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Océ JetStream Printer Gives Bookmasters More Options for Color in Printed Books


Full color digital inkjet printing brings short-run publishing to wider audience

TRUMBULL, CONN. - Oce, a Canon Group company and international leader in digital document management, today announced that book manufacturer Bookmasters is now able to give their customers affordable color quality in short runs of printed books with the Océ JetStream 1000 production printer.

"We can provide more options for paperback and case-bound, print-on-demand jobs for clients who need affordable short print runs. This strengthens our customer relationships and gives us a competitive product to help us stand out in the market," said Bookmasters' Manufacturing Services President, Ray Sevin.

Color Flexibility by the Page, Not by Book

With full-color inkjet digital printing, Bookmasters no longer has to print an entire book in color just to accommodate a few full-color pages. The Océ JetStream capabilities allow them to drop in a full-color page anywhere in a book with industry leading prices. Bookmasters pairs the Océ JetStream 1000 digital inkjet system with an inline Lasermax slitter/cutter and Mueller-Martini Sigma finishing system for a true end-to-end solution.

"The quality of the Océ JetStream digital printer rivals toner-based and offset printing, but is more affordable for short runs and POD. The lower cost per impression and the speed of the Océ JetStream 1000 system make it a superior option for our print-on-demand customers," said Sevin.

Publishing at the Tipping Point

Bookmasters' inkjet solution brings the tipping point of digital vs. offset to the 2,000-4,000 unit range, making digital output a viable alternative for a wider audience of trade and science/technical/medical publishers.

"Leading book manufacturers like Bookmasters are taking full advantage of inkjet technologies to serve their clients in new ways. As digital continues to transform the book publishing industry, Océ is taking a leadership role in helping companies in this market find the best ways to bring more value to their customers," said Francis McMahon, Vice President of Marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems.

The popularity of print-on-demand and short-run digital printing in the book market is rising because publishers can:

o Minimize return

o Reduce inventory financing, obsolescence, and storage costs

o Save on freight and handling

o Get books to market faster

o Lower unit printing costs

About Bookmasters

Based in Ashland, Ohio, Bookmasters is the largest integrated provider of editorial and design, eBook conversion, printing, printed book and eBook distribution, and marketing services for publishers and authors. The organization has remained a publishing industry leader for more than 40 years. Bookmasters offers toner-based digital, web, and sheet-fed offset printing options. Binding capabilities include perfect binding, case binding, smyth sewing, saddle stitch, double wire-o, comb, plastic coil, Lay-Flat, and trim-four/drill-three for loose leaf.

About Oce

Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high- speed digital production printers, and wide- format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in financial 2010 amounted to approximately Euros2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information, visit http://www.oceproductionprinting.com/.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents 34 % of Océ's worldwide revenues, and employment is over 8,000. For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult global.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010, Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures, and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than U.S. $45 billion. For more information, visit www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010 and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting http://www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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