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Océ Takes Business Beyond the Ordinary for GRAPH EXPO Attendees

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October 24, 2008 Chicago - Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, will show GRAPH EXPO attendees how to take their businesses beyond the ordinary. Océ will demonstrate in GRAPH EXPO Booth 2400 a full range of technology innovations to help Graphic Arts and other print professionals boost productivity, reduce costs, capture new opportunities, and connect with customers. From the latest high-speed inkjet, narrow- and wide-format color solutions to high-speed monochrome and spot color applications, short-run book printing, TransPromo and workflow automation, Océ offers a wealth of solutions for the Graphic Arts marketplace.

New Océ JetStream Enhancements
Show goers interested in leveraging the latest developments in ultra-high-speed inkjet digital color printing can experience the remarkable capabilities of the Océ JetStream? system. The breakthrough continuous feed inkjet system delivers full-process, professional-quality color with speeds from 715 to 2,865 letter-size images, with easy upgradeability across the family. New enhancements for the Océ JetStream system integrate MICR ink right into the Océ JetStream engine. Other improvements include a multi-level printing capability that allows customers to vary drop sizes within a job, new color management capabilities, and compliance with the RoHS Directive.

The newly expanded Océ JetStream portfolio, which now includes five models, is positioned to meet a wide range of customer requirements for color quality, speed, and duty cycles. The latest models expand the entry points for print operations that want to adopt the Océ JetStream platform for direct mail, transactional, and other applications that require fast, high-quality color. A variety of output samples will be available, showcasing the latest in full-color inkjet and MICR printing. 

New Océ CS665 Pro Full-Color Digital Press with EFI Fiery Color Server and Creo Controller
The new 65-ipm Océ CS665 Pro digital color system is the next evolution of the Océ Color Systems full-color printer family, featuring improvements in image quality and productivity. At GRAPH EXPO, the Océ CS665 Pro system will be shown in two configurations. The first teams an Océ CS665 Pro system with an EFI Fiery color server to print color pages and covers for Roll over Gutenberg, an original work also being printed on the Océ VarioPrint 6250 system. The Océ CS665 Pro system with the EFI Fiery color server is the first digital color production system to be certified by world-renowned Fogra as a validation of the printing system's predictable output. The second Océ CS665 Pro system will be shown with a Creo front-end controller producing perfect-bound application guide covers, a color calendar and a full-color Chicago travel guide. The Océ CS665 Pro cut-sheet system produces breathtaking color output with the speed, capacity and options print professionals required to produce short-run work with faster turnaround.

New Océ VarioPrint 4120 Digital Printer for Cut-sheet Productivity
Making its US debut at the GRAPH EXPO conference, the Océ VarioPrint 4120 system is the top-of-line model in a new family of Océ VarioPrint cut-sheet digital production printing systems. Designed for commercial and in-house print shops, the Océ VarioPrint 4120 system leverages the next evolution of Océ Copy Press technology to print or copy 120 monochrome pages per minute. It can be teamed with all types of integrated and third-party finishing options. GRAPH EXPO attendees can see the state-of-the-art system printing calendars with photo-realistic halftones printed on various textured and special media, a quality booklet, and a transpromotional statement.

Enhanced Océ VarioStream 8750cx System Demonstrates Book Production
The recently enhanced Océ VarioStream 8750cx high-speed, continuous feed monochrome and highlight color digital press will be shown with Océ PRISMA software in one fast, flexible PDF workflow that can be used to print books, TransPromo documents or just about any other application. The latest release of the Océ VarioStream 8000 product line includes built-in functions to automatically convert full-color AFP files to black & white output optimized with 256 gray scales, along with support for International Color Consortium (ICC) color profiles and color data formats.

At the GRAPH EXPO conference, the Océ VarioStream 8750cx system will be configured with an inline WEKO web re-moisturizer, Argos Pure Clean WebSweeps, and Hunkeler pre- and post-processing equipment. It will be shown running three-up 6" x 9" book blocks bound near-line using a Horizon binder and three-knife trimmer. The automated book line will produce Karl May's Winnetou, and Confessions of a Teenage Author: Creative Works from the Next Generation of Writers, written by students who participated in the 2008 Océ Future Authors Project. The system will also print an IBIS application guide, a saddle-stitched booklet with a self-cover and a perfect-bound booklet with a full-color cover insertion using the IBIS SmartBinder.

Océ VarioPrint 6250 System Prints Roll over Gutenberg, an Original Work Chronicling the Past, Present and On-Demand Future of the Book

A highlight of the Océ booth will be a demonstration of the award-winning Océ VarioPrint 6250 single-engine digital duplex cut-sheet printer producing limited-edition copies of Roll over Gutenberg, a two-hundred page, merged black & white book that charts the fascinating history of the book through time and the impact of digital technology on the publishing model. At GRAPH EXPO, Roll over Gutenberg will be produced in an automated digital production workflow that merges black & white pages and color pages printed on the Océ VarioPrint 6250 system and the Océ CS665 Pro color printer. The near-perfect registration of the Océ VarioPrint 6250 system delivers perfectly aligned text blocks, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are always met. Océ PRISMAprepare software automatically splits monochrome and color sections of the book. Book blocks will be bound on an SDD BGB1208 perfect binder and finished on a Challenge trimmer. Limited numbers of Roll over Gutenberg can be obtained at the booth.

Graphic Arts Color Quality on Versatile Océ ColorStream 10000 Full Color System
The Océ ColorStream 10000 continuous feed, full-color digital press will be shown at GRAPH EXPO printing full-color and mixed black & white applications. Extending the Océ Job Appropriate Color? strategy to the Graphic Arts market, the Océ ColorStream 10000 digital press prints 172 full-color images per minute, with a monthly duty cycle of more than five million images. Additionally, the system can print in black & white at 852 ipm. The combination of high quality, full color and monochrome flexibility, continuous feed productivity, dynamic pricing, and production speed opens up new opportunities for digital color in the Graphic Arts marketplace. At the GRAPH EXPO conference, the Océ ColorStream 10000 system will be shown printing brochures, books and other jobs with mixed color and black & white elements.

Océ TransPromo Kiosk for Ideas and Innovation
At GRAPH EXPO, guests can visit the Océ TransPromo Kiosk to learn about integrated hardware, software and professional services solutions to ease the transition to TransPromo. TransPromo communications marry traditional transactional documents like invoices, statements and notifications with data-driven marketing and informational messages to cross-sell, up-sell and strengthen customer relationships. Attendees can see before-and-after samples of TransPromo documents and personally interact with Océ TransPromo experts to learn about a new suite of solutions that simplify TransPromo initiatives.

Océ PRISMA Workflow Software Transforms Graphic Arts Productivity
At GRAPH EXPO, attendees will see Océ PRISMA software powering live workflows throughout Booth 2400 and driving the solutions on display. In addition, guests can visit the Océ PRISMA Software Pavilion to learn how modular and scalable Océ PRISMA workflow software can help production print shops accelerate productivity and profitability at every stage of production, from document design and proofing to production and web-to-print interfaces. This dedicated software area features servers equipped with the latest versions of Océ PRISMA software, including Océ PRISMAproduction, Océ TrueProof, Océ PRISMAprepare, Océ PRISMAweb, Océ Document Designer Advanced and new Océ Device Manager software.

Océ Wide Format Printing Showcases Groundbreaking Solutions
Océ Wide Format Printing Systems will showcase two innovative new solutions for display graphics and technical document applications. GRAPH EXPO attendees can see the Océ Arizona 350 GT, the newest member of the award-winning Océ Arizona family of flatbed printers. Combining a true flatbed design and an optional dedicated roll-to-roll capability with UV-curable inks, the Océ Arizona 350 GT system prints on both rigid substrates and flexible media sequentially for no-compromise print productivity. The system features a White Ink option, which expands the range of services into specialty offerings such as over-printing on transparent media for backlit applications. Innovative Océ VariaDot imaging technology produces near-photographic image quality at speeds of more than 239 square feet per hour. The Océ Arizona 350 GT system will be shown printing onto backlit displays on clear media, static cling signs and black rigid substrates, and aluminum and clear acrylic, demonstrating its sheer versatility. 

The new Océ ColorWave 600 large format printer uses a new printing technology called Océ CrystalPoint that combines the best of toner and inkjet printing in one machine. The Océ CrystalPoint process converts solid Océ TonerPearls color toner into a gel that is then jetted and crystallized onto any type of uncoated media, including plain and recycled paper, vellum and even Tyvek. The system, which is at least twice as fast as conventional inkjet systems, produces high-quality images with extremely accurate dot placement that is instantly dry, waterfast and can be handled immediately. New Océ CrystalPoint technology is also environmentally friendly, with no ozone, odor, or fine powder emissions. With this unique system, print professionals can reduce turnaround and accelerate project completion, consolidate monochrome and color volumes to reduce costs and incorporate renderings, maps or photos easily into larger sets with inexpensive plain paper, full-color printing.

Live Presentations, Book Signings and Theater Presentations
Océ will host a variety of activities in Booth 2400, including booth tours, theater presentations, book signings, and giveaways. While in the booth, guests are encouraged to participate in a guided tour and attend presentations on digital color: How to Take Color Beyond the Ordinary, on environmental sustainability: How to Make Green Business Good Business, and on workflow automation and professional services: Powering Productivity with People and Océ PRISMA Workflow Solutions. Authors will be in the booth signing books on two separate days. Meredith Deaver, author of Roll over Gutenberg, will sign books on Sunday, October 26. George Alexander, translator of Winnetou by Karl May, will be in the booth signing books Wednesday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.