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KYOCERA Mita America’s KM-C4035E Receives Prestigious BLI Four-Star Rating

Reliable Color Device Excelled in BLI field test with Five out of Five Stars for Color and Black and White Image Quality


FAIRFIELD, N.J. – September 24, 2007 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, proudly announces that Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has awarded the KM-C4035E with four stars during a comprehensive field test. BLI, a leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry, based their ratings on a five star scale, with the device receiving 4 stars as an “overall rating.” Additionally, the KM-C4035E received astounding ratings for color and black image quality, ranking 5 out of 5 stars.

According to BLI, Kyocera’s KM-C4035E color device proved to be a good overall performer in the evaluation, offering outstanding image quality for both color and black; and good overall ease of use and productivity at a competitive price when compared to similarly equipped business color models.

“Kyocera’s KM-C4035E demonstrated remarkable feats in its testing group, performing especially well in regards to its color capabilities and outstanding overall image quality,” said Daria Hoffman, managing editor, Buyers Laboratory, Inc. “This device serves as sound evidence that Kyocera continues to release high-quality, reliable products that end users can truly depend on.”

In the report, BLI states that the unit provides a great value for the price, especially since its preventive maintenance schedule (300,000 impressions) and color and black drum life (300,000 impressions each), are the highest among the group of comparable business color products they have tested. Further, its maximum paper capacity (4,100 sheets) ranks highest for the group. BLI rates value by evaluating a unit’s manufacturer’s suggested retail price in relation to its overall performance, paper handling, and user and service intervention.

“We are truly honored to receive a four-star caliber recognition from BLI for our new color MFP, the KM-C4035E,” said Bill Cassidy, associate director, product and solutions marketing at Kyocera Mita America. “This acknowledgement furthers Kyocera’s objective of providing the market with the most versatile and dependable products in the industry.

Kyocera’s KM-C4035E is available through authorized Kyocera Mita America dealers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $13,109. To find an authorized dealer near you, please log onto Kyocera Mita America's dealer locator, at:

For over 45 years, Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI) has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the imaging industry. The late Arthur Kallet, the co-founder and 20-year head of the Consumers Union – publisher of the highly respected Consumer Reports magazine – founded BLI in 1961 (BLI is not affiliated with Consumers Union). In February 2004, BLI was acquired by publishing industry veterans Michael Danziger and Mark Lerch, the current Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of BLI, respectively. In 2005, BLI launched its international division with offices in Hong Kong and London.

Kyocera Mita America, Inc.(, headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America 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 Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $10 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2007.