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.

Higher Productivity, Unsurpassed Service

"The Océ ColorStream 3900 model takes the speed of the Océ ColorStream series to a whole new level for high-volume print providers," said Kris Albee, Director, Product Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Océ North America, a Canon Group company. "Our customers not only get the speed and high quality they need, but also the industry leadership and unsurpassed service Océ delivers."

The Océ ColorStream 3900 model features two production modes. For print jobs with short production windows and tight cost constraints, the performance mode of the Océ ColorStream 3900 model operates at 417 feet per minute at 600 x 480 dpi resolution with multilevel dot modulation, producing excellent quality at top speed. For even higher quality requirements, the premium mode enables printing at 1200 dpi perceived image quality with 328 feet per minute or 1,428 letter- size images per minute.

"Transactional applications, direct mail documents or short-run books are often characterized by tight production windows and very high peak loads. This is where the Océ ColorStream 3900 model reveals its strengths and economic advantages," said Michael Poulin, Product Marketing Manager, Océ North America, a Canon Group company.

Print providers also benefit from the reliability, print quality and media range of the Océ ColorStream 3000 series. The high-speed Océ ColorStream 3900 model uses piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet printheads that allow very high speeds with a consistent perceived print quality of up to 1200 dpi using multilevel droplet modulation.

About the Océ ColorStream 3000 Series Inkjet Printing Systems

The Océ ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system was unveiled at Canon Expo in Tokyo in November 2010. The series was then expanded in May 2012 at drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany with the announcement of three additional models. The high-speed, high-quality, full-color inkjet printers simplify the transition from monochrome to full-color or even five or six colors. They offer productivity and flexibility for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, transpromo, direct mail, book and manual applications. Industry-leading reliability, print quality and media range are testaments to Océ DigiDot® multilevel dot modulation technology.

The Océ ColorStream 3000 series include the entry level Océ ColorStream 3200 system printing at 157 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 17", the Océ ColorStream 3500 system which prints at 246 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 21.25", the Océ ColorStream 3700 system at 328 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 21.25", and finally the high speed Océ ColorStream 3900 system which prints at 417 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 21.25". That translates to a range of 344 letter images per minute for a single unit to 1818 letter images per minute for a twin configuration – all at high-resolution, vivid full-color, and maximum monthly print volumes ranging from 10 million to 56 million letter images.

Enhanced usability and productivity is made possible by a combination of unique features:

  • HeadSafe technology helps prevent nozzle clogging and minimizes lengthy purging processes. The ability to transition between monochrome-only and full-color printing promotes higher uptime and productivity levels.
  • Using passive RFID technology, the Océ InkSafe® feature monitors both the proper placement of the ink containers in the press and the ink's shelf-life.
  • The ability to print at varying speeds during ramp-up acceleration and ramp-down deceleration and to fully stop and restart without blank pages, increases operational efficiency, decreases turn-around time, and greatly reduces paper waste.

The Océ ColorStream 3000 series inkjet printing systems provide a modular offering in various single and twin configurations from monochrome to full-color up to six color including MICR and spot colors. The production and media flexibility contribute to forward looking solutions that simplify the transition of applications and business models to more sophisticated documents with variable personalization and smarter communication in color.