Canon and Océ introduce native IPDS support for imagePRESS C7010VPS series
First full colour IPDS controller for cutsheet production systems introduced at Océ Production Printing Summit
Venlo, The Netherlands, 07 June 2011 - Océ, an international leader in digital document management, and Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, will showcase the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series with the new Océ PRISMAsync version 1.3 supporting native IPDS at the Océ Production Printing Summit from June 7-10 at Océ Printing Systems in Poing, Germany.
Migration from black & white to full colour in established digital printing segments
Within the last couple of years, the industry has witnessed a significantly growing share of colour in established digital printing markets like transaction and direct mail. Driven by the adoption of TransPromo documents and the introduction of new high speed continuous feed digital colour printers, the transactional print market is expected to undergo a shift towards full colour production over the next 5-10 years. “And there is clearly a demand for cutsheet solutions as well, used as proofing system or back-up for continuous feed systems for very short runs,” says Jan Verschaeren, Executive Vice President, Océ Document Printing. “This helps transaction print and direct mail houses to shorten preparation times and take on high margin short-runs.”
Integration into legacy workflows is key
Transaction and direct mail environments demand delicate data handling and complete integration into existing AFP workflows. Real-time feedback between host and printer is vital for data security ─ the entry ticket for a real transactional print solution.
Convergence printing - a new way to generate business
Transactional print providers, direct mail houses and commercial printers can benefit from expanding their services with the hybrid print approach enabled by the Océ PRISMA®sync controller. Due to cyclical print volumes, transactional printers are occasionally idle. To boost utilisation, applications beyond transaction printing can be produced on the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series. Examples include printroom jobs and outsourced collaterals. This is enabled by on-the-fly switching from transaction printing mode (IPDS) to document printing mode (PS/PDF).
Full colour cutsheet production print systems with native IPDS matches customer demand
The newest release of the Océ PRISMAsync colour controller with native IPDS support for the imagePRESS C7010VPS series enables users to benefit from secure and productive cutsheet print solutions for high cutsheet print volumes. Fully integrated into the Océ transaction workflow, the cutsheet system is a solid proposition for continuous feed users looking for a cost-efficient solution to validate the production run, to produce high quality financial reports such as security deposit reports and special/mixed media applications and reprints.
Field upgradable transaction print option
Native IPDS support is a field-upgradable option on the Océ PRISMAsync controller to all three members of the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series; the imagePRESS C7010VPS itself, the C6010VPS and the C6010S. While first customer installations with the IPDS option are planned for late 2011, users can now fully benefit from the imagePRESS systems for ‘document printing’ applications in a PostScript/PDF workflow and extend their systems with the transaction print mode at a later stage.
Co-development by Océ and Canon
The IPDS extension on the Océ PRISMAsync controller has been developed jointly by Canon and Océ research & development (R&D) centers in Japan, the Netherlands and Germany. This joint R&D effort combines Canon’s proven digital press technology with Océ PRISMAsync operation management, the industry-leading IPDS workflow also at the heart of Océ’s SRA controller family for continuous feed systems as well as the Océ PRISMAproduction output management system. The Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series supports all required features in transaction printing environments such as full error recovery with automated job recovery.
This development underlines the ambition of Canon and Océ to become the global leader in the printing industry by expanding the transaction portfolio to toner-based full colour cutsheet printing systems.
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Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and colour display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs some 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in financial 2010 amounted to approximately €2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.
Océ and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than USD 45 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com
About Canon Inc.
Canon Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalised to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. Now with over 197,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2010 amounted to more than USD 45 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com