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Océ’s New ColorWave to debut at Visual Impact Image Expo

Océ’s new wide format printer, the Océ ColorWave 600, equipped with the company’s radical Océ CrystalPoint technology, will make its Australian debut at the Visual Impact Image Expo in Sydney October 30th to November 1st 2008.

The new printer was first shown at Drupa 2008, where its technology created a splash among wide format users.

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  The Océ TonerPearls are shown in the cartridges on the left hand side of the printer.
Developed at a cost of over $150 million, Océ CrystalPoint combines the best of both toner and inkjet technology. It utilises patented Océ TonerPearls, which are converted into a gel that is then jetted and crystallized onto a wide variety of media producing crisp, waterfast high quality images with extremely accurate dot placement.

The system produces professional looking semi-gloss finish on uncoated and recycled paper, offering significant media savings in comparison to coated media. Furthermore, Océ CrystalPoint technology reduces the use of paper coatings that impact the environment. This environmental friendliness extends to the workplace, with no release of harmful ozone, odour or fine powder.

Marketing Manager of Technical Drawing Systems for Océ-Australia Limited, Paul Whitehead, says he expects the unveiling of the Océ ColorWave 600 at Visual Impact Expo will create wide interest throughout the printing market.

“The Océ ColorWave 600 uses cutting edge technology that offers high speed output and ability to print on plain paper,” Whitehead says.

“The colour output is exceptional with sharp lines, high readability of detail and smooth, even area fills. The Océ CrystalPoint delivery gives strong adhesion to uncoated media with an absence of feathering seen in traditional inkjet systems. Users are really going to appreciate its unique silk shine look.

“With the ability to load six media rolls and to hold large toner cartridges users get exceptionally long print runs without the need for human intervention.”

Whitehead says that the Océ CrystalPoint will be the base technology for future generation Océ printing devices over the coming 10 to 15 years.

“With the volume growth and margin opportunities in wide format colour, I urge all to visit Visual Impact Image Expo and see this technology in action. It’s truly revolutionary,” he says.

The 42” printer holds as many as six media rolls each holding up to 200 metres of paper and prints at world-class speeds of up to 31 seconds per square metre, making it at least twice as fast as traditional inkjet systems currently available.

Océ Australia Pty Ltd
www.oce.com.au