Digital New York Times and Sydney Morning Herald lead to newspaper award
Océ and Stroma – best in digital newspaper printing
Venlo, The Netherlands, 5 June 2012 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery and a Canon Group company, today announced that Océ customer Stroma has been named “best printer of digital newspapers” in a glittering awards ceremony, fending off competition from some of the world’s leading newspaper producers. The accolade is for its digital color printing in London of the New York Times and Sydney Morning Herald.
Stroma is Digital Newspaper Printer of the Year
Stroma, the digital print provider and founding member of the Océ Digital Newspaper Network®, won the Digital Newspaper Printer of the Year in the Newspaper Awards 2012, held at London’s Hilton Hotel in Park Lane. Jubilant Steve Brown and brother Rob, directors of London-based Stroma, accepted the award from television presenter Gabby Logan, herself a former newspaper journalist.
The New York Times and Sydney Morning Herald are among 45 titles printed daily on an Océ JetStream® 1000 webfed inkjet production printer. Steve Brown, Managing Director of Stroma, which has pioneered digital newspaper production for the last 11 years, said: “This is a rich reward for what has been an incredible journey in the newspaper market. Océ’s unfailing support has been fantastic – we couldn’t have done all this without them.”
Punch and quality
The judges said: “Clear winners in this category, these newspapers were applauded for being first-class digital products that combined market-leading technology and quality paper stock. Their digital samples were ‘fantastic’ and stood out from the rest. They had punch and a quality that almost matched the offset presses.”
Increasing numbers of the world’s most influential newspapers are turning to companies such as Stroma to print their newspapers digitally, which includes international or personalized editions. Ensuring immediate delivery in international markets of newspapers printed digitally in color with a print quality comparable to traditional printing provides a steady revenue stream and potential growth opportunity for newspaper publishers, which Stroma is exploiting.
Substantial potential with digital produced newspaper
“Stroma is recognized across the globe as a pioneer and market leader in digital newspaper production, printing and distributing international foreign newspaper titles from around the world for same day readership,” said Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President, Océ Production Printing. “More and more newspaper publishers discover the potential of digital newspaper printing offering the chance of detailed micro-zoning and individualization. Digitally produced sections and supplements allow targeted addressing of readers. Adverts and content can be hyper-local, target group-specific or even completely individually designed to give a high degree of personalization. We are proud of Stroma being at the forefront of this exciting development and we congratulate them on this well-earned reward!”
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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.