Océ Debuts New Milestone in Monochrome Inkjet Performance with Océ JetStream Models Focusing on the Book Market

TRUMBULL, CONN. March 9, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the further expansion of its successful inkjet-based Océ JetStream® family with the launch of a new series of 30" monochrome inkjet printers optimized to offer the highest productivity. With a footprint of only 290 square feet, these new systems are the most compact systems in their class*, fitting into almost all existing production plants.

Most Productive** 30" inkjet Printer in its Class

Customers can choose from three models, each with different speed ratings:

  • Océ JetStream 2300 mono: 328 feet per minute (2,147 letter-size images per minute)
  • Océ JetStream 3300 mono: 492 feet per minute (3,221 letter-size images per minute)
  • Océ JetStream 4300 mono: 656 feet per minute (4,295 letter-size images per minute)

All three models combine 30" paper width and 29.5" print width with heavy-duty offset reliability and are available with Océ pigment ink. The Océ JetStream 4300 mono model is the most productive 30" inkjet printer in its class, running at up to 656 feet per minute (4,295 letter-size images per minute).

Environmental Considerations

These new high-speed monochrome Océ JetStream wide series models – as all other members of the Océ JetStream family – are based on core technologies such as the Océ SRA® MP controller architecture and the field-proven Océ DigiDot® inkjet technology. The Océ JetStream 4300 mono model exhibits the lowest energy consumption per million pages printed in its class. Moreover, the Océ JetStream 4300 mono model generates only a relatively small amount of blank paper at stop/starts even at high speed and 30" paper width.

Vivid Print Quality

The monochrome models of the Océ JetStream wide series include Océ's multilevel mode, which produces highly dynamic and crisp images. Furthermore, Océ JetStream systems operate with very small user-settable droplet sizes offering great flexibility in the choice of media. Low ink usage avoids paper curling and wrinkling, allowing immediate and effortless post processing. Moreover, low ink usage also contributes to lower TCOs.

*Class is defined as inkjet production printing equipment with a 25" to 30" maximum web width. ** Productivity determined by maximum print width and speed rating.

Perfect Fit for Book Printing

The new Océ JetStream mono products offer an excellent proposition, particularly in the fast growing digital book printing market. The standard configuration will be roll-to-roll for further off-line finishing. In addition, the new series offers tight web interfaces for in-line book and newspaper post-processing systems.

"Océ is recognized as a leader in the short-run book market," said Kris Albee, Director, Product Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Océ North America. "Our goal with the introduction of these monochrome models of the Océ JetStream wide series and the breadth of Océ's workflow is to allow us to continue giving book printers the systems and support to help them grow and expand their businesses into the future."

Bookmasters, a book manufacturer based in Ashland, Ohio, is a perfect example of that ongoing support and flexibility. "Several years ago, we purchased an Océ DemandStream® device, and the team of Océ support staff in our area was extraordinary," said Raymond Sevin, president, manufacturing services, at Bookmasters. "That was a huge factor in deciding to purchase the Océ JetStream 1000 inkjet solution. More than that, Océ had developed a book module software package with their Océ PRISMA® software front end that could meet all of our current needs yet was expandable and compatible with additional machines that might come down the line later."


The new Océ JetStream series can be ordered immediately. Delivery time is typically 4-6 months after ordering. First installs are expected Q2/2012.