Océ debuts new milestone in monochrome inkjet performance, focusing on book market

Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, has announced the further expansion of its successful inkjet-based Océ JetStream family, with the launch of a new series of 30-inch monochrome inkjet printers optimised to offer the highest productivity.

With a footprint of only 27m2, these new systems are the most compact systems in their class, fitting effortlessly into almost all existing production plants.

Fastest 30-inch inkjet printer in industry

Users can choose between three models, each with different speed ratings:

* Océ JetStream 2300 mono: 100mpm (2 020 A4/min) or 328fpm (2 148 letter/min);
* Océ JetStream 3300 mono: 150mpm (3 030 A4/min) or 492fpm (3 216 letter/min); or
* Océ JetStream 4300 mono: 200mpm (4 040 A4/min) or 656fpm (4 296 letter/min).

All three models combine 30-inch paper width and 29.5-inch print width with heavy-duty offset reliability and 1 200 dpi perceived image quality, and are available with Océ pigments ink.

The Océ JetStream 4300 mono is the fastest 30-inch inkjet printer in the industry running at up to 200mpm (3.33 metres per second), equalling 4 040 A4/min or 24 000 B1 images per hour. From a productivity point of view, the Océ JetStream 4300 mono has roughly a 20% higher output per shift than other comparable systems.

Environmental considerations

These new high-speed monochrome Océ JetStream wide series models – as all other members of the Océ JetStream family – are based on core technologies such as the Océ SRA MP controller architecture and the field-proven Océ DigiDot inkjet technology, the latter being renowned for its efficient use of resources.

The JetStream 4300 mono exhibits the lowest energy consumption per million A4 pages printed. Moreover, it generates only a relatively small amount of blank paper at stop/starts, even at high speed and 30-inch paper width.

Vivid print quality

The monochrome models of the Océ JetStream wide series include Océ’s multilevel mode, presenting highly dynamic and crisp images with a perceived image quality of 1 200 dpi.

Furthermore, the JetStream systems operate with very small user-settable droplet sizes, offering great flexibility in the choice of media. Low ink usage avoids paper curling and wrinkling, allowing immediate and effortless post-processing. Low ink usage also contributes to lower TCOs.

Perfect fit for book printing

The new Océ JetStream mono products offer an excellent proposition, particularly in the fast growing digital book printing market. The standard configuration will be roll-to-roll for further offline finishing. In addition, the new series offers tight Web interfaces for inline book and newspaper post-processing systems.

Jaco Smit, DDS product manager at Océ South Africa, notes: “With these monochrome models of the Océ JetStream wide series, we’re building on the vast installed base of toner printers that has been put in place over the years in the book market. Océ pioneered in this field – and with more than 200 Web-fed systems installed since 1996, we’re recognised as a highly competent leader in this market.

“The new Océ JetStream mono series is set to continue this success. It 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.”


Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high-speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and colour display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20 000 people worldwide. Total revenue in financial 2010 amounted to approximately €2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010, Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 197 000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than USD45 billion. For more information, visit www.canon.com.


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Jaco Smit
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