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OKI ColorPainter™ H3-104s Joins 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Program

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OKI Data Infotech Corporation (OKI Data Infotech), an OKI Group company specializing in the wide-format printer business, today announced that ColorPainterTM H3-104s wide-format printer is now part of the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty Eligibility, which guarantees the performance of finished graphics in North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and Japanese markets. 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for the ColorPainterTM H3-104s has been being expected by the customers who are producing high value added products since product launch.

The ColorPainterTM H3-104s offers 104-inch (2,462mm) wide-format printing in 8 colors, with speeds up to 56.6m²/h (609 sfph). The high-speed printing capability of the H3-104s was developed specifically to address the growing demand for high productivity from the signage and indoor graphics markets.

Co-branded 3M™ SX Series from OKI are low-odor, eco-solvent inks and GREENGUARD Gold Certified, providing rich and vibrant saturated color output.

The combination of the inks and positive reviews gives ColorPainterTM H3-104s users a valuable tool for productivity, quality and cost effectiveness, and provides customers industry leading 3M MCS warranted graphics.

The ColorPainter™ H3-104s with 3M™ MCS™ Warranty solution will be exhibited at the ISA International Sign Expo 2016 (20-23 April, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.) in OKI Data Americas’*booth 1171.

*An OKI Group company specializing in printer business in the United States.

About the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty3M warrants that printed graphics which are made using 3M branded components and are installed in accordance with 3M’s instructions, will maintain satisfactory performance for a certain time period depending on the application. Graphics manufacturers in the EMEA that use the SX 3M ink will be able to register for a personalized Certificate of 3M ™ MCS™ Warranty once the warranty details are published as below.

3M™ MCS™ WARRANTY DETAILS(North America) 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for the US, Commercial Graphics Applications(EMEA) 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for EMEA, Commercial Graphics Applications(Japan) 3M™ MCS™ Warranty for Japan, Commercial Graphics Applications

Notes:
· ColorPainter™ is a trademark of OKI Data Infotech Corporation.
· 3M™ and MCS™ are trademarks of 3M Company.
· The names of the companies and products mentioned in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies and organizations.

OKI Data Americas to Demonstrate its Expansive Line of Revenue Generating Commercial Graphic Printing Solutions at ISA International Sign Expo 2016

OKI Data Americas announces its participation in the upcoming ISA International Sign Expo taking place April 20-23, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. In booth 1171, OKI will demonstrate its world-class color printing technology and expanding line of professional digital printing solutions for the sign and graphics market, including a selection of its impressive ColorPainter™ wide-format printers. In addition, OKI Data will showcase vehicle wrap applications and Troy Downey of APE Wraps will perform daily live in-booth demonstrations featuring a Petty’s Garage custom 2016 Dodge® Challenger.

The following OKI Data graphic printing solutions – many of which have earned accolades and important industry certifications for signage applications – will be demonstrated at ISA 2016:

  • The ColorPainter M-64s is a 64 inch wide-format printer that delivers vibrant output for indoor and outdoor use, and high-density images on media including backlit signs, banners and vehicle wraps. Its distinct competitive advantages driven by print speed, print quality and competitive ink costs equate to higher productivity and profitability. Recent upgrades include enhancements to the Smart Nozzle Mapping Technology, and 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.
  • The ColorPainter H3-104s grand-format printer is a low odor, high performance eco-solvent printer perfect for sensitive print environments and applications, and delivers unmatched speed and quality on media up to 104 inches wide. Its GREENGUARD Gold Certified eco-solvent SX inks offer a wide color gamut, and vivid, high-density color for sharp, clear and bright signs. In addition, the co-branded 3M™ SX ink Series from OKI together with the ColorPainter H3-104s printer have achieved the coveted 3M™ MCS™ Warranty. The combination of low-odor, eco-solvent 3M SX ink Series from OKI and the ColorPainter H3-104s gives users a valuable tool for productivity, quality and cost effectiveness, and provides customers industry leading 3M MCS warranted graphics.
  • The flexible ColorPainter W-64s wide-format printer delivers rich glossy color output. Its advanced technologies and industrial printheads are designed for longevity and used to maximize productivity. This 64 inch printer is affordable, reliable, easy to use and maintain, and produces high-resolution output with consistent color density in all print modes. The ColorPainter W-64s will be demonstrated alongside a GraphtecFC8600, showcasing an efficient print/cut solution.
  • C942 digital production printer will be demonstrated with the latest EFI™ Fiery C9 server. 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 full-color output on a wide range of media, and includes a high capacity envelope feeder for production printing. This device offers innovative features and functionality to meet the needs of the graphics 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.

Visitors to the OKI Data booth are encouraged to take advantage of OKI’s ISA Sign Expo 2016 Show Special. Customers who purchase a qualifying ColorPainter printer will receive a bonus set of complimentary ink when purchased from an authorized North American distributor between April 1-30, 2016. In addition, OKI Data is participating in the ISA Wide Format Print Cash Incentive for which the M-64s and H3-104s devices qualify.

OKI Data is also offering a new warranty extension and competitive MSRP for the ColorPainter M-64s and H3-104s models effective April 1, 2016 – delivering even greater value to the graphic sign market. OKI Data’s Simple ROI Calculator shows how businesses can realize cost savings and time savings that lead to a greater profitability and quicker return on investment by integrating ColorPainter devices into their print environment.

“OKI Data Americas looks forward to participating in the ISA Expo and exhibiting our expanding portfolio of professional printing devices, including our impressive line of wide-format printers and their robust output capabilities,” said Fabrizio Soto, General Manager of the Wide-Format Division at OKI Data Americas. “ISA provides OKI Data the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to advancing printing innovation and serving the sign and graphics and specialty printing markets.”

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

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 provides live2, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. OKI Data has also supplied agents that are 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.

OKI Data Americas Announces Warranty Extension and New Competitive MSRP for Select ColorPainter Wide-Format Printers

OKI Data Americas announces a “game changing” extended warranty and lower MSRP for select ColorPainter™ wide-format printers as part of the company’s expanding line of professional digital printing solutions. This complimentary extended warranty upgrades the current one-and two-year warranties of the H3-104s and M-64s models to a three-year warranty. In addition, OKI Data Americas has been able to offer an attractive and even more competitive MSRP on the M-64s due to the improved scale and efficiencies realized following acquisition of the wide-format printer business. Both the warranty and MSRP updates become effective on printers purchased on or after April 1, 2016. These initiatives underscore OKI Data’s commitment to providing greater access to its impressive ColorPainter line while continuing to advance wide-format and professional printing technology.

OKI Data has seen great acceptance of the wide-format line, expanding opportunities for its network of resellers and customers. In addition to the ColorPainter line’s durability, OKI Data is delivering an even more compelling value proposition for these industrial devices given their tremendous price-to-performance ratio. The robust ColorPainter line of wide-format printers offers brilliant color, phenomenal speed and a smart investment to end users.

  • Designed for mid- to high-volume digital print shops, the ColorPainter M-64s wide-format printer provides distinct competitive advantages driven by print speed, print quality and competitive ink costs that equate to higher productivity and profitability. With recent enhancements to the Smart Nozzle Mapping technology, this robust and easy to use 64 inch high-speed printer features practical production speed, outstanding print quality and color consistency for outdoor and indoor applications. 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. GREENGUARD Gold Certification helps manufacturers create – and consumers identify – products with low chemical emissions, thus improving air quality in the environments in which the devices and their output are used.
  • The ColorPainter H3-104s grand-format printer is a low odor, high performance eco-solvent printer perfect for sensitive print environments and applications, and delivers unmatched speed and quality on media up to 104 inches wide. Its GREENGUARD Gold Certified eco-solvent SX inks offer a wide color gamut, and vivid, high-density color for sharp, clear and vibrant signs.

These devices offer incredible value for industrial printing with enhanced technology, image quality, versatility and unmatched speeds. The ColorPainter line is also eligible for the proFinance from OKI program – the latest initiative to help drive sales by providing attractive acquisition options and incentives to authorized distributors and their customers on the purchase of OKI’s professional grade printing devices. Click here for OKI Data’s Simple ROI Calculator which shows how businesses can realize cost savings and time savings that lead to a greater profitability and quicker return on investment by integrating ColorPainter devices into their print environment.

“As leaders in the wide-format space, we believe it is important to pass along the benefits of our improved scale to consumers in order to allow more print providers to experience the premium quality graphics that ColorPainter printers deliver,” said Fabrizio Soto, General Manager of the Wide Format Division at OKI Data Americas. “OKI Data is committed to providing innovative printing solutions at industry-leading value, and continuing its expansion within the professional printing arena.”

OKI Data will be exhibiting its ColorPainter line of wide-format printers together with other professional printing devices at the ISA Sign Expo 2016, taking place from April 20-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. There in booth 1171, OKI Data will offer personal demonstrations, and the opportunity to learn more about the performance and value of its professional printing solutions.

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.