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June 2010

Océ announced "general availability" of the 121 ppm Océ VarioStream 7120 continuous-feed, monochrome printing system, and introduced the new Océ DFS30 tape binder for Océ VarioPrint systems.

Down the aisle, InfoPrint Solutions was on the verge of being fully owned by Ricoh as the final phase of the three-year deal with IBM was set to be completed this month. InfoPrint showed new Automated Document Factory (ADF) components, including the ADF ROI Calculator and the InfoPrint Mail Insight extension for InfoPrint ProcessDirector, which helps users implement the Intelligent Mail technology.

HP's booth was on the AIIM side of the hall, where it was highlighting upgrades to the HP Exstream custom communications software. Application Manager enables content to be centrally managed and shared across users, while Command Center automates production scheduling and centralizes production management.

Xanté announced the availability of its free iQueue intelligent color workflow, a content and production management tool designed to support Xanté Ilumina digital color press users.

On to the Bindery

Makers of binding and finishing equipment again occupied a considerable amount of the show floor space. Among the announcements made in this sector were:

• Standard Finishing introduced the Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital saddlestitcher that produces up to 6,000 booklets per hour; a new variable model—Horizon BQ-470V—perfect binder for efficient handling of different book block thickness; and the new Standard Horizon PSX-56 stacker.

• Making their U.S. debut, from Duplo USA, were the Alpha Saddle saddlestitch bookletmaking system, which also produces up to 6,000 books per hour; the DC-745 slitter/cutter/creaser, designed for producing full-bleed pieces at up to 50 sheets/minute; and the semi-automatic Ultra 200 UV coater.

• GBC announced an extension of its partnership with MBM Corp. that enables it to now offer the latter's entire line of document finishing equipment.

The photo publishing segment received surprisingly little attention at On Demand. Mohawk Fine Papers was an exception, with its launch of Mohawk Maestro software designed to enable photo labs and digital print providers to build online catalogs of photo products.

Questex Media Group, producers of the co-located events, also announced the move to Washington, DC, next year. On Demand and info360 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on March 22-24, 2011, coinciding with the ITEX trade show for office technology and business solutions and its Managed Print Services forums. PI



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