News | November 7, 2013

OKI proColor Series Named ‘Product Of The Year' By The National Association Of Quick Printers

OKI Data Americas announces that the OKI proColor Series has been named “Product of the Year” by the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). The “Product of the Year” designation is presented to a company that has produced a new or enhanced product during the past year that improves product offerings, profitability or customer service and satisfaction in the quick and small commercial print market. OKI proColor will be presented with this award in ceremonies taking place Friday evening, November 8, 2013 during the NAQP Owners Conference in Nashville, TN.

The groundbreaking OKI proColor Series is a line of high impact digital color printers that serves the graphic arts, production, specialty printing and imaging technologies industries. The line includes digital envelope printers, a digital web press with an array of in-line finishing options, and revolutionary digital color printers featuring white toner for textile and hard surface transfer printing. The OKI proColor Series delivers professional, production-quality color output and color accuracy powered by embedded EFI Fiery and PANTONE support on select models.

The proColor Series of digital color printers includes the:

  • pro900DP/pro905DP and pro910MP digital envelope printers which provide a range of capabilities including variable data, variable graphics and embedded EFI Fiery System 8e Controller with SmartRIP technology on select models
  • pro511DW digital web press that delivers fast, high-quality, full color labels, with Hybrid custom label management software, a Harlequin® RIP on a Proactive server, and a heavy-duty rewinder with slitter
  • pro920WT and 711WT digital color printers featuring white toner for full color textile transfers, graphics and signage

New proColor products and product enhancements have been introduced within the past year.

“OKI proColor is honored to receive the ‘Product of the Year Award’ from the National Association of Quick Printers,” said Rich Egert, General Manager of the Strategic Technology Provider Business Group for OKI Data Americas. “With its expanding line of innovative printing solutions for the graphic arts and production markets, OKI proColor printers delivers high quality products with professional output at a competitive price-point.”

According to Mitch Evans, NAQP Managing Director and a Vice President of the National Association for Printing Leadership, “OKI proColor represents the sort of creative thinking, strategic positioning and affordable pricing that fills a void in the marketplace and provides revenue-generating opportunities for quick printers, copy shops and small format printers. It is for these reasons that OKI proColor was selected as ‘Product of the Year’ by the NAQP.”

All 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, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor Series. In addition, OKI offers a full 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; and an approximately $4.9B multinational corporation according to its FY 2012 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR certified products.

About NAQP
Formed in 1975 as the National Association of Quick Printers, NAQP is a not-for-profit association dedicated exclusively to furthering the business of quick printers, copy shops and small format printers. Founded by quick printers to provide peers with the knowledge, tools and resources to successfully and profitably manage their businesses, its members include both independent printers and franchise businesses with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. NAQP is part of the NAPL Network, which also includes the National Association for Printing Leadership and the industry’s finest consulting and research departments.

SOURCE: OKI Data Americas