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Oce VarioStream 7000 Family Delivers Faster Speeds

Press release from the issuing company

March 29, 2004 – Oce, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces that it has enhanced the Océ VarioStream 7000 family of continuous forms printing solutions to provide full production speed and Enhanced Print Quality (EPQ) for 600 dpi output, while also increasing speed and image quality for Océ CustomTone color printing. In corporate and commercial environments where quick turnaround and better quality are competitive advantages, customers can now achieve the higher productivity and quality they require at faster speeds for both color and black production. “The addition of EPQ functionality to the already robust capabilities of the Océ VarioStream 7000 family means that now, more than ever, these systems are the benchmark against which all continuous-form printing solutions must be measured,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for Océ North America’s Digital Document Systems Division. “The capabilities and flexibility of Océ VarioStream 7000 systems make them a perfect fit for environments that want to take advantage of exceptional quality and speed to accomplish more while saving money and time.” The powerful capabilities provided by 600 dpi output at high speeds and Océ Custom Tone printing delivers unprecedented quality for converging applications in data center and on-demand applications. Requirements for graphics in manuals, newsletters and other applications are increasing rapidly, and the ability to deliver a range of consistently high-quality output without sacrificing speed is becoming a competitive imperative. Now, the Océ VarioStream 7000 can run all black 600-dpi jobs at nearly 1300 ipm, a twenty percent speed improvement. New EPQ functionality ensures that even the most challenging graphics applications will print 40 percent faster with uniformly outstanding graphics quality, precise halftones, solid blacks and dependable consistency. Even running at maximum speed with EPQ, customers still use only standard consumables, contributing to the system’s lowest cost and highest productivity in its class for 600-dpi printing. The improved print quality, higher productivity and new capabilities EPQ enables on all Océ VarioStream 7000 systems allow users to print a broader range and variety of jobs with these versatile printing solutions whose cost of ownership remains among the lowest in the industry. The Océ VarioStream 7000 also offers improved color delivery with a 40 percent speed improvement of 243ft/min for faster CustomTone printing of spot color using standard or custom color using EPQ. The Océ VarioStream 7000 complements the duplex color-ready capabilities of the Océ VarioStream 9000 by providing high speed, simplex CustomTone printing. The new speed and quality capabilities benefit financial services, service bureaus, direct mail shops and general corporate environments needing to print billing, statements, invoices and other transaction documents. The Océ VarioStream 7000 integrates with the Océ PRISMAproduction suite of products to help customers automate and streamline document production workflow for better turnaround and control. Unlike products from most other vendors, which typically do not provide an upgrade path, EPQ can be factory-installed on any Océ VarioStream 7000 model or added later. This flexibility allows customers who do not currently need EPQ functionality or who already own Océ VarioStream 7000 systems to add EPQ, and once again demonstrates Océ’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that customers can enhance their Océ printing systems with new capabilities that support their business needs. The Enhanced Print Quality capability is immediately available. The price varies dependent on factory order and installation or delivered as part of a product upgrade. There is no charge for the 600-dpi capability.