Océ Expands Media Line for Solvent-Based Inkjet Printers

March 26, 2008 – Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced a major expansion of the Océ Imaging Supplies solvent inkjet media portfolio with the addition of thirteen new products. The new solvent portfolio provides upgrades to the Océ solvent specialty Photo Paper, Backlit Film and Fabric lines, as well as new competitively priced Scrim Banner and Adhesive Backed Vinyl products. The new solvent media line will be on display in Océ booth #436 at the International Sign Expo in Orlando FL, March 27-29, 2008.

Photo Paper
Premium Photo Satin Paper (PHOTOSAT) – This new product has a bright white, solvent-compatible inkjet receiver coating with a smooth surface. It is designed to produce photo-quality images with improved color gradients and image uniformity when using solvent inks. Océ PHOTOSAT is a superior choice for high-resolution photographic indoor applications intended for up-close viewing. It is compatible with most solvent inkjet printers and inks and produces a vibrant luster image when printed on the Océ Arizona® 250 GT with UV curable inks. Océ PHOTOSAT is available in 36-, 54-, and 60-inch wide rolls by 150-foot lengths.

Economy Gloss Paper (PHOTOECO) – This medium is an economic alternative to glossy paper. With a uniform, treated gloss surface and a hefty 190 grams per square meter (gsm) basis weight, Océ PHOTOECO "photorealistic" paper will outperform the printed image quality of most uncoated competitive papers. It is designed for signage and display applications where an economic paper product is desired, but high performance is still essential. Océ PHOTOECO is available in 54- and 63-inch wide rolls by 165-foot lengths.

Backlit Film
Quick Dry Matte Backlit Film (QDBLF) – This polyester-based film dries fast, enabling users to take advantage of their printers’ automated take up systems for high production print jobs while still providing the maximum image density required for a backlit application. With Océ QDBLF, substantial ink savings can be realized because high image density is possible in one-pass printing instead of two or more passes required for some competitive films. Océ QDBLF is available in widths of 36-, 54-, and 60-inch wide rolls by 150-foot lengths.

Universal Banner Fabric (UBF6) – This 6 mil polyester banner fabric media is ideal for soft signage applications where heavy ink loads are required. It is an excellent choice for event signage, trade show graphics and decorative applications. The initial offering is available in 36- and 50-inch widths by 50-foot lengths.

Scrim Banner
All scrim products are non-fraying and include a uniform weave. These new portfolio items are all competitively priced, ranging from 19 to 55 cents per square foot based on suggested retail pricing.

Scrim Banner 10 oz. Gloss (SCRIM10G) and Scrim Banner 10 oz. Matte (SCRIM10M) – These two offerings feature extremely smooth printing surfaces for superior image quality. These versatile scrim banner products can be used for a wide variety of display graphics applications. Océ SCRIM10G and Océ SCRIM10M are available in widths of 38-, 54- and 63-inch widths by 164-foot lengths.

Scrim Banner 13 oz. Gloss (SCRIM13G) and Scrim Banner 13 oz. Matte (SCRIM13M) – These heavier scrim banner materials are designed with greater tear strength and improved "lay-flat" features compared to the lighter weight products. The fine weave of the scrim creates an extremely smooth, printable surface. SCRIM13G and SCRIM13M are available in 38-, 54-, 63- and 84-inch widths by 164-foot lengths.

Block Out Scrim Banner Gloss (SCRIMBOG) and Block Out Scrim Banner Matte (SCRIMBOM) – These heavier 13 oz. gloss and matte vinyl media include a 100% opaque light-blocking layer to prevent image washout in harsh backlighting conditions. The fine weave of the scrim creates an extremely smooth, printable surface. Océ SCRIMBOG and Océ SCRIMBOM are available in of 38- and 54-inch widths by 164-foot lengths.

Double-Sided Printable Scrim (SCRIM2XM) – This is a matte-finished product with a 100% opaque light-blocking layer. It features a smooth surface on both sides, which makes this medium suitable for double-sided printing. Océ SCRIM2XM is available in 38- and 54-inch widths by 164-foot lengths.

Adhesive-Backed Vinyl
PSA Vinyl Gloss (CALVIN6G) and PSA Vinyl Matte (CALVIN6M) – New pressure sensitive adhesive-backed calendared vinyls in both gloss and matte finishes include a permanent adhesive and a kraft release liner. Both are suitable for mounting onto most rigid board materials. Océ CALVIN6G and Océ CALVIN6M are available in 48- and 54-inch widths by 164-foot lengths.

All Océ solvent media are available for order now. For more information, call toll-free 1-800-323-4827. For additional product information, visit www.oceusa.com/imagingsupplies.

Océ Imaging Supplies
Océ Imaging Supplies provides digital display graphics printing materials designed to work with a broad range of inkjet devices, meeting the most demanding printing requirements and assuring successful results with the greatest simplicity. Océ is one of the few companies to research and develop media formulations for new printers and new applications and then manufacture them in its own, state-of-the-art facilities. Products are sold through a global network of highly qualified dealers and distribution partners. To ensure that you get the job done right the first time every time, Océ Imaging Supplies professionals also provide leading edge technical support for every product in its line.

About Océ
Océ N.V. is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Océ employs around 24,000 people, with 2007 revenues of approximately $4.6 billion, operates in more than 90 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2007, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.

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