New Technology and Print Systems Show Rapid Progression Between Canon and Océ

<p>London, UK; Venlo, The Netherlands, 8 September 2011 – Canon Europe and Océ today announce the next milestone in the journey of Canon and Océ to becoming the global leader in the print industry with the launch of two co-developed production printing systems: The Océ VarioPrint DP Line, a series of compelling black and white systems based on breakthrough technology and the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO, a next-generation, light production color printer.</p> <p>The co-development of new technology is further evidence that Canon and Océ are stronger together and better positioned than ever to ensure that their customers have access to the broadest and most advanced portfolio of professional print solutions.</p> <p>The Océ VarioPrint 95-105-120-135 are powerful, light to mid production printers, combining Océ printing technology, engine and controller with integrated Canon scanning and finishing solutions. It offers excellent image consistency, instant-productivity and multiple finishing options in one highly configurable system. There are four engine speeds available in the DP Line: 95, 105, 120 and 135 A4 images per minute. At its core is the innovative, Océ DirectPress technology, which does not use light, high temperatures or electrical charges to create an image, making it a reliable alternative to traditional technologies for the black and white market.</p>


Canon And Océ Expand Light Production MFP Portfolio With New imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO Series

<p><b>LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., September 8, 2011</b> – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075S PRO/C9065S PRO color multifunction systems (MFP). Developed jointly by Canon and Océ, the new series leverages Canon's revolutionary imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform and Océ's PRISMAsync controller technology to seamlessly integrate each component of the print operation to deliver the performance, productivity and versatility required to meet customer demands and deadlines. </p> <p>The first imageRUNNER ADVANCE models to emerge from the joint Canon and Océ innovation pipeline, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO Series is a versatile color platform offering end-users the ability to get more work done in less time through improved workflow and greater device flexibility. Similar to the imagePRESS C7010VPS, the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO Series models includes the Océ PRISMAsync controller fully integrated with the engine. The combination of the two technologies delivers a high level of productivity and efficiency within corporate printing environments.</p> <p>&quot;Canon is pleased to introduce the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO Series which demonstrates another step in the ongoing integration between Canon and Océ,&quot; said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. &quot;This new series delivers a new level of workplace efficiency by harnessing the reliability and performance of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform with the industry-recognized intelligent workflow capabilities of Océ's PRISMAsync technology.&quot;</p>


Media Facts, Hints and Tips for Media on Océ CPS Systems

CapturePrinting performance—and as a result the quality of finished documents—is strongly related to the media used. For this reason, media selection and use play an important role in meeting the everincreasing quality demands on professional colour printing.
This white paper provides an introduction to media properties and selection criteria, together with some tips in relation to the Océ CPS series colour printers.

This white paper is part of a set of white papers to explain the Océ technologies and applications. See also the white paper ‘Direct Imaging colour printing’.

1 Basic properties of paper
In the process of making paper, a lot of variables are used to produce specific types of paper. Adjusting these variables results in different properties of the paper that is produced.

1.1 Grain direction
The grain direction of a paper is the direction in which most of the fibres lie. During the papermaking process, the majority of the paper fibres are aligned in parallel. Depending on how the paper is cut to its final size, it will be either long grain (with the grain parallel to the longer dimension of the paper), or short grain (with the grain parallel to the shorter dimension of the paper). The standard is long grain for A4 and short grain for A3 paper. This is also the best grain direction for the paper path of the Océ CPS series printers when using A4 and A3 paper.

1.2 Stiffness
Stiffness refers to the rigidity, or bending resistance, of paper. Thicker papers are usually stiffer. In general, paper with a low gram weight is more likely to ‘bunch up’ or wrinkle in a printer, causing jams and misfeeds. Runnability can usually be improved by feeding lightweight paper with the grain direction the same as the feed direction. This reduces the chance of wrinkling because of a higher stiffness. When feeding heavier paper, the grain direction should be opposite to the feed direction. This results in lower stiffness and better runnability.

1.3 Weight/thickness
In most paper specifications, weight is a very important consideration. Heavier sheets are often thicker because they contain more fibres. These papers may be too thick or rigid to pass through the paper path of certain printers. They may also crack or blister when folded (even if scored).

Océ ColorWave 300 2nd Edition launched

<p>Venlo, The Netherlands, 1 September 2011 — Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the launch of the Océ ColorWave® 300 2nd Edition for large format B&amp;W and color printing, scanning and copying.</p> <p>Saves space, investment costs</p> <p>In 2010 Océ launched the Océ ColorWave 300, a large format all-in-one system for printing, copying and scanning. With this system, companies no longer need to invest in separate printers and scanners for large format B&amp;W and color documents. The unique Top Delivery Tray stacks large format documents automatically on top of the system, saving valuable floor space since no separate table is needed. “One of the main advantages is the processing speed. The Océ ColorWave 300 has an integrated processor. It also features an integrated scanner and copier, which saves us floor space,” confirms Marcel Bielleman, engineer at Swisslog Ergotrans.</p> <p>Now the Océ ColorWave 300 2nd Edition provides users in architecture, engineering, construction and commercial printing companies with even more productive printing. It is perfect for businesses with limited space looking to get the highest return on their document production investment.</p>


Océ Wins Prestigious Gold Ink Award for Océ JetStream 1000 Color Inkjet Production Printing

<p>TRUMBULL, CONN. August 31, 2011 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that an application produced on the Océ JetStream® 1000 color inkjet production printer has received the prestigious Gold Ink Award in the category of Digital Printing Calendars. The &quot;21st Century Mods Versus Rockers&quot; calendar was selected for the honor over a number of other competitive entries. </p> <p>For nearly a quarter of a century, the Gold Ink Awards competition has earned the respect of the industry’s most important producers of printed work. Top publishing, production and manufacturing professionals scrutinize all entries. Submissions are judged on criteria such as degree of difficulty, challenging color production, and excellence in execution. </p> <p>&quot;The Océ JetStream system won top honors going up against some of the best digital printing products the industry has to offer. This award represents a milestone for inkjet printing, because the category included competitors with technologies other than inkjet. The honor reaffirms our position as a leader in the inkjet market, with over 35 percent market share,&quot; said Océ Production Printing Systems President, Mal Baboyian. The award will be presented by NAPCO Publishing Company on September 12th at Graph Expo 2011. </p>


Océ Business Services Helps Organizations Leverage Mail Management Best Practices for Important Advantages

<p>NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 30, 2011) – Respondents to a document management industry survey sponsored by Océ Business Services indicated that mail and shipping best practices can yield several important business benefits. One is reducing costs. According to industry estimates two percent of all mail is returned and the total cost of re-mail is $3 per mail piece. The need to update mailing lists is a constant challenge because about 17 percent of consumers and businesses move every year. </p> <p>Another benefit is enhancing regulatory compliance in order to reduce risk. Océ highlights the following example of how a company implemented a strategy to enhance compliance by more efficiently processing high volumes of returned mail. </p> <p><u>Enhancing Compliance</u></p> <p>A financial services company recently acquired another company that provides credit card services. As a result of the acquisition, the financial services company was required to notify credit card holders of the acquisition and specify any changes to existing account terms, privacy rules and other issues. Soon after its first round of notifications, which totaled approximately one million, the company received roughly 188,000 pieces of returned mail. </p>


Avoiding Wide Format PDF Printing Problems: A How-To Guide from Océ

<p>August 29, 2011 Trumbull, CT – Océ, a Canon Group Company and a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services, provides a whitepaper entitled <a href="http://www.oceusa.com/PDFprinting">&quot;How to Avoid Wide Format PDF Printing Problems&quot;</a> to help users understand and use the PDF Preflight tool, which can quickly address many common PDF printing problems. </p> <p>More and more firms have adopted portable document files (PDF) because they make it easy to share, view, print and archive large amounts of data and information. As PDF file use increases, so too does the demand for wide format PDF printing. Users must be ready to address common wide format PDF printing problems, including missing fonts or images, color space or trapping issues and multiple versions of Adobe® PDF software. </p> <p><b>Using Preflight and Print Production Tools</b></p> <p>In most cases, preflighting PDF files will alert the user to potential issues before documents are printed or distributed; often, the problems can be corrected. This reduces paper waste by ensuring the right images and optimum quality level are printed the first time. </p>


Océ Continues Popular Press Go! Digital Printing Webinars with Series on Becoming Marketing Services Provider

<p>TRUMBULL, CONN. August 25, 2011 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the latest in its popular Press Go! free webinars. Next up is a three-part series designed to help commercial printers make the essential transition from print service provider (PSP) to marketing service provider (MSP.) Attendees must register for the free webinars. </p> <p>&quot;The three Press Go! webinars take business owners through key stages of transforming their companies and services to a new model based on the changing needs of their customers. We are excited to partner with InfoTrends in bringing this high caliber of information to the marketplace,&quot; said Francis McMahon, Vice President of Marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems. </p>


Océ and Its Reuse and Recycling Practices A Class

CaptureThis year Océ was nominated for 2 awards in the British prize for Green IT, one of which was for reuse:

“Reuse creates a constant stream of parts and units. The ability to reuse materials is an integral part of the Océ sustainability strategy. Not only does reuse save precious resources, it also minimizes landfill waste. Océ products are typically built for long, intensive use under difficult circumstances. Designers at Océ develop products with a total life cycle in mind. When a lease period for a machine (often between three to five years) comes to a close, a machine does not end up on the scrapheap, but is rejuvenated ready for reuse. Parts and modules are designed that are not type-specific and can be used in a broad range of different printing systems. These components are suitable for reuse as service parts and in new machines. Complete machines can also be refurbished and returned to market.”

Océ went on win the Editor’s Choice in the Green IT awards:

“Brian Wall, Editor of Green IT magazine, commended Océ for its sustainability ethos, which he pointed out had been running within the company long before the environment had become such a hot topic in the world. At the awards ceremony, he said: ‘Océ is a company that builds in sustainability and its staff apply that to how they deliver solutions to their customers. Océ deserves recognition and, in this case, the accolade of ‘Editor’s Choice’.”

Also, in early 2010 Océ was nominated for the Dutch national prize for sustainable innovation, Ei van Columbus (Columbus’ Egg). Every two years, small and large companies, social institutions, governments and educational bodies compete for this prize. Océ has been nominated in the category of “Sustainable Production” for “design for reuse”. Océ is being recognized for its work today, while it has been a leader in its attitudes to people, planet and profit, long before receiving accolades at an international level. For the purposes of this white paper, the Océ products we mainly refer to will be printers. Indeed, a large portion of Océ output is in the form of prints or paper, but neither illustrate Océ’s reuse and recycling practices.

Océ Business Services Highlights eDiscovery, Records Management and Document Imaging Solutions at the ILTA Conference

<p>Nashville, TN (August 18, 2011) – Océ Business Services, a leader in document process management and electronic discovery, will demonstrate eDiscovery, records management and document imaging solutions at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference. Océ will also address topics covered at the show including: emerging eDiscovery technologies, document management strategies to deliver better client value and streamline operational efficiency, and the importance of applying records retention policies across all electronic records repositories. </p> <p><b><i>CaseData Demonstration</i></b></p> <p>At this year's conference, which runs August 21 – 25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, experts from the Océ Records, Compliance and Legal Solutions division will demonstrate the company's CaseData™ system, which enables legal teams to collaboratively produce, search and review documents for legal discovery and regulatory matters. CaseData recently incorporated several new advanced features that help reduce the time and costs associated with eDiscovery and document review. </p>



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