Print supplier Starleaton have showed the capabilities of OKI’s wide format high speed eco solvent ColorPainter range at an open house in Sydney.
Starleaton state sales manager Tom Leggatt said he held the open house to re-educate the industry about the benefits and advantages of OKI’s ColorPainter sign and display printers, the six colour E64s and seven colour M64s.
One of the stand-out features of the ColorPrinter range is the presses use OKI’s SX inks which are covered for seven years warranty by suppliers 3M and Avery and have proven extremely durable, particularly in hot climates, Leggatt said.
Leggatt said the E64s is a good option for any printer seeking to enter the wide format market and retails at $19,995, while the six colour E64s is a high production machine printing saleable quality self-adhesive vinyl at 33 square metres per hour in seven colours at a retail value of $34,999.
“The key benefit of the SX inks is that on the 3M and Avery warranty programs they get the longest outdoor durability of any ink type in the market place so they will last longer outdoors then latex or any other eco solvent or UV inks. EFI Vutek have the same but it’s only Vutek and OKI,” Leggatt said.
“Any kind of eco solvent media and the ink can last up to seven years.
“So extra colours, extra longevity outdoors and faster print speeds.
“The M64 is absolutely designed to be a production machine. It is designed to run all day, every day.”
The printers were originally manufactured by Seiko, now owned by OKI, and distributed through DES which Starleaton acquired two years ago.
“In the sign and display market the brand Oki is not well known because they’ve never dabbled in that space, but the word Seiko is well known so this is a re-education piece to let people know they can buy an OKI through Starleaton,” Leggatt said.
The M64s will be on display at PrintEx19 in August in Sydney.
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