The Océ ColorStream 3900 features two production modes. For print jobs with short production windows and tight cost constraints, the performance mode of the Océ ColorStream 3900 operates at 127 meters per minute (417 fpm), at 600 x 480 dpi resolution with multilevel dot modulation, producing excellent quality at top speed. For even higher quality requirements, the premium mode enables printing at 1200 dpi perceived image quality with 100 meters per minute (326 fpm) or 1350 A4 (1,428 letter) images per minute.
Transactional applications, direct mail documents or short-run newspapers are often characterized by tight production windows and very high peak loads. This is where the Océ ColorStream 3900 reveals its strengths and economic advantages. For cost-effective production, the performance mode facilitates ink savings.
Right-sizing of the Océ ColorStream 3000 series in speed and print width
Apart from different speed options Océ also introduces the option to right-size their system for customers that do not require the extended print width of the ColorStream 3000. Next to the classic 21.25" (about 540 mm) print width Océ ColorStream 3000 range all ColorStream 3000 series systems are now also available with a lower cost 17" (about 432 mm) print width version. This width represents exactly the printable width needed to produce 2-up A4 images and is often found in transactional environments. A large share of current continuous feed toner users print with approx. 17" print width on 18" wide pinfed continuous feed papers in this environment.
Independent from the speed or print width, the Océ ColorStream 3200 and Océ ColorStream 3900 offer all efficiency and flexibility features known from the well established Océ ColorStream 3500. They allow a direct entry as well as a smooth and slow transition to full-color inkjet. Many smart features such as HeadSafe, page one quality printing or the paper-waste free print pause increase the sustainability and productivity of the Océ ColorStream 3000 series; apart from the saved, not wasted resources a significant boost of the total production workflow and value chain is achieved as no wasted, white pages have to be handled in the later post processing steps.
Universal solution for high-speed digital inkjet printing
“In the Océ ColorStream 3000 series we emphasize our commitment to develop solutions to the needs of print providers. With the Océ ColorStream 3900 we take the speed of the ColorStream series to a wholly new level for high-volume print providers,” notes Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President, Océ Production Printing.
“We also realized that next to top speed there is a demand for a basic model to inkjet printing at lower speeds. With the new Océ ColorStream 3200 and its reduced print width we introduce such an entry solution for the large number of print providers that have lower print volume and print width requirements. The Océ ColorStream 3000 series is now a universal solution that ideally supports virtually all sizes of print providers and their needs to migrate from offset- or toner-based printing into high-speed inkjet printing.”