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Re: Copier Dealers Need to Embrace the "Next Big Thing"

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"For me, it's too much work for too little pay-off." Agreed. This small sales are great as positioning, but at the end of the day I want the MFP. Good article!
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago for the Second Week in April of 2015

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For those of you that are new to the industry, there's a cool blog I wrote about making the phone calls. Believe it or not the phone is your friend. You can read that here or below. Fourty Eight Hundred Phone Calls a Year Can Equal a Lot of Dough! Enjoy these awesome threads from 5 years ago this week! Bid Tabulation for Xerox_Sharp_Samsung_Canon_Kyocera.pdf Art Post · 4/14/1512:55 PM Topic Konica Minolta Expands and Enhances Corporate Communications Team at US Headquarters Art Post ·...
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Re: 3D MFP Printer/Copier/Scanner "Ready for Prime Time"?

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Nice analysis
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Re: 3D MFP Printer/Copier/Scanner "Ready for Prime Time"?

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Thanx Larry!!
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Re: 3D MFP Printer/Copier/Scanner "Ready for Prime Time"?

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BTW are you going to the BTA East Event in Baltimore in the Fall?
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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Hey Art, We just got a desktop 3D Printer in our showroom. I expect it will do great at getting IT folks in for demos. The technology really is cool! But that's about it. From what I've seen, 3D printers have 0 practicality in an office or business environment. Perhaps the occasional school will purchase one. A lot of dealerships sell telecom services on top of copiers. It's a very similar industry: - 5 year contracts - upfront hardware revenue that can be purchased or leased - reoccurring...
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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Czech Thanx for the response, 3D printing is here to stay. However, it's not about now, it's about positioning your dealership as a technology leader and innovator. 3D printing sales will grow. I look at the 3D industry and am comparing it to the copier industry in the early 70's.
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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Personally, I think you're right on with your ideas about 3D. I don't know if it will ever have the acceptance copiers had in their heyday, but right now, it's a product looking for a market. I saw something intersting on TV involving a 3D printing application. The company (which was not involved in any medical field) found it could use it's 3D printer to produce a prosthesis specifically designed for children. Children grow and therefore quickly outgrow their artificial limbs. This 3D...
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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Originally Posted by Art Post: Czech Thanx for the response, 3D printing is here to stay. However, it's not about now, it's about positioning your dealership as a technology leader and innovator. 3D printing sales will grow. I look at the 3D industry and am comparing it to the copier industry in the early 70's. I have no doubt that 3D printers will stay. The technology will only get more and more innovative. Is it technology that dealers will adopt? I'm sure many will try. It may be too soon...
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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Rogue: Thanx for the response! Time will tell, and over time they will get faster and additional materials will come to market for building all types of items. Take the copier industry and what if you had a 3D printer that could print on demand 25% of your parts. Reduce back orders, cut inventory, enhance the customer experience. It's just a matter of time
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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I know your comparison is very conceptual but there really is less commonality than you think. In the beginning copiers needed nothing but an original needing copied and the copier could fill the need. No variance in throughput, no variance in input. With 3D you have a variance in throughput that spans a very large Gamut from plastics to polymers to metals and unlike a copier, the hardware for each is radically different. Then you have the input. You can have a need and a printer and still...
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Re: 3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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There is an interesting article in the April 2015 edition of the BTA Office Technology Magazine. I can't seem to get a link to it but it interviews dealerships who have been selling them already. Article is named "The Next Dimension: Are 3D printers a good fit for the BTA Channel" By Brent Hoskins. Maybe someone can post the link??
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3D Printers & Copy Machines "is there a common thread"?

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That was the deal when I was in grammar school in the sixties. If you needed a copy of something, you went to the local library.   I guess what I remember most about those machines, is that a copy cost a nickel, the top of the copier had a rubber...
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3D MFP Printer/Copier/Scanner "Ready for Prime Time"?

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  3D printers are hot, and they got even hotter after President Obama made mention of them in his State of the Union address this year.  My google alerts now carries at least 10-15 mentions of 3D printers each week, before the State of the...
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3D MFP Printer/Copier/Scanner "Ready for Prime Time"?

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3D printers are hot, and they got even hotter after President Obama made mention of them in his State of the Union address this year.  My google alerts now carries at least 10-15 mentions of 3D printers each week, before the State of the Union...
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MFP Solutions Top Ten Copier & MFP Blogs for May 2013

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MPF Solutions Top Ten Copier and MFP Blogs for April 2013  still tops the list every month for the last three months. That one blog now has close to 10,000 page views!  Here's an note for all of you that are about to get a new sales...
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The 3D's of Selling Managed IT, Copiers and MPS

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During the last three years I've been delighted to help rookies/newbie’s or whatever you'd like to call new people that are breaking into Managed IT, Copiers and Managed Print Service  industry. I'm not a manager or owner (was an owner...
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Copier Dealers Need to Embrace the "Next Big Thing"

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I was born in the late fifties, by the time I was three years old, Xerox had introduced the first plain paper copier.     The Xerox 914 was capable of producing 400 copies per hour!   The speed per minute was under 7 pages per minute....
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