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Charleston Imaging Products Joins Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.

Charleston Imaging Products to offer Konica Minolta's Complete Line of Award-Winning bizhub and bizhub PRO Products and Solutions


Charleston Imaging Products to offer Konica Minolta's Complete Line of
Award-Winning bizhub and bizhub PRO Products and Solutions

Ramsey, N.J. and Charleston, S.C. - November 20, 2007 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Charleston Imaging Products, Inc. of Charleston, S.C. has joined Konica Minolta's dealer channel.  Founded in 1992, Charleston Imaging Products has joined Konica Minolta's dealer channel and will now offer Konica Minolta's complete line of award-winning bizhubTM and bizhub PROTM multifunctional products (MFPs - print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system), as well as its extensive portfolio of document management and workflow solutions.

With 16 employees and two locations, Charleston Imaging Products currently services 5,000 customers.  Over the past 15 years, Charleston Imaging Products has established themselves as a premier provider of solutions designed to meet the needs of their clients' in document imaging, creation, storage, management and distribution. 

"To remain a world-class leader in the digital imaging industry and expand our market presence, we are continually seeking new relationship opportunities with top-caliber dealerships across the United States," said Steve Jones, executive vice president, U.S. Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Charleston Imaging Products shares Konica Minolta's vision and commitment to delivering the best quality products and services to its customers."

"We based our decision to become part of Konica Minolta's dealer channel on the quality of the company's management team, as well as its products and services.  Konica Minolta is rich in resources that will lift us above the competition and that will help us in our efforts to continually bolster our customer roster," said Sean P. Mummert, president, Charleston Imaging Products, Inc.

"Charleston Imaging Products operates in the fast-paced information technology environment," said Mummert.  "Advancements in information technology over the past decade have transformed business to be dependent on computers and multifunctional printers.  Charleston Imaging Products has successfully provided an environmentally sound, economical solution to the growing costs of replacing cartridges and maintenance on printers, faxes, and multifunctional products.  We have been able to provide a superior full service solution through an exceptional delivery response system while controlling quality and costs to meet our customers' needs.  At Charleston Imaging Products we deliver to our customers when they need the products, whether it is the same or next day, to almost every customer in Charleston area.  We are also able to provide repairs and parts for printers, faxes, and copiers in 24 hours."

Charleston Imaging Products, Inc. locations are at 135 Calhoun Street, Charleston, S.C. 29401 across from Marion Square; and 3355 West Montague Avenue, North Charleston, S.C. 29408.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (
www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhubTM multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PROTM production printing systems; magicolor® desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pageproTM monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones.  Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact:
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
jnorberto@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Charleston Imaging Products Media Contact:
Sean Mummert
Charleston Imaging Products, Inc.
+1 843.769.7774
sales@charlestonimaging.com

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