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

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ–(Marketwired – May 31, 2016) – 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[1]. 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[2] and the ability to print more than 40 envelopes per minute — or a box of 100 envelopes in less than three minutes[3] — 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.

“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[4], 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, 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.

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PrintingPress Pro Extreme is a trademark, developed and published by Mountaincow, LLC.

EFI, Fiery, Command WorkStation, SpotOn Reg. T.M., Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

ColorPainter and Teriostar are trademarks of OKI Data Infotech Corporation

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[1] Claim based on a comparison of the published MSRP for the OKI Data C942 versus the Ricoh Pro C7110SX.

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

[3] Based on the use of Com 10 envelopes fed through the multipurpose tray.

[4] Available in the U.S. and Canada only.

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