Our research & development

Our research & development


ResearchRESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

As a specialized manufacturer involved in material development right through to commercialization, we have a strong heritage and technological advantage in the printer and fax machine markets. Furthermore, we're in a position to leverage our heritage and to concentrate substantial resources in research and development, product development and other technological phases.




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PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY
OKI Printing Solutions has technologies and knowledge encompassing research, mechatronics, materials, software, electronics and beyond. We have developed Serial Impact Dot Matrix (SIDM) printers that have achieved state of the art high-speed printing by the creation of a spring-driving mechanism, using tungsten carbide (ultra hard material for the impact wire). We created LED (Light Emitting Diode) page printers that have enabled true 1200 dpi high-resolution printing, by employing a compact and high-precision LED head. The list is ever-growing.

OUR PRODUCT DESIGN STRATEGY
OKI Printing Solutions approach to product design is based around ensuring our end users can take maximum advantage of our technology to improve their printed communications. Three core design principles make up our design strategy: simple, solid & smart. Simple, our products should be easy to use and have a clean design appearance which fits well with today’s modern office environment. Solid, reflects that the product is well built and reassuringly reliable. Smart, the product has a range of intuitive features that make printing easy.

Our Product Design Strategy was recently recognised by receiving Japan’s highest design accolade – the “Good Design Award”.

SPIRIT OF INNOVATION
Our spirit of innovation and creativity ensures that we remain at the forefront of the printing market. For example, presently there are many manufacturers who market printers, but very few undertake to develop the engine - the heart of a printer - as we do.

GLOBAL LEVERAGE
Sharing information between our worldwide research networks gives us a major advantage, allowing us to take up the challenge to develop competitive products in more efficient ways. In addition, we engage in research into new materials such as ceramics and high-polymer chemistry, using simulation software in cooperation with universities, research institutes, and material manufacturers around the world.

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
We are committed to joint development with domestic and overseas research institutes and companies for commercializing eco-friendly products for the network age. This also applies to our research and development in a wide range of fields, including font-processing technology, image processing technology and network technology.

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