Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, today announced its ColorPainter™ series of printers has earned an ICS Performance Guarantee from Avery Dennison that guarantees ColorPainter graphic output for up to seven years. The program has launched in the North American market and will expand globally to other regions.
With continued commitment to providing durable print solutions for wraps and wide format signage professionals, OKI participated in Avery Dennison’s rigorous solution performance evaluation process. The Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions technical team performed extensive durability testing and qualified that graphics printed from a ColorPainter printer using OKI’s IP5-22x and IP6-22x SX low-odor, eco-solvent inks for the E-64s, M-64s and H3-104s, and Avery Dennison’s top-of-the-range MPI 1105 SuperCast Series media were guaranteed for seven years when laminated with Avery Dennison’s approved overlaminates, or five years when images are protected with Nazdar 3539 screen applied clearcoat.
“The ColorPainter printer series and OKI’s low-odor SX inks were designed to provide sign and graphics shops, wraps professionals and commercial print houses, with the quality, durability and reliability necessary to impress and retain customers,” said Tomohiro Ikeda, Deputy General Manager of the Wide Format Division at OKI Data Americas. “We are pleased that Avery Dennison acknowledged ColorPainter’s formidable combination of ink and print head technologies with its ICS Performance Guarantee, offering ColorPainter users — especially those producing fleet graphics — another level of assurance in their graphic output.”
In addition to its durability testing, Avery Dennison conducted tests with OKI inks to determine best practices for using overlaminates on printed graphics. The tests found that the necessary pre-lamination outgassing period for ColorPainter printers and their SX inks is eight hours[i] when properly ventilated, one-third of the 24-hour industry standard for solvent printers.
“Avery Dennison’s findings further demonstrate the difference OKI’s ColorPainter printers make for our print service providers,” said Lou Stricklin, Director of Marketing Communications for OKI Data Americas. “In addition to providing industry-leading durability and partnered warranties to match, ColorPainter printers provide 66% faster outgassing times than the solvent printer norm.”
Graphics produced on Avery Dennison digital media products printed with OKI’s ColorPainter printers, including the ColorPainter E-64s, M-64s and H3-104s, deliver cost-effective and color-rich prints that offer superior resilience both outdoors and indoors — as well as the versatility to handle such diverse applications as fleet and vehicle wraps, wall graphics, promotional and architectural graphics.
“When we work together on digital solutions with strong printer manufacturers like OKI, we better serve our customers and develop products and service offerings with more accurate durability guidelines,” said Paul Roba, OEM Relationship Manager, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. “The ICS Warranty for graphics printed with OKI’s SX inks on a ColorPainter printer demonstrates commitment on the part of both companies to provide large-format customers with high quality products they can trust.”