EDITORIAL FROM AN IBM PRINTER DEALER
EDITORIAL FROM AN IBM PRINTER DEALER
2008-07-03 at 2:23:34 pm #19994Subject: Being brave does not mean that you are not sometimes afraid.
First the opinion, and then the news:
brave does not mean that you are not sometimes afraid.Never have I
received so much response to an email missive than the last one, which
bemoaned the sad state of affairs we all must endure. Our parents and
grandparents worked hard and succeeded and so can we. The bigger the
challenge, the greater should be our determination. Sure it’s a crappy
market, but we’re still in the game, chomping at the bit, ready to go.
It’s not over until we give up. When times are quiet, we can either
stand up taller and reinvigorate ourselves, or we can wilt. What do
This morning I left the house and had just
finished locking the door behind me, when I realized that I had
forgotten something inside. When I reopened the door and went inside,
my dog, Sonny, was jumping and tail-wagging with excitement as if I had
been gone all day. Sometimes we can all be a bit like Sonny. We get
so involved with our day to day issues that we forget that we live in a
cyclical economy. When things are trending down, we forget that it
will come back, as it always has. When we are busy and things are
trending up, we forget that that too will change.We do all we can to
cut the expenses and streamline our process, but there has come a point
at which we have to make serious and sober choices. After having have
retrenched and recharged, with clear eyes and focused determination, we
rededicate ourselves to drawing on our courage and good name to carry
forward through the anxious times. I know of few industries that have
been unbruised by the economy. It is the brave and the proud that stand
against the wind. So, with the strength of our reputation,
conservative financial position, and eager anticipation, we reaffirm
ourselves to carry on– aggressively, honestly, and humbly.
your chin up. Be focused, and remember that the measure of character
is not getting over the tough times, but rather getting through them.
Feeling sorry for yourself changes nothing and negative affects
everything around you. Choose to be positive and optimistic. Not
Pollyanna, but brave and strong.In every downturn there is always
someone who profits. Consider this a buying opportunity.
Solutions Company extends its continuous-forms laser printer portfolio
with new entry-level models InfoPrint 100 and InfoPrint 75. Finally
something to offer clients in the middle market. The troublesome IP62
can now be replaced without moving up into huge machines or down to
“toy” machines. Haven’t seen prices yet, as it isn’t due until fall
2008, but I suspect it to be aggressive, as InfoPrint Solutions has
been very focused on market share growth.
IBM employees will join InfoPrint?s professional services team around
the world, as agreed during the establishment of the joint venture,
which is exciting because the highly regarded IBM on-site service
personnel are now directly dispatched and focused on your printing
–IBM announces an addition to the 4247 line of
industrial dot matrix forms printers: 4247-X03. 800cps. The new units
replace the -003 and V03 models and offer some minor tweaks and are now
black instead of beige. The shape is odd and maybe familiar to those
whom have bought machines from other vendors who had used the same
Compuprint engines. You may also want to consider the Printek or Tally
–Special Promotion: Buy a new IBM High Speed – up to 135
pages per minute – Cut Sheet 2707 Family (2190, 2210, 2235) and you can
get IBM 9×5 Next Day On-Site Repair for THREE years for only $ 1,650
plus 0.0057 per impression. That is no typo! Boy, if this isn’t proof
of aggressive marketing, I don’t know what is.
Solutions Company extends its cutsheet solutions portfolio with the
high-speed InfoPrint EMP156 printer. Up to 156 duplex
impressions-per-minute.Breaks new ground in speed and cost-effective
printing for cut sheet middle market.
–New InfoPrint Color 1767
models offer twice the number of input drawers of current models. These
new models feature twice the number of input drawers of current models.
Each new model offers 2,180 sheets of input capacity. Duplex printing
standard. Finisher and Booklet Finisher options available.
InfoPrint Color 1764 MFP was named BERTL’s Best 2008 honors: Best User
Friendly Color Printer Range; InfoPrint Color 1764 was named Best Color
Workgroup Printer; and InfoPrint Color 1769 and InfoPrint Color 1759
MFP were named Best User Friendly Workgroup Family.
International Inc.’s X560n color laser MFP has earned a Spring 2008
“Pick of the Year” award from Buyers Laboratory Inc. The Lexmark X560n
was selected for its ease-of-use, good feedback to end-user
workstations and comprehensive management utilities. It also offers
the highest toner yields of competitive products tested, which
contributes to further improved productivity and an attractive cost per
–BERTL’s Best 2008 honors: Lexmark C500n: Best A4
Toner-Based Small Office/Workgroup Color Laser Printer. Best
User-Friendly Color Printer Range: Lexmark C780n, C780dn and C780dtn,
while the Lexmark C782dtn was awarded Best Color Workgroup Printer.
X940e and X945e were named Best User-Friendly Workgroup Family which
“feature an exceptionally easy-to-use, large color touch screen with
large, easy-to-read text that is arguably the easiest touch screen to
use among touch screens evaluated by BERTL.” They feature Lexmark’s
award-winning e-Task color touchscreen interface, which can be
customized to simplify complicated processes at the touch of an icon.
This interface drives Lexmark’s industry-specific workflow solutions,
which are designed to help customers print less and save more.
for a Replacement for discontinued Code Rangers? Try a PrintekMobile
Label Printer for 30-days – at no cost! Cognitive announced the
discontinuation of the Code Ranger and its accessories, effective March
–NEW Internal IPDS/Ethernet option for the PRINTEK
FormsPro, FormsMaster, and PrintMaster printer models. IPDS/Ethernet
(Part# 91781) Drop-In replacement for IBM 4247 series printers