CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that a new Premium Pigment Black ink for the Oce ColorStream® 3000 series, will be showcased at Graph Expo in Oce booth 400 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, October 7 - 10.
Originally introduced at drupa 2012, this is the first time Premium Pigment Black ink will be shown in the United States. Graph Expo attendees will be able to see it used in an educational book application printed on an Oce ColorStream 3000 series digital full-color inkjet printing system.
Premium Pigment Black is a fast immobilizing ink, keeping more of the ink at the media surface and improving optical density. The new Premium Pigment Black ink also enhances color images by extending shadow detail and increasing contrast levels.
Faster ink immobilization extends the media range and, more importantly, enables print quality and density on standard uncoated papers comparable to printing with primer or on Inkjet treated stocks.
"The new Premium Pigment Black ink for the Oce ColorStream 3000 series, increases overall color gamut and gives print providers much more flexibility on media," said Michael Poulin, Product Marketing Manager, Oce North America, a Canon Group company. "It allows for high density blacks even on uncoated media and increases the density of blacks across a broad spectrum of papers."
Premium Pigment Black ink will become generally available in the United States in the first quarter of 2013.
About the Oce ColorStream 3000 Series Inkjet Printing Systems
The Oce ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system was unveiled at Canon Expo in Tokyo in November 2010. The series was then expanded in May 2012 at drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany with the announcement of three additional models. The high-speed, high-quality, full-color inkjet printers simplify the transition from monochrome to full-color or even five or six colors. They offer productivity and flexibility for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, transpromo, direct mail, book and manual applications. Industry-leading reliability, print quality and media range are testaments to Oce DigiDot® multilevel dot modulation technology.
The Oce ColorStream 3000 series include the entry level Oce ColorStream 3200 system printing at 157 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 17", the Oce ColorStream 3500 system which prints at 246 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 21.25", the Oce ColorStream 3700 system at 328 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 21.25", and finally the high speed Oce ColorStream 3900 system which prints at 417 feet per minute with a maximum print width of 21.25". That translates to a range of 344 letter images per minute for a single unit to 1818 letter images per minute for a twin configuration – all at high-resolution, vivid full-color, and maximum monthly print volumes ranging from 10 million to 56 million letter images.
Enhanced usability and productivity is made possible by a combination of unique features:
HeadSafe technology helps prevent nozzle clogging and minimizes lengthy purging processes. The ability to transition between monochrome-only and full-color printing promotes higher uptime and productivity levels.
Using passive RFID technology, the Oce InkSafe® feature monitors both the proper placement of the ink containers in the press and the ink's shelf-life.
The ability to print at varying speeds during ramp-up acceleration and ramp-down deceleration and to fully stop and restart without blank pages, increases operational efficiency, decreases turn-around time, and greatly reduces paper waste.
The Oce ColorStream 3000 series inkjet printing systems provide a modular offering in various single and twin configurations from monochrome to full-color up to six color including MICR and spot colors. The production and media flexibility contribute to forward looking solutions that simplify the transition of applications and business models to more sophisticated documents with variable personalization and smarter communication in color.
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.
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