Ideal Printers Adds Two Océ Monochrome Printing Systems
The success of the digital workflow for this application has also helped Ideal Printers shift business from offset presses to their digital Océ systems. As a result, the company has reduced its equipment footprint and sold one dedicated offset press that was no longer needed. Standards-based Océ PRISMA workflow software made it easier to integrate the offset workflow without loss of productivity.
“The Océ machine is also very reliable, and this is one reason we have so many Océ systems in our digital center,” explained Vaughn. Ideal Printers has an Océ VarioStream® 7550 twin continuous feed system, an Océ VarioPrint 2110 cutsheet engine and now three engines from the Océ VarioPrint 6000 series. “Océ service is also outstanding. Their proactive approach keeps us up and running and increases our confidence in our ability to serve our customers,” he added. Uptime is consistently reliable across all the Océ cutsheet and continuous feed technology systems at Ideal Printers.
Strong black-and-white opportunity
In addition to the on-demand kitting applications, Ideal Printers provides short run black and white output for on demand books, forms and business collateral. “Demand for black and white output remains solid, with strong potential for more,” Vaughn noted. “Black and white printing retains its value because it’s used every day for many applications that make businesses run.” Current research indicates that, although the U.S. production printing and copying market is trending towards color, monochrome pages will still represent a substantial portion of printed materials in the future.
“Océ designed the Océ VarioPrint family to help commercial printers and graphic arts customers maximize the value in the black and white printing opportunity through reliability, migration path, and cost-efficiency,” Vaughn continued. “With black and white workflow enabled by Océ PRISMA software and automation, we can provide high caliber service to our customers.”
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