Océ and Canon unveil first jointly-developed digital production press
22 March 2011
The companies’ first jointly-developed printing solution combines Canon’s proven digital colour press technology of the imagePRESS C7010VP series with Océ PRISMA®sync workflow innovation. The imagePRESS C7010VPS series takes colour production printing and workflow efficiency to the next level, offering customers the unique benefits of one integrated system.
Canon and Océ unveil first jointly developed digital production system Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series
Combines Canon’s proven imagePRESS technology with Océ PRISMAsync workflow innovation
Milestone in Canon and Océ cooperation
Evidence of research and development (R&D) synergies, ensuring that Canon and Océ customers have access to leading technology in the industry
Productivity benefits for CRDs and commercial print providers with unique job scheduler, advanced colour management and intuitive workflow operation
“The high quality of Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS and the speed with which we have been able to launch it to market demonstrates the level of cooperation that already exists between Canon and Océ. By acknowledging each other’s expertise, we are becoming stronger together and, through such joint innovations as the imagePRESS C7010VPS, we are better positioned than ever to help our customers make the leap to new areas of business and take advantage of the opportunities available.”
David Preskett, European Professional Print Director, Canon Europe
“Thousands of Océ VarioPrint customers already benefit from the PRISMAsync workflow for black & white production. Now Canon and Océ have combined impressive quality, fast productivity and PRISMAsync workflow efficiency into one powerful colour press system that opens up a world of business opportunities for our customers. Not only will the new models improve production efficiency, but the flexibility that they offer in terms of media handling, run length and intuitive operation means that they will enable print professionals to expand their service offerings and increase their profitability.”
Nick Klitsie, Vice President Business Group Office and Printroom, Océ
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Océ and Canon unveil first jointly developed digital production press
Venlo, The Netherlands, 22 March 2011 - Océ, an international leader in digital document management, and Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of their first jointly developed printing solution — the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series combining Canon colour digital technology with Océ PRISMA®sync operation management.
Excellent complementary fit
Canon first announced plans to acquire Océ in November 2009 and completed its offer for Océ in March 2010. Since then, Canon and Océ have worked to strengthen their customer offerings by leveraging the two companies’ excellent complementary fit in technology and product range.
First joint development
The companies’ first jointly developed solution combines Canon’s proven digital colour press technology of the imagePRESS C7010VP series with Océ PRISMAsync workflow innovation. The imagePRESS C7010VPS series takes colour production printing and workflow efficiency to the next level, offering customers the unique benefits of one integrated system.
Productivity for print professionals
The series introduces a number of unique productivity-boosting features, including an intelligent job scheduler, advanced colour management and an easy-to-operate, intuitive user interface on a new 15” full colour TFT LCD touch panel. The job scheduler supports up to eight hours of plan-ahead production. The accurate prediction of production time for scheduler functionality is possible due to the exceptional integration of engine and controller technologies. This full integration of digital front end with the engine into one system offers print professionals the convenience, run length and cost benefits of digital production.
Uniform and task-based workflow
By introducing the imagePRESS C7010VPS, Canon and Océ enable any operator to run complex colour jobs as easily as black & white ones with a standardised operating concept for PRISMAsync-driven colour and black & white production printers, such as the Océ VarioPrint® 6000 series. For integration into diverse workflows, imagePRESS C7010VPS is fully supported by Océ PRISMA software suites for creation, prepress and make ready, production management and archiving.
The jointly developed product signifies an important milestone in the compelling combination of Canon and Océ as it is evidence of the existing R&D synergies, ensuring that Canon and Océ customers have access to leading technology in the industry. For print professionals in CRD and commercial printing, this means a platform that delivers offset-quality print and improves production efficiency with the convenience, run length and cost benefits of digital production.
Canon and Océ continue joint developments to serve more customers and markets. Next focus areas are solutions for customers in transaction and direct mail and the incorporation of Océ PRISMAsync operation management in a model from the light production colour series Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE.
On display in Washington and Barcelona
The imagePRESS C7010VPS is on display this week at the 2011 AIIM On Demand Exhibition in the US capital Washington, D.C. and at the Graphispag 2011 International Printing Industry and Communication Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. Both trade fairs open today.
Jointly offering customers superior printing solutions
The jointly-developed solution signifies a first step for Canon and Océ as they further strengthen cooperative efforts in the technology and product fields. Aiming to become the global leader in the printing industry, the two companies will capitalise on their complementary strengths to offer a wide range of hi-quality printing solutions.
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