Konica Minolta to Market KIP 9000 Series High-Volume, Wide Format Printing System

Series Delivers Fastest B&W Wide Format Print Production Available

Series Delivers Fastest B&W Wide Format Print Production Available

Ramsey, N.J. - May 15, 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, announces the availability of the KIP 9000 Series wide format network print system from KIP America, a leading manufacturer of wide-format printing and imaging technology.  Delivering high-quality 600 dpi resolution images in black-and-white, this toner-based multifunctional (print, copy, and scan) series delivers production class reliability and productivity at unmatched maximum production speeds of 22 'D'-sized prints per minute - 15 percent faster than any other wide-format printing system in its class.

Featuring patented KIP High Definition Print Technology, the KIP 9000 series also offers an easy to use touch screen Image Processing System (IPS) that permits access to and streamlines productivity of the device, including networking capabilities to connect with additional IT infrastructures, all multifunction capabilities, and web-based viewing and printing of documents in a wide range of formats.  All KIP 9000 systems feature advanced self-diagnostic systems that help troubleshoot potential print delays by providing administrators with system status alerts, via Email or text messaging, of resource depletion or other potential technical issues.

"The KIP 9000 series expands our product line of production print solutions, allowing us to provide our wide format customers additional capabilities to accommodate the demands of this growing market segment," said Kevin P. Kern, vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Continuing to offer the patented KIP technology and backed by the Konica Minolta name, the KIP 9000 Series couples high output quality with unmatched speeds for enhanced productivity."

In addition, the modular concept of the KIP 9000 Series also permits configuration capabilities to support any wide-format print production workflow environment.  The KIP 9000 Series includes a variety of options to meet online print stacking and folding needs, and the systems are easily upgradeable via software key codes provided with all devices.

The KIP 9000 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 9000 Series is available now through Konica Minolta's North American authorized dealer and value-added reseller channels and will soon be available through the Konica Minolta direct sales channel. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the KIP 9000 Series are as follows:
•  KIP 9000 Network Printing System:  $61,995
•  KIP 9000 Monochrome System:  $71,995
•  KIP 9000 Mono/Color System:  $74,995
•  KIP 9200 Monochrome System:  $81,995
•  KIP 9200 Mono/Color System:  $84,995

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.

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

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

Konica Minolta Media Contact
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Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5785

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