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PRESS RELEASE: MINOLTA-QMS Sponsors Grand Prize in Seybold Seminars 2002 Digital Art Contest


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2002--MINOLTA-QMS, Inc.:

Highlights

  • MINOLTA-QMS provides magicolor® 2210 Color Laser Printer to winner of Digital Art Contest.
  • Prize donation exhibits company's support and dedication to advancement of the digital art form.
  • Sample print to feature grand prize-winning entry in the Digital Art Gallery at Seybold San Francisco.
MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the grand prize in this year's Digital Art Contest at Seybold San Francisco 2002. The grand prize winner of the contest will receive a MINOLTA-QMS magicolor 2210 color laser printer. The printer, which features 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution and color print speed of five pages per minute, was featured in PC World Magazine's August and April 2002 list of the Top Ten Color Laser Printers. In addition to the grand prize, Minolta Corporation will provide a DiMAGE® X digital camera to each first place winner in the two categories of the contest. "MINOLTA-QMS is very proud to be a major sponsor of the Digital Art Gallery and Contest," said Steve Fletcher, president and COO of MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. "We were the first company to produce a solution that made color output of digital art possible many years ago. Since that time, artists have expanded the limits of the art form to the creativity we see exhibited today in the Digital Art Gallery. MINOLTA-QMS is very happy to continue its tradition of support for digital art by providing color printing solutions that meet the demands of both art and business."

Special Print Sample Produced for Digital Art Gallery

In addition to providing the grand prize, MINOLTA-QMS has developed a special print sample featuring the winning entry of the Digital Art Contest. A magicolor 2210 color laser printer will be featured in the Digital Art Gallery printing this sample during the Seybold San Francisco 2002 expo.

Product Pricing & Specifications

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Printer Specifications Price
(est. Street US$)
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magicolor 2210 GN 5 ppm (color), 20 ppm monochrome $1,799

Up to 8 1/2" x 14" paper support

IEEE 1284 Parallel interface

Compatible with Microsoft(R)Windows,
Apple(R)MacOS, UNIX, Linux, Novell(R)NetWare(R)

1200 x 1200 dpi resolution

500-sheet cassette, 150-sheet multipurpose tray

16 - 90 lb. Index paper supported

128 MB RAM

Up to 35,000 pages per month maximum duty cycle
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Availability

The magicolor 2210 GN is available immediately through MINOLTA-QMS' broad network of authorized distributors, resellers, and e-commerce partners. To locate the reseller nearest you, call 1-800-523-2696 or visit the MINOLTA-QMS Web site at www.minolta-qms.com.

MINOLTA-QMS, Inc.

MINOLTA-QMS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Minolta Co., Ltd., is an innovative developer, manufacturer, and supplier of document printing solutions. The product line includes 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 is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama USA, and distributes products through a broad network of e-commerce, reseller, and distribution partners.

Editor's Note:

If your publication prints direct reader contact information, please use the following:

MINOLTA-QMS, Inc.

One Magnum Pass

Mobile, AL 36618

  • (800) 523-2696 or (251) 633-4300
Internet Address: http://www.minolta-qms.com
Corporate contact for more information: Vickie McGoogan (vickie.mcgoogan@minolta-qms.com)

The MINOLTA-QMS logo and magicolor are trademarks or registered trademark of MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


(First posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 10:47 EDT)

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