New productivity heights with Océ JetStream 4300
Ideal solution for book, magazine, newspaper and transaction full-colour inkjet printing at 200 m/min
Venlo, The Netherlands, 4 May 2012 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery and a Canon Group company, today announced the new Océ JetStream® 4300 printing system, further extending the Océ continuous feed inkjet portfolio. The Océ JetStream 4300 is the high-speed workhorse of the Océ JetStream Wide series, giving the print provider new economies of scale and improving profitability.
Higher productivity – higher profitability
The new Océ JetStream 4300 inkjet printer is a 200 m/min full-colour production printer with a 30" wide paper transport and therefore is an ideal solution for book, magazine, newspaper and transaction printing. Trade books, for example in the 6" x 9" (152 mm x 229 mm) format, can be printed 4-up, producing up to 1,800 256-page books per hour. This range of productivity strongly drives the economies of scale in favour of the print provider driving down the costs per book or newspaper produced.
Based on field-proven Océ technologies
Océ, with the experience gained from over 300 inkjet printers ordered and installed in the market, continually improves its technology to ensure maximum productivity. In addition, the company aims at reducing the time required for maintenance due to the ingenious simplification of several mechanical processes. For example, the automated head cleaning unit with fewer moving components is just one of the several improvements that ensure increased stability and higher productivity.
Continuous high-quality printing is ensured with the industry-proven Océ DigiDot® inkjet technology that generates 1200 dpi perceived image quality at top speed with either dye or pigment-based ink.
“The Océ JetStream 4300 opens up a whole new range of business opportunities. Never before has it been commercially so attractive for a commercial print provider to move short and medium run-length book and newspaper production from offset to digital printing,” points out Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President, Océ Production Printing. “And transaction and direct mail print service providers can more effectively meet the challenge of tight production windows and also improve time to market delivery.”
Driving performance at maximum speed
Océ PRISMA®production Software Suite, the leading output management system solution for digital webfed production printers, coupled with the Océ SRA® MP controller with its unrivalled performance, drives full-colour variable data at an uninterrupted production speed of 200 m/min on a 30" wide web. Océ, a charter member of the AFP Colour Consortium, supports the most recent AFP IS/3 standards, with the IPDS datastream being processed by the SRA MP controller, thus driving the printer at full speed with correct and consistent colour reproduction for transactional and direct mail applications.
An especially exciting feature for the book and newspaper printing industry wanting to ensure continuous and maximum print production is the support of the native PDF (Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.5) format, which is ripped directly on the printer controller, eliminating the costly and time-consuming intermediate process. Last but not least, the PCL 6 datastream is also supported by the Océ SRA MP controller.
First implementations are taking place
The close partnership between Océ and manroland web systems has already led to the initiation of several projects, one of these being the implementation of two Océ JetStream 4300s at Rivet Presse Edition in France for the production of national and regional newspapers. The manroland newspaper folder and finishing device will be integrated inline with the Océ JetStream 4300 and can produce up to 40,000 newspapers in variable formats in five hours.
In addition, the manroland book finishing solution has been integrated with the Océ JetStream 4300 mono system to produce black & white trade books at 200 m/min on a 30" wide web. The latter example can be seen producing live at the Océ Production Printing Summit in Poing from 7 to 11 May 2012.
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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 198,000 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 198,000 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.