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RISO Brings Its Tree Planting Efforts to Flordia

Press release from the issuing company

DANVERS, Mass. & TAMPA, Fla., Nov 13, 2008 -- RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that the company's Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch, in conjunction with Tampa's Mayor's Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department, planted a tree in Al Lopez Park. As part of the tree planting ceremony, Thom Snelling, Tampa's first Green Officer, dedicated the large tree that was secured from a local nursery.

"Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are honored to make a positive impact on the communities that we serve," said Ted Funsch, Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers Branch Sales Manager for RISO, Inc. "We are pleased to support today's tree planting in conjunction with the Mayor's Beautification Program and the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department."

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. 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. Today's tree planting took place in Tampa's Al Lopez Park, which is made up of approximately 132 acres of Florida wildlife and two ponds.

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 astwo 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.