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IBM Expands Workgroup Printing Portfolio With Multifunction Options

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Allows Businesses To Build On Their Output Capabilities And Leverage Printing Investment BOULDER, CO--Apr 22, 2002 -- IBM today introduced four multifunction options that expand the capabilities of its Infoprint* 1000 family of workgroup printers to include scanning, copying, faxing and e-routing. As multifunction printer (MFP) devices that attach to IBM printers, the IBM MFP Options will help protect customers' existing investments in printers and will optimize the use of space, time and technology. With the IBM MFP Options, users can upgrade their Infoprint 1120, 1125, 1130, 1140, 1145 and Color 1220 printers, bringing scan, copy, fax and e-routing capability to a single device. With the expanded document delivery options of IBM printers, users will benefit from the ability to leverage the performance of the printer, improve return on investment and increaseproductivity. With consolidated capabilities on a single device, supplies and service costs can be reduced, as well as user intervention and consumables management. "These MFP Options are the latest in a string of product introductions geared towards better providing an enterprise with an extended portfolio of distributed output solutions," said Paul Preo, workgroup business line manager, IBM Printing Systems. "With a broad array of printing options and configurations, IBM's Infoprint 1000s enable superior printing flexibility. And now with the MFP capability providing choices in document delivery, these solutions further increase productivity, improve process times and optimize device and space utilization." The new family of MFP Options include the IBM M20, M25, M30 and M35. These options enhance IBM's Workgroup Printer family by offering copying capability, as well as document routing - such as scan to e-mail- that can make traditional hard copy processes more efficient. These devices feature easy to use interfaces -- including a color touch screen on the M30 and M35. The available IBM MFP Options include: M20 MFP Option -- an entry level option for the Infoprint 1120, 1125, 1130 and 1140 printers, which scans simplex pages at speeds up to 10 monochrome images-per-minute (ipm) and 5 color ipm. M25 MFP Option -- supports the Infoprint 1120, 1125, 1130 and 1140 printers, which features a single pass duplex scanning capability that operates at speeds up to 21 monochrome ipm and 10 color ipm. M30 MFP Option -- supports the Infoprint 1120, 1125, 1130, 1140 and Color 1220 printers, which includes an intuitive, color, touch-screen interface and scans pages at speeds up to 23 monochrome ipm and 14 color ipm. M35 MFP Option -- supports the Infoprint 1145 printer, which includes an intuitive, color, touch-screen interface, as well as the ability to scan wide-format or ledger-size documents at speeds up to 40 monochrome ipm. Pricing and Availability General availability will begin in the U.S. on April 26 with the M20 and M25 and June 14 for the M30 and M35. The IBM U.S. Web prices for the MFP Options are as follows: M20 MFP Option is $1,448 M25 MFP Option is $1,984 M30 MFP Option is $4,346 M35 MFP Option is $10,433 The new MFP options and complete Infoprint 1000 family can be purchased at www.ibm.com or through IBM Printing Systems' remarketers and IBM sales representatives. About IBM Printing Systems IBM Printing Systems specializes in e-business printing solutions that deliver "Power to the Printer*". It focuses on information and output management solutions that enhance operations, maximize efficiencies, reduce costs and create new business opportunities. A leader in production print solutions, print-on-demand technologies, distributed print technologies, one-to-one marketing initiatives and print management software, IBM Printing Systems' offerings include printers, software, consultation, systems integration, supplies, service and support. For more information visit www.ibm.com/printers.




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