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Oce helps keep TPF ahead of the game

Press release from the issuing company

Brentwood, Essex - July 28, 2006 - TPF Group, the UK's fastest-growing print business and largest privately-owned printer, has invested £500,000 in two state-of-the-art Océ digital printing systems, the VarioPrint 5160 and VarioStream 7650 to cope with growing business workloads. TPF Direct - the group"s DM and transactional mail arm, based in Northampton - already boasts an impressive and powerful line up of Océ printing systems, installed in 2004. The new equipment will provide a further boost in productivity and quality. Steve Brundle, Chief Executive, TPF Group, said: "We are dedicated to providing world-class printing and as a market leader for personalised mail we apply the very highest standards. Our strong recent growth continues to buck the market trend, and the purchase of the Océ printing systems will help maintain this momentum." He added: "The Océ machines we purchased two years ago have exceeded our expectations. This made Océ the clear choice for our next major investment. The capabilities of the new VarioPrint 5160 and VarioStream 7650 are just what we need to maintain our position at the vanguard of the personalised mail sector." With an excellent historical partnership and expanding business opportunities, TPF Group has come back to Océ for its next major investment. "Océ's new digital printers excel beyond industry standards, and the service we have received, from order through to delivery, could not have been more impressive" said Brundle. Designed for maximum flexibility and to handle the most demanding workloads, the Océ VarioPrint 5160 is a production machine of unequalled versatility. This cut-sheet digital printer delivers160 pages per minute at 600dpi and has spot colour and MICR capability. The new Océ VarioStream 7650 is engineered for the best performance coupled with advanced technology flexible enough to allow room for growth. The continuous digital printer was highlighted at this year"s IPEX, operating at up to 1200 pages per minute at 600dpi and will be accompanied by Hunkeler pre- and post-processing equipment. Both printing systems are capable of printing standard Black & White as well as Highlight Colour including Custom Tone and MICR in one print engine. In terms of quality and reliability, these machines are at the cutting-edge of precision and technology. Simon Wheeler, head of Océ UK Ltd"s Commercial Division, said: "We are delighted to have been selected again as the business partner of choice to satisfy this growth for The Print Factory. Having six state-of-the-art Océ digital presses will give TPF the capacity to overcome bottlenecks and meet tight deadlines." TPF Group, which re-branded from The Print Factory earlier this year, has secured a number of prestigious print management contracts in recent months including Sky, The London Eye, P & O Ferries and Inside Track.

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