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Riso: Summer Shipment of RISO 8000, Prints Two Colors, One Pass

Press release from the issuing company

Revolutionary 8000 Digital Press Incorporates New Zykros Technology To Dramatically Increase Productivity And Produce Vibrant Colors And Superior Solids DANVERS, MA (June 19, 2002) – RISO, Inc., headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, a leading supplier of digital printer-duplicators, supplies and accessories, announced in May that it will launch the first in a series of new digital presses, the revolutionary new productivity-enhancing 8000 Digital Press by conducting a series of regional launch programs for its distribution channel beginning May 20, 2002. The 8000 will be available through select RISO dealer and branch locations. RISO’s 8000 Digital Press is powered by the company’s breakthrough new Zykros technology, which enables the printing of more than one color in a single pass by means of a unique “V” formation of the printing system within the machine. Dual master cylinders featuring inner press technology, with an impression cylinder beneath them, create a V-shaped path to produce printed output with multiple colors in a single pass. As a result of the Zykros technology, productivity is significantly increased, colors are more vibrant and solids are of exceptional quality. Daniel S. Weil, President and Chief Executive Officer, RISO, Inc. said “We are introducing a new product that virtually doubles productivity for customers with its breakthrough ability to print two colors in one pass. The 8000 is positioned to respond to several key market trends including declining margins on black and white output, the increased demand for spot color printing, and shorter run lengths driven by the need for small quantities of customized output and the pressure to reduce inventories of printed material. With ideal run lengths of 300-3,000, the 8000 quickly and cost-effectively delivers high quality spot color printing. The 8000 offers a unique and versatile solution to businesses seeking highly productive, economical short run printing.” The 8000 can produce high-quality copies with one or two vibrant colors and superior solids in one pass at speeds of up to 7,200 impressions per hour. The 8000 comes network-ready, facilitating easy and seamless connection to virtually any standalone or networked PC or Macintosh; enhanced imaging software for high-quality output of both text and photographs; and a 32-megabyte PCMCIA Document Memory Card (DMC) that enables users to store jobs in the 8000 and then print them directly from the 8000 control panel. It also includes RISO printer drivers with enhanced features for producing high-quality photographs, eliminating the need for expensive desktop publishing programs. The 8000 does not require special skills to operate, and training can be accomplished quickly. RISO 8000 users can work from a desktop PC or Mac, or scan directly from the glass platen. An optional edit board allows the user to add spot color to a hard copy original. The unit’s user-friendly, large-format touch screen is intuitively designed for fingertip control and gives complete details of all operations, consumable levels and queued jobs. The 8000 is equipped with many features that enable users to print and monitor over a network, allowing users to efficiently monitor print jobs from start to completed copy directly from their computers. The 8000 offers the option of 70 standard colors and an unlimited custom color assortment for customized spot color printing on a variety of paper stocks in sizes from 4” x 6” to 11” 17”.

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