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

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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

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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 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 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

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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

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, 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

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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"

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Shaja ·
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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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

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quote: Originally posted by lep524: clients won't care about the actual brand as much as in the past. We are finding that clients take our recommendation and will move with brands if we ensure WE will stand behind them. I think this is the big change over the last 15-20 years. If you think back, there was a time that you could buy an "off-brand" (not Xerox, Canon or Ricoh) and be really disappointed. They just wouldn't do the job. That's not true anymore, at least for level of machine 90% of
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Ricoh Print/Scan MP3030

Have new in box, make offer!
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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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Re: IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer for Grover Printing, a Consolidate

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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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Re: Who has the BEST product line?

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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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Re: Senior VP wants P4P Access!

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Quote: originally posted by Art: "My thoughts, why are you trying to hide your who you are?" You definitely asked yourself the correct question. The p4photel has become the most informative and honest forum to share ideas, experiences, and strategies for success. I would hope this is not compromised in the future, due to censorship or spin. For example, we heard that XEROX had an army of 'bloggers' trolling the internet to promote the ColorQube and to combat any critical assessments. The p
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Re: Konica Minolta Adds Regional Aftermarket Managers

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UPDATE: I understand that Konica Minolta has filled all of the Aftermarket Manager positions for each of their four (4) Independent Dealer Regions.
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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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quote: Originally posted by montecore: This is not a fair question. This board is heavy Ricoh tilted since this is the majority of the users. Just because I sell Ricoh doesn't mean I voted for it
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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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Konica Minolta is pleased to announce an exciting and technologically advanced new product series for the Segment 2 and 3 markets—the bizhub C360, the bizhub C280 and the bizhub C220. Designed as monochrome replacements as well as color printer/copiers in their respective segments, these devices offer color and black-and-white copy and print speeds of 36 ppm (C360), 28ppm (C280) and 22 ppm (C220). These models offer an innovative new platform that incorporates new ASIC technology to bring you
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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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suppose my job is a "Green Job" as well since Ricoh has all sorts of brochures touting how "Green" their products are. What a Fraud!!!!!
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Rutt's Hut Fried Hot Dogs

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If you are into SPECIALTY weiners and like your food FRIED, take a spot at Rutt's Hut in New Jersey (not far from Ricoh HQ and the Pine Brook office!): http://www.hollyeats.com/RuttHut.htm Check out this great video of 'special' customers stuffing themselves with these delicious DOGS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaxe8zM0eeE Nice!
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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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Legal Size Booklets?

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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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Re: Rumor has it.....

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"I have heard that this is also true, but all of the will make Ricoh leaner and meaner" Ricoh got MEANER about one year ago.
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Re: Rumor has it.....

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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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Re: Rumor has it.....

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In OTHER RICOH NEWS (TODAY): Chuck Parr (Midwest Regional VP, Dealer Division) was shown the Door.
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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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Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

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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 overall market share from Seg. 3 A3 color MFPs? 2) MFRs look to light production as targeted growth area: Following Konica Minolta's success with the bizhub Pro C6500/5500 and launch of 2nd generation Pro C6501/C5501, Ricoh and Canon (soon) have entered the color light production segment
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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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Re: Rumor has it.....

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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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

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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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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

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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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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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Canon imagePRESS 1135

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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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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!

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

It's Friday night about 10:30PM here in New Jersey.  Still watching the Mets vs Braves.  Now the bottom of the 11th in a 1-1 affair.  LFGM!

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Konica Minolta Adds Regional Aftermarket Managers

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. In the position, Gerry will be responsible for managing all aspects of Konica Minolta Dealer Aftermarket business (parts and supplies) within the entire East Region. Gerry joins Konica Minolta from Ricoh Corporation, where her most recent position was Executive Aftermarket Manager for both Savin and Lanier brands for the Eastern Region. Gerry began her career at Ricoh, where she held a variety of sales and marketing positions, to later support various dealers in Sales, Telemarketing, Training
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Here's quiz questions that will bring back the memories of the good ole days! Have fun and enjoy!!
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Re: Toshiba Launches Social Business Network Designed to Connect Sales, Service and Corpo

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I would not be surprised if your p4p hotel helped influence this new Toshiba EXCHANGE 'social' website. I believe that the p4p mission should be to provide the same platform within the Office Equipment Industry, yet be a forum for all people regardless of manufacturer (Toshiba, Ricoh, Canon, Konica Minolta, SHARP) affiliation.
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Kodak takes new approach at print industry's big trade show

real customers wanted an in-depth discussion … about technology and business enablement,” said Chris Payne, director of Kodak’s business-to-business marketing. “They weren’t actually interested in looking at the equipment.” Hundreds of print companies from across the globe will be at the annual show, including businesses ranging in size from Kodak, Xerox Corp. and their major competitors to small local firms such as U.K.-based Lake Image Systems Inc., which has a manufacturing operation in
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Secure print software released by Canon

print job to.” Maddison also says that, “importantly, the new software, which is part of the popular uniFLOW Output Manager series, has an easy upgrade path for users seeking further functionality, such as usage reporting and intuitive printing rules/routing.” “The launch of uniFLOW SSP reflects Canon’s ongoing commitment to business customers of all size, enabling them to innovate their office technology to drive maximum productivity, security and cost saving in the long-term.”
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Toshiba Launches Social Business Network Designed to Connect Sales, Service and Corpo

printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com : . 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
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Xerox Romania Equipment and Services reports sales down to 21 million euros in 2008

Xerox Equipment and Services, one of the largest integrated-solution provider reported sales of 21.9 million euros last year for its services and equipments segment, down 15% from 2007, but booked a profit three-fold higher over a year earlier, according to the financial report posted on the website of the Ministry of Finance. PUBLICITATE: Xerox’s last year profit stood at 3.4 million euros and in 2007 – one million euros, for its Equipment and Services division. Xerox is operating in Romania
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Fuji Xerox NZ slumps to $15m loss

Zealand’s sales declined from $180.4 million to $174.1 million, while Fuji Xerox Finance recorded an increase in revenue, from $63.3 million to $66.9 million. Average achieved pricing per unit fell sharply, but the company sold more units year-on-year, Duffy says. “The owners are pleased with the performance,” he says. Falling interest rates in New Zealand led to part of the loss, a one-off $7 million, on swap derivatives, says Mark Allright, Fuji Xerox New Zealand’s chief financial officer
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OFFTEC Launches a new generation of laser printers in cooperation with Kyocera Mita

30 August 2009 Amman - Jordan, OFFTECOFFTECOfftec Group Offtec has recently launched the new generation of Kyocera laser printers in Jordan. The event, which was held at Sheraton Amman, was attended by Offtec's key clients, corporate purchasing managers, and other potential prospects. Offtec continuously introduces the latest technologies and generations into the market aiming at providing the clients with optimum solutions for their document management. This new generation of laser printers is
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Printer, copier and MFP sales plummet

Trade News | 27 Aug 2009 : A steep decline in shipments of printer, copier and multifunction (MFP) products in the first half of 2009 is likely to spur vendors and resellers to concentrate on managed print services. Latest figures from technology research specialist Gartner show shipments down nearly 25% in the first half of the year. There is no sign of a recovery in the second half, with Gartner predicting a double-digit decline which "in the worst case scenario could hit 30%". Gartner
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InfoPrint Solutions Company Showcases Precision Marketing Solutions at PRINT 09 to He

mailpieces from receipt through insertion. The solution automatically detects and reprints damaged mailpieces on the printer of choice, so these are simply destroyed, greatly reducing the risk posed by manual intervention. These solutions will run on InfoPrint’s award-winning printers, including the recently launched InfoPrint Pro C900AFP. This color cutsheet platform bridges the gap between production machines such as the full-color continuous forms inkjet drop-on-demand InfoPrint 5000 and
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Industry Analysts and Customers Recognize HP's Managed Print Services

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug 26, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. placed HP in the Leaders Quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS). HP believes this placement, coupled with the latest multifunction printer (MFP) market share standings and customer adoption, demonstrates its ability to provide customers with a robust MPS offering that delivers continued cost savings and increased productivity in the office. In the
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Xerox Corporation has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant

, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Dow Chemical Company and KeyCorp to reduce operational costs by up to 30 percent and get more out of the print infrastructure they've invested in - from the office to the print shop to the virtual workplace. "Xerox's position in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant validates the strength of our offering, especially in these challenging economic times," said Stephen Cronin , president, Xerox Global Services . "In addition to short-term cost savings, our MPS
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RICOH INTRODUCES PERSONAL PAPERLESS DOCUMENT MANAGER

with network multifunction products (MFPs) easier and more personalized and effective. Developed with Nuance Communications, Inc., PPDM is designed for the Ricoh family of MFPs under the Ricoh, Savin and Lanier brands. The PPDM empowers users to eliminate paper processes by scanning documents directly to folders on a desktop and into ECM solutions. PPDM makes scanning personal by allowing users to customize the MFP touch-screen menus directly from their PC, without the need for IT resources or
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magicolor 1600W Wins Editor's Choice Award from PC Magazine

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emissions are about 40 percent below those of conventional toner. "We are honored to receive PC Magazine's top accolade, which gives our customers the confidence that they can count on Konica Minolta for all of their printing needs," said Richard Miller, Vice President, Printer Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This award signifies Konica Minolta's commitment to develop quality products that are continuously evolving to help consumers stay ahead of the print management curve
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Canon U.S.A. Launches Its First Mac-Compatible High-Speed Business Scanners

general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "The new DR-2510M and DR-2010M scanners deliver broad compatibility, high image quality, and fast scanning speeds, all in a small footprint." The new Canon DR-2510M and DR-2010M scanners feature a Mac-compatible TWAIN driver, the industry standard for linking applications and scanners. Bundled Mac-compatible software, such as Canon CaptureOnTouch enables one-touch scanning directly to e-mail, printers, shared network folders, and applications such
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Fuji Xerox Australia promotes senior managers

Fuji Xerox Australia promotes senior managers by Steve Crowe Aug 24, 2009 Fuji Xerox Australia has announced the appointment of Andy Berry to general manager of Integrated Sales and Marketing, while Anthony Cogswell will now head the Global Services division. Andy Berry, formerly general manager of Fuji Xerox Global Services, has been promoted to director and general manager of the company’s Integrated Sales and Marketing division. Anthony Cogswell replaces Berry as the new general manager of
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Helping Printers Succeed! - Responsive Solutions Unveils the “Magic Touch” for Printe

.responsivesolutions.com . “To address the new realities of today’s business communications market,” said Frank Miller, President, Responsive Solutions, “printers must address both customer-facing and internal efficiencies. CUSTOMER+ is a Marketing Resource Center™ offered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model that does just that. Responsive Solutions coined the term and has the most robust offering in the marketplace. Visitors to our booth at Print 09 will see how implementing CUSTOMER+ can ensure business
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TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/25/09

TWIC "This Week in Canon" 8/25/09 Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! More details on the new Canon production b/w models, the imagePRESS 7000 series: - Apparently has issue with mixplexing, in that it has to clear every sheet in the engine before it can switch to either/or single of double sided print..... go here for rest of blog
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Oxbow sells South Africa's first three Xerox 700s

to choose the X700 DCP from Xerox. ‘It can be time-consuming to calibrate colours for each and every print job,’ says Ligtenberg, ‘and the X700 DCP makes it far quicker and simpler to achieve that. The press uses a spectrophotometer to measure colour accuracy and consistency for better pantone results and it can handle anything up to 300gsm paper stock from the bypass or oversized high cap feeder and 220gsm stock for automatic perfecting, or double-sided printing, from all available bins, which
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Ricoh CPC Methodology

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I've noticed an increasing number of Ricoh's public sector contracts have shifted to a "Committed Both" CPC structure for office color MFPs, requiring a volume commitment for both monochrome and color prints within the same plan. I am familiar with this structure, but I wanted to confirm the CPC methodology since this may result in significantly inflated committed per-click costs depending on how CPCs are calculated. For example, I just saw the 28-ppm Aficio MP 2800 in a contract with a
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Printer market falls by a fifth

Lam. The situation was further exacerbated by "shortages of popular low-end inkjets and page printers to home, small businesses, and small and medium businesses,” added Lam. Worst hit was market leader HP, where growth declined 26.4 per cent from the first half of 2008, a drop of nearly 7,400,000 units. Number two Canon only experienced a 9.6 per cent decline, shipping just over a million units less. The upshot was HP losing 3.4 percentage points market share, while Canon gained 2.2 percentage
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Methodist Healthcare eliminates hundreds of paper forms,

similar forms, Crabtree said. The onsite print center's nine Xerox support staff manages the more than 25 million printed documents Methodist uses annually. That includes an average of 2 million black-and-white forms that administrative and clinical staff use monthly, and more than 1 million color documents, including brochures. Currently, the print center receives more than 125 job tickets a day and processes about 93% of those in five business days or less. Large volume printing is done in the
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Re: c450 and microsoft publisher

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Hey Art, I can assist you on this answer. First Konica Minolta drivers do not work well with Publisher. I have some documentation on this issue that I will have to find scan and send to you. What version of Publisher? This is an issue with Publisher 2000 and 2003....it since has been corrected in 2007. I have successfully helped end users with this same situation. PrintShop Mail is not a cheap solution and is a 3rd party application that the end user most likely will not buy. This is usually
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Forms Printing w/carbonless & Stapling

Ok, its been ahile for me on this one. My customer is using Timberline accounting software and he needs to print forms. I am under the impression that we can direct the forms to a printer. But we need the printer to print the same form twice and then auto staple the form. How is this done? Is it additional software or just a modification of the print stream?
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How to Rebuild toshiba estudio copier.DISASSEMBLY & REPLACEMENT the DRUM UNIT.

Copier - Toshiba EStudio 2500c,3500c,3510c - Drum - Click here for funny video clips
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Sharp gives new Frontier series to VAR's!!

Artpost Moderator Registered: 09/16/08 Posts: 535 12/29/08 at 10:19 AM Reply with quote #1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sharp announced that it will allow computer dealers to sell its new Frontier series of A4 color laser MFPs. They will be called “DX” models instead of “MX”. (this move will certainly not please traditional Sharp copier dealers) __________________ Winners make things happen and losers wait for things to happen!
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TWIR "This Week in Ricoh" 8/25/09

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 TWIR "This Week in Ricoh" 8/25/09 Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! Isn't this a photo-copier brand?! In the early days, RICOH made precision instruments like watches . This RICOH 21J Automatic has rounded edges, making the watch look bigger than fact. The doom cystal also adds to the depth and volume of the watch. There is a raised red flower above 6 o'clock. It looks like a Lotus, a symbol of purity rising among the filth in Buddhism
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TWIX "This Week in Xerox" 8/24/09

Monday, August 24, 2009 TWIX "This Week in Xerox" Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! Xerox’s Worldwide Product Marketing Manager for entry level production color systems, Dale Allen, gave out more details on the new DocuColor 7002 & 8002 models: - does NOT use EA toner (this is Xerox’s polymerized toner and EA is acronym for Emulsion Aggregate) - instead is “same formulation as in the previous generation with an additive to lower ... go here for rest of blog
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Xerox 5675

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Is anyone familiar with this unit?Anyone have government pricing and CPC?Thanks,John
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No Canon Talk???

We have members here what gives??
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5 Habits of Highly Ineffective Copier Sales People

Thursday, August 27, 2009 5 Habits of Highly Ineffective Copier Sales People Many of us in the business community grew up with Stephen Covey’s excellent book, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is both influential and insightful. Well, I'd like to introduce you to "5 Habits of Ineffective Copier Sales People" Be the most talkative person in the meeting – You know everything there is to know about copiers, so why ask the customer an questions that he or she .... go here for rest of blog
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European MPS Conference Lining Up Top Content from Experienced MPS Professionals

European MPS Conference Lining Up Top Content from Experienced MPS Professionals BERTL joins DocuFacts as media sponsors of MPS educational event Lexington, KY – August 27, 2009 –The upcoming MPS 2009 European Conference continues to gain momentum, with the signing of new media sponsors, a line up of top MPS speakers and healthy registration numbers. MPS Conference sponsors and exhibitors include DocuFacts, LRS, Netaphor, PerformIT, PrintFleet, and now research leader BERTL as well. The first
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TransPromo Has Come Into Its Own, Notes Océ Expert at TransPromo Summit Session

level of response from technology vendors and marketing partners.” Broadhurst pointed to Direct Group as a leading example of successful and innovative TransPromo initiatives. “Direct Group leverages the latest technologies – including new Océ inkjet variable MICR printing capabilities – that allow marketers to fully capitalize on the potential of TransPromo marketing.” Océ is the only provider of integrated MICR printing on a full color, high volume production inkjet system. Océ printers help
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Océ and Equitrac Release New Embedded MFP Connector

represented approximately half of Océ's worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com . Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com . About Equitrac Corporation Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the world's leading provider of solutions to authenticate, authorize and account for use of today's multifunction printers, copiers, faxes and scanners. We are home to the industry's best-funded R&D program

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Third Week of August 2014)

Word on the street, at least here in NJ, is that Canon Direct is now offering their own 1Rate or Flat Rate lease maintenance program. In fact this one user is producing 30K per month for a Canon Advance 4551.  More to come on this.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

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Konica Minolta, CTWP Put Printing Technology to Work in "100 Percent Green" Office

bizhub MFPs Increase Office Efficiencies and Eliminate Waste at Waco Chamber of Commerce Ramsey, N.J. and Waco, Texas - August 12, 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, in conjunction with its local dealer CTWP, today announced the tremendous success that the Waco Texas Chamber of Commerce has seen with its recent office upgrade to the bizhub® C353 and bizhub C
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"How to Increase Sales & Profits for Color Wide Format Print, Scan & Copy".

& software, and provide you with information needed to sell color multifucntional wide format systems, color scanners, color plotters, and many AEC software solutions. personally I have been selling Paradigm products for the last two years and their products have filled the gap when I could not place a Ricoh product and I have benefited from sales leads and sales for color wide format multifucntional systems. Paradigm Imaging will be giving away a free Canon scanner (details to come) at each
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Canon salesperson does more than just sell copiers

're spending per print on that printer. We also did it for faxes. Give me examples of how you use that information to lower a company's costs? We can figure out which printers or copiers use the most toner and shift the print jobs to the machines that are least expensive to use. Let's say customers are printing everything on single-sided paper. A way to cut costs on paper is to print everything double-sided. And it's good for the environment. Instead of faxing things, they can scan it and e
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Welcome to the Print4Pay Hotel Message Boards!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome to the Print4Pay Hotel Message Boards!

Let me give you some back ground about this board. This board was started in early 2005, this site based on the eve platform and has stayed that way the entire time. This was the Ricoh Family Board, basically only for RFG members and dual line members. Over the years the membership grew and grew to what you see today. There are over 25,000 posts in reference to the industry and a few out of sort items also. About two years ago, I developed message boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At
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Inkgard™ Software Reduces Printing Costs Up to 75%

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iProlog Corporation, a leader in productivity enhancing and cost saving print technologies, has released Inkgard™ (http://www.Inkgard.com) print management software. Inkgard™ allows users to gain up to 300% more page prints using any inkjet or laser printer. With combined average cartridge costs of $601 or more, one Inkgard™ software license, at only $9.99 per year, can pay for itself2 over 8 times by the time the cartridges are only 50% used during the year. One ink
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Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system?

Competing against the Xerox 4127 b/w production print system? Pointers: - Recommended maximum monthly volume of only 600,000 per month - First copy out time is 3.5 seconds - The maximum size saddle stitched booklet is only 20 sheets - Drum yield is only 500,000 impressions
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) has opened a new centre in the northwest of En

Warrington allow customers to see the range of bizhub printers, multifunctional devices and the bizhub PRO production print systems, together with the Konica Minolta portfolio of software solutions for document imaging and management. As well as demonstration areas, the ihub Warrington has conference suites and meeting rooms for customer consultations on services such as Managed Print Services. The service allows customers with print room facilities and large fleets of print devices to delegate
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Specialist Printing Gets Response Using Xerox iGen4

Specialist Printing Gets Response Using Xerox iGen4 San Diego-based printer increases response with eye-catching direct mail pieces produced on a Xerox iGen4 press -- Graphic Arts Online, 8/18/2009 10:08:00 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y. and SAN DIEGO, CA – Using Xerox Corporation’s (NYSE:XRX) digital color technology, Specialist Printing & Direct Mail is creating customized pieces that help clients communicate directly with customers, not only by name but through buying habits and preferences. The San
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EFI SOLUTIONS PASS RIGOROUS RICOH DEVELOPER PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY TESTING

software vendors, Ricoh Major-Strategic Accounts, and colleges and universities. Members have access to the support, tools and services needed to integrate new or existing solutions with Ricoh hardware and software products. About EFI EFI (www.efi.com) is the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes
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Re: Canon IR 7105 or 7110vp

printmgr Junior Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi Guys, I went an saw a demo on the Konica-Minolta Pro 1050e. This seems like a sweet machine. The sales rep said they have placements in environments up to 1.3-1.5 million per month... The price for one of these is about the price of two of the Canon iR7105's... Anyone have any advice of this model?
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Re: New Products from Canon

to any small business environment looking for a total solution in color printing, copying, scanning, faxing and networking. Designed with a stylish and sleek exterior, Canon PIXMA AIO printers not only save space and reduce power consumption, but add to the overall look of an office as well. For the real estate agent who needs to print out the latest floor plan and property photos or the restaurant owner looking to distribute an updated color menu with images, the Canon PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

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Now, the RFG (Ricoh, Savin, Lanier) East Region is starting to lose Dealer partners to Konica Minolta. KenMark Office Systems, formerly a dedicated SAVIN (only) Authorized Dealer for over 25 years, added the Konica Minolta product line. Founded in 1983, Ken Pedicini and Mark Brainson established the company to provide everyday office needs to companies across Cape Cod and The Islands. KenMark will now offer Konica Minolta’s complete line of award-winning office systems, production print systems
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Budget saving training more popular with staff at Xerox

Publication date: 17 August 2009 Source: PM Online A cost-cutting move to using virtual training technology at Xerox has boosted levels of staff satisfaction, according to the company’s head of learning and development. Darrell Minards told PM that the photocopier-firm had been forced to move some classroom based training to the virtual world in an attempt to keep costs down, but the shift had resulted in an unexpected rise in staff training satisfaction levels. Cash savings made by changing to
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Details on the finishers offered for the new Ricoh b/w production print models:

Details on the finishers offered for the new Ricoh b/w production print models: - The GB2000 perfect binder can glue bind up to 200 sheets of paper, and can trim 3 edges of book - booklet size of either 8.5”x11” or 8.5” x 5.5” - uses tray on top to insert cover material - top speed of 20 booklets per hour - unit takes 6.5 minutes to reach melt temperature - maximum paper weight handling of 163gsm for body, up to 300gsm for cover - does not support use of coated/glossy stock - the optional EFI
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Xerox "Print 09"

. Register at http://inter.viewcentral.com/reg/xeroxex/print09guest . With its Real Business Live! booth theme, XeroxXeroxXerox Middle East Region-wide | Information Technology News | Profile | Officers will offer: Free consulting services - industry analysts and XeroxXeroxXerox Middle East Region-wide | Information Technology News | Profile | Officers executives will be available to discuss topics ranging from developing a marketing strategy, creating a "green" plan or improving digital pricing
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Canon - News - Dealer Support

print strategies and items such as photocopiers, printers and scanners to all public sector departments including local authorities, central government, health, higher education, fire and police. Canon will be supported by reseller Concept Group - what it calls its premier Scottish partner - to provide the necessary customer service and support to public sector customers. Prices are agreed under the framework and the introduction of print fleet management will reduce overall spending on hardware
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Canon U.S.A. and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Come Together t

has worked with NCMEC and the New York Yankees to bring into focus the many ways digital cameras, printers and photos can play a key role in helping to locate missing children. To date, Canon’s support of NCMEC has contributed to the recovery of 336 missing children." For more than a decade, Canon U.S.A. and NCMEC, who are celebrating 25 years of recovering children, have collaborated to educate the public about the growing issue of missing children. The Canon4Kids program sponsored by Canon U.S
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Canon will introduce four new imagePROGRAF

markets, these new space-saving printers produce a diverse range of complex, technical documents. Built for speed, quality and ease of use, the printers are designed to simplify large format printing. On-board support for HP-GL/2 and HP-RTL files gives each model the capability to meet the demands of any professional with a need for printing complex full-colour renderings, CAD drawings, GIS maps and other large format graphics quickly, easily and with remarkable detail. The iPF650/iPF655 machines
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Canon wins supplier status on the Procurement Scotland Framework

environment, through energy efficient technology; reduced levels of waste through Canon’s recycling schemes for printers and toners; and managed user behaviour, the latter of which will result in a more efficient workforce and lower printing volumes. Matthew Norton, Director, Corporate and International Channel, Canon UK & Ireland, said: “At a time when economic prosperity in Scotland needs to be taken hand-in-hand with cost savings, the environment and efficiency, it is vital that procured solutions
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CIT Debt Sold to Widows Has Fine Print Pimco Resists

46 cents on the dollar, according to Trace. “We bought them in the days when interest rates were low and we were trying to enhance income,” Brubaker, 68, said. “Nursing expenses were enormous. The salesman indicated there was no market risk and in the event of death they would revert back to par.” Teresa Dougherty, a spokeswoman for Wells Fargo Advisors, a unit of San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co., which took over Wachovia at the end of 2008, declined to comment. Finra is examining sales
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TWIC "This Week in Canon"

Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! In an effort to increase slow sales of the Canon imagePRESS C1 color copier, Canon is advertising the unit as a way for hospitals and doctors to print out radiology images. Canon announced that the system is compatible with Virtual Imaging’s Cypher DICOM software. However, the press release stated “prints are not intended for diagnostic purposes”. Canon announced .... go here for rest
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Xerox iGen4 to Drive Higher Response Rates

detail on recent home sales in the neighborhood, it makes for a much more powerful piece," said Pardo. Specialist Printing & Direct Mail identified two significant reasons for purchasing the iGen4 press - image quality and automated processes. According to Pardo, customers immediately noticed the image quality, which he says is smoother than other digital systems and similar to offset prints. Several components of the iGen4 press, including auto density control and advanced color profiling
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New Xerox Presses Meet Increased Demand for High-Quality Digital Colour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 August 2009 - Xerox CorporationXerox CorporationXerox Middle East Region-wide | Information Technology News | Profile | Officers digital production colour devices account for more than 50 percent of the total worldwide page volume and now print providers have another option for their digital printing needs with the launch of the XeroxXerox DocuColor® 7002/8002 Digital Presses. Consistent high image quality and maximum productivity are powerful benefits of
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Print Audit "MIF" Review Webinar!

that show you how much dealers are increasing their revenues. It then details the incredible value that your customers receive by implementing print management into their environments. Finally, you will be taught how to take the MIF Review to your customers right away through a customer presentation that will be given to each participant. Every day Print Audit dealers increase their hardware sales “click” volumes by introducing their customers to print management. Print Audit dealer’s customers
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AlphaGraphics/Denver Adds the Canon imagePRESS C6000VP Digital Color Press to Their F

represents the largest single-engine R&D investment in Canon's history. Capable of printing images up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution with a superior level of quality, the imagePRESS C6000VP prints at 60 letter pages per minute, including media up to 110lb cover stock. The imagePRESS C6000VP reflects Canon's commitment to enabling businesses of all sizes to capitalize on our years of intensive R&D in digital color imaging and reproduction. "AlphaGraphics/Denver is one of the largest quick printers in
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MFP Wars "Death of the A3 MFP"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 MFP Wars "Death of the A3 MFP" You've read about them, you've seen them in the field, and you've heard some manufacturers dismiss A4 MFP devices as a flash in the pan. HP started the A4 MFP trend a few years ago by releasing the HP4345 (I hope that model number is correct), Samsung followed with their own A4 MFP design which is also sold by Xerox and Muratec. Hold on a moment we're talking about high speed A4 MFP's not the small printer centric stuff sold at superstores
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Off the Clock

sales wouldn’t afford me the time I wanted with my family,” he said. A native New Orleanian, he returned home in July 2008 from Washington state to become sales manager for Ikon Office Solutions, where he manages a team of eight representatives who cover the greater New Orleans area selling and servicing document management solutions such as copiers, printers, fax machines and scanners. Do you ever feel like people forget office equipment is technology? Definitely. On any given day, people still
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Re: Weekend Copier Notes from 08/16/09

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"Sharp announced another copier dealer acquisition. This time the company acquired one of its own dealers, First Choice Business Machines, which has 8 locations in the Seattle, Washington area. All will be run by Dan Taylor. First choice also sold Oce’, Kyocera, and Ricoh made products, and was 30 years old." First Choice was a strong SAVIN Dealer that was giving Ricoh close to $5M on an annual basis. As a result, this is another significant blow to the Dealer side of the ledger.
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Business Technology Group - Now Hiring Sales Professionals

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Opportunity to write your own ticket: -Located in Central NJ- 25 year technician with excellent customer base seeking EXPERIENCED office equipment sales people. Partnership opportunities are also available for the right candidate(s). Realize the highest commissions in the industry as well as the ability to sell all office solutions including; IT, Computer Hardware and Software Solutions, office infrastructure, a full line of Office Equipment, Printers, Wide Format, etc. Training is available
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Canon to streamline design, product data systems: report

Reuters) - Canon Inc will spend about 25 billion yen to streamline its design and product data systems in the company in 2010 and expects savings of more than 100 billion yen over three years, the Nikkei business daily reported. The electronics manufacturer will consolidate its two 3-D CAD (computer-aided design) systems as well as standardize those for managing product data, the newspaper said. The Nikkei also said a production data system that handles output, orders and other information will
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CANON U.S.A. ACHIEVES NUMBER-ONE SPOT IN OVERALL U.S. COPIER MARKET SHARE IN 2008

Press Release CANON U.S.A. ACHIEVES NUMBER-ONE SPOT IN OVERALL U.S. COPIER MARKET SHARE IN 2008 For The Tenth Consecutive Year, Canon Captures The Top Ranking Lake Success, N.Y., March 16, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging and office solutions, today announced that the Company is once again ranked first in the overall page copier market in the U.S. for 2008 with 21 percent of the market, according to Gartner’s Printer, Copier and MFP Quarterly Statistics Database
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Canon U.S.A. imageRUNNER Models Receive 'Technician Recommended' Designations From In

products and solutions of the highest reliability and innovation to meet the needs of our customers," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing & Fields Sales Division, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "This recognition from service managers nationwide and Industry Analysts validates our commitment to deliver reliable solutions that will allow organizations to be consistently productive, competitive and cost-efficient over time." According to Andy Slawetsky, president
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InfoPrint Solutions Company Launches InfoPrint Pro C900AFP Color Cutsheet Printer

currently using applications developed using FS45 color support as well as those implementing new applications that leverage the Color Management Object Content Architecture (CMOCA) can use the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP to confidently print their output. Additionally, by using the InfoPrint 5000 emulation profile, high volume customers using this continuous form color printer can utilize the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP for short runs, application development and reprints. High capacity input and output
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Kyocera Adds Customizable Apps To Taskalfa MFPs

deploy custom operation panel interfaces for end-user customers. PanelPlus also provides the integration of assigned settings to automate scanning tasks or workflows. In addition, PanelPlus boosts printer performance by providing preprogrammed one-touch buttons that include scan to e-mail, scan to SMB (PC) or scan to FTP destinations. Yet another new app integrates Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express products for print tracking and cost recovery. The third app, the Kyocera PrintQ Manager (PQM
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Kyocera Mita Corporation holds its second annual regional meeting in Amman

Kyocera Mita Corporation holds its second annual regional meeting in Amman Kyocera Mita Corporation, the leading multidisciplinary Japanese group, has held its second annual regional meeting in Amman last week focusing on printers, copiers and multi function devices, in the presence of Mr. Sho Taniguchi, General Manager, Kyocera International and Mr. Takuya Marubayashi, Manager, Kyocera Middle East and Africa. The meeting, which was attended by all Kyocera distributors in the region including
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TWIX "This Week in Xerox"

Friday, August 21, 2009 TWIX "This Week in Xerox" Gathered from media sources from around the world, and a few moles! The VP of Xerox Canada, Mel Thompson, has raised $150,000 by riding his bicycle across the country this summer. When Xerox acquired Global Imaging, one of the dealers in the Global portfolio was Southern Business Communications. This is an Atlanta, Georgia area dealer that specialized in selling white boards. Xerox has decided to rename the company, Xerox Audio Visual Solutions
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Xerox Corp. expands into audio-visual

our customers." Xerox Audio Visual Solutions will continue to operate independently as a Global Imaging Systems company with its own U.S. marketing strategies and sales initiatives. It has been providing audio visual equipment and systems to the education, commercial, military and government markets since 1981.
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New Products from Canon

Canon USA this week introduced a new multimedia projector targeted at the education and small business user. Available in August, the LV-7275 will be priced at a "highly affordable" $999, Canon says, and will be promoted as user-friendly. The LV-7275 projects at a native XGA (1024 by 768) resolution with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and offers 2,600 lumens of brightness. It also features a High-bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP)-compliant DVI-I interface, so it's compatible with cable boxes
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Managed Print Service for $9.95 a Year?

both commercial and consumer use, the answer was yes. Inkgard is software that actually allows the end user to dial their savings from the print driver. Inkgard claims that a setting of 75% savings will allow one cartridge to output as many pages as the equivalent of .......... go here for rest of blog
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New White Paper on Selling Wide Format from Art

I just uploaded this document to Industry Propsals and Quotes Forum Strategies, Print Tracking, Links, Finding Potential Clients, Direct Mail, Telemarketing, Trade Associations, Getting the Appointment, What Happens at the Appointment, Key Features, Closing the Sale, Creative Tips (my fav) and a glossary.
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Message for All Members!

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Panasonic Debuts High-Speed, Extreme-Value, Laser MFP Workhorse

America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) – and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is the global leader in corded PBX/IP PBX telephony systems and offers a complete suite of office productivity solutions and home communication and networking solutions, including cordless phones, network cameras and photo and multi-function printers that provide convenience, style and ease-of-use for consumer and
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Re: Canon IR 7105 or 7110vp

1135/1125/1110, and 1110S will handle 450K with ease. The champion workhorse though is the 7110, built by Kodak/Heidelberg engine, the 7150 version will run 5 million per month. Soon to come is the 300ppm dual-engine version of this which gives you redundancy if one engine is down. Not cheap, but it will run and run. By the way, I'm a Canon rep HV specialist. The Oce 250ppm machine is a strong competitor, but, if it goes down, it's down. The other choice is the Xerox 288 with 2 144ppm engines for
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Re: New Products from Canon

Canon U.S.A. on Monday announced its ImageClass D1100 series desktop black and white printers. The four new devices are going on sale in April. The D1120, D1150, D1170 and D1180 will cost US$600, $700, $900 and $1000 respectively. ImageClass D1150The new Imageclass D1100 line is aimed at workgroups, small businesses and home offices looking for desktop copier/printers. All of the new devices share some common traits: Duplex print and copy speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm), and first
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Re: New Products from Canon

Canon promotes print savings through new uniFLOW Output Manager 4.0 Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, has announced the latest version of its leading print management system, uniFLOW Output Manager 4.0. Developed by NT-Ware, uniFLOW OM 4.0 allows businesses to save money through efficient print processes, while also granting greater control over print security. For the first time, users can print to a PCL or Postscript device from a single universal printer driver, eliminating
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Re: New Products from Canon

operate up to 25 pages-per-minute* (ppm) based on letter-sized output and print images at up to an enhanced 1200 x 600 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution. "Organizations both large and small are always looking for more versatile, compact printing and imaging solutions that maintain high-quality results and product longevity," stated Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. "As a result, Canon felt it was important to take its proven enterprise technology one step further by adding
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of August 2009)

No story tonight, watching the Mets Vs Nationals, Mets down by 2 top 8

Enjoy these awesome threads from 19 years ago this week!



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Konica Minolta, CTWP Put Printing Technology to Work in "100 Percent Green"

Konica Minolta, CTWP Put Printing Technology to Work in "100 Percent Green" Office bizhub MFPs Increase Office Efficiencies and Eliminate Waste at Waco Chamber of Commerce Highlighted Links Count on Konica MinoltaRAMSEY, NJ and WACO, TX--(Marketwire - August 12, 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, in conjunction with its local dealer CTWP, today announced
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Konica Minolta and Kodak shake on Nexpress deal

Konica Minolta and Kodak shake on Nexpress deal by Peter Kohn May 27, 2009 Find more like: Konica | Minolta | Kodak | Nexpress | deal | service | partner | agency In what is seen as Konica Minolta’s gateway to the print-for-pay market, the company that came to PacPrint four years ago as a member of the “digital light” club is wielding its new NexPress agency as its pass to the vendor A-list. The deal was sealed under a volley of camera flashes on the Konica Minolta stand yesterday, as its
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In Focus: Document Automation Requires More Than Scanning

-enabled device. Its scanning software works with Canon, Gestetner, HP, Konica Minolta, Lanier, Ricoh, Savin, Sharp and Toshiba multifunction devices. Xerox offers its own capture and workflow solutions, and it bundles Nuance (formerly ScanSoft) PaperPort software to provide many of the same features provided by eCopy Desktop
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Weekend Copier Notes from 08/09/09

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12.2%, and printing volume was down 9.7%. InfoTrends released the following list of top features for production print systems: - Overall fastest system is the Kodak Versamark VX5000 color inkjet system at 750 feet per minute - Fastest cut sheet toner system in the Hewlett Packard Indigo 7000 at 120ppm - Fastest cut sheet color inkjet system is the Riso HC5500 at 120ppm - Fastest color MFP is the Ricoh Aficio Color MP7500 at 75ppm - Largest cut sheet paper capability is the Xerox iGen4 at 14.33” x
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Andy Vincent Joins Konica Minolta

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Andy Vincent has joined Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. as the Senior District Sales Manager for the Eastern Region reporting to Todd Lalor, Regional Sales Manager. In this position Andy assumes responsibility for all aspects of the dealer business in the New England Marketplace. Andy has over 25 years of sales experience in both sales management and sales training. He started his career as a Sales Representative with Xerox Corporation and moved on to become a Branch Manager for Konica
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Welcome Kodak Members! !! Read this first!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome Sharp P4P Members! Read this first!!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome Toshiba P4P Hotel Members!! Read this first!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome Xerox P4P Members! Read this first!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Konica Minolta Document Management Software > For PrintShop Mail Users

(from Shaja) I enjoy using and selling PrintShop Mail. It would be great to be able to chat with other KMBS dealers out there who use it, too. Anyone feel up for a users group or maybe just an informal network of contacts?
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"How to Increase Sales & Profits for Color Wide Format Print, Scan & Copy".

wide selection of hardware & software, and provide you with information needed to sell color multifucntional wide format systems, color scanners, color plotters, and many AEC software solutions. personally I have been selling Paradigm products for the last two years and their products have filled the gap when I could not place a Ricoh product and I have benefited from sales leads and sales for color wide format multifucntional systems. Paradigm Imaging will be giving away a free Canon scanner
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Konica Minolta's New Management Team Members

Konica Minolta's New Management Team Members Alan Nielsen is new Executive VP, Dealer Sales and Administration. David Hartman named EVP Dealer Sales, Midwest Region. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Appoints Alan Nielsen Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration RAMSEY, NJ, April 15, 2008 -- 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
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CHANNEL DETAILS UNVEILED AT KONICA'S

Print function allows digital images to be printed directly from a PictBridge-enabled digital camera. Borderless 4" x 6" prints are also available. Printer-Based MFPs On The Way? Printer-based MFPs in higher speed ranges, such as 45- to 50-ppm, are also on Konica Minolta's radar. Indeed, the MFP and printer are converging with success from other vendors (see The Lowdown On Printer-Based MFPs from the April issue 2007 issue of Digital Imaging Review and BLI's recently published Special Report on
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Welcome KonicaMinolta Members!!! Read this first!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome P4P Canon Members! Read this first!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome to the Print4Pay Hotel Message Boards!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome to the Print4Pay Hotel Message Boards!

Let me give you some back ground about this board. This board was started in early 2005, this site based on the eve platform and has stayed that way the entire time. This was the Ricoh Family Board, basically only for RFG members and dual line members. Over the years the membership grew and grew to what you see today. There are over 25,000 posts in reference to the industry and a few out of sort items also. About two years ago, I developed message boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At
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New Konica Minolta Printer For Design Professionals

the design professional, helping them bring to life their design elements they create," said Kevin Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "With the introduction of the magicolor 7450 grafx, Konica Minolta delivers a color laser printer that will allow graphic designers to output documents with the image quality and consistency they demand." The magicolor 7450 grafx can print on custom-size media as ranging from 3.55"x5.5" to as large as 12.25"x18," for full
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Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell

. Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub(TM) multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRO(TM) production printing systems; magicolor(R) desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro(TM) monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica
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Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO 1050 named "Most Outstanding Multifunctional Imaging Syst

13 system configurations. The bizhub PRO 1050’s top-quality print results are also ensured thanks to Simitri™, Konica Minoltas extra fine polymerised toner that features improved halftone definition and solid fills. For over 40 years the Buyers Lab has been publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging and is also recognised for housing one of the most extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and
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IKON Service Pricing for Kyocera

transferred post from the RFG Board: This an email I recieved from a manufacturer rep. I thought this may be of interest to you. (Embedded image moved to file: pic11337.jpg) IKON is now selling and placing three Kyocera b/w models, the KM-3050, 4050 & 5050. Besides the odd fact that IKON is moving b/w sales away from primary providers, Canon & Ricoh, IKON has started a new service plan that is unique, and only available for the three Kyocera b/w models: o Plan A – Customer has no service
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IKON Service pricing on Kyocera

Posted Mon March 05 2007 09:09 AM This an email I recieved from a manufacturer rep. I thought this may be of interest to you. (Embedded image moved to file: pic11337.jpg) IKON is now selling and placing three Kyocera b/w models, the KM-3050, 4050 & 5050. Besides the odd fact that IKON is moving b/w sales away from primary providers, Canon & Ricoh, IKON has started a new service plan that is unique, and only available for the three Kyocera b/w models: o Plan A – Customer has no service contract
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Introducing the NEW bizhub PRO C65hc Digital Color Printing System

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

Well, it's taken me the better part of three years to figure out permissions and groups! In the coming weeks you will notice additional categories for Kyocera, KonicaMinolta, Xerox, Sharp, Canon, and Toshiba and maybe a few more. I will be giving permissions to dual line dealers that already have access to these boards. I will try to do my best with keeping these in order and may color code the categories for easier viewing. I will also be moving forums to new categories, if you have an email
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Welcome OCE P4P Members! Read this first!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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Welcome!! Please read this!

boards for Kyocera, Canon and KonicaMinolta. At that time I had to use a different platform, and that platform would only support one message board for each manufacturer, thus I had to keep six different boards running with untold hours of monitoring and posting info one board to another to keep the information flowing. A short time ago the eve platform was upgraded, with the new upgrade I was able to add permissions to the Ricoh Family Group Boards. Meaning that you could talk about your own
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New KIP 9000

Marketing Bulletin Bulletin #08-GB-004 Date: April 2, 2008 To: Konica Minolta Dealer Partners From: Marketing and Product Development Subject: Introducing the New KIP 9000 High Volume Wide Format System We are pleased to announce the release of the newest high volume wide format system from KIP -- the KIP 9000. At 22 ‘D’ sized prints per minute with ultra-fast file processing and conversion, the KIP 9000 is the fastest wide format printer on the market. In addition to the launch of the KIP
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Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index Again Rates Konica Minolta Number 1

Walmart. "Konica Minolta is honored to be recognized for the second consecutive year as the top office copier manufacturer by Brand Keys," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This accolade further reinforces our company vision that customers are counting on Konica Minolta for the entire gamut of their advanced digital imaging needs. Our award-winning lines of office systems, printers, production print systems, and application solutions
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Canon Introduces New Colour imageCLASS MF Series of Printers

20 ppm. The printing speed of these printers is greatly enhanced by Canon’s UFRII LT Printing Technology . This system helps contribute to the device’s Quick First Print (QFP) performance which cuts down unnecessary waiting time and device power consumption. For easy viewing, the new colour imageCLASS series come with 5-line UI LCD that produces graphical instruction and animation. This is especially useful when paper jam occurs. Each device is also designed with front-drawer-like opening for
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"How to Increase Sales & Profits for Color Wide Format Print, Scan & Copy".

"How to Increase Sales & Profits for Color Wide Format Print, Scan & Copy". Paradigm Imaging (Print4Pay Hotel Sponsor) will host a webinar "How to Increase Sales & Profits for Color Wide Format Print, Scan & Copy". This webinar is for all current wide format dealers and dealers that would like to enter the wide format market. Focus will be on how to increase sales of Color Wide Format Multifucntional Systems. Paradigm Imaging will introduce you to their wide selection of hardware & software
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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 (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 1, 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
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Konica Minolta Color MFPs Receive Gold Medal

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Ramsey, N.J. - July 28, 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 Wirth Consulting has awarded three Gold Medal Awards to Konica Minolta in the recent Head2Head Comparison Report. The bizhub® C253 received a Gold Medal for "Best Overall Performance," while the bizhub C253, bizhub C203, and bizhub C200 also received awards for "Overall Lowest
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Konica Minolta Document Management Software > Konica Minilta and Equitrac

for authentication, the Konica Minolta AU-201H will also be compatible to allow for seamless authentication. The integrated solutions include all the powerful features available with these applications including but not limited to "Follow You" printing, extensive reporting capabilities, user level price charges and much more. Please refer to mykonicaminolta.com or Equitrac.com for more information about Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express. The bEST program allows third party vendors, such as
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Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Tickets and Parking Go On Sale August 14th

Ramsey, N.J. and Jacksonville, Fla. (Vocus) August 13, 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, and the Gator Bowl Association announced today tickets and parking to the New Year’s Day Konica Minolta Gator Bowl Game will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 14, 2009. Konica Minolta Gator Bowl The 65th Annual Konica Minolta Gator Bowl will be played on
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Konica Minolta’s Vision 2009 Provides Dealers with a Unified Roadmap for the Future

By Scott Cullen, Contributing Writer If the purpose of a dealer meeting is to inspire and rev up dealers for another year of selling, then Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Konica Minolta) did a heck of a job in Orlando, January 11-13. A host of new products, solutions, programs, and initiatives, underscored Konica Minolta’s status in the upper pantheon of imaging equipment manufacturers and should go a long way toward keeping its dealers competitive, and if luck holds out, profitable
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Konica Minolta to Unveil MFP Security and Document Control Solution at GSA Expo 2009

, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Available to U.S. Department of Defense customers, the innovative new software solution will manage the environment and document workflow on Konica Minolta multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) to further enhance overall security. The revolutionary solution will also provide identity management and authentication protection to meet strict government-issued authentication and credential standards. "Developed as a
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Kyocera monochrome printer range recognised in industry-leading 2009 awards

standard Kyocera’s FS-3920DN was also awarded the Bertl’s Best ‘Best Productive Monochrome Printer’ award for its: - Exceptionally low printing costs in its class - ECOSYS long life consumables for reducing operating costs - Productive duplex functions for saving paper - Ability to print up to 42 pages per minute with up to 1,200 dpi resolution - Standard duplex unit for double-sided printing - Five paper trays for superior flexibility and high capacity with support for up to 120 lb. Index
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Konica Minolta 6500 - Thoughts

Konica Minolta 6500 - Thoughts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does anyone own and consistently run one of these as a color production machine? We currently own a Xerox DocuColor 5000, but we are considering getting rid of it and purchase the KM 6500 - Mainly for price, but we dont look the shiny toner that the DocuColor Produces. Anyone have any really good things to say about this machine, or bad things for that matter??
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Konica Minolta Aftermarket Manager

(from Gman) Moved from old KM P4P Message Board: 07/27/09 at 09:47 PM Reply with quote #1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As you know, Konica Minolta Business Solutions is fast becoming the most respected manufacturer in the office equipment industry. The KMBS Dealer Division is committed to providing the best sales and support personnel to help KMBS Dealers grow revenue, despite current economic challenges. In that respect, KMBS Dealer Division
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) has opened a new centre in the northwest of En

Warrington allow customers to see the range of bizhub printers, multifunctional devices and the bizhub PRO production print systems, together with the Konica Minolta portfolio of software solutions for document imaging and management. As well as demonstration areas, the ihub Warrington has conference suites and meeting rooms for customer consultations on services such as Managed Print Services. The service allows customers with print room facilities and large fleets of print devices to delegate
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Selling Copiers "Competing Against the Sharp MX-X401 color MFP"

Thursday, July 30, 2009 Selling Copiers "Competing Against the Sharp MX-X401 color MFP" Wow, a 40 pager per minute color device from Sharp! The Sharp MX-401 color is one of the new A3 device that will copy, print and scan up to legal size. Keep in mind that this system will not scan, copy, fax or print 11x17. I've already seen the Sharp DX-C401 on the internet for under $4,000! So, how the heck can you go here for rest of blog
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Print4Pay Hotel Blog Highlights Print Audit 6 Rules’ Benefits With A Little Inspirati

months – along with significant profits. To read the blog in its entirety, please visit: http://mfpsolutions.blogspot.c...orts-12-million.html . About Print Audit: Established in 1999 and 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
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CANON INTRODUCES NEW imagePROGRAF S-SERIES LARGE FORMAT

speed,” said Tim Greene, director, Wide Format Technologies, InfoTrends. The new Canon imagePROGRAF S-series printers each feature a high-capacity 80 GB hard drive so printers can queue more print jobs without burdening networked computer systems. Another new feature of the imagePROGRAF S-series is media skew correction. The printer will detect when paper is not properly aligned and shift the media’s edge to correct alignment and ensure even prints, especially critical for labor-saving 4-sided
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Kyocera Mita America Announces Powerful Version of Award Winning KYOcapture, Document

. Availability and Pricing KYOcapture and KYOcapture Express (a document capture workflow solution for small and medium sized businesses) are now available through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers. To find a dealer, logon to Kyocera’s dealer locator at www.kyoceramita.com/us . To download a trial version of KYOcapture 5.0, visit www.kyoceramita.com . # # # ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of
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RICOH DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY WITH TOTAL GREEN OFFICE SOLUTION

printers and faxes are qualified for the newly launched ENERGY STAR version 1.1 label, which touts qualifying machines as 14 percent more energy efficient than the previous version. Ricoh machines have a quick warm-up time from low power mode, which makes power management features (that put machines into a sleep mode when not being used) virtually invisible to users. In fact, a fleet of 100 35ppm Ricoh machines can save approximately 11.2 tons of CO2 per year utilizing the Energy Savings Mode
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C6500 and Creo at Graph Expo

(from Neal) Konica Minolta Partners with CREO Branded Products to Print Personalized Covers of Quick Printing Magazine PIP Printing’s Burlington, N.C. Center Makes Variable Data Printing Project a Success Using the bizhub PRO C6500 System from Konica Minolta Ramsey, N.J. – September 30, 2008 – Gearing up for the Graph Expo Conference, 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
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iR 4570 end user opinion!

"saddle-stitch" stapled. We decided that for the price of the printing, we should be able to pay for a multi-function machine with a finisher attached that can fold and staple our booklets. We compared Ricoh, Konica-Minolta and Canon. We were offered a slightly used Canon Image Runner 4570 (20,000 previous copies) for the same price as a new Ricoh that did 35 copies per minute (the IR4570 does 45 cpm). We chose Canon because they have a reputation for endurance -- a five-year lease was necessary, so
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Re: CANON INTRODUCES NEW imagePROGRAF S-SERIES LARGE FORMAT

. Our latest imagePROGRAF printers accurately depict the color and sharp lines for even the most detailed architectural, automotive, or product development design renderings, allowing engineers to proudly present and display their work,” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. The five-color dye/pigment Reactive ink system includes four highly colorfast dye inks and a pigment-based matte black ink for optimized print image quality on more than
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Re: Konica Minolta 6500 - Thoughts

Happy LA Konica user -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We installed a new Konica Minolta and put 50,000 clicks on it in a week - 1 jam. The Canon (imagepress 6000) was more than double the price and click charges much higher than Konica. It uses no fuser oil and so far the color consistency has been outstanding. Good value for the money. Sweet spot for this printer is 150-175k per month. 00 clicks on it in a week. It uses no fuser oil and
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Canon helps large-format printers expand services

Canon helps large-format printers expand services FULL STORY • Printers can create a new revenue stream by offering a complete document reproduction service to existing and new customers • Advanced technology helps ensure that final prints are produced with accurate colour and maximum detail Canon Europe has announced the addition of Colortrac's SmartLF Gx+ 42 and Gx+ T42 scanners to its large-format range of solutions. Print-for-pay businesses and graphic arts professionals looking to
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (First Week of August 2009)

What Kind of day was it today?  Ah, it was a great day to sell something!  Although today I had no orders.  But I was able to attend the Stratix Quarterly Dinner last night somewhere in the boonies of PA.

Enjoy these awesome threads from ten years ago this week!

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Ricoh: Getting Ready to Rumble

By NEIL A. MARTIN | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR Ricoh isn't letting this slump get the better of it. Instead, the world's No. 1 copier maker is fine-tuning its business to emerge stronger than ever,. ALTHOUGH HE'S ONLY BEEN AT RICOH'S HELM FOR two years, it must seem a lot longer to Shiro Kondo. Besides the normal stress of competing against the likes of Canon, Konica Minolta and Xerox in the $28 billion global copier market, Kondo's tenure as president and CEO has coincided with a deep worldwide
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IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer to Colorfx of Des Moines, Iowa

IKON Delivers RICOH Pro C900 Digital Color Printer to Colorfx of Des Moines, Iowa State-of-the-Art Color Production System Allows Commercial Printing Company to Better Meet Customer Digital Printing Needs MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that Colorfx of Des Moines, Iowa, has installed a RICOH Pro C900 digital color printer, giving them the high-quality and quick turnaround time needed to meet their customers’ wide range of variable
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BERTL HONORS RICOH COLOR MFP SERIES WITH

33 ppm printing in full color and black and white, benchmark image quality via the latest version of Ricoh’s patentedPxP™ Toner technology, and print resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi). Ideal for businesses of any size, the Aficio MP C3300 enables customers to complete more jobs inhouse, reducing the need to outsource color projects and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO). Continuing Ricoh’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the Aficio MP C3300 has superior energy
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RICOH NOW OFFERING PAPERWORKSTM, ECOPY’S NEWEST DOCUMENT IMAGING SOFTWARE

announced that it will offer eCopy’s advanced desktop document imaging software, PaperWorks™. Replacing the eCopy Desktop™ solution, PaperWorks is a more robust version that allows users to easily scan, merge and modify documents, connect with other business software applications they utilize daily, and communicate with the back office applications for improved document workflow management. PaperWorks offers great scanning capabilities from Ricoh desktop and network printers, scanners and
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Ricoh now offering PaperWorks(TM),

they utilize daily, and communicate with the back office applications for improved document workflow management. PaperWorks offers great scanning capabilities from Ricoh desktop and network printers, scanners and multifunction devices as well as the ability to convert electronic and paper documents into text-searchable, secure PDFs that can be saved to and retrieved from any system or network folder. Additionally, users can view and edit scanned and electronic document image files with
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RICOH Aficio SP C220N DDST "language issue"

This is the printer driver we are using at an account, everything is fine with hard and print driver. However the print monitor software is showing up in a different language for alerts, such as paper jam, needs toner, cover open, etc. what gives??????
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Re: Ricoh: Getting Ready to Rumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ricoh Co Ltd (7752.T) shares could be undervalued as investors overlook the benefits of two healthy acquisitions that could help the stock rise 30 percent over the next year, Barron's reported. The Japanese company has transformed itself from an office-machine maker into a global technology solutions provider that gets most of its revenue from software and services like consulting. Ricoh's acquisitions of a majority stake in IBM's American print systems unit, InfoPrint
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Law Firm Done With Paper

to address an inquiry. AUTOMATING PAPER-BOUND PROCESSES To reduce the demands on the office filing system and gain faster, electronic access to client documents, we made a bold decision: our firm was going to scan incoming mail and faxes, route them using office e-mail and work electronically. The firm turned to eCopy ShareScan document imaging software operating on our network-attached Ricoh multifunction peripheral. Now, all incoming mail and faxes are scanned and sent directly to electronic
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Need your help!!

I have a customer that has a direct mail company set up out of state. Here's what I know they are running 250K per month through a Pitney Bowes System. I beleive it is called a "Documatch", although I could be wrong. The system also has two installed WP50 printers, I have found out that these are the HP9050N's. The system will print mailers and then batch according to zip codes to get the lowest cost mail rate. What I need to know is about the print stream from the documatch, is it coming in
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Re: Wide Format Webinar!

producer for us. Same can happen here with Paradigm, there are very fee players in the wide format low volume scan, copy and print, as a matter of fact I can name only three, Paradigm, HP (over priced) and Canon (over priced and support is so, so, they are too involved with copiers) What I'm tryin to tell everyone is that this is a win WIN, you get leads, no competetion, you sell the system and then you retain them as a customer and then sell them your MFP products down the road.
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Re: Need your help!!

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Do they have some sort of embedded forms on the printers HDDs? If so, can those same forms be installed on other manufacturers printers. If the print workflow is printer-centric (vs all controlled via server/software) then, you would need to research if the same printer controls will be available to Ricohs. If it is all server-based data and forms merger, then the output files should be fairly easy to test. If you are not "reinventing the wheel" for them, then plugging a device should be easy
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Re: Need your help!!

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Seems an easy way to test this would be to have the customer capture the print file and send it to you. This has the added benefit of telling you if the output is PS or PCL. Then you send it to the Ricoh and see what comes out. If it looks perfect, then it's not printer centric, if it doesn't look good (or more likely, doesn't print), there's something needed on the printer.
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Re: Need your input~~!

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Why not have one message board with seperate discussion areas? So you have the News, not-related-to-anything, anything that isn't proprietary open to all members, then a Canon section only accessable to Canon members, a section only open to Ricoh members, etc. That way you can post the generic stuff in just one shot.
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Re: Need your input~~!

Not a bad idea, however I would have to have then have to have permissions, we don't want Ricoh people having access to Kyocera threads and visa versa, do we? Plus the board does not allow for subs
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Re: Wide Format Webinar!

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I highly suggest everyone attend. This is a market segment that should not be ignored and will open doors for other sales as well. John
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Re: Need your help!!

correction, it is not a DocuMatch being used, basically a pitney bowes server with software is generating the print stream
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Re: Need your help!!

Geez, I do not believe they have embedded forms on the hard driver, however I will ask. I did just get off the phone with Pitney Bowes support and told them that I had the Pitney Bowes Mail Server and my printer failed, and asked if I could install any printer that had emulated HP. They said that would work, problem with hooking up another printer is that the account is about 1,300 miles away. I will do some more research to dot the i's and cross the t's and I will ask for the exact model
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Re: MP C5000 Staple Issue

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Almost twice as much air? I don't know the answer but I will say that it isn't new and it isn't unique to Ricoh.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago (Second Week of July 2009)

It was ten years ago this week for the Ricoh "cleansing". These times were the months after Ricoh had acquired Ikon.  Many great long time Ricoh peeps lost their jobs and were replaced by many Ikon peeps.  GMAN paints an accurate picture of the "cleansing" in the thread titled "Cleansing".  That is below or you can read it here.

It's still my belief that when Ricoh cut the deal for Ikon, one of the covenants of the deal was that many Ikon Execs had to stay on for x amount of time.

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week!

Sharp Validates Print Audit 6 Embedded Sharp OSA® Integration Module

-M453 / MX-M503 For more information on Print Audit 6 Embedded, visit www.printaudit.com . For more information on the Sharp Partner Program, visit www.sharp-partners.com . About Print Audit: Established in 1999 and 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 $79 million in printing and
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Konica Minolta’s magicolor 7450 II grafx Receives Two 2009 BERTL’S Best Awards

Austin, Texas – June 24, 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 BERTL® Inc (BERTL) has awarded two 2009 BERTL’s Best Awards to the magicolor® 7450 II grafx. Earning awards for “Best Digital Imaging Workgroup Color A3 Printer” and “Best Value for Price Color A3 Workgroup Printer in Segment 2”, the magicolor 7450 II grafx is recognized for
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EFI and Xerox Bring Affordable Color to the Office

EFI and Xerox Bring Affordable Color to the Office Fiery Speed and Color Accuracy Combine With the Xerox WorkCentre 7400 Printers to Take the Pain Out of Office Publishing FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched the new Fiery® network color print server designed for Xerox Corporation’s (NYSE:XRX) WorkCentre® 7400 Series color multifunction printers (MFP). The combination brings in-house graphic
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Another Xerox Researcher Joins the Ranks with 100th Patent

and centre director, XRCC. "Marcel also led the development of a simple and very effective solution to extend the life of colour fusers, enabling significant savings for Xerox and its customers." More recently, Marcel Breton led a team that developed a strategy and high-level implementation plan for manufacturing new solid inks, targeting the next generation of the recently launched Xerox ColorQube solid inkjet printer. He has also achieved Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Design for LSS Black Belt
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW AFFORDABLE PIXMA AND SELPHY PRINTERS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF U

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July, 7 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the addition of two new PIXMA Photo All-In-One (AIO) Printers along with one new SELPHY Compact Photo Printer. The two new PIXMA printers utilize Canon’s FINE print head technology, which has been recognized by consumers for its ability to deliver quality and performance simultaneously, whether printing images or business documents since its inception 10 years ago. Furthermore, with the overall
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two New Affordable and Powerful

directly into a network folder, a bundled document management software program, or as an e-mail attachment. More advanced users will be interested in utilizing the remote user interface to speed up tasks such as entering address book information or setting color output user controls to help reduce unnecessary cost. Canon’s efficient on-demand print technology and energy-saving features can reduce operating costs while delivering quick first prints. The Canon Color imageCLASS MF8050Cn and MF8350Cdn
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Kyocera Mita America Adds Two New Cost-Efficient and High Performing TASKalfa Black &

Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's
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RICOH HELPS CREATE POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE WITH MANAGED DOCUMENT SERVICES PROG

RICOH HELPS CREATE POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE WITH MANAGED DOCUMENT SERVICES PROGRAM New and Improved Managed Print Services Approach Helps Businesses Change Habits of Workers, Reduce Costs and Deliver Continuous Improvements Like Never Before West Caldwell, NJ, July 09, 2009 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that it is now offering a robust Managed Document Services (MDS) Program. Managed Print Services (MPS) provides the
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Attorney's and Large Format Printing

I have a prospective customer that will be opening a service bureau (copy, print, scan etc.) specifically for attorney offices. Aside from the Ricoh wideformat products we have started selling the HP line of large format/plotters. This customers needs a large format machine (print only) that will enable him to print digital documents in an enlarged format to be used as evidence in court (exhibits). This documentation obviously may include text based or photgraphic images depending on the
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Canon USA Introduces imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075 PRO and C9065 PRO ...

, Canon U.S.A, Inc. “The new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075 PRO and C9065 PRO models will open up new opportunities for digital color printing in light production environments.” Building upon the Company’s recent success in the production marketplace, these new models round out Canon’s digital color solutions portfolio to help meet the growing needs of a vast array of production users, from small copy centers and quick print shops to high-end commercial print environments. “Canon’s success in the
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Equitrac Enhances Usability and Technology Support in Print Management & Cost Recover

optimize accuracy and cost recovery -- a must do in today's economy." About Equitrac Corporation Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the world's leading provider of solutions to authenticate, authorize and account for use of today's multifunction printers, copiers, faxes and scanners. We're home to the industry's best-funded R&D program, global alliances with leading manufacturers and the largest team of print management experts in the world. Equitrac device-embedded and terminal
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Roy Harding Named Regional COO for Xerox

Harding will have responsibility for operational oversight in DMO East. He will direct product marketing and sales, global services, and customer service operations for Xerox’s subsidiaries and partner organizations throughout the countries under his purview. Harding is supported by Marius Pesinaru, vice president of Operations for DMO East, who is based in Bucharest, Romania. “My main objective is two-fold,” Harding said. “First, to ensure DMO East customers of all sizes receive the full value of
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Xerox Color Qube Samples!

A few weeks ago I sent out for samples of the Xerox Color Qube. Within a week I got the samples and they were ok, however in a few days I got this email from a Xerox rep. What do youi think about the picture in the email??? The Title was of the email was "Please Respond" Hello, I am contacting you today to follow up from the request you submitted earlier regarding our office products. If you are interested in speaking with a sales rep from Xerox to further discuss your equipment needs , please
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Paradigm Imaging Group’s Award Winning Supra Gets Better!

up to 6 inches per second in Grayscale and B/W and 2 inches per second in color @400 dpi Up to 600 dpi true optical resolution, 1200 dpi interpolated Convenient, face-up scanning Improved document feeding New power saving mode reduces power consumption to 5W or less New! Canon iPF750 36” printer Produces D-sized output in only 28 seconds on plain paper in fast mode, all in full color New space-saving design with full front accessibility Hassle-free, automatic top loading of paper Sub-ink tank
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Re: Attorney's and Large Format Printing

Well, some time in the future Ricoh will have a color wide format device, not sure when, just sometime down the run. Here's what I've heard in reference to the Epson's, very high cost for parts, limited techs that can work on these products. Everyone I knew that had the Epson wide format (about 4) has switched to either HP or Canon. You should also call or least check out Paradigm Imaging for wide format Canons, they are a sponser of the P4P and I would think that the Canon ipf610 is a better
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

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In the latest, latest 'transition' for the RFG (Ricoh, Savin, Lanier) Region, one monumental change was announced today regarding Dealer field sales support. The Savin Brand Manager for the RFG East Region has "resigned" effective immediately. At least that's how the message was delivered. Apparently, the same 'resignations' may take place in the RFG Midwest and RFG Southern Regions very soon. I'm not sure if this speaks to the elimination of the Savin brand (being closer than we think), or
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CANON TO LAUNCH NEW COPIER BRAND FOR 1ST TIME IN 9 YEARS

first before being sold globally. One of the models, the C7065, can copy 60 color A4 pages per minute and will be priced at 3.3 million yen (US$35,534). Canon designed this next-generation line of copiers to connect with personal computers and other information technology equipment in the office. The copiers can manage digital documents and handle faxes without the need for a separate server, so they are expected to help small and midsize businesses improve work efficiency and lower costs.
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The Cleansing

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As previously reported, the Savin Brand Manager working for the RFG (Ricoh, Savin, Lanier) East Region (within Dealer Division) was forced out this week, much to the dismay of Savin Authorized Dealers. Information just received suggests that the position may not be eliminated (Reduction In Force), yet posted for someone else to take the Savin Brand Manager role. If that is true...
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Wasatch SoftRIP a Perfect Match for Photo ColorGraphix

, expanded our business nationally and internationally, and increased our sales." The Color Atlas Generator works in conjunction with Spot Color Replacement and is one of the most accurate color matching systems on the market today because the matching is done after jobs have run through the output profile. This innovative feature allows users to create a PostScript file of a set of color patches that can be printed on any fabric or media, allowing customers to choose colors based on how they print
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Mutoh America Inc. Proudly Announces Randy Rickert as NEW VP/GM

Mutoh into new markets. It is a privilege to continue meeting the goals and objectives of the entire company,” said Rickert Vice President/GM of Mutoh America Inc. Rickert formerly served as Mutoh’s Director of Sales, Service and Marketing. During this time he held numerous positions, responsibilities, tasks and titles. Rickert started in the ink jet printer market in 1981, and has held many high level positions throughout his career. Rickert’s time in the printing industry has led to
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Océ Repro Desk Studio released

multiple documents using the free Océ Client Tools print submission software. Individual documents can then be previewed before printing with true WYSIWYP – What You See Is What You Print – that shows exactly how they will print on the selected printer, allowing accurate checking of document contents and print settings. Economies for the user organization As well as saving time for end-users, Océ Repro Desk Studio provides significant economies for the user organization. The software is easily
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Re: Attorney's and Large Format Printing

Art - I sold an attorney an HPz6100 - (think that was the model #) about 2 years ago. We went with the 60 inch model which is solid. Took out OCe who had a system there on demo for a month but couldn't close the deal. I literally waked into the deal. Hp supplies are not that expensive but there is an area to make more cash on the paper side. There is a myth about the CANON Plotters passing on a nasty odor - like old French Fries when they warm up. I can say that people who buy these don't like
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Re: Ricoh TV Commericals Warning!! (Video)

Tell us your favorite Ricoh commerical and the worst!! Here's mine: Fav: Ricoh Printers "Anthem" Worst: Ricoh Printers "Ladder"
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

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As an update, after the RFG East Region Savin Brand Manager was forced out (official spin = "resigned") an Internal Posting for the position was all set for distribution. So, the position may not be eliminated, just the person who formely occupied that position. My money is on a 'Ricoh' or IKON employee filling the role and I also bet they will just be managing the revenue downward.
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Cold Calling, What is the best....

appreciate it! for more go here http://blogs.bnet.com/salesmachine/?p=4114
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Legal Service Bureau

I have been asked to assist a client with the startup of a new legal service bureau. The client is interested in offering litigation coping services, print services and scanning services to attorney's. I have made all of the neccessary recommendations on the hardware side (includes 2 90 ppm mfps, 1 hp plotter, 1 45 ppm walkup, 1 hecon copy counter, 1 high speed color scanner)and now I am researching the solutions side. The client would like to be able to scan and print batches of documents
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Lasermax Roll Systems announces strategic partnership with BÖWE BELL + HOWELL for Pri

BURLINGTON, M.A., July 9, 2009 – Lasermax Roll Systems, today announced a strategic agreement to integrate BÖWE Bell + Howell’s JETVision software technology within their WebVision™ product line. Both companies are already leading providers of print integrity and quality inspection systems and the combination of these proven technologies will broaden the capabilities of future WebVision products. With increasing printer speeds, the rapid adoption of color printing, and the common use of
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Trenton, MO School Board

Croy said bids were reviewed for copiers and he was given the authority to make the final determination on bids and purchase two new copiers for the school. Croy also gave a report on his duties and the summer work going on at the school. It was also reported that the district has received passing marks in all areas of special education from the Department of Education. Board members discussed the possibility of having an energy audit conducted, but tabled any action until a later date.
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Nuance PDF Converter Professional 6 Delivers Superior Productivity and Value, Replaci

deploy PDF to more people within their organization, increasing productivity and streamlining the way people work with PDF. Nuance offers an interactive savings calculator — http://www.betterpdf.com/calc/corp/ — that allows organizations to estimate the cost savings that can be realized with PDF Converter Professional compared to Adobe Acrobat. PDF Converter Professional has won over individual users and organizations such as the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Texas Children’s Hospital, Logitech
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Océ expands office color portfolio

Venlo, The Netherlands, 6 July 2009 — Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced the release of the Océ VarioLink 5522c system, a new high-end office color multifunctional with optional fax. This product is the second in a line of new office color and monochrome devices to be introduced this year, and will replace the successful Océ CS240 printer. Ideal for high-quality printed documents The Oce VarioLink 5522c is a highly-productive Office B&W and color
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Re: Dell 3130N "Discussion"

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So, assuming all the number are correct, those "consumable parts" would add .0049 to the cost per page of the printer. Not insignificant, but not horrible either.
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Re: Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On

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As I mentioned, IKON IT took over Ricoh IT and H.R. was next. It is now confirmed that the new head of Human Resources at Ricoh is from IKON, as recently announced. Should we start a new Poll to guess which Department is next? Could it be Dealer Division?
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Re: Dell 3130N "Discussion"

Boy, I tend to doubt 100,000 pages for the transfer belt, fuser yes, transfer hard to believe, but then again thats the manufacturer stating the yeild. I've had a Ricoh CL3000 for a few years and had to replace the transfer belt twice, and I have 45K on it. Go figure!
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Re: Daily Sales Philosophy

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Confucius say, "To get an Irishman to climb on the roof, tell him that the drinks are on the house." Yoshida say, "When Manufacturer's Rep comes to do Sales Blitz, make sure they bring Call List."
-=Good Selling=-
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