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MINOLTA-QMS Printers Top the PC World Laser Printer Charts; PagePro 1100L Ranked No. 1 and a ``Best Buy'' Among Small-Business/Home-Office Lasers.

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MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2001

PagePro 4100W Debuts in Fifth Place in Corporate Laser Printing

MINOLTA-QMS Inc. today announced that two of its economical PagePro(TM) printers have been named to PC World's Top 10 Laser Printer chart.

In the magazine's January 2001 issue, the PagePro 1100L grabbed the No. 1 spot and a "Best Buy" rating among small-business/home-office lasers, moving up a notch since last reviewed in September. In the Corporate Laser category, it was the PagePro 4100W that caught the eyes of the editors, ranking fifth among its competitors.

The printers shared three common features that PC World found highly appealing -- price, speed and print quality. In discussing the $249(a) PagePro 1100L, PC World noted that it was "the lowest-priced model on the SOHO list, as well as the speediest at printing graphics. Text appears solid, sharp, and clean." With the PagePro 4100W, it was a similar story. PC World editors summarized the $589-priced(a) printer as "the least expensive on the corporate chart and produces graphics the fastest."

"Being recognized in both the SOHO and corporate categories shows the strength of our black-and-white printer line," said Jan Sundelin, senior vice-president of worldwide sales and marketing at MINOLTA-QMS. "Coupled with our overwhelming success in PC World's color laser charts, which includes a World Class win, customers can be confident that, regardless what printing task they need served, MINOLTA-QMS can offer an affordable, reliable solution."

PagePro 1100 and PagePro 4100 Printer Series

The PagePro 1100 family consists of two printer models: the PagePro 1100L and the PagePro 1100. Both offer 10 page-per-minute print speeds, a parallel interface and a 150-sheet standard input cassette. The PagePro 1100L offers 600 x 600 dpi resolution and is optimized for the Windows(R) environment, capitalizing on the printing capabilities already contained in Windows 95/98, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. The PagePro 1100 offers 1200 x 600 dpi, resident PCL(R) 6 emulation and an optional 10/100BaseT Ethernet(R) interface with PageScope(TM) Web-based printer utility to handle the robust demands of multi-user small office environments.

The PagePro 4100 series includes three models: the PagePro 4100W, 4100E, and 4100GN. All models offer 18 ppm print speeds, a parallel interface, 250-sheet input cassette and 1200 x 600 dpi resolution. The PagePro 4100W is designed for PC users, supporting Windows 95/98, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000. The PagePro 4100E offers a resident PCL 6 emulation and USB connectivity, while the PagePro 4100GN includes PCL 6 and Adobe(R) PostScript 3, as well as a 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface.

Availability

The PagePro 1100 and PagePro 4100 series of printers are available through MINOLTA-QMS' worldwide network of authorized distributors, resellers and e-commerce partners. To locate the reseller nearest you, call 800/523-2696, or visit the MINOLTA-QMS Web site at www.minolta-qms.com.

(a) Suggested e-commerce price. E-commerce pricing refers to the price consumers can expect to pay when buying the printer through an e-commerce provider. Dealer prices may vary. All prices are in U.S. dollars.

MINOLTA-QMS Inc.

MINOLTA-QMS Inc. is an innovative developer, manufacturer, and supplier of document printing solutions, including color and monochrome laser printers, and associated supplies and accessories for general office, electronic publishing, graphic design, advanced imaging and home office applications. MINOLTA-QMS has headquarters in Mobile, Ala., and distributes products through a global network of e-commerce, reseller and distribution partners.

Editor's Note: If your publication prints direct reader contact information, use the following:

MINOLTA-QMS Inc.

One Magnum Pass

Mobile, AL 36618

800/523-2696 or 334/633-4300

Internet Address: http://www.minolta-qms.com

The MINOLTA-QMS logo is a trademark of MINOLTA-QMS Inc. PagePro and PageScope are trademarks of Minolta Co. Ltd. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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