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Oce Delivers Flexible Short-Run Color, Black & White Clustering Solutions

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Users Increase Productivity and Expand Revenue Opportunities NEW YORK -- April 23, 2002 -- Oce, a leader in digital document management and delivery technology, helps users improve productivity and increase revenue opportunities with highly flexible clustering capabilities. The Oce CPS700 Color Production System and the Oce DPS400 Digital Printing System, managed by Oce Doc Works Exec software, offer outstanding features to meet the increasingly varied output needs of short run publishing. Combined as clustered units, the systems provide versatile performance, resource efficiency and reliability. "Oce continues to push the envelope with creative approaches to the challenging and varied needs of short-run publishing, and now we are bringing the market the extreme flexibility of clustered configurations for both black & white and color output," said Richard Thompson, Vice President of DPS Marketing for Oce USA, Inc. "With the Oce CPS700 and Oce DPS400, Oce offers fast, consistent output for short run work to let operations take advantage of more opportunities. By clustering these systems, users gain further flexibility and productivity through better use of resources, the ability to produce books digitally with full color covers, and the ability to accept more varied job types that include black and white, color, or a combination of both." Oce CPS700 Maintains Consistent Color Without Recalibration At ON DEMAND, two Oce CPS700 units are clustered to create a single powerful solution for short-run, personalized color items. The Oce Doc Works Exec server management tool directs workflow. The Oce CPS700 uses Oce’s patented Direct Imaging Technology for consistent color quality within and across print runs with no interruptions for recalibration, resulting in less downtime, greater reliability and better user productivity. The clustered configuration at ON DEMAND demonstrates the comprehensive color consistency of the systems – from run to run, from first print to last, and from machine to machine. The Oce CPS700 specializes in high quality short-run color, allowing businesses to print smaller quantities of materials cost-effectively and reduce the waste associated with large runs and obsolete inventory. The system is ideal for direct mail, training materials, corporate brochures, proposals, presentations, invitations, business cards and other applications in environments that produce 30,000 to 100,000 color prints per month. Clustering further increases the capacity of these high-end systems. The Oce CPS700 produces crisp, flat prints with an offset look and feel. Direct Imaging Technology creates a complete image from seven base color cylinders directly applied in a single step without developer. Toner usage is reduced by up to 50 percent, and registration errors are minimized. Oce Color Copy Press technology presses toner into the paper, creating images free of flaking or cracking. There is no loss of production speed, even when running heavy weight stock, and virtually no downtime because of paper jams, developer maintenance or color recalibration. With EFI Fiery workflow management tools, Oce CPS700 users can easily merge and edit documents, pull variable data files for customized applications, remotely view and manage jobs, and edit and assemble multi-page documents and booklets with full platform independence. The Oce CPS700 can print and RIP at the same time, and runs at fully rated speed regardless of media, simplex or duplex output, or job complexity. Substantial memory enables users to preprogram and store jobs while others are in progress. A wide range of media can be used, including textured, 11" x 17" and 110 lb. index stock. Flexible programming allows printing of a cover on one medium and the body text on another. Oce DPS400 Provides Seamless Multi-platform Integration Short-run applications sometimes require integration of analog components such as color photo inserts, tabs or covers. Set up can be very involved, but the Oce DPS400 digital printing system eases the migration from hard-copy input to fully integrated printing workflow. The Oce DPS400 concurrently scans and prints documents at high speeds, making it ideal for short-run jobs incorporating both analog and digital components. Photos, text, gray values and color originals are turned out at top speed and premium quality without any manual adjustments and time-consuming job preparation. The system can handle analog and digital input intermittently, so users don't have to scan an entire job to start printing. Pages can be printed as they are scanned and scanned ahead while another job is printing to significantly improve productivity in complex jobs. The Oce DPS400 prints more than 6,000 A4, letter or legal images per hour at 600x600 dpi resolution, and is the first system in this segment that can produce any length run at full engine speed, whether copying, scanning or printing. The system also supports a wider variety of media than any competitive production printer in its class, even textured stocks. In addition, no other high-speed digital printer on the market offers such an accurate double-feed detection system, a tremendous timesaver and a necessary requirement for accurate, unattended operation. At ON DEMAND, the DPS400 will be clustered with the Oce CPS700 systems in the booth via the Oce Doc Works Exec server. Oce Doc Works Exec Provides a Link to all Output The Oce Doc Works Exec software streamlines the process of getting digital documents to the appropriate output source, including the CRD, and allows for complete job management by the operator. Intelligent job routing, job ticketing, simultaneous multi-unit printing, and complete workflow management allows Doc Works Exec to improve the performance and efficiency of all hardware.