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OKI Data Will Offer MWAi’s FORZA Solution for Dealers

March 11, 2015 – OKI Data Americas and MWA Intelligence (MWAi) have announced that they will be integrating MWAi’s FORZA solution with select OKI open-platform MFPs. With this announcement, OKI says it’s become a preferred hardware vendor of the FORZA solution for office-automation and imaging-channel resellers. FORZA with SAP Business One is an integrated software […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on the Production-Print Market; Sharp Seeks Help from Lenders; New High-Volume Toshiba MFPs

Last week, we discussed the state of the production-printing industry as it relates to inkjet technology (see here). This week, we have some interesting news from International Data Corporation (IDC), which reports that the worldwide production-printing market enjoyed double-digit gains in fourth-quarter 2014. The sweet spot in the production-print market appears to be color, with […]

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OKI to Demo New MFPS for BTA Channel, Light-Production Print Devices at ITEX Show

March 4, 2015 – OKI Data Americas reports that it’ll be demonstrating its latest MFPs for office and light production printing at the ITEX 2015 National Conference and Expo taking place March 10-12, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Broward County Convention Center. OKI will showcase two new A4 printers available through the BTA […]

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New OKI C931e, C941e for Both Traditional and Unique Graphic-Arts and Production Printing

February 16, 2015 — OKI Data Americas reports that availability for its new C931e and C941e, upgrading its Multimedia Production Platform family of production-quality A3 color printers. OKI says these new models deliver enhanced feature sets, faster speed, and superior output quality – including white and clear printing capabilities for the C941e – for those within […]

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This Week in Imaging: Latest Financials from Konica Minolta, Epson, Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox; HP is Business-Inkjet Leader; More

Of note in this busy week of news is the generally good financial results from Japanese vendors for printers and MFPs, as these companies continue to report encouraging earnings and sales increases. It’s important to note, however, that while printer and MFP sales have been higher for many of these companies in Asia and other […]

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OKI Net Sales and Income up for Nine-Month Period and Third Quarter

February 3, 2015 – OKI Electric Industry of Japan has just reported its financial results for its fiscal third quarter and the nine-month period from April 1 – December 31, 2014. For the nine months ending December 31, 2014, net sales were 356.9 billion yen, up 12.3 percent, and net income was 18.5 billion yen, […]

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This Week in Imaging: Next-Generation A4 MFPs from OKI, Canon; Epson Sets Sights on Ink-Cartridge Clones; More

This week, jumping right into 2015, Canon U.S.A. and OKI Data Americas both stepped up their game in the A4 desktop MFP category. Canon added two new Color imageCLASS MFPs that are the first in the imageCLASS family with touch screens. The two new Color imageCLASS units also feature a number of other upgrades, including user […]

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New OKI A4 Models Feature More Memory for Faster Print-Job Processing, WiFi Printing, More

January 5, 2015 – OKI Data Americas reports that it’s launching new monochrome single-function printers and MFPs that print at up to 47 ppm and are available in the United States and Canada. OKI says its new B412dn, B432dn, B512dn printers, and new MB472w, MB492 and MB562w MFPs combine a powerful feature set with high print-volume capacity, large […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson, OKI Forge Ahead; HP Officejet X Gains Ground; Average Copier-Sales Comp; Badder BadUSB; More

This was a very busy week in the printer and MFP world, and we have lots of news, from everything from the average copier sales person’s annual compensation, to new business inkjet, to Kodak’s reorganization. Also be sure to check out the latest research from the folks at IDC, who’ve previewed a sampling of their […]

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OKI Launching Four New DICOM Printers Optimized for Printing from Medical Devices

December 2, 2104 – OKI Data Corporation reports that it’s launching four unique Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) printers developed for the medical-imaging market. OKI is currently demonstrating its new C610DM, C711DM, C831DM, and C910DM High Definition color printers in booth 6406 (North Building, Hall B) at the Radiological Society of North America […]

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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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OKI Provides More Details on its New COREFIDO Five-Year Free Warranty Program

  November 24, 2014 – Last month, Oki Data Americas introduced its COREFIDO five-year warranty program, and recently, OKI Data Americas executives took some time to explain more about the program, and OKI’s goals with it, including how customers will be able to dramatically lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). As we wrote last […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/3/2014 – White and Clear Toner; Good Financials; Xerox Paper-Less Solutions; More

This week, several MFP/copier/printer market players, all based in Japan, reported good financial results for their latest quarter. While some of this is due to the favorable effects of a lower-valued Japanese yen versus other currencies, a good part is also due to the strengths of these companies’ digital-imaging technology, as well as favorable markets […]

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OKI Reports Favorable Sales Growth for its Printer Business, Raises Forecast for its Full Year

OKI Electric company of Tokyo reported financial results for its fiscal half-year (April to September 2014), with net sales of 228.8 billion yen, up 12.2 percent, while net income rose 8.5 billion yen to 10.8 billion, both versus its fiscal half-year a year ago. OKI also raised its forecast for its entire fiscal year. It’s […]

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Hands-On Review and Videos: OKI’s C941dn Multimedia Color Printer – Pushing the Envelope of Image Quality with White and Clear Toner

The C941dn is a member of OKI Data’s C900 Multimedia Production Platform series that consists of a range of advanced digital-color printers that are intended for creative and commercial-print applications. These fast, toner-based printers have unusual media-throughput capabilities, and can handle a wide range of media sizes and types. Most noteworthy is that the C941dn […]

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With New OKI Warranty Program, Customers Get Free Five-Year Warranty for Select Multifunctionals

OKI Data Americas reports that it’s introducing a unique new warranty and recycling program called COREFIDO for select OKI devices. The COREFIDO initiative enables customers to upgrade from a standard one-year warranty to a five-year warranty at no charge, as well as participate in a free recycling program for used OKI toner and image drums used […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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Catching up with OKI Data Americas: A4 and More Bringing Success

Last week, we joined OKI Data Americas in an online Webinar in which OKI executives took a candid look at its current and emerging position in the office MFP/copier and printer industry. As we’ve reported previously, OKI has been reporting very strong financial results, with, for instance, parent company OKI Electric of Tokyo last month […]

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