Integrated Book Technology Powers Up New Print-on-Demand Center With Océ Inline Digital Book Factory
“We are proud to partner with IBT Global to help meet its book publishing customers’ print-on-demand requirements,” said Mal Baboyian, President, Production Printing Systems, Océ North America. “As schools and colleges purchase fewer books, publishers no longer have to print more books than they need or maintain costly inventories of books that sit on shelves unsold. The combination of speed, quality and input capacity makes the Océ VarioPrint 6250 system an ideal solution for book printers like IBT Global who are looking to print books on demand in quantities as small as one.”
Today, the IBT Global print-on-demand operation runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, printing an average of 200,000 to 250,000 pages or 700 book units per day. Powered by Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology, the Océ VarioPrint 6250 system features a speed of 250 duplex prints per minute, eight trays that support different types and grades of paper and a monthly duty cycle of 10 million impressions. In addition, operators benefit from features like an intuitive graphical user interface, simple paper and toner changes, and advanced ergonomics, which reduce operator maintenance to an industry-leading minimum.
Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives — locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Océ employs around 22,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.