Tagged With "A3"

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Re: Samsung Copier Million Page Test "A Tree Massacre"

VinceMcHugh ·
Art, I think Samsung needed to do this test to shut the mouths of the critics. Now anyone who wonders or asks if the Samsungs are reliable will get a link to this test. My Service guys tell me that the Samsungs have been working well! And the new MX series with the Android (OS) Tablet has been very cool. That wish list item that you asked Ricoh for has already been delivered by Samsung! I have just worked with a 3rd party tech company to get the first non-Samsung Android App ported to the...
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Re: Samsung Copier Million Page Test "A Tree Massacre"

Art Post ·
Seems my Blog about the million page test was not that well received with Samsung. They complained to ENX Magazine who then pulled the blog off their site. Whatever happened to FREE Press? They were not happy that I pointed out that they used "x" amount of tree's for a 1980's type test! Since Samsung spends money with ENX, ENX pulled the blogs and is not posting any of my latest stuff. You know what, as far as I'm concerned we here this finance stuff about Sharp, Toshiba and none of the...
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Re: Samsung Copier Million Page Test "A Tree Massacre"

daninsun ·
On average for every tree taken down in US for paper it is replaced by three new ones This is one of the reasons there are more trees in US than in past Dan Schmidt (sent from mobile device) > On Nov 23, 2015, at 6:19 PM, Print4Pay Hotel < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: >
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 4"

Kyocera Guy ·
Thanks Art for sharing your 57 days. Gives a great prospective. I'm going to reach out to Copier Solutions about adding the locks to my arsenal.
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Re: 57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 4"

Art Post ·
awesome, glad you are enjoying them!!
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Re: Three Copier Sales People Walk into a.........

BCarroll ·
Great points! Too often, following the path of least resistance (being lazy) can catch up with you! And- speaking of A4, we are really pleased that Canon has announced the replacement A4 mid vol series. We really needed a good A4 b&w with finishing, and hopefully this will be it! I've attached the sales cheat sheet-
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Re: Three Copier Sales People Walk into a.........

Art Post ·
I'm also impressed with Canons new A4 devices. Thank you for the reply and ty for the kudos
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Re: Three Copier Sales People Walk into a.........

Kenneth Lee ·
Art, you sent me the link for the One Rate seminar, but I have misplaced that. Could you please resend it to me? Ken Lee Sales Manager Ephesus Office Technologies, Inc.
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Re: A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death

SalesServiceGuy ·
What is even more scary is how your commission cheques will fall in $ value if you only sell A4 copiers. The copier/printer market is not getting any larger and if a commission sales rep focuses on selling lower $ value A4 boxes, they are going to have to make a lot more sales calls and sell a lot more boxes to earn the same money.
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Re: A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death

Martin Hofman ·
How true! And whats next? How long will it take before A4 will also be banned from the offices? My opinion; As soon as Generation Z enters the office-floors (A3 and A4) print will (sooner or later) ‘disappear’. Who's already preparing his business for this future?
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Re: A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death

Art Post ·
All great comments, this the reason to change now if you still plan to be in this industry for another twenty years. I probably won’t be, but I still have a plan in place to make the shift to niche printing hardware devices. Still continuing to educate myself for the future
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Re: A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death (Part Two)

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Thanks Art Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 29, 2018, at 8:51 PM, Print4Pay Hotel < alerts@hoop.la > wrote: > >
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Rafael Machado ·
Is that the same engine as the kyocera 356? Kyocera Copiers
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Rafael Machado ·
Is that copier the same as the Kyocera cs 356 ?
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Art Post ·
Here's the 355ci Here's the Ricoh MP C501SP
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

grizzlyadams ·
Hopefully there are more A3 style components that will allow it to become an option for A4 customers printing on heavier stocks and media.
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Art Post ·
Yup. it can print up to 300gsm
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Martin Hofman ·
Another major advantage is the availability of all PaperLocks (and other hardware accessories) that were already developed for Ricoh's A3 line. Please check https://www.solutionconfigurator.com/#b/37/m/946 & https://www.copiersolutionshop.com/
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Martin Hofman ·
Lock for MP C501
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Re: New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Martin Hofman ·
Large Paperclamp & Security Kit
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Re: New Vertical Market for A3 Color Printers

Deanw ·
Art, What product would you recommend for this application and what media would you recommend? Looking for business on a Saturday? Is that even legal?
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Re: New Vertical Market for A3 Color Printers

Art Post ·
I'm going with the 55ppm SPC 821dn printer, I put some links in the above thread of where you can the media and the pricing for the media. If you can't find them I will repost, but they are there. What type of day is it? It's a GOOD day to find some leads. Art
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Re: New Vertical Market for A3 Color Printers

Art Post ·
Here's another link for labels~ http://www.sheet-labels.com/
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Re: MY Top 12 Likes about the New Ricoh MP2501SP

Wallingford ·
Hmmm, I thought Konica Minolta low end MFD's had all that covered, many months ago.
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Re: MY Top 12 Likes about the New Ricoh MP2501SP

Art Post ·
Probably, but then I don't sell the KM products! Would love to see blogs from other members for their equipment, that would be awesome!!
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Re: MY Top 12 Likes about the New Ricoh MP2501SP

fisher ·
Wow. Gonna have to disagree. Thank goodness we have more than one line.
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Re: MY Top 12 Likes about the New Ricoh MP2501SP

Art Post ·
fisher what are you disagreeing with?
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Re: The Quest for $200K "Still Time to Network"

mnchstr ·
I call used machines "Off Lease" and tell the prospect to think of them as a program car, still very good but someone else took the retail hit. I say if a used machine needs to be re furbished I don't buy them. I don't sell used machines with high meters with the exception of Ricoh's "Greenline", we don't know the meters on those and I'm not impressed with those, lots of quality issues.
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Re: The Quest for $200K "Still Time to Network"

Old Glory ·
I prefer the term pre-owned over used. Off-lease is good too.
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Re: The Quest for $200K "Still Time to Network"

Art Post ·
I use the pre-owned quite often
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Re: Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions for 2015

Jason H ·
I really like number 4, and I believe #7 is going to happen sooner than we expected. I hold out hope as well.
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Re: Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions for 2015

Kyocera Guy ·
Not liking the Kyocera part of #4 at all. On the other hand really liking # 10 Add: Color equipment will become more prevalent with costs of color equipment continuing to drop and coming more in line with monochrome.
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Re: Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions for 2015

NC_ACC ·
5) - Canon bought a very large stake in one last year (Therefore). Locally hosted or cloud based.
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Re: Sharp "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Ken Stewart ·
Art, I'm in Japan this week meeting with key clients and have asked this question to several. In typical fashion, no one wants to speculate on what will happen. Is this a good or bad sign? Is Sharp changing a good sign? If it doesn't is this bad, or does it mean it is continuing its commitment to our industry? Since the year 2000, 50% of Fortune 500 companies have fallen from its ranks--no longer considered leaders (by at least that standard). This is most often due leadership...
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Jason H ·
Unfortunately you have to adapt, but the A4 is the worst thing this industry could have done. They continually do anything and everything to drive everything to $0.00
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Art Post ·
correct, right now it's about the manufacturers
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Jason H ·
Meant to also say I do agree with the portion of "what I will do differently." I wish my sales reps would read stuff like this and actually try it in the field instead always selling on price.
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Art Post ·
get me in their for a presentation, just maybe they will listen to me, someone wo is not management, not a principle and just like them!!
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

txeagle24 ·
HP forced the rest of the industry's hand when the HP 4345 was such a big hit in large firms. As long as most reps are still proposing A3 instead of A4, there can be pretty substantial hardware margins in A4 systems. Additionally, selling A4 systems which typically have higher CPC rates is actually better for dealers who are focused on growing their recurring revenue streams. That being said, if the manufacturers start cranking out the machines Art desperately wants (A4 systems with the same...
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Jason H ·
I will agree that the A4 systems we sell have great margins, some as high as 60-70%. I am curious at what point some manufacturer is going to come up with a letter size only machine...? Art what's the going rate for your services
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

kathie ·
We recently picked up the OKI line and have been VERY satisfied with regional mgrs. response to inquiries and problems. The machines are quite robust and produce fantastic color! The manufacturer pays a significant amount towards shipping, a BIG plus for us in Alaska, and a generous spiff to the reps. I don't expect them to last 8-10 years, like the Ricoh A3, but they are selling like hotcakes. Love them!
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by txeagle24: HP forced the rest of the industry's hand when the HP 4345 was such a big hit in large firms. As long as most reps are still proposing A3 instead of A4, there can be pretty substantial hardware margins in A4 systems. Additionally, selling A4 systems which typically have higher CPC rates is actually better for dealers who are focused on growing their recurring revenue streams. That being said, if the manufacturers start cranking out the machines Art desperately...
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Re: The A4 MFP Disruption Continues to Grow

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by Jason H: I will agree that the A4 systems we sell have great margins, some as high as 60-70%. I am curious at what point some manufacturer is going to come up with a letter size only machine...? Art what's the going rate for your services Jason, I sent you a PM on the this site. Art
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Re: "MFP Wars" Hi Speed A3 MFP's vs A4 MFP's

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Art, one of the problems is dealers servicing a machine for $30.00 a month. however, the reality is the industry has allowed the sales engine to destroy the service model. selling full service on A3 for .006 or less in volumes of 5k a month. Dealers were chasing sales revenue as they sacrificed service profits. As volumes continue declining so will margins. Dealers will begin realizing that all the A3 service they gave away is too costly to manage and the shift will begin. The A4...
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Re: "MFP Wars" Hi Speed A3 MFP's vs A4 MFP's

Art Post ·
Hi Ray I agree with the silliness of the low cost per page for A3. However most dealers have escalators that can raise the price as much as 10-15% per year whether it's A4 or A3. AS far as the $30 per month, almost no one will send out and invoice for $30 It's either billed quarterly or annually. One thing the A4 manufacturers won't due is too sacrifice the consumables. I also believe that dealers will always find a way to make their profit, whether it's Daas, flat rate, or seat based. I...
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Re: "MFP Wars" Hi Speed A3 MFP's vs A4 MFP's

Greg Moseley ·
Art, another piece of the equation is that monthly units placed are 45% to 74% mono A4 in the segment 3 and segment 4 speed range. Online retail is $170 to $600 where used A3’s are three times that amount. The real question here is what these placements are doing to the service department revenue and eventually to staffing.
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Re: "MFP Wars" Hi Speed A3 MFP's vs A4 MFP's

fisher ·
I've always sold A4 machines where they are a fit. There are very few A4 devices that offer a low CPC. Some carry CPCs that are very high. A bigger issue in many placements is that the Automatic Document Feeders on most A4 machines are not robust enough to meet the copy scan and fax demand. Many are complete garbage. In fact I've seen the quality of the Domument Feeders on A4 units go backwards in the last couple of years as if the document feeder is an afterthought or it is where the...
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Re: "MFP Wars" Hi Speed A3 MFP's vs A4 MFP's

Art Post ·
Amen @fisher doc feeders are inept on most A4's
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Re: Imaging Channel Dealers it’s your decision

Art Post ·
I call it the "War for A4"
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Re: Imaging Channel Dealers it’s your decision

Martin Hofman ·
So true Ray!
 
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