School Datebooks Meets Nearly 18 Percent Volume Increase with Océ Systems
The average datebook runs 144 to 160 pages, with some as small as 48, and others as big as 264 pages. The polyethylene-covered books are typically finished with double wire roll binding. “Until we had Océ, everything mostly printed offset. With printing schedules and making plates, it’s hard to pick up much time at that point, and we had to allow two weeks to print. Now with Océ in the mix, we can print a job as soon as it is ready and have it to bindery the next day,” Bapst explained.
“Our average run on the Océ VarioStream printer is about 750 units per job, and when you look at all the expenses, for digital compared to offset, the pricing difference is significant. The Océ VarioStream 8650 printer, in conjunction with its reliable service staff, have enabled School Datebooks to become more competitive from a pricing perspective,” said Bapst.
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 The Netherlands Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in 2009 amounted to €2.6 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.oce.com.
Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents over 37 percent of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000. For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.
Océ and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010, Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. Canon employs approximately 170,000 people worldwide. Global revenues in 2009 were $35 billion. For more information, visit http://www.canon.com.