OKI Data Americas Announces Partnership With Graphics One as Authorized Reseller of the New OKI pro920WHT Printer

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., April 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OKI Data Americas announces a national partnership to distribute its new pro920WHT printer through Graphics One, LLC of Burbank, CA. The partnership is being announced today at a press conference at the ISA Sign Expo 2011 (ISA) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, beginning at 11 a.m. (PDT) in room Surf A. The pro920WHT – part of the OKI proColor™ Series – is being demonstrated during the ISA at the Graphics One booth (#4708), and is now available for sale throughout North America.

The launch of the innovative pro920WHT tabloid/A3 digital color printer supplements the already impressive OKI proColor™ Series line of printers. What makes the pro920WHT unique is the inclusion of white toner for printing on dark, colored, transparent and transfer media. User-controlled print sequencing allows users the ability to print white first as an undercoating on colored paper and signage, or to print white last as an overcoat on transparent and image transfer media. Such features and capabilities are advantageous, if not essential, in graphic arts and production environments.

"We are excited about this strategic alliance with Graphics One. They have a strong reputation within the industry and were instrumental in helping develop this product for the textile market," said Rich Egert, General Manager of the Strategic Technology Provider Business Group for OKI Data Americas. "Combining OKI's expertise in developing innovative, high quality, short-run color printing solutions with Graphics One's ability to deliver these products to the textile and specialty graphic markets make this an ideal partnership."

"The OKI pro920WHT is the optimal solution for those requiring industrial high speed transfer capabilities in the direct-to-garment and dye sublimation markets. With lower-cost textile transfer media, including light and dark substrates, combined with lower costs per copy, this product is perfect for our distribution channel," shared Dan Barefoot, President of Graphics One. "We pride ourselves in providing service, value, quality and unique products for this market segment. By supplementing our line of product offerings with the new and innovative OKI pro920WHT of the OKI proColor™ Series, we are continuing that tradition of delivering solutions to our customers in order to meet their unique and evolving needs."

The pro920WHT is the lowest-cost toner-based white solution product available to the graphic arts and production market Available at a list price of $7,495 and operating at fast speeds of up to 31 ppm color/36 ppm monoi, the pro920WHT employs High Definition (HD) Color printing technology with up to 1200 x 600 dpi resolution to deliver clear, sharp text and graphics whether on ordinary paper, dark colored stock, custom or specialty media. The pro920WHT joins the pro810 Series, pro910 and pro930 cut-sheet printers, pro900DP and pro905DP digital envelope presses, and pro510DW digital web press to give users unprecedented short-run capabilities at affordable price points.

The OKI proColor Series is available exclusively through a select group of partners serving the graphic arts and production market. Each product is available with an industry-leading one-year On Site Warranty.

All OKI products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation's history of leadership and innovation in color printing, such as digital LED technology and Single Pass Color™. This technology allows OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability.

OKI provides liveii, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America.

i Published performance results based on laboratory testing. Individual results may vary.

ii Available in the US and Canada only.

Amy Whilldin

Domus, Inc.

(215) 772-2162


Susan Kirvan

OKI Data Americas, Inc.

(856) 222-7258


About OKI Data Americas, Inc.

OKI Data Americas Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ SeriesOKI 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 Co., Ltd., a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics; and an approximately $4.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2009 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products.

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