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OKI Data Americas Makes an Impression at the National Stationery Show, Introducing Groundbreaking White and Vivid Color-On-Color Printing Solutions

In collaboration with Mountaincow – an industry-leading invitation software and stationery company, OKI Data Americas demonstrated a powerful suite of high-value stationery printing solutions including its C942 and C711WT at the National Stationery Show (NSS), held May 15-18 in New York, NY. These exclusive offerings incorporate patented OKI Data technology for printing both full color and/or white on colored media at an acquisition cost up to 80% lower than its closest competitor . OKI’s proven technology creates new opportunities for stationers to differentiate themselves from their competition at a price point that can deliver new sources of revenue and profit. In addition, the unprecedented media handling capabilities of these OKI devices gives stationers and print shops the ability to bring jobs in-house that would otherwise need to be outsourced, immediately saving time and reducing production cost.

OKI Data impressed NSS attendees, showcasing two unique devices featuring the ability to print white on colored stock and envelopes:

  • The innovative C942 with its CMYK + white configuration represents a new generation of digital production printing devices, incorporating unmatched capabilities at a fraction of the price of competing devices. With output speeds up to 50 ppm and the ability to print more than 40 envelopes per minute – or a box of 100 envelopes in less than three minutes – this powerful device can apply crisp white text and full color graphics to colored card stocks, envelopes and other media in a single pass.
  • The C711WT HD digital color printer with its CMY + white configuration is a desktop digital color printer that works seamlessly with most design software applications. Stationers recognize the expanded business opportunities and value offered by the C711WT with its unique ability to quickly and easily print creative artwork in white on colored envelopes, plus card and cover stocks up to 100 lb.
  • When bundled with PrintingPress Pro Extreme™ software by Mountaincow, stationers have ready-to-use solutions for professional in-store printing of invitations and addressed envelopes that are both flexible and affordable.

The C942 delivers dramatic output on a variety of materials including clear labels and waterslide film for decals. Addition of the optional new EFI® Fiery® C9 Server optimizes the five-color and envelope printing functionality of the C942, further increasing output quality, productivity and profitability. Built upon EFI’s robust Fiery FS150 Pro system, the C9 Server offers the most popular Fiery features including Command WorkStation and Spot-On™ to enhance color-matching and production capabilities and improve the operational efficiencies of OKI’s C9 Series printers. The C711WT features enhanced High Definition color printing technology with a straight-through paper path for results that ordinarily require expensive manual printing processes.

¹Claim based on a comparison of the published MSRP for the OKI Data C942 versus the Ricoh Pro C7110SX.
²Published performance results based on laboratory testing of letter-size sheets, simplex. Individual results may vary.
³Based on the use of Com 10 envelopes fed through the multipurpose tray.

“OKI Data is creating the future of digital color printing with patented technology that delivers a new generation of white printing solutions at an unmatched price-point. The crisp, vivid color and quality produced by our devices is unmatched in the industry,” said Dan Murphy, Senior Vice President of Marketing at OKI Data Americas. “The speed and efficiency with which these devices operate, combined with a price point that reshapes the production printing market, deliver immediate revenue-generating opportunities and distinct competitive advantages to stationers and print shops which integrate these devices into their business.”

With these devices, invitation designers and stationers can offer fast, affordable in-house printing using white text, motifs and addresses onto dark card stock – a capability that otherwise needs to be out-sourced, and which increases production time and costs.

“OKI Data has once again completely turned the social stationery industry on its head with the new C942 five color printer featuring white printing capabilities,” said Josh Eisen, President of Mountaincow. “For the first time ever, our customers can now print a white base under color in one pass, enabling unprecedented vivid designs on dark card stocks and envelopes, as well as fine control for hobby decal designers. We were excited to demonstrate the C942 and C711WT with OKI Data, both of which generated great interest at the 2016 National Stationery Show.”


OKI Data Americas demonstrated the groundbreaking white and vivid color-on-color printing, plus invitation and envelope printing capabilities of its C942 and C711WT at the National Stationery Show. Show attendees were impressed by the devices’ output quality as well as their ability to help save time and money by bringing such capabilities in-house.

Each year, the National Stationery Show attracts a diverse global attendance of 10,000 buyers from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and "big box" mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as special event planners, corporate marketers, importers and distributors.

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 U.S. and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.

For more information about Mountaincow, visit www.mountaincow.com or call 1-800-797-MCOW.

OKI Data Americas Printing Technology Powers New On-Demand Keg Collar Printing Solution to be Demonstrated by Neopost at BrewExpo Americas

OKI Data Americas – together with its strategic partner Neopost USA – announces availability of a new and state-of-the-art printing solution for craft brewers. This solution bundles the HD-CX1700 digital production printer powered by OKI Data’s award-winning color printing technology with pre-die-cut media for the two most common sizes of keg collars (5-inch and 6.5-inch) to deliver a robust solution for producing keg collars quickly, easily and cost-effectively at the brewery plant.

What makes the device of even greater value is its unique media handling capabilities plus the ability to print white and clear in addition to full-color. These capabilities enable craft brewers to not only produce keg collars, but envelopes, transpromotional items, and tasting room materials and menus on-demand – allowing for seasonality, quick changes and customization. All will be demonstrated at theBrewExpo America tradeshow taking place May 4-6, 2016 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, in the Neopost booth (#4206).

Research found that keg collars sourced by craft brewers were costly and limited the brewers’ flexibility to print on-demand keg collars which are required by law for product shipments from the brewery. Thanks to the HD-CX1600 four-color and HD-CX1700 five-color digital production printers offered by Neopost and powered by OKI Data color printing technology, craft brewers now have options to print keg collars in-house to reduce costs and expand print-on-demand capabilities.

These powerful devices, with their small footprint, ease of use and low total cost of ownership, are perfect for the advertising, graphic arts and design applications, delivering color consistency and color matching accuracy. High-impact output is generated at a low cost per page, especially at higher volumes, but the fast and flexible HD-CX Series devices can produce virtually any number of printed pieces – whether one or thousands. With their expansive media handling plus white and clear printing capabilities on the HD-CX1700, these printers feature cutting-edge and production-quality output that few other devices in the marketplace can – particularly at their price-point.

“The craft brewing industry is growing rapidly and will be a key market for our print technology through our strategic partnership program with Neopost,” said Dan Murphy, Senior Vice President of Marketing for OKI Data Americas. “As this market expands and matures, more brewers are seeking new ways to increase branding and customer engagement without breaking the bank.”

Murphy continued, “The HD-CX1700 digital production printer powered by OKI Data LED color printing technology is a great example. The device is easy to use and generates high-quality, high-value output quickly and cost-effectively for craft brewers while minimizing waste and wait times.”

According to William Longua, Senior Director of the Digital Print Group for Neopost USA, “Neopost’s superior digital printing solutions perfectly address the needs of the craft brewing industry. Our original keg collar printing solution gives brewers the power to print custom output on-demand, in full color. That control saves time, saves money and produces high-impact marketing output with ease.”

The HD-CX1600 and HD-CX1700 color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color™ as well as OKI’s proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow devices to require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America is the premier trade show for craft brewers. With more than 800 vendors all in one location, BrewExpo America is the place to shop for products and services for breweries and brewpubs, and provides a forum to meet leaders in the national and international brewing arena. BrewExpo America is the only industry event that serves brewpubs, breweries and wholesalers.

About Neopost USA
Neopost USA provides hardware, software and financial services to mailers and shippers of all sizes. Neopost-brand solutions enable businesses to send and receive physical mail, digital documents and traceable packages. More importantly, Neopost solutions help our customers connect with their customers by establishing individualized, one-to-one business relationships. Visit www.neopostusa.com for complete information about Neopost USA’s solutions and services.

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.