Strategic Acquisition Positions Publisher for Efficient, Reliable Production

Trumbull, CT, March 19, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an
international leader in digital document management, today announced that
Legal Directories Publishing Company, Inc. has installed the Océ VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra system and the award-winning Océ PRISMAprepare™ makeready software.

Founded in 1935, Legal Directories Publishing Company, Inc. has grown to be the largest publisher of state legal directories in the United States, fourteen of which are recognized as the “Official Directory.” The family-owned company prides itself on anticipating the information and practice needs of the legal marketplace faster, and more comprehensively, than any other information provider. But keeping up with the chemicals, inks, solutions, and plates of the offset process was becoming increasingly burdensome.

“We publish twenty-one state legal directories, along with numerous Bar
Association and other types of legal directories. Our product is information –
essential, accurate, and timely information,” explained Richard Klein, Manager at Legal Directories Publishing. “In order to keep up with our expanding product portfolio, we needed to simplify and streamline our manufacturing process. Océ put together a digital printing system for us that does just that.”

High-volume book printers like Legal Directories Publishing are choosing the
Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system because it is the most productive perfecting digital system in its class, according to Francis McMahon, Vice President, Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Océ North America. “The Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system is a great fit for Legal Directories,” he said. “Books printed 4-up on a 12x18” sheet are produced 61% faster on the Océ VarioPrint 6320 system than on leading competitive devices.”

Legal Directories acquired the Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system with the aim of entirely eliminating offset, and that goal has already been achieved. “This is our first foray into digital printing, and we are now using it for absolutely everything,” said Klein. “In fact, we took the offset press out of commission two months after we installed the Océ VarioPrint system.”

Océ PRISMAprepare makeready software was a key factor in the successful transition from offset to digital printing at Legal Directories. Tasks like imposition, creating single- or double-sided full-bleed tabs, merging and
Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra Press Release — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE2 of 3programming jobs, and repeating pages are easier than ever before. In addition, many repeat makeready tasks are automated with Océ PRISMAprepare, reducing production time and simplifying the process. “Our entire workflow has been streamlined and is faster – much faster – than it used to be,” said Klein. “It’s been great. We’ve cut out lots of steps, and getting from PDF pages to finished product has never been easier.”

About the Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra

The Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system is the most productive digital perfecting system in its class. Based on Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology, this duplex printer series takes monochrome speed to new heights. Océ Gemini technology uses a single engine to drive two imaging belts that print both sides of the page in a single pass. As a result, duplex jobs print faster and more reliably.

With ultra-fast speed and benchmark reliability, print professionals can take on more jobs and turn them around faster, enter profitable new markets like digital book printing, expand services and do more with less.

Blaze Through Duplex Volumes with Ultra Speed

  • Unique Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology
  • Field upgradeable speed licenses (temporary or permanent)
  • Advanced media handling and front-to-back page registration
  • Offset-like quality with dazzling image resolution
  • Non-stop production for up to four hours
  • Environmentally sustainable performance

About Océ’s PRISMAprepare All-In-One Document Preparation Software

Océ PRISMAprepare is an all-in-one job preparation software application
designed to simplify and automate pre-press document makeready from
composition through production. Device-independent, Océ PRISMAprepare prepress software uses a standard PDF workflow to unleash the full power of  Océ and non-Océ production cutsheet printers. With a WYSIWYG graphical  user interface based on the familiar and award-winning Océ Ocean design, what you see on the screen is exactly what will be produced. Time-consuming hard copy proofing is a thing of the past. For booklet creation, impositioning, color split-and merge, color management, tabs, assigning media and much, much more, Océ PRISMAprepare is a prepress software solution easy enough for entry-level users to master and powerful enough for expert users to add even more versatility and value to PDF documents.