OKI Data Americas Expands proColor™ Distribution Network in CanadaMarch 27, 2012
Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based OKI Data Americas announced the addition of two well-known and highly respected distributors—Northern Graphic Solutions and Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd.—to the proColor division’s growing network throughout Canada. Both organizations now offer select products from the OKI proColor™ Series of innovative high definition color printers, including the OKI pro900DP Digital Envelope Press and the OKI pro510 Digital Web Press, which are designed for use within the flexographic, and graphic arts and production markets.
The OKI proColor™ series is an original line of printers for color-critical applications. These printers deliver professional, production-quality color output and color accuracy powered by embedded EFI Fiery® and PANTONE® support on select models. Different products and configurations offer specialized media flexibility including envelopes, continuous feed and variable data. All are revolutionizing digital printing at their respective price-points.
“The addition of Northern Graphic Solutions and Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd. to the OKI proColor™ distribution network within Canada reflects the brand’s growth and the line’s marketability within the flexographic, and graphic arts and production markets,” said Rich Egert, general manager of the Strategic Technology Provider Business Group for OKI Data Americas. “OKI’s proColor™ Series offers a comprehensive product line that satisfies the needs of the industry through our innovative and cost-effective digital printing solutions. Now even more customers will be able to see first-hand the enhanced features and functionality of our high impact digital printing devices that deliver short-run solutions for color-critical applications.”
Based in Vaughan, Ontario, Northern Graphic Solutions (Northern) is a Canadian flexographic distributor.
“We believe every flexo converter must look to invest in digital technology. Northern has investigated several digital technologies for quality, reliability, flexibility, cost of operation and return on investment, and we selected the OKI 510DW Digital Web Press as our solution of choice for label applications,” said Martin Babler, president of Northern. “OKI’s digital printing technology is groundbreaking. The capabilities, the quality and the simple operation of the OKI pro510DW make it an optimal choice for our customers within the flexographic market.”
Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd. (CPE) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, offers pre-press, digital and offset printing, bindery and finishing equipment throughout western Canada. According to CPE President Ken McCallum, “As we sought to supplement our product line with digital offerings, quality was a key consideration. We were looking for ‘unconventional’ digital equipment—products that delivered high quality, short run output and a strong value proposition. That’s why we selected the OKI proColor printers.”