Océ is yet another provider to this market segment. Océ’s diverse portfolio of solutions enables a wide range of applications, says Tonya Powers, graphic arts segment marketing, Océ North America.
“Depending on the customer’s business needs, we can offer toner or inkjet, monochrome or full-color, as well as pigment or dye inks, in addition to our software and support services,” she notes. Within Océ’s inkjet portfolio exist four families of printers, including the JetStreamCompact, Dual and Wide (full-color and mono-only) series, and the ColorStream 3000 Twin series.
The Océ JetStream and ColorStream are not just versatile and productive full-color inkjet systems, Powers says. They also offer full flexibility and growth paths from monochrome to full-color plus two additional colors, and from simplex to duplex with the Océ twin concepts. A variety of advanced features yield top notch productivity, high-end print quality, production flexibility, seamless workflow integration, and application versatility, she adds.
Océ’s inkjet portfolio enables a range of applications within the publishing, transactional, and direct mail market segments. Those applications include books, manuals, letters, statements, explanation of benefits, and newspapers.
“As print runs continue to decline, digital printing offers PSPs flexible solutions to provide what their customers need, when they need it, where they need it, and in the quantity they need it,” Powers reports. “They are able to provide their customers bottom line business results by offering smaller quantities in faster turnarounds and the ability to personalize/customize.”
As inkjet technologies steadily improve and costs decline, the crossover point from offset to digital is decreasing, allowing PSPs higher margins, she says.
Royal Printing Co., Oklahoma’s leading ballot printer for its entire history, just acquired an Océ ColorStream 10000 Flex Press to replace three offset presses, enabling it to comply with new legislation specifying ballot printers produce variable size, variable color, and variable data ballots.
With the Océ printer, Royal Printing now enjoys dynamic productivity and pricing as well as cost-effective color at a black-and-white price. The company will be able to produce two million ballots in 20 days. That, says Royal Printing owner Kelley Thomas, is “unheard of”.