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

Mount Laurel, NJ (February 9, 2016)– OKI Data Americas’ introduction of the C941e and C942 digital production printershas 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 theirhigh-quality, short-run, on-demand production capabilities. Producing striking comps, one-offs and reprints at up to 50 ppm[i], 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 solutionsoffered 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 & Blackof 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[ii] 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.

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

[ii]Available in the U.S. and Canada.

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