Océ Showcases Project Velocity with Memjet Technology at SGIA Expo 2012
“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.”
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.