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Oce Document Designer Provides Integrated Tool to Manage Print Resources

Press release from the issuing company

Atlanta, GA—October 24, 2003—Oce, a leading provider of production-class, digital printing solutions, today announced Océ Document Designer software to help customers automate preparation of documents for production, streamline pre-press production, increase cost-effectiveness, and shorten time to revenue. Océ Document Designer is available in Standard and Advanced versions to give customers the capabilities that are best suited to their particular requirements, without having to invest in more than they need today. Océ Document Designer is part of the Océ PRISMA integrated family of adaptive workflow management software. Customers count on the many capabilities of Océ PRISMA software solutions to make their work flow faster and more efficiently across data center, office network, commercial printing and central reprographic environments in concert with their existing systems and work processes in single or multiple locations. Océ PRISMA is structured to support each step of the document lifecycle through nearly 30 products in six functional categories. The tightly integrated modules provide the most investment-friendly workflow software solution available, along with complete multi-vendor integration and a process-friendly approach that allow customers to optimize the way they work, while delivering the flexibility and scalability they need to turn time into money. “Océ recognizes that manually preparing documents for production is the major cost component in production workflows, and our customers are looking for a fully integrated alternative,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Océ Printing Systems USA. “Easy application setup, layout, 1:1 personalization, support for color and monochrome devices, and print resource management make Océ Document Designer software a powerful new alternative for a wide range of companies and markets.” Océ Document Designer Standard software enables creation and management of forms, fonts, and other print resources in the mixed PDL environments typical of today’s data center operations. The flexible software also supports mixed-print platforms, giving users more power to simplify their work, while protecting existing platform investments. This efficient, easy-to-use tool simplifies resource creation and application setup. Color mapping utilities make it easy to add more visual impact to documents and allow efficient, effective color printing. Océ Document Designer Advanced software complements the capabilities of Océ Document Designer Standard and simplifies design and preparation of personalized, dynamic documents. This comprehensive document composition tool streamlines design, preparation, and pre-press activities for maximum workflow efficiency, enabling users to do more with less. Complex documents with variables, tables, and static and variable images can become easier to implement. Océ Document Designer Advanced software supports personalization through variable data printing; monochrome, highlight color and full color applications; and a range of output types including AFP, Metacode, PostScript, IPDS, PPML and others. Automated font creation and management save time and reduce errors. Document design and production stages are illustrated in process flow chart icons that represent simplified work steps. These re-usable steps shorten document design time frames and accelerate adoption of value-added variable data composition techniques. Integrated preview capabilities, visual drag-and-drop layout design, and variable page selection also add new levels of productivity. As a result, companies can accelerate their time to market for new applications, making them more competitive.