OKI Wins Keypoint Intelligence's BLI 2018 Pick Award

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

Oki wins award at print show

Keypoint Intelligence awards OKI’s ColorPainter M-64s wide-format inkjet printer in the CMYK category Egham, 2nd November 2017 – OKI’s ColorPainter M-64s,a wide-format inkjet printer was awarded the Outstanding"Enhanced" CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer Pick Award 2018 at The Print Show 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."

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 Ecosolvent, High Production CMYK Eco-solvent and Gamut Expansion Eco-solvent.

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 recognised as the only device to achieve excellent rating for the reproduction of the greyscale.

“We are delighted to receive the Outstanding "Enhanced" CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer Pick Award,” said Shu Watanabe, General Manager, Industry Print who received the award on behalf of OKI. “The ColorPainter M-64s is a shining example of OKI's technological leadership and ability to develop innovative, high functioning and high-quality printing solutions in an evolving marketplace, delivering on the diverse requirements of the outdoor signage and indoor graphics industries.”

The easy-to-use ColorPainter M-64s by OKI has revolutionised the wide-format print market with innovative technology and features that drive efficient, high-quality and unmatched graphic output at unrivalled speeds. High-viscosity, low-odour, eco-solvent SX inks improve working environments, achieve a wide colour gamut and high-density colours resulting in superior, longlasting 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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