Compact Personal and Small Workgroup Printer Offers Reliable and Customizable Print Solution at an Affordable Price

IRVINE , California   ( Feb 28, 2005 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) today introduced the e-STUDIO™270P, the newest offering from Toshiba's digital laser printer line. Designed for personal users and small workgroups with low to mid-volume printing requirements, the e-STUDIO270P delivers quick black and white print speeds of up to 27 pages-per-minute (PPM) with a fast first-print-out-time of just eight seconds. Featuring an ultra-compact footprint, the e-STUDIO270P provides high quality document production and a variety of user options that make it one of the most versatile printing solutions available in the workgroup printer class.

"The e-STUDIO270P offers everything a busy executive or small workgroup wants from their printer - quick output of high quality documents, packaged in a small unit with a low price," said Mark Mathews, vice president, Marketing, TABS. "Toshiba continues to strive to deliver the highest quality products that positively impact our customers' business, and we believe that objective is accomplished with the offering of the e-STUDIO270P printer."

Powerful Printer With High-Quality Document Output

Built with a powerful 200MHz processor for fast document output capabilities, the e-STUDIO270P also features 32 MB of RAM and can accept up to 160MB. Delivered standard with PostScript™ Level 3 and PCL 6 emulations, the e-STUDIO270P also offers the capacity to support a variety of operating systems, assuring its compatibility in almost any environment. Superior document imaging is achieved with 2400 dpi image quality and a true 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution for sharp, professional documents.

Exceptional Productivity and Paper Handling

Featuring a monthly duty cycle of up to 15,000 PPM, the e-STUDIO270P comes standard with a 250-sheet paper capacity and single sheet bypass that offer users the option of letter, legal and envelope printing. An optional 550-sheet drawer also is available. The e-STUDIO270P ships with a 1,500-page yield starter cartridge, with a 6,000 yield replacement cartridge available to reduce the need for continuous supply replenishment. With a drum yield of 30,000 pages, the printer also features dual component supplies designed to separate the drum and toner process units ensuring full yield is achieved.

Custom Tailoring for Optimum Performance

The e-STUDIO270P offers several options that allow users to tailor the printer to suit their own particular needs. Shipped with a standard bi-directional parallel port and USB 2.0 connection, the e-STUDIO270P also offers a convenient external 10/100BaseT network connectivity option, making it an ideal printer for both individual users requiring a dedicated printing solution and small workgroups. In addition, SDRAM memory upgrades also are available for faster spooling.

The e-STUDIO270P is available through Toshiba's nationwide network of dealers for the suggested list price of $399 (USD), and is backed by TABS' Total Quality Commitment (TQC).

About Toshiba America Business Solutions

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, Latin America and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division, Toner Products Division and Document Solutions Engineering Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), which operates a national network of wholly owned subsidiaries.

Named the most favored manufacturer in seven of the past eight years 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" by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC) in 2004, 2002, 2001, 1998 and 1997, was named to the CIO 100 for being one of the top 100 "agile" companies in the world in 2004, and received the CIO Web Business award for its leading edge intranet site in 2000, 1999 and 1998.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 62nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 8th Most Admired Electronics Company in America and 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 2003 was approximately $53 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