Tagged With "A3"

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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: 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: 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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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: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

Czech ·
Art... you'd make $1 million a year if you sold Canon! Love the idea of the staple-free stapler though - not sure if it would be worth it because staples are so cheap and most companies would probably charge double over a regular staple finisher.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

fisher ·
How about an entry level wide format printer based on GelSprinter technology? $3-5K price range. A quality Tabletop B/W with a full sized display and a low cpc.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

Kitz ·
FYI- Fujitsu scanners will be available thru Ricoh very soon. I have a solution for envelopes, message me and i will get you the contact information.
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by Czech: Art... you'd make $1 million a year if you sold Canon! Love the idea of the staple-free stapler though - not sure if it would be worth it because staples are so cheap and most companies would probably charge double over a regular staple finisher. Staples are not as cheap as you think they are take a read of this.. http://mfpsolutions.blogspot.c...cost-of-staples.html
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

DavidGreer ·
Hi Art, We sell the A4 product in Northern Ireland your talking about,we are a Lexmark Business Solutions Dealer and its a Lexmark XM7100 series, upto 70 page per minute staple, scan, print, fax etc all as part of a standard specification at very low CPC. For the desktop we sell the Lexmark XM3150, 42 page per minute A4 mono. 7 inch colour touchscreen and Low CPC also. Good products that are helping us win deals we couldnt win with Sharp or Konica Minolta products. Have a good Christmas from...
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Re: To Ricoh "What I Want for Christmas for 2014"

Art Post ·
Wow, 70ppm A4, I could do some damage with that!
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Re: Advice For Starting An Unauthorized Copier Dealership

fisher ·
Create a mutually beneficial relationship with an authorized dealer. They help you. You help them.
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Ricoh - IM C300(F) & IM C400(SR)F Spec Check Review

Art Post ·
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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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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Why Don't You Have a Copier Technology Budget?

Art Post ·
I was in the field today and was helping one of my clients figure out an issue with his desktop MFP. This client is also on the board of a non-profit organization that has a seven year old color A3 MFP. Yes Ray, they need 11x17! Why do some clients have seven year old MFPs? It's because they made a purchase and can't come to grips with spending additional dollars to get a new MFP. Thus, I told the story of WHY ninety percent of my clients lease their MFPs. In fact a little more than eighty...
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Xerox, HP, Fuji Film, Fuji Xerox "It Just Keeps Getting Curiouser & Curiouser"

Art Post ·
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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Is The Imaging Channel's Whitewashing Threatening Its Innovation?

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Well, The Imaging Channel is used to the Whitewashing in explaining how great things are even when common sense disagrees. The channel's ability to whitewash is unprecedented. However, unfortunately, now it's affecting the channel's aptitude to reacting to severe threats and holding back its innovation. Some unfortunately even believe that everything is all right, as the whitewash paints over the market's realities. So, I thought it would be valuable to highlight some severe current threats...
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Top Ten MFP Copier Industry Predictions for 2015

Art Post ·
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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Black Cost Per Page Poll for Segment 2 (produce 21-30 pages) Copier MFP

Art Post ·
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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57 Days of Selling "Day 37"

Art Post ·
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" It's an awesome quote right? Time to dig in and get things done. After stopping for a coffee and a bite to eat this AM, I arrived at the office by 6:45AM and I was working before the clock struck 7. Over the years, I've found that Decembers have been some of my best and worst months of the year. There's no rhyme or reason, you can work your tail off and still end up with a stinker, or everything you touch turns into an order. Me, I hoping on...
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57 Days of Selling "Day 42"

Art Post ·
After a weekend of rest and relaxing, well, If you define decorating the outside for the house for Christmas, then I truly had a relaxing weekend! By Sunday, I was feeling somewhat better, so the wife gave me a kick in the ass and stated, "you need to decorate the outside, honey". WHAT? You know the saying, "Happy Wife, Happy Life". Ten AM to Three PM, geesh I wish we lived in a condo in Florida. By four PM we were leaving for the wife's Birthday dinner. It was a busy day and night, and the...
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57 Days of Selling "Day 54" The Last Three Days

Art Post ·
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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57 Days of Selling Copiers "Day 4"

Art Post ·
What a night it was last night. The Giants vs the Packers or Trump vs Clinton, after watching 15 minutes of the Giant vs the Packers I switched to Trump vs Clinton. I tell you, Trump vs Clinton was a whole heck of a lot more entertaining than the Giants game! Arrggg, Monday mornings, I hate em, you hate em, we all hate them. I think I finally feel asleep some where around mid-night, thus I had a hard time getting this old bag o bones moving in the AM. I had a 9AM appointment with an existing...
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New Ricoh MP C501SP "A4 or A3 or a New Hybrid MFP?"

Art Post ·
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.........

Art Post ·
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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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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Five Reasons Why Copier Dealers Need to Implement Their Own Flat Rate Program

Art Post ·
On Saturday I received an email from a Print4Pay Hotel member stating that one of his largest accounts is under siege with Konica Minolta's new unlimited click program. The KM unlimited click program is hot with the KM sales team because it gives them a different talk track with the client. The KM reps will be pitching unlimited clicks, simplified billing, no overages. The competition will have their old out dated legacy cost per page program. Can you guess who will win the majority of the...
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A Halloween Tale of an A3 Copier’s Death (Part Two)

Ray Stasiezcko ·
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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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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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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A Recent Copier Appointment That Went From Bad to Good

Art Post ·
My second appointment of the day proved to one of the most enjoyable appointments I've had in recent memory. It was with an existing account that was in the last 3 months of a 36 month lease for an A3 color MFP. The account only has one, but so do most of my accounts. I'd like to say I flourish with onesies and twosies. Just a tip for some of you that may be new in the copier business. When quoting leasing always lead with a 36 month lease. There are two well maybe three reasons for that.
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Imaging Channel, DEX Imaging and Staples oh, Imagine the Probabilities

Ray Stasiezcko ·
Thanks for chatting with Staples. Yes, Sir, we can deliver the New A4 you bought online. How’s Tuesday? Can we bring it with your supply order? Yes, one more question can you pick up and dispose of my old copier? Yes, we can let's discuss that when we come out to perform your managed print assessment. Thanks again for choosing Staples. End of Chat For Now!! 2019 is indeed starting with a bang. The Imaging Channel changed on Friday the 8th of February. Well, that’s what some will say. In...
 
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