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OKI Wins Keypoint Intelligence's BLI 2018 Pick Award in Wide Format "Enhanced" CMYK Category


OKI Data Americas President and CEO Kiyoshi Kurimoto accepts a 2018 Pick award from David Sweetnam, Director of Research and Lab Services at Keypoint Intelligence Buyers Laboratory (BLI) at SGIA Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

TOKYO, October 17, 2017 -- OKI Data Corporation, an OKI Group company specializing in the printers business, today announced that its ColorPainter™ M-64s, a wide-format inkjet printer was awarded the Outstanding "Enhanced" CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer Pick Award by Keypoint Intelligence's Buyers Lab (BLI) (*1). Competing against printers in Europe and the USA, the award is the result of months of hands-on evaluations performed by expert teams of analysts and lab technicians at BLI.

"OKI's ColorPainter M-64s was the clear winner in the ‘enhanced' CMYK category," said David Sweetnam, Director of BLI's Research and Lab Services. "With a strong performance across multiple categories, the device's CP Manager garnered special commendation for its comprehensive functionality and usability helping it achieve Five Star status for Device Management and Monitoring."


ColorPainter M-64s

Since launching the Eco-Solvent/latex test program in 2016, BLI has tested a host of Latex 54"/64" devices in Europe and the United States, presenting their inaugural awards to the best performing products in four categories: Entry level CMYK Eco-solvent, Enhanced CMYK Eco-solvent, High Production CMYK Eco-solvent and Gamut Expansion Eco-solvent. The award was presented at the 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

BLI applauded the ColorPainter M-64s for its productivity and exceptional dimensional stability in highly accurate multi-panel artwork. In addition to those advantages, it was also recognized as the only device to achieve excellent rating for the reproduction of the grayscale.

The easy-to-use ColorPainter M-64s by OKI Data Corporation has revolutionized the wide-format print market with innovative technology and features that drive efficient, high-quality and unmatched graphic output at unrivaled speeds. High-viscosity, low-odor, eco-solvent SX inks improve working environments, achieve a wide color gamut and high-density colors resulting in superior, long-lasting print images with lower operating costs, making it ideal for a broad range of interior and exterior applications from vehicle wraps to backlit displays.

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  • *1 :Keypoint Intelligence is built upon two brands: Buyers Lab (BLI) and InfoTrends. It is the integrated research company of InfoTrends conducting research activities on the digital imaging market globally and BLI evaluating printers, multifunction peripherals, scanners, and related software.

About OKI Data Corporation

OKI Data Corporation specializes in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of business printing solutions that empower organizations to communicate more effectively. A subsidiary of Tokyo-based OKI Electric Industry (established in 1881 as Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer), OKI Data fields representatives in 100 countries to offer innovative, leading-edge products and services worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.oki.com/printing/.

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