Tagged With "Wide-Format"

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Re: This Copier Changed My Sales Life 15 Years Ago this Week!

fisher ·
Those were good times indeed. Big commissions and big points on the Ricoh credit card to boot. Very short lived though. I was doing one or two wide formats a month in addition to all of the mid-volume color machines that customers were buying. By 2008 it was over and the wide format market has never recovered. In the past 12 months I've sold 4 wide formats and only one was a brand new unit.
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Re: This Copier Changed My Sales Life 15 Years Ago this Week!

Art Post ·
I agree with you, by 2008 the big Aficio points and the big commissions were gone. All of the other manufacturers caught up with the technology. In addition Ricoh rested on their laurels with the 240W and waited way to long to bring an upgrade to the market place. I average about 1.5 new wide formats per month, GP is significantly down, but it's now a decent revenue generator. The Ricoh MP W6700SP is now three years old and needs a refresh. What does Ricoh have in the works?
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Re: This Copier Changed My Sales Life 15 Years Ago this Week!

fisher ·
Hopefully whatever they replace the 6700 with is another compact machine that can be carried up a flight of stairs like the old 240 was.
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Re: Me, Sadaaki, Mitsuhrio & Brian

Former Member ·
Hi Art, I couldn't agree with you more about the stacking issue. The Tameran is a nice option to have, but it is not the most ideal for creating a "compact" footprint. Glad you were able to give them this feedback.
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas 2019"

Art Post ·
I always like to start these Christmas blogs with a small story about Christmas tradition in other countries. On Christmas Eve, children, especially boys, often go out singing 'kalanda' (carols) in the streets. They play drums and triangles as they sing. Sometimes they will also carry model boats decorated with nuts which are painted gold. Carrying a boat is a very old custom in the Greek Islands. If the children sing well, they might be given money, as well things to eat like nuts, sweets...
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This Copier Changed My Sales Life 15 Years Ago this Week!

Art Post ·
It's late on Friday night, for most their work is over for the week. Me, I need to do updates and frankly I've been lagging in my blogging as of late. It's not because I don't want to write, it's mainly because there hasn't been something that triggered me to write. Nothing unusual in sales, nothing unusual in the field and I've had my nose to the grindstone looking to hit numbers. Until tonight when I needed to post up my series "This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago this Week" .
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Wide Format for AEC Market & New Features I Would Like to See

Art Post ·
If you've been selling wide format MFP's for some time I think you'll agree that the manufacturers have been slow on refreshing most models from most manufacturers. Aside from KIP with the recent introduction of the KIP 600 toner based color wide format MFP (multi-functional product), the others are just regurgitating the same tired outdated wide formats for the AEC (architect, engineers and construction) market. Five plus years is a long time to wait for a refresh of an existing model or...
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This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Second Week of November 2004

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Researchers claim to have found the lost city of Atlantis on the bottom of the east Mediterranean, 80 kilometers southeast of Cyprus . The Cypriot government disputes the claim, saying more evidence is needed.   Fuji Xerox bets on rising...
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2016"

Art Post ·
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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Kip Wide Format Color- 5 Things to Like

John ·
One of the highlights of Graph Expo 2016 was the chance to see the Kip Color Wide Format Series in person. You see, I am a wide format geek through and through. At the beginning of my sales career, the first sales class my dealership sent me to way back in 1995 was for Ricoh Wide Format. Ever since then I have loved the products and the AEC marketplace. We have come a long way since the Ricoh FW760 and FW830 units. Everything is now digital, multifunctional and now color is coming to the...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The First Week in September 2003

Art Post ·
Anders An, joined us 15 years ago. Anders An is the username for a great Print4Pay Hotel member from the Netherlands. I'm hoping Anders cab chime in at the end of this blog and tell us more about the username of Anders An and also share his real name. Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week! Printer Trade in Program Jay · 9/2/038:26 AM New(new to me anyway) trade in program for printers /desktops/notbooks/servers/ ect. http:// ricoh .tradeups.com Dear Ricoh Printer Partner, Here is an...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in September 2003

Art Post ·
There's a cool blog below from Bill Siderys titled MFP & Copier Pay Plan Changes for the Future . If you get the chance check it our. Bill is still a member of the Print4Pay Hotel, and I'd like to thank him for his valued long time membership. Check out the threads from ten years ago this week! Weekend Copier Notes from 09/28/08 Neal · 9/30/089:36 PM , selling out to Ricoh . Details on NewCal: o Founded by former Kodak copier technicians, Steve Tarpley & Ken Wilkens in 1991 o Won...
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Wide Format Technology Update- The Canon TX Series printers and MFP Systems

Art Post ·
Just about a year ago, Canon USA released their new TX Series of Wide Format inkjet printers and MFP Systems. Canon has positioned the TX Series as a higher volume solution to capture opportunities on the production side of the aqueous inkjet technical documents market. There are two basic TX Series models available, the TX 3000 and TX 4000. The difference in these models is their supported print width, the 3000 being a 36” printer and the 4000 is a 44” printer. Both TX printers are single...
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Wide Format Technology Update -The New Canon TM Series Wide Format Technical Series

Art Post ·
Wide Format Technology Update -The New Canon TM Series Wide Format Technical Series Having just completed one of our most successful quarters ever, I can confidently say that one of the main reasons for our sales success in Q4 was the new Canon TM Series printers and MFP systems. This series was introduced by Canon to replace the very successful 78x series which had anchored the Canon iPF wide format line for the last number of years. The 78x series was overdue to be replaced and the...
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

jack carroll ·
as usual you are preparing for success and that's just one of the many reasons you are a successful professional
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

Salvatore ·
great stuff. have you any tips on hpw to actually approach new clients?
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

kathie ·
I ALWAYS cold call in person. No one wants to speak to a disembodied voice on the phone. Sometimes I walk in and find someone I used to work with in the office. SCORE! You just have to get out of the office if you want to make something happen.
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by Salvatore: great stuff. have you any tips on hpw to actually approach new clients? I do, I will try to post some content over the weekend and give you a few links on this site
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

kathie ·
Not so much. It’s such a weird deal, like trying to sell cars door to door. I usually say something like: ‘I was in the building seeing…whoever, and thought I would stop by and introduce myself and the company that I represent. Then I leave them with a flyer that shows a couple of different machines and monthly costs. I never got any training so would appreciate any suggestions that you have, Art.
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

Art Post ·
When I cold call in person, I'm after a few things. Usually I do not bring a brochure unless I already know who the DM is. Here's what I want when I get in: The name of the DM for Office Technology The name of the gatekeeper When the DM maybe available or best time to call Does the DM have an assistant that will schedule appointments, if so what is the name of the assistant I also want to get a good look around, make mental notes of any hardware that I see. My old boss used to ask to use the...
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

kathie ·
OH, I’m Miss Eagle Eye when I go anywhere!! The other local dealer lost his partnership with Ricoh (he was selling Kyoceras instead) so I am always looking for his customers to touch base with too. Sounds like you are in a much larger market than I am. Rarely, do I find even an in-house IT person much less someone who is in charge of Office technology. All the larger companies here are branch offices and decisions are not made locally. My FIRST question is always are you a local company?
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

Old Glory ·
I too am in non metro area and there is a lot of oil and gas here that are not headquartered here so I understand why you ask if they are a local company. However, you are making a huge mistake if you assume that just because they are not local, that they have no control or influence over the equipment they get. There are a whole host of companies that don't wish to get involved with the purchasing decisions of their outlying branches, especially if they only have a handful. You still need...
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Re: Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

kathie ·
Oh, I do.. . That’s funny you say, ‘Does the copier just show up?’ Because I hear that a lot and that’s exactly what happens. My questions are a little more involved but I didn’t want to type all of that out. Even the little oilfield services places have HQ’s somewhere else and they go directly to the Ricoh Corp. I don’t say, ‘Is the decision-maker here’, exactly, but I do get to that answer. FedEx, Wells Fargo, Conoco-Phillips, to name a few of our Nationals, don’t even know they are...
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Re: 12 Tips to Ricoh to Enhance the Ricoh W3601 Wide Format

FIL ·
Pick up the KIP line. They make it very easy to pick up their line, and they have most of the features you're looking for.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

60lost ·
How abt seg 1 doc feeder that isn't a piece of crap.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

Art Post ·
Please click the like button if you liked this content, and also please share with others if you like!
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

JMWF ·
Hello, We are interested in advertising on your website. Could someone send me a media kit? Thank you, Jennifer
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

Art Post ·
Hi Thank you, I will send this to you over the weekend Art
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

mdsguy ·
I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya to deliver WIndows package-aware print drivers for Fiery. Please!
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

Art Post ·
awesome! So what is Windows package-aware print drivers for Fiery?
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Re: Three Ways to Protect Your Ricoh Wide Format Plotters

fisher ·
Most Ricoh wide format devices have a built in dehumidifier. The switch is on the side.
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Re: Three Ways to Protect Your Ricoh Wide Format Plotters

Art Post ·
yup, and I believe it is for the drum. Thanks for the comment!
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Re: New "E" Size Wide Format Exit Tray for Ricoh Wide Format from Copier Solution Shop

msaeger ·
Got a solution for the 2201?
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Re: New "E" Size Wide Format Exit Tray for Ricoh Wide Format from Copier Solution Shop

Art Post ·
What were you thinking of?
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Re: New "E" Size Wide Format Exit Tray for Ricoh Wide Format from Copier Solution Shop

Martin Hofman ·
Currently Copier Solution Shop doesn't have Solutions for Ricoh's Wide-format Color-range. Depending on requirements form the market, we develop whatever is needed, as long as there is a commercial bases for it. The example of this Output Tray, that was initiated by Art Post, shows that the US market is contributing in the development of new products! After developing this specific product for Art, Ricoh Europe also showed interest and they are considering to add it to their European...
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Three Ways to Protect Your Ricoh Wide Format Plotters

Art Post ·
Over the years I’ve had many calls about how my clients can protect their Ricoh Wide Format Plotters. Wide Format plotters aka Ricoh Wide format MFP’s (multi-functional devices) that can copy, scan or print. In most cases what we recommend is not information that is available with the manufacturers user guide. Thus, we thought it would… Read More FYI, this is a link to my jersey plotter site, email me or Jesse if you need more info on how to make this happen
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Memoirs of a Copier Sales Person "The Hunt for Wide Format"

Art Post ·
I wasn't too excited that "The Hunt for Wide Format" was going to take place on a rainy day in Jersey. I had two choices, one was to start the hunt in the rain or go back to office and make phone calls. I choose to do the hunt because working the phone lately has been terrible. In addition I can't afford to waste time when you can't get DM's on the phone. My day started with a 9:30AM appointment with an existing account that has three separate equipment leases. I placed a courtesy call a few...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Second Week in June 2003

Art Post ·
I couldn't help my self and re-read the two HP threads from ten years ago. Back in the day, there was a saying that buyers used to clung too, the saying went like this. If I buy the Xerox, and even if it doesn't work, no one is going to fault me for buying the Xerox over the Japanese brand. I feel this is the same with HP, even if that HP plotter, printer of copier stinks, the buyer will never hear a word from anyone for not buying the other brand. Weekend Copier Notes from 06/08/08 Neal ·...
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To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas in 2017"

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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...
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New Ricoh W6700SP Wide Format Review

Art Post ·
It's been more than five years since Ricoh has updated the Ricoh W3601 wide format printer/scanner/copier. I wasn't sure exactly how long, but googled it and found the press release for the MP 3601 that was dated March 10th, 2011. Far too long for me, but at least there is something new and different to offer our W3601 clients an upgrade path. Ricoh's wide digital wide format entry started with the MP W240 (4ppm), then the MP W2400 (4PPM), later came the MP W3600 (6ppm), and the last one of...
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Five Reasons to Consider the Contex SD One MF Color Wide Format Scanner

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About eighteen months ago, I posted a blog titled “ What I Like about the New Contex SD One Color Scanner” . The SD One Color Scanner was the first true large format color desktop scanner on the market. Not only did the system have a small foot print but with a weight of only 18.6lbs, the Contex SD One was excellent for construction sites. With the recent addition of the Contex SD One MF, Contex has knocked it out of the box again with a portable wide format scanner. The Contex SD one MF...
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Five Reasons to Attend Print4Pay Hotels Wide Format Presentation for Sales Reps

Art Post ·
Originally I had planned to do the webinar for August 18th at noon, and lasting for one hour. Due to vacations, summer schedules and other conflicts we're moving the event to October 2nd, 2017 at 1PM . Let's figure that this will take about an hour or so. I just finished talking with John Anderson from Sissine's Office Systems, and John's on board to co-host our event. John and I go way back and pretty much we're always kicking wide format questions and issues back and forth with each other.
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New "E" Size Wide Format Exit Tray for Ricoh Wide Format from Copier Solution Shop

Art Post ·
Woohoo! I love selling wide format systems. I've been selling the Ricoh line of wide format systems since 1998, and with almost twenty years of experience that kinda puts me in the status of resident wide format guru with the Dealership that I work for. In October of 2015, Ricoh USA launched the MP W7100/W8140SP black LED toner based wide format MFP's. Just about five months later Ricoh USA launched the third model in the series which was the MP W6700. Basically the same engine for all three...
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What is a Zero Turn Scanning Productivity Center?

Art Post ·
Hand feed a wide format sheet of paper to be scanned, baby sit that sheet of paper while it's being scanned, then remove the scanned sheet of paper from the scanner. Wait, we're not done yet, and then place that scanned sheet of paper in the "scanned" area. Imagine having to do this one to three hundred times a day, and five days a week. What an incredible waste of time, right? When it comes to wide format scanners and most wide format multifunctional devices, our clients are doomed to that...
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Me, Sadaaki, Mitsuhrio & Brian

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It was the first snow of the season in New Jersey, the snow was short lived and didn't stick to the road surface as I drove to the office.  Today's agenda was to meet two Ricoh Product Marketing Reps from Japan along with the Wide Format...
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Inkjet CAD Wide Format vs Toner CAD Wide Format "Which Would You Choose"?

Art Post ·
I developed a wide format lead just about a week ago from an Engineering Company in my territory.  The Engineering company does not have a wide format system and is farming out all of their prints and copies to a local Repro shop....
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Managed Print Services in the Wide-Format A/E/C Space

Art Post ·
Thought I would share this email from Joel about MPS in the AEC wide format market place. Joel is an active blogger, has more than 40+ years experience in the wide format industry and writes his own blog @ Reprographics 101....
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Managing Print Costs for Wide Format Ink Plotters

Art Post ·
Managing Print Costs for Wide Format Ink Plotters  Over the weekend I took the time to finish one of my spreadsheets that enables us (Print4Pay Hotel members) to identify the cost per square foot for HP inkjet plotters.   Let me tell...
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Twelve Days of Selling "Day 3"

Art Post ·
Seventy Two hours until the close of the month, the quarter and the year. OH bother!    My first appointment of the day was with an existing account that had placed a $50k order with me last month. Just as I arrived our company delivery...
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Why I Still Cold Call in Person!

Art Post ·
Last month was excellent!  The prior month was not so excellent, thus with the end of the quarter fast approaching I figured I would venture out on knock on some doors after my first two appointments in the AM.   I had a plan for three...
 
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