Océ Helps Quebecor World Power Up Digital Book Printing Infrastructure

TRUMBULL, CT—February 23, 2009—Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced that one of the world’s largest commercial and book printers–Quebecor World, Inc.—has enhanced its book publishing infrastructure with an Océ VarioStream® 9210 continuous feed printing system, along with Océ PRISMAproduction™ software and Lasermax® pre- and post-processing systems. The monochrome and color-capable digital printer is used in the Dubuque, Iowa facility to generate books in cost- effective short runs for some of the world’s premier book publishers. The company selected the Océ VarioStream 9000 platform to improve image quality, uptime, and operational efficiencies.

Quebecor World is a world leader in providing complete, full-service print solutions for publishers as well as high-value marketing and advertising solutions for leading retailers, catalogers, branded-goods companies, and other businesses with marketing and advertising activities. Quebecor World produces books in virtually every category, including bestsellers, children’s books, educational materials and textbooks, mass-market paperbacks, cookbooks, bibles and high-quality fine editions and coffee table books. Quebecor World prints books around the world at facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil.

“With the Océ digital print technology, Quebecor World now has one of the industry’s most advanced digital book printing platforms,” said Executive Vice President of Operations for Quebecor World’s book printing operations, Gary Durand. “As our clients require more frequent reprints, smaller quantities and shorter production cycles, we can respond with a state-of-the-art manufacturing platform that improves efficiency, reduces make-ready time and enhances product quality. Our commitment to enhancing our digital book printing capabilities with the Océ VarioStream 9210 system underscores our focus on creating premier solutions that maximize our customers’ success in their respective markets. The new technology platform enables us to serve customers with higher levels of quality, flexibility, speed, and a lower cost of production, while leveraging outstanding print quality to drive new and repeat business.”

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