Konica Minolta Partners with Screen USA to Market Truepress Jet520 Series of Inkjet Printers

Customers Count on Konica Minolta-Screen Partnership for High-End Inkjet Offering

Customers Count on Konica Minolta-Screen (USA) Partnership for High-End Inkjet Offering

Washington DC - ON DEMAND Conference & Exhibition - March 22, 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 its partnership with Screen (USA), a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry, to directly market the Truepress Jet520 Series of continuous-feed, single-pass inkjet printers in the United States. 

Konica Minolta will offer all of the latest high speed inkjet presses from Screen (USA) including:

Truepress Jet520:  High-speed color inkjet system that allows professionals to customize high-quality one-to-one marketing materials effectively and easily.  Sharp, efficient, full-color variable printing opens the door to a variety of new applications and business opportunities.

Truepress Jet520EX Monochrome System:  High-speed inkjet printing system was specifically developed for use in monochrome printing on-demand.

Truepress Jet520EX Color System:  Highly regarded for both its high quality and consistent output, the Screen Truepress Jet 520EX Color System has a great industry reputation for its versatility as it works for a wide variety of applications.

Truepress Jet520ZZ:  Squarely in the top tier of full-color variable printing presses, the Screen Truepress Jet520ZZ makes the distribution of informational materials faster and easier than ever before.  Now print professionals can Print on Demand (POD) affordably and easily.

Thanks to Screen's proven technology platform and superior reliability, Konica Minolta will market the Truepress Jet520 Series to extend its production print portfolio from the toner-based market into the high-end inkjet-based market.  By providing customers with access to leading devices in the critical high-end inkjet market, Konica Minolta is making it easy for anyone to benefit from the industry-leading image quality that these devices offer.

"Our partnership with Screen (USA) positions Konica Minolta to succeed in this highly competitive high-end inkjet market," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.  "We are excited to work with Screen (USA) to transform the digital printing industry and will continue to invest the necessary resources to ensure that our dedicated sales team, product print specialists and systems engineers are all experts in this market."

Digital Printing Systems
The Truepress Jet520 Series has become one of the world's best-selling, high-speed inkjet product lineups because of its reliability, consistency and high-quality printing results.  The Truepress Jet520 Series is a full-color variable printing system that combines Dainippon Screen's high-quality prepress technology with the very latest color inkjet technology.  In addition to printing different images and text at high-quality on each page, the Truepress Jet520 Series features a roll-fed paper transport system that enables high-volume printing up to 722 feet per minute.  Thanks to the quality and speed it offers, the Truepress Jet520 Series offers the perfect printing systems for today's highly competitive marketplace.

The entry level inkjet web presses Truepress Jet520EX Monochrome and Color Systems are based upon the design of the Truepress Jet520. In addition, the flagship product of the series is the Truepress Jet520ZZ targeted at high-volume users.

"We are very excited to partner with Konica Minolta to market the Truepress Jet520 Series, the systems of choice for high-quality variable printing of books, newspapers, direct mail and promotional materials," said Mike Fox, President, Screen (USA).  "With Konica Minolta's strong resources and support, we can further extend the Truepress' reputation as an impressive on-demand printer capable of handling diverse applications." 

Witness firsthand the award-winning technology from Konica Minolta at the 2011 ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition (March 22-24) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  To reserve a spot at the Konica Minolta press conference, schedule a personal tour of the Konica Minolta Booth (#2400), and/or an executive interview, please contact James Norberto at JNorberto@kmbs.konicaminolta.us.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc.  For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

About Screen (USA)
Screen (USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd., is a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry. Its diverse line of integrated products includes CTP recorders, automated workflow solutions and digital printing systems. Digital printing applications include print on demand, variable data, industrial and sign/display printing. For more information, please visit Screen's website at
www.screenusa.com.  All trademarks and registered trademarks used herein are property of their respective owners.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Screen (USA) Contact
Ralph Abdelhak
Dainippon Screen Graphics (USA), LLC
847.870.7400 / Ext. 2249

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