Oki Data Americas Expands proColor Distribution Network in Canada

OKI Data Americas announces the addition of two well-known and highly respected distributors – Northern Graphic Solutions and Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd. – to the proColor division’s growing network throughout Canada. Both organizations now offer select products from the OKI proColor Series of innovative high definition color printers, including the OKI pro900DP Digital Envelope Press and the OKI pro510 Digital Web Press, which are designed for use within the flexographic, and graphic arts and production markets.

The OKI proColor series is an original line of printers for color-critical applications. These printers deliver professional, production-quality color output and color accuracy powered by embedded EFI Fiery and PANTONE support on select models. Different products and configurations offer specialized media flexibility including envelopes, continuous feed and variable data. All are revolutionizing digital printing at their respective price-points.

“The addition of Northern Graphic Solutions and Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd. to the OKI proColor distribution network within Canada reflects the brand’s growth and the line’s marketability within the Flexographic, and graphic arts and production markets,” said Rich Egert, General Manager of the Strategic Technology Provider Business Group for OKI Data Americas. “OKI’s proColor Series offers a comprehensive product line that satisfies the needs of the industry through our innovative and cost-effective digital printing solutions. Now even more customers will be able to see first-hand the enhanced features and functionality of our high impact digital printing devices that deliver short-run solutions for color-critical applications.”

Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Northern Graphic Solutions (Northern) is a Canadian Flexographic distributor comprised of some of the best people and best products in the industry.

“We believe every Flexo converter must look to invest in digital technology. Northern has investigated several digital technologies for quality, reliability, flexibility, cost of operation and return on investment, and we selected the OKI 510DW Digital Web Press as our solution of choice for label applications,” said Martin Babler, President of Northern. “OKI’s digital printing technology is groundbreaking. The capabilities, the quality, and the simple operation of the OKI pro510DW make it an optimal choice for our customers within the Flexographic market.”

Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd. (CPE) of Winnipeg, Manitoba offers pre-press, digital and offset printing, bindery and finishing equipment throughout western Canada. According to CPE’s President, Ken McCallum, “As we sought to supplement our product line with digital offerings, quality was a key consideration. We were looking for ‘unconventional’ digital equipment – products that delivered high quality, short run output and a strong value proposition. That’s why we selected the OKI proColor printers.”

The OKI proColor printers now available through these distribution partners include:

• OKI pro510DW Digital Web Press – The OKI pro510DW Digital Web Press provides fast, customized continuous web printing with exceptional color quality for short runs. It provides easy operation in both continuous and cut sheet modes, and produces HD color printing for breathtaking output – even on ordinary paper. The pro510DW is a digital label printer that produces full–color labels and supports variable data printing. With an optional rewinder for pre-die-cut and unconverted roll label stock, the pro510DW prints full-color tags and labels at speeds of up to 30'/9.14m per min.

• OKI pro900/905DP Digital Envelope Press – The OKI pro900/905DP Digital Envelope Press produces brilliant, consistent production color and customized output – including envelopes. Its HD color printing capabilities make for a breathtaking output – even on ordinary paper. The pro900DP features embedded an EFI Fiery System 8e Controller with SmartRIP technology for fast, automated color workflow and job management, plus color consistency and accuracy.

In addition, enhanced OKI proColor Financing options are now available to provide even greater serviceability and support within the OKI proColor dealer network. In turn, proColor dealers will have the flexibility and the ability to structure deals that meet each customer’s unique needs. Additional details and information about these financing offers will be available online or by contacting an authorized OKI proColor distributor.

All OKI products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation in color printing, such as digital LED technology and Single Pass Color. This technology allows OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability.

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. The recently launched OKI live chat feature is also available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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