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High-speed black and white printer sets the pace at IPEX

Thursday, 13 April 2006
By Print21

The VarioPrint 6250 is the first monochrome printer to produce 250 duplex A4 or 132 duplex A3 prints per minute, claiming the speed record for high volume, cut sheet duplex processes.
The company will also bring industry guru, Andy Tribute, to Australia for two seminars in May (Melbourne 11 May; Sydney 16 May) on the impact of colour in the digital market.

However Océ’s focus at IPEX was primarily on its revolutionary high-speed mono printer.

According to Océ over 80 per cent of the jobs produced on high volume cut sheet systems are double-sided prints, yet existing systems are deigned for single side printing only. The new system, using Gemini Instant Duplex technology, presses toner into both sides of the paper simultaneously.

Michael Frequin, executive vice president, said the new press is a result of the company’s experience in high-speed transactional printing. “Our high speed printing organization has led the way in continuous-feed printing for decades. Now we bring the same kind of innovation to high-speed cutsheet printing.

“We are going to change the balance of power in production class monochrome printing, and together with our existing products in this segment, we aim to raise our market share to 20 per cent.”

Apart from transactional printer the new press is targeted at commercial printers addressing the book market. As well as in-house printers, the VarioPrint 6250 is suitable for production volumes of between 600,000 and 8 million prints per month.

Océ has also unveiled its VarioStream 9230 printer that introduces colour to the monochrome market. It is capable of printing three over three colours – black plus two more on both sides of the paper. It is capable of doing two over two and one over one interchangeably.

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