point in it at the network RJ45 jack near the copier, this would have put the machine on the network through the Ricoh wireless card, configure the notebook wireless adapters to access the
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Re: Analog Counter for the 1060

We have installed a hecon system in print shops, Part numer A1602713. works great! you need one for eack copier.
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Re: Vision

I'll be there, I think Ted, and Graham are also planning to attend. We all should meet on a social and business platform. Who else is going to attend. I attend for three reasons, to get hands on experience with the new products, and too see what Ricoh's Vision is for the next two years. The third reason to kick back and relax and see some country I've never seen before. Art
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Re: Tips on Buying Your First Color Copier

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Calibration is another biggie when I am speaking with my color customers. They need to have the ability to calibrate manually as well as the automatic that usually comes with the machine. I find many companies start printing their own brochures, and before they do a large run, they want to make sure the colors are correct! another thing is they do not want a machine that has moire patterns when printing a page with a solid image. I find that a TRUE PostScript driver is important to the
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Re: Leads in Colorado

USURF America, Inc. http://www.usurf.com PINK SHEETS:USUR WHAT IT DOES It provides Internet access and broadband services to underserved markets. (number of employees: 8) EVENT 03-16-2004--$3.1 million in a private placement SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - network construction potential opportunity to provide… - recruiting services for technical personnel - products and services to support its technical infrastructure PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Douglas McKinnon
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Re: Leads in Florida

DrugMax, Inc. http://www.drugmax.com NASDAQ MAX WHAT IT DOES It is a full-line wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, health and beauty aids and nutritional supplements. (number of employees: 73) EVENT 03-19-2004--$3.21 million in a private placement SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - working capital - general corporate purposes potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to support its technical infrastructure
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Re: Leads in Georgia

Return On Investment Corporation (ROI) http://www.roicorporation.com OTCBB:ROIE WHAT IT DOES It provides software to process payment transactions. (number of employees: 90) EVENT 03-15-2004--$1.75 million in a private placement SALES NOTES company expected to make purchases to support... - working capital - product security potential opportunity to provide… - tools and services for product development activities - equipment and services to support its ASP infrastructure for web-based
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Re: Leads in Massachusetts

Robert P. Schechter Chief Executive Officer William B. Gerraughty, Jr. Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer 508-271-1209 Bill_Gerraughty@nmss.com Colin Doherty Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing R. Brough Turner Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer George D. Kontopidis, Ph.D. Senior Vice President of Engineering Clarke Ryan Vice President and General Manager, Voice Quality Systems Jacob Guedalia Vice President and General Manager, Network
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of March 2009)

I'm booked for ITEX 2019! I'm pretty excited about going. I'll be arriving late on the 22nd and then taking the red eye out Thursday night. I'm hoping to see many P4P members, connect with new peeps along with visiting our sponsors and exhibitors.  Hit up the reply and let me know if you'll be there!

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Introducing the NEW bizhub PRO C65hc Digital Color Printing System

Marketing Bulletin Bulletin #08-GB-120 Date: March 16, 2009 To: All Konica Minolta Sales Channels From: Marketing and Product Development Subject: Introducing the NEW bizhub PRO C65hc Digital Color Printing System Konica Minolta is extremely excited to introduce the new Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C65hc Digital Color Production Printing System. Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking bizhub PRO C6501, the C65hc with brilliant and vivid High Chroma color output will again forge ahead of
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Brand Keys Rates Konica Minolta #1

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recognized for the second consecutive year as the top office copier manufacturer by Brand Keys, said Kevin P. Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This accolade further reinforces our company vision that customers are counting on Konica Minolta for the entire gamut of their advanced digital imaging needs. Our award-winning lines of office systems, printers, production print systems, and application solutions continue to distinguish themselves as the
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Email from Canon P4P'er "Ricoh Direct Pricing"

This email was sent to me from a Canon P4P member: Art, Thanks for the information. I've been in this business for 17 years (27 years in sales) and worked directly for Canon USA for 8 years. (IKON when it was A-Copy in Boston prior to Canon). Now I'm with a local independent. An actual quote for a 9 machine deal from Ricoh (Direct) last week. 1- MP9000 6-MP5000 1-MP C3500 All for $63K!!! (unbelievable)
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New EFI Fierys Drive Line-Up of Ricoh Aficio Color MFPs, Enabling Office Users to Eas

the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com . About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is the 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 product portfolio includes Fiery® digital color print servers; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems
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Re: Introducing the NEW bizhub PRO C65hc Digital Color Printing System

Ramsey, N.J. – March 18, 2009 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the general availability of the bizhub® PRO C65hc, which produces vivid color quality that surpasses other color production print systems on the market. The bizhub PRO C65hc ("hc" stands for High Chroma) incorporates innovative new toner technology enabling it to produce a wider
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Re: Introducing the NEW bizhub PRO C65hc Digital Color Printing System

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I witnessed a Konica Minolta PRO C65hc Demo and the color output is brilliant. The launch of this workhorse will not do anything to help Ricoh's faltering attempt to be a player in the print production market with boxes such as the C900.
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Competing against the Canon imageRUNNER 3045? Remember these weaknesses:

- Competing against the Canon imageRUNNER 3045? Remember these weaknesses: - Comes standard with only 512MB RAM - Can only upgrade to a maximum of 768MB RAM - Hard drive only offers 20GB of space - A PostScript print driver is an expensive option - Does not offer XPS printing (can not print from new version of Microsoft Windows Vista) - Hard drive overwrite does not come standard - Optional fax board does not come with any RAM and does not have any battery backup - Optional finishers have
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Competing against the Toshiba eSTUDIO 453

- Competing against the Toshiba eSTUDIO 453, a 45ppm b/w unit? Remember these pointers: - Unit comes standard with only 256MB RAM - Even with spending more on options, unit can only have a maximum of 512MB of RAM - Hard drive offered only has 40GB of storage space - The document feeder is an option, and does not come standard - Customers must pay extra for hard drive overwrite data security and data scrambling - Optional fax board has no RAM, and has a maximum resolution of only 400dpi - The
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Competing against the Xerox WorkCentre 5645

Competing against the Xerox WorkCentre 5645? Remember these weaknesses: - only comes standard with 129MB RAM - can be upgraded to maximum of only 512MB RAM - does not offer XPS printing at all (ability to work with newer version of Microsoft Windows Vista) - optional fax board does not offer routing to PC or e-mail address - optional fax board does not offer one-touch keys - optional finishers offer a maximum of only 2,250 sheets of paper capacity - the document feeder can not handle thick
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EMEA Printer, Copier and MFP Unit Shipments, 2008

Vendor 2008 Shipments 2008 Market Share (%) 2007 Shipments 2007 Market Share (%) 2008 - 2007 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 20,737 43.0 23,221 44.1 -10.7 Canon 8,212 17.0 8,337 15.8 -1.5 Epson 6,576 13.6 6,651 12.6 -1.1 Brother 3,306 6.9 3,224 6.1 2.5 Samsung Electronics 2,826 5.9 2,430 4.6 16.3 Others 6,572 13.6 8,789 16.7 -25.2 Total 48,229 100.0 52,652 100.0 -8.4
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KODAK Scanners Power DocumentATM’s Secure Mobile Scan Center in Digital Transformatio

.documentatm.com or email bhowell@documentatm.com. About Kodak As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and 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 70 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery --join for free today at www.kodakgallery.com . More
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‘Smart Touch’ Scanning Capability Grows for KODAK i1200 and i1300 Series Scanners

control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk. About Kodak As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and 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 70 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery --join for free today at www.kodakgallery.com
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Selected KODAK Document Scanners Will Support the LINUX Operating Systems via UBUNTU,

openUSB project, http://openusb.sourceforge.net About Kodak As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and 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 70 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery --join for free today at www.kodakgallery.com . More
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Ricoh New Model Support for IPDS

Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of new model support for printing IPDS in IBM zSeries (S/390) and iSeries (AS/400) environments. RA2K Integration for IPDS is an internal software solution, which resides on the hard drive of select Ricoh print devices and enables users to send AFP/IPDS print jobs directly from their S/390 or AS/400 systems. This solution is designed to allow your customers to print professional laser-quality output, access standard finishing and paper size options
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Technology Protects Sensitive Patient Documents at the Printer

's fingerprint data, the queued print job releases, allowing only the authenticated user access to the printed documents. "The technology provides the highest level of confidentiality for printing sensitive data on a network printer. The device comes with a fingerprint reader that has a USB interface and connects directly to the secured printing device on the printer. The device server is a four-port USB device that connects one of the fingerprint readers and up to three USB printers to the
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How to Win Against Direct"

sold them the machine is no longer there and they have a new rep that knows nothing about their business and their workflow. Prove to them that you are the most knowledgeable and professional rep out there. 4. Get a copy of the sales contracts and service contracts from every Direct Branch. This may be hard to do on your own, however if you’re reading this you can reach out to your peers on the P4PHotel and I’m sure someone has a copy that they will send to you! Review their contracts and read the
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New Product Release Dates for Ricoh

April 09 RICOH Pro C550EX RICOH Pro C700EX Ricoh DX 4545 (Duplicator) Ricoh DX 2330 (Duplicator) Beluga Be C-1a (Wide Format) Beluga Be C-1b (Wide Format) Digital StoreFront 4.0 May 09 Aficio SP C231N Aficio SP C232DN SP C820DN SP C821DN Mosel-P1a Mosel-P1b June 09 Aficio MP 6001 Aficio MP 6001 SP Aficio MP 7001 Aficio MP 7001 SP Aficio MP 8001 Aficio MP 8001 SP Aficio MP 9001 Aficio MP 9001 SP July 09 Mosel-MF1a Mosel-MF1b Mosel-MF1c Aficio SP 3400SF Aficio SP 3410SF
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Ricoh Introduction of the Common Access Card (CAC)

addition to Ricoh’s rich portfolio of successful security solutions and products. CAC will allow Ricoh to successfully compete and win in the U.S. Government vertical market place and increase unit placements. Ricoh Common Access Card Authentication Solution Highlights: Certification by the US Army’s Information Management Support Center (IMCEN) Command. Full integration into supported Ricoh’s MFP’s without the need for a third party network interfaces. Lower cost per unit when compared to most
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Colortrac releases next generation SmartLF Gx+ 56 / Gx+ T56 extra-wide format scanner

their investment and upgrade should their needs change in future. SmartLF Gx+ cannot be upgraded to Gx+ T. About GEI WideFormat: GEI WideFormat, a Visual Edge Technology Company, markets equipment, software, service and supplies on a direct basis as well as through a 100+ dealer network in North America. GEI WideFormat products include scanners, printers, MFPs, analog & digital copiers, poster printing solutions, and networked controllers sourced from world-class manufacturers. It is a full
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Panasonic Brings One-Pass Superiority To A4 Network MFP Market

SECAUCUS, NJ March 18, 2009 — Panasonic Communications Company of North America (PCCNA) today made a bold entrance into the A4 color multi-function product market with the release of the DP-MC210, a 10BaseT/100 BaseTX Ethernet capable, IPv6-ready, full-duplex printer/scanner/fax MFP. Unlike traditional MFPs using complex four-pass printing technology, the DP-MC210 is driven by Panasonic's proprietary Single Pass Tandem Print Engine, which maintains a constant high-resolution color and
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Re: Network Printers by SMB Path

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I can make the hyperlink look like anything, however only a Fiery or Creo controller has the ability to host a printer in the same sense that a print server does. \\ricohprinter can point to any shared network resource, but a ricoh mfp without one of the afore mentioned controllers can't stand alone as what you have mentioned. If the hyperlink is pointed at a shared printer on say a Win2003 server, but the client is a Vista PC you may very well get that message. The only other scenario would
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Re: New Product Release Dates for Ricoh

The Gelsprinters are the worst printers I have ever seen, rumor has it that Ricoh developed a wide format Gelsprinter and they are in the boxes waiting to go! The rumored problem is the print head dries out and the unit are worthless. Keep in mind that this is heresay!
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Re: Boy do I have alot of Gripes!!!!!

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would qaulify for the spiff, her sales manager didnt know, so she called her rep at 3M who said not only did she win the spiff but she would also be recieving extra compensation for selling such a high volume. well her sales manager recieved a call the next day from the 3M rep telling her about the extra compensation, and the sales manager had the audacity to tell my sister that that money was supposed to be going back to the company via a commission deduct because 3M wasnt supposed to pay her
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Re: How to Win Against Direct"

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quote: Lately, what I’ve seen is Direct Branches pushing only color boxes, and usually what that means is there’s a big incentive for the rep. Ricoh Americas Corporation (focus on 'Americas') lags behind Japan and Europe in terms of Color placements and Ricoh has developed incentive programs that focus on shifting B&W machines to Color (hence, the term B2C). Most Direct Branch reps tell the customer if they buy from them they’ll be buying from the manufacturer and they will have better service
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Commission Manuals

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I'm busy evaluating and revising our commission manual and i would appreciate any input, commission documents/systems or comments regarding paying commission on hardware and service charges to corporate (major) account, special account and new business sales people. Thanks
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FMAudit Releases it's New Onsite Appliance

end-users fleet. As Managed Print Services offerings become main stream, a scalable, centrally managed, vendor neutral solution is not only desired; dealers demand it! FMAudit has officially released its new Onsite Appliance. A virtual plug-n-play hardware device with a footprint of only a few inches in diameter. A single appliance can manage thousands of devices, regardless of the model. It's fully compatible with FMAudit's Agent to include support for locally attached printers. The Onsite
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huge pdfs out there

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My 470 customer is getting pdf's that say 500K when you check the properties, but once in the Reader print queue it says they are 10 MB files, and takes 10 min to prepare/print. I cut the file size in half by checking the Current View button in Adobe (they will not process through PC Win)... just wondering if that pdf compresser Jason aluded to on anothe post will shrink these down to a manageable size ? thx
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Teachers labor to pay for copiers

They work at local eateries for fundsMonday, March 16, 2009 By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Reporter How tight is money these days in the Mobile County public schools? So tight that teachers at Mary B. Austin Elementary School in Spring Hill will be working at Zaxby's on Tuesday to raise money for making copies. It is the second copying machine fundraiser Mary B. Austin teachers have held this month. On March 2, instructors took home 10 percent of the gross sales at Carpe Diem — about $100 — plus
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X-Solutions Launches SimplifyScan

X-Solutions Launches SimplifyScan Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Cornelius, NC -- X-Solutions, a leading provider of digital archiving software, today announced the release of SimplifyScan for Sharp OSA -enabled MFPs. Based on the power of the Sharp OSA development platform, SimplifyScan allows users to easily capture documents and distribute copies to any location on their network, directly from their Sharp multifunction device. This allows users to quickly and efficiently integrate their documents
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Océ Launches Affordable High Resolution Wide Format Color Scanner

hybrid printing and copying system. The result is a fully integrated, flexible solution ideal for small CAD and GIS environments, decentralized scanning stations and customers wanting to streamline job submission to reprographers. In addition, optional Océ Color Copy software allows customers to copy to multiple Océ wide format or third-party printers in one single workflow. Energy Efficient and Compliant The Océ CS4236 uses 5 W per day in sleep mode, in compliance with the US ENERGY STAR standard
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Océ Offers Newforma Software to the AEC Market

Center saves AEC users steps in the wide format printing process by allowing users to select a group of files – as opposed to opening documents one at a time using external applications – to be automatically added to an Océ Client Tools print set. Files can then be processed and submitted locally to a printer that is enabled with Océ Repro Desk Server 1.6 or remotely to a reprographer running Océ Repro Desk Professional or Océ Repro Desk Select software. Availability Newforma Project Center PIM
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Océ VarioLink 6522c - A case of natural selection

-house production of professional high quality printed documents. This product is the first in a line of new office color and monochrome devices to be introduced this year, and will replace the successful Océ CS250. Leading edge print speed The Océ VarioLink 6522c covers the mid volume, high end office segment (segment 4) for which it has ultimately been designed. It has a print speed of 65 monochrome and 50 color pages per minute and features an industry leading scan speed of 78 images per
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Re: Network Printers by SMB Path

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In that situation, I'll guess that it is simply inertia. The IT person may simply be used to doing things that way and not have thought through doing it other ways. It's funny, we deal with printing issues and setting up printers every single day, but IT people may only deal with it once every couple of months. We put a lot more thought into this than they usually do.
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Re: New Product Release Dates for Ricoh

from a Ricoh document
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Re: New Product Release Dates for Ricoh

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quote: Originally posted by Jomama: I'll bite. What is a mosel. It is gel printer.
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Re: Email from Canon P4P'er "Ricoh Direct Pricing"

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I wonder what the new president of Ricoh would say or if he even cares. Ricoh is very good product but would sell themsleves to the devil to get a deal.
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Re: Email from Canon P4P'er "Ricoh Direct Pricing"

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I have mentioned before that all resources are being invested in IKON / RBS and support (field and financial) is being scaled back on the Dealer side at Ricoh. Just wait until April 2009! The current Ricoh leadership would applaud this situation and toast to it with an expensive glass of red wine.
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Re: huge pdfs out there

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I have the same problem at a customer's site and we just lost a deal for a 2nd W3600 because of this. They routinely take multiple PDF files, bring them up in Adobe and merge them into 1 file. This new file is opened and then printed using Winprint. Same problems, PB takes a long time to spool and the job normally times out. Once the job has redlined, you are usually able to print it from within PB. I am not suggesting this as a solution long term but it may allow them to print critical
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Re: How to Win Against Direct"

quote: First off - Direct can flat out close business way better than dealership reps. You got facts to back that up, or are you just quessing? I'm thinking you are guessing. The truth is in the pudding, Direct is selling under lowest dealer cost on the FIRST QUOTE AND NO COMPETITION, you tell me how that is SELLING VALUE! As far as complaining, I'm not complaining, I got both deals, and Direct got nothing. So, it just goes to prove that the LOWEST Price does not always get the deal. IF someone
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Re: Banner Printing - Aficio C4000 and C5000 models

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What are the applications that your customers are running that require banner printing? Does anyone have a list of banner stocks that customers run? (brand, type, size, etc.)
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of March 2009)

Rules of thumb...sell nothing but the need for an appointment on a phone call or initial call.

Also never "sell" during your fact-finding for several reasons:
1.) The fact-finding process gets interrupted or stopped.
2.) You come across like a dog salivating over fresh meat.
3.) You tip your hand and lose some of the thunder you will get from your proposal.
4.) You inspire additional questions and thought processes that the prospect will then discuss with competitors.  read the rest in the sales tip from Old Glory (it's 3/4 down on the page

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 03/01/09

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. - Printronix Inc., announced it will move its printer manufacturing from Irvine, CA to Nogales, Mexico to but costs. - Sharp announced it will use Compass Sales Solutions as its managed print services solution to market through its branches and dealers. - Sharp provided more details in its plan for “open distribution” of its Frontier series of A4 color laser MFPs. While the “MX” versions will be sold by Sharp factory direct branches and Sharp authorized dealers, the “DX” branded version will be sold by
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RICOH LAUNCHES DIGIDOCFLOW MIDDLEWARE SOLUTION TO STREAMLINE HARD COPY DOCUMENT MANAG

dedicated to bringing solutions to market that are easy-to use and provide added value for Ricoh customers.” One of three Ricoh Alliance programs, RiSVP, developed in cooperation with Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh’s direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas: expansion of channel marketing opportunities for RiSVP members and simplifying solution access for Ricoh sales channels. By providing RiSVP member products directly from Ricoh, the direct and dealer channels have more
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Re: Ricoh Introduction of RightFax

7.3 percent increase over the previous year. Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white multifunction products, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing
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color unit to replace c500 konica

looking for suggestions to replace a konica c500, customer runs only color to this unit not sure on volume thinking 300,000-500,000 year also runs folded books with heavier stock and has a fiery. anything in the ricoh line that could compare to this unit? thanks mike
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Banner Printing - Aficio C4000 and C5000 models

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I've uncovered an opportunity where customer does a lot of banner printing (11" x 24" and 11" x 48"). I know Ricoh used to support this printing application throught the RPCS driver on models of old, but cannot verify if this can still be accomplished on our new models through the bypass tray?
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Kyocera 5050 Help!

I am in an attorneys office (not incumbent), they are looking at a Kyo 5050 (50ppm), I am proposing an MP5000. How can I win against the Kyo especially when the cpc and the machine cost is cheaper. Is there something that the Kyo can't do and the...
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Mutoh and GEI WideFormat Partner on Scan to Print System

Thursday, March 05, 2009 Phoenix, AZ -- Mutoh America Inc., a globally recognized leader and manufacturer of large format commercial inkjet printers and GEI WideFormat, a Visual Edge Technology Company, announced today that they have bundled the popular Colortrac SmartLF Gx 42 scanner with Mutoh’s ValueJet 1304-54” printer to create a new Multi-Functional Printer (MFP) specifically designed for brilliant, commercial, outdoor-durable wide format prints. “Finally, high speed color scanning
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Ricoh Introduction of RightFax

The RightFax Connector allows for direct integration with an existing RightFax Server or FaxPress from a Ricoh MFP without the need of middleware. This newly enhanced integration with RightFax streamlines processes allowing guest or RightFax authenticated usage for email and fax operations. Users can select cover sheets, dynamic billing codes based on their unique authentication as well as delay transmissions of faxes. Bring the power of a RightFax solution to your MFP today.
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Re: These are the people educating our children?

I read that article and it stated that the district or classrooms were using all inkjet printers. I'm sure there will be a savings however I would love to have the chance to figure out my own solution for them. I'm thinking, there's got to be a better way and a more cost effective way than 380 laser printers.
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

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Best of luck to Xerox - ComDoc in attempting to flip the Ricoh base to Xerox machines. Ricoh will take away financial support from Dealers to support IKON and RBS with winning the business, which has been the long-term strategy. The ComDoc situation has only accelerated the need to support IKON and RBS and move away from Independent Dealers. Art has found examples in his neck of the woods already and the markets covered by IKON and RBS that ComDoc possessed, will be attacked with aggressive
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Help Please ... iGen3 CED (Customer Expectation Document)

Does anyone have the iGen3 and/or the iGen4 CED documement from Xerox? I'd love to see the "real deal" expectations for that device.
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Setting up scanning

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New to Ricohs Does anyone have a step by step toset up a machine to scan i am starting to get inquires and don't want to look like an idiot at a customers site thanks Brian
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These are the people educating our children?

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A school district in Michigan decides to buy a brand new laser printer for every teacher in the district. Lapeer Community Schools board members voted to buy 380 printers, even though they are faced with a $3.5 million revenue shortfall. “This will make things more efficient” said board member, Peggy Bush. Unknown who will pay for all the cartridges that the printers will use.
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Stratix Systems Announces Acquisition of Century Office Products

model and streamlined methods will include restructuring of corporate infrastructure to become a true value-added vendor and maximize customer savings, increased technology and service offerings through broadened product lines and in-house industry experts, and improved client care to support customers in a proactive manner. "We've examined every aspect of the company, internally and externally, and made viable enhancements," explained Simone. "Century customers will immediately benefit from a
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Re: Kyocera 5050 Help!

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Art, the Kyocera 5050 is a good machine. However I would focus on ease of use for the end user. The Kyocera KM5050 has to many panel layers to scroll through for the casual user. The MP5000 all features can be accessed through the front panel. Art, send me an email and I can send you more information or give me a call.
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Re: color unit to replace c500 konica

there will be soon: RICOH Pro C550EX RICOH Pro C700EX slated for April launch
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Re: Sales Tips

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well said Art, I think new sales reps try to sell more on the initial call than the appointment. I kind of look at the process as a number of little sales that all lead the THE sale.
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Re: Sales Tips

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Rules of thumb...sell nothing but the need for an appointment on a phone call or initial call. Also never "sell" during your fact-finding for several reasons: 1.) The fact-finding process gets interrupted or stopped. 2.) You come across like a dog salivating over fresh meat. 3.) You tip your hand and lose some of the thunder you will get from your proposal. 4.) You inspire additional questions and thought processes that the prospect will then discuss with competitors. 5.) You may be "selling
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Re: No Replacement for MP161SPF?

quote: Originally posted by Art Post: I was just touring through Ricoh jp and saw no replacement for the mp161spf, matter of fact I couldn't even locate the mp161spf. Anyone hear anything else about this model? Ricoh have released the MP171spf as a repalcement to the MP161spf.
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Re: Jeffery Gitomer is one of the best

Value........we often forget about selling value and the customers perception of value. Gitomer got good stuff
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Re: Help Please ... iGen3 CED (Customer Expectation Document)

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You might have to register at this site but there is an iGen3 and iGen 4 Forum where you can post your needs and also get some real results from users. Good Luck! http://www.colorprintingforum.com/xerox-iGen/
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Re: Jeffery Gitomer is one of the best

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I witnessed his gig at a Ricoh meeting back in 2003 and he was excellent, one of the best indeed.
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Re: RBS vs RBS "Who Wins"

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Art, Welcome to RBS... You should see NYC, they sell n the street below ricohs lowest prices of BOCES... Welcome to our world.. or is it Ricoh's world... Mike
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Re: RBS vs RBS "Who Wins"

I also ran into something on Friday, it is a referral from a customer of mine. He wanted to get a second price on a Ricoh MP C5000spf with four paper trays, finisher and bridge unit. Go figure...., here are the numbers 360.92 per month for the above mentioned system, plus 420,000 black pages at .009 (3,780), with delivery, installation, color toner kit, lifetime training, access to ricoh help desk 24x7x365 (I never new we had a 24 hour help plus every day of the year, is this true?). Plus RBS
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Re: Jeffery Gitomer is one of the best

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www.buygitomer.com I agree one of the best speakers ever, books and videos are all about selling value and relationships.
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Re: Banner Printing - Aficio C4000 and C5000 models

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The drivers for the color MFPs support lengths up to 23.62" through the bypass tray. The color printer drivers support up to 49" paper through the bypass. If you use the printer driver on the MFP, you can get them to print banners. Just keep in mind that if there is an issue, you are using the wrong driver, so don't expect service to be very accommodating.
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Re: Banner Printing - Aficio C4000 and C5000 models

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Mongey - thanks for the input. I remember using the RPCS on the old 2238C systems, is the RPCS driver still the print driver of choice for banner printing? Thanks again!
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in January 2009

It's been a hectic week for me.  Had to spend a couple days in PA for meetings, coupled with the end of the month.  January was nothing but a bummer. That's what happens when you cram everything in for the end of the year.  One item I was happy with was my commission check.  Back to rebuilding the pipeline.

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week.

Weekend Copier Notes from 1/25/09

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server, which is a relabeled Konica Minolta PRO C6501. This certification is based on the ISO/CD 1264707 color accuracy standard. - Xerox announced it won a bid to provide MFPs and document management solution to the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida. - Xerox announced it will relabel software from Autonomy Corporation, which makes Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) technology, which will be used in Xerox’s DocuShare content management - Xerox announced it is working with the Lotus division of
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Selects PrintFleet Inc

Business Intelligence Services (BIS). OPS provide customers with a predictable cost structure for printing that assists organizations in making better business decisions,” said George P. Browne, Vice President, Professional Services & Solution Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “PrintFleet is honored that our technology and services have been selected by Konica Minolta as part of their Optimized Print Services program” stated Norman McConkey, President and CEO of PrintFleet Inc. “We
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

technology dealer, Global sells products from various suppliers including Xerox, Sharp, Konica Minolta and Kyocera Mita. Xerox acquired Global Imaging in 2007 and operates it as a wholly owned subsidiary within Xerox's North American operations. Media Contact: Carl Langsenkamp, Xerox Corporation, +1-585-423-5782, carl.langsenkamp@xerox.com Note: For more information on Xerox, visit http://www.xerox.com . For open commentary and industry perspectives, visit http://www.xerox.com/blogs or http://www
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Franklin Printing Adds Kodak Nexpress S2500

has added a KODAK NEXPRESS S2500 Digital Production Color Press to offer short runs, personalization, and on demand services. The company has always provided a full range of printed products such as annual reports, magazines and newsletters, sales materials, brochures, catalogs, manuals, tags, greeting cards, fine art prints, POP displays, maps, calendars, folders, mailers, statements, and more. “Adding digital print services was the next logical step for us,” explained David Nemi, Marketing
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GlobalScan Workflow Suite Family Tutorial and Product Certification at RicohConnects.

, product positioning, key selling features, industry applications, value proposition sales tactics, as well as qualifying questions to help you identify sales opportunities. Once the tutorial has been completed, you can take the Certification Test. Everyone who passes the certification test with a score of 85% or better will gain certification on the product. Additionally, one lucky user will win a monthly drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card as this course will be added to the drawing eligibility
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Sharpen my telemarketing Skills

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13 years in the industry and most of what I learn about selling that has been taught to me formally. I have been seaching for a way to increse my telemarketing skills and now I think I have found it. has anyone out there heard of klpz or coldcalling101.com or the Caponi Performance Group? Thanks for your feedback hotel!
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ricoh mp c2550

what the heck is ricoh thinking? they are selling in my Lanier territory and pushing this system for $4,000.00 plus including 10,000 b/w and 500 color for $48.00 a month maintenance how the heck can they sell it so cheap and also how can they even think of properly maintaining a color copier for less than 600 bucks a year. The customer is chiropractor that ive been going to for 5 years and i cant even buy the damn machine that cheap plus i think the customer is going to get screwed in
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Pharos Systems Announces Integrated Solution for Ricoh MFPs

Pharos Systems Announces Integrated Solution for Ricoh MFPs Pharos Systems today announced the launch of the Pharos iMFP for Ricoh, a completely integrated solution for Ricoh multifunction printers (MFPs). This solution harnesses the power of Pharos Blueprint® Enterprise and Pharos Uniprint® from the touchscreen control panel of selected Ricoh MFPs, enabling a single device to offer Pharos-powered authentication, print release, and chargeback along with the MFP's native print, copy, scan, fax
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Ricoh 2030 "To Sell or Not to Sell"

print, TWAIN scan and fax is included with the MP C2030) and the MPC2050SPF is only $565! Figure the $565 over a 60 month lease and the difference is only $11.18 per month. For a measly $11.18 per month, the customer can have all of the additional features of the 2050SPF, so I ask will anyone ever sell an MP C2030??? When we had the Rocket Launch of these products, Ricoh stated that the MP C2030 will be the answer to competing with the likes of A4 devices. Heck if that was the case the MP C
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3D Printer "Check this out"!!!!

This ia awesome, if we can fix copiers we can fix these right, is anyone a dealer for these guys???? I think this is an awesome system to have if your company is selling wide format systems! http://www.dimensionprinting.com/3d-printers/3d-printing-uprint-video.aspx
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Re: Ricoh model montly volumes

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Hey John, I can't remember where I got this file (I'm betting it was posted on the P4P Hotel at some point), but it is a great reference for exactly what you're looking for. Brian
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Ricoh to slash 250 temp workers at 7 domestic factories

TOKYO, Jan 29, 2009 (Kyodo News International - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- RICOF | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating -- Ricoh Co. plans to shed 250 temporary workers at seven of its domestic manufacturing plants by the end of March as the company is being forced to reduce production of its mainstay photocopiers because of poor demand, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. Slated for the job cuts are nonregular workers at the seven production facilities that
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Xerox iGen3 Tour "Video"

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Utica’s Dodge Printing Lays off Majority of Employees

Dodge Printing in Utica, New York, has laid off the majority of it’s 65 employees in a move “to try and preserve the business,” according to Chief Operating Officer John Wissing. “The economy as whole in this region and in the U.S. is very tough right now,” Wissing noted. “Business has slowed, but we expect it to turn around.” The layoffs come at a time when Dodge Printing is settling a federal lawsuit over unpaid worker benefits amounting to $23,000 filed by the Graphics Communications
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Ricoh model montly volumes

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Is there a published list or does anyone have a list by Ricoh that shows the recommended monthly volume by model and anticipated life cycle in pages? I remember an older doc that had the average monthly volumes and maximum monthly volumes as well as engine lifecycles. Is it on Aficio League? Specifically the MPC6000-MPC7500, PRIPORT HQ9000, Pro 906, 1106, 1356EX. John
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Re: ricoh mp c2550

24dude: A proposal written on in a "word" document or a piece of paper is worthless. Have the customer get everything in writing on a sales contract and or lease. Once you read the fine print, you will see that there are safe guards that are put in place for toner yields on cost per page, along additional money to connect additional pc's and in my area they have a fuel surcharge. Ask the your chiropractor if he would like to pay more now or later. Because it will be later. I fight the same
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

I was flabergasted when Mike called me this AM!! Nothing surprises me anymore! Oh, thats got to hurt Ricoh big time. But how mucg business can Global and Xerox buy. This is not good news for Xerox, you've read the press releases and they have laid off 3,000 workers (i think thats correct) and then one of their core companies spends millions an an acquisition. I like to see the financials of this deal and see if any money came from Xerox, they could end up with alot of egg on their facec. Art
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

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quote: Summary: This was one of Ricoh's largest dealers in the North East, another hit for them and probably all the more reason to keep expanding direct. Canon? Where were they, you haven't heard squat from them since Ricoh bought IKON except for a purchase of NewCal in California. Canon seems to be going the route of signing up new dealers up to this point, which is likely being done quietly. This past year and 1/2 has been crazy....
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Labrador Solutions Announces Automated Meter Reads for Legacy OMD installations

Legacy versions of OMD. This was a need we identified that none of the other Print Fleet Management providers can do," said Gary McGill, a founding partner of Labrador Solutions and an OMD Consultant. # # # About Labrador Solutions LLC Labrador Solutions is a technology company focused on helping customers manage their fleets of printers, copiers and MFPs. Their easy to use software, affordable prices and personalized support make Labrador an attractive solution for dealers of any size. Additional
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2009 Resolutions to Tame the Paper Workflow

one of these imperatives will be moved to the bottom of the project list, or eliminated all together. Innovative document capture and routing solutions can: a. Increase revenue for professional services companies that bill for scanning activities b. Increase productivity by automating document-intensive processes and workflows c. Eliminate specific costs by: i. Reducing print-related hard costs ii. Decreasing labor-intensive manual processes iii. Consolidating hardware and service agreements
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Re: Guide to Selling Copiers

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How'd I miss this post/thread? Thirty one years and absolutely the best thing I've read on selling . . . Albert E. N. Gray's The Common Denominator of Success Google It, Read It, Read It Often and most importantly - "Form the Habit"
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Re: CDIA

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Chuck,I took the rheinner course, it is the one that is used by Canon. The dealership I was with was dual line, bt frankly the Canon "boot camp" was a tremenous waste of time. I received my designation in June of '08; all of the info was relevant you just have to make sure you read the whole study guide as I found that many of the questions were from some of their foot notes. Hope this helps.
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Re: ricoh mp c2550

thanks art I will make sure and look over the fine print. It was going to be my strategy to consult them on pay now or later, I mean who the heck can really effectively maintain a color unit for .0048 plus free color(500) also nothing is explained on the quote they have so i would have to say they (offering dealer) are hiding a lot...
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Re: Good old Wells Fargo

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The first thing you have to check on is to see if the customer sent in their Letter of Intent. If the letter was not sent in, so WF had it on file at the 120 day point before the lease expires, WF has already renewed the lease for one year. The only way to get out of that one year renewal is to have your customer consider taking WF to small claims court, or wait it out for another year. And if the customer has to wait another year, prepare yourself because you may not get the repeat...
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Re: CDIA

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Be sure to get Ricoh to pay for the Certification Test. I assume they are still doing that.
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

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Wow! Never saw this coming. It looked as though ComDoc was positioning itself to sell, however, I did not see it being Global. This is huge for us in the Northeast, specifically, PA and OH. Ricoh's largest independent dealer.... And the fallout continues....
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

Friday, January 30, 2009 A Xerox Company Agrees to Buy Comdoc Whoa! I had the call at 8:00am this morning and I was flabbergasted. My first thoughts was of this release; Xerox has become the latest technology heavyweight to issue a major round of layoffs.The company revealed on Thursday that the sagging economy has forced a reorganisation plan which could see some 3,000 jobs eliminated. Such a cut would remove five per cent of Xerox's total workforce. Global Imaging Systems, Inc. is owned by
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

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sales teams. Because of that I feel the manufacturers see no other way to capture as many clicks as possible then to be the first source for the client. Technology has demanded a new business model that, in my opinion, dealers are willing to invest in.
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Re: proposal template

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We use the proposal templates and quote builder from Ricoh eTools and the PowerPoint slides from Ricoh Presents.
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Re: proposal template

pretty much that's how I do it, especially when I see an opportunity for an ROI proposal. I'll build all of the documents and the spreadsheet in my home office and also include a lease and sales order at the end of the proposal.
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Re: Global buysCOMDOC...yes you heard correct!

Ths buying of dealers sets an aweful precedent for that dealers that do not get purchased. Think about trying to secure and account and the CEO, CFO or owner asks this question to the dealer sales person. How do I know that your company will not be bought out by or sold? I for one, would feel more comfortable dealing direct, knowing that my product will always be serviced no matter what happens.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Third Week in January 2009

There's a pretty decent thread below about relationship selling. It's ten years old and yes I found it some place on the web.  Speaks about common ground with the client along with trust. Take the three minutes to read this thread.

Relationship Selling – The Buy and Buy

Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 1/18/09

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bundled with Kodak MarketMover, which is a package to assist printshop owners in marketing and selling digital output. The next trade show to show off the latest in new production print systems is the OnDemand Conference & Expo in Philadelphia on 3/30-4/2/09. Among the sponsors are Konica Minolta & Canon. Xerox announced it has sold its first Xerox 980 to Ames, a print for pay in Massachusetts. If you recall, the 980 is the world’s first roll-fed color production system that uses “flash fusing
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Konica Minolta Launches Groundbreaking Series of Color Desktop Printers

Ramsey, N.J. – January 21, 2009 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today unveiled a new line of compact, affordable desktop color printers and All-In-Ones (AIOs) for use in the small office/home office marketplace. The new magicolor® 1600 Series, which comprises two AIOs and two printers, ranks among the smallest-sized printers offered in the entire industry, and
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Konica Minolta Launches New A3 Color Printer for the Office

power of the magicolor 7450 II is ideal for all design and printing needs.” As with all Konica Minolta printers that feature its proprietary Emperon® print system, the magicolor 7450 II printer includes comprehensive and convenient PageScope® printer management tools that make it easy for individuals to set up, monitor, and control print features. In addition, the magicolor 7450 II printer features Konica Minolta smart calibration system – enhanced Automatic Image Density Control (eAIDC) and
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RICOH LAUNCHES THE POSTSCRIPT DRIVER FOR UNIVERSAL PRINT

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com CONTACT: Linda Montefusco Melissa Einfrank Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom (973) 882-2172 (212) 931-6171 Linda.Montefusco@ricoh-usa.com meinfrank@peppercom.com RICOH LAUNCHES THE POSTSCRIPT DRIVER FOR UNIVERSAL PRINT New Print Driver Increases Efficiency, Allows Users to Minimize Time-Consuming Driver Maintenance West Caldwell, NJ, January 22, 2009 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office
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Ricoh 240w print options ?

We have sold a used Ricoh 240w that has the interface card install in unit. I understand that a external PC is need to use as a printer/scanner. Not being an authorized dealer and not seen one of these machines being used for printing, was wondering what is need in PC to connect to 240w. We had a few requests from other customers looking at wide format. We can pickup used machines from wholesaler and some of them have card installed in copier but do not have the external pc. Thanks
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Top Down Selling

who can sign the order, make the deal, write a check, and say yes. Most salespeople waste their time presenting and selling to gatekeepers, secretaries and influencers. Top Down Selling is one common theme of the highly paid salesman. Start at the top; call the president, owner, senior manager or vice president. Here is the basic selling techniques training process: Briefly state what you are selling and mention a few quick benefits; lower cost or improve productivity. The decision maker can
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TOSHIBA America Business Solutions Wins TRIO of coveted industry awards for latest co

an already strong architecture while boosting speed and improving features to its predecessor models. In addition, this e-STUDIO series is offered at a competitive price point, making it an excellent choice for those in the market for a new color MFP.” The e-STUDIO2330c/2830c/3530c/4520c series is a line of mid- to high-speed color MFPs, developed for multiuser offices and mid-volume printing environments that desire high-quality color printing at monochrome speeds. The series features Toshiba’s
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Realationship Selling

selling process, and why some sales people have such a repeat business they never have to cold call. Let’s take a look. Here are the typical steps in the dating process. First meeting or introduction Second meeting Get to know each other First date, social gathering Second date another social gathering Romantic dinner or movie Meet the parents Pop the question Engagement period Marriage If you ask your date to marry on the first meeting, you will probably get rejected! There is a process and
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Ricoh 60 Day Inventory Status of the MP 161 Series

Please be advised that inventory of the following models and accessories are in limited supply. Mainframes: Ricoh MP 161 Ricoh EDP Code 413606 Ricoh MP161F Ricoh EDP Code 413607 Ricoh MP161SPF Ricoh EDP Code 413613 Accessories: Printer/Scanner Unit Type 161 Ricoh EDP Code 413639 PostScript3 Unit Type 161 Ricoh EDP Code 413646 IEEE802.11b Interface Unit Type H Ricoh EDP Code 402378 Bluetooth Interface Unit Type 3245 Ricoh EDP Code 412666 The inventory is expected to be depleted in approximately
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FABSOFT

FabSoft's Training Page *The MOST Fundamentals I, II Snap Doc classes will only cover integration with Ricoh Family group devices. Ricoh announces Reform PDC, a FabSoft solution designed exclusively for the Ricoh platform FabSoft is pleased to announce that Reform PDC has been added to the Ricoh product line! Designed exclusively for the Ricoh platform, this print, distribution and capture solution automates mission critical workflow for organizations and offers customizable features, which
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Death of a Dealer

, TABS, CBS, KMBS, SBS, Xerox and Global all in our market place, direct branch sales managers were gung ho on buying business and buying clicks, and they had deep pockets. My best guess is at times deals from direct branches had no more than 6-8% margins. This type of selling took many traditional accounts and the effects were soon felt. I've often stated that the dealers subsidize the direct branches. Manufacturers will say its not true, however the books are held so tight we'll never know. I
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MPS Questions and Answers

should encourage a sales team to get all the pages. Local Printers Count Question: Due MPS programs that are focused on network printers succeed? Answer: Yes, for a limited time with short term results. Focusing on the network printers via your pay plan or because of your collection or ERP will cause your program to start and stop. Solutions: Build your MPS program to encompass all the pages at a customer location. Your program should offer a total printing strategy. Dealers Don’t Need a
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30 local jobs saved at Coates Toners

. Berti is from West Pittston. Collins, a Scranton native, lives in Nanticoke. Clothier, a native of the UK, lives at Harveys Lake. Sun, a worldwide leader of printing inks and pigments, wanted to focus on its core business and had the option of liquidating Coates or selling it for a good price. “We’ve been working with Sun since August,” Collins said. The three executives have years of experience with Coates, a well known name in the industry. “We didn’t want to see that name disappear and we didn’t
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Network Printers by SMB Path

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I've always been puzzled when I work with IT guys who are obviously more knowledgable than me and we are working through adding a network printer when they select "network printer" instead of "local printer" and creating an IP port. I normally interject that I do it this way and they concede in doing it my way. Does anyone know if there are benefits to setting up a printer in this manner (\\printername\printermodel for port)? I haven't found any advantages, but I can think of a few negatives
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Ricoh Inventory Status of the SP C220N, SP C221N, SP C221SF, & SP C2...

Inventory of the following products been depleted and these times will be discontinued in 30 days. Ricoh Aficio SP C220N Ricoh EDP Code 406005 Ricoh Aficio SP C221N Ricoh EDP Code 406008 Ricoh Aficio SP C221SF Ricoh EDP Code 406131 Ricoh Aficio SP C222SF Ricoh EDP Code 406136 Please communicate to your dealers as soon as possible that they should no longer order the above units. The substitution option for the SP C221N is the Ricoh Aficio SP C222DN. Replacements for the SP C221SF and SP C222SF
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Ricoh IS760

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Has anyone sold any of these scanners? I have a verbal on one for a medical records department, but have never sold nor seen one. I don't want to get stuck with a $4k product that I can't resell.Is there anything besides the IS330 NIC that is required...
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Become a Sales Consultant

possible beat them, no matter how cheap they were. This is something that Tony understood. He realized that he was the best, the BMW of C-PAP. You may say that sure, but it took him more time than normal to make the sale, and he probably doesn’t sell as many machines as the other salespeople. You would be right! The average C-PAP salesman sells about 30 machines per month and makes $100 per machine. This means that they bring home around $3,000 or so per month. Tony, on the other hand sells about
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Re: Death of a Dealer

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Art, You must know that we all wish nothing but the best for you. It seems at first blush that your situation has dramatically improved for the better. I today's marketplace there is simply no room for those dealerships that want to just get by. If they aren't willing to provide their sales force with the resources they need to compete in today's world then they will go the way of Century. Far too many dealerships are still run by men that sold typewriters to make a living and can't understand
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Re: Ricoh 240w print options ?

The PC's that w installed with the 240W's hold the plotbase software and all the licenses for scanning and printing along with the print card or interfa card. Not sure which one. But one of those cards are in the PC that was sold with the 240W. You can buy licenses, however there are no more cards (Printer controller and interface) avaialable new. I would call the wholesaler and tell him the deal, maybehe cfind you a card. This isone of the reasons why you need to be authorized for Ricoh wide
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Re: Ricoh 240w print options ?

We have new rw240, rw470 printer controller cards you can buy. Give me a call at 866-611-2679 x 16 or email sales@copiergeeks.biz we sell them about 15 points below original retail.
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Don't Nickel & Dime the Client

was similar in price as the first. $6,995. Plus a $200 installation, set up charge. Also a $200 per month maintenance charge that included toner as well. We told him we had one more to look at and we would be in contact with him directly. He also tried to close us and left his machine there for 5 more days. We finally had to unplug it and push it aside to make room for the next one. He finally did send a truck to pick it up. Executive Sales Training Example C: Company C installed their machine
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Kip 5002

We are looking for a 2-roll Kip 5000 w/STF and PDF license (we can order in stf and pdf so not critical) with a sub-100k meter. Shoot me an email at sales@copiergeeks.biz if anyone out there has one for wholesale.
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The Columbo Close

Information that I fould I have included links for the web site.! The Columbo Close Just one more thing in auto sales training is the 'last chance' close. When all else has failed and you still haven’t got the objection yet. You need the objection in order to isolate and cover it. So, what do you do? Have you ever watched the show Columbo? He was a master of the just one more thing. Right before he left, he would turn around and say, just one more thing. This would allow him to probe deeper
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MPS Job Description

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In one form or another my dealership has been creating MPS programs for printers and MFP's combined since 2004. This coming fiscal year we are setting up a division just for MPS. Does anyone out there have a job description they can share with me?
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Puppy Dog

The car sales trainer ‘puppy dog’ close is used when you have a product that you can let you client try for a short period. You want to use this one as the last resort; it’s best to close them without the ‘puppy dog’, however, don’t lose the sale by being stubborn. Qualify them as a 90%’er and let them try it. And yes, I am using the ‘puppy dog’ close on you with this car sales training class. By letting you see a sample of what's in the book, I’m hopeful you will like the sales cross-training
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Re: Muratec C4000

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I would say no. Here's the config info from the website. Look down near the bottom for Network Fax. Muratec C4000 Config Info
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Re: Network Printers by SMB Path

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independently on serval pc's, that IT would have to support. If it's only installed in one place (print server) and it has a problem, once i fix the issue there printing is then restored to everyone. After you install the printer on a server you share it the use the syntax to connect to it as \\servername\printer name. You can even email a link to everyone within the organization to install it. The end user simply click's the link and they are prompted to install it with one click. Hope this makes sense.
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Assume Content

Whatever automotive sales training may have taught you in the past about the assume consent close, I challenge you to keep an open mind about the new look and feel of the close as described here. First, let’s look at the past ‘assume consent’ close and how it was used. Long ago, prospects were not as educated as they are today. Car salespeople were also not as respected as they are today. The single most important point of a close, back then, was to get the objection out so you could cover it
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Re: Ricoh 240w print options ?

The print card that was originally with the unit has a serial number that any print, pdf, or scan oprions originally purchased are tied to (via the serial number). That card is worth $1500 - $3000. It's worth tracking down if possible. Otherwise, I think "wide format guy" or Ratio America (http://www.ratioamerica.com) might be able to help you with a print card and options.
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Re: Good old Wells Fargo

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I have had my fair share of Wells Fargo. I don't have any business with them now for that sole reason of the Letter of Intents. The only way my "former" customer could get out of the WF lease was to take them to small claims court. I learned a valuable lesson that the customer expects the salesperson to handle any and all questions from the leasing company. If the customer did not do what you told them to do on sending the letter in, it is still the salesperson's fault. If you want to keep
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Re: Ricoh IS760

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I found USB TWAIN driver downloads on the Savin site, so I'm pretty sure it will do it.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Second Week in January 2009

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 1/11/09

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replacement was named for Tod’s old job. - In an effort to gain its customers back from IKON (which was acquired by Ricoh), Canon Business Solutions launched the “War Chest” program, giving sales reps ability to pay for up to 9 months of a competitive lease, - A year after being booted from the program, Canon announced that it is once again part of the U.S. Federal Government GSA contract for copiers. This will allow Canon to again sell to U.S. Federal Government. - The chairman of Canon, Fujio Mitarai
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Konica Minolta Launches Optimized Print Services Program

ORLANDO, Fla. - (Business Wire) Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced its Optimized Print Services (OPS) program, an innovative new managed print services offering that saves customers time and money by revolutionizing how they manage their printers assets. The fully customized one-stop print services solution – part of the Konica Minolta Business
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Konica Minolta Introduces bizhub 751/601 Series of Black-and-White MFPs

costs to help boost their productivity,” said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “These new monochrome office systems have been designed to specifically provide large corporate workgroups and departments with a cost-effective document resource for all their printing needs.” Functional highlights include: Konica Minolta’s exclusive Emperon® Print System; fast, flexible scanning up to 75 originals per minute (opm); an all new look and feel similar
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New 50ppm Color printer from Ricoh?

50ppm color laser. Few thoughts, if this is coming to US market, they need to get a fiery on this. Oki is discontinuing their C9800 which leaves maybe one (Xerox), color laser printer (A3) with a fiery. Id anyone knows of any others on the market, I'd like to know about it. I know I could place a quite a few of these in a short amount of time, if they had a fiery. Art
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Re: Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Aficio MP C2050/C2550

quote: Anyone selling these new Low Volume B2C Models? With the Rocket Launch and focus that Ricoh placed on these new Products, I thought they would sell better. It sounds to me like you're not a "down the street" rep. The timing for the release of the product missed the mark. It should have been earlier in the year. Double Holidays Thanksgiving and the doom and gloom on the news has killed commerical sales, at least here in the NE. I'm suprised that Ricoh has no trade in promos for any of the
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Canon U.S.A. Honored with “ MFP Line of the Year” and Six “Pick” Awards from Buyers L

imageRUNNER 3235i for Segment 3 Monochrome MFP, the Color imageRUNNER C2550 for Segment 2 Business Color MFP, and the Color imageCLASS 9170c for Small Workgroup Color Multifunction Printer. “Canon is honored to receive these prestigious accolades and awards from Buyers Laboratory for our ability to provide customers with innovative products that greatly improve the end-user’s experience,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing & Field Sales, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “These awards
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This Week in Canon

- Canon announced more management changes. Tod Pike, who was in charge of the wholesale side of the office equipment division, and then of Canadian operations, was named President of Canon Business Solutions, which is the retail, or factory direct branch side of the company. He will report to Joe Adachi, CEO. Under Tod will be Dennis Uhniat, Executive VP. No replacement was named for Tod’s old job. - In an effort to gain its customers back from IKON (which was acquired by Ricoh), Canon
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New 50ppm Color from Ricoh

50ppm color laser. Few thoughts, if this is coming to US market, they need to get a fiery on this. Oki is discontinuing their C9800 which leaves maybe one (Xerox), color laser printer (A3) with a fiery. Id anyone knows of any others on the market, I'd like to know about it. I know I could place a quite a few of these in a short amount of time, if they had a fiery. Art
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Canon reveals latest addition to imageRunner line

Canon announced the latest addition - the monochrome, multifunction 5050n - to its imageRunner line of printers today. The new imageRunner 5050n features Canon’s next generation imageCHIP system, print speeds up to 50 pages per minute and scanning speeds up to 65 images per minute. Targeted at businesses who want high volume quickly, the 5050n is equipped with standard network capability, a duplexing automatic document feeder, Printer Control Language (PCL) and Canon’s proprietary Ultra Fast
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Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Aficio MP C2030

Ricoh is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Ricoh Aficio MP C2030 Digital Imaging System. Built off of the Ricoh Aficio MP C2050/C2550 mainframe, the MP C2030 is competitively priced and is the perfect solution for first-time Color MFP buyers that require basic copy, print and scan capabilities. Out of the box, the device offers standard RPCS printing, G3 & LAN Faxing plus TWAIN Scanning capabilities for Windows only environments. For accounts that require PCL printing, the MP C
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Canon USA "With Six You Get Eggroll"!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Canon USA "With Six You Get Eggroll"! That's the first thing I thought of when I read the report from BLI, that Canon USA had won yet another "MFP line of the Year" Award. Kudos to Canon for winning six out of the last eight years. You guys are doing something right! George Carlin stated go here for rest of blog
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Tod Pike to Lead Canon Business Solutions

Tod Pike to Lead Canon Business Solutions Canon USA Inc. of Lake Sucess, N.Y., announced that Tod Pike will become president of its subsidiary, Canon Business Solutions Inc. Pike joins the subsidiary from Canon’s Imaging Systems Group, where he has served as senior vice president and general manager since May 1999. Before that, he was president of office equipment and executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Systems Group at Canon Canada.
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NEW HV from Ricoh????

Is this the upgrade for the 1356PR0 or is it the same unit?? http://www.ricoh.co.jp/pp/pod/pro/1357ex_1107ex_907ex/
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Muratec C4000

I'm getting conflicting information on the Muratec C4000 in reference to LAN fax: Can this system LAN fax?
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Print Management

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We're starting to work on offering more cost per page total inclusive contracts. Where we supply the hardware and everything for x cents per page with a certain base commitment. I understand that in order to be successful at this, it might be necessary to offer some remanufactured HP printers and partner with some good supply sources to get the lowest possible TCO. Does anyone have any input on what HP printers might be a good fit for this? Thanks!
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Re: Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Aficio MP C2050/C2550

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Anyone selling these new Low Volume B2C Models? With the Rocket Launch and focus that Ricoh placed on these new Products, I thought they would sell better.
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Re: mpc2500

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The E3100 will be compatible with the MP C2800/C3300 and the E5100 will be compatible with the MP C4000/C5000. How does Ricoh scanning with Fiery printing sound?
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Document Management Software "Where do you stand?"

,"resultswin","width=500,height=400,directories=no, toolbars=no, statusbar=no, location=no, scrollbars=yes, menubar=no");popup.moveTo(Math.round(((screen.width/2)-250)),Math.round(((screen.height/2)-200)));}//returntruetoopenthefull-sizedwindowifthepopupfailedreturn(popup==null);} P4P Hotel Poll Document Management Software "Where do you stand?" -- Please choose one -- We are selling Docment Management Software We are planning on selling Document Management Software We are not going to sell
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SMB scanning with Vista

Is there anyway this can be done for a Ricoh MP2500?
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Recommended Paper Stocks

Got this today from my Ricoh Support Rep, see attached file
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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Honestly, Savin did.
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Re: Print Management

Use polek & Polek for supplies, they may even be able to help you with your question in reference to the HP printers. What's 5% coverage, 10% coverage, etc. follow the link: http://www.polek.com/pdf/page_coverage_examples.pdf
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Re: Recommended Paper Stocks

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Note that this is only valid for the previous generation Ricoh Aficio MP C3500/C4500, and not the new Color MFPs that launched in October.
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Re: SMB scanning with Vista

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I don't think there's any reason why Vista would be a problem. If it's an spf or has the AIO-kit and can SMB scan to an XP workstation it should be able to. If it has only the "Enhanced DDST" Print Kit, it will be only TWAIN.
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Re: New 50ppm Color from Ricoh

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saw it at the Ricoh Orlando meeting but didnt see a Fiery Option. Quality was great.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2009

Ten years ago this week and what was on our minds?  It was the Great Recession.  I remember it all too well.  Many of my accounts were in the AEC market, remember losing almost 30% of that business because of bankruptcies, companies closing and companies just buying their device once they came to the end of the lease.  Hope I never have to go through that again!

Enjoy the threads from ten year ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 1/4/09

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According to survey of printshops conducted by PIA, shop owners have increased their pricing by an average of 1.6%. Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!” program where it provides dealers and branches with funding to assist in upgrading Canon or Xerox competitive equipment to new Ricoh product. More info on the new low end color laser MFP from Ricoh, the Aficio MP C2050, featuring: - also sold as Lanier LD420C, Savin C2020 - 20ppm color or b/w top speed - 600dpi (advertised as offering 2400dpi
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Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

Has anyone heard of this promo???? Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!” program where it provides dealers and branches with funding to assist in upgrading Canon or Xerox competitive equipment to new Ricoh product.
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Ricoh and IBM Sales

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I found this article online and it seems to be a shift towards total office solutions sales. http://economictimes.indiatime...icleshow/3921415.cms
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RICOH ENHANCES ARCHIVE AUTOMATION WITH INTEGRATED DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Having the ability to integrate the variable data printing capabilities of Dataworks3 with a powerful storage solution such as DocumentMall provides additional value to our customers while helping them achieve their information security, compliance and disaster recovery objectives.” For more information on Ricoh’s Dataworks3 ARCHIVE to DocumentMall solution, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com . About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in
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Competing against the Xerox WorkCentre 7335C?

Competing against the Xerox WorkCentre 7335C? Point out the following: - While advertised as a 35ppm unit, color speed is only 31ppm - Does not offer true 8 bits per pixel - Built-in print controller made by a third party (most likely Marvell Technology) - Has only a 667MHz processor - Comes with HP PCL print driver, but PostScript driver is an expensive option - Optional PostScript driver does not support booklet maker - No possible upgrade to EFI Fiery print server - Only a 40GB hard drive
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Ricoh MP7000 & KM 920 Contract

overall cost, price of excess copies and speed of the one copier: Make 5-Year Lease Annual Excess Over Qty. & Model to Purchase $1 Svce. $’s 2,250,000 Copier Cost 3 Ricoh-MP7000 $10,307.40 a Yr. $12,375 $0.0045 per sheet 1 Konica-Bizhub 920 Each of the four new copiers will have a 3-hole punch feature and the one Konica copier will have a half and tri-folding feature. The Board also amended consent agenda to approve Mr. Taylor to enter into a service agreement with Imagetec for two of Lincoln
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Ricoh Aficio 1224c

This is a repost from one fo the other P4P boards, can someone help??? If you can, I give you the link and access. Art Hi @ all, i'am using a aficio 1224c in an office. printing over tcp/ip is no problem. But nearly everything else. Sending a scan per mail over smtp gets no contact to the smtp server and has a dns error. And i don't know, how i can make the scanned documents in the ricoh popular for the users. The unit is cableconnected to a wlan router and has an own fixed ip adress. The
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Bid pricing seen for new Ricoh C900 production color system

Bid pricing seen for new Ricoh C900 production color system from IKON: - Base print-only engine w/Fiery = $41,555.00 - Stapling finisher = $1921.00 - Large capacity paper deck = $3460.00 - Bypass tray = $485.00 - Cover inserter = $1211.00 - Saddle stitch finisher = $2547.00 - Perfect binder = $17,072.00 - Ring binder = $8723.00 - Z-fold unit = $2422.00 - B/w clicks at $0.01 - Color clicks at $0.047
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Re: Bid pricing seen for new Ricoh C900 production color system

Thanks for the link Art. The pricing listed in this post is SIGNIFICANTLY below cost on all the products listed above (C900, Finisher, PerfectBinder, RingBinder, etc). If this pricing post scares the competitors to Ricoh and helps drive down costs on competitive units for the p4p community ... then great. Realistically, no one will ever see that pricing on the street for a Ricoh c900. Why would Ricoh price themselves closer to the Xerox 700 or KM 6500 when on the productivity side the c900 is
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Xerox (many) Allegan, MI Contract

Allengan, MI Contract
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Xerox Copes With Recession; Layoffs Possible

(Rochester, N.Y.) – In October Xerox posted a profitable third quarter but announced 3,000 job cuts in anticipation of the economy. President Ursula Burns calls this a pretty tough time for Xerox - -but not a disastrous time. Xerox was one of the first companies to recognize the slumping economy and take steps to deal with it. The company has offered separation packages seeking to trim roughly 5.2 percent of its employees worldwide. If not enough people step forward to reach that goal, some
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Minolta c500 fierys

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I have 5 used, but in very good condition s300 fierys for the c500 for sale. Also a Colorpass 5000. Make an offer.
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Flatpack Cabinets for all P4P Members

our vendors, it's companies like Lucas Distribution, Polek & Polek, Print Audit and Paradigm Imaging that keep the Print4Pay Hotel Free! Please go here to see how Lucas Distribution can increase your profits!!! www.flatpackcabinet.com
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Re: Flatpack Cabinets for all P4P Members

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Art - thanks for the intro! I look forward to participating in the message boards and hope that your members will take a look at how my cabinets can help improve their bottom line. Of special interest is the FAC 38/43 cabinet I offer for the new Ricoh/Savin/Lanier 20 & 25 cpm color MFPs - I offer a cabinet that is priced at $82 in 3+ quantity compared to $140 for the equivalent OEM cabinet. Great savings plus I will do whatever it takes to guarantee customer satisfaction!
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

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No word yet from my DSM. Initially this was just for IKON Canon during the Ricoh acquisition but my DSM mentioned he heard rumor it was opening to the dealer channel. If I get more info I will pass along. Ricoh is restructuring DSM's in California.
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

We had the jan-March Ricoh promo emailed to us today, and I saw nothing in reference to high volume, as a matter of fact, all I saw was "@ remote Flip their base", you get a free @ remote if @ remote sees more than 25 devices. Boring.........well fo rme at least. The promo for the RF for 2470 was renewed and the rebates for wide format trade in were renewed. Other than that, nothing earth shattering. I am getting my butt kicked by Kyocera Devices, lower than my base from three years of service
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

I quess it would be more in tune to why you should pay more for the Ricoh devices. It just seems everyone is caught up in price and not caring about support. I'm telling the Ricoh story and new accounts have been a bear. I guess a general overview of how these machines work with network scanning, and network faxing would be a great place to start, and what deficiencies Kyocera has related to network scanning and faxing. Art
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Competing against the Panasonic WORKiO DP-C405

Competing against the Panasonic WORKiO DP-C405? Point out the following: - Does not offer true 8 bits per pixel - Does not offer true multi-tasking, as when making a copy, end user is locked out from the control panel - Built-in print controller from a third party - PostScript print driver is an expensive option - Does not offer XPS print driver for MS Windows Vista - Only offers 512MB of RAM - Processor is only 667MHz - No upgrade path to EFI Fiery print server - Does not offer most data
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Fit For The New Year: Oki Data Debuts Slimmer, More Affordable A3 MFPs

Oki Data Americas Tuesday unveiled the MC860 A3 color MFP series, a new set of A3 color multifunction printers Oki Data says are comparable in capability and price to many competitors' A4 printers. "What we heard most was 'costs,' " said Mike Garofola, senior marketing manager for color products at Oki Data Americas, in a ChannelWeb briefing. "The size is a nice point as well, but people are looking for an affordable solution that allows them to bring an A3-type of device into their
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InfoTrends Study Identifies Opportunities For MFP And Single-Function Scanner Vendors

Office Scanning in the U.S. Market: A Multi-Client Study. According to the results of this study, opportunities exist for vendors of MFPs as well as stand-alone scanners, and this will continue into the future. Interestingly, cost savings was cited as a primary purchase motivator for MFPs as well as single-function scanners. Anne Valaitis, Associate Director of InfoTrends' Image Scanning Trends Service, commented, "Both MFPs and single-function scanners offer financial benefits, but in different
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SRP for W2400 Developer???

What is the Ricoh SRP for developer for the W2400 per Bag? I got pricing off the SRP Aficio League and it shows 4 to a box with the MSRP at $128.44 is that correct???? or is it 128.44 per bag of developer? Thanx
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Re: mpc2500

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This is what the footnotes say: Fiery options are compatible only with MP C2500EFI/MP C3000EFI models. This is my take...You can add the Fiery but you will have paid for two controllers since the units come with the Ricoh controller standard and you lose the ability to add SpotOn, Auto Trapping, EFI Hot Folders, etc.
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Re: Fit For The New Year: Oki Data Debuts Slimmer, More Affordable A3 MFPs

everyone, I have a rekationship with Okidata, if you are looking for a second or even third line send me and email and I will contact my DSM and he will contact you. We have been selling the oki boxes for over two years and use them as needed, all has been good with operation and quality. Art
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

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Art, what help do you need with regards to Kyocera? We used to sell Kyocera.
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Re: Ricoh launched a “Canon/Xerox ATTACK!”

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what kyocera dealer are you running up against?
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in December 2008

WooHoo, I'm on vacation this week, well at least from my day job!  Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 12/28/08

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, president of Xerox Office Group (XOG), Xerox products now account for only 55% of the MFPs that Global locations are selling. (now that Xerox is experiencing slower sales in the U.S., will it continue to allow other brands to be sold in its Global subsidiary?) In an article in The Wall Street Journal, Bill Jordan, president of United Auto Workers Local 599 in Flint, Michigan, where General Motors builds engines, said he has noticed that the copy machines and printers that used to be spread
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COECO Recognized With Chairman's Award at Ricoh's 2008 Vision Dealer Conference

fast, dependable, and reliable service. Founded in 1921, COECO is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the southeast, representing such lines as Sharp, Ricoh, Kyocera, Kodak, HP and IBM. COECO services thousands of customers with sales and service representatives operating out of 11 locations in North Carolina and Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.coeco.com/ . About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N
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Ricoh Introduces DocuClass Document Management Solution

the MFP control panel. "We are delighted to partner with Ricoh in delivering world-class document management solutions to the marketplace," said Nelson Cano, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Cima Software Corporation, Inc. "Going forward we will continue to develop innovative solutions for Ricoh customers." One of three Ricoh Alliance programs, RiSVP, developed in cooperation with Ricoh solution partners and Ricoh's direct and dealer channels, focuses on two key areas: expansion of channel
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Re: High Volume Rebates

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I'm not aware of any, aside from the Full Throttle program for the LD260c/275c. Now, if you're in a competitive situation against Canon or Xerox, you might ask your DSM if the manufacturer might help you out. We got approval for some $$ from Ricoh to keep Xerox out of one of our accounts in a matter of 20 minutes.
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Kyocera TASKalpha quote from end user

just placed an order for a Kyocera TASKalfa 400ci (40ppm) with the dual auto doc feeder (single pass duplex) no service contract. $6900 (including the feeder, and stand)
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Sharp A4 Color Units

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Sharp announced that it will allow computer dealers to sell its new Frontier series of A4 color laser MFPs. They will be called “DX” models instead of “MX”.
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RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM OFFERS ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com CONTACT: Linda Montefusco Melissa Einfrank Ricoh Americas Corporation Peppercom (973) 882-2172 (212) 931-6171 Linda.Montefusco@ricoh-usa.com meinfrank@peppercom.com RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM OFFERS ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS New Resources Provide Unprecedented Level of Developmental Tools and Support West Caldwell, N.J., December 29, 2008 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today
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Office equipment dealer makes acquisition

James Imaging Systems, a Brookfield provider of integrated document technologies, has purchased Marnett Business Center of Grafton, James Imaging president Tom Tegeder said Monday. The acquisition, effective Nov. 26, will grow James Imaging's business by 17 percent, said Tegeder. James Imaging is a dealer of Toshiba, KIP, Savin and HP office equipment, while Marnett sells and services Toshiba products in Washington and Ozaukee counties. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With the
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

Well, you could do what I have done with other systems, call your DSM, and get the contact at the nearest Ricoh portal, email them the files with the media specifics, have them print and then send them to you.
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

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There is not a Tech Portal in dallas, but I believe a C900 will be installed at the "mini-portal" at the RBS Dallas branch. But chances of a Ricoh dealer getting in there for a demo will be slim. You may want to contact your DSM on how to best handle print sample requests and managing a product demo.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

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And, in addition to Sharp and Samsung, Canon has a real A4 (color) MFP as well.
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Re: Kyocera TASKalpha quote from end user

I just got crushed by a 50ppm Kyocera with an incumbent account, they were at $7,600 with 3 years S & S with paper drawer and finisher. wish I would have had a sample print to show them.
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Fake money isn’t what it used to be

By JOE LAMBE The Kansas City Star The Secret Service agent in Kansas City peered hard at a counterfeit $100 bill, ran a finger over it and grimaced in disgust. It was bad, ugly work. “Too slick, too,” said Charles Green, special agent in charge. More counterfeiters are using today’s ink-jet printers, computers and copiers to make money that’s just good enough to pass, he said, even though their product is awful. In the past, he said, the best American counterfeiters were skilled printers who
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HP Indigo 7000 Installation Provides Powerful Combination of Quality and Speed for Li

Business, HP. “The installation of the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses furthers the company’s ability to expand their business and drive profitable growth.” Delivering fast production speeds of 120 high-quality four-color A4-size pages per minute with true offset and photo quality, the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press provides print service providers engaged in general commercial, direct-marketing, photo specialty and book and publications printing a versatile, one-of-a-kind digital solution. The press
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High Volume Rebates

Are there any High Volume rebates going on with Ricoh, I need to know asap if someone can please help me. I'm getting no help from higher ups, I think they took the rest of the year off.
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Océ ColorWave 600: a BERTL star is born

handling and access to printed output, all aspects show a truly easy to use, green button color printer. BERTL’s Best 2008 In addition to the Outstanding product rating, Océ has received a BERTL’s Best 2008 award for the Océ ColorWave 600 stating it is the best innovative and new technology printer in 2008. BERTL’s Best Award winners are selected after rigorous analysis of the hundreds of digital imaging devices, software and management utilities on the worldwide market. While print and copy
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

Does Ricoh has a Technology Portal in Dallas?
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Re: Pro C900 demonstration

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No their is no Portal in Dallas. However, I seem to remember one of the Ricoh Press Releases said that every IKON Office would be equipped with one. Why IKON I don't know but that is how I remember it. Might do a C900 search here and see what comes up.
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Aficio 2051 with SC 819 code

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card in we get the SC 819 code as well. The m/c works alright as just a copier but we need the print/scan option to work as well. The current firmware is version 1.19.1 which of course is an older version. However, we can't update the darn thing since it codes out with the SD card in the slot. We've printed a SP log off and the SC detail description says "VM is Full". Could this all be from not having the 256mb card in? The cryptic part is that even with the print option and NIC and parallel cards
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awards program

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We have a sales person of the month award where salesperson with highest percent of quota recieves an individual plaque and name on annual board as monthly leader. I am considering a aslesperson of the year award to give to the person that wins salesperson of the month the most months out of the year. For a company with 6 sales reps what do you think would be a good prize for this rep? Thanks for any input!
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

This is what I've heard from Ricoh: Color wideformat scanning available on new 10pp or 12ppm in mid 09. That's alot of help, nothing for LV in the for seeable future. Color Gelsprinter supposedly on the way for late 09 or early 10. I'm not holding my breath for this. Unless Ricoh is keeping a GIANTIC secret, they have no plans for a 45 plus A4 mono or color device.
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Re: Sharp A4 Color Units

WOW, what a slap in the face! I can see it now these units will be sold for 7% over cost. Bad move by Sharp just when they were starting to develop some good dealers again. Art
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Re: High Volume Rebates

I'm not aware of Full Throttle, wonder if this applies to Ricoh dealers?
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Re: awards program

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On a seperate note, I don't like a reward for the person who gets first the most times vs the person with the highest % over quota for the year. If it is the same person either way great, but the possibility exists that a consistently good rep would lose out to the roller-coaster rep. I have also always utilized a G.P. quota as well and had the winner be the one with the best average...i.e. 200% sales & 100% G.P. would be a composite 150% as would 200% G.P. & 100% sales. I've never liked giving
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in December 2008

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!



Weekend Copier Notes from 11/30/08

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. to strengthen its sales network in the U.S. after losing IKON to Ricoh. - Canon announced it has sold an imagePRESS C7000VP production color system to The Processors, a printshop in Irwindale, CA. - Kodak announced it has sold a NexPress S2500 production color system to Evergreen Printing of New Jersey. - More details on Memjet Technology, the company that promised to revolutionize the industry with a low cost, high speed color inkjet system: o was invented by Kia Silverbrook of Australia o
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Sellig Value

I picked this up from Vinces Blog on the Canon P4P Hotel Message Boards! Selling Value! December 4, 2008 As sales people we all have heard that if you aren’t “selling solutions” you are going to starve. Copiers have become a commodity. If you doubt it just ask someone who is not in the industry “what type of copier do you have?” The answer will either be I don’t know, or I think it is a…, so much for brand loyalty. They all pretty much do the same thing, copy, print, fax, scan to email, scan to
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RICOH LAUNCHES THE AFICIO MP C2050/MP C2550 COLOR MULTIFUNCTION PRODUCTS

color documents at a low total cost of ownership, all of which our customers have come to expect from Ricoh products.” Organizations of all sizes must meet security standards and compliance regulations. Providing numerous levels of authentication that allow administrators to confirm user identity and control access to color printing, scanning and other functions, the Aficio MP C2050/MP C2550 helps businesses meet or exceed these requirements. Among the beneficial security features are Locked
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IKON-Ricoh "Questions to Ask"

IKON-Ricoh "Questions to Ask" I posted this on the blog today, got permission from Vince, its a good read and also a good way to combat against Global, all you have to do is change a few things around. The Canon Ikon letter has been out for a while now, and the following statement seems to be getting the most attention. “…Canon will continue to sell spare parts and supplies to IKON for three years, and will provide certain technical support to IKON for Canon brand business equipment for at
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Ricoh Introduction of the Ricoh Aficio MP C2050/C2550

to them until now. The introduction of the MP C2050/C2550 allows Ricoh to continue our successful B2C conversion strategy. Providing color into the lower segments has given us the ability to provide a full suite of products from entry-level to light production environments. RICOH AFICIO MP C2050 & C2550 SERIES HIGHLIGHTS; Equal BW/FC speeds Compact Design Outstanding image quality using New PxP™ toner technology -- 1,200 dpi print resolution Fast warm-up and first copy out times Supports paper
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New Scanner Offers Unprecedented Flexibility While Maintaining Highest Image Quality

New Scanner Offers Unprecedented Flexibility While Maintaining Highest Image Quality LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., December 2, 2008 – Continuing to advance its award-winning DR-Series Scanner line, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital document imaging and office solutions, today introduced the Canon imageFORMULA DR-7090C Universal Production Scanner. First previewed at the ARMA International Annual Conference last month, the Canon DR-7090C delivers incredible flexibility, image quality and
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HP Printer/MFp CPP Pricing

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Does anyone have the latest CPP pricing for HP printers and MFP's?
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Laser Printers & Cats "Something Has To Go"!

Laser Printers & Cats "Something Has To Go"! I'll be the first to admit, I am NOT a cat lover. While these creatures are nice to look at they play havoc in my home office. See, it all started a few years ago when my wife thought she would do someone a favor and take their cat because they were moving. My wife didn't do much research to think that this cat would ever come out of the room (my office) when we have a 170lb RotMastiff roaming the house. She came home rest of blog here
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Ricoh Saves

I'm having some trouble with the site. has anyone been able to get the "add proposed ricoh equipment" to work?? For three months the site has said coming soon. To me the site is worthless unless I can generate and existing fleet and compare to custom fleet of Ricohs.
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Particulate Emissions From Laser Printers

copier manufacturers in the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM). Depending on their dimensions, the printers are housed in a test chamber measuring one or 24 cubic meters. Particle analyzers count the particles and measure their size distribution. To discover the source, the researchers also examined modified printers that “print” without any paper or toner. “The amazing thing is that the ultra-fine particles are still produced even in this case
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Epson Unveils Sheetfed Scanners Designed

) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif. Note: Specifications subject to change. Epson is a registered trademark and ReadyScan is a trademark of
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New Members Stop Here!!!!

This is your chance to let everyone know a little about yourself, inside and outside of your job. I'll start: Founder of the P4P Hotel, been in down the street sales for almost 29 nine years in the same area (Boring). I have one son, finally getting out of college, a wife, 4 miserable cats and one happy dog. I reside in HIghlands, NJ and can walk to beach. Art Post
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Re: Anyone using USXL ou there??

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Correct in a way. It really depends on how well your dealer principal can negotiate rates. Most leasing companies are within ticks of each other anyway. We choose to add points to our rates to add additional means of profit. Even with points our rates are competitive given our sales area. I feel at this point in time with where the market is USXL has the leasing game down.
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Re: Does anyone remember these models?

How bout the Sharp SF741, you could make toast in the sucker and it even had a pair of tongs to remove the toast! (haha)
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4th Quarter Lease Rates

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I had already posted the rates that CIT gave me for the 4th quarter. Bank of America sent me this the other day. I don't see the big increase that I did with CIT.
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Re: HP Printer/MFp CPP Pricing

try this http://www.printer.com/ have you used ricohs ricohsaves web site yet. I can get the HP cpp but can't run a report from installed devices to Ricoh proposed devices.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in November 2008

I guess the BIG news of the week from ten years ago was ere 50 cuts that Ricoh performed that week. However, that was right after the IKON purchase and within four months (end of Japanese) there was to be major cuts with high level legacy employees. Seems to me that one of the covenants if the Ricoh purchase was that all high level Ikon peeps would replace those at Ricoh.  AS Vince would say "that's my two cents".

Enjoy all of the threads from ten years ago this week.

Weekend Copier Notes from 11/23/08

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move is desktop inkjet printer manufacturing to Thailand in 2010 from Japan to cut costs. Possibly due to the loss of IKON’s business, Canon announced that it has halted construction of a toner plant in western Japan, that would have cost $1 billion. A company spokesperson said it hoped to start construction of the plant perhaps in late 2009 if business improves. Canon announced it sold an imagePRESS C7000VP production color system to Printing & Publications of Langhorne, PA. Konica Minolta’s
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History of Canon

research firm Gartner. The top maker was Ricoh Co (7752.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) with a market share of 20.8 percent. Xerox (XRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) ranked third at 19.2 percent. Other competitors include Konica Minolta Holdings Inc (4902.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Sharp Corp (6753.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz). PAGE PRINTERS (mainly laser printers) - Hewlett-Packard was the top brand in 2007 with a market share of 42.6 percent in value
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Digital Press Market Heats Up

presses might makeready faster between jobs than larger, higher speed offset presses. Well-known brands with high-speed sheetfed and industrial web machines include Xerox, Xeikon, HP, InfoPrint, Ricoh, Screen and Océ. Midrange devices would be found at Kodak, Konica Minolta, Océ, Ricoh and Canon. Unique application digital devices are offered by Agfa, Xanté and MGI, for printing lenticulars, envelopes and specialized substrates. Another unusual print engine is the Riso 5500, which uses inkjet printed
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Xerox/HCL pairing holds promise of sales, savings

components, Mulcahy said. And in the future, much more of the company's R&D work will be done with partner companies, Mulcahy said. "It's where we think we can do things more efficiently," she said. The area's fourth-largest employer, Xerox employs 7,400 in the area. Xerox currently is cutting about 3,000 people or 5 percent of its North American and European work forces. Xerox last week said those cuts would include manufacturing and marketing. The company has not disclosed the impact on its Rochester
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Fuji Xerox to expand into services

Fuji Xerox to expand into services By Alma Buelva Updated December 01, 2008 12:00 AM Picture being able to instantaneously translate any printed document in Japanese, Korean or Chinese characters to English using a flatbed scanner and a printer. Now envision being able to track any kind of changes, especially minute details, in original and revised drawings also using a scanner and a printer. At Fuji Xerox’s research and development labs in Japan, these are just two examples of the futuristic
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Current Ricoh Printer Excel Sheet

See attached file
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EFI Fiery Drives New Ricoh Production Printer

EFI Fiery Drives New Ricoh Production Printer; Increases Customers' ROI with Top Speed,Quality and VDP Features CHICAGO, Oct 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation and EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched the EFI Fiery(R) for the new 90 pages per minute RICOH(R) Pro C900 digital color printer designed for detailed production printing. The Fiery delivers top speed
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The Processors add The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP Digital Color Press to Their Fleet of

their long list of clients in the southern California area. The Canon imagePRESS line, which began shipping in July 2007, represents the largest single engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution with a superior level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP maintains engine speed regardless of media weight, including letter-sized print speeds of 70ppm on media up to 110lb cover stock. “There are many commercial print companies facing
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Ricoh Americas Corporation Names Mark Minshull Chief Technologist

Ricoh Corp. Press Release Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the promotion of Mark Minshull to vice president and chief technologist. In this newly created role, Minshull will oversee Ricoh’s solution technology vision across all business units. Minshull will also continue to serve as vice president of Ricoh Americas Corporation’s Technology Center, which supports major-account sales activities and software product development in the Americas. “Mark has been instrumental in helping
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Ricoh 2470 & PS

Can this system print from a MAC network?????
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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We started as a Ricoh dealer under our first owner, but to keep another dealer from coming in down the street, we took on the Savin line. The other advantage was that we were getting installs for Ricoh and Savin major accounts. Even after Ricoh left us, we are still getting Ricoh major accounts shipped in here. The disadvantage now is that the Canon dealer bought the Lanier dealer.
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Re: MP1350 cpp

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IKON at about the time of the Ricoh merger announcement sold two Canon IR7105 units to a PIP Printing location in Jackson, MS with a click charge of .0397, single click 11 x 17. Go figure.
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(Video) Ricoh C900 Pro

Ricoh c900 Uploaded by opfr
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New Sharp MX-C301_MX-C401 Pricing

See attached file
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Ricoh Introduction of GlobalScan NX Office Edition (OE)

Ricoh Americas Corporation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the New GlobalScan NX Office Edition (OE) and Serverless release of the Next Generation of GlobalScan. GlobalScan NX OE with Ricoh’s Aficio Multifunction systems allow users to scan and deliver documents through the network to email, network folders or any Enterprise Document Management system driving business processes and transactions supporting Extensible Markup Language (XML). GlobalScan NX is designed for
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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I must be missing something, but I don't see where this post is pointing fingers at Lanier. We were a Savin and Ricoh dealer for 16 years, but last year Ricoh took away our Ricoh line because we could not continue to meet quotas for both Ricoh & Savin.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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John....what advantages were there to be both a Savin and Ricoh dealer....am I missing something?
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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At one time we were also both a Savin and Ricoh dealer. The advantages we found were having two support structures, "another line" we could submit as a "competing bid", and simply having a second line. Surprisingly, I spoke to some customer who told me "I'll never have another Ricoh in this building, I hate them! oh, Savin? sure, that's fine" and vice versa.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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We had those same issues of customers not wanting this line or that line, and remember at one time the serial number plates had one for Ricoh and one for Savin, so you couldn't order one machine and put a different sticker on it as you can now. Our main issue was we didn't want another dealer to move in and compete for the Major Account deals. But as you said, there were two structures you had to deal with.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

Thats fuuny about the person hating the ricoh and getting Savin, I have had the oppo, with the person hating the savin and getting a ricoh.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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I'm curious...were there ever differences in pricing between Ricoh and Savin? I'm sure there were differences because of promotions due to excess inventories etc. but could you habitually get lower pricing from one or the other?
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

I had heard before Savin had Aficio League points and spiffs, there system were substanstially lower than Ricoh boxes.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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Savin had signed us up at their 5+ pricing so yes we did get lower pricing than Ricoh. The only way Ricoh would give us lower than 1st column was to sign up on the commitment programs. The boss didn't want to because if the quota's weren't met, then we would be charged back for the difference.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

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As for substantially lower pricing, I wouldn't say that much, but it was an advantage over Ricoh without signing a commitment form. Savin didn't use the Aficio League points like Ricoh did, but they did offer a credit card program that was similar to Aficio League points but the points were put on the credit card as 1 point for 1 dollar. Credit limit on the credit card was $50 that you had to pay back, but points were not paid back, but could be used to pay a balance on the credit limit.
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Re: The Processors add The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP Digital Color Press to Their Fleet of

Canon imagePRESS line, which began shipping in July 2007, represents the largest single engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution with a superior level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP maintains engine speed regardless of media weight, including letter-sized print speeds of 70ppm on media up to 110lb cover stock. “We’re excited about the impact the imagePRESS line is having within the commercial print industry. For companies like
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Re: Ricoh Trivia III

RicohFlex 111 is the correct answer!
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Re: Ricoh 2470 & PS

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A "Mac" network? As in a network with Macs on it? Sure... Here... http://tinyurl.com/ricohsp2470
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Second Week in November 2008

There's a pretty cool thread below that I wrote ten years ago.  The thread was about what Japanese copier companies were manufacturing in WWII.  Take a peek it may surprise you.  Japanese Copier Companies & WWII 

Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Copier Notes from 11/0/08

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Ricoh units, Canon ran full color, full page ads in major newspapers around the U.S. last week. The ads try to push customers to contact their local Canon factory direct branch for service and sales. IKON announced it won an FM bid to displace Pitney Bowes at Emory University, including all facilities and hospital. IKON also announced it won a bid to provide scanning and document management for Harrison County, Kentucky. The project starts by scanning 57,000 records. Konica Minolta launched the CS
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Canon seeks M&A with US office equipment

aims for 6 trillion yen ($62 billion) in sales and a net profit margin of 10 percent or more in 2010. Earlier this year Ricoh acquired U.S. office equipment distributor Ikon Office Solutions for $1.6 billion, dealing a blow to Canon because Ikon is a major dealer of its copiers and other office machines. Canon machines represent 60 percent of the products Ikon handles, with Ricoh machines accounting for 30 percent. (Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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Ricoh Introduction of the New Aficio SP 4200N-KP and SP C410DN-KP

Ricoh is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ricoh Aficio SP 4100N-KP and SP C410DN-KP HotSpot Printers. What is a HotSpot Printer? A Ricoh HotSpot Printer provides a way for users to print documents securely across the Internet from any Internet-enabled PC, laptop, PDA, or cell phone. Without the need for a driver…without the need for direct access to the network hosting the printer! Printing to a HotSpot Printer is incredibly easy. Each HotSpot printer has a unique URL and E-mail
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History of OCE

digital printing to all volume markets. In addition to the company's digital printers--which already accounted for more than 40 percent of engineering systems and 80 percent of total company sales--Océ also continued to manufacture and sell a popular line of analog and inkjet black-and-white and color copying and printing equipment for the engineering systems market. This division, including sales of supplies and services, accounted for more than NLG 1.6 billion of the company's sales in 1997. Océ's
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Re: Image Site from Equorum

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Per Image Site,they don't use a specific print driver to print to a device. Not sure how they get around it, but apparently they send the data directly from the software to a printer file (with a predefined profile) as a RTL or a CAL file. Our device list these as being supported, however, out of image site, the 2404 doesn't recognize page size or orientation properly. Equorum is in Atlanta, so I hooked them up with the local office there, they went in and tried to make it work, but were
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Ricoh Trivia II

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Ricoh Trivia III

Keep it going
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Ricoh Trivia IV

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Ricoh Trivia Time!

Thought this would be fun
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Japanese Copier Companies & WWII

Japanese Copier Companies & WWII Before Ricoh was Ricoh, it was known as Riken Kankoshi Co., Ltd. was formed to produce positive sensitive paper, used to develop film. Riken also developed computer-designed lenses originated during World War II. Before Canon was Canon, it was known as Precision Optical Industry., LTD, not much here for them, all I could get was go here for rest of article
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solidworks CAD program

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Anybody running this software and printing to a Ricoh 240/Plotbase? thx.
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Re: Canon Bounty on Ricoh Devices

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Canon had just recently come in and outbid Ricoh for a huge dealer in San Fran at the last minute....now a bounty.... Canon has some pretty deep pockets and they are like a cornered animal...a very dangerous combination.
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Re: AP3800C unable to print on network

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If you are using smart device monitor port and the printer is shared, when an error occurs, the notification will go back to the "print server" machine. I would not recommend using the smart device monitor port, but choosing a TCP/IP port and seeing if that resolves the problem. You may also be able to go to the "print server" if you are using one and a smart device monitor port and see if there are any error notifications.
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Re: AP3800C unable to print on network

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quote: Originally posted by jswinberlin: I would not recommend using the smart device monitor port, but choosing a TCP/IP port and seeing if that resolves the problem. My exact thought. There were also some problems with the 3800c when it was released where it had problems on 100mb networks. I believe some firmware fixed that, but as a work around, I had a 10mb hub I placed between the printer and network.
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Re: Gas Price Check

Art. LOL, you know what though, I would go along with the $1.00 as long as flat tax (fEDERAL sALES tAX) was instituted and the IRS was disolved
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Re: Gas Price Check

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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: LOL, you know what though, I would go along with the $1.00 as long as flat tax (fEDERAL sALES tAX) was instituted and the IRS was disolved I'm all for a Federal Sales tax, like they have in Europe. Just think, you could get your check from your employer with no taxes taken out (except Social Security), put it in the bank and gain interest with no taxes paid, buy and sell stocks with no taxes on the gain/loss, etc., etc. The only time you'd have to pay tax
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Re: Gas Price Check

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How can so many people, left and right of center agree on something yet not see any changes? That was rhetorical...the answer is because ultimately the government gets much of it's power via the tax code. As JasonR says, there would be ways to help the poor but with a national sales tax, even the criminals and drug dealers would pay taxes. Not to equivicate Harvard with criminals but I heard today that Harvard doesn't pay a penny of tax including revenue on a $37 Billion endowment. I am curious
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Re: Image Site from Equorum

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www.equorum.com eQuorum document management and batch printing solutions, plus raster editing and viewing tools. File conversion for scanned formats, CAD formats Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Image Site from Equorum

Try using the HPGL print driver and see what happens, you may have to tell the system its and HP. Only thoughts so far
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