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Océ Showcases Project Velocity with Memjet Technology at SGIA Expo 2012

October 18, 2012
LAS VEGAS, N—Oct. 18, 2012—Océ, a Canon Group Co. and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced that it will showcase the North American debut of its first fully integrated and automated large-format printing system based on Memjet technology at the SGIA Expo 2012. Project Velocity is a product concept that combines Océ’s expertise in productive printing and workflow for large-format environments with Memjet’s high-speed digital color printing technology.

The SGIA Expo 2012 will convene in Las Vegas, NV, October 18-20.

Project Velocity is a high-speed production system for both color and monochrome applications including:

• Disposable Point of Sale Posters
• Event Graphics
• General Indoor Poster Applications
• CAD (Technical)
• GIS (Mapping)
The result of more than three years of joint engineering and product development between Océ and Memjet, Velocity offers digital technology that prints up to 15 times faster than conventional aqueous inkjet systems.

Professional print providers can use this technology to enter new markets, expand their services and help generate new revenues by producing high volumes of posters, maps and architectural plans with unmatched productivity compared to conventional inkjet solutions. To keep up with the demand for fresh, last-minute information, retail posters can now be printed with variable content much faster and more productively than with inkjet systems.

Key features of Velocity include:

• Print up to 500 3x4-ft. prints per hour stacked and cut to size;
• Six integrated media rolls up to 42˝ wide – 13,650 square feet of online capacity
• Dual tray integrated capacity stacker

Imagine printing 100 36x48˝ (E-size) posters in just 12 minutes on Velocity vs. three hours on a traditional inkjet system. Or printing 250 E-size posters on Velocity in the 20-30 minutes it takes to set up an offset run, with the added benefit of variable content. Now, print providers have a powerful digital option for large- format, high-volume color printing that can help them enter new markets, expand their services and generate new revenues.

“Velocity is the result of our collaborative approach to innovation. The market has long waited for a productive color solution for the high volume segment,” said Erik van Eldik, vice president, Wide Format Printing Systems at Océ-Technologies B.V. “We selected Memjet as a technology partner because of the value that their impressive technology adds to the highly regarded productivity and reliability of our wide format systems. We focused on complementing our innovation assets and know-how with Memjet technology to create a product that the market was demanding as quickly as possible.”


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