Bookmasters Offers More Options for Color in Books with Océ JetStream Printer

TRUMBULL, CT—Nov. 16, 2011—Océ, a Canon Group company and international leader in digital document management, announced that book manufacturer Bookmasters is now able to give their customers affordable color quality in short runs of printed books by installing an Océ JetStream 1000 production printer.

“We can provide more options for paperback and case-bound, print-on-demand jobs for clients that need affordable short print runs. This strengthens our customer relationships and gives us a competitive product to help us stand out in the market,” said Bookmasters’ Manufacturing Services President Ray Sevin.

With full-color inkjet digital printing, Bookmasters no longer has to print an entire book in color just to accommodate a few full-color pages. The Océ JetStream capabilities allow it to drop in a full-color page anywhere in a book with industry leading prices. Bookmasters pairs the Océ JetStream 1000 digital inkjet system with an inline Lasermax slitter/cutter and Mueller-Martini Sigma finishing system for an end-to-end solution.

“The quality of the Océ JetStream digital printer rivals toner-based and offset printing, but is more affordable for short runs and POD. The lower cost per impression and the speed of the Océ JetStream 1000 system make it a superior option for our print-on-demand customers,” added Sevin.

Publishing at the Tipping Point

Bookmasters’ inkjet solution brings the tipping point for digital vs. offset printing to the 2,000𔃂,000 unit range, making digital output a viable alternative for a wider audience of trade and science/technical/medical publishers.

“Leading book manufacturers like Bookmasters are taking full advantage of inkjet technologies to serve their clients in new ways. As digital continues to transform the book publishing industry, Océ is taking a leadership role in helping companies in this market find the best ways to bring more value to their customers,” said Francis McMahon, vice president of marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems.

The popularity of print-on-demand and short-run digital printing in the book market is rising because publishers can:

  • Minimize return risk;
  • Reduce inventory financing, obsolescence, and storage costs;
  • Save on freight and handling;
  • Get books to market faster; and
  • Lower unit printing costs.

About Bookmasters
Based in Ashland, OH, Bookmasters is the largest integrated provider of editorial and design, eBook conversion, printing, printed book and eBook distribution, and marketing services for publishers and authors. The organization has remained a publishing industry leader for more than 40 years. Bookmasters offers toner-based digital, web, and sheet-fed offset printing options. Binding capabilities include perfect binding, case binding, smyth sewing, saddle stitch, double wire-o, comb, plastic coil, Lay-Flat, and trim-four/drill-three for loose leaf.

About Océ
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.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents 34 % of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 8,000.

Source: Océ.

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