Oc? Covers More Bases at 2003 Print Tour
* Variable data users should look to optimize existing touch points with customers.
* Message relevance, and not simple personalization, is what counts.
* Print and e-channel communications are not mutually exclusive.
* Flexibility and agility are of much higher value in a real-time enterprise.
Océ brought the event home by introducing the new VarioPrint 5000 family of cut-sheet, production-class digital print solutions. It has adapted the Quick Change Developer Station technology from its continuous-feed line of printers to offer greater flexibility in a cut-sheet machine. The technology is mated with two imaging units to give users the ability to switch between printing with black, Océ Custom Tone spot color and MICR dry inks, or any combinations thereof.
The VarioPrint 5115 has a maximum printing speed of 113 (8x10") images per minute and the VarioPrint 5160 tops out at 162 (8x10") ipm, both with a maximum 600 dpi resolution. The systems support up to an 11x17˝ sheet supplied by a four-drawer unit (second unit optional) with vacuum feed for improved sheet handling and greater substrate flexibility. Options reportedly still in the works for the back end include an in-line stitcher and four-drawer interposer for post-fuser sheet insertion.
The devices can be driven by the PRISMA family of workflow management software to currently encompass some 35 different modules to support a range of transactional and graphic arts/POD applications. The cross-vendor solution can also drive printers from other manufacturers, including IBM and Xerox.