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Oce launches new software for digital reprint on demand

Press release from the issuing company

January 28, 2004 -- Oce has launched Océ Doc Works Archive, new software for optimising digital reprint workflows, and archiving ready-to-print documents for rapid, easy retrieval whenever they are needed. Documents are delivered faster, with consistently high quality every time. Océ Doc Works Archive is ideal wherever the demand for print output is heavy, but tends to fluctuate, or when documents are updated frequently – for example in public services and education, industry and trade, or commercial printing. The software optimises the entire workflow, from document submission to delivery of the print product, archiving ready-to-print documents that can be retrieved later simply by entering keywords or identifiers such as author, title and creation date. Up to 90% of the production costs that would be incurred with conventional make-ready tasks for a reprint order can be saved using Océ Doc Works Archive. All the customer does is enter the number of copies and delivery details; the archive submits the order straight to the print facility together with the ready-to-print document. The inconveniences of printing for stock (and inevitable pulping), and the complexities of inventory management are therefore entirely removed. There are many instances when Océ Doc Works Archive can prove invaluable. For example, if a university has a central production facility that prints syllabi to order for its students, often demand is difficult to predict, and course content can change at short notice. The university could slash its costs with Océ Doc Works Archive, and would not have to keep huge stocks of material. An online digital archive also profits commercial printers because it reduces the number of people involved in handling the order, making the process far less prone to glitches. With Océ Doc Works Archive, printers can be confident that jobs will be dealt with quickly, reliably and affordably. This makes for satisfied customers – and plenty of repeat business. Océ Doc Works Archive is based on Océ Doc Works 3.1, a module of the Océ PRISMA workflow management software. Print jobs are submitted via the user’s client workstation or the web. There is no need to install software on the client. Doc Works Archive also requires Océ DocumentManager 2.04 Standard and an MS SQL Server, which delivers the requisite security without increasing the network load.