Thursday, December 10, 2009

This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes"

Gathered from Print4Pay Hotel Members from around the world and a few moles in very good places!

- IKON, a division of Ricoh, won a large managed print services bid at a Pennsylvania university. Clarion University replaced 540 Hewlett Packard printers with 27 color MFPs and 44 b/w MFPs. Total volume per year is 6 million b/w pages and 250,000 color pages. The university decided to make a change when it realized it was spending $60,000 per year just on print cartridges.

- According to survey conducted by Ricoh, the following responses were collected from businesses in countries who are trying to cut back on printing waste:
- France = 43.5%
- Italy = 42.7%
- Germany = 41.7%
- England = 38.5%
- Only 33% of companies claim to have implemented a strategy
- Total spent on documents per year in Europe = 14 billion euros
- 32% of business owners allow employees to do what they like

- Ricoh announced it is now shipping “biomass” black toner for some of its copiers in Japan. This is a test to try to replace traditional petroleum based toner resin.

- Are Ricoh dealers providing their customers with new parts or used parts? Equipment Brokers Unlimited of Van Nuys, CA announced that it is expanding its used Ricoh parts division due to increased sales of used parts to dealers. The company claims that used parts are 40%-80% less expensive than buying new parts from Ricoh.

- Ricoh announced it has sold an Aficio PRO C900 production color system to Genova Diagnostics of Ashville, NC, which prints out lab test reports for medical clinics.

- IKON, a division of Ricoh, announced it will hold a “Graphic Arts Digital Discovery” event for production color prospects on 12/8 at its Indianapolis, IN branch. Sessions will include Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Enfocus PitStop.

-=Good Selling=-

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