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Oce Expands Leadership in Simultaneous Digital Duplex Market With Two New Models

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Tuesday April 17 -- BOSTON, April 17 -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, has expanded its industry-leading Oce VarioPrint 6000 simultaneous digital duplex family to address broader market requirements. With the new Oce VarioPrint 6160 and Oce VarioPrint 6200, Oce extends its leadership in duplex applications by addressing the need for additional speed bands and corresponding price points. Oce is introducing the new systems to the US market at the On Demand conference. Joining the highly successful 250 prints-per-minute Oce VarioPrint 6250, the new Oce VarioPrint 6160 and Oce VarioPrint 6200 printers use Oce Gemini Instant Duplex Technology to simultaneously deliver 160 and 200 prints per minute respectively. The three systems are the only single engine duplex, cut- sheet digital printers on the market and they offer unmatched productivity. All three are available now. "In 2006, with the launch of Oce VarioPrint 6250, Oce Gemini Instant Duplex Technology changed the face of duplex printing. Simultaneous duplexing is now boosting productivity at print shops, quick printers, commercial printers and in-house print rooms. According to our customer research, duplex applications count for over 80 percent of the volume. These new systems extend proven Oce technology to a wider range of users who need additional speed choices," said Eric de Goeijen, Vice President, Marketing, Oce North America Corporate Printing Division. "The new Oce VarioPrint 6160 and Oce VarioPrint 6200 continue our track record of designing products to grow with customers' needs. The Oce VarioPrint 6000 family can meet current customer requirements and offer a dependable growth path. Oce reaffirms its commitment to grow with customer needs by enabling a convenient upgrade within the existing contract. The Oce VarioPrint 6160 and VarioPrint 6200 can both be upgraded in the field to higher speed versions. Now with three Oce Gemini Instant Duplex systems, corporate and commercial printers can select the capacity and total cost of ownership to match their workflow and customer demands," said Joyce Virnich, Vice President, Marketing, Oce North America Commercial Printing Division. Designed for commercial and corporate printing markets, the Oce VarioPrint 6000 printers serve quality-sensitive customers who require the shortest job turn-around in production environments. The Oce VarioPrint 6000 family of products prints up to 70 percent faster than other cut-sheet duplex systems. The new Oce VarioPrint 6160 and Oce VarioPrint 6200 models match the benchmarks of quality, productivity, reliability, speed and interoperability established by the extremely popular Oce VarioPrint 6250 simultaneous digital duplex printer. The Oce VarioPrint 6160 is intended for monthly print volumes of 4.5 million prints, while the Oce VarioPrint 6200 handles monthly volumes of six million. Based on operational experience in the field, the Oce VarioPrint 6250 handles monthly volumes of 7.5 million prints. About the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Series The Oce VarioPrint 6000 family is distinguished by Oce Gemini Instant Duplex Technology, which presses toner directly into the front and back of a page simultaneously. The 50 percent lower fusing temperature ensures media does not curl or jam. An Oce Smart Imager Controller brings top performance, multi-tasking capabilities, high RIP speed and open architecture to enhance IT infrastructure in print operations. End-to-end modularity incorporates online finishing options like booklets, high-volume stacking and set finishers. The systems are fully supported by the Oce PRISMA(TM) software suite, designed to promote workflow efficiency and seamless integration in third-party printing environments. Sophisticated media handling contributes to uninterrupted productivity and job quality. Advanced active registration ensures perfect sheet positioning and print registration for books, manuals and other publications, enabling printers to better compete for digital publishing work. Paper Logic automatically detects and adjusts for paper size and orientation so pre- printed and pre-punched media print correctly without time-consuming manual attention. Twelve paper trays and printing of oversized and custom media allow long, unattended print runs and flawless printing of special jobs. Companies boost productivity and reduce workflow interruptions. As a result, more work is completed with less effort.




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