Oki promises colour as standard



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1 April 2005 | 0

With its newest range of colour LED printers, the C5000 series, Oki is promising to make colour printing available to businesses of all sizes as a standard option. The cheapest A4 printer in the range, the C5100n will cost less than EUR1000 ex VAT and will offer printing speeds of 12 and 20page/min for colour and monochrome respectively. Printing resolution will be 600 x 1200 dpi in either case.

Oki is aiming these networked printers at the business market where they offer the advantage of being faster than most inkjet printers and cheaper than most colour lasers.

These machines complement the higher performance models in the C7000 and C9000 ranges that were introduced in November 2002. The C7100 A4 printers, costing less than EUR2000 ex VAT, can output at speeds of 16 and 24page/min for colour and monochrome, and the C7300 models have even faster speeds of 20 and 24page/min.




The C9300 printers have the option to output A3 pages as well as A4 and offer speeds of 16 or 20page/min for A3 and 30 or 37page/min for A4. These cost between EUR4500 and EUR5300 ex VAT.

The new entry-level C5100n is a host-based Windows printer, meaning that it requires the processing power of the host computer to operate. It has auto colour balance to provide consistent and accurate colour, and the single-pass LED technology delivers speed and flexible paper handling.

The C5300n comes with the option of an internal hard drive, which allows colour templates to be stored and used as required. Users may choose to store company letterheads or other stationery that uses colour and print off such documents as required.

This cuts down on the need for buying in expensive printed stationery such as letterheads or business cards. Like the C5100n, the C5300n has integrated network interface and delivers speeds of 12 and 20page/min for colour and mono at 600 x 1200 dpi. In addition it works across multiple operating systems and has an inbuilt 400MHz processor, 64Mbyte of memory and uses PCL and PostScript 3 emulations.

Prices for the C5300n start at less than EUR1400 ex VAT.

Oki: +353 (0)1-4049590


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