SOURCE: Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

May 23, 2006 11:54 ET

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. Launches Affordable Color Printer for Business Environments

Network-Ready e-STUDIO™205CP Offers Speed, Reliability and Excellent Image Quality

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today launched the e-STUDIO™205CP full color printer. This 20 page-per-minute (PPM) device functions as a highly cost-effective business color printing solution and offers mid-sized workgroups standard network printing in a compact package.

"The e-STUDIO205CP is a low cost color printing solution that allows corporations to quickly and affordably produce professional quality documents such as charts, graphs, sales presentations, marketing collateral and internal communication tools," said Kay Fernandez, director of Product and Solutions Marketing for TABS. "With the introduction of the e-STUDIO205CP, TABS continues to expand its growth into new market arenas and reinforce its commitment to a total solutions offering strategy."

High Performance and Productivity

Driven by a fast 500 MHz processor, the e-STUDIO205CP generates 20-PPM color output and a first page out time of just 13 seconds. This results in increased productivity and efficiency due to less time spent waiting for print jobs. In addition, the 1,200 x 1,200 dpi print engine features a duty cycle of up to 65,000 pages per month for further productivity.

The e-STUDIO205CP also boasts enhanced 4,800 dpi image quality with automatic color correction, which produces clean, sharp text with solid, bright colors.

Flexible Connectivity

To meet the growing demand for connectivity in the business environment, the e-STUDIO205CP comes standard with 10/100BaseT Ethernet and a USB 2.0 connection. For mobile office users, an 802.11g wireless option also is available. Additionally, the e-STUDIO205CP features standard PostScript™ 3 and PCL 6® emulations.

Effective Paper Handling

The e-STUDIO205CP offers users the ability to print on media up to 90-pound index. Supported media types include plain paper, transparencies, paper labels, envelopes and card stock. The e-STUDIO205CP can handle up to legal size paper through a standard 250-sheet drawer or optional 500-sheet drawer. With the standard 100-sheet bypass, the printer features a total input capacity of up to 850 sheets. Moreover, the e-STUDIO205CP includes standard duplex capability offering a true cost savings for users requiring double sided printing.

Long Life Consumables

The e-STUDIO205CP ships standard with 1,500 yield cartridges (C,M,Y,K) and also offers long toner life with 8,000 page black and 5,000 page color toner yields, which means users don't have to worry about constantly replacing supplies. In addition, to help lower the cost of operation and get the most from toner supplies, the e-STUDIO205CP includes a Color Saver feature that reduces the amount of toner required to print.

Toshiba also has made maintenance and operation of the e-STUDIO205CP completely hassle free. It features easy front-loading cartridges that any office user could change, thus reducing downtime and increasing office productivity.

The e-STUDIO205CP will be available in June through Toshiba's nationwide network of dealers for a suggested list price of $999.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer seven times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba's entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 "bold" (2005) and "agile" (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2004 was approximately $55 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1-800-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.

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