Tagged With "A4"

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Kyocera shipping new color A4 MFPs

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Kyocera shipping new color A4 MFPs - TASKalfa 508ci, 408ci and 358ci replace 406ci and 356ci models - Top speeds of 50ppm, 40ppm and 35ppm respectively - 4 tandem drum design - 7” color LCD touchscreen control panels o Optional numeric keypad - Optional document feeder has top speed of 170ipm o Holds up to 270 originals - Maximum paper capacity of 3100 sheets - Built-in print controller: o Comes standard with data security kit o Optional security kit provides secure boot and Trusted Platform...
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Kyocera Announces the Arrival of its Newest A4 Black and White MFPs/Printers

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FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 26, 2019 Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the launch of the ECOSYS M3860idnf and ECOSYS M3860idn MFPs, and the ECOSYS P3260dn Series of Black and White printers, which include the ECOSYS P3260dn/P3155dn/ P3150dn/P3145dn. Developed for the document intensive, small-to-medium sized business and workgroup that requires print, copy, color scan and a fax solution, the ECOSYS M3860idnf and...
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Ricoh - IM C300(F) & IM C400(SR)F Spec Check Review

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It's been a couple of weeks since these new color IM C A4 MFPs were launched the Ricoh Europe web site. At this point in time I have no clue when they'll be available in the United States. I would suspect they'll be available as soon as the current inventory of MP C307s and 407s are exhausted. For me, they can't come soon enough. For too long we've been without a color A4 devices that will staple. I had hoped that both the C300 and C400 would be capable of stapling, however at this point...
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Canon Expands Color A4 Portfolio to Deliver a Cohesive Lineup Equipped to Help Meet Growing Market Demands

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MELVILLE, N.Y. , May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As enterprises continue to evolve and equip their employees with the best workflow solutions available, Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the addition of the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C475iF III Series and new Color imageCLASS MF746Cdw and LBP664Cdw models to its color A4 product portfolio. The expansion of the color A4 portfolio presents to customers and channel partners a complete, cohesive lineup to complement...
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The Print Equipment and Services Industry must separate their deliverable.

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Recently I had an opportunity to speak at ITEX, An Industry event for technology resellers. During that talk, I discussed the three types of deliverables or more importantly the three types of end-user customers within the print equipment and its services industry. This industry is strangling their full profit potential as they continue to deliver these different types of customers with the same processes. Here are the three equipment customer types: 1. High-Volume segments 6,7, and 8...
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New Ricoh A4 IM 350F_IM 430F Copier

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Thoughts? Ricoh engine? Got some really cool features Convenience staple (corner and book) 37/45 ppm 500 sheet paper trays some additional features that's just not coming to me right now. MSRP is cool, however we do need a black A4 device that does auto stapling. Not sure if Ricoh will ever do that. Putting a blog together over the weekend on these new A4's
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Europe sees large MFP/printer sales decline

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- International Data Corporation (IDC) is reporting that Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 4.9% in Q3 of 2019 - market size of 4.60 million units - overall market declined year-over-year by 236,000 units - market values of $2.1 billion, an increase on the same period a year ago (due to PPS) - inkjet market declined by 4.2% - B/w laser engine shipments down 9.6% o Color laser down 1.4% - A4 color MFP product shipments increased by 10.8%
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Cool Feature I Almost Forgot about on Ricoh Copiers

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I had an email from a client asking about the MP C501SP. The first thing I stated is that the MP C501SP has A4 print capability only. It does have 11x17 scanning, and emailing. The client responded with no 11x17? I was going to email him back a yes and then remembered that we can set up a workflow for scan2print. In this case we would set a workflow button on the home screen that would then send that 11x17 document(s) to print to an A3 device on the network. Deals not done, however it's a...
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Xerox reports sales decline

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Xerox reports sales decline - for 3rd quarter, reported total revenue down 6.5% to $2.2 billion o equipment hardware sales down 3.3% to $494 million  A4 b/w MFPs down 6%  A4 color MFPs up 10%  Midrange b/w MFPs down 20%  Midrange color MFPs up 2%  High end b/w MFPs down 22%  High end color MFPs up 12% o post sales revenue down 7.3% to $1.706 billion o Americas revenue down 3.6% to $1.487 billion - gross margin down 10 basis points to 40% - operating margin of 12.1% - Total debt = $4.8...
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Digital print output to grow (Packaging Leads the Way)

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Report published by Smithers Market Research - Digital print output is forecasted to grow by 65% over next 10 years - Will reach $230 billion by 2029 - Growth driven by package printing, books and other graphic printing areas o Packaging will increase from $6.3 billion in 2019 to $32.5 billion in 2029 - Volume will reach 3 trillion A4 pages in2029 at average CAGR of 5.3%
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Kyocera Offering New A4 Color MFPs

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Kyocera launches more new MFPs - Now offering the TASKalfa 358ci and 308ci color laser A4 MFPs - 35ppm and 32ppm top speeds respectively (does not match up with model numbers) - 7” color touchscreen LCD control panel - 1200x1200dpi - 24 second warmup time - 358ci’s document feeder holds up to 100 originals o Top scan speed of 120ipm or 60opm o Scans both sides of original at same time - 308ci’s document feeder holds up to 75 originals o Does not scan both sides of original at same time -...
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Xerox, HP, Fuji Film, Fuji Xerox "It Just Keeps Getting Curiouser & Curiouser"

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Just want I needed today was some blockbuster news about Xerox, Fuji Film, Fugi Xerox and HP. Don't these people know I have a quota to reach by the end of the year! If you've been hiding all day and not staying in touch with industry events, today was one of those days that has everyone talking. Early this AM a press release comes out that states Xerox and Fuji Film has reached a settlement in their law suit. That's the one where Fuji Film sued Xerox because Xerox backed out of the sale.
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HP Partners Assail Xerox Takeover Bid

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HP Partners Assail Xerox Takeover Bid Top HP Inc. partners are questioning the proposed takeover of the company by Xerox, raising issues ranging from Xerox's inexperience in the PC market to differences in the two companies' channel approaches. Xerox last week made a takeover offer for HP that is reportedly 23 percent higher than where HP shares started the month—a deal that would bring together the leaders in A4 and A3 devices at a time when the print industry is waning. [Related: 5 Reasons...
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Imaging Channel, Little Is Changing Because There’s Nobody New

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Innovation is a change in the process. It happens when innovators change the means to the desired outcome. Nearly all disruptive platforms are a result of outsiders taking advantage of the insider's complacency and stubbornness. Imaging Channel leaders, it is now time to bring in outsiders and work with new human capital bringing new ideas and the talents to execute. The channel's commonality in human capital is killing the channel from within. There are too many fighting the insecure future...
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Kyocera launches new A4 MFPs/printers

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o Scan in b/w or color o Includes fax board o Top speed of 62ppm o Auto duplex o 25 second warmup o Max duty cycle of 300K/month o Document feeder holds up to 100 originals  Scans both sides of original at same time o 1200x1200dpi o 7” color touchscreen LCD panel  HyPAS support for optional apps o M3860idnf comes standard with 50 sheet stapling internal finisher o Comes standard with 500 sheet paper drawer and 100 sheet stack bypass  With options can boost to 2600 sheets  Supports up to...
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Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions for 2015

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Looking back 2014 was one of my best years in the business. The fourth quarter of 2014 was the best quarter I've ever had!  I can only hope that 2015 will be as good as 2014 if not better.   Last years Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions...
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces Océ VarioPrint i300 First-of-Its-Kind Digital Press

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb 24, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced a breakthrough in high-speed inkjet with the introduction of the OcÉ VarioPrint® i300, formerly known as Project Niagara, the first high-speed, sheetfed inkjet press in the Company’s portfolio of production print solutions. Based on proven inkjet technology, the OcÉ VarioPrint i300 fills the speed and capacity gap that exists between conventional high-end toner-based,...
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Black Cost Per Page Poll for Segment 2 (produce 21-30 pages) Copier MFP

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It's been a long time coming for the new poll.  However yesterday we posted first of six new polls for Cost Per Page for Black A3 MFP's.     In the near future (when spring finally comes to NJ), we also be posting four new polls...
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Five Items Spock Would Consdier Illogical About Purchasing or Leasing a Copier

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Friday at lunch, I saw the scrolling marque that Leonard Nimoy had passed away.  Leonard was best known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series.   Like my mother, I'm a fan of science fiction and believing that one day...
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New Ricoh MP501SPF & MP601SPF's

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The MP501SPF and MP601SPF are new A4 devices that may launch in July. They were originally planned for June release but seems they have now been moved to July. I stumbled across these new products with the drivers already available on support.ricoh The 501 may be a replacement for the SP5200S and the 601 maybe a replacement for the SP5210SF/SR. Don't have much more than this, thus soon, we'll have a 52ppm & 62ppm A4, where is the 70ppm A4? Seems these two devices will have all the...
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KYOCERA Announces 31 New MFPs & Printers, Six Business Apps

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KYOCERA Document Solutions America Keeps the Pedal to the Metal – Announces 31 New MFPs and Printers, 6 Business Applications Company continues to strengthen position as industry’s leading innovator with advanced A3 and A4 MFPs, business-specific document solutions. Orlando, NJ – May 17, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today treated more than 1000 of its dealer participants to a preview of the numerous innovations...
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Océ South Africa announces availability of new small but scalable light production press

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OcÉ South Africa, a leader in digital document management and delivery, has added the Canon imagePress C800 series, a range of three colour printers with a throughput of 60, 70 or 80 A4 ppm, to its product offering. The target range of these devices is from 40 000 to 70 000 A4 pages. "A powerful and versatile colour light production press, the imagePRESS C800 delivers new levels of quality and productivity across a huge range of media and a wide choice of finishers, providing printers with a...
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Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Lease or Buy a Ricoh MP 501SP or MP 601SP

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Geesh, where do I start? When I first heard of the MP 501/601SP's, I thought this was just another mediocre multifunctional (copy, print, scan, fax) A4 device. I assumed the device was designed for low, low volume and would have a high cost per page. I was dead wrong in my assumptions. In fact, I couldn't be happier with the features, the speed, the hardware cost and the consumable cost of the MP 501/601SP. BTW, the MP501/601SP will not win any design awards, it looks kinda funky, but the...
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Lexmark announces breakthrough innovation in fastest growing market segment

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Lexmark announces breakthrough innovation in fastest growing market segment LEXINGTON, Ky. Jan 25, 2016 Lexmark International, Inc., a global technology leader, today announced the launch of next generation A4 color lasers and smart MFPs featuring seven new models. "A4 color MFP's continue to represent a very strong segment for worldwide MFP activity, with a high 10.5 percent growth rate expected throughout the forecast period," said Amy Machado, Research Manager, Worldwide Hardcopy...
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KYOCERA Document Solutions America Sets a New Standard in Industry’s Most Dynamic Color Market Segment with Next Generation Compact MFPs

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February 2, 2016 The TASKalfa 406ci series enhances the user experience through unsurpassed quality and finishing; combined with workflow applications to address any business need FAIRFIELD, N.J. – February 2, 2016 – KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced the introduction of the TASKalfa 406ci multifunctional printer (MFP) series. This is the first series of compact TASKalfa MFPs offering up to a maximum of legal sized...
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Top Ten MFP & Imaging Industry Predictions for 2016

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Looking back,  2015 was not one of my best years in the industry.  There were many factors involved but I can only blame myself for a somewhat lack luster performance (but I did have a good year of GP).  The good thing is, that January starts a new year and I'm excited about entering my 35th of SMB sales. Last years Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions for 2015  , some of the predictions from last year came to fruition and some did not.  I enjoy prognosticating on...
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2016"

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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...
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57 Days of Selling "Day 53" The Remaining 40 Hours

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This is it, the week before Christmas! As of this morning I still had twenty-five percent of the month left. After letting the "ball come to me" on Friday. Today was similar to most the other fifty three days, with one exception. We'll get to that exception later. Linkedin Over the weekend I had a LinkedIn chat exchange with Bobbie Foedisch, the crux of the thread centered on LinkedIn removing some of the basic features that were free with LinkedIn. I'm a ten year veteran of LinkedIn...
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57 Days of Selling "Day 54" The Last Three Days

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Hard to believe that in three short days this endeavor of mine to share my sales journal with everyone will expire. Don't have much time tonight to write, so this is going to be short and sweet. After I'm finished writing this blog, I have to ready a lease, order doc and maintenance agreement for a net new account and email it out tonight. Matter of fact, I need to do two of these since the DM isn't sure which one he will go with. The gatekeepers last day of the year is tomorrow and she...
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Ricoh Installs Europe’s 300th Ricoh Pro C9100 Series

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Ricoh Installs Europe’s 300th Ricoh Pro C9100 Series Thursday, September 29, 2016 London - Europe’s 300 th Ricoh Pro C9100 series heavy duty digital colour sheetfed press has been installed by HG Media in Norway. The Ricoh Pro C9110 model is HG Media’s second. It was ordered soon after the first delivered a 300% increase in productivity. Managing Director Lars Christoffersen, says, “Immediately after the first press was up and running we were producing three times as much work. We thought we...
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Kyocera finally put's out a low volume A4 Color

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I have been waiting for this for a while. This will fill the long overdue low volume color A4 gap for Kyocera. I'm impressed with the dual scan doc feeder and the bottle-less waste toner. This also has tiered color pricing if you are using that in your Kyocera quill of arrows. http://industryanalysts.com/ky...level-printers-mfps/
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Eight Excellent Reasons Why the Ricoh MP 305SPF Should be Your Next Copier Lease or Purchase!

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Years ago with the emergence of A4 (devices that can only print/copy letter or legal paper), we had to adjust our talk track to add, "do you need to print, copy or scan 11x17 (tabloid) size paper. That first question would help us determine if the client was a candidate for an A4 or A3 (devices that can print/copy/scan tabloid) device. Ricoh's new MP 305SPF gives us a new wrinkle when proposing the right system for our clients. The claim to fame for the MP C305SPF is that clients with...
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Lexmark getting more aggressive?

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Anyone seeing any uptick in promo activity from Lexmark in the last quarter or so? Hearing some anecdotes about Lexmark growing sales in N. America, and growing some segments (A4 B&W, A3 Color). I think this could be replacement cycle related (probably replacing both these product lines soon ^), but wondering if anyone seeing anything in terms of more aggressive Lexmark pricing/promos.
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Sometimes I just don't understand.......

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I was told the other day that we are not going and not allowed to sell the lower A4 color & mono MFP's from Ricoh. Thus, if someone wants color and the volume is very low, I have to either walk away or try to sell them the color A4 MP C307SP. With a black device, it's the MP 301SPF. Now, I have multiple clients that have larger A3 devices that have bough many of the lower A4 color & monochrome devices. Usually I'll sell the black devices for about $1K and the color for $1.3k. I'm not...
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New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

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The first time I heard about the new Ricoh MP C501SP was a pic that a Print4Pay Hotel member posted on this site. That pic came from the recent Ricoh Convergence in Las Vegas a few months ago. I took a good long look at the device that's positioned as an 50 page per minute color A4 device. My first thoughts is well, it kinda looks too big, it looks very similar to another Ricoh device, and it looks like the MP C501SP has an A3 style document feeder. Alright, its just a pic, I'll just have to...
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Three Copier Sales People Walk into a.........

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Three sales people garner an appointment with the same client. One of the sales people is with the incumbent dealer of the account. The other two are on the outside looking in to gain net new business. The client is at the end of a five year lease for a color A3 MFP (30 ppm). Other than the copier cabinet there are no additional accessories on the existing A3 color MFP. All three sales people had the same opportunity with the client. All three sales people paid a visit to the clients office...
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6 Reasons Why Canon's New 715iF A4 MFP Kicks Butt

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It's not that often that I get the chance to blog about something other than a Ricoh MFP. It's all not that often that I get excited about an MFP from another manufacturer. However, the introduction of the Canon iF715 imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series has me chomping at the bit for a 75pp A4 device that I could sell. The Canon 715iF has an "up to" print speed of an amazing 75 pages per minute! The reason I mentioned "up to" is because many MFP's will grind and run slower with different files.
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A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death

Ray Stasiezcko ·
A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death As the copier homicide unit arrived, the scene was familiar. The office hallway barely lit the trash can next to the copier was laying on its side, the window was broken from the inside and when looking out one can see an A3 Copier laying smashed on the sidewalk below. Recognizable by the owners manual still taped to the broken 11/17 paper drawer and the rainbow color on the sidewalk created by splattering CMYK toner. Yes, it appears there was another...
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas 2018"

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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...
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New A4 devices expand Ricoh's portfolio by enhancing document security and meeting broader set of customer needs

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New A4 devices expand Ricoh's portfolio by enhancing document security and meeting broader set of customer needs MALVERN, Pa. , Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA , Inc. today unveiled a powerful cloud-connected multifunction printer (MFP) alongside several affordable, efficient devices that provide streamlined user experiences. The announcement of these five A4 products highlight the diversity of Ricoh's portfolio at a time when customers are eagerly looking for a variety of solutions...
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Canon Completes its Third Generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE Platform with Introduction of a New High-Speed Monochrome A4 MFP Series

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MELVILLE, N.Y. , Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the monochrome laser A4 MFP market continuing to show growth year-over-year in the 45-69 page-per-minute (ppm) market*, Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduces the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 715iF II Series. This series fits a need in the market for small business or workgroups that desire office solutions that are easy to use and can help maximize productivity. The successors of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 500iF/400iF...
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A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death (Part Two)

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Part Two - hashtag # A4’s Murder charges dropped in A3’s death. Well, a few days ago we all heard of the apparent suicide of an A3 copier. The police report outlined that the A3 copier became so distraught over a new A4 its owners had on demo, it jumped from the office window. Today there is an update. It seems that a local judge has thrown out all attempted charges leveled by an A3 manufacturer who believes the unfairness of A4’s capabilities and price points should have caused them to...
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Sharp Expands A4 Lineup With Two New Desktop Color Multifunction Printers For The Technology Driven Workplace

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MONTVALE, N.J. , March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today introduced two new A4 desktop color multifunction printers for the technology driven workplace, delivering strong workflow capabilities and leading-edge security features, all in a compact design. The new Advanced Series MX-C304W and Essentials Series MX-C303W boast full multifunction capability out of the box, including copy,...
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Imaging Channel, Surveys can teach competitors a lot

Ray Stasiezcko ·
I recently attended a webinar where the scariest thing was what was not said. The webinar was discussing the Imaging Channel; it included a recap of a survey given to dealer owners. The dealers answered the survey in a most disturbing way which no one is questioning, so I will. The survey determined that only 4% of dealers were concerned about A4 equipment which could easily replace the oversold A3's in 80-85% of the Imaging Channel's Customers. It appears the Imaging Channel is conceding...
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Ten Reasons Why the New Ricoh IM 350F, IM 430F and IM 430Fb is a Winner

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It's been sometime since Ricoh introduced the MP 301 (A4 black MFP 30ppm). Five years is a long time to hang on to a model, especially when A4 devices are being introduced left & right. There's a new kid on the block of A4 devices. Ricoh is now offering the IM 350f (37ppm), IM 430F (43 ppm), and the IM 430fb (45ppm). All devices come standard with copy, print, fax and color scan. Anyone can get the speeds and feeds on these devices, but I wanted to dig a little deeper and express what I...
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New Players, New Rules, New Game.

Ray Stasiezcko ·
One thing few in the Imaging Channel want to discuss is the innovative processes which will replace much of the old way’s deliverable. The glory days of selling print equipment and its services are just beginning for some innovative thinkers and ending for some others. All things do in-fact change. Even those who refuse, eventually are forced to change. No one can circumvent progress regardless of their marketing strategies or their hopes that current circumstances remain a little longer.
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in August 2008

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A little of news this week is that the US Dollar is growing stronger vs the Japanese Yen. When this has happened in the past Japanese copier manufacturers have decreased pricing here in the States. When you couple this with the Chinese tariffs that may go into effect this week, it could mean that our industry may not see price increases. Japanese manufacturers might just bite the bullet on the increases in order to keep boxes moving out of the plants. BTW, the dude in the picture, had just a...
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Canon C356iF-C256iF II Spec Check Review

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It's not often that I'm intrigued by a competitors color MFP. It was two or three weeks ago when a prospect asked, "what do you know about the Canon C356iF?". Well, I was kind of embarrassed because I knew nothing about that Canon device. The only thing I could mutter out was that I would have to do some research and get back to them (not good). It's not like me to not know about my competitors devices, thus I started my quest to know as much as I can about the Canon C356iF. I'm not going to...
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The A4 Challenge or Opportunity

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