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OKI Switchable black toner

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

OKI Expands Revenue Streams for Customers of the Pro8432WT White Toner Printer with Addition of Interchangeable Black Toner

New update to ‘ROI in a box’ printer enables transfer printing on both white and dark backgrounds, expanding business opportunities for print shops

South Africa, 2nd April, 2019 – Designed to increase print for profit potential, OKI’s Pro8432WT White Toner Transfer Media Printer has received a ground breaking new update, enabling end customers to switch between white and black toner. This will allow print shops to extend their service offering to printing true black on light colour garments or textiles and materials.

First released in 2017, the Pro8432WT was announced as the ‘ROI in a box’ A3 printer that allows print shops to profit from garment and product decoration opportunities with low-cost white toner technology in one light, small-footprint device.

The black switchable feature is available as an upgrade to both new and existing Pro8432WT customers. To access this new functionality, customers simply need to purchase the Pro8432WT specific black toner and drum and download the ICC Profile and Custom Media File from their local OKI website.
The compact design of the Pro8432WT means it boasts the smallest footprint for an A3 digital printer while providing unrivalled functionality and performance. From print houses and print clothing shops to creative businesses that captures revenue opportunities by printing high-quality decoration on everything from garments to trophies and signs. With the new Switchable Toner Technology, the Pro8432WT will provide these capabilities, whether printing with white or black toner on dark or light backgrounds on an expansive range of transfer media.

Furthermore, using black toner compared with composite black (mixing Cyan, Magenta and Yellow) ensures true rich black is printed cost-effectively to support creative designs on light media.   

As the smallest A3 white toner printer on the market, the Pro8432WT combines OKI’s award winning digital LED technology with its unique toner capability, delivering, strong opacity and vivid colours. The superior print quality and high resolution output means even lines and small font sizes appear sharp and clear.

“The Pro8432WT has been incredibly successful since its release in 2017 as a fast and cost effective alternative to direct-to-garment printing. The concept of this innovative device was to open up new revenue streams for our customers with fast, high quality transfer printing with white toner capabilities in print environments where space is at a premium. Today, the addition of black toner to the capabilities of the Pro8432WT means end customers can widen their revenue streams even further without investing in an additional device,” explains Shun Mochizuki, Senior Marketing Manager, Specialty Print, OKI Europe Ltd.

Pro8432WT – Product Specification

  • Colour speed: Up to 35ppm(A4), Transparency 10ppm(A4)
  • Resolution: 1200x600dpi
  • Processor speed: 800MHz
  • Paper input: MPT 100 sheets; First tray 300 sheets
  • Memory: Standard RAM: 256MB; Maximum RAM: 768MB Optional SDHC Memory Card: 16GB
  • Network: 10/100/1000 Base Ethernet, Optional wireless LAN
  • Weight: 37kg
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 360 x 449 x 552mm
  • Max paper weight: 220gsm Tray, 256gsm MPT       
  • Toner Cartridge Yield (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow/White/Black): 10,000/4,500/8,500 pages

About Printacom

Printacom Technologies is the sole authorised distributor of OKI printers and printer consumables in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa including the Southern African Development Countries (SADC) region. OKI Printing Solutions is a global business-to-business brand dedicated to creating professional printed communications products, applications and services which increase the efficiency of today's businesses. From printers to faxes and multi-functional products through applications and services, OKI Printing Solutions has brought to market a range of incredibly fast and high performance machines that regularly win awards and beat the competition.

Today OKI Printing Solutions is a major player in the printer market and is totally dedicated to creating relevant, high performance products, applications and services to meet the individual in-house printing needs of both today's and tomorrow's businesses.

OKI Printing Solutions offers a portfolio of products that are specifically designed in response to the needs of the business customer. OKI Printing Solutions categorises its product ranges into five distinct segments: Serial Impact Dot Matrix (SIDM), Colour Non-Impact Printers (NIP), Mono NIP and Fax, and Multifunction Products (MFPs).

Is printing expensive? It all comes to the type of printing you doing and what type of printer you are considering. Will you be using ink or toner for your printing?

There a various types of printing options that one has to look into before they can even say, “Printing is expensive”. We think we know a lot about printing but the reality is that we all know very little. Research shows that when buying a printer for home or business the first thing that you have to be sure of or know is how much printing you are doing daily. It all depends on the amount printing that you do and how each printer works best for your individual requirements.

Inkjet printers are less expensive in the short term compared to Laser printers. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages but when it comes to printing with a laser you are guaranteed to save money on you printing costs in the long run. The questions is WHY? Laser printers use toner cartridges and the inkjet uses ink cartridges. With Toner you will get more prints compared to ink. In addition toner on the page rarely fades however ink will dull after time. The printing process of both differ as well, laser printers print a lot faster than the inkjet printer, saving you money and time.

The answer to the question is ‘No’, printing is not expensive with the correct printer. You can find yourself saving money and focus on running your business and not concern yourself about the costs related to printing.

View the OKI Laser Printer range: http://www.okisa.co.za/products/printers



Building Relationships

Published on Monday, July 10, 2017

When we hear the word relationship we think of love or friendship but the reality is, there are several types of relationships; romantic, friends, family, work and customer relationships.

Business is a people activity; everyone wants to do business with people they can trust. As we love our customers we have to build a lasting relationship with them. Without customers we would not exist.

It was found that building a lasting relationship with your customers is the key to keep them satisfied and keeping their business. We all know that we have to communicate with our friends and family to keep them from feeling neglected, the same applies to customers. One has to stay in touch with them to maintain a connection.  Give a call, an email, tweet or post on Facebook to build communication, ask about their experience with the product and tell them to be honest with their feedback. Their feedback it is important.

Every interaction with a customer is a great opportunity to focus on building customer relationship, everything is built on relationships first be real, be yourself and be your best self. Be interesting in making it about them and not you. Be knowledgeable, know everything about them.

Using multiple communication channels is important, making sure that the channels are organised and reliable. A study by Aspect Software found that 77% of customers believe companies that offer multiple channels as part of their customers’ service are easier to make business with and 74% say that they provide better customer service. Communicating with customers on a personal level is effective in building relationships; social media is an important element. Source:

The easiest way to differentiate your business is by the customer experience you deliver. Live for you customers, customer complains give you the opportunity to learn about what your customers really think about your service. Any complain made help in improving service. According to East Bridge Consulting Group, 70% of complaining customers will do business with you again if you resolve the complaint in their favour. Source:

Some of the important facts any business has to consider in building customer relationship:

  • Stay in regular contact with customers – every interaction should be treated as an opportunity to monitor and build relationship. ‘’96% of unhappy customers don’t complain when they’re unhappy and 91% will simply leave and never return’’
  • Build trust with customers – show compassion in your actions, be honest, creditable and keep your integrity
  • Sharing your content on the web through social media and engaging in relevant online communications. Inbound marketing costs 60% less than outbound marketing
  • The stronger the relationship, the greater will their trust and loyalty in the business

Studies show that the greater the relationship with customers the more likely that they will tell their friends about your business, creating word of mouth marketing.

Relationships are important but not easy. People say relationships can and should be managed but the reality is relationships can’t be managed. While customer relationship is different from a personal one but all relationships are personal.  So any communication that you have with a customer make it personal as this will help in building a relationship with your customers. This will also help in them keeping their business with you.

source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/66228

source: http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/08/how-to-build-personal-relationships-with-customers.html

High Definition on Paper

Published on Monday, July 10, 2017

Printing may be seen as not that important in this day and age due to the vast changing world of technology and the growing world going digital. Somethings will not change; every office needs most of its documents in a printed form and requires branding effective communication. The same can also be said for many designers and other professionals that need their work in printed format. With them outstanding results is always the way to go.

With OKI printers it is easy to achieve outstanding results with High Definition Colour with our unique collection of hardware and software technology. Together they produce outstanding colour printing perfectly. Specialists in business printing solutions and leader in colour printing, we can be trusted to deliver.

4 elements of High Definition colour:

  • High Definition LED Printheads

With our over 20 years’ experience OKI printing solutions pioneered digital LED printing which delivers superior image quality, compared to laser printers.

  • Microfine High Definition toner

Our microfine High Definition Toner ensures documents are printed in superior print quality. Documents are sharper, crisper and glossier, even on an ordinary paper. The results are breath taking.

  • Single-pass Flat Paper Path

The flat paper path offers best in class print speed and can handle heavy paper or long banners up to 1.2m in length- bringing media flexibility as well as reliability.

  • Printer Control System

This constantly checks alignments, registration and colour balance – making printing simple every time

Great colour starts with OKI Printing Solutions.


Printers that Work for You

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Aside from innovative devices that can bring your creations to life, have you considered how far regular printers have come? From single-function noise makers in the back of an office to multi-purpose money savers. OKI South Africa is in the market to ensure your printing solutions are working for you.

In an increasing competitive world, being the leanest and most cost and environmentally efficient can be the difference between success and failure. At OKI we are determined to not only support organisations to deliver superior quality documents but to also help you identify one of the last hidden costs in your business; unavoidable print related costs.

Printers are supposed to be more than just another expense for your company. In fact, whether you’re operating a micro business or a major enterprise and wanting to keep your costs down while maintaining productivity, OKI SA offers customised business solutions for you.

Maintaining your printing fleet, while avoiding unnecessary costs on your consumables is the ideal way to operate in any office environment. By identifying the right service for your business we aim to reduce your printing costs, improve efficiency and your document workflow, while providing you with the latest technology to simplify your business processes.

And, with the right device and guidance from professionals, you too can be on your way.

For more information about OKI SA services, contact your nearest agent.   

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