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News from Konica Minolta. Everything but printing.

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On October 24th I was invited to the new product presentation of  Konica Minolta in Barcelona.

At the end of the introductory session we were had a pleasant surprise: a session of African drums led by 3 Africans and followed by all the assistants. It was really fun to see a all the executives and middle-aged men dressed in suits and ties playing the drum like crazy. (In the end I attach a video)

Impresion con relieveEmbossed print starting from one unit.

The novelty is that Konica’s professional printing services can now offer embossed prints without requiring large quantities, that is, starting from one unit.

Web user interface for ordering prints within the company.

It is a web environment from which an employee of a large company or institution can order business cards, brochures, bookbinders, etc. It is an internal virtual store. It allows a flow of approval of costs by the superior and an exact control of the work done by the reproduction center. The recipient of the order can be an internal reprography center or an external company.

Camaras con procesadorSecurity cameras with multiple sensors and a processor.

Mobotix, are security cameras with dual sensors (Monochrome infrared, Color) full of sensors: thermal camera, IR movement, accelerometer, microphone and speaker. All combined with powerful software allows you to control a flow of customers in a parking lot or in the building hall. Detect fire or intruders in unauthorized areas. We saw an example where it detects fire and after 5 seconds it triggers the alarm.

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Ghost prints: when counter stands still and toner is consumed.

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Are you in the MPS cost per copy business?

Then, you may have some experience about ghooost printing. It happens specially in color laser printers, when customer decides not to print in color mode in order to save some money. What happens is that every time the printer is turned on and some times also during the working day, the printer itself runs a so called “calibrating process”. More info

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The weirdest thing in a printer challenge (Let’s have some fun!)

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Some of you have spend years and even decades in the printing business, I challenge you to share your stories, with pictures if you have them, of the weirdest thing you’ve ever found in a printer.

Get inspired:

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The funniest one will get a special price. A handmade drawing evoking for the described situation.

Share it if you like it.

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What else can you sell to your customers? 3 real examples you can use.

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Did you know that you can give away free software and make money out of it?

What else can you sell to your customers
How to increase your turnover by selling other services and products to your customers.
Imaging business is not about hardware anymore, you need to be creative to add more value to your customers.
How you do that ?  Here come 3 real examples you can use to get started: More info

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How to setup your push notifications

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The 5 challenges in today 3D printing.

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If you are not yet into the 3D printing world, let’s have a look at the 5 challenges that you will face if you get in soon.

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Speed.

The layered printing process is laborious and takes a such a long time. The end user / customer anxiously awaits the printed prototype to play with it. From the production point of view the printer is always busy printing. Impulsive printing is not an option. So it’s important More info

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New. A pocket size printer that you can truly take along.

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A team of entrepreneurs from Israel started up this new concept of printer. Kind of a mini “Roomba” robot that prints in any paper size. Another clever idea that is looking for funds at Kickstater. You can still back the project if you like it. (200 US$)

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Save 24% ink simply by switching fonts.

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Study made by a 14 years old student of Dorseyville Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)

coverage study by font

Suvir Mirchandani and his teacher Peter Pinko studied the printing cost for ink at their school and the impact it has in the ecosystem.

They made a long and precise study of the coverage of most used fonts as well as some  alternative fonts with less coverage. Studying proportionally the letters that they used more, they came up with a stunning result of 24% saving in ink usage. That was $21.000 per year of savings for their school. The font they came up with it’s a very readable and nice one: Garamond. It seems a good idea to me, at least to explore different fonts in order to save that extra money. There is nothing to lose.

Have a look at the whole study here

Update:

The study goes further: Suvir Mirchandani want to help US government save $400 millions in ink. Same principal applies : swap font type. read more

 

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Coffe shop + 3D printers = FabCafe Barcelona

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3D printing requiere long waiting times, so what do you do? Have a cup of coffee.

A new fun project is launching in Barcelona: 3D printing and CNC facilities to create anything you like in a very special and friendly atmosphere. The idea is very smart  and it’s now in a crowd funding process. Based in a old textile factory in the center of Barcelona, MOB is now a co-working office of creative people. FabCafe will be just like the topping of a creative environment.  Click the image if you like to see the video. Share it if you like it.

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