OKI Europe is expanding into the label printer market with the launch of two new label printers, the Pro Series 1040 and 1050.

The new printers are aimed at bolstering OKI’s foothold in the printing and packaging industries across EMEA. The Pro1040 and Pro1050 narrow-format label printers have been developed specifically for the growing market of end users who need on-demand label printing that is easy to set up and requires minimal training to use.

Intended for in-house use by brands, the Pro1040 and Pro1050 will bring greater print freedom to customers, providing full control over the label printing process which is typically outsourced. Users will benefit from a wider choice of label designs with a lower print-volume/high SKU mix, reduced pre-printed labelstock and reduced wastage. The ability to print in-house will also remove the necessity to wait for consignments of externally printed labels to arrive.

The Pro1040 prints in CMYK, while the Pro1050 prints in CMYK plus white (CMYK+W). With the white toner, users have the added advantage of printing on transparent or colored label media – this is done by printing an opaque white background under the CMYK image.

The Pro1040 and Pro1050 can print on a wide range of media, from textured papers to synthetics, with white, clear, opaque or colored substrates.

Ideal for industrial chemical labeling, asset tracking labels, outdoor-use labels, freezer and cold-storage labels, or labels for packaging, beverages and household goods, the Pro1040 and Pro1050 can produce waterproof labels that have been tested to survive underwater and are robust enough to resist UV fading.

‘The launch of the Pro Series Label Printers represents an exciting step change in label printing,’ said Dennie Kawahara, managing director of OKI Europe. ‘This development in print technology incorporates diverse media capability, creative and flexible design and cutting-edge LED color technology. The Pro1040 and Pro1050 are highly versatile devices that will create a wide impact across various industries, whether used in-house or by print businesses to increase print for profit.’

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