OKI has showcased a neat desktop label printer at Labelexpo that prints CMYK plus white and costs less than €15,000.
The OKI Pro1050 uses LED toner technology and is targeted at light and medium production volumes, on paper and synthetic materials. The white option means it can print onto metallised and dark materials, but it can also just be used as a CMYK printer.
OKI said the printer was easy-to-use, with robust output suitable for environments likely to involve water, oil or alcohol spills, as well as being resistant to sunlight.
The Pro1050 prints roll-to-roll or roll-to-cut. Maximum resolution is “true” 1,200x1,200dpi with print width ranging from 25.4mm to 126mm.
The duty cycle is up to 160,000 pages per month, with OKI stating that the typical target market would be users who require around 5,000 labels per day.
Price is from €13,000 (£11,500), with the rewinder an optional extra.