Océ Showcases Project Velocity with Memjet Technology at SGIA Expo 2012October 18, 2012
Velocity uses the highly accurate, six-roll media input technology from the successful Océ ColorWave 650 printer. The media input automatically switches between different rolls and media widths, providing a total capacity of 13,650 sq.ft. The Océ Double Decker Pro stacker, currently available on the Océ PlotWave 900 printer, is used to deliver the highest possible productivity. It has a dual tray system which allows unloading and printing to occur at the same time, which effectively allows the system to print 13,650 sq.ft. of output without interruption.
The Velocity concept features an intuitive touch screen control panel from the Océ VarioPrint 6000 series printer. It uses the Océ PowerM controller, color image processing and workflow components of the Océ ColorWave 650 family to further enhance and accelerate production. This concept also supports a true Adobe PDF workflow.
Memjet delivers an entirely new category of technology that makes possible high-quality color printing at never-before seen speeds and affordability. Memjet does this by putting more than 70,000 ink nozzles on a single printhead—17 times the density of traditional inkjet printheads. Memjet’s printhead is 8.7˝ wide. The design allows Memjet-powered printers to deliver more than 700 million drops of ink per second on a page. Memjet wide format technology combines five Memjet printheads to operate as one, firing more than 3 billion drops of ink per second.
Tim Greene of InfoTrends commented, “Velocity takes advantage of Océ’s strengths such as paper handling for production environments, production workflow in the technical market and controller technology, and wraps them around Memjet's revolutionary technology and components. A partnership of this magnitude is very important to the global wide format market. It is set to change the competitive landscape overnight and how super-fast wide format print can—and will—be leveraged by printers and their customers.”
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.
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