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Color Printer Leader MINOLTA-QMS Introduces
Best Value 11" x 17"/A3 Color Laser

New magicolor 7300 EN delivers high-quality,
large-format prints for only $3,199


Highlights

• At just $3,199 (est. street), the magicolor 7300 offers an excellent value for large-format, high-speed color laser printing.
• The magicolor 7300 joins MINOLTA-QMS' broad line of price/performance-leading color laser printers for home-office, graphic design, and general business use.
• With its tandem laser technology, the magicolor 7300 is capable of producing up to 20 pages per minute in both color and black and white (letter). It also includes built-in 10/100BaseTX Ethernet®, USB, and parallel interfaces for seamless connectivity.
• Out of the box, the magicolor 7300 prints on pages up to 12.25" x 18"—perfect for full-bleed comps, newsletters, and other advertising and marketing documents. With options, the magicolor 7300 prints up to banner size (11.69" x 35.43").
• The magicolor 7300 features Photo ART technology for up to 9600 x 600-dpi class resolution and uses a polymer-based toner for photorealistic color quality.
• Macintosh, Windows, and Linux compatible, the magicolor 7300 is well-suited for a full-range of applications, including design, publishing, and general business.


July 15, 2003 - Mobile, AL – MINOLTA-QMS, Inc., the price/performance leader in color laser printing, today added low-cost, large-format printing to its color line with the magicolor 7300 EN. Featuring page sizes up to 12.25" x 18", true-to-life photo quality output, 20 ppm print speed, and a price of only $3,199 (est. Street), the magicolor 7300 is engineered to provide the best price/performance value in its class. The addition of the magicolor 7300 further completes the MINOLTA-QMS color laser printer family, which offers consumers everything from personal and small office to design and production-class products.
"We had specific design goals in mind when developing the magicolor 7300," said Stephen Fletcher, president and COO for MINOLTA-QMS. "We aimed to provide the high quality and diverse media support necessary for design and publishing, fast speeds for higher-volume applications, and, in what has become a MINOLTA-QMS standard, a price point that's best in class."

True Value
With a price that's hundreds less than many competing products, the magicolor 7300 is a purchase that's easy to justify. For $3,199, the value package includes exceptional quality, high print speeds, and a reliable, versatile product. Moreover, the magicolor 7300's cost per page is very compelling at just 9.62¢/page in color and 1.95¢/page in black & white (based on consumable list price; 20% color coverage, 5% black coverage of a letter-size page).

Excellent Quality
Using Photo ART technology, the magicolor 7300 is able to achieve 9600 x 600 dpi-class output (a multi-bit 600 x 600 dpi resolution) for exceptional, continuous-tone quality—a must-have feature in design and publishing applications. The result is best seen in scanned images and graduations, which appear much more natural than conventional halftones. Its polymer-based toner also works to improve output quality. Composed of smaller particles that are uniform in size and shape, it allows the printer to generate finer lines, better halftones, and photorealistic image quality.
Additionally, MINOLTA-QMS provides internal automatic color calibration software (eAIDC or enhanced Automatic Image Density Control) that ensures color stability print after print, day after day. Advanced users have the opportunity to further control color output by downloading personalized ICC profiles, using available press simulations, or selecting other color support options.

The Complete Package
While price and quality are stand-out features of the magicolor 7300, it has much more to offer. As the fastest in the magicolor series, it can well serve busy workgroups and provide higher-volume printing with speeds of up to 20 letter or 11 ledger ppm in black & white and color. It includes a standard 10/100BaseTX Ethernet interface, as well as Windows 'Plug and Play' USB 1.1 and parallel connections. It's outfitted with 128 MB RAM (expandable to 512 MB) and supports an internal hard disk for font and form storage, direct PDF printing, collation, and job accounting activities. The printer supports Macintosh, Windows, and Linux platforms and is PostScript 3 compatible.

The magicolor 7300 includes two paper input sources—a 500-sheet Standard cassette that accepts media up to 11" x 17" and a 250-sheet Universal cassette with 12.25" x 18" support for creating full-bleed designs complete with crop marks. The Universal cassette provides added versatility handling heavier paper stock (up to 110 lb. Index), as well as transparencies, envelopes, and sheet labels. If additional input is needed, the magicolor 7300 can be equipped with up to 1,750 sheets by adding two 500-sheet Lower Paper Feeders.

For creative teams producing brochures, newsletters, and other full-color, two-sided pieces, an optional automatic duplexer is available. It includes a single-sheet manual feed tray that accepts banner-size paper up to 11.69" x 35.43" in size.

The magicolor 7300 ships with a one-year on-site warranty and a complete set of supplies, including cyan, magenta, yellow, and black toner cartridges and print units (OPC drum units), two waste toner receptacles, and a fusing unit.
Product Pricing & Specifications

Printer Specifications
Price US $
(est. street)
magicolor 7300 EN • 20 ppm letter / 11 ppm ledger
• Up to 9600 x 600 dpi-class resolution with Photo ART
• Letter/A4, legal, 11" x 17", 12.25" x 18" page sizes std. / up to 11.69" x 35.43" opt.
• 128 MB RAM std. / 512 MB RAM max.
• Ethernet (10/100BaseTX), USB 1.1, and parallel interfaces
• PostScript 3 and PDF (requires hard disk) emulations
• Macintosh (OS9.22+/OSX), Windows (XP/2000/NT4/Me/98/95), Linux compatible
• Press simulations, ICC device profiles, Automatic ICC-based color matching, Automatic density control
• 250-sheet Universal cassette, 500-sheet Standard cassette
• Supports up to 110 lb. Index (up to 210 g/m2) paper weight
• 80,000 page/month duty cycle
• One year on-site warranty
$3,199
Accessories & Supplies
 
Lower Feeder Unit 500-sheets input, letter/legal/ledger, add up to two
$499
Automatic Duplexer For two-sided printing. Includes single-sheet Manual Feed Tray that supports media up to 11.69" x 35.43
$499
Printer Cabinet For storage of paper and supplies. Includes casters for mobility
$299
Caster Case Attach under the printer or Lower Feeder for mobility
$199
Hard Disk Kit 30 GB internal hard disk
$499
Black Toner 7,500 prints
$89
Cyan Toner 7,500 prints
$149
Magenta Toner 7,500 prints
$149
Yellow Toner 7,500 prints
$149
Black Print Unit Assembly Includes OPC drum and toner cartridge 32,500 prints
$179
Cyan Print Unit Assembly Includes OPC drum and toner cartridge 32,500 prints
$289
Magenta Print Unit Assembly Includes OPC drum and toner cartridge 32,500 prints
$289
Yellow Print Unit Assembly Includes OPC drum and toner cartridge 32,500 prints
$289
Waste Toner Box 2 boxes / kit. 8,000 prints / box
$49
Fuser Unit 120,000 prints
$449
Pick Up Rollers Replacement rollers for Standard or Universal cassettes
$29
Note: consumable yields based on 5% coverage, continuous mode

Availability
The magicolor 7300 EN is available through MINOLTA-QMS' broad network of authorized distributors, resellers, retail outlets, and e-commerce partners. To find the location nearest you, call 800-523-2696 or visit the MINOLTA-QMS Web site at www.minolta-qms.com.

MINOLTA-QMS, Inc.
MINOLTA-QMS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Minolta Co., Ltd., is an innovative developer, manufacturer, and supplier of document printing solutions. The product line includes color and monochrome laser printers, and associated supplies and accessories for general office, electronic publishing, graphic design, advanced imaging, and home office applications. MINOLTA-QMS’ US headquarters are in Mobile, Alabama USA, and products are distributed through a broad network of e-commerce, retail, reseller, and distribution partners.


The MINOLTA-QMS logo and magicolor are trademarks or registered trademarks of MINOLTA-QMS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All prices shown are manufacturer's estimated street prices.

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