Jun 8, 2011
Yesterday Océ announced two new members of its JetStream family: the JetStream 1400 and 3000. The announcements were made as Océ kicked off its Production Printing Summit at its facility in Poing, Germany. Held in the same enormous building that has housed Océ Open Houses and Home of Color events, the Production Printing Summit is a customer event that a large group of industry analysts were invited to attend and report on.
The new JetStream 1400 and 3000 are 100 and 200 meters per minute respectively.Â The paper transport in both of these devices has been modied to move theÂ print web faster and also to provide the added drying power required for this added speed. The JetStream 1400 and 3000 use next generation 40-kHz Kyocera inkjet heads that produce what Océ calls 1,200 dpi “perceived image quality” (the previous generation of heads are 30-kHz and also a perceived 1,200 dpi resolution). The JetStream 1400 and 3000 will start shipping in October 2011.
Concurrent with this event and the new product announcements, Océ has clarified the positioning of its inkjet products by categorizing them in one of four areas: Compact, Dual, Wide, and Twin.
- Compact — Products that achieve a small footprint through a duplex print engine in a single box (includes the JetStream 1000 and the new 1400)
- Dual — Two-engine system (includes the JetStream 1500, 2200, and the new 3000)
- Wide — Dual-engine products that offer a 30” web (includes the JetStream 2800 and 3300)
- Twin — Two-engine system that offer greater configuration flexibility, for example for simplex, L, H, and U configurations (includes the ColorStream 3500 Single and Twin engine versions)
Océ’s entire inkjet portfolio is briefly summarized in the table below.
|Product name||Océ product category||Speed (mpm)||Through-put (A4)||Web width (inches)||Announcement date||Other differentiator|
|JetStream 1000||Compact||75||1010||20.5”||2009||Reduced footprint; 1 to 6 colors|
|JetStream 1400||Compact||100||1,350||20.5”||New (June 2011)||Reduced footprint; 1 to 6 colors|
|JetStream 1500||Dual||100||1,350||20.5”||2008||Dual engine 20.5” system; up to 5 colors|
|JetStream 2200||Dual||150||2,020||20.5”||2008||Dual engine 20.5” system; up to 5 colors|
|JetStream 3000||Dual||200||2,700||20.5”||New (June 2011)||Dual engine 20.5” system; up to 5 colors|
|JetStream 2800||Wide||130||2,632||30”||2009||Dual engine 30” system; up to 5 colors|
|JetStream 3300||Wide||150||3,030||30”||2009||Dual engine 30” system; up to 5 colors|
|ColorStream 3500 Single||Twin||75||505||21.25”||2010||Process direction*, pigment inks, configurability; 1 to 6 colors|
|ColorStream 3500 Twin||Twin||75||1010||21.25”||2010||Process direction*, pigment inks, configurability; 1 to 6 colors|
Â *The ColorStream process direction is right to left while JetStream is left to right
Though all of the JetStream products currently use dye inks, Océ announced at this event that the JetStream series would also be available with pigment inks
All of the Océ inkjet devices can be equipped with MICR in the fifth imaging station.
All of the Océ inkjet devices have 600 x 600 dpi resolution and with the multi-drop option can achieve an apparent 1,200 dot per inch resolution
Similar to Océ’s toner-base continuous feed devices, the ColorStream 3500 can print at variable speed, stopping and starting while maintaining image integrity (this capability is not possible with JetStream)
The JetStream 500, 750 and 1100 are no longer sold; they were replaced by the ColorStream 3500
Océ designed its displays at the Production Printing Summit around applications and invited a number of partners to participate. In addition to the new JetStream 1400 and 3000 Océ showed a range of mostly continuous feed products with extensive in-line finishing including three ColorStream 3500 systems (two Twins and one Single), two JetStream 1000 systems, a VarioStream 7120, a VarioStream 8750 Twin, a ColorStream 10000 Flex, and a Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS. Software partners represented at the event include BitStream, CGS, EFI, and Objectif Lune. Pre- and post-processing partners included CMC, Ehret, Horizon, Hunkeler, Ibis, Kern, LasermaxRoll Systems, Matthias Bauerle, MBO, Palamides, Polar Mohr, Tecnau, and Weitmann & Konrad. Substrate partners included Crown Van Gelder, Holmen, M-Real, Mitsubishi, Norske Skog, UPM, and Ziegler.
The announcement of the JetStream 1400 and 3000 at the Production Printing Summit signals improved speed and allows the products to compete more effectively with other offerings.Â The announcements also signal an ongoingÂ commitment to the JetStream series and helps to close the productivity gap of other offerings. InfoTrends will provide additional analysis as more information becomes available.
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