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New InfoTrends Research Confirms Océ Leadership in Cutsheet and Continuous Feed Printing Segments

April 2009
TRUMBULL, CT—April 27, 2009—Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced that the latest InfoTrends research report, "U.S. Production Copying & Printing Market Placements: 2008" published April 15, 2009, confirms that Océ has once again leads in key market segments. According to the InfoTrends report, Océ holds leadership positions in the placement of high-speed monochrome cutsheet printers and continuous feed equipment segments in the U.S. The report outlines unit placements and market share by vendor and segment for 2007 and 2008, tracking only devices placed into production environments.

Océ 2008 U.S. Placement
Segment — Market Share*
200+ ipm monochrome cut-sheet printers — 58 percent
135+ ipm monochrome + spot color cut-sheet printers — 23 percent
All continuous feed engines — 58 percent
Monochrome and spot color continuous feed engines — 72 percent
*Percentages rounded to next whole number

"As shown by this objective InfoTrends report, companies continue to choose Océ to support a variety of their digital print requirements as our innovative technology uniquely meets the demands of the marketplace. These results validate our efforts to grow our market presence and bring Océ solutions to more customers. Even in a challenging economy, we made inroads in key market segments and solidified our continuous feed dominance. Our results are equally impressive in the competitive cutsheet arena, where our awarding-winning Océ VarioPrint® 6000 products have established leadership in just a few years," said Mal Baboyian, President, Production Printing Systems, Océ North America.

"These market numbers demonstrate how Océ’s innovative product solutions are winning over customers in a variety of print-for-pay and in-plant environments," said Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends. "Océ's application focus from job submission through delivery is at the core of this success."

Strong Success with Océ Cutsheet Printers
According to InfoTrends recent report, for the 200+ ipm monochrome cutsheet printer segment, such as the Océ VarioPrint 6200 and Océ VarioPrint 6250 models, Océ achieved the top share position with 57.7 percent of placements in 2008. When combining monochrome units, such as the entire Océ VarioPrint 6000 product line, with spot color capable cutsheet printers, such as the Océ VarioPrint 5000 system; Océ secured the number two ranking in the 135+ ipm cutsheet printer segment, with 23.3 percent of placements in 2008.

Powered by revolutionary Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology, the Océ VarioPrint 6000 family is the world’s most productive digital duplex cut-sheet printing system. The InfoTrends 2008 market share numbers demonstrate industry acceptance of the innovative approach of this breakthrough product family. Since its launch in 2007, the popular system has received widespread recognition, including: the 2007 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award, Graph Expo® 2007 MUST SEE ‘EM award, ON DEMAND® Conference Best of Show also in 2007, and the Beyond Five Star rating from BERTL® in 2008. This award-winning print system also uses paper, toner and energy more economically, thanks to its double-sided print technology and efficient single-pass operation. The Océ VarioPrint 6250 system emits 50 percent less ozone, uses up to 30 percent less power consumption than its competitors, and has no toner waste.
 

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