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Kyocera Mita America Launches Workgroup Monochrome Printers for Organizations Looking to Improve Their Bottom Lines

Enhanced printers provide superior quality and network reliability at an affordable price

Fairfield, N.J., April 1, 2004 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document imaging companies, today announced the release of three high performing, cost-effective printing solutions that provide IT administrators with unmatched network reliability.

The FS-1920, FS-3820N and FS-3830N, complete Kyocera’s line of upgraded monochrome printers for organizations of all sizes. They complement the FS-9120DN and FS-9520DN, recently introduced for the large workgroup and enterprise. These workgroup monochrome printers maintain Kyocera Mita America’s industry lowest total cost of ownership and commitment to reliability. All five printers also incorporate Kyocera’s mono-component ECOSYS printer technology, which allows toner to be replenished in the unit without disposal of the print drum. This not only cuts down the amount of waste, but also reduces toner replacement costs by two thirds compared to other printers.

“The ongoing cost of replacing consumable materials, such as toner and parts, is an area that more and more companies are paying close attention to when calculating their true cost of printing,” said Alex Davidoff, printer product manager for Kyocera Mita America. “Our goal is to provide high performance, reliable solutions that offer the lowest total cost of ownership. These three printers are no exception – they offer approximately a third of the cost over the life of the printers compared to competing brands by combining impressive print speed and excellent image quality with long-life components. They are truly smarter printers.”

Suited for the small to large-sized workgroup, the FS-1920, FS-3820N and FS-3830N provide users with fast output speeds while offering a number of options tailored to meet the needs of the user’s document workflow. All three printers provide optional duplexing, sorting, stacking, additional paper sources and 5-bin mailboxes. The FS-1920 is a 29-ppm printer which yields crisp images and text up to 1200 dpi and is powered by a 266 MHz central processing unit (CPU) for fast output, even for your most complex documents. The printer includes 32MB of printer memory which can be expanded to 288MB, and can be connected locally via parallel, serial, USB or Ethernet.

The FS-3820N and FS-3830N feature 29 ppm and 35 ppm output, respectively. Both printers ship fully networked and feature a 300 MHz CPU, 1200 dpi output and among the lowest "total cost of ownership" in the industry. The FS-3820N has a standard print memory of 64MB (upgradeable to 320MB), while the FS-3830N comes standard with 96MB of printer memory (upgradeable to 576MB).

Availability and Pricing
The FS-1920, FS-3820N, FS-3830N, FS-9120DN and FS-9520DN printers are available through authorized Kyocera Mita America resellers and independent dealers at an estimated street price of $698 for the FS-1920, $999 for the FS-3820N, $1,199 for the FS-3830N, $2,720 for the FS-9120DN and $3,500 for the FS-9520DN.

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Kyocera Mita is one of the world's largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, multi-functional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues totaled $9.0 billion during the year ended March 31, 2003. Kyocera Mita America's headquarters for the Americas are in Fairfield, New Jersey.