Oce Launches JetStream 5500 Full-Color Inkjet Press

Venlo, The Netherlands, – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the launch of the new Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet printing system. This innovative printer is the fastest inkjet press in the Océ portfolio. The incredible productivity and low running costs of the Océ JetStream 5500 accelerate the transition from traditional offset printing to profitable high-quality digital inkjet printing.

The ultimate combination in productivity and print image quality

The Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet printing system produces 5140 A4 images per minute on a 30-inch wide web. This solution combines the ultimate in productivity and print image quality. Using the industry-proven Océ DigiDot inkjet drop-on-demand and multilevel technology, an excellent image quality of 600 x 480 dpi is produced at 254 m/min. Moreover, the premium 1200 dpi perceived image quality is produced at 200 m/min.

New and exciting business opportunities for newspaper, book and transaction printing

"With over 8000 tabloid newspapers per hour and more than 30,000 B2 format sheets per hour for book production, at a continuously high image quality, this is a game changer for the newspaper and book publishing market," notes Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President Commercial Printing. "Never before could we so dramatically accelerate the transition from offset printing to digital printing."

The Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet press is the ideal solution for book, newspaper and transaction printing. For example, trade books in the 6" x 9" format can be printed 4-up, allowing for maximum productivity. This reduces the cost per book produced and strongly drives the economies of scale in favor of the print provider.

Driving performance at maximum speed

The Océ PRISMAproduction Software Suite output management system solution for digital webfed production printers, coupled with the Océ SRA MP controller with its unrivalled performance, drives variable data at an uninterrupted production speed of 254 m/min on a 30" wide web. An especially exciting feature for the book and newspaper printing industry is the support of the native PDF (Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.5) format, which is embedded in the IPDS datastream and is ripped directly on the printer controller, eliminating the costly and time-consuming intermediate process.

This article was originally posted on Buyer's Laboratory.