Océ North America Introduces the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer

<p>New Orleans, Oct. 19, 2011 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, today announced that the Océ ColorWave® 600 Poster Printer is now available in the United States. This system produces short-term, retail-quality, brilliant color prints at production speeds. The Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer is on display in the Océ booth #1519 at the Specialty Graphic &amp; Imaging Association's (SGIA) annual convention and exposition held October 19-21 in New Orleans. </p> <p>Designed for cost-effective, high production poster printing, the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer uses patented Océ CrystalPoint® imaging technology to produce instantly dry, water-resistant prints that are cut-to-size and ready for immediate use. Up to six rolls of media from 11 to 42 inches wide can be loaded into the printer at one time, so the system is ready to produce posters of varying widths or media types, eliminating the need to change media between jobs and the need to manually trim standard sized jobs. </p> <!--break--> <p>Shifting the production of posters from traditional inkjet printers to the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer reduces labor per print and media costs. Operators can be freed up for other tasks, since the system can run unattended at full production speed and, with the roll-to-sheet feature, no manual trimming is required for standard sized jobs. The Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer reduces media costs as well. It delivers high quality prints on a range of media from inexpensive uncoated bond paper to specialty media. </p> <p><b>Ideal for short-run or quick-turnaround poster printing</b></p> <p>Digital print providers, retailers and offset printers can use this system to increase throughput and reduce production costs for quick-turnaround posters and event materials. </p> <p>For the <i>digital print provider</i>, the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer can help meet clients' tight deadlines, while delivering consistently exceptional output. It prints at production speeds up to 926 square feet per hour of roll-to-sheet output with no post-print finishing required for standard-sized jobs. It also features collated set printing, so a print provider can print and deliver an entire campaign – including banners, posters and flyers – in a single business day. </p> <p>The Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer gives retailers the ability to move time-critical jobs in-house, which enables them to quickly react to regional, seasonal and competitive market conditions while potentially lowering costs over outsourcing. </p> <p>For <i>offset printers</i>, the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer can help open doors to new business opportunities. Printers can take on short-run digital jobs – posters, banners, flyers and more – that are cost-prohibitive to run on their offset presses because with this system, there are no make-ready hard costs. </p> <p><b>Media handling options add flexibility and increase productivity</b></p> <p>In addition to the standard top delivery tray, which can hold up to 100 plain paper prints, two media handling options are available for the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer. </p> <p>A <i>stacker</i> is available that can automatically sort up to 150 sheets of paper and deliver them onto a flat tray at the back of the printer. The stacker is customer-installable and easily movable. It is especially suited to handle heavier media (120 gsm and up). </p> <p>A <i>take-up unit</i> is available for roll-to-roll printing. This option is ideal for unattended printing on paper, banner material or self-adhesive vinyl that will later be cut on an automated cutter such as the Océ ProCut™ system. </p> <p>Revolutionary poster printing technology Specially designed for a poster printing application, the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer uses Océ TonerPearls® solid toner and Océ CrystalPoint imaging technology to produce consistent, high quality prints. Lines are crisp and sharp, revealing fine details and consistent, solid colors. </p> <p>Importantly, the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer has been designed for consistency of print quality within a run. Print 1,000 will have the same quality as print 1 within the job. </p> <p>With Océ TonerPearls toner, there's no fine dust, odor or harmful emissions so the printer can be placed nearly anywhere. The prints from the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer can be used inside office buildings, meeting centers and retail stores as there are no emissions or fumes. </p> <p>The system's ergonomic design makes it very easy to use. An operator standing in one spot can access nearly all functional areas of the printer, including the touch-screen operator panel, front loadable media drawers, Océ TonerPearls cartridges and the top media delivery tray. </p> <p><b>Océ Display Graphics Systems</b></p> <p>Océ Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, wide format solutions for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Océ solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format color. From extremely high-quality UV flatbed printers and roll-based printers to advanced finishing systems, Océ offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, applications expertise, hardware support and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their businesses grow. </p>