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Océ ColorWave 600 Printer Receives IDSA Bronze Award

9 Sep, 2009

Océ ColorWave 600 Printer Receives IDSA Bronze Award

Trumbull, CT (September 2009) - Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced that its wide format Océ ColorWave 600 printer has received the IDSA Bronze Award. Océ was honored for its “commitment to design excellence,” according to the jury report of the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards. Océ was awarded bronze in the Commercial and Industrial Products category.

Engineers and construction workers have been printing technical drawings on ordinary plain paper that can withstand moisture and the general rigors of a construction site since May 2008, when the Océ ColorWave 600 printing system was launched. The system offers customers high-speed printing, high-quality color and black & white images with sharp lines and easy readability of details, economical plain paper prints and a clean working environment.

“Both existing customers and prospects have applauded the Océ ColorWave 600 printer and the related innovative technology, Océ CrystalPoint,” said Neil Westhof, International Product Marketing Manager, Océ Wide Format Color Products. “This Industrial Design Excellence Award is the North American equivalent of the European iF Design Award and the Good Design Award we received in Japan. This is the ninth time our product and technology have been honored and our design efforts have now been recognized on three continents.”

The Océ ColorWave 600 printer uses Océ CrystalPoint technology to produce high-quality prints on plain and recycled paper. The technology combines the best of both toner and inkjet in one environmentally-sensitive machine. It is a clean and sustainable system: no ozone, no ink vapors, no system contamination. During the printing process, solid Océ TonerPearls toner is converted into a toner gel, which is jetted onto plain paper or other media surfaces. The toner gel droplets adhere to the media, and the toner then crystallizes to produce direct-dry prints with a unique, even semi-gloss finish. The resulting crisp, high-quality prints are robust and water fast.

Océ is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Océ employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

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