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Canon and Océ are Stronger Together with New Technology and Print Systems

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London, UK; Venlo, The Netherlands, – Canon Europe and Océ today announce the next milestone in the journey of Canon and Océ to becoming the global leader in the print industry with the launch of two co-developed production printing systems: The Océ VarioPrint DP Line, a series of compelling black and white systems based on breakthrough technology and the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO, a next-generation, light production color printer.

The co-development of new technology is further evidence that Canon and Océ are stronger together and better positioned than ever to ensure that their customers have access to the broadest and most advanced portfolio of professional print solutions.

The Océ VarioPrint 95-105-120-135 are powerful, light to mid production printers, combining Océ printing technology, engine and controller with integrated Canon scanning and finishing solutions. It offers excellent image consistency, instant-productivity and multiple finishing options in one highly configurable system. There are four engine speeds available in the DP Line: 95, 105, 120 and 135 A4 images per minute. At its core is the innovative, Océ DirectPress technology, which does not use light, high temperatures or electrical charges to create an image, making it a reliable alternative to traditional technologies for the black and white market.

Océ DirectPress technology replaces the multiple process steps used in traditional printing technologies with a single, digital, no-variable process. The result is a highly stable and consistent quality output without streaks, striping or banding across jobs. The new engine incorporates a diverse range of scanning and finishing capabilities drawn from the successful Canon imagePRESS range enabling customers to demand the highest quality in a wide range of profitable print applications. Precise finishing can be easily achieved due to no toner cracking when folding or creasing and less media distortion as a result of the low fusing temperature.

The Océ VarioPrint DP Line also helps customers reduce their environmental impact. HeatXchange technology implemented in the printer saves energy by transferring the heat used to fuse toner onto paper from printed sheets to new sheets entering the print path. By recycling the heat in this way, customers can reduce their energy consumption by at least 30% compared to other systems in its class. The VarioPrint DP Line has the lowest TEC (Typical Energy Consumption) value in the mid production market and can be plugged into a standard power outlet.

Océ DirectPress technology also produces no ozone emissions making for a cleaner working environment for system users. Despite its low energy use, productivity is high, because of EnergyLogic. This technology matches the power requirements of a print job with the available power in the system. It ensures that the system starts printing quickly after a cold start or maintains maximum speed after changing to heavier media.

The incorporation of an Océ PRISMAsync controller gives customers immediate productivity and easier management of complex jobs.

Expanding the joint portfolio further and building on the success of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 PRO series, the new C9000S PRO integrates Canon color technology with Océ PRISMAsync controller. Customers can benefit from a solution that offers intuitive operation, ease of use and multiple media and finishing options on one highly efficient and versatile platform. The series introduces a number of unique productivity-boosting features, including an intelligent job scheduler and a media-based workflow that minimises downtime and enables customers to plan production efficiently.

David Preskett, European Professional Print Director, Canon Europe, says: "The launch of these two jointly developed systems so soon after the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS is a clear demonstration of the confidence Canon and Océ have in each other's expertise. Not only are we bringing to market another Canon system on the Océ PRISMAsync platform, but also a breakthrough black and white Océ system based on new, co-developed technology. Stronger together, our continued collaboration, particularly in the area of product development, should send a reassuring message to our customers. They remain the focus of everything we do as we strive to support them in securing the long-term future of their business."

Nick Klitsie, Vice President Business Group Office and Printroom, Océ, adds: "Our promise to our customers is productive printing without compromise. We are leveraging the strengths of our cutsheet portfolio, in both color and black and white, across Canon and Océ systems. All seamlessly connected by one powerful controller platform. This compelling combination of Canon and Océ means the newest technologies for our customers, to keep moving them ahead in their markets."

The new Océ VarioPrint DP Line and Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000S PRO are available immediately from both Canon and Océ's direct sales organisations in Europe, as well as though their networks of accredited dealers.


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