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RISO Brings Environmental Efforts to Chicago

Press release from the issuing company

DANVERS, MA and FRANKFORT, IL – Dec. 5, 2008 – RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, announced that the company's Chicago branch advanced the company's environmental stewardship by holding the company's first tree planting event in the Midwest.  A dedication was held today at Hilda Walker Intermediate School in Frankfort, IL.  School officials including Principal Jan Zevkovich and Assistant Principal Christine Hudziak were joined by employees from the RISO Chicago branch to plant the donated Autumn Blaze Maple tree at the school.

"RISO's commitment to the Arbor Day Foundation has proven to be beneficial not only to the environment, but also the local communities we serve," said Tom Kaminski, Chicago Branch Sales Manager for RISO, Inc. "I am pleased our branch was able to come together to improve our community by donating and planting a tree at one of Chicagoland's area schools."

RISO, a provider of environmentally-friendly high speed color inkjet printers and duplicators, launched a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation earlier this year to help plant 100,000 trees throughout the country. To further this effort with the Arbor Day Foundation, RISO recently implemented a tree planting campaign with the company's branch offices across the United States.

In addition to planting trees, RISO's various printing products have a lower environmental impact than traditional printing technologies that in turn help customers conserve energy, reduce waste and use environmentally-friendly features such as soy-based inks.  For example, RISO's digital duplicators earned the ENERGY STAR rating for low energy use, requiring 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, call 1-800-876-7476.  To learn more about other regional tree planting efforts, visit RISO's blog at http://risoprinter.blogspot.com.

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