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GBC And Oce Announce New In-Line Punching Solution for Varioprint Devices

Press release from the issuing company

Northbrook, IL, Sept. 10, 2007-- GBC, an ACCO Brands company and market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of laminating and binding products, and Océ N.V., a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announce the international availability of the GBC PowerPunch in-line punching solution, which extends seamless productivity for Océ VarioPrint printers.
The GBC PowerPunch is compatible with Océ VarioPrint 2090/2100/2110/3090/3110 multi-function printers and the award-winning Océ VarioPrint 6000 family of digital duplex systems with unique Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology. This new finishing solution improves productivity by allowing customers to punch documents immediately after printing, resulting in faster availability for binding and distribution.
The GBC PowerPunch is a fully integrated unit with interchangeable die sets for six popular binding styles: three-ring, CombBind, Color Coil, WireBind, VeloBind, and ProClick.  Documents are printed, punched then ready-to-bind documents emerge from the stacker. By keeping pace with the printer, the GBC PowerPunch enables any operator to control punching applications from the printer's graphical user interface or a print driver.
About Océ VarioPrint Printers
The Océ VarioPrint family includes a wide range of highly versatile, reliable devices, from flexible multifunctional devices to systems using revolutionary Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology. Customers rely on their Océ systems to support many media, data streams, applications, finishing needs and more.
"The combination of GBC's PowerPunch, integrated in-line with Océ multifunction production printers deliver a highly efficient workflow for a broad range of digital book production", indicated Rick McCallion, Vice President of GBC's Integrated Solutions Group. "The PowerPunch greatly reduces the substantial labor and time associated with creating virtually any style of lay-flat punched document.  GBC is excited to be partnering with Océ to deliver this next generation finishing solution to their customers."
"We constantly look for ways to help our customers shave steps, labor and time off their workflow. With the ability to integrate the new GBC PowerPunch with Océ VarioPrint products, we help customers capture more productivity while maintaining the highest output quality standards," said Joseph Skrzypczak, President and CEO, Océ North America, Inc.
The GBC PowerPunch is available worldwide through Océ direct sales and services organizations and through authorized Océ dealers. Visit www.oceusa.com for more information.