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Re: Print Copy Tool versus Plotworks

jdicarlo ·
John, The PrintCopy Tool compares pretty favorably to Plotworks. I attached two documents to this post. The Product Support Guide lists differences between the two products. The PowerPoint has screen shots of all the settings in PrintCopy Tool. I hope this helps.
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Re: Those Magnificent Men and Their Copy Machines

bfox ·
What brand do you suggest? Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
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Re: Ricoh & Epson = "perfect together" NOT!

Art Post ·
I meant we don't sell the KIP brand, we do sell the Epson wide formats
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Re: Are Copier Sales Reps Asking the Right Questions

Old Glory ·
As you said, this blog wasn't meant to cover all the bases but your comments about brand loyalty and brand/service provider loyalty are only true if the decision maker has been the same for each decision. If you aren't talking to the owner, you may be talking to a totally different person than the one that made past decisions. You need to know that before you decide whether to pack your bags and walk away. Also, in a leased equipment environment, the decision to stay with the same brand and...
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

SalesServiceGuy ·
I am glad to hear that you are working in the copier industry so that I know that you have "skin in the game". There are very many players in the copier/ printer industry each with their own strengths/ weaknesses when faced with a trade war. Each player will have a different tolerance for how much money they want to loose to maintain market share. I definitely would not expect a uniform response. Multi line dealers will have more options to select from than single line dealers and brand...
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

Art Post ·
as of July 6th, there is no tariff on copy machines. Just copier parts and accessories.
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Re: Sales And Branding Must Get Married, And Larry Levine Is The Priest

Art Post ·
What is a recovering copier rep?
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Re: Sales And Branding Must Get Married, And Larry Levine Is The Priest

Larry Levine ·
Art, you will figure it out one of these days!
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Re: Sales And Branding Must Get Married, And Larry Levine Is The Priest

Art Post ·
Do you mean former copier rep? The only way I can see myself as former is when I retire. Recovering almost sounds like selling copiers was a "bad thing"?
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Re: Around the Word with Konica Minolta

Art Post ·
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Enters Predictive Healthcare Analytics with Value-Based Care Platform August 13, 2018 11:30 ET | Source: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Ramsey, NJ and Foster City, CA – August 13, 2018, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Inc.’s (Konica Minolta) Business Innovation Center (BIC), technology innovator for the healthcare industry, announces today the company’s breakthrough entry into the healthcare analytics market: a Value-Based...
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Re: Around the Word with Konica Minolta

Art Post ·
Konica Minolta Again Joins the Fight against Childhood Cancer Ramsey, NJ, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc . (Konica Minolta) today announced they will again support Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic initiative on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Institute at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. As with last year, Konica Minolta is partnering with THE NORTHERN TRUST...
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

GMAN ·
Who will be next? ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A & A Office Systems Now Offering Esteemed Konica Minolta Product Line 9/9/2009 New England-based Company to Offer Award-Winning Lines of Konica Minolta MFPs, Production Print Systems, Printers, and Software Solutions Middletown, CT and Ramsey, NJ – September 9, 2009 – John Sullivan, President & CEO of A&A Office Systems (A&A) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider...
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Re: Another Ricoh Dealer Takes on Konica Minolta

GMAN ·
KenMark Office Systems Joins Elite Konica Minolta Dealer Channel Massachusetts-based Company to Offer Award-Winning Lines of Konica Minolta MFPs, Production Print Systems, Printers, and Software Solutions Ramsey, N.J. and Mashpee, Mass. - September 15, 2009 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that KenMark Office Systems (KenMark) of Mashpee,...
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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

GMAN ·
You stated and asked: "* The last year brought Ricoh’s entrance into the color light production and mid-production space with the C900/C900s and the Pro C550EX/C700EX. Although the C900 looks like a solid first step into color production, there may be some growing pains (outside of IKON) due to dealers' lack of production experience/contacts and printers' existing brand loyalty/hesitations about buying a 1st generation system. Does anyone see these replacing or beating Xerox/Konica/Canon...
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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

lep524 ·
I'm with Art. I think the A4 systems are in the market to stay and soon everyone will have them. Samsung will also have A3 systems within the next 18 months to be able to offer them with the A4's on bids and tenders. We shouldn't forget old HP when we have this discussion...they still collect more clicks in NA than any other manufacturer and they are seriously getting into the managed print business. It seems to me it is going to come down to who is going to gaurantee the client the toner on...
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Re: Color MFP Trends, Tactics, etc

JasonR ·
I think this is the big change over the last 15-20 years. If you think back, there was a time that you could buy an "off-brand" (not Xerox, Canon or Ricoh) and be really disappointed. They just wouldn't do the job. That's not true anymore, at least for level of machine 90% of office users need. Sure, we may beat the other players on some specific uncommon features, but if they just need a MFP to copy/scan/print, you'd be hard pressed to find one that couldn't accomplish that.
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Re: Is selling at cost the future for print hardware?

lep524 ·
Interesting approach to the sales process. Strikes me the next promo is for 10% below sticker price...of course unlike cars, manufacturers don't put a sticker price on MFP's to advise the public what the price is supposed to be. At this point we find the margin we are able to obtain on most sales of hardware barely covers the cost of sales for the product...any business profits come from services bundled around the hardware, either connectivity plans, support plans, supplies for colour etc.
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Art Post (Guest) ·
Go this via email today: Canon intends to make an offer of € 8.60 per Share for 100% of the outstanding Shares of Océ, representing a premium of 70% over Océ's stock price. There does not appear to be opposition to the deal either from European regulators or Océ board members. Océ will remain a separate legal entity as a Canon division, headquartered in Venlo (the Netherlands). The Océ brand is to be maintained and applied in all relevant markets. Océ will continue to lead its R&D and...
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Re: A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Copier Demo/Appointment

txeagle24 ·
Here's one from a private school customer of mine a few years ago: We had just upgraded their fleet of Gestetner 3355's to a brand new fleet of Gestetner DSm660's. A teacher wanted to make copies of a book onto transparencies, and walked up to one of the new machines and ran them thru the bypass. The machine jammed up and completely stopped. So, thinking there must be something wrong w/ the set up of the new machine, she walked to another one of the BRAND NEW MACHINES and tried to run...
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Art Post (Guest) ·
Canon and Océ: More Details Canon and Océ: More Details By Cary Sherburne on November 19th, 2009 Océ management conducted a well-attended press teleconference today to provide further details of its acquisition by Canon. Jan Hol, who was interviewed earlier by WhatTheyThink, was on the line from Europe, and North America was represented by Mal Baboyian, president, production printing systems, Océ North America, and Joe Skrzypczak President and CEO of Océ North America. Océ reiterated that...
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Re: Soda, Pop, Coke or Other

txeagle24 ·
I'm from Texas, and most people down here call all soft drinks "Coke", but when I get into this debate, my simple answer is none of the above, because I just call it whatever brand it is. I.E.--Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, Sprite, etc.
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Re: Is there a different approach?

Art Post (Guest) ·
B1116: I updated your permissions and you should have full access, please check for me and let me know. Your expertise can help all of us, no matter what brand we sell, hope to hear alot more from you. Art
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Re: Panasonic Canada discontinues A3 Copier Distribution March 2011

Art Post (Guest) ·
Panasonic Takes Aim at Fast-Growing A4 Class MFP Market Company to emphasize growing A4 MFP format in response to customer demands SECAUCUS, NJ (February 4, 2010) — Panasonic System Networks Company of America today announced plans to substantially increase its footprint in the burgeoning market for A4 multi-function products. The A4 market has undergone rapid growth and is emerging as the de facto standard in the marketplace. As a consequence the A3 market has been fading and will no longer...
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Re: MPC 7500 Coated Paper Settings

copyme ·
This leads me to ask if there is any brand out there that is really good with printing onto glossy paper? I mean a fuser is a fuser no matter who makes it I thought, but maybe a certain brand fuser has some kind of advantage? And taking it further, why? Is there a different substance being used in the materials, ie: pressure or hot roller or maybe the toner adheres to the paper better with some brands, and if so what is in the toner that does that? I can see a printing press being able to...
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Re: CBS NEWS REPORT ON COPIER SECURITY

SalesServiceGuy ·
Simply handing over a copier's HDD removes the OS within the copier making it unuseable. Plus there is some labour to remove the HDD and reload the firmware onto it. At least $200 - $300.00 total vs turning on 128 Bit AES Encryption at the start - Free. Going forward, we format the HDD on all of our own brand copiers we remove. For competitors brands, where we do not know the Service Codes, we can only inform the customer of the risks.
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Re: Does your Copier Service Contract still reflect 1970's Analog Copiers?

SalesServiceGuy ·
Over my 15 years as a Sales Manager to 23+ independent dealers, I have seen many situations where dealers simply has far too simplistic service contracts that had not been updated ever. They mostly involve billable Pro Services, unstable Power Supply, two competitive vendors trying to flip each other's Service Contracts and Fuel Surcharges. (I have a large geographic territory with lots of driving.) I once sold two connected copiers to a law firm. They decided to upgrade from Novell 5.0 to...
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Re: What will come of this?

Art Post (Guest) ·
Brand New Day Message from the President & CEO, Daisuke Segawa In June 2007, Ricoh Company Limited entered into a Joint Venture with IBM to transfer ownership of their printing division, now known as InfoPrint Solutions Company, from IBM to Ricoh. On June 30, 2010 the joint venture will come to a conclusion and InfoPrint Solutions Company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh....... go here for rest http://www.infoprintsolutionsc...d/ai_transbndhome_xn
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Re: Colortrac Inc. Distributes its SmartLF Wide Format Scanners via Promark Technology

Art Post (Guest) ·
Colortrac Announces Financial Results and Growth in Scanner Sales Colortrac Inc. Colortrac has achieved record unit sales, revenue, and profit in their financial year ending April 30th 2010. Not including new business from OEM agreements, worldwide unit sales of Colortrac brand SmartLF large-format scanners increased by 24 percent over the previous year. Colortrac's consolidated result (unaudited) shows that group revenues increased by 42 percent to GBP £7.3 million, with a corresponding...
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Re: Ricoh Ends Relationship with Ratio

AD (Guest) ·
OK - this is starting to smell like corporate finger pointing. If Ratio.de is closed, who is operating the US office (financially)? And who is providing plotbase PM? (Still available) There seems to be a cloud of secrecy around this mess. It's as if Ricoh's not satisfied with pricing themselves out of wide format. Now they have to prove what corporate moron clowns they are by playing 3 card monty with a key component. BTW, Graphic Enterprises says they can still order the plotbase controller...
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Re: Possibly moving to Ricoh....

Shaja ·
I'm going to say something here from my experience of being a copier buyer BEFORE I started working in the copier industry. Yes, it's true, I was a client of the very dealership that I came to work for. You're not going to like what I have to say because you're sales reps and you trained to think a certain way. Please, for once, listen with an open mind to someone with experience being on the other side of the proposal. Ponder it, don't spin it. Most buyers don't care one bit what brand of...
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Re: Possibly moving to Ricoh....

fisher ·
A couple of thoughts based on my lengthy experience with both Sharp and Ricoh. Ricoh is far and away a better product. No doubt about it. As stated above buyers buy the dealership and the relationship with the sales rep in my experience not the brand name on the front of the box. Take it from someone who spent years explaining to customers who "Gestetner" was that had never heard of them........and now "Lanier". Finally, in this market I would urge extreme caution making any sort of...
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Re: canon dealership

txeagle24 ·
Canon has a strong reputation for quality and great brand recognition with businesses of all sizes. I can't tell you how many times I've heard prospects say they'll never use anything but Canon equipment, especially for color, & we all know that's where the money lies. We're a sole-line Lanier dealer (w/ Lexmark on the side for desktops & A4 mono). From my position as a Major Account Rep, I would love to have Canon. That's always a tough call to make, though, for a dealer principal,...
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Re: Ricoh unveils space-saving A4 multi-functional printers for offices and workgroups

GIntel ·
I agree. I guess the plus is if you have a cartridge-based system vs separate drum & toner is you can sell it through IT VARs and into emerging markets - without worrying about service. Maybe thats why the Canons are imageRUNNER brand and the Ricohs are SPs...
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Re: Top Color Production Systems?

Art Post (Guest) ·
Kodak,,,,looks like no takers for the brand?? I'd be shocked if they just shut the doors, maybe they'll do a chapter 13? But, I agree they are in dire straits and should have sold two years ago when they were being courted.
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Re: "How to" Set PDF/A in PPDM

jswinberlin ·
Here's something that might help someone keep from wasting a day like I did. I installed PPDM on a brand new Windows 7 64-bit with MSOffice Professional Plus 2010. Upon launching the Batch Manager in Omnipage 17 or whatever it is called for PPDM I would receive and error to the effect that there was no default mail client set up...this caused the program to hang and did not allow me to create the batch process I wanted to set up to scan a PDF and turn it into a Word document and a searchable...
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Re: Comments on the Canon 1730/1740/1750 Models

montecore ·
Larry....what models are you referring to that you do not like from Canon? Why? What brand are you selling?
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

GMAN ·
Ricoh manufacturing (and Ricoh LTD) are preparing for the elimination of both the Lanier brand and SAVIN brand by April 1, 2012.
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

Art Post (Guest) ·
Whoa! That means another prediction comes true!! LOL I was just about a year late with this... thanx GMAN!
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Re: New A3 23, 28 and 33 ppm Models available in Europe

fisher ·
That's a pretty bold statement. Do you have any proof that this is something that is going to take place??? As a Lanier guy I don't necessarily think it would be a bad thing by the way.
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Re: Oki Managed Print Services

bandit41076 ·
a little more info
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Re: new C4502/5502

Old Glory ·
The attachment should answer both questions...key points and what has been launched.
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Re: OKI Data and Toshiba Tec Agree to Joint Development of Multifunction Printers

Art Post (Guest) ·
Vince: You're right, I remember when that was announced the Konica and Minolta would share technology and maybe a year or two later was the announcement that they would merge. However Konica & Minolta had a lot more in common with film, copiers and cameras to pull off a complete merger. If I were a betting man I believe that Oki will acquire the Toshiba brand for Imaging within 12 months or so.
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Re: Japan's Sharp Corp plans to sell its copiers and air conditioners businesses

dave-244 ·
Hi Art. THanks for your news. I work with Kyocera equipment and was planning on having another brand like Sharp. They have very competitive prices per print. With this article, I will have to find another brand. Any suggestions?
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Re: Protest in China

B13555 ·
Just to provide some additional information.... Very little information in the US or on the news. Without naming names, yes, our manufacturers were impacted. This is just an article as an FYI that appeared in the The Irish Times - Thursday, September 20, 2012. China cleans up after Japan riots CLIFFORD COONAN, in Shanghai CHINA HAS said that Japan bears “complete responsibility” for any impact on trade over the dispute between Asia’s two powerhouses after tensions flared over a disputed...
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Re: Pro C550EX

SalesServiceGuy ·
It is still listed as current on the Ricoh USA and Ricoh Canada websites. Are they just trying to quietly clear them out? When you add a Fiery controller, regardless of brand, there is no auto colour. I was very surprised to learn about this Fiery weakness. The question is can the Ricoh general line print in auto colour? I know they can copy in colour.
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Re: How do you feel about the industry?

Old Glory ·
Yes...all this "you have to provide solutions" talk is all fine and good but it's still a numbers game. However, you have to make each call effective by getting information that will help you someday get in the door. What they have (or who they call for service should tell you what they have), whether they own or lease, are they 100% satisfied, and who makes the decisions. Your questions can't come across as an interrogation or you won't get any info from the receptionist. But if you are...
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Re: Sharp "What will Happen"

Wallingford ·
I believe that Samsung(IMHO)is "the sleeping giant" of the copier industry here in Oz and I would think that if they were to buy the Sharp copier division, they would still want to brand all of their equipment Samsung. What do you think ?
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Re: Are you a Data Miner?

Jon Selman ·
Sure! How much time ya got? "Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search,...
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Re: kyocera/copystar wholesalers

GCBS ·
First of all Copy Star is an "off brand" of the main stay "Kyocera".
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Re: Ikon Press Release iR 105+

Art Post (Guest) ·
Thursday May 23, 9:20 am Eastern Time Press Release SOURCE: IKON Office Solutions, Inc. IKON Adds Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 9000MFP to Digital Arsenal Targets New Business, Increased Page Volumes Through IT/MIS Decision Makers VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2002--IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:IKN - News) today announced another milestone in its expanding Hewlett-Packard relationship with the addition of the HP LaserJet 9000MFP to IKON's lineup of digital output devices from...
 
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