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					                       KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS EUROPE B.V.
                                       Edisonbaan 14-E
                                     3439 MN, Nieuwegein
                                       The Netherlands


                                             Corporate Contact:
              Jean-Francois Perron  +31 30 248 1200  Jean-Francois.Perron@bpe.konicaminolta.nl


                PUBLIC ENBOARGOED UNTIL JANUARY 10 t h 2005


                            Konica Minolta magicolor 2430DL:

    Powerful and compact network-colour laser printer is the first to

                       bring PictBridge on the business market


                    The world’s first colour laser printer with direct photo print



January 10, 2005 – Nieuwegein, NL – Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe is expanding the colour

laser printer program with the magicolor 2430DL. This new model in the magicolor 2400 colour printer

series comes equipped with PictBridge enabling it to print colour pictures directly from a digital camera.

Konica Minolta is the first printer manufacturer in the world to introduce PictBridge on the market for

professional colour laser printers. The magicolor 2430DL is compact and combines a low recommended

retail price (€ 499 excl. VAT) with a superb printing quality and a printing speed of 5 pages per minute in

colour and 20 pages per minute in monochrome.



“With this printer we are targeting, above all, business users. The PictBridge interface will also become

increasingly important in this market: it allows you to quickly print a picture to add to a report, file or

quotation, without any extra hassle”, asserts Frank Akihary, Director of Marketing EMEA at Konica Minolta

Printing Solutions Europe B.V. “Offering reliability, the ease of use and the low price of a monochrome

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laser printer, the magicolor 2430DL provides perfect colour prints, for both graphics and text. Direct photo

printing in combination with laser quality will take a host of markets by storm. Just think of real estate

agents, lawyers, designers and other professionals who would like to support their ideas with visual

material.”



PictBridge

PictBridge compliant digital cameras can be directly connected to the magicolor 2430DL. Displayed

pictures in the camera can then be printed in colour without having to use a PC. PictBridge also supports

a number of elementary functions such as the rotation of pictures and printing an index with thumbnails.



Professional

The magicolor 2430DL is ideal for both small working groups and professional personal users. The

professional character of this new printer is underscored by the elaborate configuration options, such as

an extra lower paper feeder holding 500 sheets (as a supplement to the standard paper feeder holding

200 sheets) and an automatic duplexer unit.



The magicolor 2430DL can be adapted to a wide range of situations and demands. The printer settings

can be selected through the built-in display and also via the network with the web-based Administrator

tool “PageScope WEB Connection”. The magicolor 2430DL can also print on a wide spectrum of print

media (up to 163 g/m2), transparencies, labels and envelopes.



Small work space

All the actions performed by the user, such as refilling the paper, replacing toner cartridges or drum

cartridge and fixing a paper jam, can be accessed from the front of the printer. Even if the printer has to

be maintained, the necessary work space is kept to the absolute minimum.




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Technology

The magicolor 2430DL is equipped with PageScope Raster Language a newly designed and advanced

printing language which enables the magicolor 2430DL to support Macintosh (OS 10.2), Linux as well as

Windows (98SE, ME, 2000 and XP). The printer uses a newly designed multi-pass colour laser printing

engine developed by Konica Minolta. This new engine uses two laser beams instead of one in order to

achieve faster printing speed. Moreover, this new printing engine adopts a wider angle laser beam

scanning mirror, which minimizes the distance between the print head and the paper. This new laser optic

technology contributes to the exceptionally compact print engine of the magicolor 2430DL.



Other advantages of the magicolor 2430DL include short warm-up time (49 seconds) and advanced

polymer technology. Because of the short warm-up time, the first page printing is also very fast (12

seconds). Konica Minolta’s polymer technology creates miniscule and uniform toner particles. This

polymer toner, together with eAIDC (enhanced automatic image density control) technology enable

pinpoint sharp lines in 2400 x 600 dpi and smooth consistent gradations. The standard internal memory of

32 MB can be expanded to a maximum of 544 MB.



Availability

The magicolor 2430DL is supplied ready for use: the drum cartridge and toner cartridges (black, cyan,

magenta and yellow) are pre-installed. The printer has a one year on-site warranty. The magicolor 2430DL

will be on the market from mid January 2005.




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Product Pricing & Specifications


 Printer                                Specifications                                        List Price*
 magicolor 2430DL                       5 ppm colour/ 20 ppm monochrome                       €499,00
                                        PictBridge support
                                        Resolution up to 2400X600 dpi
                                        32 MB RAM memory
                                        Windows XP,2000,ME,98SE,Mac OS 10.2 & Linux
                                        Ethernet 10BaseTX and USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
                                        Multi pass-colour laser
                                        200 sheet input
                                                      2
                                        Up to 163 g/m paper weight
                                        Paper formats: A4, letter, legal
                                        One year On-site warranty
 Accessories & Supplies
 Yellow toner standard capacity         1.500 images                                          €79,00
 Cyan toner, standard capacity          1.500 images                                          €79,00
 Magenta toner, standard capacity       1.500 images                                          €79,00
 Black toner, high capacity             4.500 images                                          €79,00
 Yellow toner, high capacity            4.500 images                                          €138,00
 Cyan toner, high capacity              4.500 images                                          €138,00
 Magenta toner, high capacity           4.500 images                                          €138,00
 OPC Drum cartridge                     45.000 images                                         €159,00
 CMY Toner value kit, high capacity     4.500 images                                          €380,00
 Automatic duplex unit                  Automatic                                             €235,00
 Lower feeder unit                      500 sheets                                            €235,00
 Memory                                 256 MB RAM                                            €119,00
 Memory                                 512 MB RAM
 Extended On-site warranty              1 year                                                €200,00
*All prices are exclusive VAT


KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS EUROPE B.V.
Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe B.V. is an innovative developer, manufacturer and supplier of document
printing solutions. The product line includes colour and monochrome laser printers, and associated supplies and
accessories for general office, electronic publishing, graphic, design, advanced imaging and home office applications.
Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Europe B.V. and its products are distributed through a broad network of
e-commerce, retail, reseller and distribution partners.


        For more information:
        KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS EUROPE B.V.
        Edisonbaan 14-E
        3439 MN Nieuwegein
        The Netherlands
        +31 30 248 1200
        Internet Address http://printer.konicaminolta.com


KONICA MINOLTA and the KONICA MINOLTA logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of KONICA MINOLTA
HOLDINGS, INC. Magicolor is a trademark or registered trademark of KONICA MINOLTA PRINTING SOLUTIONS
U.S.A. INC. PageScope is a trademark or registered trademark of KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES,
INC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owner.


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