New system positions customers to succeed with wider range of applications and greater productivity
CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce Print 09 Booth 1863 -- Oce, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announces the new Oce JetStream(R) 3300 system, providing the industry's fastest inkjet printing on a 30" wide web. With a speed of 492 feet per minute (150 meters per minute), the Oce JetStream 3300 system delivers the highest productivity in its class.
With the introduction of this new Oce JetStream system, Oce now offers two models in the Oce JetStream 30" web class: the Oce JetStream 3300 system and the Oce JetStream 2800 system running at 427 fpm (130 mpm). The wider print width offered by these systems allows customer to print more work in a single pass and helps to boost overall printing productivity while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Both systems are available as "black only" versions with field upgrades to a full CMYK color configuration and can be equipped with a fifth print head for a future additional spot color.
Continued Growth of Oce JetStream Family Benefits Market
Oce JetStream productivity and adaptability give printers powerful resources to compete in a challenging marketplace. The versatile Oce JetStream platform is helping companies of all kinds make the transition to digital printing for applications once the domain of offset, such as books and newspapers. Oce JetStream technology also benefits users with TransPromo, direct marketing, triggered mailings, and other critical applications. With the flexibility to support a wider range of color applications, print professionals can expand their services - and keep them affordable.
"Oce continues to prove its commitment to the ink jet market. We are pleased to take Oce JetStream productivity to a new level with the speed and 30" web of the Oce JetStream 3300 system," said Guy Broadhurst, Vice President of New Technology, Production Printing Systems division, Oce North America. "The Oce JetStream family continues to expand and provide new capabilities for customers to take on more types of jobs. Users gain immediate return with better ways to produce books, newspapers and other applications. With Oce JetStream upgradeability, customers can pursue long-term strategies for producing profitable jobs in full color, while immediately benefiting from the cost and speed efficiencies of digital inkjet printing."
Upgradability to Maximize Investment Protection
In line with the Oce commitment to investment protection, the Oce JetStream family offers a growth path from monochrome to full color configurations and more, ensuring complete flexibility to meet long-term business goals. All models are available as "black only" versions with field upgrades available to a full CMYK color configuration. An optional fifth color lets customers add specialty inks along with their CMYK printing. Combined with an Oce PRISMA(R) front-end server, Oce JetStream printing systems deliver best-in-class productivity through uninterrupted, highly automated production workflow.
By building a production workflow based on the proven core technology of the Oce JetStream family, customers gain a full, integrated inkjet strategy that can grow with them as they pursue new opportunities. Along with the same ink and inkjet heads, the Oce JetStream 3300 system is based on Oce DigiDot(R) inkjet technology and Oce SRA(R) MP controller architecture of the Oce JetStream family. Consistent use of common components allows quick time-to-market for new options and delivers high reliability, durability and uptime. Oce DigiDot printing enables the highest output quality and productivity with variable dot size for added flexibility. The scalable Oce SRA MP controller offers full engine speed, variable data printing in AFP/IPDS workflow, with built-in data integrity, error recovery and full color management. It also includes the Adobe(R) PDF engine to allow efficient "white paper" printing to produce monochrome variable data concurrently with a full color form. This one-pass printing efficiency results in reduced waste and storage costs, more productive workflow, and lower TCO.
New Dimension of Productivity for Digital Book and Newspaper Printing
Newspaper publishers, book manufacturers and other traditional printers struggle with rising costs and shifting market conditions, and the Oce JetStream 3300 system gives them the ability to adopt more practical business models. Digital book printing is being transformed as publishers and printers move from offset to digital production. With the new speed and wider print width of the Oce JetStream 3300 system, more books can be produced in less time and with less waste. For example, the system can print a typical 5"x7", 150-page pocket book pack in less than 0.75 seconds. The powerful Oce SRA MP controller rips a complete book upfront; the ripped books can then be printed in copy mode in full engine speed. With the wide web Oce JetStream systems, customers can print 12- and 16-page book signatures and for two-up tabloid newspapers in their original formats. This maximizes production efficiency and solidifies digital production as a viable alternative to offset book printing.
For industries like newspapers, the transition from traditional offset printing to high-speed digital production is essential for long-term economic strength. As publishers seek effective yet affordable ways to reach and maintain readership, the faster Oce JetStream 3300 system makes it possible to create hyperlocalized editions and individualized issues that can compete with other delivery channels. The wider web also offers the advantage of printing newspapers in their original formats, avoiding steps and expense to modify applications.
First shipments of the Oce JetStream 3300 systems are planned for the second quarter of 2010.
Oce is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Oce employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Oce's worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Oce, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.
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