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Demonstration and overview of the ColorStream 3500

Published on August 4, 2011

Thomas Hoffman, International Product Manager of the ColorStream 3500 gives us a demonstration of the latest addition to the Océ portfolio.

I’m Thomas Hoffman, international product manager of what you see right behind me, the ColorStream 3500, the latest addition to our portfolio of market leading inkjet solutions in continuous feed.  We call it also the twin solution because it joins the JetStream, the dual series, the compact series and the wide series in that huge portfolio of Océ.  

Why do we call it the twin solution?  Well basically because we combined the JetStream capabilities in terms of quality and speed with the Variostream 8000 twin flexibility and behind me you see one example of that flexibility.  It is the ColorStream 3500L twin, which means you have two units.  Each of them can be used as a single unit or you can print duplex on the two of them.  So that is one configuration.  The others you will get as the H and the U twin and the inland twin of course.

Let me take you a little bit through the details of the system.  Ladies and gentlemen, behind me you just see the ColorStream 3500 and it is already printing at full speed and that that means it is approximately 250 feet a minute.  That is 1070 letter-sized impressions, which you see in this twin configuration behind me.  

So let’s have a look at the inside while it is printing.  The ColorStream was developed to bring the inkjet capabilities into the world where we used to have a black and white toner based system, so we had to do something, a small innovation to optimize inkjet for real black and white printing and what you see here, black, cyan, magenta and yellow, each of those heads has a separate array.  Why is that important?  Well if you want to print black and white only that means like writing with only one pen.  In the past you always had all of your heads in the open.  That means a pen in the open which isn’t used.  They dry out and when you want to switch to full color you had an issue.  

On the 3500 we make it logical.  We developed the head safe, which is a little bit like a pen cap and that means when you print black and white only cyan, magenta and yellow they will be capped.  They cannot dry out and you can switch from black and white printing to full color printing in only five minutes.  In the past this used to be, on other inkjet systems, almost a full hour of cleaning, so highly efficient monochrome printing and full speed full color printing when you need it.

We have another industry first in the drop on demand full color inkjet printing, which I want to show you right now in real life.  It is what we call a paper waste free cost where you can really have a look at the printouts and it is as easy as pushing a button.  You just have to push the pause button and the paper ramps down and what you just saw is it ramps down without paper waste.  You can’t have that on another drop on demand electro-inkjet system.  That is something that all of customers in the toner based world are familiar with.  You can now have a look at your printout.  You can do some things on the operator panel emulator and just go on printing without paper waste in full quality.  Just imagine the amount of trees you save and also the amount of cash you save by not throwing away good paper. 

Ladies and gentlemen, and that was a quick introduction to the ColorStream 3500, the latest addition to the industry leading full color inkjet family and that family consists of the JetStream Compact series, the JetStream Dual series, the JetStream Wide series and this latest introduction, what you just saw behind me, the ColorStream 3500, which we also call the twin series.  Thank you.

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