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Konica Minolta To Expand Its Position In The Production Printing Market In 2006

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ON DEMAND Conference & Expo - Philadelphia, PA - May 15, 2006 - At the ON DEMAND Conference & Expo, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) will be debuting its new additions to the award-winning bizhub PRO line of production printing products: the bizhub PRO C6500, accompanied by next generation polymerized toner Simitri-HD (High Definition); and the bizhub PRO 1050 with new Perfect Binder finishing option. All products on display represent Konica Minolta's commitment to providing high quality and reliable systems that offer increased productivity and cost savings. "In an unbelievably short space of time Konica Minolta has built a solid reputation in the production printing industry," says William H. Brewster, Jr., vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "We're continually striving to produce the most innovative products on the market and deliver the best after-sales care. This way we have been able to establish truly stable and mutually beneficial customer relationships." In addition to the core range of compact, fast, reliable and affordable production printing systems, Konica Minolta is also dedicating resources to developing finishing solutions that will save professional print customers time and open new business opportunities. The Perfect Binder (PB-501) is the latest addition to the finishing range. This feature-rich add-on is designed to accompany the bizhub PRO 1050 and take its number of system configurations up to 18. During ON DEMAND, Konica Minolta will be highlighting their new strategic alliances; including: - Microsoft XPS for Windows Vista with bizhub C450 at Microsoft's AIIM booth, and at Konica Minolta's ON DEMAND booth - IBM BOO/JScribe Presentation - bizhub Open API with DocuBreeze In addition at ON DEMAND, Jun Haraguchi, Konica Minolta's president and CEO, will present " How to Effectively Enter New Markets," in an Industry Forum session on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., in Room 201A. As part of his presentation, Haraguchi will discuss why and how Konica Minolta entered the production print market, and the success the company has experienced in both the color and B&W production print sectors. "The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the premier industry event for the print on demand market. I welcome the opportunity to share my experiences with respect to how Konica Minolta aggressively approached our entrance into the market with the launch of the award-winning bizhub PRO 8050 and the rapid success that we have achieved," said Haraguchi. "We highly value the ever-growing print on demand market. I look forward to offering insight into the future of this industry and discussing how to strategically pursue new market opportunities." To experience Konica Minolta's full portfolio of bizhub PRO production printing systems, visit us at ON DEMAND at Booth #2125 from May 15-18, 2006.

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