SOURCE: Noritsu

Noritsu

March 02, 2009 04:00 ET

Noritsu Unveils Next-Generation Digital Imaging Solutions for Retailer Productivity and Profitability

Noritsu D703 Retail Inkjet Photo Printer, D502 Duplex Inkjet Photo Printer and CT-RS Kiosk Continue Noritsu Tradition of Imaging Solution Innovations; EZ System Manager Bolsters Software Suite With Simplified Connectivity and Control

BUENA PARK, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Noritsu America Corporation, a global leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced a new generation of innovative and high-performance digital imaging products that further distinguish the Noritsu experience for customers and consumers. The Noritsu D703 retail inkjet photo printer, D502 duplex inkjet photo printer, CT-RS kiosk and EZ System Manager software each deliver enhanced quality and choice for consumers, while improving the productivity, flexibility and profit-making potential of retailers, photo studios and other print-intensive environments.

These new products will be showcased at Noritsu's Booth F155 at the PMA International Convention and Tradeshow in Las Vegas from March 3-5, where the company will also demonstrate the latest generation QSS-37HD Series high definition digital minilab. Noritsu will hold drawings each day of the show at its PMA booth F155 for one year of free use of a D701 retail photo printer. The drawings will be held on Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 4:00 pm, and on Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm.

"Noritsu's extensive history of industry innovation and award-winning products has long allowed retailers to offer consumers a wide range of value-added photo merchandise that provide a convenient and satisfying way to preserve their memories," said Mr. Akihiko Kuwabara, president of Noritsu America Corporation. "The D703, D502, CT-RS and EZ System Manager continue this tradition by ensuring top performance, simplicity and flexibility that directly translates into greater revenue opportunities for the retailer."

Noritsu D703

The D703 retail inkjet printer continues the company's award-winning line of high-capacity, inkjet photo printers, giving retailers the ability to create a full range of photo products including 4"x6" prints, calendars, greeting cards, locker prints and posters up to 10"x36". An ideal solution for high-volume retailers and demanding studio environments, the D703 offers new features that allow Noritsu customers to maximize their operational productivity and efficiency, and continues the Noritsu tradition of offering expanded profit potential and new revenue streams. For the first time, the D703 supports double roll processing. This key new function gives Noritsu customers the flexibility to simultaneously load different rolls for print size or paper surface variation, or load the same size to ensure printing will continue smoothly even after one roll is depleted.

Noritsu D502

The Noritsu D502 is a new double-sided inkjet printer that provides retailers exceptional versatility and value with its ability to produce both traditional photo prints along with a wide array of photo gifting products. The D502 makes it easy to create greeting cards, calendars, posters, signs, scrapbooks, banners, enlargements and photobooks, generating exciting new revenue opportunities for retailers. With a standard print capacity suitable for retail at 510 prints per hour (4"x6") and its high quality double-sided printing capability, the D502 is a single printer that gives retailers the advantage of producing two kinds of revenue streams: traditional prints and value-added photo products. Output from the D502 is fully compatible with the new Noritsu NPB-1 EZ Photobook Binding System. The NPB-1 is an easy-to-use system that produces soft cover photobooks. Seamless integration with the D502 printer and the NPB-1 system allows creation of perfectly bound photobooks with a customizable soft cover and support for printing on the book's spine.

Noritsu CT-RS

The new Noritsu CT-RS kiosk is a high-performance consumer input terminal that is optimized for self-service retail environments. The CT-RS offers a new media reader that accepts a wide range of input media and delivers processing speeds up to three times faster than previous models.

The CT-RS includes a reliable, built-in receipt printer and is available in a countertop configuration, or as a standalone photo printing system that supports multiple internal photo printers. The kiosk also accepts raw image files directly from digital cameras to ensure that the individual processing needs of each consumer are satisfied.

EZ System Manager

The new EZ System Manager workflow software simplifies image management and printer connectivity and control. The software offers the greatest range of support for major third-party software -- allowing customers to easily connect their preferred applications with Noritsu printers -- and features powerful image editing capabilities in tandem with EZ Controller software. Moreover, the highly flexible EZ System Manager can operate in a wide variety of workflows and can easily scale to support up to eight Noritsu devices.

"While the 4"x6" print will continue to be a popular mainstay, retailers everywhere must be prepared to satisfy today's photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and the average consumer who demand more flexibility and options with their digital images," said Mr. Kuwabara. "Noritsu is committed to delivering a total solution with maximum revenue generating potential for our customers."

At the PMA event, Noritsu will also display the QSS-37HD Series digital minilab, which offers unparalleled resolution and quality, and yields 12 bit prints at 640 dpi. The QSS-37HD also allows for high capacity printing with up to 2,360 prints per hour (4"x6"). With EZController software, a camera's raw image data is supported for easy workflow from image capture to printing. Using built-in AccuSmart™ image processing technology from Noritsu, the powerful image optimization and correction functions in the QSS-37HD Series ensures the highest quality photo output.

About Noritsu America Corporation

Noritsu is a leading global manufacturer of professional digital imaging equipment, and a leading global provider of high-quality photo printing solutions to retailers, photo studios and other print-intensive environments. With over 15,000 system installations in North America, and availability in over 180 countries worldwide, Noritsu has been at the forefront of innovation in the image processing industry for nearly six decades, introducing revolutionary technologies such as the world's first one-hour film developing and printing system. Noritsu continues to build its legacy with its advanced line of award-winning imaging hardware and software products and solutions that offer consumers greater quality and choice in preserving their memories, while delivering high performance, flexibility and profit-making potential to Noritsu customers. Noritsu has implemented a strategy to engineer environmentally friendly products and operations that include chemical-free processing and reduced power requirements.

For more information on Noritsu and its comprehensive line of products, visit www.noritsu.com or call (800) 521-3686.

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    Cynthia Nowicki
    Noritsu America Corporation
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