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OKI Data Americas Hosts Two-Day Avery Dennison Vehicle Wrap Training Class Featuring its ColorPainter M-64s Wide-Format Printer

OKI Data Americas recently hosted a hands-on vehicle wrap training course in its Escondido, CA office. The program – developed by Justin Pate for Avery Dennison – was instructed by Troy Downey of APE Wraps, and utilized the ColorPainter™ M-64s wide-format printer from OKI together with cast MPI 1005 EZRS film. Twelve individuals completed the two-day program which took place February 18-19. Participants were able to advance their confidence and abilities in the professional application of commercial graphic installation, including cutting skills, properties of the material and installation techniques.

“OKI Data was honored to facilitate this highly-regarded training course incorporating best practices and utilizing superior quality materials and devices, including graphics printed on cast MPI 1005 EZRS film with the ColorPainter M-64s from OKI,” said Fabrizio Soto, General Manager of the Wide-Format Division at OKI Data Americas. “Troy Downey of APE Wraps is among the best in the business, and participants learned first-hand how to improve their skills in professional vehicle wrap installation through the tips and techniques outlined within this course.”

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OKI Data Americas recently hosted an Avery Dennison hands-on vehicle wrap training course in its Escondido, CA office. Instructed by Troy Downey of APE Wraps, participants utilized output from the ColorPainter M-64s wide-format printer from OKI on cast MPI 1005 EZRS film. Twelve individuals completed the two-day program, increasing their skills in the professional application of commercial graphic installation on vehicles.

Downey from APE Wraps will also be conducting live demonstrations showcasing vehicle wrap applications utilizing output from the ColorPainter M-64s in OKI Data Americas’ booth (#1171) at the International Sign Expo ISA Show taking place April 20-23 in Orlando, FL.

Support for OKI’s wide-format printers within the U.S. and Canada is provided by a network of authorized distributors; support and training for authorized distributors is available during normal business hours within the Pacific time zone.

OKI Data Americas to Exhibit its Expanding Suite of Digital Printing Solutions and Commercial Printing Devices at Graphics of the Americas 2016

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., February 16, 2016

OKI Data Americas announces its participation and platinum sponsorship of the upcoming Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference, taking place February 18-20 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. There OKI will demonstrate its world-class color printing technology and expanding line of professional digital printing solutions for the graphic communications market across two exhibit booths, including a selection from its ColorPainter™ line of wide-format printers.

OKI Data will demonstrate the following commercial printing solutions in booth #701:

  • ColorPainter M-64s – this 64 inch wide-format printer provides distinct competitive advantages equating to higher productivity and profitability. Recent upgrades to the M-64s include enhancements to the Smart Nozzle Mapping 2 (SNM2) Technology – moving it to SNM3 by making the mapping of clogged nozzles an automatic process instead of a manual process. The M-64s expands printing capabilities by providing rich, glossy output for indoor and outdoor use, and high-resolution images on a variety of media including backlit signs, banners and vehicle wraps. Moreover, the device’s 6- or 7-color SX eco-solvent, low-odor inks have achieved the GREENGUARD Gold Certification for the UL 2818 – 2013 Standard for Chemical Emissions for Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings.
  • Teriostar™ LP-1030 – this wide-format multifunction printer boasts a new print engine and scanner that enables fast print speed for both color and black & white. This device features parallel processing, allowing users to copy, print and scan at the same time. With a compact design, this device saves space and enables easy printer positioning even in small workspaces. The user-friendly LP-1030 also features an easy to use 8.5” color touch panel.
  • C942DP – demonstrated with the latest EFI™ Fiery C9 server and envelope press configuration, this five color professional A3/tabloid device with white toner allows users to print vibrant color-on-color output quickly and in a single pass. The fastest color-on-color printer in its class1, this groundbreaking device can handle an impressive range of media, including heavyweight stock up to 360 gsm, polyester, plus magnets and banners.
  • C931DP – the C931DP delivers production-quality output of full color printing on media up to 13 x 52 inches. This device offers innovative features and functionality to meet the needs of the graphic arts market, such as exceptional speed across wide range of print applications with superior output. The C931DP boasts impressive media handling capabilities including polyester, envelopes, magnets, banners and heavyweight cardstock up to 360 gsm. The C931DP includes a high capacity envelope feeder for production printing.
  • C941e – this five-color production platform allows users to augment full color printing with the addition of clear and/or white toner to produce eye catching, high value output. The C941e with its innovative features and functionality meets the needs of the graphic communications market. This enhanced device offers exceptional speed as well as micro-fine toner for superior coverage, higher imprint density, and high-quality finish. Like other models within the OKI C900 series, the C941e possesses impressive media handling capabilities.
  • C711DW Digital Web Press – The C711DW digital roll-to-roll label printing system handles a variety of substrates including paper, polyester and vinyl at widths of 6.5 to 8.5 inches in rolls and a maximum outside diameter of 14 inches. Finishing options are provided by the HS711DLF.
  • HS711DLF – a digital die cutting and lamination finishing equipment that together with the C711DW delivers a complete digital label printing production system and valuable revenue generating opportunities to the graphic arts market.

OKI Data will also showcase select textile transfer printing solutions in booth #1701 within the “Direct to Garment Center” of the show floor, featuring:

  • pro920WT – a tabloid/A3 digital color printer with high quality, full color capabilities plus white toner for graphics, signage and textile transfers. The innovative pro920WT is a cost-effective alternative to screen printing, providing a low cost white toner product to the marketplace.
  • C831TS – produces vibrant, high-quality full color graphics and text on transfer media up to 11 x 17 inches for use with a wide variety of fabric substrates. This easy to use and cost effective device features enhanced high definition color printing and Single Pass Color™ technologies for results that would ordinarily require expensive specialty media printing processes.
  • Hotronix® Heat Press – this heat transfer solution affords the ability to create t-shirts and mugs, and much more using a variety of media.

“OKI Data is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of one of the graphics communications industry’s premier events,” said Fabrizio Soto, General Manager of the Wide-Format Division at OKI Data Americas. “Exhibiting selections from our ColorPainter and Teriostar wide-format portfolio as well as our professional series printing solutions, OKI Data solidifies its position as a leader and innovator in digital color printing technologies, and demonstrates its commitment to the sign and specialty printing, imaging technology and graphics markets.”

Graphics of the Americas is one of the printing industry’s largest annual combined exposition and education events in the U.S. Graphics of the Americas is a unique event that attracts printers, designers, and creative professionals from more than 80 countries. The expo provides attendees with access to leading suppliers and manufacturers in prepress, printing, wide format and digital, finishing, converting, label and mailing technologies, as well as design and marketing.

Select devices showcased at GOA 2016 in the ColorPainter, Teriostar and proColor™ lineups are eligible for proFinance from OKI – the latest initiative to assist our sales partners by offering incremental services to help achieve greater success. OKI has partnered with Navitas Lease Corp., a nationwide provider of commercial financing programs, to offer attractive finance options and incentives to our customers.

OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live2, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the U.S. and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.

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OKI, Reg. OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Single Pass Color T.M. and design Reg. T.M. OKI Data Corp.
EFI is a registered trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
Hotronix is a registered trademark of Stahl’s, a groupSTAHL company
proColor, T.M., OKI Data Americas
ColorPainter and Teriostar are trademarks of OKI Data Infotech Corporation
ENERGY STAR Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA

[1] The C942 is the only 50 ppm and under device in its class based on price-point.
[2] Available in the U.S. and Canada only. Support for wide-format printers is provided by a network of authorized distributors; support and training for authorized distributors is available during normal business hours within the Pacific time zone.

OKI Data Americas’ Groundbreaking Five Color Professional Series Printers Deliver Enhanced Capabilities, Competitive Advantages, Tremendous Value

The C941e and C942 from OKI Data with White and/or Clear Printing Abilities are the New Secrets to Success

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., February 9, 2016

OKI Data Americas’ introduction of the C941e and C942 digital production printers has been a real game-changer with the devices’ ability to create vibrant, full color output – even on colored and other non-traditional media types and sizes, and at a price point not before seen in this segment of the market. The addition of white and/or clear printing plus expansive media handling capabilities distinguishes these devices from the competition, delivering real value and distinct competitive advantages to those companies who integrate these OKI solutions into their print fleet.

Professional print shops including print for pay retailers and specialty printers, as well as organizations with – or seeking to augment their – in-house production resources, all recognize the worth of the OKI C941e and C942 A3/tabloid devices given their high-quality, short-run, on-demand production capabilities. Producing striking comps, one-offs and reprints at up to 50 ppm , these robust devices can apply crisp white text and graphics to colored media, and the C941e has the additional ability to apply clear toner as well, producing dramatic results. Complementary feeders and finishers provide additional value and capabilities including envelope printing solutions offered as part of the devices’ “DP” product configurations, for example.

Whatever the application, these easy to operate devices from the award-winning OKI C900 Series help users expand their printing and presentation capabilities affordably and at an overall low total cost of ownership. With the integration of the optional new EFI® Fiery® C9 server or Harlequin™ raster image processor (RIP), users can enjoy even greater color and job management, further enhancing workflow and productivity.

Lehr & Black of Los Angeles, CA – designers of custom invitations and event décor for more than 25 years, serving high profile and celebrity clients throughout the U.S. – purchased a C942 for use in their business. According to the company’s president, Sol Lehr, “The OKI C942 has been a perfect fit for our business because of its ability to print white and its ability to print on a wide variety of colored media including envelopes, thick card stocks, and pre-die cut sheets.”

“These remarkable printers produce a diverse array of output for a wide range of applications. The C941e and C942 have been well-received by those who understand their value and the distinct advantages they can deliver in a competitive marketplace,” said Dan Murphy, Senior Vice President of Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “With industry-leading pricing for white and clear printing applications, these devices are a tremendous asset for anyone seeking professional quality output within a compact, easy-to-use device.”

The C941e with the Harlequin RIP, and the C942 with the new EFI Fiery C9 server will be demonstrated at the Graphics of the Americas tradeshow and conference in Miami Beach later this month, and are available through the OKI Professional Color Partner program. For more information, visit www.okidata.com/printers/color/c900.

OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color™ as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.

About OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories, and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts, production, and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor™ Series digital production printers, as well as its expanding line of ColorPainter™ and Teriostar wide-format professional printing devices. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable, and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer’s needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company’s innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure, and mechatronics systems, as well as an approximately $4.5 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2014 financial reporting. Keeping its customers’ needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas offers a selection of ENERGY STAR® certified products.

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OKI, Reg. OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
EFI and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
Harlequin is a registered trademark of Global Graphics Software Ltd.
ColorPainter is a trademark of OKI Data Infotech Corporation.
Single Pass Color T.M. and design Reg. T.M. OKI Data Corp.
proColor T.M., OKI Data Americas.
ENERGY STAR Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA.

Published performance results based on laboratory testing of letter-size sheets, simplex. Individual results may vary.

Available in the U.S. and Canada.