What I Want from Ricoh for Christmas

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas 2018"

I always like to start these Christmas blogs with a small story about Christmas tradition in other countries. 

In Ireland, people celebrate Christmas in much the same way as people in the UK and the USA, but they also have many of their own Christmas traditions and customs.

Christmas for Irish people, who are Catholics, lasts from Christmas Eve to the feast of Epiphany on January 6th, which some Irish people call 'Little Christmas'. Epiphany isn't now widely celebrated in Ireland.

There is an old tradition that in some Irish houses (although now not many), people put a tall, thick candle on the sill of the largest window after sunset on Christmas Eve. The candle is left to burn all night and represents a welcoming light for Mary and Joseph. read the rest here

This blog will mark the eleventh blog that I've posted over the years for "What I Want for Christmas" from Ricoh.  Over the years I've asked Ricoh to supply me with new products, and services that could help me sell more Ricoh stuff! That's all I want is some cool new stuff for Christmas.

Geesh, what do I want this year, hmmmm…..

1.  Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one.  I still want a Ricoh envelope printer and not the over priced EnPress from Xante.

2.  We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.  I want a 36 inch color wide format MFP that uses color toner, and none of the wishy washy clogging gel ink technology. More and more clients are asking for color for the AEC market.

3. Thanks so much for the A4 MP C501SP that staples! However the price for the hardware and supplies is really high. I'd like  A REAL toner based A4 color MFP that staples and folds. Giving me the MP C501SP is like a one year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club. 

4.  I really, really want one of these because my competition is killing it!  How about getting me that color A3 ink based MFP?  

5. I'm hoping you can add single pass scanning to the Ricoh MPC 2504 & 2004 series. So many clients are now just focused on scanning!

6. Can you please add a new app to our MFP's that will allow clients to scan legacy photo's/pics/brochures and directly upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter? 

7. Here's a great idea, how about built in embedded scanning software for indexing/metadata and folder search integration as standard feature in all of our copiers.

8. This would really help me in the field, I'd like to have more aggressive cost per page with all of the Ricoh printers.

9. I could really use A4 black and color MFP's that have stapling, while you're at it can you also give us faster black A4's.  Maybe 75ppm - 90ppmm please!

10. My next to last wish is that you can bring us tri-fold feature for all of our color MFP's.

11.  Dagnabit, I've asked for this for quite some time and you've never listened.  I want a wide format copier/printer/scanner with an automatic document feeder!  It only has to hold 20 pages. If you can do it for fax machine you can surely make it for the wide formats.

Boy oh boy that's a lot of stuff to look for! 

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What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2011

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What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2006

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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

Every year, I like to put some interesting tidbit about Christmas from other Countries around the world.

Austria Christmas

Austria shares many Christmas traditions with its neighbor Germany, but also has many special Christmas customs of its own.

During Advent, many families will have an Advent Wreath made from evergreen twigs and decorated with ribbons and four candles. On each of the four Sundays in Advent, a candle is lit and a carol or two might be sung!

Most towns will have a 'Christkindlmarkt' (Christmas market) from late November or early December, selling Christmas decorations, food (like gingerbread) and Glühwein (sweet, warm mulled wine). Cities like Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg have huge markets and people from all over the world visit them. You can read the entire "Christmas in Austria" here.

This blog will mark the tenth blog that I've posted over the years for "What I Want for Christmas" from Ricoh.  Over the years I've asked Ricoh to supply me with new products, and services that could help me sell more Ricoh stuff! That's all I want is some cool new stuff for Christmas.

My Ricoh Christmas Wish That Came True Last Year

Last year I posted the below thread, low and behold Ricoh came through with my gift request with the recent distribution of Ricoh Direct SMB accounts to dealers. Only problem was, I didn't get squat in NJ! Oh well, at least Ricoh came through with one of my Christmas wishes .

Thread from last year: "Xerox recently announced that they were going to migrate many existing Xerox Direct accounts their dealers. I think this would be an awesome gesture if Ricoh could do the same with their Direct accounts.  Can you make this happen?"

Some of my requests will be dups from last year because I really, really need them for fear of not having them.

What I Want From Ricoh for Christmas

  • I want a 36 inch color wide format MFP that uses color toner, and none of the wishy washy clogging gel ink technology. More and more clients are asking for color for the AEC market.
  • I want an automatic document feeder for all of our AEC wide format MFP's.  The thought of scanning one document at a time is archaic and we could bust the market wide open.  Heck if it can be done with a fax machine it can be done with wide format. Can I get it, can I?
  • I double-DOG-dare ya to deliver us a digital color label press (ink or toner based).  Only 3% of the marketing is digitalized.
  •  I want an official  Ricoh Color A4 MFP, with stapler, folder and five paper trays.
  • Dadgummit!, Last year you didn't come through with my Christmas wish for creative scanning apps for our MFP's.  Fuhgeddaboud the copying apps,  no one uses them!
  • Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of copiers. Can you please bring me a scanning app that will allow me to browse to any folder on the network from copier user interface.  Please!
  • Ohhhh fuuudge! How about a bringing me a 24 inch wide format MFP?  You're offering a 24 inch version the of the MP CW2201 in Japan, why not bring it too me in the US?
  • I want a simple exit tray with a jogger for all of our Production Print devices.  Many of my clients don't need a stapler since the binding work is done off-line.
  • I want the Ricoh MP C5200S as a print device only.  No one copies anymore!



I'd like to take the time to thank all of our readers for the comments, the likes and the replies that have been posted in previous years. In addition, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and have a tremendous healthy and Happy New Year!

PS, if you can think of anything else please post it in the reply section!

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2016

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2015

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2014

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2013

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2012

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2011

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2008

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2006

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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2016"

The Christmas season in Italy begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which is four Sundays before Christmas. Christmas fairs feature fireworks and bonfires along with holiday music. Families go to the Christmas markets to shop for gifts and new figures for the manger scene. Some families set up a Christmas tree and decorate it. Families set up their presepio, or manger scene, on the first day of the novena. They gather before the presepio each morning or evening of novena to light candles and pray. reposted from Christmas Traditions Around the World.

This blog will mark the ninth blog that I've posted over the years for "What I Want for Christmas" from Ricoh.  Over the years I've asked Ricoh to supply me with new products, and services that could help me sell more Ricoh stuff!

Alas, I must have been a bad boy for most of those years, since many of my requests did not come to fruition.  I've been selling Ricoh products since 1998, thus I've been that loyal sales person, along with that sales person that is enamored with the Ricoh brand.  Just can't figure out my so many of my requests go unanswered.

A few years ago, I asked for faster A4 black devices with advanced finishing capabilities. Finally, this year I get the faster A4 black devices, but Ricoh then eliminates the finisher/staplers!  Wawawa, I just don't get it, who is better than me to decide on what products should come to market here in the US?  LOL

What I Want for Christmas in 2016

  • I want a level playing field for Direct & Dealers,  and enough of the BS that we care about our dealers, just give us the same pricing as Direct.
  • Can you please get me faster A4 color devices with advanced finishing/stapling and hole punching.
  • I need this too!  The faster new A4 black devices are really awesome (even if there're OEM'd by Kyocera), but I need finisher/staplers with these devices also!
  • I could really use a Color Label Press, and I can help you with the design too!  Just take the MP C8003, remove the copier, scanner features, add a Fiery, add an exit conveyor and then add the StraightShooter envelope feeder. I could kill it with this device. This system could print #10 envelopes up to 100 per minute!
  • How about a giving me a 24 inch wide format MFP?  You're offering a 24 inch version the of the MP CW2201 in Japan, why not bring it too me!
  • Enough already with the crappy copier apps for the new 04 series!  Do you really think anyone copies any more?  Instead bring me some scanning apps that I can use for my social media accounts. 
  • I need, a faster wide color wide format MFP. Don't care if it's ink based or toner based. I'm tired of not being able to compete with the likes of HP. KIP & OCE.  Color wide format is the next great opportunity for wide format devices.
  • Since I'm asking for wide format stuff, please, please design a document feeder for the Ricoh wide format devices.  Believe it or not, the last few that I sold, I had calls that the device was not feeding multi originals!  Don't think about copying, think about scanning, how awesome would it be to stack 20 wide format pages in a document feeder.  Set it, scan it and forget it!
  • I want folding units!  Please bring me some folding options that will work with the new A4 series color devices.
  • Xerox recently announced that they were going to migrate many existing Xerox Direct accounts their dealers. I think this would be an awesome gesture if Ricoh could do the same with their Direct accounts.  Can you make this happen?


I'd like to take the time to thank all of our readers for the comments, the likes and the replies that have been posted this last year. In addition, I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and have a tremendous healthy and happy New Year!

PS, if you can think of anything else please post it in the reply section!

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What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2006

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2008

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2011

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2012

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2013

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2014

What I Want for Christmas from Ricoh 2015

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2015

Every year, I like to put some interesting tidbit about Christmas from other Countries around the world.

Christmas in Russia: During the communist years St. Nicholas was transformed into Grandfather Frost. Other religious traditions were suppressed during the communist era. Before the revolution, a figure called Babouschka would bring gifts for the children. Like Italy's La Befana, the story is that Babouschka failed to give food and shelter to the three wise men during their journey to visit the Christ Child.

Hard to believe that I started this blog 7 years ago!  I missed a few years, however, I look forward to writing this Christmas themed blog each year. For those of you that aren't aware of my background, I've been selling Ricoh products for a dealer since 1998!

Christmas List for 2015 (hope it's not too late)

  • Ricoh please please give us a replacement for the aged W3601 wide format MFP system!! Is it true that something new is coming in early 2016? If so, please, please don't let it be anything similar to W7100 or the W8140 you just released a few months ago.  I need new features like the Smart Operation Panel, 1200x1200 dpi scanning and a Scan2Print feature (this way I can scan on the Ricoh and print to other wide format devices).
  • I want, I want a color LED wide format system like KIP has!  Wah, wah, wah, please!
  • I want a lower price for the Xante Envelope Press! Once I add the DMU (Dealer Mark Up), I'm at suggested retail.  If you can't do that, I'll take the next item on my list.
  • I want the Ricoh C5100s with Fiery, however, get rid of the scanner/copier stuff, dump the by-pass tray and add the Straight Shooter LF Pro Plus envelope feeder!! Boo ya, we'd have a production envelope press with color matching and speeds of 100 plus envelopes an hour!!!!
  • I want faster A4 MFP devices, 60, 70 pages a minute would help me climb to the top of the sales ladder.  If you can't do this can you give me the next item on the list?
  • I need finishing options for our A4 MFP devices! I want staplers, hole punching, and booklet making.
  • Hi Speed Network Scan Station that will scan at 100 image per minute plus along with a 220 page document feeder and the ability to scan2email, scan2folder and scan2cloud (I really, really want this). I asked for this last year also. Can you get me this?
  • Please, oh please this would mean the most to me, please open up the android OS GIU (user display) on the Smart Operation Panel so I can develop my own apps. I have so many ideas for some really cool apps for the copiers!  These could make me oddles and oodles of money!

 

I have a lot of fun with this every year, and hope you did also, please respond with your Christmas list to Ricoh or any other manufacturer.  Usually the best ideas comes from P4P'ers (Print4Pay Hotel members).

Below are the links for the past blog! Enjoy

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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2014

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2013

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2011

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2010

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2008

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas"

For each of the past three years, I've included a small ditty about Christmas traditions.  I've also included an awesome picture of mans best friend with a Santa's hat.  Enjoy!!

 

In Quebec Province, celebrations finish on January 6th, with the “Party of the King”, known there as “Fete du Roi”. During this time, in various homes slices are cut from a cake and given to Family members. As they eat, they keep awareness for a bean that has been baked into the cake. The lucky one, who finds it, is crowned King or Queen for the day. In many parts of French Canada, a meat pie is served on Christmas Eve, called “Tourtiore”, which consists of pork, potatoes and onions. Canada's traditions and customs.

 

This year marks the fourth blog of "What I Want from Ricoh for Christmas". After all of my wishes for last year, Ricoh did come through with the stapleless finisher and the envelope press.  I'm going to be relentless and keep asking for a few of the same things, and hope that this Christmas will be the Best Ever!

 

  • I'd really like to see at least ONE Ricoh  lead for Monmouth County this year.  I'm really not sure why I haven't received any in the last year.
  • Oh please, can we get an upgrade for the W3601 wide format system?  It's been four years since the last upgrade, and if you can do that can you please add USB/SD scan & print?
  • The ability to browse to any folder from the MFP, having this feature would surely increase sales and help in my efforts to get Presidents Club for 2015!!!
  • Deliver me with a Segment 5 monochrome A4 MFP with the cost per page model of Segment 4 A3 MFP.  I could garner so much net new business and I'd be able to buy that new car that I need.
  • Thinking about it, I could also use another Envelope Press, however, this one would have to work with the MP C8002, have a stout envelope feeder and a fiery. You can get rid of the copier part and the document feeder if you want.
  • A bookletmaker for MP C6502 and the MP C8002 that will work in tandem with the GBC Pro Stream puncher, not the Plockmatic that hurts my wallet.
  • Please, oh please don't force me to buy Plotworks anymore with the wide format systems.
  • Hi Speed Network Scan Station that will scan at 100 image per minute plus along with a 220 page document feeder and the ability to scan2email, scan2folder and scan2cloud (I really want this one the most)
  • Pricing & Launch, can you please launch the Ricoh Pro C7100 series already!!  If you can deliver that to me before the 23rd of the month, I'm sure I can write and order for you.  It would also get me a spot in this years Presidents Club!  Please, please I really want this now!!
  • I want a full color digital Label Press, something just like the Graphhtec LCX 1000.  Just think about all of the consumables that you'll sell breaking into this new market!!!

What a wish list right?  Please feel free to add your wish list for Ricoh, or any other manufacturer sometimes the best ideas come from those of us that are in the trenches day in and day out!!!

 

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" last year

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2013"

To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas" 2012

 

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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

Christmas in Sweden begins with the Saint Lucia ceremony. Before dawn on the morning of 13 December, the youngest daughter from each family puts on a white robe with a red sash. She wears a crown of evergreens with tall-lighted candles attached to it. She wakes her parents, and serves them with coffee and Lucia buns. The other children accompany her. The boys dressed as star boys in long white shirts and pointed hats.


The custom goes back to Lucia, a Christian virgin martyred for her beliefs at Syracuse in the fourth century. The Saint Lucia ceremony is fairly recent, but it represents the traditional thanksgiving for the return of the sun. Often she is followed by star boys, who wear pointed hats, and carry star wands.

 

2013 marks the fourth installment for "What I Want from Ricoh for Christmas",  last year I was fortunate to finally get a color wide format system that was able to print/scan and copy!  In addition Ricoh finally delivered Ricoh ICE (Integrated Cloud Environment), woohoo!

 

But like any good kid I'm yearning for a few additional items this year. Here's my wish list for this year, and keeping my fingers crossed that we'll have these products for 2014!!

 

  • Hi Speed Network Scan Station that will scan at 100 image per minute plus along with a 220 page document feeder and the ability to scan2email, scan2folder and scan2cloud (I really want this one the most)
  •  A wide format MFP with an automatic document feeder with a large original document exit stacker! 
  • I asked for this before and will continue to ask until I get it, but can you please bring me an envelope printer with a fiery, a large capacity envelope feeder and a conveyor stacker....pleeeease!!
  • The ability to search folders from the copier that reside anywhere on the network. No more of this global scan crap or third party embedded software.
  • I'd also like to have a 50 or 60 page per minute A4 MFP (black) that can staple, print, scan, fax and hold oodles of paper, maybe 4,000 sheets? 
  • A bookletmaker for MP C6502 and the MP C8002 that will work in tandem with the GBC Pro Stream puncher, not the Plockmatic that hurts my wallet.
  • Please, oh please don't force me to buy Plotworks anymore with the wide format systems.
  • How about a staple free stapler?  Maybe the new eco finishers can have a paper crimper installed so we don't have to use staples any more!!
  • I'd also like to have more finishing options for our color A3 systems that are 30-50 pages per minute, I'm hoping for GBC puncher, and a multifolder.
  • An in line bookletmaker that staple 50 pages to make a 200 page booklet!
  • An one more item, open up the Android OS for the Smart Panel Display so I can access Google Play Store and allow me to develop some kick ass apps for the copier!!

What a wish list right?  Please feel free to add your wish list for Ricoh, or any other manufacturer sometimes the best ideas come from those of us that are in the trenches day in and day out!!!

 

Click here for last year Christmas Ricoh Blog

 

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