drupa news: Canon and Oce are 'stronger together'

Oce Colorwave 650

Canon and Océ are demonstrating how they are stronger together by exhibiting their combined portfolio at the Canon stand (Hall 8a, Stand C06-1) at drupa. Co-developed, new and future technologies are being exhibited and announced as part of the broadest range of professional print technologies and solutions in the industry. Canon is looking to inspire Print Service Providers (PSPs) by showing how its technology can expand their services, open up new markets and increase their productivity and revenues - now and in the long-term.

New technology – new opportunity

The new Océ ColorWave 650 Poster Printer, a specialised version of the Océ ColorWave 650, will be demonstrated on stand. Aimed at the point-of-sale market it can print on a variety of paper sizes and at speeds of 155 A0 sheets per hour. The prints are instantly dry, water resistant, cut to size and ready to be mounted.

New additions to the Océ ColorStream 3000 range are the entry-level Océ ColorStream 3200 and high-speed Océ ColorStream 3900, which join the Océ ColorStream 3700. Developed for transactional print providers, the new Océ digital full-colour inkjet printing systems offer a wide range of speeds and proficient ink and colour management to deliver within tight production schedules.

Another new product is the new Océ JetStream 4300, the latest system from the continuous feed inkjet portfolio. The 200 metres per minute, full colour production printer offers PSPs the opportunity to produce books, magazines, newspaper and transactional print at short and medium lengths.

Project Velocity – a breakthrough in large format digital printing

Visitors to the Canon stand have the opportunity to see the future of large format printing in the concept product – Velocity. The large format digital printer combines high-speed Memjet Inkjet technology with proven Océ workflow to print up to 500 A0 colour prints per hour – it can print the equivalent height of the Eiffel tower in half an hour. Incorporating the same 6 media roll capacity of the Océ ColorWave 600/650, Velocity combines five Memjet inkjet printheads, to operate simultaneously, applying more than 3 billion drops of ink per second. Coupled with a width path of 106cm (42”), the machine will deliver a new level of large format print productivity to the CAD, GIS and GA markets.

“Today’s announcements are yet a further demonstration of how Canon and Océ are stronger together,” says David Preskett, European Professional Print Director, Canon Europe. “Through continuous product development and innovation, Canon can help customers take advantage of the new opportunities they identify through seeing the bigger picture.”