Océ Wins Encore MUST SEE EM and Worth-a-Look Awards in Color and Monochrome Production Printing and Display Graphics at Graph Expo

<p>October 5, 2010 – Chicago, IL – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced it has won several honors for printing innovation at the Graph Expo conference in Chicago. The Océ JetStream® 1000 and Océ VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra systems were named Encore &quot;MUST SEE EM&quot;® and Encore Worth-a-Look award winners in Production Color and Production Black and White respectively, while the Océ Arizona® 550 XT UV curable flatbed printer was honored with a &quot;Worth-a-Look&quot;® Award. </p> <p>The MUST SEE 'EM recognition program, part of the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK® Conference, highlights Graph Expo’s most unique, innovative and compelling products and services. Winners were announced Saturday, October 2, immediately following the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference. The MUST SEE 'EM Awards, sponsored by PrintCom Consulting Group, are presented to products and technologies that exemplify compelling innovation in the graphic communications industry. The EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference precedes the Print 09 show, the most comprehensive prepress, printing, package printing, converting, mailing and fulfillment and digital equipment trade show in America. </p> <p>&quot;We are very pleased to see our market innovation recognized again with honors in very competitive categories against hundreds of entries. These awards validate our commitment to providing solutions that meet the highest quality and productivity standards,&quot; said Joseph D. Skrzypczak, President and CEO, Océ North America. </p> <!--break--> <p><b>Océ JetStream 1000 System Honored as Production Color System</b></p> <p>The compact Océ JetStream 1000 high speed inkjet system offers a unique combination of CMYK printing, integrated Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) capability and the smallest inkjet footprint in the industry. The Océ JetStream 1000 system is the first continuous feed inkjet printer in its speed class offering full width single engine perfecting press capabilities, printing both sides of the paper using one engine. The system produces up to 1,074 letter-size images per minute at 600x600 dpi, and features 20.4&quot; print and 20.5&quot; paper widths, and handles monthly print volumes of up to 20 million impressions. This self-contained system uses floor space more efficiently than competitive devices, with a footprint 20 to 60 percent smaller than other inkjet systems in its class. As a result, customers can enter the production color arena without any significant impact on limited floor space. The flexible full color web press handles transaction, direct mail, books and transpromo applications equally well. Users can apply a combination of MICR or other specialty inks, along with CMYK printing to support the widest range of business opportunities. The system is based on core technologies associated with the Océ JetStream platform, including Océ DigiDot® inkjet technology and inks, and Océ SRA® MP controller architecture. </p> <p><b>Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra System Recognized for Black &amp; White Production</b></p> <p>The Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra cutsheet printer is the world’s fastest, most productive digital perfecting system. This high-speed system clocks in at 306 8.5&quot;x11&quot; letter-size prints per minute (ppm) (A4-size at 314 ppm), extending Océ’s leadership into a new 300+ ppm segment. With its unique combination of speed, throughput, reliability and generous input/output capacity, the Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra blazes through heavy black &amp; white volumes, so print professionals can complete more jobs within ever-tighter windows. These high speeds, near-perfect image registration, excellent halftones, flexible media tray pulls and online interface for multiple finishing options make the system ideal for short-run book printing. Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra systems can quickly switch between transaction and on-demand publishing jobs, turning print providers into versatile one-stop resources. With up to eight hours of job queuing and scheduling, up to four hours of non-stop performance, and support for monthly print volumes up to 10 million images, print operations complete more work in less time, minimizing after-hours shifts and overtime. Océ ScreenPoint technology quality control and Océ open platform integration bring greater productivity to a variety of production environments. </p> <p><b>&quot;Worth a Look&quot; Winner Excels at Display Graphics Versatility</b></p> <p>The Océ Arizona 550 GT UV curable flatbed printer joins the award-winning Océ Arizona Series at the high-productivity end of the range. This model is capable of POP-quality prints at 433 square feet per hour (or thirteen four- by eight-foot boards an hour). An Express print mode is available with print speeds of up to 721 square feet per hour (or 22 four- by eight-foot boards per hour), nearly three times higher than the fastest print speed available on the previously-released Océ Arizona 350 GT printer. The Océ Arizona 550 GT printer utilizes Océ VariaDot® imaging technology to deliver near-photographic quality for virtually any large format display graphics application. As a true flatbed system, it can be used to print on most any rigid substrate or object up to 49.2 by 98.4 inches in area, and up to two inches thick. In addition, a Roll Media Option can be installed at any time to enable unattended printing on flexible, roll-based media up to 86.6 inches wide. The Océ Arizona 550 GT printer features a White Ink Option to support under-printing on non-white media or objects, over-printing on transparent media for backlit applications, and/or white ink as a spot color. </p>