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Océ announces 30" wide inkjet web press

Friday, March 20, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Venlo, The Netherlands -- Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the new Océ JetStream 2800 system designed to support the market’s accelerating transition from offset to digital printing. Now with the industry’s fastest inkjet printing on a 30” wide web, the Océ JetStream 2800 system expands the family’s range of applications. It brings more power to newspaper and book printing, and customers benefit from increased revenue opportunities for their full color ink jet production printers.

Newspaper and book publishers as well as traditional printers are struggling with rising costs, changing market expectations and a challenging economy. The new Océ JetStream 2800 system offers an unprecedented way to address their business issues and improve their supply chain and business models.
Industry’s widest, fastest ink jet printing for highest productivity

The 29.5” actual print width of the Océ JetStream 2800 system is the widest in its productivity class. Along with offering the broadest print width currently available, the Océ JetStream 2800 -- running at 130 meters/minute -- is seven percent faster than competitive wide format digital color systems.  As a result, the new Océ Océ JetStream familyJetStream 2800 system delivers the highest productivity in its class with 2,632 A4 size or 2,792 letter size images per minute at 600 x 600 dpi. The system incorporates a growth path from monochrome up to full color enabling cost efficient print production of newspapers, books, direct mail and other jobs.

The printer’s productivity and flexibility provide customers with the tools they need to survive and succeed in a challenging marketplace. “With this exciting combination of paper width and print speed, Océ customers can move to the next level in the digital printing of books and newspaper. Productivity really was a key design criterion for the Océ JetStream 2800 system,” said Crit Driessen, Vice President Marketing and Strategy, Océ Production Printing. “By building on the core technologies and proven success of our Océ JetStream family, we are bringing the market a full, integrated inkjet strategy that helps our customers pursue new business opportunities.”
Newspaper industry benefits from digital publishing

The newspaper industry revenue stream is under pressure as advertisers look at other channels that deliver a higher ROI through a more targeted and personalized approach. Now, with high-speed digital technology and the width necessary to print newspapers in their original format, it is possible to apply the successful one-to-one target model of direct mail to the newspaper industry. The result can be more profitable customer response to targeted advertising. Additionally newspapers further explore opportunities in short-run distributed print, niche publications or special editions, and micro-zone publishing.
More productivity for digital book printing

Digital book printing has seen widespread growth as publishers and printers transition from offset to digital production. With the new wider print width on the Océ JetStream 2800 system, more books can be produced in less time and with less waste. The wider format supports digital printing of 12- and 16-page book signatures, further positioning digital production as a viable alternative to offset book printing.
Based on proven Océ JetStream technology

Along with the same ink and inkjet heads, the Océ JetStream 2800 system is based on industry-leading Océ DigiDot inkjet technology and SRA MP controller architecture found across the Océ JetStream family. Océ DigiDot printing enables the highest output quality and productivity with variable dot size for added flexibility and multi-level printing on the media range (64-157 gsm) and print quality as the current Océ JetStream family. SRA MP Controller architecture drives the highest productivity and uninterrupted workflow for AFP/IPDS and PDF data streams.

First shipments of the JetStream 2800 are planned for the end of 2009 with general availability by early 2010.




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