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Count on Konica Minolta for an Industry-Leading Performance at GRAPH EXPO

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Witness Konica Minolta's Award-Winning Technologies in Chicago September 11-14, McCormick Place South, Konica Minolta Booth #2227

Chicago - GRAPH EXPO 2011 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced the company is showcasing new and innovative technologies and services at GRAPH EXPO 2011, the industry's largest graphic communications exhibition and educational conference starting today in Chicago.

During GRAPH EXPO 2011, Konica Minolta Booth #2227 will be the showcase for award-winning technologies and services as well as a speaker series designed to promote critical topics to the production print marketplace:

IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification of the bizhub PRESS C8000:  Featuring big-iron reliability, world-class color output, and market-leading innovation, the award-winning bizhub PRESS C8000 Color Digital Press is the ideal alternative to offset presses in the digital era.  The bizhub PRESS C8000 is also the first digital press to receive the IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification.

Industry Speaker Series: Industry experts will discuss current digital press research, industry trends, as well as sustainable printing practices. The speaker series will discuss key issues facing customers from developing green printing practices to navigating the production print marketplace:

Sunday 9/11
Dr. Mark Bohan (Twitter: @MarkBohan), Vice President Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America (PIA)
Will promote the Konica Minolta/PIA partnership, and present two PIA studies highlighting successful applications of the bizhub PRESS C8000 and bizhub PRESS C70hc.
Monday 9/12
Don Hutcheson, President, Hutch Color LLC
Will discuss the benefits of becoming a G7 Master Printer in a competitive marketplace.
Tuesday 9/13
Don Carli (Twitter: @DCarli), Director, Institute for Sustainable Communication
Will share his insights on Print vs. Digital Media - False Dilemmas and Forced Choices.

Konica Minolta Color Care Suite: An efficient software application package to define, achieve and maintain product-specific quality standards for bizhub PRESS production print systems. The Color Care Suite enables graphic arts professions to define and ensure the correct color output every time.

Konica Minolta/PIA Partnership: Konica Minolta has donated the award-winning bizhub PRESS C8000 Color Digital Press to Printing Industries of America to help support the innovative digital and offset research conducted at the organization's Center for Technology & Research in Sewickley, PA.  The bizhub PRESS C8000 joins the facility's lineup of donated resources that are valued at over $30 million and drive the research, training and development of process control devices vital to the printing industry.

bizhub PRO C6000L: Konica Minolta will preview its newest color production print system which delivers high-quality, cost-effective performance to corporate and light production environments.  Building upon the technology of the award-winning bizhub PRO family of production print systems, the bizhub PRO C6000L promises superior color quality and advanced productivity while maintaining the affordability that keeps costs down.  With fast 60 pages per minute (ppm) output speeds for color and black and white, a monthly duty cycle of up to 280,000 pages and 1200dpi resolution, the bizhub PRO C6000L is a purpose-built professional design that enables in-house printing without compromising quality or reliability.

Konica Minolta Clean Planet Sweepstakes: Booth visitors stopping by Konica Minolta Booth #2227 will have the opportunity to enter to win daily prizes of an iPad or a grand prize of a SmartCar.

Konica Minolta GRAPH EXPO 2011 Mobile Web App:  Mobile professionals across the country - even if they're not in Chicago for GRAPH EXPO - will be able to visit http://kmbs2011.taptopia.info from their iPhone, Android, or Blackberry for detailed information on Konica Minolta's key products, technologies, schedule of events, and corporate Twitter feed.

Additionally, everyone will be able to follow the Konica Minolta Experience during GRAPH EXPO on the company's social media sites on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Other Konica Minolta highlights during GRAPH EXPO will include the following: bizhub PRESS C7000, bizhub PRESS C70hc, bizhub PRO 1200, Printgroove Suite, Business Development Services, and Dispatcher Pro Phoenix Legal Edition.


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