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Spanish newspapers printed on Océ color technology

Friday, March 13, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Venlo, The Netherlands -- Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced it has strengthened its prime position in the emerging short-run digital newspaper print market by signing an agreement with Imcodávila, one of the leading Spanish publishers.
Six thousand color newspapers to be printed digitally every day at Imcodávila
Imcodávila, located 100 kilometers outside Madrid, will be the world's first short-run production site for domestic titles in color with average daily print runs of 6,000 80-page color newspapers. Up to 40 separate titles - a mixture of dailies, weeklies and monthlies - will be produced on an Océ JetStream 2200 inkjet color web press.
Océ JetStream prints at 150 meters per minute
Never in the history of newspapers have so many titles been printed digitally in one location. The site has the capacity to produce up to 10 times as many newspapers as any other Océ Digital Newspaper Network production site in the world. Imcodávila produces titles like La Vanguárdia, Diario de Ávila, Público, 20 minutos and Diario de Salamanca, with national and local distribution. The new Océ JetStream 2200, with a print speed of 150 meters/min or 2020 A4 pages per minute, is expected to be installed within a month. The first newspapers are due to roll off the presses in May.
'Océ helps us provide customers with quality publications in full color'
'The installation of an Océ JetStream printing system will help us to provide our customers with a wide range of quality publications in full color,' enthused Luciano Monedero, Imcodávila's Manager. 'This decision is fully in line with Imcodávila's commitment to innovation in the editorial business.'
Océ helps customers benefit from digital printing success
'Domestic newspaper production in digital short-runs or special editions in full vibrant color at economic cost level offer prospering business models to the publishing sector even in a period of economic downturn,' said Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President Océ Production Printing. 'Especially target group oriented trends like microzoning can serve as a catalyst for the whole market. Our goal is to support publishers to benefit from continued success in digital newspaper printing.'
A cost-effective approach with outstanding results
The newspaper industry is struggling to reduce costs and compete with online news delivery and declining readership. Some publishers are adding digital printing to provide extra income streams in an increasingly tough marketplace. Océ JetStream digital printing represents a cost-effective approach with results that outshine traditional newspaper printing methods. Digital printing workflow also offers a speed advantage to help newspaper publishers compete with faster turnarounds.
More than 20 million newspapers worldwide now printed on Océ presses
Océ is the market leader in short-run digital newspaper printing. Océ technology has produced more than 20 million newspapers worldwide, including five million at the Stroma plant in London. That number is set to rise significantly with market adoption of super-productive Océ JetStream inkjet color technology.
Additional Background about Océ JetStream Systems
The groundbreaking high-speed Océ JetStream full-color, inkjet product family has redefined productivity and quality standards for ultra-high-volume production printing.
The Océ JetStream family offers excellent quality full-color output at speeds from 675 to 2,020 A4 pages per minute, including an easy upgrade path to higher models in the family. With this migration path, Océ offers a future-proof concept for enterprises that are aiming for growth in the mailing business, transaction printing, TransPromo or newspaper printing - for applications where speed and outstanding quality are make-or-break issues.
The Océ JetStream family utilizes the new Océ DigiDot® piezoelectric inkjet technology, which can vary the size of the drops of ink. The result is dazzling image quality, smooth continuous-tone transitions, brilliant colors and coverage that surpass competitive systems in its class.
SRA MP Controller architecture drives the highest productivity and uninterrupted workflow for AFP/IPDS and PDF data streams. In combination with the powerful Océ PRISMA software, an architected suite of software tools, an effective and reliable workflow from prepress to finishing is ensured.




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