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Océ to Showcase Mobile Printing Application for AEC Industry at Autodesk University 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV – November 27, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that it will showcase a mobile printing tool designed to meet the growing wide format technical document print needs of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals during Autodesk University 2012, November 27 – 29 in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees who visit the Canon U.S.A. booth (#328) will see first-hand Océ Publisher Mobile App for iPad® – a new mobile application that enables a user to print anywhere, anytime from an iPad device via a Wi-Fi connection to the user's network without installing print drivers.

"The AEC industry continues to adopt an increasingly mobile and collaborative approach to business and projects, and AEC firms are looking for the latest tools to support their on-the-go workforce," said Sal Sheikh, Vice President, Marketing, Océ Wide Format Printing division of Océ North America. "Combining advanced large format print systems with mobile print capabilities gives AEC companies the flexibility to print high quality, color and black & white engineering and design documents in the field, without disrupting their workflow. Now, users can have immediate access to the documents they need, when they need them."

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Océ Driving Productivity

Executive Summary

Intense competition. Demand for immediate results. The steady growth of digital media. The print industry is in a state of flux and has been for some time. But even as market consolidation continues and customers use ink on paper in concert with alternate channels like email and the Internet, print is an important medium that is here to stay. With increasing competition for printed pages, how do commercial print shops and in-plants compete, survive, or even thrive in the new world of print?

Clearly, print providers can no longer rely on the same old solutions to handle the rising tide of new expectations and requests for increasingly complex jobs. Personalization is becoming a requirement in more documents as business shifts from a market-centric to a customer- entric model. Integrated marketing components are finding their way into traditionally transactional documents. And customers are looking for instant turnaround on everything from quotes and proofs to production, reprints, and delivery. 

Efficiency and productivity have taken center stage as critical requirements for success, and modern print providers must look beyond traditional tools, services, and cost-cutting measures to ensure their place in the future.

Océ Quantifies the Benefits of Printing Wide Format Technical Documents In-House

TRUMBULL, CT – November 8, 2012 – The decision to outsource critical tasks or keep them in-house can have direct implications to a company's bottom line. An organization's wide format technical document printing is no exception. Below, Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, provides a simple cost analysis and outlines the benefits of printing wide format documents in-house.

Consider This: The True Costs of Outsourced Printing

To compare the true costs of outsourcing vs. printing wide format documents in-house, an organization must evaluate the costs associated with all types of prints it produces. This includes: black and white CAD (lines and text), color CAD (color lines and text), and 3D color CAD and more general large format business graphics.

Next, print sizes, quantity of documents printed per month, average cost per document and total cost per year for each type of print must be determined. As a point of comparison, national and regional print providers may charge walk-up customers without pre-negotiated rates the following amounts for a 24" x 36" document:

  • Black and white: $2.10- $4.50/document ($0.35/ft² - $0.75/ft²)
  • Black and white with color: $21.00 - $43.50/document ($3.50 ft² - $7.25/ft²)
  • Color: $21.00 -$43.50/document ($3.50 ft² - $7.25/ft²)
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Océ Business Services Shares Strategic Insights and Key Legal Industry Trends at Hildebrandt Institute’s 11th Annual COO & CFO Forum

New York, NY-- Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services, will be on hand to share insights, innovative approaches and important legal industry trends at the Hildebrandt Institute’s 11th Annual COO & CFO Forum. Océ plans to spotlight document management best practices, strategies and case history examples that can help law firms reduce costs, streamline operational efficiency and mitigate risk. Océ provides outsourced document management and electronic discovery services to 29 of the top 50 Am Law 200 firms.

In a survey report issued by Océ, executives from a variety of major industries, including legal, made a strong case for tapping the business benefits of records management. A very high number of survey respondents (71%) reported that records management has a moderate to strong impact on supporting their organization’s top business goals such as lowering costs and improving operational efficiency.

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New Océ Arizona 480 GT Printer Wins SGIA 2012 Product of the Year Award

Oct. 25, 2012 – Trumbull, CT –The Océ Arizona® 480 GT printer was given the Product of the Year Award in the Flatbed Rigid Substrate UV (<$200k MSRP) category, the sixth year in a row that a model of the Océ Arizona Series has been honored with this award since the product line began shipping in 2007. The award was presented at the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association's (SGIA) annual convention and exposition held October 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Product of the Year Awards compare output from competing devices using a common test file designed by SGIA. The prints are reviewed by a panel of judges, each with a background and expertise in digital printing and imaging. The judges look for color appeal, detail and tonality, and the output is also judged on how closely it matches the test print.

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The Futures of Real Time Embedded Systems in High Volume Printing

Embedded system developers face many and sometimes conflicting challenges. To increase efficiency and drive down hardware cost, they must aim for ever higher levels of system integration. But to keep applications manageable and scaleable, they need solutions that are as general and modular as possible. At the same time, embedded system complexity rises, quality standards go up and development time needs to decrease.

With such opposing forces, how can the development of embedded systems still remain successful, maintainable and reliable?

This white paper gives an overview of how embedded system engineers can cope with these issues, now and in the future. It does so by showing what successful strategies we have developed in the past few years. Taking the development of the fastest duplex cut sheet printer in the world as a case example, we outline four elements of successful embedded software design:

  • Model driven development as the leading method for designing and building real-time systems.
  • A standard real-time embedded software architecture.
  • Reuse of software as a “company philosophy”.
  • Systematic approach to quality control. 

Oce Arizona 480 UV Flatbed Printers Offer Expanded Application Versatility

Trumbull, CT, Oct. 16, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced the new Océ Arizona® 480 GT and Océ Arizona 480 XT printers that feature remarkable application versatility and improved productivity while maintaining the uncompromising quality favored by Océ Arizona Series customers. The Océ Arizona 480 GT printer will make its worldwide debut in Océ booth #435 at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) annual exhibition taking place from October 18-20, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Production efficiencies, application versatility are keys to growth

In a recent SGIA survey1, the Graphics & Sign Community was polled to determine paths for business growth. The survey found that "in an effort to grow, even in an uncertain economy, sign and graphics companies are focusing on production efficiencies." In addition, application versatility is seen as a key element to industry expansion. The report summary continues, "the most common method for graphics and sign companies to achieve projected growth is through market expansion, either within existing markets, or by developing new markets." The new Océ Arizona 480 Series printers include features designed to increase throughput and broaden the range of applications that can be offered by print service providers.

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Océ Showcases Game-Changing Project Velocity at SGIA Expo 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 18, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that it will showcase the North American debut of its first fully integrated and automated large format printing system based on Memjet technology at the SGIA Expo 2012. Project Velocity is a product concept that combines Océ’s leading expertise in productive printing and workflow for large format environments with Memjet’s high-speed digital color printing technology. The SGIA Expo 2012 will convene in Las Vegas, NV, October 18-20.

Project Velocity is a revolutionary high speed production system for both color and monochrome applications including:

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New Océ JetStream 5500 Mono Inkjet Press Offers Maximum Productivity

Trumbull, CT – October 7, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the new Océ JetStream® 5500 mono printing system, further extending the Océ continuous feed inkjet portfolio. The Océ JetStream 5500 mono is the fastest printer of the Océ JetStream Wide mono series, giving the print provider new economies of scale and increased productivity.

Higher Productivity

The Océ JetStream 5500 mono inkjet printing system is an 833 feet-per-minute monochrome production printer with a 30" wide paper transport. It produces 5,450 letter images per minute at a resolution of 600 x 480 dpi with multilevel imaging technology representing the ultimate in productivity and print quality. This makes the Océ JetStream 5500 mono inkjet press the ideal solution for book, manual, newspaper and transaction printing. For example, trade books in the 6" x 9" format can be printed 4-up, allowing for maximum productivity. This reduces the cost per book produced and strongly drives the economies of scale in favor of the print provider.

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Océ ColorStream 3900 U.S. Premiere at Graph Expo

Chicago, IL – October 7, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that the new Océ ColorStream® 3900 digital full-color inkjet printing system will be showcased at Graph Expo. Show attendees can see it in action in Canon booth 400 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, October 7 - 10.

One of the newest members of the Océ ColorStream 3000 series, the Océ ColorStream 3900 system is also the fastest model in the series offering a process speed of 417 feet per minute. That translates to 909 letter-size images per minute for a single unit or 1,818 letter-size impressions per minute in a twin configuration. Monthly volumes of up to 59 million letter-size images can be achieved.

During Graph Expo, attendees will see the speed of the printing system in action. Applications being printed at the show range from a full-color, full-bleed comic book, a Toulouse-Lautrec poster art book, a Yellowstone National Park guide book and National Parks wall calendar, as well as children's books and direct mail. Samples of all the applications will be available in Canon booth 400.

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