News | July 5, 2012

OKI Data Americas Expands proColor™ Distribution Network In The Western U.S. With The Addition Of K. Wilson & Company

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OKI pro900/905DP Digital Envelope Presses provide new growth opportunities for regional distributor

Mount Laurel, NJ OKI Data Americas announces the addition of a highly-regarded West Coast printing distributor – K. Wilson & Company – to the proColor division’s expanding network throughout the U.S. and Canada. K. Wilson & Company now offers select models from the OKI proColor™ Series of high quality, commercial-grade, digital color printers – including the OKI pro900/905DP Digital Envelope Presses – as part of its broad range of pre-press, printing, finishing and bindery products.

K. Wilson & Company selected the OKI proColor printers to supplement its existing product line based on the devices’ impressive color printing capabilities, durability, ease of use, reasonable cost of ownership, and strong return on investment. With the addition of the OKI pro900/905DP digital printers, K. Wilson & Company is stepping outside the realm of traditional offset printing, helping expand the company’s customer base to include those who routinely engage in direct mail campaigns. The OKI proColor products represent K. Wilson & Company’s first foray into the digital printing – an industry evolution the company was excited to embrace.

According to the K. Wilson & Company’s Founder and President, Ken Wilson, “The addition of the OKI proColor digital color printers to our line represents our company’s desire to supplement our more traditional printing product portfolio. We are embracing new opportunities and targeting new markets, and the OKI pro900/905DP digital envelope printers help us reach these audiences with a compelling value proposition.”

Based in South San Francisco, CA, K. Wilson & Company provides sales, service and parts for new and used printing, bindery, finishing and mailing equipment within the graphic arts industry. Established in 1972, K. Wilson & Company serves Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii, and has a reputation for being expert consultants.

“OKI is pleased to have K. Wilson & Company join the expanding proColor distribution network in service to the Western U.S. market. The proColor brand’s growth within the Flexographic, and graphic arts and production markets is impressive, and is a direct result of both the line’s superiority and the strength of our distribution network partners, like K. Wilson & Company,” said Rich Egert, General Manager of the Strategic Technology Provider Business Group for OKI Data Americas.

The OKI proColor™ Series is an original and comprehensive line of printers that offers cost-effective digital printing solutions to the marketplace. 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 OKI pro900/905DP Digital Envelope Presses deliver high–quality full-color envelope printing with variable data and variable graphics in a single pass, boasting print speeds of up to 36 ppm Color and 40 ppm Mono (*Published performance results based on laboratory testing. Individual results may vary). In addition to envelopes, the pro900/905DP handle paper stock up to 330 gsm, plus cut sheets up to 12 inches by 18 inches and banners up to 47.24 inches in length. In addition, these products are backed by a two-year on-site warranty (*Available in the U.S. only).

In addition, enhanced OKI proColor™ Financing options are now available to provide even greater serviceability and support within the OKI proColor dealer network. In turn, proColor dealers will have the flexibility and the ability to structure deals that meet each customer’s unique needs. Additional details and information about these financing offers will be available online or by contacting an authorized OKI proColor™ distributor.

All OKI products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI’s color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live (*Available in the U.S. and Canada). toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI live chat feature is available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.

About OKI Data Americas

OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized 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™ SeriesIn addition, OKI offers a full portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI 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, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2010 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 product.