Océ CS9050 Eco-solvent printer delivers exceptional value

Venlo, The Netherlands, 1 April 2008 — The new Océ CS9050 is an affordable Eco-solvent printer for creating indoor and outdoor graphics. The Océ CS9050 is targeted at entrants into the outdoor digital printing field; commercial shops that want to start offering outdoor applications; and corporate customers that want to bring graphics production in-house.
Basic printer, great value
The Océ CS9050 is a basic, affordable, 137-cm (54-inch) wide Eco-solvent printer that delivers high quality prints at production speeds. For shops considering entering the outdoor digital printing marketplace, the easy-to-use Océ CS9050 makes the transition simple. Commercial printers that want to begin offering outdoor-durable prints don’t have to sacrifice quality or production print speeds with the Océ CS9050. Corporate customers that want to save money by bringing display graphics printing inhouse, will also benefit from the Océ CS9050. It is an environmentally safe and easy-to-use system that offers indoor and outdoor versatility for all customers.

The Océ CS9050 combines value with ease-of-use. It is ideal for short run print jobs and can be used in light production environments where high quality output and outdoor durability are required. Sample applications include point-of-purchase displays, vehicle graphics, transit advertising, exhibit graphics, banners, museum graphics, wayfinding and window displays.

Advanced print technologies
The Océ CS9050 offers superior ink economy and print quality through the use of four-color inks and Océ CS9000 VariaDot™ imaging technology and WAVE Stitching print modes.

Océ CS9000 VariaDot imaging technology
Océ CS9000 VariaDot imaging technology produces dots with variable drop sizes to deliver finer details, smoother gradients and sharper images. The use of Océ CS9000 VariaDot imaging technology results in significantly lower ink usage of the Océ CS9050 when compared to the ink usage of six color printers using fixed dot inkjet technology; 25 to 35 percent less ink is used.

WAVE Stitching
WAVE Stitching was first introduced in the Océ CS9000 Series; it prints in ‘waves’ instead of straight bands resulting in higher print quality, improved productivity and increased media versatility. In the Océ CS9050, WAVE Stitching is available in all print modes. With WAVE Stitching, the Océ CS9050 can produce prints with consistent quality in Production print modes, even when more demanding media are used. The level of banding in Production print modes is greatly reduced to less than that of many solvent printers in High Quality mode.

Production speeds & high quality output
The Océ CS9050 delivers unmatched productivity compared to other printers in its price segment. Print speeds of up to 14 square meters (151 square feet) per hour are achieveable.
Multiple print modes, including 1440 x 1440 dpi, 1440 x 720 dpi, 720 x 720 dpi and 540 x 720 dpi are available.

Environmentally safe Ecosolvent system
Eco-solvent inks offer customers the outdoor benefits of solvent inks, while making use possible in a regular office or small print shop environment. There are no hidden costs for an optional air purification or ventilation system. Coated and uncoated media can be used for indoor and short- to mid-term outdoor applications. The Eco-solvent inks used in the Océ CS9050 offer an outdoor durability of up to three years, without lamination.

Océ provides a complete assortment of roll-based media including self-adhesive vinyl, banner and textiles, as well as various indoor and outdoor papers and a range of specialty products. Information on media compatibility for the Océ CS9050 is presented in the Océ Media Guide. ICC profiles for the complete Océ CS9050 media assortment are provided with the optional ONYX® Graphics Workflow Software Océ Edition.

Easy-to-use and reliable
The Océ CS9050 offers outdoor printing with the ease of use of an aqueous indoor printer. The operator maintenance of the printer is limited to only five minutes per week. For complete peace-of-mind, Océ offers several Service Contract options for the Océ CS9050. Contracts can be tuned to an individual customer needs. Océ Service & Support ensures the highest printer uptime enabling our customers to achieve their business goals. For more information, consult the “Océ Service & Support for DGS printers” brochure.

Optional items
Media Handling
Available as an option is a take-up and tensioning system that can handle media rolls up to 30 kg (66 lbs).

ONYX Workflow Software
ONYX Workflow Software is available as an option to drive the Océ CS9050 printer. For shops with only one printer, ONYX® RipCenter™ V7.1 CS9000 Océ Edition software is offered. With ONYX RipCenter CS9000 Océ Edition,
users get the simplicity of click-and-print operation. Default color calibration and ICC profiles – optimized for the Océ CS9050 and select media combinations – provide consistent, accurate color “out of the box.” ONYX RipCenter CS9000 Océ Edition can be easily upgraded to ONYX PosterShop® Océ Edition or ONYX ProductionHouse™ Océ Edition to grow with your business.

The Océ CS9050 is expected to be available for customer shipment worldwide in the second quarter of 2008.
For further information, please contact:
Nick Gale
Manager Media Relations
Tel. +31 77 359 5628
e-mail nick.gale@oce.com
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