OKI Printing Solutions' Builds on 20-year LED Heritage with Exciting New Technology Initiative

-MC300 Series & MC561 feature OKI's latest third-generation technology-

Slough, UK: Building on its unique 20-year heritage in innovative LED (light-emitting diode) printer technology, OKI Printing Solutions has achieved a step-change improvement in LED performance with the development of an advanced new LED Thyristor Array.

The new array has allowed OKI Printing Solutions to make smaller LED print heads, which in turn reduces the chassis size compared to an equivalent laser design. The result is one of the lowest height, doubled-sided A4 colour page printers in the world, especially important in the small office environment where space is at a premium.

"This new array," says Graham Lowes, marketing director, OKI Printing Solutions, "is the result of two decades of experience and expertise and allows us to comprehensively refresh our portfolio with a range of ultra-compact desktop/small workgroup printers and MFPs that consume less power and leave competitive products trailing in their wake. The C300 and C500 Series colour printers launched earlier this year provide the platform on which the new MC561 is built."

The MC561 is an A4 colour desktop multifunction product that also has a standard 50-sheet Reversing Automatic Document Feeder (RADF) which can quickly and simply manage copying, scanning and faxing of double-sided documents.

Enhanced in-house printing

The use of LED technology gives pinpoint digital control of dots that are about half the size of a laser, for crisp well-defined text and striking image quality. Each product built using this technology has a completely flat paper path which allows customers to print on a wide variety of paper sizes from A6 upwards, including banners up to 1.2metres in length, and on a wide range of media weights from light to heavy card stock. In turn, this enables customers to print on everything from letters and reports to business cards, CD labels, posters, flyers and banners. It also allows those same customers to be more creative and at the same time save money by producing marketing materials and other customer-facing documents in-house.

About the C300 and C500 Series

Product specification/features:

Deep Sleep Mode: in-house 'Green ASIC technology' achieves stand-by power consumption of 0.89Watts (at 220V AC, 20deg. C)

Eco Mode: saves costs and helps conserve resource and energy

High speed 532MHz DDR2 memory

Printer Command Language (PCL) and Post Script (PS)

Prints 2pt characters legibly

Commercial print quality at 1200 x 600 dpi

Integrated Accuracy-Optimising Control System 2 (iASCS2) ensures consistent quality colour printing

The lowest two-sided colour page printer: 242mm in height

More information about the C300 and C500 Series



OKI Printing Solutions Europe is a division of OKI Printing Solutions, a global business-to-business brand dedicated to creating professional in-house printed communications products, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today's and tomorrow's businesses. OKI Europe's annual group turnover across the EMEA region is 630 M Euro (FY08), accounting for over 50% of OKI Printing Solutions' worldwide turnover.

The company is well-established as one of Europe's leading print brands, in terms of value and units shipped. OKI Europe's product portfolio comprises six distinct segments: Colour and mono printers, multifunctional devices, which combine printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionalities, as well as Serial Dot Matrix printers, faxes and specialty printers for point-of-sales and manufacturing. Established in 1990, today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 production sites and sales offices and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region.

o OKI Printing Solutions is the brand name of OKI Data Corporation

o OKI Printing Solutions is represented in over 120 countries worldwide

o OKI Printing Solutions is a subsidiary of Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

o Oki Electric Industry, established in 1881, is Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer with an annual turnover of 719.7 billion yen.

o Oki Electric Industry employs approx. 22,640 people throughout the world with 7,327 employees outside Japan

o More details on Oki Electric Industry can be found at www.oki.com

o OKI Printing Solutions is the brand name of OKI Data Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer.

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