Five colour label printer joins portfolio
25 October 2019
DTM Group has added OKI’s Pro1050 digital LED five colour label printer to its product portfolio; it will be distributed through its subsidiary DTM Print (formerly Primera Europe).
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 significantly to the success of Primera Technology's 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 among the most successful medium-run label printing system in the European market over the past decade.
OKI’s Pro1050 Label Printer is based on LED technology, can print in five colours (CMYK + W) and handles medium to large runs of colour labels on demand. With the fifth colour option 'white', the Pro1050 is said to set new standards in creativity in its class. 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. The company says this means lower maintenance and longer lifetime cycles. LED print heads 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, using significantly less raw materials in the manufacturing process.
For printing white only or white with colour on transparent or coloured labels customers can choose either from standard materials or the wide selection of DTM certified Genuine Label Stock for dry toner: starting with matte and glossy papers extending to transparent, matte and glossy polyester films as well as special coatings such as textured or silver, gold, black and other coloured materials. With the OKI Pro1050 impressive waterproof and UV resistant labels with an excellent photo-realistic print quality can be produced.
Technical Specifications of the OKI Pro1050:
- Print Method: Full-colour electrophotographic with five separate LED print engines (CMYK + W)
- Print Resolution: 1200 x 1200 dpi
- Print Speed: max. 152.4mm/s (6 ips)
- Label Width: 25.4mm - 126mm (1 - 4.961in)
- Media Types: Self-adhesive labels or tags; dry toner approved films
- Media Sensing: Moveable transmission sensor for die-cut labels; moveable reflective sensor for labels and tags with black stripe (black mark); continuous printing
- Cutter: Built-in rotary cutter (cuttable media length min. 101.6mm (4in))
- Operating Systems: Windows 7/10+, Windows Server
With the OKI Pro1050, DTM Group offers companies, through its distribution channels, a powerful and cost-effective technology to print on-demand complex label designs in-house in order to generate more attention for their products. Thanks to its easy handling, users can individually set up print jobs with static or variable data within a few minutes, efficiently realise even short print runs and access new revenue streams.