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First Océ ColorStream 3500 in Australia

Friday, October 21, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that On-Demand, one of Australia’s largest digital print companies, will expand its production capabilities and broaden its publishing services with the purchase of the first Océ ColorStream® 3500 high speed inkjet printer installed in Melbourne.

Ideal switch between full-color mode and B&W

“We are very proud to deliver the Océ ColorStream 3500 to the first publishing customer in Australia,” says Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President, Océ Production Printing Systems. “The special capabilities of the system make it ideal for companies like On-Demand that want to expand their business beyond their existing services. With the Océ ColorStream 3500 On-Demand, a long standing Océ customer, will broaden its services beyond publishing into the transactional and transpromotional business and offer additional values and versatility to clients through high-speed color printing.”

“Our publishing services have been outgrowing our current capabilities and high-speed full-color inkjet will boost them considerably. At the same time, we have a large variable data clientele and the Océ ColorStream 3500 will enable us to expand these services into full-color transactional printing. The production capability of the Océ ColorStream 3500 is set to bring a number of printing jobs back onshore from overseas. It will shatter the cost/price nexus that has seen so much Australian work printed internationally.” says Bruce Peddlesden, owner of On-Demand. “On-Demand has been looking at the possibilities of inkjet for more than six months and was impressed by the Océ ColorStream 3500 when we saw it during Océ’s Open House in Poing, Germany. The system’s flexibility, with its ability to switch between full-color mode and B&W within extremely short time are ideal for our needs.”

Early production start in October

The new press will be delivered to On-Demand in early October and is expected to be in production at Port Melbourne premises before the end of that month. It will complement an already impressive array of digital equipment, including a fleet of five Océ VarioPrint® 6250 B&W perfecting presses and reaffirm On-Demand’s pole position as the pacesetter for the digital industry. The new printer will be seamlessly connected to the existing infrastructure at On-Demand using the company's Océ PRISMA® software Including the Océ PRISMAprepare prepress software.

“Océ has been the mainstay of our B&W operations and we have enjoyed a good, lasting relationship with them. The next few years are going to be very interesting. I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Peddlesden.

The Océ ColorStream 3500 for high-quality inkjet printing

The Océ ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system was unveiled at Canon Expo in Tokyo in November 2010. The high-speed, high-quality full-color inkjet printer runs at 1,010 A4 impressions per minute and simplifies the transition from monochrome to full color or even five or six colors. It offers productivity and flexibility for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, TransPromo, direct mail, book and manual applications. Industry-leading reliability, print quality and media range are testaments to Océ DigiDot® multilevel dot modulation technology.

Enhanced usability and productivity is made possible by a combination of unique features:

  • HeadSafe technology helps prevent nozzle clogging and minimizes lengthy purging processes. The ability to transition between monochrome-only and full-color printing promotes higher uptime and productivity levels. 

  • Using passive RFID technology, the Océ InkSafe® feature monitors both the proper placement of the ink containers in the press and the ink’s shelf-life. 

  • The Océ ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system provides consistent high-quality printing during the ramp-up acceleration, full-production speed, and the ramp-down deceleration phases. Utilizing the entire production time decreases turn-around time and minimizes waste.

The Océ ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system provides a modular offering in various single and twin configurations. A full-color Océ ColorStream 3500 system can be set up as a monochrome-only system when needed. The production and media flexibility contributes to a future-proof solution that simplifies the transition of applications and business models to more sophisticated documents with variable personalization and smarter communication in color.


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