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RISO to Highlight Its Green Printing Technologies

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Danvers, MA – June 17, 2008 – RISO, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high speed color printers and duplicators, today announced that it will showcase its environmentally-friendly printing solutions at the upcoming Sustainability in Printing conference (June 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA).  The conference is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and innovations in the green printing industry and developing new methods of bringing these exciting technologies to the market.  During an afternoon session on June 20, David Murphy, VP of Marketing for RISO, will lead a presentation on "the benefits of inkjet over electrophotographic (EP) print technologies."

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to share our technology and some of our insight into the green printing industry at the upcoming Sustainability in Printing conference," said Murphy.  "RISO has a long standing commitment to sustainable printing solutions as proven by our innovative printers and digital duplicators, which have a lower environmental impact than traditional printing technologies."

Taking place from June 18-20 at Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia, the IntertechPira's Sustainability in Printing conference will examine the trends across the printing supply chain: from material suppliers to publishing houses and how each one is addressing the sustainability issue from their own perspective.  The conference will include presentations from numerous key industry leaders in the green printing industry.  The RISO presentation will detail the following benefits of inkjet printing including how it:

- Reduces hazardous materials, thereby reducing environmental contamination;

- Lowers power consumption and minimizes the associated carbon emissions;

- Reduces e-waste and improves reliability and performance.

To demonstrate its commitment to green printing technologies, RISO has launched its "Live...Print...Save...GREEN" campaign.  As part of this campaign, RISO recently announced a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 100,000 trees over the course of the next four years.  This effort is already in full swing with RISO providing trees to numerous existing customers and recently committing to plant 6,250 trees in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming.

In addition to being cost-efficient, RISO's various printing products have a lower environmental impact than traditional printing technologies, which in turn help customers to conserve energy, reduce waste, and utilize environmentally-friendly features such as soy-based inks.  For example, RISO's digital duplicators, which recently earned ENERGY STAR status for their low energy use, require as little as two amps electrical current when producing copies, or less energy than three light bulbs.  In a recent study comparing electricity consumption, RISO digital duplicators showed 95 percent cost savings over many traditional toner-based copiers or MFPs.

To request more information about RISO's complete suite of digital printing solutions or RISO's environmental programs, call 1-800-876-7476.




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