Konica Minolta's magicolor 7450 II grafx Receives Two 2009 BERTL's Best Awards

Color Printer to be Featured at 2009 HOW Design Conference... June 24-27, Booth #520, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.


Color Printer to be Featured at 2009 HOW Design Conference
June 24-27 - Booth #520 - Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas

Konica Minolta Representative to Deliver Product Showcase on June 25, 10:25a - Noon CT

Austin, Texas - June 24, 2009 - 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 BERTL® Inc (BERTL) has awarded two 2009 BERTL's Best Awards to the magicolor® 7450 II grafx.  Earning awards for "Best Digital Imaging Workgroup Color A3 Printer" and "Best Value for Price Color A3 Workgroup Printer in Segment 2", the magicolor 7450 II grafx is recognized for delivering superior color quality and reliability at a low cost of total ownership tailored for graphic arts professionals.

Keeping with the times and the demands of its end users BERTL left behind the simple speed and feed productivity, artificial reliability tests and theoretical SRP pricing lists and focused on the user and the business dynamics when putting together their 14th annual "Best of the Best."  The magicolor 7450 II grafx was awarded its 2009 BERTL's Best recognition in part due to the following achievements:
•  High-Performance in both Color and B&W with speed up to 24.5 ppm
•  PANTONE® color tables for accurate stand-out proofs and commercial quality documents
•  Photorealistic Quality with 9600 X 600 dpi-Class and Image CMYK gray feature for pure black non-text objects
•  Supports page sizes up to 12.25" x 18" for full-bleed designs, and 12.25" x 47.24" for banner-size

"Congratulations to Konica Minolta on these two prestigious and well deserved BERTL's BEST Awards," said Margie Davis, Managing Director, BERTL, Inc.  "The BERTL team of analysts found the magicolor 7450 II grafx to be extremely competitive in price and outperformed competitive products available to the design professional."

"Konica Minolta is honored to receive two BERTL's Best Awards for the magicolor 7450 II grafx," said Richard Miller, Vice President, Printer Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "These key awards represent our ongoing, strong commitment to the creative sector, and prove to our graphic arts customers that they can count on Konica Minolta for all of their color imaging needs."

In addition at the conference, Yonca Kocak, Assistant Product Marketing Manager for Konica Minolta of the magicolor 7450 II grafx on will present a live product showcase on Thursday, June 25th, from 10:25a - Noon CT.  As part of her presentation, Kocak w will explain how the magicolor 7450 II grafx attains near-photographic print quality and provides you with advanced graphics imaging capabilities.

See the magicolor 7450 II grafx in action at the 2009 HOW Design Conference in Konica Minolta's booth (#520) from June 24-27.  To schedule an interview and/or a demonstration during this event, please contact James Norberto at 201.825.4000 or PR@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.  For the second consecutive year, 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.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com
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About BERTL
BERTL® Inc. is a leading source for objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices and workflow solutions.  BERTL's evaluation reports, customer satisfaction research, awards and product ratings are undertaken entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base.

At all times, BERTL's primary focus is the end user.  Covering all major digital imaging manufacturers, BERTL publishes the world's most extensive Web site of evaluation reports, comparisons data, vertical market research, news and more on copiers, printers, MFPs, production and workgroup scanners, fax machines, color and production equipment and wide format devices. BERTL reports, research and other industry informative services are available in a range of specialized subscription services. To learn more about BERTL, visit www.BERTL.com, or telephone +1 973.882.0200.

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

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