Oce Expands Printer Range
January 25, 2012 by Mark
Oce has launched new 30-inch monochrome inkjet printers. The company says that these are the most compact printer systems of their class, with a 27 square meter footprint. This will make it easy for them to fit into printing company plants in St Ann and elsewhere. There are three models in the series, with print speeds ranging from 100mpm to 200mpm. As well as being suited for 30-inch wide paper and a print width of 29.5 inches, the printers use Oce pigment ink and can deliver an image quality perceived to be up to 1200 dpi. According to Oce, the JetStream 4300, which can print up to 24,000 B1 images in an hour, is the industry’s fastest 30 inch inkjet printer. Its output is about 20% higher than similar systems.
The new printers use existing Oce technology, such as its controller system and DigiDot inkjet technology to provide energy efficiency along with speed. Print company managers will be able to adjust droplet sizes on these printer which use very little ink, making postprocessing far easier. Oce suggests that these printers have a good place in the digital book printing market where they can be part of a roll to roll configuration.
According to Sebastian Landesberger of Oce’s Production Printing division:
“With these monochrome models of the Océ JetStream wide series, we’re building on our vast installed base of toner printers that we have put in place over the years in the book market. The new Océ JetStream mono series … allows larger production runs of books such as straightforward trade books to be produced at a competitive price. These kinds of jobs were until now the province of conventional printing.”