Oce Debuts New Milestone in Monochrome Inkjet Performance with Oce JetStream Models Focusing on the Book Market

Small size - big performance

TRUMBULL, Conn., March 9, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the further expansion of its successful inkjet-based Oce JetStream® family with the launch of a new series of 30" monochrome inkjet printers optimized to offer the highest productivity. With a footprint of only 290 square feet, these new systems are the most compact systems in their class*, fitting into almost all existing production plants.

 

Most Productive**30" inkjet printer in its class
Customers can choose from three models, each with different speed ratings:
           Oce JetStream 2300 mono: 328 feet per minute (2,147 letter-size images per minute)
           Oce JetStream 3300 mono: 492 feet per minute (3,221 letter-size images per minute)
           Oce JetStream 4300 mono: 656 feet per minute (4,295 letter-size images per minute)

All three models combine 30" paper width and 29.5" print width with heavy-duty offset reliability and are available with Oce pigment ink. The Oce JetStream 4300 mono model is the most productive 30" inkjet printer in its class, running at up to 656 feet per minute (4,295 letter-size images per minute).

Environmental considerations
These new high-speed monochrome Oce JetStream wide series models – as all other members of the Oce JetStream family – are based on core technologies such as the Oce SRA® MP controller architecture and the field-proven Oce DigiDot® inkjet technology. The Oce JetStream 4300 mono model exhibits the lowest energy consumption per million pages printed in its class. Moreover, the Oce JetStream 4300 mono model generates only a relatively small amount of blank paper at stop/starts even at high speed and 30" paper width.

Vivid print quality
The monochrome models of the Oce JetStream wide series include Oce's multilevel mode, which produces highly dynamic and crisp images. Furthermore, Oce JetStream systems operate with very small user-settable droplet sizes offering great flexibility in the choice of media. Low ink usage avoids paper curling and wrinkling, allowing immediate and effortless post processing. Moreover, low ink usage also contributes to lower TCOs.

*Class is defined as inkjet production printing equipment with a 25" to 30" maximum web width.
** Productivity determined by maximum print width and speed rating.

Perfect fit for book printing
The new Oce JetStream mono products offer an excellent proposition, particularly in the fast growing digital book printing market. The standard configuration will be roll-to-roll for further off-line finishing. In addition, the new series offers tight web interfaces for in-line book and newspaper post-processing systems.

"Oce is recognized as a leader in the short-run book market," said Kris Albee, Director, Product Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America. "Our goal with the introduction of these monochrome models of the Oce JetStream wide series and the breadth of Oce's workflow is to allow us to continue giving book printers the systems and support to help them grow and expand their businesses into the future."

Bookmasters, a book manufacturer based in Ashland, Ohio, is a perfect example of that ongoing support and flexibility. "Several years ago, we purchased an Oce DemandStream® device, and the team of Oce support staff in our area was extraordinary," said Raymond Sevin, president, manufacturing services, at Bookmasters. "That was a huge factor in deciding to purchase the Oce JetStream 1000 inkjet solution. More than that, Oce had developed a book module software package with their Oce PRISMA® software front end that could meet all of our current needs yet was expandable and compatible with additional machines that might come down the line later."

Availability
The new Oce JetStream series can be ordered immediately. Delivery time is typically 4–6 months after ordering. First installs are expected Q2/2012.

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 Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  For more information visit 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. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totaled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at 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 www.usa.canon.com/rss.

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Oce North America




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