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Konica Minolta Delivers Three New Monochrome MFPs

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), Ltd.
Date Posted: April 15, 2009

Konica Minolta Delivers Three New Monochrome MFPs

bizhub 362/282/222 Series Serves as the Workflow Hub for Workgroups and Enterprise Markets

Mississauga, ON – April 15, 2009 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today launched the bizhub® 362/282/222 series of monochrome multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system). The bizhub 362, bizhub 282 and bizhub 222 systems serve as the "hub" for small offices and workgroups including accounting, logistics, and human resources.

With standard printing, copying, and scanning, combined with optional faxing, the new monochrome MFPs are ideal replacements for stand-alone machines still prevalent in many offices. The bizhub 362, bizhub 282, and bizhub 222, which can be used as network devices or independently, produce 36, 28, and 22 pages per minute respectively.

"The bizhub 362, 282, and 222 series offers a cost-effective alternative for small-offices and workgroups who require only essential features, yet demand reliability and quality," said Marie Novakis, Director of Product Planning and Development. "This newest monochrome series uses Konica Minolta's Emperon® controller, providing the same user interface as other bizhub devices, combined with bizhub's distinctive tuxedo style," she adds.

The bizhub 362/282/222 series continues Konica Minolta's global commitment in minimizing environmental impact at every stage of the product lifecycle, including disposal. Outer casings of all MFPs are made from the same two types of plastic, creating a closed loop for recycling plastics from end-of-life MFPs to production of newer models. Also, Konica Minolta's proprietary Simitri® polymerized toner consumes less energy during printing versus conventional pulverized toner, toner bottles are made of recycled plastics, and a sophisticated toner recycling system automatically collects and re-uses toner not fused during printing for re-use, saving roughly 20 percent.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. delivers world-class service through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorized dealers throughout Canada. Konica Minolta is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies bringing together advances in security, print quality, and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub® PRO production printing systems; magicolor® desktop colour-laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro™ monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.

Konica Minolta provides advanced solutions and software applications for device administration, document management, forms and variable data, cost accounting, print production, and more. Konica Minolta is also the first manufacturer and distributor of multifunction devices (MFPs) in North America to receive EcoLogo's newest office products certification (CCD-035) - based on EcoLogo's latest and very stringent environmentally-friendly requirements.

For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.konicaminolta.ca/business

For more information about Konica Minolta's environmental initiatives visit www.konicaminolta.ca/environment