May 23, 2006 08:00 ET

IBM Expands Multifunction Printer Line

Three New Multifunction Devices to Help Clients Maximize Productivity

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- IBM introduced three new easy-to-use multifunction printers (MFPs) designed for maximum productivity. The devices, which print, copy, scan and fax, are the latest additions to IBM's comprehensive MFP lineup. IBM previously unveiled four new models in February as part of a sweeping update to its portfolio.

"We continue to expand and enhance our office printing portfolio," said Doug Oathout, vice president, IBM Printing Systems. "These new models can help clients consolidate and drive cost out of their distributed output environment."

The new multifunction devices allow clients to acquire advanced functions, while replacing older, single function office equipment. IBM also offers the ability to consolidate maintenance and supplies with one vendor, which can simplify ongoing operations.

Three Multifunction Devices Offer Flexibility, Investment Protection

The IBM Infoprint® 1572 is a 50 page per minute (ppm)* MFP that features copy, print, scan and fax functions located in one convenient device. The 1572 MFP comes standard with three input sources, duplex, finishing, and furniture. A single-pass duplex automatic document feeder (ADF) can scan double-sided legal-size documents that are monochrome or color, and the Infoprint 1572 prints them in black. End users can complete tasks quickly when they use the vivid 8-inch color touch screen display.

The IBM Infoprint® M40 MFP option provides IBM Infoprint 1552n and 1572n printers with advanced copy, fax, scan and send capabilities. The M40 MFP option offers investment protection for owners of the 1552n and 1572n printers. It includes a variety of innovative features including "job interrupt" for priority copies. A "custom job build" feature allows users to combine sheets of paper placed in the ADF with bound material, such as a book, that has been placed on the legal-sized platen. "Scan preview" can verify the scan before an e-mail is sent. The M40 MFP option also includes a hard drive that can help process jobs faster and provides additional functionality.

The IBM Infoprint® 1650 MFP is a 45 ppm* device designed to provide workgroups with "one-stop" convenience. An intuitive touch screen operator panel allows users to interrupt jobs for priority copying. The ADF and the legal-size flatbed scanner handle mixed letter and legal original sizes. Jobs can be completed quickly, because the Infoprint 1650 MFP includes a powerful 514 MHz processor and a fast first-page-out time. It is also easy to fine tune output results with adjustments such as reduce and enlarge, separator sheets, margin shift, edge erase, date/time stamp and variable quality settings.

New Models Join IBM's Stable of Award-Winning Office Printers

IBM's office printers were recently recognized by independent test lab BERTL in their 11th annual printer review -- receiving three BERTL's Best awards. IBM was awarded "Best Monochrome Printer Range" for its printer portfolio. BERTL said IBM's network printers "offer something for everyone." In addition, BERTL named the Infoprint 1570 MFP the "Best Executive Office MFP" and the Infoprint 1580 the "Best 50 to 59 ppm Monochrome Office MFP." Both those models were introduced by IBM in February and are available today.

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*Exact speed varies depending on document complexity, system configuration, software application, driver and printer state.

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