Konica Minolta to Market KIP 3100 Series of Wide Format Printing Systems

Konica Minolta announces the availability of the KIP 3100 Series of wide format network print systems from KIP America, a leading manufacturer of wide-format printing and imaging technology


Ramsey, N.J. – June 9, 2008 – 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, announced the availability of the KIP 3100 Series of wide format network print systems from KIP America, a leading manufacturer of wide-format printing and imaging technology. 

The KIP 3100 Series is a highly advanced wide format solution that provides the scalability to easily add network printing and scan-to-file capabilities.  The KIP 3100 Series delivers 6 ‘D’ size prints per minute to an integrated front stacker or a range of rear stacking systems without compromising quality or reliability.  Due to the innovative design and simple operation of HDP Plus technology, the KIP 3100 Series is 100 percent toner efficient, making the system a perfect match for environmentally conscious corporate “green” initiatives.

The KIP 3100 Series reproduces technical documents at true 600 x 600 dpi resolution. The integrated touch screen operator panel provides the graphical user interface, which is used for all system applications. An authorization system may be activated, which requires each operator to enter a personal identification number before utilizing the KIP 3100 Series. In addition, operational security levels can be set for each user, department or project.

“The KIP 3100 Series expands our product line of production print solutions, allowing us to provide our wide format customers additional capabilities to accommodate the increasing demands of this important market segment,” said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 

The KIP 3100 Series is available now in a variety of configurations, including black-and-white and color scanning capabilities, and also features hardware and software options that further enhance the system functionality.

Pricing and Availability
The KIP 3100 Series is available now through Konica Minolta’s North American direct sales, authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels.  The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the KIP 3100 Series are as follows:

•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier (1 Roll):  $13,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier (2 Roll):  $14,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier + Network Printer (1 Roll):  $16,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier + Network Printer (2 Roll):  $17,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier + Network Printer + Scan-to-File (STF) (1 Roll):  $17,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier + Network Printer + STF (2 Roll):  $18,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier + Network Printer + Color STF (1 Roll):  $20,995
•  KIP 3100 Digital Copier + Network Printer + Color STF (2 Roll):  $21,995

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.  In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us
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About KIP America
KIP America is the leading manufacturer of wide-format printing and imaging technology. Based in Novi, Mich., KIP America is a major provider of wide format digital solutions for the architectural, engineering and manufacturing industries – solutions that deliver efficient, dependable, consistently high quality performance.  For more information, visit
http://www.kipamerica.com.

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

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Rachel Reed
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5785
rachel_reed@lpp.com

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