OKI is best known as a B2B printer manufacturer dedicated to creating cost-effective, professional in-house printing solutions. The company regularly introduces product innovations that redefine the way the world thinks about and uses printers. From the first digital LED device to the smallest and most affordable A3 colour printer, it has led the market in delivering printers that meet the needs of customers.
As well as being one of the first to introduce LED technology, and offer an extensive portfolio of office printers which include smart multifunction devices, OKI Systems UK has also made great strides in the development of graphic arts printers for the manufacturing and packaging industries.
One of OKI’s most exciting innovations of the past few years is the development of versatile, in-house digital professional standard (Pro Series) printers, capable of doing much of the work high-end printing presses can do, at a fraction of the price. These make printing packaging concepts and proofing far more affordable, enabling users to maintain better control of their designs, and produce higher quality work faster.
More recently OKI has introduced its Colorpainter Range of large format printers. OKI’s portfolio of large format inkjet printers for the sign and graphics market offer unrivalled image quality. These highly durable graphics printers are well suited for both indoor and outdoor applications including banners, backlit, fleet and vehicle graphics as well as wallpaper, pop displays, floor and exhibition graphics and so much more.
While analogue devices cope well with standard, high volume applications, digital enables far greater flexibility, especially for premium brands needing short runs of tailored products. They also make it far easier to modify an order, to add another 50 boxes (for example), and do so at short notice. Businesses can adapt immediately to serve their target market by creating a bespoke order to the precise requirements of their customers.
OKI printers also enable manufacturers and packaging companies to take advantage of the growing demand for personalised products and packaging – one of the key trends expected to impact the market over the next few years, especially for specialised brands.
This development is complemented by OKI’s pioneering work in developing the five colour digital LED SRA3 printers. Previously, these processes could only be achieved through the use of expensive digital, or lithographic printing equipment. The OKI devices have the new ability to print white or clear on colour media, and so are ideally suited to the packaging environment. White-toner products are now versatile and easy to use, as there is no drying time involved.
Therefore, they enable printing that is faster and more cost-effective than the traditional inkjet or dye sublimation technologies. Add to this feature the ability to introduce clear gloss from the same device, and you have versatility that is unrivalled in the industry today.
OKI printers are built using the company’s award-winning digital LED technology that produces the sharpest and most vibrant print output available. This development, combined with that of OKI’s Multi-Level ProQ technology, enables users to have complete control over the quality of their printed materials. The result is stunning high definition, and colour depth.
OKI also works with a long-standing partner, TheMagicTouch, to pave the way for even more innovations. Their collaborative process includes printing print white onto transfer media for use on a range of specialist substrates such as glass bottles, leather, and plastics.
OKI Systems UK is well-established as one of the country’s leading printer brands in terms of value and units shipped.
It’s part of OKI Europe, which in turn is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry Corporation, established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer.
OKI Systems (UK) Ltd
Wick Road, Egham
Tel: +44 (0)1784 274300