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Konica Minolta Launches bizhub 40P/40PX Series

Press release from the issuing company

Ramsey, N.J. – March 18, 2008 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies today unveiled the bizhub 40P/40PX Series of black and white desktop printers. Developed for medium to large workgroups that require significant black & white output, these new network-ready printers deliver simplicity, manageability, and value to both end-users and IT departments.

The bizhubTM 40P/40PX Series featuring Konica Minolta's own EmperonTM print system architecture, is a high-quality 45 pages per minute laser printer that boasts performance and value along with productivity. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux environments, the Emperon Print Technology in this series supports XPS (XML Paper Specification) file format from Microsoft Vista with a built-in XPS interpreter in addition to PostScript, PDF, and PCL emulations.  Secure prints – via password protected printing – are also possible.

"The bizhub 40P/40PX Series expands our product line of bizhub print solutions, allowing us to provide our customers a more comprehensive range of tools to optimize their print environment," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, marketing and product planning, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "By incorporating our exclusive Emperon Print Technology, we can deliver a common operating system across our line of MFP and printer products, which simplifies deployment and support for IT professionals."

The bizhub 40P/40PX Series is available with an optional 500-sheet offset stacker and an optional duplexer unit (standard on the bizhub 40PX). Standard input is 700 sheets, and two optional paper trays allow a maximum capacity of 1,800 sheets, and a wide range of media size and weights can be used.

Pricing and Availability
The bizhub 40P/40PX Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American direct sales and authorized dealer channels. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the bizhub 40P (equipped with 128 MB memory and a one-year on-site warranty) is $1,399; and the bizhub 40PX (equipped with standard auto duplexing, a 256 MB memory and a three-year on-site warranty) is $1,899.