This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of January 2010)

Whew!  What an end of year!  My year ended on the 23rd of December and the next day I came down with the flu.  Been struggling for the last three weeks, and finally feeling better.  Thus, I'll be behind the eight ball again for the start of a new decade.

I was able to pump in a dozen orders, something like 18 MFP's and captured net new business revenue for the month of December.  All that at the ripe age of 62!

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

UPDATE 2-Hermes joins opposition to Canon's offer for Oce

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support the transaction with Canon," the company, which competes with Xerox ( XRX.N ) and Konica Minolta ( 4902.T ), said in the statement. Canon in November offered 8.60 euros per share for the Dutch company, a 70 percent premium to the share price just before the bid. Canon said it would declare the offer for Oce unconditional if 85 percent of shares were tendered. Since the end of November, Oce shares have been hovering just below the bid price, indicating shareholders expect the offer to
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Xerox and On Demand Books Collaborate on Espresso Book Machine

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Xerox and On Demand Books, maker of the Espresso Book Machine, have teamed up to jointly market and sell the EBM with the Xerox 4112™ Copier/Printer worldwide. Under the new agreement, the 21 stores and libraries that already use the EBM will not be required to switch to the 4112, although as On Demand CEO Dane Neller points out, it is faster than the Quasar printer. The 4112 prints 110 pages per minute and can produce a 300-page book in less than four minutes. By partnering with Xerox, On
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Bay Copy named Phil O'Brien as Managed Print Services Specialist

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Park, Rockland, MA and has more than 37 years experience serving the document imaging needs of businesses throughout Massachusetts. In addition to a full line of Konica Minolta, Muratec and Lexmark equipment, Bay Copy provides comprehensive managed print services programs for customers looking to reduce both their per-print price of generating information and their labor costs. Bay Copy provides consultation services and offers their clients detailed print assessment and analysis reports. Bay
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Canon hits Océ roadblock as shareholder objects to 'meagre' bid

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Another potential hurdle has arisen in Canon's proposed acquisition of Océ, after Océ shareholder Hermes Focus Funds voiced its opposition to Canon's "meagre" bid. The news came as the Dutch digital press vendor posted a €23m (AU$36m) fourth-quarter loss, with company chairman Rokus van Iperen (pictured) forecasting that the digital printer sales market would " remain challenging" in 2010. In an open letter to the Canon and Océ boards, Hermes said it would not sell its 3.3% stake in Océ to
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February 10th---- NEW Print Audit "MIF" Review Webinar!

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. Every day Print Audit dealers increase their hardware sales “click” volumes by introducing their customers to print management. Print Audit dealer’s customers save millions of dollars while at the same time saving hundreds of thousands of trees, and all of the other environmental impacts created by making paper.” Art Post
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Ricoh Launches Pro C720/C720s Color Production System

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an open, flexible solution addressing the demanding requirements of Commercial Printers, In-Plant Print Shops, and Central Reproduction Departments (CRDs). The Fiery controller is a standard component of the Pro C720/C720s and includes a number of value-added workflow and job automation utilities such as Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Standard Edition, EFI Hot Folders, Fiery WebTools, and more. Additionally, the RICOH Pro C720/C720s offers a wide range of advanced in-line finishing options that can
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Canon Virginia Inc. names new president and CEO

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Virginia to the next level of manufacturing excellence,” Azuma said in a statement. Azuma takes over following a major expansion. Canon recently opened a $600 million, 700,000-square-feet production facility in Newport News that will produce toner cartridges for laser printers in the North American market. Azuma began his career with Canon in 1983. In Newport News, he served as project leader for the development of IRT. In 2008, Azuma was named senior vice president and plant manager of Canon
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Ricoh Pro C720

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Has anyone heard about this? Here is what someone wrote about it in another forum........"Here is some accurate info on the Ricoh C720 & C720S This is based on the C900 platform and is a slowed down version. There is no modification to turn this into the C900. The C720 will print at 72PPM and has the same Fiery that the C900 has. The finishing options are limited to Saddle Stitch booklet maker and standard finisher. The in-line perfect bind and ring bind will not work on the C720. This was done
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Xerox Caps 2009 with Outstanding Achievement Award for IT Friendliness

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multifunction printer (MFP) was given a Global Outstanding Achievement Award from BLI, in recognition of the product's innovation. Xerox's iGen4™ 220 Perfecting Press earned a Future of Print Product Must See 'em Award at Print 09, the year's largest graphic communications event. Reliable Performance PCMag.com awarded the Phaser 7500/DN with a Best Printer Award for 2009. Xerox is the only vendor to have two printers included in the PCMag.com Best Products of 2009 Roundup - the Phaser 7500 and Phaser
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New Ricoh Color Plotter

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refine the overall printing experience. Whether producing high-resolution architectural plans, highly-precise engineering drawings, extremely photographic GIS mapping output, or brilliant display signage, never before have Engineering Scientific and Creative Professionals had such powerful tools, allowing them to print their vision without compromise. * Price is MSRP before any applicable rebate. Dealer prices may vary. All prices are in U.S. Dollars. BTW this is exclusive to Ricoh and Epson is
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Need to speak with Print 09 Attendee~~~

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I heard at several of the digital copier manufactuers booths for production systems, they were also showing desktop uv coating machines. Did anyone see any of these and if so, can someone give me a specific make and model number. I've done a few searchs on the web and they went so, so. Art
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Former general counsel of Xerox Corp, charged with attempted murder

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Former Bush administration lawyer charged with attempted murder By Al Kamen John Michael Farren, former general counsel of Xerox Corp. and more recently deputy White House counsel in the George W. Bush administration, has been charged with attempting to kill his wife Wednesday night at their home in New Canaan, Conn. Farren, 57, go here for article
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Sales Management

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I noticed a post regarding policing of sales people, diaries, not enough calls, blaming the manager, etc. Can't find it again. Sales is all about ATTITUDE and DISSIPLINE? You can use the stick which i agree is also not working, you can threaten, you can do councelling, disciplinary, etc but the work rate remains the same. Most probably the job is not for the individual. All incentives, salaries, good commission package, etc is in place, it is actually to lucrative. My question is...How do you
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Re: First big annocment

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Canon buys Ricoh.
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Re: P4P member and long time friend says Adios to the Industry!

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MONTECORE! Excellent post! I feel your pain and agree with all of your points! There are selling managers and truth be told, don't expect any decent leads when you company has selling managers. You'll prety much get the small stuff or the off product stuff that they know little or nothing about. Which leads me to: How can you do two things at once. How can you be an effective sales manager and sell? Personally, I don't think you can. There's not enough hours in the day! Get this, there are
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TOWN OF NEW CANAAN

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New Copiers – Mr. Malley presented a request to enter into a contract to lease nine new Toshiba e-Studio multifunctional copiers from Prism Office Solutions for $1,176 per month for 48 months plus a flat rate of .0042 per black and white copy. Prism was the low bidder who met all of the specifications in the request for proposals and Mr. Malley will be checking the references provided by Prism. Mr. Mallozzi made the motion, seconded by Mr. Walker, to approve this request as presented. The
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ACE Copy Systems, Inc. launches ACE IT Solutions

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infrastructure and utilizing technology to support their clients’ success. “Our new business features a complete portfolio of IT services that enable our clients to have a single company as a point-of-contact for their copier, printing, scanning and IT services. The creation of ACE IT Solutions, with its technology services platform, is a clear illustration of our commitment to delivering a full suite of products to our clients,” says Erman. As part of their commitment to delivering value to their
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Re: P4P member and long time friend says Adios to the Industry!

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I believe I know who you are talking about. They lost a good rep. It is alwasy unfortunate when management runs a talented and valued sales person out the door because of the companies inflexability.
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Re: P4P member and long time friend says Adios to the Industry!

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own job. Guess what they make the big commission and you waste your time doing their work and make nothing. Wait isn't that a conflict of interest? You betcha it is! They take major accounts that another rep brought to the table for the company when it should have been the reps. They take pretty much every current customer even when there are territories. They allow house accounts even though the sales force has territories. Isn't that crazy! The list goes on. They may be a good closer
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Re: P4P member and long time friend says Adios to the Industry!

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Thanks to all for the kind words. I will have always have copiers in my blood and who knows maybe you will see me at another dealership. I will still be involved here and might even make it down to On Demand with Art. Stay true to yourself and your family. If you are at a company that clips your wings, go find a company that will let you do your thing. I will leave you with this from the Song "Chicken Fried" from the Zac Brown Band: "And its funny how it`s the simple things in life that mean
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Re: Used or dead RW-470 search

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Wideformatguy: I know we can buy 240W scan and print licenses from you, however do you or does anyone know where I can get a hard drive kit and an interface card? Art
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Re: Used or dead RW-470 search

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So with the hd and the if kit, plus the scan and print license we would be set to go as long as we had a 240W right (just asking since it's been awhile for these units). I would just have to add the server right? If so please email me the pricing for those items asap: HD, IF card, print license and scan license. art@p4photel.com
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Re: AutoCAD 2010, win7, plotbase 3.7.1

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I am not aware that the HDI driver for 2010 is even avaliable. I have been in direct contct with Ricoh and they say it could be atleast another month before this is avaliable.
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Re: Used or dead RW-470 search

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Hey Art Happy New Yr and fyi I have 2 x Ricoh 240w's with the CPU and "K" cards included, both have scan to file. Call me if you need one 949.290.1549
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Eric the "Office Worker" Gets a Supra Wide Format!

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Eric the "Office Worker" recently changed jobs due to the economic slowdown and is now working for BetaAlpha which is a large custom power supply manufacturer located in Patterson, NJ. Eric's job description? Well he pretty much does it all around the office, he's to the "go to guy" for making copies of wide format prints, scanning and archiving of existing wide format drawings. For the last few months Eric had been charged with ...... more here
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Windows vista & 7 File Sharing

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Sometimes I can access the share folders and sometimes I can not. I am running 7 pro and can not access any share folders on my pc from any Ricoh device. When browsing to find my pc I can see it on the network, authenticate it but then it says it does not can not find path. Any Ideas!!!
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Re: Scan on MP171spf and Print on SPC420DN

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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: You can have it scan to a folder and then have a program or script monitor that folder and tell it to print to the printer. I don't think it can be done via email unless you are using the C420DN-KP. There has been alot of discussions about this on the forums as of late. Can anyone provide the exact solution that monitors the scan folder and then sends the document to the printer? DigiDocFlow will allow you to do this.
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Re: Questions

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Speaking for myself, I'm more interested in software, sales skills and techniques, marketing, processes and general industry knowledge.
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Re: Need to speak with Print 09 Attendee~~~

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i saw these guys at the Ricoh booth: Amalgamated International - the UV unit was not desktop though. www.amalgamatedcoatings.com
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Re: Scan on MP171spf and Print on SPC420DN

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I am trying to get this going in the office and I am having an issue with the setup. What needs to be in the server/user name/password/path fields? Please let me know what you have used to successfully "scan-to-print" via FTP.
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Re: Sales Management

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I think it is obvious what you do with people who don't want to work. It is just as obvious what to do with people who DO want to work! Incentives can be a great way to move a product or idea, but dis-incentives are more personal and can be very disruptive for that individual (ie: income tax, sales activity micromanagement). I am a firm believer that good salespeople like to behave as if they run their own business. When governing bodies try to enforce restrictions, penalties, and/or lessen the
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Re: Another Good One Resigns from Ricoh!

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Yes, she was the heart & soul of wide format for Ricoh & will be missed.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago (Third Week of December 2004)

We've all been there, but it really sucks when it happens. 

On Wednesday I had an appointment that was a 2 hour drive.  Yup, it was a lead and a wide format lead at that.  The client had interest to buy or lease now and wanted to meet.  I left an hour early for that appointment because it's not often that I'm in that area of New Jersey and wanted to make sure I was on time. In addition I could make a pit stop, scout the area for some knocking on doors.  I was 45 minutes out when the client emailed me and stated he had to leave the office and was not feeling well.  Yup that's a bummer, however the client wanted to meet on Thursday of Friday of this week.

On Wednesday we emailed back and forth and scheduled for today at 11AM.  This time I was okay with arriving 10 minutes early. I arrived 15 minutes early, sat in the car and went though some emails.  Couple minutes later and I was out of the car and at the front door.  Frak, the door was locked, thus I knocked. No answer,  I stood there for another 5 minutes and knocked again. Nothing.....I then got out my cell phone and called the office, the call went to voice mail (I did leave a message). Went back to my car and pulled my car right in front of the office so I could see if anyone walked in. Fifteen minutes later I sent and email and then sent a text. No response for anything!

I had a little bit of time and decided to wait another 20 minutes just in case he would show. After waiting almost and hour, I called it quits and drove to my 2PM appointment.  WTF!  5 hours wasted in one day and I only had two selling days left.  Can't wait to see if I get an email or a call on Monday.

Enjoy these super threads from ten years ago this week!

Cannata Report for 2004

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And the winners are: MFP Monochrome Product of the Year–Ricoh Aficio 2090 MFP Color Product of the Year–Konica Minolta 8050 MFP Color/Mono Manufacturer of the Year–Canon USA, Inc. MFP Facsimile Manufacturer of the Year–Sharp Electronics Corp. Printer Manufacturer of the Year–Ricoh U.S. Dealers Choice Manufacturer of the Year–Toshiba
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Solutions selling is more than

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Solutions selling is more than just a life preserver If a customer is like a drowning man, any island will do. But a solution for this man is an island where he can go ashore and find clothing resources, coconuts and fresh water, too. The savvy salesman in any market sees that sales and service intertwine. For example, when a hunter shops for a shotgun, he'll need shells, but might need a vest, boots and socks and maybe a hand-warmer, too. Customers for copier-printers can get the basic box
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Fuji Xerox Develops System Chip to Speed Color

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Fuji Xerox Develops System Chip to Speed Color Printing , 12.15.04, 12:24 PM ET Asia Pulse Pte Ltd TOKYO, Dec 15 Asia Pulse - Fuji Xerox Co. has worked with Renesas Technology Corp. to create a system chip that significantly speeds up the printing capabilities of multifunction copy machines. By designing dedicated hardware to perform the image-processing tasks normally done by software, the copier can print out as many as 60 color pages a minute. With software, the top output is limited to
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Savin Trade In Program

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Does anyone have a copy of the Savin trade-in program? I am at a dual line dealer that loves Canon. It is like pulling teeth to get the info I need. It drives them nuts to have a Ricoh lover in the dealership. lol
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Maybe "Santa rally" in economy will bring copier customers

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Maybe "Santa rally" in economy will bring copier customers The U.S. economy is moving into the holidays with 15 months of job growth, rising stock prices and oil prices dropping. Maybe the "Santa rally" Wall Street investors want could result in end-of-year copier-printer sales boost, but only time will tell. The U.S. economy added 2.2 million jobs since August 2003. The unemployment rate of 5.4 percent didn't increase from October to November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of
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Re: Solutions selling is more than

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Right On Art & Neal! Required reading must include... Selling to VITO : the very important top officer, Parinello, Anthony. He has a second book out now as well. Powerful!! This suggestion is worth big money! I would be interested, as would others, in hearing success stories from members who have used the Selling to VITO method. My first VITO inspired sale was when I was selling copiers four or five years ago and brand new to selling a software solution. All I really knew about software at that
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Canon Dealers Meet in Las Vegas

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The busy fall dealer meeting season came to a rousing end in October with Canon?s annual Digital Solutions Forum at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Oct. 27 and 28. The two-day event featured the obligatory social and networking functions as well as a technology showcase and seminars focusing on such areas as variable data printing, color publishing, emerging host print solutions, document management, and document distribution. Rest of Story
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Re: "What is your biggest competitive challenge?"

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Pricing does become the focus all too often! Unfortunately, the article simply regurgitates a problem we can all relate to, but does not offer any solutions. Try this. Read our selling guide "Using Virtual Copier to Sell Digital Copiers". Weighted toward VC, of course, the information is valid regardless of the solution you are selling. For more solution sales information visit our web site or contact me directly. Our resellers have access to a treasure-trove of solution sales and marketing
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Xerox Digital Service & Supply Pricing

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anyone have anything on the street pricing for any of the Xerox Wide Format Digital Systems? Service? Service and Supply?
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Re: Sending jobs to Plotbase

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Owners of jobs are listed as guests becuase that is how the network administrator set them up in user groups. Can be changed by administrator by "start-settings-control panel - users and passwords. When sending jobs to plotbase, there is no way to save them from the print Q. That would be like trying to catch a job as it spools to the Ricoh CL 3000 and save it. They can save the job as a PLT or a DWG directly from the native application, or they can save job sets at their local workstation by
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Re: Macs/1055/Secure Printing

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Just got an update on this and I have good news and bad news. The good news I just got a customized PPD installer from Ricoh to allow printing from Mac OS X to the Document Server/locked print/secure print but it has some limitations and, according to the documentation, its only for the Aficio 1022/1027, Aficio 1035/1045, Aficio 2035/2045, Aficio 1224C/1232C, Aficio 1060/1075, Aficio 2090/2105. The bad news is the 1055 is not mentioned. I will email it to you for you to try.
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Re: Can HP Protect Its Printer Kingdom?

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one thing that I am waiting to see is how the HP printer dealers are going to handle the real world of "copier" repair. you know longer are replacing the guts of the system when you change the toner cartridge and having your main copy system down for any length of time is unacceptable and their isn't a spare in the IT room. all i can say is welcome to our world HP. I'd rather be in our place having the experience of my service staff learning perhaps printer repair than having a printer tech
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Re: New Sales Rep Compensation plan

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could sure reduce some big time costs for dealers. And perhaps, it just might generate even more sales and higher margins. Having been in the copier biz and now the software development biz, I thought I'd throw in my unsolicited two-cents worth!
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Re: Fuji Xerox Develops System Chip to Speed Color

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What will our responce to this technology because Xerox will place this play up and down their copier line?
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Re: Install Roll Feeder Settings

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Problem SC508 code (cutter error) Ricoh bullentin #B125-008 The cutter has malfunction, even though all I did was replace the waste toner container. You can turn the roll feeder back on by following these steps after the SC508 error has occured. [LIST] User Tools System Settings Key Op Tools Next key Select "Do Not Use By-Pass" Select "OK" Exit Out Turn On & Off Hope this helps, there is suppose to be a software fix in the near future.
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CL7100

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Can anyone help me out with a more detailed Spec Sheet for this machine, perhaps a sales guide or something of that sort? Thanx Warrenm
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JP4500 HELP

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My customer threw away the master spindels and Ricoh is on back order till end of Jan 05. Can anyone help us!
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Leads in Ohio

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… - products and services to support a field sales force - products and services to support increased marketing activities; services may include PR activities, collateral material development, advertising, and direct marketing services - tools and services for software and application development PARTNERS none stated PEOPLE Greg Moore President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Doone Chief Financial Officer Bill Emerick Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering Dennis Brouwer Senior
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Service Contracts

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It seems that street contracts continue to change. What is the latest to protect the service department from a color copier that eats to much color toner (high coverage jobs)?
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WF Paper RFG

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Here is the contact: DAVID READ Director Paper Group Tel. 203-967-5092 Fax. 203-967-5016 david.read@ricoh-usa.com
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1515mfp

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Anybody else having problems with the CD that comes this this MFP model. I installed 4 this week and the Gestetner CD would not autorun/ I mean I could install print and lan-fax using the add-printer wizard so it wasnt a disaster. At first I thought the customer had a bad CDRom, but after the 3 ws, I couldnt use that one anymore. Next day, same thing. So Now I just automatically use the wizard. Sweet little machine tho.
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Aficio 200

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Does anyone know what type of memory was used for the printer upgrade on this model?
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Re: Viewing PDF Thumbnails in Plotclient Win

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Sitting at a remote desktop, you may want to view the files before sending to print. If you adding files from a disk given to you, you would not know what the files looked like unless you could see the thumbnails or individually launch each one. This would be time consuming. The whole idea behind using Plotclient WIN to print the PDF's is so that you do not have to launch and print each one individually. With respect to adding the files to the queue at the server, I am not sure what you mean
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Re: Leads in Quebec

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BioEnvelop Technologies Corporation http://www.bioenvelop.com WHAT IT DOES It designs, manufactures, develops and markets biodegradable protein-based coating and packaging solutions for the agri-food sector. EVENT 12-10-2004--$1.25 million in a private placement OPPORTUNITIES company expected to make purchases to support... - advancing research and development - sales and marketing initiatives - general working capital purposes potential opportunity to provide… - products and services to
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Re: Ricoh 1170L Fax (Savin SF-3810)

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Yes. Press Menu 5 times to get to Advanced Fax Features, Cursor until you see Receive Forward (not send forward), turn on and input the timeframe. Tested on Savinfax 3810.
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Re: Viewing PDF Thumbnails in Plotclient Win

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I can get many types of files to view but not PDF's. A message comes up that says "This file will print but cannot be viewed" Are you able to see PDF thumbnails in Plotclient WIN prior to sending a job to Plotbase?
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Re: Viewing PDF Thumbnails in Plotclient Win

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that is the way it is. You can not view PDF files in plotclient win. You can view them in plotbase. You could open in Reader and then print with the WP driver if you need to view before printing. You ar eright - time consuming if you have a batch job. In plotbase, right click on an entry, then click add. I THINK you can add PDF files then directly to Plotbase, and then they can be viewed.
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Re: Service Rates for Fw240

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We are having trouble getting roll paper from Ricoh. Can you give me the contact info for your paper source? I have three clients waiting on paper. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: New Sales Rep Compensation plan

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LOL!!!! I figured as much. Guess my 2 cents was worth about -2 cents! I know you are humming with Virtual Copier.
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Re: Service Rates for Fw240

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what are dealers selling paper for? 36 x 500 rolls and 24 x 500 rolls at 20lb bond? Is there a minimum order and is shipping included?
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Re: Service Rates for Fw240

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DAVID READ Director Paper Group Tel. 203-967-5092 Fax. 203-967-5016 david.read@ricoh-usa.com
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of December 2009)

Do you remember? 

Roledex’s (not be to be confused with Rolex), index cards with call back notes, telephone cords that got all twisted up, yellow pages books,  street address books, competitive books like Minellas Guide to Copiers. If so there's an excellent post on Linked from Brent Wiesner and David Owens over at Accel Imaging Systems Inc., make sure you check out the cool video and chime in!

Here's the link: Video from Accel Imaging Systems

Printer Sales in Taiwan Rise in Q3 2009: IDC Taiwan

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accounted for 14.9% of the overall A3-size color printer market, a decline for the third straight quarters. Fuji Xerox, Sharp, and Toshiba were the top-three player in the segment. (by Quincy Liang)
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Re: TABS on the block

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Rumors that Toshiba is considering selling Toshiba America Business Solutions or Toshiba Business Solutions have circulated for some time. Although TABS and many of Toshiba's other business units (specifically memory/semiconductor) have struggled in recent years, Toshiba has consistently denied that it plans to sell its copier business. Toshiba distributed a letter to its dealers and direct sales force in February, 2009 maintaining that, despite recent rumors, it has no plans to sell its copier
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Another Project I'm working on "Need Your Help"

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Working a few articles with Christmas theme for the MFP solutions Blog: Last year I did a piece called To Ricoh "What I want for Christmas" Here's the link http://mfpsolutions.blogspot.c...t-for-christmas.html Can we have someone do one for konicaminolta, kyocera, sharp, toshiba, canon, xerox and canon? Come on, I know we all have wish lists of new features that we'd like to see. I'll post them with your name and give thanx!!! Art
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Konica Minolta Streamlines Office Productivity for AEG With bizhub MFPs

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needs." About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KonicaMinoltaUS . About AEG AEG is one of the leading sports and
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OKI Printing Solutions Strengthens Commitment to Small Businesses by Expanding its Co

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offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products. As an extension of the company's dedication to its customers, OKI Data Americas created the Color Me OKI philanthropic program to support the fight against breast and colorectal cancers and the people courageously battling those diseases. # # # OKI, Reg. OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd. ENERGY STAR Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA, Single Pass Color T.M. and design Reg. T.M. OKI Data Corp. 1 As compared to the Konica Minolta magicolor 169OMF, Dell
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Ricoh and Equitrac Release Java-Based Version of Embedded Security ...

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solutions are at work helping organizations recover costs, reduce waste, increase returns and maximize efficiency in printers, copiers and multifunction devices. For more information visit http://www.equitrac.com . About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion. Ricoh Americas
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Sharp Wins BLI'S 2009 MFP "Line of the Year" Award

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operate, secure and reliable." Last year Sharp became the first of the traditional copier vendors to launch workgroup-level A4/letter MFPs that, like copiers, feature separate drums, developer and toner. These are the BLI highly recommended MX/DX-B401 and MX/DX-C401, along with the MX/DX-C311, which received a BLI "Pick" Award earlier this year. This award acknowledges that Sharp offers A4 products that meet the differing service requirements of various customers alongside A3 models that offer a host
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Letter about Canon & Ikon/Ricoh

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(121\2009) to clarify their relationship (or lack their of) with IKON (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh). And if you read the letter it makes it perfectly clear to both IKON and all the Authorized Canon Dealers that neither IKON nor an Authorized Canon Dealer are permitted to enter into a “behind the scenes” agreement to service Canon equipment in partnership with IKON. Apparently that was an IKON pipe dream. So now all the cards are on the table IKON can not get firmware, patches, updates
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Copiers & School Budget Cost-Cutting (Galesburg IL)

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Copiers & School Budget Cost-Cutting It may not seem like a big deal on the surface, but what could soon happen if the Galesburg School Board approves new copy machines for the district's facilities could mean much more than that. The District-205 board Monday night will consider entering into an agreement with Xerox for new copiers for the district at a cost of about a half-million dollars over five years, plus another roughly nickel per color copy. The agreement will be either to lease new
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Fuji Xerox to launch Color 1000 and Color 800 Presses in new year

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printing can customize and increase added value of sales promotion tools as well as publications, including catalogs, direct promotional mails, flyers, labels, packages, photo books and more. Expressive high image quality Color 1000 Press / Color 800 Press are the first high-end printers to employ the Emulsion Aggregation-Eco Toner, or EA-Eco Toner, renowned for its advanced image quality. Additionally, the newly developed Clear Toner Note 1 adds specialty to application design such as glossy
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Xerox & Ikon Michigan State Contract

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Copier Contract and Supplies Summary LEASE Copiers - Digital Multifunction Devices (Print, Scan, Fax) Contract #071B9200190 Pricing sheet Vendor: IKON Office Solutions Contract Expires: 4 /9/14 Contact Person: Ask for either Carol Bertrand or Noe Contreras To order, call 800-968-2987 HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH IKON Copiers - Digital Multifunction Devices (Print, Scan, Fax) Contract #071B9200232 Pricing sheet Vendor: Xerox Corporation Contract Expires: 6/15/14 Contact Person: Greg Mohr Telephone
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BLI Recognizes Sharp with 3 More Pick Awards

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awards acknowledge “outstanding performance” and excellence “in areas of importance to IT professionals” in the MX- and DX-C401 models (Outstanding Mid-Size Workgroup A4 Color MFP), and the MX-B401 (Outstanding Mid-Size Workgroup A4 Monochrome MFP). "We are very happy to accept these Pick Awards for the MX- and DX-C401 Models," said Gary Bailer, associate director product management, A4 multifunction printers, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Along with the BLI Pick Awards
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Commissioners to consider Copier renewal

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• CONSIDER renewal of contract with Xerox for copier for Juvenile Probation and take action as necessary. http://www.palestineherald.com...story_345013330.html
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KonicaMinolta Bizhub 1200 "Pricing on the Street"

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BizHub 1200 (new) pf 703 "vacuum deck" RU 506 "relay buffer unit" LS505 "large tray" RollAway Cart on board print controller optional FS521 $4,344 ($133.80 - 36 month lease) $63,027 (36 month - 1941.23) cpc no minimum .0049 This was a direct quote
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Xerox hit by Toner shortage!

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Adam Hooker, printweek.com, 08 December 2009 Digital press manufacturer Xerox has been hit by a worldwide toner delivery problem due to an increased demand from customers. However, the company said that the problem is a short-term one and would be overcome quickly. PrintWeek has been contacted by a number of printers claiming they have been made to wait up to 10 days for delivery of toner. One printer, who preferred to remain nameless, said: "We will run out of black toner this afternoon. We
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Xerox Board Elects Jacques Guers as Corporate Officer

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perspectives and views from events visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://twitter.com/xeroxevents, http://www.facebook.com/xeroxcorp, http://www.xerox.com/blogs, http://www.xerox.com/podcasts or http://www.xerox.com/thoughtleaders. Xerox® and the sphere of connectivity design are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cg...i?eid=6118330lang=en Press Release Contact Details: Xerox
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Ricoh develops world's first 'green' toner

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paper is recycled, the toner still harms the environment because during the recycling process, a de-inking phase separates the toner from the paper, with the toner usually disposed of via burning or burying in landfills. Ricoh, one of the world’s leading providers of digital office gadgets and equipments, has developed a technology that instead uses plant-based biomass as a replacement for petroleum-based resin. In fact, the Tokyo-based company has already introduced the world’s first digital
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Radware Signs with Fuji Xerox for Distribution of Alteon Products in Japan

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, solutions and services throughout Japan. With this agreement, Radware aims to reinforce its relationship with Fuji Xerox and to expand its sales in Japan. This announcement extends Fuji Xerox's highly successful sales record of Alteon products in the Japanese market. The new agreement is designed to further increase the success of its reseller partners delivering the newly acquired Alteon product line from Nortel. Radware's partner program will provide Fuji Xerox with enhanced training, programs
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Re: TABS on the block

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The mini nuclear reactor thing was an internet scam. They never existed. The e451c is a great copier with good reliabilty. Toshiba TEC (TTEC), a subsiduary of Toshiba Corp., is responsible for manufacturing Copiers/POS/Thermal Label Printers. Copier production left Toshiba Corp many years ago. TTEC and copiers were profitable in its last publicly released financial statements April 2009. Copiers make up around 55% of TTECs business. TTEC is unlikely to go away.
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Re: Questions about Xerox's MPS Offerings to SMB Customers

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Hey Art, I have not heard of the XPS program. But Xerox has alot of flavors of MPS, thats for sure. So far it looks like Xerox has a well developed direct-to-enterprise MPS program through Xerox Global Services (XGS). This has been around for a while, but they recently "announced" it as Enterprise Print Services (EPS). Four components: - Office support - Remote worker/device support - Production and mailroom support - External doc procurement (outsourcing) Its pretty all-encompassing. Thats
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Re: Scan in One City, Print in Another

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quote: Scan in One City, Print in Another CopyFax Jax. I think the ouput will look like an email with Headers, etc. txeagle24. All copiers are on the same WAN. I am quoting a Toshiba but I will test your suggestion. Thanks.
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Kyocera TASKalfa 500ci Series

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We are competing against this unit with a C5000. On the TCO website we did a comparison and the models look pretty similar. Any dual line dealers out there that can give me more competitive information? Thanks for your help, John
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Latest Océ PRISMAaccess Print Management Software Helps Print Providers

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orders and increase print volumes.” Document Submission Made Easy With Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software, customers can submit jobs to the printshop as easily as routing work to a local printer. Internal and external clients can send documents from a desktop using a web driver or via web submission. Both methods offer customizable job tickets and personalized tracking. With Océ PRISMAaccess Version 5.0 software, print providers can take on more short-run jobs and confidently commit to fast
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Scan in One City, Print in Another

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I have to quote a law firm with locations in three cities. They want to be able to scan a document in one city and have it auto print to a MFP in a different city without bothering the local users. Any suggestions?
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Wanted: Moderator for Canon Forums

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We're in need of a moderator for the Canon boards. Here's what a moderator would do: Post information in reference to Canon Products (whatever you feel will help the community) Update the community with new product information (keep us informed of whats new or whats changed) Move posts or threads to the correct forum if it was misplaced. Spread the word about the P4P forums for Canon We'll supply you with a FREE premium membership for as long as you moderate! If interested please send me and
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Wanted: Moderator for Kyocera Forums

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We're in need of a moderator for the Kyocera boards. Here's what a moderator would do: Post information in reference to Kyocera Products (whatever you feel will help the community) Update the community with new product information (keep us informed of whats new or whats changed) Move posts or threads to the correct forum if it was misplaced. Spread the word about the P4P forums for Kyocera We'll supply you with a FREE premium membership for as long as you moderate! If interested please send me
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Wanted: Moderator for Sharp Forums

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We're in need of a moderator for the Sharp boards. Here's what a moderator would do: Post information in reference to Sharp Products (whatever you feel will help the community) Update the community with new product information (keep us informed of whats new or whats changed) Move posts or threads to the correct forum if it was misplaced. Spread the word about the P4P forums for Sharp We'll supply you with a FREE premium membership for as long as you moderate! If interested please send me and
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Wanted: Moderator for Toshiba Forums

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Wanted: Moderator for Xerox Forums

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We're in need of a moderator for the Xerox boards. Here's what a moderator would do: Post information in reference to Xerox Products (whatever you feel will help the community) Update the community with new product information (keep us informed of whats new or whats changed) Move posts or threads to the correct forum if it was misplaced. Spread the word about the P4P forums for Xerox We'll supply you with a FREE premium membership for as long as you moderate! If interested please send me and
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Purchase Of Printers

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Purchase Of Printers Organization: Court Of The State Of Rio De Janeiro Tender Name: Purchase Of Printers Tender Details: Tender notice are invited for purchase of printers. Tender Location: Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Tender Type: Tender Notice Tender Category: Printing & Allied Machinery & Equipment Products: Laser Printer Tender Document File: Save the Document Important Dates: Publish Date: Submit Before: Time: 11:00 a.m. Bid Opening Date: December 16, 2009 Time: 11:00 a.m. Contact Details: Address
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Actual Canon termination Letter

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Yesterday we brought you the blog, today we bring you the actual letter!
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LRS Commissions Report on Enterprise Output Management and its Alignment with Managed

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elements, it can be difficult to get a clear view of an organization’s enterprise output management landscape,” says Fernandes. “By implementing an output management strategy that covers an organization's entire output from office printing to mission critical documents, organizations can uncover opportunities for significant cost savings in both resource and monetary terms.” ‘Uncovering the Enterprise Output Management Opportunity’ is free to view and available now at: www.quocirca.com . # # # LRS
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'Tis the season for currency counterfeiters

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exchanging of currency back and forth," he said. There are people who are looking to exchange the money to get genuine U.S. currency by passing a counterfeit $100 or $50 bill for an item that costs about $10, he said. Others are using the fake money to actually purchase items such as electronics. A Secret Service agent from the Orlando field office said there's another type of counterfeiter who uses a three-in-one printer to make several hundred dollars worth of counterfeit money to pass at nightclubs
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Word not so perfect

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I have a law firm that is printing to a Savin 917. They are printing address labels to the bypass. When they print they get a paper type mismatch saying load custom size paper. In the page setup in wordperfect it says Avery 5160. I changed this to Letter and tried to print it with the same result. The only success I have had is by using form feed. Does anyone know why this happens and how to resolve it?
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PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT

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BUSINESS ITEMS A. New Business a. Review of Bid Protest by Bircham’s (RFP#600-08-02-multifunction copiers): Decision 09-10-1 The Pikes Peak Library District contracted with The Ascher Group to complete a Request for Proposals (RFP) for copier services. The RFP was released on October 23, 2008. Four qualified responses were received by November 10, 2008. District staff and The Ascher Group interviewed all respondents, and The Ascher Group ranked the bidders’ proposals in three categories – cost
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Assuming that they're on the same WAN & that it's a Ricoh system, you can set it up to Scan to FTP, but instead of an FTP address, set the destination as the IP address of the printer they want it to print on. This also works great if you have a customer that needs to make color copies but doesn't want a full color MFP. You can color scan to FTP on the MFP and set the destination to a color printer, resulting in a color copy.
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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New in 2010! Ricoh Wide Format Gelsprinters!! Naw, we'll just get Epson to make them for us!
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Re: TABS on the block

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Kyocera would be the obvious buyer here, especially if they want to stay in the game. Heard that they had opened a couple of branch offices also, is that true?
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Re: rw-480 plotbase unable to plot

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Sometimes tings get "out of synch" communication-wise and the printer has to be hard reset with the red power switch. It was more common with older plotbase versions. Glad it's resolved.
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Re: TABS on the block

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GIntel - you gave an outstanding analysis of the possibilities with TABS. You are earning your money. I suspect Toshiba has a long term plan to phase out it's MFP business altogether.
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Re: TABS on the block

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Thanks GMAN. I just found out from an AV industry analyst I know that Toshiba just pulled out of the US projector market. So maybe this is part of a trend. More money in nukes and chips i guess...
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quote: Originally posted by Art Post: New in 2010! Ricoh Wide Format Gelsprinters!! Naw, we'll just get Epson to make them for us! Yeaj, I couldn't get my Wide Format rep to say who is manufacturing them, but they did say they weren't GelSprinters after I pressed and asked the questions 3x.
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Re: TABS on the block

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Yes, Toshiba projectors are gone, at least in Canada. Industry prices and volumes have collapsed from a few years ago and it is not worth the overhead costs to support them.
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Re: TABS on the block

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quote: Originally posted by SalesServiceGuy: The mini nuclear reactor thing was an internet scam. They never existed. This is a scam? http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Toshiba 's_Home_Nuclear_Fusion_Reactor You just never know anymore, even the internet's not safe!
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of December 2009)

Reading through some of the threads below I re-read Ten Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Waste with your Office Copiers & Printers. It may be ten years olf but most of it is good content to share with your clients. Pick and choose what you want and feel free to add come of your own!

Enjoy these wonderful threads from ten years ago this week!

Konica Minolta Receives Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc.

Ramsey, N.J. and San Diego – December 2, 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 it has received the annual Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), a UPS® Company, and franchisor of The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. ® brands. This is the second time in three years that Konica Minolta has been recognized with this award. The
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Printer changes saving Clarion University money

used product results in thousands of dollars in purchases each year, leading to an effort to curb this expense by moving to centralized print devices. Led by President Joseph Grunenwald, the administrative offices in Carrier Hall are leading the way for campus. Most all of the desktop/personal printers, including those in the president's office, have been removed. A Ricoh central printer/copier/scanner, for use by the entire floor has replaced the personal printers. One centralized networked
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Re: Need your input~~!

Other than Ricoh members, there are almost 500 members that belong to Canon, Kyo, KonicaMInolta, Sharp, Toshiba, Sharp and Xerox. I'm not sure why they are not posting in the dedicated forums, most seem to be lurking (which is ok), I would like to see more activity in the other forums, however I can't force them to. Would opening up all of the forums make them post more? I'm not sure because they are not doing it now. People need to stimulate the forums, ask questions in those dedicated forums
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City Selects New Copier & Printer Vendor

Saving Money and Protecting the Environment City Selects New Copier & Printer Vendor On November 18, 2009, In News, By City of Evansville . (EVANSVILLE, IN) – The Board of Public Works today gave its approval for the City to enter into contract negotiations with a local Xerox vendor to provide multifunction printing and copying devices at a savings of potentially up to $1 million over the next five years. “Today’s selection marks yet another step toward greater government efficiency and savings
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Konica Minolta Selects GE Capital as a Premier Finance Partner

, $100,000+ transactions. About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KonicaMinoltaUS . About GE GE Capital, Office Imaging provides wing-to-wing
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Konica Minolta Streamlines Office Productivity for AEG With bizhub MFPs Color

inefficiencies from their current printing operations, add much-needed functionality, and realize a more productive and higher-quality print environment, we remain committed to delivering customized solutions and demonstrating how customers can count on Konica Minolta for their worldwide printing needs." About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year
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Managed Print Services Sales

Managed Print Services Sales Job Description Konica Minolta is currently seeking an Optimized Print Specialist. RESPONSIBILITIES Drive and manage Konica Minolta's Optimized Print Service business Collaborate with the RSC and RSE and direct and dealer management to drive overall revenue targets for Optimized Print Services Coordinate local resources to accomplish OPS regional goals Provide and reiterate training to sales teams on OPS sales processes Perform all activities related to the OPS
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Fuji Xerox launches latest DocuPrint and Phaser Printers and MFPs

users who are looking for quality color printouts in a low cost and easy to use package. Both printers boast Fuji Xerox Printer’s own single-pass color engine, a powerful 333MHz processor, standard 128MB memory and print resolutions of up to 9600 x 600 dpi, all in a small package. In a network environment, the C1110 is a perfect with its small size, fast printing, and network and print security. The C1110 supports Auditron functionality which is an authentication function that allows the
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Konica Minolta launches Digital Doctor

assured of on-time delivery of printer consumables without having to do any orders. Besides recording meter ­readings of the printer ­automatically, the Digital Doctor also protects the company’s sensitive data by accessing only the machine memory, and not the image memory or the hard disk drive of the MFP. The Digital Doctor, which is offered at no cost, is available on both Konica Minolta’s range of bizhub Pro production printing system and bizhub office MFPs. — By SUBASHINI SELVARATNAM ++++
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Xerox: Automated Document Management Key To Cost Savings

Xerox: Automated Document Management Key To Cost Savings By Joseph F. Kovar, ChannelWeb 11:37 AM EST Mon. Dec. 07, 2009 Businesses could realize significant productivity increases and cost savings by changing the infrastructure of their document management and implementing automation and outsourcing. That's the message from John Kelly, president of Xerox (NYSE:XRX) North American global services, who Sunday used his opening keynote to discuss document management opportunities with IT executives
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Kyocera Mita America Launches TASKalfa 300i Multifunctional Product, Completes 30 Suc

respectively). With its powerful yet sleek, space-saving and energy-efficient design, the TASKalfa 300i delivers big performance for the needs of any office environment. The TASKalfa 300i is built on Kyocera's award-winning MFP engine technology that utilizes the company's patented long-life Amorphous Silicon drum, and an offers crisp 600 dpi image quality with fast and efficient print, copy and scan functionality and document portability. With a 300,000 page preventative maintenance (PM
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TOSHIBA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS NAMES JIM HAWKINS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

University of Central Florida. He also participated in the Lead-On “Building High Performance Teams” two-year leadership program from 2006-2008. About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in
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Ricoh Type 8000 Printer/Scanner unit

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Have this for sale, taking offers.Steve301-424-9686
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Top 10 Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Waste With Your Office Copiers & Printers

Here are ten simple, effective ways you can save energy with the copiers and printers in your organization. 1. Reduce - Print what you need, when you need it. A print-on-demand document strategy reduces paper and electricity waste because you aren't producing extra copies for 'just in case' scenarios that may never come. 2. Re-use - Set your printer/MFP’s default to make two-sided (duplex) copies. 3. Recycle - Choose recycled papers and printers/MFPs that can print on them reliably. 4. Live
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Dell Launches World’s Fastest Office Color Laser Printer

performance black and white printing. These new printers will be launched and available in Europe and the Middle East on Nov. 24. The Dell 5130cdn can print up to 47 single-sided and up to 37 double-sided letter pages per minute (ppm) in both mono and color (actual print speeds will vary with use), making it the world’s fastest letter size single-function office color laser printer. The 5130cdn also premiers ColorbyDell, a total print quality solution that delivers excellent color saturation and
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Genova Diagnostics Boosts Productivity with RICOH Pro C900

Genova Diagnostics Boosts Productivity with RICOH Pro C900 Digital Imaging System Handles Large Volumes Quickly and Efficiently WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that Genova Diagnostics, based in Asheville, North Carolina, installed the RICOH Pro C900 to meet the demands of their extensive reporting requirements. Replacing two color copiers, Genova chose the Pro C900 as it provides improved
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Kyocera Mita America TASKalfa 500ci Color MFP Series Earns Pantone Approval for Indus

, Pantone’s color scientists and analysts developed expertly tuned look-up tables (LUT), specific to Kyocera’s TASKalfa 500ci series to enable users to print the best possible simulations of PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors. As the composition of the colors depends upon the printing system, the TASKalfa 500ci series was closely analyzed to meet the high standards that Pantone demands of candidates for their color matching approval. In developing the LUT for Kyocera, Pantone conducted rigorous testing
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Re: Plotter CPP

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Attached is a spreadsheet that is using data that is almost 2 years old. Since it is in Excel, you may be able to update the numbers with current data. This was provided to me by Kevin Reidy who used to be the Sr. Strategic Products Sales Manager for Ricoh. I remember him saying at the time that if an HP Plotter was going through a roll of paper a month (150 prints) then you could place a 240W for less than the supply costs of the HP.
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Collingwood replaces offset press with Xerox iGen4

said October was one of its most successful months ever, with 41 orders placed for high-end production printing kit. "There is no doubt that business confidence is improving and many organisations are ready to invest in print-related communication initiatives," said Simon Lane, national manager of Fuji Xerox's production services business. "This can clearly be seen through the renewed investments in digital printing solutions and services by print services providers, not only in Australia, but
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InnerWorkings Announces Multi-Year Print Outsourcing Services Agreement with The Scot

=5277 About ScottsMiracle-Gro With nearly $3 billion in worldwide sales and more than 6,000 associates, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, with products for professional horticulture as well. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts(R), Miracle-Gro(R), and Ortho(R) brands are market-leading in their
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Sharp MFPs Once again Recognized by BLI for Outstanding Performance

standard. Sharp’s award-winning Scan2 technology enables users to scan two-sided documents in a single pass, speeding up workflow, reducing misfeeds and improving reliability. In judging these awards, BLI subjects color printers and printer MFPs to a battery of rigorous lab tests. Products taking top honors demonstrate outstanding performance in BLI testing, which evaluates products for a variety of important performance aspects, including reliability, image quality, productivity, print drivers
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New Océ VPconvert Conversion Software Helps Customers Overcome Data Barriers in Print

, automated conversion tool processes Variable Data Intelligent PostScript Printware (VIPP) data, allowing it to run with Océ hardware and software workflow. Customers can route their legacy VIPP print applications to Océ systems without modification to take advantage of Océ reliability and versatility. “With Océ connectivity products, customers can better manage the variety of data streams in their mixed printing environments. They can integrate Océ workflow and printing systems into Xerox® environments
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Regarding Canon Fax830i

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Hi all, My customer has a Canon 830i fax machines.They would like to have the Fax to prints faxes only once the whole fax has been completely received in the machine’s memory. As it stands, they are printing out one page at a time (very slowly) as each page is received in memory. Is there a setting that can change to achieve that?
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Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra, high volume cutsheet printer

Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra, high volume cutsheet printer 3 December 2009 The Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra is the most productive digital perfecting system in its class. Based on Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology, this duplex printer series takes monochrome speed to new heights. With ultra-fast speed and benchmark reliability, print professionals can take on more jobs and turn them around faster, enter profitable new markets like digital book printing, expand services and do more with less. All
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Questions about Xerox's MPS Offerings to SMB Customers

I am trying to get a better understanding of Xerox's MPS offerings for the mid-market, specifically regarding the new XPS program, what it entails, and how it is being sold (as I understand it, solely through the partner channel). Can anyone else elaborate on this?
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DECEMBER PROMOS* and HOME THEATER GIVEAWAY!!*

Paradigm Imaging DECEMBER PROMOS* and HOME THEATER GIVEAWAY!!* EACH qualifying imagePRO sale earns you a chance to win a HOME THEATER! BrandModelRegular Dealer PriceDealer PROMO PriceSPIFFTotal SavingsHome Theater Giveaway With our companies like Paradigm, Print Audit, Polek & Polek, they keep this site free, this is a great promo for all! Check them out! go here for rest of post
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Hardcopy market sees 11.6% sequential growth in Q3, says IDC

Security and Control Endpoint Security and Control combines anti-virus ... Email Security and Control Keeping unwanted and malicious email out of your i ... Web Security and Control Web Security and Control at the gateway blocks spy ... Network Access Control With network access control (NAC) protection you r ... Suppliers Free White Papers NAC at the endpoint: control your network through device compliance 716983f2-2a90-4dba-aca1-8be0d94dec38NAC at the endpoint: control your network through device
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Man convicted in Staples scam

COVINGTON - A 33-year-old Loveland, Ohio, man was convicted of getting almost free cameras, printers and computers from a friend who worked at Staples. A federal jury on Friday found Paul Shumbayaonda guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after a four-day trial, according the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors say Shumbayaonda and two of his friends, Huyaimuzoona Bere and Bekizulu Mhlanga, conspired to profit from Bere's position as a customer service representative at a Staples call
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Re: Need your input~~!

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There may be a lot of us who work for dual line dealer. Like myself we are a Ricoh/Kyocera Dealer, but a lead with Ricoh. So, I don't do much with Kyocera except if I am in a price war against a Ikon or Lanier Dealer. We have a small Lanier Dealer that will cut our knees out every time we run against him.
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Re: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Copier Demo/Appointment

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Several years back we had a demo in a pastor's home office for a couple of days when he called in because the machine was misfeeding. We had been selling him on the reliability of this model, so he wasn't very pleased with the performance. When our technician went out he opened the side of the copier and found that one of the Pastor's kids poured cornflakes into the copier. We got it cleaned up and he bought the demo.
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Re: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Copier Demo/Appointment

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I received a telephone help call from one of our clients who had a malfunction code on their new copier. To clear these malfunction codes it’s usually a case of opening the front door for a few seconds and then closing it again. I asked the client to do this and then come back to the telephone. He returned a few moments later and asked “now what” I asked what happened when he opened and shut the front door, did it clear the code. “no’ was the reply, “it just got colder in here” He’d opened and
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D’Onofrio’s business contracts legal, ethical, but could create dilemma

Oneida County Legislator James D’Onofrio, R-New Hartford, has done nothing illegal in landing sizable county copier contracts through competitive bidding. Under the laws of the state and county, he has the right to do business with the county he represents. And he hasn’t done anything unethical, either. All of his business dealings with Oneida County are amply disclosed on the appropriate forms, and even his competitors for county work acknowledge D’Onofrio’s Arlott Office Products has earned
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Samsung has appointed Synnex national distributor for its full IT product portfolio.

Samsung has appointed Synnex national distributor for its full IT product portfolio. Synnex will initially focus on the vendor’s displays, printers, consumables, notebooks/systems and storage products. CEO, Kee Ong, cited strong opportunity for Samsung’s re-launched notebooks in the local market, as well as its print offerings in the managed services space. “Samsung has tried to consolidate its distribution model – now they’ll be working with one national distributor that covers all the IT
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Winners for November 2009

Every month we are giving away two Premium Memberships for the Print4Pay Hotel. The Premium Memberships are possible through the sponsorship of Print Audit www.printaudit.com and Dealer Marketing Systems www.dealermarketingsystems.com! Our winners are: Jason R wins a 6 month Premium Membership for "Top 5 Posters" Print Audit Sponsor jswinberlin wins a 6 Month Premium Membership for "Top 5 Topic Starter" Dealer Marketing Systems Sponsor Congrats and thanx for making this a great place for our
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Plotter CPP

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I need some help finding the cost per page on an HPDesignJet 1050c and an HPDesignJet 800ps. This seems to be elusive and evidently no one at Ricoh can figure this out. For general purposes, let's assume D size plot, black only and 5% coverage. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Aggressive Attack

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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of November 2009)

Dang, it's been ten year since Canon bought OCE.  Interesting that it took ten years to finally retire the OCE brand.

Ten years ago I was blogging about the War for A4, I also find it interesting that the war has been going on for 10 years now, and finally people are starting to pay attention.

Enjoy These awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Minolta Holdings, which is in a business alliance with Oce. "Konica Minolta procures high-end production printing machines from Oce, while Oce procures lower-end machines from Konica Minolta," Mizuho Securities analyst Ryosuke Katsura said. "(The) chances are Canon machines will replace Konica Minolta gear in this relationship," he said. Production printers, or digital commercial printers, are used to print such documents as product manuals and direct mail quickly and in large volume, and are a fast
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Weekend Industry Notes from the week ending 11/15/09

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the area for $43 million. - Ricoh announced that it has sold an Aficio C900 production color system to GAM Printers, a print shop in Sterling, Virginia. - Ricoh announced it is forming a Business Process Automation Group, as part of its Document Solutions & Services Division. “BPA is a true value-add for Ricoh customers because we’re able to offer a suite of services from consultation to sales to implementation under one roof” said Mark Miller, Senior VP & Deputy General Manager at Ricoh. Ricoh’s
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

said the deal is positive for Canon, while potentially negative for rival Japanese copier and printer maker Konica Minolta Holdings, which is in a business alliance with Oce. "Konica Minolta procures high-end production printing machines from Oce, while Oce procures lower-end machines from Konica Minolta," Mizuho Securities analyst Ryosuke Katsura said. "(The) chances are Canon machines will replace Konica Minolta gear in this relationship," he said. Production printers, or digital commercial
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

bidder entering the arena. Canon's offer values Oce at 5.4 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA). This compares to an average of 7.5 times EBITDA for the peer group, analysts at SNS Securities calculated. Konica Minolta (4902.T), which has a cross-selling agreement with Oce, said it was not interested in entering a bidding war and Xerox (XRX.N) has recently made a major acquisition in the U.S.. That leaves Ricoh (RICO.BO) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) as the
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Canon deal may up ante for Xerox

Canon deal may up ante for Xerox Matthew Daneman – Staff writer Business – November 17, 2009 - 3:00am One of Xerox Corp.’s biggest business rivals is planning to buy another. Japanese electronics giant Canon Inc. announced Monday it will purchase Dutch production printing company Oce NV for $1.1 billion. Each company goes head to head with Xerox in a particular segment of the printing industry, with Canon being a major player in office equipment and Oce specializing in particularly high-end
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Konica Minolta and Nuance launch eCopy document imaging software for integrated MFPs

, in the United Kingdom through a direct sales force and a network of independent dealerships. Konica Minolta digital imaging systems are manufactured in Japan and China. All are ISO9002 accredited for quality procedures. UK turnover for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is in excess of £150 million, placing the company fifth in the digital copier market with a 6.8 per cent share of the black and white market and a dominant 30.5 per cent share of the colour market (not including colour
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Purchasing - Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier’s New Printers, C

Purchasing - Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save with Premier’s New Printers, Copiers, Facsimile Devices Agreements 20.11.09 | 15:05 Uhr Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for printers, copiers and facsimile devices have been awarded to Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A Inc. Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for printers, copiers and facsimile devices have been awarded to Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. of
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

manufacturing and key management will remain in place. Océ will be responsible worldwide for wide format, commercial printing and business services. Canon's Large Format Printing will functionally be integrated in the Océ Production Printing Division ("Océ division") over time. Océ's office activities will be integrated in Canon's Office Imaging Products (OIP) division. Océ had 2008 sales of 2.9 billion euros, one seventh of Canon's revenue from imaging products and printers. The integration of both
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Bid? Konica Minolta Holdings Inc., the Japanese lens and office- equipment maker that has a business partnership with Oce, said yesterday it has no plan to counter Canon’s offer. Canon fell 0.3 percent to 3,460 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Oce added 0.3 percent, to 8.60 euros in Amsterdam trading. It surged 70 percent on Nov. 16 after Canon announced its offer. “We believe that our offer, as was agreed by Oce’s management and supervisory boards, is sufficient,” Canon said in an e-mailed
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Canon Pulls the Rug out from KonicaMinolta "MFP WARS"

I was just on the phone with a friend of mine in upstate NY, can you guess what we were discussing, yup you got it the Canon/Oce deal. Think about this, when Xerox bought Global, Ricoh was the big loser. When KonicaMinolta bought Danka, Canon was a loser, along come Ricoh with the acquisition of Ikon and Canon got their clocks cleaned and now Canon agrees to buy OCE and KonicaMinolta gets hammered! The only one who hasn't lost is Xerox! Funny how these things happen. Many months ago there were
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Canon Forums

Just wanted to reach out to all of the Canon members on the P4P Hotel. By asking questions in a forums we can start a very lively dicussion for Canon products. Keep in mind that your discussions can't be viewed by Ricoh, Toshiba or Xerox, unless there are dual line dealers. Over the years the Ricoh forums have excelled, because members take the time to ask questions in the forums, someone will post an answer, then someome will have a comment and bang the forums are thriving and everyone is
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Samsung announces premier color multifunction printer for high speed offices

workgroups in large corporate environments and for copy-intensive small-to-mid size businesses," said Doug Albregts, vice president, Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics America Inc. "Along with being one of the fastest digital color printers on the market, the CLX-8540ND also bridges the gap between Letter/Legal verses Ledger printers by including advanced printer and copier features usually only found on larger machines. What we've done is simplify the selection process for IT
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Re: Rumor has it.....

Here's some predictions: Believe it or Not! KonicaMinolta aquires Toshiba MFP Business Kyocera aquires Sharp MFP Business HP makes hostile Bid for Xerox And then there were The Final Five!
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

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-Big boost to Canon's Production biz -Decent boost to Canon's Direct sales -Big FU to Konica and its OEM/Production units (Oce arguably KM's #1 reseller) -Big Benefit of having just $119M in debt (Canon=0.4% debt load) -the 730 Euro price is barely above Oce's 704E debt - Both Ricoh and KM were deemed too financially unstable to bid on Oce -Hp and Kyocera may counter offer, but unlikely -Wow
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

strategic business units (SBUs): Commercial Printing Systems, Wide Format Printing Systems (including Canon’s portfolio), and Business Services. It remains to be seen whether Canon’s relatively new services business will be rolled into the Océ Business Services SBU. Océ, as a wholly owned division of Canon, will maintain its current responsibility for portfolio marketing, sales and services and the management of the SBUs will report to the Océ corporate board. Océ will lead R&D and manufacturing
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Copiers Could Be a Key to District 205 Cost Savings

Copiers Could Be a Key to District 205 Cost Savings Office supplies might end up being one of the main ways the Galesburg School District is able to save some money in what otherwise could be a tough budget period. District-205 Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations Guy Cahill told the school board's Budget Committee Tuesday bids have come back on the proposed lease of a new set of copy machines -- this, following the district's current lease expiring back in January. Cahill told
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GAM Printers Inc. Takes Delivery of a RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer From IKON

GAM Printers Inc. Takes Delivery of a RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer From IKON (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) November 16th, 2009 MALVERN, Pa.—-IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that GAM Printers, Inc of Sterling, Virginia, has installed a RICOH Pro C900 digital color printer, giving them the versatility, superior quality and fast turnaround times needed to meet their customers’ wide range of variable data and creative design and printing needs.
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Konica Minolta employees donate

Konica Minolta employees donate Nov. 20th, 2009 at 2:40 PM Employees of Konica Minolta in Windsor held a Turkey and a Twenty drive and delivered 148 turkeys to Foodshare today. Enthusiastic Foodshare volunteers helped unload and stack the entire pallet of frozen birds and then paused to pose for a photo! Thanks to everyone at Konica Minolta for your efforts!
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You're now selling Managed Print Services "Your Thoughts Now"

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Canon Buyout Marketing Dollars

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Just wondering if anyone has run into Canon direct operations claiming they have a special marketing fund to tap into for buyouts to target selected clients? We all know that buyouts are part of the game, but if they have funds that are off the price book it can really create an unusual challenge...this is a Canadian deal but I am guessing this type of plan would be across NA. Our deal is a Kyocera deal. I knew they were targeting Ricoh/Ikon users. Are they going after anyone now? Thanks
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Wilmington native joins business as specialist

headquarters at 100 Reservoir Park, Rockland, MA and has more than 37 years experience serving the document imaging needs of businesses throughout Massachusetts. In addition to a full line of Konica Minolta, Muratec and Lexmark equipment, Bay Copy provides comprehensive managed print services programs for customers looking to reduce both their per-print price of generating information and their labor costs. Bay Copy provides consultation services and offers their clients detailed print assessment and
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

William Mitting, printweek.com, 23 November 2009 Shares in press manufacturer Océ are trading at a slight premium to the 8.60 euro a share offer from Canon, indicating the market anticipates Canon may be forced to raise its bid. Last week, Orbis, a 10% shareholder in Océ said that it believed the bid "significantly undervalued" Océ, despite a general impression that the bid was a strong one in order to deter a counter bid from Konica Minolta. Canon requires acceptance from 85% of its
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Managing printing also crucial

Managing printing also crucial As Ingle said, IDC’s research suggests that cost control is going to remain a major factor for most if not all businesses. Also they must be sustainable both financially and environmentally. Bob Roth, vice president of strategic technology sourcing at Viacom, presented a snapshot of his company’s transition to managed print services. Viacom’s corporate copier contract was due to expire; at the same time, the company wanted to streamline its printing and copying
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Multifunctional Copier Rental

All-In-One Large Office Copier, 25 pages per minute. Black-and-white printing, black-and-white copying, color scanning, black-and-white faxing, color printing, color copying. http://p4photel.com/eve/forums...=675109891#675109891
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Ricoh Americas Corporation Launches Business Process Automation Group

Ricoh Americas Corporation Launches Business Process Automation Group Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced the creation of a Business Process Automation (BPA) Group. Aligning under Ricoh's Document Solutions and Services Division (DSSD), BPA combines consulting services and technical resources with an experienced sales force to help current and prospective customers analyze their document management operations. In addition, BPA helps customers
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EIS Quatra Color Wide Format MFP Saves the Day!

Another repost for ya, btw the way we're killin it with sales, now we have to keep it rolling!! I just finished my first install on the EIS Quatra "M" series from Paradigm Imaging. This is an awesome unit! The ease of set-up and install is exceptional along with the configuration of scan, print and copy drivers! First, we had the unit dropped shipped to the customers location, this was a great savings since the shipment did not... go here for rest of blog
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North American MPS Market Sees 27 Percent Growth, Canada 30 Percent

North American MPS Market Sees 27 Percent Growth, Canada 30 Percent Special version of MPS Market Report now available for dealers and resellers Lexington, KY (MMD Newswire) November 20, 2009 -- The North American market continues to grow at a remarkable 27 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), according to the latest Managed Print Services (MPS) research from the Photizo Group. The new "2009 Managed Print Services Summary Report" looks at market size, share and forecast analysis for
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Re: Rumor has it.....

quote: Originally posted by vwrome: Ricoh Aquires Kodak It could happen, and may now have to happen with Ricoh. Or could KonicaMinolta HAVE to buy Kodak?
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

[LIST] How much marketshare could KM lose? How does KM counterstrike? Is Sharp, Kyocera or Toshiba now willing to get out of the business Geez, KM may be right back to where they were 5 years ago!
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

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Konica Minolta Says It Has No Plan to Counter Oce Bid (Update1) By Mariko Yasu Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Konica Minolta Holdings Inc., the Japanese lens and office-equipment maker, said it has no plan to counter Canon Inc.’s offer to buy Oce NV for 730 million euros ($1.1 billion). “There’s no plan to make an offer to Oce at the moment,” Minoru Ikehara, a spokesman at the Tokyobased company, said by phone today. While Konica Minolta had considered an acquisition of the Venlo, Netherlands-based
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Re: Canon Buyout Marketing Dollars

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Yes, they have a pool of dollars to target any IKON account, Xerox direct, or any acquired dealer by these corporate goofs. We are a Ricoh and Canon dealer so we even get the Canon generosity. I can always be emailed for further information.
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Canon & Oce Deal

It seems the purchase of Oce will go through, now with that purchase and the agreement that Canon announced a few months ago, coupled with the addition of many new Canon Dealers.
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Canon & Oce "Was this a good deal or a not so good deal?"

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John Buonomo jailed for stealing coins from copiers

John Buonomo jailed for stealing coins from copiers Penny for pol’s thoughts? By Laurel J. Sweet Thursday, November 19, 2009 - Updated 10h ago Laurel J. Sweet has been featured in the ABC miniseries "Boston 24/7" and the 9-11 documentary motion picture "Looking For My Brother." For the chump change he was caught on camera tapping from copiers and the cash he stole from struggling taxpayers who voted him into his $110,220 job, John Buonomo, former Middlesex register of probate, was sentenced to
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Thoughts about the Canon/OCE deal?

What goes going on out there, what have you heard in reference to the pending Canon aquisition? Good, Bad, let me know.
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Obama picks Xerox CEO Burns for education role

Obama picks Xerox CEO Burns for education role (AP) – 3 hours ago NORWALK, Conn. — President Barack Obama on Monday tapped Xerox Chief Executive Ursula Burns to help lead an education initiative aimed at helping students excel at science, technology, engineering and math. The so-called STEM initiative will be led by Burns, former Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett, Time Warner Cable Inc. CEO Glenn Britt and former astronaut Sally Ride. Burns, a mechanical engineer, joined Xerox as a student intern
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Quanta Storage Loses Patent Lawsuit to Ricoh

Quanta Storage Loses Patent Lawsuit to Ricoh Quanta Storage Inc. lost two patent lawsuits to Japan?s Ricoh and is ordered to pay $14.50 million as damages, the company said in a statement. A US Court in Wisconsin on November 20 made a judgment that Quanta Storage, the largest Taiwan-based ODM/OEM maker of slim-type optical disc drives, should pay US$14.5 million to compensate Japan-based Ricoh for infringement of the latter's patents. Quanta Storage, the largest slim-type ODD maker in Taiwan
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A2iA Named a Finalist for KMWorld Magazine’s KM Promise Award

A2iA Named a Finalist for KMWorld Magazine’s KM Promise Award Because of A2iA DocumentReader’s Worldwide Successes KM Promise Award honors organizations that provide innovative technology solutions and help organizations realize improved business processes. NEW YORK, August 25, 2009 – A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent classification of paper documents, announced today it was named a finalist for
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Coates receives $50,000

Coates receives $50,000 Coates Toners, Dallas, has received a $50,000 investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania to help the company install a new color printer toner production line. Coates Toners currently produces monochrome toner for non-impact printers and copiers.
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HP Q4 Profit Climbs 14%; Boosts FY10 Outlook

(RTTNews) - According to market research firm Gartner, Inc. (IT), worldwide PC shipments increased in the third quarter by 0.5% year-over-year to 80.9 million units. HP continued to lead the worldwide PC market with market share of 19.9%, followed by Acer with 15.4% market share and Dell with 12.8% market share, Gartner said. However, Dell was the top PC vendor in the U.S., the world's largest PC market, in the third quarter, with a market share of 26.2%. In its preliminary fourth quarter
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Here's the deal

Three systems, customer just wants hi speed data printing. Players: imagrePRESS 1125, Bizhub1200 and Ricoh PRO1357 Whats wrong here? Why is the pricing for the imagePRESS almost double of the others?

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Canon in Las Vegas, Part 2 Powerful Tools for In-Plant Printers

of commercial printing operations can avail themselves of business development tools offered by equipment vendors. Capture (HP), MarketMover (Kodak), and ProfitAccelerator (Xerox) are replete with comprehensive business building tools, templates, guidebooks and more that print providers can use to bring in new and repeat business. This material is heavily skewed towards the commercial print operations and not necessarily adaptable to in-plant operations even though they may use the exact same
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Xerox Enterprise Print Services: From the desktop to the in-house print centre

Xerox's move to widen the scope of its MPS offerings across the enterprise addresses the need to manage and control printing as it occurs in several parts of the organisation—at the desktop, in the home or other remote locations, or in internal print-rooms. In itself, the office environment represents a significant source of paper output and is characterised by a range of printers, copiers and multifunction peripherals (MFPs). This environment can be a huge cost drain due to the lack of control
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Copying His Way to Success

Bob Leone doesn’t hesitate when asked what makes him a successful businessman. And he is that. He just sold his wildly successful Xerox Corp. agency Mr. Copy, which he built from the ground up during the past 15 years, to Xerox itself. For a lot of money. How much? He won’t say. He’ll continue in his job, and expects to add up to 30 jobs in the next year or so. But he will talk about how he handcrafted his company into a dynamo in the copying industry. A Xerox employee for 20 years, he decided
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Ingersoll Rand to cut operational costs by 30% with Xerox document management

Ingersoll Rand to cut operational costs by 30% with Xerox document management 12/11/2009 Global manufacturer Ingersoll Rand reckons it's seeing cost savings and greener operations since going live with Xerox Enterprise Print Services. William Gauld, senior vice president at Ingersoll Rand, explains that the company's nine-year EPS contract effectively brings multiple output devices, print budgets and vendor support systems all under centralised Xerox management. As a result, he says
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CSU to shut down university print shop

printing technologies are rapidly replacing traditional offset (printing) for many forms of print marketing," administrators said in their justification. "There are fewer dollars out there, and buyers are carefully choosing where to spend." Cutting the eight jobs and dropping two others to part time will save the university $280,000 annually, administrators said. Administrators said print jobs will be handled by other staff using copiers and other digital equipment at the FastPrint and CopyRite
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Fuji Xerox adds three Nuvera models

magnetic readers and sorters. The machines boast productive printing capabilities with the Nuvera 200MX printing at speeds of up to 200 A4 duplex images per minute, while the Nuvera 288MX can print up to 288 A4 duplex images per minute. Other features include: Cheque Production Integrity : An optional feature that automatically tracks the total number of cheques in a run and captures every printed MICR line to determine if a number in a cheque sequence is missing, duplicated or out of order
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London Graphic Systems appointed Xerox reseller

Specialist print reseller becomes Xerox UK’s latest channel partner. Published on Nov 9, 2009 London-based supplier to the creative industry, London Graphic Systems, has added Xerox colour technology to its portfolio of specialist colour printing systems. “This is an exciting time for London Graphic Systems,” says Gordon Christiansen, London Graphic Systems’ managing director. Adds Peter Taylor, director, Production and Graphic Communications, Xerox UK: “The relationship Xerox has with London
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Ricoh W5100

One of my cleints just needs a color scan solution, however the Ricoh Color Scanner is not on GSA, thsu I need to go to the W5100. Can this system just be confingured with the interface card and the scan license?? Thus the RW print license is not needed. am I correct or am I missing something. Art PS, I would use the netwrok acnning, however they need more control over scanning old documents.
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Xerox wins Gegenheimer award

Xerox wins Gegenheimer award Press release from the issuing company Xerox Corporation has been awarded the 2009 Harold W. Gegenheimer Corporate Award for Industry Service from NPES, The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies. Xerox is the first manufacturer of digital printing equipment to win the award, which recognizes leadership and participation in NPES and industry activities, civic leadership and technical innovation. "Xerox has been instrumental in
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Océ Offers Customers Secure Printer Access

. Availability HID OMNIKEY brand readers are now available from Océ direct sales offices. A variety of acquisition plans are available, please visit www.oceusa.com . About Océ Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the
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Print Audit Named 2009 TechRev Innovator

located in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States. For more information on Print Audit, please contact: Angela Onstine 1.877.412.8348 pr@printaudit.com www.printaudit.com Outside of North America, please contact: Print Audit - Europe +44(0)1483 726206 www.printauditeurope.com inquiry@printauditeurope.com Print Audit - Australasia +612 9922-3756 http://www.printauditaustralasia.com Print Audit - South Africa +086 110 5777 (Within South Africa
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Re: Weekend Industry Notes from 11/08/09

quote: - Muratec is now shipping the new MFX-4555 A3 b/w MFP, featuring: - actually made by Samsung of Korea - Base MSRP of $5995 - Can print up to 11”x17”, but can only copy up to legal size originals Not correct, this is an A4 device only and will not print 11x17 click here
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Canon Imagepress C7000VP

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Canon unveils world’s fastest portable scanner

is located on integrated memory, which auto loads when plugged into any Windows PC. It can therefore be used easily when on the road and on any compatible Windows computer. Paper is placed onto the automatic document feeder that opens up at the top to accommodate 20 sheets of paper. Trevor Dodsworth, head of marketing for business products, said its appeal was that is was no heavier than a bag of sugar. Also unveiled was the Canon DR2020U, a 20 pages per minute capable office scanner with an
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requires a service contract for its fleet of departmental printers.

Wake Technical Community College requires a service contract for its fleet of departmental printers. These printers are all HP printers, and range from smaller departmental printers to larger departmental multi-function devices.
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OKI brings fully managed office automation service to market

OKI brings fully managed office automation service to market This division offers managed services on the OKI ES range of multifunction and colour printers. Johannesburg, 12 Nov 2009 OKI Printing Solutions has established an office automation division to meet the market's growing demand for fully managed print services. This new division, which became operational at the beginning of October, comprises dedicated sales, support and maintenance staff, which offer managed services on the OKI
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Re: Dealer and Direct Branch Counts

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Agreed, This info is hard to track down. Even harder if you want to be exact. For IKON I used the "400" figure that was published at the time of Ricoh's acquisition I pulled the 664 figure from a report on Vision 2007 Ricoh dealer meeting. That did include all RFG dealers. Interestingly, the report said that Ricoh had over 1,300 dealers in 1999. I took your suggestion and converted Xerox' GSA to excel and did the math. Agents added up to 540, but I assume that some of those are actually Global
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Re: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Copier Demo/Appointment

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A customer was demo'ing a canon color copier with fiery in their office. I stopped by on the second day to check to see how everything was going. The office manager asked me if there was any way that images or pictures would just randomly print off the hard drive of the system. Apparently, some very explicit images had been printed on the copier right before I got there. Rightfully so she was absolutley furious. I explained that the pictures had to have been printed by someone in the office. We
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Frank Sinatra "20 Years of Experience in the Copier Biz"

n?A motion to approve a five-year multi-function copier agreement was tabled by supervisors to allow board member Frank Sinatra to view a demonstration of the equipment. He said Nov. 4 that he has 20 years of copy machine experience. The township will lease at least five copiers for the administration, finance, police, parks and MCA-TV. The vote to table was 3-1 with supervisor Marvin Eicher dissenting and Craig Swen absent. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg...57.stm#ixzz0We58iWWY
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Wapakoneta, OH

they would have been without it. Since Cash for Clunkers ended, the office has seen a decrease in sales, but that is typical through mid-March since people steer away from purchasing new cars during the winter months. “We would like to set that money aside for further renovations of the building as needed,” Kohler said. Two computer funds supported by fines charged in each court case should be well funded for 2010, she said. Ten dollars from each case, excluding traffic cases which charge $5 each
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New P4P Promo

For the next three months December 09, January 2010 and February 2010. Print Audit and Dealer Marketing Systems will sponsor our new P4P Promo! The top two posters for each month will receive a FREE SIX Month Premium Membership for the Print4Pay Hotel forums! Be sure to post often!! I'll be posting the winners here and then upgrade your membership!!! Thank You!!
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New Photizo 2009 MPS Tracker Study: 93 Percent of Companies Use MPS Provider

New Photizo 2009 MPS Tracker Study: 93 Percent of Companies Use MPS Provider Most also note reduction in carbon footprint as result of MPS programs November 12, 2009 – Lexington, KY – Almost one half of all Managed Print Services contracts are directly with equipment manufacturers, according to the latest MPS Decision Maker Trackerä study from the Photizo Group. The study also found nearly 95 percent of MPS sites reported a reduction in their carbon footprint as a result of more efficient
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Re: Dealer and Direct Branch Counts

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Thanks Chuck, I came up with 114 RBS locations based on Ricoh's July GSA, but it doesn't seem to adding up in terms of authorized dealers (just 143). I tracked down a count from Vision 2007 and Ricoh, L & S had 664. Considering the number of authorized dealers probably didn't expand too much, I'm going with that as a rough estimate for now. still open to suggestions and clarifications though....
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Re: Dealer and Direct Branch Counts

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Surely that 143 does not count IKON locations and your numbers may be suspect due to a dealers having multiple locations etc., etc. Also are you looking for JUST Ricoh or are you considering RFG locations/dealers. I also know that IKON uses a Phone Number/Home address of individuals as a "location" ergo, that throws off your count too.
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Re: Dealer and Direct Branch Counts

Anyone have an idea of how many sales people there are in the industry??
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Re: GENERIC TONERS

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that 4% of PAPER sold in the US is 11x17, which is totally different. If the average customer used 11x17 4% of the time, and assuming 1,000 pages a day, that's 40 pages of 11x17 at every customer, every day. Of course in reality, lots of customers print 80-100 11x17 pages a day, and some certainly print 0, but there are still many applications that call for 11x17.

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Last Week of October 2009)

There's a really awesome topic from ten years ago titled "Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?". I went back and read it several times, and realized that 2009 was the start of the great recession. Somehow we survived, but recently I've heard some grumblings in the AEC industry and they are not good

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Industry Notes from 10/25/09

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- network based authorization, authentication and accounting - enhanced reporting of media usage - end user popup notifications including hyperlinks - web-based Release Station allowing print jobs to be released using web browser - Follow-You Printing now allows Xerox and Sharp copiers to have embedded application to over-ride printing rules and print color instead of b/w - Supports Apple Remote Desktop - Ricoh’s complaint seeking to bar Okidata from selling any more printers and MFPs in the U.S
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Konica Minolta cuts 2009/10 outlook on slow demand

TOKYO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Konica Minolta Holdings Inc (4902.T: Quote, Profile, Research) cut its annual profit forecast by 24 percent on slow copier demand, casting a shadow over the performance of other office machine makers such as Canon and Ricoh. Konica Minolta, which competes with Xerox Corp (XRX.N: Quote, Profile, Research), Canon Inc (7751.T: Quote, Profile, Research) and Ricoh Co Ltd (7752.T: Quote, Profile, Research) in copiers and printers, lowered its operating profit outlook
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Color Multifunctional Printers and Monochrome Digital Presses Recognized for Outstand

Neal ·
, Peripherals Category, including: • bizhub® C652/C552/C452 Series and bizhub C360/C280/C220 Series of color multifunctional printers (MFPs - print, copy, fax, scan all-in-one system) • bizhub PRO® 1200/1200P/1051 Series of monochrome digital presses Based in Tokyo, the Konica Minolta Technology Center actively develops unique and cutting-edge technologies that will expand the world of imaging, on the basis of proprietary materials, optical, nano-fabrication and imaging technologies. Phosphorescent
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Kodak Tumbles "Big Time"

, missing analysts’ forecast of $1.89 billion. On a sequential basis, sales were flat. While the July-September period illustrated the difficulties still facing Kodak, the company said it was encouraged by sales of its consumer inkjet printers as well as rising orders for commercial inkjet printers scheduled to hit the market early next year. Note from Art: Time for one of the big boys to buy Kodaks PPG?
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RICOH Pro C900 Receives BERTL's Prestigious Five Star Exceptional Rating

Multi-Functional Digital System Outperforms Competition with High Speeds and Outstanding Image Quality WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that its RICOH Pro C900 was awarded a Five Star Rating from BERTL. Several hundred copiers, printers, fax, multi-functional, color and production devices are evaluated and tested by BERTL each year. BERTL's prestigious Five Star Rating is reserved for a
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OKI unveils three new mono printers for small workgroups

simultaneously cut costs and increase productivity." Given the feature set and capabilities, OKI says the MB400 MFP Series includes the most cost-effective devices in their class with advanced features2 and lower TCO than most competitors. Boasting one of the fastest first page out print speeds and one of the highest maximum page inputs among comparable printers3, to further boost productivity the devices combine black and white printing and copying, colour/mono scanning, analog faxing and scan-to
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CANON U.S.A. DEMONSTRATES ITS IMAGE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGIES AT ARMA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

, FileBound and I.R.I.S. Professional Solutions on display in its booth. FileBound will be showing its FileBound AP software, which streamlines accounts payable processes, running in conjunction with a customized Canon ScanFront 220P Network Scanner. I.R.I.S. will be showing its IRISPowerscan production scanning and OCR solution, running with a Canon DR-X10C Production Scanner. About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital
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Connect With Print Audit On The Web In Three New Ways

recapture over $150 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States. For more information on Print Audit, please contact: Angela Onstine 1.877.412.8348 pr@printaudit.com www.printaudit.com Outside of North America, please contact: Print Audit - Europe +44(0)1483 726206 www.printauditeurope.com inquiry@printauditeurope.com Print
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Kodak Demonstrates Digital Records Management at ARMA 2009 with Solutions that Captur

paper-based documents.” KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for retail services, commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide
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Ricoh Announces Common Access Card Authentication Solution Version 2.0

Ricoh Announces Common Access Card Authentication Solution Version 2.0 WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation , a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that its Common Access Card (CAC) Authentication Solution V2.0 is now available for exclusive use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This latest update to the smart card technology solution, developed in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) that requires
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IKON Renews Comprehensive Document Management Solution Agreement

, printers and MFP technologies, and document management software and systems, to deliver tailored, high-value solutions, implemented and supported by its team of services professionals. IKON leverages the manufacturing and engineering expertise of Ricoh, a more than $20 billion global technology innovator, with the experience and reach of its locally based sales and services teams, to provide end-to-end solutions and one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of document management services
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Siberian company building up cooperation with Japan in nanotechnologies.

identical interests. The Russians side invited executives of the two Japanese corporations to visit Russia for getting familiarized with Sun’s production facilities. Konica Minolta’s President Akiyoshi Ohno said in a comment on the results of the talks his company is ready to develop relations with Russian partners, including Sun Ltd. The company started out on the market manufacturing photo and X-ray film and its current line of products includes industrial printers used for applying special coatings
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Re: Kodak Tumbles "Big Time"

Neal ·
could it be Konica Minolta? With the integration of Danka they have one of the biggest Kodak MIF's around plus their new focus on Big Iron it would make sense.
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Canon U.S.A., Canon Virginia and Christopher Newport

. Brian Huffman Charlottesville, Va. Jessica Johnson Midlothian, Va. Sara LaFrance Sterling, Va. Jess McCormac Charlotte, N.C. Victoria Miller Fort Washington, Pa. Shelton Nalley Greensboro, N.C. Katie Schumacher Easton, Md. Tierney Stark Manassas, Va. Megan Talley Springfield, Va. Francis Wilson Woodbridge, Va. Michael Zimmerman Durham, N.C. About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions
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Océ Arizona 350 XT and Océ Arizona 350 GT printers win

exposition held October 7-9, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. The Product of the Year Awards compare output from competing devices using a common test file designed by the association. The prints are reviewed by a panel of judges, each with a background and expertise in digital printing and imaging. The judges look for color appeal, detail and tonality, and the output is also judged on how closely it matches the test print. The images for both entries were processed using ONYX ® ProductionHouse TM V
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Steven Stegman Joins MWA Intelligence, Inc.

. (MWAi) delivers enterprise-class and leading-edge M2M (machine-to-machine) and M2P (machine-to-people). MWAi provides an enterprise class solution designed to manage the MFP's, printers (locally and networked) collecting, automating meters, consumables, service alerts, and Managed Print Service (MPS) tools. MWAi literally connects the people who service and sell the assets with the actual machines and ERP systems delivering greater customer satisfaction. Solutions include: Intelligent Service
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Need some help ---Scan Router for Vista 64 Bit

I have a SAVIN 3515mf for my home office...My new desktop runs Vista 64bit...and I can't get scan router to work... Does any one know how to do this or this just unsupported.... Apolotize for posting here --- But can't get into the RICOH BOARDSS anymore////////ART@!!! :0
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Register TODAY for Mutoh’s “Hands-On” School of Wrap Dec 1st-3rd 2009, in Lexington,

Phoenix, AZ (October, 2009) – MUTOH America has added December 1-3 to the 2009 “Hands-On” School of Wrap schedule in Lexington, KY. This is the last wrap class of the year, so take advantage of this opportunity by registering TODAY! Hosted by Pat Buckley, a veteran graphic installer, and Todd LaBrie, President of Carwraps, Inc, teach vehicle wrapping, time saving techniques that generate revenue. Pricing is only $995/Person. A FREE Wrapper’s Starter Kit is included ($185 Value). Limited seating
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

Merlin. Your right, the finishing on the Xerox 41 series is pretty light, Booklet, interposing, and stapling is about as much as you can get...For a Very high price point at that w/ booklet...Its close to $10,000 to upgrade to that finisher. The 41 series are considered OFFICE MONOCHROME and not production. I am not as familiar w/ the new RICOH PRO series but seems like RICOH finally is addressing the production needs with the finishing. How well does the RICOH pro handle heavier paper? Can it
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

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quote: Originally posted by 5050: Really hard to speculate on a business model which we don't know anything about. But the one thing that I do know is that - these idiots are everywhere..... If you can't speculate, how do you know they are idiots? The business model of selling products at a loss to gain future revenue is not new. Microsoft loses money every time someone buys an xBox, Dell gives away printers costing $1,000 for free, Razors and blades, etc. All of those examples have been very
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Re: Need Help for Print Solution!

This my boo boo, I asked my sales manager about this application and the reps at Sage, all stated it could be done out of the box. As to what they were doing before, they did not have the accounting package and asked for a dot matrix printer for forms, I investigated got false info and sold them an 8200N stated it would staple the two pages. I am now in the process adding Planet Press
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Re: Need some help ---Scan Router for Vista 64 Bit

Jason -- thanks -- but that sucks== Does anyone know how to get an older ricoh product to scan to VISTA? I have A SAVIN 3515mf running Vista 64bit
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

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Interesting approach to the sales process. Strikes me the next promo is for 10% below sticker price...of course unlike cars, manufacturers don't put a sticker price on MFP's to advise the public what the price is supposed to be. At this point we find the margin we are able to obtain on most sales of hardware barely covers the cost of sales for the product...any business profits come from services bundled around the hardware, either connectivity plans, support plans, supplies for colour etc
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Re: NEED HELP QUICK --- SINKING SHIP

JasonR ·
Ouch, that's a tough one. If it's really a proprietary system, there's probably no chance of a converter being available. What's the actual file format? Does it save in an an autocad format? or HPGL? Secondly, why do you need it to be PDF? If it's for printing to a ricoh wide format, could they use a PDF print driver to drop the file into a folder for the Rioch to grab it from?
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Re: NEED HELP QUICK --- SINKING SHIP

Jason -- no the goal it to print a version of an 11 x 17 drawing and scale down to a letter size document. My PCL and PS3 driver is not reading the lines on the drawing as an image. I posted for a colleague so who just joined so I am not sure of the file format, nor am I familiar w/ this application. 2nd part yes -- they could do that -- that was a quick work around that we did - but was unhappy with the amount of clicks that it had to go through. They have a CANON that does it no problem.
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Re: NEED HELP QUICK --- SINKING SHIP

5050 is actually a xerox p4pmember, so he does not have access to the ricoh forums. So I guess he posted here, maybe should have been in the solutions fourms which are open to all members.
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HOW TO BEHAVE AND WHY

This is the best book for sales ever -- it is short, sweet and to the point....we got it for my daughter when she was 3 and you'd be surprised about the little things we teach our kids that you can let go...
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Kemmerer City Council meets

Department. After asking a couple of questions the Council voted for the Mayor to sign the Equipment Lease Agreement with IKON Office Solutions for a Ricoh MP 2550 copier.
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scan router pro anyone?

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Need a copy of scanrouter pro. Any suggestions?
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TSG Solutions Unveils a revolutionary NEW business application

, bringing a fully customized sales and business management application to the Office Equipment Industry. AgentDealer™ is a 100% Force.com native application, benefiting from the reliability, scalability and performance of salesforce.com’s trusted global service infrastructure. Equipment dealers can manage all their business relationships, connections, deals, agreements, sales quotas, commissions, service calls, meter reads, equipment expiration dates and more with TSG Solutions new CRM
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MWA Intelligence, Inc. and Image Star Launch Industry First nMPS Supply Chain

quality printer supplies and automated supplies ordering process for dealers and resellers. Image Star’s line of quality printer supplies will be an integral part of the nMPS, the industry-first national fleet service program that supports dealers and resellers across the U.S. to expand and enhance their MPS offerings to satisfy requirements from end-user organizations on lower TCO and supplies replenishment automation. “Image Star has won a great reputation in its high quality supplies products
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MWA Intelligence, Inc. and Image Star Launch Industry First nMPS Supply Chain

, Printers (locally or networked) collecting, automating meters, consumables, service alerts and Managed Print Service (MPS) tools. MWAi literally connects the people who service and sell the assets with the actual machines and ERP systems delivering greater customer satisfaction. Solutions include: Intelligent Service Management, Intelligent Managed Print Services, IntelliDashboard and Intelligent Device Management. For more information, please visit: http://www.mwaintelligence.com . Contact Rose
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NUWC awards 5 year office equipment supplies contract

For Immediate Release Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Awards New England Toner Service 5 Year Contract. Newport, Rhode Island --- New England Toner Service Inc. dba NETS Printer Solutions of Portsmouth, R.I. has been awarded a $4.9 million, five year contract to supply ink and toner cartridge supplies to NUWC Division Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. The contract was won through a competitive bidding process, requiring a formal response to a Request For Proposals (“RFP”). “We
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Océ CS665 Pro Color System Helps Fry Communications Grow Their Color Personalization

faster and more effectively. The quality and reliability of Océ digital print technology has helped us enhance clients’ efforts with color and variable data,” said David P. Colatriano, General Manager, FryDIRECT, the direct marketing division of Fry Communications. The Pennsylvania-based company has built a production platform for personalized communications using Océ digital printing, including the Océ CS665 Pro color system and the Océ VarioPrintâ 6160 duplex system. With these resources, Fry
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Paradigm Imaging Group receives BERTL® Four-And-A-Half Star Rating on New EIS Supra!

PARADIGM IMAGING GROUP 1590 METRO DRIVE #116 COSTA MESA, CA 92626 714-432-7226 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jane Napolitano Email: jane@paradigmimaging.com Web site: http://www.SCANtopia.com Paradigm Imaging Group receives BERTL ® Four-And-A-Half Star Rating On New Supra Costa Mesa, CA – October 22, 2009 – Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading distributor of large-format scanning and printing solutions, announced today that they have received the prestigious BERTL ® Four-And-A-Half Star
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

but again,,,,who would sell a unit like this for that volume? It doesn't make sense... When we carried the Konica High End Line - I had a customer running about 1.5 millions a month, with coverage that came back around 1% on 40% of the jobs and 17& on 60%...The machine ran horrible when they did low coverage, and we had to retrofit a toner recyling vacuum pack. At the end I added 2 additoinal 1050's and 2 6500's w/ a micro press.. I don't know what its rated for but I never sold against that
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Re: PowerSelling by Steven Power

This is a great BOOK!!!!! Everyone who has a career selling copiers should read.
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

merlin ·
Art, here is a quote from Xerox on a 4112 I was going against. This just happen in the last week.
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

merlin ·
Art I forgot one thing. All of these Xerox will use there Free Flow Software, which is proprietary. So down the road if the customer wants to switch to a different dealer they will have to convert there files over. It use to be call RDO's. This is not a cheap covert.
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

quote: Originally posted by merlin: Art, here is a quote from Xerox on a 4112 I was going against. This just happen in the last week. Thanx for the quote! Wish everyone else would chip in!
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

quote: Originally posted by merlin: Art I forgot one thing. All of these Xerox will use there Free Flow Software, which is proprietary. So down the road if the customer wants to switch to a different dealer they will have to convert there files over. It use to be call RDO's. This is not a cheap covert. interesting on the FREE Flow Software, I'll have to keep this handy!
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

merlin ·
Art, Couple others things that may help. First, the price quote was for a government account, plus the Xerox does not have a Ring Binder option. We have them out and they work great.
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Re: Need Help for Print Solution!

they are typically user customized in the application. For example a law firm printing to an HP 4000, when they print a letter it's always in dup or triplicatel; right? So the program is set up when they select to print, a letter that they get: 1. a print on letterhead 2. a print on plain paper 3. a print on colored paper 4. an evnelope. I always run into this when replacing printers, because it never is configured to do the same thing, and i have like 30 legal secretaries wanting to kill me
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

I have good relatioship === but employer is a little big... I am positive that equipment is dirt cheap, lease rates are bumped, but just like any other company, overhead to run a company has to be built in somewhere...Business's are in business to make money.....Even Non PRofits..... Merlin, are you a principal? I think the real point that should be taken away from this thread is that people have the ability to look at their company from a different perspective, not just the side of a salesman
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of September 2009)

If you have some extra time make sure you check out Brian's post from ten years ago. It was pretty awesome.



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Enjoy these awesome threads from 10 years ago this week!

Canon U.S.A. Announces Availability of The COPYblue MEAP Kiosk Version 2.1 Solution

Providing storefront and hospitality businesses with an opportunity to generate additional revenue from copying, scanning and faxing, CanonU.S.A., Inc., a leader in advanced digital imaging and software solutions, and GBCblue, a recognized leader in guest computing technology and support services, today announced the availability of the new COPYblue MEAP Version 2.1 solution for select Canon imageRUNNER multifunctional products (MFPs). The new COPYblue MEAP application transforms a Canon
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Konica Minolta Business Center Opens Doors at Innovation Park at Notre

Neal ·
Minolta Business Center features Konica Minolta's award-winning product lines of multifunctional printers (MFPs - print, copy, fax, scan all-in-one system) and digital presses. Innovation Park's clients are expected to be regional, national and international organizations, including those ventures in their earliest stages as well as Fortune 100 companies. Clients will include innovators and entrepreneurs drawn from the University's faculty, student or alumni community, as well as other ventures
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Sammy "Going After the Big Dogs"

Monday, October 12, 2009 Sammy "Going After the Big Dogs" Samsung, or as I refer to as "Sammy", talk has it that they will be coming to market with some A3 devices somewhere down the road. Talk, also has it that they would like to be a full line OEM with the likes of Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta, and Xerox. Fact, besides Sharp, none of the above manufacturers have yet come to market with thier own (OEM) A4 device as of this time. Yes, there are some rumors that Ricoh or Toshiba will come to
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Color Copying & Printing Can Be Expensive (Unless....)

[URL=http://www.heirloomsbydesign.com/Liz%20at%20Copy%20Machine%20IMG_2910.JPG] [/URL] This months featured Guest Blogger for the [URL=https://www.p4photel.com/eve]P4P Hotel[/URL] is David Murphy from [URL=http://www.newinkjet.com/]Riso[/URL]. About a week ago, David and I had the chance to speak for about an hour on some of the everyday costs associated with color copying and printing. Color Copying Can Be Expensive (Unless…) About 14 months ago, Citigroup issued a memo to its employees
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Canon Considers Acquiring Outsourcing Company

printing based on personalized customer itineraries. The initiative helped minimize wastage as it eliminates the need to store as well as produce standard travel brochures in bulk. As part of its shift toward "solutions" rather than device sales, Canon today also officially unveiled a free audit service, where it provides a "health screen" of a customer's imaging environment, said Chng. The company has so far conducted an audit of its own office premises in Singapore, as well as a few other
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emFAST INC.’S FACSys® CONNECTOR PASSES RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY TESTING

Ricoh MFPs with the company’s secure and intuitive fax server solution. Using Ricoh’s sophisticated Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, emFAST was able to enhance the capabilities of FACSys® by leveraging the inherent print functions found in Ricoh’s MFPs through Ricoh’s open architecture. “emFAST has utilized the Ricoh ESA development platform to take the integration between the FACSys® fax messaging platform and the Ricoh MFP to a whole new level,” said Peter Valier, director of IT
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Kyocera Mita America Launches New Mid-Range TASKalfa Black & White Multifunctional Pr

print, copy and scan functionality. The TASKalfa 520i/420i is based on the company’s award-winning MFP engine technology that utilizes Kyocera’s patented long-life Amorphous Silicon drum – delivering more business “uptime” through an industry leading 500,000 page preventive maintenance (PM) schedule. This incredible PM interval ensures longer periods of time between required service visits, maximizing productivity and performance for end-users and providing the highest level of dependability
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Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Pays Tribute to Dealers for Outstanding Custo

- Texas/New Mexico Toshiba Business Solutions - Venezuela TGI Office Automation The Copy Shop Tri-State Copy Turks Kern Copy Inc. U.S. Business Technologies United Imaging VanDyke Inc. Zoom Imaging Solutions About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) (http://copiers.toshiba.com/usa...porate-overview.html) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products
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Re: P4P member: Allegheny County signs 5 year contract with Amcon Office Systems

GMAN ·
This is an excellent example of why Dealers should be aware of their manufacturer's Environmental initiatives and be able to speak intelligently about 'sustainability.' Ricoh does a great job in this area, as well as XEROX and Konica Minolta. You also see more discussion on 'environmental benefits' in Managed Print Services strategies.
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InfoPrint Launches Latest Monochrome Multifunctional Workgroup Printers

that support complex jobs Printing speeds of up to 35, 45 and 55 pages per minute1 (ppm) respectively Duplex as standard, saving paper by printing on both sides A USB port that offers direct print-and-scan convenience High levels of security with PIN-based user access controls, corporate directory browsing and encryption Optional wireless connectivity to reduce installation costs These latest models boast features such as an “Eco-Mode” setting to further reduce energy consumption. A standard
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This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes"

This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes" Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - Ricoh announced it won a bid from AREVA Inc. AREVA is a nuclear power equipment maker, with facilities in 43 countries. Details of the contract were not announced. - Ricoh announced it now has a special discount pricing program for members of NAPL/NAQP, allowing it to increase its sales of production print systems to printshops in the U.S. [URL= http://mfpsolutions
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Print4Pay Hotel Member "Biggest Deal of My Life!"

I had the opportunity to meet Brian, geez back in 2002 or 03 at a Ricoh event titled "Sell the Solution" in New Jersey. We were all there to see who would win a trip to Japan. I won the trip, however Brian banged it out with this HUGE order!! Kudos to Brian. Brian has also been a member and proud contributor to the Print4Pay Hotel Forums and web site. If you're reading this, awesome job and congrats wish I had something like this to hang my hat on!!! Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / and
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History of printers

The invention in 1938 of a dry printing process called electro photography commonly called a Xerox, by Chester Carlson, who received U.S Patent 2,297,691 for his invention, was to lay the foundation for laser printers to come. The original laser printer was developed in 1969 at the Xerox Research centre by Gary Starkweather, and then in 1971 adapted Xerox copier technology adding a laser beam to come up with the Laser printer. The first printer to combine laser technology and electro
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Smart Sourcing Summit: Print costs are out of control

allowing office managers to handle a very big spend. So, most firms have uncontrolled procurement of print supplies (paper and toner, especially) at the department level, Crowley says, yet prices of these supplies typically rise by almost 8% annually. "The ideal environment would have users having as much printing and copying capacity as they need with supplies being delivered only when needed," Crowley says. But that often is more a hope than a reality. So, he says outsourcing the imaging fleet to
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Xerox 6279 Wide Format

John ·
Group, I am upgrading 3 legacy Ricoh 470's and have proposed the new Ricoh MP W5100 systems with the embedded and external controller options. I found out that my competitor in the deal is Xerox and they are proposing the 6279 model with color scanning. I do not know if they are proposing an embedded or Access external controller. I have looked at the brochure on the Xerox but I cannot figure out what significant advantages that the Ricoh would have. Any help here from a dual line dealer or
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Xerox "The Week in Review"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Xerox "The Week in Review" Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - A judge in New York granted Xerox’s motion to dismiss an antitrust claim made against the company. Media Sciences, maker of generic printer supplies for Xerox printers, was trying to establish that Xerox maintained an unfair monopoly on the market for cartridges & ink for its printers. Xerox is still suing Media Sciences for patent
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BTA Upcoming Workshop Dates and Locations:

employees the first year. "In today's economy, many customers are looking to do more with less," says Morgan. "This fits perfectly with the solutions of a professional services group." What are professional services? Generally speaking, they are chargeable, often knowledge- and support-based offerings such as: document-related software implementation and customization (i.e., document management, variable data printing solutions, etc.); ongoing software maintenance; managed print services; custom
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Image Access Announces Distribution Agreement with Allied Images Ltd. for the United

Wuppertal, 12 October 2009. Image Access, a leading manufacturer of scanning technologies, has entered into an agreement with Allied Images, a large format scanning and printing solutions distributor providing a high level of quality products and services throughout the UK. Allied Images will promote and distribute the complete range of Image Access wide format scanners for professional applications in the UK. The WideTEK scanner family from Image Access includes sheet feed scanners for
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New Fujitsu ScanSnap Network Scanner Increases Document Management Productivity and E

, reduce operating costs, and enhance work processes. Network scanners help organizations by decreasing the complex nature of scanning without compromising access to important document scanning functionality. The Fujitsu ScanSnap fi-6010N iScanner includes time saving features such as Scan to E-mail, Scan to Folder, Scan to Network Fax, Scan to FTP and Scan to Network Printer. Utilizing its "Job Button" feature, you can pre-program frequently used functions into the scanner, including setting a
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Photizo Group Continues Growth with New European Office

Photizo Group Continues Growth with New European Office And Top Notch Additions to Executive Force Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 22, 2009 – The Photizo Group continues to grow in response to the burgeoning need for Managed Print Services research, consultation and community. With the opening of a new European office in London, England, the total number of Photizo Group locations is now five. Company headquarters are in Versailles Kentucky, with staff in Boston, New York and Austin, and
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P4P member: Allegheny County signs 5 year contract with Amcon Office Systems

realize additional savings as it eliminates the small personal printers and consolidates printing on the multifunctional devices. The new equipment will also provide functionality that is currently not available in many County offices, such as document scanning. “Thanks to the County’s coordination of purchasing for other government agencies, we were able to aggregate volumes and combine purchasing power to save even more money,” added Onorato. “This is another great example of government
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Integrated Book Technology, Inc. Powers Up New Print-on-Demand Center with Océ Inline

burgeoning print-on-demand operation that prints books to order in quantities as small as one and as large as several hundred. Installed in December 2008, the IBT "book-of-one" production line comprises an Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital duplex cutsheet printer to print book pages, a CEM DocuConverter to split/merge the pages into book blocks, an Océ CS650 Pro color system to print color covers. A CP Bourg perfect binder marries book blocks with perfect-bound covers, while a Viadek system to read barcodes
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The Print Management Company! nEW wEB SITE!!

Whoa, was my first though on the new website from The Print Management Company! , go check it out!!
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Xerox DocuColor 252 w/Fiery

- Xerox DocuColor 252 w/Fiery for $22,000 with b/w clicks at $0.0129 and color clicks @ $0.049. 11”x17” billed as one click.
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"What is?" Transpromo Printing?

Transpromotional From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Transpromo is a compound expression formed from the words "transaction" and "promotional". By adding relevant messages, companies can piggyback promotion or even advertising onto existing transaction-related documents, such as statements, invoices, or bills. Transpromotional documents combine CRM ( Customer relationship management ) and data mining technology with Variable data printing and location intelligence . Overview Adding
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Ricoh Aficio PRO 907EX

Ricoh Aficio PRO 907EX w/Fiery/bookletmaker/stapling finisher for $32,800 with b/w clicks @ $0.0048. 11”x17” billed as one click.
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Re: P4P member: Allegheny County signs 5 year contract with Amcon Office Systems

in the TOP 5 through eggs and mud at each other and the purchasing department - it was tenacious. Aside from the Green initiatives, there were several criteria that this was based on. 1. Equipment Specs 2. Idea for Print Re-Direct and Migration Strategies. 3. How would implementation process work 4. How will account be managed 5. Deliver Equipment within 60 Days (we did in 30) 6. Scanning Initiaves of Entities. 7. Proposed Solution to integrate paperless workflow over 7 differnt networks. The
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

Without a value statement that goes beyond copiers and even mps at this point --- people will be selling at cost, because they are transient, non-professional, and either don't have or have confidence in their skill set. The Trick is to work with companies that aren't in the market to buy copiers---I guarantee that their are other challenges that they are facing and trying to overcome...When you do this you can sell at retail, because there is no competition and you earned that commission. Why
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Formax Announces MailDoc Software

Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:32 Formax introduces MailDoc Software Suite, a tool for generating Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) and Bar Code Recognition (BCR) marks directly on documents for intelligent inserting of varying multi-page documents. Two versions are available, MailDoc Beginner and MailDoc Professional. The Beginner Suite generates basic OMR or 1D BCR marks to process varying multi-page documents, and works with printers operating at any speed. The Professional Suite offers these
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Formax Announces MailDoc Software

multi-page documents, and works with printers operating at any speed. The Professional Suite offers these basic elements, in addition to sequence checking, automatic document diversion, grouping documents with similar addresses, selective feeding, simplex to duplex printing, and e-mail document capability. These additional features increase document security and help to reduce printing and postage costs. Options for the Professional Suite include electronic overlays with a company logo, message
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Gartner on cloud security: 'Our nightmare scenario is here now'

managers are caught in the middle, losing their earlier controls. Gartner analysts, including David Cearley and Gene Phifer, trotted out user case studies involving FedEx, Presidio Health, Johnson Diversey and others extolling the public or private cloud, while in a separate session Michael Lock, head of enterprise sales at Google, found himself looking like a budding rock star in front of an huge audience of high-tech execs eager to hear about Google Apps. With new ways of conducting enterprise
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Re: Cross Polination of Vending Controls

Thanks Art --- Jamex actually locked this down. I was thinking the long the same lines as you. Nobody makes an adapter...Like when RICOH used to have 4 channels but slotted every toner bottle different. Remember when they used to protect people....
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Re: InfoPrint Launches Latest Monochrome Multifunctional Workgroup Printers

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quote: the addition of three new wide-format monochrome multifunctional printers (MFP). WIDE FORMAT??
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Re: InfoPrint Launches Latest Monochrome Multifunctional Workgroup Printers

. Toner cartridges available at a significant discount (available on select printer models) InfoPrint Solutions Company printing supplies have been engineered specifically to complement InfoPrint's line of workgroup printers. Manufactured with stringent quality control standards, InfoPrint Solutions Company printing supplies can help you maximize productivity, minimize maintenance and deliver exceptional print quality. To optimize the performance of your InfoPrint Color 1759 MFP use only genuine
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Re: Scan to email in Plotbase / Scantool 3.7.1

Spent hours on this. Never could get it to work. Strangest part is that the Ricoh product manager did not know it had this option. We settled on the idea that the SMTP server needs authentication, although the customer IT dept. swears this is not true, and it works an dozens of small format Ricoh MFP's. Has anyone had scan to email work for them on Plotbase controllers?
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Re: Scan to email in Plotbase / Scantool 3.7.1

maybe someone can copy this an put it in the ratio forum, they support the plotbase software.
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Re: Konica Minolta Business Center Opens Doors at Innovation Park at Notre

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This is a real coup, Xerox has the entire campus, but after only a year and a half we were able to get this done. Big Big kudos to Charlie Curl....my boss in getting this done underneath the giants nose!!!
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Re: Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

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Looks like the Duty Cycle for this model is 2 million. Its interesting, this may have changed from 600k because I used to have 600k for the Enterprise Version and 2 for the Copier/Printer version in my records. And now both are 2m: http://www.xerox.com/digital-p...inter/spec-enus.html http://www.xerox.com/digital-p...nting/spec-enus.html
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

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Oracle, Oracle, Oracle. We haven't sold Ricoh in a few years but - dang! - just the mention of Oracle still turns my hair grey!!!
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

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With thousands of successful implementations, it's a shame that Ricoh and a few others have soiled Oracle's name in this industry. These are not Oracle problems any more than forgetting to ship something is a "FedEx" problem. Someone botched the implementation.
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

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Oracle is not the issue here, it is how Ricoh tried to implement Oracle.
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

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The problems I wrote about on this board were the mere TIP of the iceberg. When I think about the times it took me more than an hour to input a simple one-machine order because of that blasted !@#$!%^^&* Oracle system crashing...!!! Sure, the implementation is the source of the problem, but who guided the implementation? Surely Ricoh didn't do it on its own. Then, who didn't fix anything when their system wasn't working?
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Re: Ricoh & Oracle

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Young hot shots from Accenture helped with the implementation, which was internally guided by Dennis Dispinzerie, who was promtoted to Ricoh CFO despite the disaster that was the Oracle implementation.
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ARC Extends Technology Services With Acquisition of Atlanta-Based RCMS Group, LLC, a

above 50%. 9% of users who formally measure ROI see returns above 100%. Gaining BIM capabilities and expertise requires investments in a broad range of products and processes. Contractors are the most likely to see a need to focus on nearly all areas of investment, today and five years from now. To download a free copy of the report, point your browser to: http://www.bim.construction.com/ About American Reprographics Company American Reprographics Company is the leading reprographics company in
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of October 2009)

For the next couple of weeks I'll be posting a picture of how many visitors we've had on the site at one time.  All of this activity is from the last 30 days. I can't thank everyone enough for their support and making the Print4Pay Hotel a special place for Imaging (copiers) & IT Professionals!

Enjoy these awesome threads from 10 years ago this week!

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Konica Minolta Supports the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009

climate convention, Konica Minolta effectively runs several programs to minimize impact on the global environment, including the Zero Waste initiative. Partnership for COP15 includes the provision of more than 30 Konica Minolta bizhub color multifunctional printers (MFPs) and monochrome production printing systems. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, these products will meet the printing, copying, scanning and faxing needs of all UN participants and all delegates prior to and during the
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Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

Is selling at cost the future for print hardware? This was the title of a recent blog/article I found on http://www.channelweb.co.uk/cr...gives-print-hardware Here's the article: Deptford reseller ABT Office Supplies has started offloading its Ricoh and Canon multi-function devices (MFDs) at cost price, subject to a delivery charge and service agreement sign-on. The dealer claims the move is to save the cost of printing for businesses by encouraging a switch to MFDs rather than stand-alone
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Sammy "Going After the Big Dogs"

Monday, October 12, 2009 Sammy "Going After the Big Dogs" Samsung, or as I refer to as "Sammy", talk has it that they will be coming to market with some A3 devices somewhere down the road. Talk, also has it that they would like to be a full line OEM with the likes of Ricoh, Canon, KonicaMinolta, and Xerox. Fact, besides Sharp, none of the above manufacturers have yet come to market with thier own (OEM) A4 device as of this time. Yes, there are some rumors that Ricoh or Toshiba will come to
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Canon USA Launches New Managed Document Services Initiative

Printing, Rules-Based Routing, Authentication, Desktop Accounting and Print Center Management * Canon U.S.A. Professional Services brings the expertise to design and implement managed document services, from analyzing a customer`s print environment and developing new designs to reporting results and identifying areas for future improvements * Canon MDS Knowledge Portal provides a secure Web site for business development and support, including business plans, training modules, best practices, white
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Case Study: Konica tightens product quotes

13 October 2009 Printer specialist Konica Minolta Business Solutions partnered with Experlogix to streamline its product quote system. Konica Minolta Business Solutions New Zealand (Konica Minolta NZ) is a leading printer and document solutions company and has been working with New Zealand businesses for more than 35 years, helping organisations efficiently manage information flow and harness new document technology. Konica Minolta NZ differentiates through the quality technology brands it
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emFAST INC.’S FACSys® CONNECTOR PASSES RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY TESTING

Ricoh MFPs with the company’s secure and intuitive fax server solution. Using Ricoh’s sophisticated Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, emFAST was able to enhance the capabilities of FACSys® by leveraging the inherent print functions found in Ricoh’s MFPs through Ricoh’s open architecture. “emFAST has utilized the Ricoh ESA development platform to take the integration between the FACSys® fax messaging platform and the Ricoh MFP to a whole new level,” said Peter Valier, director of IT
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Ricoh Print/Scan MP3030

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This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes"

This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes" Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - Ricoh announced it won a bid from AREVA Inc. AREVA is a nuclear power equipment maker, with facilities in 43 countries. Details of the contract were not announced. - Ricoh announced it now has a special discount pricing program for members of NAPL/NAQP, allowing it to increase its sales of production print systems to printshops in the U.S. [URL= http://mfpsolutions
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OKI® Printing Solutions Introduces the Versatile MC360 Letter/A4 Color MFP to

Mount Laurel, N.J. (October 5, 2009) – OKI Data Americas , which markets its products under the OKI® Printing Solutions brand, today announced the introduction of the MC360 Letter/A4 Color MFP. Ideal for very small workgroups (VSWG) and small offices/home offices (SOHO), the MC360 Color MFP features a compact design and small footprint with four-in-one functionality (print, copy, scan and fax). Combining fast print and copy speeds, reliability and ease of use with high quality HD Color printing
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Ricoh joins NAPL member discount program

program is a step toward increased commitment to the Association and its membership. NAPL, the Association for the Business of Print offers its members management resources and support which lead to unparalleled sales and operations results. NAPL's integrated approach to supporting a wide variety of members and partners is similar to that of Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group (PPBG), which recently launched several new products and solutions designed to meet various customers ranging
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Smart Sourcing Summit: Print costs are out of control

allowing office managers to handle a very big spend. So, most firms have uncontrolled procurement of print supplies (paper and toner, especially) at the department level, Crowley says, yet prices of these supplies typically rise by almost 8% annually. "The ideal environment would have users having as much printing and copying capacity as they need with supplies being delivered only when needed," Crowley says. But that often is more a hope than a reality. So, he says outsourcing the imaging fleet to
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Xerox "The Week in Review"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Xerox "The Week in Review" Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - A judge in New York granted Xerox’s motion to dismiss an antitrust claim made against the company. Media Sciences, maker of generic printer supplies for Xerox printers, was trying to establish that Xerox maintained an unfair monopoly on the market for cartridges & ink for its printers. Xerox is still suing Media Sciences for patent
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Assumed that so I asked the question. Heard (maybe here) that Ricoh was reducing Production Printing Div's field sales by 25% (22 of 88).
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Integrated Book Technology, Inc. Powers Up New Print-on-Demand Center with Océ Inline

burgeoning print-on-demand operation that prints books to order in quantities as small as one and as large as several hundred. Installed in December 2008, the IBT "book-of-one" production line comprises an Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital duplex cutsheet printer to print book pages, a CEM DocuConverter to split/merge the pages into book blocks, an Océ CS650 Pro color system to print color covers. A CP Bourg perfect binder marries book blocks with perfect-bound covers, while a Viadek system to read barcodes
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InterContinental Hotels Group Selects InnerWorkings for Print Management in the Ameri

relates to print in the Americas, InnerWorkings can provide the solution that IHG needs." As part of the agreement, InnerWorkings will be managing print and fulfillment for the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club(R) Rewards, with 44 million members worldwide. "IHG is an industry leader with top brands and print programs that span across many different product categories," said Eric D. Belcher, Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings. "We are thrilled to team up with IHG and
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Selling Against OCE PlotWave "A few tips"

[LIST] Plotwave has no scan2email 4 touches for scan2folder no file naming for scanning no document server
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Intelligent Bar Codes

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Does anyone know what is necessary to print Intelligent Bar Codes on a Savin MLP32 and/or a Savin C6060 using PostalSoft software? I'm assuming there is some font or something that may be installed in the driver or something.
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Lexmark delivers another industry first with new solutions-ready, touch screen laser

productivity-enhancing features and professional-quality color printing. Both models feature Lexmark's Duo Drawer standard, providing up to 900 sheets of standard input capacity, the most of any color laser printer or color laser MFP priced under $1,000. In addition, for customers who need even more paper capacity, a new optional 550-sheet drawer allows for a maximum capacity of 1,450 sheets. The Lexmark X546dtn and Lexmark C546dtn ship with more toner than their leading competitor, up to
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MNDOT recommends higher speeds in Sheldon, Black Hammer

Pogodzinski also received approval for the highway department to purchase a new color copier/printer/fax machine for $9,817. He said the county’s information technology department had recommended buying rather than leasing. “The break-even point is at 29 months,” he said. Pogodzinski said money is available in the current highway department budget because some equipment previously included wouldn’t need replacement yet. He said the current copy machine is using $250 a month worth of color
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Océ CS665 Pro Color System with Inline MultiPunch Finishing Cuts Document Binding Ti

systems, printers can produce professionally finished documents in approximately half the time it takes to bind documents by hand. Corporate printrooms and commercial printshops can deliver more print products in the same amount of time and with the same staff. One System with Maximum Finishing Versatility The MultiPunch is the latest in a series of finishing options for the Océ CS665 Pro system. The Océ CS665 Pro system, launched in 2008, now has eight finishers with 24 configurations. Users
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Océ launches new office color multifunctionals

Venlo, The Netherlands, 5 October 2009 — Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced three new office color copier systems that complete the revamping of its office color multifunctional line. The new Océ VarioLink® systems — with color speeds of 22 to 36 ppm — offer copying, printing, scanning, faxing and finishing. They are designed to fit smoothly into office workflows so that users can quickly print documents and then get back to core tasks. In
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Paradigm Imaging Releases New imagePRO FLEX

4ips color scan speed o Up to .8” max media thickness (T models) o 48-bit color data capture o Network ready with Gigabit Ethernet connectivity · Rocket Scanner Controller o Includes Windows XP ® Professional o Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 1.4Ghz processor o 2GB DDR PC2-5300 memory o 250GB SATA-150 (7200 rpm) 8MB cache hard drive · Exclusive Paradigm imageFLOW ® scan-print-copy software o Touch screen and keyboard control o Interactive scan-print-copy controls o Over 550 printers
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Konica Minolta had a pretty good showing for this Poll on the RFG p4photel. I did not think of that until this recent discussion. Both have solid Product Lines.
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Re: Embeded Print Director/PCS 6.0

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Ok I got the Java and the print director embedded installed fine. The customer wants to be able to track scans and fax also. According to the jobs list I did not do any scanning though I know I did. I found something the referanced an "Enhanced External Counter SDK" but cannot figure out where to download. Ricoh says it is part of the Java card. In the Administrator tab I see an option for this "Enhanced External Counter" but cannot see where to turn it on as it is greyed out. Ricoh has
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

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quote: Originally posted by Larry Levine: but you sure are not going to be a very healthy & profitable company long term. Hrmm, well, sure they are. Notice it doesn't say anything about Service or Supplies, we can assume those are either at their normal rate or slightly elevated. It doesn't say anything about lowering the lease rate on this MFD you are buying at "cost" either, so we can assume those are also either at normal or slightly elevated. If we also assume that their sales will increase
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PLUSTEK ANNOUNCES SMARTOFFICE PS282 SCANNER IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR USE WITH KOFAX VRS

: 600 dpi Document Feeding Mode: Simplex and Duplex Dimensions: 10.36“ x 5.02” X 5.83” Weight: 3.65 lbs Grayscale: Input 16-bit; Output 8-bit Paper sizes: Business card, Letter, Legal SALES/PURCHASE All Plustek scanners can be purchased from authorized resellers, DMRs, VARs, and distributors including Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information, please contact Plustek at infoUSA@plustek.com. ABOUT PLUSTEK Respected as one of the world's leading image solution providers, Plustek manufactures and
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Re: Who has the BEST product line?

Ricoh, over the top!!!!
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This is not a fair question. This board is heavy Ricoh tilted since this is the majority of the users.
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Re: Who has the BEST product line?

I agree, there are alot of Ricoh people here! Reach out to your peers and tell them about the P4P Hotel, we have dedicated forums for every manufacturer!!!
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Re: Who has the BEST product line?

This is not the RFG Ricoh Board anymore, this board is for anyone in the indsutry! All users from the other boards have migrated to this board. I can't say why they don't vote or post more.
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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

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I'm with Art. I think the A4 systems are in the market to stay and soon everyone will have them. Samsung will also have A3 systems within the next 18 months to be able to offer them with the A4's on bids and tenders. We shouldn't forget old HP when we have this discussion...they still collect more clicks in NA than any other manufacturer and they are seriously getting into the managed print business. It seems to me it is going to come down to who is going to gaurantee the client the toner
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Re: Weekend Industry Notes from 10/04/09

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Jason....were you a copywriter in a previous life?
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Re: Embeded Print Director/PCS 6.0

I'm gonna cc the guys at print audit and I'm sure they'll have an answer for you. Today is Canada's Thanksgiving!
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Got it figured out. In talking with Ricoh tech support they had me downgrade the Java software to work with PD5. When I loaded PCS (PD6) it did not track scan's and I had forgotten to put the newest Java back on the card. Did that this morning and all is well.

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of October 2009)

How was your day today? I hear that quite a bit.  One question that I'll ask other reps is "What type of day is it today", the usual response is something about the weather.  Mine is it's a great day to sell something!"  Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week in the copier industry!

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Nuance Acquires eCopy, Extends Network Scanning Solutions that Connect MFPs with Ente

— result in scanning solutions that maximize gains in productivity and cost savings and provide MFP partners with an ability to deliver valuable solutions to more customers and prospects. Strong OEM Channels — Nuance and eCopy have developed innovative solutions for, and strong partnerships with, the most extensive list of leading MFP vendors in the industry, including Brother; Canon; HP; Konica Minolta; Océ; Ricoh; Sharp; Toshiba; Xerox and others. The combination of the two companies will
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Nuance buys E-Copy!

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— result in scanning solutions that maximize gains in productivity and cost savings and provide MFP partners with an ability to deliver valuable solutions to more customers and prospects. Strong OEM Channels — Nuance and eCopy have developed innovative solutions for, and strong partnerships with, the most extensive list of leading MFP vendors in the industry, including Brother; Canon; HP; Konica Minolta; Océ; Ricoh; Sharp; Toshiba; Xerox and others. The combination of the two companies will
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Kyocera Mita America Launches FASTtrack Managed Print Services Program for Dealers

with the leading resources and capabilities to prepare them for integrating an MPS business model. Addressing key areas, including assessment and remote monitoring, leasing and supplies, and sales & service training, the program provides dealers with specific Kyocera exclusive MPS partner programs as well as insight into the various elements for implementing a successful MPS strategy. Kyocera strongly believes in the business value a fully optimized Managed Print Services model can deliver to its
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Canon brings professional printing performance in-house for small business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT Sydney, 1 0ctober, 2009 - Canon Australia has announced two new colour multifunction laser printers designed to make high-end commercial print standards accessible to small business operators. Affordable and compact, the imageCLASS MF8050Cn and MF8350Cdn deliver fast and accurate network laser output across printer, fax, scanner and copier functionalities. “Fast print speeds and superior output quality will reduce small business reliance on outsourced printing
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Introduction of Konica Minolta bizhub® C360/C280/C220

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IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer for Grover Printing, a Consolidate

purchase the RICOH Pro C900,” says Davis. “We have worked with IKON for several years, and can trust them to come up with innovative ways to meet our needs.” “The RICOH Pro C900 provides customers with exceptional color quality, extensive finishing options, and complete end-to-end workflow solutions,” says Spencer Adamson, Vice President, Production Solutions and Commercial Print, IKON Office Solutions. “In addition, through IKON’s experience in digital printing, we can help printers like Grover
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Kyocera Mita America Awarded Printer Manufacturer of the Year Honor from Marketing Re

. “We congratulate Kyocera Mita on receiving the Printer Manufacturer of the Year Award,” said Frank G. Cannata, president, Marketing Research Consultants. “It is a great testament to the quality of the products as well as the people who support them in the field. This is also an acknowledgement by the independent MFP dealer community that Kyocera Mita printers represent a very important part of their product line up.” The Printer Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes the manufacturer that
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SHARP PROMOTES RICH BOOMSMA TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES

Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Notevision® multimedia projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® appliances, SuperSteam™ ovens, Plasmacluster® air purifiers and the OnEnergy™ solar system. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com CONTACT: Karl Pawlewicz Chris Loncto Crenshaw Communications Sharp Electronics Corporation Phone: 646-484-4523 Phone: 201-529-8680 Email: karl@crenshawcomm.com Email: lonctoc@sharpsec.com
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World Leader in High Technology Products Delivers Dynamic and Engaging Online Experie

. To see the new re-designed TABS Web site, visit www.copiers.toshiba.com . About TABS Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products
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Fiery Controllers Power Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Line-Up, Delivering Vibrant Color a

. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei . To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss . About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital
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Sign Version of EFI PrintSmith Management Solution Now Available

waste and help generate more profits. PrintSmith Sign is built on the foundation of PrintSmith, a flexible, feature-rich print management information system and the market-leading solution for on-demand, copy shop, quick printer and small commercial shops. “As the sign segment of the printing industry continues double-digit growth, as we’ve seen with the market demand for our VUTEk® and Rastek™ printers, and as many printers look to diversify by adding or enhancing their sign making
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World's Fastest Electrophotographic Printing at 180m/min Enabled by Newly

World's Fastest Electrophotographic Printing at 180m/min Enabled by Newly Developed High-Intensity LED Chip KYOTO, Japan-- Kyocera today announced that with the development of its new SLH-Series LED printhead it has achieved the world's fastest*1 electrophotographic printing at 180m/min in 1200dpi high-resolution. The printhead incorporates a newly developed high-intensity 1200dpi LED chip, that at 150μW (1mA drive current), produces four times more light than Kyocera's conventional models
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NOTABLE SOLUTION INC.’S AUTOSTORE PRODUCT PASSES RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILIT

took advantage of the Ricoh software development kit to quickly and easily integrate Ricoh MFPs with the company’s document capture and workflow solution. Through Ricoh’s advanced Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, NSi was able to update AutoStore 5 to support Ricoh’s latest MFPs by tapping into Ricoh’s open architecture. Almost all of Ricoh’s MFP and printer lines manufactured after the fall of 2004 have the potential to run ESA. Legacy and new customers have the capability of
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RICOH AWARDED AREVA CERTIFIED SUPPLIER SEAL OF APPROVAL

relationship between the two organizations. AREVA, a world leader in the nuclear power industry, selected Ricoh among 150 companies in the U.S. for this recognition. To receive this certification, Ricoh was required to meet 25 different AREVA criteria such as quality, sustainable development values and competitiveness. Other decisive areas include investment in innovation and R&D and the attention to nuclear/occupational safety and the environment. “We are honored to receive this distinction from AREVA
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Canon enters surveillance market

surveillance and security market which is estimated to be Rs 100 crore," he said. Apart from this, the range unveiled today includes four single format inkjet printers, 10 all-in-one printers, 3 laser printers, 5 projectors and one scanner. Canon has added Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) feature in one of its projectors, which has a resolution of 1400x1050 pixels. This projector can display direct image from PictBridge-Compatible digital cameras. Canon claims that high
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eCopy Brings Business Application Connectivity to Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series

ADVANCE capabilities, providing an easy to use yet powerful solution for Canon MFP customers. eCopy has certified more than 1,750 technicians within the Canon sales channel to install and configure eCopy products. eCopy ShareScan also operates on Canon DR and ScanFront scanners. By spanning Canon multifunction product and scanner environments, eCopy enables office workers to use common scanning procedures at any of an organization’s document imaging devices – which support ease of use and
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e-automate Adds Canon U.S.A to list of Industry Leading Partner Integrations

Provo, Utah— Sept 22, 2009. Digital Gateway, the makers of e-automate dealer management software for office equipment dealers, is pleased to announce the availability of an integration connector with Canon U.S.A.’s imageWARE Remote technology. “Canon U.S.A. has recently completed an integration with e-automate; that from initial feedback will be very beneficial to our shared dealers,” said Jeff Despain, Partners Service Director for Digital Gateway. “With more than 1000 dealers using our
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This Week in Xerox "TWIX Notes" 10/06/09

Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Xerox announced that its desktop DocuMate scanners (which are actually made by JFL Peripheral Solutions/Visioneer), now have a driver to work with Linux operating systems based computer. The driver is called SANE (stands for Scanner Access Now Easy). Competing against Xerox where a customer wants to use tabs in a production print environment? Xerox’s Freeflow system apparently has the following
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Two New REALiS Multimedia LCOS Projectors

New Mode Allows Users To Have Greater Control Over The Look Of Projected Images LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new projectors to its acclaimed line of REALiS Multimedia LCOS Projectors, the WUX10 Mark II and SX80 Mark II. These projectors include a new Photo Image Mode allowing for advanced color management and adjustments for ambient lighting conditions. This new mode is ideal for professionals with the most discerning
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Updated Product Releases for Ricoh 10/6/09

November 09 Aficio SP C420DN-KP w/3 Year Subscription SP C420DN-KP w/4 Year Subscription Creo C-80 controller for Ag-P1 December 2009 Aficio SP 4100N-KP Aficio MP 2851SP January 2010 Aficio MP 3351SP Aficio MP 4001SP Aficio MP 5001SP Aficio SP 3400SF Aficio SP 3410SF 3183DNP (Duplicator) Feb 2010 Aficio MP C6501 Aficio MP C7501 GX 5550N March 2010
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OKI Printing Solutions Introduces the Versatile MC360 Letter/A4 Color MFP to Increase

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI® Printing Solutions brand, today announced the introduction of the MC360 Letter/A4 Color MFP. Ideal for very small workgroups (VSWG) and small offices/home offices (SOHO), the MC360 Color MFP features a compact design and small footprint with four-in-one functionality (print, copy, scan and fax). Combining fast print and copy speeds, reliability and ease of use with high quality HD Color printing technology, this
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Océ CS665 Pro Color System Using CREO Color Server Receives FograCert Validation for

images consistently.” The KODAK Print On-Demand Solutions Group develops high-performance CREO Color Servers and workflow solutions for a wide range of digital production printers and presses. CREO Color Servers offer the digital printing industry leading workflow connectivity solutions. They utilize intelligent, JDF-enabled automation of all print-production steps to help drive business performance and profit. About the Océ CS665 Pro Color System The Océ CS665 Pro full-color digital printer offers
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Ricoh is getting out of the paper business. I am looking for a supplier that has paper that meets specs of Ricoh products - for example the new Savin CLP340d can run glossy paper but only 28lb weight - everywhere I look I find glossy 32lb weight - can anyone suggest a good source for paper I can refer my customers to? Thanks!
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I have to agree, Darrel Amy is a good choice. At my company we use Printfleet to collect meters. It sends us meter/supply info and we have to input pricing on our own. If you are a Ricoh house, their @Remote service/device is always an option. Not a great option, but hey, it's an option
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When you say Print Audit, do you mean that you are by-passing Ricoh (Print Director) and getting the product direct from Print Audit? I would be curious to know what the reasons would be for that.
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For the Facilities Manager we would be going through Print Audit directly. For the PCS Director 6 packages, we of course would be ordering through Ricoh.
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I believe the full lineup of color MFP's can run legal booklets, as long as you can add a booklet finisher to them. I remember that a few years ago this was a big selling point at Monster Mayhem, because only Ricoh manufactured machines could run Legal booklets, whereas the others had to run Ledger.
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Thanks...txeagle24. I noticed you mentioned the color MFP's from Ricoh does that do legal booklets from the print driver? Or just at the copier? Do the black MFP's do legal booklets at the machine and print driver?
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quote: Originally posted by montecore: Thanks...txeagle24. I noticed you mentioned the color MFP's from Ricoh does that do legal booklets from the print driver? Or just at the copier? Do the black MFP's do legal booklets at the machine and print driver? I believe both the b/w and color MFPs can run the booklets at the machine and in the print driver. For booklets, we typically use the RPCS Driver.
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Scan to email in Plotbase / Scantool 3.7.1

Has anyone here been able to get the scan to email function to work in Scantool 3.7.1? I am installing a RW240 and we cannot figure it out. The IT guy says that all their Ricoh small format copiers need is the SMTP server address. This hasn't worked for us yet.
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X-Rite X-RiteColor DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer

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DTP34 QuickCal Densitometer is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the DTP32 Automatic Strip Reading Densitometer, reflection versions, it will by default report itself as a DTP32. Most existing software packages will reference a DTP32 in their connection menu while newer software may use DTP34. Select DTP34 if it is available, otherwise select the DTP32. Densitometer, interface, and power supply and Kodak color strip. Best offer.
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Quiz: What Do Customers Want to Buy?

SCENARIO: You’ve been asked to summarize your ideas and offerings to a group of customer decision-makers. Your presentation starts with an exciting and interesting statistic, then brilliantly summarizes the customer’s current situation. So far so good! You must now create the pivotal slide that introduces the section of the presentation where you’ll talk about what you’re selling.
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Yet, @Remote will collect your customers data and it can be accessed by Ricoh. With the IKON factor looming, you may not want that possibility.
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While I totally agree with your concern, Ricoh would respond that the data is held by an independent third party and would *never* be made accessible to IKON (even though it goes to a center in Japan, not the US, and even though *you* can't access it until the next day). I guess I'm just too jaded to believe them.
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I thank you for the many responses on solutions. I knew if I wanted an answer, the best resource is the p4p. We are looking into the areas everyone suggested, and another avenue is Print Audit Facilities Manager. This program allows us to retrieve meters, receive toner alerts, and service alerts, and may be the better fit for us. The powers to be must decide that, but at least I get some input. Thanks again for your input. As always it is greatly appreciated.
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There are advantages to both Printfleet and PA-FM, I hear for local (non-networked)devices PA-FM is great. Just FYI, all the items you listed (Meters, Toner alerts, Service alerts) can be done by Printfleet as well.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Last Week of September 2009)

Enjoy these awesome threads from Ten years ago this week!

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Konica Minolta Boosts Productivity for Small- to Mid-Sized Businesses and Workgroups

Newest Office Systems in Award-Winning Product Line Meet Needs of Sophisticated Color Users and Those Transitioning from Black and White Environments Ramsey, N.J. - September 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 launched the next wave of color multifunctional printers (MFPs - print, copy, fax, scan all-in-one system) in the award-winning bizhub
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Equitrac Express Enhances Print Management Solution to Reduce Print Waste on Campus

print control with Follow-You Printing® - Schools and academic institutes with Xerox EIP and Sharp OSA3 devices can now offer users the ability to override the print workflow default at the printer and opt to print a color document in black and white. This new feature helps minimize unnecessary color printing, which drives down costs. -- Extended partner integration - Equitrac Express now supports Apple Remote Desktop, direct IP printing to Macintosh workstations and both PowerPC and Intel
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Konica Minolta Supports the United Nation's Climate Change Conference 2009

effectively runs several programs to minimize impact on the global environment, including the Zero Waste initiative. Partnership for COP15 includes the provision of more than 30 Konica Minolta bizhub color multifunctional printers (MFPs : ) and monochrome production printing systems : . Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, these products will meet the printing, copying, scanning and faxing needs of all UN participants and all delegates prior to and during the convention. "It is a great honor for
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KenMark Office Systems Joins Elite Konica Minolta Dealer Channel

Ramsey, NJ and Mashpee, MA (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 16, 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 KenMark Office Systems (KenMark) of Mashpee, Massachusetts, has joined Konica Minolta’s dealer channel. Founded in 1983, Ken Pedicini and Mark Braison established the company to provide everyday office needs to companies across Cape Cod and The
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Rick Taylor of Konica Minolta Receives “Executive of the Year” Award

Ramsey, NJ and Hamburg, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 23, 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 Rick Taylor, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Konica Minolta has been named "Executive of the Year" by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), the industry group that publishes leading office equipment trade journals
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Lyra Hires Industry Expert Joel Mazza

InfoTrends included several Global 1,000 and Fortune 500 multinational businesses such as Canon, Fuji Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Océ, Seiko Epson, and Toshiba. Prior to joining InfoTrends, Mazza served as a product manager at both Electronics for Imaging (EFI) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. "Joel brings extensive new business experience to Lyra," said Frank Stefansson, CEO and executive vice president of Lyra Research. "This experience, coupled with his digital imaging industry sales and
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ASI Business acquires Advantage Copier

range of equipment they handle to include manufacturers like Toshiba, Xerox, Minolta and Canon.
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Fuji Xerox deploys Salesforce to help staff and partner engagement

Printer vendor, Fuji Xerox, has deployed a Salesforce CRM solution to assist its staff and partners with better customer engagement. The vendor had three previous, unsuccessful attempts at deploying a CRM solution including using Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Fuji Xerox SMB channel manager, Ken Kozak, said the Salesforce deployment took just 10 days with the assistance of integrator, Fujitsu. “We identified the need for a central repository for important information,” Kozak said. “So far we love the
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IKON Introduces New Reseller Relationship with Omtool, Ltd.

.” IKON offers a comprehensive portfolio of document management technology and services to help law firms and corporate counsel manage their entire document workflow, from data forensics, electronic discovery, document imaging and coding, to copy and mail center management. According to Karen Cummings, Omtool’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “Omtool recognizes the powerful solutions that can be delivered through this integration of software, hardware, and services now available
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74--TEMPEST MultiFunction Copy/Print/Scan (45ppm)

74--TEMPEST MultiFunction Copy/Print/Scan (45ppm) Solicitation Number: 1015915352 Agency: U.S. Department of State Office: FedBid.com -- for Department of State procurements only. Location: FedBid.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Posted Date: September 29, 2009 Response Date: September 30, 2009 Archiving Policy: Automatic, on specified date Archive Date: March 29, 2010 Original Set Aside: N/A Set
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Canon & Partners

highly scalable print management application * EFI MicroPRESS server technology, which working in conjunction with Canon-branded solutions, can help maximize productivity and efficiency by effectively clustering output devices into one virtual printer * imagePROGRAF Poster Artist, which used with one of Canon’s award-winning imagePROGRAF large format printers can help in-house or external print providers deliver professional poster creation services easily and cost-effectively. Advancing
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Kyocera Mita America Names Finalists, National Winner in Takin’ It to the Streets TAS

dealerships a valuable resource for addressing the document imaging needs of businesses of all sizes and specialties. We congratulate our national winner and regional finalists.” This first-ever U.S. competition of live TASKalfa 500ci Series document imaging solution demonstrations offered the sales staff the opportunity to participate on behalf of their Kyocera authorized dealerships. Participants in the competition were required to submit written customer proposals and conduct a live demonstration
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Sharp raises the bar for compact A4 multifunction systems

Sharp’s contemporary new look - a stylish grained exterior with attractive curves and chrome accents. Powerful yet compact The MX-B381 prints and copies at full speed - even at the maximum 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution and has been designed to deliver maximum performance to the workgroup in the smallest possible footprint. It even comes with a space-saving inner finisher to keep the total footprint as small as possible - a real bonus for crowded offices. “One of the biggest barriers to putting a
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It's Official "Ron Potesky"

of PANTONE to help communicate color anytime, anyplace for anyone. PANTONE is a world-class brand and I’m very excited to be a part of this talented team.” Potesky previously served as senior vice president of marketing at Ricoh Americas Corporation, having joined the company in 1999. In this role, Potesky was responsible for brand and channel strategies which were central to Ricoh’s growth over the last decade. Prior to joining Ricoh, Potesky spent seven years at Canon USA, Inc. as director of
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Re: High Volume Updates

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) versions of the Pro Series Production Printers be available? A. Yes. Ricoh intends to make MICR-enabled versions of Pro Series Production Printers available shortly after the initial launch to address check and financial instrument printing applications. Q. What utilities are provided for device and print job management? A. The Pro Series Production Printers are bundled with Web Image Monitor to control printer system settings, network defaults, and
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eCopy Brings Business Application Connectivity to Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series

, providing an easy to use yet powerful solution for Canon MFP customers. eCopy has certified more than 1,750 technicians within the Canon sales channel to install and configure eCopy products. eCopy ShareScan also operates on Canon DR and ScanFront scanners. By spanning Canon multifunction product and scanner environments, eCopy enables office workers to use common scanning procedures at any of an organization's document imaging devices -- which support ease of use and compliance best practices
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Fuji Xerox’s 700 Digital Color Press hits 200 installations

positive market momentum to the product’s image quality, versatility, reliability, modular approach and affordable price. Fuji Xerox believes the 700 Digital Color Press has proven to be a springboard for printers entering the digital printing market for the first time, representing more than 20% of orders. Fuji Xerox says the 700 Digital Color Press will have new features and finishing options launching in November.
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Inside Innovation at Xerox: Scientists Create Computer Language to Interpret More tha

available as the Colour By Words feature of the newly-announced Xerox Phaser 7500(R) colour printer. "You shouldn't have to be a colour scientist to get the right colour where you want it," said Karen Braun, herself a colour scientist at the Xerox Research Center Webster (N.Y.). "We created a tool that is as natural and as easy to use as simply describing what you want to change. The tool allows customers to meet ever-tighter deadlines by bringing colour printing tasks in-house, right to the
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This Week in Canon "TWIC Notes"

Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Another Canon attempt to diversify from copiers and cameras has failed? Apparently, Canon attempted to enter the high end lithography business for use in LCD and computer chip production. The company installed a $90 million 193nm immersion tool in 2007, and is reported to be having technical problems with the machine. It is trying to enter a market dominated by Nikon of Japan, and ASML of the
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This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes" 9/21/09

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes" 9/21/09 Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - Ricoh donated a fully loaded Ricoh Aficio PRO C900S production color laser system to the Graphic Communications Department of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). - Ricoh announced it is offering a new external print controller for the PRO C900 production color system, the EFI Fiery QX100. - Ricoh announced it will
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This Week in Xerox "TWIX" 9/20/09

Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - Xerox announced it will offer MICR (magnetic image character recognition) toner versions of the Nuvera 200 and 288MX production b/w laser systems for high volume check printing applications. - Xerox won several awards at the PRINT 09 show: - “Worth-a-look” for a Xerox iGen4 production color system bundled with a Stora Enso Gallop to produce color packaging - “Encore Must See Em” for iGen4/Fiery
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Xerox Monitors Social Media with ColorQube Launch

[IMG:left]http://www.biojobblog.com/uplo...cial-media-democracy(1)(1).jpg[/IMG]Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Xerox Monitors Social Media with ColorQube Launch It's what I do, every night instead of watching the tube, I'll cruise through my google alerts and then do some searching with google. It had been a few months since I did a google on the Print4Pay Hotel (I can remember a few years ago there would only be 3 pages of links and now there too many to count!), anyway I ran across
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Need Help for Print Solution!

We have a Ricoh 8200N installed. Customer needs to printing from accounting software Windows based "Sage"/"Timberline"), the customer wants the workorder (one page) to be printed twice, once from the top paper tray and once from the second paper tray and then stapled. How can we do this with the exiting RPCS or PCL print drivers? Or do we need a different application HELP!!!!
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Ricoh Midwest RVP

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As many of you recently learned, Chuck Parr is no longer at Ricoh Americas Corporation. Bill Corry (RFG West RVP) will assume responsibility for the Midwest Region and handle the two Regions until a replacement is named. Apparently, John Stewart is going to eventually take control of the RFG West Region and leave his post that is now focused on IKON. Either the RFG (Ricoh, Savin, Lanier) Independent Dealers in the West Region will welcome an 'IKON guy' or shun him. These new developments at
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

performance of the programs relative to the performance claimed by vendors. To clarify dealer responses to the survey, in-depth phone interviews were conducted with a number of the dealers. Finally, the 11 participating vendors were provided with a final opportunity to provide additional program details and related business metrics. Market Is Real for Hybrid Dealers “Managed Print Services is more than just a sales approach, it’s a change to the actual business model. It entails moving from
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High Volume Updates

The Ricoh Pro 907/1107/1307 series was officially released last week. This is the new, print only version of the Katana series and it's targeted at Data Centers. It's co-developed with both Ricoh and Hitachi technology. With it's release, the Pro 1357 becomes Ricoh's flagship monochrome printer. Effective immediately, the Pro 907 and the Pro 1107 replace the DDP 92. The DDP 70e is now discontinued. In comparison to the DDP models, these new products offer stacker options. These stacker options
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions has added Ace Copy Systems, Inc. (Hillsborough, NJ) to it's roster of Authorized Dealers. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ACE COPY SYSTEMS Inc. was founded in 1990 and currently has two offices in New Jersey. ACE offers a full line of digital and color copiers, document imaging, multifunction machines, scanners, fax and electronic white boards. Ace Copy System’s philosophy and goal is to provide customers with the most efficient and productive office
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Sales Closing Skills Poll!

I copied this from an article I found on the web, I answered wrong, try your luck, I post the answer in a few days! Have fun!
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Xerox to Acquire Affiliated Computer Services

Xerox to Acquire Affiliated Computer Services NORWALK, Conn. and DALLAS, Sept. 28, 2009 -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) today announced a definitive agreement for Xerox to acquire ACS in a cash and stock transaction valued at $63.11 per share or $6.4 billion as of the closing price of Xerox stock on Sept. 25. This acquisition will transform Xerox into the leading global enterprise for document and business process management, and will
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Not sure where to post this question. Can Ricoh copiers make legal size booklets with a booklet finisher at the machine as well from the print driver? If so which models...or where can I find more info on brands that can do this? What brands cannot do this at the machine and/or the print driver. This seems to be an issue that many manufacturers are facing. Thanks for the help in advance!
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Re: Konica Minolta Boosts Productivity for Small- to Mid-Sized Businesses and Workgroups

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For these models (bh C360 series), I noticed Konica Minolta once again separated imaging units into separate developer and drum units, but expanded this trend to color cons as well. KM separated mono imaging units with the C652/C552/C452 and the C200, but kept the color imaging units intact. Neal, Do you know what the motivation is for this trend In terms of usage cost, maintenance costs, or modularity? I know KM specifically improved the BW consumable costs with this generation. Do you now how
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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In other news, Matt Espe (IKON) will be taking control of Ricoh, as President and CEO. I guess whoever said that IKON would begin to swallow Ricoh, was indeed correct. I once joked (April Fool's) that they were putting up an IKON sign at Ricoh HQ in NJ and taking down the Ricoh sign. They may not go so far as to make that cosmetic change, but the poloitcal change has just set sail. What will the Independent Rioch / Savin / Lanier Dealers think about this change? Time will tell.
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Re: Savin SPC221SF and scan to email

print a configuration page, follow these steps: Press any menu key. Press the [][] keys to [Reports Print], and then press the [OK] key. Press the [][] keys to select [Configuration Page], and then press the [OK] key. The configuration page is printed. To Top [+] Test the network connection between your device and your computer To save scanned files in a shared folder on your computer, your device and your computer must be connected correctly over the network. To confirm that your device and
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Re: Need Help for Print Solution!

quote: How about setting up two printers with different default settings and having them print twice? Will not work, cause document then needs to be stapled. I do remember that in most printers, you can set a feature where the printer will make a copy of the page that was sent, is this still true in most printers?
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imagRUNNER advance Series Question?

Is it true that with the new Canon imagrRUNNER adavance that there are only two engines that cover 8 models a 8 different speeds?
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Tension remains high at School Board meeting

service agreement,” she said. Beckwith said the district is currently in the midst of a five-year contract with ImageTec which began in 2007. “The agreement was already in place with the district from the previous administration,” he said. Through ImageTec, the district has networked all of its computers to the copiers so that individual printers are not needed. “Which would be more expensive,” Beckwith said.
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Who has the BEST product line?

Soup to Nuts, low end, high end, MFP's, Printers, Scanners, Fax (has anyone sold a fax in the last year, not me) Wide Format!
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UPDATE: FRIDAY 9/25/09 IKON employees are not subject to the 'mandatory' 5 Day furlough, just the employees on the Ricoh side. An announcement has also been made in regard to Ricoh's pension, wherein all activity will be ceased. However, any changes to the Ricoh pension do not apply to IKON employees. As you could imagine, the Ricoh employees are not happy.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of September 2014)

Alright, I'm ready to start the first day of the last week of the month for me.  Thus far it's been a struggle trying to get prospects to move forward with an order.  I'll admit that Labor Day, the golf event and BTA has taken it's toll this month.  Those four days are 20% of the month. Thus I plan to be up at 5AM tomorrow and hope to be at the office around 6AM.  Hoping the extra hours can make up for some of the time I lost.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

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Tidbits from Print '09

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of fact the first thing I heard walking into the show was a young lady from Kodak saying, "so instead of thinking of what is my cost per page, let's turn that to what is my profit per page." They also introduced via an interactive display their new Kodak Prosper production print inkjet unit. Oce' introduced their 6300 series of black and white unit that gives you 300 images per minute!!! Canon featured their new Advanced Color Units and attracted a pretty good crowd. Ricoh wasn't very easily
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Konica Minolta Named Supplier of the Year by NAQP

competitiveness of the quick and small commercial printer. “Our association with the NAQP has grown considerably in recent years, as has our relationship with its member companies of franchise, quick and small commercial printers”, said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts – Franchise Print for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The NAQP charter is to enhance the success of its member companies and their specific industry segment. From our experience, we know that they fulfill that
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quote: e quote: Also all Non-Sales will be asked to take unpaid five-day furlough. I have heard that this is also true, but all of the will make Ricoh leaner and meaner, there are those that think Ricoh is on the downside, however thier equipment has never been better and they are hedging the future with hardware. Let's see when was the last time you saw some like Quanp from the likes of Sharp, Canon, Xerox or KonicaMinolta? Do any of these companies have anything closely related to Document
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You stated and asked: "* The last year brought Ricoh’s entrance into the color light production and mid-production space with the C900/C900s and the Pro C550EX/C700EX. Although the C900 looks like a solid first step into color production, there may be some growing pains (outside of IKON) due to dealers' lack of production experience/contacts and printers' existing brand loyalty/hesitations about buying a 1st generation system. Does anyone see these replacing or beating Xerox/Konica/Canon
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Businesses and Workgroups with New Color MFPs Ramsey, N.J. - September 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 launched the next wave of color multifunctional printers (MFPs - print, copy, fax, scan all-in-one system) in the award-winning bizhub® product line. These new color systems, which include the bizhub C452, bizhub C360, bizhub C280, and bizhub C
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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

quote: Sharp went another direction with its A4 MFPs and positioned its Frontier line as a competitor against both A3 Copiers and A4 Printers – offers major HW discounts from A3 copiers. Not sure if you noticed, but the Frontier C311/C401's shipments were far higher in Q1 than in Q2. Not sure if this is due to initial "deliveries" to dealers in Q1, while Q2 was actually from sales and orders from dealers to restock inventories. Does anyone see these systems beating out A3 color MFPs or gaining
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KYOCERA Develops World's Fastest Inkjet Printhead

150 million dots per second. Kyocera's previous inkjet printhead offered the world's fastest print speed when it was introduced in 2008 - 150 meters per minute at 600×600dpi resolution, using a drive frequency of 30kHz. The newly developed printhead sets new records for high resolution, full-color inkjet printing, offering the world's fastest print speeds in any of three resolutions: 600×360dpi (330m/min. at 40kHz), 600×600dpi (200m/min at 40kHz), and 1200×1200dpi (150m/min at 60kHz). Recent
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Ricoh delivers next generation print to Unilever across Europe

Ricoh delivers next generation print to Unilever across Europe London, UK, 17 September 2009 – Ricoh Europe, office and production printing solutions expert has signed an extended contract with existing customer Unilever. The five year contract sees Ricoh extend its Managed Print Services (MPS) for Unilever from five to twenty nine countries across Europe. Ricoh will provide efficient and cost effective solutions for Unilever’s office and home working employees. The new services will provide
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AlphaGraphics Western Center of Fort Worth, Texas Installs a RICOH Pro C900 Digital C

around digital printing and the RICOH Pro C900 gives us the ability to offer more robust graphic design and customized collateral via variable data technology.” An Editor’s Choice award winner in the 2009 High Volume Printer & Digital Duplicator’s Guide from Better Buys for Business, the RICOH Pro C900 is engineered to meet the demanding needs of the production print environment and represents an advancement in efficiency and productivity. It combines consistent 1200 dpi output with 90 pages-per
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Atos Healthcare clinics streamline printing systems

previous stand-alone, multi-vendor printers, faxes and copiers with Xerox multifunction printers (MFP) that can print, copy, scan and fax. Previously, each of the 12 MSCs purchased its own equipment, which not only created an inefficient multi-vendor printing infrastructure, but also made it more expensive. As a result Atos Healthcare approached Xerox to help rationalise its fleet of printing devices to help streamline business workflow and allow for a more centralised control structure. Lawrie
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Re: GR firm wins Muskegon school district's copier bid

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quote: Not only did Office Machines Company (a SHARP Dealer) lose out to IKON, the following Ricoh Family Group Dealers lost out to IKON: Lanier = Advanced Imaging Solutions Ricoh = Applied Imaging Savin = Adams Remco This trend will continue, wherein more and more IKON wins are realized at the expense of the Independent Dealers. I understand that these dealers are part of the RFG, but they are also dual line dealers. Advanced Imaging recently taking on Canon and Adams Remco using Toshiba
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Can America's School Afford to Print and Copy in Color?

Funding for school operating budgets is tighter than ever. While administrators and educators desperately explore new ways to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of our children’s education, many are running out of ideas. Where to Cut Corners? The top four budget items in most schools are (1) salaries & benefits, (2) facilities maintenance, (3) textbooks & instructional materials, and (4) copying & printing supplies. So how can we improve efficiencies to get ‘more for less?’ Certainly
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Xerox Adds to Industry-Leading Line of Nuvera Production Printers; Strengthens Leader

* Two new tandem-engine MICR products securely print documents * New finishing options designed for entire Xerox Nuvera line maximize productivity * Enhancements to Xerox Nuvera EA systems improve uptime CHICAGO--(Business Wire)-- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has strengthened its position as the leader in digital black-and-white production printing with the introduction of the Xerox Nuvera® 200 and 288 MX Perfecting Production Systems. These MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) products
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PRINT 09: Xerox, XMPie Capture 21 Awards

The companies garnered a total of eight honors in the annual “Must See ‘ems” award program. In addition, Xerox earned 13 Gold Ink awards for excellence in digital printing technology in commercial print and graphic arts environments. “Must See ‘ems” award wins The “Must See ‘ems” awards, sponsored by PrintCom Consulting Group, are given to the most unique, innovative and compelling products and services on display at Print 09. Products and services are recognized based on an independent
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Canon Business Solutions Announces New Support Tools to Help Drive In-Plant/CRD Busin

that we had an opportunity to help our customers be successful in sustaining and growing their operations.” For more information about this program contact Aaron Hale, Commercial Print Industry Marketing Specialist at 516.327.8498 or by email at ahale@solutions.canon.com. About Canon Business Solutions, Inc. From small/medium businesses to large corporate enterprises, Canon Business Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., serves a broad range of organizations with a
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Canon Business Solutions Reaches Milestone with the Installation of Its 500th imagePR

demand," added Knapp. The Canon imagePRESS line represents the largest single-engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution with an exceptional level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP prints at 70 letter-sized pages per minute (ppm), including media up to 110lb cover stock. The imagePRESS C7000VP reflects Canon`s commitment to enabling businesses of all sizes to capitalize on years of intensive R&D in digital color imaging
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Canon U.S.A. Launches New Managed Document Services Initiative

service alerts for pre-emptive support and consumables fulfillment, e-Billing functionality and integration with leading third-party Dealer ERP systems, such as OMD and e-automate - uniFLOW Output Manager is an intelligent and highly scalable print management software suite with modules for Universal Secure Printing, Rules-Based Routing, Authentication, Desktop Accounting and Print Center Management - Canon U.S.A. Professional Services brings the expertise to design and implement managed
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Canon U.S.A. Now Provider of SAP-Approved Digital Imaging Equipment

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Further extending its support for business-critical software applications, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital document imaging and advanced office solutions, today announced that Canon Inc. has joined the SAP® Printer Vendor program as a gold-level member. Through its participation in this global program, Canon plans to develop device types for new printing systems to enable customers to print documents from within their SAP applications. “We are pleased to be
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Digital Printing and The Pirates that Sell it!

important, to keep assembly lines moving, keep their cost of manufacturing as low as possible by placing as much gear as possible or do they go with a more altruistic approach and maximize their profitability by increasing the wallet share of a particular client regardless of how little equipment is placed? So what came first the Printer or Managed Print Services Rep? And in every opportunity who should sacrifice their business objectives? What are the organizational goals as they are related to
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HP to Focus on Services With New Print Division

afterthought," Douglas said. Managed print is all about stepping back and taking a more strategic and methodical look at how those documents are managed, he said. The company has also expanded the availability of a program that guarantees savings for customers who sign up for its print services outside the U.S. Under the plan, HP assesses a company's imaging and printing environment and calculates the possible savings a company can realize using HP's managed services. If customers haven't realized the
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Ringdale Introduces FollowMe(R) Embedded for Lexmark Printers and Multifunction Produ

Ringdale Introduces FollowMe(R) Embedded for Lexmark Printers and Multifunction Products AUSTIN, Texas, September 16 /PRNewswire/ -- - FollowMe Embedded Offers Fully Integrated Solution for Secure Output Management Ringdale Inc. today announced the release of FollowMe(R) Embedded for Lexmark, a fully integrated version of FollowMe Printing, the industry standard secure document output management solution that provides complete control and accounting capabilities for copying, printing, e-mailing
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Savin CLP240dn

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We have a customer who previously used a Ricoh Aficio CL7300 and loved it. We sold them a Savin CLP240dn and they have been complaining a little about the colors not seeming rich enough, some haloing around words and other quality issues. We have tried tweaking all of the drivers and have remedied some issues, only to make others worse. In researching the issue, I've found that the CL7300 has a dpi of 1200 x 1200, while the Savin CLP240dn is up to 9600 x 600 interpolated RPCS only. Can anyone
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Savin Dealer LOW price

ok, this was emailed to me from someone who reads the blog. Enjoy! I read your blog time to time and wanted to let you know about a bid opening that I just went to in Middletown CT. The low bider, XYZ Office came in at $6,553.00 for two Savin 9050's and copies at .004 cpc locked in for 5 years. They were low bidder by about $1,500.00 over just about everone else. The CPC does not suprise me but how can they be making any money selling a 50ppm box at $3,276.00 per box? The high bider was Xerox
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Xerox DocuShare Helps Schools Reduce Spending, Enable Virtual Learning

. Massachusetts-based Chelmsford Public Schools saves up to $150,000 on textbooks and printing using DocuShare's Web-based folders to host homework assignments online. DocuShare also acts as a virtual discussion board that allows students to collaborate on projects, receive teacher feedback, submit homework assignments, and enables parents to log in and communicate with faculty and staff. "Xerox helped us uncover significant savings by gaining control of more than 150,000 printouts per day," said Bruce
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MPS Results Announces Mastermind Program to Help Dealers Drive Managed Print Success

MPS Results (http://www.mpsresults.com) announced the October 1 launch of the MPS Results Mastermind Program. This program provides continual sales management, marketing and operations support to dealers implementing a managed print model. “In addition to our successful sales mentoring program, many clients were asking us to provide some ongoing management support,” commented Jim Salzer. “The mastermind program is a practical way for dealer management to implement best practices for maximizing
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Océ Repro Desk Studio Software Simplifies Wide Format Printing for End Users

suitable printers, for example by document format, use of color or size of the print job. Simple and transparent for end users Use of Océ Repro Desk Studio software by end users is simple and transparent. Jobs can be created from multiple documents using the free Océ Client Tools™ print submission software. Individual documents can then be previewed before printing with true WYSIWYP functionality – What You See Is What You Print – that shows exactly how they will print on the selected printer
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NOTABLE SOLUTION INC.’S AUTOSTORE PRODUCT PASSES RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILIT

’s advanced Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) platform, NSi was able to update AutoStore 5 to support Ricoh’s latest MFPs by tapping into Ricoh’s open architecture. Almost all of Ricoh’s MFP and printer lines manufactured after the fall of 2004 have the potential to run ESA. Legacy and new customers have the capability of utilizing this by adding Ricoh developed and third-party developer solutions. “We are happy that AutoStore 5 has passed Ricoh’s rigorous compatibility testing,” said Mike
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GBC "Ebinder 200" Spec Review

, no pricing yet Details from the recent Sharp Align 09 national sales meeting for its dealers: - Was at the Gaylord Resort in Washington, DC - Plans on launching a managed print services program based on partnerships with LMI, PrintAudit and Compass in October - Has more than 400 authorized dealers in the US click the link for rest of Blog GBC "Ebinder 200" Spec Review
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Oce' and their product mix

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At a recent local business expo I ran into a rep who used to work for me at Oce' and he was telling me that other than the Oce' manufactured products that they will only be relabeling Konica Minolta product. Seems they are dropping both Toshiba and Sharp. Anyone else out they hear anything similar and is this a lead in to the two companys merging?
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Re: Oce' and their product mix

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I'm seeing the same thing regarding Oce's use of Konica Minolta systems. Each of the new VarioLink models are relabeled KM machines and Oce already has relabeled versions of Konica's forthcoming bizhub C360 series listed on the energystar database. Oce hasn't launched a Sharp-made MFP since 2007 and has not added a Toshiba-made MFP since 2006 (last CLR model in 2005). I'm not sure Konica is planning to acquire Oce though. They are STILL sorting out the Konica and Minolta merger and seem to be
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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Rumor verified w/email from HQ. Also all Non-Sales will be asked to take unpaid five-day furlough. Not verified but heard reliably is RIF of 25% Production Print Sales Reps and 500 Gen'l Line Salesforce. This probably just make the IKON/Ricoh marriage easier although it also feed the ranks of Canon and dealers if they are looking at quality rather than quantity to shore-up their ranks.
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

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KenMark Office Systems Joins Elite Konica Minolta Dealer Channel Massachusetts-based Company to Offer Award-Winning Lines of Konica Minolta MFPs, Production Print Systems, Printers, and Software Solutions Ramsey, N.J. and Mashpee, Mass. - September 15, 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 KenMark Office Systems (KenMark) of Mashpee
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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

quote: The Aficio Pro C550EX and Pro C700EX seem more like short term solutions, since they are basically the C6000/c7500 with an added standard LCT and Fiery server. However, they still add two more color light production systems to Ricoh's lineup. Does anyone see these replacing or beating Xerox/Konica/Canon systems? I have one of these in the P4P market, after 4 months all seems well and customer is satisfied with media offereing and quality. The one thing that has changed for this unit
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Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

Monday, September 14, 2009 Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance" One of the Print4Pay Hotels predictions for 2009 came full circle today. In a press release dated today, Canon announced that that HP will now resell Canon branded MPF's! The terms of the deal were not disclosed however it was noted that HP will sell the Canon brand now and in the future the model and name will shift to HP. Many questions will need to be answered such as: Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"
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Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

Monday, September 14, 2009 Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance" One of the Print4Pay Hotels predictions for 2009 came full circle today. In a press release dated today, Canon announced that that HP will now resell Canon branded MPF's! The terms of the deal were not disclosed however it was noted that HP will sell the Canon brand now and in the future the model and name will shift to HP. Many questions will need to be answered such as: go here for rest of blog!
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"This Week in Canon" TWIC Notes! 9/20/09

Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! - BIG NEWS! Canon announced it will allow Hewlett Packard to sell most of its copier product line with Canon name. Details: - Expansion of 25 year relationship between Canon and Hewlett Packard - This is a one-way agreement, as Canon will NOT have access to HP devices - HP will sell Canon branded b/w & color copiers from segment 2 up through segment 6 - Initially, HP will market the Canon brand, but
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Xerox Launches iGen 220 Perfecting Press

Xerox has today announced the launch of the iGen4 220 Perfecting Press, which it claims will be the world's most productive cut-sheet digital colour press. The iGen4 220, which features two iGen4 110 presses running in tandem, can print 220 impressions per minute, enabling a monthly print volume of up to 7m impressions. Xerox said the iGen4 220 will help printers to save time and labour, while maximising their finishing equipment, because one finishing device can be used to support both engines
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Managed Print Service "Final Poll Results"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Managed Print Service "Final Poll Results" I had to end these polls today in order to start some new polls! Poll #1: Xerox "unveils breakthrough color technology" #1 Wow, this will turn the color market up side down! 197 34% #2 A lot of hype about nothing, not a big deal! 268 47% #3 I'm gonna have to see how this pans out! 110 19% Total of 575 votes!! Poll #2: Is your company going to offer Managed .... go here for rest of blog
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Managed Print Services Association Elects Officers and Board of Directors

, Photizo Group

 Infrastructure / Software: · Norm McConkey, PrintFleet · Matt McLeish, Parts Now

 Independent Dealers: · Brian Stevenson, LaserNetworks
 · Joe Barganier, MT Business Technologies, Inc.

 Manufacturers: · Ken Stewart, Sharp · Eddie Castillo, Samsung


 Executive Staff: · President: Jim Fitzpatrick, Oki Data Americas, Inc. · Vice President: Justin West, Nationwide Insurance
 · Financial Officer: Doug Johnson, Red Sage Consulting
 · Secretary: Greg Walters, Death of the Copier “The
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Need help from the Ricoh P4P'ers!

Here's the email, I received, they want a color unit to produce almost 100% on these types of stocks, &^%$ I know they can't afford a C900 and we don't sell em (I think), any ideas from what we have??? email to me: We are getting much closer and should be at the point of purchase in the next 3 months. Quick question, we are between four papers right now, and I want to make sure the printer can handle them without jamming: Kromekote C2S 12pt Kromekote C2S 1High Gloss 10pt Via Smooth
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New Sharp USA Website

· Product filters (paper size, print speed, finishing options, etc.) · "Quick view" on product pages · Multiple product images · Dealer locator with maps/driving directions · Quick access to support downloads (i.e. manuals, literature, etc.) · Save page & E-mail page to friend function · My Sharp – personalized portal to save wish list, product information and view purchase history We invite you to please visit www.sharpusa.com when you have a moment and let us know what you think.
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Re: Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

their premises and make it a more predictable budget item. The unit is expanding services offered by HP in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Europe. One customer of the MES unit's managed print services is PT Unilever Indonesia. Dannarjaya Sri, head of its business systems, said it had dropped the number of printers it owns from 550 to 220 and decreased paper consumption by 50%. The two reductions led to a 30% savings in printing costs overall, he said in the announcement. The
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Re: GR firm wins Muskegon school district's copier bid

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Not only did Office Machines Company (a SHARP Dealer) lose out to IKON, the following Ricoh Family Group Dealers lost out to IKON: Lanier = Advanced Imaging Solutions Ricoh = Applied Imaging Savin = Adams Remco This trend will continue, wherein more and more IKON wins are realized at the expense of the Independent Dealers.
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HP & Canon Poll "Your Thoughts"!

," (frm,resultslink) var/script P4P Hotel Poll Canon & HP "Your Thoughts on The New Alliance" It's not going to affect us at all and we are not concerned We're a Canon Dealer and we are concerned We're a Canon Dealer and not concerned We're an HP Dealer and we are concerned View Results
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of September 2014)

Sorry for be late with these. Up half the night, figured I would do an auto post in the AM.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

Weekend Industry Notes from 09/13/09

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running jobs. Canon now shipping the imagePRESS CR Server A7000, which is a relabeled Creo print controller for its imagePRESS C7000VP system. RJ Young Company, a Canon copier dealer in Tennessee, bought Photocopy Supply Company, a dealer in Nashville that carries Savin and Panasonic product lines, with 20 employees and $2.5 annual revenues. RJ Young now has acquired 8 companies, giving it 16 total locations and has annual revenues of $68 million. Ricoh announced, that through its InfoPrint division
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Weekend Industry Notes from 09/06/09

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a bid to provide document management using Xerox DocuShare ECM to Western Forest Products of British Columbia. Xerox claims it is saving the company over $20,000 per month. Xerox announced it has sold Xerox 700 Digital Color Press production color systems to: - Coast Litho, a printshop in Oakland, CA - Harold’s Photo Centers Inc. with 8 locations in South Dakota and Iowa - Ink Well print shop in Cleveland, OH - Magnet Harlequin printshop in England - Dvoglad printshop in Croatia Toshiba
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Konica Minolta Offers High-Quality Prints and Finishing Variety with bizhub PRO 1200

. Once installed, commercial printers, print-for-pay environments and large CRDs will benefit from new screening technologies and monthly duty cycles of up to 3 million pages. “With the new bizhub PRO 1200 Series of digital presses, we are raising the bar in production print to meet the evolving needs and expectations of customers and allow them create a wide variety of premium print products,” said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “Delivering
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A & A Office Systems Now Offering Esteemed Konica Minolta Product Line

Middletown, CT and Ramsey, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 9, 2009 -- John Sullivan, President & CEO of A&A Office Systems (A&A) and 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 A&A will now carry the full Konica Minolta product line alongside the Savin product line that they have prospered with for the past 25 years. A&A will become a certified vendor for the
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Advanced Fiery Technology Now Available on Konica Minolta Color Digital Presses

Award-winning bizhub PRO C6501/C5501 Series Raises the Bar for Digital Print Productivity and Quality as First in Marketplace to be Driven by New Fiery System 9 Architecture Witness the bizhub PRO C6501/5501 Series in action at PRINT 2009 September 11-16, McCormick Place, Chicago CHICAGO--(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, and EFI (Nasdaq:EFII), a
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EFI to Display Recession-Busting Products and Showcase Record Number of New Solutions

in booth 2500 (Sept. 11-16th, Chicago`s McCormick Place) and in partner booths, including Canon U.S.A., Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Ricoh Americas Corporation, Xerox Corporation and others. The newest versions of EFI solutions will be highlighted, including the next-generation Fiery digital print server; EFI VUTEk superwide digital inkjet printers; EFI Rastek UV wide format printers; EFI Jetrion industrial inkjet printing systems; and print management, web-to-print, proofing and
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Konica Minolta Named Supplier of the Year by NAQP

competitiveness of the quick and small commercial printer. “Our association with the NAQP has grown considerably in recent years, as has our relationship with its member companies of franchise, quick and small commercial printers”, said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts – Franchise Print for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “The NAQP charter is to enhance the success of its member companies and their specific industry segment. From our experience, we know that they fulfill that
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Konica Minolta Renews Title Sponsorship of the Face-Off Classic

410-261-RAVE or go online to www.ticketmaster.com . Fans can also go online to Faceoffclassic.com to download a ticket order form and find out the latest information regarding the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Visit www.KMBSsports.com to enter for your chance to win The Konica Minolta Ultimate Sports Experience. About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In
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Konica Minolta Selected as Supplier of the Year by Allegra Network

Ramsey, N.J. and Northville, MI. (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 9, 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 it has received the 2009 Supplier of the Year award from Allegra Network, the franchisor for the Allegra Print & Imaging, American Speedy Printing, Insty-Prints, Zippy Print and Speedy Printing print brands. The award was presented during
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Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO C65hc Receives Acclaimed “Pantone-licensed” Certification

Ramsey, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 9, 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 Konica Minolta’s award-winning bizhub PRO® C65hc with supporting technology from both CREO (IC-304 Plus Print Controller) and EFI (Fiery® IC-305 v3.0 server) has acquired PANTONE® Color approval and licensing thanks to its consistent color reproducibility
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KYOCERA Develops World's Fastest Inkjet Printhead

150 million dots per second. Kyocera's previous inkjet printhead offered the world's fastest print speed when it was introduced in 2008 - 150 meters per minute at 600×600dpi resolution, using a drive frequency of 30kHz. The newly developed printhead sets new records for high resolution, full-color inkjet printing, offering the world's fastest print speeds in any of three resolutions: 600×360dpi (330m/min. at 40kHz), 600×600dpi (200m/min at 40kHz), and 1200×1200dpi (150m/min at 60kHz). Recent
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Sharp UK launches major new release of its Printer Administration Utility

Sharp UK launches major new release of its Printer Administration Utility Thursday September 10th 2009, 8:28 am This post was published in our Document Systems , Sharp Electronics UK category. Making life easier for network administrators: new features offer remote operation, grouping and central management of printers and MFPs London, 10 September 2009 – Sharp Electronics has announced the 5th version of its popular Printer Administration Utility (PAU), with several new features designed
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RICOH ANNOUNCES UPDATED ENHANCED LOCKED PRINT NX AND ADDITION OF FLEXRELEASE SERVER O

and retrieve their locked print jobs. FlexRelease Server can scale from a single device to thousands of MFPs and printers across an enterprise. FlexRelease Server supports Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 R2 Standard/Enterprise server, and Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems. ELP-NX v1.3 is offered as a stand-alone product, as well as an option for Ricoh’s Card Authentication Package (CAP). CAP simplifies the user experience by eliminating the need to enter a user ID and password on the
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MWA Intelligence Signs on as Gold Sponsor for European MPS Conference

plethora of educational content geared to the specific needs of MPS professionals, channel partners, vendors and decision makers. The agenda includes case studies, panels, exhibitions and interactive sessions that highlight successful approaches and practical lessons from actual MPS engagements. The speaker line up includes MPS experts from Canon, DirectPointe, PrintFleet, PulsarTec, Canon, Konica Minolta, LRS Europe, Newfield IT, and SolutionsWorx. The conference also includes a pre-conference
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

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Who will be next? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A & A Office Systems Now Offering Esteemed Konica Minolta Product Line 9/9/2009 New England-based Company to Offer Award-Winning Lines of Konica Minolta MFPs, Production Print Systems, Printers, and Software Solutions Middletown, CT and Ramsey, NJ – September 9, 2009 – John Sullivan, President & CEO of A&A Office Systems (A&A) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging
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Canon U.S.A. Showcases imagePRESS Printing Solution for Healthcare Professionals at A

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Making it easier and more affordable for healthcare professionals to produce high-quality prints, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, will showcase the Canon imagePRESS C1+ color printing solution with Virtual Imaging’s Cypher DICOM Print Solution1 at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas (August 10th – 12th, booth #409). The imagePRESS C
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Inside Xerox Booth at Print 09

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Xerox Adds to Industry-Leading Line of Nuvera Production Printers; Strengthens Leader

* Two new tandem-engine MICR products securely print documents * New finishing options designed for entire Xerox Nuvera line maximize productivity * Enhancements to Xerox Nuvera EA systems improve uptime CHICAGO--(Business Wire)-- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has strengthened its position as the leader in digital black-and-white production printing with the introduction of the Xerox Nuvera® 200 and 288 MX Perfecting Production Systems. These MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) products
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PRINT 09: Xerox, XMPie Capture 21 Awards

The companies garnered a total of eight honors in the annual “Must See ‘ems” award program. In addition, Xerox earned 13 Gold Ink awards for excellence in digital printing technology in commercial print and graphic arts environments. “Must See ‘ems” award wins The “Must See ‘ems” awards, sponsored by PrintCom Consulting Group, are given to the most unique, innovative and compelling products and services on display at Print 09. Products and services are recognized based on an independent
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Print09 Xerox MythBusters

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Ricoh Aficio MP 161SPF (Savin 816MF) scanning problem with Vista

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Does anyone know if the 161SPF (Savin 816MF) has a problem scanning to a folder in Vista? My customer switched over to a new PC with Vista and now we cannot get it to scan to a folder. Have set the correct IP and have shared out a folder with permissions and still no luck. It just fails from the 816 right away. I have teh path in teh 816 set with the Ip address\\scans where teh scans folder in on the C:\ drive. There is some kind of virus software he uses but it is not flagging anything with
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Canon Business Solutions Announces New Support Tools to Help Drive In-Plant/CRD Busin

that we had an opportunity to help our customers be successful in sustaining and growing their operations.” For more information about this program contact Aaron Hale, Commercial Print Industry Marketing Specialist at 516.327.8498 or by email at ahale@solutions.canon.com. About Canon Business Solutions, Inc. From small/medium businesses to large corporate enterprises, Canon Business Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., serves a broad range of organizations with a
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Canon Business Solutions Reaches Milestone with the Installation of Its 500th imagePR

demand," added Knapp. The Canon imagePRESS line represents the largest single-engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution with an exceptional level of quality, the imagePRESS C7000VP prints at 70 letter-sized pages per minute (ppm), including media up to 110lb cover stock. The imagePRESS C7000VP reflects Canon`s commitment to enabling businesses of all sizes to capitalize on years of intensive R&D in digital color imaging
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Canon Set to Release ImageRUNNER ADVANCE Series

take multifunction printing and copying to advanced levels and provide the easy workflow integration necessary for organisations to reduce print costs and implement a successful, secure and more environmentally friendly print strategy. So far no other information has been released by Canon, but be sure to keep checking back to http://www.canoncopiers.co.uk/photocopier-news for all the most up to date information about these devices, we will be sure to post new information as soon as we get it.
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Top 8 MFP Copier Sales Tips "Be Prepared"

There's a saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks! I don't believe it! Here's a few tips that you must have before going to any appointment. Lease Documents: Yup, have a few handy, and a few credit apps, never know when you're going to make a mistake and need another. Sales Orders: Have them preprinted and all filled out with the pricing, so if you get into a closing situation you can sign the docs right on the spot. I can't tell you how many times I didn't have any, either I forget
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Toshiba announces strategic agreement with HP

customer. In addition, access to HP's line of laser jet products allows dealers to strengthen their Managed Print Services (MPS) program offerings for customers who already have HP as their single-function printer provider. Toshiba America Business Solutions is an independent operating company of electronics company Toshiba Corporation.
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Xerox Unveils Coated Paper Made from Sustainable Sources for Marketing Brochures, Dir

coated side and the second side can serve as a canvas for the vehicle specifications. In addition to print jobs that require the highest level of image quality and color matching, the affordability of the paper makes it useful for more basic presentations and marketing pieces. Xerox Digital C1S paper can be used on Xerox's entire cut-sheet, laser digital printing portfolio. The stock has an exclusive three-ply construction for a smooth front-side and back-side. Special coating chemistry provides
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New Xerox 7002 pricing

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Just saw this on a site for production print: Xerox 7002 pricing revealed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi all, We're very close to buying a Canon 6000 over here (Instead of a X700). The Xerox people panicked and came out with an offer today on the brand spanking new X7002. 66 Month Lease Machine (No extras): $ 1019.99 EX8002LG EFI Server: $1277.19 Color: .0486 B&W: .0144 It's very aggressively priced, I'll give them that much, but it's
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DOBSON — The Surry County Board of Education

In other business, the board approved looking into a lease option with COECO for printers. The lease would provide printers for all of the schools in the district and would provide a more efficient and cost-saving service. It would provide every classroom with a black and white Kyocera printer and teachers would have access to a color printer. A version of this lease was tested at Meadowview Middle School last year and was deemed a success. “If they can print in the classrooms at a better
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Re: Print Control/Mgmt

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. What it comes down to is you. At Print Audit, we know that your recommendation is what causes sales for us. If you trust that PCS Director is a great product and that we will take care of your customer then suggest it and make some money. Sometimes your customer will buy something cheaper but most of the time they will take your recommendation. Please continue the conversation. Also, please feel free to contact me directly: John MacInnes President Print Audit 403 685-4932 By the way, P4P Hotel
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Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

Monday, September 14, 2009 Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance" One of the Print4Pay Hotels predictions for 2009 came full circle today. In a press release dated today, Canon announced that that HP will now resell Canon branded MPF's! The terms of the deal were not disclosed however it was noted that HP will sell the Canon brand now and in the future the model and name will shift to HP. Many questions will need to be answered such as: Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"
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RISO Introduces High-Speed Inkjet Accessories for Envelope and MICR Check Printing

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Kirk-Rudy to market a high-speed, full-color inline MICR check printing solution called MICR-Mate®. MICR-Mate works specifically with RISO`s inkjet printers to produce up to 120 checks per minute. Checks are printed in monochrome or color and with MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) images. The MICR-Mate inkjet solution simplifies short-run check printing with
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TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"

TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"! Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Industry authors claim that Ron Potesky, former Senior VP of Marketing for Ricoh, will be taking a job as President of Pantone Corp. Ricoh’s InfoPrint division launched a new controller (not based on Fiery), for when it installs a relabeled Ricoh Pro C900 TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"
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TWIX "This Week in Xerox" 9/09/09

TWIX "This Week in Xerox" 9/09/09 Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places! Xerox’s business in New Zealand, which operates under name of Fuji Xerox, reported a loss of $15.6 million during the last fiscal year. After a complaint was filed by Fishers Document Systems Inc., the Meridian School District of Boise, Idaho announced it would recant its copier bid award to Xerox. The district will now send out another request for proposals for its
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Solid Long-Term Growth for Color Laser Printers and MFPs in EMEA

macroeconomic situation and longer-term industry trends such as the transition from monochrome to color, increasing levels of print consolidation, and the shift from single function printers to MFPs in both the home and office environments. The overall EMEA HCP market will continue to struggle to deliver little more than modest growth. Total HCP shipments in EMEA are expected to achieve 2.0% CAGR over the five-year forecast period. A number of high volume technology segments are expected to
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New Xerox product debuting this week

Xerox Corp. is putting out a new iGen4 product — the iGen4 220 Perfecting Press. The Connecticut-based printing and imaging company manufactures its iGen4 line of high-end color digital printing presses in Webster. The 220, which also will be made in Webster, is two iGen4 110 print engines working in tandem. According to Xerox, it can handle volumes of up to 7 million images a month but takes up less space than two iGen4 110 printers standing side by side. Xerox is debuting the machine this
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Randall dumps Toshiba copier in lease

this country.” Gehring’s opinion stems from an incident in 1987, when Toshiba Machine, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was accused of illegally selling machinery used to produce quiet submarine propellers to the Soviet Union, which was allegedly in violation of an international embargo. The Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal also involved the Norwegian company Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik, strained relations with Japan, and resulted in the arrest and prosecution of two senior executives. Top government officials
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Randall dumps Toshiba copier in lease

incident in 1987, when Toshiba Machine, a subsidiary of Toshiba, was accused of illegally selling machinery used to produce quiet submarine propellers to the Soviet Union, which was allegedly in violation of an international embargo. The Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal also involved the Norwegian company Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik, strained relations with Japan, and resulted in the arrest and prosecution of two senior executives. Top government officials contended that providing technology to make the USSR’s
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"Creaser" Finisher Inquiry

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I'm looking a a booklet "creaser" from Xerox that provides a score and a staple to pages and then delivers the stack to the output tray. The option does not automatically fold the stack into a booklet. I believed this to be unique to Xerox but have heard that this might be available in production systems from Konica Minolta or other MFRs. Do you know of this option being offered with production systems from any other MFRs. I've seen plenty of booklet makers etc, but none that fit this exact
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Re: Ron Potesky & Ricoh

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Sounds as if Steve Burger will take over for Ron Potesky, thus remaining at Ricoh. However, that is only if no IKON executive is placed in the position that Ron Potesky vacated. Ironically, one of Ron's first assignments at Pantone will be to help promote the fact that the Konica Minolta 65hc has become Pantone certified!
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Re: Canon & HP "Two MFP GIANTS for an Alliance"

their premises and make it a more predictable budget item. The unit is expanding services offered by HP in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Europe. One customer of the MES unit's managed print services is PT Unilever Indonesia. Dannarjaya Sri, head of its business systems, said it had dropped the number of printers it owns from 550 to 220 and decreased paper consumption by 50%. The two reductions led to a 30% savings in printing costs overall, he said in the announcement. The
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Re: Test Your Knowledge of the Copier Industry

Minolta! 5. Toaster Type Heat unit woould be the correct answer! 6. It was Minolta and not Canon. 7. Tony Randall did Minolta commericals 8. Jack Klugman did Canon commericals, ah the Odd Couple! 9. 1947 10. Copyflo, however 63% voted for the CopyMaster. 11. 3 Trillion is correct, I thought it would have been more also! Thanx for playing and if someone has any good copier quiz questions, email them to me and we'll get another quiz going! art@p4photel.com
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HP & Canon Poll "Your Thoughts"!

," (frm,resultslink) var/script P4P Hotel Poll Canon & HP "Your Thoughts on The New Alliance" It's not going to affect us at all and we are not concerned We're a Canon Dealer and we are concerned We're a Canon Dealer and not concerned We're an HP Dealer and we are concerned View Results

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of September 2009)

Labor Day Weekend is upon us. There's only a few things on my mind tonight, first is to get finished with the updates for the site.  Secondly a little worried about my friends and colleagues in Florida.  The last one is the end of the third quarter and the end of the month.  Not this month but September. I'm like WTF, it's not even the first on the calendar month and I'm jonesing already.  We close our month early, I've got a decent pipeline, but most of its 50/50 at best.  In addition I've got a golf event one day and almost two days at the BTA event in NYC next week.  The plan after Labor Day is to get in the office no later than 6:30AM and put the pedal to metal.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

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Kyocera Mita America Launches New Color Desktop Printer, Providing Class Leading Low

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 31, 2009 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of the FS-C5350DN (32 page per minute) desktop color printer. As part of Kyocera’s ECOSYS line of environmentally friendly printers, this Energy Star™ certified model utilizes long-life consumables while consistently delivering high-quality image output. Businesses looking to meet the demand for superior color printing while reducing overall costs
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Konica Minolta Named 2009 Supplier of the Year by Corporate United

Corporate United is of significant value to us, and we are appreciative of the opportunity to provide our products and services to the membership, all of whom are leaders in their respective industries. Ramsey, N.J. and Cleveland, Ohio (Advertiser Talk) 01-Sep-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, has been recognized as 2009 Supplier of the Year by Corporate United
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Konica Minolta investment

Konica Minolta investment Tim Sheahan, printweek.com, 03 September 2009 Azimuth Print has made its foray into digital print and is aiming to capitalise on a growing trend towards shorter runs with an investment in a Konica Minolta bizhub Pro C6501. The Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire-based company is using the new digital machine to handle jobs such as leaflets, flyers and folders ordered through its online web-to-print system. The Konica Minolta machine joins a pair of Heidelberg
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Xerox 700 Digital Color Press Generates Profits for Print Providers Worldwide; Device

new business - Coast Litho (C.L. Printing, Inc.), based in Oakland, Calif., produces short-run proofs for graphic designers, variable data postcards, full-color restaurant menus and custom artist exhibit brochures. The Xerox 700 has brought in new customers and driven digital revenue from previous offset-only customers. * Photo print shop jumps into digital printing - photo specialty products are the fastest growing application for Harold`s Photo Centers, Inc., a retail chain with eight
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Print Audit Australasia To Hold Free Managed Print Services Seminar In Singapore

headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit is the fastest growing print management company in the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print management software solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $150 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States. For more information on Print Audit, visit
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Print Audit Australasia To Hold Free Managed Print Services Seminar In Singapore

the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print management software solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $150 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year. Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States. For more information on Print Audit, visit www.printaudit.com . Follow Print Audit on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/printaudit
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What is Print Management? How will it benefit you and your customers?

installed to print servers. Analyze all printing Tracking printing at the desktop level will allow you to analyze all of the devices at a client’s site, including local, networked and direct-to-IP printers. Since desktop printers are the most expensive to run, it is important to monitor how these devices are being used. Some of the biggest surprises come out of an analysis of this type of printing. Are your customer’s printing to their inkjet printers instead of your multi-function device? A rapid
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RICOH ANNOUNCES NQUEUE BILLBACK ENHANCEMENT PASSES COMPATIABILITY TESTING

Billback’s updated iA Embedded for Ricoh solution has passed the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™) compatibility testing process. The iA Embedded for Ricoh solution simplifies operations and reduces overall costs by providing businesses with a terminal-free solution that can be installed directly into any Ricoh multifunction product (MFP) and accessed through the MFP’s control panel, saving space and user’s time. As a RiDP Premier Plus member, nQueue Billback had access to the Ricoh SDKs to
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2009 REGIONAL SUMMITS DEMONSTRATE TOSHIBA’S COMMITMENT TO DEALERS’ SUCCESS THROUGH NE

Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba
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Fuji Xerox Launches Budget Friendly Multifunction Device

@maxaustralia.com.au About Fuji Xerox Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation (U.S.A.) that develops world-class office and publishing equipment/systems, digital colour/monochrome multifunction devices, as well as document management software, solutions and services in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. It is also a world leader in printing and finishing solutions and offers a comprehensive range of colour and black and white printers
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Kodak Completes Acquisition of BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Scanner Division

document scanners enjoy a well-established and highly regarded track record for quality and for a top-notch committed channel of value-added distributors and resellers,” said Hunt. “This transaction with Kodak ensures that end-user customers can continue to count on these great products backed by a strong sales channel and reliable service.” “We look forward to combining the strengths and talents of the scanner division’s people and products with those in our business to more comprehensively
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Sharp Helps Dealers 'Align' for Success at 2009 National Dealer Meeting

Align '09 during the general session by outlining the many tools available to the Dealer Community to solve their customers' needs and expand their business opportunities. Seminar topics will include managed print services, Sharp OSA Technology and service best practices. The seminars will provide dealers with both hands-on experience with new product as well as the chance to interact with the Sharp sales team to gain an insider's perspective on the newest Sharp technologies. The seminars also offer
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Sharp Helps Dealers 'Align' for Success at 2009 National Dealer Meeting

set the tone for Align '09 during the general session by outlining the many tools available to the Dealer Community to solve their customers' needs and expand their business opportunities. Seminar topics will include managed print services, Sharp OSA Technology and service best practices. The seminars will provide dealers with both hands-on experience with new product as well as the chance to interact with the Sharp sales team to gain an insider's perspective on the newest Sharp technologies
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Toshiba EXCHANGE "5 Reasons it Will Fail"

Toshiba EXCHANGE "5 Reasons it Will Fail" If you hadn't heard Toshiba is set to launch their version of a Social Business Network intended for Sales, Administration, Technical and Corporate Professionals. Kinda like a LinkedIn or myspace, but just Toshiba MFP people. Ricoh has something similar to this with their Aficio League, however it's more of an extra net site with videos, sales information, launch kits, pricing and I could go on and on. However, what the Aficio Leagie pioneered was a
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New Porducts from Xerox!

@maxaustralia.com.au About Fuji Xerox Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. is a 75-25 joint venture between FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and Xerox Corporation (U.S.A.) that develops world-class office and publishing equipment/systems, digital colour/monochrome multifunction devices, as well as document management software, solutions and services in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. It is also a world leader in printing and finishing solutions and offers a comprehensive range of colour and black and white printers
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Sharp scoops six awards

to Sharp in recognition of products that demonstrate outstanding performance in their specific market segments: Outstanding Segment 2 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-2600N Outstanding Segment 3 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-3100N Outstanding Segment 4 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-4101N Outstanding Segment 4 Business Colour MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-5001N Outstanding Mid-size Workgroup Colour Multifunction Printer MFP - awarded to the Sharp MX-C
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SIX EXHIBITS TO BE POWERED BY PRESS-SENSE AT PRINT 09

The Press-sense Business Flow Automation concept is founded on the iWay™ web-based print-on-demand workflow and management platform for print providers that automates production workflow from job order through delivery, while maximizing business flow efficiency and job profitability; Currently the “Powered By Press-sense” platform is used to power the offerings of Hewlett Packard, InfoPrint, Océ, Presstek, and Xerox; For more information of Press-sense offerings, go to www.press-sense.com
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TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/31/09

Special thanx to Print4Pay Hotel members from around the world and a few moles! Canon releases more information on its upcoming new production color systems, called the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9065 & C9075: - All models still use the off-white plastic design - None apparently offer true 8 bits per pixel imaging - both advertised as go here for rest
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TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"

Special thanx to Print4Pay Hotel members from around the world and a few moles! IKON, a division of Ricoh, will have a booth at the upcoming ILTA Conference, for the legal community, and be showing Ricoh MFPs bundled with document management solutions from OmTool AccuRoute, according to IKON’s VP of Legal Enterprise Solutions, Mark Davey. Ricoh announced TWIR "This Week in Ricoh"
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Xerox Earns Best Partner Program Award for Peak Reseller Program at CompTIA Breakaway

includes the rollout of PagePack 3.0, a suite of three managed print service programs that help channel partners manage their customers' printing infrastructure. Xerox said its program is the first to offer channel partners the ability to manage their customers' entire fleet of printers and multifunction printers no matter the brand. "The channel community is ready to adopt a managed print services program like PagePack 3.0, knowing it will make an impact on their bottom line," said Tom Gall, channel
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P4P Visits US Open c/o Canon

Special thanx to Canon. I've been invited as a guest of Canon to the US Open (Tennis) in Flushing, NY (also the home of the hapless METS). As with other events like this, Canon will have their own facility and will be showing new equipment and solutions. I am hoping to have a preview of the imageRUNNER Advance series, however with Print09 in Chicago this week I'm not sure what Canon will have. I will bring my camera, take plenty of pics and report back after Labor Day!
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Print 09 Seminar on Archiving and PDF/A Looks at an Emerging Standard

traditional and variable print, but a document’s lifecycle doesn’t end with print,” says Mark Maragni, Vice President of Sales for Compart North America and the new Chairman of the North American Chapter of the PDF/A Competence Center. “This intensive morning session will give the print professional an overview of the emerging standard and provide a view of the next steps in the document lifecycle from PDF standards perspective.” The session will be held in North Building, Level 1, Room N129. For
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Print4Pay Hotel off to US Tennis Open!

Print4Pay Hotel off to US Tennis Open! Well, I'm off to the National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY in the AM for the US Open Tennis Championships! Special thanx to Canon USA for the invite, going to bring my camera, a charged battery and not pad with me. I hoping to see some really good stuff from Canon and bask in the sun for the afternoon. We be back at you on Sunday with the goings on in Flushing Meadows! LAKE SUCCESS, NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2000 When play begins on the 25 courts of
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Automated TCO and Commissions added to e-automate Managed Print Edition

sales process in real time. With these new modules, our e-automate Managed Print Edition is ready for prime time.” Digital Gateway’s TCO calculator is part of Digital Quote Manager, a solution that automates the sales quote and proposal generation processes for dealers. The TCO calculator takes meter capture data from prospects and real-time best pricing from suppliers to clearly compare and demonstrate how much money dealers can save their prospect over time. Sean Guerin, CEO of U.S. Imaging
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Heidelberg To Demonstrate Prinect Interface with EFI Monarch and Pace Systems at Prin

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 controllers; 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
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Lexmark launches line of eight new inkjet AIOs for small and medium-sized businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. - 09/01/2009 Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today launched its full line of eight all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers for small to medium-sized businesses. The innovative, feature-rich line includes the world's first Web-connected1 line of inkjet AIOs and the lowest black printing cost in the inkjet industry2. Lexmark's new 105XL black ink cartridge offers businesses a penny-per-page option for mono printing, which equals bottom-line savings potential for small businesses
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VARs continue to struggle in peripherals market

and end-users, including 15-50 percent discounts to dealers on certain models and free gift promotion or cash rebate promotion on low-end models." HP continues to be the undisputed leader in printing with twice the market share of its nearest competitor in shipments despite losing nearly 4 points in unit market share and declining 28 percent year over year in 2Q09. Canon, the second leading vendor, outperformed all others in the top 5 category, increasing its stake in the overall hardcopy
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MFPs Continue to Lead the Way in the Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market, According

08 Units Units Market Market Growth Shipment Shipment Share Share 1. HP 9,757,272 13,512,250 40% 44% -28% 2. Canon 4,787,714 5,192,156 20% 17% -8% 3. Epson 3,397,133 3,927,297 14% 13% -13% 4. Brother 1,331,842 1,618,872 6% 5% -18% 5. Lexmark 1,096,349 1,604,275 5% 5% -32% Others 3,725,239 4,645,767 15% 15% -20% Total 24,095,549 30,500,617 100% 100% -21% Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, August 2009 U.S. Hardcopy Peripherals Market Share and Year-Over-Year
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Sales Manager Position Needed to Fill

I have been requested to see if anyone is interested in a sales managers position for a dealership in Eastern PA. Please send me an email if interested art@p4photel.com, and there are also openings for sales in another dealer in NJ
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Savin SPC221SF and scan to email

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I have set up a Savin SPC221sf in our office to scan to email through our Exchange server. When I try to set it up through our Comcast account I get a Net Communication Error. I have set up many other Savin systems with scan to email with the same settings. In fact, it is my standard protocol to use our Comcast account for all of our customers, so I'm very familiar with the settings and entering them in any device other than this one. When I called tech support they said this product will only
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US Open & Print4Pay Hotel

Monday, September 7, 2009 US Open & Print4Pay Hotel Well, after fighting the worst highways in the Nation, I finally made it to Flushing Meadows in Queens, NY for the US Open on Friday. Not to mention that I drove around CitiField and LaGuardia Airport TWICE! For those of you that are not familiar with Flushing Meadows in Queens, NY. It was the home of the 1964 Worlds Fair, I can remember my parents taking my brother and I several times to the Fair in the summer of 64, as a 7 year old the World
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NEW PREFLIGHTING SOFTWARE - Offers Digital Printers, Publishers and Graphic Designers

gives printers, graphic designers and publishers the ability to preflight efficiently, avoiding costly production errors. About FlightCheck Pro For well over a decade, the process of preflighting has been an important step for printers and prepress professionals worldwide. Preflighting is the process that identifies and corrects missing items and errors in customer files before they become bigger and more costly problems further downstream in the printing process. The earlier in the workflow
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Need to buy Ricoh fax Board

Does anyone have a fax option for the Ricoh MPC3000 listed at the Fax Option typeC3000
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Print '09 - Chicago - Sept. 11-16

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Not sure if many of you are planning to attend this years show. I will try to report on it and as much as I can take in for one day. Will also be tweeting from there.
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Seiko Instruments USA Announces New President and CEO

technology. SII has a global presence, with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Information about Seiko instruments kiosk printers (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/kiosk-printers.aspx), mobile printers (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/mobile-printers.aspx), receipt printers (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/receipt-printers-POS-printers.aspx), POS printers, point of sale printers, and thermal printer mechanisms (http://www.siiprinters.com/thermal-printers/thermal
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PRISM AND RESPONSIVE SOLUTIONS FORM BUSINESS ALLIANCE

year as the key technologies for printing profitability,” said Filip Buyse, President and CEO of Prism. “However, in recent months, web-to-print and more importantly automated marketing programs have risen to the top ranked technology for printers. Responsive Solution’s Marketing Resource Center combined with Prism’s WIN 2009 offer printers a powerful solution for increasing the top line and decreasing cost.” The Must See ‘em product and technology program in 2009 ranks web-to-print and MIS as
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RJ YOUNG COMPANY GROWS STRONGER IN TOUGH ECONOMY THROUGH NEW ACQUISITIONS AND TECHNOL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 3, 2009) –On Monday August 31, 2009 RJ Young Company purchased Photocopy Supply Company, a Nashville based Savin and Panasonic office equipment dealer. “We found Photocopy Supply Company to be a great addition to our company. They have a similar business philosophy and product lines that fit our current growth strategy,” said Chip Crunk President & CEO of RJ Young Company. Photocopy Supply Company was a $2.5 million company and had 20 employees. They do not
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Re: Thoughts about Healthcare Reform Bill?

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- health saving accounts . This is one item cited by the GOP as blocked by the Democrats. But what works? There is NO credible evidence that these type of "savings accounts" work- not for education, not for any other issues- when the USA has the lowest savings rate in the world and many people that NEED health insurance don't even have the disposable income to actually create an HSA. In short, this was an action by Republicans that would make no real difference or reform, but just an attempt to say
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Re: Thoughts about Healthcare Reform Bill?

so expensive, if you are out of work and you get sick what are you to do? Maybe the time is right for a federal 2% sales tax to fund general healthcare.
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Re: Embeded Print Director/PCS 6.0

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We installed PD 5 in a law firm with an MPC6000. It installed well, took some tweaking (as I understand) to work with their software and accounting system as it is ProLaw and does not have tab delimited nor CSV. We just printed the customer list,scanned it in, and converted to an excel file and gave it back to get it into the system. The customer was aware of the quirks of their accounting system and, in the end, the customer is happy with this solution and we are looking forward to placing
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (First Week of September 2014)

There's a really cool blog below about cold calling for wide format. If you don't cold call for wide format that's cool too.  Cold calling still works but you need a plan. I ended up selling that client, the lease is up this month, however I did sell him on pre-owned and the purchase option was $1.  Actually going there tomorrow!

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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. (I certainly have.) Last year Xerox was the only company who understood how to leverage Google AdWords. This year, Ricoh's Laserfiche banners and Kyocera's display ads show up on almost every website I visit. Dealers are updating their websites and most of the big players are using Twitter to further engage with their audience. Thanks to pioneers such as Dealer Marketing having great success (Darrell Amy is a great guy), more and more people want a piece of the action offering dealerships
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Commercial Printers Speed Output and Expand Color Capabilities With the New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100

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Commercial Printers Speed Output and Expand Color Capabilities With the New Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1100 RAMSEY, NJ --(Marketwired - August 28, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ) today announces that four leading commercial printers have experienced faster turnaround times, improved reliability, enhanced color consistency, and improved overall print shop productivity with the new bizhub® PRESS C1100 color digital press. Ideal for commercial printers
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Konica Minolta Named Exclusive Distribution Partner for MGI in Japan

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Michael Abergel, Executive Vice President of MGI. “Konica Minolta is the ideal partner to expand our sales and service into Japan. I am confident this strategic partnership will continue to further increase the presence of both companies in the Japanese print industry.”
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Xerox launches Versant 2100 Digital Press for the production printing industry

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Xerox launches Versant 2100 Digital Press for the production printing industry by technuter · September 4, 2014 New Delhi, India, September 4, 2014:As digital print applications continue to gain traction in today’s world, Xerox India has launched the new Xerox Versant 2100 Press for the production printing industry. The 100 page-per-minute device – versatile for any production environment – combines speed, Ultra HD image quality and automation features to create colorful personalized
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Canon U.S.A. Delivers Trusted Production Technology in Compact, Scalable Devices with New imagePRESS C800 Digital Press Series

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Sep 03, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, todayannounced the new imagePRESS C800 Digital Color Press Series, whichcombines new and proven technology to help deliver the level of print quality, productivity and flexibility expected of the imagePRESS line, in a compact, scalable footprint. Comprised of the imagePRESS C800 andimagePRESS C700, this series is designed for small-to-medium commercial,franchise, in-plant and quick
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This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago First Week of September 2004

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comparisons eg. Aficio 2238 vs canon image runner C 3200, and others. If anyone can help it will be appreciated. Thanx Warren New Jersey vendor 9/8/04 11:57 AM Topic by Guest I need to contact a Ricoh /Savin/Gestetner vendor that services the Califon, New Jersey area. Please email me at wlaursen@techservecopiers.com this is concerning a customer of mine that is opening a new branch there. Thanks, Chris -=Good Selling=-
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IMS Adds Two Océ VarioPrint Digital Perfecting Systems from Canon Solutions America

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MELVILLE, NY—September 4, 2014—Canon Solutions America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced that IMS Inc., a fully integrated service provider of print, electronic, and mail communications, has added two OcÉ VarioPrint digital perfecting systems to its fleet of digital printing technology. A nationally accredited multi-channel communications leader, IMS Inc. serves Fortune 500 and top-level performers across a number of industries, including financial services
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Portable Wireless HD Projector targets SMBs.

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leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its
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HP Boosts Managed Print Services Play with Automation, Security

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HP (HPQ) is making the case that a primary reason to buy its printers is the level of automation and security that it can remotely deliver via the cloud, including security event information management (SIEM). Margins on printer products of all types have been fairly thin for years. As a result, the channel has embraced the delivery of managed print services as a vehicle for adding value that makes selling printers worthwhile. Making the capital investment required to deliver those services
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Roland DGA Unveils Its First 3D Printer and a New Milling Machine

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Maker of Digital Fabrication Tools Targets Professional Designers and Educators With Unique Combo IRVINE, CA --(Marketwired - September 03, 2014) - Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices, announced today the release of the monoFab™ series, including the company's first additive 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a new compact 3D subtractive milling machine, the SRM-20. "The monoFab series desktop fabrication tools are the culmination of over
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Samsung Announces the World’s 1st Printer Powered by Android™

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’ Unveiling Event taking place at IFA 2014, in Berlin. The MFPs are the first printers of their kind to be equipped with an Android operating system, and are designed to be more independent, intuitive and scalable for all types of business environments. Smart MultiXpress MFPs Line-up As part of Samsung’s focus to develop printer solutions that seamlessly fit into the IT and Smart office ecosystem, the new Android based MFPs will feature Samsung’s Smart UX Center to operate independently without a PC
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Toshiba Introduces Cloud Service Offering

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To optimize the operation and functionality of its customers’ e-STUDIO ™ print fleets, ToshibaAmerica Business Solutions, Inc. today unveils its e-BRIDGE ™ CloudConnect,cloud-based application to enhance tech support for its dealers andcustomers. Toshiba’s state-of-the-art support app – designed tosignificantly improve the user experience by gathering and transmittingservice updates via the cloud – is currently available through thecompany’s nationwide reseller channel. Compatible with all e
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Xerox iGen 150 with Automated In-Line C.P. Bourg PUR Perfect Bind Solution

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The Xerox (Booth 1213) iGen 150 Press with the C.P. Bourg BB3202 Perfect Binder and new PUR-C is the industry’s first fully automatic in-line/near-line PUR binder, designed to produce softcover books on demand – from single or multiple digital, analog or mixed workflows. The BB3202 comprises a modified Bourg BB3002 single-clamp binder and Bourg BBC transfer module to compile sheets or single-fold signatures and transfer stacks and covers into the binder. Xerox Document Finishing Architecture
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How Equipment Purchasing Trends Might Impact Corporate Security Strategies

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been around for years now, the analysts did point out that global sales will begin to balance out and level off since penetration rates have already reached such high levels. "The smartphone market, which has experienced runaway growth over the last several years, is starting to slow. Mature markets have slowed considerably but still deliver strong revenues with average selling prices (ASPs) over US$400. Meanwhile, many emerging markets are still barreling along, but with ASPs of less than US
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Fuji Xerox Recognizes Altera with 2014 Premier Partner Award

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporationtoday announced it has been recognized as a 2014 Premier Partner by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Fuji Xerox is headquartered in Japan and develops, produces and sells xerography (or electrophotographic) and document-related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the second consecutive year Altera has received the Premier Partner Award from Fuji Xerox, having earned once again the highest marks in technology excellence
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Samsung Electronics Acquires PrinterOn, Enhances Cloud Solutions Offerings for B2B Customers

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understanding of mobile cloud-based solutions." In light of the rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablets in schools and offices, PrinterOn's solutions have been designed to meet a growing need for mobile printing solutions that allow users to print from any mobile device to any printer they choose, while also being simple and easy to use. Such solutions include, among others, high quality document rendering in multiple formats, multiple print submission and print job delivery methods, and key
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New Study Shows Optimism Among Managed Print Service Providers

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By Christine Kern Despite the growing emphasis on digital records, print remains a critical function in the business world. According to CompTIA research, 98 percent of U.S. workers printed at least once during the past quarter. Self-reported print volumes tend to follow a bell-shaped curve, with firms at the endpoints on the high side or low side of print output. Overall, businesses report generally high levels of satisfaction with print functionality and support, although room for
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Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

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clips section of this site ). We spent about 30 minutes talking about the advantages, find out his pain points and left with an appointment to review the cost analysis I would prepare for him! Yea! Half the battle was done in 30 minutes or less, and there's a potential net new customer, and someone who can realize an immediate ROI by changing systems. In all my years of selling, I've always taken the approach that you never know what tomorrow will bring you. If you do your work, many of those
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Re: New Products

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Now, in the world of copiers, these boxes are sexy!!! Canon, KM and Ricoh better wake the heck up. I can' wait to learn more about these devices. Do you have any info you can send me? Art
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Speaking of Samsung looks like they just bought printeron who makes hotspot printing for Ricoh . http://online.wsj.com/articles...printeron-1409711375 This should play out well...
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Re: Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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Sheridan from The Sales Lion had a lot of success blogging with his first company "River Pool and Spa" by simply answering real questions that his customers had. In B2B I think this is a great approach because customers may not have time to read a 500-1000 word blog article you spent hours and hours writing. We are bombarded with content from LinkedIn, Pulse, Facebook, Twitter, our favourite news website... Sometimes even having a catchy title is enough. Ultimately, the end goal of CONTENT is
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Re: Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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Marketing These are guys everyone should be following religiously. It's not enough to be in just SALES anymore. You have be an expert in Sales, Marketing, IT and Imaging. It's the nature of the business we're in! It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
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Re: Inbound Marketing For Sales Reps (and Sales Vets)

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Are you the leads you receive local or nation-wide? I receive both, in fact two of my biggest deals this year came from a blog I wrote and a post on the forums. I remember the one deal and how could I forget, the owner of the company told me, "I will never ever buy a Ricoh". During the last 8 months I sold him an MP EXPRO1157, a used MP EXPRO1357 and an MP C6502!
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Electronics for Imaging, Inc. Proposes Offering of $300 Million Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019

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respect to the Company's common stock concurrently with, or shortly after, the pricing of the Notes. This activity could increase (or reduce the size of any decrease in) the market price of the Company's common stock or the Notes at that time. In addition, the option counterparties or their respective affiliates may modify their hedge positions by entering into or unwinding various derivatives with respect to the Company's common stock and/or purchasing or selling the Company's common stock or other
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New Capterra Research Uncovers the Top 20 Document Management Software

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the volume of paper we all have to deal with on a daily basis, saving not only trees—but headaches.” Recent additions to this series of infographics include the Top 20 Most Popular Event Management , Marketing Automation , and Mental Health EHR Software . In order to keep up to date with industry trends, Capterra plans to update each study multiple times per year. About Capterra: Capterra believes software makes the world a better place. Founded in 1999, Capterra has helped millions of people
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Ricoh-europe.com is prepping to launch info. Won't be long.
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Wow...they also make HP's e-Print. I wonder if they're doing this to lock other manufacturers from using the technology or to build up valuable licensing revenue. Despite Samsung's constant battle with Apple (both for market share and in court), Samsung makes chips for a lot of Apple products, so they have no problem taking competitor's money for use of their technology.
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Printeron also owns allot of patents for mobile print. I wonder if this was a play for the IP alone.
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Re: Samsung Announces the World’s 1st Printer Powered by Android™

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The obvious question is can it print to an iOS device? I get many more requests to print from an iPhone/iPad than an Android device x50.
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