Riso Introduces New Series of Digital Duplicators

Danvers, MA – April 22, 2008 – RISO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high speed printers and duplicators, announced today the introduction of two new series of digital duplicators: the CZ and EZ series. The new EZ series, which includes the EZ220, EZ390 and EZ590 models, are
designed to enhance productivity, print quality and offer a host of features not previously possible with traditional office printing equipment. The CZ180 is also being introduced as the first model in the new CZ series.

With their adaptability and easy-to-use design, RISO’s digital duplicators reduce operating and capital costs, which have earned the entire product line the distinction of an ENERGY STAR rating for low energy use. The new CZ and EZ models are designed to meet the needs of organizations that require versatile spot color and monochrome printing while also being cost effective. Hundreds of thousands of customers currently use RISO digital duplicators as production printers in high volume environments.

“This new line of digital duplicators will continue the RISO tradition of offering our customers a better, more efficient alternative to traditional photocopying,” said David Murphy, Vice President of Marketing for RISO, Inc. “These new models will deliver innovative methods of managing
and diversifying our customers’ in-house printing capabilities, while delivering a product with exceptional print quality at a truly affordable price.”

The highlights of these new digital duplicators include:

  • CZ180: Designed as an entry-level spot color digital duplicator for schools, this model offers 300 dpi imaging, legal-sized imaging and printing, ADF scan top, and an LED keypad user panel in a compact, table-top device. RISO’s CZ180 is a compact and easy-to-use digital duplicator for those requiring low-cost, versatile, on-demand duplicating.

  • EZ220: Intended for use by schools, churches and small associations that require spot color and monochrome printing solutions, the EZ220 digital duplicator offers 300 dpi imaging, legal-sized imaging and printing, glass platen and an intuitive LED keypad user
    panel. Print quality is improved through new tone smoothing and enhancements made to numerous modes including books shadow, pencil, auto base and duo.

  • EZ390: Developed for mid-size customers such as churches and schools that require ledger-sized printing and scanning, this digital duplicator offers 600e dpi imaging, glass platen and an intuitive LCD touch panel interface.

  • EZ590: Designed for businesses and organizations such as schools, churches and inplants that require more sophisticated controls with easier access, this fully loaded ledger-sized digital duplicator with built-in GDI controller offers 600e dpi imaging, 11” x 17” printing and scanning, glass platen and an LCD touch panel interface. The model also features USB 2.0 PC interface, USB Flash Print and RISO USB Print Manager.

All these light production printers above are equipped with RISO’s i Quality System for optimum performance. The EZ line features integrated User Management, RISO Print Count Viewer, ID
Counter Report and Meter Reports. In addition, both the CZ and EZ models are designed to be environmentally friendly. Like all RISO digital duplicators, these new models are ENERGYSTAR compliant. With low power consumption, eco-friendly soy ink, and natural-fiber masters,
RISO’s digital duplicators are a sound environmental choice.

To Request more information about RISO’s complete suite of digital printing solutions, call 1- 800-876-7476, or visit the Web site at http://us.riso.com

About RISO, Inc.
RISO, Inc., headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of RISO Kagaku Corporation, Japan's leading manufacturer and distributor of production printers, digital duplicators and supplies. RISO sells high-speed color and monochrome printing solutions
throughout the Americas. RISO's high-speed color printers provide fast and affordable full color digital printing for everyday communications, at speeds of up to 120 pages per minute. Its line of digital duplicators includes one- and two-color systems that reliably produce millions of
copies, are environmentally friendly, and are easy and inexpensive to use.

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Contact: David Murphy