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While able to print black-and-white projects at speeds to 1,350 ppm, enhanced speed Oce VarioStreamÂ® 9000 version features single-pass duplexing and offers migration path to color. Graphic Arts Plus mode is available at regular speeds for optimal graphic quality. Included Oce PRISMA(TM) workflow software furthers capabilities of this continuous-fed digital press by offering pre-press, document design, interoperability, and job management functionality.
Original Press Release:
Enhanced Speed Oce VarioStream® 9000 Printer 60 Percent Faster
High performance version ideal for high-volume black and white applications
BOSTON, April 17 -- Oce (NASDAQ:OCENY), a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces the introduction of a new high performance member of the Oce VarioStream(R) 9000 family. The new enhanced speed Oce VarioStream 9000 version can print black- only pages at 1,350 per minute -- 60 percent faster than the existing version.
"Oce recognizes the market need for high speed and high quality within tight print windows. Customers have traditionally had to compromise and decide on speed or quality. Now with the enhanced speed Oce VarioStream 9000 offering, they can have both. With this speed enhancement, customers can drive even more value from their investment in the highly flexible Oce VarioStream 9000 platform," said Joyce Virnich, Vice President of Marketing, Oce North America Commercial Printing Division.
The new version maintains the remarkable versatility of the Oce VarioStream 9000 platform. In addition to black-only pages at 1350 prints per minute, the system will print 2/2 and 3/3 output at their current speeds. The Graphic Arts Plus mode is also available at regular speeds for increased graphic quality. As a result, Oce offers more choices for service bureaus, print service providers and in-house print rooms for transaction, transpromo, graphic arts, direct mail and other applications. Customers benefit from the unique Oce Job Appropriate Color(TM) strategy to achieve the best balance of color and speed. Oce PRISMA(TM) workflow software complements the Oce VarioStream 9000 platform with capabilities for pre-press, document design, interoperability, job management and more.
"Reliability, productivity and keeping costs down are major strengths for Oce. Productivity of the equipment is outstanding, so for a cost structure, client can increase their profit margins," said Karl Rudisill, Director of Digital Production of BERTL(R).
Installed customers can upgrade to this high-speed version, in keeping with the Oce commitment to investment protection.
About the Oce VarioStream 9000 Series
The Oce VarioStream 9000 line features single pass duplexing, a migration path to color, and in its Graphic Arts Plus configuration, delivers superior print quality for publishing applications. The versatile continuous-fed digital press series lets customers start by investing in a basic solution and gradually expanding it as their requirements evolve. The printing systems can be combined with a variety of pre- and post-processing modules and their UP3I(TM) capability integrates them perfectly into highly automated production lines. With their ability to handle such a wide range of applications, the Oce VarioStream 9000 systems are equally at home in commercial and in corporate printing environments -- at graphic arts companies and print service providers as well as in banks, insurance companies and public administration.
The Oce VarioStream 9000 series can be equipped with Oce CustomTone(R) technology, providing a wide range of ready-made and mixed-to-order custom colors. This efficient custom color solution is ideal for applications that have to match corporate identity guidelines or include a particular spot color. Another added-value feature of the Oce VarioStream 9000 series is GraphicArtsplus(TM) dot modulation, a special imaging technique which delivers brilliantly sharp reproduction for black and white images by varying the luminescence of each LED -- over 11,000 in all -- in the image generator. The outcome: images can be printed with much more photorealism. Printers can be upgraded on-site with functions such as Oce CustomTone technology giving customers utmost security for their investment and maximum flexibility.
Oce N.V. (NASDAQ:OCENY) 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 www.oce.com/ .
"Oce Job Appropriate Color", and "Oce PRISMA" are trademarks of Oce- Technologies B.V. "Oce VarioStream", "Oce CustomTone", "Oce" and the Oce logo are registered trademarks of Oce-Technologies B.V. "BERTL" is a registered trademark of MCA Internet, LLC UP3I is a trademark of UP3I Ltd. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.
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