OKI Data Americas Demonstrates Award-Winning ColorPainter Wide Format Portfolio at ISA Sign Expo 2018

ColorpainterOKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, announced it will demonstrate its award-winning ColorPainter line of wide format inkjet printers in the OKI booth #1611 when the company exhibits at ISA Sign Expo, the largest gathering of sign, graphics, print and visual communications professionals, March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.

“OKI Data values each opportunity to collaborate with sign and graphics industry professionals at ISA Sign Expo, which brings together the market’s most ambitious thinkers and entrepreneurs with the industry’s leading manufacturers,” said Lou Stricklin, Director of Product Marketing, Industrial Business Unit at OKI Data Americas. “At the OKI booth, the ColorPainter Crew will demonstrate the exceptional ink penetration and production-level speed of the ColorPainter printer series as it conducts onsite vehicle wrap demonstrations and shares insights from years spent paving the way for the upstart vehicle wrap industry.”

Visitors to the OKI booth are encouraged to engage with the ColorPainter Crew—including vehicle wrap pioneer Troy Downey and his APE Wraps team—as well as the OKI print solutions team to discover the best hardware for their print operation. OKI is also pleased to invite ISA Sign Expo participants to attend and enjoy a daily happy hour at OKI’s booth (#1611) held Thursday and Friday, March 22-23 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 24 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OKI Data’s ColorPainter line of eco-solvent wide format printers provide signage shops, graphics companies and commercial print operations with the color brilliance, print durability and production speed needed to penetrate targeted market segments and build lucrative partnerships. Highlighting these outstanding qualities will be vibrant backlit displays and traffic signage at the OKI booth (#1611). Whether in contemporary or legacy market segments from vehicle wraps to banners, OKI’s high-viscosity, low-odor, eco-solvent SX inks, achieve a wide color gamut, high-density prints, resulting in superior, long-lasting print images with lower cost per print.

For its excellence in these categories and others, the ColorPainter M-64s was awarded the Outstanding “Enhanced” CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54″/64″ Printer 2018 Pick Award by Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Lab (BLI).

The following wide format solutions will be demonstrated at OKI’s booth, including:

ColorPainter E-64s: Launched at the end of 2016, the E-64s shatters expectations for quality, speed, efficiency and longevity among wide format printers in its class. It is designed to deliver incredible value to professionals at all levels who value producing high-quality output for both outdoor and indoor applications. The E-64s is engineered with innovative technology; industrial-grade print heads; efficient, low-odor, eco-solvent ink that produces vibrant, glossy graphics with exceptional color saturation and durability; and other innovative features that streamline operations and deliver efficient return on investment.

ColorPainter M-64s: Engineered for the rigors of mid-to-high-volume print environments where maximum speed and superior image quality are everyday essentials, the M-64s is an industrial-grade print solution that delivers maximum durability for a variety of indoor and outdoor graphics.

ColorPainter H3-104s: The widest printer in the ColorPainter product line, the H3-104s is engineered for exceptional quality and durability at phenomenal print speeds for standout performance in mid-to-high-volume print environments that need additional print width. With industrial print heads and low-odor, eco-solvent ink, the H3-104S produces vibrant, glossy graphics with exceptional color saturation and outdoor durability for an excellent ROI of both indoor and outdoor applications.

Top 100 Global Technology Leader

At the show, OKI Data will also be celebrating its parent company, OKI Electric Industry, which was named a top 100 global technology leader by Thomson Reuters. The inaugural program identifies the tech industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organizations and is the first comprehensive evaluation to objectively identify organizations with a strong determination toward the future in today’s complex business environment.

“As a key member of the global OKI family, we are ecstatic with the company’s recognition as a 2018 Top 100 Global Technology Leader by Thomson Reuters,” said Kiyoshi Kurimoto, President and CEO, OKI Data Americas. “We recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of OKI’s entrance into the North American printer market and view this honor as a testament of the hard work and dedication to innovation and customer success we have demonstrated for decades.”

The study, the industry’s first holistic assessment of today’s leading tech companies, utilizes a 28-point data-driven algorithm to objectively identify organizations with the fortitude for the future in a highly competitive global marketplace. The methodology, developed by the Thomson Reuters Boston Innovation Lab, is based on eight principle pillars of performance: financial, management and investor confidence, risk and resilience, legal compliance, innovation, people and social responsibility, environmental impact, and reputation.

Companies included in the Top 100 Global Technology Leaders outperform the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and MSCI World indices in year-over-year stock price change, and other factors including YOY R&D investment, employee percent change and revenue percent change.

OKI’s final scores across the pillars outshined over 5,000 other technology companies around the world. The company was highly regarded for its efforts in Innovation, Environmental Management and Workforce Diversity. It was one of thirteen Japanese companies to make the list.

“Tech companies operate at warp speed confronting competitive, regulatory, legal, financial, supply chain and myriad other business challenges,” said Alex Paladino, global managing director of the Thomson Reuters Technology Practice Group. “Oftentimes, their financial success overshadows operational integrity, making it difficult to identify those organizations with true fortitude for future success. With the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders, we’ve identified the unique data points that embody technology industry leadership in the 21st century; congratulations to the companies that made the list.”

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI Electric Industry operates in over 120 countries around the world. OKI manufactured the first telephone in Japan in 1881, and now specializes not only in developing and manufacturing telecommunications equipment but also in information products and mechatronics products, such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and printers. OKI provides products to telecom carriers, financial institutions, government agencies, and large corporations as well as SMBs both directly and via distributors and dealers. OKI Data Americas is headquartered in Irving, Texas and has pushed the boundaries of contemporary print conventions since 1972, delivering high-value solutions in unique print-intensive environments throughout North and Latin America.

To see the full list of the Thomson Reuters 2018 Top 100 Global Technology Leaders and to learn more about the program’s methodology, download the full report. Join the discussion on Twitter #TRtech100.