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New look C3000 Series offers big business benefits to individuals and small work teams

02/05/2006

May 2006 – OKI Printing Solutions this week launched its new-look, innovative range of C3000 Series printers which combine premium colour printing with best in class performance.

In addition to a smaller footprint and enhanced ergonomics, the new generation of products - the C3300n and C3400n - are the only desktop printers that individuals or small work teams need. They are not only easy to use and maintain, but enable organisations to produce fast, high-impact and cost-effective professional business documents, including marketing and promotional materials, in-house and in colour.

The C3300n and C3400n offer exceptional performance delivering the fastest colour speeds in their class, achieving up to 16ppm (colour) and 20ppm (mono)* with a first page out time of just 13 seconds colour*. Furthermore, as they are based on OKI Printing Solutions' reliable single-pass digital LED technology, and achieve a monthly 35,000 page maximum duty cycle, users can effortlessly print without interruption.

As well as fast speeds and efficient document production, the new range also delivers outstanding colour. ProQ2400 Multilevel technology combined with High Definition Toner provides a greater level of detail and colour depth without sacrificing print speed. When combined with Photo Enhance - which helps users achieve photo-like quality on ordinary office paper - and Auto Colour Balance, users benefit from consistent high quality colour throughout the life of the printer.

To help businesses achieve professional in-house printing, the C3000 Series comes with in-the-box assistance, including new Template Manager 2006 software, which empowers users to develop a greater variety of creative documents, from booklets (supported with manual duplex printing) and business cards to CD labels, all at paperweights of up to 203gsm. The C3400n even prints banners up to 215mm x 1200mm.

Additionally, a new Internet Explorer utility, Web Print, automatically scales web pages to fit the width of standard paper, avoiding information being cut off and reducing frustration and paper wastage. And 'Ask OKI' allows users to take advantage of online hints and tips, and product specific information so they can get the most out of their product.

Mikihiko Maeno, President and CEO for Oki Data Corporation says: "At OKI Printing Solutions, we believe the ultimate expression of a company's brand values is the product itself. That's why the design philosophy behind the new C3000 Series is based around three key attributes that we believe reflect our brand; simple solid and smart.

"Simple, the product is easy to use and fits well with today's modern office environment. Solid, reflects that the product is well built and reassuringly reliable. Smart, the product has a range of intelligent features that make in-house colour printing easy to achieve.

"The new C3000 Series is a culmination of OKI Printing Solutions' continually evolving LED technology and ongoing R&D investment. This has enabled us to deliver a product with second to none features and performance, in a stylish and compact form. The new design approach will be echoed in future product development so that we can in time bring consistency across all our ranges," he said.

Tony Lock, Senior Manager, Marketing and Sales Colour Products, for OKI Printing Solutions (EMEA) comments: "Just like consumers, businesses are also now demanding the latest in product innovation, where style and functionality work hand-in-hand; and as the heart and soul of the office we believe a printer should be developed in the same way. That's why we have invested in ensuring the C3000 Series delivers not only premium colour printing with best in class performance but has a stylish look too."

Workgroups who require network printing with greater volume requirements, or who want to take the next step in in-house colour printing, should consider one of OKI Printing Solutions' C5600 or C5700 Series digital LED colour page printers.

C3000 Series key features summary:


> Innovative design: enhanced ergonomics and ease of use
> Best in class print speeds: up to 16ppm (colour) and up to 20ppm (mono)*, fast first time to print with just 13* seconds for colour
> High quality colour: New High Definition Toner combined with ProQ2400 Multilevel Technology, Photo Enhance and Auto Colour Balance
> Cost effective: Web Print reduces print wastage, Template Manager 2006 reduces the need to outsource printing
> Productivity: reliable single pass digital LED print engine and 35,000 pages per month duty cycle reduces user intervention
> Greater media handling for creativity: from business cards and CD labels, to banners** measuring 215mm x 1200mm*** and heavyweight media of up to 203gsm. Manual duplex printing saves on paper and supports booklet printing
> Ease of Use: 'Ask OKI' online support and advice
> 200MHz processor
> 32MBRAM (288MB max for the C3400n)

The C3000 Series will have an estimated street price of €xxx and will be available through OKI Printing Solutions' authorised resellers from June 2006.

* On the C3400n
** Available on the C3400n
*** Installation of optional memory is recommended to enable full banner printing capabilities


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All product images are downloadable from local websites which can be accessed via our global portal at www.okiprintingsolutions.com

For further information please contact:

Leisa Stewart
Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7467 9200
Email: BLOki.Europe@bisslancaster.com

Notes to editors:
> OKI Printing Solutions is the brand name of Oki Data Corporation
> Annual turnover for Oki Data Corporation is $1.4bn (FY04)
> OKI Printing Solutions' sales are divided between 51% Europe, 26% US, 16% Asia and 7% Others
> OKI Printing Solutions is represented in 120 countries worldwide
> Oki Electric, established in 1881, is a Japanese electronics manufacturer with an annual turnover of approx. $6.4bn (FY04)
> Oki Electric employs approx. 21,091 people throughout the world with 6,099 employees outside Japan
> More details on Oki Electric can be found at www.oki.com

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