OKI Printers for the Chemical Industry
By purchasing an OKI GHS compliant printer, your company can ensure that all printed chemical hazard labels will comply with BS5609 and all current regulations.
Oki offers a range of high-performance, hard wearing and reliable printers which will ensure that your chemical labels withstand the harsh environments the industry has come to expect and helps you to avoid unnecessary costs of purchasing specialist thermal label printers.
All of our OKI GHS compliant printers have been independently testing by the PIRA (Print Industry Research Association) to ensure full compliance with Part 3 BS5609 on Avery approved media.
With the ability to print on media sizes between A7 and A4, your business can be confident that branding opportunities from a minimum of 2 colours can be achieved seamlessly without the need to purchase specialist high-end equipment yet still ensuring complete transparency of compatibility and compliance with a fully warranted solution to chemical labelling.
OKI Print Job Accounting
OKI® Print Job Accounting software enables you to securely monitor your print fleet so you can charge back departments, bill back clients, and control the cost of colour prints.
See Exactly Who is Printing What
This optional application for OKI colour, mono and multifunction printers helps to give you a clear overview of of print activity by tracking the output of each individual user or department.
Assign cost values to documents including full colour and duplex (double sided) jobs to allow you to use information gathered to charge back departments or clients.
Easily capture full details surrounding:
- Colour Vs Black & White pages
- Number of printed pages
- Page size
- Media types
- Paper trays used
- Document name
- Total time spent by job/person/department
Perfect for Multi-Device Owners
Print Job Accounting is designed for use by small or large business alike with multiple print sources with support for up to 50 devices for the standard version or even 1,000 printers when you upgrade to the enterprise version.
Total Access Control
Keep control over your workgroup's print output by defining who can print and what gets printed. Restrict users to black & white printing or allow access to full colour HD prints.
Assign access levels by username, application, file name, PC/server name or website URL. All policies are password protected and added security is provided by restricting authentication through the system manager.
Speak to an OKI specialist at Printerland on 0800 840 1992 for more information
OKI & Mobile Printing
With the modern mobile workforce increasing at a rapid rate, and the growing popularity of tablets, smartphones and laptops, printing documents where and when you need them adds a whole new meaning to print on demand providing you have access to a compatible device.
Thanks to the many mobile applications available, you no longer have to be ‘back in the office’ to print and share documents essential to your business, customers or partners; promotional customer information, contracts - you can keep your business going whilst you are on the move.Printing from Apple iPad or iPhone?How to print to an OKI Printer from an Apple iPadHow does mobile printing work?
Cloud or mobile printing works by connecting to a wireless, networked or web enabled printer through a smartphone device or tablet, meaning you can print remotely from anywhere in the world, without having to connect directly to a printer nearby. OKI products & Mobile Printing
OKI Colour, mono and multifunction printers are compatible with a number of applications available, so you can download an application of your choice that enables you to print to almost any device simply through a single mobile printing application.
Microtech Corp’s ePrint and Cortado Workplace, for example, are compatible with most printer manufacturer brands including OKI’s portfolio of mono and colour LED printers and MFPs.Microtech Corp's website
- compatible with iOS and Android devices*Cortado's website
- compatible with iOS, Blackberry, Android and Symbian devices*
*please note: a PC or Apple Mac on the same wireless network may be required for full compatibility.
The C610n is a low-cost colour laser for small workgroups, which delivers high print speeds, reasonable running costs and some useful print management tools
Review Date: 25 Jun 2010
Author: Dave Mitchell
Features & Design:
Value for Money:
Coming in as the replacement for Oki’s venerable C5950, the new C610n targets workgroups of ten users searching for high-speed, affordable colour printing. With print speeds of 36ppm for mono and 34ppm for colour it claims to be the fastest in its class.
Media handling is more versatile that other printers at this price point. Using the C610n’s rear paper slot and multipurpose tray at the front creates a flat paper path that allows the printer to handle 250gsm stationery and banners up to 1.2 metres long.
Initial outlay is certainly low but Oki works hard to claw back some of your savings. Along with many other printer vendors, it supplies the printer with part-filled starter cartridges so you’ll be ordering new supplies in no time at all.
The C610n also uses a lot of consumables as for each colour you have separate image drums and toner cartridges and then there are the fuser unit and belt. These equate to printing costs of 1.3 pence for a mono page and just over 8 pence for a colour page.
Overall running costs are reasonable but if you’re planning on printing a lot of colour then it may be worth spending more on a printer with higher-capacity cartridges as these offer lower running costs.
Oki also claims reduced power consumption with the C610n sipping 1.2W in sleep mode. Our inline meter confirmed this with it reading no more than 3W in this mode and we also tested the lab’s C5950 which consumed 14W in sleep mode.
The C610n delivers in the performance stakes despatching a 36-page Word document in one minute at the standard 1200 x 600dpi driver setting. Colour prints presented no problems with it churning out our 24-page DTP style document with plenty of colour charts, graphics and photos in 42 seconds for a tidy 34ppm average.
Output quality for text is impeccable while colour prints have the characteristic vibrancy of Oki’s LED printing process. This works well for colour reports and charts that have some real zing to them, but photographs don’t fare so well as our test prints were too dark and lacking in detail.
The driver’s automatic colour mode is the culprit and we found we could get better results using the Graphic Pro mode. This didn’t saturate the colours as much, resulting in more natural prints with superior detail.
The printer can be managed via a web browser, and Oki includes its Print Control server and client utilities. The client sends logs of user printing activities to the server, which includes file names, paper weight, toner usage and even resolution. Oki’s Colour Access Policy Manager does what it says on the tin. You decide whether specific users may print in colour, mono or even have access at all, and apply these policies to managed printers.
Driver fiddling will be required to get the best colour quality but for general workgroup printing duties the C610n is a good, low-cost solution. It’s fast, returns fair running costs for low volume colour usage and provides simple but effective print management features.