Working closely with OKI Europe, the EMEA head office of the Japanese printer manufacturer DTM Group will make the device available through its distribution channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the CEE region.
With its expertise and experience in the range of digital label printers, the company has contributed to the success of Primera Technology's well-known LX- and CX-Series color label printers in the EMEA region. In particular, it has positioned the CX1200e color label press and the FX1200e digital finishing system as the most successful medium-run label printing system in the European market over the past decade, the company says.
OKI’s Pro1050 label printer is based on LED technology, can print in five colors (CMYK + W) and handles medium to large runs of color labels on demand. With the fifth color option “white”, the Pro1050 sets new standards offers creativity. In addition to the roll-to-roll printing option, the integrated cutter allows the output of handy label stacks.
Similar to laser printers, the OKI Pro1050 uses a dry toner electrophotographic process to develop the image on a light sensitive drum, which is transferred by electrostatic charge via an image transfer belt and fused by heat to the media. This technology produces labels that are waterproof and UV resistant.
In comparison to traditional laser printers, where the image is created by a rotating laser beam, the OKI Pro1050 uses static LED lines, which means lower maintenance and longer lifetime cycles. LED printheads deliver a precise pixel setting for crisp and brilliant labels. Print engines with LED technology require less space, as there are no rotating parts or optics necessary, making the printer smaller, environmentally friendly and energy efficient. It also uses fewer raw materials in the manufacturing process.
For printing white only or white with color on transparent or colored labels, customers can choose either from standard materials or the wide selection of DTM-certified Genuine Labelstock for dry toner, starting with matte and glossy papers and extending to transparent, matte and glossy polyester films. Customers can also choose from special coatings such as textured or silver, gold, black and other colored materials. With the OKI Pro1050, waterproof and UV resistant labels with a photo-realistic print quality can be produced.