OKI partner to demonstrate how print shops can optimise demand for personalisation
Egham 18th September, 2018– OKI EUROPE (UK & IRELAND) has announced it will display its range of industry-leading light production and speciality print range and large format range at this year’s Print Show. OKI will work with a number of key partners at the show to demonstrate its innovative solutions for a range of applications, including the hot trend following FESPA of print personalisation.
Rob Brown, Head of Speciality Print, North West Europe, who will be in attendance at the show, said: “According to Deloitte, one in five consumers would be willing to pay a 20% premium for a personalised product – and 70% of respondents in a FESPA global census expect personalised printing to increase. Most analysts predict double-digit growth figures in personalised products over the next two or three years.”
“Whilst this work may be low volume, it is high-value, high-revenue and, most importantly, high-profit margin business. The OKI’s 5-colour Pro9000 Series can seamlessly sit alongside larger presses, providing the opportunity for short run digital print jobs and enabling larger print houses to optimise the personalisation trend,” added Brown.
OKI’s Pro9000 Series devices are industry firsts as they enable the option of printing in CMYK plus a fifth spot colour in white or clear gloss, or single pass white-under printing. Their flexible media handling also allows them to print on thick card including textured and metallic finishes for a luxurious effect. Designed for short runs without a lengthy set-up, the Pro Series with the newly-launched envelope and speciality media print system, enables users to print a variety of personalised cards, invitations, envelopes and even paper bags. The Pro WT Series enable printing white onto a range of applications such as textiles, for e.g. t-shirts and leather jackets, mugs and even wallets quickly, easily and cost effectively giving increased margins in print for pay environments.
In addition to OKI’s Pro Series, the OKI ColorPainter E-64s large format printer can offer print businesses affordable entry to very profitable wide format printing on a broad spectrum of media which may have previously been unattainable.
“One of the main discussion points of this year’s Print Show looks set to be around how wide format printers are being increasingly used for personalised interior décor – not just for creating floor graphics or wallpaper but also to meet demand for the latest trend of furniture wrapping,” says Jari Tiihonen, Business Development Manager, Wide Format, North West Europe.
The E-64s is an affordable option for sign and graphics businesses wanting to stick to realistic costs of adoption. At the same time, it takes advantage of OKI’s advanced SX ink and proven print technologies inherited from high-end models. The low-odour SX ink improves working environments while achieving a wide range of colours, vivid glossy prints, high-density colour, superior outdoor durability and low operating costs, making it ideal for a broad range of interior and exterior applications.
See OKI with our Partners at this year’s show:
Amaya: Stand A23 | Ashgrove: Stand C62 | Emagination Store: Stand P104 | RGB UK: Stand: F60 | The Magic Touch Stand: P28 | X-Press OnDemand: Stand F50
OKI Europe (UK & Ireland) is part of OKI Europe Ltd, a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business brand dedicated to creating cost effective, professional in-house printers, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses.
The company is well-established as one of Europe’s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. For over 60 years OKI Europe has been delivering advanced printing solutions worldwide, introducing ground-breaking technologies that support the needs of businesses large and small. Our pioneering development of digital LED printing technology has placed OKI at the forefront of the market in delivering high-definition, eco-friendly printing devices.
Since the acquisition of the globally-deployed wide format printer business of Seiko I Infotech Inc. a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. OKI distributes precision-engineered wide-format printing systems specifically for the sign, graphics, CAD and GIS markets that provide industry-leading productivity and image quality. With an EMEA wide network of authorised distributors and dealers OKI Europe Ltd provides complete printing solutions including wide format printers, inks, media, software, installation, support, knowledge and training.
In addition to a vast portfolio of award-winning printers and MFPs, OKI offers a range of services to help optimise print and document workflows. This, together with an integrated suite of software technologies and tools, can help businesses take control of their print and document costs in a secure environment, whether office based, mobile or in the cloud.
Today OKI Europe employs over 500 staff in 15 locations and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.
OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer.
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