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Oce Highlights Digital Book Manufacturing Solution Through Books for Kids Project

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PHILADELPHIA, May 17 -- Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that it is supporting the Declaration of Education Program of the Philadelphia Public Schools by digitally printing books on site at the AIIM On Demand Conference. The objective is to produce 10,000 books, which will be donated to Philadelphia-area schoolchildren. Oce is one of five exhibitors participating in the three-day demonstration in Booth 3801, called Books for Kids, May 17-19, 2005, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The innovative Books for Kids program is being produced in coordination with the Philadelphia Public School District and the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. The other participating exhibitors are Weyerhaeuser, Lasermax Roll Systems, BDO America and Muller Martini Corp. "Oce is pleased to be able to leverage our digital technology to support such a worthwhile project. Not only is Books for Kids a great way to encourage education and reading, it's also an excellent opportunity for On Demand visitors to see first hand the latest in fully automated digital book manufacturing techniques," said Joyce Virnich, Vice President of Marketing for Oce Digital Document Systems. The books were formatted using Oce PRISMA DocSetter(TM) software, while other Oce PRISMA(TM) components streamline production workflow. Literary classics War of the Worlds, The Odyssey and Frankenstein are among the titles to be printed and donated. The full color, offset-quality book covers are being printed on the Oce CPS 900 digital color press, while the book blocks themselves are produced on the high-speed, high-volume Oce VarioStream 9210 continuous feed production printing system operating at 852 pages per minute. These integrated components of the Oce Digital Book Manufacturing Solution deliver unsurpassed productivity, quality and control for economic short runs to help publishers reduce inventory levels. About The Oce Digital Book Manufacturing Components The Oce VarioStream 9000 family of digital printing systems handles simplex and duplex in a single pass with multiple resolutions and a 19" full bleed print width, coupled with its superior print quality on all papers, especially on difficult substrates such as lightweight stock. This product line currently supports 1/1 and 2/2 color and is on a path for 5/5 full color in the future. The exclusive Oce Quick Change Color System(TM) supports standard black toner, Oce CustomTone and highlight color, eliminating the need for dedicated devices. The Oce CPS 900 color digital printing system provides sharp, consistent offset-quality output on a variety of media, including heavy weight stock for book covers. The Oce CPS 900 does not require calibration and prints at its rated speed regardless of substrate type. Oce PRISMA Software, an integrated family of adaptive software products, automates pre-press and production workflows for book production and a host of other print applications in on demand, CRD, transaction, and networked office environments, even with multi-vendor data streams. The software delivers bottom-line business improvements to every step of the printing and reprographics process, from creation to submission, pre-press, job management, production, finishing, archiving and storage. Oce PRISMA modules improve document creation; enable 100 percent accurate eProofing and front/back alignment; and fully automate make-ready, job submission, production and archiving for re-print.