New productivity heights with Oce JetStream 4300 system

Ideal solution for book, magazine, newspaper and transaction full-color inkjet printing at 656 feet per minute

TRUMBULL, Conn., June 7, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, announces the new Oce JetStream® 4300 printing system, further extending the Oce continuous feed inkjet portfolio. The Oce JetStream 4300 press is the high-speed workhorse of the Oce JetStream Wide series, giving the print provider new economies of scale and helping improve profitability.

 

Higher productivity

The new Oce JetStream 4300 inkjet press is a 656 fpm full-color production press with a 30" wide paper transport and therefore is an ideal solution for book, magazine, newspaper and transaction printing. Trade books, for example in the 6" x 9" format, can be printed 4-up, producing up to 1800 256-page books per hour. This range of productivity drives down the cost per book or newspaper produced, thereby helping increase the economies of scale in favor of the print provider.

Based on field-proven Oce technologies

With the experience gained from over 300 inkjet presses ordered and installed in the market, Oce continually improves its technology to ensure maximum productivity. In addition, the company aims at reducing the time required for maintenance due to the ingenious simplification of several mechanical processes. For example, the automated head cleaning unit with fewer moving components is just one of the several improvements that increases stability and promotes higher productivity.

Industry-proven Oce DigiDot® inkjet technology generates continuous high quality printing with 1200 dpi perceived image quality at top speed with either dye or pigment-based ink.

"The Oce JetStream 4300 press opens up a whole new range of business opportunities," said Scott Robertz, Oce product marketing manager, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America. "Never before has it been so attractive for book printers to move short and medium run lengths from offset to digital production.  This press also introduces the opportunity to digitally print broadsheet newspapers in small runs for localized production."

New opportunities also extend to direct mail, commercial applications, and transactional applications according to Kris Albee, Oce product marketing director. "Commercial applications and direct mail print service providers can more effectively meet the challenge of tight production windows and also improve time to market delivery." 

Driving performance at maximum speed

Oce PRISMAproduction® Software Suite, a leading output management system solution for digital web-fed production presses, coupled with the unrivaled performance of the Oce SRA® MP controller, drives full-color variable data at an uninterrupted production speed of 656 fpm on a 30" wide web. Oce, a charter member of the AFP Color Consortium, supports the most recent AFP IS/3 standards. The SRA MP controller, processing the IPDS datastream, drives the press at full speed with correct and consistent color reproduction for transactional and direct mail applications.

A compelling feature for the book and newspaper printing industry is the support of the native PDF (Adobe® PDF Print Engine 2.5) format that is ripped directly on the press controller, eliminating the costly and time-consuming intermediate process. Finally, the PCL 6 datastream is also supported by the Oce SRA MP controller.

First implementations are taking place

The strategic alliance between Oce and manroland web systems has already led to the initiation of several projects, one of these being the implementation of two Oce JetStream 4300 presses at Rivet Presse Edition in France for the production of national and regional newspapers. The manroland® newspaper folder and finishing device will be integrated in line with the Oce JetStream 4300 press and can produce up to 40,000 newspapers in variable formats in five hours.

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 presses 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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