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Booklet Making on the Océ VarioPrint 2100/2110 Titanium

Booklet making is an attractive value-added service that can help improve customer satisfaction in professional printrooms and commercial printshops. The production process, however, has often been too slow and cumbersome to be truly useful. The Océ VarioPrint 2100/2110 Titanium makes it easier to make various booklets on standard paper sizes, as well as custom-size and personalised booklets.
This white paper is part of a set of white papers that explain Océ technologies and applications.

This white paper is part of a set of white papers that explain Océ technologies and applications. 

1 User Environments

The Océ VarioPrint 2100/2110 Titanium is intended for use in mid production professional corporate printrooms and commercial printshops.

A corporate printroom is a specialised department, equipped and staffed to reproduce, print, finish and distribute documents for an entire organisation (corporate, government, educational). Customers of the corporate printroom are employees of the organisation.

A commercial printshop is a small printer that provides quick turnaround and shortrun work for its customers (quick printers, therefore, are sometimes referred to as instant printers). Unlike larger commercial printers (large offset printers, etc.), quick printers are identified by their speedy service, rather than their ability to manufacture large offset-like quantities of printed material. Patrons of a commercial printshop are private, small office home office (SOHO) and commercial customers.  

Part 1: Océ Outlines the Four Main Considerations When Selecting a Large Format Printer

 TRUMBULL, CT – May 10, 2012 – The decision to purchase a large format printer may seem straightforward, but it is actually more complex than it appears. There is no such thing as one-size-fits all and your unique requirements will help determine your decision.

In Part 1 of this two part series, Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, will help you understand the first four considerations that are critical to making an informed decision when purchasing a large format printer.

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Océ Business Services Helps Forbes 2000 Companies Succeed Through Managed Business Process Services

 NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 9, 2012) – Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services, today announced that the company provides document process management services to Forbes Global 2000 companies including three of the top five companies, which span the oil & gas, banking and conglomerate sectors.

Océ also provides services to 12 of the top 50 and other Forbes 2000 companies in major industries including healthcare, insurance, technology and telecommunications. Of the Forbes 2000 companies that are Océ clients, 64 percent rely on Océ for two or more services.

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Océ and Canon Fulfill Growing Mobile Workforce Needs for Cloud-based Scan, Forms Access and Print Solutions

 TRUMBULL, CONN. May 8, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, now offers a robust portfolio of web, cloud-based and mobile print solutions that enable users to scan, view and print documents via the cloud, access forms stored on a web server and print from mobile devices.

"Corporations are faced with increasing requirements to support the consumerization of IT within their workplace as more workers use their own mobile devices at work to access and collaborate on documents," said John Reilly, President, Océ North America, Document Printing Systems. "The challenge of how to provide easy-to-use, productive and secure solutions, including the ability to print from mobile devices, can be daunting. Océ offers a variety of Canon solutions to meet these challenges and user needs."

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With the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 Series, Océ Expands Lineup of Canon MFPs

 TRUMBULL, CONN. May 7, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the Document Printing Systems division of Océ North America has begun selling the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 Series of monochrome, multifunctional office devices. Ideal for small to mid-sized workgroups, these new models feature convenient document distribution, impressive speeds, exceptional performance and an improved user interface for more intuitive operation.

As the latest edition to the imageRUNNER ADVANCE product line, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051/4045/4035/4025 models feature faster black & white output and color scan speeds, as well as the ability to accept a greater range of media than their predecessors. For greater productivity, the devices deliver printing speeds up to 51 pages-per-minute (ppm), 45 ppm, 35 ppm and 25 ppm, respectively. In addition, the devices all feature a 100-sheet capacity auto-duplex document feeder to easily convert paper documents to digital files.

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Océ Deploys Virtual Tap Technology to Achieve Optimal Data Protection Throughout Europe

The Challenge

Consolidation of data protection – elimination of individual dataprotection solutions in a heterogeneous system environment with BS2000 and MVS systems plus several hundred servers in the open system area Management of enormous growth in volume – deployment highperformance, easily scalable solution to support centralization of data protection for European locations

The Solution

Océ enables its customers to deal effectively with information, and of
course the company consistently uses innovative technology to build on
its own competitive advantages. The most recent example involved
deployment of a seamless solution for central data protection based on
virtual tape technology from Fujitsu. The modular solution features the
CentricStor Virtual Tape Appliance and NetWorker backup software
from Fujitsu, which Océ Printing Systems has used to make data protection
service more economical and more reliable for all of its European locations
while boosting performance at the same time. Since Océ operates a
heterogeneous environment with over 300 systems, the company now
especially benefits from the unique capability of CentricStor for crossplatform consolidation of tape processing.

The Project

Océ uses a high-performance IT infrastructure to maintain workflow
efficiency. For example, several BS2000 and MVS systems control the
company’s automated production lines, development activities and
testing. In addition, more than 300 servers in an open-systems area
handle SAP® applications and Oracle® databases as well as e-mail and
CAD programs. Up to now, Océ has been using island solutions for
data protection. These included outmoded tape virtualization for
mainframes and NetWorker backup for open systems, both of which
were directly linked with tape libraries using older tape technology.
Since the performance of the solution in the mainframe environment
was unsatisfactory, the customer decided to introduce the CentricStor
Virtual Tape Appliance. “CentricStor is the only solution that permits
cross-platform consolidation of tape processing,” says Sebastian
Hohentanner, Group Head SAP Base/Data Center Services with Océ
Printing systems. This was a benefit that paid off quickly since the
company decided to centralize the data centers of the European Océ
locations in early 2005.

Océ and Its Reuse and Recycling Practices

Introduction

This year Océ was nominated for 2 awards in the British prize for Green IT, one of which was for reuse:

“Reuse creates a constant stream of parts and units. The ability to reuse materials is an integral part of the Océ sustainability strategy. Not only does reuse save precious resources, it also minimizes landfill waste. Océ products are typically built for long, intensive use under difficult circumstances. Designers at Océ develop products with a total life cycle in mind. When a lease period for a machine (often between three to five years) comes to a close, a machine does not end up on the scrapheap, but is rejuvenated ready for reuse. Parts and modules are designed that are not type-specific and can be used in a broad range of different printing systems. These components are suitable for reuse as service parts and in new machines. Complete machines can also be refurbished and returned to market.”

Océ Press Release, 16 March 2010

Océ went on win the Editor’s Choice in the Green IT awards:

“Brian Wall, Editor of Green IT magazine, commended Océ for its sustainability ethos, which he pointed out had been running within the company long before the environment had become such a hot topic in the world. At the awards ceremony, he said: ‘Océ is a company that builds in sustainability and its staff apply that to how they deliver solutions to their customers. Océ deserves recognition and, in this case, the accolade of ‘Editor’s Choice’."

Océ Press Release, 26 April 2010

Océ Business Services Free Webinar to Help Companies More Efficiently, Cost-Effectively Manage Electronic Discovery

New York, N.Y. (May 3, 2012) – Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services, will present a webinar designed to help organizations better understand the electronic discovery (eDiscovery) process, including a look at how the procurement function can play an important role in cost-effectively sourcing eDiscovery services.

The webinar, hosted by the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), is tailored for SIG members including sourcing and outsourcing professionals, advisory firms and executives interested in optimizing the benefits of outsourcing. SIG is a membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies for over 20 years.

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Wide-Format: A Bright Spot in Print

By Lynn Nannariello, assistant managing editor, and Joe Tischner, wide format test specialist, May 1, 2012

When BLI recently spoke to representatives from two major wide-format manufacturers—HP and Océ—about the state of the wide-format market, we found that, contrary to recent reports, not all news in the print industry is bad.

According to Sal Sheikh, vice president of marketing for Océ North America’s wide-format printing systems division, Océ’s wide-format devices cover two applications environments—technical documents and display graphics—both of which have seen significant growth. He attributed the company’s growth in the technical document sector to Xerox’s exit from the wide-format technical document market. After Xerox left the market in 2011, Océ expanded its distribution by establishing relationships with resellers who previously sold Xerox products and with Xerox customers. In the display graphics market, growth came from sales of the Océ Arizona product line, a portfolio that continued to expand in 2011.

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Océ Business Services brings Electronic Discovery Onsite with its dataDeliver eDiscovery Processing Service

 New York, N.Y. (April 30, 2012) – Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services and electronic discovery (eDiscovery), today announced that one of the nation's largest law firms has signed a three-year agreement for Océ Business Services to implement its dataDeliver™ onsite eDiscovery processing service. The new service provides legal organizations with an electronic discovery solution deployed onsite as a managed service, helping to improve efficiency and client service while lowering costs and reducing risk.

An early pioneer in eDiscovery services and technology, Océ continues to leverage its proven technology and processes by providing outsourced document management and electronic discovery services to 20 of the top 50 Am Law 200 firms.

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