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Konica Minolta Recognized as #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market

Ramsey, N.J. – March 4, 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, today announced that it was awarded first place in the 2008 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index in the “MFP Office Copier” category.  Each year New York-based marketing consultancy Brand Keys publishes its Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, which surveys 24,000+ adult Americans to determine how brands rank in customer loyalty.



Brand Keys research identified Konica Minolta as number one in the “MFP Office Copier” category for the first time this year based upon the company’s ability to engage consumers and create loyal customers when measured against the "ideal" office copier.  The Brand Keys data paints a detailed picture of the category drivers that engage customers, engender loyalty and drive real profits. Brand Keys formulates the “Ideal” for the category by asking respondents to characterize their perfect product – MFP, major sports league, computer, pizza, etc.  The result – the category “Ideal” – sets the standard for excellence within the category.


Canon Introduces a New imagePROGRAF iPF605 Printer for General Office Use and Technical Documents Market

Boston, March 4, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of office imaging systems, inkjet technology and digital photography equipment, today announced the latest addition to its large format printer line-up – the 24 inch imagePROGRAF iPF605 large format printer. This iPF605 is designed to ideally support the printing needs of technical document users working with Computer-Aided Design (CAD), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) applications as well as entry-level users in general office environments.



The new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF605 printer builds on the Company's five-color dye/pigment Reactive ink system line of printers, which includes the imagePROGRAFiPF720, iPF710, iPF610 and the iPF500. The iPF605 joins the iPF610 as part of Canon's 24-inch printer portfolio, sharing much of the same advanced technology. The streamlined iPF605 prints from both roll media as well as cut sheet through the front loading manual feed. Without a cassette tray, the iPF605 printer is aimed to be an affordable solution for personal and small workgroup users producing large format technical drawings. The printer's small footprint fits nicely into a smaller work environment, while producing uncompromised print quality seen on Canon's larger printer models.


Canon USA Further Solidifies its Presence in the Digital Production Color Market with the Introduction of the imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000 Models

Boston, March 4, 2008 – Building upon the success of its revolutionary imagePRESS C7000VP digital press, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today expanded its line of digital presses with the introduction of the new imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000 models at AIIM On Demand in Boston.



Designed to produce the highest color image quality in the marketplace and maintain the same high durability, productivity and value of its sister model, the imagePRESS C7000VP, the imagePRESS C6000VP is capable of printing images up to 1200 X 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution with a level of quality that rivals offset printing, while maintaining its engine speed of 60 letter-sized pages-per-minute (ppm) regardless of media weight. The new imagePRESS C6000 provides entry level production environments a level of quality, speed and versatility never before available at such an attractive price point, making this press the best value in the market.


Canon USA Showcases New Large Format and Production Printing Solutions at 2008 AIIM OnDemand Show

Boston, March 4, 2008 – At AIIM On Demand, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and office solutions, today introduced the new imagePRESS C6000VP and imagePRESS C6000 digital presses, and imagePROGRAF iPF720 and iPF605 large format printers. In addition, the Company launched new versions of several of its popular imageWARE offerings, added offerings to its imagePRESS Workflow Solutions Program and previewed a new imagePRESS black-and-white digital production printing platform at the show.



"The large format and production printing markets have been growing tremendously over the past several years, and Canon has been a major part of that growth with its award-winning imagePROGRAF large format printers and imagePRESS line of digital presses," said Tod Pike, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "Our imagePROGRAF and imagePRESS product announcements, here at AIIM On Demand, will further expand and solidify our position in these growing markets, while our software announcements will help users realize significant value from their digital imaging investments."


HP Reduces Cost of Color Printing up to 50 Percent for Small Businesses

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 4, 2008


HP today announced new printing solutions that enable small businesses to affordably produce marketing collateral in-house, increase productivity and better manage their printing environments.



The new HP Officejet business inkjet line delivers up to 50 percent lower cost per page than competitive laser printers.(1) The expanded portfolio also includes new color HP LaserJet printers, supplies and accessories as well as new monochrome HP LaserJet multifunction printers.



"Our goal is to offer a complete and affordable small business marketing solution," said Nor Rae Spohn, senior vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "Today's launch builds on our Print 2.0 strategy, which will allow customers to print when and how they want - in-house, at retail or through a print service provider."


Printable Technologies and Canon USA Announce Reseller Agreement

Solana Beach, Calif. - March 3, 2008 - Printable Technologies®, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing, web to print and personalized direct marketing solutions, and Canon U.S.A., Inc.(NYSE: CA), have reached an agreement through which Canon will offer web to print solutions from Printable.



Through its imagePRESS Workflow Solutions program, Canon offers Canon-branded and third-party hardware/software solutions that focus on key workflows and production printing environments to maximize efficiencies and help printers build a profitable digital print business. Canon will be marketing and selling Printable's web to print solution, in conjunction with imagePRESS digital presses, to help print and marketing service providers and corporate users automate and streamline production processes to increase efficiency and productivity.


Kyocera Mita America Introduces Highly-Efficient, Compact Monochrome Desktop Printer

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - March 4, 2008 - Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the availability of its FS-1300D, the latest ECOSYS® monochrome laser printer to meet today’s fast-paced small business workgroup and small office printing requirements. Offering high-quality output with a competitive six-second first print out time, and standard duplex for double-sided printing, business users gain a printer solution that handles tasks both effectively and economically.

Responsive Solutions Announces Dynamic Layout2+ at OnDemand

BOSTON (March 3, 2008) -- Responsive Solutions, a leading provider of web-to-print and cross media communication solutions, today announced a significantly enhanced DYNAMIC LAYOUT2+TM module. The module allows anyone involved in dynamic content creation of yearbooks, magazines, catalogs, newsletters, brochures and documents to have an easy-to-use browser-based publishing tool as a standalone or integrated system within Responsive Solutions CUSTOMER+® leveraged suite of products.DYNAMIC LAYOUT2+TM brings simplicity and efficiency to a company or organization. The tool is ideal for use when multiple people or organizations in different geographic locations need to contribute to the creation of a document with controlled use. Additionally the tool is ideal for a retail storefront where content creation is needed for many dynamic users that require ease of use and content management quality assurance controls. DYNAMIC LAYOUT2+TM resides in a browser-based environment and requires minimal support to deploy and manage its use.


Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Earns Top Channel's Choice Superior Performance Award for Ninth Time

IRVINE , California ( Mar 03, 2008 ) :


Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) takes great pride in announcing that the Business Technology Association (BTA) today awarded TABS with three Channel's Choice awards - including the top Superior Performance Award - at Toshiba's 2008 National Dealer Meeting held at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in North San Diego, Calif. In addition to earning the top honor, TABS also was presented two additional awards for excellence in Corporate Support and Distribution.



"On behalf of the volunteer leadership of the Business Technology Association, it is a privilege to extend to TABS our congratulations on the outstanding support the company provides its dealers," said Brent Hoskins, executive director, BTA. "The three Channel's Choice awards earned by Toshiba this year make them the top winner over any other manufacturer. TABS' leadership is to be commended on a job well done."


DocuWare Holds Annual Partner Event in Conjunction with ITEX 2008

Newburgh, NY – March 3, 2008 – DocuWare Corporation, a leader in the Integrated Document Management industry, held their annual Partner meeting, DocuWorld, on February 19 2008 at the Hilton, Las Vegas – during the same week as ITEX 2008. The ITEX 2008 show took place February 20 - 22, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The events were planned simultaneously to promote vendor relationships.



DocuWorld 2008 – Beyond Boundaries



The Las Vegas Hilton was chosen for DocuWorld, the annual Authorized DocuWare Partner meeting. DocuWare resellers from North, Central and South America were in attendance. Agenda items included speakers John Mancini, President of the AIIM Association, presenting “Why Does This Seem to be so Hard?” and Darrell Amy, President of Dealer Marketing Systems, speaking about maximizing profits in solutions transactions, as well as Kevin Diday of Kodak. Other speakers included Authorized DocuWare Partners, Neil O’Mahoney, Document Imaging Manager at Toshiba Business Solutions – TX/NM, located in San Antonio, TX, and Giles Scott, President of Scott Technology Group, located in Rohnert Park, CA.


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