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Océ Reinforces Industry Leadership with Strong Additions to Continuous Feed Product Lines

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December 4, 2007 - Trumbull CT and Boca Raton, FL - Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, has reinforced its leadership with recent additions to its continuous feed product lines. Over the last two years, Océ has renewed its entire continuous feed line-up to help customers capture more business opportunities with additional efficiency, speed and quality. Along with the Océ VarioStream 9000 and Océ ColorStream 10000 systems, Océ now addresses the ultra high-volume continuous feed market with the announcement of its new Océ JetStream inkjet system and Océ VarioStream 8000 solutions. According to InfoTrends research, Océ has been the market leader since 2003, consistently increasing its market leadership to achieve 50 percent market share in 2006. The recently announced capabilities reinforce and solidify Océ leadership in production printing. Océ has also enhanced color support for its Océ PRISMA software to support the new digital systems.
"We continue expanding our leadership in continuous feed production printing in response to market need for ever-greater speed and flexibility. The result is a comprehensive offering that positions Océ very well to serve production customers," said Mal Baboyian, President of Océ North America, Production Printing Systems. "The digital print market is growing in many areas, and Océ flexibility lets companies move with agility and speed to take advantage of new opportunities. With the broad capabilities of our continuous feed products, companies can expand their reach through applications like TransPromo documents, highlight color communications, full-process color materials, books, direct marketing campaigns and more."
Full Line of Color Product to Address Market Needs
From the new Océ JetStream and Océ ColorStream systems to the full color output of the cut-sheet printer line, Océ has established one of the strongest offerings of color systems available. With its latest announcements, Océ can now address customer color requirements from entry-level price points to ultra-high speeds and workflow complexity, including both cut sheet and continuous feed applications. Customers are able to pursue most color opportunities with flexibility, quality and affordability. As the market for digital color explodes, Océ remains committed to meeting the needs of all high-volume digital color applications and strategies, responding with the fastest speeds, highest quality and most complete upgradeability options. From offset operations seeking digital alternatives to commercial digital printers pursuing power and flexibility to take their businesses to new levels, Océ production color products offer reliable, versatile solutions.
More Customers Benefit from Océ Job Appropriate Color Approach
Océ was at the forefront of the color revolution with its Océ Job Appropriate Color strategy, an approach unlike any other in the industry. The strategy is based on the premise that customers should only use and pay for the amount of color that makes a job effective, whether it's black and white, one highlight color, two, three, four or full-process color. Customers have supported this strategy for its business sense and economic return.
Delivering on its strong color commitment, Océ has consistently extended Océ Job Appropriate Color solutions into new areas and new markets. The Océ VarioStream 9240 full-color printing system was unveiled at the ON DEMAND conference, followed by the Océ ColorStream 10000 at the GRAPH EXPO show in September. Now Océ has crossed another milestone-taking the Océ Job Appropriate Color strategy to the ultra-high-volume color market.
"We continually demonstrate our commitment to quality through the technology we bring to market," Mr. Baboyian added. "The Océ VarioStream 8000 extends Océ leadership in black and white and highlight color at the highest speeds and quality at the most appropriate price points. Now with the Océ JetStream system, we have proven how far we can take our color commitment, with a product that is unmatched in its power and versatility. The recently launched Océ ColorStream 10000 system is one of the fastest continuous feed color products for the graphic arts market. Our family of Océ VarioStream 9000 systems gives customers a safe upgrade path from highlight to full color."
Océ PRISMA Software Architecture Adds Value to High-speed Color Workflow
Océ PRISMAproduction software now offers full support for color applications in virtually any environment. It delivers outstanding performance and quality for TransPromo and Graphic Arts workflows, including processing of full-color jobs for the new Océ JetStream and Océ ColorStream 10000 printing systems. It also supports special features such as Océ CustomTone color toners for the new Océ VarioStream 8000 series.
As Océ PRISMAproduction software has been enhanced to handle processing of full color jobs for the new Océ JetStream and Océ ColorStream 10000 systems, Océ also continues to develop its other software tools to help prepress operations deal with color. Océ Trueproof software will provide full-color proofing to support new print engines as they are delivered to the market. Océ has enhanced Océ DocSetter software, which lets customers scan full-color documents, process all of the make-ready steps to clean up the document, and then send it off to Océ PRISMAproduction software to be printed on a full-color print engine. This ensures an integrated, accurate way of managing color applications.