Océ Introduces Specialty Vinyls for Display Graphics Printing

<p>TRUMBULL, CONN. March 31, 2011 – Océ, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the availability of several new media for display graphics inkjet printers. Each media is designed for use in creating display graphics prints including indoor and outdoor signs, banners, posters and other graphics. Océ solvent media can be used in most large format solvent inkjet printers from Océ, Mimaki, Mutoh, Roland and Seiko. These media can also be used in a variety of popular UV curable printers including the Océ Arizona<sup>®</sup> Series printers. </p> <p><b>Frontlit Scrim Vinyl (SCRMGO10 &amp; SCRMMO10)</b></p> <p>This 10 oz. material is engineered for solvent, eco-solvent and UV curable inkjet printers. It includes a blockout layer and offers superb dot control. It is ideal for window displays, backdrops, construction site banners and trade show displays. Available in both glossy and matte finishes. Widths vary from 38 inches to 84 inches. </p> <p><b>Laminated Scrim Vinyl (SCRMGO13 &amp; SCRMMO13)</b></p> <p>This 13 oz. material is designed for use in solvent, eco-solvent and UV curable inkjet printers. It includes a blockout layer, and is ideal for general-purpose banners when high tear resistance is required. Available in both glossy and matte finishes. Widths vary from 38 inches to 126 inches. </p>


Collaboration on Deinkability of Inkjet Prints

<p>Venlo, The Netherlands, 28 March 2011 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that executives from the DPDA (Digital Print Deinking Alliance) and INGEDE (Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Deinking-Technik) together signed a Letter of Intent for collaboration to investigate the deinking of inkjet prints. Océ Printing Systems is a member of DPDA.</p> <p><strong>Inkjet print volumes become more significant <br /></strong>The primary objective of this collaboration is to identify new solutions suitable for combined recovered paper streams with analogue and digital prints. The target is to enable inkjet manufacturers as well as deinking mills to better anticipate their commercial and environmental requirements as inkjet print volumes become more significant.</p> <p>“Inkjet is likely to be a relevant process in digital production printing in the future,” said Ulrich Hoeke, INGEDE Board Chairman, “and it is essential to maintain recovered graphic paper as a raw material for recycled-content graphic papers by ensuring good deinkability of inkjet prints.”</p> <p><strong>Technical Committee will direct research projects <br /></strong>This DPDA-INGEDE Letter of Intent for collaboration on inkjet deinkability provides a structure for regular, detailed exchange of relevant data and jointly-sponsored research projects under the direction of a Technical Committee with representatives from both organizations.</p>


Océ VarioStream 9210 Printer Reaches One Billion Impressions in Commercial Printing Environment

<p>Trumbull, CT – March 28, 2011 – Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that Midland Information Resources has printed more than 500 million linear feet on its Océ VarioStream<sup>®</sup> 9210 digital printer, the equivalent of one billion impressions. The technical manuals, educational materials and other documents produced on the Océ system represent valuable information products for Midland customers. </p> <p>A key takeaway is what this milestone says about Océ reliability. &quot;Reliability is very important because our turn times are so quick, usually three days or less. The Océ system has to run continuously, and it does,&quot; said Don Singleton, Midland Information Resources Senior Production Manager. The ability to meet shrinking turnaround times gives Midland a solid competitive position and encourages repeat business. </p> <p>The reliability of the Océ VarioStream 9210 platform, combined with its ease of use, continue to deliver impressive results at Midland. Following installation in September 2004, the Océ VarioStream 9210 system at Midland was the first to reach 100 million linear feet in just one year. Then in September 2009, Midland reached 400 million linear. Now the system has reached a new milestone of 500 million linear feet. The single pass duplexing printer delivers monochrome output at 852 letter-size images – or 196 feet – per minute. </p>


Bowne Inc. Case Study

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Bowne Inc. – the oldest company on the New York Stock Exchange – is the world’s largest legal and financial printer, and the industry leader in document management. Yet, customer demand for even more delivery options and faster communication of financial information caused Bowne to seek an equipment solution that would add greater versatility and speed to its digital printing operations.

Bowne customers require many types of documents; transaction information like statements; customized communications like newsletters and prospectuses; materials for IPOs and M&A applications; and forms for government filings.

Over the last few years, Bowne had created a digital infrastructure to deliver these products, but a key piece was lacking.

“To complement our offset printing capability, we made a major investment in our digital printing operations. But we were not able to bind in one seamless process,” said Vincent Marra, president of Bowne Digital Solutions. “We had customer demand, but just couldn’t
complete the last step of finishing. We needed a solution that could print on one end and finish on the other.”

“Océ Printing Systems and its new Digi-Stitcher product provided the missing link. Océ was the only one who could complete the product and integrate the finishing process,” said Marra.

The World‘s Fastest Stitching System

The new Digi-Stitcher is the world’s fastest saddle-stitching device for inline print-on-demand applications. The Digi-Stitcher scores, staples, cuts and binds digitally printed documents. Always an innovator, Bowne is the first US installation of this breakthrough system for inline binding.

The intelligent system assembles booklets from two to 50 single or double-sided sheets and processes paper stocks from 70 to 130 g/m and sizes from A4 and US letter to A6. “Operations can run a wide gamut of products and sizes through it, and all come out fully finished,” said Guy Broadhurst, product manager for Oce Printing Systems USA.

Océ Outlines Key PDF Printing Considerations for AEC Market

<p>March 25, 2011, Trumbull, CT – Today, Portable Document Format (PDF) files are used more than ever, and the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) market is no exception. Because Adobe® Reader® software is freely available for every computer, PDF has become the ubiquitous file format for electronically distributing, viewing and printing all types of data and information. In fact, most reprographers cite PDF files as being the most common file type received from their customers. </p> <p>However, not all PDF files are the same. Since the introduction of Adobe Acrobat® software, Adobe has created numerous versions of Acrobat software and PDF files, adding new features and expanding functionality. Creating and printing PDF files without an understanding of all their nuances can create challenges and delays. </p> <p><a href="http://www.oceusa.com/main/"><img border="0" alt="Having problems printing PDFs? Download the free whitepaper now." align="center" src="http://files.oceusa.com/media/Assets/Images/ProductRelated/WideFormat/Pr... /></a></p> <p>Below, Océ, a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services, outlines key considerations to help AEC professionals take the mystery out of wide format PDF printing. </p>


Océ and EFI Expand Partnership

<p><b>Venlo, The Netherlands and Foster City, Calif. - March 24, 2011 -</b> Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, and EFI<sup>™</sup> (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced they are extending their long-term partnership to include a new worldwide referral agreement that allows Océ to refer their customers to EFI for MIS systems. Océ now has the option to add extended value to their consultancy offerings by referring their customers to EFI for their EFI Pace<sup>™</sup> and EFI Monarch solutions. </p> <p>&quot;Océ has been among the leading distributors of EFI's award-winning Fiery<sup>®</sup> controllers for many years,&quot; said Crit Driessen, vice president of marketing and strategy at Océ. &quot;With this agreement, we continue to enhance our ability to ensure we are providing leading edge, end-to-end solutions to our global customer base.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;EFI and Océ have been working successfully together for many years, and we're pleased to have a referral arrangement in place that will allow EFI solutions to reach a broader customer base in many new markets,&quot; said Marc Olin, senior vice president/general manager, EFI Advanced Professional Print Software.&#160; &quot;With more than 12,000 print MIS installations already in place around the globe, we're confident that Océ's customers will realize huge gains in productivity and profits with our Pace and Monarch systems.&quot;</p>


Océ a Sponsor of Sixth Annual INTERQUEST 2011 Digital Book Printing Forum

<p>March 23, 2011 – Trumbull, CT – Océ announces that digital print industry veteran and Océ executive Francis McMahon and Jim Robinson, Vice President of Operations and Administration at Harlequin Enterprises, an Océ customer, will participate in industry panels at the INTERQUEST 2011 Digital Book Printing Forum. Océ is also a sponsor of the sixth annual event being held on April 5 at the New York Marriot Marquis. </p> <p>INTERQUEST hosts this special seminar devoted to digital book production during the Publishing Business Conference &amp; Expo, produced by <i>Book Business</i> magazine. INTERQUEST is a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry. INTERQUEST analysts will present key results from the company's latest research in the field. </p> <p>Robinson appears as a member of the Book Printers Progress Report Panel. McMahon will participate on the Leading Vendors Executive Panel. </p>


Newest Versions of Océ PRISMA Software Bring More Flexibility and Productivity to Graphic Arts and Transactional Printing

<p>Washington, DC – March 22, 2011 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced a new release of Océ PRISMAproduction<sup>®</sup> software (Version 4.04) that enables greater automation in book production, advanced use of electronic forms for high-volume applications, JDF and JMF compliance, and AFP-to-PDF conversion for mainframe documents. The new functions are available as options to Océ PRISMAproduction software. </p> <p>In addition, with the release of Océ PRISMAprepare Version 5.2, this popular make-ready software continues to evolve in response to customer application needs including the imperative to reduce production costs and increase productivity. </p> <p>&quot;Software continues to be a differentiator in terms of flexibility and productivity. We see companies becoming more proactive with software to pursue larger opportunities and initiatives, such as automating workflow, increasing efficiency and offering new services. With the expanded capabilities of the Océ PRISMA portfolio, Océ can help customers move ahead with a 'strategy-based' software approach,&quot; said Alex Sumarta, Director of InfoTrends' Production Workflow Solutions and Document Outsourcing Consulting Services. </p>


Canon And Océ Unveil The First Jointly Developed Digital Production Press

<p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2011</b> – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of the first solution developed jointly by Canon and Océ, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series, at the 2011 AIIM On Demand Exhibition (Booth #1901). Showcasing the combined efforts of Canon and Océ's development capabilities, the imagePRESS C7010VPS digital press takes color production printing and workflow efficiency to the next level, offering corporate reprographic departments (CRD) and in-plant facilities a robust digital printing solution.</p> <p>Built upon Canon's revolutionary imagePRESS C7010VP platform and featuring an integrated Océ PRISMAsync front-end controller, the imagePRESS C7010VPS/imagePRESS C6010VPS/imagePRESS C6010S deliver Canon's advanced imaging and media-handling technologies as well as expanded finishing options to deliver greater profitability through increased productivity and flexibility. The companies are also planning to incorporate Océ PRISMAsync into other Canon devices targeting high-volume and production printing applications in the future including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series.</p> <p>&quot;The imagePRESS C7010VPS series improves color production printing and workflow efficiency by offering customers the extraordinary reliability and image quality of Canon's imagePRESS digital presses paired with Océ's PRISMAsync production workflow capabilities,&quot; said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. &quot;This product represents the first step as our companies join together to create the global leader in the print industry offering end-users an unparalleled portfolio of products and development capabilities.&quot;</p>


Océ Business Services Highlights Records Management, Document Imaging and Managed Print Services Solutions at AIIM Conference

<p>Washington, DC (March 21, 2011) – Océ Business Services, a leader in document process management services and technology, will highlight its records management, document imaging and managed print services solutions at the AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) International Exposition and Conference. </p> <p>At this year's conference, taking place in March 21 – 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, experts from Océ will be on hand to help attendees understand how to better leverage document process management best practices to reduce costs and streamline efficiency in order to succeed in today's competitive business environment. </p> <p>A joint presentation, &quot;DIRECTV: A Records Management Case Study,&quot; will take place on Tuesday, March 22 from 3:30 to 4:10 p.m. in room 145B. Presenters include Cheryl Young, senior records and information solutions architect, Océ Business Services, and Gloria Mickelson, document control manager, DIRECTV. The session will spotlight how DIRECTV obtained executive support and launched an enterprise-wide records management program. Highlights include: </p>



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