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Océ Showcases Large Format Printing and Workflow Solutions to Help Architects Adapt to Changing Industry

Océ, an international leader in digital document management, is displaying its new print, scan and workflow solutions to help architectural firms improve communication and collaboration with project team members throughout the design-build process, leverage the value of color, streamline workflow, and increase productivity. These innovations are showcased in Océ's booth (#1657) in the Technology Pavilion at the 2009 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition, April 30 - May 2 in San Francisco, CA. Also being demonstrated are large format printing and productive project management software solutions geared toward helping architectural users to streamline their daily operations.

Océ will debut the Océ PlotWave 300 printer - a compact, all-in-one, large format monochrome print system that is ideal for firms that need a print/copy/scan system that fits into small spaces plus is intuitive and economical to operate. Recognizing the power that color provides in technical documents to minimize complexity and add clarity, the Océ ColorWave 600 printer offers the best of toner and inkjet printing in one system for high speed, high production color toner printing on plain paper. Océ also unveils Océ Repro Desk Studio, the newest print software for CAD environments, which eliminates complexity and reduces time spent on print jobs plus provides tracking and reporting for cost recovery purposes, and Newforma Project Center software, which helps architects organize and manage project email, share and track project information with external team members, and streamline the design review and contract administration processes.

"Like most businesses challenged by today's economic uncertainty, architect professionals are feeling the squeeze to do more with less," said Sal Sheikh , Vice President, Marketing, Océ Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America . "Océ's latest printing, workflow and project management innovations enable our architectural customers to help meet tighter budget constraints and shorter project deadlines by saving time, lowering operating costs, reducing errors and streamlining project processes."

New Simple, Green, Durable All-in-One Printer Saves Money and Space

The compact Océ PlotWave 300 all-in-one, large format monochrome system is ideal for lower volume technical document users. As technical document printing becomes increasingly less centralized, users require a print/copy/scan system to be easy to use, energy efficient, quiet, instantly print-ready, and able to withstand the workload of multiple walk-up users. The Océ PlotWave 300 system uses patented Océ Radiant Fusing technology to provide the most efficient way to fuse toner onto paper. The system starts up instantly, uses half the energy of comparable systems, makes no noise when idling and produces virtually no ozone emissions.

Ideal for users with limited space, the Océ PlotWave 300 does not need extra tables, paper racks or ventilation so it can easily fit into tiny spaces. Designed with simplicity in mind, the system includes features such as a built-in USB port for printing and scanning right from the printer, an output delivery tray on the top of the machine, air separation to prevent prints from curling, and a scroll and click panel and smart buttons that makes it easy to use for both experienced and new walk-up users. The system is constructed of solid, hard-wearing materials designed to make it last longer than comparable systems - perfect for firms looking to keep new equipment costs in check.

Océ ColorWave 600 Printer Helps Architects Leverage the Power of Color Throughout the Design/Build Process

The Océ ColorWave 600 printer brings the benefits of monochrome printing to color printing - fast turnaround times, easy workflow, cost-effective quality on plain paper and reliable print stacking - enabling firms to incorporate color plan sets into not only the design phase of a project but also throughout the entire project's lifecycle. Color in technical documents minimizes complexity, adds clarity, and can reduce construction-related problems to help avoid costly rework and speed project completion.

The Océ ColorWave 600 printer harnesses unique Océ CrystalPoint technology to combine the best of toner and inkjet printing in one device for high speed, high production color toner printing on plain paper. Prints are instantly dry, regardless of coverage, and waterfast. There's no risk of smearing or information loss when prints are used outside in the rain or even when highlighting changes on a drawing. With the Océ ColorWave 600 printer, there is no longer a significant difference between color and black & white output when it comes to productivity and print quality. Plus the printer produces no ozone, odor or fine powder emissions.

Designed for the technical document printing market, the Océ ColorWave 600 printer can also be used to produce short-term graphics applications such as architectural renderings, temporary signage and artistic impressions. With an impressive print speed of two E-size sheets per minute, the Océ ColorWave 600 printer delivers high quality color prints on plain and recycled paper plus a range of specialty media including blueback papers, outdoor papers, films and Tyvek.

Innovative Workflow, Project Management Solutions Improve Productivity, Reduce Errors

New Océ Repro Desk Studio is an innovative entry-level wide format software package that gives end-users an easy-to-use tool to print to their in-house print devices, or even to an external print provider, all with the same, clear user interface. The software eliminates complexity and reduces the time spent on print jobs. Integrated accounting allows jobs to be assigned to users and projects, turning print costs into chargeable income. The accounting features of Océ Repro Desk Studio software have been co-developed with Sepialine, an industry leader in cost tracking and recovery technology for service professionals.

Newforma Project Center project information management software enables a more productive environment for the entire design/construction project team by streamlining work processes; reducing exposure from errors and omissions; and improving documentation organization, access and communication. Users can easily organize and manage project email, share and track project information with external team members and streamline the design review and contract administration processes. With integration support for Océ Client Tools software, users simplify printing and avoid costly workflow bottlenecks via batch processing of multiple file types, digital file previewing from the desktop before printing, and local or remote job submission.

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