Océ Technology Propels Growth of World’s First Individualized Newspaper

Océ digital color and personalization workflow: right time, right place

With the Océ JetStream family, full-color digital printing has equaled the offset standard, contributing to the growth of the digital newspaper market. The ability to handle decreasing run lengths and greater customization also makes digital production more attractive. The quality and performance of the full-color Océ JetStream inkjet printing system especially suits the need for fast and reliable production of individualized newspapers.

With its high quality, productivity and reliability, the award-winning Océ JetStream full-color inkjet family is the ideal platform for these personalized, short-run newspapers. A line speed of 150 m/min provides the capacity to produce more than 2,000 36-page tabloid newspapers per hour.

The Océ JetStream 2200 system combined with Océ PRISMA software allows processing and printing of the huge amounts of variable data needed for individualized newspaper runs. The Océ PRISMA for Graphic Arts Software Suite can process up to 1,000 megabytes of variable data per minute, matching the speed and productivity of the Océ JetStream 2200 system.

About “niiu” innovation
Each daily “niiu” draws content from national and international newspapers and the Internet. Readers arrange their daily paper and select contents from 18 different regional, national and international daily papers. Each reader’s digitally printed issue is supplied daily, except Sundays. The innovative “niiu” concept is based on an Internet platform from InterTi GmbH.

To ensure interesting content for young readers, InterTi cooperates with leading German newspapers such as Bild, Handelsblatt and Tagesspiegel, and with international publishers like the New York Times, Washington Times and Komsomolskaja Pravda (Russia). In total, the content of 18 publications is available, including additional web-specific content from 500 blogs and RSS feeds. This variable content is combined into a fully individualized personal daily newspaper (http://www.niiu.de). Swiss technology provider, Previon, developed the web-based personalization technology behind “niiu”.

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