OKI ColorPainter H3-104s
Japanese manufactured OKI ColorPainters already have a reputation for their high quality, reliability and stable print heads and the brand new H3-104s encompasses all of this and more with its 2.6m print capabilities, high production, 8 colour, eco-solvent ink, minimal maintenance and incredible ease of use, it is a force to be reckoned with in the grand format arena.
The H3 is based on its predecessor H2 chassis and has many of the advanced technology features of the award winning ColorPainter M64s. The super wide format machine features the Nordic Swan certified SX ink, which is a low odour eco solvent, with all the durability, UV stability and fast drying properties of a high solvent ink type. The SX ink provides vivid and rich colours as well as keeping costs down due to its high levels of pigment it uses a minimum amount of ink.
Another successful feature of the M64s is the automatic adjustments which have now been built into the H3 - using an optical sensor, the printer can automatically perform both feed and bi-direction adjustments. This feature combined with 20 customisable media presets, makes the H3 incredibly easy to use, eliminating the operator having to carry out complicated manual adjustments. The user can quite simply load the media, tell the machine what media is loaded and when a new roll is used, press auto calibration... the machine can be ready to print in a few minute which is unheard of for a high production wide format machine.
The H3 now sports ‘SSS’ (Safe Scanning System) this is a sensor system so the head can detect wrinkles in the media, the head will pause and allow you to correct the media before you resume printing, protecting the head and reducing wasted time, ink and media.
Combining all this with the ability to perform double sided printing, print roll-up banners landscape, a mesh kit for printing media without a liner, high capacity ink sacks of 1.5ltr which can be changed on-the-fly due to subtanks and an 8 colour configuration including grey and light grey ink, you can easily see how the OKI Colorpainter H3 is the next generation of grand format and will be popular among wide format companies looking to step up into grand format and existing grand format printers looking to take their existing set-up to the next level! Seeing really is believing with this machine – see for yourself on Signmaster’s stand at Print Show in October.