Accelerating the transition: Océ boosts productivity of its inkjet ColorStream Twin series
New Océ ColorStream 3700 combines best-in-class production flexibility and efficiency with higher speeds to master heavy workloads
Venlo, The Netherlands, 14 February 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the new Océ ColorStream® 3700 digital full-colour inkjet printing system, enlarging the highly successful Océ Inkjet product portfolio. With the addition of the Océ ColorStream 3700, the Océ inkjet family extends the company’s leadership in the digital full-colour inkjet segment and helps a wider range of print providers make the transition from toner systems, other inkjet platforms or offset printing to high-speed digital printing.
Océ expands market-leading inkjet portfolio
The new Océ ColorStream 3700 joins the market-leading Océ inkjet portfolio, spearheaded by the Océ ColorStream 3500 as part of the fastest growing inkjet portfolio in the industry. Merely one year after the global launch of this visionary yet low risk innovation, the Océ ColorStream 3500 obtained a market-leading position, especially in the datacenter and print service provider environments. The combination of highest inkjet productivity built on the Océ DigiDot® heads and proven Océ flexibility and efficiency offer a total package unmatched in the industry.
The new Océ ColorStream 3700 further extends the reach of the Océ inkjet systems as solution for monochrome and full-colour high volume print service provider environments, print centers with datacenter background and offset print providers seeking a flexible and efficient high-volume digital printing solution. The availability of a higher speed version permits customers to complete more jobs within tighter production windows, providing additional capacities to grow their print volume.
High-speed full-colour model in the Océ ColorStream Twin series
The Océ ColorStream 3700 is the high-speed model in the Océ ColorStream Twin series and offers a process speed of 100 meters per minute with a print and paper width of 21,25" (approx. 540 mm). That translates to 675 A4 impressions per minute (716 letter sized) for a single unit or in a twin configuration, 1350 A4 impressions per minute (1432 letter sized) for monthly volumes of up to 43 million A4 pages (46 million letter sized).
While increasing the productivity, the Océ ColorStream 3700 offers all features known from the Océ ColorStream 3500. Through the HeadSafe concept, the Océ ColorStream 3700 is the first high-volume inkjet system offering users of high-speed high-quality monochrome toner-based solutions an extremely efficient 1:1 comparable inkjet solution. The Océ ColorStream 3700 allows a direct transition to full-colour inkjet as well as a smooth and slow migration starting with high monochrome print volumes without tedious manual cleaning when switching to full colour after longer periods of monochrome printing.
Easy transition into high-speed digital inkjet printing
“The Océ ColorStream 3700 represents an evolution of the Océ ColorStream 3500 which sky-rocketed to the market-leading product in Europe in less than one year,” notes Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President, Océ Production Printing. “Offering a combination of the unique capabilities of the Océ ColorStream 3500 – including paper waste free pauses and the extraordinary HeadSafe concept with enhanced productivity – the Océ ColorStream 3700 will help our customers meet tight deadlines with quality print products. The Océ ColorStream 3700 proposition of higher speed at consistent quality will support an even wider range of print providers to make the transition from offset- or toner-based printing into high-speed inkjet printing.”
Additional exclusive features such as printing in speed ramps which allows page one quality printing or the paper waste-free print pause significantly increase the productivity and sustainability of the Océ ColorStream 3700. Apart from the saved, not wasted resources a significant boost of the total production workflow and value chain is achieved as no wasted, white pages have to be handled in the later post processing steps.
Based on field-proven Océ technologies
All members of the Océ inkjet family, including the new high-speed Océ ColorStream 3700, are based on core technologies such as the field-proven Océ DigiDot inkjet and the Océ SRA MP controller architecture. The Océ ColorStream 3700 uses a next-generation piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet printhead that allows increased speeds with a consistent perceived print quality of 1200 dpi using the multilevel technology as known from the Océ JetStream family. Users benefit from the experience, reliability, print quality and media range associated with the Océ inkjet portfolio.
Suited for transaction, TransPromo, direct mail, book and manual production
The Océ ColorStream Twin series inkjet printing systems were first unveiled at the Canon Expo in Tokyo in November 2010 starting with the Océ ColorStream 3500. The high-speed, high-quality full-colour inkjet printers in the Océ ColorStream Twin series run at 1010 and 1350 A4 impressions per minute and simplify the transition from monochrome to full color or even five or six colors. They offer productivity and flexibility for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, TransPromo, direct mail, book and manual applications. Industry-leading reliability, print quality and media range are testaments to Océ DigiDot multilevel dot modulation technology.
Featuring HeadSafe, RFID, InkSafe
Enhanced usability and productivity is made possible by a combination of unique features:
HeadSafe technology helps prevent nozzle clogging and minimizes lengthy purging processes. The ability to transition between monochrome-only and full-colour printing promotes higher uptime and productivity levels.
Using passive RFID technology, the Océ InkSafe® feature monitors both the proper placement of the ink containers in the press and the ink’s shelf-life.
The Océ ColorStream 3500 and Océ ColorStream 3700 inkjet printing systems provide consistent high-quality printing during the ramp-up acceleration, full-production speed, and the ramp-down deceleration phases. Utilizing the entire production time decreases turn-around time and minimizes waste.
The Océ ColorStream Twin series inkjet printing systems provide a modular offering in various single and twin configurations. A full-color Océ ColorStream 3500 or ColorStream 3700 system can be set up as a monochrome-only system when needed. The production and media flexibility contributes to a future-proof solution that simplifies the transition of applications and business models to more sophisticated documents with variable personalization and smarter communication in color.
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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. 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 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at 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 2011 totalled $45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com.