Digital Duplex Printers feature 22,000-sheet stacker.

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Single-pass VarioPrint® 6000 series comes with software that promotes automation, workflow management, and interoperability. Existing applications can be directed to system without workflow interruption or reprogramming, and architecture allows for various PDL/ticket combinations. Print production, organized based on scheduling and customer requirements, supports up to 10 customized print queues. Multiple jobs can be bundled and printed as one set.



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Oce Announces Next Generation of Award-Winning Oce VarioPrint 6000 Family



Customers benefit from workflow interoperability, sustainability and productivity enhancements

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, announces the next generation of its award-winning Oce VarioPrint(R) family, the industry's most productive single-pass digital duplex printers. The latest version of this unique product line offers significant advancements in workflow management and interoperability, sustainability and productivity. Demonstrating the Oce commitment to investment protection, the "next generation" capabilities are available as a software upgrade for all VarioPrint 6000 printers, including current customers.

"With this new generation, we continue building on the success of the award-winning Oce VarioPrint 6250," said Jan Dix, Executive Vice President, Oce Digital Document Systems. "The latest release of this revolutionary product family features numerous enhancements that help our customers further improve productivity to take their businesses beyond the ordinary."

Expanded Interoperability Complements Workflow Automation

With newly expanded workflow automation and interoperability capabilities, workflow can be structured for maximum productivity. Customers can direct existing applications to an Oce VarioPrint 6000 system without workflow interruption or reprogramming, enabling Oce systems to easily co-exist with or replace other systems in mixed environments. A new PDL and job ticket architecture offers a wider range of PDL/ticket combinations, and extended ticket support contributes to more effortless workflow. Customers gain versatility to organize print production based on scheduling and customer requirements. Users can define up to 10 customized print queues, and multiple jobs can be bundled and printed as one set.

Environmental Sustainability Remains a Strong Focus

Environmental sustainability has been a defining philosophy at Oce for more than 50 years, and the company remains committed to reducing ozone, dust and toner emissions and minimizing waste and to improving working conditions for operators. The Oce VarioPrint 6000 family is the most recent example of sustainable Oce products. With Oce Gemini Instant Duplex printing and efficient single-pass technology, paper, toner and energy are used more economically in Oce VarioPrint 6000 printers. The high level of productivity of the Oce VarioPrint 6250 system enables consolidation of installed devices and provides significant advantages, either as a standalone device or in groups of devices.

Compared to major installations of competitive cut-sheet duplex systems, the Oce VarioPrint 6250 system consumes up to 45 percent less energy to print than competitive cut-sheet systems, helping customers save thousands of dollars per year in energy costs. With Oce Gemini Instant Duplex technology, VarioPrint systems emit only a fraction of the ozone of comparable high-volume cut-sheet devices. The printers do not require a toner waste bottle, as they efficiently use all available toner, eliminating waste and its environmental impact. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Oce is deeply committed to products that meet the program's guidelines, and the next-generation Oce VarioPrint 6000 products are fully ENERGY STAR compliant with wattage actually 35 percent below ENERGY STAR requirements.

Enhancements Drive Greater Productivity and Usability

Known for its user-friendly operation, the Oce VarioPrint 6000 family now includes enhancements to drive productivity even further. A 60,000-sheet roll feeder boosts input capacity, while a third high-capacity stacker brings output capacity to a maximum of 22,000 sheets, further extending the platform's reputation for heavy duty production and long periods of unattended printing.

Operators and managers gain better queue management and real time production status via remote view through a PC or handheld device. Another example of improved usability is that the Oce VarioPrint 6000 family has adopted the award-winning Oce-developed OCEAN Interface with its intuitive information and system management. The highly intuitive operation is more accessible to operators of all skill levels.

The Oce VarioPrint 6000 family contains several features that comply with the requirements of Section 508 and make the equipment and digital technology easier to use and more accessible to people with disabilities. These features include components like screens and stackers that can accommodate different height requirements and devices that can automate certain physical tasks, such as emptying the stacker.

The next generation VarioPrint 6000 versions are expected to be available in November 2007.

About the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Family

For mid- to high-volume cut-sheet requirements, Oce VarioPrint 6000 single-pass systems produce monochrome duplex output with offset-class quality and near-perfect registration. With state-of-the-art paper handling options and simultaneous duplexing, Oce VarioPrint 6000 digital presses are affordable, comprehensive cut-sheet solutions for a wide range of documents. Powered by revolutionary Oce Gemini Instant Duplex technology, the Oce VarioPrint 6000 family positions graphic arts operations users for "beyond the ordinary" performance with new avenues of revenue and services. Corporate digital print centers can respond quickly and expand offerings for internal customers. Commercial print shops can produce more work in less time and add high-demand services like duplex tabs and rapid interposing. With decreasing costs, companies can achieve higher levels of profitability. The first in the series, the Oce VarioPrint 6250, recently received the PIA/GATF 2007 InterTech(TM) Technology Award. The InterTech Award joins a growing list of honors received by the breakthrough Oce VarioPrint 6250 since its introduction in 2006. These include the 2006 ON DEMAND Best of Show award, a coveted 2006 Graph Expo Must See 'em(R) designation and the European Digital Press 2007 Product of the Year.

About Oce

Oce N.V. is a leading 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 24,000 people, with 2006 annual revenues of approximately $4 billion, operates in approximately one hundred countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. 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; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were approximately $1.7 billion for fiscal 2006, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about

Oce, visit www.oceusa.com/. Outside the U.S., consult http://www.oce.com/.

"Oce VarioPrint", "Oce" and the Oce logo are registered trademarks of Oce-Technologies B.V. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

CONTACT: Carro Ford Weston of Oce, +1-859-737-2816, carrof@earthlink.net, GRAPH EXPO(R) Booth 655

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