Minolta Formalizes Business Relationship with KIP America10 Sep, 2003
Minolta Formalizes Business Relationship with KIP America
RAMSEY, NJ—Having reached a formal agreement with KIP America, Minolta Corporation's Business Products Group announced it will directly market and sell the Starprint 2000 Series of large format printers in conjunction with its MS7000 Digital Microform Scanner.
"Minolta is focused on finding ways we can solve our customers' document-based problems," said Bud Murphy, executive vice president and general manager, Minolta's Business Products Group. "Our MS7000 microfilm scanner is widely used to view large format drawings that have been stored on aperture cards. Until now, however, there was no way to print these oversized drawings after viewing them on the scanner. Our partnership with KIP America makes strategic sense because it solves this problem and allows Minolta to offer customers a productive and economical, end-to-end scan, view and print system for large format documents."
The Starprint 2000 Series Printers have been tested to work seamlessly with Minolta's MS7000. Once the document is viewed on the MS7000, it can be digitally enhanced and easily printed on a Starprint 2000 Printer, or scanned and sent via e-mail, or faxed from a PC to save on mail or courier costs.
The MS7000 and KIP America printer solution is especially valuable to companies that have archives of microfilmed drawings on aperture cards. These documents typically include engineering, maintenance and manufacturing drawings, as well as deeds and public works documents. Using Minolta's optional Aperture Card Feeder, up 150 such documents can be quickly and automatically scanned.