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Oce Publishes volume of students work at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

September 10, 2007 - CHICAGO - Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, announces that the Océ Digital Book Solution will publish a unique volume of student works at the GRAPH EXPO show. The live digital publishing of "No Such Thing as Writer's Block: Creative Works by the Next Generation of Authors," is slated for Monday, September 10, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Océ booth 655. The book is a collection of works by students who participated in the Océ Future Authors Project workshop that was held for the second consecutive year this summer, The result of the workshop, "No Such Thing as Writer's Block: Creative Works by the Next Generation of Authors," will be printed at the show and released at a formal book signing at the Barnes & Noble store in Boca Raton, Florida on October 18, 2007. The book will be available for purchase at Barnes & Noble stores throughout Palm Beach County, Florida.
The advent of digital book printing and publishing technology such as the Océ Digital Book Solution provides unique opportunities for young authors and other aspiring writers to become published. It also empowers cooperative ventures between the public and private sector such as the Océ Future Authors Project, enabling students to benefit from a partnership between educators and business experts. The Océ Future Authors Project is a free program sponsored by the Océ North America Commercial Printing Division in partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, Barnes & Noble, Maroone, and other local partners.
The program comprises a free workshop that provides students with an opportunity to improve their writing skills, gain a hands-on understanding of how authors become published, and learn about today's self-publishing opportunities. Instruction is provided by certified teachers, through interaction with Océ executives, and insight is provided by published authors. The program is offered to public middle- and high-school students who are interested in becoming published authors and have been selected by local language arts teachers based on academic achievement and interest in becoming authors. In recognition of the company's efforts in sponsoring and supporting the program, Océ recently received the 2007 Output Links Stewardship Award. This award is given to companies that exemplify good stewardship through the investment of their time, resources, money, and talent.
"Digital printing technology is revolutionizing the business of book publishing and fueling trends like self-publishing in run lengths from one to 10,000. This creates exciting opportunities for new talent-like these young, aspiring authors-to pursue their dreams of getting their works published, while bringing a rich diversity of titles to market. As a leader in providing digital printing solutions for the book industry, Océ is proud to support the Future Authors Program and to help make children's' dreams a reality," said Océ? Senior Director of Marketing Services, Sheryl Pattek.
The Océ Digital Book Solution combines production-class hardware with Océ PRISMA pre-press and production workflow software and integrated pre- and post-processing finishing technology. In this configuration, the Océ digital book printing workflow features a Hunkeler high-speed roll unwinder, an Océ VarioStream 7650cx twin system, Océ PRISMA software, a WEKO paper remoisturizer for smooth processing of lightweight and recycled papers, and a Hunkeler cutter/stacker/trimmer. The three-up 6" by 9" book blocks are crisply bound near-line using a Horizon binder and three-knife trimmer.