PRESS RELEASE; Buena Park, CA, July 1, 2017
Noritsu now offers a turnkey solution that enables traditional photo specialty customers to enter the short run commercial print space
Noritsu is working closely with Oki Data and Mountaincow Software to create an innovative integrated commercial print solution. The Oki C942 printer, a 5 color, duplex, single pass system prints high quality output on a multitude of media including thick card stocks, metallic stocks, envelopes, place cards, and wide format sheets. It’s use of white toner allows vibrant color on color printing, a capability formerly offered on only much more expensive printers.
Mountaincow software works seamlessly with the C942 and offers a template driven interface allowing design and printing of personalized invitations, greeting cards, menus, table tents, and banners for weddings, birth announcements, holiday cards, and more.
Patrick Todd, Noritsu’s Marketing Manager, states “This system allows our customers to enter the commercial print space at a fraction of the cost formerly associated with this type of equipment and software. Oki has hit a home run with the C942 and we're proud to offer this solution as an entry into new revenue streams for our photo finishing customers. Mountaincow software ties into the system nicely by providing users a vast array of built-in templates, design elements, and addressing capabilities in the workflow rather than create products entirely from scratch.”
“Mountaincow is excited to partner with Noritsu to offer turnkey commercial print solutions to the photography market,” said Josh Eisen, President of Mountaincow and 15-year veteran of the invitation printing industry. “Our software is used to power invitation, photo card and addressed envelope printing for thousands of retailers nationwide, and can enable photo finishing facilities to make a smooth and easy transition into commercial printing.”
Mountaincow was founded in 2002 in Providence, RI and sells commercial printing software, stationery and other products to thousands of specialty retailers worldwide. Mountaincow’s innovative solutions enable retailers, event planners and home studios to quickly and easily design and print personalized invitations, photo cards and addressed envelopes for their clients for weddings and other events in-store with a PC and printer. Mountaincow has been an OKI solution provider since 2013 offering software integrations for OKI’s innovative white toner print solutions.
OKI Data Americas markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. The company’s proColor™ Series has received industry praise in the graphic arts and production market for its ability to consistently deliver on color-critical applications and allow businesses to keep printing in-house and accommodate short-run orders.
Founded in Japan as Noritsu Koki Co. Ltd., Noritsu was the first company to bring automated, continuous processing and photo printing equipment to the worldwide market. In 1978, Noritsu America Corporation began operations in the United States, and has gone on to build an unmatched reputation for quality, service, and innovation in the imaging industry with its line of award-winning hardware and software products.