March 14, 2007 – Oce OpenHouse 2007 has just concluded after five days of record attendance. More than 5,800 visitors attended OpenHouse from more than 90 countries, making the 14th Océ OpenHouse one of the most successful ever.
Several significant product enhancements were announced at Océ OpenHouse 2007 last week. Please be advised that full press announcements for the US market will be forthcoming at the On Demand Conference & Exhibition in April.
Several industry analysts, who attended this year's OpenHouse, shared their thoughts about the digital printing fair.
InfoTrends Group Director, Charlie Corr, noted highlights such as “Higher productivity; you've implemented that across product lines.” He added, “One of the interesting strengths is the continuity of Océ.”
“Océ continues to meet the promises that it talks about,” said IDC Senior Research Analyst, Riley McNulty.
BERTL Vice President of Research and Development, David Sweetnam, said "Océ is addressing the market and pushing changes quickly,” noting that Océ is "bringing all the pieces together to be a single solutions provider for somebody who has a very wide range of printing needs. I think the Océ VarioStream 9240 is going to make a big difference in the transactional world."
Highlights of key Open House introductions/enhancements follow:
New Océ VarioStream 9240 for four-color process printing
Océ unveiled the latest milestone in its black and color-capable Océ VarioStream 9000 series: the Océ VarioStream 9240. Based on the Océ Job Appropriate Color concept, the Océ VarioStream 9240 operates with maximum cost efficiency for black and white, one, two, or three spot colors, or C/M/Y/K four-color process printing. The system is an effective, efficient choice for transaction printing, direct mail, and many graphic arts applications. The use of Graphic Arts Plus quality mode, along with flexible color capabilities, has generated particular success for the Océ VarioStream 9000 platform in the digital book printing market.
At OpenHouse, Océ also demonstrated the enhanced speed black and white version of the Océ VarioStream 9210, with a printing speed of 1,350 letter-sized images/minute—60 percent faster than the existing version.
Océ introduces two new members of the Océ VarioPrint® 6000 family
Océ announced two new cut-sheet printers based on the unique Océ Gemini Instant Duplex Technology. Joining the industry leading Océ VarioPrint 6250, the new Océ VarioPrint 6160 and Océ VarioPrint 6200 printers simultaneously print the front and back of a sheet at 160 and 200 prints per minute respectively. The three systems are the only single engine black-and-white, digital, duplex, cut sheet printers on the market, making them the most productive and accurate systems available. All three systems are available for immediate delivery.
First showing of new CS 650 Pro digital full color solution
In the color arena, Océ showcased for the first time the Océ CS 650 Pro full-color digital printer, which targets the quick and commercial print markets, as well as corporate in-plants. Currently the full color printers in the Océ family include the Océ CPS 800 and Océ CPS 900 models, which use a unique seven-color printing process and target graphics arts markets.
To participate in the US announcement of these and other exciting Océ innovations, please join us at the Océ On Demand Conference & Exhibition Press Conference scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 AM in Océ Booth 1229. Confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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