Océ wins iF product design award

Venlo, The Netherlands, 29 February 2008  - Océ, a top-ranking document management company and market leader in continuous-feed production printing, recently won the prestigious iF Product Design Award for the high speed digital press Océ VarioStream 8000. 


The most recent accolade, which once again demonstrates Océ innovative vision in product design, is the second in succession: only last year the Océ TDS700 printing system reaped an iF Product Design Gold Award for outstanding productivity and innovation in premium industry design.

The winner

The Océ VarioStream 8000 won the award for its blend of innovative design and outstanding digital printing qualities. Its stunning design houses one of the fastest and most reliable printing techniques on the market. With an output rate of up to 105 meters or 750 pages per minute, the high speed Océ VarioStream 8000 is ideal for the transaction and graphic arts market. It is cost-efficient and easy to operate: all functions can be accessed and documented via touchscreen menu, and users can save custom settings to accelerate their workflows.
The VarioStream 8000 also processes Océ CustomTone™ - so businesses can integrate their own corporate color into production workflows, or add more printing systems for printing in three colors.“This year’s iF product design award is an outstanding confirmation of the strategy we have been pursuing for many years: constant innovation combined with smart design,” stated a delighted Peter Wolff, Océ Vice President Graphic Arts. “We engineer all our printing systems with a focus on ease of use and reliability. Océ systems deliver outstanding productivity and feature innovative approaches to real-life business challenges – and that’s what our customers value.”

About the iF product design awards

As in previous years, a jury of up to 25 international designers and entrepreneurs chose the winners of the iF product design awards. First launched in 1954, the iF award is donated by the Hanover Industry Forum and ranks as one of the most prestigious in the world. It evaluates criteria such as design quality, choice of material and degree of innovation. Factors such as functionality, eco-sustainability, ease of use, safety and brand value are also key.

The award-winning product is on show at the drupa in Düsseldorf from 29 May to 11 June.

For more information about Océ at drupa 2008, please visit www.drupa.oce.com

About Océ

Océ is a leading 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 N.V., headquartered in The Netherlands, with a workforce of around 24,000 people and 2007 overall revenues of approximately € 3.1 billion, active in nearly 90 countries, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore.

For further information please contact:

Nancy Aschman

Director Corporate Communications

Tel. +31 77 359 2714

e-mail nancy.aschman@oce.com