Two Océ JetStream 1500 Systems Replace Offset Fleet at Cromwell
Slovakian printing company makes the move to digital full-color printing
July 30, 2008 - Trumbull, CT - Océ announced the first European customer for the Océ JetStream™ full color inkjet system. Slovakia-based Cromwell ordered two Océ JetStream 1500 systems following the recent drupa printing fair. The double Océ JetStream installation will replace two of the three offset presses Cromwell uses for producing preprinted mailing shells. The first system is already installed, with the second to follow in November.
Founded in 1991, Cromwell now employs over 60 and specializes in transaction printing for a client base of large corporations and medium-sized enterprises. Among the clients are two Slovakian mobile telecommunications providers that use customer invoices printed by Cromwell. The company also works for many banks and financial service providers, producing well over 10 million A4 pages per month.
"The two Océ JetStream systems will enable us to accelerate and increase the flexibility of our entire workflow," explained Cromwell Managing Director Dalibor Malek. "We are looking to complement our traditional transaction printing services by expanding the TransPromo business. This isn't possible with offset preprints, which is why we took the decision to divest part of our offset fleet and place greater emphasis in future on digital full-color printing. To help us on our way, we need powerful systems that can deliver high quality print images - which is exactly what the Océ JetStream can do for us."
Cromwell Managing Director Marian Netri expects a complete move to digital printing to deliver efficiency gains right along the print process chain, with more flexibility, time savings in prepress, and the opportunity to individualize the full-color elements of documents as well as the black and white sections. "This possibility in particular is generating huge interest among our customers," Netri said. "The Océ JetStream fulfills all our requirements, which is why, after studying the market, we decided to go with the Océ solution."
The enormous interest in TransPromo communications reaffirmed his conviction that this is a market for the future. "You have to be at the forefront of this development to keep customers coming back in the long term," said Malek.
Besides its strategic motivation to aggressively enter the TransPromo market, Cromwell’s decision to purchase the Océ JetStream system was also influenced by its positive prior experience with Océ printers. "We are confident that Océ will also assist us effectively as we complete our transition to digital full-color printing," said Malek. "Océ knows the ins and outs of the workflow, and this is crucial to us, particularly in the migration phase."
About the Océ JetStream family
The Océ JetStream family offers excellent quality full-color output at speeds from 675 to 2,700 A4 impressions per minute. The Océ JetStream family includes five systems, with an easy upgrade path to higher models in the family. With this migration path, Océ offers a future-proof concept for enterprises aiming for growth in direct mail, transaction printing, TransPromo, newspaper printing and other applications where speed and outstanding quality are make-or-break issues.
The 328 fpm Océ JetStream 750 system is the entry-level model in the Océ JetStream family. It can deliver up to 714 full color letter-size ipm at 600x600 dpi. The Océ JetStream 1500 system produces 1,428 full-color letter-size ipm in two-up duplex format. Rounding out the family are systems for speeds of up to 2,010 A4 pages (Océ JetStream 2200) and 2,700 A4 pages per minute (Océ JetStream 3000).
The Océ JetStream family of printing systems uses Océ DigiDot® piezoelectric inkjet technology to vary the size of ink drops. The result is dazzling image quality, smooth continuous-tone transitions, brilliant colors and coverage that surpass competitive systems in its class.
Océ N.V. 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 24,000 people, with 2007 revenues of approximately $4.6 billion, operates in more than 90 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; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Océ’s worldwide business in 2007, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.
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