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IKON Launches New Version of Color Printing and Copying System

Press release from the issuing company

VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--May 19, 2004-- IKON Office Solutions, the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today launched the IKON CPP(TM) 8050e, a new multifunctional system designed for the specific color output requirements of applications typically found in offices, departments or busy workgroups. The IKON CPP 8050e brings both production-level quality and speed at an affordable price point, and reaffirms IKON's commitment to providing customers with the industry's strongest portfolio of color product offerings at a range of price points and speeds. "Konica Minolta recently recognized our success with this product and confirmed that IKON is the largest independent channel for sales of the 8050," said Cathy Lewis, senior vice president of marketing, IKON Office Solutions. "We hope to build on that momentum with the introduction of the new IKON CPP 8050e. The system allows organizations to leverage the power of color documents to differentiate themselves from competitors with high impact communications, at an affordable price." Co-branded with Konica Minolta for its color engine technology and Electronics for Imaging (EFI) with its embedded high performance Fiery X3e+ controller, the IKON CPP 8050e offers powerful management tools to help users generate consistent and accurate output. A compact design minimizes space requirements and cost, even in multi-unit installations, making it an ideal solution for workgroup and departmental color and black and white printing and copying at up to 50 pages-per-minute. Enhanced media features and finishing options enable busy workgroups and departments to produce high-speed, high-quality office documents at an attractive entry point. The IKON CPP 8050e features technology from leading manufacturers, including Konica Minolta for the color engine with Simitri(TM) polymerized toner for crisp text, smooth gradations and image stability and a Fiery controller from EFI to efficiently fulfill color office applications and advanced document workflow. It is backed by IKON's comprehensive service and support offerings, including a team of professional services analysts that are dedicated to providing technical support and training. Retailing at a $39,995 base-price including the Fiery controller, the IKON CPP 8050e is available immediately throughout the United States and Canada. The IKON CPP 8050e builds on the success of the IKON CPP 8050, targeted for the graphic arts market and launched by IKON in November 2003. Since its introduction, the IKON CPP 8050 has been favorably recognized by Buyers Laboratory, Inc., Better Buys for Business and BERTL, which cited it as one of the best new color printer and copying systems in its class. To learn more about both systems, please visit www.ikoncpp8050.com.