DOCUFACTS PRIMEUR. Op de PRINT09 in Chicago (VS) heeft het Nederlandse Océ onder veel belangstelling haar nieuwe printer, de Océ VarioPrint 6320 Ultra geïntroduceerd. De 6320 Ultra is met 314 pagina’s per minuuut de snelste zwartwit losblad printer ter wereld. Met deze printer gaat Océ de concurrentie aan met de systemen van onder andere Kodak, HP, Xerox, Ricoh en Canon.

Naast de nieuwe 6320 zijn ook de 6250 en 6160 in de Ultra versie vrijgegeven. Met de introductie van Océ 6250 in 2007 is Océ zeer succesvol gebleken met 58% van de nieuwplaatsingen in 2008 in het 200+ monochroom marktsegment. Océ heeft met een marktaandeel van 50% in de top 20 van digitale boekdrukkers veel succes in de snelgroeiende digitale bookproductie en book-on-demand industrie, waarbij dubbelzijdig afdrukken bijna 100% is.  (InfoTrends)

Naast de snelheid heeft de Ultra line nog twee innovaties voor de printindustrie:

  • SpeedPass
    Het mogelijkheid om het engine tijdelijk sneller te maken met een speciale licentie. Hierdoor kunnen organisaties met pieken  kiezen voor tijdelijk meer productiecapaciteit
  • Upgradable
    Was tot nu het kiezen van de juiste enginecapaciteit een lastige afweging voor groeiende printproductiebedijven, met de Ultra lijn kan in een later moment het bestaande printsysteem  worden geupgrade naar een hogere capaciteit. 
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Highlights van de VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line

  • Gemini Instant Duplex voor 100% productief dubbelzijdig afdrukken
  • Bijna 100% registratie bij dubbelzijdig afdrukken
  • ScreenPoint technologie voor rijkere afdrukkwaliteit in grijswaarden
  • Volume tot 10 miljoen afdrukken per maand
  • Groot aantal soorten media (tot 300 grs) te gebruiken
  • Invoercapaciteit tot 18.600 vel of 50.000 vel via rol invoer
  • Uitvoercapaciteit tot 18.000 vel
  • Breed assortiment van Inline finishing apparatuur
  • 314 pagina’s per minuut A4
  • Upgradable engine (6250 en 6160)
  • SpeedPass licentie voor tijdelijk hogere snelheid (6250 en 6160) bij pieken
  • Webconsole voor operatorplanning en productiemanager
  • IPDS, Xerox en Kodak printformat interfaces

De verwachting is dat Océ met de nieuwe ultra lijn in staat zal zijn wereldwijd een groter marktaandeel te veroveren in het ultrasnelle monochrome segment binnen de grafische industrie, grote inhouse repro’s en print& mail bedrijven. Naast Océ voert ook Konica Minolta wereldwijd de VarioPrint 6000 in haar assortiment.

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Oce Launches New Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line: World’s Fastest, Most Productive High-Volume Cutsheet Perfecting Systems


New ultra high speed systems set benchmark for emerging 300+ ppm segment

TRUMBULL, Conn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Oce Print 09 Booth 1863 — Oce, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced today the new Oce VarioPrint((R)) 6000 Ultra line of high speed, high volume digital perfecting systems. Based on the successful Oce Gemini Instant Duplex Technology, the new Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra simultaneous duplex digital printers offer significant advances in speed, quality, productivity, media flexibility, scalability, connectivity and environmental sustainability.

Unlike any other products currently available, the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line extends Oce leadership into a new 300+ prints per minute (ppm) segment. The flagship Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system sets the standard for a new class of 300+ ppm “Ultra High Volume” (UHV) productivity. This system is the world’s fastest digital duplex printer, clocking in at 306 8.5″x11″ letter-size ppm (314 ppm A4). It can handle print volumes up to 10 million prints per month. Print operations can reliably produce up to 18,360 letter and 9,300 12″x18″ impressions per hour. In addition to the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system, the new product line includes the Oce VarioPrint 6250 Ultra, Oce VarioPrint 6200 Ultra and the Oce VarioPrint 6160 Ultra systems.

“With the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra series, Oce has taken its innovative duplex monochrome printing concept to the next level. Not only is the top speed of the VarioPrint 6320 Ultra impressive, but users have the ability to field upgrade the other family members to higher speeds as business needs demand it,” said Jim Hamilton, Group Director, InfoTrends Research. “In addition, Oce is breaking new ground with its SpeedPass program, which allows users to temporarily upgrade speed when they are expecting high volume or quick turnaround needs. And building on the theme of investment security and field upgradability, existing VarioPrint 6000 users will benefit from a range of Ultra series improvements through the version 4.1 software release.”

Oce Continues to Set Productivity Benchmarks

In just two years, Oce quickly established leadership in the cutsheet segment with the breakthrough Oce VarioPrint 6000 family introduced in 2007. According to the InfoTrends research report, U.S. Production Copying & Printing Market Placements: 2008, published April 15, 2009, for the 200+ ppm single-function monochrome cutsheet printer segment, Oce achieved the top share position with 58 percent of placements in 2008. Now the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line promises to capture equally impressive market position in the new 300+ ppm Ultra High Volume segment.

“With the next generation of Oce Gemini Instant Duplex technology, Oce takes the award-winning Oce VarioPrint 6000 series to new levels and demonstrates clear market leadership in pushing the speed barrier above 300 ppm. Customers can blaze through heavy black and white volumes and complete more jobs within ever-tighter windows. With the introduction a unique and practical approach to speed flexibility and productivity, print operations can tap into profitable new market opportunities, make better use of resources, and reduce costs. It’s an ideal formula for sustained competitiveness and growth,” said Eric de Goeijen, Vice President Marketing, Oce North America Production Printing Systems division.

Production Power to Take on New Markets

The breakthrough speed and functionality incorporated into the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line benefit users across applications and market segments, including high-end in-house and digital printshops and commercial printers, as well as corporate and commercial transaction environments. The unique combination of speed, throughput, reliability and generous input and output capacity let print professionals take on more types of jobs and complete them within tighter production windows. As a result, production facilities can better meet demanding deadlines, boost customer satisfaction and gain competitive edge and market share. Print operations can expand services to include ultra high volume applications such as books, course materials, training and technical manuals, booklets, catalogs, variable data printing and transpromotional printing.

New Platform Brings Advances to Digital Book Printing

Oce technology already supports 50 percent of the top 20 digital book printing operations. Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra systems are ideal for the fast-growing market of short-run and on-demand book printing, bringing unmatched productivity and throughput to this profitable application. The Oce VarioPrint Ultra line provides enhanced productivity to meet the demands and economics of the digital book publishing model. In return, print providers can capture more revenue-generating opportunities in the fast-growing digital book printing market.

“Over the past three years Oce has made significant inroads in the cut-sheet production printing market–particularly in the book sector. With their high throughput and excellent gray scale image print quality, the VarioPrint 6000 Series has enabled digital printing to expand its reach into the professional and education book markets. The new Ultra line and the 6230 high speed model will certainly help Oce further increase its penetration into book manufacturing,” said INTERQUEST President Gilles Biscos.

In printing book blocks, the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system is over 60 percent more productive than competing cutsheet perfecting systems. In a typical run of 6″x9″ books averaging 300 pages on 150 sheets, the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system can produce 2,950 book blocks in a three-shift operation, far surpassing the nearest competitor. The system offers a productivity advantage when using oversized media for print runs of two-up 6″x9″ book pages. Book publishers can reliably produce up to 9,300 12″x18″ impressions per hour at 155 ppm, 60 percent faster than the nearest competitor.

Near-perfect registration, superior quality, media flexibility for a wide variety of paper stock for the book printing industry, as well as heavy and coated stocks, and multiple in-line and near-line finishing options make the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra system a premier solution for digital book production.

New Oce SpeedPass Program Offers Unique Investment Protection

Investment protection has always been a core value of Oce offerings, and the Oce VarioPrint Ultra line is designed to provide a smooth growth path that can evolve at the customer’s pace. The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line is highly scalable for the ultimate in investment protection. Customers can install an Oce VarioPrint 6160 Ultra model and as their print volumes grow, add greater speed and additional capabilities without purchasing another system or training operators on different equipment.

Recognizing the need for greater speed is not always permanent, Oce introduces the Oce SpeedPass program to give customers a temporary speed license for occasional peak periods or unexpected application volumes. An industry first, Oce SpeedPass is a convenient, flexible program designed to accelerate productivity and profits, without risk or long-term financial commitment. It is a simple, on-demand speed license, which temporarily increases their existing Oce VarioPrint engine speed to 250 ppm.

Pixel-level Control for Rich Tones and Outstanding Quality

New Oce ScreenPoint technology provides intelligent screening and tunable print quality to support production of image-rich applications on Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra systems. Oce ScreenPoint technology eliminates guesswork and automatically renders difficult print applications as smooth, high-definition black and white, with exceptional representation of color files as a near-perfect grey scale. Oce ScreenPoint technology automatically addresses each pixel point to produce smooth gray scales without sacrificing lines per inch (lpi). Print providers and their clients alike benefit from high output quality with high resolution. With tunable print quality, both pre-press staff and key operators can significantly improve image quality of originals. With contrast control and adjustments to image lightness and darkness, the outcome is predictable, high quality tonal fidelity with no loss of detail. Both commercial and corporate printers can eliminate manual workflow bottlenecks in pre-press and production areas.

High Speed Reliability Reduces Labor and Overtime

The ultra high speed Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line helps print operations gain control over escalating labor and overtime costs. With up to eight hours of job queuing and scheduling, up to four hours of non-stop performance, and monthly volumes up to 10 million prints, print operations can complete more work in less time, minimizing after-hours shifts and overtime. Industry-leading reliability and ease of use let one operator run multiple machines for more efficient use of staff. Generous input capacity handles up to 13,800 sheets, while a roll-feed option boosts that to 60,000 sheets. Output capacity of 18,000 sheets through the addition of up to three optional high capacity stackers supports longer runs with minimal intervention.

Remote Viewing Maximizes Productivity

Remote system monitoring through a browser-based connection to the Oce PRISMAsync controller gives production staff a visual representation of system status from any desktop within the enterprise. The screen displays the application scheduler and outlines any required intervention. As a result, system operators are just a mouse click away from knowing job or machine status. In keeping with the Oce commitment to investment protection, Ultra’s new Oce PRISMAsync(TM) controller functionality will be available to all Oce VarioPrint 6000 customers, giving them additional connectivity, quality and workflow benefits.

Media Flexibility Drives More Business Opportunities

The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line supports an extensive range of media types and sizes, with the industry’s largest paper input/output capacity for oversized (12.6″ x 19.2″) and custom-sized stock from all available drawers. Print providers have traditionally encountered reduced productivity when printing on many coated stocks. The new Oce VarioPrint Ultra line’s media module supports printing on virtually all stocks up to 300gsm with no impact on productivity. In addition, for converging print environments, the added capability of the 7″ x 10″ statement printing format accommodates the migration of many short-run transactional print applications to the Oce VarioPrint Ultra line. This reduces or eliminates time-consuming and costly make-ready processes associated with other solutions.

Oce Format Independence Creates Workflow Versatility

The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line is not dependent on any proprietary file formats and offers full integration with Oce PRISMA(R) workflow solutions for graphic arts, transaction, in-house and digital print shops. This makes it possible for print providers to stand out as a one-stop, one-system resource for more types of jobs. With seamless interoperability, customers can direct existing applications to Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra systems without workflow interruptions or programming delays.

With Oce DPLink(TM) and Oce KDKLink software, the system can easily integrate with both legacy Xerox and Kodak applications without reprogramming. Print service providers can conveniently replace older systems in mixed environments. The Oce PRISMAsync controller handles jobs from a variety of workflows and retains job ticket settings and media attributes. Designed as true convergence printers, Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra systems can easily handle native IPDS transaction applications, and with the push of a button, customers can switch to on-demand publishing jobs without re-booting.

Ongoing Focus on Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability has been a defining philosophy at Oce for over 50 years. Through use of Oce Gemini Instant Duplex printing and efficient single-pass technology, the new Oce VarioPrint Ultra line demonstrates the Oce commitment to sustainability by using paper, toner and energy more economically. No toner waste bottle is required as the systems consume virtually all available toner. The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line is up to 40 percent below minimum ENERGY STAR(R) requirements and emits virtually no ozone. In addition, the systems are both RoHs and ENERGY STAR compliant.

The new Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra line is available immediately worldwide.


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