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Oce Taking Orders For New VarioPrint Digital Cut-Sheet Systems

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY – April 3, 2003 – Océ, the leading provider of production-class printing and copying solutions, today announces the start of order taking for the Océ VarioPrint 5160 and the Océ VarioPrint 5115, the newest members of its Océ VarioPrint 5000 cut-sheet printing systems family. Shipments and general availability will commence in June 2003. The Océ VarioPrint 5160 is being demonstrated this week in the Océ Booth 2501 at the On Demand show in New York City. The versatile, Océ VarioPrint 5160 helps both corporate and commercial print customers achieve critical business objectives with just one adaptable system. Now graphic arts operations can take advantage of new growth opportunities in short-run on-demand output and print-for-one personalization. Corporate data center environments producing transactional documents will achieve improved efficiency and effectiveness over existing cut-sheet production printing systems. “The newly available convergent-ready Océ VarioPrint 5160 delivers versatility and productivity to help customers get to market faster with more applications,” stated Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Océ Printing Systems USA, Inc. “These advantages are underscore by the fact that Océ VarioPrint systems have the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership as recently documented by independent IDC research.” Ensuring long-term investment protection, Océ VarioPrint 5000 systems are designed for easy customization and scalability. Capable of up to 160 PPM, the Océ VarioPrint 5160 typifies Océ’s convergence-ready philosophy and exemplifies Océ’s competence in helping customers succeed in complex multi-vendor environments. The system accommodates multiple page description languages and interfaces, and the ability to accept work directly from different workflows makes the adaptable printer an ideal convergent solution. Data streams supported include LCDS/Metacode, Postscript, AFP/IPDS, Tiff, PDF and PCL. With the Océ VarioPrint 5160, corporate and commercial customers can effectively handle diverse applications from just one system, simplifying their equipment investment and conserving valuable workspace. Front-end Océ PRISMA software gives the Océ VarioPrint 5160 the versatility to handle an extremely diversified range of applications, input and output media, and print volumes. Commercial printers gain an advanced tool for “print for one” applications, along with the horsepower and flexibility to take on new business such as transactional printing. The Océ VarioPrint 5160 adapts easily to publishing environments with Océ DocSetter for hard copy scan and make ready, the Océ ScanStation 650, and Océ DPConnect for seamless Xerox job ticket and DigiPath integration. Engineered to support complex multi-vendor and convergent environments, the next-generation Océ VarioPrint 5160 is based on the Océ Adaptable Imaging Architecture (AIA) to deliver a future-proof hardware platform for flexible growth and expansion. The Océ VarioPrint 5160 system employs enhanced exclusive Océ Quick Change Developer Station technology, enabling highlight color printing with MICR or monochrome, and CustomTone toner to match corporate colors for highlight applications. The Océ VarioPrint 5160 supports a wide range of application needs, including labels, tabs, forms, checks, lightweight and glossy stock, and ledger-size forms, with highlight color and multiple image resolutions. The flexible system lets users easily handle covers, tabs and different stocks within one workflow. The ability to pull multiple stocks within the same pass streamlines book publishing workflow by eliminating the need to run different components on offset presses or other digital printers and assemble them separately. Automating these labor-intensive applications and reducing intervention saves companies time, money and manpower. In Booth 2501 at the On Demand conference, the Océ VarioPrint 5160 is demonstrating a combination of challenging applications typical of commercial and corporate printing environments. An Océ VarioPrint 5160 will produce a personalized cookbook with five tabbed sections customized to users’ specifications. The application highlights the ease with which the system can handle covers, tabs and different stocks within one workflow, saving time and reducing the need for manual handling and multiple pieces of equipment. A health care provider directory is also being produced to showcase a unique 11”x17” booklet application. The directory, which includes halftones and highlight color, folds to 8.5”x11” after signature finishing. An 11”x17” New York travel brochure in highlight color and half tones is also being produced at the show on the Océ VarioPrint 5160.




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