First Cutsheet Printer to Print Two-Sided Sheets at Once
The company will announce pricing for the U.S. market at AIIM On Demand Expo this month. Guy Broadhurst, the senior director of product marketing, says he anticipates it will fall in the $250,000 range, depending on the configuration, but it is not yet finalized.
The 6250 is targeted at commercial print shops and in-house corporate print centers. It is also being presented as an alternative for short-run book production. With the introduction of the 6250 to its existing products in the production-class monochrome printing segment, “we aim to raise our market share to 20 percent,” said Frequin.
Océ Aims for Offset Market
The company also unveiled a new technology for its VarioStream 9000 series of printers: the Graphic Arts Plus (Dot Modulation), for improved precision in fine detail prints.
The technology targets quality documents traditionally made on offset. “It produces gray scales and photos at 141 lines per inch without any visible gray-level transition,” explained Frequin. “The 9210 is … particularly suitable for books on demand.”
The potential in this market is enormous, Frequin noted. “Book printing is the largest segment of the offset market. If just 1 percent of offset volume migrates to digital, the digital printing market will increase by 13 percent.”
The Graphic Arts Plus formula makes it possible to vary the luminance of each and every light-emitting diode in the printer—all 11,000 of them, according to Océ.