Océ VarioPrint 6250 Receives Prestigious PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award
TRUMBULL, CT—July 27, 2007—Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, announces the Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital duplex printer with revolutionary Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology has received a 2007 InterTech? Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF). Inaugurated in 1978, the PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award honors excellence in innovative technology for the graphic communications industry. The Océ VarioPrint 6250 is the only digital printer recognized with an InterTech Award this year. PIA/GATF sponsors the award, while an anonymous, independent judging committee of industry experts and users choose the recipients.
“Recipients of this prestigious award not only have a major impact on the graphic communications industry, but are also consistently successful in the commercial marketplace. The Océ VarioPrint 6250 strongly impressed our judges in both categories,” said Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Research and Technology, PIA/GATF. “As an award recipient, the Océ VarioPrint 6250 has distinguished itself with unique capabilities that offer real value for this market.”
Widely regarded as the world’s most productive digital duplex printer, the award-winning Océ VarioPrint 6250 features groundbreaking Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology. The system delivers breakthrough performance at 250 letter-, 160 legal- and 132 ledger-size duplex prints per minute, making it up to 70 percent more productive than any other printer in its class.
“This important award demonstrates that the Océ VarioPrint 6250 has what it takes to be successful in today’s graphic arts market,” said Frank Romano, RIT Professor Emeritus. “The InterTech Award recognizes the innovation behind the system’s productivity. Its unique simultaneous digital duplexing capability has had a significant effect on the market.”
As graphic arts users seek better ways to produce documents, the family of Océ VarioPrint 6000 solutions makes it easy to expand speed and capacity as needs change. With its easy migration path, users can confidently transition from other platforms and environments. Océ interoperability and attention to customer needs ensure no disruption to existing applications. Océ PRISMA™ workflow software supports typical print streams encountered in graphic arts environments, so users can easily transition applications to their Océ system.
The InterTech Award joins the growing list of honors received by the breakthrough Océ VarioPrint 6250 since its introduction in 2006. These include the 2006 ON DEMAND Best of Show award, a coveted 2006 Graph Expo Must See ‘ems!® designation and the European Digital Press 2007 Product of the Year.
“As a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, the InterTech Award acknowledges the value of the VarioPrint 6250 for the graphic arts marketplace and validates Océ’s growing leadership in that industry,” said Mal Baboyian, President, Commercial Business Unit, Océ North America, Inc. “Industry-leading productivity, robust capacity, flexible finishing and reliable quality make the system an ideal solution for graphic arts customers.”
The Océ VarioPrint 6250 positions graphic arts operations users for breakthrough business performance by opening up new avenues of revenue and services. Corporate digital print centers can improve and expand their offerings for internal customers, while achieving faster response times. Commercial print shops can also produce more work in less time and add high-demand services like duplex tabs and rapid interposing that were not practical before. With decreasing costs and lower overhead, companies can achieve higher levels of profitability. With state-of-the-art paper handling options and simultaneous duplexing, the Océ VarioPrint 6250 digital press delivers an affordable, comprehensive cut-sheet solution for a wide range of documents.
For more information about the Océ VarioPrint 6250 and the Océ VarioPrint 6000 printing platform, visit www.oce.com. Also join Océ in Booth 655 at Graph Expo September 9 – 12 to see the Océ VarioPrint 6000 family in action.
Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY) is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Océ employs around 24,000 people, with 2006 annual revenues of approximately $4 billion, operates in approximately one hundred countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were approximately $1.7 billion for fiscal 2006, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.
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