Océ helps customers ‘connect the dots’ at FESPA Digital 2012
A wide range of products and services to help customers grow their signage and display graphics printing business
Venlo, The Netherlands, 16 January 2012 - Amazing elements connect on the Océ stand at FESPA Digital 2012: everything a print provider needs to grow their business. Océ is a single source to help print providers build a display and signage printing business, and to help them branch out into new areas such as industrial applications and specialty printing. Océ will showcase new products and various elements designed for producing display graphics and specialty applications on its stand F50 (Hall 3) at the FESPA Digital 2012 exhibition from February 21-24, 2012, in Barcelona, Spain. Océ is a Platinum Sponsor of FESPA Digital 2012.
On the Océ stand, visitors can learn how to ‘connect the dots’ to new applications. The ‘dots’ on the Océ stand represent elements of the company’s various offerings including UV Flatbeds, Finishing, Roll-to-Roll, Instant Posters, Imaging Supplies, Workflow and Expertise. Visitors can experience these demonstration areas and learn how the elements interconnect to bring innovation and solutions to display graphics and specialty applications.
The Océ Arizona® Series of UV flatbed printers is the world’s best selling range with more than 2800 installations worldwide. These award-winning printers help digital print providers add new services by printing photo-quality images on virtually any media, taking on work that was never before possible with lesser quality printing systems. They can also be used for exotic materials and objects for high-value, high-margin specialty applications. The combination of image quality and versatility for almost any application has made Océ Arizona printers extremely popular with digital print providers. Océ Arizona Series prints are ideal for traditional display applications such as point-of-sale displays, directional signage, backlit images and window graphics.
Users can connect an Océ Arizona Series printer to the Océ ProCut™ system to create structural point-of-sale and exhibit displays, decals, contour fabric displays and even custom furniture.
The Océ ProCut digital cutting system can dramatically reduce production time and costs by automating the finishing steps and streamlining the workflow. The system can also be used to open doors to new business such as structural displays for exhibits and point-of-sale, or packaging prototyping. Digital print providers that are currently outsourcing trimming and cutting jobs can recapture that revenue and maintain control of costs. The Océ ProCut system includes a range of digital cutting tables, a complete software package for preparing and interpreting the cut data in a seamless workflow, and pre- and post-installation application training and support. It significantly reduces labor costs compared to manual cutting because only one operator is required to run the highly productive automated cutter.
Digital print providers can connect the Océ ProCut system with an Océ Arizona UV flatbed printer to open up new areas of business that were previously too difficult, too costly or too labor-intensive to be considered profitable.
For outdoor-durable prints, the Océ CS9000 Series of eco-solvent printers combine value with ease-of-use, and deliver exceptional quality with high UV-fade resistance. These printers are ideal for short run print jobs in light production environments where high quality output and outdoor durability are required. Due to the eco-solvent inks, these models can be used in a regular office or printshop environment without having to invest in an air purification system.
For stunning indoor prints, Océ offers the Canon® imagePROGRAF® line of large format inkjet printers that produces the full spectrum of colors with extraordinary accuracy and perfect balance. This printer series is ideal for photos, posters and proofing applications.
Digital print providers can connect any of these models to the Océ ProCut system for creating decals and trimming posters.
The Océ ColorWave® 600 Poster Printer is changing the way people create – and make money. It can be used to expand existing print services and profits with instant-dry prints that are cut-to-size and ready to use. It is a highly productive and cost-effective way to produce posters with clean, green technology. For shops that already own aqueous-based roll printers, shifting the production of point-of-sale posters to the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer reduces labor and media costs significantly. Operators can be freed up for other tasks, since the system can run unattended at full production speed and no manual trimming is required. Media costs are reduced because it can print on a range of economical, uncoated paper.
For retail applications, shops can connect the Océ ColorWave 600 Poster Printer to Océ Posterizer™ software to create economical short-term, in-store signage and labels.
Océ offers a wide range of media for a variety of applications. The right supplies can make a substantial difference to a digital print provider’s business as well as its clients. Océ offers supplies for all technologies and all major machine brands, including paper, toner, ink, and many others; for large format printers and small format printers. Océ also maintains color profiles for Océ printers, for all media offered. To find the right material for an Océ printer and application, visit the online media guide at mediaguide.oce.com.
Océ Imaging Supplies helps users connect the dots from idea through production to finished product – a perfect match.
ONYX® ProductionHouse™ Océ Edition RIP software dramatically simplifies everyday printing tasks. Color profiling is highly automated so users can easily build media profiles in minutes instead of hours. With the available recalibration tools, users can quickly and easily maintain consistent output over multiple media types and devices. ONYX ProductionHouse Océ Edition software can drive a wide range of printers including all Océ Display Graphics Systems printers and Canon imagePROGRAF printers.
For print providers who want to develop their printing business in the retail industry, Océ Posterizer Enterprise software offers a new range of opportunities. Océ Posterizer Enterprise software is specifically engineered for designing and producing point-of-sale materials that include variable product, price and promotional content such as promotional posters, price tags, shelf talkers, etc. It enables automation of the production process to produce high quality point-of-sale signage, in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The right workflow software from Océ can help users connect the dots to higher productivity and new business opportunities.
Display graphics is a knowledge-intensive industry. Finding new ways to increase revenue is a main driver in this competitive market, and the challenge of producing sellable-quality prints – while maintaining profitability – is a very real concern. Digital print providers need to develop expertise to stay on top of new materials, applications and opportunities. This is where Océ can help. With every purchase of an Océ Display Graphics Systems printer or finishing system, customers gain access to a worldwide network of Océ Applications Specialists dedicated to the art and science of helping them create spectacular display graphics applications.
From simple banners to elaborate point-of-sale displays to color-precise backlits, Océ has the expertise to help users connect the dots to achieve the very best results from an Océ system.
About Océ Display Graphics Systems
Océ Display Graphics Systems is a leading provider of professional, large format systems for indoor and outdoor color display graphics applications. Océ solutions are specifically designed to enhance the revenue and profit opportunities for service providers by combining hardware with workflow software and the expertise to help companies expand into digital large format color. From extremely high-quality UV curable flatbed printers to outdoor-durable roll-based systems, Océ offers a total solution including hardware, software, imaging supplies, finishing systems, service & support, and financing. Customers benefit in working with a full-service partner they can count on to help their business grow.
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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 color 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 more than 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.