Oce Installs First Oce Arizona 550 XT Printer in the U.S. at Thomas Reprographics in Dallas

Quickly followed by second Oce Arizona 550 XT printer installed at Thomas Reprographics' Austin location

TRUMBULL, Conn., Nov. 30, 2010 - Oce, an international leader in digital document management and large format printing solutions, today announced it installed the first Oce Arizona® 550 XT printer in the U.S. at Thomas Reprographics' facility in Dallas. This installation was quickly followed by a second Oce Arizona 550 XT printer placement at Thomas Reprographics' Austin, TX, location.

The Oce Arizona 550 XT printer is the next generation model in the award-winning Oce Arizona Series of UV flatbed printers. It uses UV curable inks and Oce VariaDot(TM) imaging technology to deliver near-photographic image quality for nearly any application. Designed as a true flatbed system, it can print on a wide variety of oversized rigid substrates up to 98.4 by 120 inches, and offers a flexible media printing option for roll-based media up to 86.6 inches wide. The Oce Arizona 550 XT printer features a Production print mode of up to 462 square feet per hour on rigid media without sacrificing any of the award-winning print quality for which the Oce Arizona Series is famous.

Trevor Hansen, Director of Product Marketing at Thomas Reprographics, cites quality improvement, ink cost savings, labor savings, and the ability to offer a wide range of output as key features of the Oce Arizona Series printers installed at various Thomas Reprographics' locations. In addition to the two new Oce Arizona 550 XT models, an Oce Arizona 250 GT printer is installed at the Phoenix location; an Oce Arizona 350 GT printer is at the Minneapolis facility; and another Oce Arizona 350 GT printer is in the Miami office. These are just a few of many Oce printers used by Thomas Reprographics to serve its customers in the AEC and display graphics industries.

"Because of the economy, traditional reprographic work for the architectural / engineering / construction (AEC) industries isn't growing right now," said Hansen. "As the economy turned south, the addition of the Oce Arizona printers to our line gave us the ability to offer a broader range of services. We're growing our display graphics business with our Oce Arizona Series printers."

Thomas Reprographics, Inc.

Thomas Reprographics, Inc. combines more than 55 years of experience in the visual communications, reprographics, and printing industries. No matter how large or small the project - from brochures and flyers to grand format signage and fleet graphics - Thomas Reprographics has the experience and technology to put its clients' vision on display. Thomas Reprographics is based in Richardson, TX, with more than 30 locations strategically located across the United States. For more information, visit Thomas Reprographics on the web at thomasrepro.com.

Oce Display Graphics Systems

Oce Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, large format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Oce solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format color. From extremely high-quality UV curable flatbed printers to outdoor-durable roll-based systems, Oce offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, service & support, and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow.

About Oce

Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce 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. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in The Netherlands Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in 2009 amounted to 2.6 billion euros. Oce is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam.

Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents over 37% of Oce's worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Oce North America visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S. consult www.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: stronger together

In 2010 Oce 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. Canon employs approximately 170,000 people worldwide. Global revenues in 2009 were $35 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.

SOURCE Oce North America


Kelli Ramirez,

Director of Communications of Oce Display Graphics Systems,

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