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Oce introduces 1.6 metre wide, inkjet system for professional display graphics

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Venlo, the Netherlands, 6 July 2004—Océ today announced the Océ CS6060 solvent inkjet printer, a high speed, high-resolution printing system that delivers outdoor durable output. The Océ CS6060 delivers high quality 720 dpi graphics with outdoor durability up to 3 years, at production printing speeds. With this offering, Océ introduces a productive and economical wide format printing solution. The Océ CS6060 is scheduled to be available in August 2004 in Europe. High quality prints at production speeds The Océ CS6060 offers true 720 x 720 dpi resolution at print speeds of up to 16.3 m2 (176 ft2) per hour in four-pass mode. It is a six-color printer that utilizes super-wide piezo inkjet print heads, featuring 512 nozzles per color, to deliver high print speeds. In two-pass mode print speeds of up to 30.6 m2 (330 ft2) can be achieved with a resolution of 720 x 360 dpi. The industrial-grade print heads were designed to provide durability and reliability in professional printing environments. The Océ CS6060 is ideal for short-run print jobs and is designed for light production environments where high quality output and outdoor durability are required. Sample applications include point-of-purchase displays, vehicle graphics, transit advertising, exhibit graphics, banners, museum graphics, wayfinding and window displays. Low solvent inks offer wider color gamut The new Océ IJC610 series low solvent inks utilized in the Océ CS6060 offer an expanded color gamut. The super-CMYK (black, cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow) printing system ensures color accuracy and high density, and delivers rich reds and deep blacks for printing onto a wide range of uncoated media. The specially formulated inks are cyclohexanon-free and contain lower concentrations of solvents so users will notice significantly lower fume levels. The aggressive adhesion technology of these inks provides up to three years of outdoor durability, superior lightfastness and scratch resistance. Océ IJC610 series inks are also resistant to everyday cleaning solutions. Easy-to-use, designed for production environments The Océ CS6060 printer is very easy to use, from the control panel to media handling and ink replacement. Quick release adjustable media holders ease change-outs, and a secondary holder is available for heavy rolls. Dual pressure grid rolls accommodate different media thicknesses. An optical media take-up system automatically rolls up printed media in four user-selectable configurations: face-in or face-out, with or without slack. The one-litre ink cartridges can be replaced on-the-fly, without stopping the printer. An adjustable vacuum system ensures media is flat as is passes across the printing platen, and edge guards prevent curled media edges from hitting the print head. The Océ CS6060 carriage head height can be adjusted to accommodate media from 0.07 mm to 0.63 mm thick. A fully automated head cleaning system is included that can be selected manually or set up to automatically run at pre-set times. Three integrated heating systems are included to quickly dry the inks. An optional external dryer is also available whenever extreme drying capacity is required. Complete turnkey solution The Océ CS6060 is offered as a complete turnkey solution including the printer, a starter kit, Onyx Graphics Workflow Software with the Océ CS6060 printer driver, and an external dryer if extreme drying capacity is required. Flexible support contracts will be offered depending on typical customer needs regarding technical support, media usage and annual print volume. Océ offers a wide range of media for the Océ CS6060 printer including Océ's Imaging Supplies support such as media profiles and lamination advice.