OKI C941e/C942dn for light production ?

Discussion in 'Other Color Laser Printers & Color Copiers' started by dataguy, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. dataguy

    dataguy New Member

    Oct 2019
    Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
    I'm thinking about purchasing one of these OKIs to get into light production. Low volume flyers, postcards, business cards, letterhead, etc. Maybe 5,000-10,000 pcs runs. Anything larger I would outsource locally in Toronto.
    • The ability to run laser envelopes is nice to have, but not a necessity since I already have a Neopost Mach5/AstrojetM1 for inkjetting envelopes.
    • The extra white or clear colour is interesting to have (but not a necessity either).
    • I'm more interested in it's ability to handle heavier stocks (up to 360gsm I believe).
    • I'm also interested because of it's relatively small footprint size. I don't have much space for the longer digital presses.
    If you have one of these machines, are they OK for general light production? Decent quality? Are they cost competitive enough that I can still compete with the other 5,000 print shops in the city?

    I can also look at other light duty machines from mainstreams like Ricoh/Canon/Xerox but I'm not sure that any of them really handle up to 360gsm well, and I would need to find one with a small footprint.

    I see a lot of people compare these OKI to XANTE and there seems to be a lot of mixed reviews on the Xante so I thought I would stay away. I also generally see these discussions are all talking about envelope printing, but I don't tend to see people talking about using them for general light production work (not envelopes).

    Just looking for experience / insight.