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Konica Minolta - 5/19/2008

Konica Minolta to Market KIP 9000 Series High-Volume, Wide Format Printing System

Ramsey, N.J. - May 15, 2008 - 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, announces the 
availability of the KIP 9000 Series wide format network print system from KIP America, a leading manufacturer 
of wide-format printing and imaging technology.  Delivering high-quality 600 dpi resolution images in black-and-
white, this toner-based multifunctional (print, copy, and scan) series delivers production class reliability and 
productivity at unmatched maximum production speeds of 22 'D'-sized prints per minute - 15 percent faster 
than any other wide-format printing system in its class.

Featuring patented KIP High Definition Print Technology, the KIP 9000 series also offers an easy to use touch 
screen Image Processing System (IPS) that permits access to and streamlines productivity of the device, 
including networking capabilities to connect with additional IT infrastructures, all multifunction capabilities, and 
web-based viewing and printing of documents in a wide range of formats.  All KIP 9000 systems feature 
advanced self-diagnostic systems that help troubleshoot potential print delays by providing administrators with 
system status alerts, via Email or text messaging, of resource depletion or other potential technical issues.

"The KIP 9000 series expands our product line of production print solutions, allowing us to provide our wide 
format customers additional capabilities to accommodate the demands of this growing market segment," said 
Kevin P. Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Continuing to offer 
the patented KIP technology and backed by the Konica Minolta name, the KIP 9000 Series couples high 
output quality with unmatched speeds for enhanced productivity."

In addition, the modular concept of the KIP 9000 Series also permits configuration capabilities to support any 
wide-format print production workflow environment.  The KIP 9000 Series includes a variety of options to meet 
online print stacking and folding needs, and the systems are easily upgradeable via software key codes provided 
with all devices.

The KIP 9000 Series is available now in a variety of configurations, including black-and-white and color scanning 
capabilities, and also features hardware and software options that further enhance the system functionality.

Pricing and Availability

The KIP 9000 Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American authorized dealer and 
value-added reseller channels and will soon be available through the Konica Minolta direct sales channel. 
The manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the KIP 9000 Series are as follows:

-  KIP 9000 Network Printing System:  $61,995
-  KIP 9000 Monochrome System:  $71,995
-  KIP 9000 Mono/Color System:  $74,995
-  KIP 9200 Monochrome System:  $81,995
-  KIP 9200 Mono/Color System:  $84,995

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