OKI’s ColorPainter M-64s Wins Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab Inaugural Award in Wide-Format “Enhanced” CMYK Category

16/10/2017


Vibrant color, speed and comprehensive functionality earn acclaim in eco-solvent/latex test program

OKI ColorPinter M-64s Wins BLI Pick Award

Sydney, October 2017 – OKI Data Australia, a world-class printing technology leader, today announced that its ColorPainter M-64s wide-format printer was awarded the Outstanding “Enhanced” CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer Pick Award by Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI). 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.” 


Since launching the Eco-Solvent/latex test program in 2016, BLI has tested a host of Eco-Solvent and 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 ColorPainter M-64s was specifically developed for the discerning demands of mid-to-high-volume print environments.  As the only printer to earn a Five Star speed rating, the awarding of this accolade is a testament of its capabilities,” said Antonio Leone, Marketing Manager , OKI Data Australia & New Zealand. “We are delighted that BLI has recognized the ColorPainter M-64s with an ‘excellent’ rating for highest quality on cast vinyl media, as well as a Five Star rating for device management/monitoring.”


The easy-to-use ColorPainter M-64s by OKI 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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About OKI Data Australia

OKI is a global manufacturer of business printers and MFP’s. Over 30 years ago OKI pioneered LED printing technology, an advanced form of printing using fewer parts compared with the more widely known laser printing.  This in turn provides many benefits to users including longer product life, increased reliability and superior image quality over the entire life of the print engine.  All OKI LED printer products are backed by 3 years warranty*.  Teriostar products are covered by a 1 year warranty. ColorPainter inkjet printers are backed by 2 years (E-64s) and 3 years (M-64s and H3-104s) parts only warranty.  OKI Data Australia commenced operations in 2009 following the acquisition from long-time master agent and distributor, IPL.  OKI Data New Zealand was established in October 2015, following the announcement by OKI’s then master distributor in New Zealand - Comworth Technologies, to realign its business focus and exit distribution.

*Upon customer registration, within 30 days of purchase.

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

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