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Oce JetStream 5500 Full-Color Inkjet Press Boasts Maximum Productivity

Launch of new high-speed industrial solution for inkjet printing of books, newspapers and transaction documents at 833 feet per minute

TRUMBULL, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the launch of the new Oce JetStream® 5500 full-color inkjet printing system, part of the Oce JetStream wide series. This innovative printer is the fastest inkjet press in the Oce portfolio. The incredible productivity and low running costs of the Oce JetStream 5500 printing system accelerate the transition from traditional offset printing to profitable high-quality digital inkjet printing.

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The Ultimate Combination in Productivity and Print Image Quality
The Oce JetStream 5500 full-color inkjet printing system produces 5,452 letter images per minute on a 30-inch wide web. This solution combines the ultimate in productivity and print image quality. Using the industry-proven Oce DigiDot® inkjet drop-on-demand and multi-level technology, an excellent image quality of 600 x 480 dpi is produced at 833 feet per minute. Moreover, the premium 1200 dpi perceived image quality is produced at 656 feet per minute.

"The speed of the Oce JetStream 5500 printing system is unparalleled, but what's even more amazing is the print quality," said Kris Albee, Director, Product Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America, a Canon Group company.  "The dot placement and dot accuracy at these speeds are fantastic. It delivers superior color imaging and productivity every time." 

New and Exciting Business Opportunities for Book, Newspaper and Transaction Printing
The Oce JetStream  5500 full-color inkjet press is the ideal solution for book, newspaper and transaction printing. For example, trade books in the 6-inch x 9-inch format can be printed 4-up, allowing for maximum productivity. This reduces the cost per book produced and strongly drives the economies of scale in favor of the print provider.

"This is a real game changer for the book publishing and newspaper markets," said Scott Robertz, Oce product marketing manager, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America, a Canon Group company. "Never before have publishers been assured of such continuously high-quality images delivered at lightning fast speed. It dramatically accelerates the transition from offset to digital printing."

Driving Performance at Maximum Speed
The Oce PRISMAproduction® Software Suite output management system solution for digital webfed production printers, coupled with the Oce SRA® MP controller with its unrivalled performance, drives variable data at an uninterrupted production speed of 833 feet per minute on a 30-inch wide web. An especially exciting feature for the book and newspaper printing industry is the support of the native PDF (Adobe® PDF Print Engine 2.5) format, which is embedded in the IPDS datastream and is ripped directly on the printer controller, eliminating the costly and time-consuming intermediate process.

About Oce
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.  For more information, visit www.oce.com.

Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce 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 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.                                                                             
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, for the ninth consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability. Committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, Canon U.S.A. provides 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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