Oki Data Americas Introduces the ML8810 Series of Flatbed Impact Printers; Sets a New Standard in Intelligent Impact Printing; ML8810 Series Increases Ease-of-Use Functionality and Reinforces the Company's Leadership Position in SIDM Technology

Oki Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI(R) Printing Solutions brand, today introduced the ML8810 Series of Flatbed Impact Printers, reinforcing the company's commitment and leadership position in the North American impact printer market, of which it has 64% market share.(1)

"Oki Data Americas remains committed to meeting customer requirements in impact printing," stated Scott Becker, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Oki Data Americas. "We will continue to deliver products like the ML8810 Series that set a new standard in intelligent impact printing and offer our customers the most reliable performance and user-friendly experience."

The ML8810 Series from OKI Printing Solutions is the only printer in its class(2) to include advanced ease-of-use functionality standard, such as front loading capability, automatic skew correction, automatic printhead gap adjustment, and location-free paper loading. The ML8810 Series also offers increased speeds, USB connectivity and media flexibility as standard features that set this flatbed Serial Impact Dot Matrix (SIDM) printer apart from the competition.

"Due to the demand to print multiple-part forms and reports, there continues to be a significant need among specific vertical industries such as automotive, transportation and finance/insurance, for impact printers with speed, precision and media flexibility," said Mike Garofola, Marketing Manager, Serial Impact Dot Matrix Printers, Oki Data Americas. "With the ML8810 Series' enhanced ease-of use functionality, customers will see an increase in business performance and productivity, and a significant decrease in user intervention."

The ML8810 Series Flatbed impact printer offers a range of standard features that increase business performance:

-- One of the fastest speeds in its class, up to 720 characters per second (cps)(3)

-- Front loading capability and flatbed design allows for ease-of-use functionality that increases productivity and decreases user intervention

-- Auto skew correction straightens media prior to feeding into the printer to ensure that placement of text is precise and accurate throughout the entire printed document

-- Location-free paper loading allows forms to be hand-fed at virtually any point across the printer table and properly positions the printhead

-- Automatic printhead gap adjustment accommodates media of various thicknesses (up to 8-part forms) to ensure best-quality output

-- Media flexibility, including multiple paper paths, that allows users to print on a variety of media including multi-part forms reports, continuous forms and cut sheet paper

The ML8810 Series will be available starting in July throughout North and South America through OKI Printing Solutions authorized solution providers and direct marketing resellers.

Every product comes with a one-year Overnight Exchange warranty. Like all OKI Printing Solutions products, the ML8810 Series is backed by comprehensive support from authorized OKI Printing Solutions solution providers. In addition, the company provides live, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America.

About Oki Data Americas, Inc.

Oki Data Americas, Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., and a subsidiary of Oki Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment under the OKI Printing Solutions brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, serial impact dot matrix printers, multifunction products and facsimiles. As business printing solutions specialists, Oki Data Americas provides world-class printing technology and real-world solutions designed to help manage workflow and optimize business performance. Oki Data Americas is ISO 9001:2000 certified and also offers a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Its entire line of products complies with the EPA's Energy Star(R) Program. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., parent company to Oki Data Corporation, is a $6.4 billion multinational corporation with headquarters in Tokyo and is a world leader in information processing systems, telecommunications and electronics.

OKI, Reg. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. Energy Star Reg. T.M. U.S. EPA.

(1) According to March 2006 NPD Data

(2) As compared to Lexmark 4227+, Epson DFX-5000+, IBM 4247-003, AMT
    Datasouth Accel 6350, and the Tally Genicom T2265

(3) High-speed draft (720 cps), utility (600 cps) and near letter
    quality (150 cps)

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