Océ and manroland web systems Set Digital Newspaper Standards

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Venlo, The Netherlands, – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management and delivery, and its strategic partner manroland web systems today announced the latest standard in industrial digital newspaper printing and finishing, the new Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet printing system and the manroland web systems variable pin folder FoldLine VPF 211.

Maximum flexibility – maximum return on investment

The Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet printing system prints 5,140 A4 images per minute or 30,000 B2 format sheets per hour on a 30-inch wide web. The multi-purpose manroland web systems variable pin folder FoldLine VPF 211 creates professional tabloid and broadsheet newspapers. This powerful heavy-duty solution producing more than 8,000 24-page tabloid newspapers per hour stems from the close strategic alliance of Océ and manroland web systems.

manroland web systems has brought to market a robust, flexible and highly productive jam-free newspaper and book finishing solution. Tightly integrated with the Océ JetStream 5500 inkjet web press, printing at 254 m/min, this Océ manroland web systems combination sets an extraordinary standard for industrial digital newspaper production.

“What makes this solution so unique is the ability to produce professionally finished newspapers during the night, and then during the day shift professional books, booklets and magazines, all on one system,” notes Sebastian Landesberger, Executive Vice President Océ Commercial Printing. “We are giving customers the best of both worlds. Not only can they produce finished products with highest quality, this solution maximizes the customer’s return on investment like no other solution in the market.”

Maximum productivity – quality-printed and quality-finished products

Océ and manroland web systems speak of “industrial scale production”: The Océ JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet web press prints more than 4,000 24-page broadsheet newspapers and more than 8,000 24-page tabloid newspapers per hour. Using the industry-proven Océ DigiDot inkjet drop-on-demand and multilevel technology, an excellent image quality of 600 x 480 dpi is achieved at 254 m/min, and 200 m/min result in premium 1200 dpi perceived image quality.
The FoldLine from manroland web systems produces professionally finished tabloid and broadsheet newspapers. Broadsheet newspapers with up to 96 pages and up to 12 newspaper sections can be done at 254 m/min. The solution permits variability in formats, number of newspaper sections, cut lengths, etc. Book signatures and cylinder-stitched booklets in a number of different formats can be delivered with extremely short makeready times.

Partner of choice for publishers and print providers

Océ, the market leader in full-color inkjet web press systems, and manroland web systems as the market leader in web-offset presses and newspaper production solutions, bring to market an extremely robust and highly productive digital printing solution to complement traditional offset printing.

With their expertise, the team of Océ and manroland web systems is the partner of choice for publishers and printing companies. They support print providers in realizing innovative business models and creating win-win situations in a changing market – with shorter print runs, shorter turnaround times, micro-zoning, personalization of digitally delivered content combined with printed content.

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