Venlo, The Netherlands - Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announces that Stroma Limited, the long-term partner in Océ's Digital Newspaper Network (DNN), will produce color editions of international newspapers for the first time on the latest inkjet digital technology.
Océ JetStream 1000 at StromaOcé JetStream 1000 for digital newspaper production in London
Stroma, which has been at the forefront of digital printing since its launch a decade ago, will be upgraded from a toner-based web-fed press to the Océ JetStream 1000. The production press, which will be installed at its west London headquarters in March, will provide a quality level comparable to traditional printing. The introduction of the Océ JetStream 1000 will allow Stroma to expand to longer runs of digitally produced newspapers as well as expand further into book publications.
Inkjet system means each copy is potentially an individual newspaper
Advances based on Océ JetStream technology inkjet presses in terms of speed and quality, plus unrivalled flexibility, means that digital newspapers have become an even more acceptable product for the newspaper industry. The Océ JetStream 1000 press prints in excess of 1,000 36-page tabloid newspapers per hour. Each copy is potentially an individual product, printed digitally with no loss of speed or quality compared to more traditional printing methods.
Stroma prints international titles for readers in London
Supplying digital printing services across London and the surrounding area, Stroma provides a fast, quality service coupled with great value for money. In the newspaper industry, the company is recognized across the globe as a pioneer and market leader in digital production. It prints and distributes international newspaper titles from across the globe to readers in London. These titles include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald.
Steve Brown, Managing Director of StromaDigital color newspapers are an expansion opportunity for industry
Steve Brown, Managing Director of Stroma, says: "In these testing times for newspapers, digital color is a real expansion opportunity for the industry. This is something the publishers have been wanting for a long time, and will now be realized. With the Océ JetStream 1000 production press, we have the solution for the future growth of Stroma. Additional publishers are waiting to start printing in London now color is available. I know Océ extremely well and trust totally. This is a true partnership on a long but mutually beneficial journey."
Full-color quality and unprecedented productivity from Océ
Océ pioneered the digital newspaper market a decade ago with its Digital Newspaper Network. Around 30 million newspaper copies have been produced globally through this network since 2001, making Océ the world market leader in digital newspaper production. The introduction of the Océ JetStream series of digital full-color inkjet presses extended Océ production capabilities into higher run lengths, unprecedented productivity and full-color quality on par with traditional newspapers produced on offset presses. Now digital production speeds are within the scope of those required for smaller metropolitan, suburban and country newspapers.
A new era in digital newspaper production
"Ensuring immediate delivery in international markets of newspapers printed digitally in color with a print quality comparable to traditional printing provides a steady revenue stream and potential growth opportunity for newspaper publishers," says Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President Océ Production Printing.
"We are fully committed to the digital newspaper market, and with the Océ JetStream at Stroma, we move into a new era of digital newspaper production. In the UK, Océ has established a solid Océ JetStream customer base. Stroma is one more reference point for our customers who are recognizing the benefits to their business of using Océ high-speed inkjet technology."
Stroma was launched in January 2001 to supply digital printing to London and the Home Counties. Stroma provides a fast, quality service coupled with great value for money. By May 2001 Stroma was the market leader in the Océ Digital Newspaper Network, printing and distributing international foreign newspaper titles from around the world for same day readership in the UK, negating the necessity for costly shipping into the UK. The company is recognized across the globe as a pioneer and market leader in digital production.