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Oce Shines the Spotlight on Strategic Partnerships at Graph Expo

Finishing companies team with Oce to demonstrate the value of working together.

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CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, has teamed up with several of finishing companies to demonstrate the value of strategic alliances live on the showroom floor at Graph Expo.

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Oce will be collaborating with Lasermax Roll Systems and MBO America to produce a new edition of "War and Peace" printed on lightweight paper on the Oce VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra Press in Canon booth 400. Lasermax Roll Systems will provide the SheetFeeder™ VP6000 roll feed system and MBO America is providing the folding and delivery systems.

Oce is also collaborating with Standard Finishing Systems in the Canon booth by demonstrating a saddle-stitched children's book and comic book via the Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital and Hunkeler CS6-II, which will all be working in-line with the Oce ColorStream® 3900 inkjet printing system. Together, the companies will demonstrate how their equipment works seamlessly together to produce a finished product in one streamlined process.

"It's really amazing to have so many of our finishing partners not only present at Graph Expo, but actually working with us to show attendees exactly what kind of solutions we can offer together," said Bob Johnson, product marketing manager, Oce North America, a Canon Group company. "Our presence in their booths and their presence in ours really goes a long way toward demonstrating that we provide versatile, high-quality white paper-in, finished product-out solutions."

Standard Finishing Systems
Standard (booth 1244) delivers the power of postpress automation with Horizon folding, saddle-stitching, perfect binding, and trimming solutions for the conventional and digital print markets. Standard Hunkeler feeding and finishing solutions address the special needs of the continuous-feed digital print market with a comprehensive range of unwinders, rewinders, cutters, stackers and dynamic perforators. Standard will also demonstrate the Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital in their own booth, turning pre-printed rolls from the Oce ColorStream 3000 series inkjet printing systems and Oce JetStream® inkjet series into finished, 3-knife trimmed saddle-stitched documents. The result will be two versions of the National Parks Wall Calendar.

"We're honored to partner with Oce to present best-of-breed solutions that solve customer problems," said Mark Hunt, Director Strategic Alliances at Standard.

Lasermax Roll Systems, a Tecnau Group Company
A worldwide leader in automated paper handling, processing, and vision-based quality control systems for digital print production, Lasermax Roll Systems (booth 436) boasts an innovative product line consisting of unwinds, rewinds, form folders, cutters, stackers, buffering, punching, converting and quality control systems, providing solutions essential to every digital print application. Using its Stack 2220 system, Lasermax will cut and stack "Take Me Fishing" postcards, which will be pre-printed in the Canon booth on the Oce ColorStream 3900 inkjet printing system.

"Partnering with industry-leading vendors such as Oce is key to offering differentiated solutions to our customers," said Jeff Kewin, president of Lasermax Roll Systems Americas. "We think the 'War and Peace' edition we're producing on lightweight paper together at Graph Expo indeed represents one of those unique solutions."

MBO America
Founded in Germany in 1965 and established in the U.S. in 1984, MBO America (booth 2010) sells and services the most comprehensive line of paper-folding equipment available. MBO sets the standards of innovation and quality in the folding industry, as evidenced by its exclusive features and unique technology. MBO will showcase those features and technology at Graph Expo. In addition to their work in the Oce booth, MBO will be finishing direct mail pieces featuring a VIP card and personalized imaging in its own booth. Using cards pre-printed on the Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital printing press, MBO will complete the process by folding the piece and gluing the cards into place to prepare them for mailing.

Muller Martini
Muller Martini is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing print finishing systems and variable size web-offset printing processes. Muller Martini (booth 2017) offers an extensive line of innovative products and services ranging from variable-size web-offset printing presses, saddle stitchers, perfect binders, hardcover systems, and newspaper mailroom systems to state-of-the-art technology for manufacturing digitally-printed products in saddle stitching, perfect binding, or hardcover production. Muller Martini will showcase its dynamic trimming of bound books at Graph Expo, using its new SigmaTrimming Center to finish two books – The Bible and the Anthology of Matthew Jankiewicz - that were printed on the Oce ColorStream 10000 Flex Press and the Oce JetStream Inkjet Series. Visitors to their booth will have the opportunity to take control of the SigmaTrimming Center and take home a copy of the book they trimmed.

Spiral James Burn
A leader in the document finishing industry for 80 years, Spiral James Burn (booth 2216) is a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of a diverse line of binding and laminating equipment and supplies. At Graph Expo, Spiral James Burn will be displaying a portrait portfolio book printed on the Oce VarioPrint DP Series and finished with wire-roll binding to produce an oversized flip book.

Bell and Howell LLC
A leading provider of solutions and services for paper-based and digital messaging, Bell and Howell (booth 2610) boasts a complete portfolio which includes products that reduce production and postage costs, increase operational efficiency, message impact and relevancy, and ensure integrity and quality. Using full-color roll material printed on the Oce JetStream Inkjet Series, Bell and Howell will highlight the web-to-finishing capabilities of its Inveloper, part of Bell and Howell's Plain Paper Factory ® solutions suite.  Finished mail pieces demonstrating the technology will be available in the Canon and Bell and Howell booths. 

About Oce
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce 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. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  For more information, visit www.Oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce 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. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc. 
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Oce North America



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