Those ‘in-the-know’ about OKI’s flagship M-64s wide format printer tend to agree that it’s an outstanding wide format printing machine that punches well above its weight when it comes to quality and performance, so much so that The Gill’s technical editor Jason Price has one in his own commercial print shop. 


Therefore it came as no surprise when the printer was awarded the Outstanding ‘Enhanced’ CMYK Eco-solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer Pick Award 2018 at The Print Show by Keypoint Intelligence's Buyers Lab (BLI).


"OKI's ColorPainter M-64s was the clear winner in the ‘enhanced' CMYK category," says David Sweetnam, director of BLI's Research and Lab Services. "With a strong performance across multiple categories, the device's CP Manager garnered special commendation for its comprehensive functionality and usability helping it achieve Five Star status for Device Management and Monitoring.”


BLI applauded the ColorPainter M-64s for its productivity and exceptional dimensional stability in highly accurate multi-panel artwork. In addition to those advantages, it was also recognised as the only device to achieve excellent rating for the reproduction of the greyscale.



Keypoint Intelligence is built upon two brands: Buyers Lab (BLI) and InfoTrends. It is the integrated research company of InfoTrends conducting research activities on the digital imaging market globally, and BLI evaluating printers, multifunction peripherals, scanners, and related software. 


Competing against printers in Europe and the USA, the award is the result of months of hands-on evaluations performed by expert teams of analysts and lab technicians at BLI.


Shu Watanabe, general manager, Industry Print received the award along with OKI’s Rob Brown.


Read what The Gill’s technical editor Jason Price has to say about the OKI M-64s wide format printer here.